Markets and Community would like to invite you to support your local community by visiting one of the twilight markets listed below.
Tonight, Friday 15th November 2013 brings about a huge range of twilight markets across the suburbs of Melbourne.
Here is a list of markets near you.
Time: 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Address: 65 Riverend Road, Bangholme.
Burning Soy – Handmade Candle will be there.
Box Hill South
Mentone Primary School Twilight School Fete
Time: 3.30pm to 8:00pm.
Address: 6 Childers Street, Mentone
Narre Warren North
Made for you by shelley will be there.
Pakenham Springs Primary School Market Night
Time: 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Address: Livingston Boulevard, Pakenham
Park Orchards Primary Twilight Market
Time: 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Address: Bowmore Avenue, Park Orchards
will be there.
Address: Wedge Street Piazza, Werribee
Jaded Rose Designs will be there
Wonga Park Primary School Twilight Market
Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Address: Dudley Road, Wonga Park
Country Women’s Assoc Doreen Community Market
Good Friday Appeal Market
When a market organiser decides to run a market on a day like Good Friday, they take a risk of resistance of the stallholders and the community, but the CWA Doreen Community Market has always had its fully fledged support from their stallholders and that is why the Good Friday Appeal Market turned out be so successful in its 2nd year running.
CWA Doreen is a community run organisation, a subsidiary of the larger Country Women’s Association of Victoria Inc. (Association) which is part of the largest women’s organisation in Australia. It aims to improve conditions by community service more especially as they affect the welfare of women and children.
When we listed the Market under our fairs section of the website, we decided to take the opportunity to make it our market tour for the week. Plus I wanted to meet one of our listed stallholders, Made By Elise, whom I have communicated with for almost a year but never met. So I took the long drive from Rowville to Laurimar (only just over an hour), got lost on the way because I don’t like having a GPS but ended up using my phone GPS and arrived in the gorgeous estate of Laurimar. It does look like the adverts they show on TV.
The roads were full of parked cars so I parked across a large lake and walked through the foot bridge with little ducks coming towards me thinking I have food for them. I could see the activity from across the sports oval, so many people, so many stalls and jumping castles. Wish I bought my little ones with me.
First stop was Cheeky Little Fox with her gorgeous little hair accessories. They seem to be at quite a few markets that we list on our site, so I can see us bumping into each other again. It is really nice to know that our social media shout outs work as a few of the stallholders at the market responded to a call our for stallholders at this market.
Next stop is a beautiful lady Janice from Senorita Bonita Children’s Clothing & Accessories with the cutest and most unique handcrafted plush horses. Last year I bought all the little girls in my family Splatt Dolls but this year I will be buying the Plush Horses for them, they are just simply gorgeous. Janice usually sells at school market nights and fetes but will also be at the Melbourne Showcase Market at the end of April.
I finally got to meet Elise from Made By Elise, she was as lovely as ever, and I had a look at her newest creation which was a handmade flower girls’ bouquet. What a perfect place to go for custom made bridal accessories.
Finally I met Homegrown Harvest with their small kitchen gardens. They have a great business with design and maintenance of home, commercial and community kitchens. But the best thing is Kirsten from Homegrown Harvest runs a Mernda and Doreen Produce Swap where the community trades surpluses of their food with other local gardeners. What a fantastic community initiative.
I managed to enjoy a yummy cup of coffee with my little mascot the keep cup and also purchased some yummy biscuits for my little ones from the CWA Doreen stall. The food vendors didn’t expect such a large crowd as many started to run out early.
We put a post up saying what a fantastic market it was the feedback from that post on facebook were from stallholders at the market who had really good days.
The Country Womens Assoc, Doreen holds their market on the 4th Sunday of the Month at the Laurimar Community Centre. They are trying to negotiate a permanent spot for the market as there seems to be some resistance from the local traders for a community market.
We have taken the opportunity at our exhibition booth at the GO Festival held in Melbourne on the 16th & 17th February 2013 to run a raffle to help raise funds for the 3 charities that Markets and Community are supporting.
A number of small wonderful businesses have been so kind to donated prizes towards these raffles and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts for being so generous.
Here is a list of the donated items for the raffle.
Sweet Bubba have donated these Mumma Bubba Teething Pendant Necklace and bangle.
Val & Luc have donated this handcrafted Easter Wreath. A great way to add a special touch to Easter.
Forget Me Not Engraving are so kind to donate this amazingly beautifully handcrafted pendent. It is an original piece and you will not find it anywhere else.
(The pendent is in the right hand side in the middle)
What a wonderful gift voucher for the busy women out there, Day 2 Day Personal Concierge is giving away a 2 hour gift voucher for “Give my your ‘to do’ list”.
It’s My Room have kindly donated this peg which is one large jumbo peg with the magnets to mount on a fridge or similar so it is one piece. People can use it for memo or kids art work.
Elodie Grace Designs have donated Size 4-5 strawberry peasant dress with a head band, hair tie & hair clips set.
Splatt Designs have donated a gorgeous Splatt Doll.
Love Sofia have donated these beautiful “Love Lace Shorts” in size 2 -3 along with a hair tie and clip set.
KMJSelection have donated 3 x state of the art glamorous tweezers contain a LED light and mirror allowing you to achieve those perfectly manicured eyebrows anytime.
Ami-Kay Boutique have donated a $20 gift voucher to use in their in their facebook store.
Arch Angels Inn have offered a 30 Minute Healing Session.
Victorian Markets, Community Events & Fairs
Date: Saturday. 8th December 2012
Address: Box Hill Town Hall
1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
Date: Sunday, 16th December 2012
Address: Brighton Recreational Centre
93 Outer Crescent, Brighton
NSW Markets, Community Events & Fairs
Date: Saturday, 1st, 8th, & 15th December 2012 (Please see facebook link for the rest of the dates).
Address: Kevin Sobel Winery
Corner of Broke and Halls Road, Pokolbin
Stallholders: Casbar’s Kitchen
Date: Saturday 15th December 2012
Address: Marayong House Neighbourhood Centre
9 Yarramundi Drive, Dean Park
Information: Call 02 9626 5128
Date: Saturday 8th December 2012 to Sunday, 9th December 2012
Address: Southern Highland Wines
Corner of Illawarra Highway & Oldbury Road, Sutton Forest
Stallholders: Scented Earth& Taylor Made Embroidery & Giftware
SA Markets, Community Events & Fairs
QLD Markets, Community Events & Fairs