I decided to start this Woodend Village online Newspaper because being relatively new in Woodend, there is a lot of information missing. I dont intend to charge anyone for advertising their business, events or community groups, although I do have a few caveats, those being, you must be a small local business, I will not advertise Real Estate agents (if you cant find one in woodend you must be blind.) So if you are a local cutting down trees, a plumber or a community group please send me a message with you group/business name, your name and contact number.
Woodend village website is sponsored by Glowgolf Docklands.
Things to do
Insectarium of Victoria
The Insectarium of Victoria features what is alleged to be the world’s largest crayfish, along with a wide range of insects. The Insectarium is located on the Calder Highway (next to the railway station) and is open from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. on Sundays, tel: (03) 5427 2222.
The Woodend Artery
The Woodend Artery, at 42 Anslow St (just around the corner from Devon Lodge), sells pottery and handwoven textiles. There are also classes, workshops and supplies. They are open from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday, tel: (015) 856 188 or, after hours: tel: (03) 5427 1987.
The Masters Fine Art Gallery and Literary Latte
The Masters Fine Art Gallery at 85 High St is open daily, tel: (03) 5427 1743. It is situated in the town’s former mechanics’ institute. Adjacent is Literary Latte – a combined bookshop and coffee shop.
Quick Brown Fox
Next door is Quick Brown Fox, at 81 High St, which sells baskets, windchimes, dresses, incense, stationery, homewares, toys, glassware, music, jewellery, perfumes and candles. It is open daily, tel: (03) 5427 3099.
Woodend Berry Farm
Woodend Berry Farm is located in Tylden Rd (an extension of Forest St). There you can pick, or buy ready-picked, blueberries, in January and February. Out of season frozen blueberries are available, along with blueberry jam and chutneys, tel: (03) 5427 3939 or (019) 933 702.
Woodend Visitor Information Centre
Woodend VIC 3442
Telephone: (03) 5427 2033, 1800 224 711
If you would like your Tourist business here, please email me the details.
Poetry readings every second Saturday of each month.
Chamber Poets # 8
The Chamber Art & Coffee House
90 High Street
Saturday Oct 12th, 2pm – 4pm
Featuring: Jennie Fraine and Klare Lanson.
plus OPEN SECTION
Music by BLACK FOREST SMOKE
Compered by Myron Lysenko
Entry by donation
Raffle for book prizes
If you would like your community group here, please email me the details.
John Bailey Tree Removals 0419-135-571
Speaking from personal experience, John does a great job, is quick and efficient and affordable. He has cut down trees, mulched and removed some stumps for me on more than one occasion.
If you would like your business email me your details. There is no charge for this.