Community Events

Community Events

Please be aware that events listed below are not hosted by COTA Tasmania, and it is not COTA’s responsibility to take RSVPs or provide more information. For more information about events, contact the organisations listed in the event information.

Events are listed in date order.

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Get Out Get Social – Devonport

Date: Wednesday 16 October

Time: 10am to 1pm

Event address: Providore Place, 13 Oldaker Street, Devonport

Cost: Free

Organisation: Care Forward

Contact phone: 1300 364 876

Flyer: Here

A one stop shop of fun activities and support services on the North West coast. Come and see what it’s all about and find out how you can get involved. There will be singing with a local choir group, dancing and exercise demonstrations and a fun fashion parade. A great opportunity to meet new and like-minded people.

Visualising the Future photo exhibition opening night – Rosny

Date: Wednesday 16 October

Time: From 5.30pm

Event address: Rosny Barn, Rosny Hill Road, Rosny

Cost: Free

Organisation: Clarence City Council

Contact phone: 6217 9607

Flyer: Here

The “Visualising the Future: Images and Stories by the Citizens of Clarence” photo exhibition aims to bridge generational gaps by showcasing photographs and stories from younger and older people from Clarence in response to two questions:

What do you like and dislike about your age?
What do you like and dislike about living in the City of Clarence?

The exhibition challenges the myths and stereotypes based on age and continues until Sunday 20 October.

Multicultural Taster – Glenorchy

Date: Thursday 17 October

Time: 1pm to 2pm

Event address: Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania, Level 2, 1a Anfield Street, Glenorchy

Cost: Free

Organisation: Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania

Contact: Ruth

Contact phone: 6221 0999

RSVP: Wednesday 16 October – Space is limited so RSVPs are essential. Register at Eventbrite here.

Flyer: Here

Join members of Tasmania’s diverse multicultural community for a celebration of culture, food, music and games. This is an informal and friendly opportunity to meet people in your local community, share your culture and learn about others’.

It’s Time to Talk About Ageism – Hobart

Date: Saturday 2 November

Time: 2pm to 3.30pm

Event address: Medical Science Precinct (Utas), 17 Liverpool Street, Hobart

Cost: Free

Organisation: WICKING Dementia Research and Education Centre

Contact phone: 1800 982 600

RSVP: Essential due to limited space – register via EventBrite here.

US author and activitist, Ashton Applewhite, is a global, leading voice against ageism and will conduct a public lecture to raise awareness of age bias, providing clear, evidence-based rationale for thinking differently (and positively) about later life.

“Ageing is not a problem to be fixed or a disease to be cured. It is a natural, powerful, lifelong process that unites us all.” Ashton Applewhite

Latrobe Lions Christmas Parade

Date: Saturday 14 December

Time: 6.30 to 7.30pm

Event address: Gilbert St, Latrobe

Cost: Free

Organisation: Latrobe Lions Club, Tasmania

Contact phone: 0438 241 129

RSVP: RSVP’s are only required if putting a float in the parade.

Come along and enjoy the Latrobe Lions Christmas Parade. The theme for this year is Santa’s Elves and Christmas Bells. Afterwards, join in the activities at Carols in Kings Park, at the foothills of Dooleys Hill. Bring your voice with you and a blanket to sit on. The event will travel along Gilbert Street, Latrobe. The parade commences from 6.30pm. Road closures apply to Gilbert Street, between Percival and Bradshaw Street from 5:30pm to enable floats to set up then extend through to Victor Street from 6:00pm.

Dodges Ferry Bush Poets Breakfast Event – Dodges Ferry

Date: Sunday 9 February 2020

Time: 7.30am to 9pm

Event address: 540 Old Forcett Road, Dodges Ferry

Cost: $10 each for Breakfast; Bush Poet Performance; Cold Buffet Luncheon; Called Bush Dance; and Yarn Spinning Session

All profits go towards aiding Dodges Ferry Sea Rescue and the Rotary Club of Sorell.

Contact: Cheryle Holmes

Contact phone: 0438 881 065

Contact email:

RSVP: Saturday 8 February – Space is limited so bookings for each activity are essential

Website: Here

Flyer: Here

Featuring three of the mainlands best bush poets.

7am: Bush Breakfast

8.30am to 12.30pm: Bush Poet Performances

12.30pm to 2pm: Cold Buffet Luncheon (with licensed bar)

2pm to 5pm: Called Bush Dance

Evening: Yarn Spinning Session

What is bush poetry? Banjo Patterson of The Man from Snowy River, Clancy of the Overflow, The Man From Ironbark, The Geebung Polo Club fame and Henry Lawson with his collection in While the Billy Boils, this is bush poetry, stories true or embellished, put into verse to dynamically entertain and share with others.

What is a bush poets breakfast? Share a breakfast while being entertained with a mix of bush poetry and music.

What is a called bush dance? A revival of lively dances with a lively musical band.

What is a yarn spinning session? Any fisherman can tell you what yarn spinning is about! Not in verse, but tall tales with a humorous twist. Lead by the bush poet performers, many patrons can get involved with an impromptu performance and they are a popular event at festivals.