Carnevale is just around the corner and great food is at the top of the menu.

Held annually, this very popular celebration will feature Italian wines, pasta and pizza. This year Carnevale will be held on Sunday the 10th April, starting at 9:30am.

Dot Randall

Preparing for the event requires lots of team work, and Dot Randall is one of the oldest volunteers at 83 years of age. She has been associated with the museum for many years and with her extensive knowledge of the local history and her inspiring ideas will make it a day to remember. You can find the former teacher volunteering at the museum and pavilion every Monday.

Please come and join us to celebrate Carnevale Italiano with Dot and members of our local community. This is one of our largest fund-raising events of the year, where entry is $8, but children under 14 are free.

This event celebrates the anniversary of the arrival of the initial 50 families who settled New Italy after landing in Australia in 1881. The talents of Australian/Italian will be on display this day with appearances by soprano Simone Nicole, the cabaret and keyboard skills of Robert Severini, accordion tunes by Val Wills and Art Phillips on guitar.

Art Phillips

Simone Nicole

Robert Severini

Val Willis

At 10am Father Slack will conduct Mass with hymns sung by the Lower Clarence Community Choir. They will then take to the main stage for another performance.

While here, you may enjoy tasty Italian food and wines, check out the salami wheels and try your luck at a raffle. Learn more about the history of our early settlers in the museum, tour the pavilion and even research your own family history in the genealogy section.

There is a tradition dating back to 1936, where Giacomo Piccoli planted a tree in the Park of Peace. Another tree will be planted this year to continue that tradition.

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