SORRENTO Bowls Club is celebrating Australia Day on Tuesday 26 January with a barefoot bowls carnival.
The same event last year attracted 700 enthusiasts to the 81-year-old club.
This official Mornington Peninsula Shire event aims to provide a family activity to commemorate the national day. It will run 10am-5pm, with free entry, loan of bowls and a sausage sizzle.
The Australian flag will be raised at 10.30am by Australia Day ambassador Paul Guerra, managing director and senior vice-president, Asia Pacific, of Optum International and chairman, Queen Victoria Market.
The national anthem will be performed by the Southern Peninsula Singers choir conducted by Antony Ransome.
Children’s activities include egg and spoon races, colouring contests and face painting.
The club’s bar will be open for refreshments, as well as raffles, books and crafts on sale.
Access to the club is through the Sorrento football ground, David Macfarlan Oval, Hotham Rd, Sorrento (Melway 157 A7).