Almanac Travel: Fifteen (happy) notes from our Melbourne weekend

Mickey Randall packed a lot into a weekend trip to Melbourne.

Almanac Books: ‘Merger’ book launch

William Westerman’s book, ‘Merger’, will be launched at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel on June 2nd. Details here.

Almanac Footy and Life (and Lunches): Engaging the Cats

Dips O’Donnell attended the Almanac/Odd Friday lunch with Ron Reed. There was a significant family event happening the next day, so he wasn’t going to stay late. Then the Carlton Draught started slide down easily…

Almanac (and Odd Friday) Lunch – Friday, April 23: Ron Reed

The next Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch is on the 23rd April. It will feature veteran sports journo Ron Reed. Ron will be discussing his latest book, War Games, as well as yarns from his long career.

Almanac (and Odd Friday) Lunch: The Blessing of the Season

After a long Covid-enforced absence the Footy Almanac Friday lunch returns to the fabulous North Fitzroy Arms Hotel, on the 19th of March. The special guest will be a treat for Tiger fans. Book early to avoid disappointment.

The Odd Friday Lunch: Glenn James (27 March) Postponed

The next Odd Friday lunch (March 27) has been postponed.

The Odd Friday Lunch: Mark LoGiudice Carlton FC President (Feb 7)

What are Carlton’s prospects for the 2020 AFL season? Find out from President of the Carlton FC, Mark LoGiudice who is guest speaker at the first Odd Friday Lunch of the year.

The Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch (Nov 29): Gilbert McAdam and Ronnie Burns

A double barrel Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch with Gilbert McAdam & Ronnie Burns this Friday (29th). Should be a beauty!

The Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch (Nov 15): Mick McGuane

Mick McGuane is the special guest at the next Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch on 15th November. Check out details here.

The Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch (Oct 11): David Teague

New Carlton FC coach David Teague is guest speaker at the next Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch on Friday 11 October.

Almanac/Odd Friday Lunches – Sep 13: Matt Rendell

Former Fitzroy ruckman and skipper Matt Rendell will be the special guest at the Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch on Sep 13 at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel. All welcome.

Almanac Lunch: Aug 30 with Mike Sheahan, David Parkin and Geoff Slattery and a cast of other footy writers from the 1980s

All welcome at lunch at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel on Aug 30 – with Mike Sheahan, David Parkin and Geoff Slattery – to celebrate the recently released Electrifying 80s, which is a collection of footy’s finest writing from that much-loved decade.

The Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch – Aug 9: With special guest Bryce McGain

Another cracking Footy Almanac/The Odd Friday Lunch coming up with special guest, former Australian Test cricketer, Bryce McGain, on Friday 9th August at 1:05pm at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel. Should be a beauty!

Odd Friday Lunch – July 5: Barry Davis

Barry Davis is the guest speaker at the next Odd Friday Lunch (July 5) at the North Fitzroy Arms.

Help needed!: New pubs for Mickey to explore

Mickey Randall is Melbourne next week and would like to visit some inner-city hotels that fit his criteria. Can you help him out with some recommendations?

Bob Hawke, Brutalism and Banana Bread: Melbourne Trip 2019

Almanac lunches, Barrie Cassidy, the MCG and a selection of notable pubs: Mickey Randall and company take in the full Melbourne cultural experience, with nods to the departed Bob Hawke, and philosophical consideration of the nature of banana bread.

The Odd Friday Lunch – Ricky Nixon: Friday 5th April, North Fitzroy Arms Hotel

This Odd Friday Lunch features guest speaker Ricky Nixon on Friday 5 April at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel. Ricky will discuss his career as an AFL footballer, sports management guru, and the controversies surrounding his various careers.

The Odd Friday Lunch – John Sharrock: The boy from Tooleybuc!

The boy from Tooleybuc, Geelong premiership player, John Sharrock is guest speaker at the next Odd Friday Lunch on the 29th March at Perc’s pub, The North Fitzroy Arms.

Odd Friday Lunch – Rex Hunt: 1st March 1.05pm

Rex Hunt, former AFL player and commentator, will be the special guest speaker at the next Odd Friday Lunch on the 1st March at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel.

The Eagles Almanac Launch – photos

Some photos taken at the launch of The Eagles Almanac at the North Fitzroy Arms on Wednesday night.