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Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
Craigieburn Support and Exercise Group is hosting a morning tea at Craigieburn Tennis Club on Saturday, May 28 from 11am. Come along for some tasty treats, games and prizes to help those impacted by cancer.
Tickets are $10.
Craft and Conversation
Craigieburn library is hosting a Wednesday weekly craft group from 1-3pm and everyone is welcome. Join the craft and conversation group and share your love of all things crafty. Bring your current project and make new friends.
Community lunch in Roxburgh Park
Join the Homestead Team, along with members of the community for a free lunch and make some new friends whilst you’re at it. Lunch will be prepared by the Northern Turkish Women’s Association. The lunch will be held every Wednesday from 11.30am-1pm at Homestead Community and Learning Centre, 30 Whiltshire Road, Roxburgh Park.
Plant, produce and recipe swap
Residents are invited to participate in a plant, produce and recipe swap on Saturday, May 21. Bring along plants, seedlings, cuttings, herbs and veggies and fruit or a recipe to swap. Location is at Broadmeadows Library, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows from 1.30-2.30pm.
New old time dance Kyneton
Learn a bit of new old time dance in Kyneton at St Mary’s Hall on Friday, May 20. Everyone is welcome to get their dance shoes on for family rhythm music from 7.30-11pm. Admission is $8 and a plate of supper would be appreciated.
■ Julie, 0400 126 870 or John 0400 908 401
Biggest Morning Tea in Gisborne
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea will be celebrated in Gisborne on Thursday, May 19 at 10am at the Masonic Lodge Hall, corner of Aitken and Fisher streets. Local naturopath Leisa Blanch will speak, and there it will also feature a raffle and trading table. Admission is a donation at the door. The event is sponsored by St Paul’s Anglican Guild and Gisborne Friends of Vision Australia.
■ Elaine, 5428 2522
Kays Classic Fashions Parade
Hosted by the Gisborne Uniting church, the Winter Fashion Parade by Kays Classic Fashions is happening on Monday, May 23 at 1.30pm at the church in Brantome Street, Gisborne. Great brands, low prices, at sizes 10-24 and a special rack are all drawcards. Entry is $10, which includes afternoon tea and door prizes.
■ Maree, 5428 3852
Sunbury badminton fun
The Sunbury Badmintion Club has a new extra playing time of Wednesdays, 10am-noon. All are welcome to attend at Clarke Oval Stadium, 49 Riddell Road, with equipment provided and coaching available. Playing for the first time is free.
Sunbury Family History and Heritage Society
If you’ve got a hankering to learn more about Sunbury and even your own family history, why not check out the Sunbury Family History and Heritage Society, meeting at 1.30pm on the third Thursday of each month at the Sunbury Senior Citizens Centre, 8 O’Shanassy Street, Sunbury.
Take weight off naturally
Struggling to lose weight? Struggling to get motivated? Want to try and do it in a friendly and less stressful atmosphere? Come and join TOWN (Take Weight Off Naturally) every Tuesday at 6pm at the Darlingsford Barn, Darlingsford Boulevard, Melton.
Catherine, 0416 612 517 or Bob, 0411 824 739
Botanic Gardens Day
Friends of Melton Botanic Garden are hosting a fun-filled event at the Melton Botanic Garden from 10am to 2pm on Sunday, May 29. There will be guided tours, the Lions Club Bacchus Marsh train, plant sales, children’s activities and entertainment from the Greater Western Community Band.
Melton Parkinson’s support group
The Melton Parkinson’s Support Group meets on the second Thursday of the month 10.30am – 12.30pm at Kurunjang Community Centre, 33-35 Mowbray Crescent, Kurunjang. New members and carers Welcome.
■ Helen, 0409 186 576
Melton Cycling Club
Melton Cycling club meets for regular Sunday rides. There are three different riding groups to cater for different abilities starting at 7.30am. The rides finish at Lazy Moe’s for a cuppa.
■ 0403 057 003
French and Italian for over 50s
Over 50, retired, or semi-retired and wanting to learn a language? U3A Melton offers French and Italian classes for beginners and those with more advanced skills.
■ www.u3amelton.com or 0419 563 016
Community singing group
If you love to sing, come join the Melton Singers. The group rehearses regularly and also performs at aged care facilities. The group is very relaxed and sings songs mainly from the 60’s and 70’s. It meets Tuesdays at 10am.
The Keilor Combined Probus Club is back in business. The group meets the third Monday of every month at Keilor Pub. New members welcome.
■ Steve, 0408 193 793, or Keith, 0409 494 801.
Duke Street Community Centre has set up a women’s social group to give people a place to interact. The group will run every second Friday, from 1pm, as a way to connect with other women in the community in a safe, fun and social way. It will be developed to suit the needs of the participants and will be in a casual setting.
■ 9311 9973
binGO MOVE is an active and social game of bingo. A number is called but triggers a standing or seated exercise, song or movement. Monday or Thursday at IPC Health Hoppers Crossing, 117 Warringa Crescent.
■ 8734 1400
Climate change forum
Join psychologist Susie Burke at an online forum 7.30pm, Tuesday, May 24, to hear about ways of coping with the ‘uncomfortable truths’ of climate. This session is suited to educators, parents and those wanting to help children cope with climate change now and in the future.
Discover our wetlands
Join Scientist Rob Walsh for a talk at 11.15am-noon on Saturday, May 28, for an exciting glimpse into the hidden world of freshwater creatures, looking at micro-fauna and macro-invertebrates, and explaining their vital role in our eco-system. After this informative talk, attendees will be invited to view these fascinating creatures up close under microscopes. Stall and talk at Dianella Community Centre, 6 Congo Drive, Tarneit. Co-located at the Makers & Growers Market.
Werr-I-Bee Long photo comp
Submit your photos, and digital art, to the Werribee River Association annual photo competition. three prizes awarded, $650 in-total. Open to amateur skill levels and to people who live, work or study in Wyndham. Competition closes June 15.
Bingo for all
The Werribee RSL hosts Bingo every Monday, except public holidays. Eyes down from 12.30-2.30pm.
■ 9741 5525
Come try your hands on Mosaic, a creative, meditative and satisfying art form. Learn the skills of Mosaic from start to finish while being guided on how to choose your colour palette, cut, shape and arrange glasses into harmonious mosaic. Materials such as an external board (300m x 300m), adhesive, grout and a selection of tiles will be provided in the term fee. The workshops will be held every Monday until June 20 at the Braybrook Community Hub from 1pm – 3pm. Cost is $52 or $44 for concession.