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Do you want your event to be listed? Community Calendar is made available free of charge to non-profit organizations to keep the public informed about special events and activities. Send item details to Star Weekly Community Calendar, Corner Thomsons Road and Keilor Park Drive, Keilor Park, 3042, or email to westeditorial@starweekly.com.au no later than Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the week prior to publication.

Youth theater workshops

Whittlesea Council is offering free drama workshops every Thursday until December 16, which will resume as soon as COVID-19 restrictions allow. Anyone from 12 to 18 years old can drop by at the Civic Center Innovation Hub, 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang, 4-6pm. Learn skills, build trust, make friends and become part of the Fresh Theater community

events@whittlesea.vic.gov.au or 9217 2172

The only woman in Gallipoli

In conversation with military historian John Howell. In November 1915, a woman appeared amid the fighting at Gallipoli. She placed a wreath on a grave and then disappeared. Who was she? Event Thursday, October 7, 3pm, online via Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries. Registration required.

bit.ly/3obtuxJ

Super Kids Sunday

Super Kids Sunday is a dynamic and interactive online experience celebrating Children’s Week in the city of Whittlesea from Sunday, October 24 to Monday, November 8, 12pm-7pm.

bit.ly/3zQLrna

Solo exhibition

Hume-based artist Louise D’Amico’s debut solo exhibition is available to view as an online exhibition on the theme of flowers, the phenomenon of their explosive color and how they make you feel happy. On display until Sunday 21 November.

■ theexhibit.io/exhibition/ability-to-make-by-louise-damico

Let’s grow Hume

Hume Municipality is launching a new program to encourage residents to grow food at home called Let’s Grow Hume. Sustainable Gardening Australia will run a number of online workshops as part of the programme. They are free to attend and are aimed at novice gardeners, but experienced gardeners are also welcome. Next workshop on Wednesday October 6, 7-8:30 pm

thomasf@hume.vic.gov.au or 0477 021 301

Community History Conversations

The Hume Council is seeking community input to identify next steps for protecting, sharing and exhibiting local heritage and history. Join the conversation on Thursday 7 October from 6-8pm.

www.eventbrite.com.au/o/hume-city-council-16445167964

Internet safety for healthcare providers

Find out what steps you can take to keep your kids safe online. This session is hosted by the Homestead Community and Learner Center on Tuesday, October 12, 11:30am-1pm. Bookings essential.

9205 2760

Players wanted

Keilor Park Cricket Club is looking for senior men and women players along with junior players for the upcoming season. Interested players can contact the club through the club’s Facebook page.

Deer park probus

The Deer Park Combined Probus Club meets every second Wednesday of the month at The Deer Park Club, 780 Ballarat Road, from 10am. New members and visitors are welcome.

■ Thurs, 0409 191 580

Setting goals for seniors

EdConnect Australia, with support from Wyndham Council, will host a complimentary lunch and goal setting strategy workshop for seniors on Wednesday, October 20 at 10am. 1:30 PM at The Grange Community Centre, 260-280 Hogans Road, Hoppers Crossing.

www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lunch-and-learn-about-goal-setting-strategies-tickets-164272773287

met AL-ANON

AL-ANON provides support to families and loved ones living with alcoholics and problem drinkers. The group meets on Mondays in the foyer of St Thomas Anglican Church, 117 Synnot Street, Werribee, from 7.30pm, and on Tuesdays in the St Mary’s Tennis Club rooms, 204 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough.

0412 432 760

Fibro/CFS Support

Expressions of interest to start a Fibromyalgia and CFS support group in Manor Lakes and surrounding areas. Connect with real people and share information, experiences, problems and solutions.

wyndham.fibrogroup@gmail.com

Love our street 3029

Join the volunteer trash cleanup group at Hoppers Crossing, which meets on the third Sunday of the month from 10:30 am to noon.

Karen, 3029@loveourstreet.com.au

quilt in

People of all ages and cultures are welcome to join Wyndham Patchworkers Inc, which will be holding its 25th Anniversary Quilt In on November 6 from 10am-3:30pm at St James the Apostle Catholic Church, 336 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing. The event will feature a guest speaker, a raffle, door prizes, morning and afternoon tea, a show-and-tell and local merchants. Admission: $15. BYO hand stitching, mug and lunch. Advance reservation required.

www.trybooking.com/BRRGN.

Volunteer Opportunity

EdConnect Australia recruits, trains and places volunteers in schools to support vulnerable learners. Join an online Zoom session on Thursday, October 7, from 11 a.m. to noon to hear guest speaker Simon Garner, a teacher, journalist, educational writer and producer, share his knowledge on topics such as the changing face of school-based education and the significance of role models, followed by information about volunteering opportunities in schools.

us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrfu6gpjIsHNJDz6mVjm8ZwhYfnp7UsF4n or Helen.anderson@edconnect.org.au

Daddy’s playgroup

The Tarneit Community Learning Center hosts a playgroup for dads every Thursday on Thursdays. The morning starts at 9:30 am and promises to be an opportunity for male caregivers to interact and make new friendships.

Shaun, 0455 521 154

Diabetes support group

The Westgate diabetes support group meets every first Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Altona Bowling Club.

■Elaine, 0415 030 996

Wicking garden workshop

Learn how to make a moisture-wicking garden bed system in a raised container. Come to the Sunbury Community Garden on Saturday, October 30 from 10am-1pm to learn how to turn a raised fruit crate into a water-saving moisture-wicking system. Bring your gardening gloves, enthusiasm and eagerness to learn. This event is free, but for registered participants there will be a light lunch and tea or coffee.

bit.ly/3tlRZsH

Cricket at Rupertswood

Come play cricket at Rupertswood this season, with youth players wanted from under 11 to under 17. Registration days will be held from 9am to noon on Saturday 9th October and Sunday 10th October at 1 Macedon Street, Sunbury.

www.rupertswoodcc.org.au

Community visitors

The Office of the Public Advocate is seeking volunteers in the Melton area to become community visitors and defend the human rights of people with cognitive disabilities living in assisted care. Community visitors monitor and report on the adequacy of services to residents, talk to residents to identify problems, and write a short report at the end of the visit. Training and reimbursement of expenses are provided.

opavolunteers@justice.vic.gov.au or 0418 931 247

singing group

Join the Melton South Community Singers at the Melton South Community Center on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.

Sue, 0400 082 413

Melton South Knit & Natter

Everyone is welcome to join this social crafting group, held every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Melton South Community Center. Bring and work on any knitting or crochet projects while sharing tips, learning skills, and catching up over a cup of tea.

9747 8576

Zonta club met

The Zonta Club of Melton meets every first Monday of the month at Melton Country Club, Reserve Road, Melton.

■ Suzanne, 0417 512 420

Mahjong group

Interested in learning to play Mahjong? U3A Melton has a group that plays at 10am on Tuesdays.

u3amelton.com or 0419 563 016

first aid courses

Melton South Community Center offers a number of first aid courses for people who want to learn or renew these valuable skills. Classes are held on Saturdays throughout the year.

9747 8576

Melton Probus Club

The Melton Probus Club meets every first Tuesday of the month at the Melton Dart Club, 63A Reserve Road, from 9:45am. New members and visitors are most welcome.

9746 0271

sewing group

The Sunbury Neighborhood House Social Sewing Group meets every first Saturday of the month to chat, exchange ideas, and sew. Beginners through experienced welcome. Sunbury Neighborhood House, 531 Elizabeth Drive, Sunbury 12:30pm-3:30pm.

Garden club

The Sunbury Garden Club meets every first Tuesday of the month. There is a guest speaker at each meeting, which starts at 7.30pm at the Sunbury Football Club.

■ Cheryl, 9744 1663

Seniors club

Seniors are welcome at the Sunbury Senior Citizens’ Club on Mondays and Fridays, 10am to 3pm at 8 O’Shannassy Street. A variety of activities on offer – carpet bowls, cards, snooker, darts, board games or just a coffee and a chat . Lunch subsidized. Are you older than 55 and would you like to meet new people, come by.

■ Frank, 0423 392 884

Additional needs support

MyTime at Tweddle Newport is a peer support group for parents and carers of children with extra needs. The group meets every Friday at 10 a.m. during the third period in the Community Room at the Newport Gardens Early Years Centre, 51 Maddox Road, Newport.

kim.mace@tweddle.org.au

Diabetes support group

The Westgate diabetes support group meets every first Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Altona Bowling Club.

Elaine, 0415 030 996

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