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Exploring healthier masculinities
Hume council is hosting a free range of activities to support the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign. The event will be held from 7pm to 8pm on Wednesday, December 8.
Nutrition education & skills training
Hume council has partnered with oz harvest to bring their Nest program to Home, where you can learn cooking skills in a friendly, fund and supportive way. The session is free and will run from 10am to 12pm on Monday, December 13.
The Sunbury Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at the Sunbury Bowling Club at 7pm.
Waste community conversations
Hume council is consulting with the community to guide their Hume Waste Strategy. The sessions will be held on Wednesday, December 1 and Thursday, December 2 from 7pm – 8pm. The event is free and registration is encouraged.
This stark series of photographs that explore the relationship between a mother and daughter, against deeper themes of death and regeneration in nature is available to view until Saturday, January 15, 2022. The series of images are available to view for free, and are presented by Hume Arts Youth Award 2020 recipient, Filipe Filihia.
Sunbury & Macedon Ranges Toastmasters helps its members develop their public speaking, communication and leadership skills. The group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month, from 7.20-9.30pm, at the Sunbury Senior Citizens Hall.
The Sunbury Neighbourhood House Social Sewing Group meets on the first Saturday of each month to chat, share ideas and sew. Beginners through experienced welcome. Sunbury Neighbourhood House, 531 Elizabeth Drive, Sunbury 12.30-3.30pm.
The Sunbury Garden Club meets on the first Tuesday of every month. There is a guest speaker at each meeting, which starts at 7.30pm at the Sunbury Football Club.
■ Cheryl, 9744 1663
Senior citizens club
Senior citizens are welcome to visit the Sunbury Senior Citizens’ Club on Mondays and Fridays, from 10am-3pm at 8 O’Shannassy Street. A variety of activities offered – carpet bowls, cards, snooker, darts, board games or just a cup of coffee and a chat. Lunch subsidised. If you’re over 55 years of age and would like to meet new people, come along.
On Saturday, December 4 from 10am to 2pm, there will be a craft market at Bridgewater Lake, 9 Wedgewood Road, Roxburgh Park. Items available for purchase include homemade and crafted items, great Christmas gift ideas, Devonshire teas. Free entry and car parking.
■ Peter, 0419 028 518
Burnside Springs United is looking for players for its women’s program for the upcoming North West Metropolitan Cricket Association season. A friendly and welcoming environment, the club welcomes all abilities and ages. The side trains on Thursday nights and plays on Sundays.
Sunshine Softball Club is after junior players as the club kicks off its new season. The club is running a Come N Try Softball Batter Up program which is ideal for beginners, but is open to all new and returning players aged between five and 10. The program is a fun and engaging skill based program introducing players to the basics of our fantastic game with qualified coaches. Equipment is supplied.
Deer Park probus
The Deer Park Combined Probus Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at The Deer Park Club, 780 Ballarat Road, from 10am. New members and visitors are welcome.
■ Don, 0409 191 580
Sunshine United Cricket Club
Selwyn Park-based Sunshine United Cricket Club is looking for junior boys and girls to play in its under-11s, under-13s Friday night and under-15s Saturday morning teams. Juniors learn and enjoy the fundamentals of cricket, taught by experienced coaches.
■ Terry Nichols, 0418 392 180
Brimbank residents over the age of 50 are encouraged to complete two Be Connected beginner online courses for their chance to win a grocery voucher. A Be Connected short online course can help you learn the basics such as using a mouse, setting up and understanding the functions of an iPhone or Android phone, avoiding scams, connecting with others, or sending an email. The competition runs to December 1.
BinGO MOVE is a social exercise group which meets every Monday at 11am. It involves a fun interactive game where bingo numbers trigger an exercise or dance move. Activity suits all levels of ability, you can do seated or standing as suits. Currently running via Zoom, IPC Health will also offer face-to-face groups in Hoppers Crossing, when restrictions permit.
■ 8734 1400
The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Community Visitors Scheme is seeking female Maltese and Italian-speaking volunteers to join its volunteer program within the Werribee and Point Cook areas to visit elderly residents in either an aged care facility or their own home. The scheme is also seeking a female volunteer with an understanding of MS to visit a mature lady in an aged care facility in Altona Meadows.
■ Sue, email@example.com or 9845 2744
AL-ANON provides support for families and loved ones living with alcoholics and problem drinkers. The group meets Mondays at St Thomas Anglican Church foyer, 117 Synnot Street, Werribee, from 7.30pm, and on Tuesdays at the St Mary’s Tennis Club rooms, 204 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough.
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.
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Come join the volunteer community litter clean-up crew in Hoppers Crossing, which meets on the third Sunday of the month, 10.30am-noon.
■ Karen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tarneit Community Learning Centre hosts a dads’ playgroup every week on Thursdays. The morning starts at 9.30am and promises to be a chance for male caregivers to connect with each other and form new friendships.
■ Shaun, 0455 521 154
Diabetes support group
The Westgate diabetes support group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the Altona Bowling Club at 10am.
■ Elaine, 0415 030 996
Enjoy a leisurely two-hour walk around historic Williamstown and nearby suburbs with guide John. Walks start at 9.20am each Tuesday outside the Visitor Information Centre in Nelson Place. Walks will resume when pandemic restrictions permit.
■ John, 0418 377 336
Do you play trumpet, flute or lower brass instruments? The Hobsons Bay City Band is seeking musicians to join their community band. Please note that rehearsals are held under the directorship of Wayne Bowden OAM every Monday evening from 7.30pm at the Newport Lakes Primary School, Elizabeth Street, Newport Melway Pg 55 J3. Visitors and interested musicians any age most welcome.
Join the Melton South Community Singers at the Melton South Community Centre on the first and third Tuesday of each month.
■ Sue, 0400 082 413
Melton South Knit & Natter
All welcome to join this social crafting group, running at the Melton South Community Centre each Monday from 10am-noon. Bring along any knitting or crochet projects and work on them while sharing tips, learning skills and catching up over a cuppa.
■ 9747 8576
Zonta club meets
The Zonta Club of Melton meets on the first Monday of each month at Melton Country Club, Reserve Road, Melton.
■ Suzanne, 0417 512 420
Interested in learning to play Mahjong? U3A Melton has a group who play on Tuesdays at 10am.
■ u3amelton.com or 0419 563 016
First aid courses
Melton South Community Centre offers a number of first aid courses for people wanting to learn or renew these valuable skills. One-day classes are held on Saturdays throughout the year.
■ 9747 8576
Melton Probus Club
The Melton Probus Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Melton Dart Club, 63A Reserve Road, from 9.45am. New members and visitors are most welcome.
■ 9746 0271
Hobsons Bay Council is offering a free Baby Settling Course to provide tips for getting a good night’s sleep for your baby and you. Parents can sign up for an online group session for ages 0 to 6 months, 6 to 12 months, and 18 months to two years.
Hobsons Bay band
Do you play trumpet, flute or lower brass instruments? The Hobsons Bay City Band is seeking musicians to join the community band. Rehearsals are held every Monday evening from 7.30pm at Newport Lakes Primary School, Elizabeth Street, Newport.
■ Roger Lewis, email@example.com
Altona North combined probus
The Altona North combined probus club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Altona Sports Club. Includes a speaker, organised trips and outings, and a friendly atmosphere.
■ Lesley, 0414 481 442
Yarraville Community Centre Chatty Cafe
The Chatty Cafe Scheme is all about helping get people chatting to build and encourage social connections within the local community, and to help reduce social isolation and loneliness. The Yarraville community centre holds a free community group meeting every Wednesday at 10am -11am via zoom, and will be looking to move to in-person soon.
Altona Day View Club (Voice Interest Education of Women) meets at 11am on the third Wednesday of the month at Altona RSL.
■ Janet, 9394 6522 or 0412 010 176
Enjoy a leisurely 90 minute walk with guide, John, starting at the Williamstown Visitor Information Centre in Nelson Place, each Tuesday starting at 9.20am. Each week covers a different route in the local area.
■ John, 0418 377 336
Laverton Community Choir
All welcome for a friendly singing get-together, suitable for all ages and abilities on Thursday nights from 7pm during school term at the Laverton P-12 College, 91 Bladin Street, Laverton.
■ Ada, 0419 116 013
Rotary Club of Point Gellibrand meets at Customs House Hotel, 161 Nelson Place, Williamstown, on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 6pm for a 6.30pm dinner meeting. Visitors welcome.
■ Pam, 0418 347 691or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mouth organ band
The Yarraville Mouth Organ Band meets Friday evenings at 203 Williamstown Road, Yarraville. Great music, friendly atmosphere. New members, players or beginners welcome.
■ Heather, 9399 2190
Rose Carers Of Maddingley Park, Bacchus Marsh.
We meet every Wednesday from 10am -12pm at Maddingley Park, Corner of Grant and Taverner Streets, Bacchus Marsh to maintain our two beautiful rose gardens. New volunteers are always welcome – with or without experience.
■ Elaine Greenhall 0418 171 119 or 0400 052 857