Community calendar

Colin Gough having a great time at the Morning Melodies at Iramoo Community Centre. (Damjan Janevski) 280248_01

Want your event listed? Community Calendar is made available free of charge to not-for-profit organisations to keep the public informed of 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 by 9am Wednesday the week prior to publication.

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, cnr 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.

Lancefield park run relaunch

Lace up your runners and join the relaunch of Lancefield’s 5km park run, happening every Saturday at 8am at Lancefield Park. No need to be speedy – participants can go at any pace. Make your way to 62 Chauncey St, Lancefield, and remember to register.

Rotary club

The Sunbury Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at the Sunbury Bowling Club from 7pm.

Ladies probus

The Woodlands Ladies Probus Club of Sunbury meets on the fourth Monday of each month at the Sunbury Bowling Club at 9.45 am. The club is based on fun, friendship and fellowship and enjoys monthly outings, an annual trip away and a lot of fun meetings.

■ Val, 0418138214.

Sunbury Ladies Probus Club

The Sunbury Ladies Probus Club meets at 9.30am on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Sunbury Football Social Club rooms. The friendly group of women enjoy outings, film mornings, speakers and presenters, as well as special events like holidays and bus trips. New members are warmly welcomed.

■ Pat, 0433 789 754 or Sylvia, 0417 170 142.

Sunbury Combined Probus Club

The Sunbury Combined Probus Club meets every fourth Thursday of the month at the Sunbury Football Social Club at 10am. Visitors and new members welcome.

■ Carmel , 0416 477 271.


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.

Garden club

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

Sunbury Seniors

Sunbury Seniors meet on Mondays and Fridays at 8 O’Shanassy Street, Sunbury from 10am-3pm. A variety of activities are offered – indoor bowls, cards, snooker, guest speakers, day excursions, subsidised lunches or just a cup of coffee and a chat. If you’re 55 or older and would like to make some new friends.

■ 0493 408 890

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 517or Bob, 0411 824 739

Card making classes

Melton South Community Centre is running an Intermediate Card Making class on Monday 23 May, between 10:30am and 12:00pm. People who already have some experience are welcome to join this class and enhance their skills as they create their own handmade greeting cards, suitable for all occasions. $5.00; everything is supplied.

For information and bookings, call 9747 8576.

Food Handling course

Melton South Community Centre is running its next Food Handlers (HLTFSE001) course, along with Food Safety Supervisor (HLTFSE005 & HLTFSE007), on Saturday 4 June. These nationally recognised qualifications are valid for 3 years, and are essential for anyone working with food. Food Handlers: $65.00/$60.00 concession. Food Safety Supervisor: $90.00/$85.00 concession.

For information and bookings, call 9747 8576.

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 29 May 2022. 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

Sunshine Community Brass

Sunshine Community Brass is looking for new members to join its vibrant band of musicians. With over 90 years of history, the band is looking to grow for the future. Sunshine Community Brass is currently looking for trumpet and percussion players. We rehearse Tuesday nights from 7:30pm, 45 Furlong Rd, North Sunshine.

Contact Andrew, 0419 444 620

Melton South Community Centre: Cake decorating

Cake Decorating for Beginners returns to Melton South Community Centre in term 2 (Thursday 19 May to 9 June, 6:00-8:30pm). Learn how to create a classic sponge cake and decorate it using a variety of icing and piping techniques. $115.00/$110.00 concession.

For information and enrolments, call 9747 8576.

Bacchus Marsh Market

A monthly market will return to Bacchus Marsh starting from this Saturday. Bacchus Marsh Alive will host a variety of stalls, food trucks and family fun at Maddingley Park Reserve for residents to enjoy. The market will run on the second Saturday of every month from 9am until 2pm. Residents are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket and invite their family and friends for a fun day out.

Boomerang Bags Bacchus Marsh

Boomerang Bags Bacchus Marsh makes reusable shopping bags from rescued fabric. They’re looking for people to cut, sew, iron and market our bags. Meets on the first Sunday each month at the Darley Neighbourhood House 2pm-4pm. Find the Facebook group for more details.

Melton Bridge Club

The Melton Bridge Club has recommenced weekly social Bridge sessions at the Melton Library on Fridays from 10am-noon. Come along to play an exciting, social card game and have loads of fun. Bridge offers the suspense of poker, the cerebral qualities of chess and the excitement of athletic sports, all in a relaxed and social setting. If you like playing cards this is for you. Come along and see what it is all about.

Rosemary, 0407 894 817 or Ros at the lIbrary.

Melton Friendship Group.

Join the Melton Friendship Group for singles 55 and older. Meet fortnightly for coffee and chat nights and organised affordable outings and events.

■ 0406 493 734.

Melton Valley Ladies Probus Club

The Melton Valley Ladies Probus Club meets at 10am on the second Tuesday of each month at the Melton Country Club. The group is open to everyone, new and old members, to get together and discover the social aspects of the group.

■ Ann, 0425 705 150

Melton South Knit & Natter

All are 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

Zonta is an international organisation bringing women together to support other women. The Zonta Club of Melton meets on the first Monday of each month at Melton Country Club, Reserve Road, Melton.

■ Suzanne, 0417 512 420

Mahjong group

Interested in learning to play Mahjong? The game is a tile-based game that is derived from China where it was developed in the 19th century. U3A Melton has a group who play on Tuesdays at 10am. or 0419 563 016

Melton Men’s Probus Club

The Melton Men’s 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 welcome.

■ 9746 0271

Rose Carers Of Maddingley Park

The Rose Carers meet Wednesdays from 10am-noon at Maddingley Park, corner of Grant and Taverner streets, Bacchus Marsh, to maintain two beautiful rose gardens. New volunteers are always welcome – with or without experience.

■ Elaine Greenhall, 0418 171 119 or 0400 052 857

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. 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.

■ Val, 0418 667 150

Rotary Club of Melton

The Rotary Club of Melton invites new guests to join its meetings, held on the first and third Tuesday of every month, 6pm at Tabcorp Park in Melton.

Keilor probus

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.

Women’s group

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

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

Western Budgerigar Club

The Western Suburbs Budgerigar Club meets at 7.30pm on the third Thursday of each month at Masonic Hall, 223 Watton Street, Werribee. Meet other members who are also passionate about breeding Budgerigars.

■ Don, 0414 975 862

Wyndham Ladies Probus

Are you recently retired or semi-retired? Looking for fun, fellowship and to increase your social networks. The Ladies Probus Club of Wyndham meets on the first Wednesday of each month at Hotel520, Sayers Road, Tarneit, and normally has an outing or event on the third Wednesday of each month.

■ Rosa Sanderson, 0410 303 046

U3A Werribee are inviting retired and semi-retired residents of Wyndham who would like to learn or continue Eastern and Western style Mahjong on Thursdays at 12.30pm and Seniors Yoga also on Thursdays at 1.15pm. Both classes are held at Wyndham Park Community Centre. We also conduct a variety of other weekly classes.

■ Rick, 0402 299 220

CWA Werribee Branch

Are you looking for an opportunity for friendship, personal development and advocacy in

support of relevant social issues? The CWA Werribee Branch has been serving the Wyndham

area for 74 years and has a great history of helping members with these opportunities. We also

support needy causes and charities locally, across Australia and overseas. Meetings are held on

the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Wyndham Park Community Centre at 1pm. Other

activities include a craft and chat morning, various social outings and fundraising events. New

members are welcome – do come along and meet us all.

■ Michelle, 9741 4402

AL-ANON meets

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.

Bingo for all

The Werribee RSL hosts Bingo every Monday, except public holidays. Eyes down at 12.30-2.30pm.

■ 03 9741 5525

Maribrynong /Hobsons Bay

Friends of Altona Library Annual General Meeting

The Friends of Altona Library will be holding their annual general meeting on Friday May 20 at 1.30pm at Altona Library, 123 Queen Street Altona

Mosaic Workshop

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.

Bollywood Dance Fitness T2

A vibrant and entertaining dance that is suitable for beginners. It gives a whole body workout while dancing to the rhythm of joy with the powerful nature of Bollywood music. Fusing classical Indian steps with folk, Latin and hip-hop styles, it offers a fast-moving and vivacious dancing workout that is great for enjoyable group exercise. Classes run every Tuesday at the Braybrook Community Hub from 6:15pm to 7:15pm until June 21. Cost is $54 or $45 for concession.

Meditation for Longevity Term 2

Meditation for Longevity is a journey of awareness and selfcare which increases one’s joy and fulfilment in life. Classes run on Fridays at the Braybrook Community Hub from 10:30am and will start from June 3 up until June 24. The class will cost $32.

Job Seeker help sessions

Hobsons Bay Libraries have partnered with Jobs Victoria and a Community Employment Connector (CALD focus) who base themselves at Hobsons Bay Libraries at regular times to provide support and assistance to job seekers, with referrals and resume/job interview help. Community Employment Connector sessions will be running at Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre on Wednesdays from 12:00pm to 2:00pm during the school term. Jobs Victoria Advocate sessions run at the Altona North Library Community Library on Thursdays from 10:00am -11:00am. or 1300 462 542

Heritage Walks

Enjoy a leisurely walk around historic Williamstown and nearby suburbs with guide John. Walks start at 9:20 am each Tuesday outside the Visitor Information Centre, Nelson Place.

■ Call John on 0418-377-336 for details

Wednesday Walking Group

The Williamstown Community Centre offers a regular Wednesday walking group that walks the local area, 10.15-11am. New members are warmly welcome. This activity is free and includes morning tea.

■ 9397 6168

Musicians wanted

Sunshine Community Brass is looking for new members to join its vibrant band of musicians. With over 90 years of history, the band is looking to grow for the future. Sunshine Community Brass is currently looking for trumpet and percussion players. It rehearses Tuesdays from 7.30pm, 45 Furlong Road, North Sunshine.

■ Andrew Wilson, 0419 444 620

All Aboard Club

The All Aboard Club has been going for 85 years. It is a social club which works for charities, with speakers, theatre and trips. It meets in the chambers at Williamstown Town Hall at 1.30pm on the first and third Tuesday of the month. New members welcome.

■ Wendy, 0421 747 040

AeroSpeakers Toastmasters Club

Would you like to develop confidence in communicating, competence with language and clarity in writing? AeroSpeakers Toastmasters Club would like to invite any and all residents to join them on the first and third Thursday of every month to help develop public speaking, communication and leadership skills. The group meets at the Laverton Community Hub, 95-105 Railway Avenue, Laverton from 7.00-9.30pm.

■ Vince Camilleri, 0413 734 707

Community Lunch and morning tea

The Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Williamstown will be holding a free community morning tea and lunch every Friday at the Parish Centre on Nelson Place. The morning tea starts from 10am. Tea and coffee will be served, alongside a variety of fun activities like knitting, board games and puzzles. The lunch will run from noon-1pm, with takeaway options available. Check-in and vaccination status are required.

Altona book sale

Friends of Altona Library hold a monthly book sale on the first Tuesday, Friday and Saturday of each month at the rear of Altona Library 123 Queen Street Altona, access via Coles carpark, 10am-1pm

Williamstown book sale

Friends of Williamstown Library holds a book sale every second Saturday of each month from 10-12.30 pm. The book sale is held at Williamstown library in the Friends room, which can be accessed through the front desk.The event is cash only. For more info please see Hobson Bay library website.

Women’s Choir

Willin Wimmin choir welcomes new members. They meet every Wednesday in term time from 7.30-9.30 pm at the Church of Christ Hall in Douglas Parade, Williamstown. There are no auditions and members don’t need to be able to read music. Come along for a free try out.

Computers for beginners

Williamstown Community and Education Centre is now taking enrolments for classes to help those with limited computer skills. Classes are run daily at both Joan Kirner House, Williamstown, and North Altona Library.

■Lynne or Tahlia, 9397 6168

Walking group

Altona Meadows and Newport residents are invited to take part in a Heart Foundation walking group that meets on Wednesdays and Fridays. The group walks for 60 minutes, and is a great way to socialise and get active at the same time. Members are required to register with the Heart Foundation to join.

■ Ian Watson, 0411 566 862, or

Williamstown Craft Market

Commonwealth Reserve comes alive on the third Sunday of the month for the Williamstown Craft Market. The market boasts more than 50 stalls showcasing everything from handmade craft, homegrown produce and food vendors. There will also be live music. From 10am-4pm.


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

Musicians welcome

Do you play trumpet, flute or lower brass instruments? The Hobsons Bay City Band is seeking musicians to join its community band. Rehearsals are held Mondays from 7.30pm at the Newport Lakes Primary School, Elizabeth Street, Newport.

■ Roger Lewis,, or

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

Point Gellibrand Rotary Club

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. The club has some great speakers and need new, energetic, enthusiastic members who want to make a difference in their community. Visit our website to find out more about our projects and community work via

■ Pam, 0418 347 691 or

Mouth organ band

The Yarraville Mouth Organ Band meets Friday evenings at 203 Williamstown Road, Yarraville. Great music, friendly atmosphere. Everyone is welcome.

■ Heather, 9399 2190

Friendship Group

Altona Day View (Voice Interest and Education of Women) Club meets at 11am on the third Wednesday of the month at Altona RSL. The club is always open to new members, and anyone interested is encouraged to get in touch today and see what it’s all about.

■ Janet 9394 6522 or 0412 010 176.