Community calendar | Sunbury and Macedon chains
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Rainbow Coffee Club
Join the Rainbow Coffee Club for coffee and conversation on the last Friday of the month. The next catch-up will take place on Friday, February 25 at 11 a.m. at the Social Foundry Kyneton. Connecting LGBTIQA+ people of all ages.
■ Belinda Brain [email protected]
The Sunbury Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at the Sunbury Bowling Club beginning at 7 p.m.
The Woodlands Ladies Probus Club of Sunbury meets the fourth Monday of each month at Sunbury Bowling Club at 9:45 am. The club is based on fun, friendship and camaraderie and offers monthly outings, an annual trip and lots of fun get-togethers.
■ Val, 0418138214
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.
■ Caramel, 0416 477 271
Sunbury & Macedon Ranges Toastmasters helps its members develop their public speaking, communication and leadership skills. The group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month, from 7:20 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at Sunbury Senior Citizens Hall.
The Sunbury Garden Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month. There is a guest speaker at each meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. at Sunbury Football Club.
■ Cheryl, 9744 1663
Seniors are welcome at the Sunbury Senior Citizens’ Club on Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 8 O’Shannassy Street. A variety of activities are offered – carpet balls, cards, billiards, darts, board games or just a cup of coffee and a chat. If you are 55 or older and want to meet new people, come along.
■ Frank, 0423 392 884
Hanging Rock Night Walks
Let the scent of eucalyptus and the calls of native wildlife captivate you on a nighttime walk at Hanging Rock. The walks are suitable for all ages, but places are limited and booking is essential. Ticket price is $25 per adult or $12 per child for two sessions taking place on Friday, March 25.
Small Business Buses
The State Government’s Small Business Bus will visit Craigieburn on Thursday, February 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., offering mentoring sessions to small business owners. AT Hume Global Learning Center, Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn.
Help for job seekers
Jesuit Social Services will provide one-on-one support for job seekers at Broadmeadows Library, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Thursday, February 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each session lasts 30 minutes. No reservation required.
The Whittlesea Garden Expo takes place on Saturday March 5th and Sunday March 6th at the Whittlesea Showgrounds, Whittlesea-Yea Road, Whittlesea, from 9am to 3pm. Featuring vendors, presentations, entertainment and activities for children. Cost: $8 for adults (booked in advance) or $10 at the door.
Probus of Keilor
The Keilor Combined Probus Club resumes its activities after the confinements. The group meets on the third Monday of each month at the Keilor Pub. Welcome new members.
■ Steve, 0408 193 793, or Keith, 0409 494 801
The Women’s Support Network will be launched at an International Women’s Day event in Brimbank on Tuesday March 8 between 10am and 12pm at Deer Park Hall, Station Rd, Deer Park. All women are welcome, with reservations open until March 3
■ www.trybooking.com/BXMGS or [email protected]
group of women
Duke Street Community Center started a women’s social group to give people a place to interact. The group will run every other Friday, starting at 1 p.m., as a way to connect with other women in the community in a safe, fun, and social way. It will be developed according to the needs of the participants and will take place in a relaxed setting.
■ 9311 9973
Taylor Lakes Football Club is looking for male and female players for all age groups from under 8 to under 18.5. To be eligible, children must be born between July 1, 2003 and April 30, 2015.
■ Julie, 0409 259 389
Deer Park Probus
The Deer Park Combined Probus Club meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Deer Park Club, 780 Ballarat Road, from 10am. New members and visitors welcome.
■ Donation, 0409 191 580
Keilor Park Cricket Club is looking for female players to join its women’s cricket team. The club, which has enjoyed success in recent years, play Sundays in the North West Metropolitan Cricket Association.
Hikoi Brothers caters to men of all ages in the western suburbs. The group meets fortnightly on Sundays for walks, discussing various topics while enjoying Wyndham’s various trails.
The Friends of Presidents Park meet the first Thursday of the month, from 10 a.m. to noon. This is a new conservation group. No prior knowledge required. Meet at the parking lot by the river and Shaws Bridge.
Werribee River Lovers Required
A new family conservation group is forming to support the Werribee River in central Werribee. The next event will take place on Tuesday March 8, from 5.30pm to 7.00pm, at the end of the river Edgar Street, Werribee.
U3A Werribee Region is a non-profit organization comprised of semi-retired and retired Wyndham residents. It organizes a variety of weekly classes led by volunteers.
■ Rick, 0402299220
EdConnect Australia is looking for Wyndham residents to mentor and volunteer with students for the 2022 school year. The charity places volunteers in local schools to help improve the lives of vulnerable young people and give them life skills. EdConnect Australia provides training and support to its volunteers.
■ www.edconnectaustralia.org.au/volunteer/ or 1800 668 550
AL-ANON provides support for families and loved ones living with alcoholics and problem drinkers. The group meets Mondays at the foyer of St Thomas’ Anglican Church, 117 Synnot Street, Werribee, from 7.30pm, and Tuesdays at the halls of St Mary’s Tennis Club, 204 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough.
Youth Services and Equal Ed offer free online tutoring classes for 12-18 year olds. The Academic Homework Assistance Program takes place on Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m., beginning the second week of each school term in 2022. All sessions are supervised by Wyndham Board Youth Services staff.
■ youthwyndham.com/pgm-reg or Danielle Diez, 8375 2346
computers for beginners
The Williamstown Community and Education Center is now taking registrations for classes to help those with limited computer skills. Classes are held daily at Joan Kirner House, Williamstown and the North Altona Library.
■Lynne or Tahlia, 9397 6168.
Everyone is invited to come to Yarraville Library or Footscray for a weekly knitting group, where you can share your favorite patterns and techniques and chat with like-minded people. Registrations are recommended through Eventbrite.