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The Keilor Combiné Probus Club is resuming its activities following the confinements. The group meets on the third Monday of each month at the Keilor Pub, with the next meeting on January 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. New members are welcome.
■ Steve, 0408 193 793, or Keith, 0409 494 801.
group of women
The Duke Street Community Center is starting a women’s social group to provide a place for people to interact. The group will take place every other Friday, to connect with other women in the community in a safe, fun and social way. It will be developed to meet the needs of participants and will take place in a relaxed setting. The group will meet at the center at 1 p.m. every other Friday.
■ 9311 9973
Taylors 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
Burnside Springs United is looking for players for their women’s program for the upcoming North West Metropolitan Cricket Association season. Friendly and welcoming environment, the club welcomes all levels and all ages. The team trains on Thursday evenings and plays on Sunday.
The Sunshine Softball Club is looking for junior players as the club enters its new season. The club offers a Come N Try Softball Batter Up program which is ideal for beginners, but is open to all new and old players between the ages of five and 10. The program is a fun and engaging skills-based program that introduces players to the basics of our fantastic game with trained coaches. Equipment is provided.
Probus deer park
The Deer Park Combined Probus Club meets the second Wednesday of each month at Deer Park Club, 780 Ballarat Road, starting at 10 a.m. New members and visitors are welcome.
■ Don, 0409 191 580
Sunshine United Cricket Club
Sunshine United Cricket Club, based in Selwyn Park, is looking for junior boys and girls to play on their Under-11, Under-13 Friday night and Under-15 teams on Saturday morning. Juniors learn and enjoy the basics of cricket, taught by experienced coaches.
■ Terry Nichols, 0418 392 180
The Sunbury Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at the Sunbury Bowling Club at 7 p.m.
This series of austere photographs that explore the relationship between a mother and her daughter, against deeper themes of death and regeneration in nature is available until Saturday, January 15, 2022. The series of images is available to view for free and is presented by Hume Arts Youth Award 2020 recipient, Filipe Filihia.
Live music at the Macedon Railway Hotel
The Macedon Railway Hotel will welcome its guests again to Annie Hall next year with concerts booked from January to May. Go to the hotel’s website to reserve your place.
Meeting of the Toastmasters
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 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at Sunbury Senior Citizens Hall.
The Sunbury Neighborhood House social sewing group meets on the first Saturday of every month to chat, share ideas and sew. Beginners through an experienced welcome. Sunbury Neighborhood House, 531 Elizabeth Drive, Sunbury from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Sunbury Garden Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month. There is a guest speaker at each meeting, which starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Sunbury Football Club.
■ Cheryl, 9744 1663
Seniors are invited to visit 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 offered – boules mats, cards, billiards, darts, board games or just a cup of coffee and a chat. Subsidized lunch. If you are over 55 and want to meet new people, do not hesitate.
■ Franck, 0423 392 884
BinGO MOVE is a social exercise group that meets every Monday at 11 a.m. This is a fun interactive game where bingo numbers trigger an exercise or dance move. The activity is suitable for all ability levels, you can do it sitting or standing like costumes. Currently operating through Zoom, IPC Health will also offer face-to-face groups at Hoppers Crossing, when restrictions allow.
■ 8734 1400
The Multiple Sclerosis Community Visiting Program (MS) is looking for Maltese and Italian-speaking female volunteers to join its volunteer program in the Werribee and Point Cook areas to visit elderly residents in an elderly care facility or in their own home. The program is also looking for a female volunteer with an understanding of MS to visit a mature woman at an elderly care facility in Altona Meadows.
■ Sue, [email protected] or 9845 2744
AL-ANON provides support to families and loved ones living with alcoholics and problem drinkers. The group meets on Mondays at the foyer of St Thomas’ Anglican Church, 117 Synnot Street, Werribee, from 7:30 p.m., and Tuesdays in the halls of St Mary’s Tennis Club, 204 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough.
Fibro / CFS support
Expressions of interest in starting 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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Join the volunteer community trash cleanup team at Hoppers Crossing, which meets the third Sunday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
■ Karen, [email protected]
The Tarneit Community Learning Center hosts a playgroup for dads every week on Thursdays. The morning starts at 9:30 am and promises to be an opportunity for male caregivers to connect and form new friendships.
■ Shaun, 0455 521 154
Diabetes Support Group
The Westgate Diabetes Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Altona Bowling Club at 10 a.m.
■ Elaine, 0415 030 996
Enjoy a two-hour walk through historic Williamstown and neighboring suburbs with guide John. Walks start at 9:20 a.m. each Tuesday outside the Nelson Place Tourist Information Center.
■ Jean, 0418 377 336
Do you play the trumpet, flute, or lower brass? The Hobsons Bay City Band is seeking musicians to join the ITS Community Group. Rehearsals are held Mondays starting at 7:30 p.m. at Newport Lakes Elementary School, Elizabeth Street, Newport. Visitors and interested musicians of all ages are welcome.
■ Roger Lewis, [email protected], or www.hbcb.org.au
Join the Melton South Community Singers at the Melton South Community Center on the first and third Tuesday of each month.
■ Sue, 0400 082 413
Melton South Knit & Natter
Everyone is welcome to join this social craft group, which takes place at the Melton South Community Center every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your knitting or crochet projects and work them out while sharing tips, learning skills, and catching up over a cup of tea.
■ 9747 8576
Zonta club meets
The Zonta Club of Melton meets on the first Monday of each month at the Melton Country Club, Reserve Road, Melton.
■ Suzanne, 0417 512 420
Interested in learning to play Mahjong? U3A Melton has a band that plays Tuesdays at 10am.
■ u3amelton.com or 0419 563 016
First aid courses
The Melton South Community Center offers a number of first aid courses for people wishing to learn or renew these valuable skills. One-day courses are held on Saturdays all year round.
■ 9747 8576
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, starting at 9.45am. New members and visitors are welcome.
■ 9746 0271
Baby settles down
Hobsons Bay Council offers a free Baby Settlement Course to provide tips on getting a good night’s sleep for you and your baby. Parents can sign up for an online group session for children 0-6 months, 6-12 months, and 18 months-two years old.
Altona North Combined Probus
The Altona North Combined Probus Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Altona Sports Club. Includes a speaker, organized trips and outings and a friendly atmosphere.
■ Lesley, 0414 481 442
Footscray Night Market
The Footscray Night Market is open until December 24 at Railway Reserve, Footscray. A foodie’s dream, the night markets offer cuisines from around the world every Friday evening. This goes hand in hand with entertainment and music that showcases each culture amid the lush green gardens, located next to Footscray station.
■ https: //www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/News/Make-memories-this-summer-at-Footscray-Night-Market
Café Chatty at the Yarraville Community Center
The Chatty Cafe Scheme aims to help people chat to establish and encourage social bonds within the local community, and to help reduce social isolation and loneliness. The Yarraville Community Center hosts a free community group meeting every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. via Zoom, and will be looking to drop by in person soon.
Laverton Community Choir
Everyone is welcome for a friendly song meeting, suitable for all ages and levels, Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. during school time at Laverton College P-12, 91 Bladin Street, Laverton.
■ Ada, 0419 116 013
The Point Gellibrand Rotary Club meets at the Customs House Hotel, 161 Nelson Place, Williamstown, on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 6 p.m. for a dinner meeting at 6.30 p.m. Visitors are welcome.
■ Pam, 0418 347 691 or [email protected]
The Yarraville Mouth Organ Band meets on Friday evenings at 203 Williamstown Road, Yarraville. Good music, friendly atmosphere. New members, players or beginners welcome.
■ Heather, 9399 2190
Rose Carers Of Maddingley Park, Bacchus Marsh.
Meets Wednesdays 10am – 12 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