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Magic 1278 continues to provide assistance to small and large community groups, by helping publicise their fundraising events, or events of public interest.

 

Magic 1278 is the only Melbourne commercial station to schedule free announcements for small community groups every hour of every day.

 

Email communitycalendar@magic1278.com.au with your fundraiser.

MONASH PUBLIC LIBRARIES WORKSHOPS
Monash Public Libraries offer free, hands-on workshops with eBooks and eReaders to find out which would suit you best. First workshop will be held at the Mount Waverley library, 41 Miller Crescent, Mt Waverley - from 10am Wednesday 23rd January…and entry is free! Details from Athina on 9807 5022.

ROTARY CLUB OF MONT ALBERT
Rotary Club of Mont Albert & Surrey Hills invites you to the Box Hill TAFE Nelson Campus, from 7pm Tue 29th January. Sue Clements, a member of “Teachers Without Borders”, will talk about connecting Teachers to information (and each other) to create local change on a global scale! Details on 0450 472 723.

ESSENDON SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB - BALLROOM DANCING
Essendon Senior Citizens Club invites you to fun afternoons with ballroom dancing every Thursday and Saturday from 1pm at the Neighbourhood Centre –5 Kellaway Ave – Moonee Ponds. Enjoy dancing Thu 24th and Sat 26th January at 1pm both days. Details from Olga – 9370 7969.

FASHIONABLE FOOTSTEPS WALKING GROUP
Fashionable Footsteps walking group meet every Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7.45am and 8.45am at the Coles entrance inside Chadstone Shopping Centre. Then cool down with a 10 minute Tai Chi Coffee (at your cost). To join this free walking group - contact Carmel or Karin at Phoenix Park Neighbourhood House on 9530 4397.

OLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Have you good communication skills & enjoy working with people? Monash/Waverley Community Information and Support Centre - at 6 Holskamp St, Mt Waverley is currently seeking volunteers. Prospective applicants need to complete an accredited training course.  For details call 9807 5996 weekdays between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

RAAF EX-APPRENTICES REUNION
Royal Australian Air Force Ex-Apprentices are celebrating 40 years of Melbourne reunions this year, starting with a function at the Werribee RSL on Saturday 26th Jan from 1pm. And on Sunday 27th enjoy a picnic gathering at Toolangi! Bring your wives/partners and children are more than welcome. For details call Dick Tracy on 9324 6821.

ROTARY CLUB OF MONT ALBERT & SURREY HILLS
Rotary Club of Mont Albert & Surrey Hills invites you to the  Box Hill TAFE Nelson Campus, from 7pm Tue 22nd January. Graeme Chester, a Rotarian from Healesville, will share the story of ROMAC - which provides help for children from overseas, who don’t have access to medical treatment in their home country. Details on 0450 472 723.

ROTARTY CLUB OF MORDIALLOC & KINGSTON CITY COUNCIL
Rotary Club of Mordialloc and Kingston City Council welcome you to their Victorian Gnome Festival at Peter Scullin Reserve, on the Mordialloc foreshore on Australia Day 26th Jan from 10 to 4. Enjoy Big Band music all day plus a sausage sizzle, mini golf, animal farm, bouncing castle, craft stalls, face painting & lots more. Entry is just $2 – children $1 and toddlers free. Details from Len on 0438 892 499.

OLD TIME / NU VOGUE CHARITY DANCE
Enjoy “The Chordettes”  playing music for the “Old Time/Nu Vogue Charity Dance” Saturday 26th January at Clyde Public Hall with proceeds to Juvenile Diabetes. Entry is $12 including Tea & Coffee – BYO Drinks & Supper. Dance runs from 8 to midnight with door and Raffle prizes! Call Elaine on 5629 5571.

BRITISH-AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITY DANCE
Frankston Branch of the British Australian Community invites you to their next Dance at Patterson Lakes Community Centre – Thompson Road – Patterson Lakes…Sat 19th Jan from 7.30pm. Ballroom/New Vogue dancing with the Silhouettes, and it’s BYO drinks/glasses with free Tea & Coffee. Entry is $12 - Contact Angela on 9775 9542.

AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATION WITH LIONS CLUB SOUTH VERMONT
Lions Club of South Vermont invites you to celebrate Australia Day from 9am Saturday 26th January at Bunnings Warehouse Car Park, Burwood Hwy, South Vermont with a free cooked breakfast from 9 to 10.30 – plus Fire Engine rides – Bouncing Castle & Face Painting. Enjoy the Flag Raising and National Anthem at 9am. Proudly supported by City of Whitehorse and local businesses.

BURDEN PARK BOWLING CLUB
Burden Park Bowling Club welcomes you to their Dinner Dance Saturday 19th January on the corner of Heatherton and Springvale Roads…enter from Heatherton Road. Lessons start at 7.15 with Dancing from 8pm. Entry is $8 with Bar service – bring your own supper! Details from June – 9798 1784

PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS
Keilor Branch of Parents Without Partners welcomes you to their “Over 35’s Dance” from 7.30pm on Friday 18th January at the ICKA Club, 7 Keilor Park Drive, East Keilor. Dress to impress – no t-shirts or jeans! (Also a night for new members in Taylors Lakes on Wed 16th Jan) For more information or bookings - call Kris on 9311 9625.

ATTITUDES 10 TH ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION
“Attitudes” 10th Annual Art Exhibition is on until the last weekend of January at The Old Mill, Turner Court, Portarlington. Opening hours are from midday to 4pm every Saturday, Sunday and Wednesdays through January. Fine Art will be for sale including oils, acrylics &  watercolours. There is a small entry fee while parking is free! “Attitudes” Art Exhibition supports the Fred Hollows Foundation and the National Trust. Details from Susanne on 5259 2630.

DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT
Encore Theatre Company – a not for profit group - welcomes you to a fun pantomime – “Dick Whittington and His Cat” at the Clayton Community Centre Theatrette, Cooke St, Clayton. Daytime performances are on Jan 10th, 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th & 19th, Twice daily - 11am and 2pm & all tickets are only $10. Bookings at 1300 739 099.

NATIONAL SENIORS
Visit National Seniors Greensborough Branch from 10am Tuesday 15th January at Greensborough RSL, 111 Main St. Hear Rachelle MacPherson, from the Country Fire Authority speak on  the important topic of “Summer Fire Safety”! Meals at the RSL bistro. Entry is a $3 donation – all over 50’s welcome. Details at www.greensboroughnationalseniors.com.au or from David on 9459 0653.

WATERFRONT FESTIVAL ARTS & CRAFT SHOW
Peninsula Arts Society welcomes you to the Waterfront Festival Arts and Craft Show at Frankston Mechanics Hall, Plowman Place. Free entry from 10am to 5pm Sat 19th and Sun 20th January. Enjoy a wide variety of paintings, textile art, quilts, woodworking, spinning, weaving, embroidery, mosaics, jewellery & precious stones. Parking available with refreshments from Frankston Red Cross. Details at peninsula arts society.org.au or call 9775 2640.

STAMPS, COINS & CARDS FAIR
Don’t miss the Stamps, Coins and Cards Fair! It’s open from 9am to 3pm on Saturday 19th January at the Dromana Uniting Church Hall, cnr Point Nepean Rd and McCulloch St, Dromana. You can buy, sell or swap your stamps, coins & cards.  Refreshments available with funds raised going to “Food For All” on the Mornington Peninsula.  Admission is free! Enquiries with John on 5986 2261.

COMBINDED PROBUS CLUB
Combined Probus Club - Beaumaris Bay invite you to their next meeting of the Club on Friday 18th January from 10am at the Cheltenham Golf Club, Victor Ave, Cheltenham. You’ll receive more information on the Mooramong Tour! Visitors are welcome and lunch is available after the meeting. Details from Mark on 9583 6264.

SAND SCULPTING EXHIBITION "UNDER THE SEA"
Sand Sculpting Australia Exhibition – Under The Sea – is on at Frankston Waterfront, open every day from 10am until 28th April. 21 Sculptors from around the globe have created intricate sculptings of Mermaids, Sea Witches, Whales, Submarines and Sharks! Also you can enjoy workshops, sand art, giant Lego Play Zone and lots of children’s activities plus an enormous Coral Reef. Tickets from Frankston Information Centre on 1300 322 842 or on their website – visit frankston.com.

ROTARY CLUB
Rotary Club of Mont Albert & Surrey Hills offer friendship, community service and interesting guest speakers! Meetings are on Tuesdays at Box Hill TAFE Nelson Campus. Proceeds to Rotary Club Community Service Funds. Details on 0450 472 723

BORONIA VIEW CLUB
Boronia View Club invites ladies to join their monthly luncheons – on the third Friday of each month - in the beautiful surrounds of Eastwood Golf Club, Liverpool Rd, Kilsyth South. Following lunch you will be entertained by guest speakers! Further details from Val on 9762 6219.

COMINED PROBUS CLUB OF WAVERLEY GARDENS
Combined Probus Club of Waverley Gardens welcomes active retirees to their monthly meetings with guest speakers,and the chance to become a member of a friendly social club. You can also enjoy regular organized outings and activities. Meetings are held in the Vegas Venue at Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre, cnr Police & Jacksons Roads, Mulgrave. Details from Rick on 9801 4049.

MAROONDAH TOWN CLUB
Maroondah Town Club – which stands for “Take Off Weight Naturally” – meets every Thursday evening at 6.30pm. Members are from Croydon, Lilydale, Mooroolbark, Mt Evelyn,Bayswater and surrounding areas – with meetings held at St Margaret’s Uniting  Church, Hull Road, Mooroolbark. RSVP to Jodi on 0425 739 576.

MEN'S SHED
Men's Shed operates across Australia and Internationally! Members of the Hume Men's Shed, based in Craigieburn, are involved in raising finance to help the local community.They meet every Thursday from 10am to 2pm at 75 Potter St, Craigieburn and welcome men of all nationalities who are retired or semi retired as they take part in Community projects.Details from Peter on 0427 209 300.

MELBOURNE TEACHER'S COLLEGE 60TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION
The Melbourne Teacher’s College former students from 1953 are invited to the 60th Anniversary Re-Union on Monday March 4th in 2013. The venue will be Langhams Hotel Southgate. Contact Ron Pickett on 9511 5817.