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TIME SENSITIVE EVENTS:
AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S HEALTH DIARY
The 2017 Australian Women's Health Diary, an important fundraising initiative of the Breast Cancer Institute of Australia, is on sale now,
Selling between 1 October 2016 until 31 January 2017
DONCASTER COMMUNITY BEE CLUB INC
Imagine looking after a bee hive in your back garden. Beginner's classes are available from experienced and reputable beekeepers
At the Doncaster Community Bee Club. Visitors are most welcome
Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7.30pm
Contact, Geoff 0412 613 135
THE HEIDELBERG VIEW CLUB
Meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Manningham Hotel
At 1 Thompson Road, Bulleen at 12 noon
Meetings include a 2 course lunch and guest speaker. They raise funds for the Smith Family's Learning for Life Programme, which is helping disadvantaged Australian children with their education
Contact, Joan on 9459 3889
MAROONDAH TOWN CLUB
Healthy eating and exercise are the keys to weight loss. Join Maroondah Town Club (Take Off Weight Naturally)
Thursdays 6.30pm at St Margaret's Uniting Church, Hull Rd Mooroolbark
KEYSBOROUGH LEARNING CENTRE COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
Yoga for all, first class free – Tuesday 10am to 11am
Women's Craft and Friendship Circle – Wednesday 12.30pm to 3pm
Senior's Evergreens Group – third Friday of each month, 10.30am to 12 noon
Keysmen Shed: Men's Shed for Keysborough – Friday 9am to 2pm
KILSYTH DANCE HALL
Dance classes at Kilsyth Dance Club, Corner Mount Dandenong and Colchester roads
Second Saturday night of every month and starts with a sherry at 7.30pm, dancing at 8pm
Admission $10 and raffle tickets 3 for $1
BYO supper, tea and coffee supplied, programme a mixture of old time and new vogue
Get computer savvy taster course at the Keysborough Learning Centre.
Taster introductions to using the internet, email, digital photography, Skype, buying and selling online and iPads and iPhone.
On Thursdays 9.30am to 12pm or 12.45pm to 3.15pm.
Please call 9798 7005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, for further details or to book a place.
Essendon Senior Citizen Club is holding ballroom dance sessions twice a week at Kellaway Avenue Hall.
On Thursdays from 1 to 3pm, and on Saturdays from 12.30 to 3pm.
There will be tea, coffee and cake served afterwards for a conversation session, which is optional.
OP SHOP ASHBURTON
Ashy Op Shop is open 7 days a week, and we need YOU to join our friendly volunteer team.
Learn valuable skills like sales, customer service, display, stock control, recycling, and more.
Support Samarinda Ashburton Aged Services through your volunteering for just 3-4 hours a week.
Meet new people in your local community. It's a WIN-WIN!
Phone Margaret on 9885 3815
Looking for somewhere to dance on Sunday afternoon? Well this could be for you.
On the first Sunday of every month, ballroom dancing is held at the Bentleigh Seniors Hall, Arthur St. Bentleigh.
From 12.30 to 3.30pm.
Only $4 - includes refreshments.
For more details, call Angela on 9775 9542 or 0411 148 313.
HEIDELBERG VIEW CLUB
The Heidelberg VIEW Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Manningham Hotel, 1 Thompson Road, Bulleen at 12 noon.
Meetings include a 2 course lunch and guest speaker; the cost is $32 per person.
They are happy to see new faces at our meetings and warmly invite anyone interested to contact Joan Vandenburg on 9459 3889.
The Heidelberg VIEW Club raise funds for the Smith Family's Learning for Life Programme, which is helping disadvantaged Australian children to help with their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.
Contact Anne on 9497 3748.
LAVERTON LIGHTHOUSE OP SHOP
Laverton Lighthouse Opportunity Shop.
All proceeds from this Store go to help the needy in our Community.
Our Shop is conveniently situated at 58 - 62 Woods Street, Laverton, close to the Laverton Railway Station and bus stops.
HOST AN EXCHANGE STUDENT
Have a feel-good experience when you become a volunteer host family with Southern Cross Cultural Exchange.
Help a 15 to 17 year old international cultural exchange student make their dreams a reality by volunteering as a caring and supportive host family.
With French, German, Italian, Spanisah, Swedish, Danish, and Finnish students arriving this July and August, this is your chance to expand your horizons and see the world through fresh eyes.
Call 1800 500 501.
SOCIAL DANCING AT FLEMINGTON
Enjoy an evening of Social Dancing at the Flemington Community Centre, 25 Mt Alexander Rd Flemington every Monday from 7.30pm to 10pm.
The Social Dance includes New Vogue, Modern and Old Time dances. Special events are held throughout the year.
Admission is only $2.
Coffee, tea, biscuits and off street parking provided. All welcome, no partner required.
Contact Lou, on 9337 1587.
FRIENDS FOR LIFE
Friends for Life, a Widows and Widowers Group, meet fortnightly at 6pm at the Hub Community Centre Mathews Ave in Niddrie.
They would like to invite new and interested members to join them.
They are a lovely group, friendly, love to have a laugh.
They catch up as a group or sometimes ring around and have special dinners, movies, walks, BBQs, social parties, dancing, trips away, drives, city shopping.
For enquiries, phone Brenda on 0419 514 082.
BEAUMARIS FARMERS' MARKET
The Beaumaris Rotary's Farmers' Market is held from 8am to 1pm on the second Saturday of each month - at the Beaumaris Campus of Sandringham College - corner of Reserve and Balcombe Roads, Beaumaris.
You'll find good quality fresh produce at a reasonable price and a wonderful community atmosphere.
Entry donation is $2 a head or $5 for families.
FLEMINGTON ROTARY OP SHOP
Come and browse at the Rotary Club of Flemington's Opportunity Shop, 444 Racecourse Road, Flemington. All proceeds go towards local and international Rotary projects. Your support will be appreciated.
Contact Sam at the Shop on 0475 866 086
DANCING IN OAK PARK
Come along to DancePlus2 from 1:30pm to 5:00pm every Sunday afternoon at the Jessie Morris Community Hall, Corner Devon Road & Oak Street, Oak Park. (railway station close by)
Enjoy the social interaction of other dancers and a sense of achievement as you learn a new, or revise a previously learned dance.
The weekly program is posted on our website and Margaret can be contacted on 0419 252 261.
The hall is heated & air conditioned. A plate of finger food to share would be appreciated.
Tea, coffee and cold water supplied.
MACLEOD SQUARE DANCING
Come and learn square dancing in Macleod on Wednesday nights. No special skills needed, if you can walk you can square dance. Have a great fun night, dance to a variety of music. Great social mixer with fun and friendship, and many good times as a by-product.
Don't say no till you give it a go. FIRST NIGHT FREE. Coffee & Tea supplied.
For further information, please ring Neil or Jean on 0409 864 046.
BERWICK FARMER'S CRAFT MARKET
Our markets are on the fourth Saturday each month from 8am to 12.30pm.
At the Old Cheese Factory 34 Homestead Rd Berwick.
Managed by the Rotary Club of Berwick. Family Market with Farm, Fresh Produce and now quality Craft plus this month Animal Nursery for the Kids.
For details, visit the website or call or 0490 408 650.
U3A Croydon, established for matured-aged and retired persons, currently have vacancies in computer classes commencing in Term 3.
Courses range from one for the absolute beginner to a wider selection of more advanced courses such as Publisher, Excel, Word and iPad.
New members welcome.
For more information, contact Trevor 9729 9308.
MONASH SENIORS MEETINGS
Monash Branch of National Seniors Australia provides members living in the area the opportunity to get together not only to meet new people and enjoy social outings but to also have their say on important issues that affect over 50s. We have a varied range of speakers in our Speaker Programme and a comprehensive range of outings arranged for the year.
We meet at the Monash Community Centre, 47 Miller Crescent Mount Waverley on the first Wednesday of each month, commencing at 1.30pm, doors open at 1.15pm.
All members and visitors over 50 years are most welcome.
CAR BOOT AND CRAFT MARKET
Cranbourne Bowling Club holds a car boot and craft market on the first Sunday of every month.
Starting at 9am.
$10 per car boot with free entry to customers.
At 5 Grant Street (next door to the Ambulance Station).
Contact Shirley, on 0411 774 783.
THE INNER EAST BUY SWAP AND SELL FACEBOOK GROUP
The Inner East 'Buy Swap and Sell' Facebook group is a friendly space where members of Melbourne's inner eastern suburbs, from Richmond to Box Hill and everywhere in between come to buy and sell items, swap tips, share information for their area, and get to know members of their community.
Come join and see what it's all about!
Simply visit the Facebook page to join.
PENGUIN CLUB SPEAK-EASY MONBULK GROUP
Are you tongue tied and terrified?
Boost your confidence and communication skills!
With the Penguin Club Speak Easy-Monbulk Group.
The second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 8pm until 9.30pm.
A speaking club for women, helping each other learn in a fun, active supportive environment to improve on all types of communication skills from presentations to everyday conversations.
To attend, phone 0459 186 670.
MOUNT WAVERLEY PROBUS
The Mount Waverley Ladies Probus meets at the Youth Centre, Miller Crescent in Mount Waverley on the second Wednesday of each month.
Runs from 10am.
New members are welcome!
Details from Judith, on 0417 700 693.
CASEY BERWICK FARMERS MARKET
The Rotary Club of Berwick is holding the Casey Berwick Farmers Market on the fourth Saturday of every month.
From 8am until 12.30pm.
At the Old Cheese Factory, at 34 Homestead Road, Berwick.
Lots of seasonal fresh produce from local growers and farmers.
Enjoy the famous Rotary egg and bacon rolls and sausages.
All proceeds from the gate entry and BBQ go towards The Rotary Club of Berwick's local community and international projects.
For more information, call Isobel 0418 320 091.
SUNSHINE DANCE CLASSES
Would you like to learn to dance?
You can enjoy FREE tuition in Social, Modern, Latin, Argentine Tango, Jive and Rock 'n' Roll with a free introduction into Melbourne's social dance scene.
Classes are held every Thursday at 7.30pm.
At Glen Hall, Corner of Glengala Road and Simmie Street in Sunshine.
Details from Noel, on 9331 6580.
LOSE WEIGHT NATURALLY
Maroondah TOWN Club (Take Off Weight Naturally) meets weekly on Thursday evenings.
At St Margaret's Uniting Church, Hull Road, Mooroolbark.
They are a very friendly and supportive club who welcome anyone trying to lose and maintain an appropriate weight, with low cost membership.
Information, via Marcia 0409 170 731.
ALTONA DAY VIEW CLUB
Altona Day View Club invites you to meetings every third Wednesday of each month.
At the Altona R.S.L. from 11am.
We support The Smith Family 'Learning For Life' program for disadvantaged children.
New members are most welcome!
Details, via Janet 9394 6522.
COMMUNITY CHOIR AND UKELELE GROUP
Bennettswood Neighbourhood House is looking for anyone interested in joining their newly formed community choir and ukelele groups.
At 7 Greenwood Street, in Burwood.
For more information, call 9888 0234.
BEGINNERS BALLROOM DANCING LESSONS
Every Monday at 12.15pm to 1.15pm.
Chelsea Activity Hub, Showers Avenue, Chelsea.
Runs for $3 and includes refreshments.
Details with Angela, on 9775 9542
Every second and fourth Saturday.
From 8pm to 11pm.
Leawarra House, 200 Beach Street, East Frankston.
Tea and coffee provided. Table seating. BYO drinks, glasses and nibbles at $7.
Details, Angela 9775 9542.
MORNINGTON VIEW CLUB
Mornington View Club supports the Smith Family to help educate disadvantaged children.
Monthly meetings are held on the fourth Friday of each month from 11am.
Listen to guest speakers and enjoy visits to the Cranbourne Botanical Gardens, Morning Melodies and lots more.
New members welcomed!
Details, from Pam on 5975 3846.
WHITEHORSE FARMERS MARKET
Fill your senses with an amazing array of fruit and vegetables, eggs, chutneys, meats, jams, cheese, breads, honey, flowers and so much more.
Second Sunday of every month.
Entry by gold coin donation.
Runs from 8am to 1pm in the grounds of the Nunawading Civic Centre.
Operated by the combined Whitehorse Rotary Group.
ROTARY CLUB PAKENHAM
Rotary Club of Pakenham is running an Old Time/New Vogue dance on the first Saturday of each month from 7.45pm.
Pakenham Public Hall, John Street, Pakenham.
Details, via Ian 5941 4197.
BORONIA VIEW CLUB
Boronia View Club invites ladies to join their monthly luncheons in the beautiful surrounds of the Eastwood Golf Club.
On the third Friday of each month.
Liverpool Road, Kilsyth South.
Following lunch you'll be entertained by guest speakers.
Details, from Val on 9762 6219.
ESSENDON SQUARE DANCE CLUB
Essendon Square Dance Club is a not for profit group.
They hold a beginners class for new dancers on Thursday nights.
At Maribyrnong Community Centre, 9 Randall Street, Maribyrnong.
Details, via Ruth on 9390 8308.
SOUTHERN PENINSULA CLUB
Southern Peninsula 50 plus club is a friendship club on the Mornington Peninsula.
Meet new friends and enjoy dining out, game days, walks, picnics, BBQ's, bus trips, trivia nights, car rallies and much more.
To join in, call Val on 5985 3045.
GLEN WAVERLEY SENIOR CITIZENS CENTRE
Glen Waverley Senior Citizens Centre is inviting new members to join their dance group, on every Friday afternoon,
At 700 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley.
From 12.30pm to 3pm.
Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.
Entrance fee $3.
Ring Rosalie Lee, on 0412 835 888, for details.
THE PENINSULA ACTIVITIES GROUP
The Peninsula Activities Group is a Frankston-based activities group for the over 50s.
Welcoming new members to join them for day trips, theatre shows, lunches, walks and social outings.
Attend their monthly meetings to hear a speaker of interest, book an activity, have a cuppa and be introduced to their members.
For more info, phone Joanna 9775 2304.
SLIM AWAY SURPLUS HAPPILY
Berwick SASH (Slim Away Surplus Happily) meet every Tuesday night.
Between 6pm to 7.15pm.
At Brentwood Community Centre, Bemersyde Drive, Berwick.
$4 per week – a cost friendly way to lose weight, sharing your struggles with people who understand the journey to a good healthy weight.
Contact Chris any evening, on 0409 231 752.
RED CROSS WINTER WOOLIES
Red Cross Winter Woollies Winter is here and the Red Cross would like your help to warm the hearts of people both here and around the world.
By donating your old jumpers, coats and warm clothing to your nearest Red Cross Op Shop you'll be keeping someone in your community warm.
The sale of your item will also help the Red Cross in its range of local and international aid work.
Find your nearest Red Cross shop at redcross.org.au/shops or call 1800 339 888.
Learn To Square Dance in Werribee!
Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to 10pm.
$9 per person. Tea and Coffee provided.
Contact Howard and Brenda, on 0417 025 828, for further information.
MITCHAM COMMUNITY HOUSE
Mitcham Community House has some interesting things to offer, such as a beginner's course for AUSLAN - Australian Sign Language Level 1.
There's photography workshops and card games.
Call 987 34587 to book or check the website.
WOLLERT COMMUNITY MARKET
The Wollert Community Market is held on the fourth Saturday of each month.
In the grounds of the former Wollert Primary School at 455 Epping Road, Wollert.
From 8am and 2pm you'll find locally grown produce, handmade jams and cakes, toys, books and a variety of crafts.
For more information, call Hilda 0420 585 285