Community calendar October 18

Twins Jack (3) and Leah (3) prepare for the Children’s Week Picnic. Photo by Damjan Janevski.

Table football

The Western Flickers Table Football Club will hold its annual major tournament – The Altona Cup – welcoming players from all over Melbourne. All are welcome to watch or try out from 9am-5pm on October 21 at 59 Sunline Drive, Truganina.


Families expo

Central West Shopping Centre will celebrate Children’s Week by hosting a child and family expo 10am-1pm Wednesday, October 25. Activities will include face-painting, balloon twisting, storytime, henna, football and children’s craft. Information about services for families will also be available.


Dog days

Spotswood and Kingsville RSL becomes a dog park every Saturday. Head down for a drink while your dog socialises on the lawn. No digging, dogs must be supervised. or


Musicians welcome

Do you play bari-sax, percussion, clarinet, trumpet? The Hobsons Bay City Band is seeking musicians to join its community band. Rehearsals are on Mondays from 7.30pm at Newport Lakes Primary School.


Life inside

Theatre group wit incorporated is staging Outside In by Hilary Beaton, a play in which seven women navigate life inside prison. From October 19-November 4 at the Bluestone Church Arts Space, 8a Hyde Street, Footscray, tickets $15-25. Bookings:


Film festival

tilde, Melbourne’s trans and gender diverse community film festival, presents its largest program ever, screening up to 30 films, October 26-29, tickets $10-$25.