Women sitting on exercise mat with legs crossed and hands on knees. Female meditating in lotus pose at yoga class, Padmasana. Cropped shot.

Brimbank green expo

The annual Sustainable Living Expo is on this weekend, with a packed day of demonstrations, talks, stalls and classes. There will be a special guest MC and speaker Barry Du Bois from Channel 10 at this free event. February 18, 10am-3pm. Westvale Community Centre, 45 Kings Road, St Albans.

■ 9249 4665 or


Learn Maltese

The Maltese Language Teachers Associations of Victoria is organising Maltese language classes for different levels at Werribee, Sydenham and Mill Park. Classes will run on weekday evenings, 6.30-8.30pm. Registrations are now open. Limited seats available.

■ Mark, 0400 307 945 or


Council call for ideas

Brimbank residents are being asked to share their ideas – big and small – at the next open community consultation session, which will be held this Thursday, February 16, 6-8pm at the Biggs Street meeting room at St Albans. Feedback from these sessions will help the council decide its plans and budget for future projects and services. There will be more sessions in other suburbs this month, until March 7.

■ 9249 4000,


Neighbourhood grants

Brimbank council is offering mini-grants to residents to encourage them to get to know their neighbours. The annual Neighbour Day is coming up on March 26, and council has 20 $250 grants on offer for residents who organise a local activity that will help those living nearby connect with each other. Conditions apply and applications close February 28.

■ 9249 4000 or visit

Open Day

The fifth free open day at Albion Community Garden is on Sunday, February 19, 2-5pm, and is being held with Albion Community Toy Library at Albion Community House in Selwyn Park, Selwyn Street, Albion. There will be face painting and art for children, free coffee for adults, community volleyball/soccer. Community gardening will also be a feature of the day’s activities … all accompanied by the mellow tunes of local musicians.

■ Neil,