Community calendar

Kings Park Primary School year 6 pupils Ryan and Juanne.(Damjan Janevski) 298386_01

Want your event listed? Community Calendar is made available free of charge to not-for-profit organisations to keep the public informed of special events and activities. Send item details to Star Weekly Community Calendar, Corner Thomsons Road and Keilor Park Drive, Keilor Park, 3042, or email to by 9am Wednesday the week prior to publication.

Women’s Wednesdays

All women are invited to join the Women’s Support Network on the last Wednesday of the month. Sessions include socialising, gentle yoga, crafts, cooking demo, dancing, English conversation and morning tea. No charge, donations and contributions to morning tea welcome. From 10.30am-1.30pm at the First Sunshine Scouts Hall, 23 Nixon Street, Sunshine.

Deer Park Lions Club

Deer Park Lions Club is looking for new members. It meets at Deer Park Senior Citizens, 119 Station Road, Deer Park.

■ Michael, 0417 307 572

Sunshine Community Brass

Sunshine Community Brass is looking for new members to join its vibrant band of musicians. With over 90 years of history, the band is looking to grow for the future. Sunshine Community Brass is currently looking for trumpet and percussion players. It rehearses Tuesdays from 7.30pm, at 45 Furlong Road, North Sunshine.

■ Andrew, 0419 444 620

Seniors Citizens Meetings

The St Albans Senior Citizens group is welcoming new members. The group meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 am-1.30pm at The St Albans Senior Citizens Centre, corner of Alfrieda and William streets, St Albans. Cost of membership is $10 annually and $1 entry on the days you attend.

■ Mary, 0408 396 691

The Gap on Graham

The Gap provides a place for Melton youth to hang out, socialise, play games and learn new skills. The centre currently holds a girls night on Wednesday evenings for 10 to 18 year olds and a drop-in night for all aged between 12 to 25 years old.

The centre runs on donations and will be holding fundraising car boot market days on September 10, October 8 and November 12 from 10am. Proceeds will go towards supporting local youth.

■ Val, 0414 769 605

Melton Men’s Group

Melton Men’s Group meets every Thursday from 5-8pm at The Gap on Graham, 5 Graham Street, Melton. Focusing on senior men’s mental and physical wellbeing. The group invites new members to come for a cuppa and a chat, listen to guest speakers and participate in our activities including; carpet bowls, pool or table tennis.


Melton Over 50s Social Group

A friendly group of people aged over 50, who enjoy each other’s company while attending events and outings such as dinners, shows, dancing, cinemas and more. If you live in the Melton area and would like to meet new friends, in a welcoming group environment, this is for you.

■ Marlene, 0498 329 290.

Zonta club meets

Zonta is an international organisation bringing women together to support other women. The Zonta Club of Melton meets on the first Monday of each month at Melton Country Club, Reserve Road, Melton.

■ Suzanne, 0417 512 420

U3A Melton

U3A Melton offers among its activities a Book Group, Australian History and a gentle exercise class for those 55 and over who are retired or semi-retired who wish to stay mentally and physically active.

0419 563 016

Melton Combined Probus Club

The Melton Probus Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Melton Dart Club, 63a Reserve Road, from 9.45am.

■ 9746 0271

Bacchus Marsh Market

Bacchus Marsh rejoice! There will be a monthly market at the gorgeous location of Maddingley Park. On the second Saturday of every month, there will be a lovely variety of stallholders and food trucks. Bring a picnic blanket and invite your friends and family for a lovely market day out.

Take weight off naturally

Struggling to lose weight? Struggling to get motivated? Want to try and do it in a friendly and less stressful atmosphere? Come and join TOWN (Take Weight Off Naturally) every Tuesday at 6pm at the Darlingsford Barn, Darlingsford Boulevard, Melton.

■ Catherine, 0416 612 517, or Bob, 0411 824 739

Parkinson’s support group

The Melton Parkinson’s Support Group meets on the second Thursday of the month 10.30am-12.30pm at Kurunjang Community Centre, 33-35 Mowbray Crescent, Kurunjang. New members and carers welcome.

■ Helen, 0409 186 576

Eynesbury Market

A community market next to the iconic Eynesbury Homestead. The market is on the fourth Sunday of the month. It features a great range of food trucks, artisans, makers and more.

Boomerang Bags Bacchus Marsh

Boomerang Bags Bacchus Marsh makes reusable shopping bags from rescued fabric. The group are looking for people to cut, sew, iron and market our bags. Meets on the first Sunday each month at the Darley Neighbourhood House 2-4pm. Find the Facebook group for more details.

Melton Bridge Club

The Melton Bridge Club has recommenced weekly social Bridge sessions at the Melton Library on Fridays from 10am-noon. Come along to play an exciting, social card game and have loads of fun. Bridge offers the suspense of poker, the cerebral qualities of chess and the excitement of athletic sports, all in a relaxed and social setting. If you like playing cards this is for you.

Rosemary, 0407 894 817

Melton Friendship Group.

Join the Melton Friendship Group for singles 55 and older. Meet fortnightly for coffee and chat nights and organised affordable outings and events.

■ 0406 493 734

Melton Valley Ladies Probus Club

The Melton Valley Ladies Probus Club meets at 10am on the second Tuesday of each month at the Melton Country Club. The group is open to everyone, new and old members, to get together and discover the social aspects of the group.

■ Ann, 0425 705 150

Car boot sale

A fabulous car boot sale is happening in Sunbury on Saturday, October 1, hosted by the 1st and 3rd Sunbury Scouts. Pick up toys, books, clothes and tools and stick around for a sausage sizzle. It’s $15 for a car boot pitch outside, or $10 for a table inside. 10am at the Max Gifford Scout Hall, 8 Miller Street, Sunbury.

Village connect

A new service for older people and carers provided by Macedon Ranges council for residents over 55 years old to stay socially connected, chat with others in the community and enjoy some free coffee and cake. Happening on Tuesdays and Thursday at cafes across the municipality, there’s sure to be one near you. Check out the link below for more information. or call 5422 0262

Craft and conversation

If you’re a passionate crafter and want some company, why not head down to the Sunbury Library on Mondays at noon for the craft and conversation group. The program is free and open to people aged 15 years and older.

Chill Out Sunbury

Are you between 12 and 18 years old and want to engage with other young people, participate in activities such as trivia, games, art, music, competitions, personal development and more? Chill Out Sunbury is for you. It’s free and happens every Wednesday, 3.30-5.30pm at the Sunbury Youth Centre, 51-53 Evans Street.

Sunbury Ladies Badminton Club

Get involved with a welcoming, fun, social group of women who have spread the word of ladies badminton since 1999. Social games are on Mondays, 9.30am-noon, and team competitions are on Thursdays, 9.30am-12.30pm at Eric Boardman Stadium, Wilsons Lane.

Come have a chat

Delve into deeper topics and enjoy intriguing conversations by joining the Table 8 Discussion Group. The key theme for the coming months will be kindness. The chats take place every Tuesday from 10.30-11.30am at Macedon Lounge, 40 Victoria Street, Macedon.

■ Carol, 0431 186 575

Sunbury badminton fun

The Sunbury Badminton Club has a new extra playing time on Wednesdays, 10am-noon. All are welcome to attend at Clarke Oval Stadium, 49 Riddell Road, with equipment provided and coaching available. Playing for the first time is free.

Hoppers Crossing Ladies Probus

The friendly and vibrant group meet at Hotel 520 on the second Wednesday of each month from 10am. They have a guest speaker each month as well as social lunches, outings and theatre trips.

■ 0407 856 519.

Werribee Annual Craft Festival

The Werribee Craft Festival is back after a three-year hiatus and inviting stall holders to join the annual Craft festival running from 5-9pm November 4, and 9am-5pm November 5.

■ Nicole, 0411 103 149 or

Wyndham Rotary

Wyndham Rotary is welcoming people interested in helping residents in need in the municipality. People interested in finding out more, Can meet the group at the Italian Sports Club at 6.30pm every Wednesday night for a meal, to share ideas and work for a common cause.

■ Julie, 0406196630