Community calendar

Photographer's choice pic of a baby goat taken at Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary. Photo by Damjan Janevski. 252588_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.

Players wanted

Keilor Park Cricket Club is on the lookout for senior men and women’s players, along with junior players for the upcoming season. Interested players can contact the club via the club’s Facebook page.

Junior players wanted

Selwyn Park-based Sunshine United Cricket Club are looking for junior boys and girls to play in their U11s & U13s Friday night & U15s Saturday morning teams. Our juniors learn and enjoy the fundamentals of cricket, taught by our team of experienced coaches. We celebrate all backgrounds and skill levels, developing every player to become the best they can be.

■ Terry Nichols, 0418 392 180

Deer Park probus

The Deer Park Combined Probus Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at The Deer Park Club, 780 Ballarat Road, from 10am. New members and visitors are welcome.

■ Don, 0409 191 580

Solo exhibition

Hume-based artist Louise D’Amico’s debut solo exhibition is available now to view as an online exhibition exploring the theme of flowers, the phenomenon of their explosive colour, and how they make you feel happy. Available for viewing until Sunday, November 21.


Youth theatre workshops

Whittlesea council is offering free drama workshops every Thursday until December 16, resuming once COVID-19 restrictions allow. Anyone aged 12 to 18 years old can come along to civic centre Innovation Hub, 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang, 4-6pm. Learn skills, build confidence, make friends and become part of the Fresh Theatre community or 9217 2172

Plant sale

The first New Gisborne Scouts Annual Tomato Sale is happening on October 30 and 31. All plants will be sold at $5 and are to be collected from the Church of Christ 31 Saunders Road, New Gisborne, between 10am and 1pm.

■ 0400 140 630

John Safran

Join writer John Safran and host Tony Wilson for this special digital event where John and Tony will take a look into the tobacco and vaping industry. The event will be run online in partnership with the Wheeler Centre on Wednesday, October 13 from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Tickets $10.

Equiculture webinar

Join along with Stuart Myers from Equiculture, for this online event run in part with the Macedon Ranges council to discuss some simple changes that could vastly improve your horses lifestyle. The event will be held online on Tuesday, October 12 from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. This is a free event.

Sounds of silent

The Sounds of Silent are a five-piece ensemble featuring some of Melbourne’s most versatile and accomplished musicians recreating the silent movie experience from the 1920s and 1930s. They will be performing at Kyneton Town Hall on Friday, October 22 from 11.30am to 12.30pm. Full price tickets are $25 while seniors get in for $22.

■ 1300 888 802

Compost research webinar

Join Macedon Ranges council and Dr Jim Radford from La Trobe University for this talk on compost use in agricultural settings. Dr Radford will share his local research insights and promote farming practices that have positive outcomes for agriculture. The event will be held on Tuesday, November 9 from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

■ 0455 210 436

Hannah Gadsby

Hannah Gadsby, world class, award winning funny person has a brand new live show Body of Work, showing at the Kyneton Town Hall. She will be performing two performances on Saturday, November 13 5pm 60 6.10pm and 8pm to 9.10 pm.

■ 1300 888 802

AL-ANON meets

AL-ANON provides support for families and loved ones living with alcoholics and problem drinkers. The group meets Mondays at St Thomas Anglican Church foyer, 117 Synnot Street, Werribee, from 7.30pm, and on Tuesdays at the St Mary’s Tennis Club rooms, 204 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough.

■ 0412 432 760

Fibro/CFS Support

Expressions of interest to start a Fibromyalgia and CFS Support Group in Manor Lakes and surrounding areas. Connect with real people and share information, experiences, problems and solutions.

Love Our Street 3029

Come join the volunteer community litter clean-up crew in Hoppers Crossing, which meets on the third Sunday of the month, 10.30am-noon.

■ Karen,

Quilt In

People of all ages and cultures are welcome to join the Wyndham Patchworkers Inc, which will host its 25th Anniversary Quilt In on November 6 from 10am-3.30pm at the St James the Apostle Catholic Church, 336 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing. The event will feature a guest speaker, a raffle, door prizes, morning and afternoon tea, a show-and-tell and local traders. Entry: $15. BYO hand stitching, mug and lunch. Pre-booking mandatory.

Dads’ playgroup

Tarneit Community Learning Centre hosts a dads’ playgroup every week on Thursdays. The morning starts at 9.30am and promises to be a chance for male caregivers to connect with each other and form new friendships.

■ Shaun, 0455 521 154

Diabetes support group

The Westgate diabetes support group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the Altona Bowling Club at 10am.

■ Elaine, 0415 030 996

Community visitors

The Office of the Public Advocate is seeking volunteers in the Melton area to become Community Visitors, upholding the human rights of people with a cognitive disability who are living in supported care. Community Visitors monitor and report on the adequacy of services being provided to residents, talk to residents to identify issues of concern and write a brief report at the conclusion of the visit. Training and reimbursement of expenses are provided. or 0418 931 247

Singing group

Join the Melton South Community Singers at the Melton South Community Centre on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

■ Sue, 0400 082 413

Melton South Knit & Natter

All welcome to join this social crafting group, running at the Melton South Community Centre each Monday from 10am-noon. Bring along any knitting or crochet projects and work on them while sharing tips, learning skills and catching up over a cuppa.

■ 9747 8576

Zonta club meets

The Zonta Club of Melton meets on the first Monday of each month at Melton Country Club, Reserve Road, Melton.

■ Suzanne, 0417 512 420

Mahjong group

Interested in learning to play Mahjong? U3A Melton has a group who play on Tuesdays at 10am. or 0419 563 016

First aid courses

Melton South Community Centre offers a number of first aid courses for people wanting to learn or renew these valuable skills. One-day classes are held on Saturdays throughout the year.

■ 9747 8576

Melton 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. New members and visitors are most welcome.

■ 9746 0271

Women’s Choir

The Willin Wimmin choir meets every Wednesday in school terms from 7.30-9.30pm. During COVID restrictions, the choir meets via Zoom. When permitted, it will return to the Church of Christ hall in Douglas Parade, Williamstown. There are no auditions and no need to be able to read music. Sopranos especially welcome. Term four starts on October 6. Join for a free try out. ■ ■

Friendship Group

Altona Day View Club (Voice Interest Education of Women) meets at 11am on the third Wednesday of the month at Altona RSL.

■ Janet, 9394 6522 or 0412 010 176

Guided walk

Enjoy a leisurely 90 minute walk with guide, John, starting at the Williamstown Visitor Information Centre in Nelson Place, each Tuesday starting at 9.20am. Each week covers a different route in the local area.

■ John, 0418 377 336

Laverton Community Choir

All welcome for a friendly singing get-together, suitable for all ages and abilities on Thursday nights from 7pm during school term at the Laverton P-12 College, 91 Bladin Street, Laverton.

■ Ada, 0419 116 013

Rotary club

Rotary Club of Point Gellibrand meets at Customs House Hotel, 161 Nelson Place, Williamstown, on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 6pm for a 6.30pm dinner meeting. Visitors welcome.

■ Pam, 0418 347 691or

Mouth organ band

The Yarraville Mouth Organ Band meets Friday evenings at 203 Williamstown Road, Yarraville. Great music, friendly atmosphere. New members, players or beginners welcome.

■ Heather, 9399 2190