Community calendar | Brimbank & North West

Do you want your event on the list? Community calendars are made available free of charge to non-profit organizations to keep the public informed about special events and activities. Send item information to Star Weekly Community Calendar, Corner Thomsons Road and Keilor Park Drive, Keilor Park, 3042, or email westeditorial@starweekly.com.au no later than 9 Wednesday the week before release.

Keilor probus

Keilor Combined Probus Club is back in operation after the shutdowns. The group meets on the third Monday of each month at Keilor Pub. New members are welcome.

■ Steve, 0408 193 793, or Keith, 0409 494 801.

Women’s Day

The Women’s Support Network will be launched at an International Women’s Day in Brimbank on 8 March. All women are welcome to attend.

■ wsn.org.au

Female group

The Duke Street Community Center creates a social group for women to give people a place to interact. The group will run every other Friday, as a way to connect with other women in the community in a safe, fun and social way. It will be developed to suit the needs of the participants and will be in a relaxed environment. The group meets in the center at

■ 9311 9973

Football

Taylor’s Lakes Football Club is looking for male and female players for all ages from under 8 to under 18.5. To be eligible, children must be born between July 1, 2003 and April 30, 2015.

July, 0409 259 389

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 6 p.m. New members and visitors are welcome.

■ Don, 0409 191 580

Female cricket

Keilor Park Cricket Club is looking for players to join its female cricket team. The club, which has been successful in recent years, plays in the North West Metropolitan Cricket Association on Sundays.

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Rotary club

Sunbury Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at Sunbury Bowling Club at 19.00.

■ sunburyrotary@gmail.com

Sunbury Combined Probus Club

Sunbury Combined Probus Club meets every fourth Thursday of the month at Sunbury Football Social Club at 10.00. Visitors and new members are welcome.

■ Carmel 0416 477 271.

Toastmasters

Sunbury & Macedon Ranges Toastmasters help its members develop their public speaking, communication and leadership skills. The group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month, from 7.20pm to 9.30pm, at Sunbury Senior Citizens Hall.

■ vpm-4185@toastmastersclubs.org

Garden club

The Sunbury Garden Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month. There is a guest speaker at each meeting, which starts at 19.30 at Sunbury Football Club.

■ Cheryl, 9744 1663

Older club

Senior citizens are welcome to visit the Sunbury Senior Citizens’ Club on Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on O’Shannassy Street 8. A variety of activities are offered – carpet bowls, cards, snooker, darts, board games or just a cup of coffee and a chat. Lunch allowance. If you are over 55 and would like to meet new people, come along.

■ Frank, 0423 392 884

Hanging Rock night walks

Let the scent of eucalyptus and the call of native wildlife catch you on a night walk at Hanging Rock. The tours are suitable for all ages, but there are limited places and reservations are required. Ticket price is $ 25 per. adult or $ 12 per. child for two sessions running Friday, February 18th and Friday, March 25th.

■ 5422 0387

Quilt-In

Wyndham Patchworkers is holding its 25th Anniversary Quilt-In on February 12 at St James the Apostle Catholic Church Hall, 336 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing from 6 p.m. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with Veronique Diligent as guest speaker. The day will feature raffle, door prizes, show & tell and four local merchants. Due to COVID-19 requirements, there will be no door sales, so all participants must pre-order via www.trybooking.com. Tickets: $ 15 including morning / afternoon tea. BYO breakfast. Proof of vaccination status or medical exemption required.

■ President Donna Morris, 0417 268 887

Training volunteers

EdConnect Australia is looking for Wyndham residents to mentor and volunteer with students in the 2022 school year. The charity places volunteers in local schools to help improve the lives of vulnerable young people and equip them with life skills. Whether you are recently retired or studying at university, EdConnect Australia offers training and support to its volunteers. Potential volunteers can apply online.

■ www.edconnectaustralia.org.au/volunteer/ or 1800 668 550

AL-ANON meetings

AL-ANON provides support to families and loved ones living with alcoholics and problem drinkers. The group meets on Mondays in St. Thomas Anglican Church foyer, 117 Synnot Street, Werribee, from 6 p.m. 7.30pm and on Tuesdays at St Mary’s Tennis Club premises, 204 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough.

Guidance program

Youth Services and Equal Ed offer free online tutoring courses for young people ages 12 to 18. The academic homework support program runs online on Wednesdays at 16-17 from the second week of each school period in 2022. All sessions are supervised by Wyndham Council Youth Services staff.

■ Sign up at youthwyndham.com/pgm-reg or Danielle Diez, 8375 2346

Knitting group

Everyone is welcome to come to the Yarraville or Footscray Library for a weekly knitting group. Registrations are recommended via Eventbrite.

■ www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/library/Events/Knitting-Group

Williamstown Craft Market

The Commonwealth Reserve comes alive on the third Sunday of the month with Williamstown Craft Market. The market boasts over 50 stalls showcasing everything from handmade crafts, home-grown produce and food vendors. There will also be live music. The market takes place from 10.00-16.00.

■ www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Community/Whats-On/Williamstown-Craft-Market

Conversation cafe

The Conversation Cafe is back at Footscray and Braybrook Library! It gives people the chance to meet new people and practice English conversational skills in a relaxed and friendly environment.

■ www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/library/Events/Conversation-Cafe

Diabetes Support Group

The Westgate Diabetes Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Altona Bowling Club at 10.00.

■ Elaine, 0415 030 996

Heritage hiking

Enjoy a leisurely two-hour walk around historic Williamstown and nearby suburbs with guide John. Hiking starts at 9.20 every Tuesday outside the Visitor Information Center in Nelson Place.

■ John, 0418 377 336

Musicians are welcome

Do you play trumpet, flute or lower brass instruments? The Hobsons Bay City Band is looking for musicians to join their community band. Exercises are held on Mondays from kl. 19.30 at Newport Lakes Primary School, Elizabeth Street, Newport.

■ Roger Lewis, hbcityband@gmail.com or www.hbcb.org.au

Altona North combined probus

Altona North Combined Probus Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Altona Sports Club. Includes a speaker, organized tours and excursions and a friendly atmosphere.

■ Lesley, 0414 481 442

Rotary club

The Rotary Club of Point Gellibrand meets at Customs House Hotel, 161 Nelson Place, Williamstown, on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 6 p.m. 18:00 for a dinner meeting at 18.30. Visitors are welcome.

Pam, 0418 347 691 or rotarypointgellibrand@gmail.com

Mouth organ band

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

■ Heather, 9399 2190

Singing group

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

■ Sue, 0400 082 413

Melton South Knit & Natter

Everyone is welcome to join this social craft group, which runs at the Melton South Community Center every Monday from 10.00 for dinner. Bring any knitting or crochet projects and work on them while sharing tips, learning skills and grabbing a cup of coffee.

■ 9747 8576

Zonta club meet

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

■ Suzanne, 0417 512 420

Mahjong group

Interested in learning to play Mahjong? U3A Melton has a group that plays on Tuesdays at. 10.00.

■ u3amelton.com or 0419 563 016

Melton Men’s Probus Club

The Melton Men’s Probus Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Melton Dart Club, 63a Reserve Road, from 6 p.m. 9.45. New members and visitors are very welcome.

■ 9746 0271

Rose Carers of Maddingley Park

Meet on Wednesdays from kl. 10-12 in Maddingley Park, the corner of Grant and Taverner streets, Bacchus Marsh, to maintain two beautiful rose gardens. New volunteers are always welcome – with or without experience.

■ Elaine Greenhall, 0418 171 119 or 0400 052 857

U3A Werribee Region

The U3A Werribee Region is a non-profit organization consisting of semi-retired and retired residents of Wyndham City. Our organization conducts a series of weekly classes run by volunteers, consisting of history, senior men in light training, mosaics, TAI CHI, Digital Device Applications, MAHJONG, YOGA for the elderly and both popular and classical music. All classes are held in safe and friendly locations, consisting primarily of Wyndham Community Centers.

■ Rick, 0402299220

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