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Probus of Keilor
The Keilor Combined Probus Club resumes its activities after the confinements. The group meets on the third Monday of each month at the Keilor Pub. New members are welcome.
■ Steve, 0408 193 793, or Keith, 0409 494 801.
The Women’s Support Network will be launched at an International Women’s Day event in Brimbank on Tuesday 8 March. All women are invited to attend.
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Duke Street Community Center started a women’s social group 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 according to the needs of the participants and will take place in a relaxed setting. The group will meet at the center at 1 p.m.
■ 9311 9973
Taylor Lakes Football Club is looking for male and female players for all age groups, from under 8 to under 18.5. To be eligible, children must be born between July 1, 2003 and April 30, 2015.
■ Julie, 0409 259 389
Deer Park Probus
The Deer Park Combined Probus Club meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Deer Park Club, 780 Ballarat Road, from 10am. New members and visitors welcome.
■ Donation, 0409 191 580
Keilor Park Cricket Club is looking for female players to join its women’s cricket team. The club, which has enjoyed success in recent years, play Sundays in the North West Metropolitan Cricket Association.
The City of Whittlesea Summer Series arrives at Laurimar Park on Friday, February 18, from 5-8 p.m. There will be a new Makers Market for Doreen, featuring stalls to browse and food spots. Bring a picnic or buy something locally from the food trucks for an evening with family and friends. At the corner of Hazel Glen Drive and Flaxen Hills Road.
The Sunbury Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at the Sunbury Bowling Club at 7 p.m.
The Woodlands Ladies Probus Club of Sunbury meets the fourth Monday of each month at Sunbury Bowling Club at 9:45 am. The club is based on fun, friendship and camaraderie and offers monthly outings, an annual trip and lots of fun get-togethers.
■ Val, 0418138214.
Sunbury Combined Probus Club
The Sunbury Combined Probus Club meets every fourth Thursday of the month at the Sunbury Football Social Club at 10am. Visitors and new members welcome.
■ Carmel, 0416 477 271.
Sunbury & Macedon Ranges Toastmasters helps its members develop their public speaking, communication and leadership skills. The group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month, from 7:20 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at Sunbury Senior Citizens Hall.
The Sunbury Garden Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month. There is a guest speaker at each meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. at Sunbury Football Club.
■ Cheryl, 9744 1663
Seniors are welcome at the Sunbury Senior Citizens’ Club on Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 8 O’Shannassy Street. A variety of activities are offered – carpet balls, cards, billiards, darts, board games or just a cup of coffee and a chat. If you are 55 or older and want to meet new people, come along.
■ Frank, 0423 392 884
Hanging Rock Night Walks
Let the scent of eucalyptus and the calls of native wildlife captivate you on a nighttime walk at Hanging Rock. The walks are suitable for all ages, but places are limited and booking is essential. The ticket price is $25 per adult or $12 per child for two sessions taking place on Friday February 18 and Friday March 25.
■ 5422 0387
Hikoi Brothers caters to men of all ages in the western suburbs. The group meets fortnightly on Sundays for walks, discussing various topics while enjoying Wyndham’s various trails.
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A monthly cleaning group at the Hoppers and Tarneit sites resumes for 2022 on Sunday, February 20, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at Grange Reserve, along Hogans Road. Material provided.
U3A Werribee Region is a non-profit organization comprised of semi-retired and retired Wyndham residents. It organizes a variety of weekly classes led by volunteers.
■ Rick, 0402299220
EdConnect Australia is looking for Wyndham residents to mentor and volunteer with students for the 2022 school year. The charity places volunteers in local schools to help improve the lives of vulnerable young people and give them life skills. Whether you are recently retired or a university student, 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 provides support for families and loved ones living with alcoholics and problem drinkers. The group meets Mondays at the foyer of St Thomas’ Anglican Church, 117 Synnot Street, Werribee, from 7.30pm, and Tuesdays at the halls of St Mary’s Tennis Club, 204 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough.
Youth Services and Equal Ed offer free online tutoring classes for 12-18 year olds. The Academic Homework Assistance Program will run Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m., beginning the second week of each school term in 2022. All sessions are supervised by Wyndham Board Youth Services staff.
■ youthwyndham.com/pgm-reg or Danielle Diez, 8375 2346
Computers for Absolute Beginners
The Williamstown Community and Education Center is now taking registrations for classes to help those with limited computer skills. Classes are held daily at Joan Kirner House, Williamstown and the North Altona Library.
■Lynne or Tahlia at 9397 6168.
Everyone is welcome to come to the library in Yarraville or Footscray for a weekly knitting group. Registrations are recommended through Eventbrite.
Williamstown Craft Market
The Commonwealth Reserve comes to life on the third Sunday of the month with the Williamstown Craft Market. The market has over 50 stalls showcasing everything from handmade crafts, local produce and food vendors. There will also be live music. The market takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Conversation Cafe is back at the Footscray and Braybrook Libraries. It gives people the chance to meet new people and practice English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Diabetes Support Group
The Westgate Diabetes Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Altona Bowling Club at 10 a.m.
■ Elaine, 0415 030 996
Enjoy a leisurely two-hour drive around historic Williamstown and surrounding suburbs with guide John. The walks start at 9.20am each Tuesday outside the Nelson Place Visitor Information Centre.
■ John, 0418 377 336
Do you play trumpet, flute or low brass? The Hobsons Bay City Band is looking for musicians to join their community band. Rehearsals are on Mondays from 7.30pm at Newport Lakes Primary School, Elizabeth Street, Newport.
■ Roger Lewis, [email protected] or www.hbcb.org.au
Combined Probus Altona North
The Altona North Combined Probus Club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Altona Sports Club. Includes a speaker, organized trips and outings and a friendly atmosphere.
■ Lesley, 0414 481 442
The Rotary Club of Point Gellibrand meets at the Customs House Hotel, 161 Nelson Place, Williamstown, the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 6 p.m. for a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome.
■ Pam, 0418 347 691 or [email protected]
The Yarraville Mouth Organ Band meets Friday nights at 203 Williamstown Road, Yarraville. Good music, friendly atmosphere. Everyone is welcome.
■ Heather, 9399 2190
Join the Melton South Community Singers at the Melton South Community Center on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.
■ Sue, 0400 082 413
Melton South Knit & Natter
All are welcome to join this social craft group, which takes place at the Melton South Community Center every Monday from 10am to noon. Bring knitting or crochet projects and work on them while sharing tips, learning skills and catching up on a cup of tea.
■ 9747 8576
The Zonta club reunites
The Zonta Club of Melton meets on the first Monday of each month at Melton Country Club, Reserve Road, Melton.
■ Suzanne, 0417 512 420
Interested in learning to play Mahjong? U3A Melton has a band that plays Tuesdays at 10am.
■ u3amelton.com or 0419 563 016
Melton Men’s Club Probus
The Melton Men’s Probus Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Melton Dart Club, 63a Reserve Road, from 9.45am. New members and visitors are welcome.
■ 9746 0271
Rose Carers of Maddley Park
Meets Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon at Maddingley Park, 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
Melton Cycling Club
The Melton Cycling Club meets for regular Sunday rides. There are three different riding groups to cater for different abilities starting at 7:30am. The rides end at Lazy Moe for a cup of tea.
■ 0403 057 003
Probus Women’s Club of Melton Valley
Melton Valley Ladies Probus Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at Melton Country Club at 10am. Welcome new members.
The Melton South Community Center is hosting two card making sessions. Cardcrafting for beginners will take place on February 21, while immediate cardmaking will take place on March 7. Everything is provided.
■ 9747 8576
Introduction to Baking and Baking returns to the Melton South Community Center for term one. Create your own breads, pastries, pies and desserts in this six-week pre-accredited course, available on Wednesday or Saturday afternoons.
■ 9747 8576