November 25, 2022

Community calendar | Maribyrnong Bay and Hobsons

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computers for 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, 9397 6168.

knitting group

Everyone is invited to come to Yarraville Library or Footscray for a weekly knitting group, where you can share your favorite patterns and techniques and chat with like-minded people. Registrations are recommended through Eventbrite.

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

poetry group

Everyone is welcome to join the Maribyrnong Libraries Poetry Group. From the comfort of your own home, you can listen to poetry and connect with your community by phone. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never read poetry before, everyone is welcome. Registration is required through Eventbrite.

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

walking group

Residents of Altona Meadows and Newport are invited to participate in a Heart Foundation walking group that meets on Wednesdays and Fridays. The group walks for 60 minutes, and it’s a great way to socialize and be active at the same time. Members must register with the Heart Foundation to join.

■ Ian Watson 0411 566 862 or www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Community/Whats-On/Altona-Meadows-and-Newport-Heart-Foundation-Walking-Groups

Williamstown Craft Market

Commonwealth Reserve comes alive on the third Sunday of the month for 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. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Coffee-conversation

The Conversation Café is back at the Footscray and Braybrook libraries. The Café gives people the chance to meet new people and practice English conversation in a relaxed and friendly environment.

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

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

Heritage walks

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

Musicians welcome

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

Rotary Club

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]

mouth organ

The Yarraville Mouth Organ Band meets Friday nights at 203 Williamstown Road, Yarraville. Good music, friendly atmosphere. Everyone is welcome.

■ Heather, 9399 2190

friendship group

The Altona Day View (Voice Interest and Education of Women) club meets at 11 a.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at Altona RSL. The club is always open to new members, and anyone interested is encouraged to get in touch today and see what it’s all about.

■ Janet 9394 6522 or 0412 010 176.

Community outings

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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Join Landcare

The Friends of Presidents Park meet the first Thursday of the month, from 10 a.m. to noon. This is a new conservation group. No prior knowledge required. Meet at the parking lot by the river and Shaws Bridge.

[email protected]

Werribee River Lovers Required

A new family conservation group is forming to support the Werribee River in central Werribee. The next event will take place on Tuesday March 8, from 5.30pm to 7.00pm, at the end of the river Edgar Street, Werribee.

[email protected]iver.org.au

U3A Werribee

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

Education volunteers

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. EdConnect Australia provides training and support to its volunteers.

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

AL-ANON meets

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.

Tutoring program

Youth Services and Equal Ed offer free online tutoring classes for 12-18 year olds. The Academic Homework Assistance Program takes place on Wednesdays, 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

Singing group

Do you like to sing and want to meet other singers in your area? Join the Melton South Community Singers at the Melton South Community Centre. Rehearsals are held the first and third Tuesday 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 10 a.m. 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

Zonta is an international organization that brings 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

Mahjong group

Interested in learning to play Mahjong? The game is a tile-based game derived from China where it was developed in the 19th century. 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 on the first Tuesday of each month at the Melton Dart Club, 63a Reserve Road, from 9.45am. New members and visitors welcome.

■ 9746 0271

Rose Carers of Maddley Park

The Rose Carers meet on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon at Maddingley Park, corner of Grant and Taverner Streets, Bacchus Marsh, to tend to 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.

■ 0425 705 150

Melton Parkinson’s Support Group

The Melton Parkinson Support Group meets on the second Thursday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kurunjang Community Center, 33-35 Mowbray Crescent, Kurunjang. Welcome new members and helpers.

■ Hélène, 0409 186 576