Community calendar | Brimbank and North West

Perfect pollinators

Join Buzz & Dig’s Katrina Forstner for an online session celebrating Pollinator Week on Thursday, November 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. to learn more about the benefits of flowering plants and their pollinators, like bees.


Opening of the skate park

Celebrate the opening of the Errington Reserve Urban Plaza on Saturday, November 19 from 10:30 a.m. There will be an official opening at 11 a.m., skate workshops from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a skate jam from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. A free barbecue will be available. The Urban Square is on the corner of Main Road East and Percy Street in St Albans.

live music

Enjoy live music with local band In the Mood on Saturday 19th November from 11am at Suffolk Road, Sunshine North. Performance is part of Brimbank’s Board of Think. Shop. To buy. Dine – and enjoy the local countryside.

Artistic networking evening

Artists from across the West are encouraged to join the Brimbank Visual Arts team for an evening of networking, food and good conversation on Wednesday 30 November, 6.30-8.30pm, at St Albans Community Centre, 33 St Albans Road, St Albans. Reservations essential.


Historical Society Jubilee

The Sunshine & District Historical Society is hosting its annual Pioneer Luncheon and the society’s 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee at Sunshine RSL, 99 Dickson Street, Sunshine on Sunday, November 20 at 12:30 p.m. Cost: $25 per person for a two-course meal.

■ Kerry Hewson, 0467 680 780, or [email protected]

Deer Park Lions Club

Deer Park Lions Club is looking for new members. It hosts dinner meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at the Deer Park Senior Citizens Club, 119 Station Road, Deer Park.

■ Michel, 0417 307 572

Sunshine Community Brass

Sunshine Community Brass is looking for trumpeters and percussionists to join its dynamic group of musicians. With over 90 years of history, the band rehearses at 45 Furlong Road, North Sunshine, Tuesdays from 7.30pm.

■ André, 0419 444 620

The elderly of St Albans

The St Albans Seniors Group meets at the center on the corner of Alfrieda and William Streets, St Albans, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9am-1.30pm. Annual subscription: $10. Cost: $1 admission on the day of attendance.

■ Mary, 0408 396 691

Melton Performing Arts

Melton Performing Arts [MPA] is a newly created community organization whose mission is to stimulate the arts in Melton. With musicals, classes, youth programs and even a podcast in the works, MPA hopes to engage people of all abilities and backgrounds. The first event is a cabaret at Rockbank Hall starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 2.


Eynesbury Heritage Trail

The Eynesbury Heritage Trail Junior Parkrun takes place at the Eynesbury Heritage Trail, 479 Eynesbury Road, Eynesbury (next to the Discovery Centre), every Sunday at 8.00am. Free registration. :

The Gap on Graham

The Gap offers young people in Melton a place to hang out, socialize, play games and learn new skills. The center organizes a night out for girls aged 10-18, at the centre, 5 Graham Street, Melton, on Wednesday evenings. There is also a walk-in party for anyone ages 12-25.

Val, 0414 769 605.

Melton Male Group

The Melton Men’s Group meets every Thursday from 5-8pm at The Gap on Graham, 5 Graham Street, Melton. Focus on the mental and physical well-being of senior men. The group invites new members to come over for a cup of tea and a chat, listen to guest speakers and participate in our activities including; pétanque, billiard or ping-pong mats.


Melton Over 50 Social Group

A friendly group of seniors over 50, who enjoy each other’s company at events and outings such as dinners, shows, dances, cinemas and more. If you live in the Melton area and want to meet new friends, in a welcoming group environment, this is for you.

Marlene, 0498 329 290.

Bacchus Marsh Market

Bacchus Marsh rejoice! There will be a monthly market at the beautiful location of Maddingley Park. On the second Saturday of each month, there will be a nice variety of vendors and food trucks. Bring a picnic blanket and invite your friends and family over for a great market day.

Gain weight naturally

Are you having trouble losing weight? Are you having trouble motivating yourself? Want to try to do it in a friendly and less stressful atmosphere? Come join TOWN (Take Weight Off Naturally) every Tuesday at 6pm at Darlingsford Barn, Darlingsford Boulevard, Melton.

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

Parkinson’s support group

The Melton Parkinson Support Group meets the second Thursday of the month from 10.30am to 12.30pm at the Kurunjang Community Center, 33-35 Mowbray Crescent, Kurunjang. New members and caregivers welcome.

■ Hélène, 0409 186 576

Eynesbury Market

A community market next to the iconic Eynesbury Homestead. The market takes place on the fourth Sunday of the month. It features a wide variety of food trucks, artisans, makers, and more.

Boomerang Bags Bacchus Marais

Boomerang Bags Bacchus Marsh makes reusable shopping bags from reclaimed fabrics. They are looking for people to cut, sew, iron and market our bags. Meets the first Sunday of each month at the Darley Neighborhood House from 2-4 p.m. Find the Facebook group for more details.

Melton Bridge Club

The Melton Bridge Club has restarted weekly social bridge sessions at the Melton Library on Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. Come and play an exciting and social card game and have 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+. Meet fortnightly for coffee and chat nights and organize affordable outings and events.

■ 0406 493 734

Probus Women’s Club of Melton Valley

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 all, new and old members, to meet and discover the social aspects of the group.

■ Anne, 0425 705 150

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

U3A Melton

U3A Melton offers among its activities a reading group, Australian history and a gentle exercise class for retired or semi-retired 55+ year olds who want to stay mentally and physically active.

0419 563 016

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