10 things to do around Melton & Moorabool

From learning how to make raised garden beds to mastering chess, here’s 10 things to do around Melton and Moorabool.

Gardens raise spirits

Learn how to make a raised garden bed during Adult Learners Week classes, from noon until 2pm on Sunday, August 30, at the Bridge Road Community Centre, 260 Bridge Road, Melton South.

■ 9747 5272


Check mates

Learn to play chess or become a better player at Melton Chess Club, August 13, from 4pm, at Melton library.

■ 9747 5300 or library@melton.vic.gov.au


Scripts for film

A free masterclass to develop scripts for short films for WestWorld FilmFest is on at venues in Melton and Taylors Hill 2-5pm, August 15. Free transport.

■ 9747 5373, bit.ly/1gOu0vN


Drama classes

Children’s drama classes at Melton community hall encourage creativity from an early age. They’re on every Thursday until September 17; five to seven-year-olds from 3.30-4.30pm, and eight to 11-year-olds from 5-6pm.

■ 9747 7200


Hard run to the top

Runners will negotiate the tricky Blackwood terrain for up to 12 hours on August 15 in a bid to raise awareness and money for the Berry Street charity’s foster care camps – an initiative that lets foster kids bond with new families. The 70-kilometre run through the Lerderderg State Park includes steep hills, with a 2000-metre vertical gain.



Cancer support group

Melton Cancer Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at Melton Health, 195 Barries, Road, at 10.30am.

■ 9743 5044


Make melodies

Melton Melody Makers meet on Tuesday’s at 10am and Wednesdays at 7pm at Melton South Community Centre, 41 Exford Road.

■ Val, 0418 667 150


Lead through sport

A Good Sports spokesperson will be the guest at a free information session about responsible drinking, safe driving and looking after your friends. It will be from 7-8.15 pm on Wednesday, October 21, at the Caroline Springs library, 193 Caroline Springs Boulevard.

■ 9747 7200


Trim down with mates

Take Off Weight Naturally (TOWN) is a friendly support group for men and women wanting to lose weight and improve their health. The group meets every Tuesday 6pm at Darlingsford Barn, Melton.

■ 0416 612 517


Countdown to class

Melton South Primary School is running Countdown to Prep workshops from 9.30-10.30am every Monday in its prep classrooms.

■ 9743 2922