Community calendar

Here’s 8 things to do in Melton and Moorabool.

Drama classes

Children’s drama classes at Melton community hall will encourage creativity from an early age. The classes will be every Thursday until September 17. Classes for five to seven-year-olds run from 3.30-4.30pm, and for eight to 11-year-olds from 5-6pm.

■ 9747 7200 or


Parkinson’s support

Melton Parkinson’s Support Group meets on the second Thursday of the month from 10.30am at Melton Community Health.

■ Evelyn, 8745 0147


Still your mind

Free meditation classes are held at the Hillside Community Centre, Royal Crescent, Hillside, 2-3pm, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Check mates

Learn to play chess or become a better player at Melton Chess Club, August 13 from 4pm, at Melton library, 31 McKenzie Street, Melton.

■ 9747 5300 or



Runners will negotiate the tricky, technical 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 their new families. Participants will be running 70 kilometres through the Lerderderg State Park, including steep hills with a 2000-metre vertical gain.


Lest we forget

Diggers Rest Lions Club and Diggers Rest Primary School will unveil a new war memorial on August 9 at the Diggers Rest Recreation Reserve to coincide with the anniversary of the Battle of Amiens in 1915.

■ 9740 0440 or


Drivers’ expo

RoadSafe Westgate Community Road Safety Council will host a senior drivers’ expo at Hobsons Bay council offices, Altona, on August 15 from 9.45am. Participants get a free, confidential driving assessment in their own car as well as a check of their car’s roadworthiness.

■ Leigh, 9315 9464



St Bernard’s Parish Primary School will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a number of events. On July 31 there will be a bush dance, an open day, a service from 10am and street procession from 11am.

■ 5367 2379