Community calendar

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Want your event listed? Community Calendar is made available free of charge to not-for-profit organisations to keep the public informed of special events and activities. Send item details to Star Weekly Community Calendar, Corner Thomsons Road and Keilor Park Drive, Keilor Park, 3042, or email to by 9am Wednesday the week prior to publication.

The Gap on Graham

The Gap provides a place for Melton youth to hang out, socialise, play games and learn new skills. The centre currently holds a girls night on Wednesday evenings for 10 to 18 year olds and a drop-in night for all aged between 12 to 25 years old.

The centre runs on donations and will be holding fundraising car boot market days on September 10, October 8 and November 12 from 10am. Proceeds will go towards supporting local youth.

Val 0414 769 605

Melton Men’s Group

Melton Men’s Group meets every Thursday from 5-8pm at The Gap on Graham, 5 Graham Street, Melton. Focusing on Senior Men’s mental and physical wellbeing. The group invites new members to come for a cuppa and a chat, listen to guest speakers and participate in our activities including; carpet bowls, pool or table tennis.


Melton Over 50s Social Group

A friendly group of people aged over 50, who enjoy each other’s company while attending events and outings such as dinners, shows, dancing, cinemas and more. If you live in the Melton area and would like 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 gorgeous location of Maddingley Park. On the second Saturday of every month there will be a lovely variety of stallholders and food trucks. Bring a picnic blanket and invite your friends and family for a lovely market day out.

Take weight off naturally

Struggling to lose weight? Struggling to get motivated? Want to try and do it in a friendly and less stressful atmosphere? Come and join TOWN (Take Weight Off Naturally) every Tuesday at 6pm at the Darlingsford Barn, Darlingsford Boulevard, Melton.

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

Parkinson’s support group

The Melton Parkinson’s Support Group meets on the second Thursday of the month 10.30am–12.30pm at Kurunjang Community Centre, 33-35 Mowbray Crescent, Kurunjang. New members and carers welcome.

■ Helen, 0409 186 576

Eynesbury Market

A community market next to the iconic Eynesbury Homestead. The market is on the fourth Sunday of the month. It features a great range of food trucks, artisans, makers and more.

Boomerang Bags Bacchus Marsh

Boomerang Bags Bacchus Marsh makes reusable shopping bags from rescued fabric. They’re looking for people to cut, sew, iron and market our bags. Meets on the first Sunday each month at the Darley Neighbourhood House 2-4pm. Find the Facebook group for more details.

Youtube learning

Learn how to be a Youtuber classes are starting at the Melton South Community Centre on July 28.

9747 8576.

Sewing classes

Beginners Sewing courses return to Melton South Community Centre in term three, available on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons. Learn all the basics of machine sewing in this eight-week pre-accredited course and make your own fabric creations. Cost: $30/$20 concession.

9747 8576

Digital spreadsheet course

Learn the essentials of Microsoft Excel in Melton South Community Centre’s eight-week beginners course, designed for people not familiar with the program. Create your own spreadsheets and discover how to make your life easier. Cost: $30/$20 concession;

9747 8576.

Asian cooking classes

Melton South Community Centre is offering Thai and Vietnamese cooking classes for anyone wanting to make some new friends and create a variety of delicious Asian dishes. Cost: $65/$60 concession.

9747 8576

Melton Bridge Club

The Melton Bridge Club has recommenced weekly social Bridge sessions at the Melton Library on Fridays from 10am-noon. Come along to play an exciting, social card game and have loads of 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 and older. Meet fortnightly for coffee and chat nights and organised affordable outings and events.

■ 0406 493 734

Melton Valley Ladies Probus Club

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 everyone, new and old members, to get together and discover the social aspects of the group.

■ Ann, 0425 705 150

Melton South Knit & Natter

All are welcome to join this social crafting group, running at the Melton South Community Centre each Monday from 10am-noon. Bring along any knitting or crochet projects and work on them while sharing tips, learning skills and catching up over a cuppa.

■ 9747 8576

Zonta club meets

Zonta is an international organisation bringing 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 Book Group, Australian History and a gentle exercise class for those 55 and over who are retired or semi-retired who wish to stay mentally and physically active.

0419 563 016

Melton Combined Probus Club

The Melton Probus Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Melton Dart Club, 63a Reserve Road, from 9.45am.

■ 9746 0271

Rose Carers Of Maddingley Park

The Rose Carers meet Wednesdays from 10am-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

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 finish at Lazy Moe’s for a cuppa.

■ 0403 057 003

French and Italian for over 50s

Over 50, retired, or semi-retired and wanting to learn a language? U3A Melton offers French and Italian classes for beginners and those with more advanced skills. or 0419 563 016

Community singing group

If you love to sing, come join the Melton Singers. The group rehearses regularly and also performs at aged care facilities. The group is very relaxed and sings songs mainly from the 60’s and 70’s. It meets Tuesdays at 10am.

■ Val, 0418 667 150

Rotary Club of Melton

The Rotary Club of Melton invites new guests to join its meetings, held on the first and third Tuesday of every month, 6pm at Tabcorp Park in Melton.

Terrazzo workshop

Join Cathy O’Connor from Concrete Confetti and learn to make a concrete terrazzo trinket tray and terrazzo coaster. For just $120, taking place on Sunday September 11 at 10am – 12noon & 1pm – 3pm at FZero Creative Studio 63 Halsey Road, Airport West

We Are Brimbank Awards nominations open

Between now and 5pm on Friday, September 2 nominations are open for the We Are Brimbank Awards. The awards include six categories and will be judged by a panel of Brimbank community leaders with winners announced Friday October 28.

Community governance workshops

Brimbank Council is hosting a series of community governance training workshops plus ongoing access to a range of resources aiming to support community groups and small organisations with planning, operations, and decision-making. Attendance is free but registration is required.

Spice workshop

Ever wanted to learn how to make your own beautiful spice blend? Then come on down to the Braybrook Community Hub on Tuesday, September 13 at 10am. The spice blend will also be used in a lentil soup on the day for participants to enjoy. Participation is $10.

Deer Park Lions Club

Deer Park Lions Club is looking for new members. It meets at Deer Park Senior Citizens, 119 Station Road, Deer Park.

■ Michael, 0417 307 572

Sunshine Community Brass

Sunshine Community Brass is looking for new members to join its vibrant band of musicians. With over 90 years of history, the band is looking to grow for the future. Sunshine Community Brass is currently looking for trumpet and percussion players. It rehearses Tuesdays from 7.30pm, at 45 Furlong Road, North Sunshine.

■ Andrew, 0419 444 620

Seniors citizens meet

The St Albans Senior Citizens group is welcoming new members. The group meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 am-1.30pm at The St Albans Senior Citizens Centre, corner of Alfrieda and William streets, St Albans. Cost of membership is $10 annually and $1 entry on the days you attend.

■ Mary 0408 396 691

Malmsbury trivia night

Malmsbury Country Fire Association will throw a night of trivia to raise funds to allow them to purchase additional specialised fighting equipment. It’s set to be a fun night full of prizes, games and auction items. The night starts at 6pm on September 3, and the Malmsbury Hotel, 85 Mollison Street. Adult tickets are $30, children are $10. Price includes a light supper, drinks are at bar prices.

Plant produce swap

Bring plants, seedlings, cuttings, herbs, veggies or fruit from your garden, or a recipe, to swap with other produce-loving green thumbs at Sunbury Library on Saturday, September 3, 10.30am-noon. To swap means to bring one from home and take one home, and all levels of experience are welcome.

Paper Jewellery Workshop

Make wearable jewellery out of paper at a free workshop on Thursday, September 8, 7.30pm to 9pm at the Sunbury Library. Use up old books, magazines and any lovely paper you have lying around and give it a new life.

Cool climate cinema

Do you love short films? Do you love connecting with others who do too? Head along to the Macedon Ranges Film Society’s Cool Climate Cinema – a collection of Australian and international short films across genres including drama, comedy and animation. It’s happening on Saturday, September, with two sessions at 1.30pm and 6.30pm. Tickets are $28 and

Village connect

A new service for older people and carers provided by Macedon Ranges council for residents over 55 years old to stay socially connected, chat with others in the community and enjoy some free coffee and cake. Happening on Tuesdays and Thursday at cafes across the municipality, there’s sure to be one near you. Check out the link below for more information. or call (03) 5422 0262

Arts and games night

Get creative at the Sunbury Youth Centre as part of an art and games night each Wednesday at the Sunbury Youth Centre, 3.30pm to 5.30pm. There’s a range of arts and crafts to try, and if art isn’t your thing, there’s a wide variety of games. The program is for people aged 12 to 18 years old and is free. 51-53 Evans St, Sunbury.

Carer connect chat

Are you caring for someone close to you? Go and connect with other carers in your local area, share a light lunch, have a chat at 12pm on the first Wednesday of the month. Head to Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health, 1 Caroline Chisholm Drive, Kyneton. The next meeting is on Wednesday, September 7. For more information contact 9744 9267 or email


Are you OK workshop

Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health’s Matt Gleeson will present ‘Feel Confident to Ask, “Are you OK?”’ in a free webinar on Thursday, September 1. The 30-minute program will help empower you to confidently ask how someone is, and be equipped to know what to do next if they are not.

■ Register

Reservoir Dogs

Catch the Mount Players adaptation of the Quentin Tarantino classic ‘Reservoir Dogs’ with an all female cast, happening until September 4 at the Mountview Theatre in Macedon. Evening performances are at 8:00pm and Sunday Matinees at 2:00pm. Tickets are between $25 and $30. Head to the link below for further details.

HarmoniX Vocal Company

Get involved with an all-male, auditioned singing group happening on Thursday evening, 7pm to 9.30pm in Sunbury. The group is inviting new members to join. The group also has a mixed choir, DynamiX Vocal Company, rehearsing Tuesday evenings. 7pm to 9.30pm. Both groups rehearse at Dulap Wilim Hub, 11 Leichardt Street, Sunbury. No auditions required, just bring your love of music.

Jacksons Creek Combined Probus

Visit or become a new member of the Jackson’s Creek Combined Probus Club, gathering on the second Monday of each month at the Sunbury Football Club at 10am. Enjoy outings and meetings each month with a friendly group of men and women, and twice yearly trips away staying in cabins and caravans.

■ Doug, 5428 3317, or Teresa, 9746 3402

Craft and conversation

If you’re a passionate crafter and want some company, why not head down to the Sunbury Library on Mondays at noon for the craft and conversation group. The program is free and open to people aged 15 years and older.

Chill Out Sunbury

Are you between 12 and 18 years old and want to engage with other young people, participate in activities such as trivia, games, art, music, competitions, personal development and more? Chill Out Sunbury is for you. It’s free and happens every Wednesday, 3.30-5.30pm at the Sunbury Youth Centre, 51-53 Evans Street.

Sunbury Ladies Badminton Club

Get involved with a welcoming, fun, social group of women who have spread the word of ladies badminton since 1999. Social games are on Mondays, 9.30am-noon, and team competitions are on Thursdays, 9.30am-12.30pm at Eric Boardman Stadium, Wilsons Lane.

Come have a chat

Delve into deeper topics and enjoy intriguing conversations by joining the Table 8 Discussion Group. The key theme for the coming months will be kindness. The chats take place every Tuesday from 10.30-11.30am at Macedon Lounge, 40 Victoria Street, Macedon.

■ Carol, 0431 186 575

Sunbury badminton fun

The Sunbury Badminton Club has a new extra playing time on Wednesdays, 10am-noon. All are welcome to attend at Clarke Oval Stadium, 49 Riddell Road, with equipment provided and coaching available. Playing for the first time is free.

Sunbury Family History and Heritage Society

If you’ve got a hankering to learn more about Sunbury and even your own family history, why not check out the Sunbury Family History and Heritage Society, meeting at 1.30pm on the third Thursday of each month at the Sunbury Senior Citizens Centre, 8 O’Shanassy Street, Sunbury.

Lancefield park run relaunch

Lace up your runners and join the relaunch of Lancefield’s 5km park run, happening every Saturday at 8am at Lancefield Park. No need to be speedy – participants can go at any pace. Make your way to 62 Chauncey Street, Lancefield, and remember to register.

Rotary club

The Sunbury Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at the Sunbury Bowling Club from 7pm.

Ladies probus

The Woodlands Ladies Probus Club of Sunbury meets on the fourth Monday of each month at the Sunbury Bowling Club at 9.45 am. The club is based on fun, friendship and fellowship and enjoys monthly outings, an annual trip away and a lot of fun meetings.

■ Leonie, 0401 764 182

Sunbury Ladies Probus Club

The Sunbury Ladies Probus Club meets at 9.30am on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Sunbury Football Social Club rooms. The friendly group of women enjoy outings, film mornings, speakers and presenters, as well as special events like holidays and bus trips. New members are warmly welcomed.

■ Pat, 0433 789 754, or Sylvia, 0417 170 142

Sunbury Combined Probus Club

The Sunbury Combined Probus Club meets every fourth Thursday of the month at the Sunbury Football Social Club at 10am.

■ Carmel , 0416 477 271


Sunbury & Macedon Ranges Toastmasters helps its members develop their public speaking, communication and leadership skills. The group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month, from 7.20-9.30pm, at the Sunbury Senior Citizens Hall.

Garden club

The Sunbury Garden Club meets on the first Tuesday of every month. There is a guest speaker at each meeting, which starts at 7.30pm at the Sunbury Football Club.

■ Cheryl, 9744 1663

Sunbury Seniors

Sunbury Seniors meet on Mondays and Fridays at 8 O’Shanassy Street, Sunbury, from 10am-3pm. A variety of activities are offered – indoor bowls, cards, snooker, guest speakers, day excursions, subsidised lunches or just a cup of coffee and a chat. If you’re 55 or older and would like to make some new friends.

■ 0434 400 754

Probus Club Of Sunbury

Join the Probus Club of Sunbury on the first Wednesday of the month at the Sunbury Football club at 9.30am. It’s a friendly men’s group open to all retired and semi-retired men. Enjoy morning tea and a guest speaker. Visitors and new members are welcome with a number of great events held each month.

■ Greg, 0417593035.