Community Calendar

This week's photographer's choice picture is of Joshua Burgess, who has been collecting artefacts with his metal detector for about 10 years. (Damjan Janevski) 306739_01

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.

Perfect pollinators

Join Katrina Forstner from Buzz & Dig in an online session celebrating Pollinator week on Thursday, November 17, from 6-7.30pm to learn about the benefits of flowering plants and their pollinators, such as bees.

Skate park opening

Celebrate the opening of the Errington Reserve Urban Plaza on Saturday, November 19, from 10.30am. There will be an official opening at 11am, skate workshops from 11.30am-1pm and a skate jam from 1-2pm. A free barbecue will be available. The urban plaza is at 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, November 19, from 11am at Suffolk Road, Sunshine North. The performance is part of Brimbank council’s Think. Shop. Buy. Dine – and Enjoy Local campaign.

Arts networking evening

Artists from across the west are being encouraged to join the Brimbank visual arts team for an evening of networking, food and great conversation on Wednesday, November 30, from 6.30-8.30pm, at St Albans Community Centre, 33 St Albans Road, St Albans. Bookings essential.

Historical Society jubilee

The Sunshine & District Historical Society is holding its annual Pioneers lunch and the society’s 50th anniversary golden jubilee at the Sunshine RSL, 99 Dickson Street, Sunshine, on Sunday, November 20, at 12.30pm. Cost: $25 per person for a two-course meal.

■ Kerry Hewson, 0467 680 780, or

Deer Park Lions Club

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

■ Michael, 0417 307 572

Sunshine Community Brass

Sunshine Community Brass is looking for trumpet and percussion players to join its vibrant band of musicians. With more than 90 years of history, the band rehearses at 45 Furlong Road, North Sunshine, on Tuesdays from 7.30pm.

■ Andrew, 0419 444 620

St Albans senior citizens

St Albans Senior Citizens group meet at the centre at the corner of Alfrieda and William streets, St Albans, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9am-1.30pm. Annual membership: $10. Cost: $1 entry on attendance day.

■ Roma tel 93383815

Melton Performing Arts

Melton Performing Arts [MPA] is a newly established community organisation with a mission to boost the arts in Melton. With musicals, classes, youth programs and even a podcast in the works, MPA is hoping to involve people of all abilities and backgrounds. The first event is a cabaret at Rockbank Hall from 7pm on Friday, December 2.

Eynesbury Heritage Trail

Eynesbury Heritage Trail junior parkrun takes place at the Eynesbury Heritage Trail, 479 Eynesbury Road, Eynesbury (next to the Discovery Centre), every Sunday, at 8am. Registration: free.: ■

The Gap on Graham

The Gap provides a place for Melton youth to hang out, socialise, play games and learn new skills. The centre holds a night for girls aged 10 to 18 years, at the centre, 5 Graham Street, Melton, on Wednesday evenings. There is also a drop-in night for anyone aged 12 to 25 years old.

■ 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.

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.

Melton South Community Centre and Services Australia are holding a free information session for the community on Wednesday 23 November. If you or your loved ones would like to know more about finances, medical power of attorney and planning for aged care, come along and get your questions answered. Afternoon tea is included for attendees. Bookings are essential.

■9747 8576 to register your interest.

Create your very own Christmas-themed soy candles and wax melts in Melton South Community Centre’s 1-day workshop. Available on Sunday 27 or Monday 28 November, students will have the chance to make their own items, as well as tips, tricks and safety information. For $95 or $90 concession, attendees take home the items they make, and there is also the option to purchase additional materials from the tutor. For information and enrolments, call the centre.

■9747 8576

Get your home ready for the festive season in Melton South Community Centre’s upcoming Christmas Wreath workshop. Scheduled for Sunday 18 December and costing $50 or $45 concession, this 2-hour class will show you how to create your own fresh wreath, perfect as a table centrepiece or placed on your front door to welcome guests. For information and enrolments, call the centre.

■9747 8576