Community Calendar

Kidist Solomon Bekele will host a vegetarian cooking workshop. (Damjan Janevski) 322382_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.

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 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 activities including carpet bowls, pool and table tennis.


Bacchus Marsh Market

Bacchus Marsh rejoice! There will be a monthly market at Maddingley Park. On the second Saturday of every month there will be a 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

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.

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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 Trauma Teddies

Melton Trauma Teddies are seeking volunteers to assist with knitting, stuffing, or stitching teddy-bears that go to children in their time of need.

■Jean 0412 931 498

Cake decorating

Build on your existing cake decorating skills and learn all about fondant work, piping and sugar craft in Melton South Community Centre’s upcoming Intermediate Cake Decorating course. This three-week course on Thursdays from March 16 to 30, 6pm-8pm, is ideal for people with some decorating experience or who have completed Beginners Cake Decorating at the centre. $110/$105 concession. Call the centre for information and enrolments.

■9747 8576

Manicure classes

Learn popular SNS-style manicure techniques in Melton South Community Centre’s term 1 Dip Powder Nails workshop, scheduled for Sunday April 2. Topics covered include natural nail and tip application, nail repair, refills, removals and jewel nail art. Materials are included and students receive a Certificate of Participation. $150/$145 concession. Call the centre for information and enrolments.

■9747 8576

Reflexology workshop

Melton South Community Centre’s Reflexology workshop has been postponed to Saturday March 18 and is currently open for enrolments. Learn about this well-known healing practice under the guidance of a qualified practitioner, master your new skills and take home materials and a Certificate of Participation. $60/$55 concession. Call the centre for information and enrolments.

■9747 8576

First aid course

Melton South Community Centre is now taking enrolments for First Aid courses running on Saturday April 1. People needing to obtain or renew a certificate can book into Perform CPR (HLTAID009), Provide First Aid (HLTAID011) or Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education & Care Setting (HLTAID012). For enrolments and more information, including prices, times and course components, call the centre.

■9747 8576


The Men’s Fella-Ship social group has returned to Melton South Community Centre for 2023, and is always happy to meet new members. Come on Wednesday afternoons for a cuppa and a chat. This group is free to attend, and no bookings are required. 1pm-3pm.

■9747 8576

Garden club

Bacchus Marsh and District Garden Club meet on the second Tuesday of each month at The Laurels, 229 Main St Bacchus Marsh 7.30pm. Guest speakers and supper provided. Yearly membership $15. New members welcome.

■Michelle 0421106268