Community calendar | Brimbank and North West

Poetry workshops

Calling all potential writers, poets, storytellers. Join Soul Lounge at St Albans Community Centre, 33 Princess Street, on Friday June 24 at 4pm for a free spoken word poetry workshop. Learn to write poetry and connect with others. Open to all, no experience necessary.

Fun Safari at Sun Park

Meet Tantor the Elephant, have fun with bucket drums, safari crafts and face painting at Sun Crescent Pop-Up Park, 1b Sun Crescent, Saturday, June 25, 1-4 p.m. Support local restaurants and relax at one of the many picnic tables.

Sunshine Community Brass

Sunshine Community Brass is looking for new members to join its dynamic group of musicians. With over 90 years of history, the group seeks to grow for the future. Sunshine Community Brass is currently looking for trumpeters and percussionists. He rehearses Tuesdays from 7:30 p.m., at 45 Furlong Road, North Sunshine.

■ André, 0419 444 620

Community Wills Day

The Salvation Army in Sunshine will be hosting a Community Wills Day on Tuesday July 19th. For $100, you can schedule an appointment to have your will arranged or updated by a pro bono attorney (simple wills only). All proceeds will support the Salvos’ work in the Sunshine community. Reservations essential.

■ Pierre Nankervis, 0417 155 691

seniors meet

The St Albans Senior Citizens group welcomes new members. The group meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 1.30pm at the St Albans Senior Citizens Centre, corner of Alfrieda and William streets, St Albans. The cost of membership is $10 per year and $1 admission on the days you attend.

■ Mary 0408 396 691

CWA Keilor Downs

CWA Keilor Downs meet at 10am on the first Monday of the month at the Keilor Downs Community Centre, 90 Taylors Road, Keilor Downs. A friendship-based organization that welcomes all women who would like to do their little bit to make a big difference for women, children and families.

■ Dorothée, 0428 874 488

Refugee week

Visit the Sunshine Library on Wednesday, June 22 for a special celebration of the significant impact and contribution refugees have made to the community. The theme for this year’s Refugee Week is ‘Healing’ and Brimbank Council brings together inspiring members of the community to share their stories, journeys of resilience and the importance of healing. Refreshments will be served. Reservations essential. At 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

DIY manicure lessons

Discover the satisfaction of doing your own SNS-style manicure at the Dip Powder Nails workshop at the Melton South Community Center, scheduled for Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everything is provided and students receive a certificate of participation. Cost: $150.00/discount of $145.00.

■ 9747 8576

Life-saving class

The Melton South Community Center is currently accepting registrations for the next date of the one-day first aid courses, scheduled for Saturday June 25th. Anaphylaxis (HLTAID012).

■ 9747 8576.

Luxury facial care workshop

Get pampered as you learn the ropes at Melton South Community Centre’s Deluxe Facials Workshop, scheduled for Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Everything is provided, including the kits. Discount of $60.00/$55.00.

■ 9747 8576

Gain weight naturally

Are you having trouble losing weight? Are you having trouble motivating yourself? Want to try to do it in a friendly and less stressful atmosphere? Come join TOWN (Take Weight Off Naturally) every Tuesday at 6pm at Darlingsford Barn, Darlingsford Boulevard, Melton.

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

Parkinson’s support group

The Melton Parkinson Support Group meets the second Thursday of the month from 10.30am to 12.30pm at the Kurunjang Community Center, 33-35 Mowbray Crescent, Kurunjang. New members and caregivers welcome.

■ Hélène, 0409 186 576

Melton Bridge Club

The Melton Bridge Club has restarted weekly social bridge sessions at the Melton Library on Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. Come and play an exciting and social card game and have 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 or Ros at the library.

Melton Friendship Group.

Join the Melton Friendship Group for singles 55+. Meet fortnightly for coffee and chat nights and organize affordable outings and events.

■ 0406 493 734.

Probus Women’s Club of Melton Valley

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 all, new and old members, to meet and discover the social aspects of the group.

■ Anne, 0425 705 150

Melton South Knit & Natter

All are welcome to join this social craft group, which takes place at the Melton South Community Center every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring knitting or crochet projects and work on them while sharing tips, learning skills and catching up on a cup of tea.

■ 9747 8576

The Zonta club reunites

Zonta is an international organization that brings 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

Mahjong Group

Interested in learning to play Mahjong? The game is a tile-based game derived from China where it was developed in the 19th century. U3A Melton has a band that plays Tuesdays at 10am. or 0419 563 016

Melton Men’s Club Probus

The Melton Men’s Probus Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Melton Dart Club, 63a Reserve Road, from 9.45am. New members and visitors welcome.

■ 9746 0271

Melton Cycling Club

The 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 end at Lazy Moe for a cup of tea.

■ 0403 057 003

French and Italian for over 50 years

Over 50, retired or semi-retired and want to learn a language? U3A Melton offers French and Italian courses for beginners and more advanced. or 0419 563 016

Community singing group

If you love to sing, come join the Melton Singers. The band rehearses regularly and also performs in aged care facilities. The group is very laid back and mainly sings songs from the 60s and 70s. They meet on Tuesdays at 10am.

■ Val, 0418 667 150

Rotary Club of Melton

The Rotary Club of Melton invites new guests to join its meetings, which are held the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Tabcorp Park in Melton.

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