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Enjoy a leisurely stroll through historic Williamstown and nearby suburbs with guide John. Walks begin every Tuesday at 9:20am outside the Visitor Information Centre, Nelson Place.
■ Call John on 0418 377 336 for more information
Wednesday Walking group
The Williamstown Community Center offers a regular walking group on Wednesdays that walk the area from 10:15am-11am. New members are welcome. This activity is free and includes morning tea.
Sunshine Community Brass is looking for new members for the 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 trumpeters and percussionists. It rehearses Tuesdays from 7.30pm, 45 Furlong Road, North Sunshine.
Andrew Wilson, 0419 444 620
All aboard the club
The All Aboard Club is 85 years old. It is a social association that is committed to charities, with speakers, theater and trips. It meets in the rooms of Williamstown City Hall at 1:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month. New members welcome.
■ Wendy, 0421 747 040
AeroSpeakers Toastmasters Club
Do you want to develop self-confidence in communication, language skills and clarity in writing? AeroSpeakers Toastmasters Club would like to invite all residents to join in on the first and third Thursdays of each month to help develop public speaking, communication and leadership skills. The group will meet at the Laverton Community Hub, 95-105 Railway Avenue, Laverton from 7-9:30 PM.
■ Vince Camilleri, 0413 734 707
Communal lunch and morning tea
The Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Williamstown will be holding a complimentary morning tea and lunch community every Friday at the Parish Center on Nelson Place. The morning tea starts from 10am. Coffee and tea are served, in addition to all kinds of fun activities such as knitting, board games and puzzles. Lunch is from 12.00-13.00, takeaway meals are possible. Check-in and vaccination status are required.
Altona book sale
Friends of Altona Library hold a monthly book sale on the first Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday of each month at the rear of Altona Library 123 Queen Street Altona, access via Coles carpark, 10am-1pm libraries.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/community/ friends-of-the-libraries
Booksale in Williamstown
Friends of Williamstown Library holds a book sale every second Saturday of the month from 10-12:30 am. The book sale will be held at the Williamstown library in the Friends room, which can be accessed through the front desk. The event is cash only. See the Hobson Bay library website for more information.
Choir Willin Wimmin welcomes new members. They meet every Wednesday from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the Church of Christ Hall in Douglas Parade, Williamstown. There are no auditions and members are not required to be able to read music. Come by for a free try-out.
Computers for beginners
Williamstown Community and Education Center is now accepting enrollments for classes to help people with limited computer skills. Classes are held daily at both Joan Kirner House, Williamstown, and North Altona Library.
■Lynne of Tahlia, 9397 6168
Residents of Altona Meadows and Newport are invited to join a Heart Foundation walking group that meets on Wednesdays and Fridays. The group runs for 60 minutes and is a great way to socialize and get active at the same time. Members must register with the Heart Foundation to become a member.
■ Ian Watson, 0411 566 862, or www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Community/Whats-On/Altona-Meadows-and-Newport-Heart-Foundation-Walking-Groups
Williamstown Craft Market
Commonwealth Reserve comes alive on the third Sunday of the month for the Williamstown Craft Market. The market has over 50 stalls selling everything from handmade crafts, homegrown produce and food vendors. There will also be live music. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Diabetes support group
The Westgate diabetes support group meets every first Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Altona Bowling Club.
Elaine, 0415 030 996
Do you play trumpet, flute or lower brass? The Hobsons Bay City Band is looking for musicians to join the community band. Rehearsals take place on Mondays from 7.30pm at Newport Lakes Primary School, Elizabeth Street, Newport.
■ Roger Lewis, [email protected], or www.hbcb.org.au
Altona North combined probus
The Altona North Combined Probus Club meets every fourth Wednesday of the month at the Altona Sports Club. Includes a speaker, organized trips and outings and a friendly atmosphere.
Lesley, 0414 481 442
Point Gellibrand Rotary Club
Rotary Club of Point Gellibrand meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 6:00 PM at the Customs House Hotel, 161 Nelson Place, Williamstown, for a 6:30 PM dinner gathering. The club has some great speakers and needs new, energetic, enthusiastic members who want to make a difference in their community. For more information about our projects and community work, visit our website at www.rotarypointgellibrand.com.au.
■ Pam, 0418 347 691 or [email protected]
Mouth organ band
The Yarraville Mouth Organ Band meets Friday night at 203 Williamstown Road, Yarraville. Great music, friendly atmosphere. Everyone is welcome.
■ Heath, 9399 2190
Altona Day View (Voice Interest and Education of Women) Club meets at 11am on the third Wednesday of the month at Altona RSL. The club is always open to new members and anyone interested is encouraged to get in touch today to see what it’s all about.
■ Janet 9394 6522 or 0412 010 176.
Table Tennis in Sunbury
Fancy a bit of tennis in Sunbury? The Sunbury and District Table Tennis Association are looking for experienced and novice players. Go to the practice and assessment night at Sunbury Recreation Reserve Stadium, 47 Riddell Rd on May 12 at 7:30 PM.
Vintage Machinery Society Rally
The 42nd Gisborne Machinery Rally is back after two years and if you want to see the beautiful old equipment Victoria built and powered. This year the group is exhibiting their steam exhibitions. Fun for the whole family with kids activities. Go to Webb Crescent in New Gisborne on May 15 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM. $16 per adult and children under 16 free.
Switching plants, products and recipes
Calling the green thumbs of Sunbury! Bring your plants, your cuttings and seedlings, your herbs, vegetables and fruits from your garden, even a recipe to barter with other locals. Visit the Sunbury Library, Macedon St. 44 on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is free.
Kays Classic Fashions Parade
The Winter Fashion Parade by Kays Classic Fashions, hosted by the Gisborne Uniting church, will take place on Monday, May 23 at 1:30 PM at the church in Brantome Street, Gisborne. Big brands, low prices, sizes 10-24 and a special rack are all draws. Admission is $10, which includes afternoon tea and door fees.
■ Maree, 5428 3852