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Jazz in the Hive
Paul Ingle’s Lightning Jazz returns to the Werribee Jazz Club on Sunday, June 12, after a sparkling performance last December. A graduate of music academies in the US and Australia, acclaimed clarinetist Cameron Mc Intyre will be part of this impressive group.
■ Jenny 0419 558 481
Planting Day in Presidents Park
In partnership with Wyndham City, the Werribee River Association is inviting people to a big planting day on Friday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet in the Shaws Bridge car park off Heaths Road.
New walking group for young and old
Generations in Gaia is a monthly walk for all ages exploring the open spaces and nature trails of Wyndham. The walks visit a new site each month and are specially tailored for little legs, delicate bodies and curious minds. Join the first walk from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM, Tuesday, June 14 at Werribee Park Historic Farm, enter Gate 5, K Road, Werribee South.
■ Jess, 0450 348 969.
Workshop Healthy Soil
Learn how to improve soil quality by mulching, composting and adding layers. Learn about the local native plants suitable for your soil type. Followed by a guided walk through the Community Garden. Wednesday, June 29 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at the Penrose Promenade Community Centre. Free workshop.
Wise Choices for Your Wallet and the Planet (Online)
In this online workshop on Wednesday, June 22, Lewis Gurr-Stephen, a Market Forces analyst, will explain the potential of divestment, answer your questions and help you make wise and informed choices for your wallet and the planet.
binGO MOVE is an active and social bingo game. A number is called but activates a standing or sitting exercise, singing or movement. Monday or Thursday at IPC Health Hoppers Crossing, Warringa Crescent 117.
Werr-I-Bee Long photo comp
Submit your photos and digital art to the Werribee River Association’s annual photo competition. awarded three awards, totaling $650. Open to amateur levels and to people living, working or studying in Wyndham. Competition closes on June 15.
Bingo for everyone
The Werribee RSL hosts Bingo every Monday, except on public holidays. Eyes down from 12.30 – 2.30 pm.
Western Budgerigar Club
The Western Suburbs Budgerigar Club meets every third Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM at Masonic Hall, 223 Watton Street, Werribee. Meet other members who are also passionate about breeding budgerigars.
■ Thurs, 0414 975 862
Wyndham Ladies Probus
Are you recently retired or semi-retired? Looking for fun, fellowship and to increase your social networks. Wyndham’s Ladies Probus Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at Hotel520, Sayers Road, Tarneit, and normally has an outing or event on the third Wednesday of each month.
■ Rosa Sanderson, 0410 303 046
AL-ANON provides support to families and loved ones living with alcoholics and problem drinkers. The group will meet on Monday in the foyer of St. Thomas Anglican Church, 117 Synnot Street, Werribee.
Bollywood dance fitness
A lively and entertaining dance suitable for beginners. It gives a full body workout as you dance to the beat of joy with the powerful nature of Bollywood music. It combines classical Indian strides with folk, latin and hip-hop styles and provides a fast moving and lively dance workout that is great for enjoyable group practice. Classes take place every Tuesday at Braybrook Community Hub, 6:15pm-7:15pm through June 21st. Cost: $54 or $45 for concession.
Meditation for long life
Meditation for longevity is a journey of awareness and self-care that increases one’s joy and fulfillment in life. Classes will take place on Fridays at Braybrook Community Hub, from 10:30am, 3rd June 24th. Cost: $32.
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.
John, 0418 377336
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.
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
Choir Willin Wimmin welcomes new members. It met every Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 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.
Residents of Altona Meadows and Newport are invited to join a Heart Foundation walking group that meets on Wednesday and Friday. 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. New members welcome.
■ Heather, 9399 2190 or [email protected]
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.