Tackle diabetes

Learn more about diabetes as part of a four-week course offered at Sunbury Community Health. Sessions will be held from 10am-midday every Thursday from July 23. Bookings essential. Cost: $10 per session or $35 for all four.

■ 9744 9565 or goo.gl/Zo7F2Q

 

Flora reserve plant-out

Help the environment and get together over pizza at the Friends of Holden Flora Reserve’s next planting day, 10am-noon, this Saturday. Meet at the end of Hammersmith Court in Sunbury.

■ www.holdenflorareserve.org.au

 

Farmers to market

Sample some of the best local produce at Riddells Creek’s farmers market this Saturday. It’s from 9am-1pm in Main Road.

■ 0408 254 626

 

Soup and song

Sing along to golden oldies like When Irish Eyes Are Smiling and The Old Grey Mare. And have a bowl of soup at St Mary’s Anglican Church from midday on Thursday. 7 O’Shanassy Street, Sunbury.

■ 9744 1347 or 8746 8332

 

Tsars of Russia

Discover more about the summer palaces of Russia’s tsars when historian Alexey Makhrov speaks at Kyneton town hall from 7pm this Thursday. Cost: $30.

■ www.adfas.org.au

 

Make your own cough syrup

Herbalist Raewyn Marshall will share tips on making homemade cough syrups at Riddells Creek Neighbourhood House from 7.30pm this Thursday. It’s just one of a large number of classes being offered this month.

■ 5428 7836

 

Niche market farming

Learn how to raise a small flock of sheep, goats, cows or pigs at Salesian College Rupertswood’s Twilight School. Tutor Matt Fitzgerald will lead a three-week course from this Wednesday to July 29. Cost: $30; $15 concession.

■ 9744 0085 email blettieri@scr.vic.edu.au