COMMUNITY CALENDAR

 

Get online savvy

Find out how easy it is to communicate online at YouthNow’s ‘pass IT on’ program for young and old. Get one-on-one help using digital technology, including email, Facebook and Skype. Free sessions every Monday and Friday, 9.30am-noon, at Visy Cares Hub Sunshine.

■ Kathleen, 8311 5800 or email kathleen@youthnow.org.au

 

Sunny-side up at station

Help put some sparkle into Sunshine station with a spring clean of its gardens and surrounds on August 21 from 1pm. Meet the clean-up team’s Butt it, Bin it mascot Barry, who will hand out portable ashtrays for smokers. Bring water. Meet at City Place outside Dragon Express Chinese.

■ 0449 069 962 or jessicagerger@gmail.com

 

Let’s build language

A series of bilingual seminars will be held at the new Sunshine library on August 18, 2.30-4.30pm, and August 25, 1.30-3pm featuring Professor John Hajek from the University of Melbourne. The August 18 course is for service providers, while the August 25 course is for parents, grandparents and carers wanting to teach children more than one language. Vietnamese and other language interpreters are available on request. RSVP beststart@brimbank.vic.gov.au for August 18 and learning@brimbank.vic.gov.au for August 25. Afternoon tea provided.

■ Deb, 0428 499 751

 

A Romanian adventure

Mad Forest, by Sunshine Community Theatre Company production, opens August 26 for six nights. $20 a ticket.

■ 0477 477 685 or chris.alleyn@alleyngroup.com.au

 

Care is Legacy

Legacy Week returns later this month (August 28 to September 3), so show your support by buying a badge on Badge Day, September 2, or by donating at www.melbournelegacy.org

www.legacy.com.au/legacyweek

 

NDIS explained

Find out more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme at a free information session on September 29 from 10am until noon at Visy Cares Hub, Sunshine.

■ 9509 4266 or alice.nicholas@inclusion.melbourne

 

Money matters for women

Free, financial coaching programs tailored for women at Hillside and Westvale Community Centres this month and next.

■ 8312 8800 or firmerfoundationswest@goodshep.org.au

 

Community market day

The Lions Club of Taylors Lakes will host its first free community market day on November 20. Local artisans and producers are invited to book a stall. Stallholders must be from Taylors Lakes and surrounds. Stalls $25, payable on the day, 9am-3pm, at Taylors Creek Linear Park. Community groups can book a stall, no charge for non-profits.

■ 0417 359 028 or email lionstaylorslakes.secretary@hotmail.com

 

Help with problem drinking

Is someone you love drinking too much and you don’t know where to turn? Try Al-Anon Family Groups, a confidential support group that meets at the Uniting Church conference room, 28 Withers Street, Sunshine, every Wednesday, 10.30am-noon. New members welcome, no bookings required.

 

WIN THIS

 

Here’s your chance to see the 2016 Victorian State Schools Spectacular. Star Weekly has three double passes to the 1pm show on Saturday, September 10, at Hisense Arena (valued at $80 each). The cast of more than 3000 will captivate audiences with show-stopping vocals, high-energy dance routines, electrifying special effects and awe-inspiring magic tricks in a slick, brilliantly choreographed three-hour show. www.education.vic.gov.au/about/events

To enter, click here.

Entries close at 11.59pm on Sunday, August 21, and will be drawn at 9am the next day at 380 City Road, Southbank, 3006. Entrants must be more than 18 years old and reside in Victoria. See our competition terms and conditions for more details. All winners will be contacted directly by the prize supplier within seven days of winners being drawn.

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