COMMUNITY CALENDAR

 

Join the digital age

Want to become digitally literate? Then try YouthNow’s pass IT on program for young and old alike. The program offers one-on-one assistance using the latest technology – including email, Facebook and Skype. Free sessions every Monday and Friday, 9.30am–noon, at Visy Cares Hub, Sunshine.

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

 

Workshops for business

Brimbank Community and Civic Centre will host the 2016 Victorian Small Business Festival with a Building your business advantage workshop for August 24. It runs from 6pm until 9.30pm, $30 a head. To register, go to http://bit.ly/businessfestival2016

■ 9249 4413

 

Arts need reviewers

Are you a strong community networker with industry experience in the arts? Then join the St Albans Community Centre and Bowery Theatre community consultative committee to give advice and feedback about the programs and activities offered through the centre.

■ 9249 4000

 

Local Amnesty group meets

Human rights defenders Amnesty International Australia Watergardens meets every fourth Wednesday at 7pm at Sydenham library. Flexible to individual needs, the group is currently planning some exciting actions and would welcome the input of new members. Come along and add your perspective on human rights issues and events.

■ 0401 758 336 or amnestywatergardens@gmail.com

 

Live the good life

Brimbank council’s free sustainable living series offers first-hand knowledge from experts, provides access to resources and links up like-minded people. From August through to November, workshops include vertical gardens on August 27; Sustainable House Day on September 11; green cleaning on September 17; waterwise kids on September 27; home-grown day on October 9; organic pest control on October 20 and recycling gems on November 13. Bookings required.

■ 9249 4665 or brimbank.vic.gov.au/environmentevents

 

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, jessicagerger@gmail.com

 

Let’s build language

The second of two bilingual seminars for parents, grandparents and carers will be held at the new Sunshine library on August 25, 1.30-3pm, featuring Professor John Hajek from the University of Melbourne. The session is for people wanting to teach children more than one language. Vietnamese and other interpreters available. RSVP learning@brimbank.vic.gov.au

■ Deb, 0428 499 751

 

First-timers are priority

Struggling families now have a leg-up to get their children into sport, with applications now open for Brimbank council’s In2Sport membership subsidy program. The program provides opportunities for local children, aged between six and 18 years, to participate in sport and recreation with a $200 grant towards club fees for families with health care or pension concession cards. First-time applicants will have priority for the first two weeks after applications open on September 1. Applications close December 1.

■ 9249 4000 or www.brimbank.vic.gov.au

 

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 is on August 28 to September 3 this year, so show your support by buying a badge to wear on Badge Day, September 2, or donate directly 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

 

WIN THIS

Win one of four passes for Sam Wood’s 28-day online health and fitness program, which caters for all levels of fitness and time constraints. Valued at $55, the program allows you to login daily to access 28-minute high-intensity workout videos, meals, shopping lists and mindfulness tools, as well as a private online community for additional support. www.28bysamwood.com

To enter, click here.

Entries close at 11.59pm on Sunday, August 28 and will be drawn the next day at 380 City Road, Southbank, 3006. Entrants must be over 18 years old and reside in Victoria. See our Competition Terms & Conditions for more details. All winners will be contacted direct by the prize supplier within seven days of the winners being drawn.

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Photo: Supplied