COMMUNITY CALENDAR

 

Festival shifts to Sunday

The date of the Sunshine Lantern Festival has been moved to Sunday, September 11. Originally scheduled for September 10, the Hampshire Road festival program has great entertainment, rides, fireworks, stalls, food from many nations, children’s activities, performers and the traditional lantern parade, from 10am to 8pm.

■ Tracey, 0455 045 545

 

Help to join sport

Applications to Brimbank council’s In2Sport Brimbank membership subsidy program are now open. The program offers local children, aged between six and 18 years, the chance to join sport and recreation by way of a $200 grant towards club fees for families holding health care or pension concession cards. First-time applicants have priority for the first two weeks after applications open on September 1. They close December 1.

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

 

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

 

Local Amnesty group meets

Human rights defenders Amnesty International Australia Watergardens meets every fourth Wednesday, 7pm, at Sydenham library. The group welcomes new members.

■ 0401 758 336 or amnestywatergardens@gmail.com

 

Care about cancer

A Family Fun Day on September 3 will raise money for Challenge, a charity that supports children living with cancer and their families. It’s at the former Mowbray College, corner of Lake Street and Caroline Springs Boulevard, from 10am to 4pm. There will be lots of creative cuisines and drinks to choose from, plus raffles, kids’ activities and market stalls.

 

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

 

Live the good life

Brimbank council’s free sustainable living series offers first-hand knowledge from experts and access to resources. Workshops include Sustainable House Day September 11; green cleaning September 17; waterwise kids September 27; home-grown day October 9; organic pest control October 20 and recycling gems November 13. Bookings required.

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

 

Community market coming

Lions Club of Taylors Lakes hosts its first free community market on November 20.

■ lionstaylorslakes.secretary@hotmail.com

 

WIN THIS

 

Lyric Opera is giving two readers a double pass to see Our Man in Havana, valued at $140 each. Composed by lauded and outrageous Australian composer Malcolm Williamson, Our Man in Havana is a dark comedy set in a Cuban nightclub, complete with a bar, showgirls and a vacuum cleaner salesman. The passes are for the 7.30 pm show on Saturday, September 17, at The Comedy Club. www.lyricopera.com.au

To enter, click here.

Entries close at 11.59 pm on Sunday, September 4, and will be drawn the next day at 380 City Road, Southbank, 3006. Entrants must be more than 18 years old and live 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.

Photo: Supplied

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