COMMUNITY CALENDAR

 

Get savvy online

Want to find out how easy it is to communicate online? Then try YouthNow’s “pass IT on” program for the young and old, at which you can receive one-on-one assistance using digital technology, including email, Facebook and Skype. Free sessions are held every Monday and Friday from 9.30am until noon at the Visy Cares Hub in Sunshine.

■ Kathleen 8311 5800 or email kathleen@youthnow.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 express their interest in having a stall. Stallholders must be from Taylors Lakes and surrounding suburbs. Stalls will be $25, payable at the event, which will run from 9am until 3pm at Taylors Creek Linear Park. Local community groups are also invited to book a stall to display their services. There will be no charge for non-profit groups.

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

 

Jones Creek plant-out

Community help is needed to plant native grasses on a steep section of Jones Creek on Saturday, August 13, from 10am. Bring water, hats, sturdy shoes and sunscreen. Meet at 639 Ballarat Road, Albion.

■ 0419 367 990 or lrob4642@bigpond.net.au

 

Sunny-side up at station

Come along and put some sparkle into Sunshine station by helping to tidy up, plant and weed 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 your own water. Meet at City Place outside Dragon Express Chinese.

■ 0449 069 962 or jessicagerger@gmail.com

 

Workshops for business

Brimbank Community and Civic Centre will host the 2016 Victorian Small Business Festival – Marketing for Growth, August 9; Develop your online strategy workshop, August 16; and Building your business advantage workshop, August 24. All run from 6pm to 9.30pm, $30 a head. To register for either or both these events, go to the festival’s website at http://bit.ly/businessfestival2016

■ 9249 4413

 

Art opens eyes

27 per cent – John Puli and friends – until this Saturday, August 13.

■ 9249 4600 or huntclubarts@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

 

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. Learn more about the NDIS, how the program has changed, and ask questions.

■ 9509 4266 or alice.nicholas@inclusion.melbourne

 

Keep busy feet dancing

BusyFeet offers dance and movement activities for children with intellectual and physical disabilities, aged from six to 16 years. Participants develop self confidence through the movement of dance. Classes for children are now being run at Banchory Community Centre, Hillside, on Saturdays, 11am until 11.45am. Teacher Lexie comes from Dance West Studios.

■ Annette, 0401 031 917

 

Money matters for women

Two free, financial coaching programs tailored for women are set for Brimbank next month. Good Shepherd’s Let’s Talk About Money will be held tonight (August 9), also August 16, 23 and 30 and September 6 at Hillside Community Centre, and on August 22 and 25 and September 5 and 12 at Westvale Community Centre. It’s part of a Firmer Foundations initiative to support women aged 18 and more to build financial knowledge and independence.

■ 8312 8800 or firmerfoundationswest@goodshep.org.au

 

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