St John’s history
Footscray Historical Society will host a free talk by Stewart Granger, Footscray divisional manager of St John Ambulance, on the history of the ambos, at 2pm, Sunday, August 14, at Ercildoune, 66 Napier Street, Footscray. Afternoon tea provided.
Science leader goes public
Join economic journalist Alan Kohler as he talks with Australia’s chief scientist and entrepreneur, Dr Alan Finkel, from 6pm, Wednesday, August 10, at VU MetroWest, 138 Nicholson Street, Footscray.
Williamstown Little Athletics Club will hold a free carnival at Newport Park athletics track from 9-11am on Saturday, August 13, for new and existing members to celebrate athletics during the Rio Olympics.
Yoga for kids
Children’s yoga at Maidstone Community Centre involves learning yoga postures, breathing exercises, play and creative movement for school-age children. From 4-5pm, Tuesdays; $60 per term or $8 casual visit.
Westgate Diabetes support group meets 10am on the first Tuesday of the month at Altona Bowling Club.
■ 92555501 or 0415 030 996
Altona Day View Club for women meets from 11am on the third Wednesday of the month at Altona RSL.
■ Janet, 93946522 or 0412 010 176
The ‘best medicine’
Cherry Laughter Club meets 10am, Saturdays, in the barbecue area at Cherry Lake, Altona. With host Carolyn Nicholson, the club aims to promote good health through laughing.
Grow an orchard
A free ‘grow your own orchard’ workshop runs from 10am-1pm on August 21 and September 18 at Hobsons Bay Yacht Club.
■ 0433 559 530
Sunday, August 14
The caravan of Madame Sainson will wind through the bluesy south, the grit of the ’70s and the cabaret of Berlin and Paris. From 7pm; free.
223 Barkly Street, Footscray
Friday, August 12
Rogers Nelson, Cherry Rock and Yarraville Club present a night dedicated to the late Prince, with Paisley Mark and Computer Blue. From 8pm; $25-$35.
135 Stephen Street, Yarraville
Sunday, August 28
Ray Lewis’s Dixie Heroes with special guest star Lindsay Meech from New Zealand at the Williamstown Jazz and Swing Club. From 4pm-7pm. Entry $15, children free.
128 Ferguson Street, Williamstown
Saturday, October 15
Tickets are on sale for the third Out On The Weekend festival. From 11.30am-10.30pm. Entry: $99, children under 12 free.
Saturday, October 1582 Nelson Place, Williamstown
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