Grow an orchard

Free ‘grow your own orchard’ workshops are on August 21 and September 18, 10am-1pm, at Hobsons Bay Yacht Club.

■ 0433 559 530


Car boot sale

Hobsons Bay Men’s Shed is holding a car boot sale, 10am-3pm, on August 21 at 280 Queen Street, Altona (old EPA building). The shed’s technology group will be selling computers and parts, and a sausage sizzle will be also be held. Sites $10.


Fashion market

The Melbourne Frock Swap Fashion Market is happening again at Seaworks in Williamstown 10-4pm Sunday, August 28. The indoor market will be jam-packed with more than 80 stalls of bargain priced pre-loved woman’s fashion, including big brands and vintage, at 82 Nelson Place. Entry $2.


Community classes

Classes start soon at Yarraville Community Centre and will include cooking and art workshops.

■ 9687 1560, or


Volunteers for elderly

The Multiple Sclerosis Community Visitors Scheme needs female volunteers to visit elderly female residents in an aged care centre in Newport.

■ or 9845 2729


Yoga for kids

Children’s yoga at Maidstone Community Centre involves learning yoga postures, breathing exercises, play and creative movement for school-aged children. From 4-5pm, Tuesdays; $60 per term or $8 per casual visit.


Diabetes support

Westgate Diabetes support group meets 10am on the first Tuesday of the month at Altona Bowling Club.

■ 92555501 or 0415 030 996


Friendship group

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




Kindred Studios

Thursday, August 18

As part of the international fundraising event Oxjam, Jammin at Kindred will be a mix of punk rock, hip-hop, jazz, blues and psychedelic funk rock. From 6.30pm, $12.

212A Whitehall Street, Yarraville.


Phoenix Youth Hub

Saturday, August 27

Melbourne reggae dancehall performer and singjay artist SK Simeon will headline Push Start Maribyrnong. From 1-5pm, free.

72 Buckley Street, Footscray


Williamstown RSL

Sunday, August 28

Ray Lewis’s Dixie Heroes with special guest star Lindsay Meech will be at the Williamstown Jazz and Swing Club. From 4-7pm. Entry $15, children free.

128 Ferguson Street, Williamstown



Saturday, October 15

Tickets are on sale for the third Out On The Weekend festival, featuring alternative country and Americana bands. From 11.30am-10.30pm. Entry $99, children under 12 free.

Saturday, October 1582 Nelson Place, Williamstown




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.

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.

Photo: Supplied

Photo: Supplied