Hard working classic rock-punk band My Echo are launching new single Old and Grey, the first taste of debut album Brothers, with a gig this Friday. Footscray drummer Henry Hollingsworth and Maribyrnong bass player Steve Peluso will help drive the fast, loud and punchy tracks from 8.30pm at The Workers Club, 51 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Tickets $15.
The second free Books Fest will be from noon-3pm on August 20 at Altona library. Meet local authors and illustrators, and enjoy storytellers, musicians and craft.
Classes starting soon at Yarraville Community Centre include cooking and art workshops.
■ 9687 1560, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.ycc.net.au
Maribyrnong council will hold a session on voting in the council election for people with disabilities. Monday, August 15 at the Maribyrnong City Council reception room, 2.30-3.30pm. RSVP:
The Hobsons Bay Men’s Shed Motoring Group will show their cars and talk the torque from 10am-3pm on August 7 at 280 Queen Street, Altona. The public is welcome to bring and show their classic/custom cars and motorbikes and enjoy a sausage sizzle.
■ 9398 2383
Get tips on how to keep a writer’s journal in a mini workshop at Maribyrnong Community Centre, from 7-9pm Wednesday, August 10. Bookings are essential.
■ 9032 4305, email@example.com or www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/maricomm
Are you unemployed or have you been retrenched? Government-funded Certificate III in early childhood education and care CHC30113 and aged care classes start soon at Laverton Community Education Centre.
■ 9369 2726 or 0411 232 800
Way Out West Roots Music Club
Saturday, August 6
Chris Finnen & The Melbourne Blues Disciples will headline eight bands at the Blues for Lost Souls benefit gig for the homeless. From 3-11pm, $50.
128 Ferguson Street, Williamstown
Saturday, August 6
Mellow guitar duo The Autumn Tones will be joined by Yarraville songstress Anna Williams (aka Moylen) to launch an exciting new music venue in Seddon. From 3-6pm.
124 Victoria Street, Seddon
Friday, August 12
Rogers Nelson, Cherry Rock and Yarraville Club present a night dedicated to the late, great superstar Prince, with Paisley Mark and Computer Blue. From 8pm, $25-35.
135 Stephen Street, Yarraville
Altona Sports Club
Saturday, September 10
Rocker, headed by Alfi Rocker of Dirty Deeds fame, returns to play the greatest classic rock anthems. From 9.30pm, free entry.
Saturday, September 1011 Altona Road, Altona
Combat the cold with nourishing, super-powered, blended teas and tonics with Barker’s of Geraldine fruit syrups. Four readers will win a Winter Wellness Pack valued at $65 each, which includes three fruit syrups (blackcurrant; lemon, honey & ginger; orange & barley with passion fruit) and a Thermos travel mug. www.barkers.co.nz
To enter, click here.
Entries close at 11.59 pm on Sunday, August 7, and will be drawn at 9 am 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 the winners being drawn.