Winter pruning tips

Learn how to prune fruit trees at Sunbury Community Garden’s orchard this Sunday. Horticulturist Ray Redford will also discuss tool maintenance and sharpening tips. Bring gloves and secateurs.

■ 0425 786 524


Lunch is on

Gisborne’s Vision Australia auxiliary will hold its annual luncheon of soup, sandwiches and slices next Tuesday, July 26, at Gisborne Masonic Hall, from midday.

■ 5428 2522


Creekside plant-out

Help recreate the creek bank then enjoy a free barbecue at the next Friends of Blind Creek planting day, 10am-12.30pm this Sunday. Meet up Kerrie Court, Sunbury.


Good ol’ get-together

Sing some ol’time favourites and enjoy a soup at St Mary’s Anglican Church Hall, 9 O’Shanassy Street, Sunbury from noon this Thursday.

■ 9744 1347 or 8746 8332


Frock up history lane

Don’t miss this show of historic garments collected from grand Mount Macedon, with pieces dated 1890s-1940s on show from 10am-noon at Gisborne Court House, 4 Hamilton Street, Gisborne every Wednesday and Saturday this month. Gold coin entry.



Furniture fundraiser for kinder

Woodend Men’s Shed members have taken up tools to craft a children’s table and matching bench seats to help kindergarten kids. The shed is donating the furniture for an auction being held at the Woodend kinder’s fundraising charity night on July 30. Shed spokesman Bill Hebb said members were happy to help the kinder, which is trying to raise money for new play equipment. Many items have been donated for the trivia night and auction, which is being held at Norma Richardson Hall from 7.30pm.



Farmers market and vintage

Sample fine produce and farm products at the next Lancefield farmers market. High Street plantation, 9am-1pm this Saturday, and the vintage market behind Purple Lily.


Salsa at Rupertswood

Kick up your heels when the Twilight School holds its salsa night, including a short dancing lesson, from 7pm this Friday.

■ 9744 0085 or


Cool for Kids

Help kids with cancer at a night of music, fun and dancing when The Naturally Cool Big Band performs at Sunbury Bowling Club from 7.30pm, August 20. Tickets: $30, proceeds to Royal Children’s Hospital.

■ 5428 2228



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