National Tree Day

National Tree Day is on at Sydenham Park, next to the Keilor Golf Course, on Sunday, July 31, 10am-3pm. BYO garden gloves, water bottle, sturdy shoes, long trousers and sleeves. or call 9249 40000 or email


A Romanian adventure

Mad Forest, the latest Sunshine Community Theatre Company production, opens August 26 for six nights. Starts 8pm with shows also on August 27, 28, September 1, 2 and 3. $20 a ticket.

■ 0477 477 685 or email


Art opens eyes

A new art exhibition at the Hunt Club will focus on raising awareness about mental illness and disability. 27 per cent, by John Puli and friends, will also raise funds to address access issues. Until August 13.

■ 9249 4600 or email


FReeZA gives a push-start

Young musicians will show Brimbank’s got talent at the 2016 Brimbank FReeZA Push Start competition on July 23 at Sunshine’s Visy Cares Hub.


Make it a market

Taylors Lakes Lions Club’s first free community market will be on November 20, and stallholders are wanted from the local area. $25, no charge for non-profit groups.

■ 0417 359 028 or lionstaylorslakes.


Call for line-up of leading lights

Sunshine Lantern Festival returns on September 10, and Sunshine Business Association is looking for local stallholders for the event. Food trucks and stalls, kids’ activities and performers are needed for the Hampshire Road event, a 10-hour extravaganza from 10am, with entertainment, street performers, music and food from many nations, plus the traditional lantern parade to celebrate the full moon, ending with spectacular fireworks.

■ Tracey, 0455 045 545


Help homeless with hygiene

Help homeless people, donate personal hygiene items at Watergardens shopping centre on July 24 from 9am. Collection Day will accept goods such as toothpaste, tooth brushes, soap, shampoo, hair brushes, lip balm, tissues, wipes, hair ties and sanitary pads.

■ 0419 525 984 or



Chamberlain is giving one lucky reader the chance to automate their garage door with a PowerLift DIY garage door-opener, valued at $299. Backed by a five-year warranty, it’s easy to install and suitable for single or double sectional garage doors. The PowerLift also features obstruction reversal technology to assure the safety of your children, pets and car.

To enter, click here.

Entries close at 11.59pm on Sunday, July 24, 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 & conditions for more details. All winners will be contacted directly by the prize supplier within seven days of winners being drawn.

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