Considering council?

People considering standing for council in October can attend a free information session at Brimbank Community and Civic Centre on August 8 from 7pm. The Municipal Association of Victoria session will cover the role and purpose of local government, and outline a councillor’s role, responsibilities and expectations.

■ 9249 4000 or


Money matters for women

Two free, financial coaching programs tailored for women are set for Brimbank next month. Good Shepherd’s Let’s Talk About Money will be held on August 9, 16, 23 and 30 and September 6 at Hillside Community Centre, and on August 22 and 25 and September 5 and 12 at Westvale Community Centre. It’s part of a Firmer Foundations initiative to support women aged 18 and more to build their financial knowledge and independence.

■ Register at 8312 8800 or email


Jones Creek plant-out

Community help is needed to plant native grasses on a steep section of Jones Creek on August 13 from 10am. Old tree guards and stakes also need to be recovered. Bring water, hats, sturdy shoes and sunscreen. Meet at 639 Ballarat Road, Albion.

■ 0419367990,


Sunny-side up at station

Come along and put some sparkle into Sunshine station by helping tidy up, plant and weed on August 21 from 1pm. Meet the clean-up team’s Butt it, Bin it mascot Barry, who will hand out portable ashtrays for smokers. Bring your own water. Meet at City Place outside Dragon Express Chinese.

■ 0449 069 926,


Grow older well

Aged 50 or more, retired or semi-retired? Become a U3A Brimbank member and take advantage of low-cost classes and activities, including yoga, line dancing and ballroom dancing, computers, photoshop, Spanish, beginner’s French, Italian, English, movies, painting and drawing, crafts, cards, scrabble, book club, cooking, armchair travel. Membership: $45.

■ 9356 9085,


Workshops for business

Brimbank Community and Civic Centre will host the 2016 Victorian Small Business Festival – Marketing for Growth, August 9; Develop your Online Strategy workshop, August 16, and Building your Business Advantage workshop, August 24. All run from 6pm to 9.30pm, $30 a head. To register, go to

■ 9249 4413


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.

■ 9249 40000, email or


A Romanian adventure

Mad Forest, by Sunshine Community Theatre Company production, opens August 26 for six nights. $20 a ticket.

■ 0477 477 685 or


Art opens eyes

27 per cent – John Puli and friends – until August 13. Phone 9249 4600





Here’s your chance to see We Will Rock You, the awe-inspiring musical that has thrilled 16 million theatergoers in 28 countries. The show features stunning costumes, sets and lighting, and 24 of Queen’s legendary hits. Star Weekly has two double passes to give away for the 6pm show at the Regent Theatre on Sunday, September 4 (valued at $239.80 each).


To enter, click here.

Entries close at 11.59pm on Sunday, July 31, 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 direct by the prize supplier within seven days of the competition being drawn.

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