COMMUNITY CALENDAR

 

Garden into golden age

Love gardening? Then you’re invited to the latest Sunshine Golden Age Garden Club get-together at the Glengala Community Hall on September 14 from 5.30pm. Hear a garden expert talk about the latest trends in trees and fruit trees. The get-together includes the SGAGC’s annual plant sale.

■ 9312 7370 or stanley.ligeza@gmail.com

 

Art of illustration

Local illustrators can get some handy hints when the latest Infuse artists’ network event features award-winning illustrator Meredith Thomas. She will discuss the illustrative process and show samples of different stylistic approaches at the Visy Cares Hub on September 8, from 6pm until 8pm.

■ artspaces@brimbank.vic.gov.au or 9249 4600

 

Pasifika dreaming

Young people from five local schools will perform at My Island Dream – a Pasifika Youth Arts Festival on September 10 at the Enjoy Church in Sunshine North. Designed by young people of Pasifika backgrounds, the festival will include Samoan, Tongan and Hawaiian dance, choirs and bands, from 4pm until 6.30pm. Tickets $5.

www.brimbankyouth.com or 9249 4000

 

Clean-up by the creek

A Clean Up the World event will be held at Sunshine’s Buckingham Reserve on September 17, from 10.30am. Hosted by the Friends of Kororoit Creek, the clean-up will target the creek by Buckingham Reserve. Bring your friends and neighbours down, there will be rubbish bags, gloves and pick-up tools waiting.

■ 0402 097 028 or jodie@total-wellbeing.com.au

 

Festival of words

Author Tony Birch, shortlisted for a Miles Franklin Literary award, heads the impressive line-up of writers at the Brimbank Writer and Readers Festival, which started last week. Events include workshops, author talks, interviews, storytelling, panel discussions, until September 11. Events are free, but bookings are essential.

www.brimbank.vic.gov.au or email writersfestival@brimbank.vic.gov.au

 

Live the good life

Brimbank council’s free sustainable living series offers first-hand knowledge from experts and access to resources. Workshops include Sustainable House Day September 11; green cleaning September 17; waterwise kids September 27; home-grown day October 9; organic pest control October 20 and recycling gems November 13. Bookings required.

■ 9249 4665 or environment@brimbank.vic.gov.au/environmentevents

 

Business tax 101

New to business or thinking of starting a business? Register for a free event run by the Australian Tax Office on September 8 from 9am until noon at 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine.

■ ecodev@brimbank.vic.gov.au or 9249 4413

 

Poetry explained

Budding poets should get down to the Visy Cares Hub for a free poetry workshop on September 8 from 5pm to 6pm. Melbourne writer Ebony MonCrief will have tips on storytelling and style, offering an honest look at the person behind the words.

www.brimbank.vic.gov.au

 

WIN THIS

 

The super-charged moto-tainment phenomenon is back and bigger than ever, with Monster Jam returning to Australia for the Expect the Unexpected tour. Here’s your chance to win a major prize pack valued at $486, including tickets to see the 7pm show on Saturday, October 8, at AAMI Park. The prize pack also includes a cap, lunchbox, drink bottle, toy trucks and more! www.monsterjamonline.com.au

To enter, click here.

Entries close at 11.59pm on Sunday, September 11 and will be drawn the next day at 380 City Road, Southbank, 3006. Entrants must be over 18 years old and reside in Victoria. See our Competition Terms & Conditions for more details. All winners will be contacted direct by the prize supplier within seven days of the winners being drawn.

Photo: Supplied

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