Maribyrnong & Hobsons Bay Community Calendar & Gig Guide 5-10-2016


Healthy brain, healthy body

Learn how to experience happiness and satisfaction at any age: session presented by RDNS HomeCare from 11am-noon on October 10, at West Footscray Ladies Probus Club, 54 Raleigh Road, Maribyrnong. Free; bookings essential:

■ 9390 4449


Footscray Lions Club

The Footscray Lions Club’s major fundraiser is coming up, featuring special guests Professor Michael R. Ibbotson, of the National Vision Research Institute of Australia, and comedian Diana Nguyen. The topic will be The Bionic Eye: Looking Into The Future, and the event includes a five- course Vietnamese dinner, auctions and raffle. October 21, from 6.30pm. Tickets $50. 199-201 Union Road, Ascot Vale. Contact Michelle Anderson:

■ 0418 338 131


Laverton Probus

The Probus Club of Laverton meets at 10am on the fourth Monday of the month at the Laverton Hub. Probus is for retired and semi-retired people who get together for a cuppa and listen to a guest speaker.

■ 9742 6080


For history buffs

Footscray Historical Society is offering free workshops for History Week in October. The first session is for Footscray, West Footscray and Tottenham residents, 1.30-4pm on October 22. The second session is for Yarraville, Kingsville and Seddon residents from 1.30-4pm on October 23. Register early.

■ or 9689 3820


Friendship Group

Altona Day View Club, for the interests and education of women, meets 11am on the third Wednesday of the month at Altona RSL.

■ 93946522 or 0412010176


Sunrise for women

Sunrise Group for women aged 18-65 with a disability and/or mental health issues meets fortnightly, 10am-1.30pm, Fridays, at Laverton Community Hub.

■ 9689 9588 or


Diabetes support

Westgate Diabetes Support Group meets from 10am on first Tuesday of the month at Altona Bowling Club.

■ 92555501 or 0415 030 996



Spottiswoode Hotel

Friday, October 14

Hard-working local band Alleged Associates return to play cruisy pub rock favourites with Gabbie Grosdonovski out front of the lads. From 8.30-11.30pm, 62 Hudsons Road, Spotswood. Free entry

Pirates Tavern

Friday, October 21

Dirty Deeds, the world’s longest- established AC/DC tribute band, plays its first show in Hobsons Bay since 2014. Doors open 6pm, show at 9pm. 2 Ann Street, Williamstown

Entry $20/$15

Altona RSL Club

Saturday, October 22

It’s two huge tribute shows in one night when Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons vs The Beach Boys kicks off. From 8.15pm, $30 ($25 members). Bookings on 9398 2817

31 Sargood Street, Altona

Way Out West

Sunday, October 9

Sunday, October 9Veteran bluesman Matt Taylor performs his only Melbourne show, celebrating 50 years of Australian blues. 128 Ferguson Street, Williamstown, from 2pm. Entry $25