Animal encounter

Get up close with native reptiles and birds at Mill Park library on Thursday, April 12. Aussie Wildlife Displays will be visiting the library at 394 Plenty Road from 2-3pm as part of the library’s school holiday programs. Bookings essential.

■ 9437 8189

 

Earth Day

Celebrate World Earth Day at Whittlesea library on Wednesday, April 18, by helping to plant a tree in the library garden. At
57 Laurel Street from 4-5pm.

■ 9716 3028

 

Neighbourhood courses

Learn essential computer skills at Thomastown Neighbourhood House throughout term two. At 52 Main Street.

■ 8376 6939

 

Foster care information night

Anglicare Victoria is urgently seeking foster carers who can care for a child through a difficult time. Find out more about becoming a foster carer at an information night on Monday, April 16, at 32 Railway Crescent, Broadmeadows, from 6.30pm.

■ 9301 5200

 

Youth art group

Explore your creative side by joining Whittlesea council and Baseline for Young People in the youth public art group. The group meets at Lalor library every Wednesday during school terms from 4.30-6pm. Registration necessary.

■ baseline@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

 

Sinhalese story time

Enjoy a special Sinhalese and Tamil story time session at Craigieburn library on Monday, April 16, from 11am-noon to mark the new year. Come along in traditional dress and enjoy a variety of cultural activities. At 75-95 Central Park Avenue.

■ 9356 6980

 

Turkish national day

Celebrate Turkish National Sovereignty and Children’s Day at The Age Library, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows, on Monday, April 23, from11am-noon. The celebration will include a Turkish bilingual story time.

■ 9356 6900

 

Cooking with cheese

Learn to cook with cheese at the That’s Amore cheese cooking demonstration on Saturday, April 14, from 10-11.30am. Chef Dario Di Clerico will show you how to use some of their artisan-made cheeses to take your dish to the next level and give you the tools to produce delicious cheese-based dishes at home. At 66 Latitude Boulevard, Thomastown. Bookings essential. Cost: $15

■ 9217 2377

Businesses are invited to host a stall at One Early Education Group’s community family day on Saturday, April 21, 10am-1pm. There will be plenty of family-friendly activities. At 236 Harvest Home Road, Wollert.

■ 9088 7169