Yarn yakka

Join Lalor library’s charity knitting group on Wednesday, April 26, 10am-noon, and create items for local, national and international charities. The group meets to knit and chat. It’s at 2A May Road, Lalor.

■ 9465 2353


Volunteer expo

Community stallholders are invited to register their interest in the Whittlesea Volunteering Expo, Wednesday, May 24, 10am-2pm, at The Great Hall, Whittlesea civic centre, 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang. The aim of the expo is to highlight local volunteer programs.

■ 9401 6660


Children’s day

Celebrate Turkish national sovereignty and children’s day at The Age Library, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows, on Monday, April 24, 11am-noon. There will be a fun-filled morning of family-friendly entertainment, including a special Turkish bilingual storytime session.

■ 9356 6900


Fresh food swap

Bring excess fruit, vegetables, herbs, seedlings and eggs to the Tullamarine library, 58 Spring Street, on Wednesday, April 26, for the Hume Home Harvest produce swap. It’s on from 1-2pm.

■ 9356 6966


Cutting winter energy bills

Head to The Age Library on Wednesday, May 3, for some sensible advice on cutting the cost of winter energy bills. The Hume Enviro Champions program is all about helping locals make city life more sustainable. The next session is at 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows, 6-8pm.

■ 9356 6900


Volunteers needed

The Office of the Public Advocate needs community visitor volunteers to help protect the human rights of people with disabilities by visiting accommodation centres, and monitoring and reporting on the services provided. Training and reimbursement of expenses are provided.

■ 1300 309 337


Bat night

Join bat expert Robert Bender on Friday, April 21, 7-9pm, for a talk on the fascinating world of bats, including their diversity, vital ecological role and how to protect their habitat. At Tuttle Recreation Reserve, 523-525 Epping Road, Wollert.



Community courses

Thomastown Neighbourhood House has a variety of courses in term two. Barista training is on Mondays and Tuesdays, volunteer training and community events planning are on Thursdays. English as an additional language classes start Monday, April 24, and sewing classes start May 1.

■ 8376 6939