Join Whittlesea library’s charity quilting club on Friday, September 1, and help make quilted items for local organisations. At 57 Laurel Street, Whittlesea
■ 9716 3028
Pop into Thomastown Neighbourhood House, 52 Main Street, on Mondays from 6-7.30pm until August 28 for community conversations. There are makers morning drop-in sewing sessions on Thursdays from 10am-1pm and meditation classes on Wednesdays from 10-11am.
■ 8376 6939
Former Hume Arts Awards winners Shay Downer and Bonnie Hanlon will showcase their works at Craigieburn’s Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery until Sunday, October 15. At Hume Global Learning Centre, 75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn.
Frolic, food and film
Head to Mernda Village Community Activity Centre, 70 Mernda Village Drive, on Friday, August 25, from 6-9pm to watch Dads who can Dance – film clips of local dads getting their groove on – before dusting off your dance shoes and then enjoying a classic dance movie. Food will be available.
■ 9217 2172
Winter arts fiesta
Meet other locals, learn new skills and have fun while working on collaborative craft projects for the community garden at Greenbrook Community House. Visit the community house on Saturday, August 26, from 11am-2pm, to help paint and decorate blackboards for the garden as part of the winter arts fiesta. At 40 McFarlane Crescent, Epping. Bookings essential.
■ 9408 0916
Celebrate Book Week at Craigieburn library on Saturday, August 26, from 2pm with a live show around this year’s Book Week theme – escape to everywhere. At 75-95 Central Park Avenue.
■ 9356 6980
Research your family history
Celebrate family history month at The Age Library, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows on Monday, August 28, from 10am-noon. The Genealogy Society of Victoria’s Joy Roy will be on hand to help you research your family history and talk about new resources available.
■ 9356 6900
Steps to getting published
Join local author Vanessa Carnevale at Mill Park library on Wednesday, August 30, from 7-8pm to learn the ins and outs of the publishing world and how to pitch to publishers. Bookings essential. At 394 Plenty Road.
■ 9437 8189