Head to the Hume Global Learning Centre at Broadmeadows on Wednesday, August 16, from 7pm to hear from Wildlife Rescue and care volunteers about how you can help the wildlife in your backyard. At 1093 Pascoe Vale Road. Bookings essential.
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
Research your family history
Celebrate family history month at Craigieburn library on Tuesday, August 22, 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. At 75-95 Central Park Avenue.
■ 9356 6980
Whittlesea writers festival
Join author Barry Dickens for a writing workshop at Whittlesea library, 57 Laurel Street, on Wednesday, August 9, 1-2.30pm. Dickens will also talk about his new book about Ronald Ryan, the last man hanged in Australia. Dickens’ talk is part of the Whittlesea Writers Festival.
■ 9716 3028
Join Whittlesea Twilight Seniors at Lalor library on Wednesday, August 16, 5-6pm for a performance by Elvis Presley tribute artist Damian Mullin. At 2A May Road,Lalor.
■ 9465 2353
Memories of Mill Park
What is your family story? Bring along your personal stories, photographs and memorabilia to share in a casual session guided by Mill Park library community co-ordinator Jack Chan. At 394 Plenty Road on Friday, August 11, 11am-noon.
■ 9437 8189
Former Hume Arts Awards winners Shay Downer and Bonnie Hanlon will showcase their artworks at Craigieburn’s Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery from Thursday, August 17. Both women search for perceptual universalities in the human experience. At Hume Global Learning Centre, 75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn.
Meet award-winning local author Alice Pung at The Age Library, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows, on Saturday, August 19, 1-2.30pm.
■ 9356 6900