Dig out your Santa hat and warm up your carol voice for Whittlesea Carols by Candlelight at Mill Park’s Redleap Reserve on Friday, December 8. There will be plenty of entertainment for kids, including face-painting, a live nativity scene, animal farm, art workshops and a visit from Santa. From, 7-10pm.


Summer science fun

Celebrate summer with fun science activities, experiments, computer games and crafts at Thomastown library, 52 Main Street, on Saturday, December 9, 10.30am-12.30pm.

■ 9464 1864


Sensitive art class

The Wings Support Group will run an art class for sensitive children and their families at Whittlesea library, 57 Laurel Street, on December 9, 10am-1pm.

■ 9716 3028


Nanna’s market

Browse through the stalls at the Nanna’s Makers Market at the Uniting Church hall, 105 Schotters Road, Mernda, on Saturday, December 9, 10am-1pm.


Wild Bytes

Have you wondered what to do when you’ve been swooped by a magpie or when a blue-tounged lizard appears in your yard? Head to the Mernda Village Community Activity Centre, 70 Mernda Village Drive, on Wednesday, December 6, 6.45-8.15pm, for tips on how to co-exist with native wildlife. Part of the RACV’s Wild Bytes program.

■ 9217 2042


Shop smart

Learn how to shop with minimal waste, cater for Christmas parties and store leftovers at Creeds Farm and Living Centre’s Plan, Cook, Buy session on Wednesday, December 6, 6.30-8.30pm. At 2 Snugburgh Way, Epping.

■ 9401 0509


Christmas in the plaza

Get into the festive spirit with Hume’s Christmas in the Plaza celebration on Friday, December 15, from 5pm. There will be stalls, roving entertainers, a jumping castle, Christmas crafts and performances from school choirs – and Santa will make a special visit. At 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows.


Edgars Creek clean-up

Join like-minded locals and help clean up Edgars Creek on Saturday, December 16, 9.30-11.30am. Meet at the Main Street playground, behind Thomastown library.

■ 0458 904 691