Chinese exhibition

Mark Chinese New Year at Mill Park library’s Chinese exhibition. Open to all ages, the exhibition has plenty to discover about Chinese culture. It’s at 394 Plenty Road, Mill Park from Wednesday, February 1, until Sunday, February 19.

■ 9437 8189


This Thommo Life

Share your stories about life in Thomastown for Thomastown Neighbourhood House’s new podcast, This Thommo Life. Stop by the neighbourhood house at Thomastown library. 52 Main Street, to record your story.

■ 8376 6939


Outdoor movie

Make your way to Merrifield’s neighbourhood park, 8 Hawksburn Place, Mickleham, on Saturday, February 4, for a free outdoor screening of Zootopia. The movie is part of Hume council’s summer events program. There will be entertainment from 6pm, with the movie screening from 7pm. BYO rug or chair.


Organic gardening

Pick up tips on growing organic fruit and vegetables from gardening expert Vasili at The Age Library, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows, on Thursday, February 2, from 6-7.25pm. Vasili will talk about how to fight pests and diseases in the garden using homemade recipes.

■ 9356 6900


Doggy tales

Meet Shortie the reading dog and find out more about Yarra Plenty Regional Library’s doggy tales program at Thomastown library on Monday, February 6, from 3.45-5pm. Doggy tales encourages reluctant readers to visit the library and read to dogs.

■ 9464 1864


Women’s lunch

Whittlesea Community House will host a women’s luncheon on Thursday, February 2, from noon-2pm. Bring your friends, children, a gold coin donation and a healthy appetite for food and good friendships.


Become a mentor

Find out about becoming a mentor for a young person in need of extra support at TRY Mentoring’s information night on Wednesday, February 8, at Creeds Farm and Living Centre, 2 Snugburgh Way, Epping North, from 7pm. Mentors will be asked to spend one to three hours a week for 12 months to help make a difference in their young people’s lives.

■ 8545 9504


Picnic on the grass

Pack your picnic blanket and snacks and make your way to Lalor library, 2A May Road, Lalor on Wednesday, January 25, for a picnic on the grass. This family-friendly event is a chance to relax on the grass and read one of the library’s books with the kids.

■  9465 2353