Learn the ins and outs of beekeeping at Whittlesea library on Saturday, July 29, 10.30am-12.30pm. Sue Zuber from Buzz of the Bees will be on hand to answer questions about the legal requirements and practical aspects of keeping bees.
At 57 Laurel Street.

■ 9716 3028


Story time

Share songs and craft with your child during a special storytime at Newbury Child and Community Centre on Wednesday, July 19, 11.30am-12.15pm. At 440 Grand Boulevard, Craigieburn.

■ 9356 6729


Harry Potter trivia

Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter with a family-friendly trivia night at Craigieburn library on Thursday, July 13, 6.30-7.30pm. Bring your own nibbles and see how much you know about the world of Harry Potter. Bookings required. At 75-95 Central Park Avenue.

■ 9356 6980


Poppy making workshop

Join 5000 Poppies co-founder Lynn Berry at Thomastown library on Wednesday, July 26, 10.30am-2.30pm and help crochet poppies to be included in a display at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra from November, 2018. Bring your own ball of red yarn and 3mm crochet hook or knitting needles. Patterns will be supplied. At 52 Main Street, Thomastown.

■ 9464 1864


School holiday fun

Visit the Despicable Me 3 activity centre and meet Jerry the Minion at Pacific Epping until Friday, July 14. The activity centre will be set up outside Best and Less from 11am-2pm daily.


Multicultural evening

Celebrate Lalor’s diversity at the library’s multicultural night on Thursday, July 20, 6-8.30pm. There will be singing, dancing and music from an array of groups who call Lalor home. At 2A May Road.

■ 9465 2353


Community classes

Are you interested in meditation or sewing? Visit Thomastown Neighbourhood House, 52 Main Street, to take part in meditation sessions on Wednesdays from 10-11am or sewing sessions on Thursdays from 10am-1pm.

■ 8376 6939


Hear from local authors

Celebrate books and emerging authors at Mill Park library’s debut day on Saturday, July 22, 11am-3pm. Authors will share snapshots from their stories from 11am, before Collingwood AFLW player Moana Hope talks about her new book, My Way.. At 394 Plenty Road.

■ 9437 8189