La Fest di San Donato

Celebrate La Festa di San Donato at St Luke’s Church, David Street, Lalor on Saturday, August 6, 1.30-6pm. San Donato was a medieval saint famed for performing miracles, such as giving sight to the blind. The celebration has been held at the church since 1976 and is one of Whittlesea’s longest-running cultural celebrations.

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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, Whittlesea.

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Winter warming

Come together with friends and neighbours for a community gathering and winter feast at Mernda Village Community Activity Centre, 70 Mernda Village Drive, on Friday, July 28, 6-7pm. Enjoy performances by local musicians and Melbourne Playback Theatre, who bring stories to life. Healthy food will be available at reasonable prices, or bring your own to share. Hosted by Whittlesea council and Ausdance.

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Family history

Start researching your family tree at Whittlesea library from Tuesday, August1. Librarian Liz Pidgeon will be on hand to introduce you to the library’s family history resources, including British Newspapers Archive and Find My Past. At 57-61 Laurel Street, Whittlesea, from 2-3pm.

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Neighbourhood house

Pop into Thomastown Neighbourhood House, 52 Main Street, on Mondays from 6-7.30pm until August 28, to take part in community conversations. There are also makers morning drop-in sewing sessions on Thursdays from 10am-1pm, and meditation classes on Wednesdays from 10-11am.

■ 8376 6939


Jobs fair

The Melbourne North Jobs Fair brings together jobseekers, employers, work providers and industry bodies to talk about employment and career opportunities in the northern suburbs. It’s at Uni Hill Conference Centre, 30 Graduate Drive, Bundoora, on Thursday, August 3, 1-7pm.

■ 0408 340 587


Cultural afternoon

Learn about the culture and traditions of Pakistan by sharing songs and stories in Urdu at Craigieburn library, 75-95 Central Park Avenue, on Sunday, July 30, 1-3pm.

■ 9356 6980


Poppy making workshop

Join 5000 Poppies co-founder Lynn Berry at Thomastown library, 52 Main Street, on Wednesday, July 26, 10.30am-2.30pm and help crochet poppies for the Australian War Memorial. Bring a ball of red yarn and a 3mm crochet hook or knitting needles.

■ 9464 1864