Take part in a ceremonial bush tucker walk on July 6, to help honour Hume’s indigenous residents. The walk and accompanying planting event have been organised by the council as part of its National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Day of Celebration (NAIDOC) Week events. The events will include members from the traditional custodians of the region, the Gunung-Willam-Balluk of the Wurundjeri. At the Indigenous Education Centre, 40 Pearcedale Parade, Broadmeadows, from 2.30-4.30pm.
The Whittlesea Monday Market is at the showgrounds, Yea Road, Whittlesea, every Monday from 8am-1pm. Pick up fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs, honey and cakes and browse through stalls selling plants, tools, toys, workwear and more. There’s an animal farm and pony rides to keep the kids entertained.
■ 0428 821 644
Leap out onto the stage and share your special talent at Thomastown library’s drama workshop on Monday, July 3. Led by comedian and theatre director Liz Skitch, the workshop includes games and performance exercises designed to unleash your inner drama queen. At 52 Main Street, 1-2.30pm.
■ 9464 1864
Head to Lalor library on Wednesday, July 5 to be a star in its music video. Make props, costumes and use the green screen to help create a fun video. Take home pictures of your performance. Open to children aged five and over. At 2a May Road, 1-3pm.
■ 9465 2353
Join the First Impressions Drama Group for a short film festival at Whittlesea library on Wednesday, July 12. It’s at 57-61 Laurel Street, Whittlesea, from 6-7pm
■ 9716 3028
Celebrate EID with stories and songs followed by a craft activity at The Age Library’s Arabic bilingual storytime on Wednesday, June 28, 11am-noon. It’s at 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows.
■ 9356 6900
There’s lots happening at Thomastown Neighbourhood House throughout term three. Learn the power of social media for small businesses on Thursdays from July 20- August 17, from 10am-1pm; browse the indoor market on the first Saturday of the month from 10am-1pm; or sign up for free English classes for asylum seekers on Mondays and Fridays from 10am-12.30pm. At 52 Main Street, Thomastown.
■ 8376 6939
School holiday fun
Meet the Despicable Me 3 Minions at Pacific Epping from Monday, July 3- Friday, July 7. Dave, Gru and Mel will be appearing outside Best and Less from 11am-2pm daily as part of school holiday activities.