Tibetan New Year
Celebrate the Tibetan New Year at Yuroke’s Tibetan Buddhist Society ion March 18 and 19. There will be meditation sessions, a blessing and speakers. At the Peaceful Land of Joy Meditation Centre, 1425 Mickleham Road, Yuroke.
Discover the world of Japanese origami at Whittlesea library, 57 Laurel Street, Whittlesea, on Tuesday, March 14, 4-5pm. The session will cover tips and tricks to help you master the art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures.
■ 9716 3028
Enjoy a taste of Vietnamese culture at Thomastown library, 52 Main Street, on Monday, March 20, 10.30-11.30am. The Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association will host a cooking demonstration before a traditional costume show. The library will also launch a new collection of Vietnamese DVDs and CDs.
■ 9464 1864
International Women’s Day
Drop by Lalor library on Wednesday, March 8, 1.30-2.30pm for a cuppa and a chat with other local women as part of International Women’s Day. The library is at 2a May Road.
■ 9465 2353
Gather your friends and family and make your way to the civic plaza, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows, on Friday, March 10, for a free outdoor screening of The Secret Life of Pets. There will be roving musicians, face-painting and balloon artists. Bring a picnic rug or camping chair. The fun starts at 6pm, with the movie screening from 7pm.
Stop by the Whittlesea Showgrounds each Monday for the Whittlesea Monday Market. It’s on every week – rain, hail or shine. From 8am-1pm, with an auction from 9am.
■ 0428 821 644
Visit Mill Park library between March 1-26 to view an inspiring exhibition by a member of the Northern Safari Camera Club. The exhibition features photographs from travels around the world. At 394 Plenty Road, Mill Park.
■ 9437 8189
Celebrate Whittlesea’s cultural diversity at the Colour Carnival on Saturday, March 25, noon-6pm, at Meadowglen International Athletics Stadium, McDonalds Road, Epping. There will be a colour run for all ages and abilities, rides, food stalls and Bollywood and Greek dancing workshops.