Christmas market

Browse the stalls at Thomastown Neighbourhood House’s Christmas market on Saturday, December 2, 10am-1pm at Thomastown library, 52 Main Street. There will be craft stalls, kids activities and a petting zoo.

■ 9464 1864

 

Christmas carols

Join the University of the Third Age Choir for a Christmas sing-a-long at Lalor library, 2a May Road, on Saturday, December 2, 11am-noon. The choir will be singing festive songs from around the world.

■ 9465 2353

 

Children’s garden

Head to Whittlesea library on Tuesday, December 5, 3.45-4.45pm to help care for the children’s garden. Lots of planting, watering and weeding needed. Bring along a container to take home worm juice. At 57 Laurel Street.

■ 9716 3028

 

Thunderstorm asthma

Learn about thunderstorm asthma, the risks and how to respond at a free community education session on Thursday, November 30 at Galada Community Activity Centre, 10a Forum Way, Epping North, 11am-12.30pm. Organised by The Asthma Foundation Victoria.

Registrations essential.

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Wild Bytes

Have you wondered what to do when you’ve been swooped by a magpie or when a blue-tounged lizard suddenly appears in your yard? Head to the Mernda Village Community Activity Centre, 70 Mernda Village Drive, on Wednesday, December 6, 6.45-8.15pm, to pick up tips on how to co-exist better with native wildlife. The session is part of the RACV’s Wild Bytes program.

■ 9217 2042

 

Shop smart

Learn how to shop with minimal waste, cater for Christmas parties and store leftovers at Creeds Farm and Living Centre’s Plan, Cook, Buy session on Wednesday, December 6, 6.30-8.30pm.

At 2 Snugburgh Way, Epping.

■ 9401 0509

 

Story Island exhibition

Visit Craigieburn’s Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery from Friday, October 20 – Saturday, December 2 to head on a journey of imagination. The journey is part of the Story Island – An Adventure in Pictures exhibition. At 75-95 Central Park Avenue.

■ 9356 6980

 

Art exhibition

Artists from across Whittlesea will showcase their work at a new exhibition at The Great Hall at Whittlesea council, 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang until Tuesday, December 19. The theme of this year’s exhibition is new beginnings.

■ 9217 2143