Learn how to program Lego NXT robots with the Robogals from 10.30-11.30am and 11.30am-12.30pm on July 2 at Altona North library.

Robogals is an international student-run organisation that aims to inspire and increase female participation in engineering, science and technology.


Picturing BluScray

Victoria University has received more than 180 entries in the Picturing BluScray photography prize, to be launched in a major salon-style exhibition, from 6-8pm Thursday, June 30, at VU MetroWest, 138 Nicholson Street, Footscray.

Exhibition closes July 23.


Folk fest storytime

Join storyteller Jackie Kerin for the Newport Folk Festival storytime, with music, stories, performance and fun, 9.30-10.15am, July 1, at the Substation Newport.


Aboriginal stories time

Wamba Wamba man Ron Murray will perform didgeridoo and storytelling from 1.30-2.30pm on July 4 at the Substation at Newport.

Boon Wurrung elder Aunty Fay Stewart-Muir will host a storytelling session from 11am-12pm at Williamstown library.


FIFA tournament

Take part in the XBOX One and Play Station 4 FIFA 2016 tournament from 1.30-4.30pm, July 7, at Altona Meadows library.



Colour Box Studio’s new printmaking workshop Introduction to Etching, with Footscray visual artist Lucy Buxton, will take place 11am-3pm, July 9 and August 20, at VU MetroWest. The workshops are for beginners without printmaking experience. $125, materials supplied.


Lacrosse luncheon

Williamstown Women’s Lacrosse Club, the oldest women’s lacrosse club in Australia, celebrates its 80th anniversary at a luncheon at Fearon Reserve club rooms at 12.30pm Friday, July 8. Tickets $60 via






Thursday, June 30

Yarraville neighbours Mark Ferrie and Murray Fancourt combine as The Autumn Tones for a set heavy on mellow guitar jams. 223 Barkly Street, Footscray


Smokehouse 101

Every Friday

Local soul queen and gifted songwriter Zerafina Zara & Alleged Associates bring their cruisey/bluesy vibes to their Friday night residency. From 7pm, free.


The Yarraville Club

Saturday, July 2

Pearl – The Janis Joplin Story features award-winning singer Liza Ohlback and musical director Jeremy Edwards with a full backing band. From 6.30pm dinner/8pm show, tickets $35/65. 135 Stephen St Yarraville


Way Out West Roots Music Club

Sunday, July 10

Way Out West and the Newport Ska and Reggae Festival presents an afternoon of soul, reggae and ska featuring Ska Vendors, Pat Powell, Lady Voodoo and The Rituals, and Bosscats. From 2pm, $15 ($10 WOW members). 128 Ferguson Street, Williamstown



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To enter, click here.

Entries close at 11.59 pm on Sunday, July 3, and will be drawn at 9 am the next day at 380 City Road, Southbank, 3006. Entrants must be older than 18 and reside in Victoria. See our competition terms and conditions for more details. All winners will be contacted directly by the prize-giver within seven days of winners being drawn.

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