Reading hour

Head to Broadmeadows library on Thursday, September 20 between 4-5pm and pick up a book for national reading hour. Register by Friday, September 14, to share a chapter of your favourite book. Bookings essential. At 1093 Pascoe Vale Road.

■ 9356 6900


Seniors lunch

Join in the Victorian Seniors Festival celebrations at Whittlesea council’s seniors lunch on Wednesday, October 3, 11.30am-3pm, at Emerald Receptions, 213-215 Settlement Road, Thomastown. There will be music, entertainment and dancing. Tickets cost $18. Maximum of four tickets per booking.

■ 9407 5913


The art of decluttering

Learn the art of decluttering and get rid of all that stuff you are not using at Tullamarine library’s workshop on Thursday, September 13, 5.30-7pm. At 58 Spring Street.

■ 9356 6966


Book group

If you like talking about books you have read and sharing book recommendations with like-minded people, then why not join Mill Park library’s new book chat group? It’s on Tuesday, September 18, from 2-3pm at 394 Plenty Road.

■ 9437 8189


Bird survey

Join the Friends of Merri Creek for their bird survey on Sunday, September 16, at Galgi Ngarrk in Somerton, 8.45-10.30am. Meet at the O’Herns Road gate off the Hume Highway. Bring your own binoculars if possible.

■ 0417 519 251


Twins club

Join the Doreen/Mernda Twins Club for morning tea and to meet other families with preschool-aged twins. The next meeting is on Monday, September 17, at Laurimar Community Activity Centre, 11 Hazel Glen Drive, Doreen, 10am-noon.


Our World

The Sunbury Art Society’s Our World exhibition is on display at Craigieburn’s Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery until October 14. This is the group’s first exhibition outside Sunbury. At 75-95 Central Park Avenue.


Link up market

Browse the stalls at the Link Up Market at the Whittlesea Community Activity Centre, 57 Laurel Street, on Saturday, September 15, 11am-3pm.

■ 0413 756 654


Monster mash

Celebrate Frankenstein’s 200th birthday with a dress-up party at Craigieburn library on Wednesday, September 26, 2-2.30pm. Come dressed in your scariest monster gear. Bookings required. At 75-95 Central Park Avenue.

■ 9356 6980


Seeing eye dogs

Learn about caring for a seeing eye dog puppy at Vision Australia’s information session at Petbarn, 18/24 Dalton Road, Thomastown, on Sunday, September 23, from noon-1pm. Carers will be on hand to share their stories.

■ 1800 037 773