Where: Werribee Open Range Zoo
When: Until June 24′
As part of a Learning to Roar program, zoo-goers can see the lion cubs at play, meet the keepers, play lion-themed games and hear the curious tale of How the Lion Got its Roar. More details at zoo.org.au/werribee
Where: Werribee Racecourse
When: Saturday, April 2
Colourful saris, kilts and other national costumes will grace Werribee racecourse this Saturday for the first-ever Miss International Fashions on the Field Pageant. To enter the Miss International Fashions on the Field pageant, call Cr Marcus on 9741 5146.
Where: Starts at Old Gisborne Courthouse
When: From 9am
Keen volunteers from disability support service Windarring will ‘‘flag off’’ more than 100 classic cars taking part in Saturday’s Macedon Grand Tour. The tour will pass through Riddells Creek, Hesket via Kerrie Valley, Mount Macedon, Macedon and then Woodend farmers market. Cars will also stop at the Calder Freeway service road near Malmsbury about 4pm. Details: www.macedonrangesgrandtour.com.au
Where: Williamstown Libarary
When: Until April 30
Shaw’s Three Well Known Australians painting has been touring the nation since 1983, stopping in each state once every 10 years. It’s on exhibition at Williamstown library until April 30.
Where: Tanderrum Way, Broadmeadows.
When: 3-8pm, Sunday April 3
Join in the fun of this vibrant and colourful event to celebrate the cultural diversity of Hume City with food, dance and music at the first-ever Broadmeadows Street Festival. Car enthusiasts are also expected to flock to the event to catch a glimpse of classic and muscle cars, and hot rods. Click here for more details.
Where: Glenn Orden Oval, Werribee
When: 11am-10pm, Saturday April 2
A group of superheroes will land at Glenn Orden Oval this week to start a conversation about suicide. Overdownunder’s Suicide Symposium will visit Wyndham for the first time, encouraging those suffering in silence speak up.
Where: Point Cook Community Centre
When: 10am-2pm. Saturday April 2
Children and their parents can try zumba, jiu jitsu, and yoga classes and there will also be musical entertainment and face-painting. Tickets are $5 for children and $15 for families. Funds raised will go to the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Where: Bluestone Church Arts Space, Footscray
When: April 2-8
Created by wit incorporated artistic director Belinda Campbell, the musical adventure Fairy Tale News will bring laughs for the young and young at heart from April 2 to 8. The show, featuring a cast of fairytale characters, centres on Granny’s basket of goodies. Tickets on sale now at witinc.com.au/whats-on/ftn
Creative workshops for kids
Where: Level 1, Highpoint
When: April 2-6
Highpoint is running a number of free creative workshops for children aged 8-16 years as part of its art installation, ‘Be-Muse’ in collaboration with Footscray Community Arts Centre. Click here for more details.