Here’s 6 things to do around Sunbury and the Macedon Ranges.

Siren on stage

Alex Ellis’s one-woman show takes a fantastic journey through the life and times of ’40s starlet Veronica Lake. The show features a well-crafted script and a stunning stage design. At Kyneton Town Hall from 8pm, Thursday, August 6. Tickets: $30; concession $25.

■ 1300 888 802 or www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/arts/buytickets

 

Dig in

Join funnyman Damian Callinan at Kyneton Town Hall for an Anzac-themed show that will take audiences through the diary of a soldier, who may or may not be the mysterious Digger his family never spoke of. The Lost WW1 Diaries of Paddy Callinan starts at 8.30pm this Friday. Tickets: $35

■ 1300 888 802 or www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/arts/buytickets

 

Market helps research

The next Rotary Club community market at Sunbury promises plenty of bargains: crafts, plants, produce, hot food, and more. Face-painting will raise money for research into motor neurone disease. The market is at Elizabeth Drive community centre, 9am-2pm this Saturday.

■ 0400 907 793

 

Growing business

The first Macedon Ranges regional networking evening will introduce businesses to Simplex Insurance founder Kay Jackson, who will share how to grow a business from a home office to a national success. Royal George Hotel, Kyneton, from 6.30pm on August 4. Tickets: $35

■ 5421 9616

 

Help East Timorese

Macedon Ranges Friends of East Timor will host a morning tea to support maternal child health initiatives in the island nation. Woodend Community Centre from 10.30am on August 5. Entry is by donation.

■ 0411 208 448

 

Teens skill up

People aged 12-18 can join in YEP! Gisborne (formerly Gisborne Youth Space) term three activities, including a stencil art workshop with Tara Kingston, from 4pm on August 5, or barista training at Gisborne’s
3 Little Pigs cafe on August 12.

■ 5422 0296