Pitch’er this …

Sunshine Baseball Club will hold three ‘come-and-try’ days this month. The club will also promote its new women’s team. The introduction days will be 2-4pm on the Sundays of August 16, 23 and 30, at 5 Talmage Street, Sunshine. Boys and girls of all ages are welcome.

■ 0421 970 767, glennjmg@hotmail.com

Lead through sport

A Good Sports spokesperson will be the guest at a free information session about responsible drinking, safe driving and looking after your friends. It will be from 7-8.15 pm on Wednesday, October 21, at the Caroline Springs library, 193 Caroline Springs Boulevard.

■ 9747 7200

 

Build business networks

A Learn to Network workshop, part of Victoria’s Small Business Festival, will be held at Brimbank council’s Keilor offices on August 19, 6-8pm. Cost $20.

■ Register HERE, or email businessfestival@brimbank.vic.gov.au

 

Job help for asylum seekers

A free workshop for young asylum seekers wanting jobs will be held at Visy Cares Hub on August 26-27, noon-4pm. The workshop is part of a pathways program run by Brimbank council and the Brotherhood of St Laurence to support local asylum seekers, aged 18-30. The two-day workshop will offer one-on-one support. Register before August 24. Lunch provided.

■ Loren, 8412 8712 or lpolzot@bsl.org.au; or Godwin, 9249 4463 or Godwin@brimbank.vic.gov.au

 

Scripts for film

A free masterclass to develop scripts for short films for WestWorld FilmFest is on at venues in Melton and Taylors Hill 2-5pm, August 15. Free transport.

■ 9747 5373, http://bit.ly/1gOu0vN

 

Short Film Festival competition

Brimbank filmmakers have until September 30 to enter the Sunshine Short Film Festival competition. Prizes up to $5000 will go to original films no longer than five minutes and featuring versions of superheroes, real or imagined. Categories are for primary and secondary school ages, with an open category for all other entries. Register at www.sunshinefilmfestival.com.au before the end of next month.

■ Tracey, 0455 0455 45 or marketing@sunshinebusiness.com.au

 

Help with preventing, ending conflict

Learn about conflict management at a free community session at Victoria University’s Sunshine Convention Centre on August 31, 6-8pm. Organised by the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria, the free session helps participants identify conflict resolution strategies to minimise and resolve conflicts that may arise in groups. It also teaches strategies to handle difficult emotions, run effective meetings and achieve consensus decision-making.

■ 9249 4418 or email CGPrograms@brimbank.vic.gov.au

 

NDIS forum

Facilitator Jacqui Pierce will share information about the NDIS and what it means for people with a disability, carers, families and disability support services. August 31, 10am-12.30pm, at Visy Cares Hub, Sunshine. Book by August 28.

■ 9249 4451 or lisaf@brimbank.vic.gov.au Black Powder Mill tour

 

Children’s book launch

Cairnlea Community Hub and Friends of the Black Powder Mill will co-host the launch of children’s book, The Little Black Powder Mill, on the Grasslands of Cairnlea, 10am, September 8. Author Clare Brennan, artist Meredith Thomas and school groups will be at Cairnlea Community Hub, 59 Carmody Drive. And on September 1, 9.15-10.30am, people can take a free tour of the mill, watch how it works and learn local history.

■ 9249 4800 or carinleacommunityhub@brimbank.vic.gov.au

 

Foster carers honoured

The Salvation Army Westcare celebrates the dedication of foster carers at a Care for a Cuppa morning tea at its Sunshine office, 34 Devonshire Road, September 17, from 11am. It will be part of Foster Care Week (September 14-18).

■ 9312 3544, email laura.lynch@aus.salvationarmy.org