Judo, play group places

The Tin Shed in St Albans has several vacancies in its judo class held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7pm. The cost is $3 per person, per session. The classes are designed for children at primary school age up to adults. The shed’s play group also has a few places. The group meets on Wednesdays from 10am-noon. $3 per family, per session.

■ Elfie or Laura, 9366 4302

 

DIY evening

Bunnings in Taylors Lakes will host a free evening with Tara Dennis from Better Homes and Gardens on June 9. Take part in DIY activities from 6-8pm. Light refreshments provided.

■ 9449 6000 or email taylorslakesao@bunnings.com.au

 

Reconciliation forum

The Faith, Hope and Reconciliation Forum, part of Reconciliation Week 2016, will be held at the Salvation Army Hall in Sunshine on Monday, May 30, from 10.30am-12.30pm. Guest speakers will including Uncle Bill from the Wurundjeri Council, Pastor Tony Riches from the Aboriginal Evangelical Church of Melbourne and Tony Le-Nguyen from the Quang Minh Buddhist Temple. Bookings required.

■ 9688 0452 or petr.svoboda@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

 

Autism support

Families navigating the disability support system can get some relief through a program at Sunshine for families of children with autism. Tweddle Child and Family Health Care’s My Time is a free Tuesday morning group at Sunshine Special Developmental School for kids up to the age of 16. A trained facilitator guides discussions and connects parents with support services, while a skilled play helper engages children to give parents and carers a break. From 9.30-11.30am during schools terms.

■ 9689 1577 or www.tweddle.org.au

 

Good for kids

A wellbeing program for children aged eight to 12, including mindfulness techniques, will run from 1-2pm on Saturday, May 28, at the Hillside Community Centre, Royal Crescent, Hillside.

■ 9449 8027

 

Seniors have rights, too

A Seniors Rights Victoria representative will speak about ways to “protect your rights as you age” on Wednesday, June 15, from 10-11am at the Taylors Hill Neighbourhood House, 121 Calder Park Drive. Morning tea will be provided.

■ 9747 5424

 

Creative classes

Duke Street Community House in Sunshine is offering classes in which children can explore their creativity and work with internationally renowned artist Saidin Salkic. All ages and abilities welcome. Spaces are limited.

■ 9311 9973

 

Netball rockers

Enjoy netball? Come along to Rock Up Netball at Keilor Basketball and Netball Stadium on Tuesday mornings until May 31 from 10am. A crèche is available (for bookings phone Kim on 0429 174 009).

■ 9321 2222, www.rockupnetball.com.au