Sensory play

Pre-school children can have fun exploring different textures during Lalor library’s sensory play morning in Thursday, February 9, 10-11am. The event, open to kids aged 18 months to five years, will feature a range of tactile activities including playdough, moon sand, surprise boxes, finger painting and pasta threading. It’s at 2A May Road, Lalor.

■ 9465 2353


Romantic reads

Get into the spirit of Valentine’s Day by discussing your favourite romance novels at Mill Park library, 394 Plenty Road, on Thursday, February 9, 7-8.30pm. There will also be a romance trivia quiz with books and other prizes up for grabs.

■ 9437 8189


Learn feng shui

Join Salwa from the Ministry of Feng Shui at Thomastown library, 52 Main Street, on Monday, February 13, 10.30-11.30am, and learn how to capitalise on your destiny and make the most of feng shui through the application of tools and remedies.

■ 9464 1864


Open-air cinema

Enjoy a screening of Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie at Highlands lakes, North Shore Drive, Craigieburn on Saturday, February 11, 7-10.30pm. There will be a barbecue, children’s activities and music. The event is being organised by the Highlands Residents’ Group. Tickets cost $5 or $18 family.


Chinese exhibition

Mark Chinese New Year at Mill Park library’s Chinese exhibition. Open to all ages, the exhibition has plenty to discover about Chinese culture. It’s at 394 Plenty Road, Mill Park from Wednesday, February 1, until Sunday, February 19.

■ 9437 8189


This Thommo Life

Share your stories about life in Thomastown for Thomastown Neighbourhood House’s new podcast, This Thommo Life. Stop by the neighbourhood house at Thomastown library, 52 Main Street, to record your story.

■ 8376 6939


Organic gardening

Pick up tips on growing organic fruit and vegetables from Vasili at Craigieburn library, 75-95 Central Park Avenue, on Thursday, February 13, from 6-7.45pm.

■ 9356 6980


Country music festival

Make your way to Whittlesea on February 10 and 11 for the annual Whittlesea Country Music Festival. The event kicks off with a free launch party on Friday, February 10, at Whittlesea Bowls Club, with James Blundell and Mitch King performing. The festival’s main day will be on February 11, from 10am, in Church Street, with bush poets, street buskers and children’s activities. A free concert will be held at Whittlesea cricket grounds from 4pm.