Gardeners sought

Sunbury Community Garden Group is looking for new members who are keen on gardening and enjoy growing their vegetables organically.

■ Ray, 0439 827 820,  Cathy, 0438 521 031 or  Sue, 0490 138 908


Badminton banter

Sunbury Badminton Club is looking for players to join the club. Beginners are welcome and racquet and basic coaching are available. The club runs organised games, social games and family nights throughout the week at Clarke Oval stadium, Riddell Road Sunbury.

■ Marie, 0438 389 188


Ladies Badminton

Sunbury Ladies Badminton Club is looking for players for social and competition games. Racquet hire and basic coaching is available. The club meets at Boardman Stadium, Wilsons Lane, Sunbury on Mondays and Thursdays from 9.45am-noon.

■ Cath, 0409 256 123


Support after suicide

Support After Suicide Macedon Ranges offers support for those bereaved by suicide at monthly meet-ups at Newham Mechanics Institute, 1292 Rochford Road. All the peer supporters are personally bereaved by suicide and offer a relaxed chat over a cuppa and homemade goody. Some sessions also include speakers and activities. All are welcome. The next session will be held on Monday, March 12 from 7-8.30pm. Questions can be directed to


Local poetry readings

Emerging writer Amanda Anastasi, who won the 2017 Trentham Words in Winter Contemporary Poetry Prize, will be the featured poet at this month’s Chamber Poets event on Saturday, March 10 from 2-5pm. Writers will vie for the Poet of the Month Trophy in the open writers section, and Black Forest Smoke will provide some music. Actor John Flaus will read any poetry by those too shy to get on the microphone. Entry by donation at Woodend Neighbourhood House, 27 Forest Street.

■ 0475 062 067

Celebrate Australian Children’s Literature at Dromkeen
Dromkeen is holding a special literary event and workshops on Sunday, March 11 from 10am-4pm. The day will feature an exhibition opening, picture book launch and afternoon workshops. Children under 5 years are free.
■Details and bookings:


Art and Craft exhibition

The Phoenix Macedon Ranges Art and Craft group are exhibiting their work over the Labour Day weekend March 10-12, 10am-4pm at the Old Gisborne Courthouse, Gisborne.
Opening night will be 7.30 pm Friday March 9. All are welcome to attend for free.  Works will be for sale and there will be hands on demonstrations.

■More info:

Lets Kick Cancer in the Butt
Sunbury Business Association and Sunbury Women in Business are hosting a dinner to raise funds for cancer research on Thursday, March 8 at Russo’s Estate.

Both men and women are encouraged to attend and celebrate International Women’s Day and hear the inspirational, Samuel Johnson, share his story about his wisdom and experiences in life and also Connie’s journey as well.