Vertical garden workshop

Learn how to inject life into small spaces by creating a vertical garden from plants and recycled materials at Tullamarine library on Thursday, November 22, 5-6.30pm. At 58 Spring Street. Bookings essential.

■ 9356 6966


Jazz night

Enjoy an evening of jazz music and singing at Mill Park library on Thursday, November 22 as part of Yarra Plenty Regional Library’s Libraries After Dark program. It’s at 394 Plenty Road, Mill Park, 7.30-9pm.

■ 9437 8189


Chess tournament

Test your chess skill and compete against Broadmeadows’ best at the first Libraries After Dark chess tournament at Broadmeadows library on Thursday, November 22, 6.30-10pm. Players of all levels are welcome to participate. At 1093 Pascoe Vale Road. Bookings essential.

■ 9356 6900


Christmas market

Browse the Thomastown Neighbourhood House Christmas market on Saturday, December 1 at Thomastown library, 52 Main Street, 10am-1pm. There will be handmade gifts for sale, as well as a petting zoo and craft activities.

■ 8376 6939


Crime tour

Crime buffs will delight in taking part in a bus tour to uncover Whittlesea’s criminal past. Departing Mill Park library on Monday, November 26 at 10.30am, the tour will take in notorious sites across the region. Bookings essential.

■ 9437 8189


Small business bus

The small business bus will visit Epping on Tuesday, November 27 providing free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to small business owners. It will be at Pacific Epping’s Urban Diner Piazza, 583 High Street, 10am-3pm.


Airbnb forum

Learn more about Airbnb and meet hosts at an information session on Wednesday, November 28, 6-8pm. Hosted by Whittlesea and Mitchell Shire councils, at Slices Restaurant, 1/80 Hazel Glen Drive, Doreen.

■ 9217 2549


Hume carols

Get into the Christmas spirit at Hume’s carols on Saturday, December 1, at Anzac Park, Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn, from 5pm. There will be carols performances, fireworks and free family fun and entertainment.


Whittlesea cruise night

Hot rods, classic cars and cruisers will be on show in Whittlesea on Friday, December 7 for the Whittlesea Cruise Night. At Church Street, 6-9.30pm.

■ 0412 608 638


Road safety

Learn about road safety, license and registration requirements, road rules and responsibilities of drivers and passengers at Hume council’s road safety forum for new arrivals and refugees who speak Punjabi. It’s on Thursday, November 22 at Hume Global Learning Centre, 75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn, from 5.30pm.


Coffee club

Join the Whittlesea Coffee Club at Delphi Bank, Pacific Epping, on Friday, November 30, 9-10.30am to network and promote your business. Registration essential.


Declutter your home

Clear the clutter in your house with a free hard rubbish recycling day at Hume’s resource recovery centres on Saturday, December 1, 8am-4pm. Bring along proof of Hume residency and dispose of mattresses, couches, electronic goods, car tyres and whitegoods. Each household has a limit of 15 items that can be disposed of for free. At 71 Bolinda Road, Campbellfield and
515 Riddell Road, Sunbury.