Book groups

Expand your reading horizons by joining one of Yarra Plenty Regional Library’s book groups. The true crime group meets at Mill Park library on Wednesday, January 24, from 7-8pm at 394 Plenty Road. Inquire at the branch to pick up a copy of the next book club read.

■ 9437 8189


Xtreme Games

Join a team and take part in Lalor library’s Xtreme Games, on Thursday, January 25, 11am-1pm. Complete challenges around the library and take part in giant games against your friends. At 2a May Road.

■ 9465 2353


Australia Day

Kick-start your Australia Day celebrations with true blue stories, songs and craft at Craigieburn library, 75-95 Central Park Avenue, on Thursday, January 25, 6.30-7.30pm.

■ 9356 6980


Monday market

Head to the Whittlesea Showgrounds on Monday, January 29, for the Whittlesea Monday Market, 8am-1pm. Browse more than 120 stalls covering everything from fruit and vegetables to homewares, clothing, plant and farm supplies. At 30 Yea Road.

■ 0428 821 644


Farmers market

Visit the Merrifield Farmers’ Market on Saturday, February 3, 8.30am-12.30pm, to browse stalls from some of the best local food producers. At the corner of Balmain Road and St Georges Boulevard.


Moonlight cinema

Grab a picnic blanket and head to the Doreen Community Moonlight Cinema on Saturday, January 27, to watch Sing. Entry is by gold coin donation, which will be donated to the Cancer Council. Food trucks will be on site from 6.30pm or bring your own picnic. The movie starts about 8.30pm. At Plenty Valley Christian College, 840 Yan Yean Road.


Learn about Bethel Gospel

The Bethel Gospel Centre will host a meeting, a “casual social event”, for people interested in learning more about the church and its work and activities on Sunday, January 28, at United Cinemas, 40 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn, from 4-5pm.