Santa’s arrival

Santa will make his big arrival at Pacific Epping on Saturday, November 18 at 11am. Santa and his helpers will glide through the centre and offer photos for little and big kids alike. There will also be a roller-skating rink, foodie delights and a gingerbread craft station set up in the centre.


Tools from yesteryear

Discover farm tools and kitchen utensils from yesteryear at the museum at Ziebell’s farmhouse on Sunday, November 19, noon-4pm. The Friends of Westgarthtown will guide visitors through the museum, explaining the various uses of the old tools. Visitors can also explore the gardens and outbuildings. At 100 Gardenia Road, Thomastown.

■ 0418 596 538


Digital scrapbooking

Learn how to turn your photos into a digital scrapbook at Mill Park library on Monday, November 20, 1-2.30pm. Bring your own laptop and digital photos. At 394 Plenty Road.

■ 9437 8189


School exhibition

Immerse yourself in an afternoon of art at Al Siraat College on Friday, November 17, 2.30-5.30pm. The exhibition features students’ works, as well as stalls, food and more. At 45 Harvest Home Road, Epping.

■ 9408 1999


Clothing and book swap party

The Whittlesea clothing and book swap party will mark recycling week. Bring up to eight good quality, clean men’s or women’s clothing items or books that you no longer want, register each item in exchange for a token and then browse through what others have brought and swap your token for a new item. At the fountain view room, Whittlesea council offices, 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang, on Friday, November 17.

■ 9401 0579


Story Island exhibition

Visit Craigieburn’s Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery from Friday, October 20 – Saturday, December 2 to head on a journey of imagination. The journey is part of the Story Island – An Adventure in Pictures exhibition. At 75-95 Central Park Avenue.

■ 9356 6980


Boomerang bags

Learn about the Boomerang Bags project at Lalor library on Friday, November 17, 1-2pm. The project transforms recycled materials into a shopping bag.

At 2A May Road.

■ 9465 2353


Twilight market

Browse the stalls at the Boutique Makers twilight market on Saturday, November 25 at the Mernda Village Community Centre, Mernda Village Drive, 4-8pm.

■ 0413 756 654


Support for carers

Learn about the support options available for carers and families of someone who has a mental illness at The Age Library, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows, on Monday, November 20, 12.30-1.30pm. Bookings required.

■ 9356 6900