Crafts from bygone eras, including drop spindle spinning, lace making and weaving, will be demonstrated at the Nanna’s Home Basics lost craft event on Saturday, July 28, at the Uniting Church Hall, 105 Schotters Road, Mernda, 10am-1pm. Children over seven years old can try knitting and crocheting. Demonstrators will have examples of their work on show. Entry by gold coin donation.
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Stories from detention
Award-winning exhibition, They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention is on display at Craigieburn’s Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery until Sunday, August 5. The exhibition is made up of dozens of short video and audio stories in which people talk about their journey as refugees, their experiences in detention and their life after release – or for those who remain in offshore detention – their hopes for the future. At 75-95 Central Park Avenue.
■ 9356 6999
Get advice about lodging your tax return from the Australian Taxation Office information booth at Broadmeadows library on Friday, August 10, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, 1-3pm. Staff will be on hand to help lodge tax returns using the myGov website and answer your tax questions.
Women in front
Join business owners and entrepreneurs from across the northern suburbs at the Women in Front Networking lunch at Meadowbank Estate, 1 Eldon Street, Campbellfield on Thursday, August 2, from noon. Journalist and social justice campaigner Tracey Spicer will speak about her work as one of the leading figures in Australia’s #MeToo movement. Tickets include canapes, a two-course lunch, wine and drinks. Bring your business cards. Tickets start at $60
Learn how education records of yesteryear can help you compile your family history with the help of family historian Beryl O’Gorman at Lalor library, 2a May Road, on Thursday, August 2, 1.30-3pm.
■ 9088 3465
Carnivale of Connexion
Celebrate the Carnivale of Connexion, a unique chance to connect with people of diverse cultures and faiths, at the Great Hall at Whittlesea council, 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang on Saturday, August 4, 2-5pm. Presented by the Whittlesea Interfaith Network, the event will feature exotic foods, colourful performances and traditional dancing.
Whittlesea ghost tour
Discover historical hauntings on the Whittlesea ghost tour on Thursday, August 9. Bring a torch and suitable footwear. Bus departs from Mill Park library, 394 Plenty Road at 7.30pm. Bookings required.
■ 9437 8189
Learn the art of belly dancing at women’s only classes at the Thomastown Scout Hall, 31a Waratah Street, on Wednesdays from 10am. Classes cost $9.
■ 0413 423 926