Child safety

Learn more about keeping your kids safe around the home, in the car and while sleeping at Hume council’s information session on Tuesday, October 2, at Greenvale Recreation Centre, 27 Barrymore Road, 9.30-11.30am. Ideal for first-time parents.



Nannas Makers Market

Mernda’s Nannas Makers Market is back. Browse through the stalls at the Uniting Church Hall, 105 Schotters Road, on Saturday, September 29, 10am-1pm. There will be handmade jewellery, cards, children’s clothing, candles, jams and preserves for sale.


Neighbourhood House

There’s plenty happening at Thomastown Neighbourhood House. Browse the stalls at the monthly indoor market on Saturday, October 6; join a mosaic course on Mondays throughout October; or brush up on your cafe skills on October 1.

■ 8376 6939


Creative writing workshop

Learn tips and tricks to improve your creative writing at Broadmeadows library’s workshop on Monday, October 1, 3-4pm. The workshop will encourage participants to walk in someone else’s shoes and bring that experience to life using creative writing techniques. Bookings essential. At 1093 Pascoe Vale Road.

■ 9356 6900


Urdu cultural group

Celebrate Eid al-Adha and Pakistani Day with activities and stories from the Urdu culture at Craigieburn library on Saturday, September 29, 1-3pm. Dress in traditional clothes and enjoy cultural dance and songs. At 75-85 Central Park Avenue.

■ 9356 6980


Children’s gardening workshop

Budding green thumbs can learn more about gardening by planting edible seeds and decorating a seed carry bag at the Tullamarine library’s children’s gardening workshop on Wednesday, October 3, 2-3pm. Booking essential. At 58 Spring Street.

■ 9356 6966


Whittlesea stories

Celebrate local history month at Whittlesea library on Friday, October 5, 10.30-11.30am. The library is recording stories of people living in Whittlesea to publish online. Bookings essential. At 57 Laurel Street.

■ 9716 3028


Thomastown Trek

Explore Thomastown by foot on the Thomastown Trek, departing from Thomastown library, 52 Main Street, on Tuesday, October 9, at 10am. The trek will continue along Edgars Creek to the historic precinct of Westgarthtown and back. Bookings essential.

■ 9464 1864


Community cafe

Have a coffee and a chat with your local police and firefighters at Newbury Child and Community Centre’s community cafe on Tuesday, October 9, from 10am. As part of community safety month, emergency services workers will be on hand. At 440 Grand Boulevard, Craigieburn.

■ 9356 6729


Driver education program

Learn about a free driver education program for newly arrived refugees living in Hume at an information session on Monday, October 1, at Hume Community Hub, 61 Riggall Street, Broadmeadows, from 1.30pm. The program runs weekly during school terms.

■ 9380 9536


Walk in My Shoes

An art exhibition telling the stories of cultural, social and individual identity through personal objects and symbolism will be at the Whittlesea council Great Hall, 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang, until October 1.


Seniors lunch

Join Victorian Seniors Festival celebrations at Whittlesea council’s seniors lunch on Wednesday, October 3, 11.30am-3pm, at Emerald Receptions, 213-215 Settlement Road, Thomastown. There will be music, entertainment and dancing. Tickets cost $18. Maximum of four tickets per booking.

■ 9407 5913