Wyndham Community Calendar October 19, 2016

 

Wyndham Vale Montessori Centre students Ashwin and Aisha got up close and personal with snakes, lizards and other reptiles last week during an incursion.

Dan Mangano from Reptile Encounters visited the childcare centre last Thursday, bringing in an owl, crocodile, snakes, lizards and a possum for children to hold and pat.

Hayley Thornton from Wyndham Vale Montessori Centre said Mr Mangano spoke to the children about each animal, what they’re like in the wild and what they eat.

 

Tai chi for seniors

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese gentle exercise that increases flexibility, reduces stress, improves health and balance.

Attend a free session and practise how to relax your mind and body.

The next class is October 25 from 7pm at Kelly Park Main Hall, 2B Synnot Street, Werribee. Call to register your attendance:

■ 0418 512 255

 

Volunteers needed

The Multiple Sclerosis Community Visitors Scheme is seeking male and female volunteers to join its visitors program in the Point Cook and Altona Meadows areas to talk to residents in aged-care centres.

■ Sue, 9845 2744 or volunteer@ms.org.au

 

Zonta meets

The Zonta Club of Melbourne’s West provides opportunities to give back to the community, cultivate friendships, network, develop new skills and work on projects and fundraising with members from diverse professional and social backgrounds.

Meetings are in Williamstown on the second Tuesday evening each month.

■ Debbie, 0418 178 143 or email info@zontamelbwest.org.au

 

Craft folk show their wares

The 38th annual Werribee Craft Festival is on November 5 and 6 at Wyndham Civic Centre, 45 Princes Highway, Werribee, from 9am until 4pm both days. Free admission and parking.

Enjoy children’s craft activities, roving entertainment and Devonshire teas and other tasty treats. More than 80 stalls will sell top-class crafts.

werribeecraftfestival.tripod.com or email werribeecraftfestival@hotmail.com

 

Photo: Zoos Victoria

Photo: Zoos Victoria

Children’s Week at Werribee Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo will celebrate Children’s Week on October 29-30, with special performances by theatre group Born in a Taxi. The roving performers will help bring the story of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot to life for young visitors, via two singing, dancing and larger than life bandicoots, with an important message to share. During the day, kids can also learn more about these amazing marsupials at a special Keeper Talk in the Bandicoot Hideout.

zoo.org.au/werribee

 

Probus Club calling

The Combined Probus Club of Wyndham provides fun, fellowship and friendship for retired or semi-retired adults. The club meets 1.30-3pm on the second Tuesday of the month at Kelly Park Community Centre, Werribee. If you like walking, dining, cycling and outings, come to a meeting.

■ Noeline, 9741 0266

 

Hands on art

Join Melissa Murphy-Vella to learn fundamental clay techniques and skills. Be introduced to key hand-building techniques: pinch pot; coil; slab construction; and explore various surface decorating techniques, such as glazing. Classes start on October 19 from 7-9pm at the Saltwater Community Centre, 153 Saltwater Promenade, Point Cook, and will run every Wednesday until November 23. Suitable for all levels of experience. Classes are $25 each or $75 for the six weeks.

■ saltwatercc@wyndham.vic.gov.au or 8376 5500

Nha Trang, Vietnam - July 11, 2015: An old woman is performing the ceramic molding techniques at the Po Nagar temple in Nha Trang

Nha Trang, Vietnam – July 11, 2015: An old woman is performing the ceramic molding techniques at the Po Nagar temple in Nha Trang