From patriotic sing-alongs to a celebration of all things platypuses, here’s 10 things to do around the north west this weekend



View the Doorways art exhibition at Whittlesea council offices at South Morang


Joan Ford with Shirley the Clydesdale. Picture: Joe Mastroianni

Spend Saturday at the Sunbury Show


30/09/2015. WEST. Sunbury/Macedon Star Weekly. Bluestone. Issue Date 06/10. Kyneton. Reopening of the historic Bluestone Theatre after major refurbishment. Pictured is Council Arts and Culture officer Robyn Hill. Picture Shawn Smits.

See Pirates of Penzance at the newly renovated Bluestone Theatre in Kyneton


30-09-15 Pic of sisters Bree and Sam Wolany, who are organising an event RUN4RICK to raise funds for neurological disorder Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Photo by Damjan Janevski.

Attend a family fun day for a cause at Hoppers Crossing on Sunday



Help a family in need at a community benefit in Macedon


Platypus Festival

The annual Platypus Festival is back again this month. The fun-filled family event will be on Saturday, October 10, from noon until 4pm at Toolern Creek, Tamar Drive, Melton.

■ 0412 321 848


Film classic

Classic movie Calamity Jane will screen at Caroline Springs library during Victorian Seniors Festival, until October 14.


Pet expo

Brimbank Animal Expo is this Saturday at the Westvale Community Centre, 10am-2pm. Handy tips on petcare. Register desexed and microchipped pets for free.


Farmers market

Kyneton Farmers Market this Saturday offers great selections of meat, wine and beer, olive oils, plants, eggs, fruit and vegetables. Otherwise, the next Malmsbury market is from 9am-3pm this Sunday.

■ Kyneton contact: 5422 1176