From learning stencil art to becoming a foster parent, here’s 7 things to do around Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay.

Skate art

Artist Brett Ashby will focus on stencil and paste-up creations at his free workshops for young people, which will culminate in public art pieces at Yarraville Skate Park. The workshops for people 12-25 years old will be at Phoenix Youth Centre, 72 Buckley Street, 4.30-5.30pm Thursdays, and a paint day from 2pm Saturday, August 29.

■ 9091 4700


Film Festival

Film screenings at Altona Theatre will kick off this year’s Altona Beach Film Festival Gala Awards on August 22. Check out the works of talented local and foreign film makers.


Car boot sale

Hobsons Bay Men’s Shed hosts a car boot sale, 10am-3pm Saturday, at 280 Queen Street, Altona (old EPA building). Sites $10, entry free, sausage sizzle on the day.


Help care for kids

Anglicare Yarraville urgently needs foster parents to care for a child/children on short or long term basis. Full training and support provided. An information session will be held in October or a one-on-one session is available.

■ 9396 7403 or


School reunion

Altona North Primary School celebrates its 50th anniversary reunion on Sunday, August 23 with afternoon tea from 1.30-4.30pm. See photos of five decades.


Book Week fun

Children’s Book Week at Maribyrnong Community Centre, 10.30-11.30am Monday, August 24. Bookings essential.

■ 9032 4305,


Gentle yoga for seniors

Learn yoga in a safe, pain-free environment at Maribyrnong Community Centre. Monday mornings until September 14, gold coin donation.

■ 9032 4305,