Community Calendar

This week's photographer's choice picture is of Jessika Moveeley at the Kyneton cup. (Damjan Janevski) 372769_0

Want your event listed? Community Calendar is made available free of charge to not-for-profit organisations to keep the public informed of special events and activities. Send item details to Star Weekly Community Calendar, Corner Thomsons Road and Keilor Park Drive, Keilor Park, 3042, or email to by 9am Wednesday the week prior to publication.

Free WONDER-full nature walks

Join Dr Liz Cyarto for Forest Therapy walks. Have fun, reduce your stress and boost your vitality. Guided walks offered in Newport Lakes Reserve and Williamstown Botanic Gardens. Limited spots. Registration is open for Spring and Summer, Don’t miss your chance.

Fridays by the Bay

The program is a social activity group that runs every second Friday. For people aged 18-65 from Hobsons Bay, and who are not eligible for other support programs. Activities include art and craft, wellbeing activities, guest speakers and outings. The next session is on November 17 at the Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre, 5 Sargood Street, Altona. or 9398 2511

Community Jumble Sale

The Pilgrim Uniting Church hall is hosting an event with BBQ, music and 30 tables of pre-loved games, books, clothes, plants and homewares on Saturday, November 18, 9am-2pm, on the corner of Bayview Road and Montague Street, Yarraville. Enter from Montague Street.

Still learning

I’m Still Learning is running a hands-on basic home maintenance course starting until November 29 at the Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre from 7.15pm-9.15pm. The course covers safety in the home, how to repair a leaking tap, how to safely use a battery operated drill and using the drill to build a take home toolbox. The cost for the four week course is $25.

■ Mandy 0451 717 401


Maribyrnong Boxing Club has reopened. New and former members of the Maribyrnong Community Youth Club are welcome to attend training sessions on Monday 6pm-8pm, Thursday 6.45-7.45pm and Sunday, 10-11am. Boxing for fitness classes, beginners, youth, adults and also competition available. The club premises are located under the Grandstand on Maribyrnong Reserve, on the corner of Hortense Street and Middle Road, Maribyrnong or 0413495836

Laverton Community Choir

Laverton Community Choir is looking for people to join them as they start rehearsing Christmas Carols, as well as other popular songs in their repertoire. No experience necessary and no auditions. The group meets on Thursday evenings during school term from 7-9 pm at Laverton P12 College, Gate 1-91 Bladin Street, Laverton.

■ Sue 0418 386 147

Walking Football (soccer)

This is a social activity for fun and a bit of exercise, no experience necessary for people aged 50 and older. Any fitness level is welcome with no running allowed. This is a social activity for fun and a bit of exercise, no experience necessary.. This is a free activity is each Wednesday between noon-1pm indoors at the Sports Centre, Andrew Park Drive, Altona.

■ Mike 0423-291-708.

Hatha yoga online

Practice yoga in the comfort of your own home with Sue via Zoom. A general Hatha Yoga style practice suitable for all levels, concluding with deep relaxation between 6-7pm weekly on Mondays until December 4. Cost is $60 per a 10 week term or $6 per session.

Small steps walking group

Are you looking for a fun and social way to stay active? Join the Braybrook Community Hub walking group. Get some fresh air, make new friends and enjoy the benefits of walking. Or come for social connections, bikkies and a cuppa every Wednesday between 10.30 -11.30am.


Looking for a group that can help inspire, teach and support you in your craft endeavours? Bring along whatever you are working on and enjoy a morning with like-minded people at the Braybrook Community Hub, between 10am-noon weekly on Thursdays until December 7. Cost is $30 and $15 for concession.

Meditation for stress management

Meditate under the guidance of an experienced teacher through visualisation, breath and movement. A form of mindful planning combining the psychological process of visualising, preparing for the future, and assigning action steps including milestones and to review your progress will be held at the Braybrook Community Hub between 10-11am on Fridays. This class will also be live streamed for you to join from home. Cost is $60 per a 10 week term or $6 per session.

CCN Choir

Christchurch Newport Choir is looking for people who enjoy singing and like Christmas carols to join the choir as they prepare some songs for the coming Christmas season. No experience necessary.

Rehearsals are on Thursday nights at 7pm, at Christchurch, 61 Mason St, Newport.

■ Contact: Voola 0414690448,

Book sale

Friends of Altona Library hold a monthly book sale on the first Tuesday, Friday and Saturday of each month at the rear of Altona Library 123 Queen Street Altona. access via Coles car park, from 10am-1pm.


Altona Girl Guides

Altona Girl Guides currently have vacancies for girls aged five-plus who would like to learn new skills, gain confidence,and expand their friendship circle while having fun.

English lessons

Want to learn English in a fun and relaxed setting? Build your English, digital and employability skills with the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). Williamstown. Laverton Community Education Centre now offers free AMEP classes to eligible clients at Joan Kirner House in Williamstown. Classes are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am-3pm. Childcare is available for children who are under school age.

■ 93692726.

Computers, crafts, conversation

Whatever your learning interests and needs, Outlets Newport Community Education Centre has hands-on, face-to-face classes for you or a friend. Contact the centre today to find something for you!

■ 9391 8504, or

Carers’ walk and talk

A collaboration between the state government, Interchange Outer East and Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL), the Pathways for Carers program is launching a monthly walk in Footscray on the third Thursday of each month. The goal of each group is to provide carers with peer-based support, information, services and resources, opportunities to be active and connect with other carers, connect with nature and connect with their local community. or

Seeking stories

Award-winning local author Dr Dominique Hes is writing a book on Newport Lakes, tracing its history, its impact and its contribution. The book will outline the story of its development, highlighting the role of consensus, courage, vision and working with nature to create a beautiful ecological and social place. Weaving in theories of biophilia, regenerative development and placemaking with local stories, it aims to provide inspiration for other communities looking at what they can do in their neighbourhoods. Locals are asked to come forward with any stories, photos, memories to be included in the book.

Women Talk – Conversational English

The Women Talk Group will be held on Mondays at 10am for women to learn and practice speaking English in the classroom and the local area and make new friends in an all-women class.

■ 9391 8504, email

Laverton Community Education Centre

Laverton Community Education Centre has started free AMEP classes in Williamstown Community Education Centre at the Joan Kirner House, onTuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am-3pm.

Participants can build English, digital and employability skills with the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP).

■9369 2726

Altona Repair Cafe

The Altona Repair Cafe are looking for more repairers to help meet community demand for repairs at their monthly repair events! We are particularly looking for people with skills in repairing electricals and textiles! Repair cafes happen on the first Saturday of the month, 12-3pm.

■ Danielle 0413 434 082

Social card games

Interested in playing social card games? Canasta, poker and/or others. Weekday mornings or afternoons at 43 Mason St, Newport.

■. 9391 8504, email