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Friends of Altona Library Annual General Meeting
The Friends of Altona Library will be holding their annual general meeting on Friday May 20 at 1.30pm at Altona Library, 123 Queen Street Altona.
Altona 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 carpark, 10am-1pm
Come try your hands on Mosaic, a creative, meditative and satisfying art form. Learn the skills of Mosaic from start to finish while being guided on how to choose your colour palette, cut, shape and arrange glasses into harmonious mosaic. Materials such as an external board (300m x 300m), adhesive, grout and a selection of tiles will be provided in the term fee. The workshops will be held every Monday until June 20 at the Braybrook Community Hub from 1pm – 3pm. Cost is $52 or $44 for concession.
Bollywood Dance Fitness T2
A vibrant and entertaining dance that is suitable for beginners. It gives a whole body workout while dancing to the rhythm of joy with the powerful nature of Bollywood music. Fusing classical Indian steps with folk, Latin and hip-hop styles, the class offers a fast-moving and vivacious dancing workout that is great for enjoyable group exercise. Classes run every Tuesday at the Braybrook Community Hub from 6:15pm to 7:15pm until June 21. Cost is $54 or $45 for concession.
Meditation for Longevity Term 2
Meditation for Longevity is a journey of awareness and selfcare which increases one’s joy and fulfilment in life. Classes run on Fridays at the Braybrook Community Hub from 10:30am and will start from June 3 up until June 24. The class will cost $32.
Job Seeker help sessions
Hobsons Bay Libraries have partnered with Jobs Victoria and a Community Employment Connector (CALD focus) who base themselves at Hobsons Bay Libraries at regular times to provide support and assistance to job seekers, with referrals and resume/job interview help. Community Employment Connector sessions will be running at Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre on Wednesdays from 12:00pm to 2:00pm during the school term. Jobs Victoria Advocate sessions run at the Altona North Library Community Library on Thursdays from 10:00am -11:00am.
■ libraries.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/ or 1300 462 542
Enjoy a leisurely walk around historic Williamstown and nearby suburbs with guide John. Walks start at 9:20 am each Tuesday outside the Visitor Information Centre, Nelson Place.
■ Call John on 0418-377-336 for details
Wednesday Walking Group
The Williamstown Community Centre offers a regular Wednesday walking group that walks the local area from 10:15am -11:00am. New members are warmly welcome. This activity is free and includes morning tea.
■ 9397 6168
Sunshine Community Brass is looking for new members to join its vibrant band of musicians. With over 90 years of history, the band is looking to grow for the future. Sunshine Community Brass is currently looking for trumpet and percussion players. It rehearses Tuesdays from 7.30pm, 45 Furlong Road, North Sunshine.
■ Andrew Wilson, 0419 444 620
All Aboard Club
The All Aboard Club has been going for 85 years. It is a social club which works for charities, with speakers, theatre and trips. It meets in the chambers at Williamstown Town Hall at 1.30pm on the first and third Tuesday of the month. New members welcome.
■ Wendy, 0421 747 040
AeroSpeakers Toastmasters Club
Would you like to develop confidence in communicating, competence with language and clarity in writing? AeroSpeakers Toastmasters Club would like to invite any and all residents to join them on the first and third Thursday of every month to help develop public speaking, communication and leadership skills. The group meets at the Laverton Community Hub, 95-105 Railway Avenue, Laverton from 7.00-9.30pm.
■ Vince Camilleri, 0413 734 707
Community Lunch and morning tea
The Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Williamstown will be holding a free community morning tea and lunch every Friday at the Parish Centre on Nelson Place. The morning tea starts from 10am. Tea and coffee will be served, alongside a variety of fun activities like knitting, board games and puzzles. The lunch will run from noon-1pm, with takeaway options available. Check-in and vaccination status are required.
Williamstown book sale
Friends of Williamstown Library holds a book sale every second Saturday of each month from 10:00am -12:30 pm. The book sale is held at Williamstown library in the Friends room, which can be accessed through the front desk. The event is cash only. For more info please see Hobson Bay library website.
Willin Wimmin choir welcomes new members. They meet every Wednesday in term time from 7.30-9.30 pm at the Church of Christ Hall in Douglas Parade, Williamstown. There are no auditions and members don’t need to be able to read music. Come along for a free try out.
Computers for beginners
Williamstown Community and Education Centre is now taking enrolments for classes to help those with limited computer skills. Classes are run daily at both Joan Kirner House, Williamstown, and North Altona Library.
■Lynne or Tahlia, 9397 6168
Altona Meadows and Newport residents are invited to take part in a Heart Foundation walking group that meets on Wednesdays and Fridays. The group walks for 60 minutes, and is a great way to socialise and get active at the same time. Members are required to register with the Heart Foundation to join.
■ Ian Watson, 0411 566 862, or www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Community/Whats-On/Altona-Meadows-and-Newport-Heart-Foundation-Walking-Groups
Williamstown Craft Market
Commonwealth Reserve comes alive on the third Sunday of the month for the Williamstown Craft Market. The market boasts more than 50 stalls showcasing everything from handmade craft, homegrown produce and food vendors. There will also be live music. From 10am-4pm.
Diabetes support group
The Westgate diabetes support group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the Altona Bowling Club at 10am.
■ Elaine, 0415 030 996
Do you play trumpet, flute or lower brass instruments? The Hobsons Bay City Band is seeking musicians to join its community band. Rehearsals are held Mondays from 7.30pm at the Newport Lakes Primary School, Elizabeth Street, Newport.
Altona North combined probus
The Altona North combined probus club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Altona Sports Club. Includes a speaker, organised trips and outings, and a friendly atmosphere.
■ Lesley, 0414 481 442
Point Gellibrand Rotary Club
Rotary Club of Point Gellibrand meets at Customs House Hotel, 161 Nelson Place, Williamstown, on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 6pm for a 6.30pm dinner meeting. The club has some great speakers and need new, energetic, enthusiastic members who want to make a difference in their community. Visit our website to find out more about our projects and community work via www.rotarypointgellibrand.com.au.
■ Pam, 0418 347 691 or email@example.com
Mouth organ band
The Yarraville Mouth Organ Band meets Friday evenings at 203 Williamstown Road, Yarraville. Great music, friendly atmosphere. Everyone is welcome.
■ Heather, 9399 2190
Altona Day View (Voice Interest and Education of Women) Club meets at 11am on the third Wednesday of the month at Altona RSL. The club is always open to new members, and anyone interested is encouraged to get in touch today and see what it’s all about.
■ Janet 9394 6522 or 0412 010 176
Table tennis in Sunbury
Keen to have a bit of a tennis hit in Sunbury? The Sunbury and District Table Tennis Association are looking for experienced and beginner players. Head to the practice and grading night at Sunbury Recreation Reserve Stadium, 47 Riddell Rd on May 12 at 7.30pm.
Vintage Machinery Society Rally
The 42nd Gisborne Machinery Rally is back after two years and if you’d like to check out the brilliant old equipment which built and powered Victoria. This year the group will have their steam exhibits on display. Fun for the whole family with kids’ activities too. Head to Webb Crescent in New Gisborne, May 15 9.30am-3pm. $16 per adult and kids under 16 free.
Plant, Produce and Recipe Swap
Calling Sunbury’s green thumbs! Bring your plants, your cuttings and seedlings, your herbs, veggies and fruit from your garden, even a recipe to swap with other locals. Head along on Saturday, May 14, 10am-noon at Sunbury Library, 44 Macedon St. The event is free.
Kays Classic Fashions Parade
Hosted by the Gisborne Uniting church, the Winter Fashion Parade by Kays Classic Fashions is happening on Monday, May 23 at 1.30pm at the church in Brantome Street, Gisborne. Great brands, low prices, at sizes 10-24 and a special rack are all drawcards. Entry is $10, which includes afternoon tea and door prizes.
■ Maree, 5428 3852