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Computers for Absolute Beginners

The Williamstown Community and Education Center is now taking registrations for classes to help those with limited computer skills. Classes in Williamstown at Joan Kirner House and North Altona Library, every day of the week.

■ Call Lynne or Tahlia on 9397 6168.

knitting group

Everyone is welcome to come to the library in Yarraville or Footscray for a weekly knitting group. Registrations are recommended through Eventbrite.

www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/library/Events/Knitting-Group

Williamstown Craft Market

The Commonwealth Reserve comes to life on the third Sunday of the month with the Williamstown Craft Market. The market has over 50 stalls showcasing everything from handmade crafts, local produce and food vendors. There will also be live music. The market takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Community/Whats-On/Williamstown-Craft-Market

Coffee-conversation

The Conversation Café is back at Footscray and Braybrook Library. It gives people the chance to meet new people and practice English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment.

www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/library/Events/Conversation-Cafe

Diabetes Support Group

The Westgate Diabetes Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Altona Bowling Club at 10 a.m.

■ Elaine, 0415 030 996

Heritage walks

Enjoy a leisurely two-hour drive around historic Williamstown and surrounding suburbs with guide John. The walks start at 9.20am each Tuesday outside the Nelson Place Visitor Information Centre.

■ John, 0418 377 336

Musicians welcome

Do you play trumpet, flute or low brass? The Hobsons Bay City Band is looking for musicians to join their community band. Rehearsals are on Mondays from 7.30pm at Newport Lakes Primary School, Elizabeth Street, Newport.

■ Roger Lewis, [email protected], or www.hbcb.org.au

Combined Probus Altona North

The Altona North Combined Probus Club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Altona Sports Club. Includes a speaker, organized trips and outings and a friendly atmosphere.

■ Lesley, 0414 481 442

Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Point Gellibrand meets at the Customs House Hotel, 161 Nelson Place, Williamstown, the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 6 p.m. for a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome.

■ Pam, 0418 347 691 or [email protected]

mouth organ

The Yarraville Mouth Organ Band meets Friday nights at 203 Williamstown Road, Yarraville. Good music, friendly atmosphere. Welcome to new members, players or beginners.

■ Heather, 9399 2190

Community outings

Hikoi Brothers caters to men of all ages in our western suburban community. Every fortnight, Sunday morning, we walk for 60-90 minutes, get some fresh air, talk about all sorts of things, from family to news to sports, while enjoying the different trails of our Wyndham area.

■ Hikoi Brothers on Facebook

Love our patch

Love Our Patch will be hosting an afternoon tea meet on Saturday February 12 from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Eco Living Centre, 28 Ridge Street, Wyndham Vale. Meet your neighbors for an afternoon of discussions, brainstorming and bright ideas for caring for people and places. Is there a patch of public space around you that could use some love? Maybe new trees, plants, weeding or cleaning? Do you have a great idea to unite your community? Perhaps a street library, a mural or a community garden? We’d love to hear from you and we’d love to help.

■ For inquiries and registration contact Jess, [email protected]

Join us at Landcare

The Friends of Presidents’ Park meet on the first Thursday of the month, from 10 a.m. to noon. This is a new conservation group and invites individuals or groups to get involved. No prior knowledge required. Meet at the parking lot by the river and Shaws Bridge.

[email protected]

Werribee River Lovers Required

A new family conservation group is forming to support the Werribee River in central Werribee. The next event will take place on Tuesday March 8, from 5.30pm to 7.00pm, at the end of the river Edgar Street, Werribee.

[email protected]

Love our street 3029

A monthly cleaning group at the Hoppers and Tarneit sites resumes for 2022 on Sunday, February 20, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at the Grange Reserve, along Hogans Road. Material provided. Friendly atmosphere for this monthly cleaning group on the third Sunday of the month.

[email protected]

litter hero

If you’re passionate about the environment and want to make a difference, why not join one of Wyndham’s many cleanup groups. Community cleanups take place at different locations, on weekends, with materials provided and the opportunity to meet like-minded people.

[email protected]

U3A Werribee

U3A Werribee Region is a non-profit organization made up of semi-retired and retired residents of Wyndham City. It hosts a variety of weekly volunteer-led classes including history, senior men in light exercise, mosaics, TaI Chi, digital device applications, mahjong, yoga for seniors and popular music. and classic. All classes are conducted in safe, friendly locations comprised primarily of Wyndham Community Centers.

■ Rick, 0402299220

Charity book sale

The Werribee Hospital Foundation will be hosting a charity book sale on Saturday February 12 and Sunday February 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 27 Cambridge Crescent, Werribee. There will be a variety of high quality pre-loved books available. All funds raised will go to Werribee Mercy Hospital and local public health departments. Cost: $2 per book or six books for $10, please bring cash and BYO carry bag.

whf.org.au/campaigns/book-sale-12-13-feb/

Quilt-In

Wyndham Patchworkers are hosting their 25th Anniversary Quilt-In on February 12 at St James the Apostle Catholic Church Hall, 336 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing from 10am to 3.30pm, with Veronique Diligent as guest speaker. The day will include a raffle, door prizes, a show and tell and four local traders. Due to COVID-19 requirements, there will be no door-to-door sales, so all attendees must pre-book via www.trybooking.com. Tickets: $15 including morning/afternoon tea. BYO lunch. Proof of vaccination status or medical exemption required.

■ Donna Morris, 0417 268 887

Education volunteers

EdConnect Australia is looking for Wyndham residents to mentor and volunteer with students for the 2022 school year. The charity places volunteers in local schools to help improve the lives of vulnerable young people and give them life skills. Whether you are recently retired or a university student, EdConnect Australia offers training and support to its volunteers. Potential volunteers can apply online.

www.edconnectaustralia.org.au/volunteer/ or 1800 668 550

AL-ANON meets

AL-ANON provides support for families and loved ones living with alcoholics and problem drinkers. The group meets Mondays at the foyer of St Thomas’ Anglican Church, 117 Synnot Street, Werribee, from 7.30pm, and Tuesdays at the halls of St Mary’s Tennis Club, 204 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough.

Tutoring program

Youth Services and Equal Ed offer free online tutoring classes for 12-18 year olds. The Academic Homework Support Program will run online Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m., beginning the second week of each school term in 2022. All sessions are supervised by Wyndham Board Youth Services staff.

www.youthwyndham.com/pgm-reg or Danielle Diez, 8375 2346

Singing group

Join the Melton South Community Singers at the Melton South Community Center on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.

■ Sue, 0400 082 413

Melton South Knit & Natter

All are welcome to join this social craft group, which takes place at the Melton South Community Center every Monday from 10am to noon. Bring knitting or crochet projects and work on them while sharing tips, learning skills and catching up on a cup of tea.

■ 9747 8576

The Zonta club reunites

The Zonta Club of Melton meets on the first Monday of each month at Melton Country Club, Reserve Road, Melton.

■ Suzanne, 0417 512 420

Mahjong group

Interested in learning to play Mahjong? U3A Melton has a band that plays Tuesdays at 10am.

u3amelton.com or 0419 563 016

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