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Table tennis at Sunbury
Fancy a little tennis at Sunbury? The Sunbury and District Table Tennis Association is looking for experienced players and beginners. Attend Practice and Grading Night at Sunbury Recreation Reserve Stadium, 47 Riddell Road on May 12 at 7:30pm.
Rally of the vintage machine company
The 42nd Gisborne Machinery Rally is back after two years and if you want to check out the brilliant old equipment that Victoria built and powered. This year the group will be showing their steam exhibits. Fun for the whole family with children’s activities. Go to Webb Crescent in New Gisborne, 9.30am-3pm. $16 per adult and children under 16 free.
Plant, produce and swap recipes
Calling Sunbury’s Green Thumbs! Bring your plants, your cuttings and seedlings, your herbs, vegetables and fruits from your garden, even a recipe to share with other locals. Visit the Sunbury Library, 44 Macedon Street on Saturday, May 14, 10:00-12:00. The event is free.
Kay’s classic fashion parade
The Kays Classic Fashions Winter Fashion Parade, hosted by the Gisborne Uniting Church, takes place on Monday 23rd May at 1.30pm at the Church on Brantome Street, Gisborne. Big brands, low prices, in sizes 10-24 and a special frame are all draws. Admission is $10, including afternoon tea and door prizes.
■ Mare, 5428 3852
Bulla Garden Club
Green Thumbs! Listen! The Bulla Garden Club meets at the Old County Offices on Monday May 16th at 10am.
■ Heide, 0417 510 558
Sunbury badminton fun
Sunbury Badminton Club has a new extra playing time on Wednesdays from 10am to 12pm. All are welcome to attend at Clarke Oval Stadium, 49 Riddell Road, with equipment and coaching provided. First time play is free.
Lions Skate Park Info Day
Visit the Lions Skate Park in Romsey for an information day on whether the facility will be upgraded or remodeled. On Sunday, May 15 from 10am to 2pm, bring a gold coin for a bratwurst and a chance to secure your driver’s license spot with soft screws. Budding park designer Danny White and a council representative will be in attendance.
Tatting at Sunbury
Learn how to make tatting at the Sunbury Library. No, not that kind of tatting! Tatting as in intricate crafts using a shuttle and thread to create knotted lace. The Goldfields Tatters are hosting their next meeting at the library on Monday, May 16 from 10am to 1pm.
Sunbury Family History and Heritage Society
If you are interested in learning more about Sunbury and even your own family history, why not join the Sunbury Family History and Heritage Society, which meets at 1:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Sunbury Senior Citizens Center, 8 O’Shanassy Street, Sunbury.
Lancefield Park Run relaunch
Lace up your runners and take part in the relaunch of the 5K in Lancefield Park Run, held every Saturday at 8am in Lancefield Park. No need to be fast – participants can walk at any pace. Go to 62 Chauncey Street, Lancefield and remember to sign in.
The Sunbury Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Sunbury Bowling Club.
Sunbury’s Woodlands Ladies Probus Club meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 9.45am at the Sunbury Bowling Club. The club is based on fun, friendship and camaraderie and enjoys monthly outings, an annual outing and many fun get togethers.
■Val, 0418 138 214
Sunbury Ladies Probus Club
The Sunbury Ladies Probus Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 9.30am at the Sunbury Football Social Club premises. The likeable women’s group is happy about excursions, film mornings, speakers and moderators as well as special events such as holidays and bus trips. New members are warmly welcome.
■ Pat, 0433 789 754 or Sylvia, 0417 170 142
Sunbury Combined Probus Club
The Sunbury Combined Probus Club meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 10am at the Sunbury Football Social Club. Visitors and new members welcome.
■ Carmel, 0416 477 271
Sunbury & Macedon Ranges Toastmasters helps its members develop their public speaking, communication and leadership skills. The group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 7:20pm to 9:30pm at Sunbury Senior Citizens Hall.
The Sunbury Garden Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month. There is a guest speaker at each meeting, which begins at 7.30pm at Sunbury Football Club.
■ Cheryl, 9744 1663
Sunbury Seniors meet at 8 O’Shanassy Street, Sunbury, Mondays and Fridays from 10am to 3pm. A variety of activities are on offer – indoor bowling, card games, snooker, guest speakers, day trips, subsidized lunches or just a cup of coffee and a chat. If you are 55 or older and want to make new friends.
■ 0493 408 890
Melton Parkinson’s Support Group
The Melton Parkinson’s Support Group meets on the second Thursday of each month from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Kurunjang Community Centre, 33-35 Mowbray Crescent, Kurunjang. New members and maintainers welcome.
■ Helen, 0409 186 576
Melton Friendship Group.
Join the Melton Friendship Group for singles aged 55+. Meet every two weeks for coffee and talk evenings and organize affordable outings and events.
■ 0406 493 734
Melton Valley Ladies Probus Club
The Melton Valley Ladies Probus Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10am at the Melton Country Club. The group is open to everyone, new and old members, to come together and explore the social aspects of the group.
■ Anna, 0425 705 150
Melton South Knit & Natter
All are welcome to join this social craft group held every Monday from 10am to 12pm at the Melton South Community Center. Bring knitting or crochet projects and work on them while you share tips, learn skills, and chat over coffee.
■ 9747 8576
Zonta Club meets
Zonta is an international organization that brings women together to support other women. The Zonta Club of Melton meets on the first Monday of each month at the Melton Country Club, Reserve Road, Melton.
■ Suzanne, 0417 512 420
Would you like to learn to play mahjong? The game is a tile-based game that originated in China where it was developed in the 19th century. U3A Melton has a group that plays Tuesdays at 10am.
■ u3amelton.com or 0419 563 016
Melton Men’s Probus Club
The Melton Men’s Probus Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Melton Dart Club, 63a Reserve Road from 9.45am. New members and visitors welcome.
■ 9746 0271
Maddingley Park Rose Nurse
The Rose Keepers meet at Maddingley Park, Corner of Grant Street and Taverner Street, Bacchus Marsh on Wednesdays from 10am to 12pm to maintain two beautiful rose gardens. New volunteers are always welcome – with or without experience.
■ Elaine Greenhall, 0418 171 119 or 0400 052 857
The Keilor Combined Probus Club is back in business. The group meets at the Keilor Pub on the third Monday of each month. New members welcome.
■ Steve, 0408 193 793, or Keith, 0409 494 801
The Duke Street Community Center created a women’s social group to give people a place to interact. The group meets every other Friday starting at 1pm for a safe, fun and social way to connect with other women in the community. It is developed according to the needs of the participants and takes place in an informal setting.
■ 9311 9973