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

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

U3A Werribee Region

U3A Werribee Region is a non-for-profit organisation consisting of semi-retired and Retired residents of Wyndham City. Our organisation conducts a variety of weekly classes run by volunteers consisting of history, senior men in light exercise, mosaics, tai chi, digital device applications, mahjong, yoga for older people, and both popular and classical music. All classes are conducted in safe and friendly venues mainly consisting of Wyndham community centres.

■ Rick, 0402299220


Wyndham Patchworkers is holding its 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, show & tell and four local traders. Due to COVID-19 requirements there will be no 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.

■ President Donna Morris, 0417 268 887

Education volunteers

EdConnect Australia are on the search 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 equip them with life skills. Whether you are recently retired or studying at university, 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 St Thomas Anglican Church foyer, 117 Synnot Street, Werribee, from 7.30pm, and on Tuesdays at the St Mary’s Tennis Club rooms, 204 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough.

Tutoring program

Youth Services and Equal Ed are providing free online tutoring classes for young people aged 12 to 18 years old. The Academic Homework Support Program will run online on Wednesdays 4-5pm, from the second week of each school term in 2022. All sessions are supervised by Wyndham council Youth Services staff.

■ Register at youthwyndham.com/pgm-reg or Danielle Diez, 8375 2346

Knitting Group

Anyone is welcome to come along to Yarraville or Footscray library for a weekly knitting group. Registrations are recommended via Eventbrite.

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

Williamstown Craft Market

Commonwealth Reserve comes alive on the third Sunday of the month with the Williamstown Craft Market. The market boasts over 50 stalls showcasing everything from handmade craft, homegrown produce and food vendors. There will also be live music. The market takes place from 10am-4pm.

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

Conversation Cafe

The Conversation Cafe is back on 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 on the first Tuesday of every month at the Altona Bowling Club at 10am.

■ Elaine, 0415 030 996

Heritage walks

Enjoy a leisurely two-hour walk around historic Williamstown and nearby suburbs with guide John. Walks start at 9.20am each Tuesday outside the Visitor Information Centre in Nelson Place.

■ John, 0418 377 336

Musicians welcome

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.

■ Roger Lewis, hbcityband@gmail.com, or www.hbcb.org.au

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

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. Visitors welcome.

■ Pam, 0418 347 691or rotarypointgellibrand@gmail.com

Mouth organ band

The Yarraville Mouth Organ Band meets Friday evenings at 203 Williamstown Road, Yarraville. Great music, friendly atmosphere. New members, players or beginners welcome.

■ Heather, 9399 2190

Singing group

Join the Melton South Community Singers at the Melton South Community Centre on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

■ Sue, 0400 082 413

Melton South Knit & Natter

All welcome to join this social crafting group, running at the Melton South Community Centre each Monday from 10am-noon. Bring along any knitting or crochet projects and work on them while sharing tips, learning skills and catching up over a cuppa.

■ 9747 8576

Zonta club meets

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 group who play on 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 are most welcome.

■ 9746 0271

Rose Carers Of Maddingley Park

Meets Wednesdays from 10am-noon at Maddingley Park, corner of Grant and Taverner streets, Bacchus Marsh, to maintain two beautiful rose gardens. New volunteers are always welcome – with or without experience.

■ Elaine Greenhall, 0418 171 119 or 0400 052 857

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