Community Calendar | Maribyrnong and Hobson’s Bay

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Heritage Walks

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through historic Williamstown and the nearby suburbs with guide John. The walks start at 9:20 am every Tuesday outside the Visitor Information Center, Nelson Place.

■ Call John on 0418 377 336 for details

Wednesday Walking Group

The Williamstown Community Center offers a regular walking group on Wednesdays that tours the local area from 10:15 to 11:00 am New members are welcome. This activity is free and includes morning tea.

■ 9397 6168

musicians wanted

Sunshine Community Brass is looking for new members to join its vibrant band of musicians. With more than 90 years of history, the band seeks to grow for the future. Sunshine Community Brass is looking for Trumpeters and Percussionists. Rehearses Tuesdays from 7:30pm, 45 Furlong Road, North Sunshine.

■ Andrew Wilson, 0419 444 620

All Aboard Club

The All Aboard Club has been in operation for 85 years. It is a social club that works for charity, with speakers, theater and travel. Meets in the Williamstown City Hall chambers at 1:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Welcome new members.

■Wendy, 0421 747 040

AeroSpeakers Toastmasters Club

Would you like to develop confidence in communication, language proficiency 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 each month to help develop speaking, communication and leadership skills. The group meets at the Laverton Community Hub, 95-105 Railway Avenue, Laverton from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

■ Vince Camilleri, 0413 734 707

Community lunch and morning tea.

Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Williamstown will hold a free community tea and luncheon every Friday at the Parish Center on Nelson Place. Morning tea starts at 10am. Tea and coffee will be served, along with a variety of fun activities such as knitting, board games and puzzles. Lunch will be held from noon to 1 pm, with grab-and-go options available. Check-in and vaccination status required.

altona book sale

The Friends of the Altona Library hold a monthly book sale on the first Tuesday, Friday and Saturday of each month at the back of the Altona Library 123 Queen Street Altona, access through the Coles parking lot, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Williamstown Book Sale

Friends of Williamstown Library holds a book sale every second Saturday of the month from 10-12:30 p.m. The book sale is held at the Williamstown Library in the Friends Room, which can be accessed through the reception. The event is cash only. For more information see the Hobson Bay Library website.

women’s choir

The Willin Wimmin Choir welcomes new members. They meet every Wednesday of the term from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at the Church of Christ Hall on Douglas Parade, Williamstown. There are no auditions and members do not need to know how to read music. Come try for free.


computers for beginners

The Williamstown Community and Education Center is now accepting registrations for classes to help people with limited computer skills. Classes are held daily at the Joan Kirner House, Williamstown, and the North Altona Library.

■Lynne or Tahlia, 9397 6168

walking group

Residents of Altona Meadows and Newport are invited to participate in a Heart Foundation walking group that meets on Wednesdays and Fridays. The group walks for 60 minutes and is a great way to socialize and stay active at the same time. Members must register with the Heart Foundation to join.

■ Ian Watson, 0411 566 862, or

Williamstown Craft Market

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


diabetic support group

The Westgate Diabetes Support Group meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Altona Bowling Club at 10 am

■ Elena, 0415 030 996

musicians welcome

Do you play the trumpet, flute or low wind instruments? Hobsons Bay City Band is looking for musicians to join their community band. Rehearsals are held on Mondays beginning at 7:30 pm at Newport Lakes Elementary School, Elizabeth Street, Newport.

■ Roger Lewis, or

North Altona Combined Probus

The Altona North Combined Probus Club meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at the Altona Sports Club. It includes a speaker, trips and organized outings and a pleasant atmosphere.

■Lesley, 0414 481 442

Rotary Club of Point Gellibrand

The Rotary Club of Point Gellibrand meets at the Customs House Hotel, 161 Nelson Place, Williamstown, on the first and third Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m. for a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. The club has excellent speakers and you need new, energetic and enthusiastic members who want to make a difference in their community. Visit our website to learn more about our projects and community work through

■ Pam, 0418 347 691 or

barrel organ band

The Yarraville Mouth Organ Band meets on Friday nights at 203 Williamstown Road, Yarraville. Good music, nice atmosphere. Everyone is welcome.

■ Heather, 9399 2190

friendship group

The Altona Day View Club (Voice Interest and Education of Women) meets at 11 am on the third Wednesday of the month at Altona RSL. The club is always open to new members, and anyone interested can get in touch today and see what it’s all about.

■ Janet 9394 6522 or 0412 010 176.

Table tennis at Sunbury

Are you looking forward to having a tennis hit at Sunbury? The Sunbury and District Table Tennis Association is looking for experienced players and beginners. Head to Practice and Qualifying Night at Sunbury Recreation Reserve Stadium, 47 Riddell Rd on May 12 at 7:30 p.m.


Vintage Machinery Society Rally

The 42nd Gisborne Machinery Rally is back after two years and if you want to see the brilliant old team that built and powered Victoria. This year, the group will showcase their steam exhibits. Fun for the whole family with activities for children too. Head to Webb Crescent in New Gisborne on May 15 from 9:30 am to 3 pm $16 per adult and children under 16 free.


Exchange of plants, products and recipes

Calling the Green Thumbs of Sunbury! Bring your plants, your cuttings and seedlings, your herbs, vegetables and fruits from your garden, even a recipe to exchange with other locals. Head on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at Sunbury Library, 44 Macedon St. The event is free.


Kays Classic Fashion Show

Organized by Gisborne Uniting Church, the Kays Classic Fashions Winter Fashion Parade will take place on Monday 23 May at 1:30pm at Brantome Street Church, Gisborne. Big brands, low prices, in sizes 10-24 and a special rack are all draws. Admission is $10, which includes afternoon tea and door prizes.

■Maree, 5428 3852

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