The Box Hill Art Group’s 67th Annual Exhibition is an eagerly awaited event for art lovers, artists and non-artists alike. On at the Box Hill Lower Town Hall, it features a wide range of original paintings and drawings.
Astolat is an unexpected gem hidden behind a screen of plants on busy Riversdale Road. The elegant and beautifully maintained two-acre garden surrounds an impressive Italianate Victorian mansion, providing a rare glimpse of life in gracious nineteenth-century Melbourne.
Where: 630 Riversdale Road, Camberwell
When: Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October, 10am–4:30pm
Umbrella Dementia Cafés (UDC), a new independent charity based in Melbourne, has a vision to improve the social health and wellbeing of couples and families living at home with dementia. UDC believe these individuals can be better supported with the provision of purpose-driven social hubs called ‘Cafés’. Ideally these Cafés are close to the home of the person with dementia as they benefit from familiarity within their immediate environment.
The Box Hill Reporter was the first and for many years the only local newspaper in the district. Issues of the paper from its beginning to 1918 have been digitised by the National Library and are available for viewing on the Trove website. The Box Hill Historical Society has a collection of original issues of the Reporter covering the period 1919–1930. It is raising funds to digitise the papers at the National Library.
In winter many of our plants die back and the garden looks bare and stark. But I like colourful flowers, so I cheat. Yes, I do. I buy fake flowers and place them amongst the foliage until the plant blooms again. The trick is to not go too flashy or too colourful. I choose small white flowers and unless you look closely, you can’t tell.
Oakleigh Brass prides itself on being a community band and welcomes new members of all ages and experience. Our Welcome Project offers tuition to beginners. This year’s annual concert, “Fly Me to the Moon”, is on Sunday, 20 October, at 2:30pm in St David’s Uniting Church, Drummond Street, Oakleigh. Everyone is welcome.
On Saturday 5 October 2019 everyone is welcome to attend the Hawthorn U3A Open Day, which is held in association with Seniors Week. Experience music items, displays of work, chat to members and Management Committee and enjoy refreshments.
In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the original film, Nova will be staging the musical written for The Royal Shakespeare Company and derived from the film and Baum’s book. Nova Music Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz, which opens at the Whitehorse Theatre on Saturday 26 October, runs until Sunday 10 November. Tickets are available online at novamusictheatre.com.au or via 1300 304 433.