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.
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.