Craft & Hobbies

Abbey Girls of Victoria, Bennettswood
Bennettswood Neighbourhood House, 7 Greenwood Street, Bennettswood. Fans of the books of Elsie J. Oxenham are welcome to join the club with a group of like-minded book-a-holics. We all share a love of old school girl novels (and don’t mind a bit of a chat). Meetings involve lunch, afternoon tea, an interesting activity and occasional English dancing. Phone Margaret on 9886 0232.

Australian Philatelic Society, Canterbury
Memorial Homes Hall, 152 Canterbury Road, Canterbury. Meets bi-monthly. Interesting and diverse displays. Many displays centre on postal history – one of many which interest members. We invite APS members  to come along and participate in these new style evenings. Tea and coffee available after meeting. Interesting displays at all meetings. Visitors and new members welcome. Phone John Young 9889 1385. e:

Avenue Neighbourhood House @ Eley, Blackburn South
87 Eley Road, Blackburn South. Phone 9808 2000. Variety of social groups meeting weekly for interests including sketching, scrabble, crochet & cards for social players. w:

Box Hill Art Group Inc., Box Hill
Not-for-Profit group. Flexible classes for beginners and experienced artists in oils, watercolour, pastel, acrylics, printmaking, life drawing. Highly qualified tutors. Membership open to those aged 16–116 years. Whether you are just starting out in painting or drawing or have been doing it for years you will love being a part of this like-minded group. Phone Eric 0424 775 540. w:

Box Hill Community Arts Centre
Art classes and workshops are on offer throughout the year for people of all ages. For workshops and courses see w:

Box Hill Hand Spinners & Weavers, Box Hill
Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street, Box Hill. The Box Hill Hand Spinners and Weavers is a non-profit making group of more than fifty women and men, subsidised by City of Whitehorse. Members and newcomers are encouraged to develop their skills through discussion, demonstrations, tutorials and workshops. Meets Wednesdays, Wednesday evenings and Thursdays. Good library and equipment for loan. Workshops held in dyeing, felting, crochet and presentation of finished work. Phone Margaret Dimelow on 0400 669 383.

Camberwell Camera Club, Camberwell
Rutherford Room, St John’s Anglican Church, 552 Burke Road, Camberwell. Meets 7:30pm, second and fourth Mondays. Speakers, competitions, outings. Visitors are welcome to attend monthly meetings. Midweek outings normally 3rd Tuesdays (not June, October, December). These are Melbourne Camera Club outings to which CCC members are invited. Only fortnightly meetings available to non-members. Phone Wolf 0428 398 446. w:

Camberwell Camberwell Film Society
Old Library 25 Inglesby Rd. 3rd Wed. Feb–Nov (2nd Wed in Dec). 7:30pm. $50 single, $95 double; Mini Pass (3 screenings) $15.
Ph. Bill 9347 6969

Crochet or Knitting for Beginners
Mon. 1-2:30pm. Koonung Cottage Community House, 109 Koonung Rd, Blackburn North. Ph. 9878 6632.

Dream Stitches Inc.
St Aidan’s Church Hall, 10 Surrey St, Box Hill Sth. Fri 9:30am–Noon school terms. Community-based sewing for migrant & refugee women. w:

Forest Hill Woodturners
Woodturning group for women and men of all ages and all skill levels from beginner to artisan. Detailed training and ongoing support for all. New members welcome. Mondays 9.30am – 3pm; Saturdays 9.30am – 12.30pm. Warrawong Centre, 32 Richmond St Blackburn Sth.  Teaching club with quality equipment and ongoing guidance and support for all members.

French Book Club in Camberwell
Come and share a piece of Camembert while chatting about a French book with other French speakers in a relaxed atmosphere. Books discussed will include novels, biographies, philosophical and theological books. Sunday 2-3pm at Camberwell South Anglican Church, 103 Bowen Street, Camberwell 3124. All welcome. Free. Phone: 0450 676 537  e:

Jane Austen Society of Melbourne Inc., Ashburton
Purves House, 303 High St. Meet 2pm last Sat. Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Nov. Guest speakers, afternoon tea, raffle. Guests welcome. Charge $4. Ph. 0407 985 614. w:

Melbourne Numismatic Society Inc., Box Hill
Box Hill Community Arts Centre, cnr Station/Combarton Sts. Second Thurs, exc. Jan. Learn about coins, notes, medallions, badges. Ph. 9725 0945 e:

Needlework Tapestry Guild of Victoria Inc., Box Hill
Meet at Box Hill Community Arts Centre. 470 Station St Box Hill. A warm welcome to all interested in stitching to attend a meeting. Particular emphasis is on needlepoint tapestry. The Guild actively promotes the creative crafts of needlepoint tapestry and other stitchery within the community through exhibitions, demonstrations, classes and workshops. Classes and specialist workshops are held frequently at BHCAC. Saturdays (except January) 8:30am–3pm, second Wednesdays (except January) 11am–3pm. Phone Anne Bryan 9728 3256 or 0400 644 086 e: w:

Nunawading & District Lapidary Club
Nunawading Community Hub, 96 Springvale Rd. Club night 2nd Wed. Mineral group 3rd Wed. Juniors (12-16) Sat 1-4. Cut & polish gems & silver work.

Power Neighbourhood House Book Group, Ashwood
54 Power Avenue, Ashwood. Interested in chatting about books over a cuppa? Our monthly group meets Thursdays, 10-11:30am with bestsellers drawn from the free Monash Library Book Group program. All welcome. w:

Victorian Button Collectors’ Club, Burwood East
Burwood Heights Uniting Church, corner Burwood Highway & Blackburn Road, Burwood East. Second Tuesdays at 8pm. Visitors welcome. Phone Robyn 9884 5675.  e:  w:

Waverley Film Society, Mt Waverley
Church hall, St John’s Uniting Church Virginia St. 7:45pm 2nd Wed Feb‒Dec. Older “classic” films. Ann. m/ship $30 (1st visit free). Ph. Brett 9807 3426.

Waverley Gem Club, Mount Waverley
Central Reserve, Glen Waverley, enter from Springvale road and we are under the old grandstand. Ages 11 and up. We teach gem cutting, silver smithing and have a mineral group. Training at Mt Waverley. Workshop with machines for cutting cabochons, opals and faceted gems and the means of setting them in jewellery (silver & goldsmithing, lost wax casting and wire wrapping). Open four times per week for members’ use. Substantial library and computer  resource info. Active group interested in collection and display of mineral specimens. Phone 9561 4127.

Waverley Scale Modelling Club
Wadham House, 52 Wadham Pde, Mt Waverley (behind library). Meet 2nd Tues, Feb-Dec, 7:30–10:30pm. NFP for Scale Model builders. Ph. Edward Russell 9857 6891.

Whitehorse Film Society, Nunawading
Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, 7:45pm, 1st/3rd Sat. Feb–Dec. 20 Aust. & foreign films. Annual fee $55. w:

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