Friendship & Activities

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

Barry’s Place Drop-In Centre, Glen Iris
Burwood Uniting Church, Cnr Hyslop St. & Warrigal Rd., Glen Iris. Monday to Thursday 12:30 – 3 pm, Wednesday and Saturday 10 am – 12:30 pm.  Available to all looking for a friendly chat, a cuppa, read or a quiet sit.

Blackburn Evening VIEW Club
Supporting the Smith Family and Learning For Life students. Meet at 7pm for a 7.30pm start for dinner at Bucatini Restaurant 454 Whitehorse Rd. Mitcham each second Thursday of the month.  Visitors and new members welcome.  Phone Sue 9873 0393.

Boroondara Life Activities Club, Canterbury
Different venues. Mondays: mahjong, solo, golf. Tuesdays: scrabble. Wednesdays: evening table tennis. Thursdays: table tennis. Fridays: day trips, dine outs. Saturdays: Variety and Entertainment. Sundays: evening table tennis. ‘Life is better together’. Address: 10 Milton Street, Canterbury.  Phone 9836 8027.

Box Hill Senior Citizens’ Club Inc.
Carrington Centre, 79 Carrington Road. Phone 9890 4979. Mondays at 1:30pm – cards, bingo. Tuesdays: mahjong. Fridays at 1:30pm concerts, cost $10. Lunch from 12 noon Mondays to Fridays. Subscription $8.90 pa.

Burwood Evening VIEW Club
Bucatini Restaurant, 454 Whitehorse Rd, Mitcham, 7pm on 2nd Wednesdays for dinner & guest speaker. New members & visitors welcome. Ph.0403 992 569 or 0407 182 736.

Burwood Ladies Social Group
Come meet new people and plan outings over tea or coffee. Monthly First Tuesday at 1pm. Phone 9808 6292.

Camberwell Film Society
Camberwell Community Centre, 33 Fairholm Grove. Third Wednesdays. February-November (2nd Wednesday in December). 7:30pm start. $50 single, $95 double, Mini Pass (3 screenings) $15. Phone Bill 9347 6969.

Camberwell Italian Senior Citizens
405 Camberwell Road, Camberwell. Outings, bingo, lunches. Meets 1:30-4:30 pm Thursdays. Activities and occasional outings. For information phone Teresa Donato 0412 840 703.

Canasta Group, Canterbury
Players Wanted. Tuesdays 1pm. RSL Hall cnr Keats St & Canterbury Rd. All Welcome. Ph. 9859 6732.

Free Community Meal, Forest Hill
First Thursdays. 12:30-1:30 pm. Join us for a two course meal and meet others in your community. St Mark’s Anglican Church, 303 Canterbury Rd. Ph. 9878 2848.

Don’t be Lonely on Saturday nights.  FRENZ-IN-DEED known as FID is a long established Eating-Out Group Saturday nights for mainly senior singles & couples. Friendly and fun at many Hotels and Thai, Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, German, Italian, French Restaurants.  Phone Robin 0407548116 or 9836 6589 and leave a message.

Forest Hill Woodturners
Mon. 12.30-3pm; 1st & 3rd Sat. 9.30am, Warrawong Centre, 32 Richmond St., Blackburn South. Operating for 30 years. Teaching club with quality equipment & skilled instructors. New members and those interested in attending a meeting welcome. Phone 0428 335 405.

GOLD Group
The GOLD (Growing Older Living Dangerously) group is for friendly, supportive, vibrant and positive women over 55 who are willing to embrace life. The group shares fun and new experiences both at the Craig Family Centre, 7 Samarinda Avenue, Ashburton, and Melbourne/Victoria. Meets 10:35am–12:30pm on 2nd Thursdays. Phone 9885 7789. Email:

Golden Wattle Day Club, Malvern East
East Malvern RSL Club, Stanley Grose Drive. Thurs 10am for friendship, frivolity, fitness. Weekly exercise, lunch. Different activities each week: bingo, books trading table, home cooked goodies, entertainers, speakers, quizzes, trips, etc. Phone Trish Burke 9885 8884.

Monash Reconciliation Group Inc
MRG aims to raise community awareness of Indigenous issues and culture. e:  Phone 0412 772 711.

Nieuw Holland Social Club, Blackburn
Blackburn Senior Citizens’ Hall “The Pines”, 25 Central Road [near Blackburn station], Blackburn. Meet Thursdays 9:15am-1:15pm Play bingo [Dutch/English] and klaverjassen. New members welcome. Phone Petra 9790 0945 or Clary 9878 8982.

Samarinda Ashburton Aged Services
Outings, Bingo, Fitness, Lunches. Meals on Wheels to home if needed. Fun Food Fitness Friendship for 55+.  Phone 9885 3815. e:

Vietnamese Senior Cultural Association Inc., Ashburton
296 High Street, Ashburton. Senior Vietnamese Social Group meets weekly Tuesday 9:00am-5:00pm. Exercises, singing group, lunches, dancing, table tennis. All welcome. Phone Yen 0412 157 228. w:

Waverley Film Society, Mount Waverley
Church hall, St. John’s Uniting Church Virginia Street Mount Waverley. 7:45pm second Wednesday of month February to December. Many of screenings are older “classic” films. Annual membership $30 (first time visitors free). Phone Brett 98073426. w: Waverley Film Society

Whitehorse Film Society, Nunawading
Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, 7:45pm, first and third Saturdays of month. Australian and foreign films. Annual fee $55 ($50 concession).  Phone Laurie Maher 9800 1825, Pat 9877 1474. Email:

Wominjeka Garden, High St, Glen Iris
St Oswald’s Anglican Church Meditation and Prayer – 7:30am Wed. 8am Mon, Tues, Thurs. Wednesday Night Conversation & Shared Meal (bring a plate) fortnightly at 6pm. Ph. 9885 1125; w:


(Voice, Interests and Education of Women). VIEW clubs are an arm of the Smith Family and bring people together to socialise and raise money and awareness for good causes within the community.

Blackburn Evening VIEW Club
Meets second Thursdays 7pm for 7:30pm meal. Bucatini Restaurant 454 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading. Activity or guest speaker planned for each meeting. Funds raised support Smith Family such as ‘Learning for Life’. President: Marina 03 98773912, Secretary: 9849 0061.

Box Hill/Mitcham Day VIEW Club
Meets fourth Mondays, 11:30am. Bucatini Restaurant 454 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading. President: Joyce 9762 4112. Supporting the Smith Family & Learning for Life Students.  Visitors Welcome Phone Elaine 9878 3211. Email:

Burwood Evening VIEW Club
Meets at Box Hill RSL, Nelson Road, Box Hill. 7pm on second Wednesdays. We welcome enquiries and new members to our monthly dinner meetings. New members and visitors welcome. Phone Helen 9889 9681 or 0412 350 518.

Waverley Day VIEW Club 
Meets 11.30am on third Mondays at Box Hill Golf Club, 202 Station Street, Box Hill for lunch and speaker. Visitors welcome. Contact Jeanette Elkner 9876 7729



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