Anyone for (Table) Tennis?

02/09/2019 Raine Biancalt

The Phoenix Park Table Tennis Club (PPTTC), established in 2014 by Paul Bronstein and Graeme Scarlett, says it caters for players of all abilities – from beginners to hot shots! Their youngest player is six years old and the oldest is 94 years young.

Sing your way to happiness

02/09/2019 Raine Biancalt

The Ashburton With One Voice Choir at the Burwood Village Autumn Festival in May this year. Creativity Australia believes it offers a unique arts-health social inclusion program and you are invited to experience the joy, […]

Box Hill Art group Exhibition

Box Hill Art group Exhibition

29/08/2019 Raine Biancalt

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 Mansion and garden

Open Gardens presents Astolat

29/08/2019 Raine Biancalt

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 Cafes

Umbrella Dementia Cafés

29/08/2019 Raine Biancalt

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 Reporter Office, Box Hill

Digitising ‘The Reporter’ at the National Library

29/08/2019 Guest Author

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.

Suzsi's Garden

Fake it ’til you make it

29/08/2019 Suzsi Mandeville

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 Anzac Day 2011

Getting Brassy with Oakleigh Brass

29/08/2019 Guest Author

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.