Game of mahjong at U3A Hawthorn

Hawthorn University of the Third Age

29/08/2019 Guest Author

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.

The Wizard of Oz

Reviving the Yellow Brick Road

29/08/2019 Guest Author

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.

St James Park Memorial

Burwood Walks #26: Grace Park Walk

29/08/2019 Mark Learmonth

Our twenty-sixth walk begins at Stop 27 on the Route 75 tram (Melway 45 B10), and finishes at Stop 23 (2H J7). This tram runs through much of the Burwood Bulletin catchment area. Parking can be a challenge in this area, so it may be a good idea for drivers to catch the tram for part of the journey. The walk is about 5km (depending upon how much exploring you do), and “undulating”. Melway maps 45 and 2H cover the route. If you have binoculars, bring them along.

Koala in tree

September is Save The Koala Month (STKM)

29/08/2019 Raine Biancalt

September is Save the Koala Month (STKM). Australia’s much-loved icon, the Koala, was declared functionally extinct by the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF). The AKF thinks “there are no more than 80 000 Koalas in Australia. This is approximately 1% of the eight million Koalas which were shot for fur and sent to London between 1890 and 1927.”