What’s On Locally

NOTE:
Please confirm directly with the event organisers before attending, or check the Victorian Health website for advice.

VENUES KEY:

BFM – Boroondara Farmers’ Market, Patterson Reserve, Auburn Rd, Hawthorn.
BHT – Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill
HAC – Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd. Ph. 9278 4770
PT – Peridot Theatre, Mt Waverley Sec College, Lechte Rd. tickets@peridot.com.au or 0429 115 334
WaFS – Waverley Film Society, St John’s Uniting Church Hall, Virginia St, Mt Waverley
WC – Whitehorse Centre, Rear 379 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading
WCvC – Whitehorse Civic Centre, 397-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
WFM – Whitehorse Farmers’ Market, Whitehorse City Council, 379 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading.

JULY

Sat 17 Jul 8am–1pm Boroondara Farmers’ Market Entry $2. Fresh pasta, organic fruit/veg, etc. 60 stalls of fresh produce. [BFM]

Sun 18 Jul 11am–4pm Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway Ride the rails at July’s Public Running Day – for the young or young at heart. Pack a picnic and make a day of it with your family and friends. (Alcohol not permitted within grounds.) Tickets, $4, must be bought online at rb.gy/62tfud Cnr Elgar & Belmore Rds, Mont Albert North. Ph. 9898 2671.

Sun 25 Jul 9am–2pm Arts Nunawading Market Shop local at Make it. Bake it. Grow it. Free entry, ample free parking. Managed by Arts Nunawading Inc. Proceeds support the cultural, performing and visual arts throughout the City of Whitehorse. [WCvC]

25 Jun 8pm; Sat 26 Jun 2pm/8pm Richard’s Love Song Dedications (without Richard Mercer) laugh, you might cry. Hear all those half-forgotten songs you’re ashamed to know the lyrics to. Part comedy show and part performance that will take you through contemporary politics, philosophy and wicked dance moves. [WC]

Sat 31 Jul 8am–1pm Boroondara Farmers’ Market Entry $2. Fresh pasta, organic fruit/veg, etc. 60 stalls of fresh produce. [BFM]

AUGUST

Sat 7 August 9am–2pm Burwood One Rotary Market On Level 1 of multi-deck car park at Burwood One Shopping Centre. All undercover. bric-a-brac, craft, clothing, vintage, entertainment, food, garden, Home and car boot stalls.

6–21 Aug 8pm Curtain Up by Peter Quilter, directed by John Jennings. The hilarious story of five women who inherit equal shares in a dilapidated theatre and plan to bring it to life again. Matinee 8 Aug 2:15 pm. Twilight 15 Aug 4pm. [PT]

Sun 8 Aug 8am–1pm Whitehorse Farmers’ Market Fresh fruit/veg, eggs, meat, fish etc. From the grower to you. [WFM]

Wed 11 Aug 7:40pm The Importance of Being Earnest 2002. With Rupert Everett, Colin Firth. Two friends face questions about their identities, leading to hilarious mix ups. [WaFS]

11–19 Aug. Weekdays 11am–3 pm. Weekend 14/15 Aug 10am–4pm Picture This: Nature Through a Gardener’s Lens,Waverley Garden Club Inaugural Photographic Exhibition The Track Gallery, Mount Waverley Community Centre. Featuring members’ works captured using mobile cameras and mobile phones of landscapes, macro subjects, garden flowers and pets. Free entry. Enquiries Marcia Collins 0419 575 583 or Linda Trikarso 0412 914 388. w: waverleygardenclub.com

14-15 Aug 10am-4pm Waverley Bonsai Group Annual Show 2021 Mount Waverley Community Centre, cnr Stephensons Road & Miller Crescent, Mt Waverley. Admission Adults $5, under 16 free. Over 100 Bonsai on display. Phone Bruce Wensor 9802 8529.

Sun 15 Aug Box Hill Record and Comic Fair Australia’s longest running record fair specialising in rare LPs and 45s, comics, CDs, cards and other collectables – Beatles and Kiss LPs, music posters, memorabilia, football and swap cards, rare Batman and Superman comics and heaps more. $4 entry. [BHT]

Sat 21 Aug 8am–1pm Boroondara Farmers’ Market Entry $2. Fresh pasta, organic fruit/veg, etc. 60 stalls of fresh produce. [BFM]

Sat 21 Aug 1–5pm, Sun 22 Aug 10am–4:30pm Camellia, Garden & Floral Art Show 2021 Mount Waverley Community Centre. All-indoor event featuring floral art displays, Camellias, Fruits and Vegies, Children’s Competition, with plants, garden produce, fresh posies and Devonshire Teas on sale. Adults $5, children free. Enquiries Linda Trikarso 0412 914 388 or Sandra Sexton 0425 721 972. w: waverleygardenclub.com

Sun 22 Aug 9am–2pm Arts Nunawading Market Shop local at Make it. Bake it. Grow it. Free entry, ample free parking. Managed by Arts Nunawading Inc. Proceeds support the cultural, performing and visual arts throughout the City of Whitehorse. [WCvC]

Thursday, 26 August 10am – noon Coffee with a Cop Join us for free morning tea and conversation. A chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know your local police. Bowen Street Community Centre, 102 Bowen Street, Camberwell. One session.

SEPTEMBER

1-17 Sep Run Against Violence Virtual Team Challenge, starts 30 Aug, ends midnight Friday 17 Sept. Teams of up to 20 walk or run in local area. Successful teams must cover 1300km in the 19 days of the challenge. runagainstviolence.com/2021-virtual-challenge-overview

1-25 Sep 10am Fifty Years as a Sculptor by Michael Meszaros Celebrates artist’s 50th year working as a sculptor. Free. [HAC]

1-25 Sep 10am From Muddy Roots, Beauty Grows Group exhibition by four artists who reflect on the unique, collective, experience of living through Covid-19 pandemic. Free. [HAC]

3 Sep – 19 Nov 1pm Sri Lankan Cooking Class Experience the tastes, smells of Sri Lankan food in a hands-on cooking class. [BCC]

4 Sep – 7 Nov 9am-2pm Burwood One Rotary Market Level 1 of multi-deck car park at Burwood One Shopping Centre on first Saturdays. All undercover. Bric-a-brac, craft, clothing, vintage, entertainment, food, garden, home and stalls.

4 Sep – 18 Dec 8am Boroondara Farmers Market Buy fresh food from around Victoria and meet the people who produce it. [BFM]

5 Sep – 5 Dec 10am Hawthorn Makers Market. A designer market selling handcrafted items. Free. [HAC]

7 Sep – 28 Dec 9:30am Falun Gong Exercises & Meditation. Free Falun Gong exercises and meditation classes to reduce stress and increase energy and metal clarity. Riversdale Park, Spencer Rd, Camberwell.

7 Sep – 28 Dec 9:30am English Conversation Club – Ashburton. Improve conversational English & meet new people. Free. [AL]

8 Sep – 24 Nov 2pm English Conversation Club – Hawthorn. Improve conversational English & meet new people. Hawthorn Library. Free. 584 Glenferrie Rd.

9 Sep – 25 Nov 2pm English Conversation Club – Balwyn. Improve conversational English & meet new people. Balwyn Library. Free. 336 Whitehorse Rd.

12 Sep – 12 Dec 8am-1pm Whitehorse Farmers Market. Find the best local produce, natural products and edibles. [WFM]

13 Sep – 29 Nov 2pm English Conversation Club – Camberwell. Improve conversational English & meet new people. Free. [CL]

14 Sep – 14 Dec 4pm Make It! After School Club – Ashburton. Activities for kids, 2nd Tuesdays. Free. [AL]

Sat 18 Sep 11am–12:30pm Whitehorse Urban Harvest Third Saturdays. Take your excess home-grown produce to share with other local food gardeners. Box Hill South Neighbourhood House, 47 Kitchener St.

OCTOBER

1-31 Oct Dyslexia Awareness Month Raises awareness of events like Light it Red for Dyslexia. Significant monuments and landmarks across Australia are lit in red for dyslexia awareness. Red was chosen to represent the ‘dreaded red pen’ teachers use when marking work.

Sat 2 Oct – Sat 11 Dec Material Reverie Major group exhibition. Natural fibres and minerals with deep histories and traditions alongside treasured or discarded everyday items. [HAC]

7 Oct – 2 Dec 4pm Make It! After School Club – Camberwell. Activities for kids, 2nd Tuesdays. Free. [CL]
Sat 23 Oct 10am-2pm Mini Fete Anglican Parish of St Stephen & St Mary, 383 High Street Rd, Mt Waverley. Please enter via Norman Court. Cash only preferred. Lots of treasures, jewellery, books, cakes, jams, BBQ, etc. For info, Graeme 0419 150 099.

Sun 24 Oct Walk for Prems Go to www.walkforprems.org.au to register to walk, or to sponsor a friend to walk.s.

Fri 29 Oct 3:30-6:30pm Halloween on High Celebrate Halloween at the Ashburton Community Centre with spooky craft activities, family movie, treasure hunt, trick or treating with Ashburton Traders.

NOVEMBER

7 Nov 9am-2pm Burwood One Rotary Market Level 1 of multi-deck car park at Burwood One Shopping Centre. All undercover. Bric-a-brac, craft, clothing, vintage, entertainment, food, garden, home and car boot stalls.

11 Nov – 18 Dec 10am-4pm Where in the World: An Australian Quilters Assoc. Exhibition Quilters from across Australia created quilts on theme Where in The World –interpreted through time, space, form or meaning. [BHT]

12-27 Nov Hypnosis Thriller with plenty of twists and comedy. The Great Gordo, an alcoholic stage hypnotist randomly chooses Alan Briggs as his next stooge. Briggs, a mild-mannered policeman, is a good sport. [PT]