By Charlene Macaulay

Open garden

A secret garden at Cloverdale estate, on the outskirts of Werribee, will open to the public for the first time between 10am and 4.30pm on October 20 and 21 as part of the Open Gardens scheme. Entry will cost $8 for adults, $5 for students and free for under 18.


Senior bowls

Come and try your hand at lawn bowls, darts, carpet bowls for all abilities and pool at the Hoppers Bowls Club, 180 Pannam Drive, Hoppers Crossing, on October 18 from 10.30am-3pm. No experience necessary. Casual, flat shoes can be worn. Free cake, coffee and showbag. Prizes to be won.

■ Paul, 0417 110 988


Manor Lakes Twilight Market

Head to the Manor Lakes Community Centre on Saturday, October 6, from 5-9pm for the Manor Lakes Twilight Market. There will be more than 50 stalls including food trucks, free face-painting, a DJ and more. Enjoy a moonlight cinema screening of Trolls from 7pm.


Op shop

The Brotherhood of St Laurence Op Shop, 19 Elm Park Drive, Hoppers Crossing, has clothes and toys, homewares, electricals, furniture, records, books, mattresses, disability aids and more. Open Monday-Sunday 9.30am-5pm, closed on public holidays.

■ 9749 2205


Garage trail

Wyndham will be part of Australia’s biggest community and sustainability effort when the Garage Sale Trail rolls into town on October 20 and 21.

Market treasures

The Werribee Ladies for Kids, working for the Royal Children’s Hospital, will host a shop at Pacific Werribee from Monday, October 1, until Sunday, October 7. Items for sale will include jumpers, footy rugs, beanies, scarves, teddies, jams and other market treasures.

Male volunteer needed

The Multiple Sclerosis Community Visitors Scheme is seeking a male volunteer to visit a male resident in an aged-care facility in Werribee.

■ 9845 2729 or


English for everyday

Free English for everyday and employment/computers for beginners sessions, organised by the Australian Multicultural Community Services, will be held on Mondays until December 10, from 9.30am-3pm, at the Arndell Park Community Centre, 29-49 Federation Boulevard, Truganina.

■ 9689 9170 or email


Bowling with babies

Mums and bubs get together each Friday from 10am-1.30pm at the Werribee Bowls Club, Chirnside Park, 237 Watton Street, to socialise and have fun games of indoor bowls. Mums’ groups are very welcome.

■ 9741 3229


School holiday fun sorted

Enjoy shows, workshops and events in Wyndham during the school holidays. As part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, Circus Trick Tease will bring its award-winning comedy circus show, Children Are Stinky, to Kelly Park Centre. There are also puppet workshops, a free Superhero Hunt through Werribee’s CBD and more.