By Laura Michell
Vertical garden workshop
Learn how to inject life into small spaces by creating a vertical garden out of plants and recycled materials at Tullamarine library on Thursday, November 22, 5-6.30pm. At 58 Spring Street. Bookings essential.
■ 9356 6966
Bring your excess fruit, veg, herbs, seedlings, eggs and clippings to share and swap at Craigieburn library’s produce swap on Saturday, November 17, 10am-1pm. At 75-95 Central Park Avenue.
■ 9356 6980
World War I stories
The Unsung Heroes of Australian History show will head to Lalor library on Sunday, November 11, sharing the stories of ordinary people who did extraordinary things. At 2A May Road, 2.30-3.30pm.
■ 9465 2353
Test your chess skill and compete against Broadmeadows’ best at the first Libraries After Dark chess tournament at Broadmeadows library on Thursday, November 22, 6.30-10pm. Players of all levels are welcome to participate. At 1093 Pascoe Vale Road. Bookings essential.
■ 9356 6900
Celebrate Whittlesea’s Italian heritage with a night of comedy featuring Pippo and Pasquale, aka James Liotta and Piero Viavattene, and music by Alitalia Duo. On Thursday, November 15, at Mill Park library, 394 Plenty Road, 6.30-8.30pm.
■ 9437 8189
Join in Whittlesea’s National Recycling Week clothing and book swap party on Friday, November 16, at the council offices, 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang, 6.30-7.30pm. Bring along eight good quality, clean men’s and women’s clothing or books to swap. Bookings essential.
■ 9401 0579
Reduce electricity bills
Learn tips and tricks to reduce your energy consumption and save on bills at Whittlesea Community Activity Centre, 57-61 Laurel Street, on Wednesday, November 14, 6.30-8pm.
■ 1300 23 68 55
Thinking of starting your own business? Take part in Hume council’s business start-up weekend on November 10 and 11 at the Hume Global Learning Centre, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows. The event will teach the basics of starting a new business.
Enjoy an afternoon of music at Le Page homestead in South Morang on Sunday, November 18, for the annual Hawkstowe Music event. At the Hawkstowe picnic area, Plenty Gorge Park, Gordons Road, from 1-5pm. Entry $5 for adults and $2 for children aged six-14 and concession card holders.
■ 9217 2174
Mill Park not-for-profit kindergarten, The Heights has places available in its four-year-old program from next year. It’s at 31 Morang Drive.
■ 9436 7744
Learn more about the state government’s energy compare offer at Broadmeadows shopping centre on Friday, November 9, 4.30-7.30pm. Bring along a past energy bill and get help finding a better energy deal. At 1099-1169 Pascoe Vale Road.
■ 9300 3851
Diploma of music students from Kangan Institute will launch their original album, Euphoria at Musicland, 1359 Sydney Road, Fawkner on Wednesday, November 14, from 7pm. Tickets cost $10 and are available at the door.