Community Calendar

This week's photographer's choice pic is of Harlene Del Rosario who will be modelling and speaking at an upcoming International Women's Day event. (Damjan Janevski) 389767_01

Healthy living festival

The Wyndham Festival for Healthy Living is a free multi – arts program involving many schools and community groups, which have been exploring positive ideas of community through circus, music, podcasting, dance, drumming and more! There will also be free performances, arts and fashion workshops. A world kitchen will demonstrate delicious food from around the globe. There will also be performances by young people, bands, dancing, face painting, market stalls, roving puppets and more. The festival is on Saturday March 16 at the Youth Resource Centre, 86 Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing.

Live Well for Life

Live Well for Life is a free five-week program that provides support and information to Wyndham residents 18 and older, on a number of issues including how to make healthy behaviour changes, heart disease, diabetes and stroke, healthy eating, physical activity and sleep. The program will run at IPC Health, 117-129 Warringa Court, Hoppers Crossing in April and May. Registration is essential and participants must be able to attend all sessions. or 1300 472 432

Point Cook VIEW

The Point Cook Day VIEW Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Point Cook Library 1-21 Cheetham Street, Point Cook. New members welcome.

■ Catherine, 0407 726 852.

Watton Group

A support group providing a social space for carers to get together in a safe and compassionate environment. Gives carers an opportunity to connect, share their experiences and offers emotional and practical support. The group meets at the Eco-Living Centre at 10am every fourth Tuesday of the month.

■ Patricia, 0434 487 360 or

All Abilities Netball

All Abilities Netball for 10 to 25-year-olds is run by Wyndham Netball Association every Saturday morning during school terms from 10.30am on outside court 14 at Eagle Stadium, Ballan Road, Werribee. Intellectual, physical and social disabilities are catered for in a fun and supported group. Come and try your first session for free, with stadium entry $2.

■Phil, 0437 078 739

Wyndham Rotary

Wyndham Rotary welcomes people interested in helping people in need in the community. Interested in finding out more, come to the Italian Sports Club each Wednesday at 6.30pm for a meal, to share ideas and to work for a common cause.

■ Julie, 0406 196 630

With One Voice Wyndham Choir

With One Voice Wyndham Choir is a community choir open to all. The community choir welcomes all ages, abilities, faiths, cultures and genders and is directed by a very experienced and friendly professional conductor. Fun weekly rehearsals and amazing performance opportunities are provided. They sing for an hour and then have a cuppa. The first two visits are free; and then payment is by tax-deductible donation. Tuesday evenings 7-8:30pm at Wayaperri House ,106 Duncans Road, Werribee.

Adult community garden group

The group meets on the first Tuesday of the month 10-11.30am at Iramoo Community Centre, 84 Honour Ave, Wyndham Vale. Head down and join them as we maintain their rejuvenated community garden. Planting and harvesting produce that they grow.

■ 8742 3688

International Women’s Day

Join the celebrations at Iramoo Community Centre, 84 Honour Ave, Wyndham Vale on Friday, March 8 at 10.30-11.30am for a morning tea and guest speaker from Wyndham Women’s Support Group as it celebrates International Women’s Day.

■8742 3688

Young Achievers Foundation

The Young Achievers Foundation is a non-profit foundation that supports high performance young people living in Wyndham, Hobsons Bay, Brimbank and Maribyrnong who are aspiring to be elite in their chosen sport or the arts. The Foundation’s major fundraising event, its Golf Day, will be held at the Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club on Friday, March 15. You can book as an individual player and the foundation will put you in a team of four or gather your own group to make your own 4-ball. The day will finish with dinner, entertainment, auctions and raffles. The cost is $150 per person and golf carts may be available for an additional $50 (2 golfers per cart).

■ Sam 0438 423 425, Alan 0417 512 742 or

Clean up Australia Day in Hoppers Crossing

Sunday 3 March, 10.30am – 12noon, rear of Anaconda Store, Geelong Skeleton Creek, 232 Old Geelong Rd.

■Lisa 0433 559 530.

The Grove’s Werribee River Community Clean Up Day

9.30am – 10.45am Thursday 29 February. Registration and parking adjacent to 12 Davis Rd, Tarneit. Refreshments to follow at Little Growling Café, 180 Davis Road, Tarneit. A Werribee River Association event, supported by The Grove.

Riverkeeper Walk at Heritage Fruit Tree Festival

The Heritage Fruit Tree Festival is on again and will include a Werribee Riverkeeper Walk, 12noon to 1pm, Sunday 3 March. Meet at the info tent, Werribee Park Farm & Orchard, Gate 5, K Road, Werribee South.

Seniors House of Fun

The Grange Community Centre invites seniors of Wyndham to its weekly Seniors House of Fun. This is a free program running every Friday 11am-12.30pm, at The Grange Community Centre, 260-280 Hogans Road, Hoppers Crossing.

■ Vanessa, 8742 8000 or

Seniors club

The Werribee Senior Citizens Club meets at 80 Lonsdale Circuit, Hoppers Crossing. The group is open to all people 55-plus and it runs on Wednesdays, 10am- noon. Entry: $2, includes morning tea.

■ 0403 041 499

Diabetes Support Group

The Werribee Diabetes support provides an opportunity to hear from experts on how to manage your diabetes, to share information on diabetes and to engage with other diabetics Meetings are at the old council shire buildings at 10am every second Friday of the month.

■Bob, 0409 252872.

Hoppers Crossing Ladies Probus

The friendly and vibrant group meet at Hotel 520 on the second Wednesday of each month from 10am. They have a guest speaker each month as well as social lunches, outings and theatre trips.

■ 0408 123 669

Sunrise Social Groups

GenWest Sunrise Social Groups are currently seeking new members for their Melton, Brimbank and Wyndham programs. The free groups are organised by Genwest and provide a social space for women, gender diverse and nonbinary people, who have a disability, chronic health issues and/or mental health challenges.

U3A Werribee

The group is a not-for-profit community organisation for semi-retired and retired Wyndham residents. They hold a variety of classes-activities specifically designed for seniors, including, light physical and mental wellbeing sessions, arts, games and craft, and general classes such as current affairs, history and lunch groups. Most classes-activities are held at Wyndham community centres.

■ Rick, 0402 299 220.

Lions Club

Lions Club of Werribee meets at the RSL Club, 2a Synnot Street, Werribee on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 6.30pm.

■ Jorge, 0433 566 575

Bingo for all

The Werribee RSL hosts Bingo every Monday between 12.30-2.30pm.

■ 9741 5525

Western Budgerigar Club

The Western Suburbs Budgerigar Club meets at 7.30pm on the third Thursday of each month at Masonic Hall, 223 Watton Street, Werribee. Meet other members who are also passionate about breeding Budgerigars.

■ Don, 0414 975 862

Wyndham Ladies Probus

Are you recently retired or semi-retired? Looking for fun, fellowship and to increase your social networks. The Ladies Probus Club of Wyndham meets on the first Wednesday of each month at Hotel520, Sayers Road, Tarneit, and normally has an outing or event on the third Wednesday of each month.

■ Rosa Sanderson, 0410 303 046

Wyndham Combined Probus Club

Wyndham Combined Probus Club has been providing friendship and fun for retired

people for 22 years. They have recently moved to a new home at Iramoo Community

Centre in Wyndham Vale and offer speakers, lunches, brunches, shows, trips and

tours. Newcomers are welcome on the second Tuesday of the month at 1.30pm.

■ Judy 0411 034 311