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BinGO MOVE is a social exercise group which meets every Monday at 11am. It involves a fun interactive game where bingo numbers trigger an exercise or dance move. Activity suits all levels of ability, you can do seated or standing as suits. Currently running via Zoom, IPC Health will also offer face-to-face groups in Hoppers Crossing, when restrictions permit.
■ 8734 1400
The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Community Visitors Scheme is seeking female Maltese and Italian-speaking volunteers to join its volunteer program within the Werribee and Point Cook areas to visit elderly residents in either an aged care facility or their own home. The scheme is also seeking a female volunteer with an understanding of MS to visit a mature lady in an aged care facility in Altona Meadows.
■ Sue, email@example.com or 9845 2744
AL-ANON provides support for families and loved ones living with alcoholics and problem drinkers. The group meets Mondays at St Thomas Anglican Church foyer, 117 Synnot Street, Werribee, from 7.30pm, and on Tuesdays at the St Mary’s Tennis Club rooms, 204 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough.
Expressions of interest to start a Fibromyalgia and CFS Support Group in Manor Lakes and surrounding areas. Connect with real people and share information, experiences, problems and solutions.
Tarneit Community Learning Centre hosts a dads’ playgroup every week on Thursdays. The morning starts at 9.30am and promises to be a chance for male caregivers to connect with each other and form new friendships.
■ Shaun, 0455 521 154
Williamstown Toastmasters club is here to help if you have a fear of public speaking, and want to overcome it. Williamstown Toastmasters meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 7.30 to 9.30pm at Williamstown Town Hall. Visitors and guests are welcome to attend free of charge.
Diabetes support group
The Westgate diabetes support group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the Altona Bowling Club at 10am.
■ Elaine, 0415 030 996
Enjoy a leisurely two-hour walk around historic Williamstown and nearby suburbs with guide John. Walks start at 9.20am each Tuesday outside the Visitor Information Centre in Nelson Place.
■ John, 0418 377 336
Do you play trumpet, flute or lower brass instruments? The Hobsons Bay City Band is seeking musicians to join its community band. Rehearsals are held Mondays from 7.30pm at the Newport Lakes Primary School, Elizabeth Street, Newport. Visitors and interested musicians any age most welcome.
Join the Melton South Community Singers at the Melton South Community Centre on the first and third Tuesday of each month.
■ Sue, 0400 082 413
Melton South Knit & Natter
All welcome to join this social crafting group, running at the Melton South Community Centre each Monday from 10am-noon. Bring along any knitting or crochet projects and work on them while sharing tips, learning skills and catching up over a cuppa.
■ 9747 8576
Zonta club meets
The Zonta Club of Melton meets on the first Monday of each month at Melton Country Club, Reserve Road, Melton.
■ Suzanne, 0417 512 420
Interested in learning to play Mahjong? U3A Melton has a group who play on Tuesdays at 10am.
■ u3amelton.com or 0419 563 016
First aid courses
Melton South Community Centre offers a number of first aid courses for people wanting to learn or renew these valuable skills. One-day classes are held on Saturdays throughout the year.
■ 9747 8576
Melton Men’s Probus Club
The Melton Men’s Probus Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Melton Dart Club, 63a Reserve Road, from 9.45am. New members and visitors are most welcome.
■ 9746 0271
Hobsons Bay council is offering a free baby settling course to provide tips for getting a good night’s sleep for your baby and you. Parents can sign up for an online group session for ages zero to six months, six to 12 months, and 18 months to two years.
Altona North combined probus
The Altona North combined probus club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Altona Sports Club. Includes a speaker, organised trips and outings, and a friendly atmosphere.
■ Lesley, 0414 481 442
Footscray Night Market
The Footscray Night Market is on until December 24 at Railway Reserve, Footscray. A foodie lover’s dream, the night markets offer cuisines from around the world each Friday night. That’s matched with entertainment and music that showcases each culture amidst the leafy gardens, located next to Footscray Train Station.
Yarraville Community Centre Chatty Cafe
The Chatty Cafe Scheme is about helping get people chatting to build and encourage social connections within the local community, and to help reduce social isolation and loneliness. The Yarraville community centre holds a free community group meeting every Wednesday at 10 -11am via Zoom, and will be looking to move to in-person soon.
Laverton Community Choir
All welcome for a friendly singing get-together, suitable for all ages and abilities on Thursday nights from 7pm during school term at the Laverton P-12 College, 91 Bladin Street, Laverton.
■ Ada, 0419 116 013
Rotary Club of Point Gellibrand meets at Customs House Hotel, 161 Nelson Place, Williamstown, on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 6pm for a 6.30pm dinner meeting. Visitors welcome.
■ Pam, 0418 347 691or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mouth organ band
The Yarraville Mouth Organ Band meets Friday evenings at 203 Williamstown Road, Yarraville. Great music, friendly atmosphere. New members, players or beginners welcome.
■ Heather, 9399 2190
Rose Carers Of Maddingley Park, Bacchus Marsh.
Meets Wednesdays from 10am-noon at Maddingley Park, corner of Grant and Taverner streets, Bacchus Marsh, to maintain two beautiful rose gardens. New volunteers are always welcome – with or without experience.
■ Elaine Greenhall, 0418 171 119 or 0400 052 857