Tourism Network Yarra Valley is holding its annual general meeting and Christmas dinner on Wednesday 27 November 6pm. Enjoy some Christmas cheer, a free glass of wine and nibbles. The AGM will be followed by a relaxed dinner of pizza, salad and dessert, while drinks can be purchased at bar prices. RSVP by Wednesday 20 November. For more information and to book tickets, visit https://tourismnetworkyarravalley.com.au/.
Join HEWI members on a bird walk through Murrup Brarn and Spadonis Reserve, Yarra Glen. BYO binoculars and water. Morning Tea provided. Members free, non members a gold coin donation. Carpooling can be arranged from Healesville. RSVP 5962 5115 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healesville U3A are celebrating their newly published book, ‘As We See It’ at the Healesville Courthouse on Monday 18 November 4.30pm. They aim to share their creativity with the community and inspire other writers from their experience. There will be door prizes and refreshments. Inquiries: 0422 424 081
St Paul’s Anglican Church will be holding their fete on Saturday 16 November from 9am-2pm. Books, plants, crafts, jams and preserves, cakes and slices will be available on the day. Located 43 Bell St, Yarra Glen.
Cheese and wine
Gruyere Primary School and Gruyere Hall are hosting the Gruyere Cheese and Wine Encounter on 16 November 6.30pm at Gruyere Hall while promoting local wineries and dairy producers. The major fundraiser will feature gourmet sausages along with a vegetarian option. For bookings, visit: www.gruyereps.vic.edu.au or call 0408 992 859.
The annual fundraising fete will be held at the Healesville Uniting Church on Friday 22 November 10am and Saturday 23 November 9am. Grab a bargain from plants, books and produce stalls. Inquiries: 0407 801 491
Yarra Junction Primary School will be celebrating the 125 year anniversary of the school on Sunday 1 December 10am-3pm. The school invites current and former students and community members to come along and enjoy live music, billy carts and wood chopping.
Healesville Tennis Club is celebrating its 130th anniversary this year and is calling all past and present players to help celebrate the milestone.
A reunion and celebratory dinner will be held on Friday 15 November at the RACV Club Healesville, and a family fun Day on Sunday 17 November at the Queens Park Clubrooms.
For more information and booking details for the dinner, visit www.healesvilletc.org.au
Festival of Quilts
Mont De Lancey will be hosting the Festival of Quilts from 9-17 November, which will help raise funds for the Quilts for Orphans charity. Visit montdelancey.org.au for more information.
The next Yarra Valley VIEW Club lunch will take place at the Yering Meadows Golf Club at noon on Tuesday 26 November. Inquiries: 0419 007 728.
Over 50’s friendship group
A new community group for older people in the Yarra Valley has been created with the purpose of enabling people to get together and develop new friendships. The Over 50’s Friendship Group is a place to share knowledge, enjoy card and board games and to have a chat. Group meets every Monday at the Yarraburn Senior Citizens Centre at 1.30pm.
The Valley Ladies of Healesville Probus Club meets every third Monday of the month at 11am in the seniors club rooms at River Street, Healesville. Probus clubs are for semi or retired people looking to keep their minds active and expand their interests. Inquiries: 5962 1890.
Probus for men
The Men’s Probus Club of Healesville meet every Third Thursday of the month at 9.30am at St Brigid’s Church Hall. Enjoy fellowship and interesting guest speakers with like minded people. Inquiries: 0409 930 750.
Healesville Girl Guides now meet at the Healesville Scout Hall on Tuesday nights from 6pm. Girls aged 5+ are welcome.
Pathways for carers
The Pathways for Carers project offers carers of people with a disability or mental illness an opportunity to share walks together and to learn more about support and services available. The group meets every fourth Wednesday of every month at Beechworth Bakery. Inquiries: 5962 5982.
Badger Community Meeting
Badger Community Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 4pm at the Badger Creek Old School. Local people work together to make Badger Creek even better. All welcome.
The Healesville Ladies Probus Club meets every third Friday of the month at 10am in the Senior Citizens Hall. Attendees can enjoy making new friends who will enrich their life in retirement. There’s no fund-raising involved and new members will be made very welcome. Inquiries: 5962 3713.
Those who love to sing can join the friendly locals singing their hearts out at the new Healesville Community Choir on the first and third weeks of the month at the Darron Honey Centre at 7pm. Inquiries: 0417 904 862.
Bingo and social activities
Healesville Senior Citizens Club is seeking senior members of the public who would be interested in meeting new people to come along and join their activities. Bingo is held every Friday afternoon from 1pm to 3.30pm and general club meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month, featuring lunch and entertainment. Inquiries: 5962 1550.
Grieving parent support
In support with Compassionate Friends of Victoria, a social luncheon group meets in Healesville on the third Wednesday of each month for parents who have lost a child. Inquiries: 5962 3287.
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