Community Diary

Market

The Millgrove Special Market will take place on Saturday 23 November from 8am-1pm featuring a variety of seedlings and plants for purchase.

Fire info session

Warburton CFA will be hosting a fire information session at Warburton Fire Station on thursday 21 November at 7pm. Find out how to best prepare for the upcoming fire season. Inquiries: 8739 1300

HICCI dinner

HICCI are hosting a community dinner every Tuesday at 5.30pm, featuring a free two course meal at the Darron Honey Centre, rear of Healesville Uniting Church. Everyone welcome.

TNYV AGM

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/.

Bird Walk

Join HEWI members on a bird walk through Murrup Brarn and Spadonis Reserve, Yarra Glen on Saturday 23 November 10am. BYO binoculars and water. Morning Tea provided. Members free, non members a gold coin donation. Carpooling can be arranged from Healesville. RSVP 5962 5115 gbfacilitator@gmail.com.

Church Fete

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

125th celebrations

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.

VIEW Lunch

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.

Probus welcome

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.

Girl Guides

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.

Probus ladies

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.

Community choir

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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