Community Diary

Soul Dance

Soul Dance returns on the first Friday of each month at the Warburton Arts Centre beginning Friday 7 February at 7.30pm with ‘Grief, Passion, Action’, a deep ecology ritual through movement and a fundraiser for native wildlife. Enquiries: 0403 256 165.


Healesville Badminton Club is on the lookout for new players to join their small and friendly club. The club plays social games at the Scouts Hall on Wednesdays 9-11am. Cost is $5 and all skill levels are welcome. Enquiries: 5962 2885

Women 4 Women

Join other local women for a summer ‘sound bath’ to soothe the soul at Healesville Women 4 Women’s Summer Gathering. Activities include sound healing session and a women’s health talk by Eastern Health followed by afternoon tea. Bookings essential. For more information, visit


Celebrate our musical community at Writers and Rhythm on Friday 21 February 7pm at the Healesville Uniting Church. Blackspur presents original songs, Denise Gilbert and Catherine Nolan will be representing their Hello Healesville reminiscences, Pete Read’s CD launch will take place and Hoel Durand will share new material. Tickets are $15 at the door, which includes supper, tea and coffee with all proceeds going towards Healesville CFA.

VIEW Lunch

The next Yarra Valley VIEW Club lunch will take place at the Yering Meadows Golf Club at noon on Tuesday 25 February. Inquiries: 0419 007 728.

Open Court Sessions

Healesville Tennis Club is hosting Open Court Sessions – a new, fun, social format suitable for all skill levels with food and drink included. Book a session now at

Commences 29 January 7pm at Healesville Tennis Club.

Nurturing Sister Circle

The Nurturing Sister Circle women’s support group gives the opportunity to meet and connect with like minded women. The group offers various creative and self-development activities, Qigong, meditation and light refreshments in two locations starting 7 February in Woori Yallock and 21 February in Mooroolbark. Enquiries: 0413 026 817 (Woori Yallock) 0407 879 138 (Mooroolbark).

Climate choir

A choir is being created which will perform to inspire action on climate change. Coming together in melody and harmony is joyful, uplifting, inspiring and the perfect thing to do in this unsettling time. The choir will be led by Santha Press and will start on Sunday 2 February and will run for 8 weeks at the Wesburn Peace Farm at 4:30pm. Enquiries and bookings: Amy on 0411 559 197

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 is welcome.

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 7pm 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.

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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