Community Diary


Wellspring Warburton are hosting an open day on 17 July 10am-3pm for taster classes of yoga qi gong, dance, massage, counselling, numerology and more. Event will feature giveaways from an online raffle. Located at 3424 Warburton Highway, Warburton. Enquiries:

Over 50’s friendship

The Over 50’s Friendship Group meets every Monday and Wednesday 12.30pm – 4pm at the Yarraburn Senior Citizens Centre. The group provides a venue for elders to meet, play cards and games, chat and share knowledge and create friendships and provides support for those struggling to cope with the isolation and lockdowns.


Yarra Valley View Club will meet at the Dorset Gardens Hotel on Tuesday 27 July as guest speaker Marion Wheatland discusses spinning. Visitors are welcome but bookings are essential. Enquiries: 0429 007 728

Notes on Sunday

Notes on Sunday will be back on 25 July at the Darron Honey Centre in Healesville. Together with special guests (including a surprise guest) the Riddell Ensemble will present selections from works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Suk, Piazzola, and Bernstein. Bookings and enquiries:

Community Bank grants

An information session for the upcoming Community Grant Round – Community Banks Warburton and Yarra Junction will be held on Monday 26 July, 7pm at the Yarra Junction Bowls Club. Registrations and enquiries:

Common Weeds of the Yarra Ranges

Environmental weeds pose a serious threat to the native biodiversity of our region. They can damage our natural landscapes, waterways and bushland areas by displacing native species, contributing to land degradation and reducing food and habitat for wildlife.

This webinar will talk you through the most common weeds found in the Yarra Ranges, how to prioritise which ones to target and the best techniques for removing them. Sunday, 18 July, 10am-11.30am. Visit the Yarra Ranges Council website for more information.

Edible Weeds

Most common urban weed species of Melbourne are not only edible but remarkably nutritious. Learn how to identify weeds such as dandelion, chickweed, mallow, amaranth, wild onions, stinging nettle and many more. You’ll also learn how to use edible weeds safely and incorporate them into delicious meals. Sunday, 14 August, from 10am-11.30am. Visit the Yarra Ranges Council website for more information.

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