What’s On

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Carols by Candlelight
DANDENONG Park will come to life with music, joy and the glow of candles.
There’ll be traditional and contemporary carols, Santa, the great Christmas Gizmo, live performances from children’s entertainment group The Workers, Justin Peters, Emma Kate Tobia, and Rebekah and Thomas Parker and more.
Food will be available on-site. Visitors should bring a rug, candle and picnic.
– Dandenong Park, Pultney Street, Dandenong. Friday 19 December, 7.30pm. Entry is free.

Cricket stars in Casey
THE Melbourne Stars Casey Family Fun Day is back for a third year in 2014, with some of the best cricketers in the country expected to attend the event.
Casey Mayor Mick Morland has encouraged residents to bring their family and friends along for the occasion. Cameron White, Kevin Pietersen, David Hussey and James Faulkner are all expected to be there for the big day.
-Sunday 14 December at Casey Fields from 10am to 3pm. For more information, visit www.casey.vic.gov.au/arts-leisure/melbournestars or www.melbournestars.com.au.
Endeavour Hills Community Carols
THE Endeavour Hills Community Carols are fast approaching.
– Saturday 13 December, from 5pm to 9pm at the South Eastern Christian Centre, 2-8 Gleneagles Drive, Endeavour Hills. For more information contact the South Eastern Christian Centre 9700 2314
Doveton Community Carols
THE Doveton Community Carols will take place this month, and everyone is welcome!
-Saturday 13 December, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at 2 Frawley Road, Eumemmerring. For more information contact Paul Llewellyn on 0424 178 897.
Kinder enrolments
ENDEAVOUR Hills Neighbourhood House is now taking enrolments for 3 year old pre-kinder for 2015.
– The Endeavour Hills UC Neighbourhood Centre is located on the lower level, 10 Raymond Boulevard. For bookings and information call 9700 3789.
Endeavour Hills Neighbourhood House
THE Endeavour Hills Neighbourhood House is holding classes in meditation, jewellery making (both kids and adult classes), beginners’ computer, Zentangle art and Make Your Own Dreamcatcher.
– Endeavour Hills Neighbourhood Centre, 10 Raymond McMahon Boulevard. To enrol for term four call 9700 3789.
Computer classes
THE Hallam Community Learning Centre is holding computer courses for the community. People can participate in courses for beginners and seniors, studying Windows 7 and 8, Word, internet and email. Subsidised iPad and comprehensive computer administration courses are also available.
– Hallam Community Learning Centre, 56 Kays Avenue, Hallam. For more information contact 9703 1688.
Call for new members
HALLAM Senior Citizens Centre is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Members enjoy carpet bowls, bingo, games, club room events and day tours. New members are welcome, why not pop in and enjoy a game of bowls or bingo to see what the club is like?
– For further information contact president Paul Lorenzo on 9703 1068, or secretary Dorothy Mickelson on 9796 7580.
Save the date
THE Casey Kids Carnival will be held next year. Stay tuned to the City of Casey website for more information on this upcoming free event, which includes rides, children’s entertainment, local performers, market stalls and much more.
Game On
THE Game On Basketball Program is for 12 to 25-year-olds who enjoy basketball and breakdancing.
Participants can join in the casual basketball games with their own team or join another team and there’s a large stage for breakdancing rehearsal.
City of Greater Dandenong’s Youth Services runs the free program.
– Noble Park Community Centre, Memorial Drive, Noble Park. Mondays, 4.30pm to 7pm, except public holidays. Call 9793 2155 or Facebook message www.facebook.com/cgdyouthservices for more information.
Back to nature
ALEX Wilkie Nature Reserve will host open days every Friday and the third Sunday of the month during spring and summer.
Park rangers are available for guided tours or guests can take a ride on a live steamers mini-train.
– Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve, Mackay Street, Springvale South. Bookings are essential. Call 8571 1702 for more information.
Make a wreath
SISTER artist duo Clare and Kate James will demonstrate making wreaths and Christmas decorations.
All materials will be provided.
– Heritage Hill Museum and Historical Gardens, 66 McCrae Street, Dandenong. Thursday 9 December, 10am to 1pm. Participation is $10. Bookings are essential. Call 9793 4511 or email heritagehill@cgd.vic.gov.au.
Game On
THE Game On Basketball Program is for 12 to 25-year-olds who enjoy basketball and breakdancing.
Participants can join in the casual basketball games with their own team or join another team and there’s a large stage for breakdancing rehearsal.
City of Greater Dandenong’s Youth Services runs the free program.
– Noble Park Community Centre, Memorial Drive, Noble Park. Mondays, 4.30pm to 7pm, except public holidays. Call 9793 2155 or Facebook message www.facebook.com/cgdyouthservices for more information.
Rare plants
THE Heritage Hill gardeners have planted some rare and significant plants towards the front of the Laurel Lodge gardens.
Visitors can take a self-guided tour of the gardens or can arrange to visit as a group.
– Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens, 66 McCrae Street, Dandenong. Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm and Sunday noon to 4pm. Call 9793 4511 to book.
VIEW club
BERWICK Springs VIEW Clubs meets on the third Monday of the month.
-Meeting start at11.30am, for a noon start at Cafe Lucia, 264 Clyde Road, Berwick. New members welcome. For more information about the club, register interest with Patricia on 8786 5557.
Evening VIEW club
SUMMER is approaching and Berwick Evening VIEW Club will be taking a break to be part of it.
– Berwick Evening VIEW Club, third Monday of the month, 7pm, Central Hotel Beaconsfield, with booking and inquiries via Kaye on 9769 7762 or Jan on 9705 9009.

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