VISITORS will be able to lose themselves in colour next month as the Lynbrook Residents Association gets set to present the HOLI festival.
– Saturday 7 March at Banjo Patterson Park, Lynbrook, followed by the Bollywood Moonlit Cinema. From 4pm until 7.30pm visitors will be able to get into the spirit of the colour festival with this traditional Hindu celebration. Everyone is welcome to come and get colourful. The Moonlit Cinema will then air a free screening of Bride and Prejudice from 7.30pm. There will be live music, Indian food stalls and Bollywood dancers to keep family members of all ages entertained.
Casey Relay for Life
RELAY for Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services.
– Akoonah Park, Berwick, Friday 13 March. For more information contact Michael McKenzie on 1300 656 585 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fun for Casey kids
THE free Casey Kids Carnival is a free day of activities for children of all ages. The event will include live performers, rides, interactive games, roving entertainers, face painters, art and crafts and live animals. Aimed at children aged up to 12 years old and their families, the Casey Kids Carnival will promote accessibility, showcase arts and craft activities, encourage physical activity, open-ended learning and safety and create active community ties.
Expressions of interest for volunteers at the carnival are currently being sought. Volunteers would be required for a variety of roles from 11.30am to 2.30pm or 2.30pm to 5.30pm.
– Akoonah Park, Berwick, Saturday 21 March. For more information contact City of Casey customer service on 9705 5200.
Art Space is open
ONE of Casey’s new art spaces is getting set to host two exhibitions in one space as part of a new and exciting council venture. The Civic Centre Art Space will host the artworks and Mayor Mick Morland encourages the community to come along and experience some local talents.
– Civic Centre Art Space, Casey Council Offices, Narre Warren, until Friday 27 March.
THE Casey-Cardinia Business group will host its first breakfast for the year next month. Former chef and food critic Matthew Evans will share his knowledge and experience with guests.
– Wednesday 11 March at the Cranbourne Racing Club, Grant Street, Cranbourne. The breakfast will run from 7am until 9am and tickets are $55 per person, or $700 for a table sponsorship. Registrations close on Friday 6 March.
Secret of success
THE secrets of business success will be revealed by local leaders at an intimate forum at the Cardinia Cultural Centre. This is a not for profit event and all surplus funds will go to the 4Cs Crisis Relief Centres.
– Cardinia Cultural Centre, Wednesday 18 March, 6pm to 8pm, cost $25, including tea, coffee and biscuits. Registrations are essential at http://solbr.eventbrite.com.au.
Through artists’ eyes
ARTISTS in residence at Heritage Hill will show off Dandenong through her eyes – their favourite locations for art, culture, food and inspiration.
Motoko Katsuta Kitano and Marynes Avila will lead the February and March tours respectively.
– Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens, 66 McCrae Street, Dandenong. Fridays 27 February and 27 March, 11am. The tour is $5. Lunch is extra. Bookings are essential. Call 9793 4511.
JACQUI Stockdale’s oil painting class will teach composition, form, perspective, colour-mixing and paint application.
The experienced teacher will use traditional and contemporary techniques and share some trade secrets. The workshops are suitable for beginners to intermediate participants aged 15 and over.
– Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre, corner Robinson and Walker streets, Dandenong. Saturday 28 March, 10am, and Saturday 11 April, 9am. $30 per person, including materials. Bookings are essential. Call 9706 8441.
THIS exhibition celebrates the talent, concepts and projects of last year’s Heritage Hill Artists-in-Residence.
The artists worked with textiles, sound and voices, performance artists, paint, installations and multimedia.
– Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens, 66 McCrae Street, Dandenong. Book on email@example.com. The exhibition will run from 20 February to 24 April.
CRIME Stoppers CEO Samantha Hunter will be the guest speaker at Greater Dandenong Neighbourhood Watch’s meeting next month.
There will be time to ask questions.
– Paddy O`Donoghue Centre, rooms three and four, 18 to 34 Buckley Street, Noble Park. Wednesday 18 March, 7.30pm to 9pm. A light supper will be provided. Call Dawn on 0407 325 030 for more information.
THE Australian Bee Gees Show is returning for a new show, The Past and Present Tour.
It looks at the careers of the brothers Gibb through song and multimedia and will feature two parts and costume changes defining the eras.
– Drum Theatre, corner Lonsdale and Walker streets, Dandenong. Saturday 25 April. Visit www.drumtheatre.com.au or call 8571 1666.
THIS free early literacy program is designed to help children aged under two explore language through stories, songs and rhymes.
It can help them develop motor skills confidence and is an opportunity for parents to socialise.
– Dandenong Library, level two, 225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong. Wednesdays until 25 March, 10.30am to 11am. Call 1300 630 920 for more information.
The King in concert
ELVIS To The Max is on its way to Dandenong, with The King impersonator Max Pellicano taking centre stage.
His tributes have been described as ‘Elvis resurrected’ and his costumes include exact replicas made by Elvis’s tailor.
– Drum Theatre, corner Lonsdale and Walker streets, Dandenong. Saturday 7 March, 8pm. The show is 150 minutes with an interval. Tickets are priced from $40.
Evening in the Park
WETLANDS are important to the environment and this evening event will explain why.
A snake awareness session and guided wetland walk is included.
– Tatterson Park, Westbrook Drive, Keysborough. Thursday 19 March, 6pm to 8pm. Bookings are essential, places are limited. Call 8571 1702.
EMMA Grace will guide participants through jewellery-making using weird and wonderful materials to create a charm bracelet and earrings.
All materials are provided and the workshop is suitable for beginners.
– Heritage Hill Museum and Historical Gardens, 66 McCrae Street, Dandenong. Thursday 24 March, 10am to 1pm. The session is $10 and bookings are essential. Call 9793 4511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.