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SOUTH East Local Learning and Employment Network (SELLEN) will hold a Youth Employment Forum.
Students will hear directly from employers about how to make themselves more employable.
– Building A, Chisholm Institute, 121 Stud Road, Dandenong. Tuesday 19 May, 1pm to 3pm. Bookings are essential. Call 9794 6921 or 0438 510 840 or email

Maths makes music
RICHARD Gill, who gained international recognition for his extensive work in music education will present sessions on the relationship between maths and music.
Maths in theory and notation will be covered as well as the reasons why certain pieces of music end up being more popular and mainstream due to their mathematical structure.
Prep to grade six students will get to see music and maths from a whole different point of view.
– Raymond Yates Arts Centre, Monbulk Primary School, 1 Main Street, Monbulk. Tuesday 19 May, 9.30am to 3.30pm. Contact Karen Noonan for more information on 9754 6566 or email

Animals invade the market
FROM crocodiles and alpacas to mummy and baby rabbits, animals will take over the Dandenong market over five themed days throughout May, turning the market place into the ultimate destination for future farmers and budding zoologists.
– Every Sunday in May, 11am to 3pm in the Market Square Dandenong. 17 May is tooth and talons themed, amazing reptiles will take over on May 24 and cow milking will be available on the 31st of May.

Talkin’ Bees
DR KEN Walker will hold a talk on native bees and their role in pollination. Bees are facing problems worldwide and Dr Walker will provide listeners with good habitat and food plants to plant for them.
– Wilson Botanic Park, Princes Highway, Berwick, in the administrative building. Tuesday 12 May at 7.45pm. Supper will be served at the conclusion of the evening. For further details visit

Scottish and Celtic Heritage Day
THE 13th annual Scottish and Celtic Heritage Day will be jam packed with a photography competition, Clydesdale classes, Scottish dogs match, Welsh black cattle display and shetland, highland and Celtic ponies.
Includes a raffle on the day, a sausage sizzle and Devonshire tea.
– Dandenong Showgrounds, Greaves Reserve, Bennet Street, Dandenong. Sunday 31 May, 10am to 3pm. Entry forms available at or phone 9794 0562 for general Inquiries.

Spirituality of earth
“WHAT is needed is a new spiritual, even mystical, communion with earth” – Thomas Berry.
Join a group of passionate people and learn about a three part series on the life and teaching of Thomas Berry, an American eco-theologian and Catholic priest and one of the world’s leading thinkers on ecology, environment and spirituality.
– The Open Door, 110 Ann Street, Dandenong, Tuesdays 5 May, 12 May and 19 May, 2pm to 3pm.
Suggested donation of $5. Call Trish or Jo on 9791 8664 to book or contact The Open Door at or

Neighbourhood Watch
A PUBLIC forum with guest speaker Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius will be held with time allowed for residents to ask questions.
– Rooms three and four, Paddy O`Donoghue Centre, 18-34 Buckley Street, Noble Park. Wednesday 20 May, 7.30pm to 9pm.

Enviro aware
FRIENDS of Fotheringham Reserve Environmental Group is running an environmental awareness day on the fourth Sunday of each month.
Participants can check the water, plant indigenous seedlings, control weeds, collect seeds and take nature walks.
– Fotheringham Reserve, Pyke Steet, Dandenong. Sunday 24 May at 10am.

Stitching Our Stories
ASYLUM seekers and refugees attending Wellsprings for Women used printed patterns, textures and text to create a book that reflects on their past and helps them take charge of their story, culture and future education.
– Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens, 66 McCrae Street, Dandenong. 1 to 29 May from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday and noon to 4pm on the first Sunday of the month. Email or call 9793 4511 for more information.

Conversation Circle
MAKE new friends and practice English in a friendly, relaxed and safe environment.
Dandenong Library hosts sessions for people with low to intermediate English levels on Thursdays from 6pm to 7.30pm.
No bookings are required.
It has sessions for people with advanced levels on Tuesdays, 6pm to 7.30pm.
Bookings and prior assessment are required.
Springvale Library hosts sessions for people with low to intermediate English skills on Tuesdays from 10.30am to 11.30am and Wednesdays, 7.30pm to 8.30pm.
No bookings are required.
– Dandenong Library, 225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong. Springvale Library, 411 Springvale Road, Springvale. Call 1300 630 920 or see library staff for bookings or more information.

Energy workshop
ENDEAVOUR Hills Neighbourhood Centre is hosting an Energy Workshop with two new classes added for term two, including jewellery making, zentangle art and meditation.
– Wednesday 13 May, bookings essential, contact 9700 3789 for more information.

Park run
PARTICIPATE with more than 100 others in a free five kilometre timed event every Saturday morning.
The event caters for serious runners and for those wanting a jog or even a walk.
– Saturdays at 8am at Berwick Springs, visit the Berwick Springs parkrun website for more information.

Grief support
KEYSBOROUGH Learning Centre will host Rainbows for the Children of Australia’s after school program to help kids deal with death, divorce and more.
– Keysborough Learning Centre, 402 Corrigan Road, Keysborough. Tuesdays during terms two and four, 4.30pm to 5.30pm. Bookings are essential. Register interest on 9798 7005, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.

Adult computer and English classes
LEARN English with the Springvale Men’s Shed.
Classes range from beginners through to level three accredited courses in English or take a beginner course in computers at the Springvale Library.
– Springvale Neighbourhood House, 1-3 Lightwood Road. Call 9574 6399 or email literacy@ for more information.

Green thumbs
THE Springvale Garden Club will discuss ‘how to construct a terrarium’ with special guest speaker Norm Gerraty.
– Senior Citizens Hall, The Crescent, Springvale. Wednesday 20 May. Doors open 7.30pm for a 8pm start. Cost is $2 which includes trading table, supper and door prizes.
For further information contact Cheryl Johnson on 9551 3197.

Cooking with dad
LEARN how to cook healthy meals with dad, spend some quality time together and strengthen your relationship, as you meet other families and learn life skills as a team.
The Cook it With Dad program is an opportunity for fathers and children to experience cooking together.
– Selandra Family and Children’s Centre, 45 Haflinger Avenue, Clyde North, Saturday 21 February to Saturday 12 December, 10.30am to noon. Registration is essential. To register contact City of Casey on 9705 5200 or email

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