TWO of the South East Roller Derby’s home teams, the Dolly Rodgers and the Cutthroat Charmers, will be skating for their lives in a special zombie themed bout called Dawn of the Rolling Dead.
Market stalls, merchandise stands, face painting and a bar for over 18s will be on site and everyone is encouraged to dress up.
– Saturday 30 May, Springers Leisure Centre, Keysborough. Doors open at 6pm for a 7pm game start. Tickets are available at the door, $10 for adults, $5 for under 12s, and free entry for under children under five.
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. Cow milking will be available on the 31 May.
Relay for Life
THE City of Greater Dandenong’s 2015 Relay for Life is already in planning and the team is hoping to get new members to raise money for the Cancer Council.
– Saturday 10 October, 3pm start to Sunday 11 October 9am finish. Ross Reserve Athletics Track, Memorial Drive, Noble Park.
Bowls and bingo
HALLAM Senior Citizens Centre is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and offer carpet bowls, bingo, games, club room events and day tours. New members are welcome.
– 4 Princess Domain Drive, Hallam. For more information contact president Paul Lorenzo on 9703 1068 or secretary Dorothy Mickelson on 9796 7580.
Visitors can wear their best fairy or elf costume and search for the cheeky fungi fairies and elves in the Australian Garden.
– Corner of Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive, Cranbourne, on Thursday 2 July from 10am to 11am. Cost $7.40 per child. Contact the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne on 5990 2200 for more information.
THE changing of seasons can be a time for reflection, join the Open Door creative centre for spirituality for a day of meditation, music, poetry and writings.
– Sunday 31 May, 9.30am to 2.30pm, the Open Door, 110 Ann Street, Dandenong. Suggested donation $10 which includes a light lunch. Spaces are limited book now on 9791 8664.
Digital camera classes
LEARN how to get the best out of your digital camera with digital SLR classes.
– Hallam Community Learning Centre, 56 Kays Avenue, Hallam, on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9.45am to 11.45am. Phone 9703 1688 for more details.
VICTORIA and Australia will again flock to the Mornington Peninsula Aviculture Society for the annual skye bird sale and expo where there will be a traders’ exhibition of cages, food, seed and bird products and accessories.
– State Dog Centre, 655 Westernport Highway, Skye, Sunday 31 May, 9.30am.
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 www.dandyshow.com.au or phone 9794 0562 for general inquiries.
Library Toddler Time
THESE free sessions are designed to help children aged two to three to develop their imagination and vocabulary and find a love for books and reading.
Toddler Time also helps carers to learn songs, finger plays and nursery rhymes to enjoy at home.
– Springvale Library, 411 Springvale Road, Springvale, and Dandenong Library, 225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong, on Mondays at 10.30am. Bookings are not required. The sessions don’t run on school or public holidays. Phone 1300 630 920 for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9793 4511 for more information.
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. Phone 1300 630 920 or see library staff for bookings or more information.
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.
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 Springvale Library.
– Springvale Neighbourhood House, 1-3 Lightwood Road. Phone 9574 6399 or email email@example.com for more information.
Cooking with dad
KIDS can learn to cook healthy meals with dad, spend some quality time together and strengthen their relationship as they 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
GROW is offering a unique 12 step recovery focused program to those suffering from stress, anxiety, depression and other emotional difficulties. Gold coin donation appreciated.
– The Berwick Group meets at the Berwick Neighbourhood Centre 112 High Street, Berwick, Wednesdays at 10am. Phone the GROW Community Centre on 1800 558 268 or visit www.grow.net.au for more information.