Community Diary

Grieving parent support

In support with Compassionate Friends of Victoria, a social luncheon group meets in Healesville on the third Wednesday of each month for parents who have lost a child. The next meeting is 19 June. Call Mary Bariola on 5962 3287 for more information.

VIEW Lunch

The next Yarra Valley VIEW Club lunch will take place at the Yering Meadows Golf Club at noon on Tuesday 25 June. Inquiries: 0419 007 728.

Tourism pub night

Tourism Network Yarra Valley (TNYV) is holding its June pub night at Symphony 36, Warburton on Wednesday 26 June. Visitors can join TNYV between 6pm and 7pm for some nibbles and platters on the house, to network with members and visit a new business in the Yarra Valley. RSVP to by Monday 24 June.

Yarning Circle

At this free community yarning circle event, early-childhood educator Emma Stenhouse will discuss her immersion into Gundijtmara culture and country with her students, and their artistic responses on Sunday 30 June at 2pm at Healesville’s Hearth Galleries. It coincides with the ’Our Voices Echo Through the Kuyaang’ exhibition, which will be on show from 30 June to 13 July.

Life in recovery

International speaker Cheri Peters speaks about finding freedom from abuse, hurt and addiction at 3490 Warburton Highway, Warburton (Seventh-day Adventist Church). For more information, email or call 0424 002 551.

Badger community meeting

Badger Community Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 4pm to 5.15pm at the Badger Creek Old School. Local people work together to make Badger Creek even better. All welcome.


The Healesville Ladies Probus Club meets every third Friday of the month at 10am in the Senior Citizens Hall. Attendees can enjoy making new friends who will enrich their life in retirement. There’s no fund-raising involved and new members will be made very welcome. Call Nancy on 5962 3713.

Community choir

Those who love to sing can join the friendly locals singing their hearts out at the new Healesville Community Choir on the first and third weeks of the month at Healesville High School at 7pm. Call Monica on 0417 904 862 for dates and more information.

Bingo and social activities

Healesville Senior Citizens Club is seeking senior members of the public who would be interested in meeting new people to come along and join their activities. Bingo is held every Friday afternoon from 1pm to 3.30pm and general club meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month, featuring lunch and entertainment. Inquiries: Ken 5962 1550.

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