Community Diary

Pop-up playground

The Warburton, Millgrove and Woori Yallock Preschools will be holding ‘prepare for preschool’ events featuring pop-up playgrounds. Parents can bring their child to meet staff and join in free preschool activities including story time, sand play, block play, imaginary play, music, art and outdoor play. Warburton: 25 July, 2.30pm – 5966 2317. Millgrove: 26 July, 10am – 5966 5426. Woori Yallock: 14 August, 2.30pm –

Film society

The Croydon Film Society will present its annual $1400 scholarship to a film student, followed by a screening of the film Cold War at Croydon Cinema from 7pm on Monday 22 July. The award has been renamed the John Arkins Deakin Award to honour the film society’s late president. Inquiries:

Healesville sounds

A group of Yarra Ranges musicians will perform a one-hour concert of excerpts from favourite classical works on Sunday 28 July from 2.30pm at Healesville Uniting Church. Entry is by donation with proceeds to go to HICCI. Refreshments will also be available after the concert.

Probus welcome

The Valley Ladies of Healesville Probus Club meets every third Monday of the month at 11am in the seniors club rooms at River Street, Healesville. Probus clubs are for semi or retired people looking to keep their minds active and expand their interests. Call 5962 1890 for more information.

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.

Lunch with a VIEW

The next Yarra Valley VIEW Club lunch will take place at the Yering Meadows Golf Club at noon on Tuesday 30 July. Inquiries: 0419 007 728.

Probus ladies

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.

Probus for men

Join the Men’s Probus Club of Healesville every third Thursday of the month at St Bridget’s Hall at 9.30am for morning tea and to hear a guest speaker. Inquiries: 0409 030 750.

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. Call Mary on 5962 3287 for more information.

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