Community Diary

Art Show

Mount Evelyn and Yarra Valley Art Society is hosting the Yarra Valley Observed exhibition at the Warburton Arts Centre from Friday 6 September to 15 October.


Author Jen Hutchison will be speaking about her memoir Motherling – A Walk at Healesville Library on Friday 6 September at 11am. Ms Hutchinson has been telling the story of the loss of her son, and the journey she took after his passing to try to come to terms with his death. Inquiries: 9800 6497

Landscaping for bushfire

Healesville Community Bushfire Group present Living with Fire on Wednesday 11 September 7pm at The Memo. Leading landscape architect Andrew Laidlaw and CFA’s Owen Gooding CFA will present about landscaping for local gardens in bushfire prone areas. Register at

Sun Festival

Yarra Valley Ecoss has opened stall applications for this year’s Sun Festival on 21 September. Visit to apply. Applications close on 16 September.

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. Inquiries: 5962 1890.

Badger Community Meeting

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

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. Inquiries: 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. Inquiries: 0417 904 862.

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: 5962 1550.

Probus for men

The Men’s Probus Club of Healesville meet every Third Thursday of the month at 9.30am at St Brigid’s Church Hall. Attendees can enjoy fellowship and interesting guest speakers with like minded people. Inquiries: 0409 930 750.

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. Inquiries: 5962 3287.

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