Carols at the grove
The Millgrove carols will take place on Saturday 21 December at 7.30pm at the Millwarra Community Building. Join in on pre-carols entertainment including crafts and a sausage sizzle.
Library fines waived
Eastern Regional Libraries’ Christmas wish is that locals start enjoying their collection again, fine free. For the month of December, simply write your membership number on the slips provided in each location, pop it in the box and they’ll waive your fines. They will also be making a community donation to a local charity. If you are in a position to contribute, you can donate cash or in-date food at any branch.
Paths to empowerment
A five week workshop will take place for women wanting to understand and heal from the effects of trauma. The workshops will take place in February and places are limited. Inquiries: 0408 673 820.
HICCI are hosting a community dinner every Tuesday at 5.30pm, featuring a free two course meal at the Darron Honey Centre, rear of Healesville Uniting Church. Everyone welcome.
Over 50’s friendship group
A new community group for older people in the Yarra Valley has been created with the purpose of enabling people to get together and develop new friendships. The Over 50’s Friendship Group is a place to share knowledge, enjoy card and board games and to have a chat. Group meets every Monday at the Yarraburn Senior Citizens Centre at 1.30pm.
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.
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. Enjoy fellowship and interesting guest speakers with like minded people. Inquiries: 0409 930 750.
Healesville Girl Guides now meet at the Healesville Scout Hall on Tuesday nights from 6pm. Girls aged 5+ are welcome.
Pathways for carers
The Pathways for Carers project offers carers of people with a disability or mental illness an opportunity to share walks together and to learn more about support and services available. The group meets every fourth Wednesday of every month at Beechworth Bakery. Inquiries: 5962 5982.
Badger Community Meeting
Badger Community Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm 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. Inquiries: 5962 3713.
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.
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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