Divercity #70 October / November 2013

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D IVERCITY the official newsletter of the city of port phillip

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Emerald Hill Library & Heritage Centre Top rated local children’s service

Are you Weather Ready?


Message

from the Mayor

Social bike enterprise geared up for new home

Council is proud to be opening the new Emerald Hill Library and Heritage Centre with an official launch on Friday 18 October. This will be followed by a week of celebrations culminating with the Emerald Hill Festival on Sunday 27 October. Here the arts precinct, including Australian National Academy of Music, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Access Arts and more come together for a fun family day with lots of activities and entertainment. See the events calendar on the Council’s website for more details. I recently completed a tour of the Albert Park ward with the CEO, Tracey Slatter. Tracey has now toured all wards with the relevant ward Councillor in her first three months on the job.

The wheels are still spinning for Back2Bikes, which has relocated to 525 Williamstown Road in Port Melbourne after the recent closure of the South Melbourne Commons. The group is calling for new volunteers to assist with the repair, maintenance and sale of refurbished bikes. ‘Seeing and working with so many makes and models of bikes, sharing the day with the other volunteers and visitors, and being able to keep all those wheels rolling is very rewarding,’ says current volunteer Robin. Other opportunities

I would like to welcome Malcolm Snow to our Executive Team as General Manager, Environment & Planning. Malcolm is a world class urban design expert and he will assist Council in the significant new and existing place making challenges including Fishermans Bend urban renewal, the Triangle site, the Palais and our ongoing urban village renewal. I am also thrilled that Port Phillip was named as Victoria’s most web savvy region in the recent Google eTown Awards. As the weather gets warmer it’s a great time to get out and enjoy the foreshore, volunteer at Back2Bikes, say hello to Bert at the South Melbourne Market or scan the QR code in Neighbourhood News to visit the ‘discover your own backyard Port Phillip’ website. Enjoy spring and stay safe.

Amanda Stevens Mayor, City of Port Phillip The City of Port Phillip respectfully acknowledges the Yalukit Wilam Clan of the Boon Wurrung. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.

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include marketing, administration, communication, finances and networking. Back2Bikes will be also be involved in Ride2Work Day on Wednesday 16 October. Volunteers will be at St Kilda Town Hall, South Melbourne Market and Nshry Café in Albert Park from 7.00 am – 9.30 am to assist riders with bike maintenance, tips and services. Riders can enter a raffle to win prizes and register for B2B’s mailing list. GET INVOLVED  0416 988 516  www.back2bikes.com.au

Council strategy paves way for safer roads Council has adopted a new Road Safety Strategy aimed at reducing the number of deaths and injuries to road users in Port Phillip. Over the next seven years the Safer Streets 2013–2020 strategy aims to eliminate deaths of vulnerable road users in Port Phillip and reduce 2007–2011’s average of the number of killed and seriously injured road users by 20 per cent. The Council has an action plan that supports the strategy and sets out a series of actions to occur between 2013 and 2015. Examples of actions are taking steps to improve safety for older road users, including treating intersections to reduce collision risk, and ensuring that the condition and slope of pram crossings are safe for motorised scooters. The plan also includes steps to improve safety for young road users and powered two-wheeler users and it addresses the impacts of drug and alcohol use by pedestrians, bike riders and drivers. Progress made in five years – 2007–2011 • Serious injuries reduced by 45 per cent. • Serious injuries incurred by falling pedestrians reduced by 57 per cent. • Serious injuries incurred by falling motorbike riders reduced by 63 per cent. • Serious car injuries reduced by 51 per cent. See the City of Port Phillip Safer Roads Plan 8 www.tinyurl.com/m8v2d66

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Open for history and heritage

taking the lead

The Emerald Hill Library and Heritage Centre will be a mecca for anyone interested in local heritage or family history. Set to officially open in October, the new centre has purpose-built facilities for cultural heritage and local history research and improved library facilities. The new centre will provide research areas for public use that will include PCs, access to microfiche and microfilm, and group work space for heritage and historyrelated activities. People researching the heritage of their home will be able to use a range of drop-in and appointment-based services, including: • photo reproduction service • guided walks and information for selfguided walks • assistance with research • appointment-based consultation with our cultural heritage officer and local history librarian • a central point of access for local history collection items • the possibility to become part of our volunteer program, including transcription and research projects. The new centre provides more space for local library services, including: • a new children’s area • more books, DVDs and CDs • more space for casual seating with Wi-Fi access, including a new courtyard • more space for programs and workshops and group-based learning. The Emerald Hill Library and Heritage Centre will be opened on Friday 18 October.  library.portphillip.vic.gov.au  heritage.portphillip.vic.gov.au

The Older Person’s Consultative Committee includes Henry Bell, Lesley Greagg, Liz Robson, Coralie Ling, Betty Knight and Neil Imlach (chairperson).

This month’s Seniors Festival is just one of the many achievements of the Council’s Older Persons Consultative Committee (OPCC). The committee is passionate about the role of older people in their community and vigorously advocates on their behalf. The committee is made up of residents, many of who are involved in local organisations such as U3A, Linking Neighbours, Jewish Christian Muslim Association, Lions Club and Rotary Club. The OPCC has advocated for Council’s Seniors Festival, Linking Neighbours program and the establishment of U3A Port Phillip. Chairperson Neil Imlach invited seniors to make the most of Seniors Festival and the many other opportunities to be involved in their community. Members of the OPCC are Neil Imlach (Chairperson), Dr Jane Sims (Deputy Chairperson), Henry Bell, Annette Coy, Betty Knight, Brigid McCoppin, Coralie Ling, Lesley Greagg, Liz Robson, Maureen Smith and Philipa Bergman-Hill. See highlights of the Port Phillip Seniors Festival on pages 14 and 15.

U3A’s Birthday The University of the Third Age (U3A) Port Phillip is celebrating ten years in our city.

To celebrate this milestone, there will be an open afternoon at the Mary Kehoe Centre in Albert Park on Sunday 10 November, 2 pm – 5 pm. U3APP president Jose Simsa extends a warm invitation to everyone who is now and was involved in the early days to join the afternoon of celebration and reminiscence.

COVER: Aunty Carolyn Briggs, Boonwurrung Elder, and local historian, Adair Bunnett, are thrilled with the new heritage centre

If you were part of U3A, or you just want to find out more, contact the U3A office on 9696 3495 (Monday – Friday, 10.00 am – 3.30 pm).

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Express your commitment to youth Council is developing a commitment to young people that will address the wants and needs of 8 to 25 year olds over the next six years. To have your say and help shape Council’s commitment to young people, email us at youth@portphillip.vic.gov.au Other consultations open for comments include HACC Support Services Survey and Draft Bay Street Major Activity Centre Structure Plan. To find out more and to have your say online, visit www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay

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Information, requests, questions or feedback Telephone 03 9209 6777 Fax 03 9536 2722 SMS 0432 005 405 Email assist@portphillip.vic.gov.au Internet eservices.portphillip.vic.gov.au If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired please use the National Relay Service (www.relayservice.com.au). TTY users can call 133 677, then ask for ASSIST – Port Phillip – 03 9209 6777 Speak and Listen users can call 1300 555 727, then ask for ASSIST – Port Phillip – 03 9209 6777 Or visit ASSIST in person Monday – Friday, 8.30 am – 5 pm St Kilda Town Hall 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda South Melbourne Town Hall 208 – 220 Bank Street, South Melbourne Port Melbourne Town Hall 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

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divercity 70 Audio recordings of Divercity are available on the Council’s website and on CD from a Port Phillip library. CDs are delivered to 200 vision-impaired residents every issue. Information included in this magazine is accurate at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.

October/November 2013 Editor: Greg Day gday@edunity.com.au Next deadline: 18 October for December/ January Writers: Reece Marks, Kathryn McGrath and Greg Day. Thanks to Sandra Goldbloom Zurbo. Design and Production: Mediation Communications Feedback: divercity@portphillip.vic.gov.au Divercity is printed on recycled paper

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Local children’s service earns top rating North St Kilda Children’s Centre in Argyle Street is abuzz after receiving an overall rating of ‘Exceeding’ in the National Quality Standard (NQS) assessment for early childhood education and care. This is the highest possible rating in the overall assessment of areas such as children’s health and safety, educational program and practice and relationships with children. Divercity learnt – from the parents themselves – some of what makes the centre so great. ‘The philosophy and culture is nurturing, calm, structured and fun,’ said one parent at the centre. Another parent said, ‘It is all about the great grassroots feel. Kids can play and be themselves, and there is also a good range of [organised] activities.’

Meanwhile in Port Melbourne… If you are passing by Liardet Street, you’ll see that the new family and children’s centre is nearing completion. When it opens there will be a community managed kindergarten and long day childcare with 135 places, maternal and child health service, parent groups and play groups. Amongst the finishing touches will be a new name for the centre. Council is searching for an inspiring name that reflects the purpose of the centre and the indigenous heritage of the area in keeping with the Reconciliation Action Plan. Families interested in the sessional kindergarten, can join the waiting list on 9676 2344. For long day childcare, call the Centralised Children’s Service Waiting List on 9209 6360.

Are you Weather Ready? Grab your umbrella, gumboots and sunscreen. Council is calling for people to be Weather Ready mentors.

Training will be held on two days – 19 and 26 October 2013.

Weather Ready mentors are people who talk to their neighbours and want to help their street or apartment block prepare for more extreme weather. Over a beer or a cuppa, neighbours will share ideas to support themselves and each other when floods, storms or heatwaves occur.

Weather Ready is a great opportunity to: • learn about the impact of climate change and the extreme weather it generates in your area • increase your confidence and facilitation skills • meet your neighbours • have fun.

Mentors will receive free training as well as materials to support them and their neighbours.

 enviro@portphillip.vic.gov.au

REGISTER your INTEREST BEFORE 4 OCTOBER 2013  9209 6548

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The Secret Life of Seniors A decade at Dig In Former school principal Ann Rochford knew a thing or two about organising when she started the committee for the Dig In community gardens 11 years ago. ‘Everyone loves the sound of a community garden. But when it comes down to it, there’s a lot of work involved. It’s not for everyone but that’s OK,’ she says. Over the last decade she’s seen the garden expand and has made many new connections. ‘We get a lot of retirees who have moved here from a big place in the suburbs to a smaller apartment. The gardens offer the chance to grow some veggies and also to meet up with other locals.’ Dig in Community Gardens Scarecrow Festival J L Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne Sunday 6 October, 10.30 am – 3 pm Come down to the gardens for a sausage and a look at the scarecrows created by the gardeners.

At the heart of the Market

Two sharp eyes Local author and activist Shirley Shackleton was recently awarded East Timor’s highest honour, the Taur Matan Ruak medal. The medal was presented by Timor-Leste President José Maria Vasconcelos in Canberra in July. Shirley told Divercity that Taur Matan Ruak was the president’s resistance code name; it translates as ‘Two Sharp Eyes’. ‘That meant a lot to me because a friend’s daughter used to call me Little Shirley Sharp Eyes. So I was thrilled to accept the medal in solidarity with the women of Timor–Leste,’ she said. Shirley’s book, Circle of Silence, won a Walkley Book Award in 2010. Shirley’s husband Greg was one of the Balibo Five, five Australian journalists who were killed in 1975 reporting the Indonesian invasion.

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Bert Glenister is a wellknown and loved figure at the South Melbourne Market. He began work at the market as a security guard, patrolling the market after hours with his dogs Max and Rusty, bailing up intruders before calling the local police. In 2003, after 19 years in the job, Bert gave up his guard duties to set up a stall selling pre-loved books and records, fondly known as Bert’s Books. Characteristic of his generous nature, half the money he earned from this stall went to the Salvation Army. Now Bert has retired from his stall. Whether he was selling bags or catching intruders, delivering mail or selling books, Bert has been a part of the fabric of the market for nearly 30 years. He continues to be warmly welcomed by stallholders and locals alike when he drops by to say hello and join his friends for a cup of tea.

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The Secret Life of Seniors Miss Marple of movement We’re familiar with detectives investigating crimes and dastardly deeds. Shirley McKechnie investigates something just as dramatic and intriguing but very, very different – she investigates dance and choreography. ‘We can see a great painting, we can touch an ancient sculpture, we can read a Shakespeare script, but how do we research dance or choreography? How can we recreate the feeling of the movement and the language of the dance?’

Rabbi Fred Morgan will continue his involvement with the Port Phillip Multifaith Network and hold further open house programs at the synagogue.

Life after Temple Beth Israel for Rabbi Fred

It’s a lifetime of research into these questions that helped earn Shirley an Officer of the Order of Australia in the last Queen’s Birthday Honours. An Elwood resident, Shirley is still a Professorial Fellow and mentor to choreographers. ‘Just today, I spent a couple of hours talking about dance with a choreographer.’

Rabbi Fred Morgan may have stepped down from his role as Chief Rabbi at Temple Beth Israel but he still has community projects in mind.

She remains fascinated and passionate about how the language of dance communicates.

‘I intend to remain very much involved with community and interfaith work,’ he told Divercity.

Everyone can recycle

He’s currently developing a project called Grass Roots Dialogue, which promotes interfaith engagement between local churches and synagogues.

Living in a rooming hotel isn’t a reason not to recycle, says Wendy Butler, a long term resident at The Gatwick on Fitzroy Street.

‘It’s about bringing together ordinary Christians and Jews to encourage a dialogue and reflection about their own faith as seen through the eyes of the Other.’

‘I’m into recycling and made it my business to organise recycling at The Gatwick. I am proud to say that I’ve got a lot of the residents really into recycling.’

He is also planning a Jewish Dreaming safari that will take groups into the Australian outback to experience the wilderness from a Jewish spiritual perspective.

And with some effort, Wendy really has it sorted. There’s now a recycling room with bins that are regularly washed. The recyclables are collected from every floor in the hotel and carefully sorted. Hard rubbish is neatly put out and anything that can be reused is reused. ‘I get real satisfaction from it. It’s as good as doing art and craft.’ Wendy also likes to write. She is a regular contributor to Roomers magazine. Her last contributions were a cartoon strip and editorial about life at The Gatwick.

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Rabbi Morgan invited Divercity readers to contact him through the Temple Beth Israel to get involved or find out more. Rabbi Morgan will continue to be involved with TBI as Rabbi Emeritus. He has also joined the staff of the Australian Catholic University as Professorial Fellow in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, where he will specialise in Judaism and Jewish– Catholic dialogue.

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On a mission to style Margi Corless has been slinging her scissors since the 1960s when she worked cutting and styling hair on ships bringing immigrants to Station Pier. She also ran pubs in South Melbourne during the 1980s, including the first gastro pub, the Star and Garter Hotel. After years in hospitality she sold Margi Corless cuts hair at the Sacred Heart Mission in St Kilda. Resident Ruth loves the visits and the chance for a new do. her businesses but is still as busy as ever. ‘I cut hair at the Mission and at a couple of the other hostels. I got involved through volunteering at the op shop and it all led from there. ‘I really love it. You meet such interesting people. Vera Lynn’s brother stays here. There are all kinds of stories just waiting to be told.’ Find out about volunteering at Sacred Heart Mission by visiting www.sacredheartmission.org

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Home base for urban gypsy After a life-time of adventure and travel Eileen Ashe found herself in need of a place to call home. She quickly discovered that the local rental market is not kind to seniors on a fixed income. Eileen began her life as a traveller. Conceived in London to Irish parents, she was born in Healesville. After studying at Prahran College, she headed

Eileen uses her decorating skills at the Sacred Heart Mission op shop and helped produce short films for the New Hope Foundation.

OS to explore the world.

‘In my mid 40s I returned to study interior decoration at RMIT. I was employed in that field until my late 50s when paid work tapered off and was replaced with voluntary work. ‘Not being in full employment made affordable rental accommodation impossible to find. My creative solution was to join a house-minding agency, but I also relied on the hospitality of family and friends. That’s when I gave myself the title the Urban Gypsy.’ ‘But house-minding and couch surfing aren’t easy or comfortable, especially when most of the things you love are in boxes. One of the benefits of being a senior is that you are eligible for support from the Ministry of Housing,’ she said. Eileen now lives in a studio apartment in a garden setting in Elwood, surrounded by her books, music, memorabilia and creative materials. The Official Newsletter of the City of Port Phillip

Passion for crime links sisters After retiring as Assistant Commissioner of Victoria Police, Sandra Nicholson has uncovered a few clues of a different kind. Sandra is an avid reader and longterm member of Sisters in Crime, a group of local women crime writers and readers, for whom she acts as a co-convenor helping to host events with authors and crime specialists. Sandra is also a board member of Youth Junction, a project for young people at risk. She’s involved with Navitas, a private university specialising in public safety, drawing on her 35 years in the police force. Along with her ‘With a Senior’s voluntary work card and a bit Sandra has been of research able to slow you’ll find down, embrace there’s a lot old hobbies and on offer.’ dust off friendships she lost track of in her high pressure job. ‘Having a happy retirement is all about staying connected and active. You have the time now to do all those things you’ve been putting off. I’ve been able to travel overseas, I did a creative writing course at Oxford University, I’ve reconnected with people,’ she says. Sandra suggests joining a group that interests you, get active on a committee or board aligned with your passions and make the most of the many free activities on offer in Port Phillip and wider Melbourne.

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For all general enquires, contact ASSIST 9209 6777 Cr Amanda Stevens, Mayor Albert Park BH: 9209 6431 M: 0481 034 029 E: mayor@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Cr Serge Thomann, Deputy Mayor Catani BH: 9209 6705 M: 0432 299 372 E: sthomann@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Cr Vanessa Huxley Carlisle BH: 9209 6705 M: 0406 890 739 E: vhuxley@portphillip.vic.gov.au

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Art college ALBERT PARK: Albert Park College is preparing for its third annual art show, to be held from 25 – 27 October. For tickets to the opening night gala on Friday 25 October – there’ll be live music, finger food and fabulous art – visit www.trybooking.com/difu Art sales, live music, pizza, drop-in art workshops and a book fair will take place on Saturday 26 October 12 noon – 8 pm and Sunday 27 October 10 am – 4 pm. For more information call Trudy Rice on 0410 596 415 or email apcollegeartshow@gmail.com

Animal companions to get a blessing ST KILDA EAST: The 20th Annual Blessing of Animals will be held at 2 pm on Sunday 6 October. Join the procession of animals led by the Scotch College Pipers and meet patron John Michael Howson OAM. There will also be a mobile animal farm, afternoon tea and a sausage sizzle. Anglican Church of St James the Great, 435 Inkerman Street. For more information call 9527 8083 or visit www.stjamesthegreat.org.au

Play ball at local club Cr Anita Horvath emerald hill BH: 9209 6705 M: 0438 906 161 E: ahorvath@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Cr Andrew Bond Junction BH: 9209 6705 M: 0481 034 028 E: abond@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Cr Jane Touzeau Point Ormond BH: 9209 6705 M: 0432 287 634 E: jtouzeau@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Cr Bernadene Voss Sandridge BH: 9209 6705 M: 0413 246 704 E: bvoss@portphillip.vic.gov.au Direct all enquiries for councillors during office hours to the Mayor and Councillors’ Office Mayor: Tel: 9209 6431 Barbara Wilson, Mayoral Exec. Assistant Fax: 9536 2711 Councillors: Tel: 9209 6705 Mary Baensch, Councillors’ Support Officer Fax: 9536 2708 All Councillors, email: councillors@portphillip.vic.gov.au Postal address: City of Port Phillip, Private Bag No. 3, PO St Kilda Vic 3182

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ALBERT PARK: Albert Park Bowls Club is holding a new members’ open day on Sunday 6 October, 11 am – 5 pm. Members of the public can enjoy the new woven carpet green, free coaching, free sausage sizzle and some great joining incentives. The club is located at St Vincent Gardens, St Vincent Place North. For more information call Rob Fairweather 0408 360 257 or Margot Keenan 0409 140 943.

Toilet plan goes public CITY WIDE: Council has adopted the new Public Toilet Plan 2013-2023. Key recommendations include upgrading existing facilities, such as the Point Ormond and Donovan’s public toilets, investigating the feasibility of an Urilift retractable urinal in Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, investigating options for a public toilet facility in Garden City Reserve and improving signage for public toilets across the municipality. Read the document at www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/public-toilet-plan-2013-2023.htm

Discover your own backyard CITY WIDE: Are you hosting visiting friends and relatives? Not sure what events are taking place or where to take your guests? Visit www.dyob.com.au/port-phillip to access information about things to do, attractions, festivals and events on in your local area. Quick access: Scan this QR code to visit the website.

Shopping precinct to light up for celebration ELWOOD: The annual Elwood Village Festival is to be held on Sunday 1 December, 12 noon – 4 pm. Some of the family activities include jumping castle, rides, an animal farm, fairies and face painting, storytelling and Santa, as well as food, specials and entertainment. Ormond Road will be closed to traffic during the event.

Walks ahoy! PORT MELBOURNE: November’s Neighbourhood Walk is a chance to explore Port Melbourne’s 150 year old links to the Victorian Colonial Navy and Royal Australian Navy, such as the former HMAS Lonsdale training establishment and Naval Reserve Base. Sunday 10 November, 10 am – 12 noon. Bookings essential. Email walking@portphillip.vic.gov.au or call 9209 6522.

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Church festivities for spring

Mayor and CEO talk at local AGM

PORT MELBOURNE: Holy Trinity Anglican Church is holding a spring fete on Saturday 16 November, 10 am – 3 pm. Festivities include a sausage sizzle and a silent auction, and you will be able to buy cakes, bric a brac, clothes and plants. The church is also holding a Christmas market on Saturday 7 December, 10 am – 3 pm. For information about booking a space to sell your goods at the market, call Father Noel on 9646 3123 or email jonahnoel@hotmail.com

ST KILDA WEST: West St Kilda Residents Association (WSKRA) has launched a brand new website to serve the community interests of West St Kilda area residents. Check it out at www.wskra.asn.au

For more information visit www.holytrinityportmelb.org.au

Exploring what makes us smile ELWOOD: Students from St Columba’s, facilitated by the Good Shepherd’s Schools In Community Action (SICA) program, are conducting interviews with Elwood residents. The Elwood Happiness Project will use a photo survey to find out what makes Elwood residents happy. Students will ask people to nominate out of ten – with one being ‘not at all happy’ and ten being ‘very happy’ – where they fit on the happiness scale. Residents are then asked to name one thing that makes them happy, write it on a balloon and have their photograph taken with their balloon. The collected images will be exhibited all over Elwood on front fences and in shop windows.

New playground a big hit PORT MELBOURNE: The playground at Morris Reserve has been upgraded with features such as a giant tennis balls and an equally giant tennis racquet that has bouncy springs for strings. There’s also a new piece of fitness equipment for a pre-tennis warm-up or for everyday exercising.

Brekky to support those in need PORT MELBOURNE: The Port Melbourne Business Association and South Port Uniting Care are to host a joint networking breakfast on Thursday 28 November at 7.30 am at 3 Station Pier to raise money for UnitingCare’s Christmas lunch. At lunchtime the Port Phillip Specialist School Choir will perform and the decorated Christmas windows will be unveiled. Late night shopping starts from 6 pm. Choir groups and bands will be performing on every corner in the area.

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WSKRA is holding its 15th annual general meeting on Wednesday 13 November at 8 pm, at the West Beach Bathers Pavilion. Mayor Cr Amanda Stevens and CEO Tracey Slatter will be speakers. All residents of the West St Kilda area are invited.

Council takes on local assets PORT MELBOURNE: The state government and Council have signed a memorandum of understanding for the state to formally hand over to Council the Beacon Cove Promenade and Station Pier public spaces. The assets to be maintained and managed by Council include the carpark, open spaces, decking, and pedestrian and bike paths, along with wet assets such as revetments, piles, retaining walls and pavements over water. Council will also take over the current lessor’s (Major Projects Victoria) obligations for the three restaurant buildings’ leases. Completion of the formal handover is expected within the next few months.

Emerald Hill Festival: Arts on the Hill

SOUTH MELBOURNE: The Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and its neighbours – Arts Access Victoria, the South Melbourne Library, the Australian Tapestry Workshop, the South Melbourne Police and Multicultural Arts Victoria – are to come together in an open day of concerts, activities, tours, master classes, exhibitions, pop-up food trucks and more on Sunday 27 October, 11 am – 5 pm, at the Emerald Hill Precinct. For more information contact ANAM on 9645 7911.

Market night trading returns SOUTH MELBOURNE: The South Melbourne Night Market returns this Spring. It will be held every Thursday evening from 31 October – 19 December from 5.30 pm. Visitors can browse the stalls under the market’s wide verandahs, soak up some live music and enjoy food and beverages with friends. The market will also be participating in Ride to Work Day on Wednesday 16 October. Drop by Cecil Street on your bike between 7.00 am and 9.30 am and receive a free croissant, fruit, Clement coffee and tyre pump-up. For more information and a chance to win $500 (competition closes 30 November) visit www.southmelbournemarket.com.au

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All smiles at start of seniors home

Law and order in cemetery tour ST KILDA: Friends of St Kilda Cemetery is holding two arresting tours. On Sunday 13 October there will be a Ned Kelly tour that visits the graves of many of the people associated with the pursuit, capture, trial and imprisonment of the bushranger. There is also a tour on Sunday 17 November that showcases the architects, builders and engineers who helped build Melbourne. Both start at 2 pm. Both tours meet at the Main Gates in Dandenong Road. Cost is $10 nonmembers, $5 members. Booking required. Phone 9531 6832 or visit www.foskc.org for more information.

English made easier ELWOOD: The Elwood St Kilda Neighbourhood Learning Centre is offering English courses for those looking to improve their language skills. Classes are open to everyone and childcare is available onsite. The centre will also be holding its annual general meeting on Wednesday 16 October at 6 pm. Visit www.esnlc.com.au or call 9531 1954 for more information.

Mural masterpiece adorns children’s centre

Cr Anita Horvath (City of Port Phillip), Lyn Allison (CaSPA Care Chair of the Board), Georgie Crozier MLC (Parliamentary Secretary for Health), The Hon. David Davis MP (Minister for Health and Minister for Ageing), Andrea Coote MLC (Parliamentary Secretary for Families and Community Services), Cr Amanda Stevens (Mayor, City of Port Phillip), Martin Foley MP (Member for Albert Park) turned out to start the project.

SOUTH MELBOURNE: Work has started on a new 146 bed CaSPA Care nursing home in Napier Street. When completed in 2015, the $29 million facility will bring together residents from the existing Claremont Home and South Port Community Nursing Home, as well as 30 new residents.

March to remember ELWOOD: Friends of the Elwood RSL will be holding a Remembrance Day march on Sunday 10 November. The ceremonial march departs from the Elwood RSL at 8.30 am, arriving for a special Remembrance Day service at St Columba’s at 9 am followed by morning tea in the parish hall.

Give the canal a Spring clean! ELWOOD: Join in the October and November clean-ups of the Elwood Canal. Meet on the grassy banks of the Canal at 10 am on Sundays 20 October and 17 November. Bring gloves and a couple of bags – one for recyclables, the other for rubbish.

Pre-loved paperbacks on a shelf near you ALBERT PARK: The Rotary Club of Albert Park and Albert Park College are holding a pre-loved book sale on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October, 10 am – 4 pm. Funds raised will go to those in need in the community. The school is located at 83 Danks Street.

Temporary relocation for community group ST KILDA: Port Phillip Community Group’s St Kilda office is relocating to the community room next to the St Kilda Library for the rest of 2013. This will enable renovations to be completed on the Chapel Street premises. It’s open Monday – Friday, 9.30 am– 1.30 pm. For any questions call 8598 6600.

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PORT MELBOURNE: Clark Street Children’s Centre has been given a splash of colour by local mum Merrin Jensen, who was commissioned to create a mural in the centre’s foyer. To assist her in her work Merrin took close to 500 photographs of the children striding, jumping and playing, and then compiled them to create a master image that could be painted onto the wall.

Learning something new at festival PORT MELBOURNE: Get involved in your local community and try something new at SkillsFest 2013. Learn how to resuscitate a mate from Lifesaving Victoria, build a vegetable patch from scratch, make bread and cheese, use new technology and much more. Saturday 23 November, 4 pm – 7 pm, Port Melbourne Uniting Church, cnr Nott and Bridge Streets. For more information visit www.southportuniting.org.au/events.html

Bubup Nairm a hive of activity ST KILDA: It’s all systems go at Bubup Nairm Family and Children’s Centre. Among the many programs is the centre’s Maternal and Child Health Services, whose services include home visiting and clinic appointments. The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) hosts monthly meetings at the centre, and playgroups and centre tours are also available. Call Brigid Jenkinson on 9209 6403 or email bjenkins@portphillip.vic.gov.au for more information. The Official Newsletter of the City of Port Phillip


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People exchange with Obu

Free computer course for seniors Seniors can take part in a free computer course to learn how to create and edit a simple word document, create an email address, send and receive email messages, attach a photograph to their message, and access the internet to search for information. To book call U3A Port Phillip on 9696 3495. Middle Park Community Centre, cnr Richardson and Nimmo Streets, Middle Park.

Loving life with PPLAC If you’re over 45 consider joining the Port Phillip Life Activities Club. Whether you are interested in physical activity or brain activity or you just fancy a cup of coffee, our volunteer convenors have something available. Learn new skills, meet nice people, become an important part of your community, make new friends. You’re welcome to visit two or three times before committing yourself.

Some of the visiting Obu students with Cr Serge Thomann and Yoshiaki Hirashita, principal of Obu Junior High School

Port Phillip played host to 20 high school students from Obu, Japan, during the students’ flying visit in August. The students, from four different schools in Obu, visited Cairns before coming to Melbourne for the final leg of an Australian study tour that included a day at Elwood College. Meanwhile, Port Phillip staff member Alicia Burnett is in Obu completing project Green Stories. Green Stories has a frequently updated and interactive blog that showcases community groups and Council initiatives in both cities. If you have any questions about how sustainability is done in Japan, leave a comment and Alicia will endeavour to find out for you. www.thegreenstories.wordpress.com

Visit www.life.org.au/pplac or call 9645 4061.

Looking for young leaders

Manga, origami, calligraphy, Ikebana and tea ceremony

Deborah Cheetham to speak at reconciliation group’s AGM

B3 is a community youth group that gives young leaders the opportunity to make the local community a safer place for young people. Every year B3 plans and organises the South Melbourne Youth Festival. If you’re a young leader and want to make a difference in your community, then B3 is for you. Contact the City of Port Phillip B3 coordinator Renee on 0478 875 111 for more information.

It’s been 20 years since our sister city agreement was signed with Obu City, Japan. Japanese cultural workshops will be held to celebrate this long lasting partnership. Activities will include a Japanese calligraphy workshop, tea ceremony demonstration, and ikebana, origami and manga workshops and exhibitions. Email ykojima@portphillip.vic.gov.au to register your interest.

Aboriginal soprano, actor, composer, playwright and head of the Wilin Centre, Deborah Cheetham will be special guest speaker at Port Phillip Citizens for Reconciliation (PPCfR)’s annual general meeting. All welcome. Contact Rosemary Rule, co-chair, PPCfR on 0418 675 734 or rule@comcen.com.au for more information. South Melbourne Town Hall, Fishley Street entrance Tuesday 12 November, 6.30 pm Refreshments provided.

New skills on the team Malcolm Snow has joined Council’s Executive team as General Manager, Environment & Planning to lead key initiatives such as Fishermans Bend, the St Kilda Triangle and Port Melbourne’s Waterfront Place. As CEO of Brisbane’s South Bank Corporation, he was responsible for one of Australia’s most successful large-scale urban renewal precincts. More recently he worked as General Manager Design and Placemaking at the Victorian Urban Renewal Authority. Malcolm has received three Australia Awards for Urban Design and was the inaugural Chair of the Place Leaders Association.

Thursdays 4 pm – 6 pm Sol Green Reserve, cnr Coventry and Montague Streets, South Melbourne

Survey about GLBTI needs Council, through the Home and Community Care Program (HACC), assists residents to remain independent in their own homes. The program helps frail aged, people with disabilities and their carers. Council is keen to develop knowledge and understanding of the needs of residents who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex (GLBTI). Your participation in our confidential survey will assist us to plan and deliver our services. To participate online, visit www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay For a hard copy of this survey, phone Julie Rooney on 9209 6436.

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St Kilda Town Hall auditorium Wednesday 13 November, 10 am – 12 pm

Join Rotary Albert Park The Rotary Club of Albert Park is a fun place to visit and we always welcome guests. Each week we enjoy a meal, are entertained by a great guest speaker and enjoy each other’s company. Get involved in your community, connect with other professionals, share your time and experience with young people, support global causes such as eradicating polio and use your skills to help others. Change lives through conversation and action. If you are interested in joining the conversation and attending one of our meetings, phone Loretta Michaelsen on 0400 435 285, by email at lmichaelsen@bigpond.com or visit our website at www.rotaryalbertpark.org.au Wednesdays, 6 pm for 6.30 pm – 8 pm Life Saving Victoria 200 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne

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sustain ability Bike Skills Course Sunday 6 October 2013, 9 am – 1 pm, St Kilda A shortened, beginner friendly course that precedes our Defensive Riding Course. You will increase rider knowledge, learn road rules, how to recognise hazards and how to choose your most appropriate route. Run by Council, facilitated by Jewish Ecological Coalition (JECO). To book, email info@jeco.org.au

Ride2Work celebration breakfast Wednesday 16 October 2013, 7 am – 9.30 am, St Kilda Town Hall, Carlisle Street, South Melbourne Markets and NHSRY Albert Park, cnr Beaconsfield Parade and Kerferd Road

inbrief Wake up with Gasworks melodies The early hours are coming alive at Gasworks with its Morning Music program of performances. Gina Hogan performs The Belles of Broadway, singing favourites from shows she has been in and others she loves, including Cats, Beauty and the Beast, The Sound of Music, and Mamma Mia. Also look out for the Christmas Morning Music concert starring The Gaslight Company performing a mix of traditional Christmas carols and contemporary songs. The Belles of Broadway – Tuesday 22 October, 11 am. Christmas Morning Music – Tuesday 10 December, 11 am. Tickets: $23 full / Group (6+) $20. Visit www.gasworks.org.au or call 9699 3253.

Nhill – alive with business and lifestyle opportunities

Room of Regret by The Rabble takes place in a purposebuilt, labyrinthine network of shadowy corridors, mirrored passages and disquieting viewing chambers. It sees Dorian Gray’s story played out through a provocative and visceral melding of performance, art, installation and experience.

Come join Australia’s biggest celebration of commuter riding at one of our free Ride2Work Day breakfasts. Why not ride in with your colleagues and friends for coffee, music, breakfast and giveaways? Whether you ride regularly or haven’t been in the saddle for a little while, there has never been a better time to get involved and realise all the benefits of riding to work.

Op Shop Tour by bike Saturday 9 November 2013, 9 am – 12 pm. Tours starts at St Kilda What’s not to love about shopping and bikes? Tour the the City of Port Phillip’s op shops on your bicycle from St Kilda to South Melbourne, to Port Melbourne, to Albert Park. Learn more about the heritage of shops and streetscapes while picking up a great bargain. No cost, but bookings essential. To book, phone 9209 6274 or email enviro@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Bike Maintenance – Fix a flat Sunday 27 October 2013, 10 am – 1 pm, Port Melbourne A hands on workshop at which Back2Bikes will teach you how to identify and fix a punctured tyre. No cost, but bookings essential. To book, phone 9209 6274 or email enviro@portphillip.vic.gov.au

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Dorian Gray’s picture revealed

Discover the chance to own a business, buy an affordable house and be a part of a caring and safe community at the Nhill Alive with Business Opportunity Open Weekend. The open weekend features guided tours of businesses and houses for sale and Nhill’s modern health, education and sporting facilities. Visitors will have the opportunity to talk to locals about the Nhill community. For more information, visit www.nhillalivewithopportunity.com.au, follow the project on Facebook and Twitter, email info@nhillalivewithopportunity.com.au or phone Fiona Werner on 5391 4444. 12–13 October

Garage Sale Trail Residents in Spray Street, Elwood, have a streetbased garage sale organised already. Add yours to the trail at www.garagesaletrail.com.au. The first 5000 people to register nationally (or those registered by 6 October) will be mailed a free participant pack with posters to promote their sale. Saturday 26 October Your place

Preview 21 October, 6.30 pm and 9 pm Preview tickets $30 21 October – 3 November Tuesday – Saturday 6.30 pm and 9 pm, Sunday 3 pm and 6.30 pm Tickets $50 full / $40 conc / $25 student subject to availability [plus booking fee] www.theatreworks.org.au

Concert pianist at the town hall Bach, Ravel, Liszt, Rachmaninov and Chopin performed by one of Australia’s leading concert pianists, Alexey Yemtsov. Tickets $20 and $25. Bookings 9593 8137 or 0411 560 880. St Kilda Town Hall, cnr Carlisle Street and Brighton Road Sunday 3 November, 5 pm.

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M+M has a Russian flavour

A day out for carers Are you a carer in Glen Eira or Port Phillip who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness or dementia, or who is frail? If so, you are invited to attend a free Carers Week event with activities and a celebratory light lunch to acknowledge the valuable contribution made by carers in our community. Gain information, advice and learn about carer support programs. Relax and unwind with pampering activities, drumming and guided meditation.

As part of the Melbourne Festival, director Daniel Schlusser brings us M+M, an original work inspired by the life of author and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov, his sensuous, satirical masterpiece of love and madness, The Master and Margarita, and the darkly theatrical politics of contemporary Russia. 11, 12, 14 and 16 October, 7 pm Sunday 13 October, 5 pm Previews 8 – 10 October, 7 pm Tickets from $30. www.theatreworks.org.au

Places are limited so bookings are essential. Contact Carer Respite Reception on 9076 6111. Please advise if you have specific support, respite or transport requirements. Tuesday 15 October, 10 am – 1.30 pm Caulfield Park Pavilion, Balaclava Road, Caulfield Entry opposite Holland Grove, near the tennis courts.

A Space Oddity

Subsidised town hall hire The Town Hall Hire Subsidy Scheme provides incorporated associations and not for profit community organisations with affordable access to community spaces in the three town halls for major public relations, special events and community celebrations for the benefit of the Port Phillip community. Receive full or part funding for town hall hire up to a maximum value of $3500. For more information and to apply go to www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/council_funding_opps. htm or phone ASSIST on 9209 6777. Round two applications are open 16 September – 18 October 2013 for events to be held January – June 2014. Applications for events to be held November – December 2013 may also be considered at this time.

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from ASSIST Linking Neighbours and Seniors Register Linking Neighbours is a community safety project in partnership with Council, Victoria Police and local residents. It combines a Seniors Register and a Friendly Neighbourhoods program to help people who are isolated, who have support needs or are vulnerable in some way. To get involved, contact ASSIST on 9209 6777 and ask for Michael Wood or Karen Watson.

In-home support and community care Council provides a range of community care services to meet the needs of younger people with a disability and frail older people and their carers to maintain their independence and quality of life. This includes home support services and assistance for those who care for others, including respite care and carer support groups. See the comprehensive lift out in this edition for more details.

This exhibition explores the human condition in a contemporary world. The artists respond to a variety of real-world spaces as well as webbased and augmented realities through performance, fantasy, interactions and sitespecific works. Saturday 28 September – Sunday 10 November Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, 26 Acland Street, St Kilda

Kids’ festival is wicked fun The Wicked Fun Festival has something for everyone under 18. This one-day festival has screenings of five kid-friendly feature films, personal appearances by Miffy and Peter Pan, and a chance to meet fire fighters and climb into a real fire engine. Youngsters can also unleash their inner artist on a digital graffiti wall, sign up for multimedia workshops and get along to readings and workshops with authors and illustrators. More details and tickets available at savethechildren.org.au/wickedfun Palais Theatre, St Kilda Sunday 27 October, 9 am – 8 pm One all-inclusive ticket price costs $15. The Official Newsletter of the City of Port Phillip

Contact ASSIST on 9209 6777 and ask for the Community Care Intake.

Other in-home support services Utilising the skills and enthusiasm of volunteers, South Port Day Links provides a number of services aimed at keeping people in touch with the community and enhancing their quality of life. Their target group is frail elderly people, people with a disability and those who care for them. Visit their website at www.spdl.org.au/index.html for full details of the services they provide.

Change your clocks, change your smoke alarm battery Your smoke alarm battery should be changed twice a year: a good way to remember is to make the change when daylight savings starts (Sunday 6 October) and again when it ends. Older and disabled Port Phillip residents who need someone to change their smoke alarm batteries for them can phone ASSIST on 9209 6777 and ask for Community Care.

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The annual City of Port Phillip Seniors Festival, a week-long celebration that runs from 14 to 20 October, recognises the valuable contribution seniors have made and continue to make to our community.

Share and Care Variety Concert

The festival is a great opportunity for older people to get out and about, meet new people, try a new activity and have fun.

* Additional copies available from your local town hall or library.

Tuesday 15 October, 2 pm – 3 pm Claremont House, 288 Albert Road, South Melbourne. Cost: Free. Enjoy the talents of the Share and Care Variety Entertainers as they tap out all your favourite tunes and sing their way into your hearts. All welcome. Bookings essential. Phone Carol Muir on 9645 2369.

Try Croquet Day

Try Crew Rowing

Tuesday 15 and Thursday 17 October, 11 am – 3 pm Elwood Croquet Club, Head Street, Elwood (southeast cnr of Elwood Park). Cost: Free Wear flat soled shoes and bring a wet weather top if it looks like rain. All welcome. Bookings essential. Phone Ian Davidson on 9534 8786.

Wednesday 16 October, 10 am – 12 noon Y Rowing Centre, Powerhouse Building, Lakeside Drive, Albert Park Lake. Cost: Free; includes morning tea. Come down to Albert Park Lake to try your hand at crew rowing. Enquiries and bookings: phone Y Rowing on 9592 2147

For transport information, contact ASSIST on 9209 6777. Download a PDF copy* of the full festival guide from www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/seniors_festival.htm

Trugo Open Day Monday 14 October, 12 noon – 3 pm South Melbourne Trugo Club, 1–5 Ferrars Place, South Melbourne. Cost: Free; includes prizes and refreshments. No bookings required. All welcome.

Mayor’s Tea Dance Monday 14 October, 2 pm – 4 pm St Kilda Town Hall Cost: Free with entry ticket; includes refreshments. Early RSVP essential by Monday 7 October. Entry by ticket only. Phone ASSIST on 9209 6777 or email rsvp@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Your Life – Your Right to Decide Monday 14 at Albert Park Library, Tuesday 15 October at Port Melbourne Library and Friday 18 October at St Kilda Library. All sessions 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm Cost: All sessions free. A guide to advanced health care directives presented by St Kilda Legal Service. The sessions will inform you of your legal rights and will cover legal issues of importance later in life, such as wills, powers of attorney and advanced directives, to provide you with information on how to plan ahead. Bookings essential. Phone Albert Park Library 9209 6622, Port Melbourne Library 9209 6644, St Kilda Library 9209 6655.

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Polish Lunch Tuesday 15 October, 1 pm – 3 pm Betty Day Centre, 67 Argyle Street, St Kilda. Cost: Free; includes lunch. The Astry Polish Senior Citizens Club of St Kilda invites all seniors to come and join them for a traditional Polish lunch with traditional music and a performance by the choir. No bookings required. All welcome

Blue Tango Live Music Performance Tuesday 15 October, 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm Port Phillip Eco Centre, 55A Blessington Street, St Kilda. Cost: Free. A live performance of some golden classics. Bookings essential. Phone 9534 0670 or email reception@ecocentre.com

Nostalgia Women’s Music Group Wednesday 16 October, 1 pm – 4 pm Betty Day Centre Cost: Free; includes refreshments. Club Vigor ensemble NOSTALGIA, a music group of women from different backgrounds, will perform a program of classic, folk and pop music from a variety of cultures. All welcome. Bookings essential. Phone Berta on 9827 2303.

Musical Afternoon Tea Wednesday 16 October, 2 pm – 4 pm Christ Church Community Centre, cnr Acland Street and Eildon Road, St Kilda. Cost: Free. Entertainment will be provided by fabulous local musicians, the Allsorts Orchestra. All welcome.Bookings essential. Phone 9534 9250 or communitycentre @christchurchstkilda.org.au

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14 – 20 October A Celebration of Russian Song, Dance and History Wednesday 16 October, 3 pm – 5 pm Betty Day Centre Cost: Free; includes refreshments. Victorian Association of WW2 Veterans of the former Soviet Union will be holding a celebratory afternoon tea with Russian song, dance and discussion. No bookings required. All welcome.

Elwood Musical Tea Party Thursday 17 October, 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm Elwood St Kilda Neighbourhood Learning Centre, 87 Tennyson Street, Elwood. Cost: Free; includes afternoon tea. Enjoy music from around the world, including Spanish flamenco, Russian Roma music, a string ensemble and mandolin playing. All welcome. Bookings essential. Phone 9531 1954

Hello Little Weed! Talk and cooking demonstration

Launch: Thursday 17 October, 4 pm – 6 pm

Thursday 17 October, 10 am – 12 noon Port Phillip Eco Centre, 55A Blessington Street, St Kilda. Cost: Free. Learn where to find wild edible foods and how to prepare them in the kitchen. No bookings required. All welcome.

Open days: Friday 18 and Saturday 19 from 10 am – 2 pm Port Melbourne Town Hall Cost: Free. RSVP to Launch. Phone ASSIST on 9209 6777 or email rsvp@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Albert Park Yachting and Angling Club Lunch

Health and Wellbeing Master Class and BBQ

Thursday 17 October, 12 noon – 2 pm and 6 pm – 8 pm 129B Beaconsfield Parade, Albert Park. Cost: $15; includes meal and refreshments. Bookings essential. Phone 9690 5530 for table reservation.

Friday 18 October, 11 am – 1 pm St Kilda Police & Citizens Youth Club, 179 Inkerman Street, St Kilda. Cost: Free; includes class and BBQ. This regular program provides an opportunity for participants from diverse backgrounds to come together for physical exercise. No bookings required. All welcome. Phone 9534 7584.

Art of Singing Hearts Russian Choir, presented by Nadezhda Russian Senior Citizen Club Inc Thursday 17 October, 1 pm – 3.00 pm Betty Day Centre Cost: Free; includes refreshments. The choir will present jewels of folk, classic popular music in languages that include Russia, Yiddish, English and Ukrainian. No bookings required. All welcome.

Seniors Festival Art Expo

U3A Port Phillip Annual Trivia Challenge Friday 18 October, 7 pm – 10 pm Mary Kehoe Centre Cost: Free; includes light refreshment. Grab your friends and book a table or two (restricted to 6 people per table). Bookings essential. Phone 9696 3495 or visit the website at www.u3app.org.au

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Men’s Shed Open Day at The Shed Saturday 19 October, 9:30 am – 1 pm PPMSA Shed, rear of St Luke’s Church, 210 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne. Cost: Free; includes BBQ lunch. There will be demonstrations of woodworking and displays of community activities, followed by a BBQ lunch.

Art Expo Artists Talk Saturday 19 October, 10.30 am Port Melbourne Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne. Cost: Free. Artist Ming Tim Yek will give a 30 minute demonstration of ink painting. Morning tea will be served. No bookings required. All welcome.

U3A Seniors Festival Saturday Seminar Saturday 19 October, 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm Mary Kehoe Centre Cost: Free; includes afternoon tea. Susan Gaye Anderson, who worked in television in the time it went live to air, will give a lively and humorous presentation. All welcome.Bookings essential. Phone 9696 3495 or visit the website at www.u3app.org.au

Port Phillip Writes Seniors’ Writing Awards Sunday 20 October, 2 pm – 4 pm St Kilda Library Cost: Free; includes refreshments. This enjoyable afternoon of literature includes the announcement of the judges’ awards. RSVP required. Phone ASSIST on 9209 6777 or email rsvp@portphillip.vic.gov.au

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