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1-31 OCTOBER 2019

2019 PROGRAM OF EVENTS Over 120 activities, exhibitions and offers during Geelong Seniors Festival 2019.

2019 PROGRAM OF EVENTS A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR Welcome to the famous Geelong Seniors Festival, one of the largest community celebrations for seniors in regional Victoria. In 2019 we’re pleased to present another packed month-long program, with more than 120 events and activities to enjoy. It’s a great chance to meet new people or explore a new interest – there’s something for everyone. A big thanks to the many local community groups, clubs and organisations who have taken the opportunity to host an event. Your dedication and support mean this festival continues to be one of the state’s best. The Companion Card is welcome at all Geelong Seniors Festival events. Enjoy the month, and as this year’s theme says, ‘Get into it!’ Cr Bruce Harwood Mayor, City of Greater Geelong

On Ya Bike!

Model Engineering

Every Wed in OCT

WED 2 OCT, WED 9 OCT, WED 16 OCT, 10.00am-12.00pm

Join us for one or more friendly bike rides in Geelong and its surroundings. Rides are graded from easy on bike paths to longer including roads. All rides include a coffee stop at a local cafe. Presented by Cycling Geelong. WED 2 OCT, 9.00am - Historical ride around the Barwon. Start Balyang Sanctuary car park, Marnock Rd Newtown, easy (all bike paths), 20km WED 9 OCT, 9.00am - Geelong Circuit. Start Rippleside Park (near Adventure Playground), easy (sealed bike paths and roads), 30km WED 16 OCT, 9.00am - Drysdale via Bellarine Rail Trail. Start cnr Tucker/Carr St (near Showgrounds entrance), easy (mainly sealed bike paths), 36km WED 23 OCT, 9.00am - Torquay. Start South Barwon Reserve, entrance, Barwon Heads Rd, medium, 50km WED 30 OCT, 8.30am - Allan’s Mystery Ride. Start Rippleside Park (near Adventure Playground), medium/hard (sealed roads), 60-80km. Riders must be able to maintain an average speed of around 20kph for this ride. Enquiries: 0409 903 214, 5278 6058 or

Are you curious about model making and experimental engineering? Come and meet our members and see some of the great models on display, join in the general discussion and have your model making questions answered. Everyone is welcome. Presented by Geelong Society Model and Experimental Engineers. Centenary Hall, Cox Rd, Norlane Enquiries: 0418 491 326, 0408 990 885 or

Homestyle Italian Cooking Demo WED 2 OCT, 11:00am-1:30pm Ever wondered how to make your own pasta? Come to a home style Italian cooking demonstration at Highton Seniors Centre then indulge in the freshly made pasta and bolognese sauce for lunch. Presented by Highton Senior Citizens Centre Inc. Highton Senior Citizens Centre, 84 Barrabool Rd, Highton Bookings: 0412 004 636 or Cost: $5

GEELONG SENIORS FESTIVAL GRANTS The City of Greater Geelong provides financial and in-kind-support to eligible organisations and individuals who host an event for the Geelong Seniors Festival. If your club or group would like to be notified when applications for the Geelong Seniors Festival open, please contact us on 5272 5272.

VICTORIAN SENIORS FESTIVAL 2019 As well as being our major sponsor, the Victorian Seniors Festival is a statewide event which also runs throughout October. For more information, visit the Victorian Seniors Festival website at

8 DAYS OF FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT As a Victorian Seniors card holder, you can get out and explore metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria with free travel from Sunday 6 October to Sunday 13 October. To book a seat on V/Line services requiring reservations, or for further information call 1800 800 007.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that while the City of Greater Geelong takes every care to be accurate, no liability will be accepted under any circumstances should the dates, times, telephone contacts or any other description in this program be found inaccurate; this program booklet should be used solely under this understanding. Additionally, the material contained within this program does not necessarily express the views or opinions of the editor or publisher. Any queries about the information contained within this program should be directed to the organiser of the event or special offer, as listed in the program.


Bridge - Seniors Mini Congress

Researching Irish Ancestors

TUE 1 OCT, 10.00am-4.30pm

Join renowned Genealogist Susie Zada as she discusses how on June 30, 1922 when mines exploded in Dublin’s Public Record Office, Irish administration records from the 13th to the 19th century were almost totally destroyed. Talk is followed by refreshments. Presented by Kings Funerals.

A one-day Swiss Teams bridge event. Come and keep your mind active with other bridgeplaying seniors from across the Greater Geelong Region. Enter as teams of 4. Light lunch provided. Presented by Geelong Bridge Club. Geelong Bridge Club, 148 Portarlington Rd, Newcomb Bookings: 0418 178 644

WED 2 OCT, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Kings Chapel, 130 Bellarine Hwy, Newcomb Bookings: 5248 3444 or

Cost: $15 per person

Seniors Untouched TUE 1 OCT In its 11th year, the Seniors Untouched Writing Anthology topic for 2019 is: ‘A Most Memorable Meal’. Tell us your story in your own words. Submit by TUE 1 OCT. Launch and afternoon tea on MON 21 OCT at 2.00pm. Presented by South Barwon Community Centre. South Barwon Community Centre, 33 Mt Pleasant Rd, Belmont Bookings: 5243 8388 or

All Abilities Yoga and Active Games WED 2 OCT, 11.00am-12.30pm Designed for Seniors to stretch, de-stress, exercise and have fun, join us for yoga and active games at the Healthy Living Centre. Open to all abilities, everyone is welcome. Presented by Diversitat Aged Support & Reclink. The Healthy Living Centre, 25-41 Arunga Ave, Norlane Bookings: 5222 7275 or Gold coin donation

Easy Crosswords in Latin!

Photography Workshops

WED 2 OCT, 3.00pm-4.00pm

Every THU in OCT, 10.00am-12.00pm

Come along and have fun, learn some Latin, and in small groups work out the solutions to crosswords in Latin. No previous knowledge of Latin required. Give your brain a workout! Presented by Languages Open Horizons.

Get the best out of your camera at a series of informal workshops. Bring your camera. Each session addresses a different topic, you can attend one or all. Morning Tea provided. Presented by Corio Bay Camera Club Inc.

Bluebird House, 51 Carr St, South Geelong

Centenary Hall, Cox Rd, Norlane

Bookings: 0422 577 783

Bookings: 0419 332 921 or


Geelong Botanic Gardens Guided Walk THU 24 OCT, See page 8

An Insight into Bees and Beekeeping FRI 4 OCT and FRI 11 OCT, 10.00am-12.00pm Learn about the role and importance of bees in the environment. Gain a better understanding of how beehives operate and find out what is required if considering owning a beehive. There will also be an opportunity to sample different honey. Presented by Geelong Beekeepers Club Inc. Belmont Library, 163 High St, Belmont Bookings: 5243 2655 or

Woodturning Demonstrations & Wooden Kit Assembly SAT 5 OCT, 10.00am-2.00pm Bunnings Leopold SAT 26 OCT and SUN 27 OCT, 10.00am-4.00pm The Heights An interactive demonstration in the art of woodturning, embellishment and finishing. You can also assemble a prepared wooden kit or bring along younger family members and they can also put together a wooden toy kit to take home. Presented by Barwon Valley Woodwrights Inc. Bunnings Leopold, 621-639 Bellarine Hwy

Friendly Ageing on Bellarine Expo

The Heights, 140 Aphrasia St, Newtown Enquiries: 0438 020 645, 0418 542 937 or

FRI 4 OCT, 10.00am-3.00pm Our expo will showcase what is available to assist you to remain in your home and part of your community. Exhibitors include: aged care providers, equipment suppliers, financial planners, lawyers, Dementia Australia, local Neighbourhood Houses, Elders Rights Advocacy, and more. Presented by Bellarine Aged Care Association. Christian College indoor basketball court, 40 Collins St, Drysdale Enquiries: 0438 299 539 or

Meet a Modern Elder FRI 4 OCT, 2.00pm-3.30pm Meet an inspiring Modern Elder - Ken Dickins - founder of Corio Waste Management. Ken explains why he added the maxim "I didn't get up this morning to be ordinary" to his email signature. Festival special offer for new members. Presented by Wisdom Mentors. Netgain, 3/63 Thomson Rd, Belmont Bookings: 0414 778 518, 0439 916 122 or Cost: $10

The Melbourne Welsh Male Choir FRI 4 OCT, 2.30pm-3.45pm The Melbourne Welsh Male Choir will be performing their 17th Annual Geelong Seniors Festival Recital at St. Mary's Basilica. Tickets along with a gold coin donation are required on the day. Collect your ticket from Tuckers, phone 5221 4788. Presented by Tuckers Funeral and Bereavement Service. St. Mary's Basilica, 136-148 Yarra St, Geelong Bookings: 5221 4788 or Gold coin donation

Humans in Geelong Expo 2019

Singalong Italian Pop Style

Shorebird Stroll

MON 7 OCT, 1.00pm-2.00pm

TUE 8 OCT, 11.00am-12.00pm THU 17 OCT, 10.00am-11.00am

Sing your heart out to Italian pop songs of the 50s and 60s. No knowledge of Italian required - words and pronunciation tips will be provided! Feel the fun as you sing along to the tunes of yesteryear. Presented by Languages Open Horizons. Grovedale Neighbourhood House, 45 Heyers Rd, Grovedale Bookings: 0422 577 783

Deakin University Waterfront Campus, 1 Gheringhap St, Geelong Enquiries: 0401 838 291, 0490 038 467 or Gold coin donation

Introduction to Tai Chi MON 7 OCT, 1.30pm-2.30pm Heard Tai Chi is good for your health? Come see a demonstration, then try beginner's movements yourself. With repeated practice, the easy movements increase strength, joint and muscle flexibility. Presented by Highton Senior Citizens Centre Inc.

Botanical Art of Margaret Muffet

Highton Senior Citizens Centre, 84 Barrabool Rd, Highton

See 60 beautiful botanical watercolours by world renowned local artist, Mrs Margaret Muffet. Having had her botanical artworks displayed in Australia, London and New York, Margaret will demonstrate her technique daily, at 11.00am and again at 1.00pm. Presented by Belmont Uniting Church.

Bookings: 0412 004 636 or

Get Your Granny and Grandad On!

SUN 6 OCT to SUN 13 OCT, 10.15am-2.00pm See sights at your own pace on board the free Central Geelong Shuttle. The shuttle stops at Central Geelong's sites and attractions including the Cultural Precinct, National Wool Museum, Geelong Botanic Gardens, Waterfront Geelong, and shopping and café precincts. Presented by Central Geelong Marketing. Geelong Railway Station, Bus Bay 10, Railway Terrace, Geelong Enquiries: 5272 4297, or

Let’s get into it! Qi Gong - class demonstration on improving balance, mental and physical wellbeing. Who Do You Think You Are? research your family history. Round the World Community Lunch – share a meal with a fun QI activity. Presented by Leopold Community and Learning Centre.

Bookings: 5250 1301, 5250 1301 or Gold coin donation

Highton Easy Line Dancing TUE 8 OCT, 9.00am-12.00pm Come try Line Dancing in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Starting with some easy dances, we gradually progress to intermediate dances during the morning. Morning tea is provided. Bookings preferred. Presented by Highton Senior Citizens Centre Inc. Highton Senior Citizens Centre, 84 Barrabool Rd, Highton Enquiries: 0412 004 636 or

Old Time Dance with Ron Sudden

A Scottish Afternoon

SUN 6 OCT, 1.30pm-4.30pm

Come along to enjoy an afternoon of Scottish entertainment with some dancing and a singa-long. Includes afternoon tea with Scottish shortbread. Presented by Geelong Ocean Grove Scottish Country Dance Group.

Join our old time ballroom dance and sing along with Ron Sudden. Includes afternoon tea. Presented by Leopold Hall Inc. Leopold Hall, 805-809 Bellarine Hwy, Leopold Enquiries: 0400 500 402 or

TUE 8 OCT to SAT 12 OCT, 10.00am-3.00pm

Belmont Uniting Church, 42 Thomson St, Belmont Enquiries: 0423 922 112 or

MON 7 OCT, 10.00am-3.00pm

Leopold Community Hub, 31-39 Kensington Rd, Leopold

Central Geelong Shuttle Service

Bancoora Beach, Breamlea, the end of Surf Club Lane, Breamlea Bookings: 5272 4851, 0419 502 582 or

SUN 6 OCT, 10.00am-3.00pm The free Humans in Geelong Expo, highlighting all the great things about our region, has something for everyone and everyone is welcome! 45 exhibitors, 10 uplifting guest speakers and 10 culturally diverse performances. Be swept away by the HuG movement! Presented by Humans in Geelong.

Do you know your Red-capped Plover from your Pied Oyster-catcher? Come along for a leisurely beach stroll and learn about your local shorebirds. October is breeding season, we will have a high powered scope available to hopefully see some chicks. Presented by City of Greater Geelong.

TUE 8 OCT, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Over 55's Recreational Table Tennis TUE 8 OCT, 7.00pm-9.30pm FRI 11 OCT, 8.30am-11.00am We invite over 55s men and women for recreational doubles Table Tennis games and to socialise with our members over a cup of tea. Experience the physical, social and mental health benefits of playing this fun game. Presented by Bellarine Keen-Agers Table Tennis Club. Marcus Hill Hall, 662-670 Banks Rd, Marcus Hill Enquiries: 0418 419 522, 0402 300 449 or

Seniors Wellbeing TUE 8 OCT, 11.00am-12.30pm A terrific morning of self-discovery, harnessing participants strengths, positivity and enabling them to improve and build on their relationships with family and community. Designed for those with an interest in lifelong learning. Presented by Lucy Carroll & Sirovilla Retirement Village. Sirovilla, 32-52 Broughton Dr, Highton Bookings: 5241 1517 or Gold coin donation

Leopold Community Hall, 805 Bellarine Hwy, Leopold Enquiries: 5250 5540 or

Cost: $5

Wheelchair accessible

Audio loop

Free event

Bookings required in advance


2019 PROGRAM OF EVENTS EXHIBITIONS Art Exhibition THU 3 OCT, 10.00am-3.00pm Creating a painting can be a very satisfying way of expressing yourself. Visit our exhibition and see what can be achieved in later years. Light refreshments will be available. Presented by Barwon Heads Art Group. Barwon Heads Senior Citizens Centre, Clifford Pde, Barwon Heads Enquiries: 5254 1223, 0402 209 653 or

Senior Citizens Art Show TUE 1 OCT to SUN 27 OCT, TUE to FRI 11.00am-3.00pm SAT to SUN 1.00pm-4.00pm Come and see an exhibition of artwork by some of Geelong's talented senior citizens. Visitors can browse free of charge in a heritage listed art gallery and perhaps purchase a unique work of art that catches their eye. Presented by Geelong Art Society. Shearers Arms Gallery, 202 Aberdeen St, Geelong West Enquiries: 5223 1825, 0402 074 102 or

Ballroom & Latin Dance Classes

Hand Therapy for Seniors

WED 9 OCT, WED 16 OCT, WED 23 OCT, and WED 30 OCT, 4.30pm-5.30pm

Learn how you can maintain your hand function as you age. Presented by a local Hand Therapist. Presented by Geelong Hand Therapy.

Ever wanted to learn the basics of Ballroom Dance? Waltz, Tango, Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Jive and more! Come on your own or with a partner for a series of fun classes. This class is run exclusively for the Seniors Festival. Presented by Ballroom Baby Geelong. Ballroom Baby Geelong, 171 Latrobe Terrace, Geelong Bookings: 0448 527 862 or Cost: $5 per person per class

Amateur Radio & Micro-controllers Hobby WED 9 OCT, 9.00am-4.00pm This 'Men's shed like' venue discusses subject matter that may not have anything to do with Amateur Radio. There’s no need to be licensed to enjoy listening to stations around the world or maybe an orbiting satellite or two. Presented by Geelong Amateur Radio Club. Geelong Amateur Radio Club Rooms, Storrer St, East Geelong Enquiries: 0419 305 554, 0490 019 041 or

Grinter Garden/ GEMS Open Day WED 9 OCT, 10.00am-2.00pm

Belmont Rhythmic Singers WED 9 OCT, 1.00pm-2.30pm Join us for an afternoon of entertainment with the Belmont Rhythmic Singers. Toe tapping, finger clicking, good ol' fashioned singing. Followed by tea/coffee and biscuits. Presented by Kings Funerals.

Come and visit the garden and the men’s shed to learn about the benefits of a healthier way of living. We promote a healthy and active lifestyle by being involved in the local community. Morning tea and sausage sizzle included. Presented by Grinter Community Garden / Geelong East Men’s Shed. Grinter Community Garden/Geelong East Men’s Shed, 125 Coppards Rd, Moolap Enquiries: 0468 613 717 or

WED 9 OCT, 2.00pm-3.30pm

Leisurelink Aquatic & Recreation Centre, 240 Pioneer Rd, Grovedale Bookings: 5243 9595 or

Devonshire Tea in the Garden THU 10 OCT, 1.30pm-3.30pm Experience Devonshire tea in the peaceful gardens of Anam Cara House, Geelong. Make meaningful connections while learning more about Anam Cara's services and volunteering opportunities. Presented by Anam Cara House. Anam Cara House Geelong, 142 Myers St, Geelong Bookings: 5222 5831 or

Ron Sudden - Singer and Entertainer THU 10 OCT, 1.30pm-2.30pm Join us for an entertaining afternoon of popular music presented by Ron Sudden, followed by afternoon tea. Presented by Grovedale Senior Citizens Club. Grovedale Community Hub, 45 Heyers Rd, Grovedale Bookings: 0419 549 521, 5241 4308 or Gold coin donation

Musical Afternoon for Seniors THU 10 OCT, 1.30pm-4.00pm Join us for an afternoon of songs to remember followed by a delicious afternoon tea and a chance to win one of three lucky door prizes. Presented by Bellarine Community Choir.

Kings Chapel, 130 Bellarine Hwy, Newcomb Bookings: 5248 3444 or

Bookings: 5216 9028 or

Musical Experience with Children

WED 9 OCT, WED 16 OCT, WED 23 OCT and WED 30 OCT, Absolute beginners 6.45pm-7.20pm, Some experience 7.30pm-8.50pm

WED 9 OCT, 10.00am-11.30am

Music is good for your body & soul. It's relaxing & calming, yet stimulating and invigorating. The ukulele allows everyone to experience the joy, fun and sense of satisfaction of making music and singing with others. Song sheet books provided. Ukes may be available for loan by calling: 0430 871 045. Followed by supper. Presented by Ukes 'n' more.

Come join our children for a musical activity/ lesson and morning tea at the hub in the ground floor community room. Presented by Leopold Child and Family Centre. Leopold Community Hub, 31-39 Kensington Rd, Leopold Bookings: 5272 5555, 0439 613 335 or

Grovedale Neighbourhood House, 35-53 Heyers Rd, Grovedale Enquiries: 0430 871 045, or Cost: $2.50 for either or both sessions


FRI 11 OCT, 1.30pm-3.00pm A great opportunity to try some of the programs on offer in these 15 minute ‘sample’ sessions. Zumba, Tai Chi, Drawing, Mosaics, just to name a few! Chat with others over an afternoon tea of dips & local cheese! Presented by Portarlington Neighbourhood House. Parks Hall, Newcomb St, Portarlington

Springdale Neighbourhood Centre, High St, Drysdale

Community Singing and Ukulele

Round-Robin of PNH Programs

Gold coin donation

Guided Dog Walk and Treasure Hunt THU 10 OCT, 9.00am-10.00am 10.00am-11.00am, 11.00am-12.00pm Join a 1.5 kilometre free guided dog walk and treasure hunt around The Breeze retirement community, neighbouring waterways and Arcare aged care. Collect free goodies for you or your dog at each treasure hunt station. Bookings required. Presented by The Breeze Point Lonsdale.

Bookings: 5259 2290, 5259 2290 or

Geelong Ballroom Dance Weekend FRI 11 OCT, 8.00pm-11.00pm SAT 12 OCT, 8.00pm-12.00am SUN 13 OCT, 11.00am-2.30pm A Ballroom Dance Extravaganza. Three events over three days with three different live bands. Friday night the ‘Chordettes’, Saturday night the ‘Tony Gilbert Sound’, Sunday ‘The Silhouettes’. Supper (Friday and Saturday) and lunch (Sunday) provided. Presented by Geelong Ballroom Dance Club Inc. The Geelong Ballroom, cnr Bayview Pde and Carey St, Hamlyn Heights Bookings: 0418 584 051, 0403 704 035 or

Cost: Whole weekend $60, Friday only $15, Saturday only $35, Sunday only $15

Model Railroading Learning & Fun SAT 12 OCT, 10.00am-4.00pm Model railroading is a hobby where you can create, learn and share. It is a rewarding activity for all ages. Come along and bring your grandchildren, chat with our members about the hobby & participate in the how to clinics. Presented by Corio Model Railway Club Inc. Corio Model Railway Clubrooms, 30 John St, West Geelong Enquiries: 0407 572 607, 0419 329 793 or

Geelong Seniors Stamp and Coin Fair SAT 12 OCT, 9.00am-3.00pm Chat with friendly members of both stamp and coin clubs, meet stamp and coin dealers offering their expertise, perhaps even win a door prize or just view the exhibits and enjoy a free cuppa and biscuits! Presented by Geelong Philatelic and Numismatic Societies. Geelong West Town Hall, Pakington St, Geelong West Enquiries: 0438 270 549, 5281 3397 or

The park across from The Breeze Point Lonsdale, 9 Cowry Way, Point Lonsdale Bookings: 1300 893 775 or


Geelong Ballroom Dance Weekend 11-13 OCT, See page 4

Intergenerational Story Telling

Come and Try Croquet

SAT 12 OCT, 1.00pm-5.30pm

Meet new people and get some gentle exercise while learning a new skill in a friendly relaxed environment. All equipment is provided and experienced players will be on hand to guide you through the great game of croquet. Presented by Belmont Croquet Club Inc.

Geelong South Sudanese community elders will tell the stories of their cultural practices, songs, dance and challenges faced in South Sudan to enable a better understanding, appreciation and respect of our culture and more respect for elders. Presented by South Sudanese Nuer Language school. St John Lutheran Church, 165 Yarra St, Geelong

SUN 13 OCT, 10.00am-2.00pm

Scottish Country Dancing THU 17 OCT, 10.00am-11.15am

SUN 13 OCT, 10.00am-6.00pm

Geelong Jazz Soirées is Geelong's home of jazz. We are presenting two special performances including star Australian jazz vocalist Amelia Evans with band. Come and enjoy some of Victoria’s best jazz. Presented by Callum Watson Enterprises. Victorian Railway Institute Hall, Cnr Latrobe Terrace & Gordon Ave, Geelong Bookings: 0490 112 986 or Cost: $15

Jazz Tea Dance

SUN 13 OCT, 2.30pm-4.00pm Celebrating 10 years of fabulous music to the community, our concert will bring a range of old and new tunes to enjoy. Everyone is welcome to sing a long and partake of a sumptuous afternoon tea. Presented by Barwon Heads Chorale. Barwon Heads Community Hall, 79 Hitchcock Ave, Barwon Heads Enquiries: 0412 713 102, 0408 116 120 or Cost: $5

Sing Into Spring SUN 13 OCT, 2.00pm-4.00pm Geelong's ever-popular and accomplished acapella women's chorus perform their trademark ringing harmonies in an afternoon filled with music, singalongs, laughter and fun. A sumptuous afternoon tea is included. Presented by Geelong Harmony Chorus.

Egyptology TUE 15 OCT, 1.00pm-3.00pm

Spanish for Beginners WED 16 OCT, 10.00am-11.15am

Seniors Cricket Match

Celebrating a Decade of Music

MON 14 OCT, 1.30pm-3.00pm

Enquiries: 0419 139 044, 0467 449 288 or

SUN 13 OCT and SUN 27 OCT, 1.00pm-4.00pm

Bookings: 0419 549 706 or

Ukulele unshackled MON 14 OCT, 2.25pm-3.45pm

Movement for life WED 16 OCT, 10.15am-11.15am

Geelong Jazz Soirées

Stinton Oval, Queens Park, Queens Park Rd, Highton (Melway 451 C4)

International Harvester Choir

Belmont Croquet Club, 161 Francis St, Belmont

Bookings: 0434 102 044 or 0431 760 466

Do you miss playing cricket? Join us for this fun game and enjoy a taste of Over 60 Cricket and our hospitality. If you like the day we hope you will be encouraged to become a regular Over 60 player! Presented by Geelong Seniors Cricket Club Inc.

Come and Try at U3A Geelong

SUN 13 OCT, 2.00pm-5.00pm Join us for a very social afternoon to listen and/or dance to the jazz tunes of our era. Come on your own or with friends. Generous afternoon tea provided. Bookings essential. Presented by The Geelong Jazz Club.

Poetry Appreciation FRI 18 OCT, 2.00pm-3.30pm See what U3A offers. Locations advised at booking. Grovedale, Ocean Grove, Belmont. Presented by U3A Geelong Inc. Bookings: 5244 5114 or

Cost: $10 per person

Showcase Bellarine Pigeon Club SUN 13 OCT, 11.00am-2.00pm See our display of racing pigeons and show pigeons, show DVDs and information on housing, care, training and maintenance. Visitors will be met and given a guided tour and club members can offer advice and answer any questions. Presented by Bellarine Pigeon Club.

Get Your Rear into Gear Turn 50 and you get some great gifts - Yes the Bowel Screening Kit. Where did it go! Enjoy some light chat and presentation on Bowel Cancer awareness, symptoms, reducing risks, benefits of screening and follow up. Afternoon tea provided. Presented by Western Victoria PHN. Corio Library, Cox Rd, Norlane Bookings: 5222 0800 or

MON 14 OCT, 2.00pm-3.00pm Do you want to increase energy, reduce stress, sleep better? Laughter is the best medicine, get your dose during a session that will have you laughing out loud. Everyone welcome to share laughs and immediately feel better. Includes afternoon tea. Presented by South Barwon Community Centre. South Barwon Community Centre, 33 Mt Pleasant Rd, Belmont Bookings: 5243 8388 or Gold coin donation

Bookings: 5251 1998

MON 14 OCT, 12.00pm-2.00pm

SUN 13 OCT, 2.30pm-4.00pm Come and enjoy singing some of your favourite hymns and share in a time of worship. Guest artists will provide inspiring music. The afternoon will conclude with afternoon tea. Presented by Aberdeen Street Baptist Church. Aberdeen Street Baptist Church, 7 Aberdeen St, Newtown Enquiries: 0431 755 793, 0418 564 429 or

Wheelchair accessible

Audio loop

Free event

Travel Time Italiano MON 14 OCT, 1.00pm-2.00pm Learn some key tips, words and phrases for travelling in Italy by taking part in small group roleplays. There will be a focus on ordering food and drink, and asking for directions. Practise speaking Italian to get the words flowing! Presented by Languages Open Horizons.

Bookings: 0422 577 783

Discover Hearing Implants TUES 15 OCT, 1.00pm-2.30pm Would you like to learn more about hearing with an implantable hearing system? Please join us for a FREE information session to learn more about Cochlear or Baha implant systems. Registration is requested as space is limited. Presented by Geelong Cochlear Care Centre. Geelong Cochlear Care Centre, 73-79 Little Ryrie St, Geelong

Live Life Laughing

Potato Shed, 41 Peninsula Dr, Drysdale

Cost: Adults $25, Children $15, Concession $20, Seniors $18

Gold coin donation

Bookings: 1800 291 057 or

Geelong Embroiderers' Sit n Sew

Songs of Praise

Enquiries: 5241 1776

MON 14 OCT, 2.00pm-3.30pm

Wallington Reserve, 481-487 Wallington Rd, Wallington Bookings: 5255 2090, 0415 031 686 or

Belmont Seniors Concert Hall, 52 Thomson St, Belmont

Grovedale Neighbourhood House, 45 Heyers Rd, Grovedale

Vines Road Community Centre, 37-61 Vines Rd, Hamlyn Heights Bookings: 0410 466 251, 5282 8330 or

A time-honoured and eagerly anticipated event featuring Geelong’s very own male choir on stage – a professional performance is assured. Afternoon tea will be served after the show. Presented by Belmont Senior Citizens Centre.

Come to an open day at our monthly sit and sew meeting. Members will be working on a variety of projects. See a creative display of work, covering patchwork, modern and traditional embroidery and enjoy a cuppa with us. Presented by Geelong Embroiderers' Guild. St David's Church Hall, Cnr Aphrasia & Talbot St, Newtown Enquiries: 0414 629 639, 0419 165 353 or

Bookings required in advance

A Fence of Fibre Art TUES 15 OCT, 10.00am-11.00am, 11.30am-12.30pm, 12.30pm1.30pm or 2.10pm-3.10pm Join fibre artist Caroline Hawkins in creating a collaborative artwork by weaving natural plant fibres onto a fence at Newcomb Park Primary School. Caroline will offer guidance in basic basket weaving techniques assisting participants to contribute to the finished artwork. Presented by Bluebird Foundation. Newcomb Park Primary School, 7-21 Richard St, Newcomb Bookings:

Easy Phone Photography WED 16 OCT, 10.00am-11.30am, 11.30am-1.00pm or 1.00pm-2.30pm Learn how to take photographs with your smart phone or tablet. Take your images to the next level with simple artistic principles and share photos with family and friends through email and social media. Soup lunch and free gift provided. Presented by Bluebird Foundation. Bluebird House, Cnr Carr & Swanston St, South Geelong Bookings: 0438 577 214 or


2019 PROGRAM OF EVENTS SHOWS AT THE POTATO SHED The Potato Shed, 41 Peninsula Drive, Drysdale Bookings for all events online at: Enquiries: 5251 1998 or

Sherlock Holmes and a Woman's Wit

EdConnect Volunteers Stories

Gym Essentials for Seniors

WED 16 OCT, 10.00am-12.00pm

Presented by qualified fitness professionals, this session will guide you through some of the basics of the gym environment and help you to achieve better health outcomes. Presented by Leisurelink Aquatic & Recreation Centre.

EdConnect is the only charity in Australia with a unique focus to inspire older generations to inspire the next. Hear from our volunteers and find out about becoming a volunteer with our organisation over morning tea. RSVP required by email. Presented by Geelong & Surf Coast EdConnect. Eastern Hub, 285A McKillop St, East Geelong Bookings: 0498 015 323 or

WED 16 OCT, 2.00pm-3.30pm

Leisurelink Aquatic & Recreation Centre, 240 Pioneer Rd, Grovedale Bookings: 5243 9595 or

Money Matters for Seniors

SUN 6 OCT, 2.00pm-4.00pm

THU 17 OCT, 9.00am-12.00pm

Cue sound effects and soap commercials, Lux Radio Theatre recreates the halcyon days of the radio play in Sherlock Holmes and a Woman’s Wit. The cast thrills the audience dramatising two intriguing Sherlock Holmes stories. Seniors Festival special: Cabaret seats $35 Theatre seats $30

Join us for a presentation about a range of money matters including keeping you and your money safe. Presentations from Department of Human Services – Centrelink, City of Greater Geelong, Seniors Rights, Energywise and Gamblers Help. Morning tea is included. Presented by City of Greater Geelong, Centrelink and Seniors Rights.

Al Jolson Story Morning Showtime TUE 8 OCT, 10.30am-12.30pm Al Jolson was the consummate entertainer and the first true solo star on Broadway. Song list includes the classic hits: My Mammy, You Made Me Love You, Baby Face. Presented by star performer Issi Dye. Includes morning tea. Cost: $15

My Brilliant Divorce FRI 11 OCT, 8.00pm-10.00pm SAT 12 OCT, 2.00pm-4.00pm The radiantly witty and warm personal account of Angela, dumped by her husband for a younger model, we follow her achingly funny story as she fumbles through the dating scene. Irresistibly funny “stand up tragedy!”. Presented by HIT Productions. Cost: $35

Johnny O'Keefe & Roy Orbison Tribute

Tea & Tour - Kevin Hoffman Walk WED OCT 16, 10.00am-11.30am and 1.30pm-3.00pm Morning/afternoon tea and a guided tour along Lara's hidden gem - the Kevin Hoffman Walk. A mostly Australian native garden, lovingly created by one man over 40 years ago along the banks of Hovells Creek. Presented by Friends of Kevin Hoffman Walk. Kevin Hoffman Walk, End of Walkers Rd, Lara Enquiries: friendsofkevinhoffmanwalk@

From Broadway to Ballroom SUN 27 OCT, 2.00pm-4.00pm Stars seasoned opera performers Liza Beamish and Lachlan Baker, and the recently awarded World Dance Council Champions Emma and Rhett Salmon. The stunning combination of ballroom, opera and classic favourite melodies. Presented by HIT Productions. Seniors Festival special: Cabaret seats $35 Theatre seats $30

Bookings: 5272 4061

Intergenerational Afternoon Tea

FRI 18 OCT, 10.15am-12.15pm The combined U3A Geelong and U3A Corio Bay open day offers you the chance to interview tutors prior to enrolment day as well as watch selected activities such as Scottish country dancing, Spanish for beginners and Tai Chi. Presented by U3A Geelong Inc. Cobbin Farm Learning Centre, 231 Grove Rd, Grovedale Enquiries: 5244 5114 or

Livewell Come 'n' Try Exercise Class FRI 18 OCT, 11.00am-12.15pm Enjoy a tour followed by a gentle exercise class that is part of our Livewell program. Caters for all levels of fitness. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes suitable to exercise in. Call reception for further details. Presented by Waterworld Swim Sport and Leisure Centre. Waterworld Swim Sport and Leisure Centre, 1-15 Cox Rd, Norlane Bookings: 5275 1909

THU 17 OCT, 1.30pm-3.00pm

Movie: The HundredFoot Journey WED 16 OCT, 1.30pm-3.45pm Set in a French village, two restaurants 100 feet apart, one French (Helen Mirren) and the other Indian are fierce competitors until ... Enjoy a Bollywood surprise and complimentary bag of lollies. Presented by Tuckers Funeral and Bereavement Service. Tuckers Highton Chapel, Barrabool Hills Centre, 4-32 Province Bvd, Highton Bookings: 5221 4788 or Gold coin donation

FRI 25 OCT, 8.00pm-10.30pm Issi Dye & Glenn Douglas present two of the greatest influences in Australian Rock n’ Roll music in the 50s and 60s - Roy Orbison and Aussie rock star Johnny O’Keefe. Presented by Issi Dye. Seniors Festival special: Cabaret seats $35 Theatre seats $30

City Hall, 30 Gheringhap Street, Geelong

U3A Geelong and Corio Bay Open Day

Retirement, Volunteering & High Tea WED 16 OCT, 2.00pm-4.00pm Recently retired? Would you enjoy sharing your skills, knowledge and life experience? Is Volunteering for you? Join our interactive information session to find out how you can make a difference through volunteering. Includes afternoon high tea, RSVP by 7 OCT. Presented by Volunteering Geelong Inc. Volunteering Geelong - St Mary's Terrace Community Hub, 192 Myers St, Geelong Bookings: 5221 1377 or Gold coin donation

Join members of the garden and the next generation of gardeners from Ashby Primary School for afternoon tea in the garden. Includes music, tours of the garden and of course, tea and cakes! Presented by Geelong West Community Garden. Geelong West Community Garden, 129 Autumn St (carpark in Leckie Pl, off Coquette St), Geelong West Enquiries: 0424 798 665 or

Home Care Package Seminar

Memory Keepers Information Session FRI 18 OCT, 2.00pm-3.00pm Let us show you how we can transform your memories into a wonderful life story! We are a trio of celebrants and writers passionate about capturing people's memories and turning them into a keepsake full of treasured recollections. Presented by Your Pen Pals. Waurn Ponds Library, Pioneer Rd, Waurn Ponds Bookings: 0437 957 943 or

THU 17 OCT, 10.00am-11.00am Find out about how our expert case managers and care coordinators can work with you, to ensure you are supported to live at home, to get the best value from your Home Care Package. Presented by GenU. GenU, 285a McKillop St, East Geelong Bookings: 1300 558 368 or

Coryule Chorus Spring Concert THU 17 OCT, 2.00pm-3.30pm The Coryule Chorus presents their impressive repertoire for an afternoon of beautiful music accompanied by piano and flute. Join us for afternoon tea after the performance. Presented by Coryule Chorus.

GRLC Seniors Festival 2019 Concert SAT 19 OCT, 11.00am-12.00pm A concert short enough to call an aperitif but with substance enough to satisfy any musical taste. Orchestra Geelong, takes you on a musical journey across continents and time zones featuring Verdi, Brahms, Mozart, Grieg, Sibelius and more. Presented by Orchestra Geelong. The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, Level 5, 51 Little Malop St, Geelong Bookings: 8658 0810

St James Hall, Collins St, Drysdale Bookings: 0402 321 424 or Gold coin donation



Grinter Garden/GEMS Open Day WED 9 OCT, See page 4

Whittling for Beginners SAT 19 OCT, 10.00am-12.00pm Learn the age old art of whittling. We will show you how to hold the knife and cut a piece of timber to produce a small item to take home. Presented by Geelong Woodcrafters Guild. Ribbon Cafe , Spotlight Centre, Settlement Rd, Belmont Bookings: 0433 889 181 or

AMCS Senior's Day

Floral Design with Fresh Flowers MON 21 OCT, 10.30am-1.00pm Be guided step-by-step, to design and construct a floral arrangement to take home with you on completion. All fresh horticultural materials needed will be supplied free of charge. Includes morning tea. Presented by Geelong Floral Art Group.

White Eagle House, 46-48 Fellmongers Rd, Breakwater Enquiries: 5241 2446 or

Rotary Awareness Day SUN 20 OCT, 9.00am-1.00pm Visit Rotary’s display at the Drysdale Community Market to learn about our many community projects and find out about how you can join. The Rotary Jumping Castle will be there so bring the grandkids! Presented by Drysdale Rotary Club Inc. Drysdale Reserve, Duke St, Drysdale Enquiries: 0409 149 025, 0408 989 221 or

Geelong Trailable Yacht Club Seniors Sailing SUN 20 OCT, 1.00pm-4.30pm A friendly sail with Geelong Trailable Yacht Club (GTYC) on Corio Bay, the safest sailing venue around. Comfortable and safe six to eight metre yachts with experienced crews or just look over the yachts, enjoy a chat and afternoon tea. Presented by Geelong Trailable Yacht Club. St Helens Boat Ramp, Swinburne St, North Geelong Bookings: 0411 142 917 or

Bookings: 5231 5709, 5243 6016 or

Lets Talk About U - Legal & Medical MON 21 OCT, 1.30pm-3.30pm Keep calm and stay in control! Amy Fisher (Succession Legal), Dr Deb Harley (Advance Care Directive), Alyson Burchell & Sue Marshman (Tuckers Funeral & Bereavement Service) offer this interactive presentation empowering you with the latest information. Facilitated by Andrew Kors. Presented by Tuckers Funeral and Bereavement Service. Tuckers Chapel, cnr Torquay and Pioneer Rd, Grovedale Bookings: 5221 4788 or

SUN 20 OCT, 5.30pm-7.30pm Join 'Eklezmic' for a tour of Europe through folkdance. Experienced dancers and beginners alike will be lured into the heady mix of music, fun and movement, as the band plays their irresistible style of traditional Yiddish folk. Light dinner provided. Presented by Bluebird Foundation. Vines Road Community Centre, 37-61 Vines Rd, Hamlyn Heights Bookings: 0433 233 543 or

Wheelchair accessible

Bookings: 5243 2655, 4201 0500 or

Compile & publish your family history

Purl, Jam and Scones

FRI 18 OCT, 2.30pm-3.30pm

Discover Your Ancestry

Tablet & Smartphone Q&A

MON 21 OCT, 2.30pm-3.30pm

TUE 8 OCT, 2.00pm-3.00pm

Belmont Library, 163 High St, Belmont

Corio Library, 1-15 Cox Rd, Norlane

Grandparent/Special Person Storytime

Armchair Actors

THU 17 OCT, 10.30am-11.30am

Discover Your Ancestry

Neural Knitworks for Seniors THU 3 OCT, 2.00pm-4.00pm

Red Cross Connections & Craft THU 24 OCT, 1.00pm-4.00pm Join us for a FREE afternoon communiTEA showcasing Red Cross’ Community Programs: Social Connections, Transport, Emergency Preparedness and a craft session making our Trauma Teddies. We’ll have a pop up Op Shop, knitting circle & handmade goodies. Everyone is welcome! Presented by Australian Red Cross. Australian Red Cross, 47 Pakington St, Geelong West Bookings: 5223 8700 or

Chilwell Library, 51 Russell St, Newtown

Tech Time SAT 19 OCT, 2.30pm-3.30pm

Basic Computers - 2 session course THU 3 OCT and TUE 15 OCT, 2.00pm-3.00pm

Classic Movie Screening with Kanopy THU 10 OCT, 2.30pm-4.00pm

Geelong's Irish Influence 1840-1850 THU 24 OCT, 10.00am-2.30pm

The Folk House in Spring

Presented by Geelong Regional Library Corporation.

St Joseph's Netball & Football Club Pavillion, Hilltop St, Herne Hill

SAT 19 OCT, 11.00am-3.00pm Join us for some exciting activities including: Seniors ‘then & now’, Come & try Live Well classes, Zumba for Seniors, Yoga for Seniors, visit our pop up café with classical guitar music. Presented by Australian Multicultural Community Services Inc.


Learn about the Irish in Geelong's earliest days. Coach tour includes Irish Town, Irish pioneer Foster Fyans, architecture of Andrew McWilliams and Joseph Shaw, hotels and early housing areas. Includes morning tea, light lunch and comprehensive notes about places visited. Presented by Geelong and Region Branch National Trust. Begin and end at Barwon Grange, 25 Fernleigh St, Newtown Bookings: 0407 504 262 or

Mindful colouring for Seniors TUE 22 OCT, 11.00am-12.00pm

IPAD Basics WED 16 OCT, 3.00pm-4.00pm

Dry Felting and All Things Wool WED 30 OCT, 1.00pm-3.00pm Lara Library, 5 Walkers Rd, Lara

Cost: $25

Audio loop

Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, Level 5, 51 Little Malop St, Geelong

Free event

Bookings required in advance

FRI 4 OCT, 2.00pm-3.00pm

FRI 25 OCT, 10.30am-12.30pm

FRI 4 OCT, 2.00pm-3.00pm

Rescue Your Photos THU 10 OCT, 10.30am-12.30pm Leopold Library, Leopold Community Hub, 31-39 Kensington Rd, Leopold

3D Drawing for Seniors MON 7 OCT, 10.00am-11.00am

Neural Knitworks for Seniors THU 3 OCT, 2.00pm-4.00pm Newcomb Library, Newcomb Central Shopping Centre, Cnr Bellarine Hwy & Wilsons Rd, Newcomb

Caring for the Hooded Plover FRI 18 OCT, 11.00am-12.00pm Ocean Grove Library, Presidents Avenue (cnr The Avenue), Ocean Grove

Monica Dullard's 'Fancy That' WED 2 OCT, 6.30pm-7.30pm Waurn Ponds Library, 230 Pioneer Rd, Grovedale


Walk The Bollards with Colin THU 24 OCT, See page 8

Celebrating Seniors @ BLLC Seniors Day With THU 24 OCT, 10.30am-12.00pm a Dutch Touch Join us as we celebrate seniors with entertainment and food activities followed by a delicious morning tea. Presented by Bellarine Living and Learning Centre Inc. Bellarine Living and Learning Centre, 20 Worden Crt, Whittington Bookings: 5248 1926, 5248 1926 or Gold coin donation

Geelong Botanic Gardens Guided Walk THU 24 OCT, 10.00am-12.00pm A special guided walk presented by the Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens' trained guides exploring the beautiful features of our gardens. Morning tea provided. Presented by Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens. Geelong Botanic Gardens, Cnr Podbury Dr and Eastern Park Circuit Bookings: 5222 6053, 0402 147 496 or

Historical Lara Museum THU 24 OCT, 9.30am-4.00pm Hop on our bus from Portarlington to Lara. Learn about the daily life of Geelong's early pioneers through a multitude of displays, memorabilia and historical items. Morning tea/coffee is provided as well as a delicious two course lunch at Batesford. Presented by Staying in Portarlington Inc. Lara Museum & Historical Centre, Cnr Forest & Canterbury Rd, Lara Bookings: 5250 6628, 0409 196 711 or Cost: $40

Guided Tour - Art Quilt Australia THU 24 OCT, 2.00pm-3.00pm Discover the exhibition with Didee Knight, National Quilt Register Coordinator. Art Quilt Australia (National Wool Museum, 6 Sept - 15 Dec 2019) is a biennial juried exhibition, promoting excellence in contemporary art quilts. Presented by National Wool Museum. National Wool Museum, 26 Moorabool St, Geelong Bookings: 5272 4701 or

FRI 25 OCT, 10.30am-2.30pm Come spend a delightful senior's day with your Dutch hosts providing elders a taste of Dutch food, culture and hospitality. In the morning there will be opportunity to catch up with old friends from the Dutch and wider community. Presented by Geelong Dutch Clubs. Centenary Hall, Cox Rd, Norlane Bookings: 0413 502 279, 5243 3557 or Cost: $10

Intergenerational Playgroup FRI 25 OCT, 10.00am-11.30am Join the Mudlarks Supported Playgroup for a morning of intergenerational play, including the creation of a memory book to capture the fabulous memories of the morning. Includes morning tea. Presented by City of Greater Geelong. Grovedale Child and Family Centre, 35 Heyers Rd, Grovedale Bookings: 0429 291 955, 5272 4781 or

Show and Tell FRI 25 OCT, 11.00am-3.00pm

THU 24 OCT, 10.00am-1.30pm Join Colin Mockett on a waterfront walking tour taking in and explaining all the artworks from Rippleside Park (free parking) to Limeburners's Point, where a chartered bus will return participants to Rippleside. Presented by Drop Of A Hat Productions Geelong. Rippleside Park, Bell Pde, Rippleside Bookings: 5278 3768, 0421 320 874 or Cost: $18


Campaign For Better Hearing THU 3 OCT, 1.00pm-3.30pm MON 7 OCT, 9.15am-12.00pm MON 21 OCT, 1.00pm-3.00pm THU 24 OCT, 9.45am-12.00pm Audika Belmont, Eastbrooke Family Medical Centre, 75-77 Roslyn Rd

THU 10 OCT, 10.00am-1.00pm FRI 11 OCT, 2.00pm-4.30pm

Get your free hearing test with personalised results and information provided about ear and hearing health with an Audiology Specialist. Giveaways and refreshments are provided. Presented by Audika. Bookings: 5241 7333, 5274 9445 or

Enquiries: 5275 6107 or

The Heights Garden Fair SAT 26 OCT and SUN 27 OCT, 10.00am-4.00pm The Garden Festival celebrates the beautiful gardens at The Heights. We invite grandparents to bring along their grandkids for a day of fun and adventure, featuring activities such as scarecrow making, garden talks, devonshire tea, yoga, and plant sales. Presented by National Trust of Australia Victoria.

Enquiries: 5244 7200, 0427 616 734 or

Bulk Bill Skin Cancer Checks Every day in OCT, 9.00am-3.00pm Bulk bill skin cancer checks for seniors during the month of October 2019. Presented by Western Skin Institute.

TUE 1 OCT to THU 31 OCT, 8.00am-6.00pm

Seniors Festival Train Journey

Bookings: 5298 1147 or

Norlane Senior Citizens Club, 55 Yooringa Ave, Norlane

Geelong Waterfront Carpark, 39 Ritchie Blvd, Geelong

Bookings: 5201 8011

Enquiries: 0411 289 565, 0409 400 857 or

A wonderful afternoon of country rock music by two of the best musicians. If they can't get people up and dancing, we don't know who can! Includes afternoon tea. Presented by Norlane Senior Citizens Club Inc.

Visit the Australian Hearing van to get your free hearing check and find out more about looking after your hearing health. Presented by Hearing Australia.

Get Proactive for Health + Movement

Proactive Health and Movement, 160 Colac Rd, Waurn Ponds

SAT 26 OCT, 1.00pm-3.00pm

FRI 4 OCT, FRI 18 OCT, and THU 24 OCT, 9.00am-3.30pm

Medical One, 160 Colac Rd, Waurn Ponds

Vines Road Community Centre, 49 Vines Rd, Hamlyn Heights

Country Music Concert by Warm Sands

Free Hearing Checks

Audika Corio, Corio Central Shopping Centre, Purnell Rd

Podiatry, Physiotherapy and Remedial Massage therapy that addresses the cause of pain and pathology. Offering No Gap Consultations (Private Health) or 25% off Podiatry ($64.50 after discount), Physiotherapy ($72 after discount), Remedial massage therapy ($74.25 after discount) for new patients upon presentation of their Seniors Card. (Initial consult only) Presented by Proactive Health and Movement.

Call in for a friendly chat and cuppa and see the various club activities that emphasise wellbeing, companionship and friendship. Our club offers high quality catered meals, bingo, carpet bowls, pool, table tennis, line dancing, exercise classes, bus trips etc. Presented by Vines Road Senior Citizens Club.

Cost: $2

Walk The Bollards with Colin


SUN 13 OCT, SUN 20 OCT and SUN 27 OCT, 12.00pm-4.20pm Departing 12.00pm, take a scenic journey from Drysdale to Queenscliff, through the Bellarine Hills, passing along Swan Bay to Queenscliff to enjoy a leisurely lunch. Presented by The Bellarine Railway. The Bellarine Railway - Drysdale Station, 2-10 Station St, Drysdale Bookings: (Offer code '2019SENFEST'), 5258 2069 or Cost: $18 per Senior return fare

Suddenly it's Ron again! MON 28 OCT, 1.30pm-3.00pm An afternoon of fine music and lots of fun and laughter with the ever popular Ron Sudden. Presented by Belmont Senior Citizens Centre. Belmont Seniors Concert Hall, 52 Thomson St, Belmont Enquiries: 5241 1776 Cost: $5

Leopold Rail Trail Friendship Walk WED 30 OCT, 10.30am-2.00pm Join us for a leisurely walk along the Bellarine Rail Trail at Leopold. Starting from Kensington Road and walking to Christies Road, we return to the Leopold Sportsmans Club pavilion for a barbeque lunch. Presented by Leopold Probus Club. Leopold Rail Trail, Leopold Sportsmans Club, 135 Kensington Rd, Leopold Enquiries: 0414 372 401, 5250 2134 or Gold coin donation

Safety for Seniors Morning Tea WED 30 OCT, 10.00am-12.30pm An interactive Safety for Seniors morning tea and Legal Lingo Bingo. Including presentations from local police, City of Greater Geelong, Barwon Community Legal Service and other organisations on how to stay safe in the community. Presented by Barwon Elder Abuse Primary Prevention Network.

The Heights, 140 Aphrasia St, Newtown

Norlane Community Centre, 39A Rose Ave, Norlane

Enquiries: 5221 3510, 0466 796 430

Bookings: 1300 430 599 or

Gold coin donation


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