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for medical research into a cure for the disease. Help raise awareness for this worthy cause. ■ Maroondah Art Gallery, 32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood. December 12-22, Tuesday to Friday, 10am-4pm, Saturday noon-4pm. 9298 4545 WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS NADRASCA SENIOR SERVICE – ‘ART IS A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE’ The therapeutic benefits of art are widely known, and adopted by recovering drug addicts and young children experiencing illness and trauma. But you don’t have to be recovering from anything to enjoy the satisfaction of being creative. Nadrasca Senior Service wants to give people the opportunity to try their hand at a range of different mediums, and learn how to express themselves through art. ■ Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street, Box Hill. December 18, 6pm. 9895 8888 BOOK lAuNcHES CHRISTI & MICK MALTHOUSE Father and daughter team Mick

recipes, and they’ve all been given industry expert Janelle Bloom’s tick of approval. ■ Dymocks Eastland, shop G126, Eastland Shopping Centre, 171 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood. December 22, 2pm. 9876 8255

EXHIBITION OF THE TUTORS OF BOX HILL COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE Expectations will be high for this exhibition, featuring the work of Box Hill Community Arts Centre tutors, who are all practising artists. Most of the work will be for sale, so make the most of this opportunity to snap up something for that glaringly bare wall at home, or for a unique Christmas present. ■ Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street, Box Hill. Until December 16, Monday to Thursday, 9am-7.30pm, Friday, 9am-5pm. 9895 8888

and Christi Malthouse both have tales to be proud of. With her successful television career and sports journalism success broadcast, its no surprise she’s the offspring of star AFL coach Mick Malthouse, who is famed for producing premiership teams. So who better to tell Mick’s story than a close family member, who has painted a sensitive and intimate picture of the

SOcIAl EVENTS ST MARK’S CHRISTMAS PLAY & BARBECUE Hosted by St Mark’s Anglican Church, this community celebration of Jesus’ birth will be remembered by the whole family. The Christmas play enacted this year is a contemporary relaying of the Bible story, including a singalong musical. Come along and hear the Christmas story being told in an exciting and funny way: This is Your Life for the little drummer boy. A free barbecue is provided after the show so be sure to stay on. ■ St Mark’s Anglican Church Templestowe, 6 Dellfield Drive, Templestowe Lower. December 16, 5pm. 9850 2160 \ COMPILED BY PRISCILLA MOCA

family man behind the stern coaching exterior. Join the pair as Christi present’s Malthouse: A Football Life. ■ Dymocks Doncaster, shop 1055 Westfield Shoppingtown, Doncaster Road, Doncaster. December 23, 11am-noon. 9848 7209

winner Andy Allen will tell the story of his astounding journey from apprentice electrician to famous chef in his new book,The Next Element. It features imaginative yet simple-to-prepare recipes for home-cooked family meals using local foods, Asian-inspired recipes, seafood, Mexican and tapas

ANDY ALLEN This year’s MasterChef Australia

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