Health and wellbeing expo

Highlands Retirement Village is holding its first health and wellbeing expo on Wednesday, July 29, 9.30am-3.30pm, with more than 25 exhibitors and speakers. Morning tea and lunch will be available
at this free event. The retirement village is at 236-238 Waterview Boulevard, Craigieburn.

■ 8364 0781


Help Malia fight leukaemia

Malia Drummond is a three-year-old girl with a bubbly and caring personality. She was diagnosed with leukaemia and is undergoing chemotherapy. To help her parents pay for her treatment, friends have organised a fundraising event at the Bridge Inn Hotel, Mernda, on August 16 from 11.45am-4pm. There will be entertainment (ex-AFL player Peter Daicos and comedian Nelson Twins) and a silent auction. Tickets cost $40 and cover finger food and a drink on arrival.

■ Michael, 0400 155 072


To market, to market

The Thomastown Community Market will be held indoors at Thomastown library on July18, 10am-1pm. There will be craft, coffee and food. Stallholders welcome.

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English conversation classes

The Thomastown Neighbourhood House and Thomastown library will hold free English classes for people who speak another language at home. The conversation classes are for parents, and free childcare is provided during classes. Booking is essential. Classes begin on Tuesday, July 21, and run from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

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Parents’ night out

The Keilor branch of Parents Without Partners welcomes non-members to its monthly dance on July 17 at the ICKA Club, 7 Keilor Park Drive, East Keilor, with popular DJ Charlie. Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets: $10. A strict dress code prohibits the wearing of T-shirts, jeans or sneakers.

■ Charely, 8361 0354


Bring your bills day

Kildonan Uniting Care, Hume council and Jemena, which owns, manages and invests in major gas and electricity assets, will host a ‘bring your bills’ day on July 28, 10am-4pm, at Broadmeadows Community Hub. Experts will provide general financial advice and help people decipher electricity bills, manage costs and learn about energy efficiency. No RSVPs required.

■ 1800 545 366


Grants for young people

Whittlesea people up to the age of 25 can apply for grants to help pursue cultural and sporting endeavours. Grants of up to $1200 are offered to help with costs of attending interstate and overseas competitions.

■ Amanda, 9217 2294 or email


Melbourne airport information

Melbourne Airport representatives will be at Hansel Reserve, Airport West, to answer questions about the airport, the new runway and upgrades of infrastructure on August 8, 10.30am until 4pm.