News and events Neighbourhood House Week Neighbourhood House Week Neighbourhood House Week is an annual national celebration, recognising the important contribution over 1,000 neighbourhood houses make in local communities across Australia. In 2022 it will take place from Monday 9 to Sunday 15 May with the theme 'Building resilience by bringing people together'. The theme recognises the important role neighbourhood houses will play in a post-lockdown environment, as Victoria aims to re-emerge and rebuild a harmonious and resilient community. After the lockdowns which saw so many people feeling vulnerable and isolated, as a sector, we look to rebuild those social connections that many people lost, building stronger and more resilient communities than ever before. Neighbourhood Houses across the state are running fun events and activities during Neighbourhood House Week to celebrate our wonderful sector! What is a Neighbourhood House? Not quite sure what a Neighbourhood House is or what activities you can usually find at one? Find out. Find a Neighbourhood House Not sure where Neighbourhood Houses are in your area? There's over 400 locations across Victoria and each of them are unique and different. Find a Neighbourhood House near you. Watch our launch event We hosted a pre-launch event for Neighbourhood House Week, centered around the theme 'Building resilience by bringing people together'. This conversation between our CEO Nicole Battle, Mental Health Parliamentary Secretary Steve Dimopoulos MP, social justice advocate Fiona Patten MP and Ending Loneliness Together Chair Dr Michelle Lim, covered the crippling impacts of loneliness in our communities, and the steps forward we need to take as a society - at all levels - to end loneliness. Watch the launch Events happening at Neighbourhood Houses This is not an exhaustive list of activities taking place during Neighbourhood House Week. Find a Neighbourhood House near you and contact them directly to find out what they're doing. Friday 6 May Dates and times subject to change. Please contact the Neighbourhood House to confirm details. 9am-10.30amCommunity BreakfastIramoo Community Centre - 84 Honour Avenue, Wyndham ValeCommunity breakfast for all to come and enjoy. Monday 9 May 2022 Dates and times subject to change. Please contact the Neighbourhood House to confirm details. 6am-6.45amMash Up Womens Fitness ClassAspendale Gardens Community Service - 103-105 Kearney Drive, Aspendale GardensCome and try a free 45 minute fitness class combining low and high intensity training 8am-5pmFamily Scavenger HuntChelsea Heights Community Centre - 160 Thames Promenade, Chelsea HeightsReady, set, GO! Bring the whole family to Beazley Reserve, Chelsea Heights. Try to resolve the letter puzzle during the week. Cut off date for entries is Sunday 15th. 9.30am-10.15amCome and Try Kids Dance Class - 3 to 5 year oldAspendale Gardens Community Service - 103-105 Kearney Drive, Aspendale GardensCharlesworth Walsh Dance Centre will run a free dance class for 3 to 5 year olds. 10am-12.15pmCelebrating Neighbourhood Houses -Morning TeaSouth Shepparton Community Centre - 11 Service Street, SheppartonA morning tea to celebrate the benefits Neighbourhood Houses deliver to our local communities. 10am-12pmOpen Day and Pancake BreakfastCrossenvale Community House - 28 Boothman Street, EchucaOur community house will host a Open Day, free pancake breakfast for house members, you can grab a regular hot coffee or chocolate from our community coffee van for $4! Come meet our volunteers, sign up to be a house member, and/ or volunteer. 10am-12pm:Come and Try Pottery and Free CoffeeRosewall Neighbourhood Centre - 36 Sharland Road, CorioRosewall is celebrating Neighbourhood House Week 2022 with a free ‘come and try’ Pottery session. Get a taste of making beautiful handmade ceramic creations with an experienced tutor. Free barista coffee will be available all morning to all visitors too, thanks to the Café Skills students. 10am-1pmPassata Making Workshop and LunchWatsonia Neighbourhood House - 47 Lambourn Road, WatsoniaJoin us for a free, fun and interactive workshop making passata and sharing lunch to celebrate Neighbourhood House Week 2022. Spots are limited to 15, so bookings are essential. 10.30am-11.30amMorning Melodies with Trish Simpson MusicIramoo Community Centre - 84 Honour Avenue, Wyndham ValeA fun morning with plenty of singing, cuppa and cake. Gather a group of friends to attend. 10.30am-12pmCraft and Games MorningDoveton Neighbourhood Learning Centre - 34 Oak Avenue, DovetonMeet new people and enjoy morning tea together. 10.30am-12.30amRochester Community Garden Open Day Rochester Community House - 23 Moore Street, RochesterGold Coin Devonshire Tea and explore the newly developed Rochester Community Garden, a partner project between Rochester Community House and Rotary Club of Rochester. 10.30am-12.30amMorning Tea GamesAngliss Neighbourhood House - 2/11 Vipont Street, FootscrayAn assortment of board games and bingo will be played followed by morning tea. Demonstrating resilience through enjoyable communal activities. 11.30am-12.30pmTai ChiJamieson Way Community Centre - 59 Jamieson Way, Point CookFree gentle exercise classes with an experienced instructor. Bookings required, call 9395 3777. 11.30am-2.30pmDress up, Style up, Hat PartyNeighbourhood House Murchison - 23 Impey Street, Murchison $15.00 per person - 2 Course Lunch. Sponsored by Noble Monks Restaurant Shepparton. We are also super excited to partner with GV Libraries who have supported the attendance of our Guest Speaker; Betty Chetcuti who has published My Vegan Cookbook. Join us for this inspirational conversation. Bookings essential by emailing [email protected]or call 5826 2373. 12pm-1.30pmSouper LunchQuambatook Community Resource Centre - 8 Guthrie Street, QuambatookCasual catch-up over soup and a roll for lunch 4pm-5.30pmSwivel Mania ClubNotting Hill Neighbourhood House - 37 Westerfield Drive, Notting HillKids Catch up, for 7-13 years. Tuesday 10 May 2022 Dates and times subject to change. Please contact the Neighbourhood House to confirm details. 8.30am-3pmCelebrating Neighbourhood Houses & Volunteers at Glen Park Community CentreGlen Park Community Centre - 30 Glen Park Road, Bayswater NorthWe will be asking our visitors "Why do you love Neighbourhood Houses" and also asking our visitors to write thank you notes to our wonderful volunteers in celebration of National Volunteer Week. 9.15am-10amYogaJamieson Way Community Centre - 59 Jamieson Way, Point CookFree gentle exercise class for the mind, body and soul. Bookings required, call 9395 3777. 9.15am-11.15amCome and Try Kids Dance Class - 3 to 5 year oldAspendale Gardens Community Service - 103-105 Kearney Drive, Aspendale GardensCome and join local parents with their children to a free interactive playgroup session which includes a Teddy Bears Picnic. 9.30am-11amPlaygroup West Warrnambool Neighbourhood House - 23 Beamish Street, West WarrnamboolFree play group for toddlers aged 0-5. Face painting, art and craft, cooking decorating, morning tea. 9.30am-10.30pmSoundbath for RelaxationRainbow Learning Group & Neighbourhood House - 9 Eddy Street, RainbowCome and join us for a relaxing soundbath via YouTube on our big TV. Please bring a mat, blanket and pillow. It's FREE 10am-11.30amGreen HomesEynesbury Discovery Centre - 479 Eynesbury Road, Eynesbury Did you know that the majority of your household waste comes from the kitchen and your cleaning products? The good news is there’s many ways you can reduce your carbon footprint in these areas. This workshop, presented by Miree from Green Earth Consulting, breaks down a series of simple swaps that you can make to reduce waste in your kitchen and bathroom. Miree will show you how to turn everyday household items into inexpensive cleaning products that are safe and natural. You will explore DIY recipes towards zero waste living, food waste reduction and lots more! You will be amazed at how easy it is to ‘green’ your home! 10am-4pmPop-up Craft & Book SaleHeyfield Community Resource Centre - 3-5 George Street, HeyfieldBrowse a huge display of locally made crafts, children's toys, gifts and more. Grab a bargain at our monster book sale! 10am-12pmHigh Tea to Celebrate Neighbourhood House WeekBalla Balla Community Centre - 65 Berwick Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne EastThe event will be focused on good health, both physical and mental health. We will have input from all our health and well-being classes. There will be games, fun and laughter with high tea to finish off the event. 10.30am-12pmMorning TeaWoodend Neighbourhood House - 47 Forest Street, WoodendCome and join us for a delicious morning tea as we reflect and celebrate how Neighbourhood Houses bring people together. 11am-1pmMulticultural Potluck CelebrationManna Gum Community House - 33 Station Road, FosterCome and join us at the Manna Gum Lounge to celebrate Neighbourhood House Week and cultural diversity in Corner Inlet. Experience food from other cultures made by local volunteers. Free event, food provided and hot beverages available by donation through the Lounge. 11am-12pmArtRainbow Learning Group & Neighbourhood House - 9 Eddy Street, RainbowCome along and make a piece of your own art 11am-2pmOfficial Opening of Chiltern Neighbourhood HouseChiltern Neighbourhood House - 11 Main Street, ChilternDue to Covid delays, we are finally able to extend a warm invitation to our community and all who have supported us to the official opening of the Chiltern Neighbourhood House. Groups will be showcasing their projects, the kitchen will be supplying yummy treats and our Men's Shed will be hosting the sausage sizzle. 11.30am-1.30pmCoffee, Cake and PilatesHighett Neighbourhood Community House - 2 Livingston Street, HighettFree coffee and cakes followed by a gree Pilates class. 11.30am-2pmOver 50’s Social GroupAttwood House Community Centre - 202 Erinbank Cres, AttwoodOur Over 50’s group meets twice a month and holds a variety of social activities and events including day trips and guest speakers. If you are looking to be connected, develop new friendships, enjoy good company and have a great time you are welcome to join our over 50s Social Group. 11.30am-1.30pmCupcake decorating with Julie from Cakes - Sweets in bloomIramoo Community Centre - 84 Honour Avenue, Wyndham ValeCome and learn how to decorate your cupcakes like a professional. 12.30pm-1.30pmCommunity Lunch on Tour!Castlemaine Community House - 60 Elizabeth Street, Campbells CreekWe're taking our Community Lunch on Tour! During Neighbourhood House Week 2022 we're launching our Community Lunch on Tour, starting at the Campbell's Creek Community Centre on Tuesday 10th May. This fabulous 2 course meal (main and dessert) has a suggested donation of $7, and is free for kids 12 years and under. Usually Community Lunch is vegetarian, but we're changing things up a little while out on tour, and will be including a meat dish on the menu. Community Lunch on Tour is a great way to try out Community Lunch, as we come to you, where you are! Come along to meet our Community House staff and volunteers, learn about what we do at the Community House. And tell us what you want your Community House to be doing for you! 1pm-2pmMaking Your Budget Work For YouMelton South Community Centre - 41 Exford Road, Melton SouthWith the cost of living increasing , the need to control your finances is so important. No need to pay for expensive budgeting services. This session aims to remove stress and build your financial fitness by taking control of of your finances. This proven system makes sure you always have money where and when you need it. The knowledge you gain will give you the confidence and control you need. A free calculator and afternoon tea included. Please call all the centre on 9747 8576 to book. 1.30pm-2.30pmCuppa and ChatRainbow Learning Group & Neighbourhood House - 9 Eddy Street, RainbowCome and join us for a cuppa and chat with afternoon tea. Just a general chat about life and what's been happening. 2pm-3.30pmMessy Play for KidsStevenson House - 10 Stevenson Crescent, Caroline SpringsJoin us as we welcome you and your little ones to enjoy a free afternoon of messy play that’s sure to bring out the joy in your child’s face. Using the provided materials you can assist your child to draw on their creativity skills whilst improving their fine motor skills. Suitable for pre-school children. Parent/carer supervision is required. Please bring along your own afternoon tea and art smock. 3.45pm-4.30pmYoga for Primary Aged ChildrenAspendale Gardens Community Service - 103-105 Kearney Drive, Aspendale GardensCome and enjoy a free yoga for primary aged children with Carla from Kindness Warriors. 4.30pm-5.15pmSelf-Defence WorkshopNotting Hill Neighbourhood House - 37 Westerfield Drive, Notting HillIntro workshop to self-defence for 16+ years 5.30pm-6.30pmYoga ClassNotting Hill Neighbourhood House - 37 Westerfield Drive, Notting HillYoga classes for all ages and skills 7pm-9pmArt Class - Sip and PaintAspendale Gardens Community Service - 103-105 Kearney Drive, Aspendale GardensCome into our centre and we’ll get the party started – with a glass of bubbles or wine in one hand and a paintbrush in the other! All you need to do is sit back and have fun while our talented artist Michelle guides you step-by-step in creating a beach themed art work. Wednesday 11 May 2022 Dates and times subject to change. Please contact the Neighbourhood House to confirm details. 9.30am-11amFree playgroupChelsea Heights Community Centre - 160 Thames Promenade, Chelsea HeightsJoin us for a fun morning of movement and music session with all your favourite songs. Free for all families. All welcome! 10am-12pmCalligraphy ClassNotting Hill Neighbourhood House - 37 Westerfield Drive, Notting HillCalligraphy classes for all ages and skill levels 10am-11amGet your garden ready for Winter- presented by BunningsStevenson House - 10 Stevenson Crescent, Caroline SpringsWhether you fancy yourself a gardening guru or have never picked up a garden trowel, join us for your chance to speak directly to experts from Bunnings Warehouse! This workshop will provide you with insider knowledge on how to successfully prepare your garden for winter. Learn about When is the best time to plant new plants How to prune your plants for the winter months How to keep your garden healthy throughout winter What vegetables are best to plant and loads more You will have the opportunity to ask the gardening experts from Bunnings all of your burning winter gardening questions. Join us and meet other local gardeners whilst sharing the provided morning tea. 10am-12pmOpen Gate at the GardenChelsea Heights Community Centre - 160 Thames Promenade, Chelsea HeightsOur community garden will be open to the public for a quick tour. Followed by tea and coffee at the Centre. 10am-12pmTech CafeChelsea Heights Community Centre - 160 Thames Promenade, Chelsea HeightsGrab a cuppa, have a chat and learn skills to improve your confidence with technology. Bring along your device! Free. All welcome. 10am-11.30amGood Neighbour Competition (& Morning Tea)Long Gully Neighbourhood Centre - 52-54 Derwent Drive, Long GullyEntries are now open for our 2nd annual Good Neighbour Competition. Entries close on 4th May. We are encouraging people to tell us about their great neighbours and win! Your neighbour does not have to be living next door to you or even in the same suburb - tell us about someone who is neighbourly to you! Enter online at or call into LGNC to complete a form. Winners will be announced at a Neighbourhood House Week Morning Tea. For catering purposes, people will need to book into the morning tea, so we encourage everyone to RSVP as soon as possible by phoning 5442 1165 or email [email protected] 10am-12pmOpen House CelebrationLeopold Community & Learning Centre - Level 1, 31-39 Kensington Road, LeopoldWe will swing open wide our doors to showcase groups and activities that are on offer to the community. The Chatty Café will be in operation and ‘Possums on the Porch’ a modern country ballads and folk music band will be performing during this time to create a welcoming celebratory atmosphere. 10amMosaicsWest Warrnambool Neighbourhood House - Hyland Street, Warrnambool2 day Mosaic workshop. All materials supplied Morning Tea provided Cost: $10 10.30am-2pmAl Emaan Seniors Arabic speaking groupDoveton Neighbourhood Learning Centre - 34 Oak Avenue, DovetonJoin in with this friendly group and see what it’s all about, morning tea provided. 10.30am-11.30amPilates for AdultsAspendale Gardens Community Service - 103-105 Kearney Drive, Aspendale GardensStart your morning with a free pilates, stretch and tone class. 10.30am-11.30amChatty Wednesdays - Celebrating Neighbourhood HousesBallarat East Neighbourhood House - 25-39 Barkly Street, Ballarat EastJoin the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House team for a free cuppa and a chat to celebrate Neighbourhood House Week. Learn about the four Neighbourhood Houses in Ballarat and all the great activities and classes on offer. 10.30am-1pmBus Trip "Get to know your Neighbourhood"Charlton Neighbourhood House - 30-34 High Street, CharltonBus Tour of Charlton with local historian and Charlton Forum Secretary Carolyn Olive. A mix of history, landmarks, and upcoming developments and projects. Followed by a light lunch. 11am-12pmArt TherapyOakgrove Community Centre - 89-101 Oakgrove Drive, Narre Warren SouthArt therapy focusing on women's mental health and general wellbeing. 11.15am-1.45pmNeighbourhood House Week Lunch and YogaHampton Community Centre - 14 Willis Street, HamptonFree Coffee and Lunch followed by Free Seated Yoga. 11.30am-12pmLaughter yogaWilliamstown Community and Education Centre - 14 Thompson Street, WilliamstownFree laughter yoga session that can be beneficial on a physical, mental and emotional level. No need to book. Everyone welcome. Contact Williamstown Community and Education Centre for more information on 9397 6168. 1pmHome is Where the Art Is - Lets Get Neighbourly ProjectWest Warrnambool Neighbourhood House - Hyland Street - Pop Up, WarrnamboolCome and find out how you can get involved a neighbourhood art project and meet new neighbours in West Warrnambool. Have a go at 3D chalk drawing with local artist Jimmi Buscome and enjoy some afternoon tea. 1pm-3pm"Space and Time" Declutter your LifeBraybrook and Maidstone Neighbourhood House - 113 Melon Street, BraybrookJulie Cliff at Space and Time helps people live far less stressful lives by coaching to declutter and get organised at home. "Declutter Your Life" is a fun, interactive session full of practical tips and you will leave the workshop with a clear plan to get you on your decluttering journey. Registration phone 9317 5610 or [email protected] Bookings are essential and limited. 1pm-3pmCome and explore your artistic sideBelvedere Community Centre - 36 Belvedere Rd, SeafordCome and join the amazing Nic and paint or draw, have fun and enjoy the company of others. Beginners welcome! Bring your own supplies or use ours. 1.30pm-2.30pmChatty Cafe Afternoon TeaRosanna Fire Station Community House - 232 Lower Plenty Road, RosannaYou are invited to celebrate Neighbourhood House Week by joining us for afternoon tea at our Chatty Cafe. Have a chat and a cuppa and connect with others from the local community. You will also be able to find out more about our programs and services offered here at your local Neighbourhood House. 2pm-3pmAfternoon High TeaGlen Eira Adult Learning Centre - 260 Booran Road, OrmondJoin GEALC's staff and volunteers to celebrate Neigbourhood House Week at out Afternoon High Tea! This is an opportunity to bring everyone together and share stories from the past two years! 4pm-5.30pmDemet Divaroren Writing WorkshopSpringside Children's and Community Centre - 25 Becca Way, Caroline SpringsWe are pleased to be welcoming renowned author Demet Divaroren for an exclusive writing workshop for budding authors and writing enthusiasts. Throughout this workshop you’ll have the chance to learn about how to write compelling non-fiction stories by finding and owning your writing voice by writing from personal experience. Demet was born in Adana, Turkey and migrated to Australia with her family when she was six months old. She is the author of Living on Hope Street which won the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards Prize for Writing for Young Adults and was shortlisted for a 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Award. Demet is the co-editor of Growing up Muslim in Australia anthology and appears as panellist, guest speaker and workshop leader at literary festivals, universities and schools across Melbourne. 4pm-5pmArt Class for Primary Aged ChildrenAspendale Gardens Community Service - 103-105 Kearney Drive, Aspendale GardensCome and join a free Art Class for Primary Aged Children with our talented artist, Kylie. 5pm-6pmMeditation and TeaNotting Hill Neighbourhood House - 37 Westerfield Drive, Notting HillCome on down to slow own, meditate and have a chat! 6.15pm-7pmFitness Class for WomenAspendale Gardens Community Service - 103-105 Kearney Drive, Aspendale GardensCome and join a free fitness class with Lucy who will take you through low and high intensity training. 7pm-9pmSewing and Tailoring WorkshopNotting Hill Neighbourhood House - 37 Westerfield Drive, Notting HillSewing and Tailoring class, open to all ages and skill levels Thursday 12 May 2022 Dates and times subject to change. Please contact the Neighbourhood House to confirm details. 9.30am-10.30amCome & Try - YogaNoble Park Community Centre - Memorial Drive, Noble ParkTry our relaxing weekly yoga class for free! 9.30am-10.30amStretch & ToneBelvedere Community Centre - 36 Belvedere Rd, SeafordStart your day with a free Pilates class! Release your stress, strengthen and tone, a perfect way to start your day. BYO fitness mat or towel. 10am-2.30pmExpress Yourself With Art & ConversationTubbut Neighbourhood House - 213A Bonang Road, BonangWe will be offering a variety of craft activities such as Silk Painting, Acrylic Painting on Canvas, Slumped Jewelry making and will also be brain storming for our up and coming Re claim the Void Weaving Workshops. 10am-11.30amAustralia's Biggest Morning TeaVermont South Learning Centre - 1 Karobran Dr, Vermont SouthConnecting with each other over Morning Tea while raising money for a worthy cause. 10am-11.30amHigh Tea at the Shire HallRochester Community House - 43 Mackay Street, RochesterCome along and join us for a High Tea in the Historic Shire Hall. Our Community Kitchen program "Kitchen Kapers" will showcase their skills, preparing yummy goods for a high tea. Gold Coin Donation. Booking essential for catering. 10.30am-11.15am50's Strength TrainingBelvedere Community Centre - 36 Belvedere Rd, SeafordCome and try our free Pilates based class. Strengthen, tone and improve your flexibility with gentle core exercises aimed at over 50's. BYO fitness mat or towel and light hand weights if you have them. 10.30am-11.30amTeddy Bears PicnicCheltenham Community Centre - 8 Chesterville Road, CheltenhamA fun filled hour with dance, music, games, activities and your very own picnic with your favourite teddy bear so don't forget to bring your bear with you! 10am-1.30pmCoffee & Create: Paint a PotQuambatook Community Resource Centre - 2 Olive Street, QuambatookWomen's 5 Ways to Wellbeing Event. Come together under the guidance of Dandy Lion Studio to paint a pot and share a coffee and lunch. 10.30am-12pmMeet Your Neighbours morning teaHeyfield Community Resource Centre - 3-5 George Street, HeyfieldJoin the HCRC team and Heyfield locals for morning tea and get to know your neighbours. 10.30am-11.30amMorning teaWycheproof Community Resource Centre - 280 Broadway, WycheproofTour the resource centre, meet our very friendly staff, learn more about Neighbourhood House programs, or just by to celebrate the wonderful work we continue to achieve as a community. 11.30am-1.30pmRochester Mens Shed Open Day & BBQ Rochester Mens Shed - 1 Pascoe Street, RochesterThe Rochester Mens Shed is inviting prospective new members to come along and check out the shed. Have a BBQ and see what happens at the shed. 12pm-1.30pmSouper LunchMount Eliza Neighbourhood House - 90 Canadian Bay road, Mount ElizaJoin together to enjoy some homemade soup and bread roll and celebrate being able to be together again. 12pm-1pmCommunity LunchThe Basin Community House - 21 Liverpool Road, The BasinCatered by our award winning hospitality students from Tasty Az. We look forward to reconnecting with our Community and our House Family after a couple of isolating years. Places are limited so please RSVP by 6 May 9761 0209 or [email protected] 1pm-2pmWalking BasketballJamieson Way Community Centre - 59 Jamieson Way, Point CookPlay a fun game of walking basketball. Bookings required, call 9395 3777. 1pm-3pmBeginners Resin ArtWest Warrnambool Neighbourhood House - Hyland Street - Pop Up, WarrnamboolA beginners workshop in the art of resin. Afternoon Tea Cost: $5. 1pm-3pmMacrame WorkshopBotanica Springs Children's and Community Centre - 249 Clarkes Road Brookfield, MeltonLearn the basics to make a Macrame Wall hanging to hold a plant. 1pm-3pmThe Magic of MusicSandybeach Centre - 2 Sims Street, SandringhamFree interactive music program. Includes afternoon tea. Sandybeach want to share their wonderful music program and the benefits of music with the community. 1.30pm-3.30pmFamily Fun Day - Messy play in the GardenGreenhills Neighbourhood House - 2 Community Drive, GreensboroughBring your little ones for some messy, nature play in our Garden. There will be recycled craft, stories, sensory play and more. 5.30pm-7.30pmPizza Games NightNotting Hill Neighbourhood House - 37 Westerfield Drive, Notting HillCome on down to play some board games, have some pizza and snacks and have a chat with your neighbours! 7pm-9pmBallroom Dancing with Mark & MarikaIramoo Community Centre - 84 Honour Avenue, Wyndham ValeJoin Mark and Marika as they show you how to ballroom dance. No partner is required. 7pm-8pm Beginners, 8pm-9pm Advanced. Friday 13 May 2022 Dates and times subject to change. Please contact the Neighbourhood House to confirm details. 10am-12pmWomen's Car Maintenance WorkshopOrwil Street Community House - 3-11 Rosella St, FrankstonWorkshop for Women teaching them how to look after their cars. 10am-2pmMoving Feast Celebrating Neighbourhood House WeekLong Gully Neighbourhood Centre - 52-54 Derwent Drive, Long GullyIn conjunction with Regional Victorians of Colour and Mother Tongue Stories plus others we will have: - 10 am – Multicultural Story time in partnership with Mother Tongue Stories (in Karen -English) - 11 am – Weaving workshops with Pawmosha and Diäär Kuo , Karen and Dinka CREATIVE AND CULTURAL WOMEN’S BUSINESSES. - 12 pm- 2pm Multicultural Feast of Stories – lunch 10am-11amHow to Live Longer at HomeStevenson House - 46 City Vista Court, Fraser RiseGet information on how to live at home longer, with advice on local service providers. Enjoy a morning tea. 10am-11.30amRowville Chatty Café LaunchRowville Community Learning Centre - 40 Fulham Road, RowvilleWe have joined a growing global community of Chatty Cafés. The Chatty Café Scheme currently runs in six countries and believes, as we do, that having a chat over a cuppa can brighten your day! Join us on 13 May between 10:00 and 11:30 for the launch of the first Chatty Café in Rowville. It will be a lovely Friday morning filled with delicious morning tea, fantastic company and lots to chat about. The founder of Chatty Café Australia, Glenys Reid, will be joining us for the occasion. 10.30am-11.30amBiggest Morning Tea for the Cancer CouncilTayors Hill House - 121 Calder Park Drive, Taylors HillWe’re celebrating Neighbourhood House week and raising money for Cancer Council and you’re invited! Join us as we fill the kettles and bust out the morning tea treats to raise important funds for people impacted by cancer. 1 in 2 Australians are diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85. Community events like The Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea help to bring us one step closer to a cancer free future. Bookings required. 10.30am-12pmMorning TeaMitcham Community House - 19 Brunswick Road, MitchamMorning tea to celebrate Neighbourhood House week and reconnect with our local community. 10.30am-12pmChatty Cafe morning tea Yarrunga Community Centre - 76-86 Croydon Hills Drive, Croydon HillsJoin the Chatty Cafe for morning tea and share your reflections on what Yarrunga means to you, and share your stories of how the centre has improved your life, wellbeing and friendship connections 11am-12pmLearn how to crochet a granny squareIramoo Community Centre - 84 Honour Avenue, Wyndham ValeCome and learn how to crochet a granny square. 11.30am-1.30pmOne Billion Stars CelebrationChelsea Heights Community Centre - 160 Thames Promenade, Chelsea HeightsLongbeach Place, Aspendale Gardens Community Services and Chelsea Heights Community Centre celebrate together the One Billion Stars Project. Our local communities of weavers are invited to get together around a morning tea. Bronwyn Currie, Kingston's Woman of the year 2022 and co-founder of March4Justice will be our guest speaker and talk about her engagement and ways we can prevent violence against women. 1pmGames AfternoonCommunity Facilities Bellview Estate, Waygara Street, DovetonEnjoy a friendly bingo afternoon, $2 donation. 12pm-2pmGrow and Give: Tea Bar and Body ScrubsGreenhills Neighbourhood House - 2 Community Drive, GreensboroughJoin us for some fun making natural beauty products (body scrubs) and learning about what herbs make delicious tea. 12pm-1.30pmFriday TalksHeyfield Community Resource Centre - 3-5 George Street, HeyfieldEnjoy a 2-course meal while listening to yarns about growing up in Heyfield after World War 2 with Gerald Molphy. 12pm-1.30pmMen's Shed LunchQuambatook Community Resource Centre - Guthrie Street, QuambatookRoast Roll Lunch and chat at the Shed 3pm-6.30pmOpen Day and Falafel OffCarlton Neighborhood Learning Centre - 20 Princes St, CarltonOpen Day Event at CNLC. We will be holding a Falafel Off! Participants can enter their homemade falafel and/or hummus to win a trophy - judged by a celebrity chef and special guests. Other event activities include a Global Fashion Parade, art exhibition, henna art, food, and music. 5pm-6pmNeighbourhood House Week Get-togetherNotting Hill Neighbourhood House - 37 Westerfield Drive, Notting HillCatch up with your neighbours, everyone welcome! 5.30pm-8pmSelanda Community Hib Open EveningSelandar Community Hub - 7 - 9 Selandra Blvd, Clyde NorthCome and check out what is happening at your local Hub. Meet and mingle with local residents. Free sausage sizzle and kids’ activities. Saturday 14 May 2022 Dates and times subject to change. Please contact the Neighbourhood House to confirm details. 9am-10amZumba ClassNotting Hill Neighbourhood House - 37 Westerfield Drive, Notting HillZumba Classes, for ages 16+ and all skill levels 10am-1pmOpen DayCranbourne Community House - 49 Valepark Crescent, CranbourneOpen day with free activities for the whole family. Princess characters, face painting, animal farm, sausage sizzle, drinks, snacks, fun kids activities and demonstrations. 11am-2pmCook and Connect Open Day & Cooking DemonstrationOrana Neighbourhood House - 62 Coleman Road, Wantirna SouthCome along to an entertaining cooking demonstration with our resident chef, Oddie & enjoy delicious tasters during the session. While you are here take a tour of our House. Lots of door prizes & give-aways on the day. Bookings essential ph: 9801 1895. 2pm-4pmPromisetown PicnicThomastown Neighbourhood House - 54 Main St, ThomastownShine a light on Thomastown at the Promisetown Picnic and Markets (2pm - 6pm @ TRAC), followed by the Walking Thomastown night -time light up adventure walk (6pm- 9.30pm @ Main St Recreation Reserve)! The Promisetown Picnic is a family fun day featuring markets, magic shows, kids craft activities, Vietnamese Dancers, drumming workshops and Food Trucks! This community event will also feature special performances by Thomastown West Primary School and Thomastown Primary School. Bring a picnic, make a wand and join our ‘Fireflies and Fairies’ parade at 5.30pm to help launch this year’s WALKING THOMASTOWN! The Promisetown Picnics are presented by Thomastown Neighbourhood House and supported by the City of Whittlesea Community Events Funding Program & Community Recovery Fund.