What’s On


Discover Dandenong Creek Festival

Lots of fun, free activities to celebrate Dandenong Creek. Featuring a Welcome to Country by Traditional Custodians, roving performers, craft activities, a plant giveaway, wildlife show and display, fishing activities, a free sausage sizzle and coffee, airbrush tattoos, open mic stage and more. Bring your own reusable water bottle to refill at the event.

– Thursday 11 April, 11am-2pm at Tirhatuan Park, 4 Kriegel Way, Dandenong North. Parking via the entrance at 114 Somerset Drive. Free event.

West African Afternoon

Come and experience Africa for a day with artist/musician Ousmane Sonko and members of the ‘Kairo Family Band’. Two Adunta drumming workshops at 10am and 12pm, as well as a jungle party wall, African food, good vibes, coffee and treats.

– Saturday 13 April, 9am-3pm at Noble Park Community Centre, Memorial Drive, Noble Park; $30, kids under 12 free. Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/adunta-west-african-afternoon-tickets-826834864337?aff=oddtdtcreator&fbclid=IwAR3Ijd5YFCNYBIDeL1zWa-ZFyG3yKv-sq0rBYbvQYhIREMCNeHB6UndkUk0_aem_AczbBzNGSuiaXEQVCH_drjs6O9cz69s6oSHQ5ncGOizt304nvpMLFxiF2vGjCRf5NRFhTB1Y-vqj7u9TJ5khw-F8

Play Football Hub.

Football Australia is bringing a free clinic to Dandenong City Soccer Club for girls aged 4-11 years. Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the field, join us for an hour to revel in the joy of football.

– Saturday 13 April 10.30am-11.30am at 2 Baden Powell Drive, Endeavour Hills. To register go to greaterdandenong.vic.gov.au/greater-dandenong-council/events/football-australia-play-football-hub

Details: Dani Muretic, 0411 421 008 or girlstd@dcsc.football

Noble Park reunion

Reunion for over-65s who have lived or worked in Noble Park.

– Saturday 13 April at Club Noble, 46/56 Moodemere Street, Noble Park. Details: Dawn Vernon, rwdlvernon@bigpond.com

Urban harvest

Springvale Urban Harvest is a free monthly swap event of excess homegrown produce and gardening extras. Also swap seeds, seedlings, cuttings, gardening tips, recipes, coffee grounds, worm juice and gardening literature. Meet like-minded growers in the area.

– Saturday 13 April 1pm-3pm at Springvale Community Hub, 5 Hillcrest Grove, Springvale. Free event.

Clothes swap

Join us for a community clothes swap at the Springvale Community Hub. Contribute up to 10 items of clothing, shoes and/or accessories. All items must be clean, in good condition and ready to display on the day.

– Saturday 13 April, 1pm-3pm at Springvale Community Hub, 5 Hillcrest Grove, Springvale. Free event.

Talk and Walk: Dandenong Park

Join City of Greater Dandenong’s cultural heritage team on a walk to learn the story of the magnificent trees in Dandenong Park. The walk will take approximately one hour, at a steady pace with time to ask questions and enjoy the park. A delicious afternoon tea will be provided. Please note that there is an incline on this walk.

– Thursday 18 April, 1.30pm-4pm starting and concluding at Heritage Hill, 66 McCrae Street, Dandenong. Free event. Bookings required at greaterdandenong.vic.gov.au/greater-dandenong-council/events/talk-and-walk-dandenong-park-and-heritage-hill-gardens

A Tra$hy Dreamland

Exhibition on display until Saturday 8 June at Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre, cnr Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong.

Trees: A Canopy Extraordinaire

An exhibition that celebrates, reflects and recognises the significance of trees in the local landscape over time and the timber industry that grew the local community. It marks 80 years since community forest planting began at Greaves Reserve, Dandenong in 1944. Features artwork, local historical society collections and the council’s civic and cultural heritage collection.

– Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-2pm until 19 July at Benga, Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens, 66 McCrae St, Dandenong. Free event.

Senior activities

Keysborough & District Multicultural Senior Citizens Inc is an over 55s club with bingo on first, second and fourth Tuesday of the month ($3 entry and $1.50 per bingo book), live concerts with professional entertainers on third and fifth Tuesday of the month, line dancing on Wednesdays ($3 entry), Thursday ballroom dancing lessons (12.30pm-1pm) and ballroom dancing (1pm-3pm, $3 entry). Entertainers include Marcia Rae (16 April) and Rob Foenander (30 April).

– 1pm-3pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Rowley Allan Reserve 352 Cheltenham Road Keysborough. Tea and coffee provided. Membership for remainder of F/Y 23/24 until 31 May is $5. Details: Julie, 0428 561 694.

Friends of Red Cross

Hallam Friends of the Red Cross invites you for a chat or a cupper. We are a very friendly group of people, who like to chat and help people in the community. By raising funds to assist people in the community who need assistance.

– third Tuesday of the month, 10.30am at the Hallam Community Learning Centre, 56 Kays Avenue Hallam. Details: Robert Read, 0455 566 570.

Awareness Meditation

Meditation brings stillness, harmonises body & soul & connects to meaning.

– Mondays (during school term), 2.30pm–3.30pm followed by a cuppa at The Open Door, 110 Ann Street, Dandenong; suggested gold-coin donation. Details: 9791 8664 or Theopendoor@ssjg.org.au

Adult Exercise

Improve fitness and energy levels for good health and wellbeing at this adult exercise group class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This is a self-paced, gentle aerobics class suitable for all levels.

– Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9.30am at Jan Wilson Community Centre, Halton Road, Noble Park North; $5 per session. No registrations required. Details: 8571 1436 or communityfacilities@cgd.vic.gov.au

Fun for retirees

New members from Dandenong North and Noble Park are sought by the Waverley Gardens Combined Probus Club. In addition to other activities, club members also meet for coffee & listen to a guest speaker.

– last Tuesday of the month 9.45am-noon at Southern Community Centre, 27 Rupert Dr, Mulgrave (near Police Rd). Details: Don, 9560 6046.

Meditation and positive thinking

Learn how to make your mind your best friend through open-eyed meditation. Led by Bhavani Padmanabhan, these free sessions are open to all. Presented by Bakhtar Community Organisation and The Brahma Kumaris Organisation.

– Saturdays 2pm at 23-47 Gunns Road, Hallam. Registrations: 9703 2555 or 0403 551 596.

Weekly badminton

Adults welcome (Mondays 7pm-9pm) and ladies and retired (Wednesdays 12pm-2.30pm).

– Hallam Badminton Club, Frawley Road Recreation Reserve; $5.

Yoga Classes

For all ages, experience and abilities. Mats and other equipment available. No Booking required.

– Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9.30am-10.30am at Noble Park Community Centre, Memorial Drive, Noble Park; $5 per class or $40 for 10 classes. Details: programs@nobleparkcc.org.au or 9547 5801

Mindfulness meditation

Held weekly for people to learn the basic skills of concentration. Meditation may benefit people with spiritual and mental health support.

– Thursdays, 2.30pm-3pm at Dandenong Hospital’s Sacred Space, 135 David Street, Dandenong. Free, no bookings required. Details: Chuentat Kang, 0405 421 706 or chuentat@hotmail.com