What's on around Greater Dandenong


The Made in Springvale exhibition explores Springvale’s changing
landscape from market gardens to manufacturing hub to retail centre
through photos, maps, artwork and oral histories. Local identities such
as former Springvale councillor Albert Blashki, social welfare advocate
Merle Mitchell and Springvale Road level-crossing safety activist Tim
Holmes will share their stories.

■ Springvale and District Historical
Society, 7 Hillcrest Grove, Springvale. Exhibition 1pm-4pm Wednesdays,
Thursdays and Fridays until September 5. School visits and tour groups
are by appointment. Afternoon tea speakers’ event, 1.30pm-3.30pm
Thursday, August 15. Inquiries, call 9793 4511.


About 175 students aged four to 25 from Hallam, Dandenong, Cranbourne and Berwick, will show off their enviable Sri Lankan dancing
skills at Vishver Narthana Rekha 2013. The colourful concert will
feature the talented dancers from Vishver Rangayathanaya Sri Lankan
dance academy and performances by popular Sri Lankan artists Nuwan Gunasekara, Sheril Romen and Hemal Ranasinghe, for all the family to enjoy.

■ Besen Centre, 87 Station Street,
Burwood. Sunday, September 1. Tickets $30. For information and to book
tickets, contact Mrs Kulasinghe on 0423 584 440.


Bangarra Dance Theatre will stage Kinship
by award-winning choreographer Stephen Page for one night in Dandenong
on its national tour. The production is in two parts: one uses
traditional and contemporary music and dance to illustrate the
relationship between indigenous people, creatures and the land; and the
second explores what it means to be Aboriginal in the 21st century.

■ Drum Theatre, corner of Lonsdale and
Walker streets, Dandenong. Wednesday, August 21. Tickets $47.50,
concession $42.50, youth $25. Call 9771 6666.


Bring stillness and harmonise your body and soul with awareness meditation followed by a relaxing cuppa.

■ The Open Door, 110 Ann Street,
Dandenong. 2.30pm-3.30pm Mondays. Gold coin donation welcomed. Call 9791
8664 or email jmorrison.theopendoor@ssjg.org.au.


The nine-piece reggae band T-Rhythm, with band members from the
south-east, including Dandenong and Doveton, will perform their annual
local event Welcome To Jamrock/BurnCity. The Melbourne band was established in 2008 and is fronted by three brothers who have Polynesian heritage.

■ Hampton Park Community House, 16-20 Stuart Avenue, Hampton Park. Friday, August 16. For bookings and information, call Tasi on 0405 973 419.


The V8 Supercars Sandown 500 isn’t just for mums and dads. The Disney-Pixar Fun Zone will entertain kids with activities from Cars, Finding Nemo, Toy Story and Monsters University. Youngsters will love Woody’s workshop, Monsters University maze and the Cars inflatable slide. Everyone can also have their photo taken with a full-size Mack the Transporter.

■ V8 Supercars Sandown 500, 591-659
Princes Highway, Springvale. 10am-4pm Saturday, September 14 and Sunday,
September 15. Children 12 and under free with adult ticket from
Ticketek. lifeliketouring.com/disneypixarfunzone

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