What’s on

Hospital turns 30
THE Valley Private Hospital is celebrating its 30th birthday with a family fun day.
Rides, face painting, a petting farm and pony rides will be held outdoors on the hospital site, plus an interactive ambulance display and gourmet food and drinks.
Proceeds will go to the Black Dog Institute, world leaders in diagnosing, treating and preventing mood disorders like depression and bipolar disorder.
– The Valley Private Hospital, corner Police and Gladstone roads, Mulgrave. Saturday 15 February, 9am to 3pm. Free parking and entry. Gold coin donations for activities.
Celebrating Australia
A MUSLIM Australia dinner on Saturday 1 February will include recitation from the Holy Quran, the national anthem, speeches, awards, guest speakers and more.
– Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Victoria, 6 Leisureland Drive, Langwarrin. Saturday 1 February, 6.30pm. Book by 24 January to Aziz Umar Bhatti on 0430 615 000 or Rehmat Mohammed on 0409 932 300.
Heritage Hill heats up
HOT and Cool is an afternoon of live music, family friendly activities and entertainment at two Dandenong venues.
Heritage Hill’s historic rose garden is the place to picnic during the warmer months, with Orlando Combo performing jazz, swing, soul and funk there in February.
Walker Street Gallery shines during the cooler months.
– Hot and Cool at Heritage Hill, 66 McCrae Street, Dandenong. 2 February. Visit www.greaterdandenong.com for more information.
War in Sri Lanka
FRIENDS of Refugees will screen documentary No Fire Zone – The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka in Dandenong.
The film is the culmination of three years of journalistic investigation of the 2009 war in Sri Lanka, featuring eyewitness accounts and expert opinion.
There’ll also be a Q and A session.
– Tuesday 4 February, 6pm. Rehearsal room, Drum Theatre, corner Lonsdale and Walker streets, Dandenong. RSVP by 1 February to Sri Samy on 0415 566 348.