November, 2014

November, 2014
Early Links is based at Hartnett House, creating child friendly communities. If you have any ideas or queries about the program please
contact Gabi. If you have additions for future editions of the newsletter please contact Kirsty. Email us at: [email protected]
Parent-Child Mother Goose Program:
Thursdays 9.30 – 11.00
2-4 year olds
Hartnett House,
123 Albion St, Brunswick
Thursdays 11.30 – 1.00
0-2 year olds
Hartnett House,
123 Albion St, Brunswick
Tuesdays 9.30 – 10.30
Multi aged
Belle Vue Park Primary School
Morell St, Glenroy
These are the programs we currently run, during the school terms, Please email [email protected] for details and to book in.
PLEASE BE ADVISED BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL AS SPACES ARE LIMITED.
Local Regular Storytime and Rhyme Time Sessions:
Moreland Libraries:
Weekly Storytime Sessions
Brunswick - Thursday 10.30am
Coburg - Friday 10.30am
Campbell Turnbull - Wednesday 11.30am
Fawkner - Wednesday 11.30am
Glenroy - Monday 10.30am
Rhyme Time Sessions
Brunswick - Friday 10.30 or 11.30am
Coburg - Thursday 10.30 and 11.30am
Fawkner - Tuesday 11.30am
Glenroy - Wednesday 11.30am
Bilingual Storytimes
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Greek - Coburg - Monday 24 , 5.30pm
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Italian - Coburg - Tuesday 11 , 10.30am
http://www.moreland.vic.gov.au/morelandlibraries.html
Toy Libraries:
DarebinToy Library: Reservoir Library
10-11am. First and third Thursday of every
month
Moreland Toy Shed: Scout Hall, 14A Jolley
St, W Brunswick, 9.30-11.30am Friday &
Saturday
Broadmeadows Community Toy Library:
1-3 Bannister St, Jacana, 9am-1pm Tuesday
& Thursday
http://www.toylibraries.org.au/area/vic
Darebin Libraries:
Weekly Storytime Sessions
Northcote - Tuesday 10.30am
Reservoir - Friday 10.30am
Preston - Wednesday 10.30am
Shake Rattle and Rhyme
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Preston - Mon 3 & 17 11.00am
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Reservoir - Wed 12 & 26 11.00am
http://www.darebinlibraries.vic.gov.au/
Special Bilingual Storytime at
Broadmeadows Shopping Centre:
Thursdays 10.30-11.30am
http://www.broadmeadowsshopping.co
m.au/Event/Hume-City-Story-reading/
Brunswick Library has moved back to
it’s original location at the corner of
Dawson St and Sydney Rd. They are
having a number of events to
celebrate during September
Some Local Recommended
Playgroups:
Moreland Play Bus, Mondays 10-11am
FG Cox Reserve, cnr Peterson Ave &
Claremont St, Coburg North.
For children 0-6 and their parents/carers.
Rebecca: 9386 7128 or [email protected]
Coffee Chat’n’play
Uniting Church Hall, Victoria St, Coburg.
Activities for pre-school children and their
parents/carers. Fridays 10.30-12pm during
school terms. Gold coin donation.
http://www.coburgunitingchurch.org/activities.htm
Croxton Uniting Church Playgroup
Uniting Church Hall, 326 St Georges Rd,
Thornbury, (Cnr Shaftesbury Pde)
Provides activities for pre-school children and
their parents/carers. Wednesdays 10-12pm
during school terms. Gold coin donation.
Moreland Playgroups
Moreland Primary School, Moreland Rd,
Coburg.
Moreland Playgroup has regular sessions
9-11am Tue, Wed, Thursday. On the first
Friday every month (10am-12noon) is a
Polish speaking playgroup. Contact Gosia
at [email protected]
or call 9386 2510 or 0432 088 016
The Age Library Broadmeadows:
Weekly Storytime Sessions
Tuesday - 2pm & Friday - 11am
Babytime
Tuesday & Friday - 10.15am
Billingual Storytimes
Arabic - Wednesday 11am
Assyrian - Thursday 1pm
Turkish - Monday 11am
http://www.humelibraries.vic.gov.au/W
hats_On/Storytimes
Preschool Story Time:
Coburg North Primary School,
O’Hea St, Coburg Nth.
Thursdays 9-10am during school
terms. For preschoolers, in the
community room. Session is FREE
and run by a trained teacher.
For details ring: 9354 1660
http://www.coburgnorthps.vic.edu.au/p
age/111/Preschool-Storytime
smalltalk Playgroups are facilitated
by qualified Early Childhood Educators
who provide a warm, fun and
stimulating playgroup environment for
families. They are free and for families
with children aged 1-3 years.
For more details on a smalltalk
Playgroup near you, please contact
Lisa Hardy on 9481 9520 or email
[email protected]
West Brunswick Playgroups
West Brunswick Hockey Club
Wylie Park, off Union St, Brunswick
West Brunswick Playgroup is a
volunteer run Playgroup that currently
has 10 groups of various ages. Each
group runs for 2 hours. There are
costs involved. Mon, Tue, Wed and Fri
sessions. Contact Kristina at:
[email protected]
Playgroup for Newly Arrived Families Wed 9.30-11.30am
Yooralla - North Children’s Service, 50 Wheatsheaf Rd,
Glenroy. For families with babies, toddlers and young
children. As well as an opportunity for your children to play
with other children, there will be information on parenting
and other topics. Contact Shabnam: 0414 237 416
DON BOSCO YOUTH CENTRE Open: (during school term)
Tues-Fri 3.15-5pm for family sessions all ages to 17yrs
Sat 9.30-11am under 11’s Sat 2.30-5pm 11-17yrs
Sun 2.30-5pm all ages up to 17yrs
Four in-ground trampolines, pool tables, table tennis tables,
soccer tables, air hockey, gym equipment, basketball/tennis/
volley ball court. Gold coin donation entry. Children under
11 must be accompanied by a parent.
http://www.donbosco.org.au/TimeTable.htm
Merri Community Health Services offers a Social Work
Service: DUTY, Monday-Friday, from 1-3pm, 93 Bell St,
Coburg. There is no need to make an appointment, just go to
reception. Anyone needing information, referral and/or one off
social work assistance can use the service, and it’s free.
http://mchs.org.au/services/services-for-adults/social-work-service-duty/
LEGO LEARNERS, Thursdays 4-5pm
The Age Library, Broadmeadows
Have fun learning with LEGO. Children can use LEGO in
activities designed to help practise writing, problem solving
and develop creativity. LEGO supplied. Ages 6-12.
iTOTS Tuesdays 1.15-2pm
The Age Library, Broadmeadows
Encourage your child to use mobile devices in this fun, digitally
interactive learning activity. Each week a different theme will
be explored, using the library’s iPads. Ages 2-5.
http://www.humelibraries.vic.gov.au/files/sharedassets/libraries_website/hu
me_libraries/pdfs/whats_on_libraries_and_learning_spring_program_web_
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CONVERSATION CAFÉ Fridays 5 Sept-7 Nov,
11am-12pm, Preston Library
The Conversation Café is a 10-week program which aims to
an opportunity to practice English conversation skills. Hosted
by Multicultural and Diversity Librarian, Mare Maticevski, who
has a background in teaching.
Anyone is welcome. Colouring-in activities will be provided for
children while their parents take part. Sessions each week will
be partly themed, with flexibility for conversations to take their
own course. It is not a requirement for participants to attend
every week. Light refreshments will be served.
http://www.darebinlibraries.vic.gov.au/Calendar.aspx?Mode=M
onth&Day=1&Month=9&Year=2014
Community Calendar
1-30 November Movember is an annual, month-long celebration of the moustache, highlighting men's health issues, specifically
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prostate cancer and depression in men. On Nov 1 start clean shaven and then have the remainder of the month to grow and groom
their moustache. This event raises essential funds and awareness for Movember's men's health partners. au.movember.com/
1-30 November Lung Health Awareness Month is used to promote lung health and focus on the impact of lung disease in the
Australian community. www.lungfoundation.com.au/
10-16 November National Recycling Week aims to improve the positive environmental outcomes of recycling by increasing
community awareness, increasing collection rates and reducing contamination. Local councils, businesses and community groups are
encouraged to join in throughout the week.
recyclingweek.planetark.org/about/
11 November Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914-18). Each year
Australians observe one minute silence at 11 am on 11 November, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed
conflicts. www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/remembrance/
14 November World Diabetes Day this event is used to increase understanding of diabetes, and to raise funds for research.
www.idf.org/worlddiabetesday
16-22 November Post Natal Depression Awareness Week. More than 1 in 7 new mums and 1 in 20 new dads are diagnosed with
post natal depression every year in Australia; over 100,000 in 2013. Many more experience it. Help raise awareness and funds to fight
perinatal depression and anxiety (during pregnancy and after birth). http://www.panda.org.au/panda-events/postnatal-depressionweek
24-29 November Social Inclusion Week aims to help ensure all Australians feel included and valued, giving everyone the
opportunity to participate fully in society. It's about connecting local communities, workmates, family and friends in order to build and
strengthen relationships and networks, addressing isolation and exclusion by supporting people who may be unable to help
themselves. www.socialinclusionweek.com.au/
25 November White Ribbon Day aims to raise awareness among Australian men and boys about the roles they can play to prevent
violence against women. The campaign calls for men across Australia to speak out and take an oath swearing never to commit,
excuse or remain silent about violence against women. www.whiteribbon.org.au/
These apps can be found by searching for the title in Google, or in the iTunes App Store.
November’s App
Telestory $3.79
https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/telestory/id915378506?mt=8&uo=4&at=1l3vq5f
Telestory is a BRILLIANT app for 6-8 year olds. It develops their narrative understanding skills, encourages them to interact and most
importantly, develops their language skills.
How does it work?
1. Users pick a scene to act out – maybe a lightsaber battle or a car chase (there's 30 to select from)?
2. Next they write your script and pick a costume to wear in their scene.
3. Finally, they record LIVE with onscreen special effects and dozens of characters & settings!
4. Share on Toon Tube or with friends.
Read Dr Kristy Goodwin’s recommendation on: https://www.facebook.com/everychancetolearn?fref=ts http://everychancetolearn.com.au/
LOCAL EVENTS in Moreland, Darebin and Southern Hume
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INCR-EDIBLE FOOD SWAP Sat 1 Oct,10am-12pm
PepperTree Place, 512 Sydney Rd, Coburg
Also a Working Bee will be held for the following week’s
event. Food Garden Workshop series: Summer Vegie
Garden Maintenance. Meet at 10.15 at the Food Swap
area, $10/person.
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Garden Fiesta! Sat 8 Nov, 10am-4pm
Fun for the family with music, kids activities, plant sales,
free workshops, cafe & BBQ, info & market stalls.
http://www.kildonan.unitingcare.org.au/program_community
_peppertree.php
MURNONG GATHERING Sat 8 Nov 11am-3pm
DeChene Reserve Coburg, from Connolly Ave, follow flags to
quarry. Join Wurundjeri Elders and MECCARG for a community
celebration of Indigenous Cultural Heritage on the banks of the
Merri. Welcome to country and Tanderrum ceremony, Murnong
harvest and cook up, Djirri Djirri Dance Troupe, Bush Toy
workshops, Bush tucker barbeque.
https://www.facebook.com/meccarg?fref=ts
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FAWKNER FESTA Wed 5 - Sat 8 Nov
The streets will once again spring to life with the Fawkner Festa.
Festa in the Streets will present diverse performances around
lunchtime each day. Festa in the Community will include events
at Fawkner Library and other venues. Saturday 8 November will
see the Festa Final Celebration with street theatre, interactive
arts activities, music and more! Day includes performances by
The Circus Spot, and a session of Melbourne City Mission’s
Parent-child mother goose program. FawknerFesta
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COBURG RSL BAND NIGHT #7 Sat 1 Nov, 7pm
Coburg RSL, 323 Sydney Rd, Coburg
Michael Plater and the Exit Keys, The Happy Lonesome,
Pikelet (solo), Brown & Hurley, DMOA, Cougar Vox, J M S
Harrison, Sam Filmer & Animachin Films. Entry $5
(includes free snacks), Doors 7pm, kids animation shorts
from 7:15! facebook.com/CoburgRSLbandnight
OPEN TABLE EVENTS Welcome to Open Table. We use surplus food to create wholesome community feasts, bringing together people from all
walks of life. Open Table is based on two key ideas - food waste; and meeting the neighbours. Bring your friends, and your family.
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Lunch In Fawkner Sat 1 Nov, 1-3pm, (1 Sat of every month) Fawkner Senior Citizen's Centre, 77 Jukes Rd Fawkner.
Join us for a halal feast Bring yourself, friends and family if you like — garden produce and musical instruments also welcome.
Separate dining areas are available.
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Dinner In Brunswick Sun 2 Nov, 6-8pm, (1 Sun of every month) Brunswick Neighbourhood House, 43a Decarle St, Brunswick
Join us for dinner, bring yourself, friends and family if you like — garden produce and musical instruments also welcome.
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Lunch In Brunswick South Sun 9 Nov, 1-3pm, (2 Sun of each month) Temple Park, Gold St, Brunswick
Now the warmer months are here, we’ll be back at Temple Park for a picnic lunch, right next door is the Trugo Club if you want a
game! BYO picnic rug.
Say [email protected] if you would like to help out at any of these events. http://www.open-table.org/events/upcoming/
FAWKNER LEISURE CENTRE MULTI-CULTURAL WEEK
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Mon 3 - Fri 7 Nov 10.30-11.30am (not Tues 4 )
Fawkner Lesiure Centre, 79 - 83 Jukes Road, Fawkner
Free - Bring a dish from the culture of the day. Join us to
celebrate the diversity of the Moreland region and feast on
some delicious multi-cultural cuisine during the Fawkner
Leisure Centre’s Multi-Cultural Week. Monday - Arabic,
Wednesday - Italian, Thursday - Multi-cultural, Friday - Greek.
- 9358 6600 FawknerLeisureMulticulturalWeek
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DAREBIN BACKYARD HARVEST FESTIVAL Sun 9 - Sun 23 Nov
An annual celebration of home food growing traditions. Visit home
gardens, participate in gardening workshops and get inspired. Includes
over 16 open gardens and 7 workshops on each weekend as well as in
the early evening during the week. Workshops include permaculture,
composting, backyard chickens and fruit tree selection and care. The
festival is FREE for Darebin residents, $10 per event for non-Darebin
residents. Registration is required for all events. There is a limit of 4
events per person. To view the event details and register on-line, go to:
DarebinBackyardHarvestFestival
FREE CYCLE CONFIDENCE COURSE FOR PARENTS
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Sat 15 Nov. 9.30am-12pm, or 1.00-3.30pm.
Bell Primary School, Oakover Rd, West Preston
Free short workshop for parents who would like to feel
more confident riding with their children. This hands-on
sessions is for parents of kindergarten and primary school
students. www.darebin.vic.gov.au/traveltoschool You will
need to bring your own bike along. Bookings:
[email protected] or 8470 8506
DarebinEventListing
See here for tips on riding to school with your child:
http://www.darebin.vic.gov.au/Darebin-Living/Parking-andTransport/Transport Scroll to the end of the section
#Travel to School, and you will find under resources FAQ
and Tips: Riding With Children PDF
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MOREART Sun 26 Oct-Fri 19 Dec,
Along Upfield Rail and Bike Precinct
Moreland's Public Art Prize is on again. Project Oh!
installed at Gowrie Station, on the Upfield Line near
Fawkner. Project Oh! is a development of the plastic
toy faces, although now the look even more surprised
as they are installed in a disused newspaper sellers
stand in an outer suburban train station. The project
has a small participatory element, a bit of handy work
with fuzzy felt which only takes a minute and is fun for
all ages. Take part in making your own portrait using
jewels with Roseanne Bartley at Gowrie Station.
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Bookings not required. Fridays 31 Oct 9-11am, 7 &
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14 Nov 11-1.30pm, 21 Nov 3-5pm
There is also bike and walking tours of the many
exhibitions displayed, go to: MoreArtpublicartshow
COBURG LEISURE CENTRE FAMILY FUN DAY
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Sun 9 Nov, 11am-2pm
Free for families and children under 16. Come on
down and enjoy face painting, jumping castle,
juggling, BBQ, Cafe specials, Group Fitness
classes, Active Kids classes, massage vouchers
and more. 9354 3504.
CoburgLeisureCentreFamilyFunDay
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RECYCLING FACILITY TOUR Mon 10 Nov 9.30am
Meet at Coburg Library, Victoria St
Ever wondered what happens to your recycling after it
leaves the kerb? This is your chance to see it for free.
Visit the Coburg recycling facility to find out where your
recyclables go and what happens to them. Register on
9703 5288. RecyclingFacilityTour
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MERLYNSTON DIVERSE VOICES FESTIVAL Sun 16 Nov,
11am-4pm Bain Reserve, Merlyn St, North Coburg.
A community-run festival in Merlynston, with local music,
entertainment and children’s activities.
http://merlynston.wordpress.com/festival/
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HUME FESTIVAL OF MUSIC Fri 14 - Sun 23 Nov
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Sat 15 Nov, 11am-12.30pm
The Age Library, Broadmeadows
Making music from household items with Miss Music Fairy.
5368 9199, [email protected]
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Making Music Local teachers Wed 19 Nov, 2.30-3.30pm
Meadows Performing Arts Hall, Gerbert Street, Broadmeadows
9308 2573 [email protected]
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Araden Green Music, Thur 20 Nov, 10am-12pm
Lynda Blundell Community Centre, 185-225 Blair Street, Dallas
with DJ Hala Saba. Includes Assyrian Chaldean traditional food.
0448 988 882 [email protected]
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Ohana Polynesian Festival Fri 21 Nov, 1-5pm
Broadmeadows Community Hub, 180-182 Widford Street, Broadmeadows
Local Polynesian Groups. Includes tasting of traditional foods.
9302 2131 [email protected]
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Hip Hop Gone Wild - Sun 23 Nov 1-3pm
Free Workshops, Hume Performing Arts Program
Broadmeadows Leisure Centre, Cnr Pearcedale Pde & Dimboola Rd
9205 2513 [email protected]
See full program here:
HumeFestivalofMusicProgram
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COBURG NIGHT MARKET Friday 28 Nov 5.30-10.30pm
Bridges Reserve on Bell Street in Coburg will come alive this summer.
This is where you can keep it local on a Friday and enjoy a night of good
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food, good music and artisan wares. Every Friday until the 19 Dec.
http://www.coburgnightmarket.com.au/
FAMILY EVENTS in Melbourne City Council:
go to: www.weekendnotes.com/melbourne/kids/
www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/FortheKids/Pages/FortheKids.aspx
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DAY OF THE DEAD Sat 1 Nov, 5-9pm.
River Terrace, Federation Square
Join Melbourne’s Mexican Community at
Fed Square for the world-known tradition
of Day of the Dead. To celebrate life and
remember loved ones who have passed
away. Bring your family and friends to
commemorate the holiday with music,
storytelling, face painting and most
importantly, a typical Day of the Dead
Altar for everyone to see. mexvic.org.au
INTERNATIONAL GAMES DAY Sat 15 Nov,
1-3pm, Preston Library
Come and play! Celebrate International Games
Day with us at this fun family session where you
can explore a selection of new and award winning
games with Board Games Australia or reconnect
with some old favourites.
DarebinLibrariesCalendar
10am-4pm The Age Library, Broadmeadows
All ages. Come along and celebrate International
Games Day and play many fun games such as
Chess, Monopoly, Kerplunk, UNO and poker. You
can also play a selection of our PlayStation and
Wii games.
humelibrarieswhat'sonspring
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WHITE RIBBON DAY Tue 25 Nov, 9.30am1.30pm, Victoria Street Mall, Coburg
Staff from local organisations have organised a
group march from their workplaces to Victoria
Street Mall to show their support for the White
Ribbon Day campaign, also known as the
International Day for the Elimination of Violence
against Women. This event is supported by Merri
Community Health, Moreland City Council and
Victoria Police.
http://www.moreland.vic.gov.au/communityservices/white-ribbon-day.html
SUNDAY FUNDAY Sundays, 10.30am-1pm, and stay for up
to one hour. Lego Education Learning Centre, Shop 5/439
Docklands Drive, Waterfront City, Docklands.
Come along with a buddy, daddy or even nanna to have
some serious building fun. Each week has a different theme.
No bookings required. $5.00 per person (adults and children)
one adult to every 3 children. Phone: 03 96021116
http://mooreed.com.au/LearningCentrePrograms/SundayFun
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NEPAL FESTIVAL Sun 2 Nov 1-10pm, Federation Square
Enjoy free entertainment with the official opening of festival, live
performances of Nepalese music and dance, a fashion parade and
more. Taste authentic Nepalese flavours at the food market along
River Terrace and browse an exhibition of Nepalese arts and crafts,
photographs and paintings. nrn.org.au
ARTPLAY, Birrarung Marr
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Tracking With The Pitcha Makin Fellaz (exhibition) 29 Oct - 23 Nov
Come and see the twelve giant animal designs created by kids at ArtPlay with the Pitcha Makin Fellaz. The Fellaz are a group of 7
Aboriginal men from Ballarat who create art together and have developed their own unique style. The kids explored aboriginal stories of
the Yarra and worked with the Fellaz to learn their techniques. Using stamps, paint and patterns they created 2-metre high animals.
Everyone is invited to the launch party at 3pm on Sunday 2 November at ArtPlay (drinks & nibbles provided).
Free, no bookings required. Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult.
For other events go to:http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/artplay/WhatsOn/Pages/FreeWorkshopsEvents.aspx
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MARRIOTT CPECIAL, CHRISTMAS WISHING TREE, Fri 14 Nov, 11.30-2pm,
St Paul’s Court, Federation Square
Stop by St Paul’s Court and place a Christmas decoration on the Marriott Hotel’s
Christmas Wishing Tree to help children with Cerebral Palsy have a very Merry
Christmas. You can also treat yourself to a delicious gingerbread man and join in
all the fun activities to kick start Christmas for very deserving kids. Be sure to
have your Christmas wish list ready for Santa! cpec.org.au
POLISH FESTIVAL Sun 16 Nov, 10am-5pm,
Federation Square
Spend a day experiencing the colours, sounds
and aromas of Poland. Enjoy live music
performances, traditional dances, special acts
and entertainment running all day on the main
stage. Kids can get creative with arts and
crafts activities running all day at the Kid’s
Stop. polishfestival.com.au
NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA International, 180 St Kilda Rd
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Express Yourself: Romance Was Born for Kids 17 Oct-22 Mar 2015 10am-5pm
Children and their families can explore this vibrantly designed interactive exhibition featuring spectacular displays of art works, fashion
and other surprises. Children will be inspired to express themselves as they make accessories and drawings inspired by the world of
Romance Was Born, and be immersed in specially developed multimedia environments.
Exhibition space, Ground Level
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Emily Floyd: The Dawn for Kids 21 Nov-1 Mar 2015, 10am–5pm (Closed Mondays) Exhibition space, Level 3, NGV Australia
In conjunction with the major survey exhibition The Dawn, artist Emily Floyd invites visitors to experience two interactive spaces that
encourage creativity using letters and words. The first project in collaboration with designer and educator Mary Featherston, provides a
social space for families, inviting young visitors to make ephemeral sculptures using specially made letter blocks. In an adjacent space,
experimentation with design and typography is encouraged through a Small Press equipped with copiers and typewriters, where
visitors can put their thoughts on paper, creating their own short-run publication.
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The Instrument Builders Project (IBP). 1-23 Nov, daily 10am-5pm Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia
IBP is a collaboration between Australian and Indonesian artists and musicians. Visit the workshop and watch the artists as they
conceptualise, build, perform and exhibit new works together. Public programs include concerts, exhibitions, workshops and talks.
http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/exhibitions/instrument-builders-project
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IMMIGRATION MUSEUM SCOTTISH FESTIVAL DAY Sunday 16 Nov, 11am-4pm
Immigration Museum. Adults $15 (includes museum and exhibition entry)
Piping Hot Scots – pipe band, Scottish Gaelic Choir, Hail the Haggis – try haggis,
and a variety of other Scottish specialties,Tartan Up – help weave a new tartan with
coloured tape on the walls and floor of the museum, After the Referendum – join
Scottish historian Alex Tyrell talk about Scottish and European history and ideas of
national identity. For the Wee Ones - try family tree craft activities. Shetland Ponies
& Mini-Golf (gold coin donation). Family Tree - Explore your own clan and family
roots. http://museumvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum/whatson/scottish-festival/
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MELBOURNE ZOO PLAYGROUP DAY
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24 Nov 10am-1pm
All Playgroup Victoria members receive
20% off the admission fee. Hands-on
activities for children.
Melbourne Zoo Playgroup Day
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BARRIERS TO EDUCATION Tue 18 -Fri 21 Nov, Swanston St Forecourt, Federation Square
Explore an interactive installation at Swanston St Forecourt that uncovers the world’s greatest challenges to education. The
transformative power of education is immense. It empowers children’s lives – fostering skills, knowledge and resilience. Education
improves self-confidence and nurtures respect for others. It powers economies and builds nations. Education can lift children – and
whole communities – out of poverty. Barriers to education is a school-based initiative of Save the Children Australia. The program
focusses on education as a fundamental right of all children and highlights the key barriers to learning for children around the world.
savethechildren.org.au
SISTER-CITIES GREEK GLENDI FESTIVAL
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Sun 23 Nov 12-9pm, Federation Square
The Annual Greek Glendi Festival is celebrating
the 30th Anniversary of Sister-Cities Melbourne
and Thessaloniki. Come and join the celebrations,
kick back and enjoy live music and performances
on the main stage. Glendi is the Greek word for
‘party’ and ‘celebrating’ so stop by the Square and
join in the fun! thessaloniki.org.au
Here is an article for those of you
raising bilingual children
http://www.vicsegnewfutures.org.au/ne
ws/video-resource-all-talk-raisingbilingual-children
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WALK AGAINST FAMILY VIOLENCE 25 Nov, 1-2.30pm.
Federation Square
Join the sixth annual Walk Against Family Violence. Every year, the Walk
Against Family Violence is held to remember and honour the victims of
family violence and to show that the community does not accept violence
against women and children. Enjoy the free activities and entertainment
at Fed Square before and after the walk and show your support for the
campaign to end family violence by purchasing a ‘Walk Against Family
Violence’ wrist band. walkagainstfamilyviolence
An article on Helping Children avoid
depression through teaching a way of
problem solving:
http://www.generationnext.com.au/2014
/10/helping-children-avoid-depression/
Useful and helpful information for parents can be found at the following websites, most include tip
sheets on various topics related to child development and parenting.
http://raisingchildren.net.au/
http://parenting.sa.gov.au/
http://parentingaustralia.com.au/
http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/
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