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March 2018

Friday Nights at The Hive

March 1 @ 5:00 pm - May 24 @ 9:00 pm
Chirnside Park, 239 Watton Street
Werribee, VIC 3030 Australia

Looking for something to do Friday Nights? Why not grab some friends, family or colleagues and join us at Werribee Bowls Club from 5pm onwards for a game of barefoot bowls and BBQ. No experience is necessary. All equipment provided. $10 per head gets your bowls and BBQ. Cheap drinks. Suitable for all ages. We have a Junior Jack Attack kit for primary school age children. Bare feet or flat shoes essential.

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What Was That – Werribee Park Mansion

March 1 @ 8:00 pm - May 23 @ 9:30 pm
Werribee Park Mansion, Werribee South, VIC 3030 Australia

Get ready for a memorable night of taunting comedy at What Was That performed in the magnificent Werribee Park Mansion. Based on the true stories of the Chirnside family (19th century wealthy squatters), this play combines history, scary elements and comedy. This is a roaming play where the story unfolds as you move from room to room. Upcoming Shows: Friday 9 February 2018 Friday 16 February 2018 Saturday 17 February 2018 Saturday 24 February 2018 Saturday 3 March 2018 Saturday…

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Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

March 16 @ 8:00 am - March 25 @ 5:00 pm
various, VIC 3013

The west is home to some of Melbourne’s most diverse food scenes. The annual rickshaw run is now a staple.

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Sunshine Food Fever – Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - March 22 @ 11:00 pm
Classic Curry, 3 Clarke Street
Sunshine, VIC 3020 Australia

Go on a food journey that celebrates the successive waves of Asian, African and Indian immigration that make Sunshine one of the most culturally diverse places in Australia. When: Friday 16 Mar 6:30 pm Saturday 17 Mar 6:30 pm Thursday 22 Mar 6.30pm Where: Classic Curry, Sunshine Cost $48 p/p Your food journey begins by meeting local Indian Chefs Dhiraj and Aash sampling their regions’ food and drinks and hearing the story of how they came to call Sunshine home.…

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When Beer Met Cheese – Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

When Beer Met Cheese – A Modern Love Tale When: Tuesday 20th March Time: 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm Where: Hudsons Road Wine & Beer, Spotswood Cost: $47 Come on down to one of the West’s newest hot spots, crack a local Hop Nation beer and find out why it’s being recognised as such a cracking partner to cheese.

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Scrumptious St Albans – Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

March 22 @ 10:30 am - May 23 @ 5:00 pm
St Albans Market, 3 St Albans Rd
St Albans, VIC 2031 Australia

Discover the scrumptious tasting plate that is St Albans, a place rich in culture and diversity. When: Thursday 22 Mar 10.30 am Friday 23 Mar 10.20 am Friday 23 Mar 2.30 pm Where: St Albans Market Cost: $16 Embark on a food degustation of St Albans’ favourite meeting place, the local market, and meet all quarters of the community that have called St Albans home for the last 70 years. On this guided market tour, you will meet some beloved…

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Easter Family Night

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bunnings Taylors Lakes, 430 Melton Hwy
Taylors Lakes, VIC 3038 Australia

Join us for our FREE Easter Family Night where the kids can enjoy craft activities, entertainment and a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny. Our friends from the Deer Parks Lions will be cooking a free Sausage Sizzle on the night. We look forward to seeing you all here on the night.

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Union Road Fiesta

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Union Road, Union Rd
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032 Australia

Union Rd Street Fiesta Saturday 24 March – 10am to 2pm Local business and community stalls, fire truck rides, petting zoo, face painting, jumping castle, music and more.  

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Cruel Optimism by Lawrence English

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Substation, Newport,

An evening of intense sonic affect to consume the body and the mind. Presented by The SUBSTATION and FOOTSCRAY COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE in association with ROOM40 as part of the FESTIVAL OF LIVE ART. RADICAL LISTENING WORKSHOP SATURDAY 24 MARCH, 1PM – 5PM NEWPORT MECHANICS HALL 13 MASON STREET NEWPORT TICKETS $39 BOOK HERE Over the past 10 years, Lawrence English has been one of the leading international voices in field recording. Working extensively across the world, from Antarctica to the Outback and…

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The Melton Plate

March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tabcorp Park, 2 Ferris Road
Melton South, VIC 3338 Australia

The Melton Plate Race Night celebrates the extensive history of Harness Racing in Melton. Support this great event presented by Melton City Council and come on down. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy a night on our lawn watching this prestigious race. Gates Open at 5pm, with Racing at 6pm. Free entry and kids activities throughout the night. For more information or to book a table in the Bistro call 8746 0600

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Mediterranean Fiesta

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Centreway, Keilor East, VIC 3033 Australia

The Mediterranean Fiesta is back this year at the Centreway in East Keilor. When: Sunday, 25 March from 12pm to 4pm. Where: Centreway, East Keilor Cost: Free! Moonee Valley has a rich history of migration with countries in and surrounding the Mediterranean. Celebrate these important cultural contributions of the past and present at a cherished community event amidst friends, family and neighbours. Enjoy dancing, cooking demonstrations, live music, children’s activities and more at a vibrant and colourful fiesta for all. Entry is…

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Melbourne Latin Festival

March 30 @ 8:00 am - April 1 @ 5:00 pm
Williasmtown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street,
Williamstown, VIC 3016 Australia

Melbourne Latin Festival More than 150 dancers will spin into Williamstown from 30 March to 1 April 2018 to showcase the colours, sounds and artistry of Latin America. Not only can attendees see international and local artists in action, but they can also party with them nightly with 12 DJs across 3 nights, and a live Latin band Saturday evening. Star performers and instructors will include: World salsa champions Ricardo Vega and Karen Forcano – Chile/Argentina (pictured left); Dominican-style bachata…

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April 2018

School Holiday High Tea at the Castle

April 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Overnewton Castle, 51 Overnewton Road
Keilor, Australia

Overnewton Castle School Holida High Tea A fun afternoon out with the children for the school holidays. High Tea served on stands to your table with ‘child friendly’ options available for children’s bookings. Items include finger sandwiches, savory and sweet scones, hot savory items and petite fours along with a glass of pink lemonade or bubbly on arrival and bottomless tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Jumping Castle for entertainment included in price and we have 5 acres of garden to…

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Valley Vibes

April 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rosehill Park, East Keilor, VIC 3033 Australia

Valley Vibes Get together with friends or family and enjoy a night of free entertainment at Valley Vibes. With something for everyone, including live music and games and activities for children, it’s the perfect night out in the park. Feel free to pack a picnic, bring your friends, or just enjoy the live music at dusk. Valley Vibes is a free event. When: Thursday, 5 April, 4pm-7pm  Where: Rosehill Park, East Keilor   Please note events will be cancelled in…

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Active April Fun Day

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Navan Park, Centenary Avenue
Melton West, VIC 3337 Australia

Active April Fun Day – Melton West The annual Active April Fun Day is back in 2018, in a new location, sure to be bigger and better than ever! Activities on offer suit children 6 months and over, with all abilities welcome. Date: Thursday 5 April Time: 10am – 1pm Location: Navan Park, Centenary Avenue, Melton West Activities include: Sports: AFL, cricket, soccer, tennis Soccer darts Dedicated under 5s area with music, play, stories and games Mini golf Giant games Free…

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Fromage A Trois – Cheese Festival

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Werribee Park Mansion, Werribee South, VIC 3030 Australia

Set in the stunning surrounds of Werribee Park Mansion, Fromage a Trois Cheese Festival will take you from farm gate to picnic blanket, with the best in artisan cheese and local produce. When: Sunday 8th April Time: 11.00 am – 6.00 pm Where: Werribee Park Mansion Cost: $38 Meet the makers, sample their wares and pair those delicious cheeses with boutique wine, craft beer or cider. Shop direct, or create your own picnic to enjoy out on the lawn with…

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Night Walk in Keilor

April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Calder Rise Neighbourhood Park, Keilor, VIC 3036 Australia

What creatures wake up when you lay down to sleep? Join us for a guided night walk along Taylors Creek to see what creatures we can find. When: Tuesday 10th April Where: Meet at Calder Rise Neighbourhood Park Cost: Free This night walk will give you the opportunity to see your local area in a totally different way. An environment officer will bring a powerful spotlight to spot the nocturnal wildlife, plus talk about how these animals use Taylors Creek. Please…

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Setting Sun Short Film Festival 2018

April 26 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 10:00 pm
The Sun Theatre, 8 Ballarat Street
Yarraville, VIC 3013 Australia

The Setting Sun Short Film Festival Welcome to the largest premier short film festival in the west. This is a filmmakers’ film festival (and competition!) that provides Melbourne’s west with its own prestigious short film festival. When: 26-30 April 2018 Where: Sun Theatre, Yarraville The festival screens over five days at the iconic Sun Theatre in Yarraville and includes a diverse range of programs and awards. Locally known as ‘the only film festival in the west about the west’, it encourages…

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Mansion Fun Run

April 27
Werribee Park,

Set on the grounds of Werribee Mansion and Werribee Park, The MyPhysio Werribee Mansion Run starts and finishes on the lawns of the magnificent Werribee Mansion. The event caters for all levels of fitness and all members of the family with a two lap half marathon and 10km runs for the experiences runner, 5.5km Run/walk event for the less experienced. There is also a 1.2km kids dash, to ensure no one misses out.

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Block Party – Woods Street Temporary Public Art Project

April 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Public Art Project The physical environment contributes to the culture of the city, which is strongly linked to its maritime, heritage, environment, industry and lifestyle. Join us for our annual community street party. Free workshops for adults and children, live entertainment and food in and around Wood Streets Arts Space. Painting the laneway workshops will run throughout March and April allowing local residents to participate in the creation of a large scale temporary art installation that will be launched as…

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June 2018

World Environment Day

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sydenham Park, Keilor North, VIC 3036 Australia

A festival to celebrate all things environmental! When: Sunday 03 Jun 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Where: Sydenham Park, Keilor North Cost: FREE! Watch a demonstration of a (very!) skilled arborist as they cut hollows into live trees for hollow-dependant wildlife. This is the launch of an exciting new wildlife program in collaboration with La Trobe University, for the benefit of hollow-nesting animals such as sugar gliders, parrots, and other wildlife. There will also be the chance to get your hands dirty by planting…

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October 2018

Sunshine Short Film Festival

October 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Sunshine Film Festival, a community based film festival. What that means is that we welcome filmmakers at all level of skills, particularly first time filmmakers. Got a story to tell and tell it well in 5 minutes or less? Come on right in. This year’s theme: CarnEvil A Halloween themed Carnival. It’s about a circus crossed with a house of horrors. It’s about spooks and goblins and evil clowns. It’s about Masquerade and Masks, Look up Edward Allan Poe…

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November 2018

Lost Lands

November 3 - November 4
Werribee Park,

The Lost Lands is a two-day festival of music, art and theatre for the very young, the old and the in-between.

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In addition to the above Calendar there is a large range of venues with ongoing programs of exhibitions, performances, events, tours, screenings, holiday programs, sports events. These venues include: