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Family Movie Night
Alive Crusade is holding a family movie night screening Disney’s “Inside Out” on 10 November at Wilson Botanic Park in Berwick. The night will consist of some pre-movie family friendly entertainment, screening of the movie, food and drink vendors and a raffle. There will be kid’s entertainment, raffle, food trucks, and BYO picnic rugs and bean bags. It will be a free event with the option of a voluntary gold coin donation upon entry. All funds will go towards Alive Crusade Centre for suicide, depression and anxiety prevention.
-Wilson Botanic Park Berwick on Friday 10 November from 6pm. For more info www.alivecrusade.com or find us on Facebook.

Sensory Gardens
Explore the joys of creating a sensory garden. While all gardens can have healing effects, the idea of ‘sensory gardening‘ goes beyond. This is a hands-on day that will also offer you the opportunity to learn how to propagate a variety of plants to help you start your very own sensory garden. Experienced horticultural therapist Australia Steven Wells will be the keynote presenter. He is qualified in nursing and horticulture and has achieved a number of awards for his work. AB Bishop, an experienced horticulturist and co-author with Angus Stewart of “The Australian Native Garden”, will talk about sensory aspects of the Australian flora and enlighten us on those extra special plants that we can use in our own gardens. Attendees will discover how a vision-impaired person experiences gardens from Vision Australia, as well as learning how to guide and explain gardens or bushland to someone with little or no vision. Cranbourne Gardens horticulture manager John Arnott and horticulturalist Nikki May will explore sensory features of the Peppermint Garden of the Australian Garden with participants.
– All-day Workshop: Australian Garden Auditorium, RBGV Cranbourne Gardens, corner of Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive, Cranbourne, on Sunday 12 November, from 9.30am to 3pm. Cost for members is $60, Non-members $75, and students $30. Register and pay via the booking form available at www.rbgfriendscranbourne.org.au For further information contact Chloe Foster: 0420 504367

The Gathering
The Gathering brings together new art from a group of leading artists from the local region that participate in the City of Casey’s Social Support program ‘Yarn and Art’. Established in August 2014, the program, facilitated by respected artists and elder Doug Smith, was developed to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island elders and members of their community with the opportunity to attend a social program that encourages coming together to paint and create, while having a yarn.
– Bunjil Place Library Art Space on Saturday 11 November, 9am-5pm. Cost is free.

Disco Bingo
The Holy Family Primary School in Doveton is in dire need of some upgrades which they are slowly working towards. The school is aiming to raise funds for a junior school playground upgrade. The school is hosting a fund-raiser ‘disco bingo’ to raise the much-needed funds. All donations of goods from businesses are welcomed and appreciated for an auction during the intermission.
– Holy Family Primary School in Doveton school hall, 7pm-9.30pm on Friday 10 November.
 

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