Community Calendar | Geelong Independent


winter market

Aireys Inlet Winter Market. Locals and visitors alike will have the opportunity to browse more than 60 eclectic stalls curated to supply some of the region’s favorite winter warmers. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 10 at the Aireys Inlet Community Hall on the Great Ocean Road.

■ See social media for more details or

Money Fair

Australian and international coins, banknotes, stamps, accessories, appraisals and more. Belmont Uniting Church, July 16.[email protected], Facebook: Western Money Fair

Geelong Rocking Jukebox

Monday evening socials at Geelong West Town Hall 7-9pm, $3 admission.

Thursday Block Dance Classes for Beginners and Intermediates at Geelong West Town Hall 7-8 p.m. and 8-9 p.m., $12.

Monthly dinner dance at Club Italia. Initial membership $20, annually $10.

July 9, Kid James Trio, Club Italia, Moolap, 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.:

■ Information, 0432-503 997


Wanted, sharp partners to play the game of Bolivia on Sunday afternoons and evenings. For the location, email Ingrid, who is housebound.

[email protected]

Sing Australia Geelong Choir

The choir meets every Wednesday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the Senior Citizens Centre, 52 Thomson St, Belmont. No need for auditions, just the love of singing. The choir can also be booked for entertainment.

■ Mary, 0419 278 456

Chess Clubs

For the pleasure of chess, simply come and see each other, play chess, meet members, with no obligation to join. We welcome players of all skill levels. Ocean Grove, Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. at 101 The Terrace, Ocean Grove; Portarlington, Mondays at 9.30am, Parks Hall, 87 Newcombe Street, Portarlington; and St Leonards, Thursdays at 9.30am, Unit 2 1375-1377 Murradoc Road, (on Blanche Street), St Leonards.

■ Ralph, 0431 458 100 (Ocean Grove), Rob 5259 2290 (Portarlington), Lyn 5292 2162 (St Leonards)

Scottish dance lessons

GOG Scottish Country Dance classes take place at 7.30pm every Tuesday at Leopold Hill Hall. All welcome.

■ Jeanne, 0481 126 022 or André, 0408 369 446

Geelong Fishermen’s Club

The Geelong Anglers Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm, at 9 Yuille St, Geelong West. Membership is open to all and all are welcome. The club organizes monthly fishing competitions, both club and inter-club.

On June 28 at 8 p.m., the club is hosting an inflatable lifejacket seminar and flare demonstration by MSV Safety Training Officer Kelvin Bertacchini.

This event is open to members and non-members with free entry.

■ Allan, 0418 992 672

Afternoon tea dance

Life Activities Club [Geelong Inc] hosts an afternoon tea dance on Thursdays, 2-4 p.m., at the Belmont Park Pavilion. Admission: $5. All welcome

■ 52513529


Geelong Philatelic Society Inc welcomes visitors. Meetings at 7 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month at Virginia Todd Community Hall, 9-15 Clarence St, Geelong West and at 1 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at the Belmont Library, 163 High St, Belmont.

■ Julie, 0438 270 549

Elders of Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove seniors play the 500 card game every Thursday at 1:15 p.m. If you’re new to the game, a quick lesson will get you started. The base 6-player squad accommodates any number, and you’ll enjoy the friendship of like-minded players. Cost of $20 annually and coffee included. 102 The Terrace, Ocean Grove.

■ Lyn, 52562540

Geelong Band Choir

Women’s four-part harmony song. All ages are encouraged. Learn to sing and play. Rehearsals every Monday from 6.45pm at Herne Hill.

[email protected] or 0406 666 737

The Children’s Church

Group lessons for children from 3 to 6 years old; 7-10 years old; and 10+ years at St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, 171a Latrobe Terrace, Geelong on the first Sunday of the month during school holidays, 10.30am-11.30am. All children are invited to join in the inspiration, stories, games and crafts.

■ Suzie, 0402 963 855 or Althea, 0403 005 449

Polish language for children

Fortnightly Polish lessons for children aged 7 to 11 at one of Geelong’s libraries.

■ Dorota, 5224 1105


Springs TOWN Club (Take Off Weight Naturally) clubs meet Mondays 9am-10.30am at the Community Hub, 23 Eversley Street, Drysdale. Weigh-ins, group therapy and regular relaxation sessions. Cost: $5 per session, annual fee of $51.

■ Janice Bell, 0403 221 737, or [email protected]

GROW Australia

Grow Australia is a community-based organization offering practical steps and peer support to help you recover and maintain your mental health through free face-to-face and online groups. Tuesdays, from 7 p.m. via Zoom, Thursdays, from 7 p.m. at 284 Latrobe Terrace, Newtown, Fridays, from 12:30 p.m. at Vines Road Community Centre, Hamlyn Heights. or 1800 558 268

music for kindergartens

Mainly Music is a music and movement program for babies through preschoolers. The group meets at St Albans-St Andrews Uniting Church, 276 Wilsons Road, Whittington on Tuesdays at 10am during school terms. Parents/guardians and children are welcome.

■ Rhonda, 0437 241 345.

The podium meets

Geelong Rostrum Public Speaking Club Inc meets every Monday.

■ Andrew, 0408 369 446, or Jan, 0407 296 953

scrabble club

Geelong Scrabble Club has a new home. The group now meets at ChristChurch Hall on the corner of Moorabool and McKillop streets at 1 p.m. every Saturday. All players, from beginners to experts are welcome.

■ Marlene, 5275 0363, or John, 0434 142 282


Geelong Philatelic Society Inc. Visitors are welcome. Meetings at 7pm on the first Saturday of the month at Virginia Todd Community Hall, 9-15 Clarence St, Geelong West. 1 p.m. 3rd Monday of the month at Belmont Library, 163 High St, Belmont.

■ Julie, 0438 270 549,


The Laughter Club Geelong Tuesday morning 8am session is open to anyone who wishes to attend. Laughter from all over Australia and as far away as Switzerland.

Start your day with a boost of energy by sharing lots of laughs that will make you smile and leave you feeling energized, healthier and happier.

Ongoing link you can use to join Laughter Club Geelong’s 30-minute session with Laughter Leader Phillipa Challis.

■ Join Zoom meeting:

Meeting ID: 773 6843 7028

Access code: laugh


Drysdale Day VIEW Club supports the Smith family for fun and friendship while supporting disadvantaged students. Please consider joining us and coming to our meetings at Clifton Springs Golf Club for lunch on the fourth Friday of every month.

■ Marguerite, 0431-636 090.

Probus meets

The Belmont Combined Probus Club meets at 10 a.m. on the first Monday of the month. New members and visitors welcome. Friendship, speakers, lunch after meetings, dinner at the restaurant, Mahjong outings.

■ Pam, 5243 4042

Make new friends and enjoy lots of enjoyable activities. The Grovedale Marshall Probus Club meets at 10am on the second Thursday of the month, at the Grovedale Hub, 45 Heyers Road, Grovedale. New members and visitors welcome.

■ Anne, 0425-356 973

The men of the Probus Club of Ocean Grove meet at 10am on the first Monday of every month, except January, at the Surf Life Saving Club on Surf Beach Road for fun and friendship.

■ Barry, 0409-161 129

The Ladies Probus Club of Grovedale East meets at 10am on the fourth Monday of each month at the Waurn Ponds Hotel, Waurn Ponds. Welcome new members.

■ Sally Nelson 0402-450 610, [email protected]

The Probus Combined Club of Belmont Central meets at 10am on the second Wednesday of each month at the Waurn Ponds Hotel. New members and visitors welcome. Come join in the fun and all the different activities, camaraderie and friendship offered. The next appointment is Wednesday, July 13.

■ Secretary, 0417-555 547

The Combined Probus Club of Hamlyn Heights meets at 10am on the second Thursday of the month, at the Bowls Club, 200 McCurdy Road, Herne Hill. New members and visitors welcome.

■ Christmas, 0425 706 339

The Combined Probus Club of Geelong East meets on Monday July 18 at 10am at the East Geelong Uniting Church, corner of Boundary and Ormond Roads. The guest speaker is Dale Fuller, who will speak about the Otway Ark project and fox control. Visitors are welcome.

■ Malcom, 0419376380.

Geelong Amateur Radio Club

Meet at his clubhouse in Storrer Street, East Geelong, every Friday at 7.30pm and Wednesday at 2pm. The club, in its 75th year, has 50 members and offers training for those wishing to obtain their amateur radio license as well as presentations on all facets of amateur radio.

vk3atl.orgPeter 0407-096 163


Scrabble, chess, board games or cards. Thursdays 2-4:30 p.m. at All Saints Parish Hall, 113 Noble St, Newtown. All welcome. Bring your set or just yourself. Afternoon tea offered.

■ Dina, 0418 547753


Music provided by Charles Pedder, complimentary dinner, door prizes and raffle. Globe Theatre, Winchelsea, Saturday, July 9, 8-11:30 p.m., cost $10.

■ Maureen King, 0409-253 188 or Charlie Hartup 0419-501 032.


Coryule Chorus, Bellarine’s popular community choir, will present a winter concert on Thursday

June 30 at 2pm at St James Church Hall Drysdale with songs from around the world as well as songs to highlight the choir’s call for a more peaceful world.

The $5 entrance donation includes afternoon tea.

Geelong Numismatic Society

Meeting place: Uniting Church, 46 Thompson St Belmont. Next meeting dates: July 22, August 26, September 23, October 28, November 25. Meetings start at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.

[email protected]


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