What's on in Boroondara

Live it up at Boroondara Seniors Festival 

October is seniors’ month at Boroondara, and Council is offering a range of activities for our older adults to expand their knowledge, get creative and explore opportunities to become more involved in the local community. 

Our festival events will run online. For full program details and updates, visit our Seniors Festival page. Or phone (03) 9278 4803

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Celebrate our children

Children’s Week is a national celebration that advocates the rights of children and recognises their ability to actively contribute to the world around them. 

During their dedicated week from 23 to 31 October, children will get to celebrate their achievements, talents and skills through a range of free and fun online activities and events from our YMCAs, libraries and community centres.

For a full list of online Children’s Week activities, visit our Children's Week page.

On 27 October, you can join us for a fun-filled online event the whole family can enjoy. For example, enjoy some virtual arts and crafts activities you and the kids can do from the comfort of home.

When: Wednesday 27 October 
Time: 10am to 12:30pm
Where: Online – a link will be sent to you once you have completed your registration.

Registrations are essential for this event. To register and for up-to-date details visit our Children's Week page or ring (03) 9278 4444.

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Keeping our community safe

Community Safety Month reminds us that we all have a part to play in keeping our communities safe. Council is hosting online interactive events in October. 

Happy Sad Man: Meet the filmmaker Q&A screening

Join us for a special screening of this ultimately uplifting documentary, which gives a raw insight into the emotional lives of five very different Australian men, who share their hopes, anxieties, joys and darkness. 

Date: Wednesday 20 October 2021

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Where: Online

Find out more about Happy Sad Man.

Online Community Safety Forum 

Residents can take part in a Keep Your Home Safe presentation and hear from emergency services and community organisations about community safety, crime prevention issues and initiatives in Boroondara. Registrations are essential.

Date: Wednesday 27 October 2021

Time: 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Where: Online 

Volunteer your skills

Do you have a professional skill that could benefit a local community organisation? Have you ever thought about volunteering?

If so, you can join us at our annual Skilled Volunteer Meet networking event. Open to all ages and professions, we’ll connect you with local community organisations across a diverse range of sectors including environment, IT, education, health and more. 

You’ll have the opportunity to learn how your knowledge, life skills and experiences can help mentor and support others in Boroondara. You can sign up for a skilled volunteer project, join a board as a committee member, or meet and build networks with like-minded people who live in and around Boroondara.

Date: Tuesday 19 October 
Time: 6pm to 7:30pm
Where: Online – a link for you to attend the virtual event will be sent to your email once you’ve registered.

For more information and to register your attendance, visit Online Skilled Volunteer Meet. Or you can phone (03) 9278 4550.

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