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January 2018

Community Playgroups

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January 17 - January 18
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An event every week that begins at 1:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until December 28, 2018

Playgroups offer opportunities for children from birth until school age to develop and practise new skills, make new friends, gain self-confidence and develop physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually, while with their parents or carers. Parents and carers also have opportunities to build friendships with other families within the community. Community playgroups are run by parents and carers who decide the day, time, venue, equipment and playgroup style. Families are responsible in running the playgroup. Community playgroups take place in council buildings, schools, and…

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Supported Playgroups

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January 17 - January 18
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Various days and locations
Melton Council Community Venues, Council Venues Team
Melton,VictoriaAustralia
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Supported playgroups are groups for parents/carers with children 0 - 5 years, and are either run by Council or another community organisation. Facilitators who lead supported playgroups provide play experiences and parenting assistance. Please see webpage for more information. Supported playgroups in Melton City Council are led by qualified facilitators who are trained in the evidence based smalltalk program. These groups are available to families with a Health Care Card (or eligible card or visa), Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and children…

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Free

Cartooning Workshop at Melton Library – FULLY BOOKED

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton,Victoria3337
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Learn the basic tricks of drawing cartoon face expressions, hand action and bodies for your own cartoon characters. Then we’ll move on to developing your cartoon characters and how to add action to your comic strip! Scrap books and pencils will be supplied. This event is fully booked, click here to go onto the waiting list (17 Jan session). Ages 6-12years. Wednesday 17 Jan • 10am-11.30am • Melton Library Friday 19 Jan • 10am-12pm • Caroline Springs Library

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Free

Publish Me Workshop at CS Library – FULLY BOOKED

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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A Kids’ Own Publishing artist will guide students to produce text and illustrations to create their own book on the theme of their choice. The book will be ‘published’ with one copy kept for display and another to take home. For children aged 5-12years. Bookings essential, this session is fully booked, click here to go onto the waiting list. Wednesday 17 Jan • 10.00am – 12.00pm • Caroline Springs Library

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Free

Twisted Tots – Meet Einstein at CS Library FULLY BOOKED

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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Children are naturally curious about the world and every child wants to be a discoverer or an experimenter. This session introduces Scientists through a literacy and science activity that stimulates the "wondering" process. Twisted science is the home of hands-on science specialists and they are coming to Melton City Libraries over summer. Get your kids involved in the amazing world of science where learning is so much fun and the team is inspiring curiosity and creativity in science. This event is…

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150 for all 3 sessions

Summer Art Workshop – Advanced Level

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on January 18, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on January 19, 2018 at 10:00am

Bridge Road Community Centre, 260 - 266 Bridge Road
Strathtulloh,Victoria3338Australia
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The workshop is presented in your local neighbourhood and will teach you the basics of using acrylic paints to create your very own masterpiece. Have great fun while learning about colour theory and colour mixing.

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Twisted Tots – Meet Einstein at Melton Library

January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton,Victoria3337
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Children are naturally curious about the world and every child wants to be a discoverer or an experimenter. This session introduces Scientists through a literacy and science activity that stimulates the "wondering" process. Twisted science is the home of hands-on science specialists and they are coming to Melton City Libraries over summer. Get your kids involved in the amazing world of science where learning is so much fun and the team is inspiring curiosity and creativity in science. Bookings are required,…

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Movin’ Round Melton Summer Pop-Up Library

January 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Friday, repeating until January 26, 2018

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until January 23, 2018

Schools out, reading is in! Melton City Librarians will be hosting pop up libraries in locations around Melton on Tuesday and Friday mornings throughout January. Kids and families will have access to hot reading picks to take home and enjoy, register for summer reading clubs and take part in an environmental activity. Friday 5 January • 9.30am-11.30am • Woodlea Estate Playground Tuesday 9 January • 9.30am-11.30am • Taylors Hill Central Park Playground Friday 12 January • 9.30am-11.30am • Bridge Road…

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Free

Cartooning Workshop at CS Library – FULLY BOOKED

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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Learn the basic tricks of drawing cartoon face expressions, hand action and bodies for your own cartoon characters. Then we’ll move on to developing your cartoon characters and how to add action to your comic strip! Scrap books and pencils will be supplied. Ages 6-12years. This event is fully booked, click here to go onto the waiting list (19 Jan session).  Wednesday 17 Jan • 10am-11.30am • Melton Library Friday 19 Jan • 10am-12pm • Caroline Springs Library

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Free

Publish Me Workshop at Melton Library – FULLY BOOKED

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton,Victoria3337
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A Kids’ Own Publishing artist will guide students to produce text and illustrations to create their own book on the theme of their choice. The book will be ‘published’ with one copy kept for display and another to take home. For children aged 5-12years. This event is fully booked, click here to go onto the waiting list. Friday 19 Jan • 10.00am – 12.00pm • Melton Library

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130.00 per month

Kumon Maths and English Study Program

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January 19 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Friday, repeating until June 29, 2018

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2018

An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Monday, repeating until June 25, 2018

Springside Children’s and Community Centre, 25-50 Becca Way
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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Children are trained to work with speed and accuracy through individualised instruction, tailored to each child’s ability.

Master the skills essential to overall lifelong learning and strong academic performance, whilst achieving confidence, competence & a good study discipline!

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Free

Summertime Preschool Storytime at Melton Library

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2018

One event on December 16, 2017 at 11:00am

Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton,Victoria3337
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We are running special storytime sessions during summer at Melton and Caroline Springs Libraries! Preschool-aged kids are curious about everything. Storytime is a great way to introduce children to the wonderful world of books. Sessions include stories, songs, rhymes, a short craft activity and an introduction to AUSLAN. All programs are designed for parents to participate with their children. Preschool storytime is 45 to 60 minutes long and it’s geared toward 3- to 5- year olds. No bookings are required.…

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Free

Summertime Preschool Storytime at CS Library

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2018

One event on December 16, 2017 at 11:00am

Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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We are running special storytime sessions during summer at Caroline Springs and Melton Libraries! Preschool-aged kids are curious about everything. Storytime is a great way to introduce children to the wonderful world of books. Sessions include stories, songs, rhymes, a short craft activity and an introduction to AUSLAN. All programs are designed for parents to participate with their children. Preschool storytime is 45 to 60 minutes long and it’s geared toward 3- to 5- year olds. No bookings are required.…

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Summer Reading Club Celebration & Prize Draw – Melton Library

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street,
Melton,Victoria3337
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It’s Game On, and to celebrate the Summer Reading Club you’ll be testing your skills with games both big and small. Then we’ll follow up with the major prize draw. You’ve got to be in it to win it! This program is designed for the skill level of primary & secondary aged school children. Bookings essential, click here to book. Monday 22 Jan • 2.00pm – 3.30pm • Melton Library

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Summer Reading Club Celebration & Prize Draw – CS Library

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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It’s Game On, and to celebrate the Summer Reading Club you’ll be testing your skills with games both big and small. Then we’ll follow up with the major prize draw. You’ve got to be in it to win it! This program is designed for the skill level of primary & secondary aged school children. Bookings essential, click here to book. Tuesday 23 Jan • 2.00pm – 3.30pm • Caroline Springs Library

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Grass Critters – School Holiday Program

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January 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Stevenson House, 10 Stevenson Crescent
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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Come and create a grass critter! Design and decorate it anyway you like, and then take it home and watch it grow. Suitable for children aged 8 and over, younger children can attend as long as they are fully supervised by a parent or guardian.

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$4.80 per hour

Rockbank Dojang -TaekwonDo Self Defence

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January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until December 21, 2018

Rockbank Community Hall, Old Leakes Road
Rockbank,Victoria3335Australia
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Taekwon-Do is the proper use of hand and feet, for the purpose in self defence. Suited for all ages, children, all genders, and people with special needs. Family orientated, just come in and start your training, increase your fitness, flexibility, physical fitness, and self discipline in life skills.

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$4.80 per hour

Melton Dojang -TaekwonDo Self Defence

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January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Monday and Tuesday, repeating until December 21, 2018

Blackwood Drive Community Hall, 47 Blackwood Drive
Melton South,Victoria3338Australia
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Taekwon-Do is the proper use of hand and feet, for the purpose in self defence. Suited for all ages, children, all genders, and people with special needs. Family orientated, just come in and start your training, increase your fitness, flexibility, physical fitness, and self discipline in life skills.

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February 2018
$95.00 or $90.00 Concession

Acoustic Guitar – Beginner (Children 7‐10yrs)

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February 2 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Melton South Community Centre, 41 Exford Road
Melton South,Victoria3338
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Come and learn the basics of playing the Acoustic Guitar! Designed for beginners, your tutor is patient and experienced with 20+ years live and recording experience. Please bring your own Guitar. This is an eight session course concluding 23 March 2018.

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$15.00

Card Making Workshop 4 Kids – Aged 8+

February 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Stevenson House, 10 Stevenson Crescent
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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Happy Birthday - Mother's Day - Thank You - I Love You - Religious Occasion - Congratulations This is a workshop where you will have the opportunity to make handcrafted greeting cards from samples for any occasion you can think of! No previous card making experience needed. Bookings essential. For Kids aged 8+.

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$77/$70 Concession (7 classes)

The Art of Storytelling at Eynesbury

February 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 23, 2018

Eynesbury Discovery Centre, 479 Eynesbury Road
Eynesbury,Victoria3338
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If you are interested in exploring your creative and imaginative abilities, then this is the class for you. In this class, children will be taught to write short stories and compile all their stories into a little booklet. At the end of the term, children will present their stories to an audience and will take their books home. Children are the writers and actors in this ‘Art of Storytelling’ class. (Suitable for 5-12 years) Starting 2 February - 23 March from…

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$95.00 or $90.00 Concession

Acoustic Guitar – Beginner (Children 11‐15yrs)

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February 2 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Melton South Community Centre, 41 Exford Road
Melton South,Victoria3338
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Come and learn the basics of playing the Acoustic Guitar! Designed for beginners, your Tutor is patient and experienced with 20+ years live and recording experience. Please bring your own Guitar. This is an eight session course concluding 23 March 2018.

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$72/64 concession (8 classes)

Eynesbury Saturday Yoga

February 3 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Saturday, repeating until March 24, 2018

Eynesbury Discovery Centre, 479 Eynesbury Road
Eynesbury,Victoria3338
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Open to everyone, young, old and first timers, this yoga class is a great way to meet people while getting fit.

Improve your health and well-being by toning your muscles, increasing suppleness, improving concentration and relieving stress by coming to this yoga class.

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$95.00 or $90.00 Concession

Acoustic Guitar – Beginner (Children 7‐10yrs)

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February 5 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Melton South Community Centre, 41 Exford Road
Melton South,Victoria3338
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Come and learn the basics of playing the Acoustic Guitar! Designed for beginners, your tutor is patient and experienced with 20+ years live and recording experience. Please bring your own Guitar. This is an eight session course concluding 26 March 2018.

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$77.00 / $70.00 concession

Art 4 Kids (8–12 years) – Term 1 2018

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February 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, repeating until March 26, 2018

Stevenson House, 10 Stevenson Crescent
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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Come and enjoy expression through various art forms in a fun atmosphere. Children will have the opportunity to experience and develop their skills in a number of different art forms. Classes are designed for 8-12 year olds.

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$77.00 full / $70.00 concession

Art 4 Kids with Marina

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February 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, repeating until March 26, 2018

Hillside Community Centre, Recreation Reserve Royal Crescent
Hillside,Victoria3037
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Art 4 Kids gives children the opportunity to explore the world of art. This fantastic art program has been especially designed for 8 -12 year olds

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$95.00 or $90.00 Concession

Acoustic Guitar – Beginner (Children 11‐15yrs)

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February 5 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Melton South Community Centre, 41 Exford Road
Melton South,Victoria3338
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Come and learn the basics of playing the Acoustic Guitar! Designed for beginners, your tutor is patient and experienced with 20+ years live and recording experience. Please bring your own Guitar. This is an eight session course concluding 26 March 2018.

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Chess Club at CS Library

February 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until February 26, 2018

Caroline Springs Library, 193 ‐ 201 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs,Victoria3023
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Learn how to play chess, become a better player or challenge an opponent at our weekly Chess Club. Chess boards provided, and instruction will be given by a skilled facilitator. Bookings not required. Ages 7years +. Mondays 5, 12, 19, 26 Feb & continuing through Mar & Apr • 5.30pm – 7.30pm • Caroline Springs Library

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$9 per class

Junior Taekwondo Classes

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until December 24, 2018

Melton Waves Leisure Centre, 206 Coburns Road
Melton,Victoria3337
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Our training is about -Defend -Grow - Ideals. We focus on ‘learning with fun’ for both children and adults alike. We have a zero tolerance for child abuse. We are committed to child safety, acting in children’s best interests, keeping them safe and actively work to empower them.

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$56.00

Women’s Fitness Program

Mum and Baby Fitness
February 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until March 27, 2018

Taylors Hill Youth and Community Centre, 121 Calder Park Drive
Taylors Hill,Victoria3037
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Run by a personal trainer and mother, these group sessions are a great way to get back into exercise and meet new people. Join a program that will help you be inspired and motivated about your personal health, fitness and well being. Children welcome to attend under parent supervision. Come along and join like minded women for some fun and exercise Classes run each week on a Tuesday morning during school terms at 9.30am.

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