On The News 13 December 2017

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Wood from river red gum trees, removed as part of the level crossing removal project in Noble Park North, is being used to make new interpretive signs in reserves across Greater Dandenong.


    Carols at the Castle

    Overnewton Castle, 51 Overnewton Road Keilor. Friday 15 Dec 5pm-9pm. Bring the family to join in the fun with a spectacular program of festive favourites and holiday cheer. Gates open at 5pm, with the concert from 7-9pm. Before the concert, visit Santa in his magical grotto. Food and drink available. Cost $20 Family of five, $8 Single, $5 Concession. For more information phone 9249 4000 or visit www.carolsatthecastle2017.eventbrite.com.


    Carols by Candlelight

    Harmony Square, 225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong. Friday 15 December, 6.30pm.

    Free family event, with exciting performances by Roy Best, Michelle Fiztmaurice, Greater Dandenong Band, Tongan Upper Room Worship Team and many others. Special appearances by Santa and Shrek from DreamWorks Animation. Free kids’ activities from 6pm, food and market stalls.

    For more information contact Council on 8571 1000 or email events@cgd.vic.gov.au.

    Free Christmas Entertainment

    Greater Dandenong Council is spreading the Christmas cheer with music and entertainment all around the city in the week before Christmas.

    Between 19 and 22 December, there will be roving performances of Bouncing Elves on stilts, and Skating Baubles on roller skates, in Douglas Street Noble Park, Harmony Square and Lonsdale Street in Dandenong, and the Multicultural Place in the Springvale shopping precinct.

    For times and locations please visit greaterdandenong.com/christmasentertainment.

    New life for felled trees

    Wood from river red gum trees, removed as part of the level crossing removal project in Noble Park North, is being used to make new interpretive signs in reserves across Greater Dandenong.The 23 signs have been installed in Coomoora Flora and Fauna Woodland Reserve, Falkiner Reserve and National Drive Reserve. All three reserves are home to important remnant bushland and a range of indigenous plants and animals.

    The signs contain historical and botanical information about the parks and the local flora and fauna.


    Whitehorse Carols 2017

    Whitehorse Centre, 397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading. Sunday 17 December 5.30pm to 9.30pm.

    Free rides and amusements from 4.30pm to 8.30pm. Santa and his elves will be available for photos.

    Phone 9285 4890 for information or visit www.facebook.com/WhitehorseFestivalSeason.

    Christmas Toy Appeal

    The annual Whitehorse Christmas Toy Appeal is still running until Friday 15 December.

    New toys can be donated during business hours at Whitehorse Civic Centre in Nunawading, Box Hill Town Hall, or Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre.

    For more information, phone the EERN warehouse on 9874 8433 or contact Council on 9262 6333.

    Meals on wheels

    Council is seeking committed, caring, enthusiastic, flexible, positive people with exceptional communication skills to help with the meals on wheels program, which delivers more than 1200 meals each week to 300 local aged or infirm residents.

    Volunteers can apply to be either a “driver” or a “jockey”. Drivers and jockeys undertake shifts that are approximately two hours in length between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

    There is also an opportunity for people to sign up as relief volunteers, to help out during those times the regular volunteers are unavailable.

    For more information, please visit www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Volunteering-Opportunities.html, or contact Community Development Officer Kim Rosenfeld on 9262 7530.

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