Victorian Seniors Festival: What's On in Moorabool

Next date: Thursday, 06 October 2022 | 09:00 PM to Monday, 31 October 2022 | 11:59 PM

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Victorian Seniors Festival 2022 - Takin' it Easy

The major statewide festival for Victorians over 60, the Victorian Seniors Festival focuses on providing fun and good times with opportunities to participate in events and activities for free or low cost throughout October each year.

Check out this year's program of Victorian Seniors Festival events happening in Moorabool!

Movies in the Marsh - "The Duke"

In 1961 a 60-year-old taxi driver stole Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London, holding it to ransom demanding better investment and care for the elderly. 

Date: Friday 30 September

Session 1: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Session 2: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Venue: Lerderderg Library, 215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh

Enquiries: (03) 5366 7100

Email: yourlibrary@moorabool.vic.gov.au

Cost: Free


BacchChat: Historic Local True Crime

Explore some of the earliest investigations into deaths in the Bacchus Marsh district. What can we learn from these early public documents, the people, the community and did any lead to criminal proceedings?

Presented by: Bruce Carboon, Bacchus Marsh and District Historical Society Inc.

Date: Saturday 1 October, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Venue: Lerderderg Library, 215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh

Enquiries: (03)  5366 7100 or Book Here.

Email: yourlibrary@moorabool.vic.gov.au

Cost: Free


Are Uke Ok?

Play your part in creating an uplifting and fun song in this entry level ukulele experience. Local musician Jen Hawley will guide you on a storytelling journey in this safe and interactive ukulele workshop. No ukulele experience required, bring yourself, your stories, and your songs.

Presented by: Local Musician Jen Hawley

Date: Saturday 1 October, 10:00am - 11:30am

Venue: Ballan Library, 143 Inglis Street, Ballan

Enquiries: 0419 519 650 or Book Here.

Email: yourlibrary@moorabool.vic.gov.au

Cost: Free


Greendale Cemetery Tour

Presented by: Ballan Historical Society

The Ballan Shire Historical Society will be hosting a guided tour of the Greendale Cemetery. Afternoon tea will be available at the conclusion of the tour. An alternative venue will be provided in the event of inclement weather.

Date: Sunday 2 October 1:30pm

Venue: 34 Greendale-Myrniong Rd, Greendale

Enquires: Richard Biden (03) 5368 2544

Cost: Free


Aged Care & Aged Pensions Information Session with Centrelink

Dates: Monday 3 October, 1.00pm-2.00pm and Friday 21 October, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Venue: Lerderderg Library, 215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh

Book Here

 

Dates: Monday 10 October, 2.00pm-3.00pm and Friday 28 October, 2.00pm-3.00pm

Venue: Supper Room, Ballan Mechanics' Institute, 143 Inglis Street, Ballan

Book Here

 

Enquiries: Aged & Disability Community Liaison Officer on (03) 5366 7100

Email: info@moorabool.vic.gov.au

Cost: Free 


CWA Devonshire Tea

Proudly presented by: Bacchus Marsh Country Women's Association.

Date: Wednesday 5 October

Sitting 1: 10.00am-11.00am

Sitting 2: 11.00am-12.00noon

Sitting 3: 1.00pm-2.00pm

Venue: Bacchus Marsh Public Hall, 215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh

Bookings essential: Contact Karin Wilson 0417 344 968 or

Email: karin.wilsonexchange@gmail.com


Social Seniors

Through a series of practical, hands-on weekly workshops, learn how digital tools can help you explore new interests, meet new people and stay connected safely whilst maintaining your privacy.

Dates:

Week 1: Wednesday 12 October 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Week 2: Wednesday 19 October 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Week 3: Wednesday 26 October 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Venue: Lerderderg Library, 215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh

Enquiries: Call: (03) 5366 7100

Email: yourlibrary@moorabool.vic.gov.au

Cost: Free 


Triassic Park

Learn about sites of geological interest in and around Bacchus Marsh, links to the Ordovician ocean; the Permian; and the violence of the Pentland Hills Volcanics.

Presented by: Bob Reid, Roger Pierson and Ben Courtice of the Bacchus Marsh Trench Reserve Committee

Date: Saturday 15 October 10:00am – 12:00pm

Venue: Lerderderg Library, 215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh

Enquiries: Call: (03) 5366 7100 or Book Here.

Email: yourlibrary@moorabool.vic.gov.au

Cost: Free


Junk Journaling

Construct a Junk Journal; a handmade book of recycled and found materials and memories. The pages of a junk journal can be used to write, draw, paint or record memories, thoughts, ideas and inspiration.

Date: Sat 15 October 10:00am-12:00pm

Venue: Ballan Library, 143 Inglis Street, Ballan

Enquiries: Call: 0419 519 650 or Book Here.

 

Date: Sat 29 October 10:00am-12:00pm

Venue: Lerderderg Library, 215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh

Enquiries: Call: 5366 7100#5 or Book Here.

 

Email: yourlibrary@moorabool.vic.gov.au

Cost: Free


Bring it Home

Enjoy high quality live music, special guests, stories, belly laughs, singalong, dancing, radio plays, interviews and more.

Date: Wednesday 26 October 11:00am – 12:30pm

Pick Up/Departure: 10:30am sharp, outside Lerderderg Library

Destination: Melton Community Hall, 238 High Street, Melton

Return to Bacchus Marsh: 1.30pm, outside Lerderderg Library

Bookings Essential. Enquiries: Call: Aged & Disability Community Liaison Officer on (03) 5366 7100

Email: info@moorabool.vic.gov.au

Cost: $5 including morning tea and free transport. Bookings are essential, limited tickets available. Tickets can be purchased from Customer Service at Lerderderg Library.


Life After 60: From Tired to Inspired

Presented by: Louise Simmons

This workshop introduces women to facing their decades ahead powerfully. By discovering the wisdom they already have, and building on that foundation.

Date: Thursday 27 October 3:00pm-4:30pm

Venue: Lerderderg Library, 215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh

Enquiries: Call: (03) 5366 7100#5 or Book Here.

Email: yourlibrary@moorabool.vic.gov.au

Cost: Free


Contact us:

By Phone: Moorabool Shire Council Aged & Disability Community Liaison Officer on (03) 5366 7100

Online: www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au/festival to find out more.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeniorsCardVIC/

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When

  • Friday, 30 September 2022 | 12:00 AM - Monday, 31 October 2022 | 11:59 PM