Glen Eira City Council is holding a range of online events for this year’s Seniors Festival during October.
For information on “how to watch” or “to book” go to www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/seniorsfestival
Many of the events will be available to watch on the Glen Eira City Council YouTube channel after the event.
For further information, contact Council’s Service Centre on 9524 3333
All events are FREE.
The Art of Being Melbourne
Thursday 8 October @ 6pm-7pm
Join author Maree Coote for a crash course in art history and art appreciation and watch as she reveals a history of Melbourne like no other!
Let's get arty
Wednesday 14 October @ 2pm
Join local artist Fiona Wood for a creative art and craft session. At the end of the workshop you may have a gift for you or someone close to you, especially with the festive season not far away. A great activity to do with your grandchildren as this event is still available on YouTube after.
Melodies for Seniors - The Show Must Go On
Friday 16 October @ 2pm
The show must go on, as they say in the theatre world. So, make a cuppa and join the fabulous Jennifer Lee, Brendan Scott, and David Gould for an afternoon of toe-tapping music.
Come laugh with us - Laughter yoga workshop
Tuesday 20 October @ 11am
Join us for 45 minutes of joy and come laugh with us! Jennifer Karlich from The Joy Space is a trained teacher in laughter yoga and during this online workshop she will introduce you to the origins of laughter yoga and all the benefits we gain from laughing for our wellbeing.
Thrifty Gardening with My Green Garden
Wednesday 21 October @ 11am
Gardening can be an expensive hobby unless you learn where some simple DIY measures can save you a lot of money. In this workshop, Maria Ciavarella from My Green Garden will show you lots of ways to save money and still have a flourishing garden.
Let's move - Belly dance Workshops
Friday 23 October @ 10am
Move & Groove Workshop 45 mins session
Join Barbara from Bellydance Kizmet for a fabulous, fun workshop that will get you moving. This workshop is for participants who have a reasonable level of movement. Be mysterious!
Let's move - Belly dance Workshops
Friday 23 October @ 11am
Chair based Workshop 30 mins session
This chair-based classical Persian workshop offers those not so mobile to still join in and have lots of fun. You will use your arms, hands and head to create beautiful shapes. Be mysterious!
Friday evening with Jane
Friday 23 October @ 6.30pm
What a great way to spend a Friday evening. Make a cuppa or pour a glass of wine, sit back relax and join the delightful Jane Clifton as she takes a journey back through her fascinating life and shares what she is up to at the moment. There is no doubt Jane will always be best remembered for a role she played 40 years ago: Margo in Prisoner Cell Block H.
Everyone has a story
Sunday 25 October @ 11am-11.45am
Join a few of our long-standing Glen Eira residents for a virtual cuppa and a special round table chat. We’ll celebrate lives, share memories and talk about how the Glen Eira community has changed. This event will be hosted by Council’s history and heritage officer.
Bollywood and Bhangra
Sunday 25 October @ 3pm
Experience the excitement of Bollywood and Bhangra music and dance with renowned performers from Melbourne Bollywood sensation The Bombay Royale. Magnificent Parvyn Singh sings and dances accompanied by acoustic luminary Josh Bennett. A great event to enjoy for grandparents to grandchildren.Use these contacts to find out what social support services are being offered by council to older residents in their area
Indigenous inter-generational storytelling with Aunty Fay Stewart-Muir
Thursday 29 October @ 2pm
Grandparents and grandchildren please come together and join us for a very special storytelling event with Aunty Fay Stewart-Muir, an elder of the Boon Wurrung, Wamba Wamba and Wergiai clans, who is an author and educator and was recently inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.
To find out more go to www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/seniorsfestival