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Events for the month of May 2020
 
Tax support for small business
Friday, May 01, 2020
to Friday, May 15, 2020

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Australian Taxation Office
Is your small business affected by COVID-19?

Come to a free 60 minute webinar to find out how the Government’s stimulus package can help your small business.

Webinars are run on various dates, starting 1 May and finishing 15 May.

All dates and sessions times can be found on the registration page via the green button below.

Click on weblink below for registration details.


LOCATION:
Online
WEB:
https://www.knoxbiz.com.au/events/

Small Business Bus - Ferntree Gully - FREE Phone mentoring sessions
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Whether you're planning, starting or growing your business, the Victorian Government's Small Business Bus can help you to develop your business ideas and capabilities.

Delivered by experts from the Small Business Mentoring Service (SBMS), the on board mentoring sessions can help you to identify a clear direction for your business, discuss key issues and priorities, and develop an action plan to achieve your goals.

Five free 45-minute sessions are available from 10am until 4pm.

Please note that only one session is available for each business, and bookings are essential.

Click on weblink below for registration details.


LOCATION:
Phone consultation
WEB:
https://www.knoxbiz.com.au/events/

Beginner's Oracle Cards (free)
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
This event is hosted by the Mountain District Learning Centre. Kerri is a clairvoyant who has trained with international spiritual teachers, and has attained years of experience in helping people find their answers through using Oracle, Tarot and messages from the spirit realm. Kerri has a deep passion for guiding people in finding their purpose in life by assisting them to recognise the signs and messages that are coming through to them from their own guides. Join Kerri for a beginners guide to Oracle card reading.

LOCATION:
Online via Zoom - details to be confirmed upon registration
CONTACT NAME:
Mountain District Learning Centre   
PHONE:
0397587859
EMAIL:
office@mdlc.com.au

Mother's Day Craft (free)
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
With Mother’s Day approaching we are offering an opportunity for you to connect and share something about your Mother while participating in a craft activity. How does making Tissue Paper flowers sound? Click here to view the flyer.

You will need to have the following items on hand:
• Tissue paper – any colour – cut into rectangles – 20cm x 10cm
• String/wool/fishing line/cotton
• Scissors
• Sticky tape or heavy duty tape (if joining 2 flowers to make a ball on a line)
• Glue
• Nimble fingers


LOCATION:
Online via Zoom - details to be confirmed upon registration
CONTACT NAME:
Linda   
PHONE:
0392988828
EMAIL:
linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au

Small Business Bus - Wantirna - FREE phone mentoring sessions
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Whether you're planning, starting or growing your business, the Victorian Government's Small Business Bus can help you to develop your business ideas and capabilities.

Delivered by experts from the Small Business Mentoring Service (SBMS), the on board mentoring sessions can help you to identify a clear direction for your business, discuss key issues and priorities, and develop an action plan to achieve your goals.

Five free 45-minute sessions are available from 10am until 4pm.

Please note that only one session is available for each business, and bookings are essential.

Click on weblink below for registration details.


LOCATION:
Phone consultation
WEB:
https://www.knoxbiz.com.au/events/

Laughter Yoga with Lynette Mitchell (free)
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Laughter is well known as the best medicine, as it helps us experience a sense of wellbeing, as it works simultaneously on the body, mind and spirit. Laughter Yoga is a simple yet powerful aerobic exercise which is quite spontaneous and loads of fun. Importantly, laughing boosts the immune system, which is particularly important in trying times. Lynette’s session includes laughter, singing and movement, because these three help to create new brain neurons (Neuroplasticity) that keep us feeling younger, fitter and more energised. Join Lynette for a fun interactive Zoom workshop!

LOCATION:
Online via Zoom - details to be confirmed upon registration
CONTACT NAME:
Mountain District Learning Centre   
PHONE:
0397587859
EMAIL:
office@mdlc.com.au

How to Grow African Violets (free)
Friday, May 08, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
African violets are making a comeback! As the popularity for indoor plants soars, join Kerri and find out how she grows the not-so- humble African violet. They’re perfect plants for growing indoors, taking up very little room and provide delightful flowers over many months.

LOCATION:
Online via Zoom - details to be confirmed upon registration
CONTACT NAME:
Mountain District Learning Centre   
PHONE:
0397587859
EMAIL:
office@mdlc.com.au

COVID-19 - 5 Steps to Ensuring Business Success in Extreme Times - Knox
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
This live webinar will be facilitated by SBMS Mentor Anthony Turner, co-author of Are U Ready? Surviving Small Business Disaster

An overview of the current COVID-19 impacts on running a business will be provided by Anthony Turner who will then discuss how to prepare that business for recovery once re-opening becomes possible.

Anthony will then discuss and provide tools and templates on using the 5 steps of knowing where you are, deciding your new normal, planning finances, attracting core clients and offering quick management tools to ensure the business stays on track to achieve desired outcomes.

Click on weblink below for registration details.


LOCATION:
Onlinen via Zoom
WEB:
https://www.knoxbiz.com.au/events/

Beginner's Oracle Cards (free)
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This event is hosted by the Mountain District Learning Centre.

Kerri is a clairvoyant who has trained with international spiritual teachers, and has attained years of experience in helping people find their answers through using Oracle, Tarot and messages from the spirit realm. Kerri has a deep passion for guiding people in finding their purpose in life by assisting them to recognise the signs and messages that are coming through to them from their own guides.

Join Kerri for a beginners guide to Oracle card reading.


LOCATION:
Online via Zoom - details to be confirmed upon registration
CONTACT NAME:
Mountain District Learning Centre   
PHONE:
0397587859
EMAIL:
office@mdlc.com.au

Veggies to Grow in Autumn and Winter (free)
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
The cooler seasons are a great time to be out in the garden and there are many vegetables that do well in these months. Broccoli, cabbages, Asian greens, peas, broad beans and snow peas are just some that you could be planting now.

Join us to get the best out of your winter crop - from soil needs, planting methods and safer pest control.

Register


LOCATION:
Online via Zoom - details to be confirmed upon registration
CONTACT NAME:
Barb Jordan   
PHONE:
0392988000
EMAIL:
gardensforharvest@knox.vic.gov.au
WEB:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/

Live in your lounge room - James Cormack-Brown
Friday, May 15, 2020
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Live in your lounge room JCB
If you can’t come to us, we will come to you “live in your lounge room”!

Every Friday night, starting May 15, we’ve arranged for you to hang out with some talented local artists and performers.

Streaming LIVE from the Knox Community Arts Centre, we will bring you unique unplugged sessions featuring some of our best local singer-songwriters, performing artists and much more!

-

JAMES CORMACK-BROWN will be performing at our first 'Live in your lounge room' session.

James came first in the fifth season of the Knox Factor, taking out the competition at the Knox Carols in December 2019. James is a singer/songwriter who loves to entertain and bring enjoyment into his performances. With his diverse range of songs from covers to originals he hopes that there is something for everyone to enjoy!

WHEN: Friday 15 May
TIME: 8:00pm
WHERE: Your lounge room!!! View the live-stream on the Knox Arts and Events Facebook page.

What you will need: A good internet connection.

Full 'Live in your lounge room' program to be announced soon.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram (knoxartsandevents) for updates.


LOCATION:
Knox Arts and Events Facebook page (facebook.com/knoxartsandevents)
WEB:
facebook.com/knoxartsandevents

Finding Rainbows during Dark Times: LGBTIQ+ Self-Care and Tips for Allies
Sunday, May 17, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Knox Pride
To mark IDAHOBIT 2020, Knox City Council are hosting a Webinar on self-care for LGBTIQ+ communities and how to be a supportive ally during coronavirus. Tune in to hear from our panel: Mark Camilleri, Senior Practitioner at QueerSpace; Finn, an LGBTIQ+ young person; and Liam, an LGBTIQ+ ally and parent of a trans young person. Discussions will cover the impact of coronavirus on LGBTIQ+ communities, tips and strategies for maintaining mental wellbeing and how to be an effective ally and support LGBTIQ+ loved ones during these challenging times.

Click on the link below to register to attend this webinar.


WEB:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/

Understanding Dementia (free)
Monday, May 18, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Dementia Australia will provide an insight into Dementia by exploring how a healthy brain works.

This session will address the causes, risk factors, misconceptions, signs and symptoms of Dementia and explain why behaviour can change with Dementia.

An overview of Alzheimer’s Australia Awareness support services will conclude the session.


LOCATION:
Online via Zoom - details to be confirmed upon registration
CONTACT NAME:
Linda   
PHONE:
0392988828
EMAIL:
linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au

Bush Rummy with Dee
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Dee Denton, President of Ferntree Gully Senior Citizens has found a way to play Bush Rummy while in isolation. All you need is two packs of cards that are completely different eg a red pack and blue pack and a smart phone with the ‘House Party’ app. Join Dee for a fun game of Bush Rummy. Full instructions on how to download House Party, as well as game rules will be communicated upon registration. Note: Dee is looking for volunteers to be trained as ‘card game hosts’ - so please let us know if you are interested in being trained as a host upon registration.

LOCATION:
Via Zoom - details to be confirmed upon registration
CONTACT NAME:
Linda   
PHONE:
0392988828
EMAIL:
linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au

Rowville’s Italian Prisoners of War (free)
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Did you know that Rowville was the site of an Italian Prisoner of War Camp during World War II?

Knox resident and author of No Regard for the Truth, Darren Arnott, explored the history of the camp and the stories of some of the men interned in the camp. During his research he uncovered the story of a blossoming romance between a farmer’s daughter and an Italian prisoner of war who was shot and killed during an alleged escape attempt.


LOCATION:
Online via Zoom - details to be confirmed upon registration
CONTACT NAME:
Linda   
PHONE:
0392988828
EMAIL:
linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au

Understanding JobKeeper Payment Program
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The Federal Government's JobKeeper program is designed to provide valuable financial support to businesses and individuals.

To help you understand the benefits and complexities in assessing eligibility for this subsidy program, Knox City Council is pleased to offer local businesses access to a complimentary webinar.

Presented by senior advisor and Tax Partner, Alexis Kokkinos from Pitcher Partners - one of Australia's leading accounting and business advisory firms.

You are invited to send questions regarding the JobKeeper scheme to business@knox.vic.gov.au prior to the webinar. Council's Economic Development team will forward them to the specialist team at Pitcher Partners.

Click on weblink below for registration details.


LOCATION:
Online
WEB:
https://www.knoxbiz.com.au/events/

How to Grow African Violets (free)
Thursday, May 21, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
African violets are making a comeback! As the popularity for indoor plants soars, join Kerri and find out how she grows the not-so- humble African violet. They’re perfect plants for growing indoors, taking up very little room and provide delightful flowers over many months.

LOCATION:
Via Zoom - details to be confirmed upon registration
CONTACT NAME:
Mountain District Learning Centre   
PHONE:
0397587859
EMAIL:
office@mdlc.com.au

Live in your lounge room - Daniel Solly
Friday, May 22, 2020
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Live in your lounge room Daniel
If you can’t come to us, we will come to you “live in your lounge room”!

Every Friday night, starting May 15, we’ve arranged for you to hang out with some talented local artists and performers.

Streaming LIVE from the Knox Community Arts Centre, we will bring you unique unplugged sessions featuring some of our best local singer-songwriters, performing artists and much more!

-

DANIEL SOLLY (Daniel Solly Music) will be performing at our second 'Live in your lounge room' session.

Daniel is another fantastic contestant from last years Knox Factor competition, making it all the way to the Grand Final!

WHEN: Friday 15 May
TIME: 8:00pm
WHERE: Your lounge room!!! View the live-stream on the Knox Arts and Events Facebook page.

What you will need: A good internet connection.

Full 'Live in your lounge room' program to be announced soon.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram (knoxartsandevents) for updates.


LOCATION:
Knox Arts and Events Facebook page (facebook.com/knoxartsandevents)
WEB:
facebook.com/knoxartsandevents/

Tap into emotional balance - Zoom - free
Monday, May 25, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
The Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a simple method for relieving distressing feelings and restoring emotional calm. Join us for this health and wellbeing session and find out how this technique can help you, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

LOCATION:
Via Zoom - details to be confirmed upon registration
CONTACT NAME:
Linda   
PHONE:
0392988828
EMAIL:
linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au

Tap into emotional balance - Teleconference - free
Monday, May 25, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a simple method for relieving distressing feelings and restoring emotional calm. Join us for this health and wellbeing session and find out how this technique can help you, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

LOCATION:
Via Teleconference - details to be confirmed upon registration
CONTACT NAME:
Linda   
PHONE:
0392988828
EMAIL:
linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au

Beginner's Oracle Cards - free
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
This event is hosted by the Mountain District Learning Centre. Kerri is a clairvoyant who has trained with international spiritual teachers, and has attained years of experience in helping people find their answers through using Oracle, Tarot and messages from the spirit realm. Kerri has a deep passion for guiding people in finding their purpose in life by assisting them to recognise the signs and messages that are coming through to them from their own guides. Join Kerri for a beginners guide to Oracle card reading.

LOCATION:
Via Zoom - details to be confirmed upon registration
CONTACT NAME:
Mountain District Learning Centre   
PHONE:
0397587859
EMAIL:
office@mdlc.com.au

How to save energy (and money) while safe at home! (free)
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
The Australian Energy Foundation shares easy and practical tips on how to save energy while keeping you and your family connected, comfortable, and entertained at home. Discover how to heat your home cost-effectively this winter, and use less energy when working or cooking.

Click on weblink below for registration details.


LOCATION:
Via Zoom - details to be confirmed upon registration
CONTACT NAME:
Barbara Jordan   
PHONE:
0392988000
EMAIL:
Barbara.Jordan@knox.vic.gov.au
WEB:
http://www.knox.vic.gov.au/homeandgarden

Webinar - Supporting teen students with sensory strategies to relieve anxiety
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Free webinar for parents of teens aged 10 - 18 years featuring guest speaker, Charlinda Parsons Occupational Therapist. Offers practical sensory strategies to support teens learning from home.

LOCATION:
Online webinar
CONTACT NAME:
Michelle Pascoe   
PHONE:
0392988311
EMAIL:
michelle.pascoe@knox.vic.gov.au
WEB:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/

Australia's Biggest Virtual Morning Tea
Thursday, May 28, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea is a community event to raise funds that will make a big difference to those impacted by cancer, especially as COVID-19 continues. This year the Eastern Regional Libraries will host a 'virtual' morning tea. It's an opportunity to socialise with your community, while raising money for a good cause.

LOCATION:
Via Zoom - details to be confirmed upon registration
CONTACT NAME:
Eastern Regional Libraries   
PHONE:
1300737277
WEB:
https://events.yourlibrary.com.au/event?id=21539

Community Training - Session 1: Community events
Thursday, May 28, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Interested in event management? Learn how to create engaging, safe and legally compliant events in Knox.

This session is particularly beneficial for community groups, clubs and not-for-profit organisations.



LOCATION:
Online webinar via Zoom
WEB:
http://www.knox.vic.gov.au/communitytraining

Live in your lounge room - Caitie + Ko
Friday, May 29, 2020
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Caitie Ko Knox Factor
If you can’t come to us, we will come to you “live in your lounge room”!

Every Friday night, starting May 15, we’ve arranged for you to hang out with some talented local artists and performers.

Streaming LIVE from the Knox Community Arts Centre, we will bring you unique unplugged sessions featuring some of our best local singer-songwriters, performing artists and much more!

-

CATIE + KO will be performing at our second 'Live in your lounge room' session. This father-daughter duo are sure to impress.

Caitlin was another talented Knox Factor contestant, taking out third place at Knox Carols 2019.

WHEN: Friday 29 May
TIME: 8:00pm
WHERE: Your lounge room!!! View the live-stream on the Knox Arts and Events Facebook page.

What you will need: A good internet connection.

Full 'Live in your lounge room' program to be announced soon.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram (knoxartsandevents) for updates.

LOCATION: Knox Arts and Events Facebook page (facebook.com/knoxartsandevents)
WEB: facebook.com/knoxartsandevents/


LOCATION:
Knox Arts and Events Facebook page (facebook.com/knoxartsandevents)
WEB:
https://www.facebook.com/events/

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