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Saturday, 23 March 2019
  
 
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Events for the month of March 2019
 
Knox Festival 2019
Saturday, 2 March 2019
to Sunday, 3 March 2019

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Full program available closer to the event.


LOCATION:
Wally Tew Reserve, Ferntree Gully
WEB:
http://www.knox.vic.gov.au/knoxfestival

What is Personality
Monday, 4 March 2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
To live effective and satisfying lives we need to understand ourselves and those with whom we interact. Unfortunately, we don’t come with a manual that explains how or why we behave as we do. This brief course examines some of the recent research into the nature of personality and the characteristics that contribute to the differences in how people think, feel and behave.


LOCATION:
U3A, 1A Park Boulevard, Ferntree Gully
CONTACT NAME:
U3A Office   
PHONE:
0397522737

Powers of Attorney
Tuesday, 5 March 2019
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
We want to enable you to make the best choices for your life and health care, based on your personal values and beliefs.
This information will cover both Planning for the future:
powers of attorney and medical treatment decision making as well as Advance Care Planning.


LOCATION:
Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South
CONTACT NAME:
Linda Keenahan   
PHONE:
0392988828
EMAIL:
linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au
WEB:
Knox City Council

Beeswax Food Wraps
Tuesday, 5 March 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Little Bumble
Learn how to make reusable food wraps with Laura of Little Bumble. A great skill for a more sustainable household - avoiding plastics and wastage ad keeping food fresh for longer.

LOCATION:
Ferntree Gully Library, 1010 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully
CONTACT NAME:
Ferntree Gully Library   
PHONE:
0398006455
WEB:
http://www.yourlibrary.com.au/

Taking Your Business Online - What you need to know
Wednesday, 6 March 2019
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
KnoxBiz logo
Get yourself ready to launch your business online at this essential digital workshop that goes right back to basics to build a complete picture of the opportunities ahead.

Learn how to make informed choices about websites and social media, get across search engines and online advertising, size up the benefits each offers your business and know where to access the right tools to begin.

Take the guess work out of launching yourself online and empower yourself to bring digital thinking into all aspects of your business.

Whether you’re a bricks and mortar business or still at the drawing board, this workshop led by a digital expert with real-world small business experience spans the complete digital landscape.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL


LOCATION:
Room 2 Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South
CONTACT NAME:
Economic Development   
PHONE:
0392988000
EMAIL:
business@knox.vic.gov.au
WEB:
https://www.knoxbiz.com.au/event/

Committee Roles and Responsibilities
Wednesday, 6 March 2019
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Joined_committee
Committees are the backbone of every community organisation and club. They are responsible for decision making and at times, are involved in the administration of the organisation so they need to be cohesive and function as a team. Successful and effective committees are therefore the goal of every community organisation, yet it is often challenging to achieve.

The interactive workshop will help your group to understand more about the responsibilities of your committee and what accountabilities are relevant for each committee member role.

FREE of charge.
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - see link below.


LOCATION:
Knox City Council - Function Room 4, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South
WEB:
http://www.knox.vic.gov.au/Page/

Wiser Driver
Thursday, 7 March 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join us for an informative, informal and friendly refresher course, to upgrade your knowledge and build on your experience to keep you driving safely. This runs each Thursday for four weeks (7-28 March) and includes handbooks and morning tea.

RSVP by 1 March.


LOCATION:
Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South
CONTACT NAME:
Linda Keenahan   
PHONE:
0392988828
EMAIL:
linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au
WEB:
Knox City Council

Tax Essentials for Small Business - ATO Workshop
Wednesday, 13 March 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Australian Taxation Office
Are you new to business, or thinking of starting a small business?

You’ll learn about:
- business structures and their different rules, tax rates and obligations
- tax and non-tax business registrations
- allowable deductions, including motor vehicle deductions, depreciation and home-based business expenses
- annual and quarterly reporting requirements
- record keeping principles
- where to go for help and information when you need it.

You will learn about online tools and resources that can help you and you’ll have the chance to ask questions.

This is a great opportunity for you to network.

There is a dedicated Employer essentials free workshop so employer obligations are not covered in this event.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL


LOCATION:
Rooms 1&2 Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South
CONTACT NAME:
Economic Development   
PHONE:
0392988000
EMAIL:
business@knox.vic.gov.au
WEB:
https://www.knoxbiz.com.au/event/

Grant Programs @ Knox
Thursday, 14 March 2019
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Grants
Knox City Council has several grant programs that may be able to assist your organisation, group or club. At the workshops, Council staff will present the aims, guidelines and criteria of Council’s current programs, followed by a more in-depth look at the Community Development Fund grants.

This is an opportunity for Council staff and other community organisations to share their knowledge, experience and ideas about grant projects and Council’s application processes, which may be of assistance to your organisation’s planning.

Please note applications for the 2019-20 Community Development Fund will open in mid-May 2019.

FREE of charge.
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - see link below.


LOCATION:
Knox City Council - Function Room 3, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South
WEB:
http://www.knox.vic.gov.au/Page/

Gourmet Peninsula
Friday, 15 March 2019
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
As part of the Knox Over 55s Zest4Life program, join us for a gourmet tour of the Peninsula whereby we will be stopping for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea (at own expense) while enjoying some of the Peninsula’s scenery. These are two separate bus tours.

We suggest you bring $40 to purchase morning/afternoon teas and lunch.

Bookings open 30 November 2018. To book, go to:
bthe.re/ gourmet-penninsula-15-Mar-19


LOCATION:
Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South
CONTACT NAME:
Linda Keenahan   
PHONE:
0392988828
EMAIL:
linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au
WEB:
bthe.re/gourmet-penninsula-15-Mar-19

Positive Ageing - Staying Alive and Thriving with Linda Black
Saturday, 16 March 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
An interactive information session including simple techniques to gain and maintain emotional wellbeing and a positive mental attitude to support thriving as we get older. The vital relationship between the mind, emotions and body will also be covered. You will leave with a whole new positive perspective of ageing!

RSVP by 1 March.


LOCATION:
Knox Health & Sports Clinic, 171 Stud Road, Wantirna
CONTACT NAME:
Reception   
PHONE:
0388051777
EMAIL:
admin@knoxhealthandsportsclinic.com.au

You are NOT alone! with Keith Hulstaert
Saturday, 16 March 2019
12:00 NOON - 1:00 PM
You are not alone! It is common to experience mental health issues such as, anxiety and depression, grief and loss as we age and this can increase upon retirement. Keith will discuss some of the problems that can occur with our mental health at this stage in life and give you tips on dealing with your concerns to allow you to get on with enjoying life!

RSVP by 1 March.


LOCATION:
Knox Health & Sports Clinic, 171 Stud Road, Wantirna
CONTACT NAME:
Reception   
PHONE:
0388051777
EMAIL:
admin@knoxhealthandsportsclinic.com.au

A rainbow of foods for nutrition with Dr Jyothsna Rao
Saturday, 16 March 2019
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
An interactive information session on the different foods you can eat to maintain health and wellbeing. RSVP by 1 March.

LOCATION:
Knox Health & Sports Clinic, 171 Stud Road, Wantirna
CONTACT NAME:
Reception   
PHONE:
0388051777
EMAIL:
admin@knoxhealthandsportsclinic.com.au

Hypnosis for Stress Reduction & Management for Senior Citizens
Saturday, 16 March 2019
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
We all experience stress from time to time. This talk will cover the dangers of stress, how it contributes to many illnesses, what is hypnosis
and how it helps with stress management. It will include a 20 minute hypnosis process allowing participants to powerfully relax and stay calm.

RSVP by 1 March.


LOCATION:
Knox Health & Sports Clinic, 171 Stud Road, Wantirna
CONTACT NAME:
Reception   
PHONE:
0388051777
EMAIL:
admin@knoxhealthandsportsclinic.com.au

Do you perceive the world as it is?
Monday, 18 March 2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
We tend to assume that our senses reflect the world as it actually is. However, our senses sample only a small portion
of our environment, take many shortcuts, and our brain fills in details to give us the illusion that we perceive reality objectively. This brief course will focus on our visual system and its limitations.


LOCATION:
U3A, 1A Park Boulevard, Ferntree Gully
CONTACT NAME:
U3A Office   
PHONE:
0397522737

Knox National Playgroup Week
Tuesday, 19 March 2019
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Storytime session with Fiona
Art and craft activities
Playdough, sandplay and indoor play
Paul Jamieson performance
Knox Toy Library
Workshop: How to set up chooks in your backyard with BookAChook


LOCATION:
Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre 1010 Burwood Highway Ferntree Gully
CONTACT NAME:
Sharon Bradford   
PHONE:
0392988348
EMAIL:
play@knox.vic.gov.au
WEB:
http://www.knox.vic.gov.au/Page/

Invigor8
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Invigor8 takes place each Wednesday for eight-weeks (20 March to 8 May) and is an exercise and education program designed for people living with Type 2 Diabetes. Elizabeth can guide you through this process so please call us to express your interest.

Bulk billed - this is a Medicare funded program. GP management plan referrals are essential.


LOCATION:
EACH Court House, cnr Spring and Station Streets, Ferntree Gully
CONTACT NAME:
Elizabeth Maxwell   
PHONE:
0397576283

Playgroup Playday - Veggie Growing Workshop
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Girl-in-veggie-patch
Experience planting and growing veggies together with your children or grandchildren

Gardens for Harvest and Playgroups invite you to come experience with us:

• Why keep/start gardening at any age
• Garden design, maintenance and safety tips for garden enjoyment
• Where and how to access community resources
• Outdoor and indoor play.
• For babies to preschooler’s all welcome!

Bookings Essential via phone or email
Cost - FREE


LOCATION:
West Gully Children and Family Centre, Playgroup Back Yard, Dobson Street Ferntree Gully
CONTACT NAME:
Sharon Bradford   
PHONE:
0392988348
EMAIL:
play@knox.vic.gov.au
WEB:
http://www.knox.vic.gov.au/Page/

Proud to Belong in Knox
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
‘Proud to Belong in Knox’ is a free community event, where you can hear people from diverse cultural backgrounds discuss what it means to call Knox home.
It’s our chance to celebrate Cultural Diversity Week and grow together as one connected and inclusive community.
Guest speakers:
• Aleem Ali, CEO of Welcoming Australia - on the goals of Welcoming Australia and Knox City Council's recent membership to the Welcoming Australia Network
• Lin Jong, AFL Player – Q&A session with Lin, who grew up in Knox as the child of migrants
The evening will also include a smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country by a local Elder, live music, refreshments by social enterprise Refugee Council of Australia, and more.

Time: 6.00 - 9.00pm (Formalities commence at 6.30pm)
Registration essential at: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/82900


LOCATION:
Knox Community Arts Centre
CONTACT NAME:
Joan Pepi   
PHONE:
0392988000
EMAIL:
joan.pepi@knox.vic.gov.au
WEB:
knox.vic.gov.au/culturaldiversity

Gourmet Peninsula - bus tour
Friday, 22 March 2019
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
As part of the Knox Over 55s Zest4Life program, join us for a gourmet tour of the Peninsula whereby we will be stopping for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea (at own expense) while enjoying some of the Peninsula’s scenery. These are two separate bus tours.

We suggest you bring $40 to purchase your own morning/afternoon teas and lunch.

Bookings open 30 November 2018. To book go to: tix.yt/gourmet-peninsula- 22-Mar-19


LOCATION:
Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South
CONTACT NAME:
Linda Keenahan   
PHONE:
0392988828
EMAIL:
linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au
WEB:
tix.yt/gourmet-peninsula- 22-Mar-19

When Uni is not right for you!
Monday, 25 March 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
This event will share stories and examples to inspire young people, their parents, teachers and career counsellors with the message that it is okay to pursue a personal journey that doesn’t include university studies.

LOCATION:
Knox City Council 511 Burwood Highway Wantirna South
WEB:
https://www.knoxbiz.com.au/Event/

Australian Citizenship Ceremony
Wednesday, 27 March 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Knox City Council hosts Australian Citizenship Ceremonies throughout the year on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs.
Ceremonies are open to invited candidates and a small number of their family and friends.
Further information is available on the Knox City Council Australian Citizenship page.


LOCATION:
Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South 3152
CONTACT NAME:
Robyn Sommers   
PHONE:
0392988000
WEB:
http://www.knox.vic.gov.au/Page/

Record Keeping (not GST registered) for Small Business
Thursday, 28 March 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Australian Taxation Office
Are you new to business, or thinking of starting a small business? Give your business the best start!

This FREE 2 hour introductory workshop is for small businesses who:

want to learn how to keep records to claim all entitled deductions
are not registered for GST.
At this event you will have hands-on experience of recording money in and out of your business. You will also learn time-saving tips allowing you to focus on your business.

To get the most out of this workshop, please bring a pen and calculator.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL


LOCATION:
Room 3 Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South
CONTACT NAME:
Economic Development   
PHONE:
0392988000
EMAIL:
business@knox.vic.gov.au
WEB:
https://www.knoxbiz.com.au/event/

Basic Motives
Thursday, 28 March 2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Our motives energize, select, direct and maintain our behaviours. Specific motives range from basic biological needs to more abstract ones involving finding the meaning in life or to have an impact on the world. Join me to consider some of the various theories of human motivation and their explanatory value.

LOCATION:
U3A, 1A Park Boulevard, Ferntree Gully
CONTACT NAME:
U3A Office   
PHONE:
0397522737

Building Community with Social Media
Thursday, 28 March 2019
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Social Media
Social media and online activities are now part of the way we communicate at work and play. For community organisations they provide a great opportunity to reduce your workload and create efficient communication with your group, the challenge however, is to decide which platform will have the greatest impact to support your goals.

This interactive session will provide you with a basic overview of the most popular social media platforms used in Australia and insights on the best way they can be used effectively. This session will be most beneficial to those that are new to promoting their organisations through social media channels.

FREE of charge.
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - see link below.


LOCATION:
Knox City Council - Function Room 4, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South
WEB:
http://www.knox.vic.gov.au/Page/

Immunisations: Knox Civic Centre (morning)
Friday, 29 March 2019
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Council's Health Services holds immunisation session at Knox Civic Centre in Wantirna South.

Bookings are required through www.knox.vic.gov.au/immunisations


LOCATION:
511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South
WEB:
www.knox.vic.gov.au/immunisations

Collier Ward By-Election
Saturday, 30 March 2019
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
A by-election is being held for the Collier Ward. It is an attendance election.

For more information contact the VEC election office on 8619 1400 or visit www.vec.vic.gov.au

Early voting
Early voting is available at the VEC election office at 40 Birchfield Crescent Wantirna until 6pm on Friday 29 March.

Vote on election day
You can vote between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm on Saturday 30 March at the following locations:

The Knox School
220 Burwood Highway Wantirna South

Templeton Primary School
1 Crestdale Road Wantirna

Wantirna Primary School
120 Mountain Highway Wantirna

St Luke’s Primary School
25 Stokes Road Wantirna


WEB:
http://www.vec.vic.gov.au

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