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Events for the month of May 2019
 
Facebook for your Business
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
KnoxBiz logo
Social media is everywhere! Learn the basics of Facebook marketing success and equip yourself to extract the best of this powerful online marketing tool that few small businesses can afford to ignore.

Not sure where to start when it comes to creating a social media presence for your business? Considering how social media can best meet your business goals? Not sure how it’s all going to fit into your busy schedule?

Well, get set to take away the basics of what you need to know about Facebook marketing, the resources required to get started and a plan that you can action tomorrow at this essential small business workshop.

Get help to identify your social media goals and then develop a social media marketing plan aligned to your business goals and the Facebook platform.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL


LOCATION:
Room 1 Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South
WEB:
https://www.knoxbiz.com.au/events/

reNew - A non-diet approach to weight management
Thursday, May 02, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Do you struggle with dieting and your weight and want to change your relationship with food in order to achieve your health goals? reNEW is a 3 week program presented by our dietitian, exercise physiologist & health psychologist. Need nutrition knowledge too? Ask about our Weight Control Series when you register.

Cost is $8 per session.


LOCATION:
EACH, 2 Capital City Boulevard, Knox Ozone, Wantirna South
CONTACT NAME:
Intake Services   
PHONE:
0397576215
EMAIL:
Intake.PH@each.com.au

Coombe Farm - Bus Tour (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, May 02, 2019
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Once the home of opera singer Dame Nellie Melba, Coombe Yarra Valley is a unique cultural destination. Be transported by bus and enjoy a garden tour of seven acres of stunning gardens, landscaped over one hundred years ago. Includes Devonshire tea followed by a garden tour.

LOCATION:
Meet in Knox Civic Centre (foyer), 511 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South
CONTACT NAME:
Barb Jordon   
PHONE:
0392988000
WEB:
https://www.stickytickets.com.au/79795/

Community Events - Make it Happen!
Thursday, May 02, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Events Circus
All the good stuff on how to create engaging, safe and legally compliant events in Knox. This session will be most beneficial for community groups, clubs and not-for-profit organisations that are wanting to plan and deliver community events in Knox.

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/

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
Thursday, May 02, 2019
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
ComedyRoadshow
Looking for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to town. Forget I-Spy, spotto and stale servo snacks, this road trip is jam-packed with a crew of fantastically funny comedians, specially selected to bring the fun of the Festival to towns and cities around the nation.

For 20 years the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has been touring far and wide, bringing giggles, guffaws and good times to Australia and further afield. Whether you’re in Katherine, Quirindi, Kyneton or Cairns, you can still experience Australia’s largest and best-loved comedy festival in your own backyard. They’ve got over 80 destinations on the laugh-laden schedule, and a line-up of artists to tickle anyone’s funny bone. The Roadshow really has something for everyone! Grab a mate, grab a date… grab a ticket to the Roadshow!

Warning: Performances often contain coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend. It is recommended for people aged 15 years or older.

Tickets: Adult $40, Concession $38, Groups 8+ $36.
Duration: 135 minutes, including interval.


LOCATION:
Knox Community Art Centre, 790 Mountain Highway Bayswater
WEB:
https://bit.ly/2RgDbam

iPad for Beginners
Friday, May 03, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Tutors from the Basin Community House will share tips and techniques to get the most from your iPad or tablet.

LOCATION:
Boronia Library, Park Crescent, Boronia
CONTACT NAME:
Boronia Library   
PHONE:
0398006488

Detox You Home /Household Chemical drop off day
Saturday, May 04, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
2019 Detox your home
Do you need to dispose of unwanted household chemicals? You can reduce the risk of poisoning,
environmental pollution and bushfire hazards, as well as improve recycling rates, by dropping off
unwanted household chemicals at Knox City Council's Detox your Home event.
Detox your Home is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of common, highly toxic household
chemicals without harming your health or the environment.
This free event is coming to Knox City Council in May and Council encourages residents to do
the right thing by their loved ones, the local community and the environment and get rid of unwanted –
and potentially dangerous – household chemicals through Detox your Home.


LOCATION:
Site address provided upon registration
WEB:
https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/You-and-Your-Home/

Introduction to Round Dancing
Saturday, May 04, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Round Dancing is cued social ballroom dancing and is the easiest way to learn to dance. You will be taught basic Rumba steps and by the end of the class you will be dancing round the room. Come alone or come with friends for an afternoon of fun.

RSVP by 29 April.


LOCATION:
Boronia Progress Hall, 134 Boronia Road, Boronia
CONTACT NAME:
David   
PHONE:
0419337311
EMAIL:
rdav0168@gmail.com

Diabetes Wellness Program
Monday, May 06, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This is a four-week group session for people living with type 2 Diabetes. Providing education and support for healthy eating, blood glucose monitoring, physical activity, foot care and more. Suitable for anyone with Type 2 diabetes; newly diagnosed and those who have lived with diabetes for many years.

Cost: $8 per session.


LOCATION:
EACH Shire Hall, 1063 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully
CONTACT NAME:
Intake Services   
PHONE:
0397576215
EMAIL:
Intake.PH@each.com.au

Business Planning Intensive - Strategies to accelerate growth
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
to Tuesday, May 14, 2019

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
KnoxBiz logo
The Business Planning Intensive workshops are for businesses that are established and are now ready to set a business strategy to identify and achieve new growth opportunities.

If your current plan for growth is cross your fingers and hope it succeeds, this workshop intensive will springboard your business forward with a strategy to make it happen.

Recharge your business to the next level, identify new opportunities and plan for change in a two-day program designed to accelerate growth in businesses already in operation for two years.

You’ve worked hard to get your business up and running. Now take time out from working in your business and instead step back to work on your business, sharpen your focus and put yourself on a clear path towards future growth.

Join a small group of like-minded business operators to ready your business for what’s next in a dynamic and innovative environment with a focus on problem solving and strategy development.

In sessions totalling 16 hours, followed up by five hours of one-on-one mentoring, be guided by a small business expert with practical know-how and lots of insight to share that will give your business a shot in the arm.

Identify where your business is at now, where you’d like to be in future, and exactly how you’ll get there. Learn how to build strong leadership, engage employees and how to generate high customer satisfaction.

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/events/

Grant Programs @ Knox
Wednesday, May 08, 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 4, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South
WEB:
http://www.knox.vic.gov.au/Page/

Relaxation Meditation with The Basin Community House
Friday, May 10, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Discover beautiful guided meditation to help promote self-healing and inner peace. Powerful music, breathing techniques, crystals and incense round out a tranquil and fulfilling spiritual meditation.

LOCATION:
Boronia Library, Park Crescent, Boronia
CONTACT NAME:
Boronia Library   
PHONE:
0398006488

Australian Citizenship Ceremony
Thursday, May 16, 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/

Scams and Safety Information session with Knox Police
Monday, May 20, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A member from the Knox Police station will be providing an overview of current scams that are taking place around Knox and will provide tips on how to remain safe. Includes morning tea.

LOCATION:
Room 4, Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South
CONTACT NAME:
Linda Keenahan   
PHONE:
0392988828
EMAIL:
linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au

The Ageing Brain
Monday, May 20, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
This a repeat of an earlier program. It considers how different parts of our brain change as we grow older and the impact on our moods, perceptions, cognitions, and memory functions. The course does not require any previous knowledge of biology or anatomy. We also consider what we can do as individuals to slow the possible declines in functioning.

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

Commercialising Your New Idea (2 Sessions)
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
to Wednesday, June 05, 2019

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
KnoxBiz logo
Everything you need to know to take your innovation or idea from drawing board to market launch.

Get help to assess feasibility, decide its business potential and develop a clear commercialisation strategy over two inspiring workshops led by an experienced innovation and commercialisation expert.

Many great ideas and inventions never get off the ground or become fully-fledged success stories because of a failure to road test their market feasibility, or the cost and time required to get there.

The lesson is simple: to turn an idea into a profitable business you need to plan every stage of how you will take it to market. And that rule applies whether you’ve already invested hours in development or whether your new product or service is yet to be tested.

Get on top of everything you need to consider, from protecting your intellectual property, to market testing, steps to market entry, what sort of finance you’ll need to get there and where to source it.

Be guided by an experienced innovation and commercialisation practitioner with over 30 years’ experience to build a deeper understanding of the business potential of your idea, innovation or invention and get the right support and advice.

This five and a half hour workshop, held over two sessions, includes two free follow-up one-on-one mentoring sessions offering tailored advice to develop a commercialisation strategy that will keep you on track from day one.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL


LOCATION:
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/events/

Safe Food Handling
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Safe Food Handling
Whether sizzling sausages or making jams for sale or consumption, safe food handling knowledge is essential. Don’t jeopardise your fundraising activities, or your customer’s health!
Be prepared. Come along and learn more about safe food preparation and your legal obligations.

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/

Low Calorie Food Options for Entertaining at Home
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Ferntree Gully TOWN group is holding an informative session on healthy low-calorie food to serve your guests. Sample some of the food and take home lots of ideas to help you prepare and serve healthy low calorie food.

LOCATION:
Ferntree Gully Senior Citizens Hall, 160 Underwood Road, Ferntree Gully
CONTACT NAME:
Helen   
PHONE:
0419376821
EMAIL:
ftgtown@hotmail.com

Rethink Waste Tour - BOOKED OUT
Thursday, May 23, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Travel by bus to the Banyule Rethink Centre to learn about packaging materials and the environment. We will visit a working Material Recovery Facility and see how science and technology play a part in recycling empty cardboard boxes, jam jars, soup cans, soft drink bottles and cans into glass, steel, aluminium, plastics, paper and cardboard.

Please note: we request you wear flat soled enclosed shoes.


LOCATION:
Meet in Knox Civic Centre foyer, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South
CONTACT NAME:
Barb Jordan   
PHONE:
0392988000
WEB:
www.stickytickets.com.au/79796

Beginner's Yoga
Friday, May 24, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Beginners yoga with the Basin Community House. Join the Boronia Library team for this special event.

LOCATION:
Boronia Library, Park Crescent, Boronia
CONTACT NAME:
Boronia Library   
PHONE:
0398006488

Sorry Day Flag Raising Ceremony
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Sunday, May 26, 2019
10:30 AM - 12:00 NOON
Please join us for the raising of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flag in recognition of Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week. The ceremony will include a Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony, performances by Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place Choir and guest speakers, followed by a light morning tea.

LOCATION:
Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South
CONTACT NAME:
Raini Nailer   
PHONE:
0392988524
EMAIL:
raini.nailer@knox.vic.gov.au
WEB:
https://www.knox.vic.gov.au/sorry

What is Intelligence?
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The notion of what constitutes intelligence has changed in the last 50 years. This course considers the changing notions of intelligence, issues of stability over the lifespan, genetic and environmental influences on Intelligence. We also look at how this is reflected in Tests of Intelligence and the interpretation of results. No previous knowledge is required.

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

Retirement Planning for Over 50’s with Andrea
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Do you have retirement goals but are not sure how to go about making your dreams become a reality? Understanding the various options available to you is the first step towards living a lifestyle of choice and independence upon Retirement. Join Andrea Jenkins, a certified financial planner for this informative presentation.

LOCATION:
Boronia Library, Park Crescent, Boronia
CONTACT NAME:
Boronia Library   
PHONE:
0398006488

Invigor8 Exercise Group
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Invigor8 takes place each Wednesday for eight-weeks and is an exercise and education program designed for people living with Type 2 diabetes. Elizabeth can guide you through the referral process so please call us or email to express your interest.

LOCATION:
EACH Courthouse Venue, Cnr Station Street and Spring Street, Ferntree Gully
CONTACT NAME:
Elizabeth Maxwell   
PHONE:
0397576283
EMAIL:
elizabeth.maxwell@each.com.au

Grants Programs @ Knox
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:30 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/

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