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Thursday, September 19, 2019
  
 
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Events for the month of September 2019
 
Starting Your Business: How to turn an idea into a business
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Small Business Victoria logo
Prepare to get your bright idea off the ground, step by step, at this essential planning workshop packed with vital start-up tips, tools and expert guidance that will prepare you to give your business the best chance of success.

Come to grips with everything you need to know before you get started and walk away prepared with a clear vision of the next steps needed to turn your idea into business reality.

Find out how to plan, prepare and test your business idea, step by step, in a small group setting that will equip you to make informed decisions about what you need to do next to minimise the risks and make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead.

Come away armed with practical tools and templates, expert tips and advice, and a head start on where to access the right support in future.

Includes a free follow-up one-on-one mentoring session with an experienced small business mentor who will tailor advice and information for your individual circumstances.

Cost: $30

WORKSHOP SERIES – Workshop 1 of 4
This workshop is the first of a series of 4. You can book workshops individually, or book and pay for all 4 workshops to receive them at the discounted price of $60.

- Starting Your Business - 4 September
- Business Planning Essentials - 11 September
- Marketing Your Business - 18 September
- Taking Your Business Online - 9 October

Visit the website via the link below for full details and how to register.


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

Making your TV Smart
Friday, September 06, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how easy it is to use casting devices to enhance your television experience. This covers free to air apps, paid services you can access, streaming from a device to your TV and how to use the Library's own streaming service at home.


LOCATION:
Boronia Library, Park Crescent, Boronia
CONTACT NAME:
call Boronia Library    
PHONE:
0398006488
EMAIL:
boronia@erl.vic.gov.au

Cooking for One
Saturday, September 07, 2019
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Learn to cook a nutritious one-pot meal that is freezer friendly. Our trainer will give you recipes and a step-by-step guide to cook. Cost is: $5

LOCATION:
Rowville Neighbourhood Learning Centre, Rowville Community Centre, 40 Fulham Road, Rowville

End of Life Choices
Monday, September 09, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
This session will cover topics including: overview of Dying with Dignity Victoria, the two new laws in Victoria dealing with end of life issues, understanding your legal rights, advance care planning overview and voluntary assisted dying. Morning tea is included.

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

Business Planning Essentials - How to build a roadmap to success
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Small Business Victoria logo
Put your business on the path to longterm success at this essential workshop that will take you, step by step, through the vital process of building a business plan to drive your business forward.

Learn how to map out a plan that will show where your business is at right now, where you’d like to be in future and, most importantly, help you develop a clear vision of the next steps and strategies that will take you there.

Find out how to build your own business plan that will guide your way forward, step by step, minimise the risks ahead and prepare you to make the most of opportunities waiting around the corner.

Come away armed with a one-page road map that will set out exactly where you’re at, where you want to be in future and, most importantly, set out a clear pathway of next steps and strategies that will get you there.

As well as keeping your business on track, having a ready-prepared plan is a vital tool to have up your sleeve whenever you seek finance, lease premises, arrange permits or engage staff.

Cost: $25

WORKSHOP SERIES – Workshop 2 of 4
This workshop is the second of a series of four. You can book workshops individually, or book and pay for all four workshops to receive them at the discounted price of $60.

- Starting Your Business - 4 September
- Business Planning Essentials - 11 September
- Marketing Your Business - 18 September
- Taking Your Business Online - 9 October

Visit the website via the link below for full details and how to register.


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

3 Rs of Family Violence - Recognise, Respond, Refer
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Knox Says No
Facilitator: EDVOS
This interactive session is delivered by EDVOS, a specialist family violence service in Melbourne’s Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR). This session is open to all individuals, community groups, clubs and not-for-profit organisations in Knox.
This session will provide an introduction to family violence, focusing on how to Recognise, Respond and Refer Family Violence disclosures.

FREE - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - see web link below


LOCATION:
Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South
CONTACT NAME:
Community Partnerships   
PHONE:
0392988000
EMAIL:
communitytraining@knox.vic.gov.au
WEB:
http://www.knox.vic.gov.au/communitytraining

Knox Antiques Roadshow
Monday, September 16, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Have you ever wondered what your antiques are worth? Then bring along your favourite item (or photo if it’s too large) and representatives from Abbeys Group will give you a valuation based on what is likely to be achieved if the item is sold at auction. **Note: There is a limit of two items per person. Places are limited, so book early. This is part of the Knox Over 55s Zest4Life program.

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

Australian Citizenship Ceremony
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Citizenship Day Ceremony.

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

Australian Citizenship Ceremony
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Citizenship Day Ceremony.

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
WEB:
http://www.knox.vic.gov.au/Page/

Marketing Your Business - How to get it right the first time
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Small Business Victoria logo
An effective marketing strategy should boost your brand, capture customers, keep them coming back, and ultimately save you time and money.

Find out why just a website and a Facebook page is not going to cut it at this back-to-basics workshop that will show you how to develop a marketing action plan to keep your effort and resources focused in the right areas.
Find out what it takes to make your business stand out from the crowd at this interactive two-hour workshop that will show you how to build your own marketing strategy from the ground up.

Let your next steps be guided by an experienced marketing professional with real-life know-how and lots of insight to share that will show you how to get it right, first time and make the most out of your marketing spend.

Learn how to set marketing goals that work, get to know your customers better, clarify your Unique Selling Proposition and choose the right marketing activities to match your business. Then learn how to measure the success of your activities so you can make sure you’re achieving your goals.

Spanning market research, online, social media and customer service, this workshop will arm you with practical tools and templates, expert tips and advice, and a head start on where to access the right support in future.

Cost: $25

WORKSHOP SERIES – Workshop 3 of 4
This workshop is the third of a series of four. You can book workshops individually, or book and pay for all four workshops to receive them at the discounted price of $60.

- Starting Your Business - 4 September
- Business Planning Essentials - 11 September
- Marketing Your Business - 18 September
- Taking Your Business Online - 9 October

Visit the website via the link below for full details and how to register.



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

Bus Tour to the 2019 Archibald Prize & Lunch
Thursday, September 19, 2019
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
As part of Knox Over 55s Zest4Life, we will travel by bus to TarraWarra Museum. The Archibald Prize exhibition is a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists. Our viewing time is one hour, followed by lunch at a local café (own expense). We will stop at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery before returning to Knox.

LOCATION:
Meet in Foyer of Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South
CONTACT NAME:
Linda   
PHONE:
0392988828
EMAIL:
linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au

Transport and Social Support Volunteer Information Session
Thursday, September 19, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Emergency Volunteer Photo
Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community and meet new people.

Join us at this volunteer information session to learn more about the opportunities available.

This volunteering program helps vulnerable and isolated people living by themselves who need assistance to plan and prepare for emergencies and relocate safely in extreme weather conditions.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information or to register, please email or ring Helen Oakley by 18 September.


LOCATION:
Knox Civic Centre, Eastgate North Conference Room
CONTACT NAME:
Helen Oakley   
PHONE:
0392988235
EMAIL:
Helen.Oakley@Knox.vic.gov.au

Bus Tour to the 2019 Archibald Prize & Lunch
Friday, September 20, 2019
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
As part of Knox Over 55s Zest4Life, we will travel by bus to TarraWarra Museum. The Archibald Prize exhibition is a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists. Our viewing time is one hour, followed by lunch at a local café (own expense). We will stop at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery before returning to Knox.

LOCATION:
Meet in Foyer of Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South
CONTACT NAME:
Linda   
PHONE:
0392988828
EMAIL:
linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au

Cupcakes with Boronia CWA
Friday, September 20, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join the talented Ladies form the Boronia CWA and learn how to decorate cupcakes for that perfect occasion. BYO cupcakes or purpose on the day. $2.00 per cup cake - gold coin donation to be paid on the day

LOCATION:
Boronia Library, Park Crescent, Boronia

Bike Maintenance Course
Saturday, September 21, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Keeping your bike in good mechanical condition is important to rider safety, is more pleasant to ride and saves you money as well. In this workshop, you will learn how to: clean a bike, make basic adjustments, repair a puncture, replace an inner tube and service and check brakes.

LOCATION:
Ferntree Gully Uniting Church, 6 The Avenue, Ferntree Gully
WEB:
www.knox.vic.gov.au/cycling

Downsizing Seminar
Monday, September 23, 2019
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Helpful information to assist people planning to downsize to retirement living or smaller apartments. Dealing with a lifetime of accumulated personal possessions is often a barrier for people who would like to move. We will give you practical tips about how to declutter and prepare the family home for sale.

LOCATION:
Orana Neighbourhood House, 62 Coleman Road, Wantirna South
CONTACT NAME:
Reception   
PHONE:
0398011895

Adult Children Returning Home
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
This interactive session will focus on ways to promote a positive living arrangement if your adult child/ren are returning to your home and some ways to manage situations if things are not going well. This is one of our Elder Abuse Prevention initiatives.

LOCATION:
Knox Leisureworks, Tormore Road, Boronia
CONTACT NAME:
Michelle Penney   
PHONE:
0392988343
EMAIL:
SAT@knox.vic.gov.au

Immunisations: Rowville Community Centre
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Council's Health Services holds immunisation session at Rowville Community Centre in Rowville.

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


LOCATION:
40 Fulham Road, Rowville
WEB:
www.knox.vic.gov.au/immunisations

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