Calendar

 

Apr
19
Fri
Warrandyte Festival
Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The festival is all about family fun: concerts, waterslides and whacky races. Also, food and live music.

Apr
20
Sat
Warrandyte Festival
Apr 20 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 pm

The festival is all about family fun: concerts, waterslides and whacky races. Also, food and live music.

Autumn plant sale @ Eltham Community and Reception Centre
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

There will be sales of native and indigenous plants plus books.

The plant sellers will include APS Yarra Yarra growers, Goldfields Revegetation Nursery, La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary Nursery, Sunvalley Plants Nursery and Vaughan’s Australian Plants.

Organised by Australian Plants Society – Yarra Yarra.

Apr
21
Sun
Sustainable house day – the Nillumbik trail @ Various around Nillumbik
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visit a range of open houses throughout Nillumbik to see how other homeowners have made their homes more sustainable, comfortable and less expensive to run. Talk with the owner about how they were built, renovated, retrofitted and lived in. Read about some of the houses.

Organised by Clean Energy Nillumbik.

Apr
24
Wed
REthink energy & waste in your community group @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The session is aimed at community groups. Become an adopter and modeller of sustainable behaviour. Discuss the seven ‘REthink’ principles of a circular economy, how to incorporate better energy and waste practices into day-to-day operations, the psychology of behaviour change and how to get wider members of a group on board with new strategies and goals. Specific topics will include: increasing your group’s energy efficiency; reducing waste; ethical finance and partnerships; and sustainable product choices.

Apr
27
Sat
Re-thinking bushfire mitigation in the landscape @ Mummery Room, Edendale Community Farm
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Modern fire science has been influenced for many decades by colonising attitudes of control and domination of the natural landscape. Practices such as broadscale burning of bushland have routinely been used in an attempt to reduce bushfire risk. Some recent research is pointing to a different approach to forest management of areas further than 500m from townships – that of ecological cooperation.

Presenters: Dr Philip Zylstra, Vicky Shukuroglou from Nillumbio and Aawa White from Kinglake Friends of the Forest.

Organised by Nillumbik Friends of the Great Forest.

Apr
28
Sun
Nillumbik Artists Open Studios @ Various around
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Artists Open Studios will be on Saturday 27th April, Sunday 28th April, Saturday 4th May and Sunday 5th May, each 10am-5pm.

Around 30 studios will be open to the public, displaying a wide range of techniques and art forms. Download the studio guide.

May
4
Sat
Paddy’s Market @ Scout Hall
May 4 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

They will have: treasures and collectables; cakes; chutneys; women’s and men’s wear and accessories; children’s clothing and toys; and plants. There will also be a sausage sizzle.

All proceeds will be distributed to local community organisations and services.

Organised by Eltham Rural Group.

Nillumbik Artists Open Studios @ Various around
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Artists Open Studios will be on Saturday 27th April, Sunday 28th April, Saturday 4th May and Sunday 5th May, each 10am-5pm.

Around 30 studios will be open to the public, displaying a wide range of techniques and art forms. Download the studio guide.

World Labyrinth Day walk @ St Margaret's Anglican Church
May 4 @ 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Walk as one for world peace.

Meet in the hall behind the church.

Organised by St Margaret’s Anglican Church Eltham.

May
5
Sun
Nillumbik Artists Open Studios @ Various around
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Artists Open Studios will be on Saturday 27th April, Sunday 28th April, Saturday 4th May and Sunday 5th May, each 10am-5pm.

Around 30 studios will be open to the public, displaying a wide range of techniques and art forms. Download the studio guide.

May
7
Tue
Bunnings garden club @ Bunnings Eltham
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Collect seeds, improve soil, make birdhouses, use fertiliser and maintain garden equipment.

D.I.Y – make your own bird house.

Jun
4
Tue
Bunnings garden club @ Bunnings Eltham
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Caring for indoor plants over winter. Therapeutic plants such as lavender, mint and camomile. Make your own teas.

D.I.Y – make your own window seal planter box.

Jun
15
Sat
Open Cellars of Nillumbik @ Various wineries in Nillumbik
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

On both 15th and 16th of June.

Visit any or all of the family-owned wineries in Nillumbik, each with an individual style, where the grapes are hand-picked and hand-crushed by family and friends in the traditional style, with wines developed on site. This is a chance to sample wines at wineries not always open to the public. You will also find food to complement the wine, as well as live music and artworks from local artists at some venues. There is no entry fee, or tasting fee, at any of the venues.

The participating wineries usually include: Buttermans Track, Easthill Estate, Hildebrand Ridge Organic Vineyard, Kings of Kangaroo Ground, Nillumbik Estate, Panton Hill Vineyard & Winery, Punch Wines, Shaws Road Winery, Swipers Gully Vineyard, Watson’s Creek Wines, Wedgetail Estate and Yarrambat Estate Vineyard.

Jun
16
Sun
Open Cellars of Nillumbik @ Various wineries in Nillumbik
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

On both 15th and 16th of June.

Visit any or all of the family-owned wineries in Nillumbik, each with an individual style, where the grapes are hand-picked and hand-crushed by family and friends in the traditional style, with wines developed on site. This is a chance to sample wines at wineries not always open to the public. You will also find food to complement the wine, as well as live music and artworks from local artists at some venues. There is no entry fee, or tasting fee, at any of the venues.

The participating wineries usually include: Buttermans Track, Easthill Estate, Hildebrand Ridge Organic Vineyard, Kings of Kangaroo Ground, Nillumbik Estate, Panton Hill Vineyard & Winery, Punch Wines, Shaws Road Winery, Swipers Gully Vineyard, Watson’s Creek Wines, Wedgetail Estate and Yarrambat Estate Vineyard.

Aug
15
Thu
Eltham Rotary Art Show gala opening night @ Eltham Community and Reception Centre,
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Attend the opening, preview the show and find out the awards.

Aug
16
Fri
Eltham Rotary Art Show @ Eltham Community and Reception Centre,
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The 2024 show will focus on 3D art: ceramics, sculpture, glass, jewellery and woodwork.

Eltham Rotary Art Show @ Eltham Community and Reception Centre,
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 2024 show will focus on 3D art: ceramics, sculpture, glass, jewellery and woodwork.

Aug
17
Sat
Eltham Rotary Art Show @ Eltham Community and Reception Centre,
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The 2024 show will focus on 3D art: ceramics, sculpture, glass, jewellery and woodwork.

Nov
16
Sat
Nillumbik Artists Open Studios @ Various around
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Artists Open Studios will be on Saturday 27th April, Sunday 28th April, Saturday 4th May and Sunday 5th May, each 10am-5pm.

Around 30 studios will be open to the public, displaying a wide range of techniques and art forms. Download the studio guide.

Nov
17
Sun
Nillumbik Artists Open Studios @ Various around
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Artists Open Studios will be on Saturday 27th April, Sunday 28th April, Saturday 4th May and Sunday 5th May, each 10am-5pm.

Around 30 studios will be open to the public, displaying a wide range of techniques and art forms. Download the studio guide.

Nov
23
Sat
Nillumbik Artists Open Studios @ Various around
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Artists Open Studios will be on Saturday 27th April, Sunday 28th April, Saturday 4th May and Sunday 5th May, each 10am-5pm.

Around 30 studios will be open to the public, displaying a wide range of techniques and art forms. Download the studio guide.

Nov
24
Sun
Nillumbik Artists Open Studios @ Various around
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Artists Open Studios will be on Saturday 27th April, Sunday 28th April, Saturday 4th May and Sunday 5th May, each 10am-5pm.

Around 30 studios will be open to the public, displaying a wide range of techniques and art forms. Download the studio guide.