Community calendar

Scrabble club Christ Church hall, cnr Moorabool & McKillop Sts, 1pm Saturdays. Beginners to experts welcome. ? Pauline 0429-829 773, John 0434-142 282

Bake sale

Geelong Royal Childrens Hospital Auxiliary bake sale, also with Mother’s Day gifts on Saturday May 11, 9am-12.30pm at Bellevue Ave, Highton Village.

Mama’s Market

Ukrainian Community Hall, 57 Pakington St, Geelong West. Saturday May 11, 10am-3pm.

Market stalls, flowers, Ukrainian items, silent auction, food and more. Fundraiser for mothers and children of war-torn Ukraine.

■ Maria 0488-772 513

Songs & Bells at The Monastery

Join Wondrous Merry & Geelong Handbell Choir for a musical afternoon at The Monastery, Tanner St, Breakwater, Sunday May 19, 2pm.

■ Marie 5221 1813

Ballroom dance

Leopold Hall, 805-809 Bellarine Hwy, Saturday May 11, 7.30pm-11pm, $10 incl supper, music Charles.

■ 0400-500 402


Geelong Philatelic Society Inc meets 7pm first Saturday of the month at Virginia Todd Community Hall, 9-15 Clarence St, Geelong West and 1pm third Monday of the month at Belmont Library, 163 High St, Belmont.

■ Julie 0438-270 549


Scrabble, chess, board games or cards. Thursdays 2pm-4.30pm, All Saints’ Parish Hall, Newtown. Afternoon tea provided.

■ Dinah 0418-547 753

Book club

Leopold CAE book club meets second Tuesday of each month 6.30pm.

■ Shirley 0488-055 969

Sing Australia Geelong Choir

Wednesdays 7.30-9.30pm at Senior Citizens Centre, 52 Thomson St, Belmont. No auditions needed.

■ Mary 0419-278 456

Mindfulness & meditation

Wednesdays 11am at U3A Geelong, Thursdays 10am, U3A Torquay.

■ Jean 5264 7484

Geelong Breakfast Lions

Morning club for those who want to help others, first Tuesday of each month at 8am, Eastern Hub (formerly Karingal) in East Geelong. Dinner somewhere in Geelong each month to suit members.

Ocean Grove Seniors

Ocean Grove Seniors play 500 every Thursday at 1.15pm. Cost $20 annually and coffee included. 102 The Terrace, Ocean Grove.

■ Lyn 5256 2540

Scribes Writers Group

South Barwon Community Centre, Mondays 9.30am-noon. Welcoming new members who wish to refine their skills., 5243 8388

Kids’ church

Group lessons for children aged three to six years; 7-10 years; and 10+ years at St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, 171a Latrobe Tce, Geelong, first Sunday of the month during school term, 10.30-11.30am.

■ Suzie 0402-963 855, Althea 0403-005 449

Geelong Dragon Boat Club 

Paddle at Barwon River. Training Wednesdays 5pm, Saturdays 9am. Free one-month trial.

Zonta Club of Geelong

Meets monthly for dinner first Wednesday of the month between February and December at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start. RSVP essential. or

Geelong Prostate Support Group

Meets last Friday of the month (except December), 10am-noon, Belmont Park Pavilion, 162 Barrabool Rd, Belmont.

■ Bill 0414 524 155,


St Paul’s Choir rehearses Wednesdays from 7.45pm to 8.45pm and 9.30am Sunday for 10.30am service. Choral scholarships available. Occasional choir for those unable to make commitment to main choir.

■ Dr Terry Norman 0411-875 033,

Geelong ballroom dancing

Saturdays 7.30pm to 10.15pm, cnr Bayview Pde and Carey St, Hamlyn Heights. Entry: $10. BYO drinks and a plate.

■ 5278 9740,

Corio Bay Lions Club Meetings

First and third Thursday of each month at 6.30pm.

Alcoholics (and other addicts) For Christ 12 Steps Group

Meets Thursdays 7.30pm at Belmont-Highton Baptist Church, 43 Mt Pleasant Rd, Belmont.

■ 0420-910 763

Belmont Seniors

Players wanted to play 500 each Monday 12.30pm. Belmont Senior Centre, 52 Thomson St, Belmont.

■ 52411776

Lions Club of Geelong

Meets 1st & 3rd Monday of each month. Contact below for venues and times. or Ph 0408 599 962

Dancer’s Club

Ballroom dancing Wednesdays 7.30pm-10.30pm, Leopold Hall, Bellarine Hwy. Cost: $8, includes light supper.

■ Russ 5250 1937

Geelong Harmony Chorus

Women’s four-part harmony singing. All ages encouraged. Rehearsals Mondays 6.45pm at Herne Hill., 0406-666 737

Geelong Welsh Ladies Choir

Small ladies choir who require no knowledge of the Welsh language. Meet Wednesdays 7pm at St Luke’s, Highton to help each other sing in Welsh and English.

■ 0413-406 433,

Chess clubs

Ocean Grove, Tuesdays at 1.30pm at 101 The Terrace, Ocean Grove; Portarlington, Mondays at 9.30am, Parks Hall, 87 Newcombe St, Portarlington; and St Leonards, Thursdays at 9.30am, unit 2 1375-1377 Murradoc Rd (on Blanche St), St Leonards.

■ Ralph 0431-458 100 (Ocean Grove), Rob 5259 2290 (Portarlington), Lyn 5292 2162 (St Leonards)

Carpet Bowls

Leopold Hall, 805-809 Bellarine Hwy, Wednesday and Friday each week, 1pm to 3.15pm. $4 Admission and includes afternoon tea.

■ 0400-500 402

Welcome mat

Belmont Uniting Church every Friday from 10am to 1pm. Games, lunch and friendship.

■ Fay 0409-361 414


Older Men New Ideas men’s friendly informal chat group, South Barwon Community Centre, 33 Mt Pleasant Rd, Belmont, 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 10.30am.

■ Allan 0409665608

Lara Community Market

Run by Rotary Club of Lara District every second Sunday of the month at Lara RSL from 9am to 1pm.

Geelong Breakfast Lions Club

Meets first Tuesday of each month, 8am at The Eastern Hub, East Geelong.

Geelong Amateur Radio Club

Storrer Street Clubhouse, Geelong, Wednesdays 1.30pm to 4pm and Fridays at 6.30pm.

■ Robert 0438 409 979,

Geelong’s Soroptimist International

Service club for women and girls, every second Tuesday of the month from 6pm at Belmont RSL.

■ 0455-835 691,

Geelong Sports & Game Fishing

Meets first and third Monday of the month at Belmont Park Pavilion, 7.30pm.

■ John 0409-234 307

Combined Probus Club of Belmont Central

Meets at 10am on the second Wednesday of each month at Waurn Ponds Hotel. Visitors welcome.

■ Secretary 0417-555 547

Geelong Anglers Club

Meets fourth Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm, 9 Yuille St, Geelong West. Monthly fishing competitions.

■ Brian 0417-190 092, Ian 0470-114 787

Drysdale CWA

Every second Tuesday at 1pm and crafts every fourth Tuesday at 11.30am of each month at Drysdale RSL Club.

■ Jenny 0452-258 333

Scottish country dancing classes

GOG Scottish Country Dance classes 7.30pm Tuesdays at Leopold Hill Hall, $5. No partner needed.

■ Jane 0481-126 022, Barbara 0419-511 781


Tuesdays 1pm-3pm, great grocery prizes plus $50 jackpot books $2.50. Belmont Seniors Centre, 52 Thomson St, Belmont.

■ Frank 5241 1776

First steps in music

Babies, toddlers and preschoolers welcome with parent/carer. Thursdays Northern Bay College, Tallis, and Fridays at Northern Bay College, Peacock. Free if living in 3214 postcode, bookings essential.


Music and art playgroup where babies, toddlers and preschoolers learn together with their parent/carer. Wednesdays St Thomas Aquinas Primary School, Norlane. Free if living in 3214 postcode, bookings essential.

GROW Australia

Community organisation offering practical steps and peer support to help recover and maintain mental health through free face to face and online groups. Mondays 7pm, 195 Ormond Rd, East Geelong, Fridays 12.45pm, Vines Rd Community Centre, Hamlyn Heights, Zoom group 7pm Tuesdays., 1800 558 268

Grovedale Seniors

Indoor bowls Monday 1-3 pm; gentle exercise Tuesday 9-9.45 am; cards (Euchre) Tuesday 1-3pm; bingo Thursday 1-3pm. Grovedale Community Hub, 45 Heyers Rd.

■ Julie 0419-549 521

Laughter Club Geelong

Saturdays 9am, Eastern Beach in front of the swimming enclosure. 30-minutes free laughter yoga done standing or seated.

■ 0418-521 265

Drysdale Day VIEW

Fourth Friday of each month at Portarlington Golf Club for lunch.

■ Margaret 0431-636 090

Geelong Day VIEW

First Monday monthly from 11am at Eastern Hub, East Geelong.

Leopold VIEW

Second Tuesday of each month at Leopold Sportsmans’ Club at 10.30am.

■ leopold.viewclub@gmail com

Geelong Evening VIEW

Third Monday of the month, 6pm at Waurn Ponds Hotel.

■ Von 0414-930 259,

Lions Club International

Enjoy meeting great people and help out your community at the same time. Clubs all over greater Geelong – see which one is right for you.

■ Les 0428-466 446

Grovedale Marshall Probus

Second Thursday of the month,10am at The Grovedale Hub, 45 Heyers Rd, Grovedale.

■ Anne 0425-356 973

Ocean Grove Men’s Probus

First Monday of each month, 10am, except January, at Surf Life Saving Club.

■ Barry 0409-161 129


Group chess lessons at Geelong West. Suitable for beginners who have a reasonably firm understanding of the game rules. Kids and adults welcome.

■ Isaac, or 0406-199 457

Barefoot bowls

Bareena Bowling Club, Newtown, Friday twilight starting 6pm. $15 covers bowls and BBQ. Drinks at Crackerjack bar prices.

■ John 0419-563 199

Grovedale East Ladies Probus

Fourth Monday of each month, 10am, Waurn Ponds Hotel.

■ Sally Nelson 0402-450 610,

Belmont Central Combined Probus

Second Wednesday of each month, 10am, Waurn Ponds Hotel.

■ 0417-555 547

Waurn Ponds Combined Probus

Fourth Wednesday of the month, 10am. Maximum 100 members.

Geelong Scout Heritage Centre

Meets third Sunday of the month, 56 Russell St, Newtown, 10am-3pm.

■ 0419-591 432,

Dancer’s Club Geelong

Ballroom dance weekly, Leopold Hall 7.30pm-10.30pm. Admission $8 includes supper.

Old time, New Vogue and Latin. CDs by Puff and Damian.

■ Russ 5250 1937

Life Activities Club [Geelong Inc]

Arvo tea dance every Thursday, Belmont Pavilion, 2pm-4pm, $5 entry.

■ Val 5251 3529

Belmont Combined Probus

First Monday of the month, 9.30am, Geelong RSL Function Room, 50 Barwon Heads Rd. New members and visitors welcome

■ Pam 0408 520 931, leave a message on 03 5243 4042

Barwon Valley Belmont Probus

First Thursday of the month, 10am, Waurn Ponds Hotel.

■ membership officer 0407-333 263,


Badminton: Corio Leisuretime Centre, Mondays 12.30-2.30pm. Beginners welcome.

Netball: YMCA Riversdale Rd, Monday & Wednesday mornings, Thursday nights. Walking netball also played. Umpire training available.

■ Maureen 0429-397 015

Arts National Geelong

Welcomes guests and members to monthly lecture series. Details of lecture topics, lecturers and venues at

Hamlyn Heights Probus

Second Thursday of the month, 10am, Geelong Cement Bowls Club, 200 McCurdy Rd, Herne Hill.

■ Noel 0425-706 339

Geelong Central Probus

Third Friday of the month, 9.45 am, Geelong RSL.

Newcomb Probus

Third Wednesday of each month, 10am, East Geelong Uniting Church, cnr Boundary and Ormond Rds.

■ Gary 0407-320 735

Polish language for kids

Fortnightly Polish language classes for kids aged 7-11 at one of Geelong’s libraries.

■ Dorota 5224 1105

Music for preschoolers

Mainly Music is a music and movement program for babies to preschoolers at St Albans-St Andrews Uniting Church, 276 Wilsons Rd, Whittington, Tuesdays 10am during school terms.

■ Rhonda 0437-241 345

Rostrum meets

Geelong Rostrum Public Speaking Club Inc meets each Monday.

■ Andrew 0408-369 446, Jan 0407-296 958

Adfas Geelong

Art lectures each month, morning and evening, Newcomb Hall, Wilsons Rd.,


Wanted: card sharp partners to play the game of Bolivia on Thursday evenings. For venue email Ingrid.