Community calendar

Rose Lover’s Day Presented by the Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens, Monday November 6. With special guests Jane Edmanson, Peter Ades and John Niewesteeg. ? 5222 6053


St David’s Uniting Church, cnr Aphrasia & Talbots Sts, Newtown, Saturday October 28, 10am-noon. Plants, books, produce, cakes, sausage sizzle, coffee van, dance display by Impetus Dance Geelong.

■ Alison 0439-925 525

Book sale

Uniting Barwon Grovedale site (272 Torquay Rd, corner Reserve & Torquay Rds), 10am-2pm, Friday November 3 & Saturday November 4. New and old books only $1.

Rose Lover’s Day

Presented by the Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens, Monday November 6. With special guests Jane Edmanson, Peter Ades and John Niewesteeg.

■ 5222 6053

Art exhibition

Inspired by Nature 8, Botanical Art Exhibition by Geelong School of Botanical Art, starting Saturday November 4.

■ 5222 6053

Geelong Jukebox Rockers

Pete Daffy Trio, Saturday November 11, Club Italia, Moolap, 7.30pm-11.30pm. Next dance December 2.

Portarlington Garden Trail

Saturday November 4, 10am-4pm, 12 gardens open in Portarlington and Drysdale.

Tickets only on the day from Parks Hall, 87 Newcombe St, Portarlington. $10 per adult, kids free.

Jam for refugees

A day of music, St Paul’s Church, 171-177 Latrobe Tce, Geelong. Proceeds to The Combined Refugee Action Group Geelong legal fund. Saturday October 28, 11am-9pm.

Geelong Christian Singles

Coffee – Wednesday October 25, 10am-11.30am at Cafe Savvy, Highton. Book by October 24.

■ 0400-383 711

Bellarine Women’s Workshop

Oaks Day luncheon – Thursday November 9, Portarlington Girl Guides Hall. Meets every second Thursday, and second Saturday of the month.

■ Facebook: Bellarine Women’s Workshop for further details.

Ballroom dance

Leopold Hall, 805-809 Bellarine Hwy. Admission $10 includes supper. Saturday October 27, 7.30pm-11pm, music Charles.

■ 0400-500 402

Barefoot bowls

Geelong Bowls Club, Sommers St, Belmont, Thursdays 6pm, October 26, November 2, 9 & 16. No experience required. Free coaching Saturdays 9.30am.

■ Greg 5241 4606, Russ 0418-172 316, Deb 0409-956 089

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

■ John 0419-563 199

Adfas Geelong

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

Spiritual discussion

Lighthearted discussion on all the great works. Grovedale Neighbourhood Centre, Heyers Rd. Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm.

■ Tracey 0418-320 537

Geelong Jukebox Rockers

Monday social nights, Club Italia, Moolap, 7pm-9pm, $5.

Monthly dance nights, Club Italia, Moolap, first Saturday of month, live band,

■ 0432-503 997,


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

Scrabble club

Christ Church hall, cnr Moorabool and McKillop Sts, 1pm Saturdays. Beginners to experts welcome.

■ Marlene 5275 0363, John 0434-142 282


Scrabble, chess, board games or cards. Thursdays 2pm to 4.30pm at 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

Ocean Grove Seniors

Ocean Grove Seniors play 500 every Thursday at 1.15pm. Cost $20 annually and coffee included. At 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

Highton Seniors

Community Centre, 84 Barrabool Rd, Highton. Cards Wednesday 12.30-3pm.

■ Joy 0428-145 138

Line dancing

Kardinia Seniors Club, beginners class from 12.30pm every Wednesday, at 450 Moorabool St, South Geelong.

■ Dianne 0410-039 063

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. Children’s choir soon.

■ 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.

Dancer’s Club

Ballroom dancing Wednesdays 7.30pm-10.30pm, Leopold Hall, Bellarine Hwy. Cost: $6, includes light supper.

■ Russ 5250 1937

Elliminyt ballroom dancing

Elliminyt Hall, 168 Main St, Elliminyt. Third Saturday of the month, 8pm-11.30pm. Entry: $10 and a plate. Music by CD.

■ John 0403 903 809 to confirm dance is on

Geelong Harmony Chorus

Women’s four-part harmony singing. All ages encouraged. Rehearsals Mondays 6.45pm in 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


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

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 third 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

Afternoon tea dance

Life Activities Club [Geelong Inc] afternoon tea dance Thursdays, 2-4pm, at Belmont Park Pavilion. Entry: $5.

■ 5251 3529

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


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

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 Geelong & District – 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

Grovedale Marshall Probus

Meets second Thursday of the month, 10am, Grovedale Neighbourhood House

45 Heyers Rd.

■ Viv 0458-288 504,

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. Next meeting Wednesday October 11.

■ 0417-555 547

Waurn Ponds Combined Probus

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

Combined Probus Club of Geelong East

Meets every third Monday of the month, 10am, East Geelong Uniting Church, cnr Boundary and Ormond Rds.

■ Malcolm 0419-376 380

Geelong Scout Heritage Centre

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

■ 0419-591 432,

Belmont Combined Probus

First Monday of the month, 10am, Geelong RSL.

■ Pamela 5243 4042,

Barwon Valley Belmont Probus

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

■ membership officer 0407-333 263,

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, corner Boundary and Ormond Roads.

■ 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

Sing Out Geelong

Community singing for fun at Geelong West Neighbourhood House, 7.30pm-9pm every second Thursday in school term times. $10.