31st – October 29th – Foothills Art Trail
Where: Ferntree Gully Village
As you wander around the Ferntree Gully village shopping areas, you’ll notice something new – the Ferntree Gully Arts Society are excited to announce “The Foothills Art Trail” – a project to put art in windows and on the shelves and counters of shops in the Ferntree Gully Village.
Starting 24th July and running to the end of October, we’ll be presenting a changing array of works from our artists as well as from our kids classes. They’ve all been working hard to come up with art along the theme of Australian flora and fauna. Stroll the village, sit for a coffee and enjoy the artworks.
Get ready to experience art in unexpected places – and a program of fully immersive experiences. Immerse defies the traditional confines of an art gallery, and brings unique arts experiences into unusual places around Knox.
Immerse 2021 will run from 11 – 26 September. Submissions for this year’s program are now closed.
Over thirty artists are currently busy designing, making and creating their work, which is set to transform Knox across three hubs during September. Immerse artists are remunerated for new work that is not for sale, and go into the running for a range of cash prizes including best site response, best exhibition and acquisition awards
The program will offer a mix of live and virtual exhibitions, arts experiences and performances. Stay tuned.
Where: Mountain District Learning Centre
Interested stallholders please contact the MDLC Office on 9758 7859.
17th – Stringybark Festival
Where: Rowville Community Centre, 40 Fulham Road, Rowville (Map here)
Stringybark is a free community event exploring everything local, home-made, creative, sustainable and adventurous in Knox. The event features a range of activities including:
- sustainability workshops
- colourful stage programs
- a makers market
- cooking presentations
- and more.
The Stringybark Festival will be delivered in compliance with the Victorian Government’s current COVID-19 restrictions and may be adapted to a virtual program if required.
For full program of what’s on, and more info, head to www.knox.vic.gov.au/stringybark
21st – Make Your Garden ‘Summer Ready’
Where: KES Indigenous Nursery, 1010 Burwood Hwy, FTG
Join Knox Environment Society for helpful tips on how to make your garden ‘summer ready’ for your local wildlife, with guest speakers from the Living With Wildlife Network.
Bookings are essential, but all welcome ($2 donation for non-members).
Visit the website for full details.
27th – Ferntree Gully Village Fair
Where: The Avenue, Ferntree Gully
The Traders Association is planning for the 2021 Fair will be held on Saturday 27 November, COVID restrictions permitting. Llocal community groups and the Village Traders are collaborating to make this another fun-filled and family friendly day.
All community groups are invited to take part, to suggest further activities or showcase what they do. Volunteer helpers will be needed especially in the run up to the event.
Market stall holders and other groups interested to take part are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org to register their interest.
Giving people opportunities to learn and share skills, interests and knowledge with others in their community is a big priority at Ferntree Gully Library. Enjoy the company of like-minded enthusiasts at our popular, monthly social events:
- Knit & Natter – first Friday of month at 2pm.
- Colour & Colouring for Adults – second Thursday of month at 3.15pm
- Book Chat – third Wednesday of the month at 2.30pm
- Gully Gardeners – fourth Wednesday of the month at 2pm. A chance to share plants and produce or seeds through our Seed Library and gather knowledge at free, inspiring talks from gardening experts.
Information on these events as well as special, one-off talks and workshops can be found at events.yourlibrary.com.au or give us a call at 9800 6455 as bookings are essential for all events.
Gully Market (weekly)
The Gully Market is a long established market that runs every Saturday and Sunday in the carpark of the Upper Ferntree Gully Train Station. It is on the Burwood Hwy and directly opposite The Royal Hotel.
It is at the base of the glorious Dandenong Ranges and is a great little venue to stop off and stretch your legs and peruse the many delights that our stall holders offer.
New stall holders are welcome. Saturday stalls are $20 each and Sunday stalls are $10 each. These rates are for casual stall holders. Permanent stall holders must complete 12 weeks on a casual basis.
Tickets are now on sale for the Knox Community Arts Centre’s July-December program!
The 2021 program offers a diverse mix of professional evening shows, featuring quality comedy, music, theatre and cabaret performances, along with the all-time favourite daytime program and the much loved family shows offered during school holidays.
All performances are in compliance with the current Victorian Government’s COVID-19 restrictions, with limited seating available.
For more information and to purchase tickets, go to knox.vic.gov.au/kcac or call 9729 7287
OMNI – Men’s Chat Group
Hosted by Orana Neighbourhood House
Older Men New Ideas (OMNI) is designed for local men over 50. Developed and run by male volunteers from Council on the Ageing (COTA), OMNI provides opportunities to: Meet, talk and enjoy time with other local men your age; “Chew the fat” about the challenges that face you and other men; Enjoy a morning tea and refreshments during the morning’s discussion.
Date: Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month
Time: 9.30 am to 11.30 am
Location: Orana Neighbourhood House, 62 Coleman Road, Wantirna South
Contact: John on 9763 5411 or Orana Reception on 9801 1895