What’s On


14th – 29th – The Hut Gallery Exhibition – ‘Down by the Sea’

Where: The Hut Gallery, 157 Underwood Road, Ferntree Gully
When: Weekends 11am – 4pm

Members exhibition featuring works themed ‘Down by the Sea’. All welcome. Free entry.


3rd May – Puffing Billy Running Festival

When: Starts 9am
Cost: See Puffing Billy site for entry fee details.
RSVP: Early Bird registrations close Monday 9 March 2020.

Puffing Billy Railway has launched a brand new family-friendly running festival that will give people of all ages and abilities a chance to test their stamina and try to beat our ‘ole mate Billy’ across the finish line on his home turf in the Dandenong Ranges.

There are four courses on offer that cater to everyone from elite runners to families with young children. Details here.

Early Bird registrations close Monday 9 March 2020.
Register online at www.puffingbillyrunningfestival.com.au
Participants can also join the mailing list here.

Course – Developing a Community Paper

Where: Mountain District Learning Centre, FTG
When: Stay tuned – to be announced

Last year the Mountain District Learning Centre delivered a practical and informative course on how to develop and run a community newspaper.

Led by experienced tutors the course will be run again this year for two hours per week in May and June. It will include the following topics:

  • Purpose and importance of a community newspaper
  • Governance and ethics
  • Content selection: text and image
  • Researching the story, interviewing
  • Crafting the story
  • Role of the editor
  • Proofreading
  • Photography and importance of the image
  • Formatting and layout
  • Advertising
  • Print numbers and distribution
  • Visit to printing press

Stay tuned! Further details will be made available as soon as possible on the MDLC website and the April issue of the paper.