What’s On


1st – 12th Nov – The Upwey Archies

Where: Upwey Village Green (near the playground), Upwey

The Upwey Township Group, in partnership with Burrinja, are thrilled to present The Upwey Archies 2019.

The Upwey Archies is an exhibition of portraits featured in the windows of Upwey Traders until 12 November. The Upwey Archies brings together the creative voices and vision of the community, as a celebration of the people of Upwey.

This is a chance to create an original artwork celebrating someone special to you or to the hills, and be in the running for six awards with mystery prizes like theatre tickets and meals in Upwey.

For more information email Toni at ccd@burrinja.org.au or phone Burrinja on 9754 8723.

3rd – 8th Dec – The Hut Gallery ‘November Exhibition’ – Tree 0f Life

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

Members exhibition in the Gallery, with Exhibition in the Foyer.

There is also a ‘Kids After School Class’. Come along and enjoy the display
of talented school children’s artworks. All welcome. Free entry.

10th – Remembrance Day Service

Where: Knox War Memorial, Tim Neville Arboretum
When: March from Francis Cres 10;45am; Service starts 10:55am

On Sunday 10 November 2019 the cessation of World War One will be remembered at a ceremony conducted at the Knox War Memorial situated in the Tim Neville Arboretum.

The service will commence at 10.55am and residents and friends are invited to attend. For those wishing to march, ‘form up’ will be at the rotunda in Francis Crescent, Ferntree Gully at 10.45am at the very latest.

Participants in the march are encouraged to wear their medals and/or medals of their relatives who have served in the armed forces.

Everyone is welcome to attend. For further information contact Ian Roberts 0438 318 404.

23rd – Knox Toy Library’s Messy Play Day

Knox Toy Library, 11 – 13 Gerda Street, Scoresby
When: 1½ hour sessions throughout the day
Cost: Entry per child is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

The Knox and District Toy Library is holding its famous annual Messy Play Day on Saturday 23 November, with 1½ hour sessions being held throughout the day. The event is proudly supported by Little Rascals and Ferntree Gully Radiators.

The fun morning is suitable for children aged six months to six years with activities including sensory tubs, water and ice play, painting and craft, magic potions, slime, bubbles plus lots more messy fun!

The Toy Library aims to promote and encourage the importance of play for all children. Membership fees start from $70 a year which allows members to borrow five toys per visit. When the child loses interest in the toys they can be returned and new toys can be borrowed. This ensures that children get a high rotation of good quality toys, with little cost and little wastage. There are more than 2500 toys available for borrowing!

Please bring a smock and change of clothes. Trial and discount memberships for the Toy Library will be available on the day.

For more details please visit www.knoxtoylibrary.org.au

24th – Bayswater Makers Market

Where: Bayswater Senior Citizens Centre. 790 Mountain Hwy, Bayswater
When: 10am-2:00pm (runs monthly)

The Bayswater Makers Market provides an opportunity to meet the artists and order custom-made clothing and gifts to your specifications.

There is a wide range of goods for sale, including glass foiling, jewellery, baby clothes, terrariums, mosaics, woodwork and much more. A selection of cakes and slices are also available from specialty stallholders.

For enquiries, phone Carol on 9836 9475 or email: carol-moore@bigpond.com

30th – Ferntree Gully Village Fair

Where: The Avenue, Ferntree Gully

This year the Ferntree Gully Village Fair will be held on Saturday 30 November. Supported by funding from Knox Council, local community groups and the Village Traders are collaborating to make this another fun-filled and family friendly day.

Activities will focus around The Avenue with a CFA Open Day, a display at the Uniting Church, market stalls, children’s games, music and dancing.

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.

Come along to the Traders meeting at 5.30pm, in the Studio behind 8 The Avenue, on Wednesday 9th October and join in the planning.


7th – Knox Carols by Candlelight 2019

Where: Wally Tew Reserve, Brenock Park Drive, Ferntree Gully
When: 4:00pm – 10:00pm

Knox Carols by Candlelight is a free event that warmly welcomes everyone in the diverse community to come together to enjoy the spirit of Christmas and celebrate community life at its best.

For more information contact the Festival and Events team on 9298 8269
Email: events@knox.vic.gov.au