What’s On

AUGUST

4th – 25th – The Hut Gallery exhibition – ‘Looking in, looking out’

Where: The Hut Gallery, 157 Underwood Road FTG
When: Weekends 11am – 4pm
* Official opening 2pm, Sunday 14 July*

Come along to see the latest works of art. All welcome.

8th – Retaking Kokoda – a memorial ceremony

Where: One Tree Hill Picnic Ground (Tremont)
Time: Commences at 1 pm

A ceremony marking the retaking of Kokoda by the young men of the 39th Militia Battalion will be held at Tremont. Guest speaker Minister Robin Scott MP, local schools will also be represented.

Light refreshments will be served after the service. All welcome.

8th – Twilight Cemetery Tour

Where: Ferntree Gully Cemetery
Time: 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm
Cost: $15

The tour will be conducted by the Knox Historical Society at the Ferntree Gully Cemetery. Places are limited for this popular event. Bookings essential.

Contact Leonie on 0417 361 411 or leonie@chaosnetwork.org.au

14th – Ferntree Gully Traders Meeting

Where: Studio behind 8 The Avenue, Ferntree Gully
Time: 5.30 pm

Come along to the Traders meeting and join in the planning for Ferntree Gully Village Fair in November.

17th – IFTI Seed of Life: Farmers Market

Where: IFTI Community Hub, 2 Francis Cres, Ferntree Gully
Time: 9am – 2pm

Come along and check out our beautiful local organic, sustainable produce.
There’ll be live music, artisan food, art stalls and workshops. All welcome.

18th – The Piano Men are coming to Knox

Where: Knox Community Arts Centre, Bayswater
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Tickets: Adult $30, Concession $28, Groups of 8+ $26

A tribute to two of the greatest Piano Men of all time – Billy Joel and Elton John – is coming to Knox. Jason Dean and his star studded Superband will take you on a musical journey from the early years right through both of these incredible singer/songwriters’ greatest hits.

This show of non-stop hits comprises of two sets featuring 60 minutes of Elton John followed by 60 minutes of Billy Joel.

Featuring Uptown Girl, Only the Good Die Young, Piano Man, My life, New York State of Mind, I’m Still Standing, Bennie and The Jets, Rocket Man, Tiny Dancer and many, many more!

Call Knox Community Arts Centre: 9729 7287 or visit the website for more information.

19th – 23rd – FTG Library: Knox Spring Festival

Where: Ferntree Gully Library, 1010 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully
Phone: 9800 6455

  • Mon 19th: Success with seeds and seedlings
    When:  10:30-11:30am
  • Tues 20th: Preparing your garden for a bumper spring harvest
    When: 7-8.30pm
  • Wed 21st: Companion planting and plants to attract garden friendly insects
    When: 2:30-3:30pm
  • Fri 23rd: Spring clean your life with Erin Rhoads ‘The Rogue Ginger’
    When: 1.30-2.30pm

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 speciality stallholders.

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

29th – Bright Ideas Network Meeting 2019

Where: U3A Carrington Park, Knoxfield
When: 2.00pm to 3.30pm

The Bright Ideas Network brings together Knox residents and community groups who support older people, to share current and future challenges for Knox seniors. The Network is a collaboration between Knox City Council, residents, community groups and local businesses.

The meetings are held bimonthly and aim to give participants the chance to develop ideas and opportunities which actively support seniors to continue to contribute and participate in the Knox community.

Contact Linda via linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au or call 9298 8828


SEPTEMBER

1st – 29th – Immerse Art Exhibition

Where: Various venues throughout Knox

Immerse is one of the largest and most innovative art exhibition programs in Australia – and each year transforms the City of Knox into a living art gallery.

The program provides exhibitions, artist talks and performances across local Knox venues over 30 days – 44 artists, 49 exhibitions – across 3 hubs:

  • 7th Sept: Wantirna
  • 14th Sept: Bayswater
  • 21st Sept: Ferntree Gully

It is an exhibition that breaks free of an art gallery and through art and storytelling inspires audiences to experience art in the unexpected places of their everyday.

For full list of artists and participating venues, head to the Immerse website.

7th – 29th – The Hut Gallery exhibition – ‘Street Art on Canvas & Skate Decks’

Where: The Hut Gallery, 157 Underwood Road FTG
When: Weekends 11am – 4pm
* Official opening 2pm, Sunday 8th September*

Come along to see the latest works of art. All welcome.

21st – IFTI Seed of Life: Farmers Market

Where: IFTI Community Hub, 2 Francis Cres, Ferntree Gully
Time: 9am – 2pm

Come along and check out our beautiful local organic, sustainable produce.
There’ll be live music, artisan food, art stalls and workshops. All welcome.

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


OCTOBER

2nd – Literary Cooking at MDLC: Little Women

Where: Mountain District Learning Centre, 13-15 The Avenue, Ferntree Gully.
When: 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Theme: Tea Cake Cookies from Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

Come and join us to cook up a scrumptious afternoon tea on a literary theme. Chef and caterer of 25 years, Sophie Polites will guide you through the steps with lots of opportunities to chat and share cooking tips. Recipes and ingredients provided.

Fee: Gold coin donation

Please contact Mountain District Learning Centre to enrol in this courses that we are offering or look at our website for further details – www.mdlc.com.au

11th – Twilight Cemetery Tour

Where: Ferntree Gully Cemetery
Time: 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm
Cost: $15

The tour will be conducted by the Knox Historical Society at the Ferntree Gully Cemetery. Places are limited for this popular event. Bookings essential.

Contact Leonie on 0417 361 411 or leonie@chaosnetwork.org.au

12th Oct (til 12th Nov) – The Upwey Archies: Launch & Award Presentation Ceremony

Where: Upwey Village Green (near the playground), Upwey
When: 11am

The Upwey Township Group, in partnership with Burrinja, are thrilled to present The Upwey Archies 2019. Come attend the launch and award presentation ceremony for the annual ‘Upwey Archies’

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.

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


NOVEMBER

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
When: To be advised

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 14 August and join in the planning.