What’s on this spring

nature festival

11-26 SEPTEMBER

VICTORIA NATURE FESTIVAL

The Nature Festival returns for its second year.

Featuring more than 80 events and experiences, the festival is full of creative ways to connect with nature.

You can get out and explore the wonders of Victoria’s nature or you can connect from your own home with live-streamed events and immersive videos.

Go on a bush walk, learn from Traditional Owners about Caring for Country and join exciting panel events.

Each event and experience will comply with Covid Safe settings. All events will be hosted on the Victoria Together platform.

More info: https://www.together.vic.gov.au/victoria-nature-festival

UNTIL 17 OCTOBER

DISNEY – THE ART OF ANIMATION

Exhibitions

Disney: The Magic of Animation

Discover the creativity and innovation of almost 100 years of Disney Animation in ACMI’s latest Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition

This exhibition contains original sketches and rare artworks from 1928 to the present day. See over 500 artworks from your favourite animations, and step inside a scene from the Disney classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Tickets $17-$26.

ACMI, Swanston Street and Flinders Street, Melbourne

For more info or tickets, visit https://www.acmi.net.au/

9 OCTOBER

NATIONAL TREE DAY CELEBRATIONS

The City of Knox will be hosting National Tree day along the Ferny Creek Trail, Rowville.

Reconnect with nature by helping to plant over 2000 indigenous plants which will help improve water quality along the Corhanwarrabul Creek and provide important habitat for local wildlife.

Plants and equipment are supplied and volunteers are asked to bring gardening gloves. Also wear sunscreen, a hat, long sleeves, sturdy shoes and a water bottle.

10am-12pm, Corner Henderson Road and Ferny Creek Trail, Rowville.

Parking available along Henderson Road, near the bridge.

17 OCTOBER

STRINGYBARK FESTIVAL

This popular annual festival features a huge range of activities including sustainability workshops, colourful stage programs, a makers market and cooking presentations.

The festival will be delivered in compliance with the state’s Covid-19 restrictions and may be adapted to a virtual program if required.

Free entry.

10am-5pm

Rowville Community Centre, 40 Fulham Rd

24 OCTOBER

WALK FOR PREMS

Enjoy a great family day out at Melbourne’s flagship Walk for Prems event at Albert Park Lake.

There will be a free live children’s entertainment show before the walk around the lake, plus a variety of food vans on site.

If Covid-19 restrictions are enforced, then the walk will become a virtual walk.

8.30am-1.30pm, Albert Park Lake

For tickets and more info, visit https://www.walkforprems.org.au/events/5/walk-together-melbourne-

EVERY SATURDAY

JELLS PARKRUN

Jells Parkrun is a 5km run, jog or walk. It’s non-competitive as it’s you against the clock.

The run takes place at Jells Park, Waverley Road, Wheelers Hill every Saturday at 8pm.

It costs nothing to take part but you have to register before your first run and bring along a printed copy of your barcode. Register at https://www.parkrun.com.au/register/

ALL SPRING

SHRINE KIDS

The Shrine of Remembrance is offering a free self-guided program for families with primary school-aged children. There are four different activity cards that provide a starting point for fresh perspectives of the Shrine. Kids are asked to consider and conjure their creative responses to a range of questions related to different aspects of the Shrine.

Bookings not required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Ave, Melbourne