Calendar of local events

 

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Span Community House Community Garden group 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group @ Span Community House
May 2 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
Vegan vegout 17:00
Vegan vegout @ Welcome To Thornbury
May 2 @ 17:00 – 22:00
The food trucks offering vegan food who sometimes attend include: Bomba Wood Fired Pizza; Curry Up Now; Lady Rawsome; Paper Plains Food Truck; Pierogi Pierogi; Super Taco;Taitas Falafels; The Real Jerk Food Truck; Vegilicious; Von’s [...]
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Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
May 4 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a yummy lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
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Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 12:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
May 5 @ 12:00 – 15:00
Members meet at the garden every Saturday.
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Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
May 6 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
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Span Community House Community Garden group 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group @ Span Community House
May 9 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
Community lunch (Thornbury) 12:30
Community lunch (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
May 9 @ 12:30 – 14:30
A two course home-cooked meal is shared in their dining room with other friendly community members. Go along for company, conversation and support. A great opportunity to find out what’s available in the neighbourhood. RSVP [...]
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Reduce your food waste – a budget-friendly recipe demonstration 19:00
Reduce your food waste – a budget-friendly recipe demonstration @ Preston Library
May 10 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Do you struggle to use all your leftovers before they perish? Do you often end up throwing away wilted veggies at the end of the week? Struggle no more! Gaby and Jen from Plan Buy [...]
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Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
May 11 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a yummy lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
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Northcote Food Swap 11:00
Northcote Food Swap @ Chalice Garden
May 12 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 12:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
May 12 @ 12:00 – 15:00
Members meet at the garden every Saturday.
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Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
May 13 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
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Span Community House Community Garden group 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group @ Span Community House
May 16 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
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Miso cooking 10:00
Miso cooking @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 18 @ 10:00 – 12:30
This workshop will take place 4 times on: Friday, 18th May, and Saturday, 23rd June, each both 10am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm. Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and koji (the [...]
Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
May 18 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a yummy lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Miso cooking 14:00
Miso cooking @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 18 @ 14:00 – 16:30
This workshop will take place 4 times on: Friday, 18th May, and Saturday, 23rd June, each both 10am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm. Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and koji (the [...]
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Miso paste making 10:00
Miso paste making @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 19 @ 10:00 – 12:30
This workshop will take place 8 times on: Saturday, 19th May, Saturday, 26th May, Friday, 15th June, and Saturday, 16th June, each both 10am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm. Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting [...]
Reservoir Food Swap 10:00
Reservoir Food Swap
May 19 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Turkish cooking class 10:00
Turkish cooking class @ Span Community House
May 19 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Led by Arzu Yilmaz. Four different dishes (three vegan, one vegetarian). Enjoy Turkish music, a feast at the end, and Turkish tea/coffee in special pots. Hands-on and demonstration.
Fairfield Food Swap 11:00
Fairfield Food Swap @ St. Andrews Church, side garden
May 19 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 12:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
May 19 @ 12:00 – 15:00
Members meet at the garden every Saturday.
Miso paste making 14:00
Miso paste making @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 19 @ 14:00 – 16:30
This workshop will take place 8 times on: Saturday, 19th May, Saturday, 26th May, Friday, 15th June, and Saturday, 16th June, each both 10am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm. Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting [...]
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Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
May 20 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Nuka duke – rice bran pickling 10:00
Nuka duke – rice bran pickling @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 20 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This workshop will take place 4 times on: Sunday, 20th May and Friday, 22nd June, each both 10am-midday and 2-4pm. Nuka duke is a famous Japanese fermented pickling using rice bran. In this workshop, you [...]
Nuka duke – rice bran pickling 14:00
Nuka duke – rice bran pickling @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 20 @ 14:00 – 16:00
This workshop will take place 4 times on: Sunday, 20th May and Friday, 22nd June, each both 10am-midday and 2-4pm. Nuka duke is a famous Japanese fermented pickling using rice bran. In this workshop, you [...]
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Span Community House Community Garden group 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group @ Span Community House
May 23 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
Community lunch (Reservoir) 12:00
Community lunch (Reservoir) @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
May 23 @ 12:00 – 13:00
‘Jen the chef’ makes some beautiful meals which always includes a main and dessert. Why not go down and join in, eat something beautiful and have a chat with some new friends.
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Shio koji making and cooking 10:00
Shio koji making and cooking @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 25 @ 10:00 – 12:30
This workshop will take place 4 times on: Friday, 25th May and Saturday, 30th June, each both 10am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm. Shio koji is a Japanese fermented seasoning made with rice koji (cooked rice that has [...]
Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
May 25 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a yummy lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Shio koji making and cooking 14:00
Shio koji making and cooking @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 25 @ 14:00 – 16:30
This workshop will take place 4 times on: Friday, 25th May and Saturday, 30th June, each both 10am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm. Shio koji is a Japanese fermented seasoning made with rice koji (cooked rice that has [...]
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Miso paste making 10:00
Miso paste making @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 26 @ 10:00 – 12:30
This workshop will take place 8 times on: Saturday, 19th May, Saturday, 26th May, Friday, 15th June, and Saturday, 16th June, each both 10am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm. Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting [...]
South Preston Food Swap 11:00
South Preston Food Swap
May 26 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Homemade marketplace 12:00
Homemade marketplace @ Northcote Town Hall
May 26 @ 12:00 – 16:00
This market will feature local craft beer brewers, wine and spirits hand selected by Thornbury’s Carwyn Cellars, a carefully selected range of locally made food and produce, information stalls, coffee and music. This event is [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 12:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
May 26 @ 12:00 – 15:00
Members meet at the garden every Saturday.
Thai street food 12:20
Thai street food @ Northcote Town Hall
May 26 @ 12:20 – 13:20
Cassie Pitman, from Melbourne food truck Pok & Kok, is passionate about traditional Issan (north eastern) Thai street food. She will demonstrate phad kee mao (drunken noodles) – a staple of street food stalls in [...]
Darebin Bake Off 13:00
Darebin Bake Off @ Northcote Town Hall
May 26 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Are you Darebin’s best baker? Enter your home-baked sponge cakes, slices, biscuits and scones to find out. Entries will be judged by Noela McLeod and Laurell Cockerell from the Country Women’s Association. This event is [...]
Meet the makers 13:00
Meet the makers @ Northcote Town Hall
May 26 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Go along and celebrate Darebin’s local home wine makers. Sample wine from entrants in the wine competition and vote for your favourite in the People’s Choice Award. This event is part of the Darebin Homemade [...]
Salami demonstration 13:15
Salami demonstration @ Northcote Town Hall
May 26 @ 13:15 – 14:15
Learn the art of making your own homemade salami. This demonstration will cover mincing, mixing, filling and (most importantly) curing. Ask Home Make It’s master maker anything. Includes tastings. This event is part of the [...]
Miso paste making 14:00
Miso paste making @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 26 @ 14:00 – 16:30
This workshop will take place 8 times on: Saturday, 19th May, Saturday, 26th May, Friday, 15th June, and Saturday, 16th June, each both 10am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm. Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting [...]
Spätzle workshop 14:15
Spätzle workshop @ Northcote Town Hall
May 26 @ 14:15 – 15:15
Angela Pradel’s parents migrated from the Tyrol region in the Italian Dolomites, close to the Austrian border, in 1961. She loves cooking traditional dishes for her family. Spätzle (‘primi piatti’) is a favourite. Angela will [...]
Raspberry winemaking demonstration 15:00
Raspberry winemaking demonstration @ Northcote Town Hall
May 26 @ 15:00 – 16:00
Gary Campanella, Danny Cappellani and Mario Fantin from Eltham and District Winemakers Guild will introduce the basics of fermentation and demonstrate the steps to make raspberry wine with a tried-and-true recipe. This event is part [...]
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Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
May 27 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Really Really Free Market Preston 10:00
Really Really Free Market Preston @ J.S. Grey reserve
May 27 @ 10:00 – 15:00
It’s a community gathering where participants give away usable items, skills, food, entertainment, games and many others things that a community can come together and share. The market is a 100% free and non-commercial event [...]
Gardening throughout the year and chilli pickling 12:00
Gardening throughout the year and chilli pickling @ Sylvester Hive Community Garden
May 27 @ 12:00 – 16:00
The multicultural and intercultural group at Sylvester Hive are all about socialising, gardening, sharing food, food growing and preserving traditions. Enjoy a tour of the community garden, a talk exploring what they plant throughout the [...]
Mushrooms are our future! 14:00
Mushrooms are our future! @ Darebin Intercultural Centre (Pearl Room)
May 27 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Ryan Creed and Julian Mitchell co-founded Life Cykel in 2015 after discovering how to grow gourmet mushrooms from waste coffee grounds. They now have 5 mushroom farms across the country promoting a circular economy in [...]
Pizzaly woodfired pizza demonstration and tasting 15:30
Pizzaly woodfired pizza demonstration and tasting @ Pizzaly
May 27 @ 15:30 – 17:30
Ever wanted to learn how to make your own classic pizza from start to finish? Join Pizzaly for a fun Italian afternoon learning techniques you can put into practice at home. Try your hand at [...]
Tibetan momo making 16:00
Tibetan momo making @ Northern Soul Café
May 27 @ 16:00 – 17:30
Learn the art of Tibetan momo making with Fiona and Samdup. Samdup grew up in Amdo, Tibet and will share a traditional family recipe handed down with love for generations. Using fresh organic ingredients, Samdup [...]
A vegan Mexican feast with Juanita 16:45
A vegan Mexican feast with Juanita @ Juanita's Kitchen
May 27 @ 16:45 – 18:30
Popular for her monthly taco nights, Juanita from Juanita’s Kitchen will teach you how to make (and eat!) a Mexican meal, including perfect tortillas from scratch. Plus tips and ideas for creating quick and easy [...]
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Kimchi mania 18:00
Kimchi mania @ Lentil as Anything
May 28 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Lentil as Anything’s catering chef Chase will show you how to make kimchi, a traditional Korean side dish made of fermented cabbage. A kimchi themed dinner is included. Notes and recipes will be provided. Bring [...]
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Introduction to homemade winemaking 18:00
Introduction to homemade winemaking @ Home Make It
May 29 @ 18:00 – 19:00
Stephan Logoida will guide you through the whole process of home winemaking, covering all the most important moments of the winemaking process including selecting good quality grapes, fermenting and maturity. This event is part of [...]
Yoko Nakazawa – Zen cooking 18:30
Yoko Nakazawa – Zen cooking @ Melbourne Polytechnic (Demonstration Kitchen, Room 106, Building K)
May 29 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Explore the beauty of traditional Japanese cooking. Yoko Nakazawa, from Cooking with Koji, will show you how she uses the suribachi, an ancient Japanese cooking tool, in her meditative approach that uses all five senses [...]
Pulp fiction – what to do with leftover pulp? 19:00
Pulp fiction – what to do with leftover pulp? @ Shoku Iku
May 29 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Do you make your own nut milk or juices? Ever wondered what you can do with your left over pulp? Join Yoko Inoue, owner of raw food cafe Shoku Iku for this workshop which will [...]
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Span Community House Community Garden group 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group @ Span Community House
May 30 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
Introduction to homebrewing 18:00
Introduction to homebrewing @ Home Make It
May 30 @ 18:00 – 19:00
Dean Smith will guide you through a simple home brew. He will demystify the process and talk about the many ways that you can produce your own beer at home. The workshop will cover the [...]
Kaye Roberts-Palmer – save our citrus 18:30
Kaye Roberts-Palmer – save our citrus @ Darebin Intercultural Centre (Pearl Room)
May 30 @ 18:30 – 19:30
Kaye Roberts-Palmer, the founder of Save Our Citrus Melbourne, will show you how to take care of your citrus trees including basic botany, tackling the citrus gall wasp and other pests, pruning, watering and fertilising. [...]
Modern Scottish masterclass 18:30
Modern Scottish masterclass @ Wee Man’s Kitchen at Tallboy & Moose
May 30 @ 18:30 – 21:00
Head Chef and owner of Wee Man’s Kitchen, Chris Orr, will take you through a crash course on traditional Scottish cooking. The ticket includes a three course meal. This event is part of the Darebin [...]
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Paul West – whole cookery 18:30
Paul West – whole cookery @ Melbourne Polytechnic (Demonstration Kitchen, Room 106, Building K)
May 31 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Paul West is a Thornbury-based cook and food grower best known as host of River Cottage Australia (SBS, Lifestyle Channel). At this demonstration and tasting, Paul will explore nose-to-tail and root-to-stem cookery. Learn how to [...]
Fun ferments 19:00
Fun ferments @ Preston Library
May 31 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Learn how to make kombucha – the fermented tea – at home and add delicious natural herbs and fruit for flavouring. Tastings will be provided in the class. You will also learn how to use [...]