Boroondara calendar of events

 

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Apr
28
Wed
Sourdough breadmaking workshop @ Balwyn Community Centre
Apr 28 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Learn how to make sourdough at home. Taught by Sandy Bennett. Participants will learn step-by-step, have the opportunity to ask questions and receive take-home notes.

May
5
Wed
Cook from the Siciliano book @ Mister Bianco
May 5 @ 19:00 – 21:30

Chef Joe Vargetto launched his first book Siciliano, which comprises Sicilian recipes, in November 2020 last year. This masterclass will see Joe demonstrate how to make a series of dishes from the book while guests get to enjoy a tasting dish of each of the courses accompanied with wine. A copy of Siciliano will also be available at a discounted price with your ticket.

May
8
Sat
Cook from the Siciliano book @ Mister Bianco
May 8 @ 12:00 – 14:30

Chef Joe Vargetto launched his first book Siciliano, which comprises Sicilian recipes, in November 2020 last year. This masterclass will see Joe demonstrate how to make a series of dishes from the book while guests get to enjoy a tasting dish of each of the courses accompanied with wine. A copy of Siciliano will also be available at a discounted price with your ticket.

Middle Eastern cooking @ Trentwood at the Hub
May 8 @ 15:30 – 17:30

Shella will teach you how to making the following vegetarian Persian recipes: shirazi salad (summer salad with fresh herbs and vegetables); tahchin (golden buttery crispy saffron rice cake layered with vegetables and aromatic spices) and mesh om ali (pleated sheets of filo pastry, soaked and flavoured with sweetened condensed milk and topped ground cinnamon and a sprinkle of nuts).

May
13
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
May 13 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Second Thursday of every month except for January and December.

2020 Speakers and topics
13 Feb: Jane Tonkin on tonkin bulbs.
12 Mar: Penny Woodward on growing garlic.
9 Apr: Jo Reitz on painting your garden.
14 May: Andrew Raper on rhododendrons.
11 Jun: Ellen Swansson on gardening through the library.
9 Jul: AGM.
13 Aug: Gerald Hughes on using technology.
10 Sep: Jill Bryant on herb trees.
8 Oct: Susan Murphy on Boroondara historical trees.
12 Nov: Club Members on their gardens.

2019 Speakers and topics
14 Feb: Liz Caspar on wicking beds.
14 Mar: Peter Allan on permaculture.
11 Apr: Ken Smithies on bee hotels.
09 May: Melissa King on gardening in pots.
13 Jun: Luke Peterson on how to bend without breaking.
11 Jul: Don Rickerby on 40th birthday celebration.
08 Aug: AGM and members’ lunch.
12 Sep: Anne Vale on heriscapes and heritage gardens.
10 Oct: Helen Lovel on Neutrog.
14 Nov: Katrina Forstner on smart composting.

May
14
Fri
Dumplings workshop @ Balwyn Community Centre
May 14 @ 10:00 – 12:30

Learn how to make dumplings from scratch. Afterwards, sit down and enjoy the dumplings you made for lunch.

May
15
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
May 15 @ 08:00 – 13:00
May
16
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap @ Balwyn Community Centre
May 16 @ 09:00 – 10:00
May
18
Tue
Ageing and wellness information session @ Balwyn Community Centre
May 18 @ 14:00 – 15:00

Hear from registered dietician, Alain, on the best ways to eat to promote healthy ageing, and to improve your wellbeing. He will cover a range of topics to include weight loss, healthy cooking, stress reduction and reading food labels. Suitable for all ages, including parents and seniors.

May
19
Wed
Cook from the Siciliano book @ Mister Bianco
May 19 @ 19:00 – 21:30

Chef Joe Vargetto launched his first book Siciliano, which comprises Sicilian recipes, in November 2020 last year. This masterclass will see Joe demonstrate how to make a series of dishes from the book while guests get to enjoy a tasting dish of each of the courses accompanied with wine. A copy of Siciliano will also be available at a discounted price with your ticket.

May
22
Sat
Introduction to growing vegetables @ Balwyn Community Centre
May 22 @ 10:00 – 15:00

Learn all the requirements for establishing a productive veggie plot at home including all the information needed to prepare your soil, plant the right vegetables, care for them accordingly and manage pest and disease issues as they arise. Led by qualified horticulturists, Nicola and Harry.

Cook from the Siciliano book @ Mister Bianco
May 22 @ 12:00 – 14:30

Chef Joe Vargetto launched his first book Siciliano, which comprises Sicilian recipes, in November 2020 last year. This masterclass will see Joe demonstrate how to make a series of dishes from the book while guests get to enjoy a tasting dish of each of the courses accompanied with wine. A copy of Siciliano will also be available at a discounted price with your ticket.

May
25
Tue
Sri Lankan cooking class @ Balwyn Community Centre
May 25 @ 18:00 – 21:00

Experience the tastes, smells and sounds of Sri Lankan cooking. You will make two different curries, coconut sambal and a side dish. Afterwards, you’ll sit down and enjoy a Sri Lankan feast.

May
29
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
May 29 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Jun
2
Wed
Slow cooking in Winter @ Mister Bianco
Jun 2 @ 19:00 – 21:30

Chef Joe Vargetto will share his tips on how to make slow cooked meals while guests get to enjoy a tasting dish of each of the courses accompanied with wine.

Jun
5
Sat
Slow cooking in Winter @ Mister Bianco
Jun 5 @ 12:00 – 14:30

Chef Joe Vargetto will share his tips on how to make slow cooked meals while guests get to enjoy a tasting dish of each of the courses accompanied with wine.

Jun
6
Sun
Winter in Bulgaria cooking workshop @ Trentwood at the Hub
Jun 6 @ 14:00 – 17:00

Winters are cold and snowy in Bulgaria so dishes served at this time of the year are rich, hearty and delicious. In this workshop, you will learn how to make a Bulgarian moussaka and traditional accompaniments.

Jun
9
Wed
Sourdough breadmaking workshop @ Balwyn Community Centre
Jun 9 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Learn how to make sourdough at home. Taught by Sandy Bennett. Participants will learn step-by-step, have the opportunity to ask questions and receive take-home notes.

Jun
10
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Jun 10 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Second Thursday of every month except for January and December.

2020 Speakers and topics
13 Feb: Jane Tonkin on tonkin bulbs.
12 Mar: Penny Woodward on growing garlic.
9 Apr: Jo Reitz on painting your garden.
14 May: Andrew Raper on rhododendrons.
11 Jun: Ellen Swansson on gardening through the library.
9 Jul: AGM.
13 Aug: Gerald Hughes on using technology.
10 Sep: Jill Bryant on herb trees.
8 Oct: Susan Murphy on Boroondara historical trees.
12 Nov: Club Members on their gardens.

2019 Speakers and topics
14 Feb: Liz Caspar on wicking beds.
14 Mar: Peter Allan on permaculture.
11 Apr: Ken Smithies on bee hotels.
09 May: Melissa King on gardening in pots.
13 Jun: Luke Peterson on how to bend without breaking.
11 Jul: Don Rickerby on 40th birthday celebration.
08 Aug: AGM and members’ lunch.
12 Sep: Anne Vale on heriscapes and heritage gardens.
10 Oct: Helen Lovel on Neutrog.
14 Nov: Katrina Forstner on smart composting.

Jun
11
Fri
Beeswax wraps with Emma Grace @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Jun 11 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Learn from Emma Grace how to make and take home two wraps. Includes complimentary bubbles, cheese and all materials.

Jun
15
Tue
Kombucha and gut health @ Hawthorn Community House
Jun 15 @ 19:00 – 20:30

Learn how to make your own kombucha (a fermented probiotic drink). This workshop will cover the history of kombucha, how to make it, what can go wrong and why. You will also learn about the health benefits, such as the detoxifying and anti-inflammatory effects. Includes tasting of some flavoured Kombucha and comprehensive instruction handout. On the night, you can buy your very own ‘scoby’ with starter tea, for $30 (cash only), so you can get started brewing at home.

Jun
16
Wed
Slow cooking in Winter @ Mister Bianco
Jun 16 @ 19:00 – 21:30

Chef Joe Vargetto will share his tips on how to make slow cooked meals while guests get to enjoy a tasting dish of each of the courses accompanied with wine.

Jun
19
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Jun 19 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Slow cooking in Winter @ Mister Bianco
Jun 19 @ 12:00 – 14:30

Chef Joe Vargetto will share his tips on how to make slow cooked meals while guests get to enjoy a tasting dish of each of the courses accompanied with wine.

Jun
20
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap @ Balwyn Community Centre
Jun 20 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Simple sourdough bread making @ Hawthorn Community House
Jun 20 @ 14:00 – 17:00

Learn how to make tough-crusted and dense sourdough bread. Sourdough is made through the process of fermentation, a natural leavening which produces the perfect breakfast staple. You’ll learn why sourdough is simply the best bread, get yourself a sourdough starter and some loaves.

Jun
23
Wed
Mediterranean cooking workshop (vegan) @ Trentwood at the Hub
Jun 23 @ 18:30 – 20:30

Arzu will show you the health benefits of both Mediterranean and plant-based cooking by demonstrating how to make three vegan dishes.

Jul
7
Wed
Truffle masterclass @ Mister Bianco
Jul 7 @ 19:00 – 21:30

Chef Joe Vargetto will demonstrate how to use truffles within dishes while guests get to enjoy a tasting of each of the dishes accompanied with wine.

Jul
8
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Jul 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Second Thursday of every month except for January and December.

2020 Speakers and topics
13 Feb: Jane Tonkin on tonkin bulbs.
12 Mar: Penny Woodward on growing garlic.
9 Apr: Jo Reitz on painting your garden.
14 May: Andrew Raper on rhododendrons.
11 Jun: Ellen Swansson on gardening through the library.
9 Jul: AGM.
13 Aug: Gerald Hughes on using technology.
10 Sep: Jill Bryant on herb trees.
8 Oct: Susan Murphy on Boroondara historical trees.
12 Nov: Club Members on their gardens.

2019 Speakers and topics
14 Feb: Liz Caspar on wicking beds.
14 Mar: Peter Allan on permaculture.
11 Apr: Ken Smithies on bee hotels.
09 May: Melissa King on gardening in pots.
13 Jun: Luke Peterson on how to bend without breaking.
11 Jul: Don Rickerby on 40th birthday celebration.
08 Aug: AGM and members’ lunch.
12 Sep: Anne Vale on heriscapes and heritage gardens.
10 Oct: Helen Lovel on Neutrog.
14 Nov: Katrina Forstner on smart composting.

Jul
10
Sat
Truffle masterclass @ Mister Bianco
Jul 10 @ 12:00 – 14:30

Chef Joe Vargetto will demonstrate how to use truffles within dishes while guests get to enjoy a tasting of each of the dishes accompanied with wine.

Jul
17
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Jul 17 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Jul
18
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap @ Balwyn Community Centre
Jul 18 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Jul
21
Wed
Truffle masterclass @ Mister Bianco
Jul 21 @ 19:00 – 21:30

Chef Joe Vargetto will demonstrate how to use truffles within dishes while guests get to enjoy a tasting of each of the dishes accompanied with wine.

Jul
24
Sat
Truffle masterclass @ Mister Bianco
Jul 24 @ 12:00 – 14:30

Chef Joe Vargetto will demonstrate how to use truffles within dishes while guests get to enjoy a tasting of each of the dishes accompanied with wine.

Jul
31
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Jul 31 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Aug
12
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Aug 12 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Second Thursday of every month except for January and December.

2020 Speakers and topics
13 Feb: Jane Tonkin on tonkin bulbs.
12 Mar: Penny Woodward on growing garlic.
9 Apr: Jo Reitz on painting your garden.
14 May: Andrew Raper on rhododendrons.
11 Jun: Ellen Swansson on gardening through the library.
9 Jul: AGM.
13 Aug: Gerald Hughes on using technology.
10 Sep: Jill Bryant on herb trees.
8 Oct: Susan Murphy on Boroondara historical trees.
12 Nov: Club Members on their gardens.

2019 Speakers and topics
14 Feb: Liz Caspar on wicking beds.
14 Mar: Peter Allan on permaculture.
11 Apr: Ken Smithies on bee hotels.
09 May: Melissa King on gardening in pots.
13 Jun: Luke Peterson on how to bend without breaking.
11 Jul: Don Rickerby on 40th birthday celebration.
08 Aug: AGM and members’ lunch.
12 Sep: Anne Vale on heriscapes and heritage gardens.
10 Oct: Helen Lovel on Neutrog.
14 Nov: Katrina Forstner on smart composting.

Aug
15
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap @ Balwyn Community Centre
Aug 15 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Aug
21
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Aug 21 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Sep
9
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Sep 9 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Second Thursday of every month except for January and December.

2020 Speakers and topics
13 Feb: Jane Tonkin on tonkin bulbs.
12 Mar: Penny Woodward on growing garlic.
9 Apr: Jo Reitz on painting your garden.
14 May: Andrew Raper on rhododendrons.
11 Jun: Ellen Swansson on gardening through the library.
9 Jul: AGM.
13 Aug: Gerald Hughes on using technology.
10 Sep: Jill Bryant on herb trees.
8 Oct: Susan Murphy on Boroondara historical trees.
12 Nov: Club Members on their gardens.

2019 Speakers and topics
14 Feb: Liz Caspar on wicking beds.
14 Mar: Peter Allan on permaculture.
11 Apr: Ken Smithies on bee hotels.
09 May: Melissa King on gardening in pots.
13 Jun: Luke Peterson on how to bend without breaking.
11 Jul: Don Rickerby on 40th birthday celebration.
08 Aug: AGM and members’ lunch.
12 Sep: Anne Vale on heriscapes and heritage gardens.
10 Oct: Helen Lovel on Neutrog.
14 Nov: Katrina Forstner on smart composting.

Sep
18
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Sep 18 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Sep
19
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap @ Balwyn Community Centre
Sep 19 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Oct
14
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Oct 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Second Thursday of every month except for January and December.

2020 Speakers and topics
13 Feb: Jane Tonkin on tonkin bulbs.
12 Mar: Penny Woodward on growing garlic.
9 Apr: Jo Reitz on painting your garden.
14 May: Andrew Raper on rhododendrons.
11 Jun: Ellen Swansson on gardening through the library.
9 Jul: AGM.
13 Aug: Gerald Hughes on using technology.
10 Sep: Jill Bryant on herb trees.
8 Oct: Susan Murphy on Boroondara historical trees.
12 Nov: Club Members on their gardens.

2019 Speakers and topics
14 Feb: Liz Caspar on wicking beds.
14 Mar: Peter Allan on permaculture.
11 Apr: Ken Smithies on bee hotels.
09 May: Melissa King on gardening in pots.
13 Jun: Luke Peterson on how to bend without breaking.
11 Jul: Don Rickerby on 40th birthday celebration.
08 Aug: AGM and members’ lunch.
12 Sep: Anne Vale on heriscapes and heritage gardens.
10 Oct: Helen Lovel on Neutrog.
14 Nov: Katrina Forstner on smart composting.