Open Day season for Warrandyte
by Sandi Miller
9th October 2017
THIS OCTOBER is the time for Warrandyte’s institutions to open their doors to the public with a range of open days to learn about some of the town’s special places.
Warrandyte Community Centre
Warrandyte Community Centre in Yarra Street will be holding an Open Day from 10am–3pm on Saturday October 28.
There will be activities for all to enjoy, face painting, magic, music and more. One highlight of the day will be a fantastic free Cartooning Workshop by the Diary’s own Jock Macneish. Budding cartoonist of all ages can come along and learn from the Diary’s master of mirth on how to get inspiration onto paper – get in quick because places will fill up fast. A host of other free activities will be on offer at the Community Centre: Manningham Library will have special story-time; Neighbourhood House will be offering a range of free classes; indigenous history will be on display with a presentation by the Diary’s Indigenous columnist, Jim Poulter; Journalism as Art will bring to life the Diary’s almost 50 years of telling Warrandyte’s news; a special performance by Enchoir; and a treasure hunt to help find how to get the most out of your Community Centre.
Have a coffee or a sausage while enjoying music in the centre’s indigenous garden.
CFA — meet the brigades
North Warrandyte Fire Brigade will be holding an open day from 11am–2pm on Sunday October 22 where kids can get into and look around the fire trucks (with CFA members’ supervision), play on the jumping castle, enjoy the free sausage sizzle, while adults can obtain information on fire behaviour and safety and join a discussion on making a fire plan with the Warrandyte bridge closure in mind.
District 14 Community Education Coordinator, Rohan Thornton said that all residents should look at adapting their plan to account for restricted use of the Warrandyte Bridge.
“The bridgeworks this summer will have a massive effect on how people should plan,” he said.
Warrandyte Fire Brigade also opening their doors on Saturday October 28, offering information on fire awareness and preparedness.
Both fire brigades will also provide information about how you can help the brigade through becoming a fire fighter or joining as an auxiliary member.
October also sees Crystal Brook Tourist Park holding open days every Sunday in October, where the park will open its gates to explore their facilities.