Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Newlands Fix It


Fix It Newlands Thursday   *** Painting Special***

This Thursday October 8 we are delighted to have Rob from Macleod Painting and Decorating come and share his knowledge on painting with us here at Newlands.

Rob is a second generation, qualified painter. He is a true professional who has 25 years of experience in the trade.

Everyone is welcome to come along to our  Fix It gathering at the renewed Newlands Community House.
              6.30 - 8.00pm Thursday 8th October
              Newlands Community House
              20 Murray Road (Near Elizabeth Street) Coburg North
              Gold coin donation

This is an opportunity to mend things you have - so they can be appreciated & you don't need to buy new ones & also share skills and information on fixing things!

Bring along things that need mending - and the things you need to mend them:) Also bring tips on how to mend things and recommendations places you can bring things to get fixed.

We have also now a FaceBook page to share information
https://www.facebook.com/groups/436384556552338/ If you are interested please like and join this group to share local mending information.

Any question contact the Newlands Community Centre 8528 2332 or Cath on 0468 963 868.

For Sale


Hello all, 

We're selling our Falcon if you know anyone who might be interested??
  • 2007 XT MK II
  • 159,711 kms
  • Automatic 
  • Petrol engine 
  • Huge boot 
  • Plenty of power! 
  • Rego paid til May 2016
  • $6,400

Contact Amy on 0434 677 826.

Afro Latin Dance


Come and join the fun – no need to book just turn up!

Wednesdays 6.30 -8pm

October 7, 14, 21

$15 per class ($10.50 Concession)

Newlands Community House

20 Murray Road
Coburg North
8528 2332

Peppertree Place


Hi there everybody,

We are putting out the call to anyone interested in Volunteering at the Garden Fiesta this year, to be held on Saturday, 7th November from 10am-4pm, held at our Coburg site. This year’s theme is ‘Weaving Community Together’ so lots of the activities, art works on display will feature an interpretation of this theme throughout the day and site.

Your time could be engaged with all manner of activity on the day – you just have to say what you would like to do and what your availability is. The more people actively volunteering throughout the day, the more we can move around and enjoy a diverse day of things we want to do.

Some tasks or roles are listed below:
·         First Aider – sessions of 1- 2 hours through the day. We rarely get any incidents but need to provide this important point of contact. Calling on all KUC trained First Aiders please?!
·         BBQ hands – cooking up on the BBQ
·         Kitchen and food prep hands for BBQ and café – back up and assistance to the food servery areas
·         Dish washing and crockery collection (bussing) to and from café to our fantastic whizzbang new commercial dishwasher!!
·         Children’s activity area – helping to facilitate kids’ activities including weaving, nature crown making
·         Volunteer Coordination – require a point of call for our fabulous volunteers on the day helping them secure their belongings, orient them on site etc
·         Gate keepers – welcome the public and community to the Fiesta, collect and keep secure financial donations, host lost belongings or children, provide information about events or workshops on the day if required etc
·          Serving food
·          Barista and café support
·          Setting up the workshop space
·         Coordinating and supporting workshop facilitators
·          Green Room support for musicians and performers
·         Setting up the space for info display stalls and community stalls
·          Managing and supporting info display area
·          Giving information at the info table
·          Setting up kids activity area
·         distributing promotional material
·         General help – set up/pack up

We are also gathering:
Odd balls of wool; pencil thick sticks or twigs for weaving projects; clean cardboard (to be cut into 30cm x 30cm approx. squares). Please donate if you can.

If the above kinds of volunteer tasks (and there are surely many others not listed here!) interest you and you can let Ross and I know in advance that you are able to help on this day or in preparation to the Fiesta, then please put your hand up now! The Fiesta is an amazing annual community event and has relied on the generous donation of time and effort from many volunteers year after year. We would love to have your help on board again this year if you can.
Please drop us a line or give us a call to let us know your availability. With many thanksJ

Tash 0431 494 773 nvanvelzen@kildonan.org.au

Ross 0414 507 311 rparker@kildonan.org.au



The exhibition “Merri Creek : from wasteland to parklands” will be at the Brunswick Library until the end of October before travelling to the Coburg Library where it will be on display from 6 – 27 November.

This exhibition by the Merri Creek Management Committee and Friends of Merri Creek celebrates community achievements since 1975 in transforming the Creek from a weed-smothered drain to a much-loved waterway running through a bushland corridor.

As part of the library’s Read More program, a talk will be given at the Brunswick Library by Friends of Merri Creek at 7.45 pm on Thursday 15 October.



Dear Newlanders.

Sometimes is looking for solo/small group acts for relaxed Friday evening or Sunday afternoon gigs.  If you're interested in strumming, singing, playing to a small crowd of adoring two-year-olds, get in touch: info@sometimesbar.com

This Sunday, blues guitarist Ben J. Carter will be joining us at 3pm.  Come on down!

x Sometimes

Recommendation Sought


Hi Newlanders.

Can anyone recommend an upholsterer or someone who can re-cover a couple of 60s style armchairs, at a reasonable price? I already have the fabric, just need to get them re-covered.

Please contact Anne on 0449 508 610. Thanks!