December 2019 Community Events - update compiled by Ralph Ballard

December 2019 Community Events - update compiled by Ralph Ballard
We call this corner 'Ralph Ballard's Community Wrap'- Ralph is an active networker and supporter of local community events. We post updates from Ralph here.
Hi Everyone,
Here is a selection of our local events for December:
  • Every Monday  10.00am – 11.00am - Noble Silence Meditation.  Launching Place.  Enquiries – Patricia 0416208366.  No cost   All welcome. 
  • Monday Community Lunches at the Community Centre in Dammans Road.
  • Tuesdays 8am-9am – Silent Mindfulness Meditation Sitting with Belinda Lloyd.  Wellspring Warburton. 3424 Warburton Hwy. By donation.
  • Every Tuesday evening - Rock 'n' Roll Classes.  Tuesday nights 7:00pm – Yarraburn Centre,  1-3 Park Road, Yarra Junction.  $15.  All levels welcome from beginner to advanced.  Phone Audrey for more info - 0423 590 588.
  • 2nd Tuesday every month – Yarra Ranges Film Society at Upper Yarra Arts Centre, 3409 Warburton Highway, Warburton Victoria 3799. Ph 03 5966 4500.
  • Every Thursday evening at 6pm – Koha Community Dinner at the Yarraburn Centre / Senior Citizens Building in Dammans Road.  Pay what you can afford.
  • 1st Thursday evening of each month – D&M Trivia Night at the Alpine Retreat Hotel, Warburton.  8.30 – 11pm.
  • Second Thursday of each month talks hosted by Women's Warehouse on topics concerning health and wellbeing.  10.30am at the Redwood Centre. $5 entry.
  • Third Thursday of every month at Cunninghams Hotel, Yarra Junction  – Song Writers Open Mic from 7.45pm.  Hosted by Wendy Barnes of Wax Lyrical:  a great place to head for after Koha Cafe.
  • Every Friday evening at 6pm – Community Dinner (soup) at the Redwood Centre, Warburton. 
  • Every Friday evening - Soul Dance at the Upper Yarra Arts Centre, Warburton 7.30pm to 10.00pm  
  • 1st Friday of each month - Rock Jam at Yarra Junction Primary School.  Bring your electric instruments.  Run by Shane Crowley.
  • 2nd Friday of the month at 8pm - Acoustic music night at Yarra Junction Primary School.  Bring your acoustic instrument and do some tunes or some songs.  Run by Shane Crowley.
  • Every Saturday morning – Warburton Community Garden.  9am – 11.30am.  Come along to learn, grow / pick veggies and share.
  • 4th Saturday of each month – Remakery.  Finished for 2019.  Bring along old loved items for fixing.  Venue - Warburton Community Space.  Free.
  • Sunday 1 December - Warby Artisans and Produce Market 11am to 3pm.
  • Saturday 14 December - Warburton Community Market at St. Mary’s Church Hall 9am to 2pm.
  • Sunday 8 December – Open Mic at Symphony 36.  2nd Sunday afternoon of each month.
  • Sunday 8 and 22 December - Yarra Junction Market beside the football oval 8am to 2pm.
  • Wednesday 11 December - December Full Moon Fire Ceremony will be held from 6:30 pm-8:00pm in Warburton.  This beautiful ceremony is a great opportunity to release that which no longer serves us, particularly as we end 2019.  Great way to bring in the Light into our lives, to heal and manifest our soul’s desires and to see us into the festive season and to intentionally call in 2020.  As usual we will connect with in a global event to call for peace on earth and love for each other.  $10 to join in.  Will be held indoors if it rains. Light refreshments served. Contact Nicole for location and further details on 0406 070 097 and see
  • Friday 13 December - Our last French conversation group will be held at Oscars from 3:30 – 5:30pm.  Bienvenue a tous.  Conducted by Bonjour Yarra Valley, for francophone, francophiles and lovers of all things french.  All levels of French welcome.  $2 cost.  Enquiries:  After our group we will move across to Oscar’s Cheesy Happy Hour  from 5:30pm pour notre fin d’annee fun ( $15 per head).  We will be back again in 2020 from Friday 7th February.  Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee a tous.
  • Sunday 22 December – Summer Solstice
  • Monday 23 December – Christmas celebrations behind the Waterwheel Visitors CentreMusic from 6.30pm – then Santa – then Carols at 7.30pm.
  • NOTE - Little Yarra Market, 205 Little Yarra Road, Yarra Junction – closed until further notice. 
 All the best,  Ralph

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