Mail Snippets

Country music show

The Upwey Country Music Club is presenting its regular walk-up open mic concert on Sunday 4 August at the Guides Hall in Underwood Road, Ferntree Gully, from 12.15pm to 5pm. Artists perform songs in the country, bluegrass and folk genres. All are welcome. New singers, musicians and bands are always welcome. The entrance fee is $7 ($5 for members). The club runs regular concerts on the first Sunday of each month. Inquiries: Graham 5964 8298.

Life Activities Club Knox

Another bus trip is on the horizon for the Life Activities Club Knox. Some wonderful painters have displayed their talents by painting silos, and the group will be going to visit these art displays in November. The trip will go for five days and four nights. Those who would like to join the group on the bus trip should call Frank and Lorraine on 9754 8792.

Pruning partners

Friends and Carers of Emerald Cemetery invite the community to assist with pruning the roses at Emerald Cemetery on 29 July and 5 August from 10am to noon. Attendees should bring their own gloves, tools and a mug as morning tea is provided. Inquiries: 5968 4603.

Pop-up playground

Belgrave Preschool will hold a ‘prepare for preschool’ pop-up playground on 16 August. Parents can bring their child and join in the free preschool activities including story time, sand play, block play, imaginary play, music, art and outdoor play.

Music council

The Dandenong Ranges Music Council is presenting an attitude drumming and singing party on Thursday 25 July from 7pm to 9pm at Tecoma Uniting Church. The singing and drumming sessions are for all ages and abilities. Supper is provided. Inquiries: 9754 6566.

Cardinia CEO speaks

Recently-appointed Shire of Cardinia CEO Carol Jeffs will be the guest speaker at the next Emerald Village Association meeting, on Tuesday 23 July at the Emerald RSL at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Inquiries: Dick Bartley 0400 858 396.