October community morning tea
October morning tea was a well-attended gathering of 40 people who enjoyed an interesting talk by Terry Henderson on the state of the horse racing industry.
As principal of the syndication business OTI, Terry is a respected figure in Australia and around the world in horse racing. Terry spoke of the dynamics in the industry and the challenges facing the sport which has a huge footprint in the economy in terms of employment and financial turnover.
The Melbourne Spring Carnival currently under way is a time of the highest visibility for the industry in the wider community.
Other matters of interest to the community that were discussed included:
- 40kph speed limit signs come into operation in the suburb.
- There was a warning about the dangers of the slippery-when-wet white tiles on footpaths at intersections, with recent sightings of people having heavy falls.
- Residents were encouraged to view an interesting documentary The Lost City of Melbourne, which is currently screening in cinemas, including the Kino. The film shows historical archival images of now lost architectural treasures, while also highlighting buildings that have been saved.
- The Community Choir Project was still under way, with 45 local people having expressed an interest in taking part. We are still awaiting on news of funding.
- KereKere Café is offering to share produce from its garden in the Fitzroy Gardens with those interested in helping maintain, plan and replant garden beds; contact Panee at [email protected], or go to KereKere on Thursday mornings 9.30am to 10am.
Our next morning tea will be held on November 11 at 10.30am at the Hendersons, 67 Grey St.
Upcoming Community Events
Free Community Day in Powlett Reserve – Sunday, November 13, 11am to 2pm
There will be a sausage sizzle, drinks, Devonshire tea/cakes, tea/coffee, face painting, pet dress up parade, Zumba demonstration, the opportunity for free e-scooter trials and safety info, advice on e-bikes and bikes repair advice and help, the opportunity to donate surplus bikes for repair and regifting, books.
There will be a presence from the East Melbourne Group, the East Melbourne Neighbour Network, the East Melbourne Historical Society, the Community Police, the East Melbourne Library, and local arts and crafts.
East Melbourne Community Christmas Picnic – Saturday, December 17, 2pm to 5pm.
Come and build community spirit and celebrate the festive season by enjoying an afternoon of music, entertainment, social interaction and community connection.
The event will take place on the grounds of Bishopscourt and residents are encouraged to invite neighbours and friends and bring along your picnic rug, hamper, chairs, etc.
This event has been organised by East Melbourne Group and East Melbourne Neighbour Network.
Term Four health & wellbeing classes
Classes are now well under way and include:
- Monday: Health Qigong; Chair Yoga; Gentle Yoga; Book Group.
- Tuesday: Walking Group; Pilates with Joh, Tai Chi.
- Thursday: Pilates with Alissia; Ukulele for Beginners.
- Friday: Gentle Exercise.