Whitehorse City Council

2018 Whitehorse Seniors Festival

The 2018 Whitehorse Seniors Festival has now concluded.
Thank you to all who contributed and participated.
Whitehorse Council looks forwards to celebrating the festival again in October 2019.

The Victorian Seniors Festival and Whitehorse City Council present
Whitehorse Seniors Festival

Whitehorse Seniors Festival kicks off in September and continues throughout October. Senior residents are invited to take part in a wide range of free and low-cost activities, events and workshops throughout Whitehorse. Invite your friends or meet some new friends along the way – there are even some special events to share with the grandkids during the school holidays.

Download the pdf icon full program of events (357.27kB) for 2018 and and don't miss out!

The Whitehorse Seniors Festival is part of the Victorian Seniors Festival with events being held across the state. For more information on events happening throughout Melbourne, go to Seniors Online website.

Festival highlights include:

2018 Whitehorse Seniors Festival highlights include:

The Swinging Sixties Show and High Tea

*The Swinging Sixities Show is SOLD OUT*
Friday 14 September
Doors open 1.30pm. Event starts 1.40pm. High tea served directly after show at approximately 2.45pm
Where: Whitehorse Centre, 397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
Cost: Free
*This event is now sold out

Tour of Places of Worship and Luncheon

Sunday 14 October, 9am to 4pm
Where: Bus will leave from outside the Whitehorse Centre car park adjacent to the Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road Nunawading
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: RSVP by Wednesday 3 October on 9262 6443 - please advise of any dietary requirements

Members of the Whitehorse Interfaith Network will host a bus tour to three Places of Worship. The event will include morning tea, a vegetarian lunch and afternoon tea. Please bring a scarf/light head covering and comfortable walking shoes that can easily be removed. (Some places of worship require your shoes be removed before entering.)

Box Hill Town Hall Tour and High Tea Lunch

Daily on Sunday 7 October to Sunday 14 October inclusive,
11.00am to 1.00pm

Where: Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
Cost: $12
Bookings essential: Phone Gary on 9262 6243 or email gary.simmonds@whitehorse.vic.gov.au  
*limited places available each day

Take a guided walking tour of the Box Hill Town Hall and enjoy an elegant high tea lunch in one of the historical function rooms. The tour includes the grand function hall and lower hall, majestic meeting rooms and old Box Hill Council Chambers with architectural design features preserved. Lifts and ramps are installed throughout the Town Hall.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

Friday 12 October, 12.45pm to 1.45pm
Where: The Avenue Neighbourhood House @ Eley,
87 Eley Road, Blackburn South
Cost: Free trial class
Bookings essential: Phone Robyn on 9808 2000

Learn practical techniques in this meditation and relaxation class.

Try Before You Ride

Wednesday 10 October, 10am to 2pm
Box Hill Interchange, Corner Whitehorse Road and
Box Hill Central
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: Phone 1800 800 007, transport.accessibility@ptv.vic.gov.au

Familiarise yourself with our public transport system. Boost your confidence by practicing how to board a low-floor tram, bus, train, coach and accessible taxi. Speak with PTV and operator staff including drivers, authorised officers and customer service staff.

Model Boat Club Open Days

Wednesday 10 and Wednesday 17 October, 10am to 12noon
Where: Surrey Park Model Boat Club, Surrey Park Lake,
Corner Canterbury and Elgar Roads, Box Hill
Cost: Free

No booking required.

Just come along to the lake on open days and use club sailing and electrical motor boats under supervision and have a cup of tea/coffee.

Strength Training / Strong Bones

Monday 8 October, 10.15am to 10.45am
Where: Box Hill South Neighbourhood House, 47 Kitchener Street,
Box Hill South
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: Phone Pamela on 9898 8270 or email bhsnh@netspace.net.au

Come and try an exercise class, chair exercises with light hand and leg weights.

Emails for Seniors

Wednesday 17 October, 10am to 11:30am
Where: Blackburn Library, Corner Blackburn & Central Roads Blackburn Phone: 9896 8400
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: Registrations open 26 September

Emails are used day to day. Join this class to learn how to write and send emails, add attachments and organise your inbox. Prerequisite: mouse skills.

Family Clay

Wednesday 3 October, 9.30am to 11.30am
Where: Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street Box Hill
Cost: $38.50 for one adult and one child, extra children $15.50
Bookings essential: www.bhcac.com.au or 9895 8888

Bring your grandchildren along and work together to create a unique clay birdbath. Suitable for families with children 6 years and over.



Travelling to Events

If you’re a Victorian Seniors Card holder, be sure to make the most of FREE public transport in metropolitan and regional Victoria for the period Sunday 7 to Sunday 14 October, 2018. To plan your journey or for more information, including V/Line services, phone 1800 800 007 or visit PTV website.