The Victorian Seniors Festival is on! This once-yearly, weeklong event hosts hundreds of activities, performances and exhibitions. Not only are most free to card-holding seniors, but transportation is as well.
Running through Sunday, October 9th, the festival sponsors too many events to list, but we’ve highlighted some local favourites below. For the full list of offerings, click here or visit any Coles outlet or library for a brochure.
Veteran Community Story Writing & Art Exhibition
Veterans’ Affairs Red Cross Centre, Heidelberg
Monday 3 October – Friday 7 October, 10:00am-3:00pm
Saturday 8 October-Sunday 9 October, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Marvel at an extensive display of art, crafts, photography and writings from members of the Victorian veteran community. For more information, click here or call 9496 2290.
Fitzroy Gardens Day
Thursday 6 October 10:00am-1:00pm
Take a trip to Fitzroy for free admission to the gardens with guided tours, special exhibits, dance classes, complimentary showbags and much more. Call 9658 9658 for more information. Be sure to arrive at the event between 9:00am and 10:00pm for same-day admission.
Bowls Victoria Open Door Day
Thursday 6 October, 1:30-4:00 pm
Donvale Bowls Club
Head to one of our favourite local organizations, The Donvale Bowls Club, for a day of bowls and light refreshments. For more information, call Barry at 9840 1313.
Seniors Multicultural Gathering
Friday 7 October, 10:00am-12:00pm
Shoppingtown Hotel, Doncaster
Local seniors clubs will perform in the Cabaret Room and morning tea will be served. Click here for more information or call 9840 9700. Bookings are essential.
Appraisals and Film
Friday 7 October 10:00am-4:00pm
Doncaster Church of Christ
Ever wondered how much your favourite collectible is worth? Find out with an appraisal by the Antique Collectors Club of Victoria. This event also includes a film screening and morning/afternoon tea. Click here for more information.