What’s On

Mooroolbark Footbal Club Auction

The Mooroolbark Football is holding a Community Auction on Friday 20th July at 7pm. This is a magnificent opportunity to support your local club and purchase a range of fabulous items such as sporting memorabilia, a holiday valued at $2000, water tank and much more. The auction is being held at the Mooroolbark Football Clubrooms on Longefellow Avenue, Mooroolbark. Entry is $5 per head.

Mooroolbark Football Club

Discover Your Family History at the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum

Have you ever wondered about the lives of your ancestors? Are you curious about the origins of your family’s life in Australia?

If you are curious about the history of your family, you currently have the chance to pick up some great hints and tips on how to research your family’s past, thanks to information sessions that will be held at the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum.

The Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, in conjunction with Eastern Regional Libraries, will be running free beginner’s sessions on how to start your family history research and an information session on how to search through records on the library’s databases.

The beginner’s session will be held on Tuesday July 31 and Thursday August 2 between 10:30am and 12:30pm on both days. The session on how to use database will be held on August 2 between 1:30pm and 3:30pm.

There’s bound to be heaps of interesting discoveries to be found in your family’s past, so to found out where to look for them, book into one of the free information sessions. Further details can be found at the Yarra Ranges Council website.

Keeping the Movember Conversation Going

Yarra Ranges residents will probably remember the Movember campaign which took place last November and saw many locals shaping new facial hair styles.

While some residents may still be sporting their new facial hair, the real objective of the event was not just growing mos, but also raising funds and awareness for men’s health issues, in particular depression and prostate cancer.

Last year’s Movember campaign helped to raise more than $111 million globally, which is an amazing effort. These funds have helped programs that support prostate cancer and male depression initiatives, such as the Prostate Cancer of Australia and beyondblue: the national depression initiative.

Movember has also helped start the conversation about men’s health issues, but it’s important that we talk about these issues even when it isn’t November, to help educate people and prompt a change in behaviour that encourages people to seek out help when they need it. Awareness for all kinds of health issues can help save lives.

So keep the Movember conversation going and take it upon yourself to learn more about the Movember movement and why it’s so important.

Are there any Yarra Ranges residents that plan on growing their mo for Movember this year?