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Seeds of Hope Children's Ministry is an organisation dedicated to helping orphans infected or affected by HIV.

In 2013, a team of 12 Aussies (mostly from Exmouth in WA) travelled to Grace Academy in Ndola, Zambia to help work on new dormitories for orphans affected or infected by HIV. This is a project of Seeds of Hope Childrens Ministry, an organisation founded in Canada. With the help of generous people from all around Australia, the team raised around $27000 to pay for the material and Zambian labour costs of 1 dorm which is now known as the Aussie Dorm.

After a number of subsequent visits by Australian teams in 2014 and 2015, the Aussie Dorm is complete and we have now launched our very own Seeds of Hope Children's Ministry Australia. Our hope is to continue the incredible work done by the Canadian Seeds of Hope team while making it easier for Australians to become involved. The Aussie Dorm will be our main focus and it is our hope that the 8 girls who will call it home can be sponsored soley by Australians.

As a fundraiser event, the Grace Academy Choir will be singing, dancing and sharing their own stories about life in Zambia. Join in to share the start of spring with sweets, singing and stories.

When: Friday, 1 September 2017, 7.30pm

Where: Anglican Church of the Holy Cross, 56 McLean Street, Melville

Cost: $10 (Children free)

For more information, please contact Jill on 0417 178 688 or Phil on 0417 845 742

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16 August 2017

Turning into Teens is a parenting program by Meerilinga that teaches emotional coaching skills to help parents recognise, understand and manage their own and their children’s emotions during difficult times. This workshop will focus on 12-18 year olds and will help parents to:

  • Be better at talking with their teen
  • Be understand your teen
  • Help them learn to manage their emotions and deal with conflict
  • Help prevent behavioural problems

When: Wednesdays from 19 July– 16 August 2017 (5 week program)

Enrolling in the first course automatically enrolls you for the full 5 week program.

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm

Where: Bull Creek Community Centre, Room 2, cnr of Hassell Cres and Leitchard St, Bull Creek

Cost: Free

Bookings: Kim on 9331 2211 or email

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21 June 2017

Starting 30 August 2017, 10.00am – 12.00pm

Join in for tea and live classical music, meet other mothers and enjoy time with your little one.

$5.00 per session for adults on entry – babies & tiny tots: free

RSVP essential: Peta Gourlay 0438 898 822 or

21 June 2017

Art and Classical Music come together in six relaxing and uplifting theraphy workshops for people with dementia, and their carers.

Express your creativity with a background of beautiful classical music performed live by Music Book.

This workshop is run by Art Therapist Iris Withelock from Art of Life and proudly supported by the City of Melville.

When: Monthly on Thursdays, 10.00am to 12.00pm on the following dates

  • 31 August 2017
  • 28 September 2017
  • 26 October 2017
  • 30 November 2017
  • 22 February 2018
  • 29 March 2018

Where: Blue Gum Community Centre, 33 Moolyeen Road, Brentwood

Cost: $5 per session, includes morning tea. Carers - FREE

Bookings Essential: Phone 9364 0147

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21 June 2017

The Interchange Puppetry Show is the result of a 9-month Puppetry Workshop Program funded by the City of Melville's Community Partnership Funding.

Working with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Interchange staff, volunteers and family members designed their own “life size” puppets, which have been developed to align with individuals’ interests and abilities.

Over the 9 months, participants have worked very hard, engaging in workshops to make the puppets and have collaboratively written a script. In the final stages of this program the participants will be performing their very own Puppetry Show.

The program was initiated to explore participants’ creative side and give them confidence to showcase their abilities. The workshops have provided a good opportunity for participants to learn to express themselves and to work together to achieve their goal.

There will be a slide show presentation on the program, followed by a live Puppetry show and light refreshments.

All are welcome.

Where: Blue Gum Community Centre, 33 Moolyeen Road Brentwood

When: Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 1:00pm to 2:30pm


Please download the map below for information regarding access to the venue during a period of upgrade works in the area.

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16 June 2017

BongoRongo Bengali Drama Production presents Natyo Sandhya - An evening with two Bengali Play Palagan and Agantuk at the Nexus Theatre, Murdoch University this Saturday, 17 June 2017 at 4:00pm.

BongoRongo is a not-for-profit organization run by Perth-based Bengalis with a passion for Bengali theatre.

"BongoRongo – colloquial for the Bengali way to droll, is formed to promote an appreciation and love of Bengali theatre for the people of Perth."

For more information, visit the BongoRongo Facebook page.

Natyo Sandhya is proudly supported by the City of Melville's Community Partnership Funding.

Visit our website to learn more about the Community Partnership Funding.

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16 June 2017

Have you discovered the "We Love Perth" blog?

"We Love Perth was born out of a desire to share all that is wonderful about our city. Tired of hearing that Perth was dull, two Sandgroper girls teamed up to show both locals and tourists how good we have it in Perth. We want to tell you about all the great places we like to hang out through our directory, which you can search through maps of different areas or by selecting what you would like to do. We also like to show off all the great events that are going on about town in our calendar. Finally, we have a blog where we interview locals doing exciting things, look at upcoming events, and shine the spotlight on businesses we’ve discovered."

For a list of events, visit:

Attended a great event or thinking about hosting one? Tell us about it!

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