It’s beginning to look like Christmas with celebrations in full swing, and this edition of Snippets includes a reminder about the Whitehorse Carols and local festive activities, plus there are two local market days to help you stock up on Christmas goodies. There is also an update from the Art Appreciation class; details about a volunteer opportunity, and a request for photographs of end-of-year class get-togethers.

A joyous Christmas event

Singalong to your favourite Christmas songs at the Whitehorse Carols on Saturday 16 December between 6.30 pm and 9.30 pm at the newly renovated Whitehorse Civic Centre Precinct. It’s a great free event for all the family. You can bring your picnic rug and there will be snacks and treats to purchase. For more details go to

Whitehorse festive season activities

The Creative Whitehorse Festive Season has a range of courses on offer, including how to make decorative Christmas items and yummy festive preserves, and there are festivals and exhibitions to attend. For more details go to

Saint Paul’s Boronia Community Market Day

Saint Paul’s Boronia, 273 Dorset Road, Boronia has a Community Market Day on Saturday 25 November from 10 am to 2 pm with free entry. It has a welcoming atmosphere with quality goods, sweet treats, plants, raffle, tasty food, cake stall, clothing, shoes, jewellery, books, craft, handmade items and much more! For stall and car boot holder enquiries, please email

Nunawading Christmas Market

A special Christmas market will be held on Sunday 10 December between 9 am and 2 pm in the grounds of the Whitehorse Civic Centre. Reflecting Nunawading Market’s motto – Make It, Bake It, Grow It – there will be a diverse range of goods ranging from candles, baskets, clothing, toys, jewellery, gifts and plants to gourmet foods and fresh produce. For more information go to

Art Appreciation class visits extraordinary private gallery

By Valerie Donlon, class leader

Members of the Thursday morning Art Appreciation 2 class visited the Lyon Housemuseum in Kew on 9 November as their last gallery excursion for the year. Designed by architect Corbett Lyon and opened in 2019, the Housemuseum is owned by Corbett and his wife Yueji Lyon, and is open to the public from 12 noon – 4 pm Wednesday to Sunday.

Today, the collection holds more than 350 works by over 50 contemporary Australian artists, representing one of the largest collections of its type in the country. Our group, pictured in front of a tapestry designed by Ry David Bradley, were given a private tour of the current exhibition by the gallery manager before the doors were opened to the public. For more information about the gallery and its collection visit

Volunteers needed to spread cheer

Elder Rights Advocacy is seeking volunteers to join its team to visit with older community members who are lonely and would enjoy a chat and a cuppa. If you can assist, Ph: 1800 022 887 email: or visit

Happy snaps wanted

Africa, The Emerging Continent” class members end-of-year breakup 2022

If your class is having an end-of-year celebration, don’t forget to take a photo and submit it to appear in the last edition of this newsletter in December. Just make sure everyone is happy for their photo to appear in this online publication, and include a short paragraph about your group. Thanks in advance! Please send contributions to by Monday 4 December.

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