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As we hop into March, you can enjoy a fun day out at the Culture Fest; attend a free Climate Change workshop; check out the range of school holiday activities for kids; consider a research opportunity; and get active with recycling blister packs and medications.

Celebrating the cultural richness of Whitehorse

The Culture Fest at Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct on Sunday 24 March will showcase a vibrant mix of cultural activities for all the family to enjoy. The program will run from 12 noon to 3 pm, and includes the lively spirit of U3A Nunawading’s Greek Dancers and samplings of our members’ Indonesian and Indian tasty bites. You can also experience other fascinating acts like Korean Drumming, soulful songs of Italian culture and Punjabi folk dance to name a few.

Visitors will be able to connect, participate and learn about cultures that feature in the Whitehorse community through cultural activities, food, craft, art, language, music, and dance. For more information go to whitehorse.vic.gov.au/things-do/festivals-and-events/culture-fest.

Climate Change workshop

Be inspired and learn how you can create connected communities and a healthy climate for a better future at the free Climate Change workshop on Sunday 24 March from 1.30 pm to 4 pm at the Box Hill Community Centre, 470 Station Street, Box Hill. The session will be engaging and interactive and you will:

  • Discover where greenhouse gasses that contribute to climate change come from in our local community
  • Explore what you can do to have the greatest impact
  • See how you can contribute to the target for the community to become ‘net zero’ by 2040
  • Learn how to make your local community stronger by developing resilience and adapting to the changing climate.

There will also be time for a cuppa and an opportunity to connect with other like-minded people. Bookings are essential events.humanitix.com/the-climate-is-changing-and-we-are-the-solution.

Autumn School Holiday Program

Keep the young ones entertained these autumn school holidays with awesome and affordable activities organised by the Whitehorse City Council. The program includes sport, arts, cooking, gardening, movie nights, and plenty of family fun. To see what’s on and make a booking, visit the website whitehorse.vic.gov.au/school-holidays.

Research opportunity

Pearson is looking for people aged 16 to 90 years from around the country to take part in a study on cognition, memory, and daily living skills.

This research aims to create Australian versions of three psychological tests:

  • a test of cognitive skills (e.g., the ability to think, problem solve, remember, and pay attention),
  • a test of memory and learning and
  • a test of functional ability, such as the ability to communicate or prepare food.

As each of these tests were created in the United States, the research aims to make sure they give accurate results for Australians.

Participation takes place over three sessions. Session one takes 2 to 3.5 hours and session two takes 1 to 2 hours. Session three takes 30 minutes. As a thank you, each participant will receive a gift card for completing each session. To find out more and register, visit pearsonclinical.com.au/participant and if you have questions, contact the Pearson Team at or on 7065 8533.

Sustainability step-by-step

Did you know that you can recycle your used medication blister packs at Chemist Warehouse?

The company now partners with Pharmacycle and will take back all blister packs provided they are completely empty of medications. For details go to: pharmacycle.com.au/blog-posts/does-chemist-warehouse-recycle-blister-packs. Also, if you have unwanted medications, they can be returned to any pharmacy.


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