The diverse range of topics in this edition of Snippets includes information on local Dawn Services; The Round’s entertainment program; a reminder to complete the Positive Ageing survey; next month’s national Volunteering Week; details about a local Tree Society; and how to recycle better.

Local ANZAC Day services

For those who would like to attend a Dawn Service on ANZAC Day, Thursday 25 April, there are two local events to consider:

  • 5.45 am Central Road Cenotaph, Central Road, Blackburn
  • 5.45 am Halliday Park War Memorial, 310 Mitcham Road, Mitcham

Fabulous entertainment close to home

There’s a host of exciting entertainment at The Round, the state-of-the-art performing arts and function centre at 379-399 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading. Featured events are constantly being updated, so it is worth regularly checking what’s on. Parking is easy and there is good disability access. For more information go to

You can also do a free tour of the venue which takes 30 to 45 minutes of the behind-the- scenes facilities. To book go to

Last chance to have your say

The deadline for completing the Whitehorse Council’s Positive Ageing survey (round 2) is 29 April, so make your opinion count and complete the online survey. Go to

Volunteering makes it happen

National Volunteer Week for 2024 is from 20 to 26 May and the theme is ‘Something for Everyone’. It reminds us of the dedicated efforts of the enormous team of volunteers at U3A Nunawading who ensure we can all enjoy the benefits of friendship, learning, fun and keeping well. If you would like to help volunteer at U3A Nunawading, contact the reception desk. To broaden your volunteering opportunity horizons go to

Blackburn and District Tree Preservation Society

If you have an interest in the natural environment in the City of Whitehorse, you might like to join the Blackburn and District Tree Preservation Society to learn more about indigenous plants and protecting the environment. For more information go to: or email

Recycle better

Do you find it hard to work out which bin to put your recycling and rubbish into? Recyclemate is a useful website and phone app that will help you find the best way to dispose of just about anything and search for recycling solutions in your area.

Visit the website and enter the following details:

  • your location (doesn’t need to be your exact address)
  • your Council
  • the type of bins you have

Then, you can search for items you want to dispose of and the site will tell you which bin you should use. It will also suggest any better recycling option near you, such as recycling at other Council transfer stations.

You can also download the free phone app which lets you search using a photo of the item you want to dispose of.

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