Playgroup Victoria in partnership with Moonee Valley Council and Grandparents Australia has invited people caring for their grandchildren to a morning tea to discuss the benefits of a grandparent playgroup.
The morning tea will be held at the Essendon Maternal and Child Health, 129 Lincoln Road, Essendon, on Wednesday, August 8.
Contact Rosie on 9336 4995 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by August 1. Grandchildren are welcome.
'Everybird' flies again
The Everybird sculpture, removed from the banks of the Maribyrnong River in February, has been restored.
A new concrete cradle and footing has been installed to prevent rotting of the timber, and the giant bird has also been elevated to prevent children climbing on to it.
The restoration is part of Moonee Valley Council's continuing project to audit, assess, clean and restore its art collection.
Spending to benefit Napier Park
Moonee Valley Council's recently adopted budget includes a $225,000 allocation to support small capital works in the city.
Included in the outlay will be playground equipment for Napier Park and replacement of a fridge at Avondale Sports Club.
Shoppers aid charity
Westfield Airport West hosted its annual charity event 'Give Ability Day' on July 7 to raise funds for families and children living with a disability.
Staff and volunteers collected donations from shoppers while children enjoyed fun activities.
The event raised $5445 for Merri Community Health Services' Interchange North West.
The Weekly's East v West Food Fight is in full swing and last week brought suggestions - and taunts - flying thick and fast as we debated which side of town was home to the best doughnuts.
Footscray's Olympic Doughnuts got a lot of support, but the eastern suburbs had quantity as well as quality.
This week we want to know: which side of town has the best hot chocolate?
Nominate your favourite places for a warm choco-fix and show a little western suburbs pride.
Have your say at facebook.com/EastVWest or comment on Twitter, @MVWeekly.