Monster Raffle
Apr
28
9:30 AM09:30

Monster Raffle

Step into Life Kew is hosting a monster coffee morning at Ben Cafe. Everybody who buys a coffee between 9.30 & 10.30 am gets a 3 FREE SESSION voucher from Step into Life Kew. 
PLUS - goes into the draw to win:

1. $350 3 month Membership at Step into Life Kew
2. $320 Beauty & wellness Package from Verve Skin & Wellness
3. $100 Performance Sleep Pillow from Boroondara Osteo.

For more information, see our Facebook Event.

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Mamor Chocolates at the Kew Night Markets
May
4
5:30 PM17:30

Mamor Chocolates at the Kew Night Markets

We love rubbing shoulders with fellow artisans!
Join us at the markets for your free chocolate sample by mentioning this Facebook event. 

We have a huge range of artisan chocolates all too pretty to eat, but we know you will :-)
Lovingly handmade here in Collingwood using Callebaut belgium couverture and Cocoa Barry's 70% Cuban Cacao (Vegan friendly!)

Our chocolate selection starting from $10 and hand crafted teas starting from $5. 

With Mothers day around the corner we are offering $10 off our high tea gift vouchers purchased at our stall. 

For more information on Mothers day at Mamor, see our other facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/214381305971565/

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Kew Historical Society Book Sale
May
20
1:00 PM13:00

Kew Historical Society Book Sale

Thousands of titles with a wide selection of non-fiction, including travel guides, biographies, self-help manuals, craft, gardening, history and psychology books, as well as adult and teenage fiction. 

Most books $1 or $2 and children’s picture books three for $1. Proceeds assist the work of the Kew History Group and the Kew Library.

We welcome donations of saleable books of any kind at the Phyllis Hore Room on Sunday May 20 between 11:00am and 1:00pm

To arrange drop-off of donations please contact us on info@kewhistoricalsociety.org.au.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/2CEC9hx

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Kew FC Golf Day 2018
May
25
7:15 AM07:15

Kew FC Golf Day 2018

The Kew FC Golf Day is back!

One of the best days of the year away from the footy field, and some of the most fun you'll have supporting the mighty Bears!

Players to arrive at 7:15am for registration and a complimentary breakfast, before a 7:50am shotgun start.
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Payment Details:
Account Name: Kew Football Club
BSB Number: 633-000
Account Number: 1366-15374
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After the golf wraps up at 12pm, enjoy a complimentary lunch while awards and presentations are made.

At the completion of the day, one of Kew FC's major sponsors, The Harp Hotel will be providing a courtesy bus from the golf club to the pub, for those who want to continue to celebrate their round.

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Kew Historical Society Book Sale
Aug
19
1:00 PM13:00

Kew Historical Society Book Sale

Thousands of titles with a wide selection of non-fiction, including travel guides, biographies, self-help manuals, craft, gardening, history and psychology books, as well as adult and teenage fiction. 

Most books $1 or $2 and children’s picture books three for $1. Proceeds assist the work of the Kew History Group and the Kew Library.

We welcome donations of saleable books of any kind at the Phyllis Hore Room on August 19 between 11:00am and 1:00pm

To arrange drop-off of donations please contact us on info@kewhistoricalsociety.org.au.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/2CEC9hx

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Kew Historical Society Book Sale
Nov
25
1:00 PM13:00

Kew Historical Society Book Sale

Thousands of titles with a wide selection of non-fiction, including travel guides, biographies, self-help manuals, craft, gardening, history and psychology books, as well as adult and teenage fiction. 

Most books $1 or $2 and children’s picture books three for $1. Proceeds assist the work of the Kew History Group and the Kew Library.

We welcome donations of saleable books of any kind at the Phyllis Hore Room on November 25 between 11:00am and 1:00pm

To arrange drop-off of donations please contact us on info@kewhistoricalsociety.org.au.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/2CEC9hx

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Kitchen Dream Team meal planning
Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

Kitchen Dream Team meal planning

Kitchen Dream Team focuses on family health, with home cooked meals being at the core. In this workshop participants will be taken through a series of activities—creating a menu that you can manage during your busy week, followed by filling in a shopping list and finally writing a preparation sheet for the big cook up. A strong theme throughout the workshop is ‘hygge’ —an experience of togetherness that feels like you are in ‘flow’.
Light refreshments will be served

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Majiwa
Apr
21
8:00 PM20:00

Majiwa

Majiwa is a Kenyan funk-soul singer and songwriter whose distinctive sound will melt the hearts and smooth the moods of music lovers at Kew Court House.

Fusing elements of benga, soul-funk and reggae to produce a distinct urban-folk sound that is truly his own, Majiwa is an urban folk musician whose style is defined by syncopating soulful multilingual vocals to his rhythmic acoustic guitar.

His debut EP, Globe Trotter, was launched in Johannesberg in 2011 to critical acclaim. Since making the move to Melbourne in 2012 Majiwa has released two more EP’s and established himself as an active member of the local music scene.

At this intimate acoustic-style performance, Majiwa plays tracks from his new EP and creates sounds to savour.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Interval: Yes
Refreshments: Events Bar open

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Kindred at Kew Court House: Tilman Robinson & Happy Axe
Apr
14
8:00 PM20:00

Kindred at Kew Court House: Tilman Robinson & Happy Axe

Join the extended Spirit Level family as they carefully curate a night of atmospheric sounds. 

After a sell-out showcase in 2017, one of Melbourne’s most exciting creative communities returns to the Kew Court House to bring you intimate performances from two fearless sonic explorers: Tilman Robinson andHappy Axe

Tilman Robinson is a Melbourne composer and sound designer whose diverse output focuses on the psychological impact of sound. He builds immersive sound worlds out of a combination of organic and electronic source material. Find out why his live performance has been described by the Guardian as "mesmerising - music that is at once soothing and avant-garde, but never anything other than warmly human." 

Happy Axe is Canberra-based musician Emma Kelly, who crafts richly textured and dreamlike ambient songs out of layers of vocals, violin and musical saw. Happy Axe will be showcasing songs from her forthcoming debut album "Dream Punching", which merges David Lynch-like moods and exquisite musicality into a hypnotic blend of light and shade.

Spirit Level is an artist-run music label devoted to developing unique creative voices. The label was co-founded by two friends, Double J radio presenter and musician Tim Shiel and Grammy award-winning artist Gotye, who have long been passionate champions of innovative local music.

Don’t miss your chance to see Melbourne’s brightest new talent up close and personal.

Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes
Interval: Yes
Refreshments: Events Bar open

See our Facebook Event for more details!

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KBH Hockey Club Family Funday!
Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

KBH Hockey Club Family Funday!

  • Elgar Road Derrimut, VIC, 3030 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The KBH Family Funday is on again, a day not to be missed. Great for all ages and a great chance to invite you non hockey family and friends down also to be part of the fun
The day is located at Elgar Park, the Home of the Brumbies. 

Women's PL and Men's VL1 games will be on the pitch.
MVL1r start at 12:30 and MVL1 at 2:00 v Morning Peninsula. WPL 3:30 and WPLR 5:00 v Doncaster. 

There will also be
Rides for the young at heart
A Cake Stall
Our delicious roast beef and roast pork rolls
BBQ
Chocolate Coin Toss
And much more

Stay tuned for more details
#elgarpark #brumbies

Visit our Facebook Event for more information!

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Open House at Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Mar
23
4:00 PM16:00

Open House at Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre

Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre is once again opening it's doors to the Boroondara community.

Our Sparechair cafe will be open and serving delicious food and wine, there will be a yummy BBQ (Gold coin donation), Face painting, balloon making and our wonderful tutors will also be there to answer any questions you may have about the programs we run.

Please come and join us for a night filled with music, food and lots of fun!

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Aged Care Seminar
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Aged Care Seminar

When it comes to aged care, every person and every family is unique. 

It may be that both your parents simply want to move from the family home into low-level care. Or you may face a more challenging situation where, for example, your mother requires dementia care but doesn’t want to be separated from your father.

Millennium Aged Care understand your unique needs. This seminar can provide valuable insight into the different options available, and what is best fitted for your situation. You may be looking for guidance now, or simply be interested in knowing the options available for future reference. 
 

When: Tuesday 20 March 2018
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Where: 294 High Street Kew, VIC 3101

Bookings are essential, there are limited places available. 

RSVP via email by Monday 12 March 2018, to our Communications Coordinator, Chelsea - ccarter@aintreegroup.com.au

Light refreshments will be provided.

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Highbury Common Makers' Market
Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

Highbury Common Makers' Market

As part of the 2018 Kew Festival, we are running the Highbury Common Makers' Market on Saturday 17 March, 10am-3pm.

The day will also include live music, kids' activities, food stalls, barista coffee, and more! 

Applications for market stall-holders are now open: https://tinyurl.com/highbury-common-market. Applications close on 17 February.

For more information, please contact the Kew Baptist Church office:
info@kewbaptist.net.au, (03) 9853 3292.

More details will be announced in the coming weeks!

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KewFest - McIntyre Lecture - Melbourne Street Life: The Itinerary of our Days
Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

KewFest - McIntyre Lecture - Melbourne Street Life: The Itinerary of our Days

MCINTYRE LECTURE by Professor Andrew J. May

The Kew Historical Society is pleased to announce that Andrew J May, Professor in the School of Historical & Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne, will present the 2018 McIntyre Lecture during the Kew Festival.

As a social historian, Professor May has published widely on the social experience and cultures of the Australian city - including Melbourne Street Life (1998), Espresso! Melbourne coffee stories (2001), and The Encyclopedia of Melbourne (2005). He is the Historian member on the Victorian Heritage Council.

Ugo Catani’s A Summer Shower in Collins Street, 1889, will set the scene for Professor May’s invitation to walk the streets of Melbourne, imagine the everyday past, and see the urban landscape with new eyes. For artists and historians, the street frames the ever-changing throng of the wealthy and down-andout, the passers-by, shoppers, idlers, hawkers, larrikins, prostitutes, custodians and law-breakers.

It is the stage of ritual, procession and protest and the site of proud architecture, fine trees and public utilities. And it also has its hazards. In the lecture, Professor May will discuss the growth and transformation of a great Australian city and the balance between the need for public order and the democratic right to public space.

Date: Wednesday 14 March 2018
Time: 7.30pm for 8.00pm
Venue: ‘Just Theatre’, Kew Court House, 188 High Street, Kew, 3101
A limited number of seats will be available, so bookings are essential.

Purchase tickets by phone (03) 9278-4770 or online www.hawthornartscentre.com.au Tickets $20.00

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A Teddy Bear's Picnic - KEWfest
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

A Teddy Bear's Picnic - KEWfest

Boys and girls between 2 and 7, bring your favourite Teddy Bear and afternoon tea for a fun picnic. You will enjoy the teddy bear parade, story time, dancing, craft, and face painting. Mum and dad, don't forget the teddy bear and afternoon tea for the little one. Refreshments are available for adults! Book your ticket now for just 5$!

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Kew Historical Society Book Sale
Feb
18
1:00 PM13:00

Kew Historical Society Book Sale

  Kew Historical Society Book Sale  - Thousands of titles with a wide selection of non-fiction, including travel guides, biographies, self-help manuals, craft, gardening, history and psychology books, as well as adult and teenage fiction. 

Kew Historical Society Book Sale - Thousands of titles with a wide selection of non-fiction, including travel guides, biographies, self-help manuals, craft, gardening, history and psychology books, as well as adult and teenage fiction. 

Thousands of titles with a wide selection of non-fiction, including travel guides, biographies, self-help manuals, craft, gardening, history and psychology books, as well as adult and teenage fiction. 

Most books $1 or $2 and children’s picture books three for $1. Proceeds assist the work of the Kew Historical Society and the library.

We welcome donations of saleable books of any kind at the Phyllis Hore Room on Saturday May 20 between 11:00am and 1:00pm

To arrange drop-off of donations please contact us on info@kewhistoricalsociety.org.au.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/2CEC9hx

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Christmas Celebrations: North Kew Tennis Club
Dec
10
2:00 PM14:00

Christmas Celebrations: North Kew Tennis Club

Come and help us celebrate the festive season with a hit of tennis and a bite to eat. 

See invite for RSVP details or email graemekentish0@gmail.com

Let us know how many kids are coming because Santa will be bringing gifts! Spread the love and share with your friends - everyone welcome.

About North Kew Tennis Club
Situated amongst beautiful leafy parklands of Kew, the North Kew Tennis Club is a vibrant and exciting club for all lovers of tennis!

The North Kew Tennis Club boasts 4 floodlit synthetic clay tennis courts, recently upgraded in 2011.

Our clubhouse includes mens, ladies and disabled changing rooms, toilets, showers, kitchen with fridge, oven, microwave, drinks machine and television.

Outdoor entertainment area includes tables, chairs, garden, BBQ and childrens' playground.

The clubhouse is available for hire to members for private functions.

Website: https://www.tennis.com.au/northkewtc/

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Walk and Sketch - Alexandra Gardens
Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

Walk and Sketch - Alexandra Gardens

  • Alexandra Gardens (Kew Gardens) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our local area is leafy and green, full of natural flora and fauna.

Join the City of Boroondara Parks and Gardens team along with Town Hall Gallery staff for a tour of Alexandra Gardens, Kew.  

You will learn about plants, flowers and wildflife and have the opportunity to spend time sketching or photographing amongst nature.

Meet at the entrance to Alexandra Gardens, Kew.

BYO art materials

Cost: $5.50, free for Town Hall Gallery supporters
Duration: 2 hours+

Contact: Boroondara Arts - 03 9278 4770 or townhallgallery@boroondara.vic.gov.au

 

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Villa Alba Open Day
Dec
3
1:00 PM13:00

Villa Alba Open Day

The next Villa Alba Open Day is on February 5, from 1-4pm.

See the Historic House and The R J Hamer Heritage Garden at 44 Walmer Street, Kew.

Admission: $10, or $8 concession. Children are free. Plus afternoon tea is available for $3 - plunger coffee, a variety of teas and shortbread biscuits! 

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Silly Season with Tina Del Twist
Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

Silly Season with Tina Del Twist

Join cabaret powerhouse Tina Del Twist and eclectic virtuoso’s The Letter String Quartet for a musical comedy collaboration like no other – a debauched sensory of songs and stories celebrating the year that was, is and will be.

Known for her ‘beautiful voice and wicked sense of comic timing’ (The Age), the award winning Tina Del Twist has featured on ABCTV’s Comedy Up Late, has performed sell-out seasons with Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Darwin Festival and has been invited to perform in Copenhagen, Berlin, Edinburgh, and NYC. Loved by audiences and critics alike, this gin-soaked velvet draped madame has been described as the lovechild of Dame Edna and Amy Winehouse.

The Letter String Quartet present a fresh aspect to chamber music. Each member an established and celebrated musician/composer, the quartet have performed live with a variety of acts including Laura Jean, Augie March and John Cale. In 2016 they presented a series at The Melbourne Recital Centre which included commissioned compositions by Wally Gunn, Mick Harvey, Andrea Keller and Bree Van Ryke. TLSQ are Steph O’Hara (violin/vocals), Lizzy Welsh (violin/vocals), Zoë Barry (cello/vocals) & Biddy Connor (viola/vocals).

‘Tina is a comic genius. You won’t see a show so musically diverse.’– The Australia Times

Limited VIP Banana Lounge seating available.

Cost: VIP Banana Lounge $40, all other tickets $30

Enquiries: kch@boroondara.vic.gov.au

Duration: 70 minutes
Interval: N/A
Refreshments: Events Bar open

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Zelman Symphony Orchestra - Hoang's Piano Concerto Concert
Dec
2
7:30 PM19:30

Zelman Symphony Orchestra - Hoang's Piano Concerto Concert

  • Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This concert features Hoang Pham, the 2013 ABC Young Performer of the Year, playing two famous piano works in the one concert at the request of his faithful supporters. Following his electric performances of the Emperor Concerto and Tchaikovsky's first Piano Concerto with us, Hoang invited Zelman Symphony to accompany him at Melbourne Recital Centre - we agreed with alacrity!  Thanks Hoang!

The concert opens with Brahms' Academic Festival Overture written in 1880 to thank the University of Breslau for giving him an honorary doctorate degree.  It is a fun-filled series of student drinking songs including the triumphant finale 'Gaudeamus igitur'.

Hoang will then climb the heights of Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini - the mere mention of Paganini ensures fireworks and a brilliant performance.

Then it is back to Brahms for his well-loved Piano Concerto No 1, a brilliant symphonic-like piano concerto which will have you on the edge of your seats.

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Man About the Kew House by Chancellor and Patrick
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Man About the Kew House by Chancellor and Patrick

Direct from a sell out season at the London Festival Of Architecture Tim Ross and Kit Warhurst are thrilled to return to Melbourne to perform their brand new show. 

For the last four years they have taken temporary possession of Architecturally significant buildings and skillfully blended storytelling, music and design in a mood breaking format that has seenthem literally sell out houses across the globe.

Following rave reviews for the recent film series, Streets of Your Town, Tim and Kit welcome you to the beautiful Kew House by Chancellor and Patrick.

“Must see show of the Festival.” New York Times.

“Had us in stitches.” Sunday Times (UK)

“Hilarious” The Age.

“With quick wit and telling anecdotes, Tim shares his passion for modern design and architecture — the fortunate audience is left both enlightened and entertained.” Wendy Kaplan, Department Head and Curator Los Angeles County Museum of Art

With one show only, tickets are extremely limited, book now to avoid missing out.

The show runs for one hour and 35 minutes with a short interval.

*** PLEASE NOTE: Exact address details will be sent to ticket holders only *** 

Chancellor and Patrick were a Melbourne based practice, formed in 1953. Known for the houses they designed in the 1950's and 60's, they had an signature, expressive and 'organic' style of architecture. Inspired by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, they are best known for the Rothel House in Mornington and Larrakeyah, McCraith House, Dromana. 

Kew House has been kept in original condition and is a prime example all that we love about 70's houses. Dramatic bathrooms in every shade, slate and wood, the house evokes memories of that era. 

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Women's Business Melbourne - An evening Networking with Angela Pippos
Nov
23
7:30 PM19:30

Women's Business Melbourne - An evening Networking with Angela Pippos

  • QPO Cafe, Bar, Restaurant & Events (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Women's Business Melbourne would like you to join them as they bring Angela Pippos, TV and radio presenter, Author and Journalist to launch their very own women's empowerment network.

Enjoy a complimentary champagne while Angela will share her experiences as a woman in media and women in sport and will get to the bigger issues in society like positive body image. On top of that she will also share her top networking tips.

Melbourne women's Business is here to help you connect, collaborate, and socialise with other local mum's and women. Support local business and support local mum's and see your business flourish. They are creating a women's hub where we can get together and discuss everything. Learn from our fashion advisors, health and fitness experts, business experts and parenting experts. Meet new women and maybe even make new friends! Their community is great - just gotta put your positive vibes out there and join!

During her 14 years with the ABC Angela worked as a researcher on the 7.30 Report and reporter for the 7pm News but she’s best known for anchoring the sports segment on the ABC TV News in Victoria Monday to Friday and later on weekends. Angela takes great pride in her presentation and was crowned Victoria’s best and clearest TV sports presenter five times.

Angela has just released her second book – Breaking The Mould: Taking a Hammer to Sexism in Sport. In February 2017, her documentary about the rise of women in football, League Of Her Own, screened nationally on the Seven Network.

Women's Business Melbourne want to bring women to the microphone who lift us up and allow us to believe we can all make a difference. The kind of women that make us all want to lift our game and be inspired. Let's welcome Angela Pippos to the Women's Business Melbourne launch at QPO – this is not to be missed!

*drinks will be available for purchase

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Thunderstorm Asthma Community Education Kew
Nov
20
6:30 PM18:30

Thunderstorm Asthma Community Education Kew

  • Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The thunderstorm of Monday, 21 November 2016 triggered an unprecedented thunderstorm asthma event in metropolitan Melbourne and Geelong. It caused significant demand on both Ambulance Victoria and hospital emergency departments and sadly may have contributed to nine lives being lost.

The Asthma Foundation of Victoria has been funded by the Department of Health and Human Services to deliver an Epidemic Thunderstorm Asthma Community Education and Support Program.

The free community sessions can be attended by anyone, and will cover the following topics:

  • What is Thunderstorm Asthma
  • Who is at risk of Thunderstorm Asthma
  • How do you respond to a thunderstorm asthma event
  • How to perform Asthma First Aid
  • The link between asthma and hay fever

To ensure there is a thorough understanding of asthma we will also present a basic overview of asthma and medications used to treat and prevent symptoms.

 

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