What's happening in May


Like every month, we've got things for you to do!

Black Powder Mill Open Day and Demonstration
The Friends of the Black Powder Mill will explain the milling process, and the work which was conducted on the site of the former Albion Explosives Factory. This facility was an integral part in defence production during and after World War 2.

It is a reminder of the thousands of men and women who worked in the munitions industry in Melbourne’s west and of the factories that have almost disappeared.

See the heritage-listed restored mill operating and enjoy refreshments with the Friends of the Black Powder Mill.

Talks at 10.30am, 11.30am and 1.00pm

  • Saturday 2 May, 10am - 2pm 
    Black Powder Mill
    Cnr Parklea Ave & Grassy Point Rd
    9312 2284
    0408 032 052
    Gold Coin Donation


Neighbourhood House Week 2015 - Mini Arts and Crafts Expo
Join us to celebrate this year’s Neighbourhood House Week. Be delighted by our mini arts and crafts expo including displays of works made by participants and tutors in Hub programs. Watch demonstrations by our highly skilled tutors, and surprise yourself by participating in an enjoyable craft activity and making something amazing to take home.

Sausage sizzle with vegetarian options provided . No charge to attend however bookings are required.

Bookings required as numbers are limited. Call 9249 4800 to book.


Neighbourhood House Week 2015 - All About Soup!
All About Soup includes recipes and tips. The demonstration will be followed by lunch where you can taste the finished product!

Our Craft Group members will hold a craft stall selling items such as greeting cards, hand made clothes, fridge magnets, stocking art flowers and doilies.

  • Thursday 14 May
    Demonstration: 10.30am-12.30pm, Lunch: 1-2pm No Charge, Stall: 1-3pm
    Sydenham Community Hub (above Sydenham Library)
    Level 1, 1 Station Street,
    Watergardens Town Centre,
    Taylors Lakes
    (03) 9249 4224


Marketing for Growth Workshop
You're focused on growing your business so refining your marketing strategy could be the most effective way to hit your goals and take your business to the next level.

This workshop will help your business grow and explore the wealth of online marketing opportunities.

Bookings are essential and can be made here.

  • Tuesday 12 May, 6pm - 9.30pm
    Conference Room
    Brimbank City Council Offices
    704B Old Calder Highway
    Keilor 3020
    9249 4413 


Industries of Sunshine and Districts 1860s - 1950s - Sunshine and District Historical Society
Since the early days of Braybrook Junction -- later renamed Sunshine -- the area has thrived as an industrial hub. While it is best known for the harvester works many other industries called this region home.

The exhibition explores some of those industries including the early days of quarrying, the development of the Sunshine Pottery and Nettlefords screw and fastening works. The chemical and explosives industries is also referenced through the Phoenix Fireworks and ICI.


Healthy Garden, Healthy Waterways
Learn how to create a healthy garden including making natural bug sprays to take care of your garden and the local waterways.

Community Planting Day: Kororoit Creek
Plant wildflowers, trees and small shrubs into patches of escarpment vegetation along the creek.

Community Planting Day: Buckingham Reserve
Help plant the indigenous blue flowered Flax-lilies along the Kororoit Creek as part of our early World Environment Day celebrations. Enjoy a BBQ with your fellow workers.