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  • Landcare hosted tour of The Edible Forest, Yarra Valley

    Northern Yarra Landcare Network invites you to a Landcare hosted tour of The Edible Forest, Yarra Valley – Saturday 16 March 2019 @ 10.30 – 11.30amTransformed from an old paddock, be amazed and delighted at the magnificent range of palette sparkling tastes on offer at this local culinary paradise! All landcare members and other interested […]

  • Black Saturday 10 Year Anniversary Commemoration Events

    There are a number of events being held to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria. State Commemoration: Mon 4th Feb, 5:00pm (more info) Recovery Talk with Rob Gordon: Wed 6th Feb, 7:00pm (more info) Steels Creek Reflection Walk: Thurs 7th Feb, 9:30am (more info) Yarra Glen Rememberance: Thurs 7th […]

  • Please Contribute – Black Saturday Commemorative Edition

    The next Jolly Thing is a Black Saturday commemorative edition. A special edition, marking 10 years and we are calling Screekians near and far to contribute. This is a reflective time for our community, although you may draw upon some tough and challenging  memories, many great and wonderful things have come from it also. Teens and young adults, you were […]

  • Yarra Glen & District Historical Society 2019 Calendar

    Introducing next year’s Calendar featuring the Yarra Glen Primary School &  celebrating their 150 year Anniversary. The 12 Black & White images inside include small group & whole school group photo’s as well as images over the years. It is available through the History Room priced at $12.00 for members & $15.00 for non members. […]

  • Yarra Valley Open Studios: 10th-11th Nov 2018

    It’s nearing time again for Open Studios, but this year our area has been shifted to the later time-slot of 10th and 11th November. You’ll be able to visit various artists studios and other events in the Valley leading up to, and over the Open Studios weekend. Local Steels Creek artist, Margaret McLoughlin, will once […]

  • Inaugural Yarra Valley Opera Festival (Oct 12-21st)

    The inaugural Yarra Valley Opera Festival, in conjunction with Gertrude Opera, is happening from Oct 12-21. This is no amateur festival! World class opera singers will come together under the big top at Olinda Yarra and other locations for an incredible program of both classic and contemporary Opera. Yes, even an operatic performance of “The […]

  • Lilydale Airport Airshow – Nov 25th

    The Lilydale Airport is hosting the airshow. Charities benefiting from this event are the Yarra Glen Mens Shed and the Lilydale Rotary Club. For more information contact: Neroli Merridew (0419 536 911)  

  • Garden Club: Lambley’s Nursery and Tulip Tour

    Garden Club: Lambley’s Nursery and Tulip Tour  The Steels Creek Garden Club have organised a bus trip to Lambley’s Nursery and Tulip display on the 9th Oct. BYO morning tea and lunch. WHEN: Tuesday 9th Oct (8:15am) WHERE: Meeting at Yarra Glen Park 8.15am for a 8.30am departure. COST: $5 for garden tour, everyone’s welcome. […]

  • Steels Creek Garden Club: 2018 Annual Flower Show and Plant Sale

    It’s on again! Come and check out the rose display and buy flowers and plants of all types. Local produce, arts and crafts, light refreshments and more.Our Annual Flower Show and Plant Sale, Rose and local schools art display, Great stalls and Delicious food. Gates open 9-2am. Free admission. Bring your friends (not just the […]

  • Buy a Bale Fundraiser BBQ – 9th Sept

    Steels creek landcare group are hosting a fundraiser for the Buy a Bale campaign to assist our farmers and let them know that people care. We will be holding a BBQ lunch at Graham and Angie Lloyd’s on Sunday 9th Sept from 12 noon. We are asking for a $25/head donation (or more if you […]

  • Steels Creek Landcare – Volunteer Student Program

    Do you need any help around your property? Volunteers are again available to assist landowners to undertake a range of tasks. Activities, which you might describe as “high volume low complexity”, have previously included tree planting, firewood stacking, fence removal, property tidy up, weed control plus a whole lot more. The current volunteers groups are […]

  • Steels Creek Landcare Group – AGM Friday 10th August 2018

    AGM and social dinner will be on Friday 10th August starting at 6.30pm for a 7pm dinner SCCC 699 Steels Creek Rd Steels Creek Open to all financial members of the SCLG Dinner provided, BYO wine/drinks. RSVP required by 3rd August to steelscreeklandcare at Have you considered joining our committee? New members are very welcome, […]

  • CHOPS upcoming concert at Christmas Hills hall: 7th April, 8pm

    There is  an upcoming concert by the Christmas Hills orchestral players (CHOPS)  on 7th April 8pm at the Christmas Hills hall. See flyer below. The concert is an all Bach affair hence the tag ‘Baching Mad in Christmas Hills’. CHOPS will be playing with a concert pianist from America Donna Coleman. It’s a big thing […]

  • Fruit Fly Information Session: 7th March, 7-9pm

    The Chum Creek Landcare Group, in association with the Northern Yarra Landcare Network, invites all fruit growers to learn about fruit flies in a short evening session given by Bronwyn Koll. The Victorian government has recently appointed Bronwyn as the Fruit Fly Regional Coordinator in the Yarra Valley to help protect horticultural production and keep […]

  • Queensland Fruit Fly in the Shire of Yarra Ranges: Survey

    Queensland Fruit Fly in the Shire of Yarra Ranges: On-line survey The University of Melbourne Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences have a couple of students conducting a survey on community knowledge and attitudes to Queensland Fruit Fly, in the Yarra Ranges Shire. Please encourage everyone you know to participate in this survey. The Yarra […]