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Welcome to November

November 1, 2021 in News

Spring is in the air, restrictions have lifted and the weather is getting warmer, so it’s about time we all got outside and enjoyed ourselves and the incredible activities and amenities that our thriving community has to offer. 

We have compiled a collection of our favourite events and attractions on this month, along with some great online activities.

There is something to be enjoyed by everyone! 


Extended Halloween in Casey

When: 31 October – 5 November 2021

Cost: Free

Where: Online

This year may not have been not your typical Halloween trick-or-treat celebration, which is why the City of Casey has extended this spooky holiday and made it virtual! 

Join in and keep the Halloween spirit going by partaking in an all-ages dress up competition with some great prizes up for grabs! All you have to do is dress up and send your photos by the 3rd of November to be in the running. 

The three categories – kids, family and pets, mean not only do the kids get to dress up in their favourite costumes but families and pets can be involved too! 

So, dig out those Addams Family costumes and puppy superhero capes, and get snapping!

For more information, visit:  https://www.casey.vic.gov.au/events/halloween-casey 


Daytime Music Theatre: Military Band Sounds

Where: Bunjil Place 

When: Friday 5 November 2021

Time: 10:30am

Cost: From $20.00           

The Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne is showcasing a daytime musical theatre production on the 5th of November. 

The 35 full-time band members who are under the musical direction of Lieutenant David Coit showcase both traditional and contemporary wind band repertoire from a range of genres.

Throughout history, the ensemble has performed for thousands of audiences within Australia and around the world. Today, the wind band upholds the Navy’s proud traditions with arrangements including marches, traditional military band works, orchestral arrangements and contemporary works such as songs from musicals and popular tunes featuring vocalists. 

You also have the option to enjoy a delicious lunch after your theatre experience. This is inclusive of a 2-course meal and dessert, as well as drinks available for purchase. 

Show some support for the Royal Australian Navy and enjoy some fantastic entertainment with friends. You won’t want to miss this special event.

For more information, head to: https://www.bunjilplace.com.au/daytime-music-theatre-military-band-sounds 


Casey Garden Expo  

When: Sunday, 7 November 2021
Where: Wilson Botanic Park, Berwick

Time: Various times

Cost: Free Entry

The Australian Plant Society Plant Sale and The Friends Of Wilson Botanic Park are back for the great Garden Expo! 

Stallholders, professional and budding gardeners alike, are invited to the Casey Garden Expo to expand their knowledge and garden at home with an incredible range of Australian Natives and rare plants that are hard to find! 

As you walk amongst the different coloured, shaped and sized plants, you can also enjoy a day filled with workshops, activities, food and drink, and music. 

This fantastic floral festival is the perfect day out for the family.

For more information, visit: https://www.casey.vic.gov.au/events/casey-garden-expo




Where: Bunjil Place 

When: 13 November 2021  

Time: 2:00pm

Cost: From $10.00 

You are invited to witness a unique and fascinating performance of movement.

Collaborating contemporary dance, street dance and experimental music backgrounds, Home(S) is an interpretive performance delving into the complex identities of second-generation immigrants in Australia. This cross-cultural and cross-genre dance project brings together 4 dance artists who unravel their experiences and investigate their sense of belonging at the crossroads of diverse cultural influences. 

Inspiring intriguing conversation, bursts of powerful energy and visceral movement – they break down the confines of their respective dance styles. 

You will also be treated to some bubble tea and an inspired curated food offering by Bunjil Place Head Chef, Colin Wilson, which is all included in the ticket price! 

You won’t want to miss this. 

For tickets head to: https://www.bunjilplace.com.au/homes 



Virtual Treasure Hunt At Fed Square

Where:  Online

Follow the clues and find the treasure! 

Fed Square is bringing adventure to our homes, with a virtual treasure hunt and some awesome prizes on offer as well. 

The story behind the treasure hunt follows seagull mascots Fred and Fifi who, while we’ve all been at home, have been very naughty and pinched 15 treasures from around Fed Square. It’s up to you to follow the clues, find the treasures, and bring the feathered felons to justice. 

If you complete the game within the time limit, you instantly go in the draw for an incredible prize pack that includes a Nintendo Switch Console, Nintendo Switch controller, $100 JB Hi-Fi gift voucher and $200 Fed Square dining voucher. Plus, there will be a weekly ‘Golden Ticket’ prize for the hardcore sleuths where you have the chance to win a $200 EB Games gift voucher – you just have to solve the extra difficult clue. 

Begin your mission now!

For more information, visit: https://fedsquare.com/the-great-fed-square-heist?utm_content=things-to-do-at-home&utm_source=secretmelbourne&utm_medium=post&utm_term=cta2 


Meditate In The Royal Botanic Gardens… Virtually

Where: Online

Time: Available any time

Need some time to unwind? Take a breather with an eight minute harp meditation session, or explore Fern Gully in a Forest Therapy Session. 

As part of the Victorian Seniors Festival 2020 but suitable for all ages, the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria present their virtual garden wellness initiatives. 

Explore the beautiful green tones of Melbourne Gardens’ in the comfort of your own home. Slow down and breathe easily to the sounds of a virtual guided meditation lead by harpist Michael Johnson. 

If meditation isn’t your thing, you can still experience the Gardens from home with a selection of workshops, talks and tours available. There are activities for the young ones, a chance to get creative with nature, and information on conservation and science. 

For further information, head to: https://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/initiatives/virtual-garden/ 


Enjoy The Cinema At Home

Where: Online

In preparation for summer outdoor cinema screening sessions, Lido Cinemas have opened up what they have to offer, online. 

Enjoy quality films in the comfort of your living room through Lido’s streaming platform. There is something for the whole family to enjoy, from critically acclaimed films, recently released, international films and some fun one’s for the kids. It is a great opportunity to watch some unique recent releases that haven’t featured on Netflix yet, some hidden gems from extensive back catalogues and premium content that is only available exclusively on the platform. 

New films are added every week on a Thursday, so you won’t be stuck for something new to watch. 

There are no joining fees or subscriptions either! Simply browse all the movies for free and pay for the films you want to watch. For further information, head to: https://www.lidocinemas.com.au/at-home/register?utm_content=things-to-do-at-home&utm_source=secretmelbourne&utm_medium=post&utm_term=cta9