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Hello Valley Youth Service Providers!

Valley Youth Services have a bumper of activities for young people to enjoy over the school holidays! We thought to list them in a special edition of the Valley Youth Service Providers Network eNewsletter. With this, we encourage you to have a look on what is on offer and make referrals to young people to activities that you know would enjoy the most. 
SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITES LIST

AVENUE PRODUCTIONS
Avenue Productions is a group of young people who meet weekly to plan and stage music, art and creative events. It’s a great way to develop skills in event management, production and design as well as meet new friends!

Date and time: Monday, 11 April, 5pm - 6pm   
Age: 12-25 years
Venue & Contact: Valley Youth Space, 3 Matthew’s Avenue, Niddrie, 3042
 
Sign up for the group here: https://bit.ly/avenueproductions

EXCURSION TO PEPPERTREE GARDEN NURSERY
Enjoy a day out at Peppertree Garden Nursery and learn about plants, how they created their garden and their programs. Plus, pick out some seedlings for our planting day later in the week.

Date and time: Tuesday, 28 June, 10am – 2pm 
Age: 12-25 years
Venue & Contact: Meet at the Sam Merrifield Library for the bus
762 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds, 3039
 
Learn more and book here: https://bit.ly/3QpElzO
 
Contact youth@mvcc.vic.gov for more info or call 9243 1225
 
VIRTUAL REALITY GAMING
Try our VR headsets on for size and experience the brave new world of 3D gaming. The activity is free to enjoy

Date and time:  Wednesday, 29 June, 2pm – 4pm
Age: 12-18 years
Venue & Contact: Flemington Library, 313 Racecourse Road, Flemington,
 
Learn more and book here: https://libraryevents.mvcc.vic.gov.au/event?id=5436 

PLANTING DAY IN NIDDRIE
Join our Grassroots Group for a morning of planting!
 
Millie, our Conservation Programs officer, will teach us about seedlings and then we'll get our hands dirty and have a go at planting them in the garden at the Valley Youth Space in Niddrie!

Date and time:  Thursday, 30 June, 10:30am- 1pm
Age: 12-25 years
Venue & Contact: Valley Youth Space, 3 Matthew’s Avenue, Niddrie, 3042
 
Learn more and book here: https://bit.ly/3NV7Fwo
 
Contact youth@mvcc.vic.gov for more info or call 9243 1225

CANDLE MAKING WORKSHOP
In this workshop, Yoursa from Scripted Designs will guide you through materials, candle making techniques, scents and more. You'll come away with two candles of your own!
 
Free. All materials will be provided.

Date and time:  Monday, 4 July, 2pm - 5pm
Age: 12-25 years
Venue & Contact: Valley Youth Space, 3 Matthew’s Avenue, Niddrie, 3042

Learn more and register here: https://bit.ly/3zEmleQ
 
Contact youth@mvcc.vic.gov for more info or call 9243 1225

SOCIAL JUSTICE ART FOR TEENS
In these extensive workshops you will connect with other young social justice artists and learn how to use your art to change the world and express what is important to you. 
 
Cost: $20

Date and time:  Wednesday, 29 June, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Age: 11-17 years
Venue & Contact: Incinerator Gallery, 180 Holmes Rd, Aberfeldie, 3040
 
Learn more and book herehttps://incineratorgallery.com.au/activities/social-justice-art-for-teens/

SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOP
This workshop offers a hands on learning experience in escaping, dealing, and surviving real or potential violent threats. Participants will learn how to say no to violence, how to be assertive, personal safety tips, and dealing with bullying.
 
Free.
 
Date and time:  Wednesday, 6 July, 10am –1pm
Age: 12-25 years
Venue & Contact: Doutta Galla Community Hall, 55 Kerferd Street, Essendon North, 3041
 
Learn more and book herehttps://bit.ly/3mQXVYe
 
Contact youth@mvcc.vic.gov for more info or call 9243 1225

GAME OFF!
Come and show off your skills in a Wii U Smash Bros Ultimate video game tournament, along with Xbox One Sports games. Compete for your chance to win a EB Games vouchers!
 
Date and time:  Thursday, 30 June, 1pm – 5pm
Age: 12-25 years
Venue & Contact: Avondale Heights Library And Learning Centre, 69 Military Road, Avondale Heights, 3034
 
Learn more and book here: https://libraryevents.mvcc.vic.gov.au/event?id=5435

GENTILE YOGA + CREATE AN AROMATHERAPY
Round out the school holidays with some self-care and relaxation. Do some gentle yoga and then create a personalised aromatherapy spray to take home.   
 
Free. Yoga mats provided.

 
Date and time:  Friday, 8 July, 12:30 - 5pm
Age: 12-25 years
Venue & Contact: Flemington pop-up, 25 Mt Alexander Rd, Flemington, 3031

 
Learn more and book here: https://bit.ly/39sh0Na
 
Contact youth@mvcc.vic.gov for more info or call 9243 1225

SNAZZY CREATORS
A creative drop-in space for LGBTQIA+ young people and their allies!
 
Free.
 
Date and time:  Thursday, 7 July, 4:30pm - 6pm
Age: 12-25 years
Venue & Contact: Sam Merrifield Library, 762 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds, 3039

 
Learn more and book here: https://www.instagram.com/snazzycreators/
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