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Kingston Interfaith bus tour

Monday 10 October 2022, 9:00am-4:30pm
Kingston Interfaith Network Committee will host its annual bus tour to places of worship to provide an opportunity for the public to learn about different faiths. Tour participants will be able to ask questions in a respectful, inclusive and supportive small group environment. This is a free event. Bookings essential.

RSVP close on 30 September, 5pm. Please contact the Community Development Team by emailing elisabetta.robecchi@kingston.vic.gov.au or calling 9581 4783. For more information see attached flyer.

Seniors Services Expo

Tuesday 22 November 2022, 10am-3pm at Kingston City Hall
Come along to Kingston Seniors Services Expo to make informed choices about services for you. Chat to around 30 service providers to find out more about the programs and services they offer our older residents. This is a free event.

For more information see attached flyer. If you have any questions, please contact Alina Urbanczyk Social Inclusion Officer on 9581 4948 or 0409 767 438 or by email alina.urbanczyk@kingston.vic.gov.au

Kingston's Draft Integrated Water Strategy

Kingston's Draft Integrated Water Strategy recognises the immense pressures that changes to our climate and increased urbanisation places on every part of the water cycle, including forecasts for an increase in hot days, less annual rainfall, and an increase in polluted stormwater runoff.
 
With a better understanding of how integrated water works and how water resources are managed, you can help protect our valuable natural assets to ensure their sustainability long into the future.

Kingston’s Draft Integrated Water Strategy is currently open until Friday 9 September for community consultation on the Your Kingston Your Say webpage. We would appreciate your feedback!

Spring Fair is back!

Saturday 22 October, 10am-2pm at Clayton South’s Keeley Park
Learn about all the wonderful programs and services available to you in Kingston. You’ll enjoy a family-fun day out with a range of free activities for all ages, including:
  • Amusement rides 
  • Giant games
  • Local performers 
  • Community groups
  • Workshops 
  • Giveaways
  • Kids activities
  • Music
Picnic tables and blankets will also be available, with food vendors onsite. BYO snacks are also welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

Pathways for Carers - Kingston Walk program

In partnership with Pathways for Carers, Kingston City Council is launching a Pathways for Carers - Kingston Walk program, a support group for carers of a person with a disability, mental illness or older person.

To find out more details view the Pathway for Carers website.

Join the Kingston volunteering family

Volunteering doesn’t just change the lives of others, it is also proven to enhance the lives of those who choose to volunteer.

You'll make new friends, feel valued and part of a team and reach a sense of achievement from knowing that you’re helping your local community.
Start volunteering for Kingston today!

Register your interest here
If you want more information see the attached flyer

November State election - free voter education sessions for CALD communities

The Victoria State election will be held on Saturday 26 November. The Victorian Electoral Commission offers free voter education sessions to CALD communities.
Sessions are delivered by multilingual democracy ambassadors. Interpreters are also provided. Sessions can be delivered on weekdays, after hours or on weekends.
To make a booking, please complete an online booking form

Cultural & Religious Calendar (source Department of Home Affairs)

Date Event Description
10 Sep Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival It is a popular East and South East Asian celebration of abundance and togetherness, dating back over 3000 years. 
10 Sep Chuseok A special holiday in Korean culture with roots in celebrating good harvest, family and the importance of the full moon as a symbol of harmony and the hope for good fortune.
10 Sep Tsukimi A special holiday in Japanese culture that employs the symbolism of the full moon to celebrate togetherness and hopes for good fortune.
11 Sep Nayrouz (Coptic New Year) The Nayrouz feast commemorates martyrs and confessors within the Coptic Orthodox Church. The day marks both the start of the Coptic new year and its first month.
17 Sep Australian Citizenship It is an opportunity for all Australians to celebrate and value Australian citizenship, the peaceful, prosperous and inclusive society we share, and to reflect on the role we play in building our nation and shaping our country's future as proud Australian citizens. 
17 Sep -    3 Oct                       Oktoberfest Oktoberfest is the world's largest ‘Volksfest’ (folk festival) held annually in Munich, Bavaria, in Germany. 
25 -      27 Sep Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) The Jewish New Year festival commemorates the creation of the world. Customs include the blowing of the Shofar, a ram's horn trumpet, and the dipping of apples in honey as a symbol of the sweet New Year that lies ahead. 
26 Sep - 5 Oct Navaratri Navaratri is a 9-day festival celebrated in Autumn during the Hindu calendar month of Ashvin, which typically falls in the Gregorian months of September and October. 

Contact Us

Do you have news or an event that you would like to promote in this newsletter? Or want to know more about interfaith in Kingston? We'd love to hear from you! Get in touch through community@kingston.vic.gov.au
Do you have news or an event that you would like to promote in this newsletter? Or want to know more about interfaith in Kingston? We'd love to hear from you! Get in touch through community@kingston.vic.gov.au
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