Interfaith Art Workshop at Kingston Spring Fair

Kingston Interfaith Network Committee will host an interfaith art workshop at the Spring Fair on Saturday 22 October.

Local artist Christina Darras will engage Spring Fair attendees in a creative community art project experience. The community will be encouraged to paint on a large piece canvas up to 2 meters long exploring the theme “Unity” while viewing inspirational images and symbols and engaging in interfaith dialogue. 

The art project will encourage participants to learn from one another and discover more of what we share in common. This event is open to all community members.

Date: Saturday 22 October, 10am-2pm, Clayton South’s Keeley Park

Picnic tables and blankets will also be available, with food vendors onsite. BYO snacks are also welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

Kingston’s Seniors Festival returns with live events this October

The Festival celebrates ageing positively and recognises the important contributions people aged 55+ make to our community.

This year’s program includes a total of 95 free and low cost activities and events. This is a great opportunity to get out and about, pick up new skills, learn what activities and services are available, join local clubs and groups in the community, meet others, and most importantly, have fun. Find out more on the City of Kingston website

Kingston Women of the Year Awards – Nominate Now!

Nominations are now open for Kingston Women of the Year Awards 2023 that celebrate the outstanding contribution that women are making to industry, community, and society.
Nominations can be made across a range of categories, including Courageous Commitment; Excelling in Arts and Sport; Inspiring Innovation and Success in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
For further information visit the webpage or contact Nishtha Goel, Community Projects Officer on 9581 4648 or email

Downsizing and superannuation - Free information sessions

Services Australia is running free information sessions on age pension and superannuation. The sessions are recommended for people aged 50+ and provide expert financial information and understanding Centrelink entitlements, to help you prepare for retirement.

Sundowner Community Centre, Friday 14 October 2.00pm
To book or for more information, call 8551 1206.

Patterson Lakes Community Centre, Tuesday 18 October 11.30am
To book or for more information, call 9581 3040.

The Call of Guadalupe Musical Production at Chelsea Town Hall

St Joseph’s Parish Chelsea, St Joseph’s Youth Group & The Call of Guadalupe Theatre Group are working together to present a The Call of Guadalupe Musical production on 24-27 November.

An inspiring Musical celebrating life, love and hope, The Call of Guadalupe is an entertaining, uplifting Christian musical production. Based on a story by Anne Lim, it was created by playwright and artist, John Lee, with music composed by Peter Foster. St Joseph’s Parish is thrilled to have the participation of many of its children and talented artists on stage! Book your seats now on the event page!

EARLYBIRD SPECIAL! - Book before 26 October and receive a complimentary (non-alcoholic) drink & snack.

For more info visit the Cog Theatre Group website or email

Cultural & Religious Calendar (source Department of Home Affairs)

1 - 5 October - Durga Puja: Durga Puja is an annual Hindu festival which reveres and pays homage to the Hindu goddess, Durga.

4 - 5 October - Yom Kippur: This holiest day of the Jewish year is observed with fasting and repentance. Many Jews will refrain from work and attend synagogue services

7 - 8 October - Birth of the Prophet Muhammad (Mawlid Al-Nabi): The Prophet Muhammad’s birthday is commemorated in most Muslim-majority countries, and usually marked by prayers, carnivals, fairs and public processions.
9 - 16 October - Sukkot (Tabernacles): Sukkot commemorates the faith and trust in God of the people of Israel when they lived for 40 years in the desert after leaving Egypt and is also a thanksgiving for the fall harvest.
17 - 18 October - Simchat Torah:  Simchat Torah is a celebratory Jewish holiday that marks the completion of the annual Torah reading cycle. Simchat Torah means ‘Rejoicing in the Law’ in Hebrew. Special attention is given to children, who join the celebrations with flags and singing.
24 October - Deepavali: (also known as Diwali and Tihar or the Festival of Lights) Australians of Hindu, Sikh, and Jain faiths celebrate Deepavali (Diwali), or the Festival of Lights, which celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.

24 October - Bandi Chhor Divas: Australians of Sikh faith celebrate Bandi Chhor Divas (which means ‘The Celebration of Freedom’), the release from prison of the sixth guru Sri Guru Hargobind Ji, who also rescued 52 Hindu kings held captive with him, by Mughal Emperor Jehangir in the Gwalior Fort in 1619. Celebrations include lighting oil lamps, candles and fireworks.
26 October - Bhai Tika: (Bhai Dooj, Bhaubeej or Bhai Phonta) The final day of Deepavali or Tihar, a time to celebrate family relationships.
25 - 26 October - Birth of the Báb and the Birth of Bahá'u'lláh: Two successive holy days that celebrate the births of two central figures in the Baha’I faith. Each day’s worth of celebration starts and ends with the setting of the sun.
28 October - Oxi Day: Commemorates the rejection by Greek prime minister of the ultimatum made by Axis forces to occupy Greek territory in 1940.

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