In this post, we will publish upcoming events that have been mentioned in our latest editions of Eastsider News.  Please forgive if we are a little out of date at times.  Our volunteers will try to keep the information as up to date as possible.

We stress that the events we report here are cconducted by community organisations within the area we cover.  We do not have any direct involvement in them and provide the information as a community service.  Keep scrolling down to see what’s on offer.

The Painted Sculture

An exhibition of figurative 3D works by Efrossini Chaniotis

Ladder Art Space, 81 Denmark St. Kew, Melbourne

Wednesday 15 June to Saturday 2 July

The ancient Greeks painted on their sculptures, in the same way Greek-Australian artist Efrossini Chaniotis has always painted on hers. Having studied sculpture in Australia and painting in Greece, Efrossini’s practice naturally combined both. Her vibrant colour palette is reflective of growing up ‘down+under’ and her propensity for storytelling, myth and exploration of Mediterranean themes, the indelible imprint of a rich cultural heritage.

The Opening Celebration is on Thursday 16 June 16 from 6.30 to 8.30PM

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday 12 to 6 pm, Saturday 11 am to 6 pm, Friday and Saturday evenings by appointment

For further information on Ladder Art Space go here  And for more information on the artist go here

The Alcove Art Shop – Colours in Winter Exhibition

The Alcove Art Shop is an artist run cooperative which sells original works of textile art, basketry, ceramics, glassware, handcrafted paper, jewellery, painting, photography, scarves, sculptures and woodwork created by the artists.

The Colours in Winter Exhibition showcases the work of artisans attached to The Alcove Art Shop.

Box Hill Community Arts Centre (BHCAC), 470 Station Street, Box Hill

Tuesday 31st May – Saturday 11th June 2022.

Shop Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm
Exhibition Opening: Monday 30 May 2022 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Go here to find out more.

World Knitting Day – Manningham Uniting Knitters Group

4 June, 10am to 3pm

Manningham Uniting Church, & Community Centre, 109 Wood Street, Templestowe

The annual World Knitting Day brings together those who love knitting and those who would like to learn . Wool, needles and patterns will be available for all to use. Further donations of wool would be appreciated. This is a free event.  To find out more contact Helen 9846 2012 or go to

Knitters are encouraged to BYO lunch with tea/coffee provided or purchase at the new on-site Redgum café.

Olives to Oil Harvest Festival


18th and 19th June

Olives to Oil is an annual community festival bringing people together to harvest unused olives from neighbourhood trees. The olives are pressed into oil which is given back to people who help with the harvest. The festival celebrates and highlights the importance of local food in our communities as well as recognising the wonderful heritage of diverse food cultures we enjoy.

In partnership with The Corner Store Network , 3000 acres is excited to be bringing Olives to Oil to Oakleigh again in 2022. On the 18th and 19th June, harvest and bring us your olives to be pressed into delicious oil by our friends at Barfold Olives.

Oil will be available for collection in July.  Go here to find out more.

3000acres is a CERES social enterprise focused on empowering Melbourne communities to grow fresh, healthy food and transform underutilised land into great community spaces.

Car Boot Sale at Mont Albert

Every 4th Sunday from 26 June.

It’s finally happening! The Rotary Club of Mont Albert & Surrey Hills is holding a regular car boot sale at Mont Albert on the 4th Sunday of each month. Starting day is Sunday 26 June 2022. 

We are grateful for the support from our community, Whitehorse Council and LXRP so we can do this regularly.  We are seeking stall holders, with a limit of 43 cars. Hours will be 8am to 1pm. Please contact Patt on 0425 725 899 or for details