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Victorian Seniors Festival Victorian Seniors Festival 2019

Tuesday 1 - Thursday 31 October 2019 

The 2019 Victorian Seniors Festival takes place across Victoria throughout October. It's our chance to give something back and celebrate the contribution seniors make - every day, and in every corner of our community. We encourage you to do just that with our range of fun and free activities aimed at seniors.

Find out what services are available to seniors all year round at your local library.

Ukulele Workshop for seniors

A wonderful opportunity to learn the delights of the ukulele. Join us for this series of six free workshops with highly experienced jazz musician Kevin Harvey, culminating in a mini group performance. Good for the soul and good for the heart!

Places strictly limited.

Ukuleles supplied for week 1 after which BYO will be necessary (available for seniors discounted rate of $36 at Bat City Music, 33-35 View Street, Bendigo).

Wednesday 2, 9, 16, 23 Oct & 13 November, 2-3pm
Bendigo Library
Bookings Required

Seniors Stories, show & share

Most of us have a few mementos that have special meaning to us, evoking an emotional connection and memories of the stories they tell. In celebration of the Victorian Seniors Festival, join in with our small supportive group to show your mementos of special significance and share the stories behind them.

Refreshments provided.

Thursday 10 October, 2-3.30pm
Romsey Library
Bookings required

Oddbodd & Friends: You've got a friend in me

Seniors are invited to join in this delightful interlude with Oddbod and her animal and puppet pals. Enjoy music from the past and fun modern times, exercise a little and interact a lot! A fabulous morale booster for the young at heart.

Tuesday 8 October, 2-3pm
Eaglehawk Library
Bookings required

Wednesday 9 October, 2.30-3.30pm
Gisborne Library
Bookings required

Thursday 10 October, 2-3pm
Castlemaine Library

Thursday 7 November, 2-3pm
Bendigo Library
Bookings required

Remembering Old School Days

Remember the days of the old schoolyard? Marbles, skipping ropes, hopscotch and the strap conjure up times past both good and bad. In celebration of the Victorian Seniors Festival, join us for a fun morning sharing our experiences and recollections of the good old days with objects to see and handle.

Refreshments provided.

For more information on the Victorian Seniors Festival visit