Male bonding : Monash Men’s Shed is always ready to welcome new members. Men who have retired or lost their wives can come and share their experiences. The shed is open Mondays to Thursdays from 9.30am to 1.30pm and is at 77 Bogong Avenue, Bogong Reserve, Glen Waverley. Details: Ray, 95618557.

Half century: Westall Primary School is celebrating its 50th year this year and invites all past and present students, teachers and parents to an open day on Saturday, October 22, at the school hall (Fairbank Road, Clayton South) from noon. There will be exhibits from each of the past five decades, including the UFO sighting. Details: 95468964 or

Public speaking: Waverley Communicators will teach people to speak confidently in public. Classes every second and fourth Tuesday of the month, Mount Waverley Community Centre. Details: Heather, 95768790 or Hazel, 95781947.

Computer courses: Mulgrave Neighbourhood House has courses on computer basics, internet skills, digital photo imaging and office administration. Details: 95483311.

Social badminton: Brentwood Community Youth Club badminton every Tuesday from 10am. $4.40 per person. Details: 95614290.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 7.30pm every Wednesday at the Kerrie Road Neighbourhood House, Glen Waverley. Enter from Boyanna Road.

Creative company: Craft Chat ‘N’ Laugh is being held every Wednesday from 10am to noon at Mulgrave Neighbourhood House. Anyone interested in bringing his or her own projects to work on and having a good laugh is invited to join. Details: 95483311.Tax time: Tax help is available for low-income earners, free sessions from trained volunteers. Monash/Waverley Community Information and Support, Mount Waverley. Bookings 98079844 or 98075996.

Kerrie Neighbourhood House: Learn the basics of creating balloon animals and how to develop a wardrobe. A new parent-run playgroup is held every Wednesday. Details: 98876226.

DIY projects: Free DIY workshops every Saturday and Sunday in September at Bunnings Notting Hill and Oakleigh South, 11am and 2pm. Details: 95184400.Gentle exercise: Tai chi and chi kung from 8.45am Saturdays, Mount Waverley Valley reserve. Details: 97000547.