The Weekender: September 7 – 9

IT’S the first weekend of Spring! With the sun out and about, make a trip to a farm or even a fashion show. Or maybe share your sunny disposition with others by volunteering. Diane Leow tells you how. 


Melbourne Spring Fashion Week
September 3-9

We’ve already given you the rundown on what’s hot at fashion week, but it doesn’t end there. Attend free workshops that will teach you to how to inject that runway style into your everyday apparel. Or get made up at Melbourne Central’s Express Beauty Bar before your girl’s night out.


Collingwood Children’s Farm Farmer’s Market
Saturday, September 8

Every second Saturday of the month, the Collingwood Children’s Farm Farmer’s Market proudly showcases some of Victoria’s best produce. If grocery shopping at a farmer’s market isn’t your thing, you can watch a cow getting milked at 10am, cuddle a guinea pig, or go hunting for some fresh eggs. Alternatively, simply take advantage of the weather, sit under a tree and unwind by the Yarra. The video above’s a pretty cool time-lapse presentation of the Farmer’s Market from set-up to pack-down.

Photo: The St Vincent de Paul Society

Volunteer at Vinnies

Spring break is around the corner for some of you. If you’re looking to spend your time helping those less fortunate than yourself, perhaps you would like to consider volunteering at an ‘op shop’ – opportunity shops where people donate unused items, that are in turn sold to the public for a bargain.

The St Vincent de Paul Society has more than 100 Vinnies Centres (op shops) across the state. The centres raise funds for the welfare work of the Society, which helps up to 700,000 Victorians in need annually. Vinnies Centres are always in need of additional volunteers. If you would like to volunteer some time on a regular basis for tasks such as sorting and customer service, you can call 1300 736 933 for more information.


The Art of Sleeping/ Tigertown Live in Melbourne
Saturday, September 8 – Northcote Social Club

The Art of Sleeping comes to Melbourne for their EP tour following the success of two radio singles – Empty Hands and Above The Water. Following them across the country is Sydney’s Tigertown. With slightly melancholic lyrics accompanying sincere melodies, catching these guys at the Northcote Social Club is sure to be a great night out.

Tickets are available online, or are $15 at the door if still available.

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