Let’s Get Outside

That cold snap sure did see us running indoors again, rugging up against – what seemed at the time – a never ending winter. Now the sun is out again, there are some really interesting and exciting things going on outside of our doors in Murrumbeena.

I used to think that aside from having a delicious coffee at Daniel Son (and some of those wonderfully evil tater tots), a weekly playdate (and cake) at Nature Boy, a monthly hair cut at Hair Time on Beena and dinner at Chai Thai (whenever financially possible) there wasn’t much else on. I have been proved time and time again how wrong I was…

Did you know that in the middle of the shopping strip there is Dance, Be in it? You may have perhaps dodged a leotarded group of Primary School aged girls running to a class after school or on the weekend mornings, but did you know they run classes for adults too? Classes are held on Wednesday evenings – the promo says – Join our fantastic group classes where you will learn Cha Cha, Salsa, Rumba, Rock n Roll, Jive, Samba, Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot, Tango and many more…bookings are essential, please contact Shantal on 0422 071 131. That sounds like fun!

Now the evenings are getting longer it might be nice to have a $9 cocktail at Iron Henry on a Thursday or Friday night. Stay tuned for some exciting new community events run by Murrumbeena Bowling Club! It is such a lovely and welcoming venue. Marilla and Michael have been putting their heads together with a few other local folk to think up some Summer fun.

It would be remiss to leave out the information that the Glen Eira City Council Gallery has curated a show of our very own Murrumbeena celebrities. October 6 – December 10 is our time to head down to Caulfield and engage with what is called ‘Boyd Women’ – celebrating the achievements of 3 generations of women artists of the Boyd family. That is some local history that is bound to inspire.

Local, Colin Smith is also running The Murrumbeena Boyds – a Walking Tour. I’m so excited because I missed out on the last time he was doing this and I really want to find out more. Saturday 28th October 10am – 12pm and Saturday 11th November 10am – 12pm. Meet at the corner of Neerim Rd and Tuckett St, Murrumbeena. Perhaps we could have a picnic afterward.

Be sure to pick up your copy of Merric Boyd and Murrumbeena from the Murrumbeena Newsagency. I think every Murrumbeena household should have one! There is also talk on the street about some pop up street markets that might make an appearance next year. Let’s support our local traders as much as we can. They support us after all!

If you have any ideas around street art/markets/events to run in the local Village please contact me on: communityworker@murrumbeena-baptist.org.au

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