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Playgroup 35th Anniversary

Every adventure requires a first step - The Cheshire Cat

The Templer Playgroup took its first steps 35 years ago and has had many wonderful and crazy moments since.

To celebrate these, on Sunday, October 22, we will be throwing a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party! So, make sure your watch isn’t two days slow, and come to join friends of Playgroup past and present from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

There will be a picnic in the shade (weather permitting) with plenty of treats and a birthday cake! We ask that you bring a plate and join in the fun, games and craft activities for all ages.

Download the flyer here

This is a special moment, one which we would love to share with all those who have shared a part in our Playgroup.

Marysville Treasure Hunt & Picnic

Sunday 29 October

Bruno’s Art and Sculpture Garden,
Falls Road, Marysville
Picnic at Gallipoli Park (next door)

September is that ‘in-between’ month where new things begin. We come out of the dreary Winter chill to experience sun rays through the frost and cool afternoons of clear blue sky. The concept of new life that Spring seems to bring is also blossoming within our own little community this month with the Presentation Service. We also have a super-exciting adventure to Marysville planned for October 29 – an excursion to Bruno’s Sculpture Park, treasure hunt, service and lunch.

The Black Saturday fires of 2009 damaged many of Bruno’s sculptures. For the last few years, Bruno has been restoring and creating new sculptures, bringing a fresh start to his sculpture park.

Our day will begin there at 10.45am outside the Sculpture Park. We will have about an hour to wander through and take a look at all the sculptures and art… and even complete a treasure hunt! Afterwards, we will gather for a reflection and then a gourmet BBQ lunch in Gallipoli Park, a play and picnic area adjoining the Sculpture Park. The beautiful surroundings offer undercover picnic areas, short walks, a babbling brook and a fairly epic playground for the young ones (and those young at heart). The flying fox being something to entertain all ages! A beautiful, albeit slightly winding drive through Healesville and Fernshaw makes for a perfect Sunday outing.

Travel time is about 1.5 hours from Melbourne. The Rosa bus will be departing Bayswater at 9.00am and carpooling will be available from Bentleigh at 8.15am.

Everyone intending to come, please book with the Office to let us know how many to cater for and any special dietary needs. Also, tell us if you need a lift from Bayswater or Bentleigh when you book. Please RSVP by Thursday, October 26.

What to bring

A salad or something sweet to share; picnic rug, chairs, drinks, cutlery and crockery; your sense of adventure and inclination to relax. Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.


We will be subsidising this event and so ask for a contribution of $10.00 per adult for food, entry into the Sculpture Park and the bus. There will be no cost for children. If you can contribute more that would be appreciated.

Jess Blackwell

October Services

Sunday 8 October
Presentation Service
Bentleigh Hall
Elders: Renate Beilharz and Renate Weber

Sunday 22 October 
Service + Elders’ meeting
Bayswater Chapel
Elder: Irene Bouzo

Sunday 22 October
Meadowbank Hall
Elder: Geoff McCallum

Sunday 29 October
CV Service Marysville
Elders: Renate Weber and Christine Ruff


For a full list of services in 2017, please contact the Temple Society Office.

Templer Community Reports 2017

Read more about the great work that has been happening in the Templer community over the past year.

Click here to download a copy of the 2017 Templer Community Reports; a collection of annual reports of our focus and interest groups.


NEST Cooking Program

We have a fantastic cooking program coming up on Wednesdays in May, June and July. It is being run by Elisha from Oz Harvest and is called the NEST program, which stands for Nice, Easy, Simple Tips and Nutrition Education Sustenance Training. Workshops will be held 1.00pm-3.00pm in the Bayswater Hall and anyone of any age is invited to attend (children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult). There will be six sessions, with an emphasis on a different topic each time. You are invited to participate in the cooking (and eating) process and, best of all, the sessions are FREE (thank you to Knox City Council for the Community Development Fund grant.

Download the NEST Cooking Program flyer here

Social Dance Club

The Social Dance Group is open to all TSA members and friends and also the wider community. All ages and abilities are welcome to dance, or simply come and benefit from the music and company. No experience or partner required. Dance teacher, Kirrily Kirstin, will cover a range of very easy and enjoyable social dances including some line and circle dances.

Download the Social Dance flyer here

Moments Musical Concert

Sunday 23 July
51 Elizabeth Street, Bayswater

Download the Concert flyer here

Youth Anxiety

Saturday 12 August
3.00pm to 5.00pm
51 Elizabeth Street, Bayswater

Download the Youth Anxiety flyer here