PRACE has a strong commitment to supporting the people in our local community. For a number of years now PRACE has run the Merrilands Community Centre, enabling many different community groups to gather and connect with each other, fostering a spirit of harmony and local access.
Through various events, expos and activities we not only aim to educate students, but also connect them with their local community and the services it offers. A visit to our partners page shows the range of our affiliations.
Here is a list of some of the Community Groups who currently use our facility.
Saturday, 10:30am – 2:30pm
Chapel (613) 93-982-396
Chapel (614) 16-291-298
Ronald Valencia (+61) 487-385-200 email@example.com or 0452 341 914
Worship Service Schedule:
Thursday 8:00PM ENGLISH
Saturday 9:30AM ENGLISH
Saturday 11:00AM ENGLISH CWS
Note: Be sure to confirm worship service schedules before attending. Worship service times may be temporarily or recently changed.
Paul & Ivy’s Ballroom Dancing
Lessons and social dancing every Monday and Wednesday Evenings
Start Time: 6:30pm
Friendly atmosphere and no partner required
For more information, please contact Paul – 0419 373 099
Alison Poulter, President
Phone 8470 1345
E-Mail Address firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Thompson, Secretary
Phone 9422 8780
Our club provides social activities to over 55s. Our activities are designed to keep people active while enjoying the social aspects of meeting and engaging with other people at a similar stage of life.
The club regularly provides Indoor Bowls, Walk and Talk, Board Games, Cards, Dine Outs, Bus Trips and more. Please contact us for more information. Newcomers Welcome.
Meets on Friday nights
8:30am – 10:00pm
All we endeavour to do is to support African-Australian youth from the inner city suburbs of Melbourne. The opportunity to thrive is all they need and that’s exactly what we nurture and promote through our various workshops, projects and programs.
We collaborate with local businesses, services and individuals to enable a greater outcome for the youth engaged in our programs.
Meeting every Saturday evening.
Meets every Wednesday
8:30am – 2:30pm
Meets on Monday evenings
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Meets every Sunday
8:45am – 1:00pm
Meets every Tuesday and Friday
12:00 midday to 4:00pm
The Hon. David Feeney MP, Paul & Salvina from Reskeon Seniors Group at the Volunteer Grants Morning Tea 3 June 2016
Contact: Paul Vella, Secretary
Phone: 9460-4404 Mobile: 0409 961 928
This group is mainly for Maltese-speaking older/retired persons meeting once a week at Merrilands Community Centre. We try to preserve Maltese language and Maltese culture and heritage. Our group provides weekly social activities: Ladies play Bingo, Men and Ladies play Bocce. They can have Tuna or Ham and Cheese Rolls, tea and coffee and Maltese pastries for a small charge. We have outings, restaurant days, etc. We also have lunches at a reception centre for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas Break-up. We welcome new members who live in Darebin, preferably those with Maltese background.
History: Reskeon Maltese Association was founded in 1976 as a social group. Twenty years later we realised our members were getting on in years and we formed the Reskeon Seniors Group. Two years ago the social group joined the seniors group to form one association: Reskeon Maltese Association Seniors Group Inc. In 2016 we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the social group and the 20th anniversary of the seniors group.
Meets on Tuesday nights
The Safe Seats Safe Kids FREE Child Car Restraint Fitting and Safety Check Program is hosted by Kidsafe Victoria for local parents and carers in partnership with Neighbourhood Houses Victoria and support from the Victorian State Government.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that over 70% of child car restraints are incorrectly fitted or used. This poses a serious safety risk to children travelling in those restraints.
Events are run every Monday at Prace. To book your spot please visit our website: www.safeseatssafekids.com.au/venues-mec
For more information, please contact us via email: email@example.com
Kidsafe Victoria are an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to the prevention of unintentional death and injury to children.
Pattern and Sewing Course
This course aims to teach some basic techniques so you can make your own garments and alterations. Starting by creating patterns based on your measurements.
You will learn skills like how to use a sewing machine, make button holes, how to sew a button, to sew a zipper, do hems and lining clothing.
Besides learning to sew, the courses provide a friendly social interactive environment for people to engage with others with similar interests.
Saturdays, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Contact – Loretta 0473 162 318
Small Steps Ballet is a daytime pre school ballet studio located in Macleod, Doreen, Briar Hill and Reservoir. We are officially recognised by Kinderballet™ to offer ‘Kinderballet Accredited Classes’. The Kinderballet programs teach children aged 2 years to 5 years an introduction to classical ballet through the magic of imagination and narrative.
Links & Resources
www.ourcommunity.com.au – resources and information for not-for-profit and community groups
Darebin Community Grants Program – Darebin City Council provides financial and in-kind support to more than 150 not-for profit groups and organisations annually. Click on the link for current grant information.
Inner North Community Foundation – supporting local people and communities in the inner north of Melbourne