Now available: Residents can now pick up the 2013 Mulgrave Neighbourhood house course guide. Copies are available at the neighbourhood house on 36-42 Mackie Road, Mulgrave, or visit mnh.org.au.
Christmas carols: The Mount Waverley Chadstone Inter Church will be holding community carols on Hamilton Walk at 4.30pm on December 14. There will be several musical sites around the walk and the carols singing will start at 6pm. Details: mtwaverleychadstonechurches.org.au or call 9807 4084.
Investors welcome: The south-eastern branch of the Association of Independent Retirees will hold a meeting at 2pm on Monday, December 10, at Alvie Hall, corner of High Street and Alvie roads in Mount Waverley. This month's topic is the carbon tax and its implications for investors.Visitors welcome. Afternoon tea. Details: 9808 4282.
Parents wanted: Wesley Mission is calling for Monash locals with a spare bedroom to become volunteer foster carers for children and young people. Training and support provided. Details: Rachel 9794 3620
Public speaking: Waverley Communicators teach people to speak confidently in public. Classes are held every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Mount Waverley Community Centre. Details: Heather, 9576 8790, or Hazel, 9578 1947.
Gentle exercise: Tai chi and chi kung classes are held at Valley Reserve in Mount Waverley from 8.45am on Saturdays. Details: 9700 0547.
Short courses: The Mount Street Neighbourhood House has classes in basic computer skills, meditation, English as a second language and Pilates. Cost: $5-$14. Details: mountstreetnh.com.au or 9803 8706.
AA help: Alcoholics Anonymous meets 7.30pm every Wednesday at Kerrie Road Neighbourhood House in Glen Waverley. Details: 1300 222 222.
Local lessons: Pilates classes are held on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturday mornings in the Uniting Church Hall at 482 High Street Road, Mount Waverley, and on Tuesday evenings at the Parkhill Primary School hall on Parkhill Drive in Ashwood. Details: karenspilates.com or 9807 0429