Road warrior: Mount Waverley's Jane May, 52, will next month take part in the annual Melbourne Autumn Daytour (MAD) for the fourth time. MAD, the oldest recreational ride in Victoria, is run by the Melbourne Bicycle Touring Club. There are four routes — the most difficult goes over Mount Macedon and through Trentham. Details: madride.org.au. Picture: Lucy Di Paolo
Faithfully Fidelio: Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, will launch Melbourne Opera's 2013 season at Alexander Theatre, Monash University's Clayton campus, at 8pm on March. Cost: $30-$75. The production, in English, stars Donna Maree Dunlop, Jason Wasley, Roger Howell and Steven Gallop. Details: 99051111 and monash.edu/mapa.
Clean Australia: Pick up litter on Clean Up Australia Day, Sunday, March 3, 9am-noon, beside Scotchmans Creek and in the Mount Waverley Wetlands. Wear sturdy shoes, bring old gardening gloves and sunscreen. Registration is at the playground in Regent Street, Mount Waverley. Melway ref: 70 G3. Details: 9802 3481 and scotchmanscreek.friends.melbournewater.com.au/default.asp
Gentle exercise: Tai chi and chi kung classes held 9am Saturdays at Valley Reserve, Mount Waverley. Details: 9700 0547.
Membership available: The Combined Probus Club of Waverley Gardens meets at the Vegas Club, Waverley Gardens shopping centre, 9.45am on the last Tuesday each month. Details: Rick, 9801 4049 or Noela 9560 2528.
Hole in one: Oakleigh Veterans Golf Club seeks new members to join them on the green on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Oakleigh Public Golf Course. Prospective members aged 55 or over are welcome to join. Cost: $10 yearly membership. Details: John 9579 5362 or Bill 9807 7715.
Public speaking: Waverley Communicators teach people to speak confidently in public. Classes every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Mount Waverley Community Centre. Details: Heather, 9576 8790, or Hazel, 9578 1947.
Indian music: An evening of Indian classical music with a western twist by esteemed North Indian slide guitarist Debasis Chakroborty performing with Sam Evans and Stephen Magnusson at the Music Auditorium, Monash University, Clayton, 7.30pm March 22. Cost: $10-20. Details: 9905 1111 or monash.edu/mapa.
Gay theatre: Glory Box is a funny, sexy and charged exploration of the challenge of love, marriage equality for queer folks, and the struggle for immigration rights for gay people and their partners, 7.30pm March 22 at Alexander Theatre, Monash University, Clayton. Cost: $10-$15. Details: 9905 1111 or monash.edu/mapa.
Volunteers wanted: The Monash/Waverley Community Information and Support Centre is looking for volunteers. Applicants are required to complete an accredited training course. Details: 9807 5996 or 9807 9844.
AA help: Alcoholics Anonymous meets 7.30pm every Wednesday at Kerrie Road Neighbourhood House in Glen Waverley. Details: 1300 222 222.
Parents wanted: Wesley Mission is calling for Monash residents with a spare bedroom to become volunteer foster carers for children and young people. Training and support provided. Details: Rachel 9794 3620.