Stamp collectors: The Waverley Philatelic Society is holding its monthly evening meeting in the Waverley Community Centre, 41 Millers Crescent, Mt Waverley, at 7.30pm Thursday and its monthly daytime meeting at the Mount Waverley Uniting Church, 484 High Street Road, 9.30am on Friday. Details: Daryl, 0404 604 429.
Playgroup open: Kerrie Neighbourhood House is holding playgroup sessions during the school term for mothers and preschool children. Cost: $35 per term, per family. Details: Libby, 9887 6226.
Big band: River Concert Band plays traditional and popular tunes, at the Glen Waverley Community Centre, 700 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley, 2-4pm on September 29. Entry by gold coin donation.
Shedding pounds: Low-cost weight-loss group Take Off Weight Naturally meets at Glen Waverley Community Centre, 6.30-8pm Wednesdays. The groups is open to men, women and people with a disability. Details: Helen Steele, 9562 0191.
English lessons: Mount Street Neighbourhood House in Glen Waverley is holding conversational English classes for Chinese locals at 10am starting tomorrow. Cost: $3. Details: 9803 8706.
Peace of mind: A Chan meditation workshop will be held in the Japanese Studies Centre, Building 54 at Monash University, 10.30am on Saturday, September 29. Bookings essential. Cost: Free. Details: email@example.com.
New courses: The Mulgrave Neighbourhood House's new short courses include horticulture, hospitality and small business. Details: 9548 3311.
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: 9801 4049 or 9560 2528.
Support group: Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the Kerrie Road Neighbourhood House, 36 Kerrie Road, Glen Waverley, 7.30pm every Wednesday. Details: 1300 222 222.
Public speaking: Waverley Communicators holds classes on the second and fourth Tuesday each month at Mount Waverley Community Centre. Learn to speak in public with confidence. Details: Heather, 9576 8790, Hazel, 9578 1947.