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The Weekender: November 16 – 18

Diane Leow

Thu Nov 15 2012


This weekend, sample food from some of the city’s best restaurants at Taste of Melbourne and  entertain yourself with some traditional dancing at the Polish Festival. Otherwise there’s always National Recycling Week and finishing that letter to Santa. Diane Leow has the details. 


Taste of Melbourne
November 15 to 18 – Albert Park 

As students, we know dining out in Melbourne isn’t exactly the most wallet-friendly activity. Yet the cuisine here is tantalising… what’s one to do? Well if you’ve ever wanted to visit all of Melbourne’s top restaurants all at once, Taste of Melbourne is the place to be this weekend. You’ll have the chance to purchase tasting portions of each dish, watch chef demonstrations, try produce from top suppliers, and more. Tickets are available here, and more information can be found on their website.

Catch a traditional Polish dance at the Polish Festival this weekend! Photo: Polish Festival

Polish Festival
Sunday November 18 – Federation Square

As a melting pot of cultures, Melbourne is home to people of many nationalities and backgrounds. This week, Poland takes centrestage at Federation Square with the Polish Festival! Take a glimpse of Polish culture by watching a traditional dance, sampling an authentic pierogi (Polish dumpling), or purchase a Polish souvenir from the many stalls available on the day. The full programme is available here.


National Recycling Week
November 12 to 18

For some of us, recycling is not second nature – everything just goes into one bin. But if you want to find out more about recycling, it’s never too late. National Recycling Week aims to educate the public about various ways to recycle, making it fun and easy for everyone. Check out the video above for an easy way to get your workplace or family to recycle good quality office paper, or check out their website for ideas, resources and more information.

Santa’s Post Box
November 16 to December 16 – City Square

Ever dreamed of indulging the little kid in you – by sending Santa a letter? Thanks to an initiative by the City of Melbourne and Australia Post, you can! Head on down to City Square (near the corner of Swanston and Collins Streets) and pop your letter in the bright red post box from this Friday till mid-December. Include your return address and you may get mail from Santa in time for Christmas. Be sure to be extra nice in the days leading up to the festive season!