The following is a list of current events in the Melbourne Social Club. Our Melbourne Social Group averages around 20 to 25 different events a month (up to 30 events a month in summer). Events are added regularly. Most events are Members Only events as indicated by Not Available (N/A) under non-members and guests. Our Melbourne events are a great way to explore Melbourne, meet new people and make new friends in Melbourne.


Event Details When? How Much?

Anzac Day - Barefoot Bowls and Dinner in St Kilda

St Kilda Sports Club, 66 Fitzroy St, St Kilda

Join us on Anzac Day for some barefoot bowls and dinner in St Kilda.

Play a fun game of casual lawn bowls with other novices with a full induction before we step on to the rink. Learn how to roll the biased balls so that they stop close to the smaller ball called a "jack" and have fun trying to get your balls closest to the jack.

After bowls, we will head over to Topolino's for dinner where we can reminisce about our bowling prowess. Topolino's is a St Kilda institution well known for its pizzas and Italian food.

Meet Anne at the St Kilda Sports Club. The cost is for lawn bowls only with all food and drinks at own expense.

Fri, 25 April

3.45pm - 8.30pm

Members: $19

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Melbourne Social Cycling and Breakfast

St Kilda Pier, St Kilda (near cycle track)

A group of recreational Melbourne cyclists from Fun, Food and Friendship meet up for an early morning monthly cycle ride.

We are returning to our original ride that takes us along the Beach Road to Black Rock and where we return along Beach Road and return to St Kilda for breakfast (unless we decide as a group to complete an alternative route).

The breakfast café will be decided on the day after the ride with food/drinks at own expense.

Meet David at St Kilda Pier near the cycle path.

Sat, 26 April

8.30am - 11.00am

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 25 April

Brunswick Street Sunday Brunch

Joes Garage, 66 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.

Enjoy brunch at an iconic restaurant and then explore the area around Brunswick Street.

Brunswick Street reflects the soul of the city, so come and explore this vibrant street with your FunFF friends with an event that could include brunch, strolling shops, live bands, drinks and snooker/pool options.

It is one of the city’s leading café and food precincts – ranging from organic to fine dining. Many types of stores line the street selling fashion, art, giftware, books and other speciality themes. There are numerous bars and pubs, many with live bands.

There are all types of people from bohemian to trendy and arty to student types. It is unpretentious, tolerant and accommodating which makes its character so rich, colourful and interesting.

Our journey starts with a brunch at Joe's Garage for brunch and is nothing less than a Fitzroy institution. Location is everything, and Joe's Garage is right in the middle of it. Maybe try to Joe's Big breakfast or other breakfast or lunch options.

Afterwards we can head off and stroll and amble the street checking out the many shops and maybe spend a dollar or two !! Alternatively some may enjoy a short game of pool / snooker in the relaxed environment of the character filled “Red Triangle” pool & snooker hall. This hall is located upstairs in an old converted timber warehouse.

Tram 112 travels along Brunswick Street.

Meet David (aka cycling David) at the reserved table(s)

Sun, 27 April

10.45am - 3.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 26 April

Trivia Night @ The College Lawn

College Lawn, 36 Greville Street, Prahran

Join us for trivia at the College Lawn which is a hidden gem in Prahran, great pub food and trivia on Wednesday night.

Join us for trivia with the Baron which starts from 8pm but we will arrive earlier for pre-dinner trivia. At trivia, try to win Venue Bucks, jugs of beer and other great prizes.

The College Lawn features a lounge bar, restaurant, accommodation, bottle shop and sun drenched beer garden, this warm and friendly pub in Prahran is a favourite amongst locals and visitors alike.

With a menu that features delicious pub classics, mouth-watering contemporary dishes and an appetising selection of share platters, the College Lawn Hotel serves up some of the best pub food in Melbourne!

The venue is within walking distance of the Prahran train station.

Meet the FunFF host at the reserved table.

Wed, 30 April

7.30pm - 10.15pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 29 April

2014/2015 Melbourne Entertainment™ Book

To be picked up at College Lawn Trivia

Order a brand new 2014/2015 Melbourne Entertainment™ Books which includes over $15,000 in valuable offers, valid through 1 June, 2015. It is packed full of restaurants, hotels, attractions, sports and leisure activities for only $65. The Melbourne Entertainment™ Book is your guide to the best restaurants, hotel accommodation, attractions, sports and leisure activities... all with 25% to 50% off or 2-for-1 offers.

Books ordered here will be brought along to Trivia Night at the College Lawn if you would like to purchase a brand new book!

THE BOOKS WILL NOT BE POSTED DUE TO THEIR SIZE.

Please pre-pay on-line or be ready to give cash on delivery for your book, but reserve on-line either way.

Remember to pre-order as we only have limited supplies and it saves you so much money !

Wed, 30 April

7.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: $65

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 29 April

Weekend Away: Grampians Grape Escape

Coffee stand outside Arts Centre

Join us for a weekend at the Grampians to enjoy the Grape Escape and also enjoy some amazing scenic walks (all walks optional).

The Grampians is a region world-famous for its natural wonders and outdoor pursuits, so breathe in deeply and enjoy the incredible scenery.

The Grape Escape is Victoria's longest running food and wine festival has something for everyone. Discover the delights of 125 food and wine artisans while you soak up live music, cooking demonstrations and fun in the heart of the majestic Grampians National Park.

We will be staying at backpacker style accommodation centrally located in Halls Gape offering stunning views, great facilities and a convenient location. A great place to base ourselves for enjoying the Grape escape festival.

On Saturday, we can complete the Pinnacles hike and then visit the wine festival. The spectacular Pinnacles hike is a steady climb past magnificent rock formations to the lookout and its awe-inspiring views. This hike is optional, so those that would like just visit the festival can just enjoy the festival if they wish

On Sunday, we can visit the spectacular waterfall, MacKenzie Falls, which is a star attraction of the Grampians National Park – your jaw will just about hit the floor when you see it in real-life.

Afterwards complete a walk of The Balconies that will take you through rock outcrops and a Stringybark forest and then enjoy the wine festival. The walks are optional, so those that would like just visit the festival can just enjoy the festival if they wish.

We will stay to the festival around 4pm and start the return to the city.

Also, you may like to bring some pre-dinner drinks and nibbles for Saturday night (optional).

Cost includes 2 nights share accommodation (linen included), return transport from Melbourne by minibus, the walks and hikes and a daytime Wine lovers entry ticket to the Grape Escape festival for both days.

Meet Ian and Jason at the coffee stand outside the Arts Centre on Friday night at 6:30pm. We will leave at 6:45pm sharp. We will stop for dinner en route to the Grampians. All food and drinks throughout the weekend at own expense. We aim to arrive back in the city around 7pm - 7.30pm on Sunday.

Fri, 2 May

6.30pm - TBA

Members: $229

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 30 April

Have a Go: Yoga Experience

Bodhi Yoga Centre, Theosophical Society, Level 4, 126 Russell Street, Melbourne

Yoga curious or maybe you have some yoga experience ??

Why not join us for this class which will cater for beginners through to intermediate levels.

Yoga is great for the body and mind. This class will cover a selection of key exercises and techniques in the practice of yoga.

The class will start with relaxing and breathing - calming both the body and mind.

The exercises will include stretching, balance and strength - to a level that each participant is comfortable with. You will find these both dynamic and energising.

There will also be elements of meditation as we progress through the exercises - breathing, focusing the mind, calming and relaxing.

The physical benefits of yoga are many. It helps to balance, align and strengthen the body and core, suppleness, posture and agility. It also benefits the mind, having a calming effect allowing you to focus.

Yoga combines both the physical and mental, for many it is a key part of their life allowing them to better handle daily stresses and challenges.

What to bring. -
Mats will be provided. Wear appropriate clothing suitable for yoga.

The Yoga lesson starts at 11am sharp and continues for 1 hour. Afterwards we can head out for a coffee or lunch, all food and drinks at own expense.

Meet cycling David at the venue, please pay the yoga teacher on the day for this have a go - yoga experience.

Sat, 10 May

10.45am - 12.45pm

Members: $18

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 8 May

Pre Ball Drinks @ Provinicial Hotel

The Provincial Hotel, 299 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Come and enjoy a drink before you head for into the Squizzy Taylors Ball (or pop in if you are not attending the ball).

The Provincial Hotel has long been considered the Grand Old Dame of Brunswick Street and is not your average Fitzroy pub.

This unique venue combines shabby chic style, contemporary dining and the warmth of a traditional pub, creating an irresistible setting and atmosphere for locals and visitors alike.

The pub is located in the heart of Brunswick Street’s shopping, dining and nightlife precinct, the Provincial is the perfect place to have a drink with friends, enjoy a delicious pub meal.

We will be heading straight to the Squizzy Taylor Ball from here so make sure you are dressed to impress. All not heading to the ball are welcome to attend pre-ball drinks as well.

Meet Nicole at table(s) reserved for FunFF.

Sat, 10 May

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 9 May

Squizzy Taylors Ball - Dress for 1920s-1930s style - Discount Tickets

Fitzroy Town Hall, 201 Napier Street, Fitzroy

Join us for a great night of fun as we step back into the Roaring Twenties...for a very different experience...and with a very 1920's Melbourne twist...dress up for this era required for entry.

Come into a 1920's secret Speakeasy and brothel with actors playing Squizzy Taylor, crime partners, brothel owners and a host of gang members, bent cops and extras with stage shows and music.

We have a group discount ticket price only $39 (normal price $45).

This area is one of the locations of Squizzy's many and varied business interests...Two-Up schools, illegal Baccarat, sly grog trading, stakes in brothels, cocaine and morphine dealing...combined with extortion and bank robbery!

This fun "Dress-up" event will feature stage shows throughout the evening...Acrobats, Dancers, Magicians, Burlesque Starlets, Songstresses, Unicyclists, Strongmen, Madness and Mayhem...and as always, Surprise!

Dance to the sensational Dixieland Band in between performances...have a drink at the bar with the celebrity gangsters of Fitzroy's underworld

Drinks available from the bar up bar

The condition of entry is that all patrons dress up in 1920's/30's style costumes, so enjoy a great night out.

Meet Nicole at the reserved table(s) for us.

Sat, 10 May

8.15pm - 11.00pm

Members: $39

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 8 May

Funky Bunch Trivia @ Great Northern Hotel

Great Northern Hotel, 644 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North

Come and enjoy Funky Bunch Trivia with your FunFF friends.

The trivia starts at around 8pm so dinner is available before trivia starts at own expense.

Funky Bunch Trivia is a multi media trivia night.. Watch video clips, listening to music, and test your general [& not so general] knowledge.. It's a great fun night out.....

$100 Bar tab up for grabs each week plus spot prizes.

This pub has a well-priced food menu and huge beer garden that will keep you coming back for more and it has an 80% rating on Urbanspoon as well with all food and drinks at own expense.

Look for Carlo and the table(s) for Funff or contact mobile sent in SMS reminder. All food and drinks at own expense.

Wed, 14 May

7.00pm - 10.15pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 13 May

Friday Night Drinks - The Savoy Tavern

The Savoy Tavern, 677 Bourke St (cnr Spencer St), Melbourne

Come and enjoy drinks at the Savoy Tavern which has finally opened it's doors after almost 20 years after the last beer was poured at the once popular watering hole.

The tavern is situated on the Corner of Spencer and Bourke St, which has been called an 'Eyesore' but is now being brought back to life with a new/old style. The new look has retro '70s red brick walls (the original bones, faithfully preserved along with the big island bar) and lots of parliamentary greens, greys and pale wooden tables.

They've fancied up the lines since their days of pouring pure Carlton Draught, though it's a fairly broad bank of internationals like Guinness and Kirin with a small hat tip to craft beer in the form of Little Creatures and Stone and Wood Pacific Ale.

So come and reminisce about the days of old in the newly renovated tavern.

Meet Nicole at the tavern for a fun Friday night drinks.

Fri, 16 May

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 15 May

Spanish Film Festival - Living is Easy with Eyes Closed

Palace Cinema Como, Cnr Toorak Rd & Chapel St, South Yarra

Join us at the Spanish Film Festival to see a film that has won six Goya Awards including best film, best director, best original screenplay & best original score.

The title Living is Easy with Eyes Closed comes from John Lennon’s enigmatic song (penned in Almería) Strawberry Fields which, like the film, once played is not easily forgotten.

In Spain 1966, John Lennon was determined to leave the Beatles to become an actor, and arrives in Almería to shoot How I Won the War, his first and only non-musical role. Antonio (played brilliantly by a heartfelt Javier Cámara), is a school teacher in the small Spanish town of Albacete, who uses Beatles lyrics to teach his students English.

When Antonio learns that Lennon is visiting, he decides to undertake the journey to meet his hero. On his way, Antonio meets two runaways; a 16-year-old boy who is escaping his home and suffocating father, and Belén, a 20-year-old pregnant girl reluctantly planning to go home to her mother.

Together they travel in Antonio’s Fiat across the stunning backdrop of Franco’s sun-drenched Spain to reach a destination where they will learn more about themselves and one another than they could have imagined.

Part road-trip, part coming-of-age tale, this charming, whimsical story will make you laugh while tugging at your deepest heartstrings with outstanding performances from the entire cast.

After the movie, join us for dinner at Insieme.

Meet Anne in the bar area at the cinema at 3:40pm for a pre-movie snack, wine, beer and/or coffee before the movie starts at 4:00pm. The price includes cinema ticket only with all food and drinks at own expense.

Sat, 17 May

3.40pm - 9.00pm

Members: $21

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 16 May

Sunday Lunch: Croatian Style

Ragusa, 139 Nelson Place Williamstown

Enjoy a Sunday lunch with a difference with the some traditional amazing Croatian cuisine with old world charm.

The Croatian cuisine has options representing all parts of this diverse country; with Austrian and Hungarian influences in the North and Mediterranean in the South.

Ragusa has a great reputation for food and service and has a 85% rating on Urbanspoon, all food and drinks at own expense.

Meet Carlo at the reserved table for FunFF.

Sun, 18 May

12.30pm - 3.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

SOLD OUT

Saturday Night Dinner at the Mitre Tavern

The Mitre Tavern, 5 Bank Place, Melbourne

Enjoy dinner at the Mitre Tavern in the heart of the city and visit one of the oldest buildings in Melbourne located in the heart of the city. This tavern has great pub food and genuine hospitality you would expect in a sleepy country town and the tavern also has a ghost.

Also enjoy a 20% group discount on dinner in this old school English style pub that inside is wood and lacquer and outside the pub spills into Bank Place.

It has a good mixture of pub grub and a great selection of beers and old world charm.

Enjoy a great start to the night in the city, all food and drinks at own expense.

Meet Ian at the reserved table(s).

This event will lead onto the ghost tour starting at 8.15pm or you can head into he city afterwards if you are not attending the ghost tour.

Sat, 24 May

6.30pm - 8.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 23 May

Haunted Melbourne Ghost Tour

Haunted Bookshop, 15 McKillop Street, Melbourne CBD

Come face to face with Melbourne's haunted past on an informative, fun-filled 2 hour historical walking tour. This tour may last 2.5 hours depending on the route and the number of people that attend on the night. We have group discount priced tickets.

The Great Outdoors states it is a world class ghost tour. We have participated in this tour many times and it is really a great tour with a charismatic guide telling ghost stories of old Melbourne.

A fantastic tour to learn about the history of Melbourne and the stories behind the ghosts seen in Melbourne.

Meet the Ian OUTSIDE the bookshop, tour starts at 8.30pm sharp. The tour should finish near Queen Victoria Market.

After the Ghost Tour we will visit a pub to discuss tonight's tour on the way back to our starting location!

Sat, 24 May

8.15pm - 11.00pm

Members: $18

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 22 May

Special Exclusive Event- 11th Birthday Cruise on the Melbourne Tramboat

Central Pier (near Woolshed Pub) Harbour Esplanade, Docklands

Capture the excitement of our exclusive 11th anniversary birthday cruise to Williamstown on Melbourne’s very own tram boat. Enjoy fantastic fish and chips (or vegetarian option) and see the café, shops, market and port at Williamstown.

This cruise celebrates the clubs birthday which turns 11 years old this year and anyone who likes having fun, cruising on the water, Fish and Chips and a few drinks! The bar will be open on the tramboat with drinks at own expense.

Come and enjoy cruising on a boat which looks like a tram! The Tram boat is fully enclosed and has an open upper deck. It is equipped with excellent facilities including lounge seating, stereo system with a wide selection of music and a fully licensed bar.

Join our fun tram boat cruise which is 3 hours long with a break at Williamstown for around 1 hour. On arrival at Williamstown you can wonder around the shops, historic port and cafes. We will enjoy fantastic fish and chips (or vegetarian option) after we finish at Williamstown on the tramboat home.

The cost includes the Tram Boat cruise with Fish and Chips or vegetarian option. If you would like a vegetarian option, please let us know on booking the cruise. Also included are yummy slices and tea/coffee on the return journey.

On return to Central Pier, the birthday celebrations will move to the Woolshed Pub. Later for those that like soul music can move to Alumbra to enjoy their Sunday afternoon Soul sessions.

Meet Ian beside the Woolshed Pub at Shed 9, Central Pier at Victoria Harbour opposite Eithead Stadium. The cruise will depart at 12 noon sharp and will not wait for latecomers.

Catch the FREE City Circle tram to the Central Pier stop, or Tram 70 (via Finders Street) or Tram 86 (via Bourke Street).
Alternatively, take the train to Southern Cross Station and walk over the Bourke Street Pedestrian Bridge to Harbour Esplanade.

Sun, 25 May

11.40am - 3.00pm

Members: $49.9

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 24 May

Melbourne Social Drinks End of Month @ The Bluestone Bar

Bluestone Bar, Downstairs, 349 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

** Open to non-members, join on the night and get a free drink, just like all our other members !!**

Come and join the team at the Melbourne Social Club / Fun, Food and Friendship for our end of month drinks night. We have use of the downstairs bar for our social drinks in Melbourne this month, so come along and have a look and enjoy a great drinks night !

An article on a previous social drinks night can also be seen on Weekend Notes.

This chic bar is in the style of a New York-style basement bar with soft lighting, Chesterfield chairs, banquettes and ottomans. It is heritage-listed with original Bluestone walls and features, yet is decidedly chic.

The bar was a 2012 Finalist Best Small Bar in the Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence in Victoria with a 2012 Honourable mention Best Small Bar in the Restaurant and is well known for its award-winning wood fired pizzas and cafe style menu. This venue is located in another wonderful lane way of Melbourne.

Come and enjoy this comfortably classy bar, this month’s offer for members are a complimentary drink on arrival.

Please show your membership card to obtain your free drink of tap beer, house wine or soft drink. We will also receive some pizza’s/finger food for the group. All other food and drinks at own expense.

This is another one of those hidden Melbourne bars that the FunFF team finds for you, so come and enjoy it with us!!!

If you are not a member, book in and join us at this end of month drinks night. Meet some of our hosts and members, learn more about the best and liveliest social activities in Melbourne and start enjoying a great social life and great benefits like free drinks and discounts to bars, restaurants, shopping and car parking in the city.

Check-in with the hosts of FunFF at the door on arrival.

Thu, 29 May

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

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Perisher Snow Weeks - Week 1 and / or Week 2

Jindabyne / Perisher NSW

We are will be taking a group skiing / boarding in Perisher Blue (NSW) staying in Jindabyne for one or two weeks.

We are taking expressions of interest only from members at this stage.

Please let us know if you are interested by sending us an email either for Week 1 (28 June to 5 July) or Week 2 (6 July to 13 July) or both.

This event is listed as expression of interest only at this stage

We expect to run the event in a similar manner to last year, where some people attended for one week and some for two weeks.

Sat, 28 June

TBA - TBA

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST ONLY

Cricket World Cup 2015 : Australia vs England @ MCG

Meeting place to be advised

In February and March 2015, Australia and New Zealand will jointly host the 11th Cricket World Cup in 2015.

14 teams will contest the tournament, with the MCG hosting 5 matches, including a Quarter-Final and the Final.

Come and see the Aussies take on the Poms in the eagerly awaited first pool match for both sides and the first match of the tournament to be held in Australia.

There will only be 8 tickets available for this event so book early.

Meeting details will be released closer to the event date with Tony hosting the event.

Sat, 14 February

11.00am - 11.00pm

Members: $40

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 31 December

Please note: On registering for any Fun, Food & Friendship (FFF) event, you freely engage in the event knowing that FFF and its staff, hosts or associates can accept no responsibility for any loss or damage you or your guests may incur as a result or your participation and freely participate in the activity at your own risk.

Cancellation Policy

For events that require pre-payment, in the event that you cancel after payment has been received a 50% cancellation fee will be charged if at least 7 days notice is given. If less than 7 days notice is given, unless FFF are able to fill your place with another member booking at the last minute, no refund would be given as these events are booked and paid in advance on the numbers taken.

You are at any point able to allow a friend to substitute your place and no extra charges will be added for them as a guest. However this is to be discussed with the staff at FFF prior to the event.

All events are subject to minimum numbers. If in the unlikely event that an event does not go ahead or FFF has a reason to cancel the event, only people who have registered for the event will be notified.

Members and guests shall not hold FFF responsible or liable in any way whatsoever for the cancellation for whatever reason of an event. Where cancellation arises and it is the fault of a supplier of an event, FFF will use their best endeavours to procure the return of the booking fees and any other monies paid by members for such events.

Fun, Food and Friendship and Melbourne Social Club reserve the right to make alterations from time to time in regards to the events format including the type of function and venue location.




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