Welcome to Castlemaine Community House!
Castlemaine Community House is a welcoming place, bringing people together to connect and strengthen our community.
As part of Education Week (19-25 May) we are offering several of our classes free of charge! Come and try tai chi, yoga, nia dance, watercolour or micro modelling in clay. There are also other classes coming in term three. You can sign up for the beautiful and relaxing course on Illuminated Manuscripts and Spanish Conversation. And there are ACFE-subsidised courses Cook Fresh, Cook Local and an Apple Mac class for users with some experience but who want to learn more. Download our Newsletter for May-June 2013.
Come explore the wonder of nature with your little ones at our Bush Playgroup every Friday morning. Our program includes circle time, rhythm in movement with song and story. We discuss habitat with lots of exploration and discovery – based on the bush kinder model. And don’t forget we are still running music playgroup on Tuesday mornings at the Town Hall.
Ron Moore left his role as manager of the Castlemaine Community House last month – and 180 people came to the special farewell community lunch in the Town Hall. Click on the thumbnail to the left if you want to see our amazing photo! We wish him a happy retirement – and are delighted that he is starting a tai chi chi gong class on Monday evenings. There are more pictures of the lunch here.
Growing Abundance has a great autumn programme of harvesting, plus the amazing community ‘food jams’ where families can come together to process food, and seasonal workshops to share the fruits and vegetables of our area. Pruning starts in June, and you can come and learn from expert orchardists! If you don’t already get weekly emails from Growing Abundance, click here! Or click here for more details of forthcoming sessions!
“Hello to all! My name is Martyn Shaddick, and I have taken over as manager of Castlemaine Community House from Ron Moore, and the fantastic work and legacy he is leaving for the community. I have a social work qualification and I have worked for the past six and a half years with people experiencing homelessness. I established and expanded a program in Melbourne providing supported transitional accommodation to people seeking asylum. Living in Taradale, I am pleased and excited to join CCH and work directly with the community in which I live.
I hope to further develop the services provided at CCH and continue the work that Ron and the excellent team of staff and volunteers have established.”