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Ink, Roll, Print! – August 14


Castlemaine Community House is very excited to launch ‘Ink-Roll-Print: An Introduction to Printmaking’ in partnership with the newly opened Castlemaine Press. The course will be taught by Tim Jones, an accomplished printmaker, sculpture and teacher and will take you from drawing, to design, to lino, to print. A playful introduction to the possibilities of relief printing, the course will include hand-printing, printing on the press and loads more! More details here.





Auslan – for you and your baby! – August 6

Baby signing AuslanThis six-week baby sign course is designed to improve communication between parents and children, by providing an alternative communication method for children who are preverbal or nonverbal. Open to children of all abilities aged 0-3.  Small classes in a relaxed setting, focused on gaining a basic understanding of Australian Sign Language (Auslan) using everyday objects and terms familiar to your child. Thursdays 9.30-10.30am from 6 August, 6 sessions: $120 full, $90 concession. More details.

We are also running two Adult Auslan classes on Friday mornings term starting early August.  The beginners class will have you communicating in sign in just a few weeks. The classes are taught in silence – apart from a lot of laughter! Click here for more details.



Natural Skin Care Making – August 8


This workshop is so popular we just have to run it again this term! Come and learn how to make your own moisturisers, balms, scrubs and more. Its easy too and you’ll be able to take home recipes so you can make it all at home. Bring some friends along and experience the joy of chemical free health and feel-good-on-your-skin products. Bookings essential! More details.




SPEAK UP for your cause – a media workshop August 16

Michael Gillies Smith speaks with local villagers at a roadside checkpoint in Sierra Leone, West Africa

Michael Gillies Smith is an experienced journalist, media advisor, and Red Cross advocate among a long list of accomplishments and journeys to the frontline of human resiliance around the world. Castlemaine Community House is excited to host a media workshop presented by Michael on Sunday August 16. If you are an individual, part of an organisation or group that needs a louder voice in the media, come along on Sunday to learn from this remarkable individual. More Details.





Housing Information and Support

cadargCastlemaine and District Accommodation Resource Group (CADARG) in partnership with CCH will be running Housing Information and Support’ sessions at 65 Templeton St over the coming weeks. If you need help with housing, tenancy, rental applications, bond loans or you are experiencing homelessness please come and seek support. Wednesdays 9.30-12.30pm on 22nd and 29th July, 5th and 19th August.




Sound Healing Workshop – August 22

DeniseWe have a really unique workshop coming up in August. Denise Davis, an experienced sound therapist will facilitate this workshop exploring the healing benefits of sound using voice and instruments. There is so much research to suggest that using sound therapeutically can have be an enormous benefit to well being. Here is a link to a recent radio interview of talking about the healing powers of sound Healing with Sound



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