Welcome to Castlemaine Community House!
Castlemaine Community House is a welcoming place, bringing people together to connect and strengthen our community.
Hello photo creative types: Deanna Neville is running an ‘Introduction to Photography’ course. It started on Wednesday 5 March, 5:30-7:30pm, and runs for 5 weeks at Maldon Neighbourhood Centre. It’s only $125 (pay weekly option available). More details.
Castlemaine Old Gaol is now available for rent! The large dining room and kitchen are great spaces to host your next party, wedding reception or business function – and how about that view! For more details contact Gary McClure on 0419 552 425
The Mount Alexander Training Community Hub (MATCH) website is up and running! It is a network of local organisations, including Castlemaine Community House, that offer education and training programs. It means that courses all over Mount Alexander are listed in the one place. Check it out! http://www.match.vic.edu.au/
Our Term 1 2014 Program is chock full of activities and courses. Pop in or download our Summer Program 2014.
Many of these courses will be available again in term two after easter – so send us an expression of interest so we can keep you informed about dates and times.
Music Playgroup and Community Lunch are back, every Tuesday during school terms. Lunch is still up at the Old Gaol until further notice, at 12.30pm on a Tuesday. We are still running a minibus from the Town Hall at 12.15pm.
Castlemaine Community House is moving to share the Bendigo TAFE building at 65 Templeton Street. We had hoped to move all our offices and programs, including Growing Abundance and the No Interest Loans Scheme, the Centrelink and Medicare agency, and our public internet access computers at the end of January but circumstances beyond our control have led to a delay. We will let you know the moving date here as soon as we can. Please check venues for classes and activities for term one! More details.
At the Community House we have copies of This Singing Land, the wonderful Chat-Warblers’ CD (only $15). Songs include several originals by members of the choir. The Chat-Warblers, led by Jane Thompson, have been auspiced by the Community House for 12 years, and have now grown to a choir of well over 30 women. And we also have copies of Janet Galbraith’s poetry, which grows out of her experiences of trauma-induced ‘mental illness’. From Broken Hill to Bendigo, celebrating the dark space between stars – poems not of complaint but of courage. Her book, re-membering, is published by Walleah Press, and available at Castlemaine Community House for $20. More details here.