Welcome to Castlemaine Community House!

Castlemaine Community House is a welcoming place, bringing people together to connect and strengthen our community.

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Cooking for Numbers: new course starting very soon!

Want to learn to cook on a big scale for community events? We have another course starting on 25 September, one day a week for four weeks. It starts with theory and planning, and includes catering for real events, so you would learn how to do everything from planning the menu, ordering, preparing, etc. More details.

Natural Beekeeping Course starting this weekend!

Bee in apple blossomFantastic beekeeping workshop starting in August that will be a great resource for anyone wanting to learn more about our bee friends and gain the information and skills to get started in apiculture. The course will run over 2 days and demonstrate typical hive manipulations including tastings of different honeys! Yum! More Details.




Community lunch has a new venue! Anglican Church Hall

children eating lunchWe have a wonderful light and bright new venue for community lunch where the food even tastes better! Our community lunch volunteers are preparing our lovely two-course veggie meal at the Anglican Church Hall, on the corner of Forest and Kennedy Streets, every Tuesday during school term. We are very grateful to the Anglican Church for providing an affordable space now that our arrangement with the owners of the Castlemaine Gaol has come to an end. Lunch is at 12.30pm as usual, and you are all welcome. As Lisa Chesters MP tweeted last week, ‘Always good company & good food made from local produce’. More pictures are here.


Learn fruit tree grafting from one of the greats!

MervCarrMerv Carr has more than 50 years! experience in the fruit growing industry. He has a great deal of knowledge and experience with rapidly disappearing skills such as grafting, budding and the many techniques involved in growing fruit trees from scratch. He will be running the final fruit tree workshop of this series on 7 September. More details




Community House Spring Ball: details coming soon!

Spring BallDon’t worry – you haven’t missed the Spring Ball! Because the Town Hall out of use we’ve moved it to Campbell’s Creek Community Centre – and it will be on Saturday 22 November. Want to know the theme so you can start sewing your costumes and learning new dance moves?  There’s a strong rumour that the blues feature this year, so get your imaginations working!





Mount Alexander Shire Council Community Grants

Mount Alexander Shire Council Community Grant applications for the 2014-2015 round open on 22 August – and close on 26 September. Grants are allocated tosupport a range of local community-based projects and initiatives through the Strengthening Our Community Grants Scheme. More information on the council website.

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