Welcome to Castlemaine Community House!
Castlemaine Community House is a welcoming place, bringing people together to connect and strengthen our community.
Come and experience Castlemaine and surrounds via a very special gourmet abundance weekend. Treat yourself to a weekend of farm tours, bread, chutney and cider making workshops, a long table lunch in a beautiful natural setting plus much much more. There are limited places so contact us to secure your spot. Phone 5472 4842 or for more details.
Learn the theory of solar cooking and how it is done around the world with various examples of solar ovens on display. There will be a practical component where attendees will build their own oven to take home followed by lunch (cooked with the solar cookers if the sun is shining!) This fantastic one day workshop presented by Stan and Jane Cadjer of SizzlingSolarSystems will run twice over the weekend of 26th and 27th April at CCH, 65 Templeton St and will be a minimal cost of $50 including all materials and lunch. For bookings call 5472 4842 or for more information call 0401 063 087. Spaces are limited.
Ever wanted to bring more music and melody into your life but not sure how to do it? Come and join one of our many choirs and experience the joy of song! You will meet a whole bunch of new friends too. There’s Acafellas, Peace, Castle, Blenders and many more. See the drop down box above for more details and to get on board.
Want to know more about biodynamic gardening? A hands on workshop outlining the basics of biodynamic composting including methods, uses and caring for your compost will be held at the Newstead Community Garden. Dress for gardening, BYO gloves, shovel/fork/rake and wheelbarrows are welcome. For more details phone 0419 322 681
Our Term 1 2014 Program has been chock full of activities and courses and CCH is preparing our new program for Term 2.
Some of the 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 will take a break over the holidays but will be back 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.
If you don’t know about our recent move . . . then you do now! The Community House is now settled into its new home at 65 Templeton Street. We are sharing the building with Bendigo TAFE. All our programs and activities are based there, including the Centrelink and Medicare agency, the No Interest Loans Scheme, Growing Abundance, our classes, etc. We will still be using other venues, so check with us on 5472 4842 or check the details here on our website.