Welcome to Castlemaine Community House!
Castlemaine Community House is a welcoming place, bringing people together to connect and strengthen our community.
Its not everyday we get an Experiential and Creative Arts Practioner offering to teach a childrens workshop at Community House- come and join Marcela as she offers a space for play, inquiry, exploration and reflection using the creative arts. More Details.
Most of our regular activities – such as music playgroup, yoga and community lunch – operate during term time and will restart after 28 January. The printed version of our program of classes and activities is now out and you can download a pdf version of our printed program or pick one up from the Community House (or the library).
Sign up now for beginners or intermediate Spanish classes for next term – and you’ll be great hosts for the Cubans coming for the Castlemaine State Festival! Our teacher Camila Serrano is a native Spanish speaker – from Colombia – and she’ll be helping you brush up your Spanish if you already have some, and starting you off if you’re a complete beginner.
You can now study for a Certificate III in Aged Care and Home and Community Care (a dual qualification) in Castlemaine at Bendigo TAFE. Find out more at an information seesion on Thursday 5 February, 11am-1pm, at Bendigo TAFE, Castlemaine, 65 Templeton Street. More details are here.
It’s time to enrol now for a different kind of education! At Bendigo TAFE you can earn your VCAL Foundation, Intermediate or Senior certificate (VCE alternative) in a hands-on learning program – right here in Castlemaine! You can experience 10 months of practical learning in a dynamic, adult environment. Find out more about the VCAL program and how you could complete activities from outdoor recreation, work related skills, gardening, computer skills, cooking, and much more, towards your certificate at the TAFE building, 65 Templeton Street. More details are here.
On Saturday 28 February we have a workshop to show you how to make your own natural skincare products – and on the same day (however will you choose?) a workshop to teach the skills of sourdough breadmaking. We’ve also got a one-day workshop that covers all aspecs of poultry care on Sunday 22 February. They are all filling up, so you need to book now to ensure your place. Details are here.