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Harvest Team Leaders needed!

imagesAre you interested in joining our fabulous Harvest team? We are gearing up for next years fruit harvest and by all accounts it should be quite a bountiful season. We would like a few more people to be trained up as Harvest Team Leaders to ensure we have enough hands to gather all the fruit and to prune the trees at the end of the season.  This is a great opportunity for those that want to learn more about how to care for fruit trees from our local experts and be apart of an initiative that goes along way in reducing food waste. You will also receive a 1st Aid Certificate and heavily discounted access to all the fruit tree workshop that we run throughout the year. Read more about HARVEST here or contact Sas at Growing Abundance  – harvest@cch.org.au




A Peaceful Night, 10 December

Peace Choir logoIt will be a “Peaceful Night” again on Wednesday 10 December this year, 7pm to 8.30pm at the Uniting Church Hall in Lyttleton Street. Joining the Peace Choir this year will be Penny Larkins & Carl Pannuzzo, The Chat-Warblers, Maine Song and The Blenders. All welcome!

Community House Spring Ball: Postponed

Blues Brothers postponedSorry, everyone – the Spring Ball has been postponed for this year because it would have run at a significant loss. The ball is our major fundraiser and ticket sales were in single figures with a week to go. The feedback from the community was that it’s too late in the year – and not our usual venue. So we’ll wait until the Town Hall is back in use – and then you can all come and have a ball. The ball committee welcomes ideas and new members! Please contact Martyn, our manager. Ticket holders should contact the Community House for a full refund. Ph 5472 4842 or drop in at 65 Templeton Street.




Carpark Community Garden needs your help!

0d3c73c7-2f28-4dc3-80fd-fd82580804d9We are needing seedlings (vegetables), volunteers, (any or no skills ok) and donations of mulch (hay, peastraw, etc) for the Carpark Community Kitchen Garden. Donations can be dropped at CCH, 65 Templeton St or left under the cover of the CUB (red brick shed) in the garden – Rear, 30 Templeton St, Castlemaine. If you’re interested in volunteering email harvest@cch.org.au or just turn up Wednesdays 10-12.30pm.






Presents for kids with dads in Loddon Prison

Santa and sackCastlemaine Community House’s Building Stronger Families Program at Loddon Prison lets children spend time with their dads who are in prison. We need your help to provide small gifts for the children at the Christmas party. We need new and unused items, small enough to go in a shoebox (which we wrap).

Suggestions for little presents include: Stationery, Tennis balls, Footballs, etc., Jewellery, Nail Polishes, Toiletries – such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, washers etc., Beads and other craft items, Stickers, Colouring Books, Puzzles and Puzzle Books, Temporary Tattoos, Little toys. Please bring donations to the Community House or to community lunch!



AGM, 20 November

Members are reminded that the AGM of the Castlemaine Community House will be on Thursday 20 November at 6.30pm in the Community House, 65 Templeton Street. Nominations for the committee should be submitted to the Secretary, c/o the Community House. Download a nomination form here. If you have not renewed your membership for 2014-2015, please do so! It’s only $10, $5 for concession card holders – and the money helps the costs of running your community house. And if you are not yet a member, please complete a Membership application form. The Annual Report 2013-2014 will be available at the meeting, or you can download the 2013-2014 annual report here.

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