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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Holiday Closure

The Castlemaine Community House will close at 3pm on Wednesday 24 December, and reopen at 9am on Monday 5 January. Most of our regular activities – such as music playgroup, yoga and community lunch – operate during term time and will restart in the week beginning 28 January.

Our program for 2015

spring2015coverComing soon! Details of the Castlemaine Community House program for the first term in 2015. The term will run from Monday  28 January to Friday 13 March – which is when the Castlemaine State Festival starts and many of our activities will take a break.








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




Sourdough Breadmaking with Rachel from Sprout Bakery – December 6

slices of breadBe your own baker! After the success of our workshop in October we decided that too much bread making is never enough! Our next workshop will run on Saturday 6th December.  Come learn how to make scrumptious bread that you will be able to make in your own home, in your own time. There will be limited places for this one so book in early! More Details.






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! Entry by donation. More details.



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!



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