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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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!


Chainsaw operation and fire ready workshop: 8 November

chainsawA full one-day course to improve your ability to use and maintain your chainsaw safely. The training will encompass minor servicing, sharpening and of course basic techniques. Cost: $85 (full) $75 (concession). More details.



Food for Thought – Gardening with Soul: Sunday 2 November

Gardening with Soul (2013) is a year’s seasons in the New Zealand gardening life of 90-year-old Sister Loyola. An award winning documentary by Jess Feast.  Love, faith and compost: a film which will make you smile! Sunday 2 November, 4pm at Castlemaine Community House, 65 Templeton Street.  Plus soup and bread – so please book so we know how many to cater for! Entry by donation, $5. Phone 5472 4842 to book or book online. More details.






Sourdough Breadmaking back by popular demand!

slices of breadBe your own baker! This popular workshop on 25 October is fully booked. We have started a waiting list for a course provisionally booked for 6 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.






Term Four program

Cover of the 2014 Spring Program at Castlemaine Community HouseThe Community House Spring Program for term four is still available. You can pick up a copy from the Community House or the library – or download a copy here.










Community House Spring Ball: 22 November

Blues Brothers imageTickets are selling fast for the Spring Ball! Because the Town Hall out of use we’ve moved it to Campbell’s Creek Community Centre – and it is on Saturday 22 November from 8pm. Tickets are $40, with a concession price of $30. They are available from the Community House, or online at www.trybooking.com/FXDQ. The spring ball is a major fundraiser for the Community House – but it’s so much more than that! You don’t have to dress up, but if you want to – think Blues Brothers as you plan your costume!





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