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Permaculture Design Course – Begins Monday July 18

permaculture-design-course[1]Permaculture – a way of living that is sustainable and self sufficient and you can study it right here in Castlemaine. One of our longest running courses – its that popular! Come and learn topics drawn from the standard syllabus of Permaculture Design and apply it to your own lives, whether professionally or personally. More Details here.










Introduction to Relief Printing – August 5

relief printNext in our Ink Roll Print Series we present an Introduction to Relief Printing – designed for the absolute beginner or for those wanting to explore a different printing technique.  Taught by one of the many experienced printmakers from Castlemaine Press this 6 week course will cover a variety of printmaking techniques including wood and lino. More Details here







Learn French – for adults and kids!

French FlagFrench is back at the Community House for term 3! We are offering French classes for primary school aged children, French conversation VCE as well as Beginners and Intermediate courses. Emma Dubuc is an experienced teacher who brings a fun and interactive approach to learning French. Parlez-vous francais?  More details here.







Spring Ball – Saturday October 15

504[1]Yes folks, we’ve locked in the date and the theme this year is the iconic 80’s. Who doesn’t love big hair and shoulders to match? There’ll be the usual razza mattaz of food and dj’s AND this year we’ve got a pretty amazing band that will hit the stage with some classic 80’s magic. Stay tuned for more information and don’t forget to lock in the date! This year will be our 21st ball so it will be be a big one!!






Apple Mac Course – Begins Thursday August 1

Apple Mac laptopHave you got a Mac laptop and not quite got a handle on all the bells and whistles? Come along to our Apple Mac course and learn about all the different applications and how to back it up so you don’t lose all your precious files. You’ll learn heaps more too! More Details here.





Take A Stand Against Domestic Violence – August 26

domestic-violence-e1412877746807[1] Learn how to safely challenge the abusive behaviour you see around you and together we can take a stand against domestic violence in our workplaces, schools and communities. This workshop will train people from workplaces, sporting clubs and the community about domestic violence, violence prevention strategies and how to support people who may be experiencing domestic violence.  More details here.






Make your own skincare products – Saturday 3 September 2016

imagesCome and learn how to make your own skin care products that are all natural without all the chemical nasties. You will take away new skills, recipes and learn how easy it is to make what you need at home.  We continue to run this workshop because it is so popular so grab a friend and make a booking. More details.







Cheese Making Workshop – Saturday 27 August

cheese-7[1]Come along and gain practical hands on experience in the wonderful art of cheese making! Adrian Mathews has over 30 years experience and will walk you through how to make your own cheese at home. You will take home what you make too! More details here.





Money Management for Women – Wednesday 11 May 2016

4c1272cd5c6131ac50e131d5203f2d7b[1]The next in our series of ‘Mainely for Women’ workshops is ‘Money Management’ coming up in May. This workshop will explore ways to feel more in control of your spending, how to improve your abilities to save and how to develop a more positive relationship to money. More Details here.










Make your own bench seat!

MScreenshot 2016-04-18 19.28.29aldon Neighbourhood Centre are running this fantastic woodwork course over 6 weeks starting May 2nd where you will learn to make this bench!  You will learn skills including wood preparation, cutting, measuring and more. Every verandah needs one of these! $75 full/$60 concession. More details go to or phone 54752093