Groups, Activities and Classes Term 4 – 3 Oct to 20 Dec

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Mondays

On the Hill Junior Drama Club

1-6pm
Multiple timeslots for kids aged 5-16. $14 per session. Please contact Emily to check if places are available: 0409865249 em@jmcalder.com.

Life Drawing

6.45-9pm
Professional models at each session, friendly support and casual coaching from artist Jane Ineson. $25 per session, discounted term fee. Contact Jane: 0408463766.

Philosophy Club

1st Mon of the month 5.30-7pm: 3rd Oct, 7th Nov, 5th Dec
Guest speakers covering a range of philosophical topics, followed by a group discussion. Gold coin donation. Contact Tegan 0401580920 bendigophilosophicalsociety@gmail.com

Tuesdays

Lifely Playgroup

10:30am-12:30pm every second Tuesday
For preschool aged children diagnosed with a disability or going through the diagnosis process. Run by disability support organisation Lifely. Contact Karina 1300799421 or karina.otten@lifely.org.au.

Community Pantry

11am-12.30pm
Fill your containers with locally sourced pantry staples! Become a member to get a discount! Contact: Tan 0412919488 pantry@collective.org.au go to https://portal.theoldchurch.org.au/pantry

Village Lunch

12.30-1.30pm
Share lunch with your neighbours, cooked by your neighbours. Free lunch, donations towards the meal gratefully accepted. Contact Linto: 0401397129 linto@collective.org.au.

Cloggers

Tuesdays 6-8pm
Traditional American Folk dancing that mixes the step dances of the British Isles with traditional Native American and African American dancing styles. No experience needed. $10/session. Contact Peter: 0418991274

Hokushin Shino Ryu Iaido

7-8pm
Learn traditional Japanese Martial Arts and Swordsmanship. For adults and teenagers, beginners welcome! First class free. After that, $10/session. Contact: Damien 0409 189 387 damien@damienmason.com.

Wednesdays

Old Church Playgroup

9.30-11.30am every second Wednesday
For parents, carers and children aged 0-5. Gentle activities and play time for babies and children. Gold coin donation. BYO snacks and drink bottle. Contact: Jess 0499795321 jess@collective.org.au.

Craft Group

12.30-3pm
Bring a craft project or your mending, or come along if you’d like to learn to knit or crochet! Gold coin donation. Contact: Marg 0408829535.

Social Latin Dance Classes

7.30-9.30pm
A fun, relaxed and social dance class. No experience needed, no partner needed! $10 per class. Contact: Andrea 0407 477 741 angeescott@hotmail.com.

Thursdays

Kinship Carer Catch-up

10-11.45 am once a month
For both formal and informal kinship carers, including grandparents, aunts, uncles and others caring for kids. An opportunity to connect and share. Run by Anglicare. Contact Giselle 0418 699 320 Giselle.Lawler@anglicarevic.org.au

Indoor Carpet Bowls

1.30–3.30pm
Gentle indoor exercise and good company, no experience needed. Gold coin donation. Contact Anne 0411127925 villiers.anne.j@gmail.com.

Kids On the Hill

4-5.30pm
Afternoon tea, kitchen garden, cooking, craft and games for kids grades 3-6. No cost. Contact Rose 0458290402 rose@collective.org.au

Fencing

6-8pm
Come along and try the exciting Olympic sport of saber fencing. It’s a game of whit, speed and tactics. Students $120 per term
$180 for adults. Contact Greg 0422899684 info@egprod.com.au.

MacCapella Singers

6.45-7.45pm
MaCapella is a relaxed group where mums and women get together to sing. Children are welcome, the repertoire is modern and fun! First session free. After that pay per term or fortnight, $34 per fortnight or $27.20 concession. Contact: Tara 0418 718 471 info@macapella.com.

Fridays

Stretch and balance

10–11am
Gentle standing exercise, fun movement to music. All ages and abilities No cost. Contact Jane: 0408463766.

Second Hand Clothes Shop

10am-12pm
Pre-loved clothes shop, women’s fashion. Find beautiful, quality, affordable pieces. Contact Jess: jess@collective.org.au 0499795321.

Community Pantry

11am-12.30pm
Fill your containers with locally sourced pantry staples! Become a member to get a discount! Contact: Tan 0412919488 pantry@collective.org.au go to https://portal.theoldchurch.org.au/pantry

Community Sharing Table

10am-12pm
Free fruit, vegetables and pantry staples. Give what you don’t need or come and pick up some extra groceries for the week. Contact: Linto linto@collective.org.au 0401397129.

The Living Room

10.30-12pm
Come have a coffee and some morning tea with you neighbours! Donations towards coffees welcomed. Bring a friend or make a new one. Contact: Colleen colleen@collective.org.au

Mother Tongue Storytime

11-11.30am
Come listen to stories, rhymes and songs in different languages. No cost. Contact Po Tu Tu 0447326009 or Kate 0402383058. kate@mothertonguestories.org.

CWA Catch Up

3rd Fri of the month 1-3pm: 21st Oct, 18th Nov, 16th Dec
Meet other women and get involved in different events and activities. Contact Pam 0417354363

Jazz Club

1st Fri of the month 7-9pm: 7th Oct, 4th Nov, 2nd Dec
Players and listeners welcome. Tunes to be worked on in advance and emailed/posted on Facebook, but you’re also welcome to just turn up! Bar will be open. Gold coin donation. Contact: Cristina cmfinch@19@gmail.com.

Open Folkin’

3rd Friday of the month, 6-9pm, 21st Oct, 18th Nov, 16th Dec
Acoustic open mic session, presented by the Bendigo Folk Club. Gold coin donation. The bar will be open. Contact: Geoff byron@graytech.com.au

Saturdays

Old Church Café

10am-1pm
Bring your friends for coffee, cake and brunch. Donations encouraged and/or pay in forward. Contact: Rachel 0457171096.

Chess On the Hill

10am-12pm
Come and play chess with us! Lots of boards and new friends to play with. No experience needed, all ages. Contact: Andre 0409848829 andre@andresardone.com.

Second Hand Clothes Shop

10-1pm
Pre-loved clothes shop, women’s fashion. Find beautiful, quality, affordable pieces. Contact Jess: jess@collective.org.au 0499795321.

Community Pantry

10am-12pm
Fill your containers with locally sourced pantry staples! Become a member to get a discount and to enjoy being part of our lovely community! Contact: Tan 0412919488 pantry@collective.org.au or go to https://portal.theoldchurch.org.au/pantry

Garden Working Bee

1st Sat of the month 2-4pm: 5th Nov, 3rd Dec
Come and help plan, plant and care for our community garden. Both beginners and experienced gardeners welcome! Contact Ainslie 0458280402 ainslie@cornerstone.edu.au.

Seed Savers

4th Sat of the month, 10-11am: 22nd Oct, 26th Nov
We save, we swap, we learn and share! Gold coin donation. Contact Nicole 0439841607

Celtic Music Session

2nd Sat of the month, 2-5pm: 8th Oct, 12th Nov, 10th Dec
Bring an instrument and come play Celtic music with us! Gold coin donation. Contract Brendan 0438431461