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

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Mondays

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Village Lunch

2.30-1.30pm
Share lunch with your neighbours, cooked by your neighbours. Free lunch, donations towards the meal gratefully accepted. Contact Linto: 0401397129 linto@collective.org.au.

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

Wednesdays

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.

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.

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.

Thursdays

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.

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

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.

Fridays

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

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.

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

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.

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: Rose 0458290402 rose@collective.org.au.

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 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.

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

Stretch and balance

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

Saturdays

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

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

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.

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

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.

Chess Club

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.

Old Church Café

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