BOOK CLUB 1
Limited to 10 members. Titles are chosen from recommendations by members and are borrowed individually from the library. Some planning is required to ensure that books are reserved with sufficient time to allow for delivery and reading. Members enjoy discussing the chosen book as well as sharing poetry and titles from their personal reading.
BOOK CLUB 2
Members chose titles from a nominated genre and share their opinion of the book with the members of the group.
A year-long course to learn the skills of card making using a variety of tools and media. Some materials will be available for purchase.
Relaxation through gentle exercise with a focus on breathing and balance. Similar to Tai Chi without the steps.
We discuss anything topical, with every one given the opportunity to express their opinions and to contribute to the discussion. The topics are chosen by the whole group.
Everyday Philosophy is just that ‘love of wisdom we use every day’. Sometimes this wisdom hales from the distant past but often from contemporary new thinking as well. Making friends, making choices and even making mistakes are all grounded in the wisdom of the ages and the wisdom we need for the future of our species. The focus of the group has grown around interest in the intersection of sustainability and spirituality. Together we enjoy input, relationship, mediation and action around these themes.
A recently released to DVD movie is watched in the comfort of a private home. As the credits roll the movie is discussed.
Suited to anyone keen to brush up on their school room French or to maintain their linguistic skill. Beginners are welcome to join.
South Australia has a wealth of resources for people wanting to research their family histories. Relevant research is shared and problems solved.
HANDS ON GARDENING
This activity incorporates garden visits, gardening skills, getting down and dirty in the garden and in fact anything to do with gardening.
The course will be an introduction to general information about Italy with emphasis on Italian conversation and dealing with real life situations – at a restaurant, coffee shop, the library etc. Plus essentials such as greetings, numbers, days of the week, general conversation and of course grammar.
JAPANESE FOR BUSY PEOPLE
Conversational Japanese taught using a simple structure developed for teaching school students. Group members have the choice of Japanese conversation or the written word using Kana. This course may divide into beginners and advanced depending on demand.
LOCAL HISTORY CEMETERY VISITS details to be confirmed
OUT IN THE SHED
An short course learning how to use the equipment in the newly completed “Shed” on Milnes Road.
A non threatening game played by a rather exuberant group of people who try to adhere to a simple set of game rules under the tutelage of Colin Wakelin. As it is played on Monday morning it is a good way to start the week. Usually followed by coffee at a local café.
QUIZ NIGHT GROUP
Quiz Nights are fun and they are held quite regularly as fund-raisers in Strathalbyn. This group has been formed to keep interested members informed of impeding Quiz Nights. There is no compulsion to attend but by registering interest you can be contacted to join a table. 2017 ended on a high as the team was the winning table. Congratulations!
RAG RUG MAKING
Rag rugs are made using many different techniques, and mostly using recycled fabrics. Historically these rugs were made for practical purposes, but these days we make them to adorn walls and sometimes people. It is a very friendly and welcoming group, all willing to help a newcomer to the craft.
No explanation needed just good fun with words and triple score counts.
This group provides an opportunity to take along your canvas and paint or pencils and paper to spend time doing you own art thing amongst congenial like-minded people.
THERAPEUTIC COLOURING IN
The gentle sound of pencil on paper as the mind and the colour become one! Or an opportunity to engage is this popular pastime with friends. Members attending should bring their own materials (pencils, paper, sharpener and eraser).
All you need is a ukulele, some time and the willingness to try a new instrument. Techniques are not complicated or difficult. If you can already play come and enjoy making music with others.
WALKING FOR FUN
Walks of about three hours duration and with differing degrees of difficulty are taken once a month. Usually there is a coffee break included at some stage and the destination may require travel by car to the start point.
Walk aerobics involves gentle exercises to music, a few in the form of simple dance routines but all designed to keep the body as supple as possible. The focus is on maintaining flexibility, balance and aerobic health as well as bone density and mental well being.
Bringing, mind, body and spirit together is the mantra of yoga. This session is so designed with emphasis given to breathing and gentle stretching. You are encouraged to work within your own capabilities.
Do you have a skill to offer or a suggestion for potential activities please send us an email.