2017

 

Term 1

Providing opportunities for friendship and creative outlet for women, especially those with young children. Come along on Wednesdays during school term from 9.30am to 12:30. We meet at the Downer Community Centre. Low cost childcare provided. New members are always welcome.

Wednesdays

1st Feb

9.30am for 10am start*

© Games Day

Welcome back to a new year! Bring a favourite game or learn a new one. A fun, laid back way to start back and catch up on all the goss.!

All welcome

8th Feb

9.30am for 10am start*

W Card making

Our very popular Card making buffet returns, with Anne Patterson from Close To My Heart. We will make Valentines Cards for that special someone, thank someone or tell a friend how much their friendship means to you.

All welcome.

15th Feb

9.30am for 10am start*

© Term project – Silver jewellery

Come and make your very own silver jewellery using metal clay, with talented artist Lex Sorrento

A committee meeting will be held after this session.

All welcome. 

22nd Feb

9.30am for 10am start*

© Term project –  Silver jewellery

Come and make your very own silver jewellery using metal clay, with talented artist Lex Sorrento

 All welcome.

1st March

9.30am for 10am start*

W Pilates

Take time to tone up, build strength and reenergise

 All welcome.

8th March

9.30am for 10am start*

© Button Craft

Make a cute craft to decorate your house or child’s room. ‘Colouring’ with buttons, relaxing and anyone can do it!

All welcome.

 Term 2  Program planning session, give your ideas and vote for next term’s sessions.

15th March

9.30am for 10am start*

© Mosaic

Come smash some tiles, slap on some glue and add your touch to our group mural.

All welcome.

Committee meeting will be held after the session. All welcome.

22nd March

9.30am for 10am start*

© First Aid

Caring for children workshop. We all want to be sure our kids are protected from preventable accidents.

All Welcome

29th March

9.30am for 10am start*

© Dance/Zumba

Fun, music, and laughs join us for a morning and let the stress melt away

All welcome.

5th April

9.30am for 10am start*

© Decluttering

Allow your home and life style to sparkle, by learning how to let go of the thing99s you no longer need, and get the most joy out of the things you own.

All welcome.

Term 2

Wednesdays

26th April

9.30am for 10am start*

♥ Terrariums

Come and make your own terrarium to take home. Connect with nature to lift your mood and add a little greenery to brighten your home as we farewell summer.

All welcome

3rd May

9.30am for 10am start*

Ω Card Making – Mother’s Day

Anne Patterson from Close To My Heart will run a card making session. Choose from her range of beautiful designs and customize to suit your needs. Themes include Mother’s Day, Birthday or Thank you cards.

All welcome.

10th May

9.30am for 10am start*

Ω Pilates

Take time to tone up, build strength and reenergise. Exercise is so important to manage stress and maintain a positive outlook on life. If you are not able to participate in the exercises please feel welcome to attend and perhaps bring an alternate activity.

A committee meeting will be held after this session.

All welcome. 

17th May

9.30am for 10am start*

♥ Polymer clay jewellery 1

Come and make your very own polymer clay beads and jewellery, facilitated by talented artist Lex Sorrento.

 All welcome.

24th May

9.30am for 10am start*

♥ Polymer clay jewellery 2

Come and make your very own polymer clay beads and jewellery, facilitated by talented artist Lex Sorrento. Attendance at last week’s session is not essential.

 All welcome.

31th May

9.30am for 10am start*

♥ First Aid

Caring for children workshop. We all want to know what to do so we can remain calm and respond effectively in a crisis and to be confident that our kids are protected from preventable accidents.

All welcome.

Term 3 program planning session, give your ideas and vote for next term’s sessions, all welcome to attend.

7th June

9.30am for 10am start*

♥ Mobiles and Dreamcatchers

Make hanging art. Very on trend. Check out our Facebook page for images.

All welcome.

14th June

9.30am for 10am start*

♥ Meal Planning workshop

Save time and money, and learn how to meal plan for your family.

All Welcome

Committee meeting will be held after the session.

21st June

9.30am for 10am start*

♥ Women’s Grants

Come along to hear about the grant for women returning to work, offered by the Office for Women.

All welcome.

28th June

9.30am for 10am start*

♥ Belly Dancing

Connect with your inner Cleopatra and wiggle you sillies out… no experience necessary.

All welcome, whether you want to dance or just soak up the vibe.

All welcome.

Term 3

Wednesdays

19th July

9.30am

W Pilates

Take time to tone up, build strength and reenergise. Exercise is so important to manage stress and maintain a positive outlook on life. If you are not able to participate in the exercises please feel welcome to attend and perhaps bring an alternate activity.

All welcome

26th July

9.30am

© ME Time, BYO Project

Learn some tricks and tips. Have some fun and maybe try a new look for the day

All welcome

2nd August

9.30am

W Goal Setting

Michael has a lot of wisdom and a great laid back presentation style.Guaranteed to get you talking and thinking.

A committee meeting will be held after this session.

All welcome

9th August

9.30am

© Tea Tasting

Come and learn about the world of tea from local business owners… and of course we will be doing a fair bit of drinking it too. If you are on facebook, please make sure you let us know you are coming so we can make sure all is ready for you on the day!

 All welcome

16th August

9.30am

 W Parenting tips

Whether you are parenting for the first time or the fifth, every child is different and we could all use a safe place to learn how to be better parents.

 All welcome

23rd August

9.30am

© Planter boxes

Come and make your own spring planter to take home. We will have a presentation from the Bunnings Horticulturist so bring all your garden related questions!

All welcome

 Term 4  Program planning session, give your ideas and vote for next term’s sessions.

30th August

9.30am

© Fathers Day Gifts

Dads can be hard to buy for. Why not make him a unique gift from the heart?

All Welcome

6th Sept

9.30am

©  Paint it up

Fun fun fun… step by step instructions to guide you through the process of painting your very own masterpiece. Absolutely no prior experience needed. If you are on facebook, please make sure you let us know you are coming so we can make sure all is ready for you on the day!

Committee meeting will be held after the session.

All welcome

13th Sept

9.30am

© Hat Making

Christine is an nationally recognised milliner and we are very privileged to have her guide us through the process of creating our own one of a kind accessories… whether you wear your creation to the races or to your daughter’s ballet concert, you’ll look fabulous

All welcome

20th Sept

9.30am

W Belly Dancing

Connect with your inner Cleopatra and wiggle you sillies out… no experience necessary.

All welcome, whether you want to dance or just soak up the vibe.

All welcome

 

Term 4

Wednesdays

11th 0ct

9.30am

Ω Pilates

Take time to tone up, build strength and reenergise. Exercise is so important to manage stress and maintain a positive outlook on life. If you are not able to participate in the exercises we invite you to attend and perhaps bring an alternate activity. All welcome

18th Oct

9.30am

. Ω  Pandsi and free craft

An informal chat about strategies for maintaining balanced mental health in motherhood, and the range of support systems available. We will set up a selection of “mindful” activities to help you rex.   All welcome.

25th Oct

9.30am

 Macrame

Remember the days when every house had a knotted owl or a pot plant hanger? We are bringing the good stuff back, rediscover this relaxing and attractive craft A committee meeting will be held after this session.  All welcome.

1st Nov

9.30am

Ω Budgeting

Managing the household budget gets trickier when children arrive bringing extra costs and reduced income. Our experienced financial life coach will provide tips and advice to help you navigate the childhood years.  All welcome.

8th Nov

9.30am

Bunnings DIY wood work project and AGM

Cheapest therapy you’ll ever find- come hit something really hard… as we make a cute wooden garden project with the lovely Jenny from Bunnings.

We will also hold our AGM. Please give a few minutes of your time to help us with these important house keeping matters that ensure the group is able to continue to operate.   

All welcome.

15th Nov

9.30am

Silver Jewellery

Create your own unique piece of jewellery with talented local artist and teacher Lex Sorrento. The silver metal comes as a soft clay that is easy to shape. It is then dried, fired and finished next week. A committee meeting will be held after this session.  All welcome

22nd Nov

9.30am

Silver Jewellery

Your silver jewellery from last week will be transformed from a brittle dull grey into a beautiful silver metal. It will need to be sanded and assembled into the finished piece. If you couldn’t come last week please come anyway and we will find something for you too

All Welcome

29th Nov

9.30am

Ω Dancing

Have some fun, get your heart pumping and laugh the worries away. All welcome, whether you want to dance or just provide moral support and encouragement.

2018  Program planning session, give your ideas and vote for next term’s sessions.

Committee meeting will be held after the session. All welcome.

6th Dec

9.30am

 Christmas Countdown- Cards and more

Our very talented Anne Patterson from Close to My Heart will provide a range of fun Christmas themed crafts, including card making and decorations for the home. Come early to make sure you get a seat!  All welcome.

13th Dec

9.30am

Gingerbread Houses- Make your own!

We provide everything you need to make your own traditional gingerbread house. Lots of fun, keep it or give away. A great way to build excitement for the holidays and close out the year. Merry Christmas and hope to see you in the new year!  All welcome.

*Sessions commence at 9.30am this allows time for settling your child(ren) into childcare, and for assisting with setting up. Packing up & cleaning at the end of the session is also a shared responsibility.

Supported by the Act Government

Ω Supported by the Act Government Family Support Program