Geelong West Neighbourhood House

Celebrating Diversity, Building Community

Current Activities

Please view our current activities below, or you may download a PDF copy of our 2019 Term 3 Program Brochure here:

GWNH 2019 Term 3 Program Brochure

 

Creative Arts

Mosaics - Planter Rooster for the Wall

Dates: 
Saturday, 27 July 2019
Time: 
1pm - 5pm
Venue: 
The Garden Studio, Highton (Map supplied on booking).

This new sculptural design is to be hung on a wall or fence, petite succulents can be planted in the rooster’s tail feathers pocket. The rooster measures 26 cm in diameter.

All materials supplied. BYO china 'treasures' if you wish.

Homemade cookies for afternoon tea.
For more details see: www.flockofbirdsmosaics.org

 

Tutor: 
Helen Millar
Cost: 
$75
Code: 
3CA2

Mosaic Workshop - Start a Flock of Birds on Sticks

Dates: 
Saturday, 10 August 2019
Time: 
1pm - 5pm
Venue: 
The Garden Studio, Highton (Map supplied on booking).

Choose a Classic Bird on a Stick - 25cm, OR 2 Baby Birds on Sticks - 14cm in diameter.

Begin or add to your collection of birds on sticks, create a flock of unique mosaic birds for your garden. State your choice of bird/s on enrolment form.
All materials supplied. BYO china 'treasures' if you wish.

Homemade cookies for afternoon tea. For more details see: www.flockofbirdsmosaics.org

Tutor: 
Helen Millar
Cost: 
$75
Code: 
3CA3

Art Classes - Using Charcoal

Dates: 
Thursday, 22 August 2019 to Thursday, 19 September 2019
Time: 
6.30pm – 8.00pm
Venue: 
OneCare, 61 Candover St, Geelong West

Charcoal is the one of the oldest artist materials and is known for its versatility in producing tone and contrast.

In this class we will explore tools, materials, tips and techniques for layering and blending, before producing an artwork of your own choice. All materials including 3 grades of compressed charcoal pencils, paper, blending and erasing tools will be provided.

BYO Drawing board

Tutor: 
FelicityK
Cost: 
$80 + $18 Materials
Code: 
3CA1

Health & Wellbeing

Mindfulness Meditation Day Sessions

Dates: 
Monday, 15 July 2019 to Monday, 16 September 2019
Time: 
1.00pm - 2.00pm (Except public holidays)
Venue: 
Virginia Todd Hall - Clarence St, Geelong West

Looking for a way to create a more balanced life and improve your wellbeing?

Come join our mindfulness class and switch off from the demands of life and experience simply being. Together we gradually unwind and give our bodies and minds the chance to rejuvenate and replenish.

Proved benefits of regular mindfulness/meditation practice include better intra and inter personal relationship, decreased stress levels, better concentration and mental clarity, improved emotional awareness, weight and blood pressure regulation.

No experience required.

Tutor: 
Linda de Marco
Cost: 
$110 per term or $12 per week
Code: 
3HW1

Pilates Classes

Dates: 
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 to Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Time: 
9:30am - 10:30am
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Come and join to learn the secret of a beautiful and healthy body.

Our Pilates class will give you a full body workout performed on a mat, realigning, strengthening and improving your balance.

Improve your posture, flexibility and balance, reduce neck and back discomfort, build bone and muscle strength, firm up your tummy and butt, and reduce stress in a relaxed and supportive environment.

BYO yoga mat and water bottle.

Tutor: 
Lila Smyth
Cost: 
$99 per term or $12 per week
Code: 
3HW3

Yoga Classes

Dates: 
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 to Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Time: 
10:45am - 11:45am
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Join us in a non-competitive friendly environment for a traditional Hatha style Yoga class suitable for all levels - absolute beginners to experienced practitioners.

Alita will lead you through breathing techniques, gentle stretching and rotations of joints to release tension through the body and mind, plus energizing strengthening and balancing sequences to keep the body and mind sharp, healthy and harmonized. Class concludes with a guided relaxation to restore and rejuvenate.

If you can breathe, you can do Yoga!
BYO water bottle, Yoga mat & blanket.

Tutor: 
Alita
Cost: 
$99 per term or $12 per week
Code: 
3HW4

Qigong Classes

Dates: 
Thursday, 18 July 2019 to Thursday, 19 September 2019
Time: 
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: 
OneCare, 61 Candover St, Geelong West

Qigong is an integrated body-mind health practice originating from China encompassing physical postures and stretching, repeated flowing body movement, breathing techniques and focused intention.

The movements are easy to learn and accessible to everyone, require no equipment and are modified in case of injury/illness.

Learn more about Qigong here.

Tutor: 
Paul Burns
Cost: 
$99 per term or $12 per week
Code: 
3HW5

Community

Geelong West Café Care Connect

Dates: 
Time: 
Alternate Tuesday afternoons - 1.00pm - 3.30pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub, 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Café Care Connect is a support program for people caring for an elderly person or someone who has dementia to enjoy some social activities together in a supportive and welcoming environment.

It provides opportunities for carers and those they are caring for to join in a regular café style support group and enjoy delicious homemade food, information, lively conversation and fun activities.

It is an opportunity for people to meet others in a similar situation, share their experiences and make new friendships along the way.

For further information about this program please contact:
GWNH on 0467 692 921 or the Gateways Respite Coordinator on 5221 2984

A joint program between Gateways Support Services and Geelong West Neighbourhood House.

Craft & Conversation with Maggie and Faye

Dates: 
Monday, 8 July 2019 to Monday, 16 September 2019
Time: 
10.00am - 12 noon (Except public holidays)
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Come along and enjoy good company, good conversation and the opportunity to make new friends.

Bring along your sewing, knitting or crochet patterns and projects and join us in the Hub overlooking the beautiful West Park.

New members very welcome.

Tutor: 
Maggie & Faye
Cost: 
Gold coin donation

GWNH Business

2018 Annual General Meeting

Dates: 

Geelong West Neighbourhood House held its 2018 AGM on Tuesday 9 October, at 7pm, at Gateways Support Services, Albert St, Geelong West.

Membership of the new Committee of Management is as follows:

President  - Pam Virgona
Vice President – Lyn Morrison
Secretary – Maggie McNamara
Assistant Treasurer – Madeleine Wilson
Ordinary Members – Jason Brown, Deb Holmes, Helga Klischat, Joanne Brown, Rosemary Nugent, David Kearney, Ros Muir Morris

Thank you to former President – Sheila White, and former Secretary – Mary Budd for your work during the past year.

The new Committee of Management looks forward to managing the transition from an unfunded to a funded Neighbourhood House – and all the benefits this will bring to our local community.

Watch this space!