Geelong West Neighbourhood House

Celebrating Diversity, Building Community

Current Activities

COVID – 19 UPDATE

Due to recent State Government restrictions for all non essential services, Geelong West Neighbourhood House Inc will be suspending all classes and programs until further notice.

We will update via this website page, newsletter and our Facebook page so please keep in touch.

If you are currently enrolled in a class and paid for a term and missing a class this week, please contact email info@gwnh.org.au

We hope all our participants stay safe and well during this difficult time.

 

 

Creative Arts

Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub

We're offering this class on both Wednesdays and Fridays.

Starting on:
Wednesday 29th Jan - THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL
And Friday 31st Jan 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Learn techniques to blend, bleed, charge and drop in colour and learn how to create textural effects by using household items to alter the look of the painted surface.

Suitable for beginners or as a refresher to get yourself painting again.

BYO: Paint, brushes and watercolour paper. Materials list available on enrolment

Tutor: 
FelicityK
Cost: 
$80
Dates: 
Saturday, 22 February 2020
Time: 
1pm - 5pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Garden. Entrance Lecke Place off Coquette St.

Designed to be hung on a wall or fence, petite succulents can be planted in the bird's feathers pocket. The bird 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
Dates: 
Wednesday, 4 March 2020 to Wednesday, 1 April 2020
Time: 
7.00pm – 8.30pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub

Start or renew your interest in art with this sketching class.

Using our new location situated on West Park, we will fill the late summer evenings with plain-air sketching of nature, architecture and urban scenes visible from the park. Sketching tips and techniques provided. Classes will be held both indoors and in the park dependant on weather conditions. Draw, watch the sunset and unwind.

Beginners welcome. BYO Graphite pencils. Paper provided.

Tutor: 
FelicityK
Cost: 
$80
Dates: 
Saturday, 14 March 2020
Time: 
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: 
The Garden Studio, Highton (Map supplied on booking).

Create a vibrant chook or dashing rooster to begin or add to your flock of mosaic birds in your garden.

All materials supplied. BYO china 'treasures' if you wish. Homemade cookies for afternoon tea.

For more details see:
See www.flockofbirdsmosaics.org

Tutor: 
Helen Millar
Cost: 
$75.00

Health & Wellbeing

Dates: 
Tuesday, 28 January 2020 to Tuesday, 24 March 2020
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: 
$90 per term or $12 per week
Dates: 
Tuesday, 28 January 2020 to Tuesday, 24 March 2020
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: 
$90 per term or $12 per week
Dates: 
Monday, 3 February 2020 to Monday, 23 March 2020
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: 
$80 per term or $12 per week
Dates: 
Thursday, 6 February 2020 to Thursday, 26 March 2020
Time: 
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Please note for this term - no class 5th March 2020.

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: 
$70 per term or $12 per week

Community

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.

Dates: 
Monday, 6 January 2020 to Monday, 23 March 2020
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.

No booking required, just turn up.

Cost: 
Gold coin donation
Dates: 
Tuesday, 28 January 2020 to Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Time: 
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Interested in playing some old-fashioned board or card games? Live alone or no-one to play with?

Bring along your favourite game or try one that someone else has to share.

No booking required, just turn up.

Cost: 
Gold coin donation