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 2 Program Brochure here:

GWNH 2019 Term 2 Program Brochure

 

Creative Arts

Art Classes - Tonal Drawing

Dates: 
Thursday, 25 April 2019 to Thursday, 23 May 2019
Time: 
6.30pm – 8.00pm (* note begins on Anzac Day evening)
Venue: 
OneCare, 61 Candover St, Geelong West

This class will teach you the fundamentals of tonal drawings. Focusing on rendering various textures, we will use graphite pencils to understand tone – moving onto producing drawings of your own.

BYO: pencils 2h HB, B, 2b, 4b eraser & sharpener.

Paper provided. Photo image reflects techniques not subject of the class.

Tutor: 
FelicityK
Cost: 
$80
Code: 
2CA1

Mosaics - Mother Bird Baby Bird Plate

Dates: 
Saturday, 11 May 2019
Time: 
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: 
The Garden Studio, Highton (Map supplied on booking).

This could be your Mother’s Day treat. Stencil bird shapes are an option to guide your design process.  BYO china ‘treasures’ if you wish.

All materials and afternoon tea supplied.

See www.flockofbirdsmosaics.org

Tutor: 
Helen Millar
Cost: 
$75
Code: 
2CA2

Art Classes - Painting with Palette Knives

Dates: 
Thursday, 30 May 2019 to Thursday, 27 June 2019
Time: 
6.30pm – 8.00pm
Venue: 
OneCare, 61 Candover St, Geelong West

In this beginner friendly class you will explore what is possible using palette knives combined with acrylic paint, impasto medium and modeling paste. Take time to familiarize yourself with these materials then start on a project of your choice.

Palette knives and mediums supplied for experimentation in first week. You are required to bring your own supplies to complete your individual project.

Tutor: 
FelicityK
Cost: 
$80
Code: 
2CA3

Mosaics - Remembrance Bird (25cm)

Dates: 
Saturday, 8 June 2019
Time: 
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: 
The Garden Studio, Highton. Map supplied on booking.

Make a special bird for the wall or on a stick to honour the memory of someone you have loved and lost.

BYO china ‘treasures’ if you wish.

All materials and afternoon tea supplied.

See www.flockofbirdsmosaics.org

Tutor: 
Helen Millar
Cost: 
$75
Code: 
2CA4

Health & Wellbeing

Pilates Classes

Dates: 
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 to Tuesday, 18 June 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: 
$90 per term or $12 per week
Code: 
2HW4

Yoga Classes

Dates: 
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 to Tuesday, 18 June 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: 
$90 per term or $12 per week
Code: 
2HW5

Mindfulness Meditation Day Sessions

Dates: 
Monday, 29 April 2019 to Monday, 24 June 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: 
$80 per term or $12 per week
Code: 
2HW1

Qigong Classes

Dates: 
Thursday, 2 May 2019 to Thursday, 27 June 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: 
$90 per term or $12 per week
Code: 
2HW6

Mindfulness Meditation Evening Session 6th May 2019

Dates: 
Monday, 6 May 2019
Time: 
6:00pm - 7:00pm (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: 
$12 per session
Code: 
2HW2

Mindfulness Meditation Evening Session 20th May 2019

Dates: 
Monday, 20 May 2019
Time: 
6:00pm - 7:00pm (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: 
$12 per session
Code: 
2HW2

Mandala & Meditation Workshop

Dates: 
Saturday, 1 June 2019
Time: 
12:00 noon - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Virginia Todd Hall - Clarence St, Geelong West

Unleash your creativity and quieten your mind during this unique workshop. Diddie and Linda welcome you to re-energise, re-balance, de-stress and re-centre in a non judgmental space.

During this workshop - Linda will guide you through two 30 minute mindfulness/meditation sessions. Diddie will assist you to create your personal miniature mandala, and gently guide you through any blocks that may arise during this process. No prior art or meditation experience is required. BYO snacks and water.

Tutor: 
Linda & Diddie
Cost: 
$95 + $9 materials
Code: 
2HW3

Mindfulness Meditation Evening Session 3rd Jun 2019

Dates: 
Monday, 3 June 2019
Time: 
6:00pm - 7:00pm (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: 
$12 per session
Code: 
2HW2

Mindfulness Meditation Evening Session 17th Jun 2019

Dates: 
Monday, 17 June 2019
Time: 
6:00pm - 7:00pm (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: 
$12 per session
Code: 
2HW2

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, 29 April 2019 to Monday, 24 June 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

Winter Solstice Celebration 2019

Dates: 
Sunday, 23 June 2019
Time: 
5.30pm - 7.00pm
Venue: 
West Memorial Park, Corner Autumn and Pakington Sts

Everyone is welcome to join in this FREE community event to celebrate the Winter Solstice. This is a time that traditionally acknowledges the shortest day of daylight in the southern hemisphere.

Bring a rug and your lanterns, enjoy a hot chocolate and join us for a family friendly, amazing and memorable celebration of music, colour and light in the beautiful West Memorial Park in Geelong West. Hot chocolate and marshmallows available courtesy of Depot 3218 Café for a gold coin donation.

The Winter Solstice Celebration is proudly brought to you by the Geelong West Neighbourhood House and sponsored by Hodges Real Estate.

Cost: 
FREE COMMUNITY EVENT

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!