Community Textiles Project: Textile Frogs

Thursday 1 Sept – 15 Sept 2.00 – 3.00 pm Cost $45. More details or email

Use any textile medium of your choice (knitting, crocheting, weaving, felting, sewing) to create a 3d frog or follow along with the workshop to produce a simple stitched version inspired by the art of sashiko ( simple stab stitching). Your finished works will be exhibited in conjunction with our community art project highlighting the growling grass frog. 


Community Arts: Exhibition The Buildings of Pako

Geelong West Library is currently hosting a local art exhibition “The Buildings of Pako” in collaboration with their friends at Geelong West Neighbourhood House. Pop in and have a look. The Community Arts Project works collaboratively with the Artist in Residence at the neighbourhood house to complete a series of artworks for exhibition.


Home Seeking Solace – An Introspective Exploration

A joint art exhibition by Silvana Benacchio and Beverley Exell until 28 August at Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House, 3 Tobin Drive

Home is not always a physical structure. Home is also where the heart is; where there is a sense of connection and peace. For both silvana and Beverley, this is provided by nature, both finding solace in the healing and nurturing sense of nature, as wise teacher and constant companion.


Wear It Purple Day Friday 26 August

The day is all about celebrating young LGBTQI+ people, and challenging societal attitudes to help shape a better world for us all to live in. Founded in 2010, it was established to show LGBTQI+ young people across the globe that there is hope, that there are people who support and accept them, and they have the right to be who they are.

Through celebration, and showing support by wearing purple (or rainbow) coloured clothing, Wear It Purple strives to foster supportive, safe, empowering and inclusive environments for rainbow young people.


Menopause Information Night Thursday 1 September at 6.00pm at The Injury Clinic, 100 Fyans Street, South Geelong

Liz Quinn, Physiotherapist, and her team are hosting an information night on menopause with a GP, Women’s Health Physio and Dietitian to cover topics such as bone & tissue health, continence, diet and hormone replacement therapy.  Free event.


JAZZ SWINGS Friday 2 September 7.00 – 10.15pm at Geelong West Town Hall

The Rotary Club of Geelong presents a jazz night as a fundraiser for Youth Mental Health. An evening of great jazz, food and wine plus a raffle.

BYO drinks and glasses plus snacks if you wish. $50 per head.  Bookings on line:

Music by

8 person jazz ensemble from Kardinia International College and jazz quartet from St Joseph’s College,


Kym Dillon – piano, Shannon Ebeling – saxophone,

Brianna Ekberg – vocals, Tim Phillips – drums,

Isaac Barter – bass and John Seal – vibraphone

For Further Information please contact Daryl Starkey Rotary Club of Geelong. Email:


Online Raffle

In addition to the funds raised through the Jazz Swings evening, proceeds from an on-line raffle will support the mental health of youth who may be in need of support or professional help. This is a joint initiative combining the resources of the Rotary Club of Geelong, Kardinia International College, North Geelong Secondary College and St Joseph’s College.


Feed Me Geelong – 24 Lambert Ave, Newtown, open 10am-2pm

Delicious fresh produce is available to the community on a pay what you feel basis. This is donated food that would otherwise have gone to landfill.

Valuable funds raised from the sale of the donated food cover the costs of transportation, refrigeration etc and allows Feed Me Geelong to continue to feed the ones who need assistance, so reducing food insecurity for the most vulnerable in our community. Check it out!


Geelong Food Relief Centre, drop off point at Geelong West Neighbourhood House, cnr Autumn and Pakington Streets

Contributions are taken from the neighbourhood house to the Food Relief Centre in North Geelong where they will help to stock the shelves of the minimart. Via a voucher system, food is made available to clients of numerous affiliated organisations in Geelong.

Items needed (please do not give items that are damaged or out of date): Non perishable food   Cleaning products   Pet food   Health products


The Road Home Project, drop off point at Geelong West Neighbourhood House

The Lions Club of Corio Norlane has provided a collection bin for donations of everyday products to support those experiencing homelessness in Geelong.

On any given night over 112,000 Australians are experiencing homelessness; of these nearly 45% are under 25 years of age.

Items required: Blankets, sheets, towels, jackets, hats, scarves, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, socks, feminine hygiene products, deodorants, razors, sunscreen, hairbrushes, sanitisers, wet wipes, tissues.


Community Visitor volunteers needed

Could you be a friendly visitor for someone on need? Your company can make a positive difference to someone’s life.

Community Visitor volunteers are matched with a socially isolated older person, and visit them regularly in their home or aged care facility for companionship.

For more information, please contact Program Officers Rae Nuss-Soeharto 0419 151 830, or Kimberley Trawn 0419 690 036,


Sing Out Geelong

Join Song Leader Ceridwyn Gordon for community singing at Geelong West Neighbourhood House every second Thursday during school terms 7.30 – 9.00pm (25 Aug, 8 Sep). No booking, $7 a session. This is for people wanting to sing a variety of songs in a fun and informal way. Details and contact:   

Art for Timor – Photographic Exhibition 2022

2 – 28 August at the Rachinger Gallery, Eastern Hub, cnr McKillop and Humble Streets, East Geelong


Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools (GVFS) supports education initiatives in the district of Viqueque in Timor-Leste.  As part of Geelong’s connection and friendship relationship with Viqueque, there will be an art show at the Rachinger Gallery which will comprise entries from both Viqueque and Geelong on the theme of ‘Home’.


If you would like to participate, it is as simple as using your SLR, digital or phone camera to capture an image that conjures up the idea of ‘Home’ for you (a few words or a few sentences).  I have taken a photo of my dog Milo sitting in my garden and attached a couple of words – it’s easy and only takes a few minutes.  All entries very much appreciated!


Email the image to along with a short explanation (can be written in the body of the email) by 28 July.

All additional information is available on the website 





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