COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND ROUND UP

COMMUNITY ROUND UP 

At GWNH is Sing Out Geelong, a local community group for people of all ages and abilities who love singing.  Join song leader Ceridwyn Gordon fortnightly on Thursdays for fun, informal sessions, with everything from pop to folk to gospel.  Time 7.30 – 9.00pm.  Next dates: 23 June, 14 and 28 July, 11 and 25 August, 8 September. No experience necessary, no need to book, $7.00 per session.  Email singoutgeelong@outlook.comVisit https://www.singoutgeelong.com.au/

In addition, there is a LOOK Club (like a Book Club but only different!) associated with GWNH.

Join LOOK Club if you are interested in seeing a film at the Pivotonian Cinema on the last Wednesday of every month, then catching up for a coffee/drink afterwards to share your views about the film.  If you would like to be contacted to receive notification of the selected film, session time and meet up place, email deb.kearney@outlook.com . Pay for your ticket on the day at the cinema.

This month’s film is Elvis: 1.00 – 3.40pm Wednesday 29 June.  Catch up afterwards at Commun Na Fein Hotel, 209 Bellarine Street. RSVP to Deb by 22 June.

 

Refugee Week Screening of Scattered People Tuesday 21 June 6.00 – 8.00pm

St Joseph’s College and CRAG (Combined Refugee Action Group) present a screening of the multi award winning film Scattered People with special guest speaker Fran McAloon, Executive Member of CRAG.

Doors open at 6pm for a 7pm screening at Peter Cannon Performing Arts Centre, St Joseph’s College Geelong, 135 Aphrasia Street, Newtown.

Tickets $15 with an option to make a further donation to CRAG’s legal fund. These funds are used to provide legal support to people seeking asylum who live in the Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast area.  Bookings https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=900082&

Come along, chat to CRAG members, buy a bottle of wine or t-shirt and also raffle tickets with fabulous prizes:

–          A rustic garden sculpture possum donated by David Dawson from Overwrougt.com.au, Australian garden art from Daylesford.

–          A framed painting titled A Song to the Moon, acrylic on canvas, by Cathie Bond.

 

Scattered People Produced by John and Lizzi Swatland www.scatteredpeoplefilm.org

When a band of Australian musicians share their instruments with people seeking asylum, they discover their music speaks louder than words, and builds bridges, opens hearts, brings hope and has the power to restore lost human dignity. This is a story of a changing Australia.

After the musicians enter a Brisbane detention centre to share music, they meet two Iranian musicians, Mas and Saha, who sing on their three albums.  Missy Higgins, John Butler, Harry James Angus (The Cat Empire), Katie Noonan, Michael Franti, Archie Roach, Dan Sultan and Robbie James talk about the power of music, its ability to break through barriers, unite people and create shared experiences.  It speaks of the healing power of creative expression and shared stories.

 

Become a Nature Steward this Spring

If you are wanting to connect with and support your local environment and meet others in your community, check out the Nature Stewards program

Discover more about your local and Victorian environment, ways to care for nature and discover where to get active and volunteering locally.

This is a great way for young and not so young people to improve their knowledge and appreciation of nature.  The program is designed to give people skills and confidence  with volunteering in this space.

DETAILS

10 x weekly class sessions (3 hrs)

7 x Field sessions (4 hrs)

Open to all over 18 years of age

WHERE & WHEN

Leopold Community Hub, Leopold

23rd July to 1st October (excl. AFL long weekend)

COST

City of Greater Geelong (CoGG) residents

$140 Full fee, $70 Concession*

Non-CoGG resident

$350 Full fee, $90 Concession*

(*Concession: health care card holders, full time students, pensioner)

Applications close 9th July

Nature Stewards: Learn Connect Act          For more information & to APPLY www.naturestewards.org.au

Sponsored by Outdoors Victoria, City of Greater Geelong and Geelong Field Naturalists Club

 

 

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