Neighbourhood House Week

Published on 13 April 2022

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Neighbourhood House Week, happening 9-15 May, is a nationwide initiative to celebrate the role of Neighbourhood Houses and Living & Learning Centres in local communities across the nation.  

A common thread that runs through every one of the 1000+ centres across Australia is their inclusive nature: anyone and everyone is welcome, and members of the community are encouraged to help in the house’s organisation, management and use.  

Reflecting on the past two years and the lessons we learnt on the importance of social connection and community resilience, this year’s theme is ‘Building resilience by bringing people together’. The aim is to look forward to rebuilding a more resilient and connected community as many of us re-emerge from the lockdowns that saw so many Australians isolated during this unprecedented time in our country’s history.

To celebrate Neighbourhood House week we invite you to sign up for one (or more!) of our activities offered from our three sites.

Bookings are essential as places are limited. 

Eltham Living & Learning Nillumbik

Tuesday 10 May, 3.30 - 4pm: Cupcakes & Colouring – cupcake decorating workshops for children. FREE. Rsvp here

Wednesday 11 May, 10am – 11.30am:  Macramé workshop. FREE

Wednesday 11 May, 3.00pm – 3.30pm: Shared afternoon tea, bring a plate and make new friends. FREE. Rsvp here

Thursday 12 May, 3.30 - 4pm: Cupcakes & Colouring – cupcake decorating workshops for children. FREE. Rsvp here

Diamond Creek Living & Learning Nillumbik

Monday 16 May, 11:30am – 12:30pm: Make your own terrarium. Cost $12

Thursday 12 May, 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Join the fun of the launch of our weekly drop in cuppa and games. FREE 

Friday 13 May, 1:00pm onwards: All hands on deck for the restoration of our “Welcome” mosaic + afternoon tea. No experience necessary. FREE.

Panton Hill Living & Learning Nillumbik

Tuesday 10 May, 11.30am: Clay creations – make your very own clay bowl, cup, plate or pot. Participants will also receive a paint kit to take home for when their creation is dry. Stay for a light lunch. FREE

Wednesday 11 May, 10am: Create a wellbeing garden -  learn about the elements and plants that can be included in a well-being garden, including the basic skills to propagate a sensory plant to take home, to begin your own well-being garden! Light lunch included. FREE

Thursday 12 May, 9.30am: Active Movers exercise class. FREE

For more information please call 9433 3744 or info.livinglearning@nillumbik.vic.gov.au

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