10+ ways to spend November

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Looking for ways to spend your November?

We’ve got you covered with everything from walks to workshops! Whether you’re keen to learn sustainable kitchen skills or make new connections, Ginninderry’s November calendar has something to fit the bill.

Guided Walk of the Strathnairn to Shepherds Walking Track

Ever wanted to know more about the Ginninderry Conservation Corridor? Join the Ginninderry Conservation Trust’s Rangers as they take you along the Strathnairn to Shepherds Walking Track to learn about the site and all the plants and animals that call the Corridor home.

Baking Sourdough Bread workshop

Ever wanted to learn how to make your own sourdough? Canberra Environment Centre’s hands-on workshop on 15 November will give you the skills and confidence to start making your own delicious sourdough at home.

Sustainability and Life skills trainer Dianna Trudgian will explain the science behind bread making and demonstrate the key stages of making sourdough, such as activating and maintaining the starter and kneading and scoring the bread. The best part? You’ll get to taste a freshly baked loaf and create your own to take home and cook.

Wednesday 15 November, 6 pm – 9 pm | The Link, 1 McClymont Way, Strathnairn | More information here.

Caring For Country exhibition

Brought to you by two Ngunnawal sisters, Kristal and Jazz, don’t miss Caring for Country by Wilay Designs. The exhibition will “explore the concept of taking care of the land, environment, and the animals that inhabit it”.

Be sure to drop by The Link to see this colourful, inspirational art show.

31 October to 10 December | The Link, 1 McClymont Way, Strathnairn | More information here.

Repair Café

Got something that’s in need of repair? Thanks to SEE-Change, Uniting Care Kippax, and Canberra Environment Centre, the Repair Cafe is a monthly opportunity to work with repairers to learn how to mend anything, from clothing, lamps, toasters, kettles, smartphones and many other things. Anyone is welcome to pop along and learn some new skills or just catch up for a cuppa with your neighbours. And if you have a handy skill, you can even volunteer to help out!

Sunday 5 November, 1 pm – 3:30 pm | The Link, 1 McClymont Way, Strathnairn | More information here.

Strathnairn Playgroup

Are you and your little ones keen to connect with others in the Ginninderry community? Check out the Strathnairn Playgroup! It’s a great way for children aged 0 – 5 years old (and their parents) to socialise and enjoy new activities!

Feel free to grab a coffee from Cafe Stepping Stone at Strathnairn Arts and come down and play or enjoy the tea and coffee at The Link.

Every Friday during school terms, 9.30 pm – 11 am | The Link, 1 McClymont Way, Strathnairn | More information here.

Peace Education Program

This empowering video-based workshop is perfect for anyone looking to discover their inner strength. Offering participants the opportunity to focus and reflect on reaching their own understanding of peace, you’ll reflect, discuss, and work through activities that feature excerpts from author Prem Rawat’s presentations (that touch on the themes of Peace, Appreciation, Inner Strength, Self-awareness, Clarity, Understanding, Dignity, Choice, Hope, and Contentment).

Every Wednesday, 12 pm – 1 pm | The Link, 1 McClymont Way, Strathnairn | More information here.

Intro to Fermenting

Learn the art of fermentation, including how to make sauerkraut, pickled vegetables and yoghurt, in this Canberra Environment Centre workshop.

Pickling, sauerkraut and yoghurt making involve a natural process known as lacto-fermentation, harnessing the power of good bacteria to create delicious foods. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to bring the art of fermenting into your kitchen and take home your jars of sauerkraut and pickled veggies. You’ll also view a demonstration of the yoghurt-making process, so you’ll have the confidence to make yoghurt in your own kitchen.

Wednesday 22 November 6 pm – 9 pm | The Link, 1 McClymont Way, Strathnairn | More information here.

Change up your fitness routine with Taekwon-Do Classes

No experience is necessary for this special class – you just need to be willing to have a go! Taught by Patrick Steele, everyone over the age of six is welcome (including beginners), and the class will accommodate all fitness levels—from those who have previous Taekwon-Do experience to those who can’t touch their toes. Running Monday and Friday evenings, enrolment for one term is $100 per student, with family discounts available. Make sure to book in quickly!

Every Monday and Friday, 6 pm – 7 pm | The Link, 1 McClymont Way, Strathnairn | More information here.

Tap into your zen with yoga classes

Get bendy during Thursday evenings at a yoga class! You don’t need any experience – just head along for the slow-flow class that will help melt away tension, build strength and mobility, and give you a chance to recharge. Take along a yoga mat, water bottle and comfy clothes. Classes are $15 per person, or $10 for concessions, or save when you pre-purchase classes.

Every Thursday, 7.15 pm – 8:15 pm | The Link, 1 McClymont Way, Strathnairn | More information here.

Have a yarn with Good Omen Goodeze

Want to learn a new skill or get back into a hobby you used to love? Local community needle craft group Good Omen Goodeze is hosting an afternoon full of knitting and crochet—and you’re invited. Pop in for a cup of tea and a chat with the passionate members and use the opportunity to make something special to take home or to donate to those in need at the Canberra Hospital. All supplies are provided – you just need to bring yourself!

Every Friday afternoon, 1 pm – 3 pm | The Link, 1 McClymont Way, Strathnairn | More information here.

Songbirds of Belconnen Choir

Enjoy a sociable, supportive environment to enhance your singing and musicianship skills by singing with others – it’s not only a fun, valuable learning opportunity, it’s great for our physical and mental health!

Every Tuesday 7 pm – 8 pm | The Link, 1 McClymont Way, Strathnairn | More information here.

Wildfire Youth & Young Adults

Wildfire Youth & Young Adults group meets in Ginninderry every Friday afternoon. Pop along to discover and build relationships, faith, and serve others.

Drop in and grab a snag, shoot some hoops with your mates and meet other locals.

Every Friday afternoon, 4 pm – 9 pm | Paddys Park, Asimus Avenue, Strathnairn | More information here.

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