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Repair Cafe 2024

The Repair Cafe is on the first Sunday of every month between 1pm – 3.30pm at The Link Building. This is your opportunity to work with our repairers to learn how to mend anything from clothing, lamps, toasters, kettles, smart phones and many other things! If you have nothing to repair but want to learn some new skills then come along and learn how to knit, sew, mend, crochet or almost anything else! It is fun, relaxing, social and makes you feel good to be looking after your things in this way. All welcome, just drop in. *Generally these are available each weekend but check out the latest Facebook Event to see which repairers are on for that weekend. And if you have a handy skill you’d like to volunteer then get in touch and turn up!

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Yoga at Ginninderry

Locals of Strathnairn and surrounding suburbs in West Belconnen are invited to a weekly community yoga class at The Link, Ginninderry. ABOUT This class is open to everyone – regardless of any previous yoga experience you may or may not have! We’ll be practising a slow “flow” style of yoga, so you can expect to be continuously moving for most of the class, but at a pace slow enough that you won’t need to worry about keeping up! You can also expect short breathing and meditation practices to be woven into this class, and of course, don’t forget about savasana (relaxation time!). The aim is for you to gradually build some extra strength and mobility, while at the same time melting away the tension of the day, and giving yourself the opportunity to recharge and take care of you. Class sizes adhere to current ACT Government COVID-19 venue restrictions. COST • $15 per class, or $10 per class for holders of seniors or student cards Or take advantage of these offers: • Purchase 5 classes in advance and receive $5 discount off the usual price, ie. $70 or $45 for seniors/student card holders (non-refundable and non-transferable) • Purchase 10 classes in advance and receive $15 discount off the usual price, ie. $135 or $85 for seniors/student card holders (non-refundable and non-transferable). That’s a class for free! INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS What to bring – A yoga mat, a water bottle, comfortable and non-restrictive clothing including a layer for warmth. Other yoga props optional (blocks, bolsters etc). Parking and entry – Free parking is available at The Link building on McClymont Way, off Pro Hart Avenue, Strathnairn. Class entry is at the side of the building facing the McClymont Way parking area. Terms and conditions – All new participants must complete and sign a registration and waiver form prior to their first class. If you are a new student, I will email this form to you for you to complete and send back prior to the class. This allows me time to consider any special needs or modifications you might need or ask you any follow-up questions, so that I can provide a safe space for you to practice in. Please arrive approx. 5-10 mins early to your first class so we can meet and have a chat. All participants must inform the teacher as soon as possible of any changes to their health, wellbeing or ability to participate in the class. THE FINE PRINT Bookings that are cancelled more than 3 hours prior to the start of the class will be entitled to either a refund or a credit for a subsequent class of the same value (if available). Booking cancellations that are received within 3 hours of the start of the class will be considered a “change of mind” and only entitled to a credit for a subsequent class of the same value, not a refund. In the instance that the regular teacher is unexpectedly unable to take a planned class, every effort will be made to find a substitute teacher. If a class needs to be cancelled by the teacher, participants who have already booked and paid will be entitled to their preference of either a refund of their booking fee or a credit for a subsequent class of the same value.

Strathnairn Playgroup

Meeting every Friday during school term from 9:30am – 11:00am at The Link, meeting outside if it’s sunny, with an inside option available at other times. 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. For more information on how to join, email strathnairnplaygroup@gmail.com or go to www.facebook.com/groups/strathnairnplaygroup. Attendees must register with ACT Playgroups before attending (this is a simple, one-off process, and it’s free and you can do it on your phone when you arrive.) You can register here: Family Membership – ACT Playgroups Association (playgroupact.org.au)

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Group Fitness Class

This one hour class is based on performing a range of exercises in a group setting. Equipment supplied in the class includes battle ropes, resistance bands, dumbbells, weighted balls etc

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Strathnairn Playgroup

Meeting every Friday during school term from 9:30am – 11:00am at The Link, meeting outside if it’s sunny, with an inside option available at other times. 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. For more information on how to join, email strathnairnplaygroup@gmail.com or go to www.facebook.com/groups/strathnairnplaygroup. Attendees must register with ACT Playgroups before attending (this is a simple, one-off process, and it’s free and you can do it on your phone when you arrive.) You can register here: Family Membership – ACT Playgroups Association (playgroupact.org.au)

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Repair Cafe 2023

The Repair Cafe is on the first Sunday of every month between 1pm – 3.30pm at The Link Building. This is your opportunity to work with our repairers to learn how to mend anything from clothing, lamps, toasters, kettles, smart phones and many other things! If you have nothing to repair but want to learn some new skills then come along and learn how to knit, sew, mend, crochet or almost anything else! It is fun, relaxing, social and makes you feel good to be looking after your things in this way. All welcome, just drop in. *Generally these are available each weekend but check out the latest Facebook Event to see which repairers are on for that weekend. And if you have a handy skill you’d like to volunteer then get in touch and turn up!

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July Community Workshop

Suburb design plays a crucial role in fostering the well-being and vibrancy of a community, be that the infrastructure that keeps it ticking behind the scenes to the amenity that makes living convenient. In this Workshop, we invite you to come together and explore the future Macnamara Estate Development Plan (i.e. subdivision), Ginninderry’s first Local Centre, Infrastructure like the Strathnairn Water Utility and the possibilities for the Future Urban Area adjoining the future Strathnairn Primary School. The workshop format will be a brief Project Update before diving into the focus topics. Whether you are an existing resident, or will be one in the future, we encourage you to join us for what we hope to be an informative and engaging workshop. Communication Link, a specialist communication and engagement consultancy firm based in Canberra, will facilitate the workshop. Communication Link has facilitated sessions like this for over 20 years and will ensure your ideas are heard and captured. We will provide a light dinner and drinks on the night and have childcare available to support the attendance of our young families. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know by emailing community@ginninderry.com

Operation Food Rescue Workshop

Do you get a little fired up about food waste at your house? Then why not get in on the action, that is having your no-waste-kitchen cake and eating it too! Through a variety of active-learning activities, you will: -Identify food-waste habits in your home -Work collaboratively with others to garner easy solutions to common food-waste habits -Create a personal action-plan to reduce your food waste -Enjoy tasting a selection easy-to-prepare, no-waste, dishes Participants will need to bring the following items to the workshop: pen, paper, tasting bowl, fork, spoon, cutlery and a top-notch, solutions-focused attitude!   Book here   -Please note, this workshop is not refundable, however if you are no longer able to attend you are welcome to pass your ticket on to a friend. Accessibility: The Link building has an accessibility ramp and accessible bathrooms. For all accessibility enquiries please contact us on 6248 0885 or sustainability@canberraenvironment.org

Make Your Own Terrarium

Join us for a hands-on terrarium workshop and discover the joy of creating your own miniature garden! In this workshop, you’ll learn how to build and design your own terrarium […]

Introductory Afrofusion Drumming Workshops

Free Introductory Afrofusion Dance and Drumming Workshops! Join the Ginninderry community for a workshop with master drummer, Charles. Drumming has been used by many cultures around the world for thousands […]

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Introductory Afrofusion Drumming Workshops

Free Introductory Afrofusion Dance and Drumming Workshops! Join the Ginninderry community for a workshop with master drummer, Charles. Drumming has been used by many cultures around the world for thousands of years to strengthen and maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health, as an expressive art form and a holistic therapy. For these one-off workshops Charles and Philippa will lead the group in an immersive and lively drumming workshop. No experience is necessary and drums will be provided. For those who would like to give Afrofusion dance a go, there will also be a 30 minute dance class at the end of the class. You might like to bring a bottle of water, but refreshments will be provided. Wear comfy clothes and a bring a willingness to have fun! Bookings essential so that we can make sure there will be a drum for you! Book here

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HelpingACT Digital Uplift Program

Book here Free training conducted over two sessions to guide and assist those who need a helping hand with common day to day use of technology. One carer per attendee […]

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