We have a range of programs at Castlefield to suit everyone. Want to start a book club, join a choir, explore theatre and dance or engage in current affairs? If there is a group or program you are interested in starting please talk to the Program Manager. In the meantime explore what we have to offer. Check out our printed program for details.
Join in a relaxing session of ChantSongs (short, meditative songs/mantras) clear enough to sing along with on first listening). Connect and harmonise over a cycle of vowels, Sanskrit and Indigenous Australian chants sung with peaceful intentions and good vibrations. Sessions are guided by experienced, inspiring and encouraging song woman Diana Clark-de Vries.
When: Sundays 21 October and 25 November 2018
Time: 1.40 to 3pm.
Cost:$20/$15conc discounts on group bookings. Go to TryBooking.
One World Voices
The choir is led by Andrea Khoza who has many years experience of developing and leading choirs. Drawing on the rich traditions of African music and percussion the choir is loads of fun. The music is dynamic, joyful and uplifting and everyone is welcome. You don’t need to have sung in a choir before to join.
* First Term Start date Thursday 1 February, 2018
When: Thursday evenings
Time: 7.30 to 8.45
Cost: $15 waged and $10 concession paid on a term basis. $20 casual.
Tuning In To Kids Emotionally Intelligent Parenting – Term 2 2018
A six session parenting program for parents of children aged 3 to 10 years old. Would you like to learn how to:
- be better at talking with your child?
- be better at understanding your child?
- help your child learn to manage their emotions?
- help to prevent behaviour problems in your child?
- teach your child to deal with conflict?
Tuning in to Kids shows you how to help your child develop emotional intelligence. Children with higher emotional intelligence:
- have greater success with making and keeping friends
- have better concentration at school
- are more able to calm down when upset or angry
- tend to have fewer childhood illnesses
Emotional intelligence may be a better predictor of academic and career success than IQ!
Day and Time: Wednesdays 1:00pm to 3:00pm starting 2 May 2018. For further information contact Denise Ph: 9555 9910
You may already be experienced or you might be a beginner in how to patchwork and make quilts. This is a group for those wanting to learn a new skill and enjoy the company of others who are passionate about fabric and textiles and the wonderful combinations you can make with this beautiful craft. The group will be facilitated but essentially it is about sharing your skills and learning together.
When: Every second Tuesday resuming 6 February 2018.
Time: 9.00 am to 11.30 am.
Cost: $6 per session paid on a term basis.
Tutor: Bonnie Harris.
Castlefield Garden Club
Meet the first Thursday of each month from the 1 February 2018 at 1.00 to share gardening knowledge, seedlings and cuttings. Guest speakers and workshops will be held on different varieties of plants, ornamentals, edibles and ideas, stemming from your own interests. The group will also visit beautiful and special gardens.
Day and Time: First Thursday of the month 1:00pm to 3:0pm.
Gentle Exercise – Adaptive Yoga
A holistic adaptive teaching approach for all abilities, these yoga classes will assist you to discover how to feel healthier in body and mind, prevent injury, and increase strength and flexibility. Catering to small groups between 6 and 8, from beginners to intermediate the teacher is able to respond to individual needs. Emphasis will be on the breath and relaxation. You are welcome to BYO mat, however mats are supplied.
Day and Times: Tuesdays 12:00 to 1:00pm
Cost: $15 or $10 concession
Tutor: Jenny Fitzgerald
Stephanie Rother of Infinite Health leads this 6 week course in Dru Meditation. Designed to help you feel relaxed and energetic this course will enable you to learn a range of techniques. Each session is 90 mins long and includes gentle yoga movements, relaxation and meditation.
Day and Time: Monday 7:00pm – 8.30pm and Thurs 12.30 – 2.00pm. The program runs each term.
For more information and to enroll contact: Stephanie on 0413 019 959 or see Infinite Health website for details
Castlefield Social Bridge Group
Our social Bridge is a group for players with some experience. Bridge is played in sets of four with two competing teams. Researchers have discovered that mentally challenging games such as bridge which offer intellectual and social stimulation may help develop your memory and stimulate your immune system. It is NOT a supervised group or an affiliated Bridge club. Experienced duplicate Bridge players only and new members MUST have their own partner.
Bookings essential. Contact Judy on 0410 515 220.
The Bridge group will operate from 5th Feb to 3rd December 2018.
When: Every Monday including during school holidays.
Time: 1 pm to 4 pm.
Cost: $5 per session including afternoon tea.
Patchwork is a wonderful craft with a long and interesting history. Meg who leads the group is an extraordinary seamstress and participants either hand or machine stitch their projects with her assistance. Places are limited so check with Ros in the office regarding availability.
Day and Time: Every second Tuesday 9:30am to 11:30am (alternating weeks with Quilting)
Castlefield is also home to a number of other programs and special events run by local people and organisations:
Find out more about room hire at Castlefield.