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.
One World Voices
The choir is led by Andrea Khoza and Annemarie Sharry who have many years experience of developing and leading choirs. Drawing on the rich traditions of Indigenous music, African music and percussion and world music 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 and reading music is not necessary.
When: Thursday evenings during school terms
Time: 7.30 pm to 8.45pm.
Cost: $15 waged and $10 concession paid on a term basis. $20 casual. Tryout session free. Please call the office on 9598 0662 to find out more information.
Tuning In To Kids Emotionally Intelligent Parenting
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 12:30pm to 3:00pm
Cost: Gold coin donation.
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 (alternating weeks with Patchworking)
Time: 9.30 am to 12.30 am.
Cost: $10 per session paid on a term basis.
Tutor: Bonnie Harris.
Castlefield Garden Club
Meet the first Thursday of each month from the at 1 pm 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 pm to 3 pm.
Gentle Strength and Balance with Nikki Licheri
Nikki’s classes are simple, easy to follow without confusing equipment. Making use of a chair for body weight exercises, the goal of each class is to finish feeling better! The exercises are designed to create strength without bulk and build toned, functional bodies that meet the needs of everyday activities. Nikki is qualified to offer lots of options. She sequences a range of gentle exercises and activities that are fun to do using concepts found in the Pilates method:
This is a remote program run online via Zoom.
Day and Time: Every Friday during term time 10.45 to 11.30 am
Time: 10.45 am to 11.30 am (Remote program via Zoom)
Art For All Abilities
Experienced artist Janis Morgan will help you discover your inner artist with a range of activities using different materials. This supportive group is great for people of all abilities.
No experience necessary.
When: Tuesdays starting 4 February
Time: 1 pm to 3.00 pm
Cost: $15/$10 concession per session on a term basis.
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.
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.