B Workshops – Saturday 12th October 11am – 12.30pm Short

Occupational Therapy, have you heard of it?

In this interactive workshop you will be introduced to what Occupational Therapy (OT) is all about and how it can help children, teenagers, adults, and aged care. Presenter, Gemma is a senior Occupational Therapist working in paediatrics and is hugely passionate about working/servicing rural and country areas. She will also share her knowledge with you Continue Reading

Introduction To Belly Dancing

Start wiggling  those hips and join in this great fun workshop with Belly Dancing devotee for more than 10 years, Heather. You will get a brief history of its origins, and learn about the health benefits, followed by warm up exercises and be taught the basic movements, then cool down exercises.  A “coin” belt will Continue Reading

Wild 4 Lilies

Wild 4 Lilies members, in the spirit of ‘have a go” are offering this enjoyable craft based workshop . There will be 3 activities run simultaneously so participants can rotate through, spending 30 minutes on each. Come and make a 3D lily, a collage (lily cards in lily colours) and a bead Lily, whilst learning Continue Reading

Writing Creative Non Fiction

Best-selling author Liz Harfull is passionate about telling the stories of regional Australia, its people, communities, history and traditions. An award-winning rural journalist and communicator, she grew up on a small farm near Mount Gambier. Develop your skills for researching and writing non-fiction, whether it's a family or community history, your own life story, a Continue Reading

Plant Propagation

Learn how to propagate plants with ease. The tutor will cover different methods used to pre-treat difficult seed. Learn the best cutting length required for striking different plants and learn how to propagate bulbs. Seed, plant cuttings, pots and potting media provided. www.facebook.com/BreckenwoodBotanicals Presenter: Chris Elliott   Workshop (55)

Make and Decorate 2 Tiny Houses

Kits will be supplied ready for you to put together two tiny houses and decorate them to look like they are covered in snow. Great idea for hanging on a Christmas tree or making a little scene. You will be able to choose two from a set of eight for this workshop and the other Continue Reading

From Pantry to Plate (Vegetarian)

Interested in learning how to prepare and taste some delicious vegetarian dishes? Jane is a long time cook and was a café proprietor for 9 years and will talk about what to have in your pantry to provide healthy, vegetarian meal options for your family that are interesting and tasty. A list of pantry staples Continue Reading

Understanding and Using your Camera – Basic Camera Skills

Brian has been an avid photographer forever and is President of the Strathalbyn and Districts Camera Club. A half hour discussion on the basics of photography, camera set up and use will be followed by an hour photo walk around Strathalbyn. Bring your own camera and instruction manual. A handout with information covered in the Continue Reading

Essential Oils for Emotional Wellness

Ever wondered what essential oils are all about?  In this workshop you will learn how essential oils can support your emotional wellbeing and health. Create your own essential oil perfume roller to take home. Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts that retain the natural smell and flavour, or "essence," of their source. Anna is a Continue Reading

Wonderful Ways with Watercolours

Explore the exciting qualities of watercolour paints in this relaxed workshop which is suitable for absolute beginners or those who just want to have fun with colour. Gaynor Hartvigsen is an experienced educator and professional artist who will make you welcome in her historic stone flour mill studio. Sketching paper, watercolour paper, brushes, watercolour paints Continue Reading

Warmed Up Creativity – Glass Flame Work Demonstration

Karyn from Artisans at Heart will demonstrate how she melts glass to make miniature vessels and sculptures using a gas torch and rods of coloured glass. Having lived in a small country town Karyn will also share her reflections on how community has benefitted from being involved in community art projects. www.facebook.com/Artisans-at-Heart Presenter: Karyn Bradford Continue Reading

Success in Succession

As a Family and Business adviser Jo will provide an introduction to what is Succession for the business person (family or non-family). In a relaxed and friendly environment, participants will look at where to start and why to undertake Succession. With group discussion and participation and looking at case studies, the aim is to improve Continue Reading

Practical Reiki and Meditation for Health and Wellbeing

What is Reiki and how does it work? Learn the practical applications of Reiki and how it can be used as a life tool in everyday situations. Reiki is an ancient Relaxation technique that has evolved into a Modern day Natural and Complimentary Wellness Therapy which can be learned and utilised by anyone and requires Continue Reading

Introduction to Family History Research

Do you want to know about your family’s history. Where to start? Where to find information? This workshop will help you to learn how to start your research: who to include or leave out; pros and cons of various Genealogy sites; explanation of various forms, eg census forms, birth, death and marriage entries. Presenter: Pamela Continue Reading

Flower Essence Remedies for Emotional Harmony

Find out about the benefits of flower essences; what emotional states and personality types can benefit from using these powerful natural remedies; information about how to choose and incorporate formulas for personal use. Suitable for use with all ages. Presenter: Marilyn Henn   Workshop (45)

Birds, Bees, Bats and Citizen Science

Coordinated by the Natural Resources Centre in Strathalbyn a team from The Department of Environment and Water presents: On Farm Biodiversity - What you can do on your property to help declining woodland birds.   Kylie Moritz Soil Acidity- Citizen Science looks at soil acidity in the Mount Lofty Ranges.   Jacqui Wilson, Katie Irvine/ Eliza Rieger Continue Reading

Silk Painting

Using specific paints for silk participants will paint 2 scarves. Explore colour, design, simple techniques.  No experience necessary. Helen has been painting silk, sewing art to wear clothing and teaching workshops since 1990. Presenter: Helen Moon   Workshop (42)

Chiffon Flower Brooch

In this workshop with Judith, you will learn the technique of proddy rugmaking (probably the oldest of the rag rug techniques) and use this method to make a chiffon flower, the resulting product makes a very attractive brooch or fascinator.  Judith Stephens is the President and Founder of the Australian Rugmaking Guild. Presenter : Judith Continue Reading

French Inspired Card and Gift Set to Make

Learn to use stamping and watercolour techniques using distress and archival inks, alcohol markers and fussy cutting. Not sure what I’m talking about – come along and find out!  Participants will create a card, pillow box bookmark and 2 tags. Presenter: Jackie Chapman   Workshop (38)

Understanding Worms

Aspects of worm biology will be discussed linking that to setting up and managing a home worm farm. The role of worms in the soil and the Soil Food Web will be looked at. Jo Croser is a children’s writer and amongst her books are many on science for young children. She has a Bachelor Continue Reading

So Do You Really Want To Be A Councillor?

This interactive workshop with Lorraine, who has been a councillor for 30 years with 12 as Mayor,  will take you to the floor of a council chamber so you can experience what it is really like in there. Are you curious about being a councillor? Are you keen to see it from the inside? Do Continue Reading

South Australian Aboriginal Languages

If you are interested in South Australian history and reconciliation, Clara, a research fellow for the University of Adelaide will present an interesting, non- technical overview about the Aboriginal languages belonging to country in S.A, focusing on the context in which Aboriginal people shared their languages with European linguists, the demise of the languages since Continue Reading

Empowering Employment (Own Transport)

This is an interactive workshop held at Maxima,19 Albyn Terrace, with experts in the field of employment services. You will learn how to improve your employability and explore ways to write cover letters, resumes, learn interview presentations skills and the importance of work place wellbeing. Presenters: Maxima Staff headed by James Wilson   Workshop (47)

Floral Art for your Home

Strathalbyn Floral Art Society has just celebrated it’s 60th birthday and is considered one of the premiere clubs in S.A. In this workshopthese experienced ladies will demonstrate and guide you to create an arrangement for your home.Our gardens have struggled with recent weather patterns and sometimes it’s hard to find more thana few flowers to Continue Reading

Art Encounter (Own Transport)

Visit the Stationmaster's Gallery, housed in a lovely historic railway building, this is a Community gallery showcasing quality artwork by various artists including jewellery, silks, woodwork, fabric art, sculptures, cards and much more. Drive to artist, Helen Stacey’s gallery and studio, meet the artist, discuss ideas behind her work and view works in progress. A range Continue Reading

Cemetery Tour (Own Transport)

A tour of the historic Strathalbyn cemetery, opened in 1856 - interesting and amusing stories of the pioneers: tragedies, adventures and misadventures. Tour guide, Brian, is a local Strathalbyn historian and author of many books, and has painstakingly researched Strathalbyn's local history, scouring the local past newspapers “Southern Argus” and “The Observer”, Government publications, Trove Continue Reading

Talinga Grove – Olives and more (Own Transport)

Three generations of our family live and work on our land where we grow and hand craft a range of extra virgin olive oils and olive inspired produce. The Talinga Grove Farm Store offers visitors the chance to experience the complete offering and to immerse themselves in the world of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. A Continue Reading

Sacred Grove (Own Transport)

Sacred Grove encapsulates Ancient Encounters with three of Australia’s finest medicinal plants on a certified organic property at Belvidere in South Australia. The three plants include the lesser known Scented Emu Bush "Eremophila alternifolia", Sandalwood "Santalum spicatum" and Native Pine "Callitris gracilis". They have the potential to reduce pain as well as anti-bacterial properties and anti-inflammatory capacities. Bush Continue Reading

Explore Strathalbyn’s Heritage (Own Transport)

What’s a Furphy, a Tip Dray, the “Solar Flare”? The former police station (built 1858) and courthouse (added in 1867), feature several rooms set out in the style of the Victorian era, a room reflecting changes in health care over the years, and a courtyard with very high stone walls. From the courtyard, one can Continue Reading