D Workshops – Saturday 12th October 1.30pm – 3pm Short

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)

Crochet a Fast Beanie

Now is the perfect time, if you’ve never picked up a crochet hook before you can learn to crochet a seamless beanie in the round. All materials supplied. Suitable for beginners through to expert crafters. Presenter: Julie Haines   Workshop (40)

Wool and Worms

If Ewes have worms, you won’t get wool! Well you will-just less of it and other losses. This workshop will include an overview of wool knowledge, identification and preparation for sale from ‘Grass to Garment’ to maximising your $$’s and a very close look at the types of worms that can reduce productivity of your Continue Reading

Preparing For an Adventure Greater Than the Normal Holiday

Do you fancy leaving your daily life behind and hitting the road as a Grey Nomad or selling all your belongings and backpacking the world ?  Local Strath lady, Cate has led such an interesting life, spending 8 years of it, cruising around the world. This workshop is all about discussion and ideas of how 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

Blue Zone: 9 secrets to Living a Healthy Long Life

If you were going to invest in your future best self, where would you put your time and energy? In this workshop with Robyn and Susan you will learn the 9 lessons to living a longer, healthier, happier  life from the longest lived communities in the world. The workshop also includes a hands on demonstration Continue Reading

A Bit of History – Glenbarr Homestead (Own Transport)

Glenbarr is a heritage listed homestead set on 35 acres of gently undulating farming land alongside the meandering Middle Creek. Glenbarr was originally a home for Scottish pioneers and was one of the first buildings in Strathalbyn built in c1842. A tour of the buildings provide a unique insight into the lifestyle of the early pioneers in rural Australia in this area. Afternoon Continue Reading

Learn How to De-stress and Relax with Hypnosis

Christine has had a lengthy career in Adult education but when she was introduced to Neuro Linguistic Programming and Hypnosis, she saw it as a great opportunity to continue to help women but in a different field. In this workshop you will learn the technique involved in reducing cravings and how you can apply self- 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

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

Gardening The Mediterranean Way

In this workshop you will learn all about the basics of garden design, plant characteristics and the key concepts to Mediterranean gardening. Our South Australian climate of hot, dry summers and fairly frost free winters is ideal for this form of gardening and evokes the Mediterranean lifestyle with lots of outdoor living Presenter :Trevor  Nottle 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

Neck and Shoulder Massage

 Book your 15 minute session, with complementary therapist Robyn. This is a seated and clothed session where you can let yourself drift away as Robyn relaxes your muscles and nervous system. Essential oils are available if desired as well as Reiki. Cost $5 Presenter: Robyn Stitt   Workshop (30)

Compiling a Book on History & Enter into Computer

From a beginner’s experience, you will learn  search, record, interview and quoting. Set up as a document on Microsoft Word 2003-2007 using layout options. All the do’s and don’ts encountered in producing a first book. If time permits there will also be advice on inserting photos and indexing. Marian, a farmer’s wife, spent 3 years Continue Reading

Sashiko Embroidery – a Japanese Technique (Own Transport)

Learn how to do Japanese embroidery at the Strath Sewing and Quilting Shop on Rankine Street. This will be a hand sewing class and work can then be taken home to be made into a cushion or bag etc. It will be supplied in kit form and may be a different design to the photo. 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

Visit 3 Historic Churches-Guided Tour

Meet at St Andrews for a self -drive or quick walk to 3 local churches. Hear about the history and activities at St Andrews Uniting Church at 10 Alfred Place with Catherine, the Christ Church Anglican Church at 24 East Tce.  with Rev. Alex Stone and finally the Church of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church Continue Reading

Come’n’Try Archery (Own Transport)

This Come’n’Try session will be fully supervised by registered Archery Coaches. You will be taught the basic safety rules of archery. You will be shown the basic steps of how to shoot a bow and provided with tuition during the session. Each archer will be provided with a suitable size & strength bow, matching set Continue Reading