Workshop Locations

A Workshops – Friday 11th October 3pm – 4pm

Strathalbyn History Walk

Join Carolyn, the coordinator of the Strathalbyn History Group on an interesting walk from High Street, through the beautiful Memorial Gardens, over the Children’s Bridge (celebrating its centenary) and back along Albyn Terrace, site of the earliest settlements in Strath. Hear the stories around the history of this lovely town. Wear appropriate footwear and clothing Continue Reading

Carolyn’s Chemo Caps

Join Carolyn and her team and hear the amazing story of this project, watch them work, help them cut and pack and make a worthwhile contribution to this valuable enterprise. Carolyn was diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2011 and while undergoing chemotherapy, was unable to find suitable head wear  and decided to make her Continue Reading

“I Just Didn’t Think Of It”- Creative Ways to Engage Interest in Agriculture

Belinda is a Director and Senior Project manager with AgCommunicators and amongst many other roles, has worked with PIRSA and has been a consultant on the ABC. In this one hour workshop she will be sharing how some of the programmes she has been involved in, delivers initiatives to engage teachers and students in agriculture Continue Reading

Come & Learn Tunisian Crochet

Tunisian crochet. Part knitting, part crochet and immensely satisfying. It is very easy to learn and makes a dense and squishy fabric with a beautiful texture.  Fran will supply participants with a kit, including the long distinctive hook, which will allow you to begin either a headband or hat.  Fran has been a member of Continue Reading

Taste of Antiques in Strathalbyn

Linda will introduce you to the collection at their business All In Good Time Antiques. She will share her interest, knowledge and passion for period pieces and unusual ‘stuff’ and tell you a little of the history of Antiques in Strath.  She will then take you on a stroll down High Street to two other Continue Reading

Kenny Blake – the story and the statue

Learn the story behind this amazing piece of work and the man who inspired it. Kenny Blake was a famous Strathalbyn motor bike racer, known as racing’s “gentleman racer”. In 2018 the first Kenny Blake Festival of Motorcycling was held. Marylou Nees has been a lover of all things two wheeled for most of her Continue Reading

Creative Gift Wrapping

Join us at Ella Jane for this fun-filled workshop to learn some exciting and creative gift wrapping techniques from Japan. Ella Jane on Sunter Lane is a delightful Gallery, Gift and Homewares Store offering an extensive range including local art, cards, gifts and flowers.  www.facebook.com/ellajaneonsunterlane  Presented by: Laura and Sue   Workshop (28)

A Guided Stroll through Collectable Classics

Join passionate car enthusiast Graham as he talks you through the wonderful stock at Collectable Classics, Adelaide’s leading classic car specialists.  Established in 1989 to take the hassle out of selling classic vehicles, it has also become one of Strathalbyn’s leading tourist attractions.  Probably best you leave your cheque book behind! Graham Simpson spends his Continue Reading

History Walk on High Street

Let Kathy Gambling, co-author of the award winning ‘Strathalbyn’s High Street’ take you for a walk along this historic precinct of Strathalbyn.  Lovely buildings and interesting stories. Kathy is a member of Strathalbyn Family History Group and co-author of a recent book on the history of High Street. Presenter :Kathy Gambling   Workshop (24)

Treat yourself to a 15 minute Neck & Shoulder massage

Let Michelle and Mandy get rid of those knots and release the tension in your neck and shoulders. Both recent graduates from the Institute of Fitness and local Adelaide Hills girls, Michelle enjoys remedial massage and has a passion for making people feel better, while Mandy is currently a sports trainer for The Central Districts Continue Reading

The Commercial Hotel hosts a Coopers Beer Tasting

Great SA brewer Coopers presents a taste of some of their finest. Accompanied by a bite or two courtesy of The Commercial Hotel. The Commercial Hotel in High Street is a Strath icon, established in 1865 and still providing the community with great food and beverages. Presenter: Stacey Butler   Workshop (22)

Australian Lions Hearing Dogs

An introduction to Australian Lions Hearing Dogs and a demonstration from one of the dogs currently in training. Dogs are trained to assist those with a hearing loss by alerting them to sounds such as telephone, doorbell and fire alarm.  ALHD is a project of Lions Clubs Australia.  Since 1982 ALHD has been helping those Continue Reading

Magical Entertainment with Rich Tieger

Rich will entertain and delight you with some magic, some comedy and some balloons!   Held in the Veranday Bar of The Robin Hood Hotel enjoy a relaxing hour of fun, laughter and magical entertainment. Rich has been doing magic for over 20 years and is also an award winning balloon artist.  www.facebook.com/Richtiegermagic Presenters: Rich Tieger Continue Reading

Gluten Free – the journey & some directions

Sue and Joy have teamed together to bring you this informative session. It will be some hands on and some discussion on the whole gluten free movement. Celiac and gluten intolerance. Recipes, tastings, shopping lists, tips and ideas. Sue was diagnosed with celiac 25 years ago when the only food available was rice cakes ..not Continue Reading

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

C Workshops – Saturday 12th October 11am – 3pm Double

Women’s Confidence, Growth & Relationship Building Through Horses (Own Transport)

DOUBLE WORKSHOP 11am - 3pm This experience is a collaboration between 3 local, rural women, Jess, Esther and Kathy, weaving their teachings of women’s confidence, leadership and skill building together in this one workshop. Held at The Riding Patch, 51 Callington Road, you will have the opportunity for hands –on learning as well as interesting Continue Reading

Milang History, Railway Museum Experience and more (Bus Tour)

DOUBLE WORKSHOP 11am - 3pm In the nineteenth century Milang was a busy river port. Between 1860 and 1880 it was one of South Australia’s busiest ports, connecting Adelaide, which was only 47 miles (87 km) away, with the thriving river trade. The Milang Railway Museum is situated on the banks of Lake Alexandrina just a Continue Reading

Wines & More (Bus Tour)

DOUBLE WORKSHOP 11am - 3pm Kimbolton, run by 5th generation vignerons, the wines are sourced from individual vineyard sites where classic and alternative varieties are showcased. Bleasdale, established in 1850 by Frank Potts, is Australia’s second oldest family owned and operated winery where, in addition to tasting, you will see the original 3.5 tonne red Continue Reading

Clayton Bay by Land and Water (Bus Tour)

DOUBLE WORKSHOP 11am - 3pm Clayton Bay Foreshore Walking Trail and a cruise on the Oscar W. Located on the River Murray opposite the north-east tip of Hindmarsh Island, the Clayton Bay community has recovered from the millennial drought and has been involved in community revegetation programs for the past 9 years. The foreshore walking trail showcases this as Continue Reading

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

E Workshops – Saturday 12th October 1.30pm – 5pm Double

Understanding Sheepdogs, Stockmanship and Basic Training (Own Transport)

DOUBLE WORKSHOP 1.30pm - 5pm This workshop is situated at Angas Plains, a thirteen minute drive from Strathalbyn and is an informative session presented by Milton who has 37 years’ experience  as a farmer and sheepdog trainer. You will learn the theory, the basics of starting and training a dog, and through actual demonstrations, see Continue Reading

Cooking From Scratch With The Thermomix

DOUBLE WORKSHOP 1.30pm - 5pm Jessica from the Adelaide Hills Thermomix team will demonstrate the versatility of the Thermomix and show you how to save money and time in the kitchen. Using local  produce, watch her create a beautiful fresh drink, a delicious dip, lemon curd, hand made  gluten free crackers, a quick fresh salad, Continue Reading

Strategies for a Life That Thrives

DOUBLE WORKSHOP 1.30pm - 5pm Sharlene is a founding member of the Healing Through Love initiative and also the serving Chief of the Speakers Institute of S.A . She loves face to face interaction and assisting others to find their voice and share their message. This workshop is content rich, fast, fun and interactive.  You Continue Reading

Strathalbyn Woodshed (Own Transport)

DOUBLE WORKSHOP 1.30pm - 5pm The Strathalbyn Woodshed started in 2004 as a council initiative in old metal storage shed overlooking the Soldiers Memorial Gardens, and was  mainly for retired men.  In 2018 they moved into their state of the art large new premises at 97A Milnes Road, with an excellent range of equipment, and Continue Reading

Bushfire Ready

DOUBLE WORKSHOP 1.30pm - 5pm In this informative and interactive powerpoint presentation, Jackie assists participants to become more Bushfire Ready. There will be a series of exercises to review and test existing bushfire survival plans whilst providing building blocks information for those without a plan. You will also receive survival plan templates and other handouts Continue Reading

Singing For Pleasure

DOUBLE WORKSHOP 1.30pm - 5pm Do you love to sing in the shower? The ladies from Heaven Knows A Cappella group will guide you in this workshop using only the voices as instruments. Put a little harmony into your life and if you are feeling confidant by the end of the session, the group will Continue Reading

Strathalbyn’s Garden Delights (Bus Tour)

DOUBLE WORKSHOP 1.30pm - 5pm Travel by bus to five lovely, award winning Strathalbyn gardens,  including  Brae Gairden, and Sgorra Bhreac,  harking back to our Scottish heritage . Noted for their various styles, these highly productive gardens are often open to the public to raise money for charity. Feed your soul with inspiration and admiration -so Continue Reading

Cruising the Creek Winery Tour (Bus Tour)

DOUBLE WORKSHOP 1.30pm - 5pm Langhorne Creek is one of Australia’s oldest wine regions in South Australia. It has a proud history of family owned and run vineyards and wineries which include the oldest family owned Cabernet vines in production in the world. Experience the hidden treasures of Langhorne Creek while being transported in air-conditioned Continue Reading

Bird Lover’s Delight – Tolderol Game Reserve Wetlands (Bus Tour)

DOUBLE WORKSHOP 1.30pm - 5pm Tolderol Game Reserve Wetlands is one of the premier bird-watching locations in South Australia. The constructed bays and channels support over 80 waterbird species including many migratory shorebird species that travel from Siberia and Japan each year between August and April. Located on the fringe of Lake Alexandrina, a Ramsar-listed Continue Reading

F Workshops – Saturday 12th October 3.30pm – 5pm Short

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)

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

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

The Mental Health Toolbox and Why This Can be Fun

The focus will be to build a concept of a Mental Health Toolbox. Also talk about the local Strathalbyn Suicide Prevention Network and how that has helped our Rural Community and cover the value of being a country psychologist for a local community. I am a country psychologist who has lived in country Victoria and Continue Reading

Herbs, Varieties and Uses (Own Transport)

A discussion around the importance of using herbs in our everyday life. Try different varieties of culinary herbs and how they may be used and grown.  Sample herbal teas fresh from the garden and learn the medicinal benefits of some easy to grow herbs, plus how we can attract more beneficial insects and bees into Continue Reading

The Secret Art Of Recipe Writing

Writing recipes that enable people to successfully reproduce grandmother’s fruit cake or the delicious dish you make every week for your children, is not as simple as you might suspect. Author of the best -seller, The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook , Liz will draw on her experience gained in her career and reveal the steps 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

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

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

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

G Workshops – Sunday 13th October 9am – 10.30am Short

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

Encourage and Identify Birds in your Garden

Rose has been interested in birds since her childhood and in this workshop, she will share with you her knowledge of how to recognise different birds one is likely to encounter, including call, behaviour and nesting habits. You will also discover how to encourage birds into your garden and why they can be an important Continue Reading

A Look At Astrology

Monika is a professional astrologer with 20 years experience and this workshop will cover the basics of Astrology. The history and beginnings of Astrology ad the basic Sun and Moon sign interpretation. Come armed with your birthdate and if possible the time you were born if you are interested in what can be gleaned from Continue Reading

Yoga

An authentic general-level yoga class, catering for all levels of experience and abilities. Led by Emily Eglitis physiotherapist and yoga teacher of ten years experience, this class incorporates the strength of Pilates principles, with the philosophy and challenge of Hatha Yoga. Please bring your Yoga mat, water Emily Eglitis is a Physiotherapist and Certified Yoga Continue Reading

Photographing Farms for Posterity

We will discuss how wide we need to spread our recording of farm life. Posterity – means “Future generations”, so I believe that our task is to provide a visual insight into the farming life of today that can be stored in a form that will last as long as possible. A close personal relationship Continue Reading

Self Compassion and Gratitude

The workshop will explore the importance of gratitude and self compassion in our everyday wellbeing.  It will provide an opportunity for you to start the morning with a guided meditation, have a little fun with gratitude and explore self compassion.  A workshop to start cultivating a more compassionate and grateful life. Suzie has extensive experience Continue Reading

All about Attitude T’ai Chi with Jen

All About Attitude - Simple Tai Chi to take into everyday routines Gentle facial – self care massage Wuji- releasing muscle tension, a body tune up Qigong – improving your circulation and balance Walking – Mindful walking Connecting these to everyday routines Jen began teaching Tai Chi 16 years ago. Her passion to continue learning Continue Reading

On the Tools with Rose Squire – Plumbing

Learn how to take apart a standard compression domestic tap, replace ‘O’ rings, washers and re-seating demonstrated.  Hands on workshop.  Also a demonstration of DIY stormwater pipes and fittings.  Cutting pipe, layout for stormwater, glue, safety. Wear solid closed in footwear and clothing suitable for hands on tool use. Rose Squire is a well- known Continue Reading

Gardening without Poisons

Organic solutions to weeds, pests and disease. Learn about organic treatments for weeds, pests and diseases to keep your garden healthy and productive. Amanda is a Landscape Designer and garden educator, trained in design, horticulture and permaculture.  She loves developing gardens that are productive, beautiful and biodiverse and teaching and inspiring others to do the Continue Reading

Property Transactions – Conveyancing Explained

When do you need a Conveyancer?  Transactions explained and the process required for transferring property. Q&A Welcome A conveyancer for 10+ years, Nicole is also a business owner, Mum to 3 kids, various interests including craft and sports. Presenter: Nicole Cleggett   Workshop (46)

Herbs, Varieties and Uses (Own Transport)

A discussion around the importance of using herbs in our everyday life. Try different varieties of culinary herbs and how they may be used and grown.  Sample herbal teas fresh from the garden and learn the medicinal benefits of some easy to grow herbs, plus how we can attract more beneficial insects and bees into 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

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

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)