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Playgroups in Port Phillip

Fishermans Bend Community Centre

Playgroups are a great way for parents and children to learn from each other and meet other local families. There are many playgroups operating from Port Phillip community facilities. To obtain information about existing playgroups in Port Phillip, go to Playgroups Victoria www.playgroup.org.au and search ‘Find a Playgroup’. Contact Family, Youth and Children Community Support Officer on 03 9209 6777 or fyccommunitysupport@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Borrow from your local Toy Library There are a number of toy libraries operating within the City of Port Phillip. Toy libraries are membershipbased and enable members to borrow toys for their children (zero-eight years of age) during weekly borrowing times, in exchange for a modest yearly fee and assisting with the operation of the library.

Middle Park Toy Library

Middle Park Community Centre, 256 Richardson Street Tuesday and Saturday 9.30 am - 11 am middleparktoylibrary@gmail.com

Port Melbourne Toy Library

Port Melbourne Town Hall, 333 Bay Street Wednesday 11.30 am -12.30 pm Saturday 10.30 am - 11.30 am pmtoylibrary@gmail.com

South Melbourne Toy Library

Clarendon Family Centre, 400 Clarendon Street Thursday and Saturday 9.30 am - 11 am southmelbournetoylibrary@gmail.com

Empire Dance Company

Event Management

Ideally suited to artists, volunteers and anyone who is interested in learning to run a community event (includes practical hands-on experience working on in-house community events). Monday 12.30 pm - 4.30 pm, 10 weeks

Health and Wellbeing

Variety of exercise classes for all ages, including yoga, strength training and meditation.

Port Melbourne Community Room

1/147 Liardet Street, Port Melbourne Phone 03 9209 6351 Email comfacil@portphillip.vic.gov.au Wisdom Within

Healthy Relationships - Healing Group and Meditation.

Feeling more connected to yourself and others allows you to know yourself more and create healthier relationships. This group is a safe and supportive facilitated environment to explore themes in your life and learn tools to change unwanted feelings, thoughts and emotions in relationships. Phone for a timetable (small group sessions six to 10 people) $30 / $15 concession Monique 0403 126 387 Email monique@wisdomwithin.net.au www.wisdomwithin.net.au

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Community Gardens Would you like to be involved in community gardening? Get in touch with Port Phillip’s friendly and knowledgeable community garden groups. www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/ gardens.htm

Community Grants The Community Grants program aims to work together with funded groups and organisations to meet identified community needs, support local networks, promote and encourage participation in community life, facilitate innovation and promote access, inclusion and acceptance of diversity. www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/ community_grants.htm

Council has a range of community centres available for casual hire. For further details and photos visit www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/ hiring_community_centres.htm or email comfacil@portphillip.vic.gov.au. www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/local_ community_centres.htm www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/hiring_ community_centres.htm

Corner Dunstan Parade and Centre Ave, Garden City Phone 03 9209 6351 Email comfacil@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Elwood Toy Library

Elwood/St Kilda Neighbourhood Learning Centre, 87 Tennyson Street Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9.30 am - 11.30 am eltoylib@gmail.com

Looking for community space in Port Phillip?

Providing school aged children a fun and hands on educational experience with all five senses utilised in a two hour cooking class. Monday - Friday 4 pm - 6 pm $25 per session 0425 745 784 Email info@itsybitsychef.com.au www.itsybitsychef.com.au

Toastmasters

Effective communication skills are the window to a world of opportunity. Third Saturday of month 1.15 pm - 3.30 pm $70 six monthly membership Dick Wilkie 0413 530 537 Email helen.mckenziefairlie@gmail.com

We provide a professional and nurturing environment with fully qualified and dedicated teaching staff. Specialising in Jazz, Tap, Classical Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Musical Theatre and Acrobatic classes for students of all ages. We also offer C.S.T.D examination classes, competition classes and private lessons as well as opportunities to perform throughout the year. Contact us for a timetable. Nicole 0401 462 796 Email empiredancecompanyau@gmail.com www.facebook.com/empiredancecompanyau/ Instagram@empire_dance_co

Soccer Time Kids

We teach one - five year olds soccer in a fun and educational way. Develop gross motor skills, cognitive learning and social skills. Wednesday mornings. Bookings essential. 1300 476 223 www.soccertimekids.com.au

Bippity Boppity Dance

A fun, interactive and creative dance program for preschool aged children specifically designed programs for two - five year olds. Thursday two years 9.30am -10am, three years 10.15 am - 11 am, four - five years 11.15 am 12 pm Two years $14, three years $17, four - five years $17 per class Maree Blencowe 0418 564 276 www.bippityboppitydance.com.au

Capoeira

Capoeira is an art form that includes non-contact martial art, dance, singing and instrument playing. All inclusive, independent of fitness level or physical limitation. Classes suitable for ages four years and up. Phone for timetable. Itta 0474 194 156 www.abadamelb.com.au www.facebook.com/Abada.Capoeira.Kids

Zumba Gold - Low Impact Modified Dance Fitness

Perfect for beginners to active older adults, or recovering from injuries. Focusing on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, range of motion, muscular conditioning, flexibility, co-ordination and balance. No experience needed. Tuesday 6.45 pm - 7.35 pm Friday 9.10 am - 10 am $12 Flat Rate (first class is half price) no senior discounts Tracy 0404 287 580 Email tracy.constantinou@bigpond.com

St Kilda venues 03 9209 6371

South Melbourne, Middle Park and Albert Park venues

Sandridge Community Centre and Trugo Club

03 9209 6349

Port Melbourne venues

50’s and over social group Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm Phyllis 03 9646 1773

Tap Dancing classes Tappers of Share and Care Wednesday 1 pm - 3 pm $5 per class Carol 03 9645 2369

Want a fun way to get fit and healthy? Come along and learn to play this unique Australian game. Veree 03 9646 4292

PPLAC Bridge Tuesday 6.30pm Eddie 03 9645 2427 Email pplac@life.org.au

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ARCS Training (Applied Reception and Customer Service)

The training course has been designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience to undertake a range of tasks and procedures required for customer service office administrators. Thursday 10 am - 12.30 pm Free for unemployed

Support your local community, become a volunteer www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/ volunteers.htm

Yoga

Simply show up and enjoy these wonderful classes with fully qualified instructors. (Mats provided or bring your own). Tuesday and Thursday: 6.30 pm - 7.40 pm, 7.45 pm - 9 pm $10 / $7 concession per casual class

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Port Melbourne Community Centre and Trugo Club 219 Esplanade East, Port Melbourne Phone 03 9209 6351 Email comfacil@portphillip.vic.gov.au Trugo

Microsoft Office Basic Computers Intel® Learn Easy Steps

Experienced Trugo players are ready and able to show you how to play the game. Trugo is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. All equipment is provided. Terry 03 9645 1875

Learn about the basic parts of a computer what they do, the operating system, and how to perform simple computer related tasks. Friday 10.30 am - 1 pm $100 / $70 concession, 10 weeks

Social Health and Inclusion Port (SHIP)

Intermediate Computers (Get that Job) Intel® Learn Easy Steps

The SHIP project brings local residents together to promote and support a connected, healthy and inclusive Port Melbourne. Join the Port Melbourne Icebergs, have a night out with the SHIP social club, volunteer with the Waterfront Welcomers at Station Pier or join a working group to plan future activities. 03 9525 1300 Email ship@ischs.org.au www.facebook.com/SHIPortMelb

www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/ contact_us.htm Phone: 03 9209 6777 Facsimile: 03 9536 2722 SMS: 0432 005 405 Email: assist@portphillip.vic.gov.au

For more information please visit: www.relayservice.gov.au Please contact ASSIST on 03 9209 6777 if you require a large print version.

The FREE Community Bus provides access for all to services throughout the City of Port Phillip. Phone 03 9209 6223 Monday to Friday 8.30 am - 4.30 pm or email commbus@portphillip.vic.gov.au.

Managing Files, Photos and Social Media

Facebook,YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, learn how to be connected either for work or personal reasons and organised with your precious photos and important documents. $100 / $70 concession, five days

Occasional Child Care

Qualified carers and great developmental play for children six months - five years. Monday - Thursday 9.30 am - 1.30 pm

87 Tennyson Street, Elwood Phone 03 9531 1954 Email esnlc@esnlc.com.au www.esnlc.com.au

03 9209 6351

Learn how to market yourself to get the job you want using LinkedIn, networking, social media, writing, blogging and computer skills. Tuesday 9.30 am - 3 pm $100 / $70 concession, 10 weeks

iPads,Tablets and Smart phones Intel® Learn Easy Steps

English as an additional language Many different levels covering conversation, reading and writing. Monday to Thursday 9.30 am - 1.30 pm $85 per term / $55 concession

Computer Club

Build on your knowledge in a perfect support group for all levels. Open to everyone to come and use our computers or your smart device, learn and share new skills. Wednesday 1 pm - 4 pm Saturday 9.30 am - 12.30 pm $3 per session or $2 per hour

French

Our French teacher is a native speaker who covers grammar and conversation. All levels are available. Monday, Tuesday or Thursday 6.30 pm - 8 pm $180 per term

Walking group

Great for local residents who want to meet new people and walk, walk, walk, sharing a coffee halfway. Meet outside the front of Elwood St Kilda Neighbourhood Learning Centre. Friday 9.30 am Free (café coffee stop requires cash)

Elwood Community Choir

Come and have some fun singing in this brandnew local choir. No auditions, all welcome. We will explore world music, pop, folk, classical and more, led by experienced choir leader Jeannie Marsh. Wednesday 7.30 pm - 9 pm $90 for nine weeks or $15 per session.

Bones for Life-Feldenkrais

Body alignment and Strengthening of Bone with increased Bone Density is achieved through the “Bones for Life”® Program. Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm $90 for nine weeks or $15 per session

Got the device but unsure how to use it? Come and learn about apps and syncing. Tuesday 3.30 pm - 5.30 pm $100 / $70 concession, 10 weeks

Little Free Library Free libraries are popping up around Port Phillip, take a book or share it with a friend. Book donations welcome.

Find a Little Free Library near you:

Information included in this publication (including costs) is accurate at the time of publishing but is subject to change.

Danielle 0459 988 353

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1 Tucker Ave, Garden City Phone 03 9209 6351 Email comfacil@portphillip.vic.gov.au Trugo

PPLAC Badminton Group Thursday 8 pm - 10 pm Free Email lindacharing@hotmail.com

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St Kilda East St Kilda

67 Argyle Street, St Kilda Phone Community Facilities Team 03 9209 6371 Email comfacil@portphillip.vic.gov.au

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Booty Camp: Retro Fitness Workout

St Kilda Library Community Room

150 Carlisle Street, St Kilda 3182 Phone 03 9209 6371 Email comfacil@portphillip.vic.gov.au Weight Watchers

Inspired. Motivated. Supported. Keen to lose weight, but not sure where to start? Having difficulty staying motivated? Your local Group Coaching sessions are the answer. The supportive Group environment provides you with the expertise of an experienced weight loss Coach, plus the insights of fellow members. Monday 6.30 pm 13 19 97 www.weightwatchers.com.au

Balaclava Toastmasters

Help improve your public speaking and leadership skills. Second and fourth Tuesday 6.30 pm - 8 pm Braith Bamkin 0425 211 094 or Carol Middleton 0424 441 370

Roomers Magazine

Weekly writing workshops for residents of supported housing and rooming houses in the City of Port Phillip. Tuesday 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm Philippa 03 9531 1954

The Hungarian Language School Interested in learning Hungarian? Course includes two 16 week programs. Thursday 7.30 pm - 8.45 pm Tibor 0448 105 659

Alma Road Community House (ARCH) 200 Alma Road, East St Kilda Phone 03 9525 8746 Email arch@ppcg.org.au

Port Phillip Community Group

Port Phillip Community Group supports marginalised people in the pursuit of their interests and aspirations through innovative courses and programs in partnerships with local community organisations. 03 8598 6633 Email learnforyourself@ppcg.org.au www.ppcg.org.au

KickStart Art Class

An inclusive visual arts course to restart your learning after life and health challenges. Tuesday 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm, during school term Donation towards materials

Making the Most of the Internet

Build your computer and social media skills. Bring your own laptop or one is provided. Thursday / Monday 1 pm - 3 pm $80 / $50 concession

Rummy Tiles Group

Come and enjoy this traditional tile game as well as some afternoon tea. Every second Sunday 1.30 pm - 5 pm $2 donation (refreshments are served) Sunny 03 9525 4220 or ARCH office 03 9525 8746

Dads in Distress

A peer support and referral network for men going through the trauma of family breakdown and separation from their children. Monday 7.30 pm Gold coin donation 1300 853 437 (Call first if possible) www.dadsindistress.asn.au

Chess Club

Enjoy challenging others to a game of good old chess. Tuesday - during the school term Junior Club 6 pm - 7.30 pm All Ages Club 7.40 pm Michael Gluzman 0425 887 218 www.stkildachess.org.au

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Incorporates 80’s dance, hip-hop, aerobics, hula hooping, strength and toning and fun. Suitable for all fitness levels. Wear retro fitness attire to enhance your experience. Wednesday 6.15 pm - 7.15 pm $20 casual, three classes for $55 eight classes for $140 www.hoopsthighsbuttocks.com

Hula hooping

For beginners and beyond. No prior experience necessary. Wednesday 7.30 pm - 9 pm $180 for eight classes. $170 concession www.hoopsthighsbuttocks.com

St Kilda Adult Glee Club

No auditions or experience necessary. Perfect for everyone from the shower singer to the ex-performer and anyone wanting an escape from the mundane; try something new and make new friends along the way. Wednesday 7 pm - 8 pm $22 casual class / $170 ten classes Email info@adultgleeclub.com.au www.adultgleeclub.com.au

Australian Hearing

Australian Hearing is a leading hearing services provider that offers free hearing screenings and hearing aid health checks in St Kilda. Second and fourth Tuesday 9.15 am - 4.15 pm 03 9524 7100 or 131 797 www.hearing.com.au

MS Peer Support Group

MS Peer Support Group is for people affected by multiple sclerosis to connect and support each other, those living with the disease and also carers, family and friends. Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm, meetings and yoga Email msstkildapeersupportgroup@hotmail.com

Hot Lunch Service

A nutritious hot lunch service is provided in the dining room and may be a suitable option for those who may be socially isolated, or have difficulty preparing a meal. Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) 11.30 am - 1 pm $4.50 two course meal or $6 three course meal 03 9209 6422 meals@portphillip.vic.gov.au

South Melbourne

Asbestos Diseases Society of Victoria - Asbestos Diseases support group Meeting third Wednesday 10.30 am - 2.30 pm Shirley Bare 0412 537 819

TechCamp for children

Zumba Fitness - all levels A fantastic fitness workout that challenges the mind and the body. No experience needed. Thursday 6.30 pm $12 no bookings required Keren 0425 207 073 Email admin@zumbaunited.com.au www.zumbaunited.com.au

Spanish Language Classes in St Kilda

Study Spanish with The Spanish Cat. eight week courses available for beginners. Tuesday 6.30 pm - 8 pm Wednesday 6.30 pm - 8 pm 1800 655 140 www.thespanishcat.com

Inner South Family and Friends (ISFAF)

A community support group for families and friends of individuals suffering from mental illness/ psychosocial disability/mental distress/emotional issues. Learnings, challenges, good times and experiences are shared in a confidential and supportive environment. Social functions included. Monthly meetings: 7.30 pm every second Tuesday Free Membership. Anyone interested in mental health and wellbeing 03 9076 4713 Email isfaf@alfred.org.au

Dance/Aerobics Group

If you are over 50 years of age and health and fitness is important to you then join our Russian speaking dance/aerobics group led by a professional instructor. Tuesday 4 pm / Saturday 9.30 am Larisa 03 9527 9246

Sol Green Community Centre

South Melbourne Town Hall Community Hub

220 Bank Street, South Melbourne Phone 03 9209 6349 Email comfacil@portphillip.vic.gov.au

The Community Hub is a key venue to support local community groups servicing Port Phillip with meeting rooms for hire. Six community organisations operate from the Hub: Friends of the ABC Phone 03 9682 0073 Email fabcvic@vicnet.net.au www.fabc.org.au Save Albert Park Phone 03 9690 3855 Email savap@vicnet.net.au Port Phillip Citizens for Reconciliation Phone 03 9507 5567 Email rule@comcen.com.au Boon Wurrung Foundation Phone 03 9682 9578 Email info@boonwurrung.org.au www.boonwurrung.org.au Port Phillip Life Activities Club Email newsletter@pplac.org.au Sputnik Russian Cultural and Television Association Email sputnikrctva@hotmail.com

The Awakening Network Meditation Meditation that can contribute to health and wellbeing, achievement of goals, dealing with personal issues and problems and expand spiritual awareness. First Wednesday each month 7 pm - 9 pm 03 5793 8477 or 0413 046 785 Email contact@awakenw.net

VectorVest User Group

Visit one of our five libraries www.library. portphillip.vic.gov.au

Group meets monthly and is a self-help group of likeminded people who have a desire to invest either for their retirement or for providing a financial means to support their living standards. Allan 0409 798 640 Email alanmckay@bigpond.com

South Melbourne Community Centre

Corner Park Street and Ferrars Place, South Melbourne Phone Community Facilities Team 03 9209 6349 Email comfacil@portphillip.vic.gov.au SPARC Theatre

Inclusive of people living in supported accommodation and rooming houses including those with an acquired brain injury. SPARC Theatre meets weekly to explore drama, acting, singing and other art forms. Wednesday 2 pm - 4 pm Free. Limited transport provided for those living locally Cathy Horsley 03 9209 6530

Rawcus Theatre Company

Rawcus is a unique ensemble of performers with and without disability based in the City of Port Phillip. Wednesday 9 am - 1 pm Free Jacque Robinson 0421 103 877

Community Juggling and Circus Workshops

Juggling and circus workshops has a health and well being benefit both physically and mentally. Open to all ages (over 10 years) and abilities. Monday during school terms 5 pm - 7 pm $5 or $15 for a family of four. No bookings required - just show up Susan Strano 03 9209 6653

South Melbourne Dance Centre

Dance classes for two to eight years, beginners to advanced. Classical ballet, jazz, tap and musical theatre. Free trial classes. Tuesday and Thursday 4 pm - 7.30 pm Friday 9.30 am - 10.30 am Saturday 10 am - 1 pm 03 9521 2367 or 0406 488 845

Trugo

Want a fun way to get fit and healthy? Come along and learn to play this unique Australian game with experienced players. Equipment provided. Tuesday 11am - 3 pm Harold Grimwood 03 9646 4837

Slimmers Group

A weight loss club run by volunteers, supporting people to be healthier with incentive programs, weekly weigh in, advice and encouragement. Monday 5 pm - 7 pm Nola 03 9690 5828

Tai Chi for Seniors

Tuesday 9:30 am - 11 am 03 9645 1476

Ballroom Dancing Old Time /New Vogue

Every second Thursday 1 pm - 4 pm $5 Pat O’Sullivan 03 9645 1460

City of Voices Community Theatre A non-discriminatory, non-profit, creative environment, for people interested in the performing arts. Wednesday 5 pm - 7.30 pm 03 9645 1476

Brandragon Morris - Dance

A traditional English folk dancing style from North West Morris. Dance to live music and voice. Diverse friendly group of all ages and levels of ability. Monday 8 pm - 10 pm Email brangragon@morris.org.au

Working in teams of two and sharing a Lego Mindstorms EV3 Robotics kit and a computer, children will be introduced to core computer programming, logic and reasoning skills using a robotics engineering context. Saturday 9 am - 12 pm Dr Jeff Harris 0405 394 319 Email jeff@jandlh.com.au www.techcamp.com.au

Golden Age Club

Corner Montague and Coventry Streets, South Melbourne Phone 03 9209 6349 Email comfacil@portphillip.vic.gov.au Exercises for all ages

Monday 9 am - 10 am $5 Port Melbourne Neighbourhood Centre 03 9645 1476 Monday 11 am - 3 pm Donation for meal and activity Port Melbourne Neighbourhood Centre 03 9645 1476

Mary Kehoe Community Centre

Flag (Friday Leisurely Arts Group)

Friday 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm Free. Afternoon tea and transport provided 03 9209 6738

Lunch at the Green

Tracy Steward Pilates

Polish Language School and Scouts

Victorian Astrology Association

Educational astrological lectures and workshops. Opportunity to learn astrology and/or increase the knowledge of various aspects of astrology. Third Saturday 1.30 pm - 5 pm Email astroherald@hotmail.com

Port Phillip Greek Dance Group

Meet weekly and learn about Greek dance, history and culture through an instructor. Monday 7.30 pm - 9 pm Tuesday 8 pm - 10 pm Dora 0407 892 266

Spellmasters Australia

Spelling competitions for school children up to year nine to improve their understanding of the English language, spelling techniques, comprehension and communication skills.Volunteers are invited to help at the monthly rounds. Lili 0418 554 013 Email info@spellmasters.com.au

Seishinkan Iaido

Principally non-contact martial art training suitable for people of all ages and physical ability. Offers development of balance, precision, etiquette, mental and physical control. Wednesday 8 pm - 10 pm $10 per class Brendan 0411 709 879 Email shinjitsuryu@gmail.com

Friday 1 pm - 3 pm Free. Lunch included and transport provided 03 9209 6738

Polish School for Today

Polish Language Lessons for Adults. We offer Polish courses at all levels of proficiency. Monday and Thursday 6 pm - 7 pm Friday 6 pm - 7.30 pm Saturday 10 am - 12 pm Monika Dzierba 0466 822 763 or Irena Borzdynska 03 9438 3539 Email admin@polishschool4today.com.au

Live N Local www.livenlocal.com.au

224 Danks Street, Albert Park Phone 03 9209 6349 Email comfacil@portphillip.vic.gov.au U3A Port Phillip

Our continuing program of different topics, courses in languages, current affairs, music, drama, art and history is supplemented by interesting new courses each year. All classes are conducted by experienced tutors and the organisation is staffed by volunteer members. Monday - Friday Free monthly Saturday seminars Annual fee 03 9696 3495 10 am - 3 pm www.u3app.org.au

Port Phillip Life Activities Club Saturday Book Club and MahJong Book Club

First Saturday of month 3 pm - 6 pm Rosie 03 9646 1533

Polish Community Council of Victoria Saturday 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm Monika Krajewski on 0426 829 837 Email monika.krajewski@pccv.org.au

Mahjong

First and third Saturday of month 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm Kath 0407 008 388

Polish Scouting Association

South Melbourne Garden Club

Saturday 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm Email kpasz.zhp@gmail.com

Emerald Hill Art Group

Get together as a group to paint under tutored supervision. The aim is to take art seriously, but to have fun and enjoy the experience. Annual exhibitions enrich the cultural life of the City. Wednesdays 9 am - 1 pm $120 per 10 week term Email digyngelltaylor@yahoo.com.au

Mental Health Music Network

Song writing, music and video workshops. Learn how to write, record and perform your own original songs. A friendly empowering community workshop program run by professional music teachers. Wednesday 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm Thursday 12 pm - 5 pm Bipolar Bears $10 per week Wild at Heart Community Arts 03 9326 9970 Email info@wildatheart.org.au

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Monday Drop In with lunch

Social Support for the members of Russian speaking Jewish community of Port Phillip. Concerts, lectures, Dancing for Health group, cultural celebrations, Australian holidays celebrations. Thursday 5 pm - 9 pm Nellie 0425 732 325 Email nellie@ncjwa.org.au Improve your posture, health and wellbeing with a weekly Pilates class. Bring along an exercise mat and join us for a class. Wednesday 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm $25 per person. Tracy Steward 0402 597 429

Albert Park, Middle Park West St Kilda

Suitable for beginners and advanced. New participants welcome for first three weeks of the 12 week course. Monday 7.30 pm - 9 pm Thursday 7.30 pm - 9 pm Free - donations welcome Evan 0435 592 104 Email inner.edu@gmail.com

Social meetings including supper and guest speakers covering a range of topics and presentations on gardens around Australia and the world. Third Wednesday of the month 7 pm -10 pm Lynsey Poore 03 9645 7490 President Rachel Rolfe 0432 107 182 Secretary Email rachel@pacific.net.au

Studio Italiano

Offering small size Italian language classes with a strong focus on conversational Italian. Traveller’s courses provided throughout the year. Tuesday and Thursday 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm Franca 0433 374 222 www.studioitaliano.com.au

Mary Kehoe Senior Club - Social Bingo Thursday 1 pm - 3.30 pm 03 9699 4904

Kadampa Meditation Centre Melbourne

Weekly drop-in meditation and Buddhism classes. Relax the body and mind, improve physical and mental wellbeing. Monday 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm $15 per class Jaka 0438 372 398 www.education@meditationinmelbourne.org

Middle Park Community Centre

Corner Nimmo and Richardson Streets, Middle Park Phone 03 9209 6349 Email comfacil@portphillip.vic.gov.au

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Taoist Tai Chi

Taoist Tai Chi places particular emphasis on the holistic approach of health and wellbeing. Restore proper breathing, calm the mind, increase balance and flexibility and improve circulation and energy. Beginners Friday 9.30 am - 11 am and Wednesday 6.30 pm - 8 pm New courses start in Feb and July Continuing Monday 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm and Friday 11 am - 12.30 pm Taoist Tai Chi 03 9384 6120 Email melbourne@taoist.org

TENS Labour Pain Management

A back-up information session for expectant mothers and partners on Australian designed and developed FreeMOM TENS Labour pain management system - a non-invasive and drug free option. Partners encouraged to attend. First Tuesday of month 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm Free sessions 1300 913 129

Little Warriors Yoga

Teaching kids a feeling of wellbeing and respect for others, relaxation and self-control while developing confidence and self-esteem. Age: five-eight year olds Thursday 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm $20 casual class or discounted price of $145 for an 8 week term Nikki Morris 0404 474 909 Email nikki@morrisgroup.com.au

Kangatraining Mums and Bubs Fitness

Developed by physiotherapists especially for postpartum mums. Core and pelvic floor strengthening plus low impact choreographed dance. Babies are snug in baby carriers to enjoy the session as much as mums. Start from as early as six weeks. Baby carrier provided. Wednesday 9.30 am - 10.30 am Jo Attard 0414 079 496 Email jo@kangatraining.com.au www.kangatraining.com.au

Sunrise Yoga

Saturday 7.30 am - 10 am Casual rate $18 for 1.5 hours / $16 for one hour Elaine 03 9534 3552

Kids First Aid

Liardet Community Centre 154 Liardet Street, Port Melbourne Phone 03 9209 6351 Email comfacil@portphillip.vic.gov.au South Port Day Links (SPDL)

Do you need transport? Do you want to go to community run programs, doctors, physiotherapists or just go shopping? SPDL is a local not-for-profit volunteer organisation delivering door-to-door flexible community transport and services. If you are interested in using our service or volunteering please contact us now. 03 9646 6362 Email info@spdl.org.au www.spdl.org.au

Zumba Gold

Low Impact Modified Dance Fitness. Perfect for beginners to active older adults, or recovering from injuries. No experience needed and just follow my lead. Monday 5.30 pm - 6.20 pm and 6.30 pm - 7.20 pm Wednesday 6 pm - 6.50 pm Wednesday Zumba Gold Toning 6.55 pm - 7.25 pm Flat rate of $8 (class only) or $5 if staying on from 6 pm class. Thursday 6 pm - 6.50 pm Saturday 9.15 am - 10.05 am $12 flat rate (first class is half price) no senior discounts Tracy 0404 287 580 Email tracy.constantinou@bigpond.com

Dance 101

Latin Dance Workout. Get fit whilst dancing to Salsa, Cha Cha, Bachata, Rumba - just to name a few. Suitable for all fitness levels and ages. Meet people in your community, have a few laughs while getting fit and healthy at the same time. Tuesday at 7 pm $15 per class Olga 0419 392 308 Email info@dance101.com.au

Probus Port Melbourne offers many activities to keep you young. Age is not a number, but how you feel inside. Fourth Friday of month 10 am (except December and January) www.probusportmelbourne.org.au

Tiny Tutus

Tiny Tutus offers beginner ballet lessons with classes from age 16 months to toddler and kids ballet up to seven years of age. Thursday 9.30 am - Teeny Tiny class 10.05 am - 2.5 years - 3.5 years class 10.50 am - 3.5 years - 5 years class 1300 245 060 www.tinytutus.com.au

Argentine Tango Dancing

Experience the vibrant movement and expression of Salsa and Tango. No partner required. First and last Saturday 8 pm - 10 pm Alberto 0411 665 454 Email albertocortez@optusnet.com.au

Hare Krishna Food for Life

Distribution of free vegetarian meals. Wednesday 6 pm - 7 pm Temple 03 9699 5122

Spinning Yarn

Learn about all kinds of fibre and the operation of the spinning wheel. Spinning wheel and fibre is supplied. Lesson booklet and take home first skein of yarn. Call for timetable. Marion 0409 250 969 www.spinningayarn.com.au

Port Melbourne Neighbourhood Centre (PMNC)

Port Melbourne Neighbourhood Centre is a non-profit community-based organisation that provides a wide variety of courses, activities and volunteering opportunities for the residents of the City of Port Phillip and other areas. Phone 03 9645 1476 Email admin@pmnc.org.au www.pmnc.org.au

ARCS

Free Customer Service and Reception Training course (including work experience), building employability skills, creating work and volunteer opportunities. Wednesday 10 am - 12.30 pm Free with concession card

Drop In Art

Relaxed environment. No artistic skills needed. Materials supplied. Monday 1.30 pm - 3 pm $2.50 / $5

Kids First Aid offers the only first aid course delivered exclusively by experienced paramedics, designed to teach parents and caregivers how to respond calmly and confidently to 10 of the most common first aid emergency situations. Sunday once per month 9 am - 12 pm Dave 1300 138 133 Email accounts@kidsfirstaid.com.au

English as a Second Language

Broadband for Seniors

Market Your Project

This is a volunteer-based opportunity for anyone over the age of 50. Free introductory lessons on using email and Internet with oneon-one tuition. Session by appointment. 03 9645 1476 Email admin@pmnc.org.au www.pmnc.org.au

Improve skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Grammar, pronunciation, conversation, current affairs and more. Tuesday 10 am - 12.30 pm, eight weeks

Reading and Writing

Improve your literacy and numeracy skills. Tuesday 1 pm - 3.30 pm, eight weeks This course will help you navigate the world of social media and provide you with the tools needed to market your events and projects online. Monday 9.30 am - 12 pm, eight weeks

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Live & learn guide 2017 print  

Lift out published in Divercity 87 - March / April 2017

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