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COMPUTER

CLASSES

*COMPUTER BASICS

*BOOKKEEPING FOR HOME BUSINESS

Digital literacy with the Intel ® Easy steps

Tutor: Date: Time:

program

Date: Wednesday October 23rd–December 4th Time: 9:30-12pm 7 weeks Cost: $55(Tuition $22/resource $33) Tutor: Penny Scott Learn to become confident and comfortable with computers so you can keep up with your children or use your skills for work and recreational use. Applications covered include basic word, publisher, email and search engines. MASTERING TECHNOLOGY Date: Wednesday October 23rd–December 4th Time: 12.30pm-3pm 7 weeks Tutor: Penny Scott /Pam Ridd Cost: $25.00 per class or $100.00 if you book and pay for all 7 classes in advance. Individual workshops looking at a range of subject to provide skills in using technology better. Come to one or attend them all. Communicate with your customer Facebook for business - how to set up a facebook page for your business, implementing a strategy and using the insight tools to your best advantage. Get Social - Twitter, pinterest and other tools for business or pleasure. Communicating online - Skype, Google hangouts and other communication tools for business or pleasure Buying and Selling online – Run your own store. Not just eBay & Gumtree, if you have a product to sell what is the best way of doing it. Share your art photos or hobbies online with Flickr and other image sharing sites Excel at excel Use the intermediate functions of excel Creating a great presentation Avoid death by power point. Tips and tricks for creating great presentations to engage your listeners. Bookings are essential for all classes

Time: Cost:

Penny Scott Wednesday October 23rd–December 4th 6-8.30pm– 7 weeks OR Saturday October 26th-December 7th 10.30am-1pm 7 weeks $75 (Tuition $22 /resource $53)

The class with the most interest with go ahead Learn the basics of book keeping for your business using excel as an alternative to MYOB for business or home. Must have reasonable computer skills. Please BYO USB stick. FLEXI COMPUTERS Tutor: Kayleen Martin Date: Monday October 21st–December 2nd Time: 12.30-3.00pm 7 weeks Cost: $55(Tuition $22/resource $33) This class is for advanced students looking to build & expand their skills in a flexible learning environment. Students in this class have the opportunity to work independently with guidance from the teacher. *WORKING IN THE CLOUD Tutor: Pam Ridd Date: Thurs November 28th Time: 10-12.30pm Cost: $25 Do you struggle to find time for everything in your busy work and personal life? This great new course will help you to “Get Things Done”. Learn how to increase your productivity by using a range of freely available web based tools like drop box evernote and Google applications. These great tools enable you to synchronise all your important information across your PC, Laptop and mobile devices. The course includes tools for calendars, to do lists, emails and notebooks. BYO mobile devices.


TECHNOLOGY CLASSES

FOOD / COOKING CLASSES

INTRO TO IPADS

CHRISTMAS GOODIES

Tutor: Wendy Dates: Thurs October 24th Time: 1-3pm Cost: FREE This intro class will give you the chance to have a look at an ipad and see what all the fuss is about.

Tutor: Fiona Cameron Dates: Mon November 18th Time: 9.30-12.30pm Cost: $15 including ingredients Get in early for Christmas and learn how to make some lovely sweet treats including chocolate truffles, shortbread and ginger bread. Great for gifts or friends.

*IPADS NEXT STEP Tutor: Wendy Dates: Thurs October 31st—December 5th Time: 10am-12pm ( 6 Weeks ) Cost: $55.00 (Tuition $22/resource $33) This class follows on from the ipad basics class exploring ipads in more depth. Covers setting up itunes account, email and social media. Explore operations, trouble shooting and help. Check out books, photos and apps to suit your own interests.

SOUR DOUGH BREAD Tutor: Louise Corral Dates: Thur November 21st Time: 1-4pm Cost: $15.00 Louise will show you the joy of making a sour dough bread. This can be made as a yeast dough or as a yeast free mixture. HIGH TEA

This class also being run at Anakie Community House Ballan Rd Anakie Call for more details. GETTING TO KNOW YOUR ANDROID MOBILE PHONE Tutor: Penny Scott Date: Thursday 21st November Time: 10-12pm Cost: $10 Help to get to know more about your android phone. *CREATE A WEB SITE Tutor: Date:

Pam Ridd Thurs November 7th

Time: 1-3pm Cost: $25 Create a great website for free. You don’t have to go to a great expense or have advanced IT skills to create a simple basic website. Create really great websites with easy to use creating and editing tools. *These courses are free for eligible participants under the Digital enterprise program. Contact us for details.

Tutor: Cathy Hopper Dates: Mon October 21st Time: 9.30–12.30pm Cost: $30 (Book early maximum of 8 places available) Learn how to put together a visually beautiful and delicious High Tea in your own home. You will be inspired to use your crockery and teapots, linen and fresh flowers to entertain friends for an elegant get-together! This hands on course has you participating in putting together sweet and savoury finger food as well as creating refreshing and pretty non-alcoholic drinks. Samples recipes and handouts will be sent home on the day. ROOM HIRE The Community Centre has rooms to hire for group meetings as well as for training purposes.

Great local facilities at Reasonable rates.


ARTS

CRAFTS

MAKE YOUR OWN PERSONAL CHRISTMAS CARDS Tutor: Cathie Boer Dates: Tue October 22nd Time: 7-9pm Cost: $15 including materials Cathie will show you how to make these personal and unique Christmas cards for those special friends or family members. RUNNING YOUR OWN MARKET STALL Tutor: Cathy Hopper Dates: Wed October 30th Time: 10-12pm Cost: $30 Did you know that you have only 5 – 10 seconds to attract the attention of a customer as they walk by your stand? This workshop focuses on how you can effectively create a market stall that is visually appealing with your own homemade or home grown items. Learn how to bring in the customers and more importantly, discover how to prepare for those busy market days! Each person can bring in a sample of their wares for us to look at. Cathy has run successful craft market stalls in Darwin at weekly night markets, as well as Darwin Craft Fairs and the monthly Ballarat Bridge Mall markets with her Jam Business. BEAUTIFUL CRAZY PATCH CHRISTMAS STOCKING Tutor: Joyce Read Dates: Thurs November 14th Time: 10-3pm Cost: $50 Materials supplied Make this easy and beautiful crazy patch Christmas stocking with lots of left over and colourful materials. Assorted material pieces will be supplied or bring along some of your own material scraps to make your own unique design.

HOBBIES

WEATHER VANE-QUILT AS YOU GO-PART 2 Tutor: Lyn Erwin Dates: Thurs October 31st Time: 10-3pm Cost: $35 collect mats list This is part 2 of the weather vane quilt. A traditional block, use 3 or 5 colours, or make it scrappy, each block is completed and quilted, before the quilt is put together, therefore you can make the quilt as big as you want. CREATIVE PAINTING—FOLK ART Tutor: Joy Smith Date Fri. October 11th-December 13th Time: 9.30-11:30am Cost: $10 per class Have fun and learn to use acrylic paints for painting pictures and decorating a variety of items. These can make great gifts for family/friends. INTUITIVE ENERGY ART WORKSHOP Tutor: Date Time: Cost:

Penny Sue Fri. October 11th-December 13th 9.30-11:30am $50 4 week Course In this workshop your creativity will be invited to come out and play. We will not only use paint and brushes but you are also welcome to let your intuition guide you to alternatives for creating many fun textures with your fingers, feathers, sponges, rollers or in whatever way your guides lead you. We are all unique, and have our own story, as does each painting. Open yourself up to a creative world where anything is possible and see what story your painting has to tell. Music will be played as you paint and yes, you are welcome to dance, it is a great way to raise your vibration. You will find yourself letting go of fear, releasing blocked energy that stops your creativity and finding your flow while getting grounded, clearing and balancing your Chakras and tapping into your intuition. Let Your Creativity Loose! There Are No Mistakes!!!!


BANNOCKBURN CLASSES BANNOCKBURN MORNING CLASS TAI CHI FOR INNER HEALTH Tutor: Desma / Sandra Date:

Thurs October 10th-December 12th

Time:

9.30am-10.30am

Cost:

$110 for 10 weeks

Venue:

Bannockburn Hub

BANNOCKBURN EVENING CLASS TAI CHI FOR INNER HEALTH Tutor: Desma / Sandra Date:

Tues October 15th-Decembr 10th

Time:

6-30-7.30pm

Cost:

$110 for 10 weeks

Venue:

Bannockburn Hub

These classes introduces you to the moves that help you learn to control your breathing and improve your well-being.

BANNOCKBURN *IPADS BASICS Tutor: Wendy Abraham Dates:

Thurs October 24th—November 28th ( 6 Weeks)

Time:

1-3pm

Cost:

$55(Tutition $22/resource $33)

Venue:

Bannockburn Hub

This class follows on from the ipad basics class exploring ipads in more depth.

HEALTH AND WELL-BEING MEREDITH CLASSES GROUP PERSONAL TRAINING Tutor: Katrina Hanan Date:

Fri October 11th–December 13th

Time:

2-3pm

Cost:

$90 10 weeks /$11 casual

INTRODUCTORY OFFER FOR NEW STUDENTS – 1ST CLASS FREE Enjoy the benefits of this “circuit training” class led by Katrina your own personal qualified trainer. The class is a combination of cardio and resistance training with an emphasis on core strength, using our own gym equipment. This total body workout can be adapted to suit all fitness levels and abilities. This is a friendly sociable and fun class. Regular exercise is beneficial in aiding weight loss, strength gain and lowering the risk of osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and many other conditions. Come and try your first class for free.

TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS Tutor: Sandra Pearce Date: Tue October 15th—December 10th Time: 9.30-10.30am 9 weeks Cost: $85 Tai Chi is a moving form of meditation used by people in China since the 16th century. This low impact, stress reducing physical exercise helps you maintain health and harmony in mind and body. Each class is structured to allow participants to – gently warm-up, ease into movements that require concentration, co-ordination of hands, feet and breathing, and to end the class with a gentle cool down routine. Participants are encouraged to learn and gain strength at their own pace during the class. ADVANCED TAI CHI Tutor: Patricia Kent Date: Tue October 15th-December 10th Time: 11.30-12.30pm 9 weeks Cost: $85 This class shows you advanced moves in Tai Chi that help with your physical and mental-well being.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Senior Citizens Week 7th October—13th October 2013 Come and join both the Tai Chi class and the Heritage Walk as part of the Seniors Citizens Week.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

RECOGNISED TRAINING CLASSES EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST IS BEING SOUGHT FOR NATIONALLY RECOGNISED TRAINING COURSES IN RSA, First Aid, Food Hygiene

Tai Chi for Seniors Class—Sandra Pearce. Tuesday 8th October at the Meredith Memorial Hall 9.30-10.30am Followed by a Meredith Heritage Walk– Margaret Cooper— and a light lunch to be served at the Meredith Memorial Hall. Requirements for both activities: Wear comfortable casual clothing and flat footwear. Sponsored by the Golden Plains Shire and Meredith Community Centre. Free to all participants.

PREPARE. ACT. SURVIVE

FIRE READY VICTORIA Wednesday October 30th ~ 7.00 pm

FREE The Fire Ready Victoria Program is an informative session regarding bushfire safety for all of the community and their own personal circumstances. This session goes for approximately 1 hour and is a great way to get some of your questions answered. 

What can you expect?

How do I prepare?

Where do I go in a bushfire?

When do l leave?

How will I get a warning of a fire? If attending please call the Centre on 5286 1348

COMMUNITY KITCHENS A Community kitchen is a group of like-minded Individuals who come together regularly to socialize and cook affordable and nutritious meals. We would love to see our lovely new kitchen used more. If you are interested in participating please call the Centre on 52 861 348. http://www.communitykitchens.org.au/


OTHER GROUP AND SERVICES

RED CROSS MOVIE NIGHT Join others for a social evening viewing a variety of interesting films held on the 4th Thursday of each month. Bookings are essential. Ph 5286 1348

OCCASIONAL CARE Occasional Care is available for pre 4 year old kinder children at the Community Centre during the school terms (4 year old places may become available) Caring staff and a quality program (Please note our new session on Mondays)

Monday 9.15-12.15pm Wednesday 9:15-12:15pm

MENTORING Free Mentoring for Groups or individuals.

Friday 9:15-12:15pm

If you have a need to learn or improve your skills in areas digital we can arrange up to 4 hours mentoring for you under the Digital enterprise program. Contact us for more information .

OTHER SERVICES 

BOOK LIBRARY Members are welcome to borrow and swap books and magazines from the library.

PARENT RESOURCE LIBRARY Resources to borrow on various parenting topics.

PUBLIC INTERNET-COMPUTER Internet and computers available for public use on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only when qualified staff are in attendance. $2.00 per hour plus a printing charge.

COLOR PHOTOCOPYING & FAX: Services are available during office hours.

LAMINATING This service is available for sizes A3 and A4.

Contact us for further information for the following services who use the Centre: 

RED CROSS

MEREDITH NEWSLETTER

MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH

Our licensed childcare service is registered under the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. The Centre has Federal approval to provide carers with the opportunity to access the Childcare Benefit and Childcare Rebate which assists in making care in our centre affordable.

MEREDITH PLAYGROUP Held on Thursdays from 10-12pm Various fun activities are organised over the term for the children. This is a great way to meet other parents and children in the community. Contact the Centre for further information.


Working for our Community 4 Russell St. Meredith Vic. 3333

Ph. 5286 1348

Fax 5286 1563

Email:

learnlocal@meredithcommunity centre.com.au

Web:

meredithcc.com.au

Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/MeredithCommunityCentre

Opening hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9.00am to 3.00pm & Friday 9.00am to 12.00pm

ENROLMENT INFORMATION

BECOME A TUTOR

The Meredith Community Centre aims to provide a

We encourage all those who wish to share their

range of educational, social and

knowledge, interests and hobbies to become tutors at

recreational activities to suit a range of tastes and

the Centre.

interests. While all effort is made to proceed with advertised activities it is sometimes not

PRIVACY

possible if enrolments do not generate the funds

This organization respects your right to information

required to cover the costs of tutors and room hire.

privacy. Information collected is held in accordance with the Privacy Laws. Please contact the House if you

COURSE FEES

would like any further informationon privacy.

The Meredith Community Centre Inc. acknowledges the support of Adult Community and Further

MEMBERSHIP

Education (ACFE) and the Department of Human

Support the Centre by becoming a member.

Services. All classes supported are in line with the

Membership is available to all interested members of

Ministerial Fees and Charges Policy. Additional fees

the Community. The annual fee is $5.00 and

are Course amenity fees.

membership forms can be collected from the Community Centre. There are discounts on some of

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

our services for members.

We welcome and encourage people of all abilities within our region to participate in the classes and activities offered at the Community Centre.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The Meredith Community Centre acknowledges the ongoing funding and support made available by the State Government of Victoria ( Adult & Community and Further Education (ACFE) and the Department of Human Services.


Meredith Course guide Oct - Dec 2013