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Welcome to Curious! We believe learning is for life. If you can imagine something, you can do it. Thanks to ideas and feedback from past participants and the Fremantle community, we have created this program for diverse interests, and people of all ages and abilities. If you have an idea or want to inspire others with your talents we would love to hear from you. Curious programs happen at these locations. Please check the venue details for each program. The Meeting Place 245 South Terrace South Fremantle

Sullivan Hall 2 Nannine Avenue White Gum Valley

Fremantle PCYC 34 Paget Street Hilton

Fremantle Arts Centre 1 Finnerty Street Fremantle

North Fremantle Hall 2 Thompson Road North Fremantle

Samson Recreation Centre 44 McCombe Street Samson

Fremantle Multicultural Centre 241-243 High Street Fremantle

Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre 12 Captains Lane Fremantle

Fremantle Library and Wanjoo Lounge 70 Parry Street Fremantle

Fremantle Leisure Centre Replants Studio 10 Shuffrey Street 96 Wray Avenue Fremantle Fremantle

Contents Get Creative


Get Learning


Get Healthy


Get Social


Get Involved


Curious Kids


Bookings and more info Programs and events are subject to sufficient enrolment numbers and may be cancelled prior to commencement. Check the individual program listing. If no booking information is given, please contact Phone: 08 9432 9999 TTY: 08 9432 9777 Email: Web: @fremantlelibrary

A phone solution for people who are Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment. Phone: 1800 555 660 Information is available in alternative formats on request. 33

Get Creative Mixed Media For over 55s: Learn to create an artwork on a wooden panel using ink, calligraphy pens, stencils and acrylic paint. We will be preparing an atmospheric ink background and then creating our own designs and stencils. This layered effect will create depth in the work. We will use calligraphy pens to draw elements and create patterns. Acrylic paint will be the final layer in creating your artwork. Suitable for beginners and intermediate.

Fridays 20 July to 10 August 10.00 am to 12.00 noon Fremantle Library Free

Creative. [adj] Relating to or involving the use of the imagination or original ideas to create something. Uthando Doll Making Make a difference to children living in one of Africa’s (KwaZulu Natal) most affected communities.  The children play with our donated dolls to help them get through time when they are surrounded by poverty and grief. You do not need any experience or to bring anything, sewing machines available. 

Mondays 16 July to 17 September 10.00 am to 12.30 pm Fremantle Multicultural Centre Free

Ukulele in the Parlour Ukulele is easy and accessible to everyone. Join this fun, playful and encouraging 6 week beginners class. Learn the basics and start playing songs with others. Everyone welcome. BYO ukulele.

Thursdays 19 July to 23 August 10.00 am to 12.00 noon The Meeting Place $16.30 quarter 4


Get Creative Suncatchers Beads of all colours, sizes and materials can create beautiful patterns when they catch light. Out of beads, rope and wire we’ll construct a sun catcher that will shine and sparkle, suitable for in or outdoors.  No experience is necessary and you’ll leave with not only your sun catcher but a range of skills in beading and wire wrapping. 

Tuesdays 28 August to 18 September 10.00 am to 12.00 noon Sullivan Hall Free

Bibbulmun Women's Weaving Lea Taylor is an award winning Aboriginal weaver and artist from Wadandi/Minang nations of South West Western Asutralia. Lea's workshops uses a variety of natural materials, including natural raffia, hand dryed raffia which she dyes herself.

Saturdays 28 July to 29 September  11.30 to 2.30 pm Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre $20 session

Repair Cafe and Sewing Circle Share your sewing skills or learn new ones. Maybe you have a project to start or finish? Sewing machines and threads supplied. No need to book, just drop in. 

Thursdays 5 July to 27 September 12.00 noon to 2.30 pm Wanjoo Lounge Free Bookings:


Get Creative Natural Fibre Weaving For over 55s : Like to learn how to make baskets and mats out of natural fibre? Connect with your creative side in our relaxed, supportive weaving group in Fremantle. You do not need any experience or to bring anything.Â

Tuesdays 3 July to 25 September 1.00 to 4.00 pm Fremantle Multicultural Centre Free

Knitting and Crochet Circle Join the crochet & knitting circle in making rugs for Kids in Wheelchairs Inc. Donation of wool always welcome.Â

Tuesdays 3 July to 25 September 9.30 to 11.00 am Wanjoo Lounge Free

Bookmaking Short Course Make three beautiful handmade books. Learn how to bind, stitch, cover and assemble your own books made from leather, book cloth and specialist materials. Individualise your books by hand embellishing. For more information or to book, visit or email

Mondays 13 to 27 August 6.00 to 8.00 pm The Meeting Place $75 + $45 materials fee



Walyalup Kannajil Singing Aboriginal Songs in Nyoongar and English Join us for a series of community singing workshops where you will learn a range of Aboriginal songs in Noongar and English. All backgrounds and abilities welcome. Workshops facilitated by musicians from Aboriginal-led choir Madjitil Moorna: Kobi Morrison and Leonie Wilkes. Afternoon tea is included. To RSVP or for more information, contact Susie on 0410 373 854 or email Thursdays 2 August to 20 September 12.30 to 2.30 pm Fremantle PCYC $5 unwaged/concession, $10 waged

Get Learning

Learning. [noun] The acquisition of knowledge or skills through study, experience, or being taught. Beginners Computing

What Makes Poetry Tick?

Absolute basics for the terrified! Really get to know how to operate your computer: send and receive emails, search and navigate the internet and make Word work for you.

Everything you needed/wanted to know about poetry in class but did not know how to ask.

Thursdays 2 August to 6 September 9.30 to 11.30 am The Meeting Place $5 quarter

Tuesdays 7 to 28 August 10.00 am to 12.00 noon Fremantle Library Free

Tech Help Wednesdays Want to know how to use your new laptop, iPad, tablet or mobile phone? Would you like to learn Facebook or Skype? Make sure you bring along your device fully charged.

Wednesdays 25 July to 19 September 3.30 to 4.30 pm Wanjoo Lounge Free



Get Learning

French Beginners Level 1

French Beginners Level 2

Begin your French language learning journey here. Build your knowledge and basic vocabulary in this practical and lively introduction to the French language using a communicative approach to learning.

Bring your French language knowledge to the next level. If you have completed Level 1, or equivalent, but aren't yet ready for an intermediate class, delve deeper into the French language to improve grammar and conversation skills.

Tuesdays 24 July to 28 August 6.00 to 7.30 pm The Meeting Place $90 quarter

Wednesdays 25 July to 29 August 6.00 to 7.30 pm The Meeting Place $90 quarter

Italian Beginners Join this introductory language class with little to no knowledge of Italian and get started learning basic vocabulary, grammar and communication skills.

Thursdays 26 July to 30 August 10.00 to 11.30 am The Meeting Place $90 quarter Bookings:


Get Learning Adulting 101 - Jobs Jobs Jobs! Writing an effective resume For ages 15 to 25: Your resume is one of your most important job search tools and a great resume will get you past the application stage to an actual interview! Learn to write a resume that will present your skills, experience and interests in the best light and grab potential employer’s attention. BYO device if you have one, if not a laptop will be available. All resources will be supplied on a free USB. This workshop is facilitated by not-forprofit organisation, Stirling Skills Training.

Friday 6 July 1.00 to 3.00 pm Fremantle PCYC Free. Bookings essential.

Adulting 101 - Money & Finance - Your 1st Job For ages 15 to 25: How much should I get paid? Where to find out? What does Fair Work Australia do? Who is Work Cover WA? How much tax should I pay? What is Superannuation? A simple walk through the payroll system – timesheets, deductions and more. This workshop is a facilitated by Uniting Care West.

Wednesday 11 July 1.00 to 2.00 pm Fremantle PCYC Free. Bookings essential.

Adulting 101 - Youth & the Law - Representing Yourself in Court For ages 15 to 25: You’ve received a court summons: a disputed fine or other charge. This workshop will give you information on: how to present your best self, how to plead, what supporting evidence you’ll need to provide. Can referees help you with your case? 

Friday 13 July 1.00 to 2.30 pm Fremantle PCYC Free. Bookings essential.



Get Learning Nyoongar Language Beginners

Nyoongar Language Intermediate

Keep our language alive with Nyoongar woman Sharon Gregory. Beginner classes are designed to offer an introduction into the Nyoongar language that is easy to follow and loads of fun.Â

Do you have the basics of the Nyoongar language down and want to build upon your knowledge? Join us and build your skills to the next level. Must have completed the beginners class.Â

Mondays 16 July to 13 August and/or 20 August to 17 September 4.30 to 5.30 pm or 6.30 to 7.30 pm The Meeting Place $50 block of 5 weeks

Mondays 16 July to 13 August and/or 20 August to 17 September 5.30 to 6.30 pm The Meeting Place $50 block of 5 weeks



Get Healthy

Health. [noun] The state of being free from illness or injury. A person's mental or physical condition. Pathway to Happiness

Ladies Netball

Find out how to live your best possible life. In 7 sessions, learn how to create new habits and attitudes that lastingly increase psychological wellbeing. Based on positive psychology, this course will connect you to your strengths, goals, joy, the people who matter, and whatever makes your heart sing. For more information, or to book, visit

Looking for a team activity? Enjoy our friendly netball competition. Bring a team or we can pass your details on. All levels welcome. Creche available for an extra charge on Thursdays. For more information, call 08 9432 9992.

Tuesdays 28 August to 9 October 6.30 to 8.30 pm The Meeting Place $240 for 7 sessions

Mondays and Wednesdays at 6.20 pm Thursdays 9.15 to 11.45 am Samson Recreation Centre $52 team per game (plus registration)

Seniors Badminton For over 55's: Join this all-inclusive Badminton class, get fit and connect with new people. For information and to book, call 08 9432 9992.

Mondays and Wednesdays 12.30 to 2.30 pm Samson Recreation Centre $7 session



Get Healthy

Shanti Yoga

Samson Inclusion Program

Learn and practice the foundation poses and breathing techniques of yoga. Build and improve the connection between body, breath and mind, moving towards strength and inner peace. For more information, or to book call or text Laura on 0449 190 944.

This program aims to assist and support individuals with a disability to access mainstream sport or recreation clubs in their local area and is supported and run by the Fremantle Table Tennis Club. Tuesdays: soccer. Wednesdays: table tennis, badminton, basketball. For more information, or to book call Jokic on 0421 499 027 or Samson Rec on 08 9432 9992.

Wednesdays 25 July to 26 September 9.30 to 10.45 am The Meeting Place $20 session. $180 quarter

Food Sensations For over 55s: Be inspired to eat well as Food Sensations assists you with improving your knowledge, skills and attitudes about nutritious food. The Program from Foodbank WA covers: healthy eating , food budgeting, understanding food labels, food preparation and cooking skills.

Tuesdays 12.00 noon to 1.00 pm Wednesdays 9.30 to 11.30 am Samson Recreation Centre $5 session

Fridays 24 August to 14 September 9.30 am to 12.00 noon Fremantle Library Free Bookings:


Get Healthy Gentle Evening Flow Yoga

How to Live the Zen Way

For over 55s: Relax and breathe in this gentle yoga flow class, supporting balance, strength and sleep. You'll be guided through a relaxed flow class to support balance, strength and sleep. Practise breath awareness exercises to calm the nervous system and reduce stress. This class is suitable for people of all abilities and physical constraints. Chairs provided. Bring a mat if available.

A talk by Zen teacher Ross Bolleter on Zen practice in our busy lives, demonstrating seated meditation, an ancient practice that can transform your life. Booking not required.

Mondays 2 July to 3 September 6.30 to 7.30 pm Sullivan Hall Free

Chair Yoga For over 55s: Enjoy the benefits of yoga in a gentle class accessible to anyone. Practice seated or standing yoga poses to help benefit your mobility, flexibility and relaxation, with the chair providing you more support and stability. If you thought yoga was too difficult for you, now is the time to try. Be brave - you can do it.

Wednesday 1 August 7.00 to 8.00 pm pm Fremantle Library Free

The Rhythmic Body Expand your music making body and achieve a sense of balance, vitality, joy and inner peace in your every day life. Experience the highly acclaimed Taketina process and step forward into the world of the frame drum. For more information or to book, call 0488 966 951 or email

Thursday 19 July to 20 September 6.30 to 8.30 pm The Meeting Place $200 quarter ($120 half)

Wednesdays 18 July to 5 September 10.00 to 11.00 am Fremantle Library Free



Get Healthy Heart-Focused Mindfulness Meditation

Love, Laughter and Longevity

For over 55s: Be guided in a deeply nourishing meditation where you can relax, generate feelings of gratitude, appreciation and compassion for yourself and others and revitalise your energy.

Wellbeing educator and author Janni Goss will share decades worth of experience and expertise in outsmarting stress and improving health and wellbeing. If you are serious about achieving a long healthy life her book, Love, Laughter and Longevity is a guide to a healthy longevity. 

Mondays 10.00 to 11.00 am 16 July, 20 August, 17 September Fremantle Library Free

Mondays 23 July to 6 August 10.00 am to 12.00 noon Fremantle Library Free

Secret Women's Business For over 55s: An opportunity to ask all those private and personal questions about the most delicate part of our body! Dawn, Clinical Manager from Fremantle Women's Health Centre will talk about the new cervical screening test and vaginal and vulval health. We are all unique ‘down below’ with no two looking the same, yet we can all experience the same problems. 

Tuesday 24 July 10.00 am to 12.00 noon Fremantle Library Free




Get Healthy

Hatha Yoga at Samson Rec

Time Out For Me

Hatha Yoga is the gentle practice of physical postures, breathing and meditation with the goal of bringing about a sound, healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind. Â All levels welcome. For more information, or to book call Samson Recreation Centre on 08 9432 9992.

Self care for Carers only. A restorative Wu Tao Relaxation session moving gently with music, plus self-shiatsu massage and mediation. All ages and abilities are welcome. Bookings essential. For more information, or to book call 0404 029 519.

Mondays 2 July to 17 September 10.00 to 11.30 am Samson Receration Centre $12 session

Tuesdays 3 July to 7 August 10.00 to 11.00 am Replants Studio Free

Reimagining our relationship with dementia Take some time out to relax, reconnect and rediscover each other. Get to know fellow group members. Suitable for couples, or family members or friends and their loved ones in the early or mid stages of dementia. Bookings essential. For more information, or to book call 0404 029 519.



Tuesdays 21 August to 25 September 10.00 to 11.30 am Replants Studio Free Bookings:

Get Social

Social. [noun] Relating to or designed for activities in which people meet each other for pleasure. Monday Book Club Join this club of likeminded, book loving individuals to discuss a different book each month. Pick-up and read the novel prior to the first session.

Third Monday of the month 16 July, 20 August and 17 September 2.00 to 4.00 pm The Meeting Place $10 quarter

Italian Conversation Join this Italian conversation group to practice your established Italian speaking skills.

Tuesdays 3 July to 25 September 10.00 to 11.30 am The Meeting Place $16.30 quarter

Wednesday Afternoon Movies Watch full length feature movies for free, one week classic, the next week new titles.

Wednesdays 4 July to 26 September 12.30 to 2.30 pm Fremantle Library Free  20


Get Social Veggi Chit Chat

Shut up and Write!

Have fun cooking and sharing a vegetarian meal. You do not have to be a vegetarian to enjoy the delicious recipes and ideas that are shared by all. Minimal cost of ingredients to be shared by the group members.

This democratic creative writing group allows writers of all abilities and genres to develop their skills and swap ideas. The group is facilitated by Gary McHugh.

Thursdays Fortnightly 12 July to 20 September 10.00 am to 1.00 pm The Meeting Place $12.20 quarter

First Tuesday of the month 3 July, 7 August and 4 September 6.00 to 9.00 pm The Meeting Place $8.20 quarter

Freo Social Walkers Love to walk? Meet up for a weekly jaunt around Fremantle, finishing up with a coffee and chat. Once a month someone brings along a home cooked yummy treat to share over coffee. Walking is a great way to stay healthy, meet new people and expand social connections. Walkers have been know to meet up for the occasional film, dinner or breakfast. No need to book, just come along.

Tuesdays 3 July to 25 September 7.30 to 9.00 am The Meeting Place Free



Get Social

I Spy Quilts

Time Out to Quilt

Join this dedicated group of quilters to make a quilt for children in foster care.

Become a Cosy Quilter! Bring your UFOs (unfinished objects), fabrics and machines. This is a social group for quilters to sew together and have a yarn.

Fridays Fortnightly 13 July to 21 September 9.00 to 12.00 noon The Meeting Place $12.20 quarter

French Conversation

Fridays 6 July to 28 September 9.30 am to 1.00 pm The Meeting Place $16.30 quarter

Suits good beginner and intermediate level French speakers. Emphasis is on using practical everyday French with greater confidence, proficiency and expanding knowledge in all things French.Â

Fridays 6 July to 28 September 10.00 to 11.30 am The Meeting Place $16.30 quarter 22


Get Involved

Involve. [verb] Cause to participate in an activity or situation. Be or become occupied or engrossed in something. My Health Record What's in it for you? By the end of 2018 every Australian will have a digital My Health Record, unless they choose not to. Having a My Health Record means that a summary of a person’s important health information like allergies, current conditions, treatments and medications, can be securely stored in one place.

Tuesday 17 July 5.30 to 6.30 pm Fremantle Library Wednesday 18 July 10.00 to 11.00 am The Meeting Place Free

The Compassionate Friends of WA A self-help Peer Support group supporting parents, siblings and grandparents after the loss of a child, regardless of child’s age. For information and to join call 08 9486 8711.

Second Wednesday of the month 11 July to 12 September 7.00 to 8.30 pm The Meeting Place Free

Fremantle Grow Group Grow offers peer support meetings for mental health and wellbeing for no charge. Please call 08 9228 1411 for information.

Wednesdays 4 July to 26 September 10.00 am to 12.00 noon The Meeting Place Free Bookings:


Get Involved Even Keel Rebuild your life after having a setback due to mental illness. Discover what you really want; learn how to grow within and beyond. Please call 08 9477 0461 or 0408 202 747.

First Saturday of the month 7 July, 4 August and 1 September 1.00 to 2.00 pm The Meeting Place Free

South Fremantle Playgroup South Fremantle Playgroup welcomes families with children aged 0 - 5 years to share in discovery, fun and friendship. We enjoy toys, a sandpit, crafts, singing, stories, cups of tea and friendly chatter. Please bring fruit to share.  We are always excited to meet new families! For more information check out our Facebook page ‘South Fremantle Playgroup 2018’ or email

Mondays 16 July to 17 September 9.30 to 11.30 am The Meeting Place $30 quarter per family or $5 casual. Playgroup WA fees are additional $35/$15 (conc.) year and covers insurance plus other benefits. 


Tax Help Do you need help lodging your tax return? You may be eligible for Tax Help, a program by the Australian Taxation Office, if your income is $60 000 or less for the past financial year. A trained and accredited community volunteer will provide a free and confidential service to help complete your tax return online. Bookings open Monday 2 July and are essential.

16 July to 31 October Dates and times on Curious website The Meeting Place Fremantle Library Free


Get Involved

Speak Easy


A support group for people who stutter. Please call 08 9225 4111 for more information.

Weekly gathering of churchfreo, a community of Jesus followers based in and around the Fremantle area. All welcome. For more information, visit

Tuesdays 3 July to 25 September 6.00 to 7.30 pm The Meeting Place Free

NDIS Information Session presented by MSWA Learn about the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme), now available in Fremantle. This government scheme provides supports for people with a disability. MSWA provides in-home and therapy supports for people with all neurological conditions through NDIS. Contact Pranjal Pawar on 08 9365 4810 or email

Monday 2 July 11.00 am to 1.00 pm or 6.00 to 8.00 pm Fremantle Library Free Bookings:

Sundays 8 July to 30 September 9.45 to 11.00 am The Meeting Place Free

Saturday Morning AA Steps Group AA is a fellowship of people whose primary purpose is to stay sober and help others to achieve sobriety. For more information and bookings call 08 9325 3566. 

Saturdays 7 July to 29 September 10.30 to 11.30 am The Meeting Place Free


Curious Kids

Curious. [adj] eager to know or learn something. Expressing curiosity. Children's Book Week Books-To-Go Book Cubby @ Freo Library Come and create your very own picture book during Children's Book Week 2018 at the Fremantle Library! 

Monday 20 August to Sunday 26 August during Library opening hours Fremantle Library Free

CoderDojo Freo For ages 7 to 17: Young people who use code to develop apps, games and websites are invited to bring their own inspiration, ideas and knowledge into the Dojo. Develop your skills in Scratch, HTML, CSS, Python and much more! Earn badges and belts by levelling up in your skills. Mentors are on hand to help learn new skills and solve problems. Places limited - Bookings required.

Wednesdays 25 July to 19 September 3.30 to 5.00 pm Fremantle Library Free


The Imaginarium For ages 8 to 12: Join your fellow story lovers, readers, adventurers and imagineers to delve into the worlds created by your favourite authors. Battle dragons, wizards, pirates and ninjas. Discover the depths of the big, blue sea.

First Thursday of the month 2 August and 6 September 4.00 to 6.00 pm The Meeting Place $5 session

REVSHORTS In partnership with the Revelation Film Festival, a delectable selection of family friendly animations from around the world will be shown, with extra stories and fun for everyone. For children aged 5 to 12 and their families.

Fremantle Library: Monday 16 July 12.00 noon to 1.00 pm Fremantle PCYC: Tuesday 17 July 10.00 to 11.00 am The Meeting Place: Wednesday 18 July 12.00 noon to 1.00 pm Free


Curious Kids

Buster - It's All About Play For ages 0 to 5: Free, multi-sensory, handson, active and child-centred program that offers creative and fun opportunities for families to learn and play together.

Monday 16 July to Thursday 20 September 9.30 to 11.30 am Mondays: Fremantle PCYC Tuesdays: The Meeting Place Wednesdays: Fremantle Arts Centre Thursdays: North Fremantle Hall Free

It's All About Story

Bugs and Beetles For ages 5 to 12: Join Creative Kids Art Club for our exciting holiday workshop and learn to draw and paint exquisite bugs and beetles with pencil and watercolour paints. Learn techniques to capture colours and draw to scale. For more information and to book, visit

Monday 9 July 10.00 am to 12.00 noon The Meeting Place $59

It's All About Rhyme

For ages 2 to 5: Come and learn new stories, rhymes and songs in an interactive session your child will love. Enjoy reading books, meeting and talking with new friends.

For ages 0 to 2: Come and learn new rhymes and songs in an interactive session your baby will love. Enjoy sharing books, meeting and talking with new friends.

Thursdays 19 July to 20 September 9.30 to 10.30 am Fremantle Library Free

Tuesdays 17 July to 18 September 9.30 to 10.00 am Fremantle Library Free



Curious july to september 2018  
Curious july to september 2018