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A warm welcome to the Belgrave Lake Park Cottage! Nestled among the trees of Belgrave Lake Park, the Cottage is the perfect venue for playgroups and children’s parties. Come and play!

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Posted June 23rd

Workshops galore! 🎨 - mailchi.mp/452d0286d694/backon-6238123 ... See MoreSee Less

Posted June 23rd

Peeps! Check out this awesome looking course based on attachment-base parenting, run by local mum and Clinical Psychologist Candice. ... See MoreSee Less

Peeps! Check out this awesome looking course based on attachment-base parenting, run by local mum and Clinical Psychologist Candice.
Posted June 22nd

Join us this NAIDOC Week on Tuesday July 6 for a day of educational and fun Indigenous craft activities with Emmy from Wurruck Yambo! Bookings essential.

NAIDOC @ the CottageTuesday July 6th, 2021, 10:00AMBelgrave Lake Park Cottage PlaygroupThis NAIDOC week, join us for a jam-packed, fun-filled morning of Indigenous educational and craft activities with Emmy Webbers from Wurruck Yambo, designed for pre-school aged kiddos.

This event will last for 3 hours from 10am-1pm on Tuesday July 6, and it’s FREE for members/$10 for non-members.

NAIDOC @ the Cottage:

• Acknowledgment of country
• Background on NAIDOC Week

Guided group activities:
• Storytime featuring Indigenous Australian storybooks
• Decorating handprints
• Making clay echidnas

Table activities:
• Making rainbow serpents out of wool and sticks
• Painting story stones with Aboriginal symbols
• Colouring in pages

We will also have tasty damper and lemon myrtle tea available for purchase.

ABOUT NAIDOC WEEK

This year’s NAIDOC week is from 4-11 July and has as its theme ‘Heal Country’. To find out more about NAIDOC week and see what other events you might like to attend in person or online, head to: naidoc.org.au.

ABOUT EMMY

Emmy Webbers is a Gunai/Kurnai woman and currently lives on Wurundjeri country. Emmy holds a Bachelor in Indigenous studies and has a passion for culture and sharing it to create a safe space for understanding and learning for everyone. Emmy is a mother of 3 and sees it as an important responsibility to nurture the next generation with knowledge and experience.
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NAIDOC @ the Cottage
Posted June 22nd

NAIDOC @ the CottageTuesday July 6th, 2021, 10:00AMBelgrave Lake Park Cottage PlaygroupThis NAIDOC week, join us for a jam-packed, fun-filled morning of Indigenous educational and craft activities with Emmy Webbers from Wurruck Yambo, designed for pre-school aged kiddos.

This event will last for 3 hours from 10am-1pm on Tuesday July 6, and it’s FREE for members/$10 for non-members.

NAIDOC @ the Cottage:

• Acknowledgment of country
• Background on NAIDOC Week

Guided group activities:
• Storytime featuring Indigenous Australian storybooks
• Decorating handprints
• Making clay echidnas

Table activities:
• Making rainbow serpents out of wool and sticks
• Painting story stones with Aboriginal symbols
• Colouring in pages

We will also have tasty damper and lemon myrtle tea available for purchase.

ABOUT NAIDOC WEEK

This year’s NAIDOC week is from 4-11 July and has as its theme ‘Heal Country’. To find out more about NAIDOC week and see what other events you might like to attend in person or online, head to: naidoc.org.au.

ABOUT EMMY

Emmy Webbers is a Gunai/Kurnai woman and currently lives on Wurundjeri country. Emmy holds a Bachelor in Indigenous studies and has a passion for culture and sharing it to create a safe space for understanding and learning for everyone. Emmy is a mother of 3 and sees it as an important responsibility to nurture the next generation with knowledge and experience.
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Posted June 22nd

This week's recommended illustrator and author: Rod Clement. Most of Rod's books are 90's Aussie classics, but they are still as good as the day they dropped! ... See MoreSee Less

This weeks recommended illustrator and author: Rod Clement. Most of Rods books are 90s Aussie classics, but they are still as good as the day they dropped!
Posted June 20th

Lunchbox inspo! Corn fritters, tortillas rolled into tasty tubes, slice of cooked haloumi (mmm salt), roasted sweet potato, diced tomato and cucumber salad, small cache of dried fruit bites and a mandy on the side!

Please excuse the poor photo quality.
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Lunchbox inspo! Corn fritters, tortillas rolled into tasty tubes, slice of cooked haloumi (mmm salt), roasted sweet potato, diced tomato and cucumber salad, small cache of dried fruit bites and a mandy on the side! 

Please excuse the poor photo quality.
Posted June 16th

This workshop is coming up on Friday July 16, 7.30pm. We did it in 2019 and it was ACE- re-igniting drawing skills or lack thereof from childhood, wine, good people. Not to be missed! Designed for parents but kiddos welcome to come and play too. $20 members/$25 non-members all proceeds going to the wonderful facilitator and artist Zoe.

NightlightsFriday March 19th, 2021, 7:30PMBelgrave Lake Park Cottage PlaygroupBelgrave Lake Park Cottage Playgroup presents Nightlights, bi-monthly social event open to all community members.

THIS MONTH- Fun Intro to Painting with Zoe Eley!

Come and enjoy a casual, fun evening still-life, watercolour workshop and create a portrait of a CUTE PARTY ANIMAL to take home.

Together we will work through a number of introductory watercolour techniques (including lots of problem solving tips and tricks) to go from a blank piece of paper to an informed, balanced and detailed picture of your chosen party animal for you to take home in the form of a card or illustrated, animal portrait.

Zoe will provide everything you need, including party animal models.

Please come!

Zoe Eley (known also as @z.harriet on the gram) is a professional illustrator and photographer based in Melbourne. The proud parent of the world's most wild Jack Russell named Gully, and a much more peaceful honey called Lucy.

COST: $20 members/$25 non-members [bring cash on the night]

RSVP: Email belgrave.playgroup@gmail.com by July 14 October

BYO snacks and drinks if you wish. Hot drinks provided.
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Posted June 16th

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Also here: So, if you're keen to come back and play (and we hope you are!), we just ask that you do the following: 1. Stay home if you or your kiddos are sick 2. Wear a mask indoors (outdoors too, tomorrow Thursday June 17 only) 3. Check-in using the Vic Gov QR code, available on the door and lots of other spots around the Cottage 4. Sign-in to our physical sign-in folder on the kitchen counter because we can't access the Vic Gov QR code information and need to have sign-in information for insurance purposes 5. Practice good hand hygiene and social distancing

Posted June 16th

Come back to the Cottage! - mailchi.mp/f41fac2569b9/backon-6236299 ... See MoreSee Less

Come back to the Cottage! - https://mailchi.mp/f41fac2569b9/backon-6236299
Posted June 14th

Lunchbox inspo! Carrot and capsicum sticks with an enormous dollop of hummus, pitted olives, slices of Brie, a sandwich and two spinach/pea/quinoa patties. Apple on the side. ... See MoreSee Less

Lunchbox inspo!  Carrot and capsicum sticks with an enormous dollop of hummus, pitted olives, slices of Brie, a sandwich and two spinach/pea/quinoa patties. Apple on the side.
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