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Holiday Fun at Belgrave Lake Park Cottage

Holiday Fun at Belgrave Lake Park Cottage

Wednesday April 14th, 2021, 10:00AM - Wednesday April 14th, 2021, 2:45PM

29 Park Drive Belgrave Lake Park Map

Join us for a fun-filled holiday playtime at Belgrave Lake Park Cottage!

Two sessions available. Programs differ.

10-11am: Amy's Autumn Art Session
11-11.30am: Break
11.30-12pm: Drumming Circle with Soul Circles Drumming

Amy's Autumn Art Session:
Join Amy for some Autumn Arty fun!
Together we will explore colour, texture and shape to create beautiful collage out of natural materials. Tailored to all abilities this will be a relaxing child lead art class.

Drumming Circle:
Kids of all ages will enjoy exploring their unique rhythm and creativity in this West African inspired drumming circle, facilitated by Soul Circles Drumming:

1-1.30pm: Drumming Circle with Soul Circles Drumming
1.30-2pm: Break
2-2.45pm: Abraunicorm Magic Show with with Fairy Freckles

Drumming Circle: see above

Abraunicorm Magic Show with with Fairy Freckles:

Fairy Freckles has a new deluxe magic show. Is it Abracadabra or stinky socks that makes the magic work?
Suitable for kids 2.5 years +

All Welcome!
Free for playgroup members
$10 for non-members
Children 0- 6
Our COVID-safe plan necessitates capacity caps...
So grab those tickets now!

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Good Nights - A Meet Up For Change Makers

Good Nights - A Meet Up For Change Makers

Friday April 16th, 2021, 7:30PM - Friday April 16th, 2021, 9:30PM+3Friday June 18th, 2021, 7:30PM - Friday June 18th, 2021, 9:30PMFriday August 20th, 2021, 7:30PM - Friday August 20th, 2021, 9:30PMFriday October 15th, 2021, 7:30PM - Friday October 15th, 2021, 9:30PM

Belgrave Lake Park Cottage Playgroup29 Park DrBelgrave, VIC3160 Map

Good Nights is a bi-monthly meet-up for change makers hosted by Belgrave Lake Park Cottage Playgroup. Open to all community members.

Join us for an evening with Community Organiser Tria Manley from the Wilderness Society, to hear about how communities like yours are working together to save Victoria's last great forests.

Devastatingly, Victoria's native forests are still being destroyed to make cheap disposable packaging and worthless wood chips.

Come along to hear about how the Wilderness Society, community groups and a handful of other environmental organisations are working to protect Victoria's last great forests through the creation of the Great Forest National Park. The Great Forest National Park would connect up existing parks and conservation areas by adding 355,000 hectares of new protected forest.

We're making significant progress and would love to share how you can also be involved in the campaign to save the beautiful forests on our doorstep.


Come along to learn about important social and environmental issues, take tangible action and find out how you can get more involved.

Plus, recharge with like-minded folk over tea, wine and nibbles!

Our Playgroup believe that fostering connections in the community, being proactive in the world and using less resources makes for a better world and life.
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Friday May 21st, 2021, 7:30PM - Friday May 21st, 2021, 10:00PM+3Friday July 16th, 2021, 7:30PM - Friday July 16th, 2021, 10:00PMFriday September 17th, 2021, 7:30PM - Friday September 17th, 2021, 10:00PMFriday November 19th, 2021, 7:30PM - Friday November 19th, 2021, 10:00PM

Belgrave Lake Park Cottage Playgroup29 Park DrBelgrave, VIC3160 Map

Belgrave Lake Park Cottage Playgroup presents Nightlights, bi-monthly social event open to all community members.

THIS MONTH- Nightlights: Swap and Share!

This Nightlights is a fundraiser featuring a clothes swap and delicious share plates prepared by vegan cooking extraordinaire Jennifer McAdam.

All proceeds go towards Belgrave Lake Park Cottage Playgroup. This event will help BLPC Playgroup fundraise for the installation of a new electric oven and replenishing our sandpit. Like so many organisations and businesses, our bank account took a big hit during covid - so we need all the help we can get!

Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Kids Welcome.

Bookings essential. Follow the link to book today:

Wholesome platters will include decadent plant-based cheeses, creamy and zesty dips made with local produce and scrumptious home-baked goodies.

Booze and delicious non-alcoholic beverages will be available by donation for a rollicking good time while you peruse an array of FREE clothes and shoes all whilst nibbling on a tasty treat. Feel free to BYO if you prefer.

Bring your old hole-ridden clothes and linen etc to add to our 'rag bag' and save from landfill. We will take them to a recycling facility to be turned into rags - gold coin donation.

Get a raffle ticket to go in the draw for some awesome prizes including an Artful Splodgers art pack and a voucher for face painting at your kiddos’ next birthday party!

The fine print:
• Adult and children’s clothes, shoes and small bags are all welcome
• All items should be in a clean condition
• Any unwanted items will be delivered to a local op-shop
• Included in your ticket is a delicious share plate, tea and coffee. Alcoholic drinks and delicious non-alcohol drinks (eg. kombucha) available for a donation. BYO alcohol is fine too.

Can't make it but keen to support? Great condition, clean, pre-loved clothes can be dropped in the foyer of Belgrave Lake Park Cottage from Monday March 15. If the Cottage is locked/unattended when you arrive, please leave them inside the gate at the front door.
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Family Day and Working Bee!

Family Day and Working Bee!

Sunday March 28th, 2021, 10:00AM - Sunday March 28th, 2021, 2:00PM

Belgrave Lake Park Cottage Playgroup29 Park DrBelgrave, VIC3160 Map

Join us at the Cottage for a BIG meet and greet for all the family. Bring your hubbies, school-aged siblings, lovers, grandmas, whoever you'd like to share your playgroup experience with.

There will be a sausage sizzle (meat and non-meat options), booze by donation, chaos at the playground...And plenty of work to do around the place ๐Ÿ˜‰ If everyone puts in 1 hour each, we can achieve a huge amount.

Please bring gardening gloves. We will do a call out for specific equipment to bring closer to the date.

Please RSVP to help with catering.


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First Aid for Parents

First Aid for Parents

Tuesday February 23rd, 2021, 7:00PM - Tuesday February 23rd, 2021, 9:00PM

Belgrave Lake Park Cottage Playgroup29 Park DrBelgrave, VIC3160 Map

Come along to this First Aid for Parents Session at Belgrave Lake Park Cottage, presented by Parentmedic.


Parentmedic Baby & Child First Aid sessions are provided in your home or location by a Parentmedic Educator.

All Parentmedic Educators have completed specialised education with The Parentmedic Movement to ensure they are up to date with current recommendations and first aid regulations.


You will learn information in children's health, first aid and safety in a warm and friendly environment. The session aims to help you feel more confident and prepared in handling common childhood health issues and knowing what to do in an emergency.

You will learn:-
Baby + Child CPR
Safe Eating + First Aid for Choking
Head injuries
Allergies + Anaphylaxis-
Fevers + Temperature Management

Cost: $30

You can RSVP and pay for the session here:

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Annual General Meeting BLPC Playgroup

Annual General Meeting BLPC Playgroup

Monday October 12th, 2020, 7:30PM - Monday October 12th, 2020, 9:00PM

Hi Members and anyone who might want to become a member in 2021.

As a registered Not For Profit Group we are required to have a meeting for all our members each year. This is it! You are invited.

It may be in person or it may be online but please save the date.
Zoom link to come if online.

BTW. Consumer Affairs Victoria have let us know that online meetings will fulfil the AGM guidelines.

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Goodnights at Home with BLPC Playgroup

Goodnights at Home with BLPC Playgroup

Friday September 18th, 2020, 8:00PM - Friday September 18th, 2020, 10:30PM

Goodnights is usually a night when we gather in person to talk about issues and how to make change. Sometimes we swap clothes and books, make repairs on our things and just generally boost each other for our life journey!

Let's try recreate it at home. We might just want to play a game, have a wine or a whine, or sip a tea in adult company?

Please save the date and let us know what you're feeling.

Zoom link:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 898 9518 5316
Find your local number:

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Take back financial security with a bangin’ budget!

Take back financial security with a banginโ€™ budget!

Wednesday July 1st, 2020, 7:30PM - Wednesday July 1st, 2020, 9:00PM

Online on Zoom



About the workshop:
I can’t promise to make your finances fun but I can promise that you’ll feel lighter and more capable of fun once we’ve wrangled your numbers into tangible information. This workshop will help you set up your family finances in a way that gives you greater control and security. You’ll have more information about your family's financial position than you ever thought possible and you’ll be ready to manage whatever financial situations come your way.

We’re currently in a time where, with every new announcement, comes huge changes to our financial situation. Take for instance the new announcements relating to childcare fees. The current recession that’s finally hit, no doubt brings many unknowns and potential anxieties with it. Our best chance at managing these changes with a sense of calm and security is by having complete understanding of our financial position so we know what choices to make next.

In this workshop we’ll define your core financial values so we can create a shame free budget that aligns with your beliefs and goals. We’ll use a range of approaches to interpret the information your budget provides so you can have a clearer understanding of what the essential items are. The aim of the workshop is to leave you feeling a sense of control and understanding over your financial position. I want you to feel secure and confident to not only manage your financial future but make it an empowering and rewarding experience too.


Marie Schoenmaker is a consultant who combines her three passions of financial empowerment, creative expression, and gender equality to bring tailored advice to artists and creative small businesses.

Marie has run multiple creative businesses herself, including her current consulting and bookkeeping practice and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Masters of Arts and Cultural Management. Marie strongly believes that without financial clarity it is impossible to have sustainable growth. That is why she combines practical advice with creative solutions to empower her numerous clients throughout Melbourne.

$10 to be donated to Change the Record- Australia’s only national Aboriginal led justice coalition of Aboriginal peak bodies and non-Indigenous allies. Change the Record works to end the incarceration of, and family violence against, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Online Indigenous Craft and Education Workshop

Online Indigenous Craft and Education Workshop

Wednesday April 29th, 2020, 10:00AM - Wednesday April 29th, 2020, 11:00AM

Online on Zoom

Join this ONLINE workshop exploring Indigenous culture and values through the following activities:

- Listen to a story book and make your own welcome to country leaves and story stones using Aboriginal symbols
- Get an understanding of how these Aboriginal symbols can help guide us
- Make dance belts and learn some Indigenous dance moves!

This interactive workshop is a great way to connect with other kids and parents and learn about Aboriginal culture.

About the facilitator: Emily Webbers is a Gunai/Kurnai woman and currently lives on Wurundjeri country. She holds a Bachelor in Indigenous studies and has a passion for her culture and sharing it to create a safe space for understanding and learning for everyone. She is a mother herself and sees it as her responsibility to nurture the next generation with her knowledge and experience.


FREE for BLPC Playgroup members, $5 for non-members.


Please note: this Zoom session will be password protected to safeguard our privacy. Book a ticket to receive Zoom login information, including the password.

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Online Kids Yoga

Online Kids Yoga

Monday April 6th, 2020, 10:00AM - Monday April 6th, 2020, 10:45AM

ONLINE- Facebook Live

Come along to this ONLINE Kids Yoga session with yoga teacher and extraordinaire Yanicka!

An awesome way to re-connect with other mums and kids whilst providing an activity for kids cooped up at home.

FREE for members, $5 for non-members.


Bookings essential.

Tune in on the day via the Belgrave Lake Park Cottage Playgroup and Party venue Facebook page for the Facebook Live Stream.

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Online Shadow Puppet-Making Workshop

Online Shadow Puppet-Making Workshop

Friday April 3rd, 2020, 10:00AM - Friday April 3rd, 2020, 11:00AM


Come along to this special ONLINE Shadow Puppet Making workshop by children's illustrator, Zoe Eley. Check out Zoe's work here:

In the workshop, you and your small ones will be guided through designing 4 shadow puppets. You will draw a really simple animal shape on paper and decorate it with whatever you have on hand.

The designs Zoe will be demonstrating are: a dog, a crocodile, a snail and a butterfly.

The 1 hour session will be broken up into 4 x 15 min segments concentrating on 1 animal at a time, so you can just come for 15 minutes, 30 minutes, or whatever works for you and the small people!

FREE for members, $5 for non-members.


Once you book your ticket you will receive all the important info via email (how the workshop will run, what to bring and how to get onto Zoom).

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CANCELLED Good Nights - A Meet Up For Change Makers

CANCELLED Good Nights - A Meet Up For Change Makers

Friday March 20th, 2020, 7:30PM

Micawber Park Tavern65-71 Monbulk RoadBelgrave, VIC3160 Map

****This event is CANCELLED due to health concerns about coronavirus.****

Instead, you can email contractors urging them NOT to work with Adani on their climate-wrecking project here:

Good Nights is a monthly meet-up for change makers hosted by Belgrave Lake Park Cottage Playgroup.

Some of what we get up to:

-Learn about important social and environmental justice campaigns.
-Write letters to local, state or national representatives or relevant businesses calling for change on issues you care about.
- Repair, make or alter clothing or fabric items. We have talented makers and machines on hand to help. Bring your own projects and materials.
- Recharge with like-minded folk over tea, wine and nibbles!

Our Playgroup believe that fostering connections in the community, being proactive in the world and using less resources makes for a better world and life.

All community members are welcome to this event.

FREE for members. $5 for non-members to help cover Council charges.

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Working Bee! (Members Only)

Working Bee! (Members Only)

Sunday February 23rd, 2020, 11:00AM - Sunday February 23rd, 2020, 2:00PM

Belgrave Lake Park Cottage Playgroup29 Park DrBelgrave, VIC3160 Map

Join us to rejuvenate the front garden and possibly other outdoor areas at the Cottage!

Come for heaps of good KARMA, COMPANY and CUPS OF TEA!

Kiddies welcome. Come for as little or as long as you can ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope to see you there,
BLPC Committee

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