This 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.
• 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.
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.... See MoreSee Less
Belgrave 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.
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 email@example.com by July 14.
BYO snacks and drinks if you wish. Hot drinks provided.
Join us for a SPECIAL Storytime at Belgrave Lake Park Cottage.
FREE event open to members AND non-members.
Chris from Eastern Regional Library Service will be reading children’s books and singing songs at this Storytime session for members of the Cottage and their wee ones.
***Huge thanks to Chris and Eastern Regional Library Service for making the time to do this!***
Whether you are bringing a baby, a pre-school child or both, you will all get something fun and worthwhile out of coming along.
Storytime has these benefits for parents with babies: • Learning fun rhymes and games to play with your baby • Discovering wonderful stories to share with your baby For children between 1 and 5, Storytime can help with the following: • Provide an introduction to a wide range of children’s books • Stimulate new ideas and interests • Help develop language skills • Provide an opportunity to socialise with other children • Encourage a life-long interest in books and libraries
Join us for a fun-filled holiday playtime at Belgrave Lake Park Cottage!
Two sessions available. Programs differ.
**AM SESSION** 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: www.soulcirclesdrumming.com/
**PM SESSION** 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!
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 😉 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.
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.
ABOUT THE SESSION
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 AND MORE!
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.
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.
PRESENTER BIO 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.
COST: $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.
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.
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.