Daylesford community diary: October 25

BARBECUE TIME

WHAT: Kingston Fire Brigade’s 10th annual barbecue and community get-together. Live band and more. 

WHEN: 4pm, Sunday, October 29.

WHERE: Kingston Fire Brigade. 

DAY OF THE DEAD

WHAT: Honouring life and death. A simple ceremony of gentle words, quiet reflection and inspiring sound. Non-denominational.

WHEN: 2-4pm, Sunday, November 12. 

WHERE: Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, northern end, near Froomes Road. 

INQUIRIES: Nic Aunger, 0402 195 514

STALLS APLENTY

WHAT: Mini mart/coffee party. Stalls include Christmas cards, jewellery, scarves and gift ideas. Entry: $8.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 31 at 10am.

WHERE: St. Andrew’s Uniting Church,130 Ballarat Road, Creswick.

INQUIRIES: Beth 5345 2432 or Joan 5345 2806.

MINDFULNESS

WHAT: Simply Mindfulness course – relax a worrying or anxious mind, relieve tension, manage stress, improve focus, sleep better and other benefits.

WHEN: Sunday, October 29 to November 19, 4pm.

WHERE: Creswick Neighborhood Centre, 21 Victoria Street, Creswick. 

INQUIRIES: Jane 0417 037 320 or 5345 2356.

BUSH PLAYGROUP

WHAT: Nature-based play, songs, stories, morning tea and a leisurely walk through the bush. Babies to pre-school age.

WHEN: Fridays, 9.30-11.30am.

WHERE: Wombat Forest (call for directions).

INQUIRIES: 0428 330 640.

BUSHWALKING

WHAT: Morning walks in Daylesford district. Reasonable level of fitness required. No charge.

WHEN: Fridays, 9am.

WHERE: Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre.

INQUIRIES: Ian, 5348 4283.

CAKE & COMPANY 

WHAT: Trentham Life Activities Club morning tea. All welcome.

WHEN: Every Wednesday, 10-11.30am.

WHERE: Uniting Church Hall, corner Market and Camp streets, Trentham.

INQUIRIES: 5424 1390.

CANCER SUPPORT 

WHAT: Hepburn Shire Womens Cancer Support Group

INQUIRIES: 5424 1655.

COMMUNITY ART

WHAT: Explore your creativity in a non-tuition based, friendly space. BYO materials.

WHEN: Thursdays, 2-4.30pm.

WHERE: Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre.

INQUIRIES: 5348 3569.

CRESWICK GARDEN

WHAT: A place to meet Norm and other locals and grow your own vegies, herbs, flowers.

WHEN: Every Saturday, 8am.

WHERE: Creswick Neighbourhood Centre's community garden.

INQUIRIES: 5345 2356.

FOOD HELP

WHAT: Daylesford Food Assistance Program.

WHEN: Hot breakfast and food parcels, 8am-1pm every Tuesday, 8am-1pm; hot lunch and food parcels, 12-4pm every Thursday.

WHERE: Daylesford RSL, 20 Vincent Street.

INQUIRIES: 0447 186 228.

FRIENDSHIP SHED

WHAT: A space for men to socialise, learn new skills and undertake projects to benefit community.

WHERE: Lake Road, Creswick.

WHEN: Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.

INQUIRIES: Hepburn Health, 5321 6578.

GENTLE MOVEMENT

WHAT: Somatic exercise.

WHERE: Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre.

WHEN: Tuesdays, 7-8pm.

INQUIRIES: 5348 3569.

GIRL GUIDES

WHAT: Daylesford Girl Guides.

WHEN: Tuesdays, 6-9 year olds, 5.45-7pm, girls 10+ 6.30-8pm.

WHERE: Guide Hall, Duke Street.

INQUIRIES: 5423 9398.

MEDITATION

WHAT: Weekly guided meditation with Danielle-France.

WHEN: Tuesdays, 10.30am; Saturdays, 9.30am.

WHERE: Massage Healing Centre, 5/11 Howe Street, Daylesford.

INQUIRIES: 5348 1099.

PERSONAL GROWTH

WHEN: Tuesday Guided Meditation, 10.30-11.30am; Wednesday Wu Tao Fortnightly 11am-12noon; Restorative Yoga, 6-7.30pm; Thursday Guided Meditation 9-10am; Saturday Guided Meditation 9.30-10.30am.

WHERE: Daylesford Healing Massage, 11 Howe Street, Daylesford.

INQUIRIES: 5348 1099.

POLE WALKING

WHAT: Low-impact social exercise program for improved health and wellbeing

WHERE: Creswick and Daylesford.

WHEN: Creswick, Tuesdays 8-9:30am; Daylesford, Wednesday 8-9am; Thursdays, 11–11.45am.

INQUIRIES: Eliz Rhook, Hepburn Health, 5345 9150.

PRAMS ON PARADE

WHAT: Parents and Carers pram walking group.

WHERE: Clunes Neighbourhood House.

WHEN: Every Tuesday, 10am (weather permitting).

INQUIRIES: Hepburn Health Maternal & Child Health, 5321 6550.

STAYING STRONG

WHAT: Improve balance and agility, increase joint flexibility, and general fitness for health. Wear comfortable clothing. $3.

WHERE: Creswick Neighbourhood Centre.

WHEN: Mondays, 3-4pm; Wednesdays, 2.30-3.30pm.

INQUIRIES: 5345 2356.