Community Corner - Nov 2017
The best events and activities in the south-west over the coming months.
Mah Jong @ Cambridge Library
Every Thursday until 21 December 2017, 10:00am-12:00pm
Originating in the Qing dynasty, Mah Jong is the traditional Chinese game of tiles involving strategy, skill and chance. Mah Jong has been compared to Rummy, where players draw and discard tiles to make 'melds' or matching sets. These free weekly Mah Jong sessions are suitable for beginners and experienced players. Mah Jong sets are provided; you just need to show up on the day.
Where: Cambridge Library, 99 The Boulevard Floreat
Every day until Monday 27 November 2017, all day
On Saturday 23 September 2017, over three hundred Western Australians captured a single photo from their day as part of MOSAIC, a community photography project that captures 24-hours of life in WA. Every image submitted will be showcased in a breathtaking free public exhibition located right in the heart of the Perth CBD. Presented by Propel in partnership with the City of Perth, MOSAIC is a truly unique project that explores the collective memory of Western Australians. From Elizabeth Quay to Esperance, Applecross to Albany, each photograph tells an individual story about each participant, whilst forming a collective narrative about a day in WA. 24 hours. Your camera. Our collective memory.
Where: 207 Murray Street Mall Perth
The Courtyard Club
Every Friday until 22 December 2017, 5:00pm-9:30pm
Perth Theatre Trust and RTRFM are proud to announce the return of The Courtyard Club, a free 8-week concert series in the State Theatre Centre Courtyard bringing live, local music into the heart of Northbridge. Throughout November and December join RTRFM every Friday night from 5pm for live radio, live music and RTRFM DJ’s. The Courtyard Club is an all-ages event with licensed bar and food options, making it the perfect meeting place to celebrate the end of the working week.
Where: State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, 174-176 William Street Perth
Etsy Made Local Perth Hills
Saturday 25 November 2017, 10:00am-3:00pm
Etsy Made Local will feature a multitude of stalls from the most amazing WA Etsy sellers, music, fabulous food and a brilliant festive vibe on the glorious grounds of Mundaring Christian College (primary). This is your place to go for all things WA handmade.
Where: Mundaring Christian College, 1605 Walker Street Mundaring
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Over 60s Cuppa at Dome
Sunday 26 November 2017, 10:30am-11:30am
On the last Sunday of every month (barring December), an over 60s social group gathers at Dome in East Victoria Park for chats over cuppas. Head along to meet new friends.
Where: Dôme Café, 897 Albany Highway East Victoria Park
Cost: the cost of a coffee
Deamore Art Market
Friday 1 December 2017, 3:30pm-8:00pm
Fun and entertainment for all the family! Childrens rides, a fine art exhibition, art and craft stalls, live entertainment, fabulous food and children's activities will all feature at the Deamore Art Market. Various school music clubs have been practicing very hard all year in order to perform and everyone can join in the flashmob. The Deanmore community has worked tirelessly to come up with many exciting games and fun gold coin activities to entertain young and old! Play dough (the new way to release stress), giant twister, cookie decoration, crazy hair, carnival rides, a giant inflatable obstacle course, games of skill and chance and so much more will be there on the day!
Where: Deanmore Primary School, 21 Deanmore Road Karrinyup
Cost: free admission; gold coin donation for some activities
Countdown to Christmas at Curtin University
Sunday 3 December 2017, 4:30pm-8:30pm
The Countdown to Christmas is on! Curtin University in partnership with the Town of Victoria Park cordially invite all students, staff and Perth’s wider community to celebrate the start of the holiday season with a free, fun-filled afternoon at the Bentley campus. Festivities will be booming from in The Forum (grassed flagpole area by Aroma Café) and include Santa Claus, Carols by the award winning Rhythmos Choir, kites, child’s play music, roaming performers, bubble play, face painting, Perth Symphony’s Brass Quintet, arts and crafts activities and workshops, Awkwardstra, food trucks, photo booths… The list goes on! Pack a picnic blanket and get ready to settle in for one fun-filled afternoon! The closest car park will be car park D3.
Where: Curtin University, Bentley (main campus), Kent Street Bentley
Cost: free; bookings required
Christmas Furoshiki: Traditional Japanese wrapping
Thursday 7 December 2017, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Head along to this informative and demonstrative workshop. Make your Christmas gifts extra special this year by learning the art of Furoshiki with Japanese artist Nami Osaki. Refreshments will be provided.
Where: Amherst Village Library, 2 Holmes Street Southern River
Cost: free; bookings required
Social Connector Luncheon Group
Monday 11 December 2017, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Don’t have plans on the second Monday of each month? Want to get out and meet new people in Rockingham and try the fantastic food at local restaurants and cafes? All you need is a spare two hours a month from 12pm to 2pm. Anyone can attend and transport is available to those who meet the eligibility criteria.
Where: Cottons Wine Bar, Stockland Baldivis Shopping Centre, 2 Settlers Avenue Baldivis
Cost: Price of a meal
More information: email or call 9528 0333
Gingerbread decorating workshop
Thursday 14 December 2017, 6:00pm-7:30pm
From icing and toppings to themes and design, head along to a fun-filled evening and get busy! In this workshop you'll learn different ways to decorate gingerbread to give as gifts and how to create an amazing centrepiece for your dessert table. Refreshments will be provided.
Where: Thornlie Public Library, 1 Culross Avenue Thornlie
Cost: free; bookings required
Inclusion Solutions Update: Nov 2017
It has been three short months since the launch of Inclusion Solutions.
Eastern Hub Update: Nov 2017
In August 2017, Inclusion WA opened a new hub to provide more localised support for people living in Perth eastern suburbs.
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