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Creative & Connected

Transition Streets

Transition Streets is an initiative which brings neighbours together to explore ways of reducing their environmental impact while building a more connected neighbourhood. Transition Streets are emerging throughout Geelong with the aim to make homes and even streets more energy efficient, less resource dependent, more self reliant with food, less wasteful, healthier, safer and more enjoyable places to live.

Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Torquay Library

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Spelling Bee for Grown-Ups

Do you love to spell? Come along to our spelling bee for grown-ups, facilitated by Margaret Linley (self-professed Best Speller on the Planet), and test your skills against other excellent spellers or join the audience. 

"Margaret Linley is quite frankly THE best speller on the planet,  As THE best speller on the planet, she can’t remember a single time she was hauled in front of the sub-editors for sloppy spelling: in fact she can only recall effusive praise for her ‘clean copy’. She is SO tremendous at spelling, she’s expecting MENSA to come calling. And she’s also sure if spelling should ever become an Olympic event, it will  be GOLD, GOLD, GOLD all the way for her."

Margaret is Big Word of Mouth storyteller and MC, Moth Grand Slammer, comic, award-winning travel writer, restaurant judge, former News Corp journalist and radio host. Come along to this fun, informative and hilarious event and put your challenge for GOLD to Margaret!

Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Belmont Library

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Fay Tran - Insights into Learning Difficulties for Children

Is your child having difficulty at school? Do you want to tap into the latest information on how to help your child achieve their goals? Expert Fay Tran will lead this informative and insightful session. Fay has over 30 year's experience working in learning support for children, and her books include Teaching Kids to Read.

Thursday, 8 March 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Drysdale Library

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Vintage Decoupage Eggs

Learn how to create beautiful decoupage eggs using recycled print material and paper napkins. A simple and impressive way to decorate your Easter table or as a gift at Easter or Mother's Day.

Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Ocean Grove Library

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Don't Bet On It

An informal talk aimed those affected by gambling. With the increased access to betting, the proliferation of advertising and emergence of simulated gambling digital games, it is becoming more frequent for casual gamblers to become entrapped by the lure of quick money. Come and get the facts on gambling. Questions will be answered, and a financial counsellor will be available for those affected by gambling.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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8 Things About Dementia

Dementia Australia is the unified, national body for people of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers.The session provides information on dementia and services: what dementia is, including causes, signs, symptoms and risk factors; how dementia is diagnosed; how to seek help; and what services are available.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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Upcycled Book Craft

This creative and fun session of crafting utilises old books and other recycled material to create original gifts.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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Yoga and Meditation For Health and Wellbeing

Yoga teacher Sherrill Harvey will lead you on a journey to discover the benefits of yoga and meditation. Participants will begin with some simple standing stretches followed by a seated guided meditation. Leave feeling relaxed and refreshed!

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Lara Library

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Put Your Best Foot Forward - Resume Writing Workshop

Job-hunting or changing jobs? Come along to one of these free workshops hosted by Proven Resume Results, who are an award-winning resume writing service. Learn how to create the perfect resume and cover letter, discover some essential interview and key selection criteria tips and much more.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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Decluttering

Is your house in need of decluttering? Marion Ivermee-Villarosa, a professional organiser from A Place of Calm, will present some information on how clutter can affect us, and hints and tips on how to go about decluttering your house.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

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Cassandra Perry - Invisible Art of Being

Cassandra Perry is a Reiki master and teacher, accredited and initiated yoga instructor, educator, therapist and healer. Cassandra will guide the consideration of your core values: what you believe in. As part of the ‘invisible art of being’ she will introduce the notion that what drives us is invisible. This workshop offers an opportunity to attain deep self-awareness to make fulfilling life changes.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

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Mother's Day Card Making Workshop

Enjoy this social crafting session with our expert card maker. If it's not a surprise, perhaps bring your Mum along to share this creative experience with her.

Saturday, 28 April 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Belmont Library