ALW Events

17 JUN

Mindfulness for the Helping Professions Workshop

Footscray Community Arts Centre VIC Footscray

Saturday June 17, 2017 7:00 am

This workshop will give you tools to:

– Reduce feelings of stress and emotional overwhelm.
– Have more space to choose your reactions more wisely.
– Handle difficult events with a lot more ease.
– Let go after your work is over and relax more easily.
– Maintain a healthy work-life balance and find the best ways to take care of yourself.
– Work more effectively with your clients through being more focused and aware, listening more deeply and handling difficult behaviours more easily.
– Have a basic mindfulness toolkit you can offer to your clients (where applicable), such as awareness of emotions, breath meditation and more.

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Venue: Footscray Community Arts Centre

Location: 45 Moreland Street, Footscray VIC 3011

Organiser: Ashburton Library

Phone: (03) 9278-4666

Website: http://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/libraries

Email: library@boroondara.vic.gov.au

7 JUL

Harvest Festival – Apiary Opening

Western Sydney Skills Hub NSW North Parramatta

Friday July 7, 2017 12:00 am

Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, known for their role in pollination and, in the case of the best-known bee species, the European honey bee, for producing honey and beeswax. Bees are a monophyletic lineage within the superfamily Apoidea, presently considered as a clade Anthophila. There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees in seven to nine recognized families,[1] though many are undescribed and the actual number is probably higher. They are found on every continent except Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants.

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Venue: Western Sydney Skills Hub

Location: Suite 34, Level 3, 410 Church St, North Parramatta NSW 2151

Organiser: ACE Community Colleges

Phone: (02) 6622-1903

Website: http://www.acecolleges.edu.au/

Email: lismore@acecolleges.edu.au

16 SEP

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course

Footscray Community Arts Centre VIC Footscray

Saturday September 16, 2017 12:00 am

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course is an internationally recognised evidence based course delivered over an 8-week / 9 session period. This inspiring course is known for its capacity to increase resilience and improve emotional, physical and mental wellbeing.

IS THE MBSR COURSE FOR YOU?
Yes, if you would like to:
*Learn the practice of mindfulness meditation in an in-depth, highly experiential manner (classes are 2.5 hours per week plus 1 one day retreat/workshop)
*Learn gentle yoga/movement
*Learn a range of skills and strategies that will help you cope better and manage stress, pain and anxiety
*Explore your your patterns of thinking, feeling and action
*Better regulate and understand your emotions
*Commit to 45 minutes of practice at home each day over the 8 weeks of the course
*Restore within yourself a balanced sense of health and wellbeing
Improve or regain control of your mental and physical health and attain peace of mind
*Participate in improving your own health and wellbeing as a complement to any medical or psychological treatment you may have had/be receiving.

DATES:
8 Sunday afternoons between 26 February – 30 April, 2017 (4- 6:30pm) (no class over the Easter weekend) plus a day of mindfulness/silent retreat on Saturday 1 April, 2017 (12:30 – 5:30pm).

LOCATION:
The eight weekly sessions are delivered in Preston (Suite 5/27 Enfield Avenue) and the day of mindfulness/silent retreat will be delivered at CERES.

COST:
*Day of Mindfulness/Silent retreat: $60
*MBSR course: $460 (early bird rate) or $550 after 10 February.

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Venue: Footscray Community Arts Centre

Location: 45 Moreland Street, Footscray VIC 3011

Organiser: Australian Institute of Training and Development

Phone: 1300 138 862

21 SEP

Palestinian Cooking Workshop: Autumn Equinox

Byron Community College NSW Mullumbimby

Thursday September 21, 2017 12:00 am

During the workshop we will focus on:

– Traditional herbal infusions & remedies, from selected herbs and spices used in Palestine and the Levant
– Cook a delicious vegan meal & discuss nutritional benefits of seasonal produce**

Participants will go home with:

– Recipes of the meal shared on the day
– A deeper understanding & curiosity for delicious foods from Palestine & traditional herbal medicine
– A jar of their personally crafted herbal infusion (optional for $8 each during the workshop, cash only)

This workshop is limited to 12 spaces. So, book early.
For tickets visit this link: https://www.trybooking.com/OXDD

Cost: $65
When: 2:30pm – 4:30pm, Sunday 26th March 2017
Where: CERES Community Kitchen, cnr Roberts & Stewart St Brunswick East VIC 3057

For more info contact:
Rasha Tayeh
nutritionist & artist
e: rasha.tayeh@gmail.com
w: rashatayeh.com

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Venue: Byron Community College

Location: Cnr Burringbar and Gordon Street, Mullumbimby NSW 2482

Organiser: Advance Community College

Phone: (03) 5986-8177

Website: http://www.pael.com.au

Email: admin@pael.com.au

21 SEP

Melbourne Hemp Building Workshop

Ballarat North Neighbourhood House VIC Soldiers Hill

Thursday September 21, 2017 12:00 am

Hemp or industrial hemp (from Old English hænep),[1] typically found in the northern hemisphere, is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products.[2] It is one of the fastest growing plants[3] and was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 10,000 years ago.[4] It can be refined into a variety of commercial items including paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed.[5]

Although cannabis as a drug and industrial hemp are both members of the species Cannabis sativa and contain the psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), they are distinct strains with unique biochemical compositions and uses.[6] Hemp has lower concentrations of THC and higher concentrations of cannabidiol (CBD), which decreases or eliminates its psychoactive effects.[6] The legality of industrial hemp varies widely between countries. Some governments regulate the concentration of THC and permit only hemp that is bred with an especially low THC content.[7][8]

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Venue: Ballarat North Neighbourhood House

Location: 6 Crompton Street, Soldiers Hill VIC 3350

Organiser: Aberfoyle Community Centre

Phone: (08) 8270 5377

Email: chairperson@aberfoylecc.org

12 OCT

Harvest Festival

Sydenham Library VIC Taylors Lakes

Thursday October 12, 2017 12:00 am

A little bit of country right here in the city!

*Giant gourd, cake baking and preserves competitions
*Free workshops
*Live music
*Facepainting
*Food
*Farm Animals

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Venue: Sydenham Library

Location: 1 Station St, Taylors Lakes VIC 3037

Organiser: Adult Learning Australia

Website: https://ala.asn.au

Email: info@ala.asn.au

13 OCT

Casual Relief Teachers Environment Conference

Sydenham Library VIC Taylors Lakes

Friday October 13, 2017 4:00 pm

It’s a beautiful place. Ceres Community Environment Park. Brunswick East. Their mission – “Ceres is a place for community based learning and action to create environmentally beneficial, socially just, economically satisfying, cultural enrishing and spiritually nurturing ways of living together.” Our next Professional Development CRT conference will be there on Tuesday, 11th April, 2017. There are still some details to work out, but put that date in your diary if you’re interested in seven hours of thought provoking and stimulating professional development for VIT renewal, specifically designed for Casual Relief Teachers

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Venue: Sydenham Library

Location: 1 Station St, Taylors Lakes VIC 3037

Organiser: 60 & Better

Phone: 0746571753

Email: winton60@bigpond.com