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Woodend Star August
There’s a hiccup in today’s Woodend Star and unfortunately our June news was repeated instead of the new August edition. So you don’t miss out, here’s our latest news!
We’re well and truly back into the routine of term time with lots of new courses and activities for the winter. It’s now time to start planning our brochure for the spring term so, if there’s something you would like to see included, or teach, please get in touch with us in the next two weeks and we’ll try and make it happen.
Following the success of our school holiday science classes, which were attended by 102 children, we’re launching a new after-school science program on Thursdays from 18 August. Full details and enrolments here on our website. We’ll also be running science classes during the September school holidays in our undercroft workshop; full details will be on our website by 1 September www.woodendnh.org.au
If you missed the July community lunch, you missed a feast. Lorraine and her team served up a delicious chick pea and roasted vegetable curry with saffron rice, lentil dahl and pappadums, followed by lemon tarts and rhubarb and ginger cakes with a coffee. Our August lunch will be held on Friday 19th at midday. If you’ve never been before come and join us. The food is always delicious and it’s a great way to meet new people. If you work locally why not come and spend your lunch break with us – it’s only $5.
As you may have seen in the July press, we are extremely grateful to Macedon Ranges Shire Council for overturning their decision to cut our funding. Community letters of support and submissions contributed significantly to this change in decision – for that we are extremely thankful.
Our other piece of good news is that we were successful in our application for a community grant to reconfigure our reception area to accommodate two volunteers at a time. We are very grateful to Rilla Healey from Small Studio in Woodend for her architectural advice and drawing up our plans, to Brad Else at Evolve in Kyneton for building our new desk and cupboards and to Nicole Janett, Interior Designer, for her expertise helping us choose paint colours. During the September school holiday the committee, volunteers and staff will work together to transform the space ready for the start of the spring term. It’s exciting times at the House!
Submitted by Angela Van Dam Coordinator