A newsletter to keep you informed about forthcoming and past events at the Fryerstown School, near Castlemaine in central Victoria
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Happenings at the Fryerstown School

What's been going on

The Fryerstown School has been a hive of activity during the last couple of months, being a venue for community group workshops, walking groups, children's art classes, business forums, birthday parties, a function for the Castlemaine State Festival and, of course, the Friday evening Community Connect events - a time for locals and friends to come together and unwind at the end of the working week over their tipple of choice, shared platters and the odd game of Scrabble.

A Winter Warmers event brought around 80 people together, locals old and new, to share hearty soups, warm company and fabulous entertainment.

Coming events

There are a number of events coming up at the school.  Finalised events are listed below, but you can check our website www.fryerstownschool.com.au any time between newsletters to keep your finger on the pulse.

Thursday 15th - Mount Alexander Shire Art Fields Arts Forum. 
9.30am to 3pm.  Free transport available from Castlemaine.
Ideal for those who have anything to do with visual and performing arts.  It's free but you need to book for catering purposes.  For more details click here.

Sunday 25th - Burke and Wills Mechanics Institute 150th anniversary
Even though this event isn't at the school, a celebration will be held for the 150th anniversary of our neighbouring Burke and Wills Mechanics Institute.  Fryerstown residents past and present are invited to join the festivities from 12 noon.  RSVP by 21/8 to 0413 563404.

Sunday 8th - Tactile Textiles hosted by the CWA
10am - 2pm
Have fun with your yarns, fabrics - create something practical from all those scraps using various colours, techniques and textures. Let's utilise all those little tiddly bits of fabric, and tiny bits of yarn and give them a new life and cover or create a new item to wear or use. Thrifty ideas but for today - well maybe some nanna stuff mixed in there as well.

This workshop would be suited for those with some experience in sewing, knit/crochet or crafting. Bring some bits and bobs to use plus old clothes to revamp or cut up, and of course scissors, pins etc.

Hosted by the Castlemaine CWA .... and blokes can come too!

$3 per head, includes tea and coffee

BYO lunch - and if someone has a cake or two to share around for morning and/or afternoon tea, that would be great.

Sunday 15th - Friends of the Castlemaine State Festival
A great afternoon is being planned with fabulous music and snacks.  More details to be advised.  Save the date.

Saturday 21st - Fryerstown Spring equinox event - evening
More details to be announced closer to the time, but save the date.


Tuesday 1st - Castlemaine Children's Literature Festival
Didgeridoo and Indigenous storytelling by Ron Murray
Hear the sounds of the didgeridoo come alive through the wonderful storytelling of Ron Murray.  Ron celebrates the cultural heritage of his ancestors through engaging stories and music. Refreshments will be
available, children BYO cushion!
Ron is a cultural educator, storyteller, musician, didgeridoo maker and wood sculptor. 
He is passionate about his heritage and about keeping Aboriginal art and culture alive.
Ages 3-8
Time 1-2pm
Cost $12 per child (accompanying adult free)
Books open next month and will be online via Trybooking.

Expressions of interest

Would you like to participate in Tai Chi classes at the Fryerstown School?  Tai Chi originated in ancient China. Nowadays it is practised throughout the world as an exercise for better health
Tai Chi
  • is suitable for almost anyone
  • relieves pain and improves quality of life
  • relieves stress and improves concentration
  • integrates body and mind
Ron Moore has been practicing Tai Chi since the early 1980’s. He has been continuously teaching Tai Chi in Mount Alexander Shire for the past 10 years.
Cost would be $12 per session.
If you are interested, please send us an email advising your class timing preference/s from the following:
  • day time Monday to Friday
  • evening Monday to Friday
  • day time weekend
Minimum numbers apply and schedules must coordinate in order for classes to commence.

For more information visit our website http://fryerstownschool.com.au/ or phone Denise Button on 0413 563404. 

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