Community Workshops and Events

Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre
Free Composting and Worm Farming Workshop 

Come along and spend the morning in ourb eautiful apple orchard and learn some practical tips and trcisk on making quality compost. The workshops will b e held at Cliff View Community Farm which is a volunteer run farm that donates most of the food produced to local food relief programs. 

Date: 4 December 
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Cliff View Community Farm, 169 Shipley Road, Blackheath

Kurrajong Community Forum
Kurrajong Sparkle

Kurrajong Community Forum invites everyone to be a part of Kurrajong Sparkle. This event will use recycled materials and aspects of nature to decorate Kurrajong Village ahead of the upcoming festive season. 

Date: 4 December
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kurrajong and North Richmond Anglican Church, 1005 Grose Vale Road, Kurrajong

Wild Mountain Collective
Re-Imagine Launch

The RE-IMAGINE project will launch with the screening of two films on Saturday 4 December.

No Waste on Country: Leave Only Footprints: has been re-edited by Lyle Diedrich to provide a 15 min introduction to the relationship between Caring for Country in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, and how we treat waste.

Waste Land: is the brilliant documentary by Lucy Walker, featuring the artist Vik Muniz on a singularly ambitious project. She follows Vik to Jardim Gramacho, a vast landfill established in 1970 north of Rio de Janeiro, photographing its catadores, pickers of recyclable materials, and filming the way that Vik collaborates with them in transforming these photos into portraits created with recyclable materials. Vik’s purpose is to inspire his pickers to see themselves in a new way and even to re-imagine their lives.

Date: 4 December
Time:  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Bates Hall, Blackheath

Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre
Megalong Makers Market

Megalong Makers Markets is back -  just in time to get that special Christmas gift! Local artisans will gather at the Community Hall, Megalong Rd, to proudly present their special wares. Wine, soap, fresh produce, honey, woodwork, macrame, jewelery, crafts and more. There will be a coffee van and food provided by the local Pony Club.  Come along to beautiful Megalong Valley and support the community.

Date: Saturday 11 December
Time: 10 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Community Hall, Megalong Rd

Lifeline Central West Accidental Counsellor Training
Have you ever found yourself supporting a customer, client, friend, family member, colleague or even a stranger who is experiencing distress or a crisis, and you aren’t sure what to say? The Accidental Counsellor workshop equips participants with the skills and knowledge to respond appropriately in these situations.

Upcoming Course dates:
Available to anyone who works or lives in the Lithgow LGA aged 16 and over
Date: 8 and 10 December (must attend both sessions)
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 
Location: Online
More information and to register

Available to anyone who works or lives in the Penrith LGA aged 16 and over
Date: 15 December 
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm (must attend both sessions) 
Location: Online
More information and to register

Portland Foundry
Regeneration with Fire

Cast your very own bronze sculptural object at this 'hands on', two hour wax sculpture workshop. You will make a small wax model which will be cast at the Portland Foundry. All materials are included in this free, all ages, workshop. Develop your skills and have fun at the same time! 

Adult's Workshop
Saturday 12 February
10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub, 154 Mort St, Lithgow 

Children's Workshop
Sunday 13 February
10:00 am - 12:00 pm (5yo - 12yo) 
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (13yo - 18yo)
Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub, 154 Mort St, Lithgow 

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