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We got a lovely surprise this month when we received a donation of $250 from the Shop in Coolum - they sell second hand books as a fundraiser and our walking group meets there for coffee most Tuesdays after their walk. It's a beautiful gesture, we feel really lucky they thought of us. Talking of coffee, we were also really excited this month as Simon Hemmings from Right Electrical Services delivered a bean to cup coffee machine that he has kindly lent us. He got a cheer as he left - not sure what that says about our previous coffee :-) This month at drawing for beginners we got messy with charcoal, and used some of the basics we have been covering - perception of edges, use of negative space and the basic unit. After a bit of a break in activities due to the lockdown, we are back - here is the latest on what's coming up.
Resistance training - another class added for absolute beginners- now's your chance!
Do you hate the idea of going to a sweaty gym with people shouting at you to do 'just one more'? So do we, but we know that resistance training is good for us. Luckily Robyn's resistance classes are small groups of sheddies, held at her own studio. Each session Robyn comes up with a new thing to do, that works a different part of your body. It's never boring, and no, she doesn't shout at you ;-) In fact if you like your gym sessions to be more laughing than heavy lifting, we really recommend you come along. Don't worry we still have to work - it's just easier when you are with your sheddie friends. Previous participants get first refusal for that slot next term. If you can't make a particular session you might be able to swap with people on one of the other days.
Groups are a maximum of 6. We will need a minimum of four to run the class. Have a try session this Wednesday 28th April 1.30pm at Robyn's studio in Coolum ($15) : https://coolumwomensshed.as.me/?appointmentType=22349549
Term 2 block booking $108 ($12 per session) : https://coolumwomensshed.as.me/?appointmentType=22349765
Social meetup - first Friday of the month - 6pm
7th May at Peregian Beach Hotel. We are sticking this in the diary so it has a chance to happen ;-). Check the calendar for the location .No need to book.
Online calendar: https://www.thewomensshed.org/calendar.html
Frocks, Feedback and Fun - 2pm 20th June
We are rolling together a few activities for our member meetup on the 20th June. It's a chance to have an afternoon of fun with the other sheddies, find out what's going on, discuss ideas and even take home some new clothes!
$15 book here: https://coolumwomensshed.as.me/?appointmentType=22350301
Women on Weyba
Division 9 councillor Maria Suarez has kicked off our paddling group with $1300 towards 2 kayaks and the kits to get them on the car roofs. We are on the lookout for 2 second hand ozpaddle enduro kayaks - the standout winner from our trial morning on the Lake. Please let us know if you have any connections or kit to donate. Keep your eyes open for another 'have a try' session soon. We have capacity for another coordinator if you would be interested in organising very early sessions (Nell is not an early bird ;-) ). - it can be as simple as letting Ric know that you are planning to go out and we can let other members book in to come with you (for members that have their own kayaks/sups).
The Loose Ends crew have formed a team to yarn bomb a tree for the Maleny Knitfest in early July. The theme is 'A dragon in my garden'. Yarnbombing is when you cover everyday objects in crochet and knit fabric. The entry fee of $5 pp will cover our entry and use of the shed for future making meetups (alternate Thursdays to current Loose Ends, although there is bound to be some overlap). Even if you can't make it to the shed you can join in from home - they are in the initial planning sessions at the moment - the more the merrier!
First meetup this Thursday - April 29th 11 am : book here https://coolumwomensshed.as.me/?appointmentType=22317455
We will almost definitely need some wool, so this is a great chance to destash your stash!
Our intro to mosaics workshops have been really successful - we have a waiting list set up for the next one - please email email@example.com if you would like to be added to the waitlist. People that have attended the intro are able to join Annie on the 4th Tuesday of the month for a mosaic meetup. $15 covers the 10-1 session and (reasonable) use of materials and equipment. This Tuesday it's $5 and we are meeting at the shed to go through what you will be looking at and then it's carpool to an amazing mosaic store on the coast. Please book here: https://coolumwomensshed.as.me/?appointmentType=20329784
Saturday Studio Meetup
If you want to work on your own projects you can also join us for 'Studio meetup' on the 2nd Saturday of each month - you are welcome to work on anything as long as you tidy up after yourself. We will be playing with bleach tie dye effects this month (bring dark clothes if you want to join in) (We used to call this messy play, but people thought it was for kids :-) ) $15 covers the 10-3 session and (reasonable) use of materials and equipment. Book here: https://coolumwomensshed.as.me/?appointmentType=14971266.
The pottery wheel fundraiser is nearly halfway there - we have reached $440 so far and had great feedback. Nell can be flexible with timings so if you want to do a time slot at a different time please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Book here for the two person session: https://coolumwomensshed.as.me/?appointmentType=19842654
Call for the stall
Do you enjoy making but are you running out of space for your creations? Or are you about to make something, and you could make an extra one as you go? Please consider donating some items for us to sell the next time we have a market stall or sausage sizzle. One of our new volunteers mentioned fundraising by selling at the markets - it's a great idea but we don't want to pressure everyone into making things at the last minute. So if you can keep us in mind and start making a few things when you have time, hopefully we will have a corker of a stall when the time comes. Feel free to drop items into the shed as they are made.
That's all for now- have a great weekend!
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Most activities are run from the Coolum Men's Shed Community Centre. 26 Research Street, Coolum 4573 QLD
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