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Last week was a bit of a landmark moment for us, as we signed a sub-lease with the Coolum Men's Shed for an 888m plot behind the Community Centre. We have signed contracts to get a storage shed up on the higher ground, and are seeking funds for woodworking and ceramics equipment to put in it. Once finished we will have a place to store our equipment and a covered outdoor space better suited for activities such as woodwork, ceramics and mosaics.
There will be time later to think about what we want to do with the rest of the space - so get thinking about what would work for you! If you have experience in building design, planning, construction, landscaping, fundraising or philanthropy we need your help! Please get in touch if you think you are able to contribute.
It's also been great to see more activities being organised over on our Band App - a trip to the circus, lunch out in Marcoola, a trip to a crochet shop and beginning runners club (Wednesdays mornings). If you want to keep in the loop with these activities organised by other members, then the Band App is where it's happening. Most things get onto the calendar, but casual activities tend to start up on Band.
The photos below show Kaia sorting the mosiac ready for our workshop, Annie rocking the mini macrame plant pot earrings made for her by Simone, Simone's slab pottery plant pot and Nell's experiments with bleach tie dye.
Some of these activities have not been added to our public calendar yet - please book soon if you want a spot.
Monthly goddess gathering starts 29th Feb - just a few spots left!
Indulge yourself with a 2 hour session guided by Simone. If you really like the bit at the end of a yoga class, then you will be in heaven here. This chilled Friday night is a time for you to relax, destress and think about what you want to achieve for the month ahead. Bring your journal if you have one :-) Includes restorative yoga, meditation and a herbal tea at the start of the evening 4th Friday of the month, $40 - dress comfy- pjs welcome ;-)
book here: https://coolumwomensshed.as.me/?appointmentType=10787799
Music workshops coming up on 27th March. Join us for these introductory workshops taught by Ali. The idea is to cover off some basics that we can apply during our music group meetups. Absolute beginners welcome, although you will need to bring your own guitar or ukulele.
10am Beginners guitar workshop $25 https://coolumwomensshed.as.me/?appointmentType=20466222
11.30 am Beginners vocal workshop $25 https://coolumwomensshed.as.me/?appointmentType=20466342
1pm Beginners uke workshop $25 https://coolumwomensshed.as.me/?appointmentType=20466519
Mosaics outing 23rd March to local supplier - followed by lunch out: https://coolumwomensshed.as.me/?appointmentType=20329784
Mosaics introduction - first two sold out so quickly we added another ! 24th April. You must complete the intro class with annie before attending mosaic meetups.
Regular mosaic meetup on 4th Tuesday of the month (must have completed Mosaic Introduction with Annie before attending): https://coolumwomensshed.as.me/?appointmentType=20329784
https://coolumwomensshed.as.me/?appointmentType=20665964 Join us from 6.30 at the Peregian Springs Rec ground as we find out more about what's involved, and how fit we have to be ;-). No expectation of playing on the day, although if you are super keen, wear fitness gear just in case.
Kayaking/Sup Have-a-go session: https://coolumwomensshed.as.me/?appointmentType=20666218 Anyone interested in starting a social kayaking/sup meetup is welcome to join us this Sunday 28th at Lake Weyba from 9.30. We will be trying out a few options (including inflatables!) and see the pros and cons. We would like to get to the position of being able to go out as a group regularly. If you have a kayak or sup you are happy to bring, please do. Meet at the Lake Weyba drive.
Other regular meetups :
Change of name - due to feedback that 'messy play' sounds like it's aimed at toddlers we will have renamed this 'Studio Meetup' .... This member meetup on the 2nd Saturday of the month is meant as an option for extended studio time - just turn up and do whatever it is you wanted to do, away from distraction and in good company :-)
Thank you to those of you that have responded to the survey. We are asking members to wear their membership id at the shed, so that people can see our names. Membership cards and Lanyards are available at the shed - just pick up when you next visit . If you haven't already done so, please complete our very short survey as this will help the committee plan the year ahead - it's anonymous. The survey is open to non-members and members and can be accessed here . https://www.thewomensshed.org/2020-survey.html
Keeping up with what's on
We will be publishing a printable planner as things are finalised. If you want direct access to our live calendar you can view it here .You can also add it to your own calendar app with this ics link . https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/cwsroster%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics
Bookings are required for all our activities, the booking page is on the website : https://www.thewomensshed.org/bookings.html.
NB we require a minimum of 4 bookings to run an activity, and volunteers may reschedule if we can't see that you are booked in - so please don't leave booking until the last minute.
Current members can arrange to meetup via our Band App. It's like Facebook without the ads. We have also created a members only Facebook group for members that prefer FB. You can join it here
Don't forget we also have some yoga classes and a meditation that you can access anytime on the members section of our website. If you have forgotten your login, just ask for a new password with the email address you registered with us.
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Most activities are run from the Coolum Men's Shed Community Centre. 26 Research Street, Coolum 4573 QLD
Our purpose - connection through recreation