What’s On In Beechworth

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Feb 11 – Jul 1 all-day Wodonga TAFE and regional delivery
*Industry-supported Cookery pre-apprenticeship course* This innovative course will help you gain the practical skills you need to work in a commercial kitchen or catering operation. You will learn food preparation and presentation skills to help you gain employment in this dynamic industry! Course highlights include: – Pathway to an apprenticeship – Industry supported – Master classes – Chef uniform + knife kit supplied – Residential school fully funded/catered for regional students – Mobile training kitchen for training and pop-up events
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Quercus Beechworth
Do you have items such as broken toys, mechanical items, tools that need sharpening, clothing repairs? then bring them up to Quercus for our generous repairers to fix. They love having a variety of things to repair!!! Wander down to the Quercus Oregon hall for this months Repair cafe from 10am to 12pm. This month we will be checking ski bindings and tuning skis just in time for the ski season!
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Quercus Kitchen
There is compelling evidence that dietary patterns that include processed foods and animal products, even in moderation, are the leading cause of modern diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. The evidence that plant based diets are health supporting is consistent across all types of research, particularly in regard to whole plant foods.  Changing our eating patterns to include just one plant based meal a day can make measurable improvements to our health and wellbeing.  Those eating healthy vegan or vegetarian diets fare better than those eating even a healthy omnivorous diet. This series of Workshops show how to make the change to a more plant-based diet with simple and delicious recipes, shopping tips and support, to improve your diet for health and longevity. Anni Turnbull is a passionate advocate for the health benefits of plants, having completed a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition through E-Cornell University. Over the next 4 Workshops (second Saturday of each month), Anni Turnbull will entice you with the delicious flavours and textures plant based cooking offers.  Workshop No.3: “DINNERS DONE EASILY” – How to lose weight and thrive.  Starches and Proteins; Energy density for Weightloss; thriving with Diabetes Sunday 9 June 2019 from 12pm to 2pm Enjoy eating what you’ve created!
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Quercus Beechworth
SKILLS AND JOBS – FREE Advice   Are you looking for work? Need a career change? Recently left school? Thinking about study? Book in for an appointment at Quercus Beechworth. You will receive free, impartial career and employment advice. We can assist with:  Professional career advice and planning  Local jobs information Recognition of prior learning (RPL) Work readiness programs Job seeking skills Workforce development Referral to additional service providers   FREE advice from fully qualified Careers Practitioners every second Wednesday of each month – 9am to 12 noon   Contact Jo at Quercus on 5728 2386 or Wodonga TAFE on 1300 698 233.  Bookings essential     If you are unable to make the Wednesday Sessions,  contact Wodonga TAFE direct.  They can arrange another time or chat over the phone.
Jun 12 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am Beechworth Senior Citizen Centre
In this forum, you’ll learn about how to protect your rights and prevent elder abuse as you age. Morning tea provided – everyone welcome! RSVP 7 June to Kate O’Toole, Ageing Well Officer
Jun 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am Quercus Beechworth
This nationally recognised CPR program will teach you the current techniques and methods required to achieve your Statement of Attainment in CPR. The First Aid Group (RTO 32268 ) 2 hr Workshop – in house HLTAID001 – CPR only Cost: $50 pp Friday 14 June 2019 – 8.30 am to 10.30 am
Jun 14 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm Quercus Beechworth
This Workshop covers all the skill and required knowledge to provide first responses in an emergency, life threatening incident, and casualty management.  Upon successful completion of this course, the candidate will be issued a Statement of Attainment HLTAID003-PFA. The First Aid Group (RTO 32268) 8 hr Workshop (5.5 hrs in house, and up to 3 hrs online pre-course) HLTAID003 – CPR and First Aid Cost:  $145 pp Friday 14 June 2019 – 8.30 am to 2.30pm The pre-course must be completed, signed, and printed before attending the in-house Workshop. Each Student will be assigned their own U.S.I. (unique student identifier)
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Quercus Beechworth
Connecting Beechworth is happening tomorrow morning at Quercus Beechworth. Drop in for a cuppa and find out about local activities and services
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm Indigo U3A
During his career the Paediatric Urologist Dr Paddy Dewan has promoted quality work, research as a core part of surgical practice,and the concept of the jigsaw puzzle approach to problem solving in medical and surgical care. Paddy will speak to Indigo U3A about his work treating children with surgical problems, both in Australia and in developing countries (with organisations such as Medicins Sans Frontieres). Hear about the charity www.kindcutsforkids.net which he founded and which supports his work. Non-U3A guests welcome. Please register by emailing courses.indigo.u3a@gmail.com or call 0431834309.
Jul 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Christ Church Anglican Church
Opera Scholars Australia welcome the community to come and observe Australian Soprano Tiffany Speight deliver an open masterclass with 3 young rising opera stars. Tiffany is also the Program and Vocal Director of OSA. Discover some astounding insights into the craft of classical and opera singing and observe a gifted artist share her experience and wealth of knowledge.
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Quercus Beechworth
SKILLS AND JOBS – FREE Advice   Are you looking for work? Need a career change? Recently left school? Thinking about study? Book in for an appointment at Quercus Beechworth. You will receive free, impartial career and employment advice. We can assist with:  Professional career advice and planning  Local jobs information Recognition of prior learning (RPL) Work readiness programs Job seeking skills Workforce development Referral to additional service providers   FREE advice from fully qualified Careers Practitioners every second Wednesday of each month – 9am to 12 noon   Contact Jo at Quercus on 5728 2386 or Wodonga TAFE on 1300 698 233.  Bookings essential
Jul 10 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Memorial Hall
John Bolton Wood is one of Australia’s best loved baritones. He still makes regular appearances with Opera Australia. He is a character actor, singer and ractonteur to great acclaim. John is visiting Beechworth as Guest Vocal Coach for the Opera Scholars Australia Winter School. Come and hear his anecdotes about his life as an opera singer and the extraordinary roles he has played from Dr Bartolo in the Barber of Seville to Old Deuteronomy in Cats! You will also be treated to a few of John’s favourite songs. This is a free concert open to all.
Jul 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Memorial Hall
Join us for a magical morning of song, play and discovery of opera. Lead by the rising opera stars from Opera Scholars Australia, enjoy this free workshop as part of the Opera Winter School. Suitable for Pre-Primary and Primary aged students.
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Quercus Beechworth
Do you have a broken household item you’d like fixed but need a hand to do so? Then this is your opportunity. This month we’re featuring mending, tuning skis and checking bindings, sharpening knives and garden tools and bike repairs. Our Repair Café is a free meeting place to bring along broken household items such as furniture, clothing, battery-operated appliances, scratched CDs-DVDs and bikes and learn how to fix them with the help of experienced, volunteer repairers. You can also bring along small, blunt garden tools like secateurs and we’ll show you how to sharpen them.  
Jul 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Christ Church Anglican Church
Opera Scholars Australia presents a winter opera twilight concert being the culmination of the week long Winter Opera School held in Beechworth. 23 rising opera stars will sing music by Bizet, Beethoven, Puccini, Verdi, Sondheim and more. Up till now, this has always been a sell-out summer event, much loved by opera lovers from far and wide. Voices in the Twilight has now moved to July! We invite you to indulge in the winter experience and be warmed by the beauty you will behold.
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Quercus Kitchen
There is compelling evidence that dietary patterns that include processed foods and animal products, even in moderation, are the leading cause of modern diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. The evidence that plant based diets are health supporting is consistent across all types of research, particularly in regard to whole plant foods.  There is compelling evidence that dietary patterns that include processed foods and animal products, even in moderation, are the leading cause of modern diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. The evidence that plant based diets are health supporting is consistent across all types of research, particularly in regard to whole plant foods.  Changing our eating patterns to include just one plant based meal a day can make measurable improvements to our health and wellbeing.  Those eating healthy vegan or vegetarian diets fare better than those eating even a healthy omnivorous diet. This series of Workshops show how to make the change to a more plant-based diet with simple and delicious recipes, shopping tips and support, to improve your diet for health and longevity. Anni Turnbull is a passionate advocate for the health benefits of plants, having completed a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition through E-Cornell University. Over the next 4 Workshops (second Saturday of each month), Anni will entice you with the delicious flavours and textures plant based cooking offers.  Workshop No.4: “SNACKS FOR SATIETY” – Filling and Healthy veggies, dips and sweet treats.   Sunday 14 July 2019 from 12pm to 2pm Enjoy eating what you’ve created!
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Beechworth Senior Citizens Hall
Flex your brain power at our Trivia Afternoon. Bring a team or join a table. See if you can answer our trivia questions – some will be easy and some will be difficult! Cost is $5 per person for 4 rounds of questions. Followed by afternoon tea. All welcome
Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Quercus Beechworth
Quercus Beechworth invites you to the Official reopening of the Oregon hall. Friday August 2nd from 5.30pm for nibbles, drinks and the official opening. RSVP by 31st July on 5728 2386 
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Quercus Hall
Indigo Shire Council are supporting Dying to Know Day 2019 by hosting a Death Cafe. Nicole Stephens, End of Life Doula, from Stepping Beyond will facilitate the cafe over morning tea generously supplied by local businesses. A Death Cafe provides a safe space for all people to come together to talk an ask questions about planning for end of life. There will also be representatives from NE Funerals, The Beechworth Cemetery Trust, Helen McGowan – Will specialist and End of Life Planner, Cynthia Bird – Changeworks, Health professionals specialising in advanced care directorates and many more who will be available to talk to.
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Quercus Hall
Thinking about a new tool kit? Have things at home you need fixed? Come and chat to our very clever ‘repairers’ who will be able to assist. Sat morning 10th Aug from 10am-12 noon at the Quercus Hall
Aug 22 @ 9:30 am Everton Primary School
Alongside our Playgroup activities, our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden teachers and students will facilitate a cooking experience.
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm Quercus Beechworth - Hall
Join us for a night of Bollywood fun! Delicious Banquet catered by Amandhi.  Wine and Beer at bar prices (no BYO). Tickets available at: Indigo Chiro Goldfields Greengrocer Online www.trybooking.com/BEOLH *This is a fundraiser for ‘Hands on India’.  All funds raised go directly to support the women and children of Siliquri in Northern India*
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Quercus Beechworth
Do you have items such as broken toys, mechanical items, tools that need sharpening, clothing repairs? then bring them up to Quercus for our generous repairers to fix. They love having a variety of things to repair!!! Wander down to the Quercus Oregon hall for this months Repair cafe from 10am to 12pm. This month Lyn will show you what you need in a basic tool kit for those jobs around the house!
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm Baarmutha Park Function Centre
Come and share a delicious curry feast and hear from our fantastic speakers. Hear about the coffee social enterprise WithOneBean grown by subsistence farmers in Timor‑Leste and roasted by a boutique coffee roaster in Melbourne. All funds raised support the Indigo Shire Atuaro Friendship Group to support teacher training projects in Timor Leste. Raffles – accommodation for 2 in Bright, wine, Pandora bracelet
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Quercus Beechworth
The Community Sharing Feast is finally back after a short break to get the hall restored! Quercus Beechworth believes sharing a meal helps bring people in our community together. Meals are prepared and served in the spirit of co-operation by community volunteers with people coming together to share a meal and engage in conversation. The Community Sharing Feast is a way for residents, both young and old or new to the area to meet up with people they know or make new friends. Take the night off from cooking to enjoy a free and nutritious meal open to all the community. We use produce from the community food garden and donated food from the Albury/Wodonga Regional FoodShare for the feast. Community Sharing Feast is an alcohol free event.  Bookings are essential so make sure you book early to avoid missing out. Dates are available on our Online Calendar, at the Quercus Community Bookshop. Bookings are essential by calling us on 03 5728 2386 or clicking here for bookings
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Oregon hall Quercus
FREE EVENT @ QUERCUS, Wednesday 25th September 5pm-6:30pm Listening is not the same as hearing. Listening isn’t a passive activity – it’s a process of being fully involved in the other person. ‘The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we can give each other is our attention.’ Dr Rachel Remen To listen effectively you need to use more than just your ears. Come and learn how you can develop your listening so you can be more attentive to family and friends.    
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Hillsborough Village
1 PM – Join Clare and Hillsborough residents on a garden tour of the village. Clare will answer your questions regarding plants, pruning, etc. and how she plans her programme around the variable seasons and weather conditions. 2 PM – Meet up with Robert (resident) who will show you his collection of Dioscoria (Elelphant type) plants. Robert has one of the largest and oldest collections in Australia. A garage sale of collectables will also be happening , along with Devonshire Tea and a Sausage Sizzle from 12.30 PM at a minimal cost. Come and join the residents and management for a relaxed afternoon. Natalie from UPA will also be available to answer and of your questions in regard to Retirement Village living. If you would like to make an appointment please contact her on: 0448 660 041
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Quercus Beechworth
Quercus Flea market happens on the 1st Saturday of each month (Oct-May) from 9am-1pm on the Quercus Beechworth grounds Come and browse the bric-a-brac, crafts, books etc Stallholders welcome. Reasonable rates Contact us on 5728 2386 for more information
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Memorial Hall, 10am - 1:30pm, 29 Wood Street, 2 - 3pm
Home gardeners, commercial growers, community groups and interested community members are invited along to the “No Flies on Us” Fruit Fly Expo and Workshop and hear first-hand from guest speaker and industry experts of the value of working together to stop the spread of the Queensland fruit Fly. Beechworth Lions Club urges the community to get attend the Expo to learn more about the simple steps home gardeners and the broader community can take to protect against this pest. As part of the Expo, there will be home gardener and grower forums, trap making sessions and opportunities to better understand the more technical aspects about how we control fruit fly. The trap making session will be hands on. Traps made can be taken home and placed in the community member’s garden.
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm Venue 1 - Memorial Hall Beechworth, Venue 2 – 29 Wood Street
Hear first-hand from guest speaker and industry experts of the value of working together to stop the spread of the Queensland fruit Fly. Venue 1 – Memorial Hall Beechworth 10 am – 12 pm: Community Forum and Information Session (information pack), Lions Workshop – QFF trap building activity. 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm: Free Community Lunch – provided by Lions Club (all welcome). Venue 2 – 29 Wood Street, Beechworth – rear garden 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm: Practical Garden Workshop in a home garden on fruit trees by a commercial grower covering such items as: pruning, trapping, netting, spraying, fruit disposal etc.