Courses and Activities
at Port Phillip Community Group

PORT II PIER PODCASTING SKILLS

When: Tuesday 9:00am – 11:30am
Where: Liardet Community Centre, 154 Liardet St, Port Melbourne
Bookings Essential: phone us on 8598 6600 to reserve your spot.

Create simple and entertaining podcasts and radio plays in this fun and welcoming class. No prior experience necessary, all are welcome.

What you will learn:

  • Digital sound recording
  • Editing and web publishing
  • Basic script writing
  • Interviewing
  • Simple sound effect production.

Contact us to join (03) 8598 6600 

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FAMILY IN FOCUS 

When: Terms 2 & 3 – dates to be confirmed
Where: PPCG, 161 Chapel St, St Kilda & Christ Church Community Centre, 14 Acland St, St Kilda
Bookings Essential: phone us on 8598 6600 to reserve your spot.

Family in Focus is a free course is for parents who want to build on knowledge, and explore new skills that they can pass this on to their children. It is a series of 5 introductory workshops, with the opportunity to continue exploring areas of interest.

What you will learn:

  • Money-wise tips for you and your children
  • Going online for school and community connection
  • Building resilience in yourself and your children
  • Tips for positive parenting
  • Cooking for a healthy family.

For eligibility and further information please call (03) 8598 6600

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DIGITAL ESSENTIALS, 10 WEEK COURSE

When: Wednesdays, 10:00pm – 12:00pm 
Where: St Kilda Library Community Room, 150 Carlisle St, St Kilda 

When: Wednesdays, 1:00pm – 3:00pm 
Where: Alma Road Community House, 200 Alma Rd, St Kilda East

Bookings Essential: phone us on 8598 6600 to reserve your spot.

Digital Essentials Level 1 is a 10 week course designed to help learners understand the basics of various areas of technology, including different digital devices, and the ways people can use these devices to connect with others and access services over the Internet.

This program is suited to learners who have very limited or no experience with computers and devices.

What you will learn:

  • Using a smartphone
  • Using SMS
  • Connecting and working safely
  • Navigating the internet
  • Using email

For eligibility and further information please call (03) 8598 6600 or click the button below:

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WILD AT HEART MUSIC COURSE

When: Starting 17 April – Wednesdays, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Sol Green Community Centre, cnr Coventry & Montague Sts, South Melbourne
Bookings Essential: Contact Wild at Heart on
0402 812 428 to enquire and register

Develop your musical, songwriting, recording and performing skills at these group classes in South Melbourne. Great opportunity to connect with other musicians and have fun playing the instruments you love.

What you will learn:

  • Songwriting
  • Recording
  • Playing with others
  • Performance
  • In past years groups have gone onto perform live gigs.

Contact Wild at Heart to join 0402 812 428

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WORK THIS WAY EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

When: 
Introduction to Hospitality Skills – NEST/Healthy Cooking on a Budget

When: Starting 30 April – Tuesdays, 10:00am- 12:30pm (6 sessions)

Where: Christ Church Community Centre, 14 Acland St, St Kilda

Enrolment Essential: phone: (03) 8598 6600 to enrol – no cost

Under the expert guidance of the OzHarvest Nutrition, Education & Skills Training (NEST) team, learn about:

  • Nutrition
  • How to cook easy and healthy recipes
  • Store food safely
  • Plan meals and reduce waste
  • Save money on your food budget

Following this program, there will be an opportunity to gain a Certificate in Safe Food Handling and support to find work experience or a job.

For eligibility and further information please call (03) 8598 6600 or click the button below:

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On hold at moment – CROSSWORD CLUB

When: Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:30am 

Where: St Kilda Library, 150 Carlisle St, St Kilda

Come and learn how to do crosswords on a digital device. It’s easy and it’s fun.

Make new friends and use your brain power. 

Bring your own tablet or iPad, or use one of ours. All are welcome, no need to book.

For further information please phone (03) 8598 6600

ART CLASSES

When: Starting 18 April – Thursdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm or 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Where: Alma Road Community House, 200 Alma Rd, St Kilda East

Bookings Essential: phone us on (03) 8598 6600 to reserve your spot.

Cost: $50 per term

Bring out your inner creativity! Create different forms of art by mastering different techniques in painting, mosaic and more. No prior art experience necessary.

What you will learn:

  • Develop techniques in drawing, mosaics, painting, lino-cut, mixed media.
  • Create your own artwork.
  • Display your work.
  • Learn about the visual arts industry.

For eligibility and further information please call (03) 8598 6600 or click the button below:

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Whilst face to face classes were on hold, our team put together some online resources for you to engage with. These short videos cover financial topics as well as health and wellbeing through COVID-19.

Topics:

  • Managing your energy bills;
  • Mental wellbeing and COVID-19;
  • Dealing with debt;
  • Borrowing money.

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Recreational Activities

When: Tuesdays, 2:30 – 3.30pm 

Where: PCYC, 79 Inkerman Street, St Kilda

Cost: $50 per semester

Kickstart your health and wellbeing and meet some new people along the way. Classes are run in a welcoming and non-judgmental space, and all levels are encouraged!

To join, please download and fill in the information form (at link below) and email it to info-support@ppcg.org.au or call (03) 8598 6600

INFORMATION FORM

When: Saturdays, every 5-6 weeks (all day activity)

Next Session: 13 April 2024

Where: Bushrangers Bay, Flinders

Cost: $6.00, bookings are essential

Connect with nature and other people in your community on our much loved bushwalks. It’s a wonderful opportunity to take a breath from the pace of the city and to do something positive for your physical and mental wellbeing.

Walks are easy grade and lunch is provided. 

For eligibility and further information please call (03) 8598 6600 or click the button below:

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When: Monthly on Wednesday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Next Session: Wednesday, 1 May 2024

Where: Kerferd Rd Pier, Albert Park

Cost: Free, bookings are essential 

What could be better than casting a line and relaxing by the bay with new friends? Whether you are new to fishing or an experienced angler, the wonderful crew at Fishcare will make you feel welcome. This is an all abilities activity and equipment is provided, so come along and join the fun!

For eligibility and further information please call (03) 8598 6600 or click the button below:

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ALMA ROAD COMMUNITY HOUSE

When: Fridays, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Where: Alma Road Community House, 200 Alma Rd, St Kilda East

Cost: Free

Looking for an easy easy way to connect in your neighbourhood?

Drop in for a cuppa and a chat – Drinks and snacks provided.

Everyone welcome!

For more information, email:
info-support@ppcg.org.au or call (03) 8598 6600

When: Mondays, 6:45pm – 9:30pm & Thursdays, 7:15pm – 10.00pm (during the school term)

Where: Alma Road Community House, 200 Alma Rd, St Kilda East

Cost: Small fees apply

Whether you are new to the game or a chess master, this is a great opportunity to improve your game, stimulate your mind and connect with other people. Join for games, tournaments and more.

For more information, visit:
W: stkildachess.org.au 

When: First Saturday of the month, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Where: Alma Road Community House, 200 Alma Rd, St Kilda East

Cost: Free

The Autistic Book Club celebrates and supports the Autistic community and culture. You don’t need to have read the book of the month to attend. The book club welcomes Autistic members who are NB, women or LGBTQIA+.

All meetings and membership are free.

To join head to the Meetup page

For more information, visit:
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When: Saturdays, 4:00pm – 5:30pm – Check meeting lists here

Where: Alma Road Community House, 200 Alma Rd, St Kilda East

Cost: Voluntary donation

A twelve step program for people struggling with co-dependency. Gather together to support and share with each other in a journey of self-discovery.

For more information, contact:
E: codastkilda@gmail.com
W: codependentsanonymous.org.au/ 

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