Courses and Activities
at Port Phillip Community Group

WILD AT HEART MUSIC COURSE

When: Wednesdays 12:00pm – 3.00pm
Where: Sol Green Community Centre, 239 Clarendon St, South Melbourne
Bookings Essential: phone us on 8598 6600 to reserve your spot.

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.

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ART CLASSES

When: Thursdays, 1.00 – 3.00pm 
Where: 200 Alma Rd, St Kilda East
Bookings Essential: phone us on 8598 6600 to reserve your spot.

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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DIGITAL ESSENTIALS, 10 WEEK COURSE

When: Wednesdays, 1:00pm – 3:00pm 
Where: 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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PORT TO PIER CREATIVE MEDIA COURSE

When: Tuesdays 10.00am – 12.30pm 
Where: Port Melbourne Trugo Club – 219 Esplanade East, Port Melbourne
Bookings Essential: phone us on 8598 6600 to reserve your spot.

Fire up your imagination and create your own art pieces with mixed media techniques including collage and drawing, using a variety of different tools and themes

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

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CROSSWORD CLUB

When: Thursdays 10:30am – 12:30pm 
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.

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WORK THIS WAY EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

When: Begins August 2022 – New enrolments still welcome.
Where: 14 Acland St, St Kilda
Enrolment Essential: phone 8598 6601 to enrol.

Get hands on, practical experience in either Cooking or Gardening, with the potential to move into work experience with a local employer. Along the way you will have opportunities to obtain relevant certificates such as Safe Food Handling, RSA and First Aid.

This is a fantastic program for those looking to upskill, change careers or take a step towards gaining employment.

What you will learn:

COOKING STREAM

  • Food safety
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol
  • Cooking for groups
  • Catering, and more.

GARDENING STREAM

  • Growing from seed
  • Planting
  • Maintenance gardening
  • Selling produce at market, and more.

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

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FAMILY IN FOCUS ONLINE COURSE

Self paced learning, join any time!

The Family in Focus course is for parents who want to build on knowledge, and explore new skills that they can pass this on to their children. The first module, Financial Wellbeing is available now. 

What you will learn:

  • My relationship with money.
  • Managing debt.
  • Building savings.
  • Teaching my children about money.

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

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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 at 2:30pm

Where: PCYC: 179 Inkerman St, St Kilda

Cost: $5.00, bookings are essential

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!

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: Saturday 10th December, Sherbrooke Forest

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: December 14th.

Where: Kerferd Rd Pier, Albert Park

Cost: $5.00, bookings are essential (includes temporary fishing permit)

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: Monthly on Saturday or Sunday afternoons

Where: 200 Alma Road, St Kilda East

Cost: Free

A monthly meet up of Melbourne’s passionate parrot owners and admirers to gather and discuss all things bird-related.

For more information, contact Adrienne:
E: parrotperfectpresents@gmail.com 

When: Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30pm (during the school term)

Where: 200 Alma Road, 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: Up to date sessions announced on our Facebook page.

Where: 200 Alma Road, St Kilda East

Cost: Free

Join this free bike repair workshop for a basic tune up of your bike, along with demonstrations and advice on how to repair common bicycle issues. The team aims to grow and support a vibrant and welcoming community, where anyone can learn to build, maintain and repair bicycles. So come and join!

For more information, contact:
E: stkildabikekitchen@gmail.com
F: St Kilda Bike Kitchen | Facebook
I: St Kilda Bike Kitchen | Instagram

When: Tuesdays, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Where: 200 Alma Road, St Kilda East

Cost: Free

This weekly group is run by Amanda D’Costa. Amanda is an artist, mental health practitioner and Meditation Association of Australia- accredited mindfulness & meditation teacher currently practicing on Boon Wurrung land. All are welcome to come along and enjoy the benefits of meditation.

For more information, contact Amanda:
E: dcosta.amandaj@gmail.com
F: https://www.facebook.com/amanda.j.dcosta/
I: @ajd.costa

When: Check meeting lists here

Where: 200 Alma Road, 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/ 

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

Where: 200 Alma Road, St Kilda East

Cost: Free

Join this group of community gardeners to look after the lovely raised garden beds in the Te-Arai reserve, just behind Alma Road Community House.  Come along for some sunshine, chats and to get your hands in the soil! All are welcome and no need to register, just come along.

For more information, contact:
E: te.arai.ave@gmail.com

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