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Hobbies & Lifestyle

Hobbies and interests can be so much more than a way to fill time. They can become true passions and introduce you to people, ideas and projects you may never have thought of.

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Beekeeping: Harvest Your Own Honey!

Everything you need to know about bees, the equipment needed and how much honey you can expect. It’s easy to have a hive and let the bees do most of the work for you Find out what products you can make from beeswax, such as candles and soap. Honey tasting and comprehensive notes provided. COURSE OUTLINE History Flora Legislation How to get the bees... [More]
$118 Limited / $106

<p>Everything you need to know about bees, the equipment needed and how much honey you can expect. It’s easy to have a hive and let the bees do most of the work for you Find out what products you can

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27 Oct

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Crochet Christmas Decorations

Make something easy, fast and fun for decorating your Christmas tree. You don’t need to have much experience with crochet, but it is desirable that you have done the crochet for beginners course previously. We will read and understand the pattern to crochet some simple and beautiful items such as twinkling snowflakes, Christmas mini- stockings,... [More]
$140 Limited / $126

Make something easy, fast and fun for decorating your Christmas tree. You don’t need to have much experience with crochet, but it is desirable that you have done the crochet for beginners course

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22 Nov

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Japanese Paper Gift Wrapping

Using Origami techniques, try several different ways of gift wrapping with paper. Learn how to measure paper size for wrapping objects. Make a gift box from paper and learn several ribbon bow techniques. Material cost $10 per student _available from tutor on the day. Please ensure that you bring to class the items in the Materials List. Note: There... [More]
$75 Limited / $68

Using Origami techniques, try several different ways of gift wrapping with paper. Learn how to measure paper size for wrapping objects. Make a gift box from paper and learn several ribbon bow

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07 Dec
Please note the date of this class has changed to Saturday December 7. It was originally advertised as being on October 19.

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Australian Native Plants

It’s hardly surprising Australian native plants have become so popular. Learn how to identify them, how they’ve adapted to our environment and why they’re perfect, low maintenance plants for sun or shade, to create privacy, attract birds, provide fragrance, act as fire retardants and even eat! Comprehensive course notes are provided. COURSE OUTLINE... [More]

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Winter Crochet for Beginners

Crochet is one of the oldest crafts in the world and is today labeled as the new ‘Mental Yoga’. Research shows there are many health and wellbeing benefits to repetitive crafts like crochet. Experience the joy of crafting yourself something uniquely yours. Challenge yourself to use all 10 fingers at once and relax into a mindful, rhythmic activity... [More]

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Create and Enjoy Your Own Bonsai

Discover its history and find out which plants are most suitable and how to maintain them. Learn which types of containers, soil, materials and equipment are preferable; and how to prune, shape, style and display them. Comprehensive notes are provided. COURSE OUTLINE Introduction History Chinese/Japanese Suitable Specimens Styles Containers Soil... [More]

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Solving Cryptic Crosswords

Learn how to approach cryptic crosswords – the less challenging ones first. Learn what hints the compiler is honour bound to give the solver, and what attempts to mislead are still possible. Hints, tips and secrets are revealed as the class puts in a combined effort. Anagrams will be unscrambled, synonyms sought, and red herrings demystified. Note:... [More]
$82 Limited / $74

<p>Learn how to approach cryptic crosswords – the less challenging ones first. Learn what hints the compiler is honour bound to give the solver, and what attempts to mislead are still possible.

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11 Oct

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Garden Design for Large and Small Spaces

Do you have a balcony, courtyard, patio or deck? Having a small outdoor space doesn’t mean that it can’t be comfortable and stylish or you have to forego the pleasure of gardening. Find out how to choose and easily maintain the most suitable plants and containers and control any pests and diseases. Comprehensive course notes are provided. COURSE... [More]

Organic Gardening

Whether you have the tiniest balcony or a half-acre block, you can grow and enjoy the taste and goodness of your own organic herbs, vegetables and fruit trees. Master the art of composting, worm farming and other methods of recycling. Find out about crop rotation, companion planting and moon planting. Learn how to reduce the incidence of weeds and... [More]

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Successful Water-wise Gardening

Whether you have a large block of land or a small balcony, learn how to choose “the right plant for the right place”. Discover what type of soil you have and how you may need to improve it. Find out which are the best containers and potting mixes. With all the tips and hints provided in this course, you’ll be able to maintain your plants with the... [More]

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