East Coburg Community House

The Coburg Community Houses are friendly, welcoming Community Houses where you can make new friends, gain new skills, share ideas and experiences. Community Houses offer social, recreational, educational, and support programs for all of the community.

East Coburg Community House is located at 32 Nicholson Street, Coburg.

We are just a one minute walk from the 129 tram stop at Moreland Road and Nicholson Street, on the number 1 East Coburg – South Melbourne Beach tram.

Enrolments

Please call 9913 5472 for all term activities.

To RSVP for Special Events please call 9913 5472 or email East Coburg Community House.

We do not currently have EFTPOS facilities.

Payments are non refundable unless the class is cancelled.

All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. 

The Artist and Community Exchange Program

An opportunity for artists to utilise the space at Coburg Community Houses in exchange for offering the community access to their art and artistic process through a one off workshop, exhibition, rehearsal, performance or something similar.

The houses are available at only $10 per day at various times during the year.

Call the community development facilitators at the houses on the number above to discuss your needs.

Download the Coburg Community House Artist and Community Exchange proposal form (PDF 53Kb).

Community Kindness Program

Would you like to do an act of kindness? Some people in our community need your support to join in. Donate the cost of a program and we will find someone to give it to. Look at the program and choose an activity you would like to support.

Facilitators

We are looking for local facilitators and tutors.

Please send your expression of interest with your resume and a summary of your program idea to email East Coburg Community House.

Volunteers

If you have skills or hobbies and the time to volunteer your knowledge with other local like-minded people we would love to hear from you.

We currently need volunteers with experience in

  • Microsoft Office to assist with office duties
  • People with computer and tech skills to assist with intergenerational learning on social media, smart phone use and basic computer skills

Call or email East Coburg Community House.

Playgroups

Would your playgroup like to meet at your local Community House? Call us to discuss available times.

Community garden

Do you love gardening? Or would you like to know more about it?

We are working on getting more of our community involved in making our lovely garden spaces productive and sustainable - let us know if you’d like to take part! Contact us to work in the garden at either house at a time that is suitable for you.

Term Four Program: 9 October - 9 December 2017

Classes run for 9 weeks unless otherwise stated

Sessions may be cancelled if enough enrolments have not been received.

Mondays 

Computers and Wi-Fi Access

10 am – 1 pm
2 - 4 pm

Bring your own laptop or tablet or use our computers and Wi-Fi for your personal or professional needs.

$2 per session

This is a casual session, no bookings necessary, just turn up!

Tuesdays

Computers and Wi-Fi Access

10 am – 1 pm
2 - 4 pm

Bring your own laptop or tablet or use our computers and Wi-Fi for your personal or professional needs.

$2 per session

This is a casual session, no bookings necessary, just turn up!

Let's Cook!

10.30 am - 12 pm

We share recipes, cook and then eat! We spend less than $10 and you are welcome to bring items from your garden and home.

Gold coin donation.

Let's Eat!

12.30 pm 

Come and share a delicious home cooked meal from the Community House kitchen.

Free

This is a casual session, no bookings necessary, just turn up!

U3A French

10.45 am - 12.15 pm

Enjoy a thematic approach to French with emphasis on conversation in everyday situations.

Enquiries to U3A Moreland
Phone: 0421 318 872

Community Choir

11 am - 12 pm

A casual singing group led by an experienced facilitator. Come and sing pop songs and learn about how your voice works.

Cost: $2 per session

Nicholson Writers Group
Fortnightly

10, 24 October
7, 21 November and
5 December

1.30 - 3 pm

Bring your creative writing along to our friendly group for support and constructive feedback. You may also bring along a favourite book to share and explore with the group. No experience necessary.

Cost: $2 per session

Sewing and Crafts

1 - 3 pm

Learn to sew or share your crafts in a friendly and social atmosphere. Sewing machines are provided.

Cost: $2 per session

Multisensory Yoga

6 - 7 pm

Sweet Space Yoga sessions are multisensory using aromatherapy, sound healing and massage to enhance the calming effects and leave you feeling refreshed, renewed and deeply relaxed.

Cost: $90 ($72 concession) per term

Enrol online

Wednesdays

Crochet Circle

8, 15, 22 November

6.30 – 7.30 pm

A facilitated crotchet circle. Bring a project or start from scratch. All abilities welcome.

Cost: $2 per session

This is a casual session, no bookings necessary, just turn up!

Thursdays

Computers and Wi-Fi Access

10 am – 1 pm
2 - 4 pm

Bring your own laptop or tablet or use our computers and Wi-Fi for your personal or professional needs.

Cost: $2 per session

This is a casual session, no bookings necessary, just turn up!

Kids Create

10 – 11 am

Art and craft activities for children under 5. Come along and meet other families in this casual, child led space. Tea and coffee provided.

Cost: $2 per session

This is a casual session, no bookings necessary, just turn up!

Conversational Englsih

6 - 7 pm
Starting 26 October

Practice and improve your spoken English in a casual setting with an experienced facilitator.

Cost: $2 per session

This is a casual session, no bookings necessary, just turn up!

Sewing and Crafts

12.30 – 2.30 pm

Join other crafty folk to learn and share skills in a social atmosphere. Share ideas on ways to recycle remnants. Learn to sew, bring your crafts. Machines provided.

Cost: $5 per session

This is a casual session, no bookings necessary, just turn up!

Singing in Mandarin - Fortnightly

19 October
2, 16 and 30 November

6.30 – 7.30 pm

Learn some basic Mandarin by singing songs with a native speaker. Come for the fun and learn a new language. Fortnightly sessions alternating with East Coburg Comunity House.

Fortnightly sessions alternating with Newlands Community House.

Cost: $2 per session
RSVP required:
 9913 5472 or email East Coburg Community House.

Fridays

Open Studio East Coburg

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Inclusive art classes for everyone, run by a professional inclusive arts practitioner. materials included. No experience necessary.

Cost: $10 per session

This is a casual session, no bookings necessary, just turn up!

Saturdays

Yoga

9  – 10  am

Establish calm, increase flexibility and strength through meditative physical practice.

$90 ($72 concession) per term

Enrol online 

Kids Sewing Class

2  – 4  pm

Kids! Learn the fundamentals of sewing as you make your own piece, including care and use of sewing machines, straight lines and corners and cutting.

$90 ($62 concession) per term plus $30 for materials

Enrol online

Workshops and Special events

Boomerang Bags

2 - 4 pm 

Monday 9 October and Saturday 21 October

Cut and sew Boomerang Bags from re-cycled material to reduce the use of plastic bags. They are for you to use, give away to others and distribute to local businesses so they can be recycled throughout the community.

RSVP required: Call 9913 5472

Free

Active and Healthy Peer Support Group -
Diabetes Type II

2 - 4 pm 
Saturday 7 October, Saturday 4 November and Saturday 2 December 

A community group for people living with diabetes.
Facilitated by Diabetes Victoria.

Cost: $2 per session

NDIS and Me...

Thursday 23 November
6 – 8 pm

In Moreland the NDIS (National Disability Scheme) rolls out in 2018. Come and hear people from other parts of Melbourne who are already navigating the NDIS talk about their experiences.

RSVP required: Call 9913 5472

Free

Interpreters available, please contact us one week before.

Sustainable Craft Workshops by Emma Grace:

Kokedama

Saturday 28 October
1  – 3 pm 

Learn the Japanese art of binding plants into stunning living works of art using suitable plants, colourful string and a bit of gentle persuasion.

$40 ($30 concession) plus $10 for Materials

Enrol online 

Beeswax Wraps

Saturday 4 November
1  – 3 pm 

Be part of the solution. Learn to make beeswax wraps to keep food fresh and hygienic without using single-use plastics.

$40 ($30 concession) plus $10 for Materials

Enrol online 

Talismans

Saturday 2 December
1 - 3 pm

Use colourful recycled materials to create your own festive Talismans. Imbue them with 'good luck' while meditating on goals and things that make your heart sing!

$40 ($30 concession) plus $5 for materials

Enrol online 

Sewing Workshops by Stitches of Brunswick:

Make Your Own Upcycled Shopping Bags

Saturday 11 November
10.30 am  –  1.30 pm 

Bring along an old tshirt, pillowcase or other fabric and learn how to make a reusable shopping tote and produce bags.   A good beginners sewing project.

Cost: $15 per person

Limited places, enrolments are essential for all sessions by calling 9913 5472 or email East Coburg Community House.

Make Your Own Underwear

Saturday 18 November
10.30 am  –  1.30 pm 

Underwear is cheap and easy to make from recycled materials. Come along and learn how to make your own undies, bring some stretch cotton or your old tshirt to upcycle into knickers. Intermediate sewing project.

Skill level: Basic sewing skills recommended.

Cost: $15 per person

Limited places, enrolments are essential for all sessions by calling 9913 5472 or email East Coburg Community House.

Make Your Own Leggings

Saturday 25 November
10.30 am  –  1.30 pm 

Surprisingly cheap and easy to make these wardrobe essentials are a great beginners project for those with basic sewing machine familiarity.

Cost: $15 per person

Limited places, enrolments are essential for all sessions by calling 9913 5472 or email East Coburg Community House.

Important information: Bring your own sewing machine or use ours. We have limited machines so get in quick to borrow one.

Clothing Swap

Sunday 5 November
10 am – 1 pm

Refresh your wardrobe for Summer! Bring quality, wearable clothing to share and take home some stylish finds of your own. All genders, size and ages welcome.

Free

Spoken Word and Readings

Saturday 11 November
3 – 5 pm

Join former Writer in Residence Gem Mahadeo and guests as contemporary writers share their work and favourite writers. Please bring a piece of writing penned by yourself or a favourite writer if you would like to do a reading.

RSVP required: 9913 5472 or email East Coburg Community House.
Cost:
$5

Op-shop Bus Tour

Wednesday 15 November 
10 am – 3 pm

All aboard for a bus tour and bargain hunt of Op-Shops out of town. Places limited.

Bookings essential: 9913 5472 or email East Coburg Community House

Cost: $5

Three Sides of the Coin: Gambling and Community

Wednesday 15 November 
7 – 8 pm

Join the conversation about the negative impact of gambling on our community.  Moreland alone loses $65 million on the pokies per year… that’s $175,000 per day!

View a short film screening of Three Sides Of The Coin, a brief live performance by people harmed by gambling and a robust discussion with Q and A.

RSVP required: 9913 5472 or email East Coburg Community House.

Gold coin donation

Come Together! End of Year Party and Showcase

Thursday 7 December

4 – 6 pm

What a year! Celebrate the start of summer, the end of year and the achievements by all at the Coburg Community Houses while enjoying refreshments, snacks and great company!

RSVP required: 9913 5472 or email East Coburg Community House.

Free

Open Studio Exhibition

2 -17 December Launch: Friday 8 December 2 – 4 pm

Coburg Town Hall Arts Space, 90 Bell St, Coburg. Both Open Studio art classes at East Coburg and Newlands combine forces to exhibit their work. Community bus provided from Newlands and East Coburg Community Houses and back after the launch. All welcome!

RSVP required: 9913 5472 or email East Coburg Community House.

Free