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Ararat Neighbourhood House Social Groups

The following social groups meet together at Ararat Neighbourhood House on a regular basis:

Ararat Knitters Group

Wednesday afternoon   12.30 - 3pm

Cost:  Gold coin donation

This group has been meeting regularly for many years.  They come together on a Wednesday afternoon to knit and crochet items that are sent to help people in need or to work on their own projects.  

Craft Group

Wednesday morning   10am - 12pm

Cost:  Gold coin donation

This group meets each Wednesday morning to work on individual or group projects. The group is keen to welcome newcomers and participants are always willing to pass on their knowledge.  

Art Groups

Tuesdays - Zero to Picasso - 10am - 12pm 

Cost:  $10  (plus bring your own materials)

Come and brush up on your skills and techniques or learn some new ones. 

The Zero to Picasso class expands on existing skills of the more experienced artist and introduces the learner to the materials, techniques, concepts and processes necessary to understand and produce different types of art. 

Using different mediums including watercolour, charcoal, pencil and pastels, our budding artists have gained the skills and confidence required to produce some outstanding masterpieces. 

All skill levels and abilities welcome.  You can try the new techniques introduced by the tutor or work on your own projects.

'Auslan in da House'

Thursday morning   10.30am - 11.30am

Cost:  Gold coin donation

Meeting each Thursday morning, the 'Auslan in da House' group practises finger spelling and conversational skills with Lou.  Lou's background with Auslan and the Deaf Community spans across the past three decades. 

Being a parent of a Deaf son, Lou made it a priority to learn about deaf culture and language, and immersed herself in the Deaf Community.  Acknowledging and respecting the Deaf Community, it's people, culture and language,  Lou's experience includes working alongside, and mixing with deaf people on a professional level as well as socially.  She has attended and presented at conferences in Sydney, and has previously worked for five years as a paraprofessional level interpreter with TAFE, NSW.  

A purely 'interest' group only, no certificate awarded nor qualifications gained from joining - simply a group of people interested in learning some basic conversational Auslan in a respectful, relaxed and comfortable environment over a cuppa. 

Book Chat                    

First Tuesday of every month  7 - 8pm

Cost:  $5 

This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month. They discuss the book that has been read over the past month. New books are then taken to read for discussion at the next meeting.

Tea & Coffee is available for all visitors to the house. A gold coin donation is appreciated.


  Ararat Knitters Group - meets regularly on a Wednesday afternoonArarat Knitters Group - meets regularly on a Wednesday afternoon