February 8, 2021

Community Groups

Canberra Kenyukai Saturdays from 10am, Waldock Hall Canberra Kenyukai (sword friendship club) is open to students aged 6 to 17 yrs. Learn the basics of kendo, dojo safety and etiquette, holding a shinai (bamboo sword), footwork, and basic striking before progressing to more advanced techniques and eventually sparring and competitions. Cost is $80 per term. Contact canberra.kenyukai@gmail.com for more information.  
Tiny Tutus Fridays, from 9am, Waldock Hall
Preschool Ballet classes for ages 1.5-5yrs.  Families are welcome in class.  tinytutus.com.au    
French Scouts:  Éclaireurs de Canberra Fortnightly Fridays, 4:15pm-5.45pm, Waldock Hall Suitable for children who speak French.
Contact – Philippe, eclaireurs.canberra@gmail.com
Drum Effect Wednesdays, 6pm – 9pm, Waldock Hall
Spreading the joy of West African drumming and dancing.  www.drumeffect.com.au  
Toastmasters Tuesdays, 6:40pm – 7:45pm, McMaster Lounge Do you get nervous when you have to speak in public?  Let Manuka Toastmasters help you find your voice.  We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in a greater self-confidence and personal growth. manuka.toastm@gmail.com
U3A Music Makers 1st & 3rd Friday of each month
1.30-4.00pm Waldock Hall
A friendly group of musicians practice gather fortnightly to play popular and show tunes from the 40s to the 90s era. To find out more head to www.u3acanberra.org.au
Canberra Embodied Dance Collective Dance events for people who just want to dance! No choreographed lessons, no performances, no shows, just awesome playlists, loose facilitation, different facilitators, different spaces, magical dance journeys that can take you into your depths and back out again, leaving you re-energised with more confidence, freedom and lightness of being. For more information head to https://www.facebook.com/canberra.embodied.dance.collective/  
Action Tae-Kwon Do Learn the art of Tae Kwon-Do with trained professionals who will help you develop personal confidence, fitness, strength & discipline.  Classes vary so check out the website for timetable schedule. Ph: 0414 898 888 actiontaekwondo.com.  
Somatic Dance Thursdays, 5pm – 8pm, Waldock Hall
Somatic dance classes are specifically about techniques, where the primary focus is the dancer’s personal, physical experience, rather than the audience’s visual one  
Get Active! exercise class Thursdays 11am – 12pm, Waldock Hall Exercises to keep you supple and fit and to help with balance and core strength.  Suitable for all abilities. Cost $10 per session. Dru Yoga Mondays 10am-11:30am, Waldock Hall Yoga that is accessible to people of all ages and abilities, from chair yoga through to stronger practices of yoga.  druyoga.com, karen.ivkovic@gmail.com Ph: 0409 662 832  
Al-Anon Family Group Mon, from 7pm, Greening & Fellowship Room Al-Anon members are people, just like you, who are worried about someone with a drinking problem.  Family members can learn from the experiences of others who have faced similar problems and share experiences to find effective ways to cope.  www.al-anon.org.au
Ph: 1300 252 666.   
Other Alcoholics Anonymous Groups Held in McMaster Lounge If you believe you have trouble with your alcohol use, AA groups could be the answer for you.  AA will be glad to show you how they stopped drinking. Call them on 1300 222 222 or visit their website aacanberra.org for a list of meeting times