Search for your long lost relatives online and build your very own family tree while also learning some new computer skills in a fun and interesting way.
Bring along the information you already know about your family and learn how to create an online tree or how to add it to your current tree, scan and upload photos & family stories and use the many online resources available.
We will predominantly be using the Ancestry.com platform but will also look at the free Family Search website, as well as Australia government and other online databases and resources.
Small classes in a relaxed, friendly environment & this is always such a fun class, full of like minded people. Perfect for those just starting the journey into their family history as well as those who've already begun.
Bring your own laptop, iPad or tablet or use one of ours.
*No class on Mon 4th Nov 2019 due to public holiday
21st Oct - 9th Dec 2019 (7 weeks)
9am - 12pm
Tribal Belly Dancing for Beginners
An empowering, fun & inclusive style of dance for any age & fitness level. Develop confidence while learning creative and unique moves that embrace many dance styles worldwide. Learning to dance has also been shown to be one of the best things you can do for your brain, so it's a win-win!
Why not come and try something new? It will be lots of fun, we can't wait :)
Wear comfortable clothing and flat comfy shoes (no bare belly is required, so there's no need to feel shy).
*No class on Tues 5th Nov 2019 due to public holiday
15th Oct- 10th Dec 2019* (8 weeks)
9.30am - 10.30am
Let's Dance For Adults
Bring your partner, a friend or come by yourself & join our social dance group on Friday evenings for Dance Lessons with our Australian Recreational Champion 2018 & Level 2 Latin & Ballroom dance instructor. Learning a new skill such as dancing is a great way to improve the health of your brain, meet new friends & improve your fitness.
Getting married? Come along with your partner or get the bridal party together and learn how to dance ready for the big day.
"Upper Beacy Bags" is a community driven group using the Boomerang Bag model to create reuseable, environmentally sustainable bags. They create a range of different bags including shopping bags, library bags and cutlery pouches using donated materials.
The team meets on a Tuesday during the school term and everyone is most welcome to come along and lend a hand.
If you have some materials to donate, please drop them in at the office or at one of the workshops.
Bags are available for sale in Upper Beaconsfield from the Community Centre, Foodworks & Up the Hill Bakery - $3 each or 4 for $10
8th, 15th & 29th Oct, 12th & 26th Nov & 10th Dec 2019
10am - 12pm
Photo Workshop (Upper Beac)
We all have hundreds (or in my case 17,352 at last count) of digital photos, as well as earlier printed ones scattered across multiple devices, photo albums and in drawers. It upsets me a lot to read about someone who's lost their phone with all their photos on it or had a house fire and they don't have a backup of them.
Learn to organise all your photos, sync them between devices, share them, scan old photos, save them and, most importantly, back them up. You'll also learn how to edit them to make bad photos better & improve others, and how to use them in personalised calendars, photo books and more.
Small classes in a relaxed, friendly environment. Basic computer skills would be an advantage. Bring your own laptop or use one of our computers.