Artscope and Blue Fringe
From 8th of August until 10th of October 2018, Artscope will be open to Blue Fringe participants who desire an open space to create their artworks and bounce ideas off other artists.This will run alongside the usual Artscope activities, at the same cost as Artscope.
Artscope itself is open to anyone with a lived experience of mental illness. This can include, but isn’t limited to:
Call for Volunteers!
Are you looking for something to do time to get involved in your local community’s volunteering efforts? 💜
Springwood Neighbourhood Centre currently on the look out for new volunteers to help us with our various programs.
Things we are looking for include, but are not limited to:
– Volunteer visitors for older or housebound people
– Volunteers happy and able to take isolated people out shopping or for drives
– Volunteers for reception duties at the Centre
And the list goes on!
If you are interested in helping be involved in your community, come into the Centre or call 4751 3033 to chat about it.
Volunteering Hours for Trade
Timebanking is a reciprocity-based system in which hours banked are currency. This enables a person with one skill set to trade hours of work with someone with another skill set, without any money changing hands.
It’s as simple as give an hour, receive an hour!
Giving one hour of help to another member, you can earn one hour of time credits which can be used to receive services that are of personal value. These services can be things such as dog walking, ironing, gardening, tutoring, painting, administrative assistance…you’re only restricted by your imagination.
If you already volunteer with a neighborhood centre or the like, you can bank those hours!
If you want to sign up, or wish for more information, come into the Centre and ask the lovely volunteers!
Winter Food Appeal
Our food cupboard is looking bare!
It’s that time of year again, and we’re looking for donations to help keep our food cupboard stocked during the Winter months. The Centre runs a food cupboard without any government financial aid to keep it stocked, which means we rely on our fantastic community members to help us.
If you are planning to donate some non-perishables, you can drop the items into the Centre itself, or use the donation bin at Springwood IGA.
Non-perishables that we are looking for include (but are not limited to!):
- – long life milks
- – Cereals
- – Tinned fish
- – Pasta sauces
- – Stir-fry sauces
- – Pasta and rice
- – Tea, coffee, and hot chocolate
- – Spreads
- – Snack items
- – Hygiene items
- – Pet food
Face painting and more!
Bug Club is coming up this Sunday! While ‘Spider Appreciation Day’ has been postponed, we will be having lots of fun things on for the kids (and maybe the adults too!).
Month of May
May is the month where the Centre captures survey data for funding requirements. If you come into the Centre, we may ask you to fill in a very brief generic survey about your opinions on us. Or you may see the forms laying around on our tables. Please, fill them in and return them to the Reception desk!
School Holiday Programs
Stronger Families School Holiday Program
Looking for school holiday programs? Stronger Families is a website that allows you to find what’s happening around the Blue Mountains for kids.
Click HERE for the website.
International Women’s Day 2018
Our International Women’s Day event took place on March 8th at the Springwood Country Golf Club. SNCC collaborated with Susan Templeman MP and Women With Altitude. We had a full room of around 70 women who enjoyed a lively discussion and the excellent panel of speakers. Thank you to all who attended and for the positive feedback received.
Bug Club Returns!
Bug Club 2018
The Springwood Neighbourhood Centre is happy to announce that Bug Club is returning from February 25th.
It will be running at it’s usual time slot of 9am til 12.pm during the Springwood Growers Market. Bug Club is a fabulous morning for kids, parents, and adults from all walks of life.