Open Day 2017
Open Day @ Span. Join us at Open Day on Saturday 14th October from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm. Lots of activities to join in and see.
- Market stalls,
- food, coffee van,
- kids activities,
- art activities,
- health and wellbeing activities to come and try or find more information about,
- bring your dog and enter the dog show,
- join in workshops on compost, making a bee hotel and a vertical garden.
Drop in, or book a free place at any of the workshops or health and wellbeing activities.
Make a bee hotel and learn more about native bees.
The workshop will include an introduction to native bees, how to spot a native bee, the nesting types, buzz pollination, what materials are great to get you started with your own bee hotel, hands on building a bee hotel using natural and recycled materials, and how to set up a bee-friendly garden.
Bring your best furry friend along to dazzle the competition in our Dog Show 2017.
Bring your beloved pooch to Span’s famous dog show. Could your dog win the waggiest tale, best dog, best trick? Great prizes to be won and a great time to be had by all.
Register on Eventbrite or come on the day. Limited places.
Launch of Community Compost Program. Free talks on foods & pollution
The Compost Depot will be launching their community compost project at Open Day.
Join a workshop to learn more about composting, worm farming and this great initiative being piloted in Span’s Community Garden.
Make a vertical garden from simple everyday materials.
Learn how to make an easy, customisable vertical garden from simple everyday materials. Ideal if you want to maximise the use of space in your garden. Handy for renters who need a portable gardening system. All materials provided.
Participants will make two hanging pots, one for Span and one to take home.
Free demonstration & hands-on cooking.
Preparing a ‘pesto’ from your own garden produce.
Be involved in a presentation on preparing a pesto using simple available garden produce.
Raw Dessert Making.
Learn how to make and enjoy desserts that are delicious and healthy.
Health and Wellbeing
Free mindfulness and health & wellbeing activities.
Come and try Pilates in a safe, supportive and fun environment.
Tai Chi taster
Come and try Tai Chi in a safe, supportive and fun environment.
Come and experience Mindful Yoga in a safe, supportive and relaxing environment.
Come and experience OM healing in a safe, supportive, relaxing and friendly environment.
Wisdom Within and Access Bars – talk and demonstration
Learn about how you can create change in your life with the way you think and the benefits of an Access Bars session.
Self care – why is it so hard?
Learn why self-care is so hard for us. Even when we know what to do to take care of ourselves, why is it that we put off the first steps? Why do we delay the work of carving out the time to take care of ourselves so that life is better, not only for us, but also for those we work with and those we love?
Basic home remedies for common complaints
Learn from a qualified Naturopath and Nurse, and Carer, about basic home remedies for common complaints.
Come and try the Circus
Run away to the circus! Circus Lab will provide fun and recreational circus for children of all ages.
A great introduction to circus skills for those who want to learn and join the circus. Fun for all ages.
Listen to the Music
Come along and immerse yourself in rhythms and melodies.
Enjoy the beautiful rhythms and melodies from the Songwavers Choir who meet weekly at Span.
Greg Walsh is a Melbourne based piano / vocalist / songwriter. He has an original music album "A Busy Street". At his gigs he includes material from this, his more recent songs, and some smooth versions of covers.
His style is predominantly relaxed. He plays the blues, but he also draws on many influences from his past. These include funk, soul and jazz.
Enjoy a community music ensemble playing popular tunes from Ireland, France and Scotland.