If there is an interest or a passion you’d like to pursue, your local neighbourhood house has a range of courses, classes and workshops for you to explore.
Nurture a creative talent, learn a language, develop your skills or join a social group.
We have options for children and teens through to the senior members of our community. Get in contact with your local house and find out what we have on offer.
To find out what's happening in your neighbourhood, visit a centre, investigate your relevant neighbourhood house online or download a copy of the full Short Course Guide. Printed copies are also available at Boroondara libraries.
Microsoft Office Skills
Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning Centre
Improve your Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel, files and folders and mail merge skills
When: 9.30am to 12.30pm, Tuesdays from 30 April 2019
Cost: $95 (nine sessions)
Botanical watercolour illustration
Ashburton Community Centre
Learn to paint flowers, fruits and plants in magnificent watercolour, capturing colour and details realistically
When: 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Tuesdays from 23 April 2019
Cost: $150 (six sessions)
Slow flow and restorative yoga workshop
Balwyn Community Centre
Learn a gentle way to invigorate the body, followed by a practice to relax the mind and restore the spirit.
Suitable for people of all ages and levels of experience.
When: 1pm to 4pm, Sunday 7 April 2019
Cost: $70 (one session)
School holiday children’s sewing
Bowen Street Community Centre
Morning session for ages seven to 11 and afternoon session for teens.
When: Friday 12 April 2019
Cost: $38/$65 (one session)
Friday painters with acclaimed artist Stephen Doyle
Camberwell Community Centre
A mix of group exercises or discussions to widen your artistic knowledge and expand your skills beyond your comfort zone
When: 1pm to 4pm, Fridays from 3 May 2019
Cost: $215 (seven sessions)
Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre
Re-invent that tired piece of furniture, create your own bedhead of soft furnishing, beginners to advanced
When: 9.45am to 12.45pm, Tuesdays from 30 April 2019
Cost: $270 (nine sessions)
Mums and bubs yoga and meditation
The Craig Family Centre
As well as feeling stretched and strong, you and baby will be soothed and relaxed by this session
When: 10am to 11am, Mondays
Cost: $23 (per session)
Women’s hormonal health
Hawthorn Community House
Understand how food and diet have a positive effect on supporting hormonal health; includes making snacks, supporting the female body and the hormone system
When: 7pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 2 April 2019
Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre
An introduction to the world of floristry
When: 7pm to 9pm Thursdays from 2 May 2019
Cost: $306 (nine sessions)
Ukulele workshop sing-along songs
Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Play and sing your favourite songs at this fun workshop
When: 2pm to 3.30pm, Wednesdays from 17 April 2019.
Cost: $25/$20 (centre member)
Chinese folk dancing
Trentwood at the Hub
Learn this graceful way of dancing with our experienced teacher
When: 11.30am to 12.30pm, Thursdays
Cost: $75 (10 sessions)