Children & Families Program 

Somerville Playgroup

Somerville Playgroup is a positive social and learning environment for children aged 0-5 years.  We provide a range unstructured play experiences for children, and an opportunities for their parents and grandparents to build friendships and find peer support.

Days & Time: Mondays & Thursdays 9:15am – 11:15am

Tel: (08) 9314 2798

 

Dads & Kids Wood Working Sessions

We love giving Fathers and their children an opportunity to work on mini-projects together.   We provide the resources, Bunnings staff provide the expertise, and our budding wood workers set to work creating their wooden treasurers.

Seniors Program

KM Social Club

Seniors enjoy afternoon tea, and a program of structured activities, board games, guest speakers and outings.  In doing so, beautiful friendships are created!

Day & Time:  Mondays 1:30pm – 4pm.

Tel: (08) 9314 2798

 

Free WiFi & IT Support 

Seniors are welcome to use our office space to access our laptop and free Wifi between Monday – Wednesday 9am-12noon.

We also offer Seniors IT support for any software or hardware problem with a qualified technician, by appointment between 12:30pm-3:30pm.

 

VIBE – Youth Program 

After a successful summer involving a VR session, bike maintenance workshop and ‘work readiness’ class…..and a successful art mural project in Term 1, we are planning more exciting and fun low cost activities for teenagers 13-17yrs in the months ahead.

Board Games Nights – every 3rd Saturday, 6pm – 8:30pm – Starting 21st May 2022  

Register via Eventbrite

Other youth oriented activities in the pipeline include:

KM Earth Care Initiatives

Sustainability Workshops

KMCC runs a range of different workshops throughout the year with environmental and sustainability themes from recycling, to energy management, permaculture, and urban conservation.

Our next workshop has been rescheduled for November.    The 3 hour session titled Rethinking Organic Waste will be facilitated by Peg Davies, and will focus on composting, worm farms and bokashi bins .   This project is supported by Highways and Byways – Healing the Land, Healing Ourselves, Together

Community Garden

Two raised garden beds have been installed at the Centre, with input from home educated children who planted a range of herbs and veggies.   This project involved recycled and donated materials, and offers the children experiential learning as they maintained and nurtured the veggie patches.   Thanks to Bunnings O’Connor and Leah Adams, Waste Education Officer at Melville City Council for donating soil, plants and gardening tools to this exciting new project!

UPPAREL Drop-Off Point

The Centre is now a collection point for UPPAREL.   Local individuals and families will be able to offload their waste textiles, including clothing and linens (anything not Op-Shop worthy) at the Centre.  This waste is collected, diverted from land fill and is turned into recycled fibres for the manufacture of new clothing.    To understand why we’re keen to support the UPPAREL mission, read here.

KM Book Exchange 

Kardinya Book Exchange

The KM Book Exchange is located just near our front door entry, and is our way of encouraging the sharing and appreciation of second hand books.  Our community friends are welcome to “Take a Book or Leave a Book” from our colourful little library.  Visit anytime of day or evening.  We have books for every age and interest!

Grow Free 

KMCC is proud to be part of this social movement which aims to promote community through the sharing of home grown food & produce, seeds, seedlings, cuttings and root-stock.   To join this initiative you can give freely and leave behind anything organic, nutritious and home made, or else related to gardening.

 

 

Not Recommended:

  • store bought products
  • swapping with folks (give to others without expectation)

Definitely no please:

  • meat
  • mushrooms
  • chicken & compost scraps
  • selling anything
  • alcohol

 

Workshops 4 Women – an Empowerment Project

We’re introducing an exciting new program in 2022 for women and provided by women.   Our evening workshops provide opportunities for skill-sharing, knowledge building, connection and empowerment.   We’re covering a range of themes and topics and inviting women with a strong hobby, community interest or small business to present and engage with their female peers.

We are seeking expressions of interest.   If you would like to facilitate a workshop do contact us at kmfc@bigpond.net.au.