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Come and work with us!

Come and work with us!

Make positive change in your community working as a Community Partnerships Officer with Great Ocean Road Health (Otway Health Campus) and Marrar Woorn Apollo Bay Neighbourhood House. This 6 month role will see you working with the CFA to develop their community...

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Small Business Mentor Program returns in 2020

Small Business Mentor Program returns in 2020

Don't fret that you missed out this year, the Apollo Bay Small Business Mentor Program is back for 2020 Mentoring Program is available for small business owners or anyone with a small business idea in the Apollo Bay area, it is an excellent opportunity for...

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Creating Business Values for Success

Creating Business Values for Success

This course will discuss the importance of creating values and how they underpin everything in your business from marketing, hiring and business growth. The impact they have on your customers and how they are fundamental for success. We will talk about Simon Sinek's...

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Creating Value for Your Customers

Creating Value for Your Customers

Added value is an important tactic that can be used by small businesses to acquire and retain customers, increase brand awareness, and differentiate one’s place in the marketplace. Don’t know where to start? Come and join us to learn some excellent techniques for...

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RSA Training

RSA Training

Accredited RSA Training The Victorian Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate is a compulsory requirement for anybody working in an environment where alcohol is available for purchase within the state of Victoria. Date: Monday 14th OctoberLocation: Marrar...

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Accredited First Aid Training

Accredited First Aid Training

Accredited First Aid TrainingMonday 14th October 5.30pm First Aid Training is recommended for any person employed as an occupational health and safety representatives or first aid officer, or who needs the qualification for their employment. Date: Monday 14th...

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Oki-Do Yoga Term 4

Oki-Do Yoga Term 4

Stretch into term 4 with Oki-Do Yoga. It’s a playful and not too earnest style of yoga led by Andy Hack. In an Oki-Do class you can expect purifying and strengthening Asanas (stretches), self-massage techniques, corrective movements, physical games, laughter, breath...

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Learn to Communicate in Auslan

Learn to Communicate in Auslan

In this fun and practical 2 day Auslan level 1 course you will learn how to communicate with deaf and hard of hearing people.Perfect for beginners! You will develop the skills needed to communicate with deaf people in a wide range of social and workplace settings...

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Free Financial Advice

Free Financial Advice

Free Financial Advice - appointments now available Rhonda Mahoney provides confidential Information and support for individuals, families and groups who are experiencing debt problems. Advice on debt management, negotiating with creditors and budgeting is available,...

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Jewellery Making Workshops

Jewellery Making Workshops

If you are looking for an outlet for your creativity, jewellery making can offer a rewarding choice. Creating a sterling silver ring is a great introduction to the joys of working with metal. This workshop aims to provide a practical beginners approach to jewellery...

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Learn Japanese

Learn Japanese

Learn simple conversations and study Japanese scripts. This course is suitable for beginners as well as those wanting to brush-up on skills from previous lessons. Hiroko Yamamura is an experienced teacher of Japanese and her classes carefully designed to build skills....

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Okido Yoga Term 2 2019

Okido Yoga Term 2 2019

Okido Yoga Term 2 Stretch into the New Year with Oki-Do Yoga. It’s a playful and not too earnest style of yoga led by Andy Hack. In an Oki-Do class you can expect purifying and strengthening Asanas (stretches), self-massage techniques, corrective movements, physical...

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Accredited First Aid Training

Accredited First Aid Training

First Aid Training is recommended for any person employed as an occupational health and safety representatives or first aid officer, or who needs the qualification for their employment. Date: Wednesday 17th April Location: Marrar Woorn Neighbourhood House Cost: $130...

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After-school Dance Term 1

After-school Dance Term 1

COME DANCE WITH US! After-school program. Move to a range of dance styles from ballet to hip hop through a combination of structured choreography and freestyle dance. Explore rhythm and soundscapes, live percussion and music. Students will develop an...

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Activate Your Career

Activate Your Career

Finding a job can be tricky and we all need help every now and again. This program will guide you in the right direction by helping you write or re-vamp your resume and learn the skills needed for your next interview.  Delivered over 3 Saturdays in March,...

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Small Business Mentor Program

Small Business Mentor Program

The Mentoring Program is available for small business owners or anyone with a small business idea in the Apollo Bay area, it is an excellent opportunity for development. Successful applicants will be paired with carefully selected mentors to complete this...

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Okido Yoga – Term 1 2019

Okido Yoga – Term 1 2019

Stretch into the New Year with Okido Yoga. It’s a playful and not too earnest style of yoga led by Andy Hack. In an Oki-Do class you can expect purifying and strengthening Asanas (stretches), self-massage techniques, corrective movements, physical games,...

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Japanese Language Classes

Japanese Language Classes

Japanese language classes that cover basic scripts, reading and writing skills. Hiroko Yamamura is an experienced teacher of Japanese and her classes carefully designed to build skills. Term 1 2019 Wednesdays 6th Feb - 3rd April 7-8pm @ Marrar Woorn...

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Video Making Course

Video Making Course

Join local filmmaker Jackson Hayat as he teaches the basics of making your own professional videos. Shoot, edit, produce and upload a simple video to youtube. Term 1 2019 Tuesdays 5th, 12th and 19th of February 6-9pm @ Marrar Woorn Neighbourhood House (BYO...

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After-School Christmas Art Classes

After-School Christmas Art Classes

Grades Prep, 1, 2 & 3 Classes Rustic Twig Ornaments Tuesday 27th November @ 3.30-4.30pm  Bring a touch of nature indoors this year as your children decorate your tree when they learn how to make rustic twig Christmas ornaments. Christmas Tree...

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Tarot Reading with Eldritch Forest

Tarot Reading with Eldritch Forest

Learn about the history, traditions and different layouts of the tarot and practice reading in different ways with Eldritch Forest. If you have a tarot deck, bring it along. Otherwise you can purchase the one of the decks Eldritch and his wife Jade created...

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Dream Big for 2019 – Vision Board and Manifestation

Dream Big for 2019 – Vision Board and Manifestation

Come join me and a like-minded group of people to celebrate your achievements in 2018 and to set clear intentions for an amazing 2019. All participants will receive a personal pdf guidebook on registering for the workshop. We will be using the vision board...

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Breast Screen Bus

Breast Screen Bus

Join local women on the Breastscreen Bus as it takes you from Apollo Bay and Forrest to Breastscreen Victoria for your free screening in Geelong. Tuesday 20th November Bus departs at 9am from Marrar Woorn Neighbourhood House in Apollo Bay and picks up at...

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Barwon Community Legal Service

Barwon Community Legal Service

Barwon Community Legal Service Apollo Bay 12 – 13 November 2018 Barwon Community Legal Service (BCLS) provides free legal advice and information to community members across the Colac Otway region.   Free Legal Advice Appointments Monday 12th November...

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Place – Mini Canvas Workshops

Place – Mini Canvas Workshops

We are very excited to be working with local artist and educator, Maryanne Gatica in her classes designed to support the Apollo Bay Arts Inc fundraiser, 'Place'. Choose form one of her 2 adult classes held on Wednesday 31st October at Marrar Woorn, for all...

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Podcast – Writing Winning Grants

Podcast – Writing Winning Grants

Here's a short and sharp listen for all the details about the upcoming grant writing course at Marrar Woorn. Writing Winning Grants starts on Monday 15th October and is a 6 week program designed to give your project the best start for successful funding...

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Prepare for On-air

Prepare for On-air

Here’s a simple short course that could put you and your favourite music or passion on local radio right here in Apollo Bay. Just two Sundays and some co-pilot hours with some of ABR’s seasoned presenters is all it takes. Talk politics, tell stories,...

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Pick My Project Success

Pick My Project Success

We are incredibly excited to have been successful in the Pick My Project voting rounds and as a result will be able to turn our community cinema dreams in to a reality. More about the project: Community Cinema - $200,000 At the Apollo Bay Senior Centre....

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Winter Woodwork – watch the video

Winter Woodwork – watch the video

This is what happens when learning, art and community combine to create something very special. Winter Woodwork 2018 was an adult education program in woodwork and sculpture developed by Marrar Woorn Neighbourhood House, supported by Learn Local and the...

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Podcast – Creating Conscious Hosts: China Focus

Podcast – Creating Conscious Hosts: China Focus

Not a language course, but more of a cultural exchange.  Even though the program is booked out for term 4, have a listen to the details about our upcoming course ‘Creating Conscious Hosts: China Focus’, presented by Holly Humphries. Look out for more programs like...

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School Holiday Arts

School Holiday Arts

FREE SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY - ages 12 and up Come along to a free art workshop at Marrar Woorn to create and enter a piece of artwork in the youth exhibition as part of the Colac Otway Arts Trail! Create a piece of art that best represents your experience...

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24/7 Legend Program

24/7 Legend Program

Would you know what to do in an emergency? What about protecting your family from dangers at the beach? 24/7 Legend is all about two key components: Beach safety/survival and CPR. Beach safety and survival: Various beach dangers on our local beaches......

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Oki-Do Yoga Term 4 2018

Oki-Do Yoga Term 4 2018

Stretch into Term 4 with Oki-Do Yoga. It's a playful and not too earnest style of yoga led by Andy Hack. In an Oki-Do class you can expect purifying and strengthening Asanas (stretches), self-massage techniques, corrective movements, physical games,...

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Caring Connections

Caring Connections

A social group for those looking to maintain a healthy mind while caring for someone. Caring for someone can be challenging and joining a carer group is a great opportunity to connect with others and also an effective way to find social support, share...

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Creating Conscious Hosts: China Focus

Creating Conscious Hosts: China Focus

Help prepare yourself or your business to welcome the Chinese tourism market and leave a lasting impression. Due to its beautiful location, the Otways region is becoming increasingly attractive to tourists from China. In the last financial year, China...

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Writing Winning Grant Applications

Writing Winning Grant Applications

If you are involved in a not-for-profit organisation, you know that raising money is the key to funding your dreams. But the competition for funds can be fierce and the obstacles many. This course provides you with the techniques that you need for a...

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Pick My Project

Pick My Project

Apollo Bay has 5 great projects up for selection in the State-wide Pick my Project campaign. You can vote for 3 in your local area - this project is ours. The Apollo Bay Community Cinema project is Marrar Woorn’s dream. If this dream became a reality then...

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Are You Ready2Go?

Are You Ready2Go?

Marrar Woorn is one of a few organisations State-wide participating in Echo Youth Service’s Ready2Go emergency readiness program. The program matches isolated residents living out-of-town with volunteer community members who can provide information,...

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Warm Winter Soup Fest

Warm Winter Soup Fest

Otway Health is hosting a warming lunch of homemade soup and bread at Marrar Woorn Neighbourhood House on Monday 6 August from 12.00pm. Otway Health Board Members and OHCAC Members will be attending and are happy to meet, chat and discuss any questions you...

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Natural Science Based Art Workshop

Natural Science Based Art Workshop

Presented by Art and Ecology; for this workshop we'll be using the Wild Otways threatened orchids as inspiration to draw orchids. Using local cultivars learn all about orchid anatomy and how to dissect the plant parts to reveal it's reproductive and hidden...

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Art and Ecology Workshop

Art and Ecology Workshop

Presented by Art and Ecology; celebrate the scientific field of conservation ecology and the movements made towards protecting the ecosystems of the Otways. The workshop will be delivered by artists Stefan Gevers, who has been running Botanical Art and...

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Art Lab – Term 3 2018

Art Lab – Term 3 2018

The incredibly talented Maryanne Gatica is back with more art classes for 2018. This 5 week course is the first of a 2-part series and is all about experimentation. It will allow you to try and explore multiple materials such as paint, pastels, charcoal...

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Winter Woodwork – Term 3 2018

Winter Woodwork – Term 3 2018

A rare opportunity to be a part of a small creative team charged with the construction and presentation of an interactive sculpture installation in Apollo Bay. Marrar Woorn is working with with the WinterWild festival to present an exciting program working...

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First Aid Courses – Term 3 2018

First Aid Courses – Term 3 2018

First Aid Training - Wednesday 18th July Life Saving Victoria’s (SLV) First Aid Training Course is recommended for any person employed as an occupational health and safety representatives or first aid officer, or who needs the qualification for their...

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Sewing French Knickers

Sewing French Knickers

Sewing French Knickers - a workshop with Frankie & Ray Local designer and maker Jo Dunsmuir of Frankie & Ray (check out https://frankieandray.bigcartel.com/) takes you through all steps of her Anna Knicker pattern to make either a pair of French...

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Oki Do Yoga – Term 3 2018

Oki Do Yoga – Term 3 2018

Stretch into Term 3 with Okido Yoga. It's a playful and not too earnest style of yoga led by Andy Hack. In an Okido class you can expect purifying and strengthening Asanas (stretches), self massage techniques, corrective movements, physical games,...

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Graphic Arts Funding

Graphic Arts Funding

Marrar Woorn is thrilled to announce that it has been successful in securing a grant from South West Community Foundation to help develop the existing computer lab at the Neighbourhood House. Last week we attended the presentation evening at Red Rock...

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Combined Celebrations

Combined Celebrations

A beautiful celebration of Volunteers and Neighbourhood Houses with our friends from the Otway Health Volunteer Program and Do Care Colac. Shout out to Tanya and Dave for demonstrating how to make sushi and to Rita for sharing her experiences of migrating...

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Apollo Bay U3A

Apollo Bay U3A

The Apollo Bay U3A group use Marrar Woorn's meeting rooms for many of their programs and events. You can read their Term 3 2018 program HERE Or you can get more information at https://www.u3aonline.org.au/location/u3a-apollo-bay-inc  

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Resist Felting Workshop

Resist Felting Workshop

Change of date - Resist Felting Workshop - now on Sunday May 27th 1-4pm Get warm for winter by felting your own beanie, beret or small bag. Local textile artist, Susan Graham, will teach you the 'resist' technique that is used in felting to make three...

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Bendigo Bank Support

Bendigo Bank Support

Very grateful to the Apollo Bay & District Community Bank Branch for sponsoring Marrar Woorn Apollo Bay Neighbourhood House this year. What will we be doing with all this good will?? It will go towards the purchase of new chairs throughout the facility...

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A Strong Partnership

A Strong Partnership

Marrar Woorn is funded by the State Government under the Neighbourhood House Victoria Program. Otway Health contribute additional funds and act as our auspicing body. Last week, Bob Knowles from the Marrar Woorn Neighbourhood House Reference Group and...

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Breastscreen Bus

Breastscreen Bus

Bookings extended to Monday 30th April! Book now! Join local women on the Breastscreen Bus as it takes you from Apollo Bay and Forrest to Breastscreen Victoria for your free screening in Geelong. Wednesday 9th May Bus departs at 9am from Marrar Woorn...

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Conversational Mandarin

Conversational Mandarin

Conversational Mandarin Classes - terms 2&3 Join tutor Amy Wang in her introductory program of conversational classes covering basics of Mandarin. This ten week program has been designed specifically for the township of Apollo Bay covering topics such...

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Health Starter Program

Health Starter Program

Learn to live a healthier life in this 10 week program presented by Lonnie and Kath from The Gym Apollo Bay . By adopting some healthy habits and following some simple rules you will learn the basic steps to healthy living, nutrition and improved physical...

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