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$20, $10 for Members

Date:  Saturday 17-Sep-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 9:00am for 23 hr
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Highlights include travel through the Tuart Forest, Wonnerup and the Port Geographe area. Accommodation at Abbey Beach Resort, dinner on Saturday, breakfast and a Naturaliste Charters Whale Watching boat excursion on Sunday, led by a marine biologist, are all included. A deposit of $10 (members) / $20 (non-members) is payable to WCC, with balance paid directly to Club 55, who will be in touch regarding room preference and balance of payment. Single supplement is available for an additional $65. Lunches at own expense

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$30, $25 for Members

Date:  Tuesday 2-Aug-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 10:00am for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
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Opened in January 2019, Belin in Mosman Park is a family-owned Italian restaurant. While Chef Barrie is getting ready to plate the first bite, Freddie will introduce the restaurant, explaining their unique concept and how they have achieved success in the food industry. They will then serve three 'bites': Genoese Fugassa (focaccia bread topped with Ligurian Taggiasche olives), Farinata bruschetta bites with house made pesto and Italian stracchino cheese, and Verdure ripiene alla Ligure (stuffed bites of baked zucchini filled with ricotta, parmesan, and fresh herbs). Yum!

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$75, $70 for Members

Date:  Friday 19-Aug-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 6:00pm for 2 hr, 30 min
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Barrie and Freddie invite you to experience the traditions of the Ligurian cuisine. Belin in Mosman Park is a casual BYO restaurant with a tiny open kitchen. Everything is handcrafted, made with love following family and historical recipes with a background of connections between different culinary cultures and recipes. Enjoy a set menu of two courses PLUS dessert. BYO wine or beer. Soft drinks can be purchased at your own expense.

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$50, $45 for Members

Date:  Friday 5-Aug-2022
3 weeks (Call for enrolment info)
Time 10:00am for 1 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Janice Rooney

Baverstock will guide you through low-impact exercises, fusing Pilates principles and Yoga movements with the support of a chair. Enjoy the many benefits of both without having to get up or down from the floor, including improved balance, strength, posture, coordination, concentration and flexibility, as well as stress reduction, improving overall immune function and boosting your mood.

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$50, $45 for Members

Date:  Friday 26-Aug-2022
3 weeks (Call for enrolment info)
Time 10:00am for 1 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Janice Rooney

Join Alison Baverstock for these low-impact exercises, fusing Pilates principles and Yoga movements with the support of a chair. Enjoy the many benefits of both without having to get up or down from the floor, including improved balance, strength, posture, coordination, concentration and flexibility, as well as stress reduction, improving overall immune function and boosting your mood.

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$20, $15 for Members

Date:  Friday 2-Sep-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 10:00am for 2 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Melissa Frey

Learn all about personalising your Android phone your way in a fun environment. The session will cover topics of security, connections, sounds, wallpapers, notifications and backup to name just a few. Bring along your questions and have them answered.

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$20, $15 for Members

Date:  Friday 26-Aug-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 10:00am for 2 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Melissa Frey

JLearn all about personalising your Apple iPhone your way in a fun environment. The session will cover topics of security, connections, sounds, wallpapers, notifications and backup to name just a few. Bring along your questions and have them answered.

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$17, $12 for Members

Date:  Tuesday 30-Aug-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 10:00am for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator:

Daniel Midgley is a linguist, teacher, podcaster and author. He is also the voice on ABC Radio Perth (Speakeasy) on Thursdays at 6.40am. Daniel will talk about the 'cool things other languages have from which we could take a few pointers.' He will take a linguist's-eye-view of languages around the world and show what's possible.

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$15, $10 for Members

Date:  Wednesday 21-Sep-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 10:00am for 1 hr
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Visit the Fremantle Arts Centre, a 150 year old neo-Gothic convict-built building that has, over the years, been used as a Lunatic Asylum, Women's Home, US Naval submarine depot, technical school, and a Maritime and History Museum. For the past 40 years this site has been home to the Fremantle Arts Centre, a vibrant and creative community hub that presents a rich programme of contemporary art exhibitions, live music, art classes and events. 20-minute tour included, with option of coffee afterwards (at own expense).

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$29, $24 for Members

Date:  Wednesday 7-Sep-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 10:00am for 1 hr, 15 min
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With our Guide, we step inside, do time and explore Fremantle Prison's history as a maximum-security gaol from 1887 to 1991 and find out how a convict-built prison transformed into Western Australia's primary place of incarceration for men, women and children. We walk back in time through the Main Cell Block and exercise yards and learn about the daily routine of prisoners and the realities of life on the inside.

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$5

Date:  Tuesday 9-Aug-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 10:00am for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
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Join us for a good old-fashioned WCC community Morning Tea. Meet new members of our Westcoast family or just catch up with friends whilst enjoying a Devonshire Tea. We especially invite new WCC members to join us and look forward to seeing you all.

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$89, $84 for Members

Date:  Wednesday 14-Sep-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 6:30pm for 2 hr, 30 min
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Goldberg Variation gives new life to J.S Bach's iconic Baroque masterpiece, first performed in 1741. Australian choreographer Natalie Weir has created a World Premiere ballet that explores the unifying of classical music and modern movement. The W.A. Ballet is never afraid to respond to the challenge of developing something new and unusual and this is yet another exploration of the boundaries of dance. Book before Wednesday 24 August.

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$34, $29 for Members

Date:  Sunday 4-Sep-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 1:00pm for 3 hr, 40 min
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When Australian composer Brett Dean's Hamlet had its world premiere at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2017, The Guardian declared, "New opera doesn't often get to sound this good. Shakespeare offers a gauntlet to composers that shouldn't always be picked up, but Dean's Hamlet rises to the challenge." Neil Armfield, who directed the premiere, brings his acclaimed staging to the Met. Many of the original cast members followed, including tenor Allan Clayton in the title role and legendary bass Sir John Tomlinson as the ghost of Hamlet's father.

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$73, $68 for Members

Date:  Wednesday 3-Aug-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 12:00pm for 2 hr
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Come along to Hamptons, overlooking City Beach, and enjoy a sumptuous three-course meal (shared bread, dukka and olive oil, a choice of mains and desserts) with fellow members. To quote a recent review, Hamptons has "good food, a great atmosphere and the acoustics in the restaurant are excellent." Drinks are at your own expense.

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$55, $50 for Members

Date:  Monday 12-Sep-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 7:30pm for 2 hr
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Created in the 19th Century, Hansel and Gretel is one of the best-loved operas of all time. The folk-like tunes and beautiful duets bring the Brothers Grimm's fairy tale of the lost brother and sister to life. Performed by the WAAPA Classical Voice students and the WAAPA Symphony Orchestra, we can enjoy the story that we all know and love. Book before 23 August.

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$17, $12 for Members

Date:  Tuesday 26-Jul-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 10:00am for 1 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
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Ian Reid is a Perth-based author of 15 books across a wide range of genres, and editor of many more. He is also an Adjunct Professor in Literature at the University of WA. Ian's latest full-length publication is The Madwoman's Coat, set partly in late 19th century Fremantle, and in England. It has been long listed for the ARA Historical Novel Prize.

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$17, $12 for Members

Date:  Thursday 11-Aug-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 10:00am for 1 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
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Janice Standen, WA Senior Australian of the Year 2022 and President of the volunteer-run charity Grandparents Rearing Grandchildren WA. She advocates passionately for grandparent carers, a crucial but often ignored community in Australia. In 2013, Jan's three grandchildren came to live with her, so she knows the day-to-day battles that grandparents experience as primary carers. She will talk about her experiences and the changes she has helped to bring about for those in this often forgotten role.

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$33, $28 for Members

Date:  Sunday 7-Aug-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 3:00pm for 3 hr
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Facilitator: Jeni Owens

Enjoy the Adrian Galante Bon Voyage Concert with fellow WCC members. This promises to be a great afternoon of jazz.

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$5

Date:  Thursday 28-Jul-2022
3 weeks (Call for enrolment info)
Time 1:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: The Grove Library Flax Room
Facilitator: Mary Maye

Our happy band of knitters (and people who crochet) makes small rugs, clothing items and toys for local charities. We enjoy fun and friendship as we work, although most of the knitting happens at home in front of the TV. New members, ideas and patterns are most welcome. Assistance is available to new knitters.

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$65, $60 for Members

Date:  Thursday 28-Jul-2022
4 weeks (Call for enrolment info)
Time 4:30pm for 1 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Janice Rooney

Adam Penn returns for another term of line dancing. The dances are choreographed moves with a repeated sequence of step. Dancers are not in physical contact with each other and no partner is required. Great fun and a good workout!

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$65, $60 for Members

Date:  Thursday 1-Sep-2022
4 weeks (Call for enrolment info)
Time 4:30pm for 1 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
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Adam Penn returns for another term of line dancing. The dances are choreographed moves with a repeated sequence of step. Dancers are not in physical contact with each other and no partner is required. Great fun and a good workout!

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$65, $60 for Members

Date:  Wednesday 24-Aug-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 12:00pm for 2 hr
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Perched above the sand dunes of Cottesloe Beach, Longview restaurant enjoys uninterrupted panoramic views of Rottnest Island and the Indian Ocean. This elegant restaurant serves Modern Australian food and cocktails. Enjoy a variety of shared entrees, followed by a choice of three mains, with accompanying salad. Drinks at your own expense.

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Membership is required

$10

Date:  Tuesday, Friday 26-Jul-2022
9 weeks (Call for enrolment info)
Time 1:00pm for 3 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Julie Cutler

Social Mah Jong sessions are held on Tuesdays and Fridays for experienced players who know the basic rules of the Western Game and are confident in game play. The registration fee entitles members to play on either or both days. A 10-session play card (valid for one year) must be purchased prior to attendance. Currently there will be a maximum of 15 tables of 4 people for each session.

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$20, $15 for Members

Date:  Friday 16-Sep-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 10:00am for 2 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Melissa Frey

Learn how to organise, view and share photos on your Android mobile device (phone / tablet), create albums, and save these valuable memories to the Cloud.

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$20, $15 for Members

Date:  Friday 9-Sep-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 10:00am for 2 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Melissa Frey

Learn how to organise, view and share photos on your Apple mobile device (iPhone / iPad), create albums, and save these valuable memories to the Cloud.

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Membership is required

$10

Date:  Monday 25-Jul-2022
9 weeks (Call for enrolment info)
Time 10:00am for 1 hr, 30 min
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Facilitator: Jeni Owens, Anne McCrudden

Join fellow members for a walk of up to an hour, then enjoy coffee at leisure at a local cafe. Please note that some areas may involve hilly terrain and may not be suitable for all. Members may shorten the walk to suit their needs and wait for others to return.

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Membership is required

$5

Date:  Thursday 28-Jul-2022
9 weeks (Call for enrolment info)
Time 1:00pm for 3 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Maggie Jones

You will need to know how to play Pony Canasta to join as teaching is not available this term. The registration fee entitles members to play. A 10-session play card (valid for one year) must be purchased prior to attendance.

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$17, $12 for Members

Date:  Thursday 18-Aug-2022
2 weeks (Call for enrolment info)
Time 10:00am for 1 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Anita Norris

WCC members enjoy meeting each term to share their love of literature. There is the choice of reading a selection, such as a poem, an extract from a play or prose, or just sitting and listening to the contribution of others. Lively discussions often take place. Why not join in? You would be most welcome.

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$17, $12 for Members

Date:  Thursday 15-Sep-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 10:00am for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator:

Sandra Harris, former news reporter/journalist for BBC and Thames Television will speak about her journey from South Perth to London and focus upon the experiences she has had with the many celebrities and world leaders who have had an influence in her life, including everyone from theatre 'Lords' such as Olivier and Andrew Lloyd Webber to Dolly Parton, Margaret Thatcher, Mick Jagger and Michael Jackson. She climbed into bed with John Lennon and Yoko and learned how to smoke a pipe with Prime Minister Harold Wilson. Not to be missed.

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$17, $12 for Members

Date:  Tuesday 16-Aug-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 10:00am for 1 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator:

Diabetes Research Western Australia was formed in 1976, aimed at stimulating research into all aspects of diabetes, particularly in WA, to find a cure to this chronic complex disease. The collaborative nature of research undertaken in WA ensures the outcomes they achieve are shared around the world. Sherl Westlund (Executive Director) will talk about the latest research and discuss the outcomes for people who suffer from Diabetes

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$15, $10 for Members

Date:  Wednesday 31-Aug-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 10:30am for 1 hr
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View highlights of the collection. 'The Art Gallery of Western Australia is home to the State Art Collection, renowned for its Western Australian and First Nations art. Through our exhibitions and events, we invite you to see things differently.' After the tour, join us for a coffee at the new cafe in the gallery foyer (at own expense).

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$51, $46 for Members

Date:  Saturday 6-Aug-2022
Single session (Full)
Time 2:15pm for 2 hr, 30 min
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Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors is an hilarious romp of swapped identities, misguided love, mistaken imprisonment and chaotic mishaps, leading to an unbelievably crazy day for bumbling twins. At the heart of this tale of comedic misfortune is an old man searching for his lost children, who has found himself in the fight of his life... to save his life. As far-fetched coincidences unfold, chaotic hilarity ensues and a man's life could be saved, if only everything would go to plan.

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$55, $50 for Members

Date:  Saturday 10-Sep-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 2:00pm for 2 hr, 15 min
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This toe-tapping comedy love story is set in the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory, where conditions are anything but peaceful. Trouble between the superintendent and the leader of the Union Grievance Committee has arisen over a workers' strike, but love takes a stance. The very talented third year WAAPA Music Theatre students perform Pajama Game, with its host of well-known musical gems. Book before 23 August.

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$17, $12 for Members

Date:  Tuesday 6-Sep-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 10:00am for 1 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator:

Perth QC Tom Percy has written a suspense-filled novel with an ingenious plot, featuring corporate corruption and police power. The main character is Declan McKenna, an unassuming 34 year old accountant turned mining analyst who is required to deal with some confronting and bizarre moral and legal predicaments. Tom will talk about how his imagination, guided by his legal experience, is woven into the intricate and complex story.

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$81, $76 for Members

Date:  Tuesday 13-Sep-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 9:00am for 6 hr, 30 min
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We travel to Araluen Botanical Park in the Perth Hills where we enjoy morning tea before exploring the magnificent gardens, including the impressive displays of tulips. Included is a single course lunch at the Happy Gathering Chinese Restaurant and a visit to Jadran wines.

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$18, $13 for Members

Date:  Saturday 27-Aug-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 3:00pm for 1 hr
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This is the sexiest tour you can take at the Museum. Find out more about the ''birds and the bees'', the Kalgoorlie brothel token, plus Perth''s sordid underbelly in this funny - but factual - tour of the raunchier side of Western Australia''s history. Adults only!

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$59, $54 for Members

Date:  Thursday 1-Sep-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 11:00am for 1 hr
Venue:
Facilitator: Connie Chapman

Beneath the surface of Elgar's proudly noble and discreetly dignified music simmers an enormous, passionately expressive richness. His Symphony No. 2 is a breathtaking work of grand lyricism, aching tenderness and visionary power, whose full radiance and majesty will be revealed. Book before 28 July.

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$17, $12 for Members

Date:  Monday 25-Jul-2022
2 weeks (Call for enrolment info)
Time 2:00pm for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Suzanne Cobb

The first book for Term 3 is The Colony, by Audrey Magee. This unique story is set 1979, on a remote Gaelic-speaking island off the west cost of Ireland during the time of the Irish ''troubles''. An English artist and a French linguist arrive on the island separately, stake out their parts of the island and islanders. A fictional exploration of what it is to be colonised and to be the coloniser, full of superb characters. A lyrical and emotionally powerful novel.

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Membership is required

$15

Date:  Friday 29-Jul-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 9:30am for 2 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Julie Cutler

Share your knowledge and love of gardening with like-minded members. The meeting will include a guest speaker talking on an interesting garden topic, plant variety or garden problem. Members can display interesting flowers, plants or foliage from their garden and a donation table will be set up for any cuttings, plants and books that members are willing to share.

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Membership is required

$10

Date:  Friday 22-Jul-2022
10 weeks (Call for enrolment info)
Time 8:00am for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue:
Facilitator: Joy North

Walkers enjoy meeting for a brisk walk of up to one hour. We then enjoy a coffee at leisure at the designated cafe. Please note that some areas involve hilly terrain and may not be suitable for all. Members may shorten the walk to suit their needs and wait for others to return.

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$20, $15 for Members

Date:  Thursday 25-Aug-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 10:00am for 1 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator:

Nordic walking poles, inside a building? Yes! Participants will begin with seated full body exercises to improve strength, coordination, and increase range of motion. Then, it's time to stand and work on balance, posture, gait efficiency and strengthening the lower body. The support of two poles reduces stress on the lower body joints and provides a sense of security. Plus, it can be a great workout! This technique, taught by Carol Benson-Hitch, incorporates up to 90% more muscle than walking alone.

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$28, $23 for Members

Date:  Wednesday 31-Aug-2022
Single session (Call for enrolment info)
Time 1:00pm for 1 hr, 40 min
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1600 years after its legendary foundation, Venice continues to be unique. This tour of the city takes in masterpieces by Tiepolo, Canaletto, Rosalba Carriera, the intellectuals who fell in love with Venice over the years, and its urban environment. Cosmopolitan from the outset, Venice has always been a city of commercial and cultural exchange with the East and, taking into account its fragility, has always had vision and been inspired by the future.

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