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Membership is required

$185 (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 24-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 9:30am for 3 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Peta Zeller

"This class is an opportunity to continue developing skills with Acrylic Paint, to see the possibilities and a range of outcomes with this fun and versatile medium. The lessons will continue to develop knowledge in tone, color, brushwork, texture and composition, where the student will be providing their own personal photo material to work with to produce artwork. This painting course would be ideal for ongoing students from Term 4, 2017 or those who have had limited access to painting instruction/tutoring and would like to continue building on their skills. " "A craft trolley or a box that can be wheeled or carried to and from class for your supplies Apron – things can get messy!!! Small mist spray bottle – if recycling used household sprayers be sure they mist not squirt and are rinsed really well. Used Cotton rag – T-shirt or singlet material – about hand towel size is ideal, but not synthetic as it is non absorbent. An old towel Roll of Paper towel Plastic bag for wet items or rubbish to take home. A ruler – does not need to be large. 30cm or less. 7 tubes of acrylic paint."

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Membership is required

$185 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 25-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 1:00pm for 2 hr, 30 min
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Peta Zeller

"This class is an opportunity to continue developing skills with Acrylic Paint, to see the possibilities and a range of outcomes with this fun and versatile medium. Ever wanted to pick up a paint brush but not sure how or where to start? This class is an opportunity to use Acrylic paint to see the possibilities of this fun and versatile medium. The lessons will start on tone, color, brushwork, texture and composition, where all subject matter will be provided, leading to your more personal projects as skills progress. This painting course would be ideal for beginners or those who have had limited access to painting. Talented artist, Peta Zellar, will begin with how to use painting materials during the 1st week and then move on to colour and tone, brushwork and eventually as the weeks progress she will assist you in working towards a finished masterpiece! "A craft trolley or a box that can be wheeled or carried to and from class for your supplies Apron – things can get messy!!! Small mist spray bottle – if recycling used household sprayers be sure they mist not squirt and are rinsed really well. Used Cotton rag – T-shirt or singlet material – about hand towel size is ideal, but not synthetic as it is non absorbent. An old towel Roll of Paper towel Plastic bag for wet items or rubbish to take home. A ruler – does not need to be large. 30cm or less. 7 tubes of acrylic paint ( paint from H.U. Kendall reccommended)"

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Membership is required

$115 (includes GST)

Date:  Monday 23-Jul-2018
9 weeks (Call)
Time 3:30pm for 1 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Sri Bhavana

"Gentle, non-invasive, low-impact Yoga-based exercise program specially designed for older people (seniors). Suitable for all age groups, and especially for people suffering limited flexibility and range-of-motion (ROM), injuries and medical conditions. This exercise program is recommended by medical physicians (GP’s), chiropractors, physiotherapists and psychologists, and is practiced sitting in a Chair, and standing with the support of a Chair. The Chair is used as a prop to help support the person, and as an aid in assisting the person to gain strength and balance. Sri Shanthi Bhavana specialises in Therapeutic Yoga for older populations and is an internationally registered and certified Yoga Teacher with AURA Wellness Center, Massachusetts, USA, and the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT). He brings experience and knowledge in Yoga as therapy from years of study with his mentors in India, Australia and the USA.

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Membership is required

$115 (includes GST)

Date:  Friday 27-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 3:00pm for 1 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Sri Bhavana

"Gentle, non-invasive, low-impact Yoga-based exercise program specially designed for older people (seniors). Suitable for all age groups, and especially for people suffering limited flexibility and range-of-motion (ROM), injuries and medical conditions. This exercise program is recommended by medical physicians (GP’s), chiropractors, physiotherapists and psychologists, and is practiced sitting in a Chair, and standing with the support of a Chair. The Chair is used as a prop to help support the person, and as an aid in assisting the person to gain strength and balance. Pre-requisite: Participants must have completed at least one Term in ""Chair Flow Yoga - Level 1""

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Membership is required

$15 (includes GST)

Date:  Friday 17-Aug-2018
Single session (Call)
Time 9:30am for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Catherine Rousset

Calling all bookworms. Do you enjoy discussing with others books that you have read? Having read the book are there parts that you liked especially or bits that you did not like, or were there any surprises? These are some of the items that can be discussed in the group with the help of the facilitator Catherine. Titles of the books to be read this term are:

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Membership is required

$85 (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 24-Jul-2018
Single session (Call)
Time 10:30am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Susan Sands

Building on material covered and skills learned in Crochet beginners, this class will take your crochet into 3 dimensions. We will explore more complex stitches, patterns and structures to make bags, baskets, beanies and more. Join us if you already know the basic stitches and techniques and want to take your crochet further.

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Membership is required

$85 (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 24-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 9:30am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Susan Sands

Come and learn the fundamentals of this fun and useful craft. We’ll cover basic stitches and techniques as well as how to read patterns and charts. Learn all you need to know to get you started on creating fashionable accessories, cosy rugs and useful items for your home. In the first lesson, we’ll start from the very beginning with how to hold the yarn and hook, how to make your first stitches and what pitfalls to avoid.

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Membership is required

$85 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 25-Jul-2018
9 weeks (Call)
Time 1:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Susan Sands

This class is intended for those who have already completed ongoing classes at SPLC. Challenge yourself with more advanced stitches and techniques while making your chosen projects.

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Membership is required

$85 (includes GST)

Date:  Monday 23-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 10:30am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Susan Sands

This class is intended for those who have already completed ongoing classes at SPLC. Challenge yourself with more advanced stitches and techniques while making your chosen projects.

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Membership is required

$50 (includes GST)

Date:  Monday 23-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 1:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Self Managed

Cryptic crosswords are crossword puzzles in which each clue is a word puzzle in and of itself. Cryptic crosswords are particularly popular in the United Kingdom where they originated. If you enjoy Cryptic Crosswords and are you looking to extend your knowledge by practicing how to do them then come along to this club. Remember research has shown that by keeping the brain active it will remain healthier, delay any early signs of memory loss and help prevent Alzheimer’s.

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Membership is required

$135 (includes GST)

Date:  Thursday 03-May-2018
8 weeks (Full)
Time 9:30am for 3 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Barbara Arenson

Thought that you were hopeless at drawing? Well think again. Come along and under the expert guidance of Barbara, you will learn how to draw, in a stress free and friendly environment. Barbara, with her extensive international teaching experience, will teach you all how to move from drawing the absolute basics to the development of your own style. Places are limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment

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Membership is required

$135 (includes GST)

Date:  Thursday 26-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 9:30am for 3 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Barbara Arenson

"Thought that you were hopeless at drawing? Well think again. Come along and under the expert guidance of Barbara, you will learn how to draw, in a stress free and friendly environment. Barbara, with her extensive international teaching experience, will teach you all how to move from drawing the absolute basics to the development of your own style. Places are limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment

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Membership is required

$135 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 02-May-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 9:30am for 3 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Barbara Arenson

This class is for those people who have previously attended these classes in 2017 or for those who have completed a beginner’s class. You will be able to continue on under Barbara’s expert guidance drawing, in a stress free and friendly environment. Places are limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment.

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Membership is required

$135 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 25-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 9:30am for 3 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Barbara Arenson

"This class is for those people who have previously attended these classes in 2017 or for those who have completed a beginner’s class. You will be able to continue on under Barbara’s expert guidance drawing, in a stress free and friendly environment. Places are limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment.

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Membership is required

$25 (includes GST)

Date:  Thursday 26-Jul-2018
3 weeks (Call)
Time 1:00pm for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Self Managed

Are you a movie buff who enjoys sharing your thoughts with others? If so, then come along to our friendly club to join in the discussions on the movies we’ve seen. You will get a chance to voice your opinion and listen to that of others on topics such as the acting, directing, the story, costumes etc. Why not discuss areas that perhaps could have been improved. This is your club so make the most of it. The titles of the movies to be discussed: (Please see at least 2-3 movies)

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Membership is required

$120 (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 24-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 9:00am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 5
Facilitator: Christine Boccaccini

This class is for students who have studied French at an Intermediate level and also students who have more than a basic knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary. A French/English dictionary will be needed.

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Membership is required

$120 (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 24-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 1:15pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 5
Facilitator: Christine Boccaccini

This course is intended for those who wish to practise their acquired French language skills. The classes will be based mainly on preparation for discussion covering a wide variety of topics. Participants will be encouraged to help each other. All who show any interest in keeping their knowledge alive, irrespective of their advanced levels, will be made most welcome.

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Membership is required

$120 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 25-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 1:30pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 5
Facilitator: Christine Boccaccini

Date:  Thursday 26-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 9:30am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 5
Facilitator: Christine Boccaccini

These classes are for those who have attended Term 1 or have some prior knowledge of the French language. You will learn practical everyday words and phrases. Materials will be provided, however you will need a French/English dictionary

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Membership is required

$120 (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 24-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 11:00am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 5
Facilitator: Christine Boccaccini

This course is intended for those who wish to increase and practise their acquired French language skills. The classes will be based mainly on preparation for discussion covering a wide variety of topics. Participants will be encouraged to help each other. Some grammatical areas will be examined from time to time. All who show an interest in keeping their knowledge alive, at this intermediate level, is most welcome.

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Membership is required

$120 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 25-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 9:00am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 5
Facilitator: Christine Boccaccini

This class is intended for mainly students who have recently completed a least one year of ‘French for Beginners’. It can also accommodate any other student who has some basic knowledge of French grammar and simple vocabulary. A French-English dictionary will be needed.

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Membership is required

$120 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 25-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 11:00am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 5
Facilitator: Christine Boccaccini

The class is intended for students who have previously studied French at an Intermediate level. It can also accommodate any other student who has more than a basic knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary. A French-English dictionary will be needed.

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Membership is required

$120 (includes GST)

Date:  Monday 23-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 10:00am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 5
Facilitator: Christine Boccaccini

This class is for students who have studied French at an Intermediate level and also students who have more than a basic knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary. A French/English dictionary will be needed.

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Membership is required

$180 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 25-Jul-2018
9 weeks (Call)
Time 7:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Rachelli Yaafe-Payne

If you have ever wanted to try a bit of everything this is the course for you. Friend Her is a women only course designed to introduce you to many new skills while encouraging you to make new friends. You don’t need to feel daunted if you have no one to attend with as these women are all here for the same reason to try something new and make friends.

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Membership is required

$120 (includes GST)

Date:  Thursday 26-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 12:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 5
Facilitator: Marion Beugels

Willkommen!
A fun and instructive course for those who seek to refresh or broaden their German skills.
Get excited as basic communication becomes a chat with your class mates! You will also learn how to navigate German websites and much more.

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Membership is required

$120 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 25-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 12:15pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Marion Beugels

A fun and informative introductory course to the German language and culture. Learn how the German language works, pronunciation, basic conversation, travel, food and traditions. Bis bald - see you soon!

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$105 (includes GST)

Date:  Monday 23-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 9:30am for 1 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Deanne Wray

Starting the morning with meditation is the most wonderful way to start your day with a healthy mind & body. Meditation brings us an inner peace to help us focus to be more in the present for our day activities. So join on this beautiful meditation experience and let go of everything. Being grounded gives us a clear direction in life.

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Membership is required

$70 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 25-Jul-2018
5 weeks (Call)
Time 10:00am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Ruperto Nunez

In this third term of stories of deceit and lust, divine revenge and human inescapable fate, we will continue exploring some famous Olympian divinities: Apollo, Hermes, the savage Dionysus, and Demeter and the Eleusinian Mysteries. Finally, we'll have a closer look at the Greeks' conception of the Underworld. As usual, we'll read excerpts from ancient sources like Homer, Hesiod and Ovid. It is not necessary to have attended the previous terms to enjoy this one. Each goddess or god is presented and discussed independently.

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$70, $60 for Members (includes GST)

Date:  Friday 17-Aug-2018
Single session (Call)
Time 11:30am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Kitchen Demo
Facilitator: Ebony Bae

Are you interested in making “healthy home made kimchi”? You may have heard that even some native Koreans do not know how to make homemade kimchi because it needs some tips to make healthy kimchi. Ms. Bona Lee, who has got a great passion in Korean cuisine with her Korean chef Grade 1, will show you how to make the kimchi by using local ingredients. Ms. Ebon BAE will assist by telling some history behind of the food. Many locals want to know the secret of this making kimchi and you will be amazed by this one dish as it can be used to make a number of other dishes such as Kimchi Chigae, Tofu kimchi and others. Menu 1. Traditional Kimchi 2. Tofu OR steamed port kimchi (vegetarian or meat lovers) 3. Kimchi Chigae with rice

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$70, $60 for Members (includes GST)

Date:  Monday 27-Aug-2018
Single session (Call)
Time 10:00am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Kitchen Demo
Facilitator: Pamela Stephenson

Hong Kong egg tarts were made famous by last British governor, Chris Patten, who was an egg tart lover. Egg tarts filling are mainly using eggs and evaporated milk. Egg tarts are one of the most popular dim sum desserts. You can find them everywhere in Hong Kong, but in Perth, you can only find in Dim Sim restaurant or Hong Kong bakery. Come along and have a great time learning how to make these traditional Hong Kong dishes!

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Membership is required

$105 (includes GST)

Date:  Thursday 26-Jul-2018
4 weeks (Call)
Time 1:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Mike Burns

Android phones are made by HTC, Sony, Samsung, Huawei, Xaomi, Motorola and LG. Starting with the basics and assuming no prior knowledge this course will enable you to use your Android Phone and tablet with confidence. You'll learn about apps, what they are, how to get them and which ones are really useful. We'll look at photos and how to manage them. Bring your Android Phone and tablet along as these courses are very hands on. No Apple iPhones on this course please.

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Membership is required

$105 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 25-Jul-2018
4 weeks (Call)
Time 1:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Mike Burns

"Starting with the basics and assuming no prior knowledge this course will enable you to use your Apple iPhone and AppleiPad with confidence. You'll learn about apps, what they are, how to get them and which ones are really useful. We will also cover how to set up your iPhone and iPad so all your messages and alerts show up on both. We'll look at photos and how to manage them. Bring your Apple iPhone and iPad along as these courses are very hands on. If you have a non-Apple phone or tablet please enrol on the Android cours"

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Membership is required

$75 (includes GST)

Date:  Friday 27-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 10:30am for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Kus Sujatna

If you want to learn an Asian Language, Indonesian is the one for you because it has the same alphabet as English! And, if you’ve been to Bali and loved the experience, the people, the food and the culture, come along and learn more about it. Enhance your holiday in Indonesia. Our teacher will show you how easy it is to get started on the basics of the language, while you learn about Indonesian culture.

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Membership is required

$60 (includes GST)

Date:  Thursday 26-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 10:30am for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Kus Sujatna

This conversation class is for those who have studied Bahasa Indonesia in the past and would like to come along to practise and improve their language skills. Our Indonesian teacher, Ibu Kus, has extensive experience in teaching Indonesian as she taught for many years at TAFE. Come along and join the fun.

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Membership is required

$105 (includes GST)

Date:  Friday 27-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 12:00pm for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Kus Sujatna

If you want to learn an Asian Language, Indonesian is the one for you because it has the same alphabet as English! And, if you’ve been to Bali and loved the experience, the people, the food and the culture, come along and learn more about it. Enhance your holiday in Indonesia. Our teacher will show you how easy it is to get started on the basics of the language, while you learn about Indonesian culture.

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Membership is required

$45 (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 24-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 1:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Judi St clair, Finn Barrett

Our International and Current Affairs Club will continue in the same successful self-managed discussion group format. Participants may volunteer to present a pre-programmed subject during the first hour followed by a casual discussion on current topics for the second hour.

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Membership is required

$50 (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 24-Jul-2018
9 weeks (Call)
Time 1:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Michael Cazalet

Our International and Current Affairs Club will continue in the same successful self-managed discussion group format. Participants may volunteer to present a pre-programmed subject during the first hour followed by a casual discussion on current topics for the second hour. A rotating chairperson will facilitate each session and club members may invite occasional guest speakers, as approved by the group (NO NEW ENROLMENTS)

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Membership is required

$105 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 22-Aug-2018
4 weeks (Call)
Time 1:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Mike Burns

Bring your own laptop along and learn how to use Windows effectively. We’ll look at privacy settings, backups, the Windows store, Microsoft Office and a free alternative. We’ll also cover the most popular email client software. This course will also cover the best Web browser software and cloud storage options. Learn how to download and install software for use on your computer with devices like printers and how to connect to your other devices.

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Membership is required

$125 (includes GST)

Date:  Monday 23-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 1:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Eleonora Duso

"This class is for prospective students who have recently attended Italian Beginners classes and who are already able to understand simple words, verbs and easy sentences and manage to reply to simple questions within familiar contexts. At the end of this course the students will be able to read short and simple texts and seek for specific and predictable information on material for daily use (ads, programmes, menus, timetables). Every session will include grammar, vocabulary and targeted exercise to ensure understanding and learning scaffolding. Part of the course will also be dedicated to Italian culture and society using audio-visual material. This is a useful course for everyone who wants to improve their Italian language regardless of their needs."

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Membership is required

$125 (includes GST)

Date:  Monday 23-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 9:30am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Eleonora Duso

"This class is for people who have recently attended Italian Pre- Intermediate classes and already manage to use simple expressions and words to describe their needs, family members, current job, life condition, etc. Upon completion the students will be able to understand familiar topics on work, school, past time and will gain confidence in handling basic matters/situations whilst travelling in Italy. Students will learn to understand and describe the main points on topical subjects either of personal or professional interest in a clear and slow speech mode."

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Membership is required

$120 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 25-Jul-2018
9 weeks (Call)
Time 6:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Alessandra Luatti

Date:  Wednesday 25-Jul-2018
9 weeks (Call)
Time 6:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Alessandra Luatti

"This class will expand on the Italian knowledge that students have learned in the Beginners Level 1 class, or for those who know familiar words and very basic phrases, knowing how to ask and answer simple questions on very familiar topics. The course is geared towards those who wish to take their learning of the language just one step further. This class will focus on expressions, socialising, asking questions and various activities to further your speaking, listening and reading development. You will expand and improve your vocabulary related to a wide range of topics. Grammar will be combined with real-life situations. Every week, we’ll learn and practice useful expressions, and work to enhance your vocabulary and pronunciation. You’ll be surprised how much you learn in just nine weeks! "

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Membership is required

$120 (includes GST)

Date:  Monday 23-Jul-2018
9 weeks (Call)
Time 6:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Alessandra Luatti

"The course is designed for those who are ready to learn Italian from the beginning or for those who know a few words or phrases and are keen to learn more. It aims to give students the opportunity to learn basic Italian vocabulary and grammar, to gain confidence in understanding and using the language and to learn more about Italian culture. We will give emphasis to speaking activities, learning h ow to communicate in a variety of social situations, such as introducing yourself, talking about daily activities, travelling etc.. And grammar will be combined with real-life situations. Every week, we ll learn and practice useful expressions, and work to enhance your vocabulary and pronunciation. You'll be surprised how much you learn in just nine weeks!"

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Membership is required

$55 (includes GST)

Date:  Monday 23-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 11:30am for 1 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Eleonora Duso

These classes are intended for those of you who have already studied Italian in the past and who wish to continue to practise and improve your acquired Italian language skills. Based mainly on preparation for discussion, a wide variety of topics will be included. Participants will help each other and some grammatical areas may be examined from time to time. Those interested in keeping their knowledge alive are most welcome.

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Membership is required

$85 (includes GST)

Date:  Thursday 26-Jul-2018
9 weeks (Call)
Time 10:00am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Ambra Marra

These classes are intended for those of you who have already studied Italian in the past and who wish to continue to practise and improve your acquired Italian language skills. Based mainly on preparation for discussion, a wide variety of topics will be included. Participants will help each other and some grammatical areas may be examined from time to time. Those interested in keeping their knowledge alive are most welcome. (NO NEW ENROLMENTS)

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Membership is required

$55 (includes GST)

Date:  Monday 23-Jul-2018
7 weeks (Call)
Time 11:30am for 1 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Eleonora Duso

These classes are intended for those of you who have already studied Italian in the past and who wish to continue to practise and improve your acquired Italian language skills. Based mainly on preparation for discussion, a wide variety of topics will be included. Participants will help each other and some grammatical areas may be examined from time to time. Those interested in keeping their knowledge alive are most welcome.

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Membership is required

$35 (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 31-Jul-2018
4 weeks (Call)
Time 10:30am for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Brian Smith

Come along and join our group. We will discuss our favourite poems, poets – Australian, English, American and much, much more. Come and listen or bring your own poem or one of your favourites to share with the group.

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Membership is required

$70 (includes GST)

Date:  Thursday 26-Jul-2018
5 weeks (Call)
Time 1:30pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Ruperto Nunez

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez is one of the best and most famous examples of Magic Realism. As the name suggests, Magic Realism describes events which, in any other context, would appear as fantastic and incredible; within the novel, however, they appear as mundane and normal events. In this course, we will look at two or three novels (I suggest One Hundred Years of Solitude and The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende). The story, the fantastic elements and the historical contexts in which they are inserted will be discussed. If you have another favourite one, let's look at it!

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Membership is required

$50 (includes GST)

Date:  Friday 27-Jul-2018
9 weeks (Call)
Time 9:15am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Self Managed

This friendly and popular group is for the more experienced who wish to play this fascinating and ancient game. So come along and get those brain cells working. Notes and sets are provided, but please bring along your own if you wish.

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Membership is required

$50 (includes GST)

Date:  Friday 27-Jul-2018
9 weeks (Call)
Time 2:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Self Managed

Come along and play this fascinating ancient game. We are always looking for new members to join in and get those brain cells working. Notes and sets are provided. Please note that this course is for Chinese Mahjong players.

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Membership is required

$115 (includes GST)

Date:  Friday 27-Jul-2018
9 weeks (Call)
Time 2:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Marsha Tang

"Intermediate Chinese Mahjong consolidates the learning and skills acquired in Mahjong for Beginners with a stronger focus on strategic understanding and gameplay. This course is also suitable for those already familiar with the rules of Chinese-style mahjong and comfortable with independent gameplay. "

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Membership is required

$50 (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 24-Jul-2018
9 weeks (Call)
Time 12:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Self Managed

Date:  Tuesday 24-Jul-2018
9 weeks (Call)
Time 9:30am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Self Managed

Come along and play this fascinating ancient game. We are always looking for new members to join in and get those brain cells working. Notes and sets are provided.

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Membership is required

$50 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 25-Jul-2018
9 weeks (Call)
Time 10:00am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Self Managed

This friendly and popular Wednesday group is for the more experienced who wish to play this fascinating and ancient game. So come along and get those brain cells working. Notes and sets are provided, but please bring along your own if you wish.

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Membership is required

$115 (includes GST)

Date:  Friday 27-Jul-2018
9 weeks (Call)
Time 12:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Marsha Tang

This course introduces participants to the fascinating and ancient game of Mahjong. Players will learn the structure and the rules of game in a friendly, social environment and by the course conclusion, acquire the knowledge, skills and ability for independent / self-managed gameplay.

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Membership is required

$105 (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 24-Jul-2018
9 weeks (Call)
Time 9:30am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Cindy Livshitz

Date:  Tuesday 24-Jul-2018
9 weeks (Call)
Time 12:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Cindy Livshitz

This course introduces participants to the fascinating and ancient game of Mahjong. Players will learn the structure and rules of game in a friendly, social environment and by the course conclusion, acquire the knowledge, skills and ability for independent / self-managed gameplay. If you're a complete novice, we highly reccomend enrolling into Chinese Mahjong for Beginners.

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$90, $80 for Members (includes GST)

Date:  Monday 13-Aug-2018
Single session (Call)
Time 1:00pm for 1 hr, 25 min
Venue: SPLC Kitchen Demo
Facilitator: Tanya Barretto

Smooth, creamy Persian fetta is loved by all. Marinated delights adorn the best cheese boards, it spreads lavishly on bread, and adds an exotic and special touch to so many dishes. And after this course, you will be able to make your own deliciously smooth Persian fetta at home. Join Tanya Barretto from The Cheese Maker as she introduces you to the world of home cheese making, sharing the secrets of how to make this incredibly delicious and versatile cheese. You’ll learn goat and cow milk variations, and how to turn one cheese into endless variations and twists. Participants will receive a Take Home Guide and be able to purchase items to take home and start making Persian Fetta right away.

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Membership is required

$15 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 08-Aug-2018
Single session (Call)
Time 6:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 5
Facilitator: Finn Barrett

New Members are welcome to join this discussion group to share their interest in matters of the world. The books we will be reading this term are: August 8- Clive Hamilton, Silent invasion: China’s influence in Australia & September 5 - Noam Chomsky, Who rules the world

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Membership is required

$130 (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 24-Jul-2018
Single session (Call)
Time 6:15am for 1 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Carmel Simojoki

Date:  Saturday 28-Jul-2018
Single session (Call)
Time 1:00pm for 1 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Carmel Simojoki

"Are you interested in developing your strength, improving your flexibility and strength as well as participating in a cleansing and invigorating form of exercise? In the Pilates for beginners’ class, instructed by Carmel Simojoki, a qualified level IV pilates instructor, you will learn and practice exercises to improve flexibility, build strength and develop control and endurance. The many and varied exercises focus on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, as well as improving coordination and balance. Muscle tone, posture and well-being can also be improved through regular practice of the exercises. Pilates is suitable for all ages.

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$20, $15 for Members (includes GST)

Date:  Friday 10-Aug-2018
Single session (Call)
Time 12:30pm for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Toni Watson

Toni has been dedicated to the practice of Qigong for the last 15 years, and the more she practises it, the more she appreciates its depth and mystery. In her classes she generally start with teaching an ancient classical form the “Eight Pieces of Silk”. This form gently cultivates the body’s life force to calm the mind, helps nourish the blood and improve the circulation, revitalises organ function, strengthens bones and much more. Learn more about the art of Qigong and how you can implement it into your life.

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Membership is required

$115 (includes GST)

Date:  Friday 27-Jul-2018
9 weeks (Call)
Time 3:00pm for 1 hr, 15 min
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Sri Bhavana

"Designed for adults of all ages – particularly useful for busy mums and older adults / Rejuvenating, Restoring, Relaxing Gentle, Rejuvenating and Transformative Yoga practice suitable for all adults; Can be practised anytime (very useful after a long day and before bed); Restorative asanas (postures) designed to stimulate energy flow, rejuvenation and restoration of energy (prana/chi) through the Subtle Anatomy (Chakras) – modified for each individual; Subtle stimulating movement and comfortable, long-held static postures with breath-awareness increases flexibility and range-of-motion, and promotes good joint health; Increases breath capacity, therefore: more energy, more vitality! Breath/energy control (pranayama), promotes flow of prana (life-giving energy) throughout the entire physical Body, and Subtle Anatomy; Meditation – for relaxation, self-awareness and clarity of Mind; Stimulates and activates the Parasympathetic Nervous Systems (PNS) to bring relaxation benefits: therefore helps de-stress; Stimulates a peaceful calm feeling, with clarity of mind – transforms tired energy and stress into relaxed productive energy, with increased tranquility for Body, Mind and Spirit"

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$70, $60 for Members (includes GST)

Date:  Friday 10-Aug-2018
3 weeks (Call)
Time 3:00pm for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Iva Glisic

This course explores the political, social and economic forces that shape present-day Russia. Each session will approach a specific contemporary issue through a historical perspective, providing insight into how Russia's past continues to weigh heavily on the present.

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Membership is required

$120 (includes GST)

Date:  Thursday 26-Jul-2018
9 weeks (Call)
Time 11:00am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Ruperto Nunez

"Hola amigo! There are around 406 million native Spanish speakers, 60 million as a second language and 20 million students of Spanish. This class is for students who have studied Spanish in Terms One & 2 and for those people who have a little prior knowledge of the Spanish language. The textbook Pasos 1 Spanish Beginners Coursebook by Rosa Maria Martin & Martyn Ellis (ISBN 9781473610682) will be used. Can be purchased online from the Book Depository.

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Membership is required

$120 (includes GST)

Date:  Thursday 26-Jul-2018
9 weeks (Call)
Time 9:00am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Ruperto Nunez

This course is for anyone with some prior elementary knowledge of Spanish. Ruperto will follow on from the Spanish Beginners classes so students can continue to have fun while increasing their fluency, their vocabulary and their knowledge of the Spanish Language. . The textbook Pasos 2 Spanish Intermediate Course by Rosa Maria Martin & Martyn Ellis will be used

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Membership is required

$120 (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 24-Jul-2018
9 weeks (Call)
Time 12:30pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Alicia Zablah

Date:  Tuesday 24-Jul-2018
9 weeks (Call)
Time 2:30pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Alicia Zablah

This course is for students who completed Beginners Basic L-1 at SPLC /other institution or have the basic knowledge of the Language. You will continue learning practical vocabulary and conversation. It is suggested to have a Spanish Dictionary.

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Membership is required

$120 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 25-Jul-2018
9 weeks (Call)
Time 10:00am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Alicia Zablah

This course is for the students who completed Beginners Basic L-1 and Beginners L-1.1 ongoing at SPLC / in other institution or having previous knowledge and understanding of rules of the Language. Someone who has travelled and had practiced Spanish before. You will continue learning practical vocabulary and conversation. It is suggested to bring a Spanish Dictionary

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Membership is required

$110 (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 24-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 4:30pm for 1 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Louise Walker

"Tai Chi Kung Fu is a complete system of Chinese martial art developed many centuries ago based on Taoist philosophy. Although each movement had been designed for hand fighting, its gentle flow and gracefulness are now also recognised as a good form of exercise. With constant practice, Tai Chi can promote good health and relaxation. The original form of Tai Chi was first developed by Master Chan. Since then, various styles had emerged, each with some variations and characteristics. The form of Tai Chi to be covered in this course is the Wu Style which consists of 108 movements. This introductory beginner’s class will cover the first 30 movements of Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan. INSTRUCTOR: Stephen Ho. Stephen is a retired academic in engineering. He learned Tai Chi Chuan in Hong Kong when he was a teenager. He continues to practise Tai Chi and Chi Kung over the years. In Australia, he followed Master Michael Yung for a few years and improved and perfected his forms under Michael’s supervision. He has been running Tai Chi classes at various venues in Perth for over 20 years."

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$30, $20 for Members (includes GST)

Date:  Friday 24-Aug-2018
Single session (Call)
Time 12:30pm for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Liliana Vanasco

In this talk Liliana will explain the basic concepts of living mindfully, the benefits of embracing awareness as a natural state of being, and share how to integrate mindfulness into your life in practical ways to create a state of joy, inner calm and flow. Liliana is an empowerment mentor, speaker and author of spiritual growth book ‘Freedom of the Soul’ with over 10 years’ experience guiding, supporting and inspiring people to transform their lives in positive ways, live intentionally and in alignment with their authentic self.

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Membership is required

$15 (includes GST)

Date:  Thursday 09-Aug-2018
2 weeks (Call)
Time 1:30pm for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Petrice Judge

"This self-managed Book Club provides a great opportunity for book lovers to discuss what they’ve been reading. Titles to be read this term are: 9 Aug : City of Light by Dave Warner & 9 Sept : A Long Way From Home by Peter Carey

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$20, $15 for Members (includes GST)

Date:  Friday 17-Aug-2018
Single session (Call)
Time 12:30pm for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Peter Strachan

Through his life, working in Africa, PNG, Europe and Australia as a metallurgist and then as an analyst and stock broker in capital markets, Peter has watched with alarm as the natural environment is destroyed by a rising tide of humanity. Concern is mounting about the future of humanity after its rise to modern civilisation over the past few centuries. How should we deal with ongoing environmental sustainability, social cohesion and resilience and economic stability in the face of a debt driven drive for jobs and growth at all cost? Peter runs a business as an independent corporate analyst, publishing a weekly analyst brief called StockAnalysis under his Australian Financial Services License, focusing on finding value amongst ASX listed companies. In 2013 and the ’14 rerun, I stood for the Senate representing the Sustainable Australia Party, then called Stable Population Party, which was endorsed by Dick Smith, who has since become a member of the party. Peter worked as a metallurgist in Zambia, PNG and Australia before moving into the finance world. His interest in true sustainability has been a lifelong concern.

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Membership is required

$125 (includes GST)

Date:  Monday 23-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 1:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Verena Marmion

Students will be encouraged to expand their repertoire of skills and techniques. This includes colour mixing, brush control, wet in wet painting and planning a successful composition. Each lesson starts with a warmer and is followed by a main activity. Students can follow their own choice of subject matter, or create an individual interpretation of the theme the teacher introduces with a demonstration at the start of class. Students are encouraged to paint from real objects and personal photos, but also have the option of using the teacher’s resources. This course is for both beginning and intermediate students. The beginning students will be recommended simpler excersizes than the more experienced students.

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Membership is required

$125 (includes GST)

Date:  Monday 23-Jul-2018
8 weeks (Call)
Time 10:00am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Verena Marmion

Simple activities are structured to gradually expand students’ repertoire of techniques and knowledge of how to manipulate watercolour paint. This includes colour mixing, brush control and planning a composition. Each lesson starts with a warmer and is followed by a main activity based around a theme. Themes include still life, floral and landscape subjects.

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$90, $80 for Members (includes GST)

Date:  Thursday 23-Aug-2018
Single session (Call)
Time 10:00am for 3 hr
Venue: SPLC Kitchen Demo
Facilitator: Jessica Lowe

Learn about why keeping well is so important and the role food can play to keep us well over winter and Jessica's top picks for winter. The cooking will include the following: - Mini gut health talk about workshop on fermenting - How to make healthy low GI bread (related health benefits) - How to make my famous Spiced Carrot and Coconut soup (related health benefits) - How to fall in love with Kale! By making the best plant based balanced meal with all essential nutrients that actually has people asking for more kale. - How to make guilt free warming winter desserts- Chickpea Chocolate brownies with coconut chia pudding and raw refined sugar-free chocolate bark (Students will recieve lunch at the end of the workshop and nutritional advice)

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Membership is required

$45 (includes GST)

Date:  Monday 23-Jul-2018
9 weeks (Call)
Time 1:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Self Managed

Do you knit or crochet? Why not join us for a chat and some quality time with your needles or hooks and, of course, your yarn. This group is for those who can already knit or crochet and would like to relax and create with other yarn crafters.

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