Activities, Services & Partners

Clunes is a vibrant historic ‘village’ with a population of just over 1600 people. Per capita it has one of the highest volunteer participation ratio’s in the Hepburn Shire, attracting people from diverse background’s to get involved and make a difference in their community.

If you want to be a part of these activities, please don’t hesitate to call Clunes Neighbourhood House on 03 5345 4078.

REGULAR ACTIVITIES

(all activities held at Clunes Neighbourhood House unless otherwise specified)

FOR THE KIDS

Clunes Tutoring Program 

Do you need help with schoolwork? Help is available right here in Clunes! We offer an after-school Tutoring program for local primary and secondary children.

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Circus!

For kids of all ages, Tuesdays and Sundays, plus a Sunday women’s class. Contact us to book on 5345 4078. All circus is “pay as you feel”, and geared to any level of fitness, so that nobody is excluded from participating.

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FOR EVERYONE

Bus Trips

Gold Coin Donation. Every Wednesay 9:30am till approximately 2pm, leaving from the Bottle Museum Carpark

Sometimes we op-shop, sometimes we see a movie – it’s led by those who hop onto the bus. Whatever we do, we have fun, and usually lunch. Come along and join us! All welcome, bookings essential, as there’s only so many seats on the bus.


Open House Dinners

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When we think of Open House Dinners what comes to mind is good conversation, fresh and affordable food and – for dinner regulars – the delicious yumminess [is that even a word?] of golden syrup dumplings. But if you look at it with a volunteering lens, you’ll see why this humble, weekly program has continued to go strong for so many years.

  • It was started by a local person – our involvement was about “doing with” from the very beginning
  • By “doing with” we’ve been able to help with meeting legal obligations, assist with attracting new volunteers and ensure sustainability
  • It uses our town’s assets (the Town Hall) contributing to its occupancy
  • We buy local adding to community
  • We all eat together… and intend to do so for a long long time

This year Hepburn Shire Council has recognised the Open House Dinners program with a grant for equipment and learning. This is important because new equipment and learning ensures all the $ we put behind this program add value to the people we “do this program with”. At our last team meeting we had great fun researching equipment that would make preparing and cooking easier; as well as learning opportunities that might ‘feed’ resumes or people’s favourite foodie interests.

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$7/adult, $3/child. Tuesdays, 6–7.30pm, At Town Hall Supper Room, Bailey St, Clunes. If you are coming with a group, call 03 5345 4078 for bookings, otherwise, simply drop in.

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Did you know? Volunteer for 2 hours or more and receive your meal free.


Craft-ternoon

Fourth Monday of every month, 12 noon to 3pm. BYO your Works in Progress and enjoy a social afternoon with other crafters.


Dance your Bits Off

Every Monday from 8pm til late (usually it’s an hour and then everyone runs out of puff!), in the Lunchroom at CNH. Knock loudly so we can hear you and let you in!


Yoga  

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Join Lily at the Clunes Senior Citizens Hall, Fraser Street, Clunes on Thursdays 7-8pm to gain strength and flexibility, to reduce tension, breathe easier and sleep better.

You can buy a ten class pass for $130  or 5 for $75, that you can use at your leisure. Or just $17 for one casual class.

Mats are available, but please do BYO if you have one.

Call Lily on 0459 138 797 or email lilymason75@gmail.com


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Clunes Trekkers 

Clunes Trekkers started as a 4 person team who decided to trek for a good cause, Fred Hollows foundation (Coastrek), a 30 kilometre charity walk. We enjoyed it so much that we have now started this group, Clunes Trekkers, for like minded people who are keen to get out and explore the great outdoors within our beautiful landscape around the district. We have scheduled monthly walks, from a short 2-5 kilometre walk to the more challenging 20-30 kilometres. So hope you can join us and “Love where you live”

Call Leslie on for more information, or join our facebook page.


Clunes Writers Group Gold Coin Donation. 2nd Mondays exc. public holidays, 1-3pm at the Lunchroom, 70 Bailey St, Clunes. Come along and share your stories with us.



SERVICES

Neighbourhood houses around the country play a role in creating connections, providing company, offering places to explore ideas, needs and opportunities.  Clunes Neighbourhood House is no different!  If you would like any more information about our services (or even ideas for new ones), please don’t hesitate to call Clunes Neighbourhood House on 03 5345 4078 or simply drop in at 70 Bailey Street, Clunes.


Community Group Support

There are over 40 active community groups in Clunes!  Ranging from agriculture and homecrafts, to performance art and environmental awareness, many of these groups are led and managed by local volunteers.  The activities of these groups is what makes Clunes such a fabulous place to live and visit, so ensuring the volunteer efforts of these organisations is sustained, is a key part of Clunes Neighbourhood House’s role.  To support these efforts we can provide help with:

  • Volunteer coordination for a range of activities from administration to gardening and maintenance
  • Marketing including updating websites, designing brochures and media releases
  • Funding including assisting with the production of grant applications

Talk to us about your groups needs, and we’ll explore with you different ways that we can assist.

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Printing Services

If you need a document printed, or scanned, don’t hesitate to pop in.  We offer black and white, starting at 25c a page, and colour printing.

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Free Internet Access

Pop into the Hub to use one of the computers with internet access that we have for public use. We also have free public wifi.


Venue Hire

The Gallery and the Lunchroom are available for hire, and are just $25 for the session/day.  Please call 03 53 45 4078 to check availability, or pop in.

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PARTNERS

Andrew Brown Computer Help

Andrew Brown Computer Help

Andrew Brown Computer Help is located at 70 Bailey Street and Andrew is always happy to help with all your technology needs.  Call 0429 172 029.

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Mens Shed

Mondays & Wednesdays, 10am–12 At Men’s Shed, 18 Alliance Street. The Men’s Shed comes equipped with the tools, space and company for everyone. Men over the age of 18 years are eligible to become members.

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Clunes Artists Group

Join this creative community for only $20/year membership fee, giving you access to meetings, classes, outings and workshops. All artists are welcomed, we have a wide variety of interests and skills. We meet monthly on the second Saturday of each month except January, 10am in the Lunchroom building at Clunes Neighbourhood House.

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Lee Medlyn Home of Bottles


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If you are a visitor to Clunes, a tour of the Lee Medlyn Home of Bottles is a must. The Lee Medlyn Home of Bottles captures key moments in Clunes history, showcasing the bottles of the times, in fascinating period and industry displays.

Browse the gift shop to add to your collection of bottles, giftware, ceramic pieces, and all sorts of interesting bits and pieces.

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