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Community Events 

Community is important and we like to celebrate with all our neighbours. We organise music events, festivals, children's activities and much, much more. 


 See program HERE


Bands & Burgers in the Park 2022

Friday October 6th from 4pm – 7pm

Stay tuned for the details of our next Community Event
to celebrate Mental Health Week 

Our Bands and Burgers in the Park, Friday 11 Feb was epic! Over 800 local residents attended the evening and enjoyed music, food and kids activities. Thank you to Resistance Café for burgers, Dos Amigos for the Taco truck and Kellie at Les Crêpes de Marion for the delicious crepes. Music was provided by Dave & Simon who entertained us with some cool jazz, Toshi from Wadaiko Rindo had his crew on Japanese Drums, Adam performed solo and lastly The K-Tel Record selectors covering 1970-1979 hits. Michelle from Krafty Kids kept the young ones busy.

We will see you again next year. 

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Recollections Book Launch 2021

Recollections Reunion Edition

Stories and Poems from 2019 and 2020

The innovations introduced by the Hawthorn Community House team ensured
that our creative community of Life Writers stayed connected and the stories
continued throughout 2020. Observing and discussing together this strange
time of contrasts and uncertainty helped balance out the distractedness of life
in the time of Covid.

Writers, tutors and Encouragers listened to each other’s fears for health and
family wellbeing, also nodding in recognition at the frustration of having so
much time and yet so little motivation. The soothing influence of nature was a
shared inspiration. As keen observers of their life and surrounds, our group noted
many of the anomalies of the restricted and locked-down days and took the
opportunity to write about this strange moment in history.


Thank you to all involved in the Life Writing Program for continuing – even in
the difficult times – to pay attention, take note of the tiny details and then tell
your stories.

Carolyn Cuming
Coordinator, Life Writing Program

For an excerpt click here

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