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WORKSHOP: Childbirth educator, counsellor, birth attendant and author Rhea Dempsey will be in Warrnambool this weekend. On Saturday she will host a birth workshop, Working with pain dynamics in labour, from 1pm to 4.30pm. Go to site.corsizio.com/c/609fa62caf525f0f322d74ac to book. On Sunday Rhea will launch her second book Beyond the Birth Plan at Collins Booksellers Warrnambool from 1pm to 2.30pm. To book go to facebook.com/events/4147339055321187
THEATRE LAB: Got an idea for a play but it's stuck in your head? stashed in a drawer? but it's finished script - Got a half to a place - You need the Warrnambool Theatre Lab write, workshop and perform! The Lab is a safe space where writers can share works of theatre, see them performed, workshop on the floor, gather feedback and make a plan for the stage. Come to the Warrnambool Theatre Lab to unlock your creativity. Saturday June 19, 10am to 2pm at Mozart Hall, 2 Gilles St, Warrnambool. Free event - RSPV: email@example.com.
SKETCHBOOKING EXHIBITION: 'Sketchbooking' is where Story meets art, recording a visual diary of the inspirational people and events in our lives. This exhibition at Gateway Plaza features local, and not so local, work combining creative expression and text to tell stories. Hopefully, it will inspire you to record your own artistic stories in life. June 19 to July 4 - free event.
BREAKFAST: For men wanting to find a place for a chat, look no further than the Grab Life by the Balls community which meets at Lake Pertobe at 7.30am every Friday.
WARRNAMBOOL STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: The city's inaugural Storytelling Festival kicks off this weekend with a special launch event at the Lighthouse Theatre. Featuring songwriter and storyteller Shane Howard, the launch will introduce a hint of what the festival's program has to offer. See the full program here: Warrnambool Storytelling Festival launches at the Lighthouse Theatre this Sunday
GOD'S STORY, MY STORY, OUR STORY: This special interactive church service invites those attending to engage in small groups and consider stories of the scriptures that shape faith; stories that have created a church, and personal faith stories. Over morning tea author Philip Liebelt will launch his new book of first-person stories from the New Testament, 'The Innkeeper of Jericho'. Sunday June 20, 10am at Warrnambool Uniting Church.
MARKET: Fresh Market Warrnambool will be operating as an essentials Farmers Market on Sunday June 20 at Lake Pertobe. This will be a small market operating in a purchase and go capacity from 8.30am.
TELL US A STORY: This is an oral history event. Warrnambool and District Historical Society collects and preserves memories of Historical Society the past to share with future generations. You are invited to come and tell us an interesting local story. Do you have a special memory of a particular person, place or event from the 1940s to 1990s? The society would like to record your story to add to its files. Tuesday June 22, 10am to 1pm at HeritageWorks, 2 Gilles Street Warrnambool.
OUR WARRNAMBOOL: How does research, education and community shape our city? Please join highly acclaimed speakers, Hannah Beks (Rural Health), Dr Trish Corbett (Maremma Dogs on Middle Island) Mel Steffensen (Indigenous Language Curator) and Dr John Sherwood (Life and Environmental Science) who will give you their personal story about how their research and education has been influenced by, and had an impact on, the city we live in. Wednesday 23 June, 5.30pm. Free event - register via eventbrite.com.
REFUGEE WEEK: Celebrate Refugee Week 2021 at St Joseph's Catholic Church Hall on Wednesday June 23 from 6 to 8.30pm. Soup, bread and live music on the day. Entry by donation. All proceeds raised to Friends of Refugees. Bookings essential due to COVID. Book 0438 415 661.
DEATH CAFE: The Warrnambool and District Community Hospice invites you to its free Death Cafe event to discuss death, dying and compassionate end of life care. Wednesday June 23, 1pm to 2.30pm online.
STORYTIME: Storytime in the Warrnambool Library. This is a FREE 30-45 minute program with books, stories and a song specially selected for 3-6 year olds and is followed by a fun craft activity. Storytime helps develop: a love of books, pre-reading skills and a desire to read, listening and language skills, co-operative behaviour, imagination and creativity. Wednesdays, 23 & 30 June, 11am - 11.45am; Thursdays, 24 June & 1 July, 11am - 11.45am
RHYMETIME: Rhymetime is a FREE program designed for children aged between 6 months to 3 years and their carers. It involves singing nursery rhymes, songs and playing games. It is an interactive program and adult participation is required to get the most benefit. Come along ready to clap your hands, wriggle your fingers and have fun! As there are limited numbers allowed bookings are essential for anyone over 12 months old. Wednesdays, 23 & 30 June, 2:30pm - 3pm; Fridays, 25 June & 2 July, 10:30am - 11am.
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