2022

Majura Women’s Group Program

Providing opportunities for friendship and creative outlet for women with young children. Come along on Wednesdays during school term from 9.30am to 12:30. We meet at the Downer Community Centre. Childcare for children 9 months+ provided for a gold coin donation. New members are always welcome.  Our activities are open to all mums with kids under 5 years of age. No bookings required, just show up!

Term 1 2022

Please note: In addition to our in person progam, we will be running a virtual "Majura Women's Group Check In Sessions" program throughout term 1. In these sessions, we will be able to meet via Zoom for a casual chat and craft. This term we will be working on an individual "Term-long" project. Please head to our Facebook group for more details.

Wednesdays

2nd Feb

9:30am

Board Games
Welcome new mums joining us this year, and welcome back to everyone else!  Today we sit down and catch up over a range of board games and a cuppa.  Feel free to bring in your favourites to play with the group.

9th Feb

9:30am

Papercraft
Get those creative juices flowing as Anne Patterson from Close to My Heart brings us her mobile craft studio for a morning of papercraft.

16th Feb

9.30am

Mosaic Planning Session
Last year Majura Womens Group celebrated it's 40th Anniversary.  Yay us!  To comemmorate this event, we are working with a local artist to design and construct a mosaic which will be permenantly displayed in the courtyard outside the Downer community centre.  Bring your ideas  for a collaborative planning session.    

23rd Feb

9.30am

Tie Dye
Groovy man!  Brighten up your kid's wardrobes as we get messy with fun tie dye shirts.  Some shirts will be provided in sizes 1-5, or feel free to bring your own. Due to the messy nature of this activity we will be switching rooms with the childcare this week.

2nd March

9.30am

Mosaic Design Session
Last year Majura Womens Group celebrated it's 40th Anniversary.  Yay us!  To comemmorate this event, we are working with a local artist to design and construct a mosaic which will be permenantly displayed in the courtyard outside the Downer community centre.  Bring your ideas for a collaborative planning session as we sketch out our design and learn some basic tile cutting skills with Tina van Raay.    

9th March

9.30am

African Drumming
African drumming is an absolute blast. Immerse yourself in a group of drummers, learning to play rythms in unison.  Facilitated by Yvette from Drum Effect.

16th March

9.30am

Menopause Talk
Join us as Dr Clare Holberton and Angela Rule,  Community Education and Health Promotion Officer from Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT, talk with us about menopause.

23rd March

9.30am

Beaded Jewellry
Jewellry is always more special when there's meaning behind it. What better way to achieve that than by making it yourself! Today MWG member Brooke will be leading us through making our own beaded jewellery.

30th March

9.30am

Mosaic Making Part 1
This week we begin fabrication of our 40 years mosaic with the help of local artist Tina van Raay.  Please bring along any ceramics or unusual items you have collected that you would like to incorporate into the mosaic.

6th April

9.30am

Zumba
Don your active wear and let's get this party started!  We welcome back the ever popular Naomi to lead us in some energetic Zumba dancing.

Term 2 2022

Wednesdays

27th  April

9:30am

Nature Journalling
Immerse yourself in art inspired by nature as we embark on the creative journey of nature journalling with Julia from Nature Art Lab. All materials will be provided. 

4th May

9:30am

 Beaded Jewellery Making
Today MWG member Brooke will be leading us through making our own beaded jewellry. What a fantastic way to end up with a special piece you will love to wear! All materials and tools will be provided.

11th May

9.30am

Papercraft
Get those creative juices flowing as Anne Patterson from Close to My Heart brings us her mobile craft studio for a morning of papercraft.

18th May

9.30am

 CANCELLED DUE TO COVID

25th May

9.30am

Mosaic Fabrication
This week we continue the fabrication of our 40 years of MWG mosaic with the help of local artist Tina van Raay. Please bring along any ceramics or unusual items you would like incorporated into the mosaic. 

1st June

9.30am

Mosaic Fabrication
This week we continue the fabrication of our 40 years of MWG mosaic with the help of local artist Tina van Raay. Please bring along any ceramics or unusual items you would like incorporated into the mosaic. 

8th June

9.30am

Yoga and Meditation
Relax your mind and body as we learn some yoga and meditation techniques with Judy. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, a drink bottle, and something to keep warm during the meditation & visualisation.

15th June

9.30am

Mosaic Fabrication
This week we continue the fabrication of our 40 years of MWG mosaic with the help of local artist Tina van Raay. Please bring along any ceramics or unusual items you would like incorporated into the mosaic. 

22nd June

9.30am

Indigenous Weaving
Today we are honoured to welcome Ronnie Jordan, from Culture on the Move. Ronnie is a descendent of the Kalkadoon People of the Mount Isa region, and will be teaching us some traditional indigenous weaving.

29th June

9.30am

Circus Skills
Roll up, roll up! Time to get silly while working on our coordination as we learn some circus skills courtesy of the fantastic folk at Warehouse Circus.

Term 3 2022

Wednesdays

20th July

9:30am

Decoupage placemats
Welcome back for term 3 everyone! Today Bree from Wattlebird Canberra will be teaching us how to make two decoupage placemats each of our very own creation to take home. Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it in combination with special paint effects, gold leaf and other decorative elements. Lets get those creative juices flowing!

27th July

9:30am

Pilates
Belinda from Body Intelligence is back to guide us though another fantastic Pilates session. Pop on your activewear and join us for this low-impact exercise activity.

3rd August

9.30am

Line Dancing
We are delighted to welcome back Julie from National Capital Bootscooting. We always have a fabulous time learning to linedance with Julie. Got 2 left feet? No problem! - so do a lot of us 😉

10th August

9.30am

Scrunchies & Flower Broaches
Sewing can be sew (ha!) much fun! Today Juanita from Made By You will be teaching us to make our own hair scrunchies and flower broaches. You will go home with your own unique wearable creations.

17th August

9.30am

Paint Along
Embrace your inner artist and create a masterpiece with Paint Along. No experience needed. 100% beginner-friendly. You'll be guided step by step by friendly & patient artist instructor recreating your own Masterpiece in relaxed environment over 2 hours. Just grab a friend or be ready to make new ones. You'll be amazed at what you can do!

17th August

9.30am

Papercraft
Anne from Close to My Heart is back to do some fantabulously fun papercraft with us. Today we will be making "10 things I love about you" albums to gift to those special people in our lives. What a great idea with Fathers Day just around the corner!

24th August

9.30am

Let's Talk About Wills
Nicole Platt from Griffin Legal will be joining us today for a discussion on wills and estate planning, as we aim to demystify the topic and gain greater understanding of what is involved. Often a confronting thing to think about as parents, but also a very important one.

7th September

9.30am

Embroidery
This week we welcome muliti-skilled artist Hangamaa Obaidullah to teach us embroidery. Hangama came to Canberra as a refugee from Afghanistan, and her work draws on her Afghani heritage, her homeland and its history.

14th September

9.30am

Wet Felting
Today we will be making felt flower broaches with Lynne Sanders from Canberra Region Feltmakers. Lynne has been a felt maker for over 20 years, and makes and sells beautiful felt scarves at the Old Canberra Bus Depot Markets.

21st September

9.30am

UnFinished Objects
UnFinished Objects! Bring along an activity from earlier in the year which you haven't finished, or anything crafty you are in the process of making at home that you want to work on. Don't have a project on the go? Help yourself to an activity from our cupboard.