Okines Community House October 2020

Term 4, 2020 has arrived and we are back in full swing here at Okines Community House.  There are plenty of activities and events to keep us busy through to the Christmas Break.  Please note that we are still maintaining good hygiene habits and practising social distancing in the Okines space and numbers are limited for events.

Our monthly dinner & speaker evenings aptly named “Food for Thought”, have been overwhelmingly successful with each event fully subscribed.  The next event will be held on Friday 6th November with Dave Judge from Frog Hollow Nursery discussing Regenerative Farming & Backyard Biodiversity.  Accompanying Dave will be Orlando Plenty Caterers preparing a delicious meal for guests utilising locally sourced food.  We encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment as this event is extremely popular.  Please let us know upon booking if you have any specific dietary requirements.

An opportunity not to miss with the upcoming bushfire season, the Tasfire Service are conducting a Bushfire-Ready Drop In Session at Okines Community House on Thursday 12th November 2020 from 10am to 12 noon.  Come along, meet your local fire brigade and find out how you can get involved as well as pick up some tips on how to be prepared for this summer’s bushfire season.

Just in time for Christmas gifts, Kerry Howlett is back with her ever popular Mosaic Workshop on Saturday 7th November 2020.  If cooking takes your fancy, Sue Metzler is offering a breadmaking workshop on Friday 23rd October 2020 – this time around Sue will be baking in the garden pizza oven (we are all looking forward to this one).  Okines is excited to announce that the garden soirees are making a comeback.  Keep an eye out for posters around the community and information up on our Facebook page.  Soiree dates for the calendar are Saturday 14th November and 12th of December, 2020.

The Dodges Ferry Film Society are back with the classic movie “Roman Holiday” starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck  on Saturday 17th October 2020.  Followed by “A Year Full of Drama” on the 21st of November and rounding out the year with “Wild Tales” on Saturday 19th December 2020.

The next “Cuppa with a Cop” event will be held at the Primrose Sands Community Centre on Saturday 17th October 2020.  Okines will be holding a Car Boot Sale at the Dodges Ferry Primary School Car Park on Saturday 21st November 2020.  Also there are still some free counselling sessions available on Mondays through to December.

We would like to remind people that if you have booked into any of Okines activities and you are unable to attend please let us know – we have waiting lists and there will be someone able to take your place.

Term Four, 2020 Okines Newsletter is now available packed full of information about what has been happening around the house as well as what we have to look forward to.  If you would like to be on the newsletter emailing list please let us know via otherwise you can enjoy reading a copy here


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Don't forget to book a table for the car boot sale. Clear out some old ready for the new 🙂CANCELLED
GARAGE SALE TRAIL - 🚘 Car Boot Sale at Dodges Ferry Primary School carpark 21/11 10am.
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We have decided to cancel the Car Boot Sale scheduled for this Saturday. We have not had enough interest. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. We will hold one next year sometime.

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