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Community Events for Christmas 2017

We are well on our way to finishing the year but not before out yearly Christmas events. This year we have many exciting events that we welcome everyone to partake in.

Building Houses for the Homeless – With Snow!

This year we have decided to do something different. We are inviting families to attend our building houses for the homeless with snow event where you pay an entry fee and partake in building a snow house, or any other monument of your choosing. We will provide decorations so that you can make your snow house as good as you possibly can. We will also be providing hot chocolate and cookies, with tea and coffee available for the adults.

We think that this will encourage more participation from the community and offer a change from the traditional. Entry fee will be set at $25 per family. This will cover our expenses with $20 left over to donate towards homes for the homeless.

We are now looking for volunteers to help run the event so please register your interest before December 10th.

Treasure hunt

We have decided the kids needs a break. We are going to hold a treasure hunt for kids aged 4 to 10 years old on 15 December. We ask parents to donate candy and toys (used toys are fine) so that we can use them as treasures. This will be a small event of around 25 children, so register your interest now so that you can get a place. This is a free event.

Working with your Hands

Another first this year, we are having a demonstration from a woodwork professional on how to work with your hands. This is an open invitation and will include a light afternoon snack, followed by the demonstration and a quick question and answer time.

This is ideal for those that say they know nothing about handy work and is suitable for beginners. Entry will be $5 per person.

Market Stalls

This year, we will be gathering in the community hall and holding a market stall. This is the time for you to show what you’ve got! We have spots for up to 100 stalls, and ideally are looking for things to sell, be it knitted goods, baked goods or something else. We will take a 10% commission from anything you make, and a stall is $150.

We are also looking beyond sales. If you have a new idea or interesting collection, why not show it off? This is your chance to get the community involved in anything that you are passionate about!

If you are interested in having you own stall, make sure you register now.


Community Events for Christmas 2016 – Update

After the success of Thanksgiving events, the Christmas events for 2016 has changed. We will be running two workshops, one on Linux and one for those hoping to improve their skills on computers. These workshops will be run on the 19th and 20th respectively. We have all our main businesses attending the function to give a talk on what their businesses do and to offer on going support for those that need it. These guys are experts in their field so this is the perfect opportunity for anyone that wants to discuss what they do and what they are planning for in the future.

The first event will start with a talk by Greg Norman and who will provide a background on what he has been doing for the last year in relation to Linux. If you are unfamiliar with Linux, check out their website here. Because talks like this fill up fast, register your interest now on the contact page to ensure you get a seat. This will be followed by a light lunch, where you can feel free to discuss with Greg any queries you may have.

The second event we will be holding will be a workshop on how to fix speed up your computer. We have had countless people from the community request a workshop like this, and although for some it may be an easy fix, there are those among us that are older (and wiser) and need this advice. Please note that the workshop will focus only on Microsoft computers, Vista and older, so we apologize to anyone with a Mac. There is no need to register your interest, but feel free to do so.

That is it for 2016. We hope you have had a wonderful year and can’t wait to start the New Year. We have plenty of things planned for 2017, including further updates on Manor Hill and other community initiatives that we have been working on. Thank you for all your support this year, and I wish you all the very best.