Courses on: Wednesday

NEW! Declutter Your Wardrobe

Declutter your wardrobe using the Space & Time Organising S.Y.S.T.E.M. created by Julie Cliff.

Sewing for Beginners

Master your sewing machine and learn to sew practical and fun projects. Suitable for absolute beginners and those with basic sewing machine experience. BYO sewing machine, materials list provided on enrolment.

Learn to play the ukelele


Ukulele is such a fun and social way to play music. In this popular course community musician/tutor Margaret Crichton will teach you how to play songs and tunes in no time. Have great fun learning and playing the instrument of the moment! Bring your own instrument if you have one. Margaret has a few to start you off and will give advice on the right one to buy for you. Beginners to Intermediate welcome.

Woman meditating practicing yoga outdoors

Meditation and More – Less stress, more joy!

Why are we spending too much time worrying about being happy instead of actually experiencing it? Learn simple, practical, effective ways to release stress from the physical body and the busy mind. Using quick, easy, successful relaxation techniques, we can clear our inner vision and gain true perspective to look at our lives, identifying the helpful and discarding the irrelevant.

In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere we will discuss postural and nutritional changes as well as mind discipline and meditation.

Busy Bookworms

Bookclub classes for preschoolers (3 to 5 years), using amazing picture story books to inspire discussions, arts & crafts, music & movement, science investigations and exciting educational games.


Spanish For Travellers

Gain communication skills and confidence to get by in a Spanish speaking country. To book visit

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Chinese Painting with Echo Wu

Learn the different techniques used in Chinese brush painting, and its compositions. The course will start with basic stroke manipulation, for those who have little to no experience in Chinese painting.

Human back medical document an old vintage grunge texture on parchment paper for backache and back pain with an upper torso body skeleton showing the spine and vertebral column as a medical health care concept for spinal surgery and therapy.

Your Healthy Spine

Are your back/neck /shoulders tired and aching? Enhance your life and feel well again through mindful movements with a qualified instructor.

Woman walking

Walking for Health & Fitness

Our walking group has been exploring the streets of Ashburton for over 20 years. Join friendly, fit and welcoming people to do your hour of exercise outdoors each week. Meet at the Centre.

Knitting yarn balls and needles in basket

Spinners and Knitters

Join a friendly group of friends spinning, knitting and sharing stories.