News & events

Introducing our Community Bookshelf

You are invited to come and visit our Community Bookshelf in the foyer of our Centre. Please feel free to browse our books. You are welcome to swap, donate or take a book. We accept books in good, pre-loved condition. We do not accept text books, magazines or encyclopaedias.  If you are taking a book, a […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘Samba’ (France 2014)

ABOUT THE MOVIE: Samba migrated to France ten years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burn-out. Both struggle to get out of their dead-end lives. Samba’s willing to do whatever it takes to get working papers, while Alice […]

Visit the Seed Swap Table & Enter our Raffle for Neighbourhood House Week

Neighbourhood House week, May 8 -14 Come and visit us for Neighbourhood House Week! We will be setting up our popular Seed Swap table outside the Centre and will be running a special ‘Garden’s Pack’ Raffle. We will have plenty of seeds available for swap, or you are able to purchase a packet for a […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘Taxi Tehran’ (2015)

Showing Wednesday April 5, 2017 About the film: When you are a filmmaker and you are not allowed to direct movies any more, you have to retrain. So why not become a taxi driver? Or better yet, why not pretend you are a taxi driver and make a film despite everything? This is what Jafar […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘Farewell My Queen’ (2012)

Showing Wednesday May 3, 2017. About the film: A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the first days of the French Revolution.  (In French with English subtitles) Have you been to a film night at the Ashburton Community Centre? A different foreign film is held at 7pm on […]

Visit the Ashburton Community Centre at the Ashburton Festival

This year’s Ashburton Community Festival is being held on Sunday February 26 from midday to twilight. Make sure you drop by the Ashburton Community Centre on the day. We are joining together with the Craig Family Centre and the Alamein Neighbourhood & Learning Centre. We will have a range of free events – there will […]

Free Event: Come and Try Mahjong!

Would you like to learn to play Mahjong? Our regular Mahjong group would like to invite you to come along and learn about the game at a Come and Try session.  Sharpen your mind with this time honoured game of strategy. Learn the rules and expand the hand you play (Western only). The Come and […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘The One Hundred Year Old Man’ (2013)

Showing Wednesday, March 1, 2017 About the Film: ‘The 100 year-old man who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared (2013)’ After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey.Have you been to a film […]

Are you our next Local Artisan?

To support our local talented artists, we have just launched our monthly Local Artisan Program. Currently we have Yvonne Ruge from Originals Lab displaying her work in our foyer window. Yvonne creates unique and iconic polymer clay creations to wear and exhibit. Iconic Australian food, animals, Iced Vovos and Melbourne’s trams are just some of […]

Ride2Work Morning Tea

Calling all bike riders! To celebrate Ride2Work day, we’re having a ‘Ride to the ACC’ Morning Tea for anyone who rides their bike to the Centre on Wednesday October 12. Come along for your chance to win a door prize – we have bike lights, bike locks, drink bottles and more to give away. You […]