News & Updates

Updates from the Centre including employment and volunteer opportunities, important dates and news. For all current event information, please visit the events section of our online Courses & Activities Portal.

 

Seeking: Acrylics Teacher

Ashburton Community Centre is located in vibrant High St, Ashburton, next to the library at 160 High St, Ashburton.  We offer a range of classes, courses and activities to the local community. We are currently seeking an Acrylics teacher to teach a 2-hour painting class on Mondays 10:30am – 12:30pm to replace a long-standing teacher […]

WhatsApp Groups are now available for our members

Thank you to everyone who came along to our recent WhatsApp sessions during Get Online Week. We hope that you find WhatsApp as a valuable way for your group to share thoughts and ideas relating to your  groups’ activities. For those who were unable to attend, below are some notes on the use of WhatsApp at […]

Women’s Group Ideas Session

Hello! The Ashburton Community Centre (ACC) would like to offer more opportunities for women to connect. We want to hear from you, so we’ve organised a meet up where we can discuss what your dream women’s groups would look like. We already have some ideas but are keen to hear your thoughts on what we […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘Les Vacance de Monsieur Hulot’ (France, 1953)

About the film When the ever-hapless Monsieur Hulot decides to vacation at a beautiful seaside resort, rest and relaxation don’t last long, given the gangly gent’s penchant for ridiculous antics. While simply out to enjoy himself, the well-meaning Hulot inevitably stumbles into numerous misadventures, including an utterly disastrous attempt at playing tennis, as he encounters […]

Seeking: Film Night Coordinator

The Foreign Film Group was started 4 years ago by two passionate film buffs who are members at the Ashburton Community Centre. It runs the first Wednesday night (from 7pm to 10pm) of every month between March and November screening a foreign film followed by a discussion and light refreshments. There is a loyal following […]

School Holidays: Get Growing at the Green Deck

These school holidays visit the Green Deck at the Ashburton Community Centre! Pot up a sunflower or tomato seed to take home, learn about what to grow now for a summer harvest and check out what we have growing in on the Green Deck. Drop in on Monday October 1st between 11.30am – 1pm. FREE […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘La Vie en Rose’ (France, 2007)

About the film Born into poverty and raised in a brothel, Édith Piaf (Marion Cotillard) manages to achieve worldwide fame. Though her extraordinary voice and charisma open many doors that lead to friendships and romances, she experiences great personal loss, drug addiction and an early death. Rating: M for Moderate themes, Infrequent moderate coarse language. […]

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The President and Committee of Management of Ashburton Community Centre invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting Tuesday, 28 August 2018 Ashburton Community Centre 160 High Street, Ashburton Special Guest Presentation by Greenlink Please arrive at 10.45am for a 11.00am start. The AGM will run until 12pm. Everyone welcome. Morning tea supplied. RSVP by […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘Facing Windows’ (Italy, 2003)

About the film Overburdened and stuck in a greying marriage, Giovanna takes to caring for the Jewish Holocaust survivor her husband brings home. As she begins to reflect on her life, she turns to the man who lives across from her. (Source: IMDB.com). Rating: M for Medium level coarse language, Sexual references and low level […]

We invite you to join our Committee of Management

From our President… We invite you to join our Committee of Management As a not-for-profit organisation we are governed by a volunteer committee who are members of the local community, Centre participants and interested persons who wish to have an input into the policy and direction of the Centre. The day-to-day management of the Centre is delegated […]

Announcing our Executive Officer, Rachel Morley

July 12, 2018 To Members and Friends of the Ashburton Community Centre, The committee is delighted to announce that Rachel Morley has been appointed as the Executive Officer of the Ashburton Community Centre and will commence on Tuesday. Rachel has previously worked with the City of Port Philip and was instrumental in the establishment of a new […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘The Fencer’ (Estonia, 2015)

About the film A young man, Endel Nelis, arrives in Haapsalu, Estonia, in the early 1950s. Having left Leningrad to escape the secret police, he finds work as a teacher and founds a sports club for his students. Endel becomes a father figure to his students and starts teaching them his great passion – fencing. […]

Floortalk at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art with Catherine Bainbridge

Part of our Floortalks at Victorian Galleries with Catherine Bainbridge Series. We will be meeting outside the front entrance of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art,  111 Sturt Street,  Southbank (just beside the Malthouse Theatre). Outside we will be looking at the architecture of the ACCA building and its surrounds including the Ron Robertson Swan […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘Living is Easy with Eyes Closed’ (Spain, 2018)

About the film Living is Easy with Eyes closed is an easygoing seriocomic flashback starring Javier Camara as a Beatles-obsessed schoolteacher who pursues a chance to actually meet John Lennon in 1966 Spain. Purportedly inspired by a true story, David Trueba’s latest feature nonetheless throws most of its narrative weight behind a conventional if appealing […]

Position Available: Executive Officer

Executive Officer (Part Time – 25 -30 hours per week over 5 days)  Background Information The Ashburton Community Centre (ACC) is a friendly, vibrant and busy, community based neighbourhood house within the City of Boroondara. The ACC’s vision is to provide inspiration, growth and enjoyment. Our primary focus is to offer an extensive range of […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘Tokyo Story’ (Japan, 1953)

ABOUT THE MOVIE: Tokyo Story (directed by Yasujirō Ozu ) tells the story of an aging couple who travel to Tokyo to visit their grown children. The film contrasts the behavior of their children, who are too busy to pay them much attention, and their widowed daughter-in-law, who treats them with kindness. Tokyo Story is […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘A Man Called Ove’ (Sweden, 2015)

About the film: Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. After a boisterous young family moves in […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘Babette’s Feast’, (Denmark, 1987)

About the film: Beautiful but devoutly religious sisters Martine and Philippa grow to spinsterhood under the wrathful eye of their strict pastor father on the forbidding and desolate coast of Jutland, until one day, Philippa’s former suitor sends a Parisian refugee named Babette to serve as the family cook. Babette’s lavish celebratory banquet tempts the […]

The Green Deck Project

The Green Deck project is designed to educate and inspire our members and the local Ashburton community to adopt sustainable practices such as small-scale food and herb gardening, composting and recycling food waste, which are all actions that support the reduction of organic waste into landfill. It is an eco-friendly space located on the front deck […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘Mia Madre’, (Italy, 2015)

About the Film: The story of Margherita, a harried film director trying to juggle the demands of her latest movie and a personal life in crisis. The star of her film, a charming but hammy American actor imported for the production, initially presents nothing but headaches and her crew is close to mutiny. Away from […]

Ride to the Ashburton Community Centre

Next Wednesday we are supporting the Ride2Work project with our own spin – Ride to the Ashburton Community Centre on Wednesday October 18 and visit reception between 9am – 12pm to try your luck at winning one of our bike prizes and grab a power snack* for the ride home. Just visit us at reception […]

Staff Changes at the Ashburton Community Centre

To Members and Friends of Ashburton Community Centre, I wish to advise members that Sue Herbst has decided not to continue as Executive Officer at Ashburton, and has left to pursue other roles. We thank Sue for her efforts during her short stay. The Ashburton Community Centre Committee is fortunate to be able to announce that Elana […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘Play Time’, (France, 1967)

ABOUT THE MOVIE: Clumsy Monsieur Hulot (Jacques Tati) finds himself perplexed by the intimidating complexity of a gadget-filled Paris. He attempts to meet with a business contact but soon becomes lost. His roundabout journey parallels that of an American tourist (Barbara Dennek), and as they weave through the inventive urban environment, they intermittently meet, developing […]

Position Available: Reception/Administration

Applications close September 11, 2017 Ashburton Community Centre is seeking a customer focused Receptionist and Administrator for 15 hours per week Monday to Wednesday 9.00am – 2.30pm. Our Centre’s services include short courses in a range of areas including Art, Cooking, Health Well Being, Language and Textiles and social group programs including Book Groups, Cryptic […]