Men’s Shed Of W A Activities

Posted by JMSorgPAD on November 06, 2020  /   0 Comment

Shed events

Mosman Craft Market

Location: Mosman Men’s Shed (1 Perrott Close) and on the adjacent Tom Perrott Oval in Mosman Park

Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm

Date: Sunday, 8 November

Stall holders at the Market are limited to those that create products in WA providing a local flavour to the occasion. Many local Men’s Sheds have been invited to be stall holders on the day so it’s a great chance for you to catch up and check out each other’s work.

Kalamunda Men’s Shed Open Day

Location: Kalamunda Men’s Shed, 22 Falls Road, Lesmurdie (overflow parking at the Falls Road Primary School)

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Date: Saturday, 14 November

It’s a great opportunity to get a tour of their new Shed as well as see demonstrations, grab a bite to eat, check out their handmade items for sale and chat to other local community groups.

Showgrounds Community Mens Shed

Location: Just behind Gate 10 off Ashton Avenue, Claremont Showgrounds, Claremont

Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm, with tours of the Shed every half hour

Date: Saturday 14 November

There is also a Market on at the Showgrounds this day so you can enter by car though Gate 8 off Ashton Avenue and pay $2 to Park. Follow the signs to the Men’s Shed and park.

Serpentine Jarrahdale local bazaar

Location: Jarrahdale Oval, Cnr Nettleton & Millars Road Jarrahdale

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Date: Saturday 21 November

The Serpentine Jarrahdale Men’s Shed is organising a Men’s Shed local bazaar event. There will be a variety of stall holders on the day, including Men’s Sheds of WA (so make sure you come and say hi). Beyond Blue and other health related organisations will also be there

Men’s Sheds of WA events

First aid training

We have organised for St John Ambulance to run HLTAID003 Provide first aid training for Shedders at three locations in November. Any member of a Shed who are members of Men’s Sheds of WA can register to do the training. Email jaxon@mensshedswa.org.au to register.

27 November – Bassendean

25 November – Joondalup

30 November  – Fremantle

Be-Connected Digital Mentor Training

Digital Mentors support people to build their confidence and skills to use digital technology. Mentors can help learners have positive and meaningful digital experiences that enrich their lives. Before you can be a mentor you have to attend training. To register for the upcoming training in November please email jaxon@mensshedswa.org.au

19 November – in person training in Busselton

20 November – in person training in West Leederville

Public events

Have a Go Day

Location: Burswood Park, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood

Time: 9:00am to 3.00pm

Date: Wednesday 11 November

Cost: Free event

Have a Go Day provides an opportunity for people to come and have a go at different activities. In the past they’ve included a climbing wall, canoeing on the river, petanque, dancing, disc golf, tai chi, boomerang throwing and yoga. There’s entertainment, food stalls (or you can bring a picnic) and static displays offering a variety of information from different clubs and groups.

19 November: International Men’s Day

Celebrate men this international men’s day.

Download a series of posters to get the conversation going: https://www.internationalmensday.info/imd_memes_and_posters

Thinking of a way to celebrate? Host a talk in your Shed. You can get a ‘Know Your Man Facts Toolkit kit from the Australian Men’s Health Forum. All the work is done for you, you just have to do the talking. You can get copies of the kit by emailing kim@amhf.org.au

National Men’s Shed Development Programme

Grant applications close Friday 27 November 2020.

For more information visit the Australian Men’s Shed Association website: https://mensshed.org/.

There’s a lot of grants closing in November that might be of interest. They are listed on our website https://www.mensshedswa.org.au/grant-opportunities-for-sheds/

Other dates of note

WA Seniors Week 2020 (Sunday 8 to Monday 16 November 2020). Seniors Week is a special time of celebration for Western Australian seniors. Find an event near you https://www.cotawa.org.au/events/

National Recycling Week (Monday 9 to Sunday 15 November 2020). Something Sheds are great at. This year’s theme is ‘Recovery – A future beyond the bin’.

Remembrance Day Each year at 11am on 11 November Australians observe one minute’s silence, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.

World Toilet Day 19 November. World Toilet Day is a United Nations Observance that celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 4.2 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation.

Buy Northing Day Sunday 29 November. Providing a days respite from the consumption economy.

International Computer Security Day Monday 30 November. A great day to ensure that your passwords are strong, your personal information is safe and secure, and that your systems are protected.

Movember All month long. Grow your Mo’s or go your own way to raise awareness for men’s health. https://au.movember.com

Postal deadlines If your sending Christmas cards or presents overseas consider sending them as soon as possible to ensure they get delivered on time. Aus Posts website has a list of recommended final sending dates to international destinations https://auspost.com.au/christmas

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