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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
19 November – in person training in Busselton
20 November – in person training in West Leederville
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 email@example.com
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