Category Archives: Workshops

Free bicycle maintenance and skills workshop this week





On Wednesday evening, 11th December, the Mount Alexander Shire Council are holding a free Bike’n’BBQ workshop at the school from 6pm.


With our proximity to the Great Dividing Trail and many other great cycling options, this is a chance to learn about basic bike maintenance and all sorts of other tips so you feel confident while you’re out and about exploring the great outdoors. Suitable for beginners to serious riders.



Flyer women on wheels

Book now and come along to learn some new skills and then socialise over a snag.

June update

Throughout June our visitors have taken advantage of the wonderful warmth generated  by our wood heater.  We saw the Growing Abundance team run an olive processing workshop, and the Castlemaine State Festival held a patrons and donors afternoon tea, which morphed into a 97th birthday celebration for the festival founder, Berek Segan.

Mid-month we held the community Winter Warmers event which brought locals, old and new, together to share hearty soups, wonderful entertainment and a tipple or two.  Friday evenings from 5.30pm is a chance for people to come together to have a yarn about the week that was, perhaps enjoy a ‘slow’ game or two, and have a social drink (BYO).  All are welcome to attend but please check the website first in case of last-minute changes.

L-R: Graeme, Helen and Joy enjoy Winter Warmers

L-R: Graeme, Helen and Joy enjoy Winter Warmers

We are also planning a community lunch on the last Sunday of every month, commencing in July.  Details will be advised closer to the time.  This is a good opportunity to invite people to join our email list so that you are kept up to date of all our happenings.  You can sign up to receive our newsletter via our website or by sending us an email.

We have taken delivery of our gallery hanging system and are particularly delighted that their first use was a pop-up exhibition by notable local artists Robert Maclaurin, Catherine Pilgrim and David Frazer.

Robert Maclaurin, Catherine Pilgrim and David Frazer exhibition

Robert Maclaurin, Catherine Pilgrim and David Frazer exhibition

And in breaking news – we are delighted to announce that the Fryerstown School will be the venue for the Mount Alexander Shire Arts Forum to be held on Thursday 15th August as part of Art Fields, which is a month-long showcase of art works produced by Mount Alexander-based artists.  Art Fields will include visual art, performance, literature, film, music, performance nights and weekend artist’s talks.

This beautiful and peaceful facility is available for your enjoyment.  To arrange an inspection phone Denise Button on 0413 563404 or email  for more information.