Free Christmas Picnic Lunch

What a great community we live in! Korumburra churches invite people not to spend Christmas Day alone, also understanding it can be a difficult time they’ve put out an invitation to a Free Christmas Picnic Lunch.

It will be held at noon on Christmas Day (December 25) at Coleman Park, 39 Queen Street Korumburra. RSVP is preferred by 20 December to Belinda on 0422 521 924 but last minute attendees are still welcome!

Dietary requirements catered for and local transport is available on request.

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Planning for 2020 now.

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Join our Relay for Life team ‘Milpara’

Here is a personal invite to anyone who would like to join our team ‘Milpara’ at the South Gippsland (Korumburra) Relay for Life on 4pm Saturday March 14 to 10 am Sunday.

If you would like to benefit from the early bird registration fees you have until Friday December 13: Child $25, $35 & Family $75 (2 adults & 2 children under age of 18, additional children charged at $10 each).

You don’t have to attend the whole event, last year we had a roster and some of our team popped in to do an hour or two, others set up tents and enjoyed the whole event. We are happy for anyone in the community to join our team, we are a friendly bunch who are always keen to make new friends.

Alternatively you may like to make a donation towards the team.

If you would like to join the team or make a donation please click Visit the team Milpara page.

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Do you or someone you know, need help with an alcohol, other drug or mental health concern?

We just had some lovely visitors from ASCO, who have delivered some replacement and new flyers. Which prompted this post.

Do you or someone you know, need help with an alcohol, other drug or mental health concern? If so you can call their FREE intake and Referral service Phone 1300 022 760, Monday – Friday 9am – 5 pm, website www.asco.org.au to make an online referral or get more information.

They can assist through:

  • Conducting an intake to work out the most appropriate services to meet your needs
  • Helping you to access these services, or refer you to other appropriate services
  • Keeping in contact with you while you are waiting for services to ensure you are getting the help you need
  • Linking your family or carers into supports they many need.

Have a loved one struggling with addiction? You’re Not Alone. ASCO have a family and carers support program which provides support and education with a focus on self-care, acceptance and growth to empower family members to regain control of their lives. Our aim is to reduce stigma surrounding addiction and help families of Gippsland realise they are not alone.

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Last call on workshops. Its time to Orange the World

We still have places available for the following workshops, please let us know if you are planning on attending.  Needle Felt Fairy Saturday November 30 and Polymer Clay for Beginners – Necklace Saturday December 7.  Please call Milpara on 5655 2524 to book your place.

You may have noticed there have been some busy beetles on the weekend setting up for Orange the World – 16 days of activism against violence; November 25 – December 10.  You will notice orange collars with hand prints, representing put your hand up against violence, have been put up around Korumburra on electrical poles and a few other displays are up around the town.  Orange is the colour designated by the UN’s Unite to End Violence against Women campaign. As a bright and optimistic colour, orange represents a future free from violence. Milpara staff will wear orange in support and would like to invite you to do the same.   Maybe you would like to display orange in your home, neighbourhood and workplace to show your support. 

For more information about Orange the World please check out the dedicated page on our website, you will find it on the menu bar at the top of this page.

If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence help is available.  If you believe someone is in immediate danger call Triple Zero (000).  1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) 1800respect.org.au is the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service, phone and online service is available 24/7.

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EXTRA opportunity to do your First Aid Course

Due to a number of inquires and the fact a number of other local courses are already full. We have scheduled an extra First Aid Course date. It will be Tuesday December 3.

CPR $60
HTLAID001
9 am – 12 noon

Provide First Aid (Level 2) $155
HTLAID003
9 am – 4:30 pm

Education & Care First Aid $180
HTLAID004
9 am – 5 pm

Bookings are done directly with Victorian First Aid
I will post a link in comments once it up. Places are limited.

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Extra RSA Course for Term 4

FYI we have scheduled another RSA course for this term. It will be Thursday December 12, 5 pm – 9 pm.

Bookings can be done online through TryBooking or call Milpara 5655 2524.

Special note: if you are planning on attending please let us know, so we have a good idea of numbers. Why? Because it is very sad for everyone when we turn people away and could have booked a larger space. Or worse cancel due to low numbers and then end up with twice as many enrollments than needed to have gone ahead. Thanks Belinda

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Connect Over Food and Put Your Hand up against violence.

Join us at our Connect over food Luncheons

Connect Over Food Luncheon is something new we are trialling at Milpara this term.  We have two dates set Tuesday November 19 and December 17, 1 pm start.  The idea is to bring along a dish to share and enjoy a lovely lunch together.  Some people love to share their favourite dish, for others it may be their quick go too meal they think others should know about.  It can be made from scratch or come from a jar or packet.  It is more about sharing and enjoying some friendly company.  Bring along your recipe just in case others would like to recreate your dish. If you do not have a recipe that’s OK too.  We do ask you RSVP so we can set the table, please call Milpara on 56552524.

Orange the world, 16 days of activism against violence is coming up November 25 – December 10.  Milpara is again joining this campaign and plan to install the ‘put your hand up collar’ around the electrical poles around town, which looked fabulous last year.  We would love to invite you to get involved.  Simply pop into Milpara to collect the plastic, trace and cut hand prints with your family, workmates, and group or as an individual.  Then return it to Milpara so we can add the backing orange and install them.

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MP Danny O’Brien visiting Milpara, come have your say.

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22 October 2019 Update

Korumburra Craft Group meet at Milpara on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, you know what that means? They’ll be here on October 24 if you’d like to join them.

Would you like to Learn French?  Rachel will be running a class on Friday evenings commencing October 24.  She would love to share and help people learn her native language.  .

Food is such an important part of many cultures and social gatherings.  Milpara decided to add a  new category to our program “Culture share through Food’.  Our first session is Christmas Pudding, Saturday October 26.  If you have ever wondered how to make a boiled Christmas pudding in a cloth or bowl this is your opportunity.  Pauline will share her family’s traditional recipe and taste test is an important part of the workshop.

Online accounting is becoming popular with small businesses.  Would you like to know more about it? We will be running two evening sessions this term on Recon.  The first is for those using desktop Recon, Tuesday October 29 the second session is for those small businesses currently using excel or manual books on Tuesday November 12. 

Most people have heard of Facebook and Instagram and they can be a great way to keep in touch with family and friends.  However, do you know where to start?  We are running a session Facebook Getting Started on Friday November 1 or 15 and a session on Instagram on November 1.

Bookings are required. Please call Milpara 5655 2524.

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