We’d like to welcome you to an open day for the Mornington Community Hub facilities on Tuesday 24 January 2023 from 11am to 3pm!
The new purpose built and larger Community House is located within the Mornington Community Hub precinct at 91 Wilsons Road in Mornington.
Neighbours onsite at the precinct include the Shire’s Youth Services team and Oakwood School at ‘The Corner’ Youth Centre, Mornington Men’s Shed, RPP FM, as well as the Peninsula Community Theatre, the Studio and Classroom community halls.
Mornington Community House provides numerous opportunities for participants and community groups to socially connect, learn and contribute to their community.
Programs include support groups, learning opportunities (french, knitting and mahjong), health and wellbeing classes (yoga and pilates, meditation, art therapy) and other activities like the free weekly Chatty Café.
The Corner is a safe space for young people aged 10 – 25 to drop in, hang out with friends and make new ones! The Corner has lounges, free wi-fi, computers and lots of games on offer, as well as providing a range of after-school and school holiday programs. Qualified youth workers are also available to provide information and support.
The Peninsula Community Theatre, the Studio and the Classroom are hireable community spaces for meetings, activities and events. While you’re visiting the Open Day, the Peninsula Community Theatre will also be hosting the Mornington Art Show between 19 – 26 January from 10am to 5pm.
Mornington Men’s Shed is committed to addressing men’s physical, emotional and social health and creating a dedicated place of learning for men of all ages. The Men’s Shed is also committed to building effective partnerships and giving back to the local community.
RPP FM community radio broadcasts from the Mornington Community Hub and provides local community news, music and discussions.
At the Open Day, you can enjoy:
- Visiting the new Mornington Community House and previewing activities from the Term 1 program.
- Games, crafts and snacks at ‘The Corner’ Youth Centre.
- The Mornington Art Show at the Peninsula Community Theatre.
- 3D printer demonstration at Mornington Men’s Shed.
- Studio tours at RPP FM.
- Community BBQ.
Quotes attributable to Mayor and Briars Ward Councillor Steve Holland:
“The new Mornington Community House opened in 2021, but due to COVID we couldn’t celebrate the opening properly.
“Come and join us finally at the open day this month to see the variety of programs and services the House has to offer and check out the other facilities and services at the Mornington Community Hub while you are there.”
Quotes attributable to Briars Ward Councillor Anthony Marsh:
“Community Houses are important facilities for the wellbeing of our community. This is a great opportunity to see it for yourself, meet other local residents and chat to community organisations and volunteers.”
Quotes attributable to Briars Ward Councillor Despi O’Connor:
“The Mornington Community House gives you the opportunity to connect, learn and contribute within your community. If you’re free on the 24 January, drop by and pay the team and local volunteers a visit – you may find some activities you and the family could enjoy!”