The Daylesford Neighbourhood brochure is out and hitting the streets.  The first term brochure is packed full of new courses and information.

Term 1 will see the usual skills based courses like First Aid, Food Handlers and RSA return, but also has a popular Intro to Share Trading happening again, as well as the 8 Silken Movements.

New to DNC this year there are 3 new health-related activities on offer!  The DNC is now offering Wu-style Tai Chi for Beginners with Gudrun, Hatha Yoga with Jan Tepper and Stretch Therapy with local Myotherapist, John Ielo.

All classes can be accessed on a casual basis and pricing/contact information is in the brochure.  Bookings for all these classes are required so the instructor can monitor numbers in rooms etc. Please refer to the brochure for contact information.

Monday nights see the return of Poetry sessions with tutor, Ross Gillett, a multi award winning poet. His poems have been published in the Age and the Australian, along with many other respected publications.   Ross’s classes are available in person or if you can’t get in for a F2F session and want to be zoomed in, this is now possible thanks to the DNC’s new  teleconferencing equipment!   Distance is no longer a boundary to taking part in the Poetry classes.  Please call Ross direct if you would like to know more about taking part in his class, either personally or via Zoom.

Community Sport Starts Again

The ARC, on Smith Street, is open for bookings again!   The ARC is a community-owned asset that has much to offer.   Everything from community sports activities to family functions and special events.

Term 1 sees the return of Sprung Circus.  Sprung Circus teaches circus skills to pre-schoolers right through to adults!   Tumbling, Aerial work, handstands, acro-balance, strapeze – it’s all great for general health and well being;  it’s also a great way to keep fit.   You’ll find Sprung Circus at the ARC Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm.  Contact Mara Macs on 0477 499342 for more information about class times.   You can also contact her via their website at

The ARC also has 2 squash courts available for public hire.  There are racquets and balls available for those who would like to give it a try.  Call on 5348 3569 to book a court.   As well as squash, the ARC offers volley ball, martial arts training and more.   Courts are available outside of school hours.  For more information about activities at the arc, or to book a court, call on  5348 3569.   Check the ARC FaceBook page for pics and updates as they happen!