Reverse Advent Calendar Box Anyone??

What is a Reverse Advent Calendar box you ask?

Unlike the traditional Advent Calendar where the focus is on receiving a treat every day, the Reverse Advent Calendar takes the focus off “receiving” and places the focus on “giving”.

A Reverse Advent Calendar begins as an empty box.  For 20 days in the lead up to Christmas, the idea is that you place one item into the box each day (non-perishable food, toiletries, Christmas treat, etc).

Your filled box is then dropped off at a designated location, where it is then distributed by food relief agencies to people in your immediate community who are experiencing food insecurity.

DNC will have empty boxes available for anyone who would like to take a box to fill at home.   The boxes are available to any person or organisation.   If you have a business, why not have one in your foyer or reception area for members of the public to contribute to?    You could organise a box for your street so your neighbours all contribute an item. There is no restriction on who can have a box to fill!

If you would like to have a box to fill, please contact DNC on 53483569.

Want to get involved in Sports at the ARC?

Here is who you need to contact:

Daylesford Tang Soo Tao Martial Arts —Damian Smith – 0428 994 859

Volley Ball—Colin Priest—0447 487 674.  (Opportunities for adults and young people).

Squash Bookings—DNC—53483569

If you would like to book some time at the ARC for your sporting group, call us on 5348 3569

Venue Hire

DNC manages The ARC on behalf of the community. The ARC consists of:

  • Court/Stadium 1 & 2 (double basketball courts with spectators stand)
  • Court 3 (single basketball court)
  • Foyer / Kiosk (heated area, AV system, café style seating and kiosk)
  • Multi-Purpose Room / Canteen
  • Squash courts (two full sized squash courts) available for hire. Racquets and balls available at no extra charge from DNC

All spaces can be hired individually and are available outside of school hours as well as weekends. The ARC makes for an incredible Children’s/Adults’ birthday party venue, or a space for a large capacity function for 300 or more and anything in-between. Call us for a costing for your special function.

For more information check out, visit us at DNC, call 53483569 or email us at

DNC Joke of the Week

A Wife casually calls her husband at the office one afternoon.

Wife: Hi, how are you?

Husband: I’m fine!

Wife: What did you have for lunch today?

Husband: Don’t you have anything else to ask??  You have only silly questions like “What did you eat? What are you weari? Whom did you meet? What song did you listen to?

Wife: Oh! Ok Ok, then tell me, how should the Reserve Bank fight these inflationary trends with minimum intervention in the Money Markets?  And what should be the role of the Finance Ministry in controlling inward/outward remittances???

Husband:   (after a few seconds of silence) ……… I had a chicken sandwich and orange juice…..

Dedicated to those husbands who still underestimate the intelligence of their wives.


[If you’ve got a better joke, (and doesn’t everyone??) send it to  and we’ll publish it. (Remember, this is a family publication! 😊).  We’ll even include your name if you wish – or you can protect your anonymity!]