Free Legal Advisory Service for Hepburn Shire Residents

Our free legal appointments were a huge success in 2023.  We are happy to announce that our partnership with the Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service is continuing into 2024 with free legal advice on offer to residents of the Hepburn Shire.  All appointments must be made by calling the legal service directly, but your appointment will be held here in Daylesford at DNC.  Our dates for 2024 are still to be confirmed but contact the BGCLS people on 5331-5999 if you would like to book a time.  We will advertise dates when we have them.

Mindfulness for Mental Health

Mindfulness is a mind training skill that supports greater calm, clarity, focus, balance and mental health.  Drop in for a guided 75-minute practice session and discover the benefits for yourself.  No previous experience required.  Prior to your first session, please call Peter on 0449 000 393 for a personal orientation.

Tutor: Peter Muizulis.  Peter has an Honours degree in Psychology and has practiced and taught mindfulness for over 30 years.  For more information, visit:
WhereDNC Paddock Room
When: Thursdays
Time: 6pm
Cost: $20 per session (includes take home materials)

Tai Chi

Wu-style Tai Chi, is a gentle and slow but exacting form of exercise, based on an ancient Chinese tradition.  It is suitable for all age groups and helps support flexibility, concentration, memory and balance as well as inner peace.  Some practice at home will be advisable.  Wear comfy clothes and soft soled shoes or slippers.  Classes run for 60 mins. No previous experience required.

Tutor: Gudrun Markowsky.  Gudrun is a long-term tutor here at DNC.  For information about Tai Chi, please call Gudrun on 0490 053 521
Where: DNC Paddock Room
When: Mondays 1pm-2pm
Cost: $20 per session


DNC is once again on the lookout for Volunteers and Tutors!  If you have a special skill that you would like to share or teach, we’d love to talk to you.  We’re also after volunteers for other projects as they arise throughout the year.  If you would like to join our happy team, call in for a chat one day or call 5348 3569!

Sport at the ARC

Want to get involved with 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

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

DNC Joke of the Week

A couple of men in a pickup truck drove into a lumberyard. One of the men walked into the office and said “We need some four-by-twos.”

The clerk said “You mean two-by-fours, don’t you?”

The man said, “I’ll go check,” and went back to the truck.  He returned a minute later and said, “Yeah, I meant two-by-fours.”

“All right.  How long do you need them?”

The customer paused for a minute and said “I’d better go check.”

After a while, the customer returned to the office and said “A long time.  We’re gonna build a house.”


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