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Workshops encourage socialising, new skills
Lauren Barbera and Julie Glover of the Secret Harbour Residents Association are gearing up for the Young Womens Program.

The Secret Harbour Residents’ Association is hoping to build upon the success of last year’s inaugural Young Women’s Program by launching a series of workshops later this month.

The program, which will run at the Secret Harbour Community Centre, includes classes on soap and candle making, Christmas cardmaking and a pilates workshop.

It follows the success of a similar program last year which ran for nine weeks and included skin care and make-up workshops, journal making and scrapbooking classes, as well as self-defence, budgeting and meditation sessions.

Program coordinator Lauren Barbera said it was important for young women to develop a sense of community through socialising and learning new skills.

‘‘We figured it would be really good for the community development to give young women the chance to meet new friends,’’ she said.

‘‘We did it last year and it was really good fun.

‘‘Also, I think there needs to be more for young people to do in the area.

‘‘You don’t really hear of many things they can go and do socially apart from the movies, so this offers something different.’’

The program is open to women aged 16 to 25 and begins with a candle and soap-making workshop on November 22.

It will be followed by a Christmas card class on November 29, while a beginner’s pilates workshop is set down for December 6.

Places are limited.

For more information or to register call SHRA on 0409 016 130 or email

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