Events And Activities

SCC is a hive of activity. Regular groups are expanding, and we’re always introducing new

 activities. Whatever you love to do, it’s always more fun when you do it with others.

Sorrento Community Centre
Term 2 2021 Program Guide

Sorrento Savvys

The Sorrento Savvys is a firm favourite with our over 50's Centre members. A jam-packed social calendar of events and fun experiences will keep you happily on the go.  

There are weekly walks, bush hikes, lunches, monthly drinks, dinners in local restaurants and even picnics.

The Savvys visit local attractions, like Heronswood, the McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery, regional galleries, Beleura House and more.

A quarterly program designed by the members will keep you busy updating your calendar so you don’t miss out on any of the upcoming events.

Individual Savvys can take responsibility for planned events and everyone is encouraged to bring new ideas to the group. It’s a sharing and caring environment.

If you want to become a Sorrento Savvy, call Reception on 5984 3360. The cost is just $10 per

year, in addition to the $15 Annual registration fee.

As a Savvy Member, you’ll receive a quarterly e-newsletter to advise you about upcoming activities.

Art Workshops With Jos

Popular art workshops enable you to be guided through a range of techniques or mediums.

Mornings 9am-12pm OR Afternoons 12:15pm-3pm - Resumes 19/4/2021

Cost: $170 - 8 sessions, + $20 for materials paid to tutor (+$15 Annual Membership Levy)

Boomerang Bags

Come and be part of this enthusiastic team dedicated to helping to rid the Peninsula of landfill and single-use plastic bags. If you can't sew' - we'll show you how - and there's many other roles to play!

Wednesdays: From 10am

Cost: $0 (+$15 Annual Registration Levy)

Botanical Drawing & Painting

Introduction to Botanical Drawing and Painting course with qualified Artist Susie Parry will introduce you to this fascinating and exacting art form, so that you can create beautiful artworks for yourself or others. 

Thursdays.  10am-12:30pm. Commences 29/4/2021

Cost: $180 - 8 week course (+15 Annual Registration Levy)

Drawing Workshop

Leigh, your Class Leader, will welcome you into this enthusiastic group, whether you're a novice or advanced. Each week, you'll see things from a new perspective

Tuesdays weekly. 1pm-3pm. Commences 20/4/2021.

Cost: $10 per week (+$15 Annual Registration Levy)

Mosaic Workshops

Mosaic work is craft and creative. Border a photo frame. Make a tile. Cover a small table top. It's 3D art that will have you hooked. Join this self-led friendly group which meets and express your creative side.

 

Wednesdays weekly.  9.15 - 11.30am.  Re-Commences 21/4/2021.

Cost:  $4 per session (+ $15 Annual Registration Levy).

Back in Term 2 - Flowers by Zak

Be inspired by Zak who will engage and show you the tricks of the trade to create beautiful arrangements to enjoy yourself, create gifts for friends. 

Flower prices are set to increase even more, so it is important to learn things like how to spot old flowers when you are out and about purchasing flowers, how to condition flowers, and finally how to arrange flowers to show them off best.

Fun, informal sessions where Zac demonstrates what is being achieved that session, and then you get to play with flowers.  Everything you need will be ready and waiting at your table.

Please bring along a carton / box (40cm x 40cm minimum) and two old towels to each session.  We will pack your creation carefully to take home in the box and secure it with towels.

Want to see what others have done in previous workshops?  https://www.flowersbyzac.com

Mondays weekly. Re-Commences 26/4/2021

2pm - 4pm.

Cost: $50 per session - includes flowers and equipment.  (+$15 Annual Registration Levy)

Book for individual sessions or the whole term.

Sorrento Writers

If you're a budding author, it's great to get feedback and ideas from others. This group is supportive and encouraging.

This group meets fortnightly on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.

 

Tuesdays Fortnightly. 9.30 - 11.30am. Resumes in Term 2.

Cost: $4 per session (+$15 Annual Registration Levy)

Photography - FREE Meet and Greet

Have you got a camera but don't know how to use it properly?

Planning to travel and want to advance your skills beyond 'auto'  setting?

Interested in promoting your business, your product or lifestyle?

Meet Julian, a local professional photographer and videographer with 20 years experience, to explore what you would like to learn.  Don't forget to bring your camera!

 

Thursday 22/4/2021: 5pm - 6pm 

Cost: FREE                                  

Book Clubs

Joining one of our book clubs will expand your literary journey and give you great points of discussion with other avid readers.

Cost: $4 per session (+$15 Annual Registration Levy)

Monday Book Club - 1st Monday of each month.  2.30 - 4pm.   

Tuesday Book Club - 2nd Tuesday of each month.  3.30 - 5pm.  

Thursday Book Club - 3rd Thursday of each month.  3.30 - 5pm.

Friday Book Club - Last Friday of each month. 2.00 - 4.00pm.

Environment Circle

A group for people who care about our environment and want a better understanding of our natural world.

The group meets monthly, to hear informative and thought-provoking Guest Speakers, and a stimulating and engaging monthly discussion group follows. 

 

Join us for drinks & nibbles (please book for catering purposes).

Wednesdays.  4pm-5:30pm

Term 2 Dates:  April 28, May 26, June 23

Cost: $5 - includes refreshments. (+$15 Annual Registration Levy)

French Card Game - its great fun!

This is great fun - and very popular!

Want to try something easier and more fun than Bridge? The second most popular card game in France, it is a trick-taking strategy game played by 3 to 5 players. (And not to be confused with anything psychic!)

4th Fridays of each month. 4pm-5:30pm.  

Cost: $5 (+$15 Annual Registration Levy)

Mah Jong

Come and play this intriguing and ancient game. This welcoming self-led group will assist you to learn or sharpen your skills.

Wednesdays weekly.  

1.30pm to 4pm.

Cost: $4. (+$15 Annual Registration Levy)

Very Snuggly Quilts - a one-off opportunity

To Enrol

To enrol in any of our activities or events, please contact us via the button below.

 

Annual Registration Levy

You’ll need to register as an SCC user through payment of the Annual Registration Levy; this remains at $15 per person for 2021.

Many of the activities are run by volunteers and will only incur a SCC fee of $4 per session. For regular classes with professional instructors, payment of the fee is required when you book.

 

Other Centre Users

We welcome 22 Sorrento Junior Basketball Club teams and junior practice groups, who utilise our Stadium after school each day, and members of the Southern Peninsula Basketball Association who play on Saturdays.

We host Sorrento Ladies Probus, The Nepean Coalition Group, Nepean Ratepayers Association, Red Cross and Alcoholics Anonymous who regularly use our Centre.

Expanding the use of the Centre is a key focus area for us as this is integral to connecting our community.

Upcoming Events

  • Sat, 01 May
    Location is Sorrento Community Centre
    01 May, 4:20 pm – 6:00 pm
    Location is Sorrento Community Centre
    Potato gnocchi with a fresh tomato sauce. Homemade spaghetti carbonara (vegetarian option: Herbed Spaghetti). Homemade Beef Lasagne (vegetarian option: Mushroom Lasagne)
  • Tue, 04 May
    Sorrento
    04 May, 10:00 am – 12:05 pm
    Sorrento, 860 Melbourne Rd, Sorrento VIC 3943, Australia
    No physical energy required! Just bring yourself and learn how, simply by being aware and alert, how you can adjust everyday habits to protect yourself from potential harm.
  • Sun, 16 May
    Sorrento
    16 May, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Sorrento, 860 Melbourne Rd, Sorrento VIC 3943, Australia
    Enjoy 3 hours of drink wine, laughing with friends and trying to paint like Picasso. You will take on some of the basic (and more advanced) techniques of painting on canvas in a hassle-free, approachable and collaborative setting.
  • 18 May, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    School of Wood Studio in Rye
    Glenn, your expert tutor, loves to share his skills with you in his safe woodworking studio in Rye. With near-individualised tuition, you can learn the art of woodworking from an expert.
  • 27 May, 10:40 am
    Sorrento, 860 Melbourne Rd, Sorrento VIC 3943, Australia
    Come and be part of this fun event where the community comes together and raises funds for Cancer Council
  • Friday 29th October 2021
    Portsea Golf Club
    Friday 29th October 2021
    Portsea Golf Club
    Our highly popular Annual Golf Day, deferred from 2020 due to COVID-19, has been rescheduled for Friday 29th October, 2021. Come and join us to play golf - or simply join us for lunch (COVID permitting).

Calling all people who are interested in having a fun day whilst helping to make a real difference! Come and join the group that are making quilts for chronically ill children at the Royal Children's Hospital.

No experience required.

A warm welcome awaits you from Leader Marie Lee.

Date: Friday 14/5/2021.

Two sessions:  10am - 12 noon |  1pm - 3pm.  Please register in advance.

Cost: $0

Sorrento Community Centre acknowledges and pays respect to the Boon Wurrung / Bunurong people, 

the traditional custodians of these lands and waters.