Free course for strengthening community

ARE you interested in helping make Glasshouse Country an even greater place to live? Do you want to get involved and meet others in your neighbourhood and broader community?

The free four week course, ‘Building a Better Community in Glasshouse Country’ is starting in June, bringing people together to explore what sort of community they’d like to live in. Through a series of fun, interactive sessions, the course will help local residents develop the confidence, skills and connections to make things happen. Each weekly session will run for 2-3 hours.

The course explores ideas and topics such as: What is community? How do we get past our differences? What does it take to get people working together? How can we sustain actions and groups in community?

Glasshouse country community development worker Natasha Odgers said this well established course is suitable for anyone interested in contributing to the local community.

“This course had led to many community projects and groups forming over the years and it is a first time offer to the Glasshouse Country community,” said Natasha. “Anyone interested in seeking greater knowledge and skills to form together with others and make positive contributions to our local neighbourhoods and communities are encouraged to come.”

If you are interested, a short information session will be held at 10am on Wednesday May 25 at the Beerwah Marketplace, 25 Peachester Road, near the Beerwah Library, to give potential participants a feel for the course and what to expect. Light refreshments will be served. Bookings are essential as spaces are limited and can be made by contacting Natasha by email at or phone 0418 720 515.

This course is offered by the Glasshouse Country Community Development Program, part of Caloundra Community Centre, and Community Praxis.