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Checkmate: Getting into chess
Checkmate: Getting into chess

14 November 2014

Chess is the world’s most popular board game, regularly played by over 600 million adults. Most of us have played at some stage. In this activity we look at how to join up with others to play and how to get started if we need to learn the game.

Make your own science experiment for kids/grandkids
Make your own science experiment for kids/grandkids

31 October 2014

Your kids or grandkids often think they 'know it all' but it's not that hard to impress them with some simple, safe science experiments you can do at home. In this activity, we'll give you some ideas and plenty of links to get you started.

Mythbusting
Mythbusting

13 October 2014

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Myths and legends have always existed in every culture. In this activity we look at some common myths and examine how and why they originated. We discuss why we sometimes believe myths are based on fact and ways in which we can try to establish if they are true.

What is fracking?
What is fracking?

30 September 2014

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Fracking is the use of hydraulic pressure to fracture rock formations deep underground. Fracking has revolutionised gas collection where it otherwise mightn’t be economically viable, but it has some people worried. In this activity we'll look at some information sources to get a better idea of just what's involved.

Produce your own book
Produce your own book

15 September 2014

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It has never been easier, or as affordable, to produce quality books in small quantities. Photo books, cookbooks, family history records, and novels are some of the types of books that can be printed and, if we wish, published. In this activity we look at how to go about it, and the many different options available to do so.

Understanding climate change
Understanding climate change

28 August 2014

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Simple explanations of current climate change theories and some links to follow for more information. We’re not going to spout numbers – that’s for the scientists – but we’ll try to outline what the main issues are.

Seachange or treechange
Seachange or treechange

14 August 2014

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Living near the sea in a small village is on a lot of people's 'bucket list' and the other great lure here in Australia has more recently been referred to as a 'treechange'. Find out more information in this article.

Getting out and about to music gigs
Getting out and about to music gigs

4 August 2014

For many of us catching a band was a regular thing to do when we were younger. Advancing years is no reason to stop doing so, although it may seem a bit daunting, as we get older. In this activity we take a look at how to find out what’s on offer, and give some useful tips on how to make going to music gigs a lot of fun, no matter what your musical taste.

Downsizing
Downsizing

23 July 2014

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Whether to move to a smaller, easier to maintain, home is a question that invariably arises as we reach retirement age. In this activity we look at the many issues that need to be considered before making a decision to downsize, and at some practical steps to take if we decide to do so.

Starting a business
Starting a business

11 July 2014

Interested in starting a business? Here are some links and information about what you might have to do, but you'll need professional advice, individually tailored to your circumstances.

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Checkmate: Getting into chess

Checkmate: Getting into chess

Chess is the world’s most popular board game, regularly played by over 600 million adults. Most of us have played at some stage. In this activity we look at how to join up with others to play and how to get started if we need to learn the game.

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Mythbusting

Mythbusting


Myths and legends have always existed in every culture. In this activity we look at some common myths and examine how and why they originated. We discuss why we sometimes believe myths are based on fact and ways in which we can try to establish if they are true.

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Seachange or treechange

Seachange or treechange


Living near the sea in a small village is on a lot of people's 'bucket list' and the other great lure here in Australia has more recently been referred to as a 'treechange'. Find out more information in this article.

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Locate a Men's Shed

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Use this tool on The Australian Men's Shed Association website to help you find a Men's Shed in your area.