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Virtual mixtape – good drumming songs
Virtual mixtape – good drumming songs

1 February 2016

We're putting together a virtual ‘mixtape’ of songs with great drumming parts or performances. Recommend a song for the mixtape by posting the name of the song and artist.

Learn the drums
Learn the drums

1 February 2016

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Have you ever thought about learning to play drums or percussion? They come in all sizes and levels of complexity and can be cheap to buy. Apart from a good sense of rhythm and timing, you don’t need a lot of musical knowledge or experience.

How to preserve and manage family history documents and photographs
How to preserve and manage family history documents and photographs

15 January 2016

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Many of us will have family photographs and documents stored away, but more than likely they have been neglected and unorganised for many years. Here are some tips on managing them and keeping them in good condition.

How to garden in small spaces
How to garden in small spaces

4 January 2016

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There’s nothing like growing your own herbs and veggies – you know what you’re getting and they taste better. And even the wonderful scent from a solitary daphne bush outside your back door can bring a smile to your face each time you walk past. But what if you just don’t have much space? In this activity we’ll look at some ideas for gardening in small spaces and give you some links to find out more.

The impact on the environment of what we wear
The impact on the environment of what we wear

15 December 2015

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Pollution of the oceans is just one of the consequences of the current demand for cheap, throw-away fashion. In this activity we look at how the choices we make regarding the clothes we buy and wear could be having a range of negative effects on our world, and what we can do to prevent harm to our local and global environment.

Phone app recommendations for 2015
Phone app recommendations for 2015

1 December 2015

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In this activity we’ll revisit some favourite apps to see how they’ve matured as well as pointing the way to some of the latest apps that might appeal to shed members.

Unleash your inner creative
Unleash your inner creative

16 November 2015

Do you consider yourself to be creative? Do you think it is important that you be creative sometimes? In this activity we look at what it means to be creative and why it may be a really good thing to do, especially as we get a little older.

How to write a history article/book about a person or your family
How to write a history article/book about a person or your family

2 November 2015

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We bet you have a story you’d love to tell – one of your own or about a family member, friend or even someone you don’t know. History is important – places and people combine to make us who we are and form how we learn – and history impacts on current and future generations.
In this activity, we’ll take a look at how to write a history, story, article, or even a book about a person in your family. There’ll be suggestions and links to find out how to get started, how to do the research and ways you might share the story.

How to compose better photographs
How to compose better photographs

15 October 2015

Great subject matter and an expensive camera won’t necessarily result in a good photograph. Two of the most important determinates of a successful photographic image are the moment the photograph chooses to take and photo, and how they compose a photo. This article will show you some neat tips and tricks on how to get your photos looking how you want them.

Planning for a trip in Australia
Planning for a trip in Australia

1 October 2015

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Are you thinking of finally getting around to your great Aussie trip? There is a huge amount of information and advice available but how can you make your trip exactly right for you? In this activity we’ll point to some helpful ways to tick the boxes on your trip of a lifetime.

Locate a Men's Shed

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