Kyabram Community and Learning Centre is celebrating 30 years of serving the community
Kyabram Community and Learning Centre celebrates its 30th birthday tomorrow and is having an expo this week to showcase its activities.
The centre’s two locations, at Lake Rd and the new workshop in the former Murray Goulburn building at 117 Albion St, are open all week with special free activities and displays lined up for visitors to enjoy.
One of the displays featured at the Lake Rd building has register books, course programs and cuttings to show KCLC’s history and how the organisation has grown and evolved since 1983.
KCLC chief executive Sue Solly said the display was quite fascinating to look through.
‘‘Times have changed so much and there’s really been so much evolution here over the past 30 years,’’ she said.
‘‘Things are a lot more professional now, but it’s so interesting to see notes of ideas and suggestions in old registration books, receipts for items bought in the early days and photos of classes held here.
‘‘Seeing all this brings back so many memories, such as when Jeff Kennett came here to open the building.’’
There are also displays of art and craft work from different groups including patchwork, soft toys and paintings.
‘‘Local artists such as Lynn Hume and Karen Bosman did courses here and it’s great to have the opportunity to see some of the work produced here on display together,’’ Ms Solly said.
‘‘You don’t really get to see some of the things people do until you have a display like this.
‘‘All the classrooms are open and people are welcome to come in and look around.’’
Former students and tutors are being encouraged to go along and share their memories and join in with activities, and all prospective new students are invited to see what KCLC has to offer them.
Free morning tea is being provided each day this week and the centre’s 50-and-over activity group is having a high tea this afternoon to mark its own 20th birthday.
There will also be a free birthday luncheon with a ‘Walk down memory lane’ theme on Thursday at noon.
The displays are on show at KCLC, 21 to 25 Lake Rd, Kyabram this week.
For information about activities taking place, or for details of courses offered at KCLC, phone 5852
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