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Who We Are

Glyde-In Community Learning Centre, 42 Glyde Street, East Fremantle, offers courses, talks and activities that we hope will enrich your enjoyment and knowledge, and foster a healthy community life.

We aim to be a source of learning that doesn't cost the earth, that doesn't need prior knowledge or qualifications, and doesn't ask for a huge commitment of your time. Our courses are non-competitive and informal, including art and craft classes, language classes and computer classes. Tutors are from all walks of life, and we welcome more! Glyde-In is committed to the inclusion and recognition of all members. The premises are wheelchair accessible. The Centre is run by a volunteer Management Committee, and four part-time staff members. We generate much of our funding through membership and course fees, and are also supported greatly by the Town of East Fremantle, who provides our building and its maintenance, and very substantial funding. For a copy of the Chair's 2020 report, please click HERE.

Glyde-In gratefully acknowledges the support of staff and councillors of East Fremantle Council.

Enrolments for Term 4 commence on Wednesday 13 October. Please see our NEWS page for more information.

  

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Coming Up...

...Click on an activity below for details or, visit our programme page for a complete list and to enrol into multiple activities.
 

Cost $17, $12 for Members, $8 Concession
Date Friday 29-Oct-2021
Single session
Time 9:00am (1 hr, 15 min)
Venue Glyde-In Garden Room
(Open)

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Carnivorous plants use specialised trapping leaves to capture, digest and absorb nutrients from prey. Their unusual nutritional strategy has long been a source of fascination and inspiration, from Charles Darwin's elegant glasshouse experiments to the people-eating plants in popular culture. WA is home to the world's greatest diversity of carnivorous plants. Join botanist Laura Skates to learn more about the ecology and nutrition of our native carnivorous plants.

Cost $17, $12 for Members, $8 Concession
Date Monday 1-Nov-2021
Single session
Time 9:30am (1 hr, 30 min)
Venue Glyde-In Garden Room
(Open)

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Our native plants have evolved to be perfectly adapted to WA's harsh conditions. Low rainfall, strong sun and wind make for a tough environment to live in, however our plants have managed for hundreds of thousands of years. Native water-wise gardens are low maintenance. They provide sanctuary, habitat and food for native birds, insects and reptiles, increase soil fertility and canopy cover and urban cooling - all on little or no water. Join permaculturalist Fiona to hear more about their importance and about designing a native garden for year-round beauty.

Cost $17, $12 for Members, $8 Concession
Date Friday 5-Nov-2021
Single session
Time 9:00am (1 hr)
Venue Glyde-In Garden Room
(Open)

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John Cranfield has been part of the radio scene since he first broadcast on 6IX in April 1969. Since that time he and his brother have also run Zenith music. In the early days of radio in WA, three of Perth's first stations were owned by music houses. John will share stories from his music and radio journey in Perth and insights into how the histories of both radio and music businesses interact.

Cost $21, $16 for Members, $13 Concession
Date Tuesday 9-Nov-2021
Single session
Time 12:30pm (2 hr)
Venue Glyde-In Front room
2 places remaining (Open)

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Are you forever trying to locate things on your computer? Do you know the difference between a file and a folder? This might be the class for you. Learn how to save files on your computer so you can find them again, how to create, name and rename folders. This course is designed for computers (not tablets or phones) so bring along your charged laptop.

Cost $17, $12 for Members, $8 Concession
Date Wednesday 10-Nov-2021
Single session
Time 9:00am (1 hr)
Venue Glyde-In Garden Room
(Open)

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The business plan for the redevelopment of East Fremantle's Oval precinct was drawn up a couple of years ago and the East Fremantle council was successful in securing $25 million to implement it. Bruce, an East Fremantle resident for 30 years, understands the importance of community. He uses his experience in strategy development and business planning to offer suggestions for fine-tuning the business plan into one that would transform the Oval Precinct into a 'Garden for East Fremantle', attractive to current and future generations.

Cost $17, $12 for Members, $8 Concession
Date Friday 12-Nov-2021
Single session
Time 9:00am (1 hr)
Venue Glyde-In Garden Room
2 places remaining (Open)

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Peter discusses some of the revised dates of the production of rock art and Aboriginal occupation in WA. He puts this in the context of wider studies from northern Australia and Wallacea, the transitional zone between the great Indo-Malaya and Australian biogeographical realms. He looks at peoples' ongoing traditions linked to these sites and the current reforms to the WA Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act. Given these archaeological and social values, he then examines how well they are protected under state legislation.

Cost $17, $12 for Members, $8 Concession
Date Monday 15-Nov-2021
Single session
Time 10:00am (1 hr, 30 min)
Venue Glyde-In Garden Room
(Open)

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Sue brings back this popular 'show and tell' session, introducing a panel of Glyde-In members who each bring along a personal object and share the story behind it. Previous presentations have included the surprising stories behind an old gardening hat, a sporting trophy, a handcrafted piece of furniture and a treasured family photo. Come along and hear the stories behind a new selection of personal treasures.

Cost $17, $12 for Members, $8 Concession
Date Monday 22-Nov-2021
Single session
Time 10:00am (1 hr)
Venue Glyde-In Garden Room
(Open)

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This spectacular and challenging trail in the Northern Territory is 234 kms long, stretching from Alice Springs in the east to Mt Sonder in the west. Glyde-In member Jess has walked it many times, loving every step of the way. Each year she takes a small group of friends for the 12-day hike so they too can experience the magic. Come and hear more.

Cost $128, $118 for Members, $98 Concession
Date Thursday 2-Dec-2021
Single session
Time 11:45am (5 hr, 45 min)
(Open)

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Bus and Boat Trip: Relax on this two-hour cruise through Mandurah's picturesque waterways while enjoying a scrumptious high tea (included). Encounter playful dolphins, view wetlands abounding with bird life and cruise through the backyards of Mandurah's luxury canal homes. One tea or coffee each is served and further drinks can be purchased from the bar. This cruise is not wheelchair accessible. Enrol by Thurs 18 November.

Cost $104, $94 for Members, $78 Concession
Date Wednesday 8-Dec-2021
Single session
Time 3:30pm (5 hr, 45 min)
(Open)

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Bus and Boat Trip: Experience festive magic on board this Christmas Lights Cruise in Mandurah. We begin with a light dinner at a local restaurant, Brewvino (at own expense), followed by a one-hour cruise onboard the Mandjar Bay. The boat has two decks, a bar, and drinks and snacks for purchase. Sing along to your favourite Christmas carols as we cruise through the magical wonderland of Mandurah's canals. The lights and reflections are stunning. This cruise is not wheelchair accessible. Enrol by Wed 24 November.