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Media Release: Discover Maroondah Federation Estate

By March 7, 2007No Comments

Finish off the Maroondah Summer Events Series with a great family day of discovery at Maroondah Federation Estate on Saturday 24 March.

Councillor Alex Makin invites the Maroondah community to come along and enjoy a range of free activities and workshops including yoga, mosaics, drawing and painting as well as a free sausage sizzle.

“All workshops are free on the day and offer a great opportunity for our local community to discover for themselves some of the art and lifestyle classes that are on offer at Maroondah Federation Estate during each school term,” said Cr Makin.

“This is also a great chance to discover the wonderful Maroondah Art Gallery and the latest exhibition: Heading North. During the afternoon the Gallery will be hosting artist talks by Andrea Draper and Nusra Latif Qureshi, two contemporary Asian artists in Australia who are part of the current exhibition,” said Cr Makin.

“People of all ages and abilities will delight in discovering the Amazing Space @ Federation, Maroondah’s award winning accessible playground for people of all ages and abilities. Spend some time playing pirates in the ship, traversing the mazes or playing with the interactive equipment,” said Cr Makin.

Free workshops on the day include:

Yoga: mini half hour classes all afternoon commencing at 1pm will allow you to discover the benefits of yoga. Melissa will take you through some gentle and relaxing movements and postures.

Children & Adult Drawing: tap into your artistic abilities at this informal workshop. Drawing and still life will be available for you to try with activities available throughout the afternoon.

Mosaics: learn basic skills, have a go at cutting and applying tiles, available throughout the afternoon.

Lost Wax Casting (Jewellery Making): discover lost wax casting techniques and make items using metal.

Maroondah Federation Estate Open Day is from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday 24 March. You can find Maroondah Federation Estate at 32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood (Melways Map 49 H10). Parking is available, including accessible parking.

For further information contact 9298 4553.

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Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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