Rockingham Community

In 2019, Rockingham Centre will continue to build strong and close relationships with the Rockingham Community.

We hope to be able to engage and connect Rockingham as a community and strengthen community bonds.

Check out what's happening around Rockingham here!

 

Event Summary

The City will be hosting a Community Lantern Parade as part of the Rockingham Foreshore Celebration on Saturday 26 October 2019. The lantern parade will take place at Churchill Park, Rockingham Foreshore from 7.30pm.

​Community members have the opportunity to be part of the celebratory parade by attending one of the City's free Lantern Workshops. Lanterns will be made from recycled materials to signify the importance of recycling in the City and along our beaches.

Workshop dates:

  • Wednesday 25 September, Rockingham Arts Centre
  • ​Thursday 3 October, Rockingham Central Library
  • Saturday 19 October, Rockingham Arts Centre
  • ​Saturday 26 October, Churchill Park, Rockingham Foreshore.

​Registrations for workshops are required, with the exception of the Saturday 26 October, which is a drop in workshop.

To register, please email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au or call 9528 0333.

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Details

Event date Wednesday 25 September 2019
Event time 10am to 11.30am
Event location: Rockingham Arts Centre, Kent Street, Rockingham WA 6168
Event category City Presented
Suitable for All ages
Price Free - registration required
Rhyme Time
City presented
  • Date
    17 September 2019
  • Time
    11am-12pm
  • Price
    Free
  • Location
    Rockingham Central Library
  • Suitable for
    Early years (0-6)

Rhyme Time is a great opportunity for parents, carers, babies and young children to enjoy sharing rhymes and songs in a friendly space. Rhyme Time helps to demonstrate early literacy practices, supporting parents and carers in the role of their child’s first teacher. Sessions are free and do not require bookings. Suitable for children ages 0-2 years.

City presented
  • Date
    17 September 2019
  • Time
    10am-11am
  • Price
    Free
  • Location
    Rockingham Central Library
  • Suitable for
    Early years (0-6)

Toddler Time is a great opportunity for parents, carers, and young children to enjoy sharing rhymes and songs in a friendly space. Rhyme Time helps to demonstrate early literacy practices, supporting parents and carers in the role of their child’s first teacher. Sessions are free and do not require bookings. Suitable for children ages 1-3 years.

City presented School holidays
  • Date
    2 October 2019
  • Time
    10am-12pm
  • Price
    Free
  • Location
    Rockingham Central Library
  • Suitable for
    Children (6-11)

The library is becoming a construction site. Get ready to design and assemble cardboard creations with your trusty toolkit, complete with safety saw, screw driver and screws. This is a family makerspace for children and parents to create together.

Suitable for ages 6+. Bookings essential. For more information contact the Rockingham Central Library on 9528 8683

Dixon Road, Rockingham
  • Date
    19 September 2019
  • Time
    10am–11am
  • Price
    Free
  • Location
    Rockingham Central Library
  • Suitable for
    Early years (0-6)

Aimed at children aged 2-5, Story Time sessions include stories, songs and craft activities. These sessions promote a love of reading and reinforce many of the developmental skills they will use when starting schools.

No bookings are necessary. To find out more information contact Rockingham Central Library on 9528 8683opens in a new window or email rclcontact@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

  • Date
    3 October 2019
  • Time
    4.30pm-6pm
  • Price
    Free
  • Location
    Rockingham Central Library
  • Suitable for
    All ages

The City will be hosting a Community Lantern Parade as part of the City's Foreshore Celebration on Saturday 26 October 2019. The lantern parade will take place at Churchill Park, Rockingham Foreshore from 7.30pm. Community members have the opportunity to be part of the celebratory parade by attending one of the City's free lantern workshops. Lanterns will be made from recycled materials to signify the importance of recycling in the City and along our beaches.

All workshop dates:

  • Wednesday 25 September, Rockingham Arts Centre
  • Wednesday 2 October, Warnbro Shopping Centre (drop in)
  • Thursday 3 October, Rockingham Central Library
  • Friday 4 October, Warnbro Shopping Centre (drop in)
  • Saturday 19 October, Rockingham Arts Centre
  • Saturday 26 October, Churchill Park, Rockingham Foreshore (drop in).

Registrations for workshops are required, with the exception of the drop in style workshops.

To register, please email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au or call 9528 0333.

sented
  • Date
    4 October 2019
  • Time
    10am-11am
  • Price
    Free
  • Location
    Village Green
  • Suitable for
    AdultsSeniors
RAD Walkers (Rockingham Alzheimer's and Dementia Walking Group) is a regular walking group for people living with dementia, and their carers. RAD walkers meet 10am-11am on the first and third Friday of each month at Village Green. Come along and make new friends while keeping active in a welcoming environment.
  • Date
    4 October 2019
  • Time
    3pm-4.30pm
  • Price
    Free
  • Location
    Rockingham Central Library
  • Suitable for
    Youth (11-18)

Join us as we sculpt our very own Harry Potter-inspired Mandrake. No experience necessary and all materials provided. Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting a little messy.

Bookings essential. To find out more information, please contact Rockingham Central Library on 9528 8683.

City presented
  • Date
    5 October 2019
  • Time
    10am-11.30am
  • Price
    Free
  • Location
    Rockingham Central Library
  • Suitable for
    Adults

Love a good celebration with friends and family, but don’t like the mountains of waste often left behind? This workshop will help as we explore a range of sustainable options and low waste alternatives for those special occasions.

Bookings essential. To find out more information, please contact Rockingham Cenral Library on 9528 8683opens in a new window.

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  • Date
    7 October 2019
  • Time
    10am-11am
  • Price
    Free
  • Location
    Rockingham Central Library
  • Suitable for
    Children (6-11)

Children will get to learn about recycling, and how compost worms are great at helping manage our organic waste. Includes an entertaining presentation and a hands on activity. Please bring a clear 1-2 litre bottle for your own mini worm farm.

Suitable for ages 3-12 years. Bookings essential. For more information contact the Rockingham Central Library on 9528 8683

  • Date
    7 October 2019
  • Time
    10am-1pm
  • Price
    $20 per person/per workshop
  • Location
    Rockingham Arts Centre
  • Suitable for
    Children (6-11)Youth (11-18)

Immerse yourself in art these October school holidays at the Rockingham Arts Centre in a week of diverse Art Explosion workshops presented by a different facilitator each day. Workshops run from 10am-1pm daily and are suitable for ages 8 - 16 years. Registrations close Wednesday 2 October. Contact the Rockingham Arts Centre to register on 9527 0734.

At this workshop participants will use a paper piercing technique to create a set of five ‘Under the Sea’ birthday cards for family and friends.

  • Date
    8 October 2019
  • Time
    10am-1pm
  • Price
    $20 per person/per workshop
  • Location
    Rockingham Arts Centre
  • Suitable for
    Children (6-11)Youth (11-18)
Immerse yourself in art these October school holidays at the Rockingham Arts Centre in a week of diverse Art Explosion workshops presented by a different facilitator each day. Workshops run from 10am-1pm daily and are suitable for ages 8 - 16 years. Registrations close Wednesday 2 October. Contact the Rockingham Arts Centre to register on 9527 0734.
 
At this workshop participants will learn the twists and turns of weaving a basket using naturally dyed raffia.
  • Date
    9 October 2019
  • Time
    10am-1pm
  • Price
    $20 per person/per workshop
  • Location
    Rockingham Arts Centre
  • Suitable for
    Children (6-11)Youth (11-18)
Immerse yourself in art these October school holidays at the Rockingham Arts Centre in a week of diverse Art Explosion workshops presented by a different facilitator each day. Workshops run from 10am-1pm daily and are suitable for ages 8 - 16 years. Registrations close Wednesday 2 October. Contact the Rockingham Arts Centre to register on 9527 0734.
 
At this workshop participants will use recycled cardboard to create a portrait of a favourite character or icon.
  • Date
    10 October 2019
  • Time
    10am-1pm
  • Price
    $20 per person/per workshop
  • Location
    Rockingham Arts Centre
  • Suitable for
    Children (6-11)Youth (11-18)

Immerse yourself in art these October school holidays at the Rockingham Arts Centre in a week of diverse Art Explosion workshops presented by a different facilitator each day. Workshops run from 10am-1pm daily and are suitable for ages 8 - 16 years. Registrations close Wednesday 2 October. Contact the Rockingham Arts Centre to register on 9527 0734.

At this workshop participants will explore imagination and create their ideal future world using paints and past

  • Date
    11 October 2019
  • Time
    10am-11am
  • Price
    Free
  • Location
    Rockingham Central Library
  • Suitable for
    Children (6-11)

Come and learn about coral reefs, where they are, what they are and how they are critical for life on earth. With fun educational activities and examining real corals, kids will become mini marine biologists and take a virtual dive on the Great Barrier Reef.

Suitable for ages 5-8 years. Bookings essential. For more information contact the Rockingham Central Library on 9528 8683

  • Date
    11 October 2019
  • Time
    10am-1pm
  • Price
    $20 per person/per workshop
  • Location
    Rockingham Arts Centre
  • Suitable for
    Children (6-11)Youth (11-18)

Immerse yourself in art these October school holidays at the Rockingham Arts Centre in a week of diverse Art Explosion workshops presented by a different facilitator each day. Workshops run from 10am-1pm daily and are suitable for ages 8 - 16 years. Registrations close Wednesday 2 October. Contact the Rockingham Arts Centre to register on 9527 0734.

At this workshop participants will explore the secrets of drawing with Andy Quilty.

Gary Holland Centre, Kent Street, Rockingham

Wednesday 23rd October 10am

Finding information about government-funded aged care services can be complex. Dementia Australia has a new way to identify and access dementia services.

The Dementia Care Navigator is a service that aims to make it simpler for Australians to learn about government-supported aged care services and how to access them.

Services you can access include:

  • Tailored information about dementia and local services
  • Individual and group support sessions
  • Seminars to help you navigate living with dementia at all stages, including connecting you with other service providers

Suitable for: Person living with dementia and family members / primary carers / support person of a person living with dementia and people who may be concerned and want to learn more about dementia.

  • Date
    11 October 2019
  • Time
    10am-2pm
  • Price
    Free
  • Location
    Mike Barnett Sports Complex
  • Suitable for
    AdultsSeniors

The annual Seniors and Carers Expo is being held on Friday 11 October from 10am–2pm at Mike Barnett Sports Complex. With more than 145 stalls available from various community groups, organisations, government departments and businesses, there will be plenty to see and do. Come along to learn more about the services and support available to seniors and carers, and join in with the 10th anniversary celebrations.

For more information, visit the Seniors and Carers Expo page, or contact Street Hassle Events at expo@streethassle.com.au or 9524 5386.

Community event
  • Date
    12 October 2019
  • Time
    6pm-12am
  • Price
    $90
  • Location
    Hotel Clipper, Patterson Rd, Rockingham
  • Suitable for
    AdultsSeniors

Black tie charity event hosted by Fibro & Us - Fibromyalgia Support Group Inc. Arrive at 6pm. $90 includes three course meal. Table of eight payment arrangement is available. Please contanct Fibro & Us by emailing info@fibro-us.org.

  • Date
    18 October 2019
  • Time
    10am-11am
  • Price
    Free
  • Location
    Village Green
  • Suitable for
    AdultsSeniors
RAD Walkers (Rockingham Alzheimer's and Dementia Walking Group) is a regular walking group for people living with dementia, and their carers. RAD walkers meet 10am-11am on the first and third Friday of each month at Village Green. Come along and make new friends while keeping active in a welcoming environment.
  • Date
    19 October 2019
  • Time
    10.30am-12pm
  • Price
    Free
  • Location
    Rockingham Central Library
  • Suitable for
    Adults

Take control of your mindset with our special workshop presented by Insite Mind Founder, Alisa Pettit.

This workshop will provide participants with tools to help change their mindset, as well as learning how to take control of thoughts and breaking negative habits.

Bookings essential. To find out more information, please contact Rockingham Cenral Library on 9528 8683opens in a new window.

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  • Date
    19 October 2019
  • Time
    1pm-2.30pm
  • Price
    Free
  • Location
    Rockingham Arts Centre
  • Suitable for
    All ages

The City will be hosting a Community Lantern Parade as part of the City's Foreshore Celebration on Saturday 26 October 2019. The lantern parade will take place at Churchill Park, Rockingham Foreshore from 7.30pm. Community members have the opportunity to be part of the celebratory parade by attending one of the City's free lantern workshops. Lanterns will be made from recycled materials to signify the importance of recycling in the City and along our beaches.

All workshop dates:

  • Wednesday 25 September, Rockingham Arts Centre
  • Wednesday 2 October, Warnbro Shopping Centre (drop in)
  • Thursday 3 October, Rockingham Central Library
  • Friday 4 October, Warnbro Shopping Centre (drop in)
  • Saturday 19 October, Rockingham Arts Centre
  • Saturday 26 October, Churchill Park, Rockingham Foreshore (drop in).

Registrations for workshops are required, with the exception of the drop in style workshops.

To register, please email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au or call 9528 0333.

  • Date
    21 October 2019
  • Time
    6pm
  • Price
    Free
  • Location
    Administrative Centre
  • Suitable for
    Youth (11-18)AdultsSeniors

This Special Council Meeting is to swear in new Councillors, elect the Mayor, elect the Deputy Mayor and elect councillors to various committees.

  • Date
    21 October 2019
  • Time
    10am-12pm
  • Price
    Free
  • Location
    Clipper Cafe, Patterson Road, Rockingham
  • Suitable for
    AdultsSeniors

The City, in partnership with Alzheimer's WA and Rockingham and Districts Alzheimers Inc., facilitates a monthly Memory Café for people living with dementia, and their carers. Join in for a friendly cuppa and a chat to share experiences and memories and make new friends. The Memory Café takes place on the third Monday of each month at the Clipper Café. Contact the City for more information on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

  • Date
    22 October 2019
  • Time
    4pm
  • Price
    Free
  • Location
    Administrative Centre
  • Suitable for
    Youth (11-18)AdultsSeniors

Planning and Engineering Services Committee meetings are held in the Boardroom at the City of Rockingham Administration Centre, Civic Boulevard, Rockingham on the third Monday of every month, this meeting is on a Tuesday due to Local Government Elections. (Always confirm before attending as times can change without notice).

  • Date
    26 October 2019
  • Time
    10am-11.30am
  • Price
    Free
  • Location
    Rockingham Central Library
  • Suitable for
    Adults

Join us for this special workshop as Marissa from Bindi Bindi Dreaming comes to share information on native herbs and spices and the important role they play in our food and medicine. The workshop will include a live demonstration, taste testing and activities for the children as well.

Bookings essential. To find out more information, please contact Rockingham Cenral Library on 9528 8683

  • Date
    26 October 2019
  • Time
    9am-12pm
  • Price
    Free
  • Location
    Churchill Park
  • Suitable for
    All ages

The City will be hosting a Community Lantern Parade as part of the City's Foreshore Celebration on Saturday 26 October 2019. The lantern parade will take place at Churchill Park, Rockingham Foreshore from 7.30pm. Community members have the opportunity to be part of the celebratory parade by attending one of the City's free lantern workshops. Lanterns will be made from recycled materials to signify the importance of recycling in the City and along our beaches.

All workshop dates:

  • Wednesday 25 September, Rockingham Arts Centre
  • Wednesday 2 October, Warnbro Shopping Centre (drop in)
  • Thursday 3 October, Rockingham Central Library
  • Friday 4 October, Warnbro Shopping Centre (drop in)
  • Saturday 19 October, Rockingham Arts Centre
  • Saturday 26 October, Churchill Park, Rockingham Foreshore (drop in).

Registrations for workshops are required, with the exception of the drop in style workshops.

To register, please email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au or call 9528 0333.

  • Date
    29 October 2019
  • Time
    6pm
  • Price
    Free
  • Location
    Administrative Centre
  • Suitable for
    Youth (11-18)AdultsSeniors

Council meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6pm in the Council Chambers, City of Rockingham Administration Centre, Civic Boulevard, Rockingham. (Always confirm before attending as times can change without notice).

  • Date
    29 October 2019
  • Time
    6pm
  • Price
    Free
  • Location
    Administrative Centre
  • Suitable for
    Youth (11-18)AdultsSeniors

Council meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6pm in the Council Chambers, City of Rockingham Administration Centre, Civic Boulevard, Rockingham. (Always confirm before attending as times can change without notice).