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Ripe! Hard Cheese in 2 Weeks #2

Organised by Riverside Education With Tanja Pauls & Verena Gruner Thursday, 30th July, 6.30pm - 8.30pm At Riverside Centre (Kitchen) $35 per person Limited spaces - Registrations essential! Please register with Tanja: education@riverside.org.nz Back due to popular demand! The Nelson region is hungry for more cheese... We hereby offer a repeat of the June cheese making workshop. Join us at the Riverside kitchen to make a simple hard cheese that matures over a short period of time and tastes just great. A lot of people think making a hard cheese is difficult and time consuming. After just two hours spend with us in the kitchen you will go home feeling empowered and up-skilled. Come along, make

Move & Flo Yoga Dance Fusion

With Debbie Sumner Sunday, 19th July, 10am - 12 Midday At Riverside Centre (Rangimarie Hall) Fee: $35 per person (plus booking fee) Bookings on eventfinda.co.nz Join Debbie Sumner for a Creative fusion of Yoga and Dance. The workshop will begin with a gentle yoga based warm up and then we will begin to move into a unique guided flow. There will be elements of Middle Eastern Dance, African and Bollywood as well as Yoga Asana. The session will finish with a deep stretch and relaxation. This fusion is based on Debbie's experience over the years. She is a qualified Yoga and Bellyfit teacher, and she has trained with many Dance teachers over the last 20 years. This class will be uplifting and Fu

Pretzel Making for Kids (7years+)

Organised by Riverside Education With Franka Hauessner Saturday, 18th July, 2pm - 4pm At Riverside Centre (Kitchen) $5 per child Limited spaces - Registrations essential! Please register with Tanja: education@riverside.org.nz Twisted bread - it's Pretzel time! European staple coming up... In this session especially aimed at children 8 years and older, kids will work in pairs to create enough yummy baking for everyone to have afternoon tea together. Making Pretzels is fun, hands on, creative and very... satisfying. Nothing better than some homemade chewy goodness fresh out of the oven. Once the kids have tried making pretzels, they may want to make bake all the time ;) This workshop is proudl

Fermented Vegetables Made Easy

Organised by Riverside Education With Verena Gruner Thursday, 16th July, 6.30pm - 8.30pm At Riverside Centre (Kitchen) $20 per person Limited spaces - Registrations essential! Please register with Tanja: education@riverside.org.nz Hiss, fizz, bubble! The ancient kitchen craft called fermentation is having a come-back. More and more people are realising that we need some naturally fermented foods in or diets to maintain gut health and subsequent overall well-being. But how to do it? This 2 hour workshop will demystify the techniques and empower you to go home and let it bubble. We will use commonly available vegetables and other ingredients to create delicious and nourishing condiments. This

Open Floor Ecstatic Dance

With Jaime Howell Saturday, 11th July, 7pm - 9pm At Riverside Centre (Rangimarie Hall) Pay at the door $10 (Unemployed) -$20 (Employed) Contact Jaime: jaimeopeningminds@gmail.com Offering you a wave of wild and beautiful music to move your body, speech and mind. Less talking, more dancing than the Open Floor Inquiry Sundays. Dance is followed by a sweet meditation and settling. Contact Jaime with any questions jaimeopeningminds@gmail.com. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this post's content are those of the facilitator/event organiser and do not necessarily reflect Riverside Community Trust Board's official position and policy. Please contact the facilitator directly for all q

Mozarella Making For Kids (7years+)

Organised by Riverside Education With Tanja Pauls & Verena Gruner Thursday, 9th July, 3.30pm - 4.30pm At Riverside Centre (Kitchen) $5 per child (7 years and over). Limited spaces - Registrations essential! Please register with Tanja: education@riverside.org.nz Come and get cheesy ;) A fun, hands on session in the Riverside kitchen for children 7 years old and up. Tanja and Verena will show you how to turn healthy, raw and local milk into that all time favourite, melt in your mouth pizza topping... Roll up your sleeves and knead some curds! You will be able to take some cheese home to show family and friends. Limited to 12 children. This workshop is proudly sponsored by the Riverside Commun

Deep Ecology Day

With Inna Alex Saturday, 27th June, 10am - 5pm Contribution: $95 - $50 At Riverside Centre Everybody welcome. No previous experience necessary. To register: https://www.facebook.com/events/344236583218448/ For enquiries, email: earthcarenz@gmail.com Despair & Empowerment Work for Healing our World. Join us for an extraordinary, heart-felt journey into enhanced connection and empowerment with The Work That Reconnects. Transforming the despair for our world into Action. We are alive at an extraordinary moment in time: It is a time of growing uncertainty, as climate catastrophe looms, the sixth mass extinction accelerates, and the wounds of inequality and inhumanity are laid bare. It is also

Ripe! Hard Cheese in 2 weeks

Organised by Riverside Education With Tanja Pauls Thursday, 25th June, 6.30pm - 8.30pm At Riverside Centre (Kitchen) $35 per person Limited spaces - Registrations essential! Please register with Tanja: education@riverside.org.nz We are very excited to finally be able to offer a workshop again! We are kicking of our program with a firm favourite: cheese making. This time, we will look at a simple hard cheese that matures over a short period of time and tastes just great. A lot of people think making a hard cheese is difficult and time consuming. After just two hours spend with us in the kitchen you will go home feeling empowered and up-skilled. Come along, we are looking forward to meeting yo

Dancing For The Sun

With Jaime Howell & Juliana Griese Sunday, 21st June, 10am -12Midday At Riverside Centre (Rangimarie/Peace Hall) Costs Sliding Scale: unemployed $10 - $20 employed at the door Contact: 021 0264 4351 or jaime8ju@gmail.com www.openingminds.co.nz Celebrating Solstice and the New Moon. An Open Floor Inquiry Releasing the old. Bringing in the new. An invigorating and playful dance/movement inquiry that will strengthen and inspire your body/mind. This is an opportunity to blow out the cobwebs, get your heart beating, live some joy and connection as a community We will offer an inquiry into the theme of Solstice. What are you willing to RELEASE? What do you aspire to call in and how does this live

Vinyasa Yoga

With Jo Wilcox Every Friday & Tuesday, 9.30am - 10.45am At Riverside Centre (Rangimarie Hall) Drop In Class: $12 (Concession Cards available) Contact Jo for more info: 021 1709495 or breathyogaNZ@gmail.com Join Jo for weekly Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes. Vinyasa is, connection of breath and movement. In Vinyasa Flow Yoga, each movement is synchronized to a breath, flowing from one pose to the next. The first half of the class we practice round after round of Sun Salutations, holding a variety of low lunges, high lunges and Warrior poses within them. The lungs, digestive system, muscles and joints will all benefit from Sun Salutations. This practice also increases the vital energy in your body

Welcome Back

With Level 2 allowing some more freedom, Riverside Community Trust is finally welcoming back the wider community. Our education programme is starting up in June, and Riverside Milk has already been back to milk vending milk since level 3. The Community & Cultural Centre is also slowly waking up, with some Yoga, Aerial Silks and Circus classes already running. Because of ongoing Covid-19 concerns, however, many of our activities look and feel slightly different. It's all about keeping staff, customers and class participants safe. We ask you to wash or sanitise your hands before you enter any of our public buildings . and to keep your distance to others at all times. If unwell, please stay at

For LEASE: Riverside Cafe

Situated in a charming 150 year old homestead, the iconic Riverside Café is an exciting opportunity for any hospitality professional keen to continue two decades of inspiring Café Culture. Nestled into the beautiful, sunny Lower Moutere with Tasman’s Great Taste Trail passing right by its doors, Riverside Café is part of the historical Riverside Community which itself offers tourist accommodation, a hire venue, an art gallery and fresh farm milk sales to the public. With enchanting gardens, large covered deck, magical children’s playground, and an adjoining extensive succulent collection, guests have plenty of reasons to drop in and sample the menu. Add to this seating for up to 70 people, a

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