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Mentors in Violence Prevention Workshop - 25 October 2021

Mentors in Violence Prevention is a 5-hour workshop that gives participants an opportunity to gain skills about how we react to bullying and family violence. It gives participants the chance to develop and practice skills they can use safely in a range of situations. It challenges us all to be leaders and proactive bystanders. The workshops are welcoming and safe and the feedback from participants has shown they help people feel more confident in recognising violence and intervening where appropriate.  The workshop is free and morning tea and lunch is provided. Details as well as online booking can be found here. 

Monthly Garage Sale & Market - Derby Town Hall

Occurs every third Sunday - 9 am to 1 pm.  No fees and all are welcome.  The Hall is open to Stallholders at 8 am and no bookings are required.  Sausage Sizzle and refreshments served by the North East Tasmania Lapidary Club.  For more information contact Erika on 0487 773 830. 

North East Tasmania Lapidary Club

Rock up and have a look! 43 Main Street, Derby every Wednesday and Saturday between 10 am - 4 pm.  For more information contact Vincent 0403 042 499. 

Tasmanian Online Service Finder

Have you ever needed information about what programs and services are in your area? An online database is now available called and it lists services in a variety of categories such as addiction support, crisis and emergency support, resources for children, young people and older Tasmanians, relationship support, health and housing services. It’s designed for everyone to access, and is funded by a collective, initially lead by Anglicare, which includes Baptcare, CatholicCare, Colony47, Hobart City Mission, Mission Australia, Red Cross, Relationships Australia Tasmania, The Salvation Army, TasCOSS and UnitingCare Tasmania. Findhelptas is now managed by TasCOSS. If you have a program or service you’d like included on the directory, you can submit the details on the online form available on the site. If you need to update your data or if you have any queries, feel free to contact Leah Cleary, Project Support Officer, on 6231 0755 or 

Bridport U3A

Have you ever wanted to learn new skills with like-minded people in a fun and interactive way? Well the new Bridport University of the 3rd Age (U3A) may be just what you’re looking for… it is a non-for-profit self-directed learning cooperative run solely by volunteers for the benefit of the community. For an annual fee of $45 (to cover insurance) you can get access to all courses offered by Bridport U3A. Aimed at over 50s or those who are retired or semi-retired, course options are limited only by your imagination. You may also have a desire to share your skills in a particular area and offer to teach at the U3A. Registrations are currently being taken in person at the Bridport Pavilion, or by emailing 

Business Key Holder Registration

Scottsdale Police are establishing a Business Key Holder Register in the north-east. It is designed as a first point of contact for police outside of normal business hours, should they need to urgently contact the business owner or manager. If you'd like to make sure they have your details, you can download a copy of the form from the Tasmania Police website at 

Dorset Community Men's Shed

We can be found at 2 Christopher Street, Scottsdale (on the town side of the recreation ground). We create items to sell to the public from our gallery. We repair and build what is required by customers. You can be guided by our members if you wish to build something for yourself. Maybe you have a project you wish to do, but just need some help to complete it? Maybe just come and have a coffee and a chat, you decide what you would like to do! Open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 3 pm (although this can change over the winter months). Contact Merv on 0417 542 152 for more details. 

Adult Literacy

Need help with reading, writing, maths or learning skills? You can access FREE one-to-one private tutoring for adults, simply by calling Adult Literacy Coordinator, Susan Alexander (based at the Scottsdale Library) on 0428 167 429 or email Tutoring can be held anywhere you feel comfortable. Simply give Susan a call to book something in! 

FREE Use of iPads

iPads are available to borrow, and FREE to use in the Scottsdale Library. Just ask the staff at the Scottsdale Library.