Bourke Men's Shed, Community Garden and Gallery
Bourke Men's Shed was started in 2008 and now has around 30 members. They are located in the old ambulance station in Mitchell Street Bourke. This is an ideal venue as it gives them plenty of floor space for their various machines. Their main activity is making pens from local timber, which are then sold to tourists and locals. They attend local shows and field days to sell pens and help recruit new members.
This is a place for men to meet, socialise and join in activities. It provides an opportunity to make new friends, develop new skills and improve old ones, and to participate in projects for personal and community benefit. It focuses on the mental, physical and social well being of men.
Tuesdays is their card morning playing games such as euchre, cribbage and five hundred.
On Thursdays they have a barbecue lunch and is more of a social day.
They have computers available for use by members and the general public, and operate the Broadband For Seniors program in Bourke.
They work on various community projects, and recently made a dais for the local swimming club. Visitors are welcome at any time.