THURSDAY is shaping up to be a special day for Beaconsfield House.
As part of Neighbourhood House Week, staff and volunteers are gearing up for a program that they hope will raise the roof on the refurbished kindergarten building.
Not literally, but if house co-ordinator Janne Pinnington's enthusiasm is anything to go by, the iron on the roof may yet be shaken.
``Were throwing open the doors,'' Mrs Pinnington said.
``We want everyone to come and see what we do _ It'll be a big day.''
Beaconsfield House is celebrating its rapid expansion since moving into the Grubb Street premises.
``It may look like part of the school but that's where the similarity ends. We're relaxed and about having fun together,'' Mrs Pinnington said.
While the classes catering for different ages and interests are as diverse as cryptic crosswords and boot camp, they are only one part of what Beaconsfield House does.
Many service organisations visit, qualified personnel run workshops and local groups use the rooms.
There's a referral network, men's group and community garden in development. The op shop is open every week day.
``On Thursday, there'll be loads of displays, activities and food,'' Mrs Pinnington said.
``If you've ever been curious about pilates, Suzie will be on hand to demonstrate.
``If you've ever wondered how community gardens work, come along and ask Diane. Most of all, this house is for you _ so join with us as we raise the roof.''
Raise the roof will run from 10 am to 2 pm. Call 6383?th1110 for more information.