PERSONAL safety coach Stephen Walton will teach the seven secrets to self-defence, self-protection and personal safety on Tuesday, May 17 from 6-7.30pm in the Centenary Park main hall, Belmont. Stephen has more than 29 years martial arts experience and was a police officer. Stay safe strategies will include situational awareness training, security on the street, warning and danger signs, threat analysis, fear control, conflict communication, and myths of self defence. Cost for Belmont residents is $6, non-residents $12. For further details, call 9477 7222 or visit eventbrite.com.au. STOP counting calories. A nutritious lifestyles workshop that looks at what our bodies need on a daily basis to keep us energised and healthy, instead of just focusing on the numbers, will be held in the Ruth Faulkner Public Library, Cloverdale, events room on Thursday, May 26 from 6-7.30pm. The workshop will be conducted by accredited practising dietitian and advanced sports dietitian Simone Allen. Topics will include positive nutrition, how to choose a healthy snack and dropping the guilt around chocolate. Cost for Belmont residents is $6, non-residents $12. Call 9477 7222 or visit eventbrite.com.au. HAPPY snappers can learn to use their cameras to their full potential by using the manual mode with professional photographer Karen Castle. Technical details like aperture and shutter speed will be covered, as well as lighting and composition. This six-week course is for anyone who has an SLR camera or a camera that has 'manual' mode and will be held on Wednesdays from May 4 to June 15, except for May 25, 6-8pm at the the Ruth Faulkner Public Library meeting room in Cloverdale. Cost for Belmont residents is $60, non-residents $120, non-refundable. For details, call 9477 7222 or visit eventbrite.com.au.