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Westside Place Makers Grants
Place Making: (verb)
‘the act of reimaging everyday spaces into places where people love to gather and connect.’

We help fund and support bold, creative and inventive ideas that bring life to public spaces in Charles Sturt. Applications for Autumn/Winter 2018 close on Friday 16 February. For more information and guidelines call 8408 1111, email placemakers@charlessturt.sa.gov.au or visit www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/WestsidePlaceMakersGrant

 

Waste and Recycling Tour
Join us for a tour of our local recycling and waste facilities on Wednesday 14 March from 10am-4pm, and learn about what happens to your recyclables, organics and waste materials after they’re collected from the kerb. Speak with experts at each site and have your questions answered. Tours are free for Charles Sturt residents, but bookings are essential as places are limited. Please call Wendy at KESAB on 8234 7255 to book your seat.

Paddle for Prostate
Paddle for Prostate is on this Sunday 11 February from 9am at Oarsmen Reserve, Tennyson. Get involved and raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia for research, awareness and to support men affected and their families. If you don’t paddle, you can make a splash with a donation or attend the event and enjoy a fun morning in the sun by the Lake. Bring along blue balloons and ribbons, and dress up in blue. Learn more, make a donation or register at www.paddle4prostate.com.au

Digital Drawing class
Mix technology with art in an interactive digital drawing session for adults at the Civic Library on Saturday 17 February. Two sessions at 12.30pm and 2.30pm will be offered where participants will download and install the app Tayasui Sketches onto their own device, and create art using simple drawing techniques. Bookings are essential, so please call the Library Call Centre on 8408 1333 or book online at http://bit.ly/eVents-csls

Greater Union Arndale Library Quiz
The weekly quiz with Stephen the Quiz master is back at our libraries! Great for all ages, the quiz tests your general knowledge with plenty of opportunities to win prizes. No bookings are required for this free activity. For locations and times, please call the Library Call Centre on 8408 1333, or visit www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/LibraryQuiz

Smoke-free Bowden Town Square
The comfort and enjoyment of Bowden Town Square has been enhanced with the area now a declared smoke-free zone. Recent community engagement showed overwhelming support for the proposal, which has now been approved by the State Government. Signs have been placed at the boundary of the smoke-free area to increase awareness, and a number of bins have been installed to allow for the responsible disposal of cigarette butts. On the spot fines of $75 can be applied to anyone found smoking in smoke-free precincts.

The Women Next Door
We all know everyday women who are actually extraordinary. They might be your mum, sister, aunty, friend, yoga teacher, neighbour, colleague, the woman who serves you at the supermarket, or the older lady who chats to you on your daily walk. We want to interview some of these extraordinary women-next-door at our upcoming International Women’s Day Festival lunchtime panel. Nominate an amazing woman whose story is worth hearing to inspire others at www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/women

Free hearing checks at the Library
Getting your hearing checked is a simple and painless way to learn more about your hearing and what can be done to help. We are offering a free 15 minute hearing check and a complimentary showbag to people over 21 years of age at the Hindmarsh Library on Monday 26 February, and the Henley Beach Library on Thursday 1 March from 12-2pm. Bookings are essential, so please call the Library Call Centre on 8408 1333 or visit your local library branch.

Share your home grown produce
GrowFree is a movement where local communities share their excess home grown produce, plants and seedlings at carts in public places. If you have excess home grown produce or seedlings you’d like to share, drop it off at The Brocas GrowFree cart under the verandah at 111 Woodville Road, St Clair or the Henley Community Garden GrowFree cart adjacent Henley and Grange Memorial Reserve. To learn more about the GrowFree movement, or find other cart locations, visit www.growfree.org.au

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