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Make Things Happen Family Maker Space

Bring the kids along to the West Lakes Library on Saturday 27 August from 10.30am-12.30pm for a free Family Maker Space session. This week’s session is linked to the Book Week theme of ‘Australia! Story Country’, and families will be making clay bunyips and other animals with Active Education. These free, creative sessions are held on the last Saturday of every month and are open to families and children  of all ages. No bookings required, just turn up and Make Things Happen!

School Holiday Sports Program

The City of Charles Sturt is offering children aged; 2-17 the opportunity to try a new sport in our FREE School Holiday Sports Program from 3-14 October.

Children can choose from lots of different sports including; tennis, canoeing, croquet, surf life saving, hockey, basketball, netball, calisthenics, bicycle speedway, dancing, cricket, rugby union, scouts, ready steady go kids, AFL football and more. Visit or call Lisa on 8408 1117 to register.

Register for BPay View and win!

Charles Sturt now offer BPAY View, which means you can say goodbye to your paper bill and have your rates notice sent straight to your online bank, making receiving, storing and paying even simpler. It’s also better for the environment too. Register for BPAY View though your online bank by 30 September to be in the running to win  an iPad mini, ask us how, or visit our website for more information.

Spring Garden Competition

It’s that time of year again, where we celebrate our City’s avid and enthusiastic gardeners with the Spring Garden Competition. This is  an inclusive event and we encourage entries from everyone including young aspiring green thumbs, experienced gardeners, schools and small businesses. With nine categories, there is certainly something for everyone! The children’s colouring competition also continues this year with the theme of ‘BEES...Buzzing’. To enter the Competition or to download the colouring sheet, visit or call Ali on 8408 1306. Happy gardening!

Free Technology Help

Need some help with technology? Our Libraries offer free assistance to people of all technological abilities. Drop In ‘One on One’ sessions are held at West Lakes Library on Sundays from 2-4pm, providing you with 15 minutes of basic technology assistance on the subject of your choice. If more help is needed then booking into a 45 minute ‘One on One’ session at either Civic or Hindmarsh Library is encouraged. Each month, the Library releases a new range of learning opportunities. Popular small group learning sessions include, Q&A Android Help, Windows 10 Basics, Buy and Sell on Gumtree and Searching Family Ancestry. All computer assistance is free of charge. Course information is available via the Library’s online booking calendar at or by phoning the Library Call Centre on 8408 1333.

Hard Rubbish

Our new at-call hard waste collection service has started! Each household is entitled to book up to two free hard waste collections per year. To make a booking, or for more information, visit or call the Wasteline on 8295 5077.

Free Hearing Checks

Get involved in the Big Aussie Hearing Check and get your hearing checked for free at West Lakes Library on Thursday 25 August from 12-2pm or at Findon Library on Friday 26 August from 1-3pm. Hearing checks are free and take less than 15 minutes.

Cosy Classics Movie Series

Come along to the Woodville Town Hall for screenings of Pride (M) & Beginners (M) on Sunday 4 September. Pride starts at 1pm, and Beginners starts at 3.30pm. Tickets to each film are $6 (available at the door - cash only) and you’re welcome to come to one or both films. Refreshments will be available for purchase from the Candy Bar.

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