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Nominate for a Street Meet

We are trialling ways to make it easier and more affordable for neighbours to close their streets for short periods of time for parties, play or special occasions. We are looking for several streets to test this approach out with us between late April and June this year. If you live on a street with low traffic, and with other residents who are keen to organise and host a Street Meet, nominate your street by Sunday 26 February at www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/StreetMeet  

Dog Body Language Seminar

What’s your dog saying that you’re missing? Join us at the Woodville Road Civic Centre on Tuesday 21 February from 7-8.30pm for a free event where RSPCA-approved Force Free Trainers will talk about how dogs communicate, recognising signs of stress and anxiety, how to tell where you dog likes being petted, what good dog play should look like and more. There will be free refreshments and great giveaways on the night. The session is free, but bookings are essential via our website or by calling 8408 1111. More information is available in the Facebook event.

After School Animation

The Findon Community Centre will be hosting an eight week action-packed animation workshop for kids aged 7+. GooRoo Animation will be running the workshops, which will be held from 4-6pm on Thursdays from 16 February to 6 April. Participants will try their hand at a range of animation techniques including Claymation, mixed media, flipbooks, whiteboard, pixilation and skittles animation. The course cost is $200, and bookings can be made at http://trybooking.com/248024 For more information, contact Cameron on 0400 034 692 or workshops@goorooanimation.com  

Aus SciFi and Fantasy Club

Last month we welcomed the Aus SciFi and Fantasy Club to The Brocas! The group meet regularly to discuss all things Science Fiction and Fantasy related. Guest speakers are invited to talk about a variety of topics, and this month the club is being addressed by Adelaide writer Alex James, author of Amazon 7 and Dark Streets. The meeting will be held on Sunday 12 February from 2-6pm at The Brocas at 111 Woodville Road, St Clair. The cost is $2 and includes light refreshments. All welcome!

Melanoma March

The Melanoma March is a family (and dog) friendly community event where participants unite together and walk a short course to raise awareness and funds for life-saving research. This year, the March is happening on Sunday 26 March from 9am from Henley Square. For more information or to register visit www.melanomamarch.org.au

St Clair Recreation Precinct Consultation

The St Clair Recreation Centre will be undergoing a major transformation and expansion in 2017, with a multi-million dollar upgrade to increase the use and function of the centre, and we need your help!

Council is now looking to gather information on what you would like to see in the park surrounding the planned new recreation centre. Consultation is open until 17 March 2017. To get involved visit http://www.yoursaycharlessturt.com.au  

Women’s Australian Open Golf Tournament

The 2017 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, one of Australia’s premier sports events, will be played at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club in Seaton from February 16-19. See the world’s leading female golfers compete for a share of the US $1.3million tournament purse. Visit www.womensausopen.com for tickets and more information.

Residential Development Plan Amendment (DPA)

Council has released the Residential City-Wide Policies DPA for public consultation.  The DPA proposes a number of changes to residential development policy throughout the City of Charles Sturt. Visit yoursaycharlessturt.com.au by 31 March 2017 to read the information brochure, download the full Residential City-Wide Policies DPA document or have your say. Hard copies of the document are also available at our Civic Centre and Libraries. For more information, contact John Tagliaferri on jtagliaferri@charlessturt.sa.gov.au or 8408 1827.

Poetry Book Launch

The Civic Library will be hosting the launch of the book ‘Immediate Reflections’ by local author and poet Martin Christmas. Join us on Friday 10 February from 6-8pm for readings of Martin’s poetry and light refreshments. Books will be available to purchase on the night. This event is free and no bookings are necessary. For more information, visit our website or phone the Library Call Centre on 8408 1333.

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