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calling for local performers and stall holders.

On Saturday 6 December, the Civic Centre will once again come alive for some Christmas fun. If you have an interest in performing, exhibiting and holding cultural activities or run a community or food stall, visit our website and complete an online registration of interest. Registrations close on 30 September and successful applicants will be notified to provide further information and discuss requirements. For more information visit our website or call Customer Service on 8408 1111.

nominating for council.

Council elections are held every four years on the second Saturday in November. Nominations for candidates to be elected to the City of Charles Council open on Tuesday 2 September and close at 12noon on Tuesday 16 September. For information on how to nominate and what is involved in becoming an elected member, come along to our Council Candidate Information Session on Thursday 28 August from 6 – 8pm at our Council Chambers at the Civic Centre, Woodville. Registrations to Kim Vrankovic by email or by phone on 8408 1120.

hosting an Energy and Water Saving Expo.

Findon Community Centre and Uniting Communities invite you to bring along your bills and your questions. Get advice from energy and financial advisors. Understand your bills and running costs. On Wednesday 27 August from 11-1pm, with lunch available for a gold coin donation. For more information and to book please phone 8408 1310.

stepping into Spring with cooking.

Join Pam Tobin, Chef and Team from The Food Studios at Findon Community Centre for demonstrations, tastings, recipes and more. On Wednesday 3 September 7.30-9.30pm, cost is $20, bookings and pre-payment are essential. For more information and to book phone 8408 1310.

saying no to racism.

Racism. It stops at Charles Sturt. One in seven Australians say they have experienced discrimination because of their skin colour or background. To build a strong, resilient and vibrant community, we’re holding a panel discussion on Wednesday 27 August from 6.15- 8pm at the Eagles Football Club. RSVP by Wednesday 20 August to or 8408 1332.

welcoming a new yoga class.

Combining over 15 years of teaching and extensive experience in dance, Dani Caputo adds a dance flavour to the class. Improving strength, flexibility, core stability and positivity, it is relaxing and rejuvenating. For people of all abilities, all fitness levels and all age groups. At the Henley & Grange Community Centre Tuesdays 7-8.30pm. For more information contact the Centre on 8408 1277.

inviting craft tutors.

The Henley & Grange Community Centre is seeking expressions of interest from tutors to participate in a Craft and Hobby Demonstration Fair - to be held at the Centre on a Saturday or Sunday. The Centre is aiming to run a Fair where people can learn from ‘experts,’ be inspired, learn the magic behind the creations, have a go and sign on for classes to learn more. Whether you have your own venue or are looking for one (possibly here) this may be for you. Please email Christine at to register your interest.

getting fit the fun way.

Join Ric Vargas for this new fitness class tailored for seniors (50+) looking to develop core strength, flexibility, coordination and fitness. Ric is a professional trainer with an holistic approach. Cost $6 - first class is free, Thursdays 12.30-1.30pm at the Henley & Grange Community Centre. Contact Ric on 0459 785 073.

immunising our community.

Our Immunisation clinic has a limited number of flu vaccines still available at our public clinics. Cost - $20 per vaccine. Persons 6 months of age to adult can be vaccinated. Payment taken by credit/debit card only. Please see our website for clinic calendar.

celebrating the Winter Festival of Learning.

August is the month for discovering new things at the Library. This exciting new program for children, young people and families offers a variety of showcase and regular events, and incorporates Children’s Book Week and National Science Week. Program information is available at the Library, via the website or calling 8408 1333.

enjoying living well workshops.

Gain knowledge and skills in developing practical ways to enhance your mental health and well being on Tuesdays 10am-1pm, with lunch included at Bower Cottages Community Centre. For further information contact the Centre on 8408 1395.

hosting OOTS!

Out of The Square proudly presents the Band of the South Australian Police. Featuring traditional military music, swing, classics, movie musicals and more. “Always something special.” Friday 15 August at 2pm. Civic Centre Room CC1, 72 Woodville Rd, Woodville. All tickets $15. Pre-purchase recommended via our website:

conserving the Brick Kilns.

Council recently resolved to form a Community Reference Group to help guide and formulate plans for the brick kilns Conservation Project, located on Toogood Ave at Beverley. You are invited to come along to a site visit and workshop, where you will have an opportunity to register for the Community Reference Group and fi nd out more information about the history of the site. Thursday 21 August, starting at 5pm for a site viewing, then 6pm at the Eagles Football Club Function Centre, Oval Avenue, Woodville South. For catering purposes please RSVP to Linda on 8408 1368 or email

cooking together with the Big Dish Up!

Tired of cooking dinner every night? Would you like new meal ideas and more free time to do the things you enjoy? Come along to Seaton North Neighbourhood Centre’s ‘Big Dish Up’ cooking sessions where we have fun cooking many delicious and healthy dishes in bulk together for you to take home and store to enjoy with your family over the week. Sessions are $3 with free crèche available on Wednesdays from 20 August 12.30–2.30pm. Bookings are essential and space is limited. To book or for more information contact Katriona on 0407 653 393 or email

exploring the Internet.

Learn about newspapers, family history and food on the Internet at one of our free computer courses to be held at the Hindmarsh or Henley Beach Libraries this month. Book online at or contact the Library Call Centre on 8408 1333.

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