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Paddle for Prostate

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and the City of Charles Sturt have joined forces to bring the inaugural Paddle for Prostate event to West Lakes on Sunday 22 January from 9am-12.30pm.This celebration of life on the water aims to raise funds for Prostate Cancer research, awareness and to support affected men and their families. Participants are invited to paddle their canoes, kayaks and paddleboards, team up with fellow dragon boaters and surf club members and cruise around Delfin Island. Even if you don’t paddle, you can still make a splash by making a donation, or just come down on the day to enjoy refreshments and amusements. For more information, registrations or donations, visit

Accessible Beach Day

Many people living with a disability are not able to access the beach and ocean, but Accessible Beaches Australia and partner Push Mobility will be rolling out equipment such as the Mobi-Mat, the Lasher Sport BT Beach Wheelchair and the Mobi-Chair Floating Wheelchair for people to come and try on Saturday 4 February! Join us at Henley Square from 10am-1pm for a fun, free day at the beach supported by the Henley Surf Life Saving Club. As this event is subject to weather conditions, please check the Facebook event at or call Claire on 0447 751 764 to confirm times on the day.

Australia Day Awards Presentation & Ceremony

Join us at the Woodville Town Hall on Tuesday 26 January from 10-11.30am as we announce the winners of our 2017 Australia Day Awards, and welcome more than 60 candidates as new Australian Citizens. Entertainment will be provided. All welcome.

Pink & Blue Swim

Join the fun and get involved in a swim or walk to raise awareness and funds for both prostate and breast cancer with the West Beach Surf Life Saving Club’s Pink & Blue Swim on Saturday 21 January from 9.30am. The Pink and Blue Swim is a non-competitive open water swim consisting of three swim distances, 200m, 500m or 1km, while the Walk is a family friendly 2km beach walk - everyone (including pets) is welcome! We all know someone affected by cancer…who will you swim or walk for? To register, or for more information, visit

School Holiday Fun

Play With Recycled Plastics – Monday 16 January, 1-3pm, The Brocas

Artist Annabelle Collett will show 6-16 year olds how to create a range of artworks from all types of plastics in this free workshop. Places are strictly limited and bookings are essential by emailing Annabelle at

Crazy Art – Tuesday 17 January, 10am-12pm, Findon Library

Produce your own masterpiece with a variety of media and everyday objects. Suitable for ages 10+. Free event, no bookings required.

Blast Off Music Show – Tuesday 24 January, 10.30-11.10am, Civic Centre

An action-packed musical journey with interactive songs, stories and fun. Suitable for young children. Free, no bookings required.

Superheroes Science Show with Sci-World – Monday 23 January, 10.30-11.30am, West Lakes Library

This fun take on physics will show kids how different types of energy can meet the needs of superheroes (or villains!) Suitable for ages 7-13. Bookings essential as places are limited, visit or call 8408 1333.

Cubees and Tubees – Wednesday 25 January, 10am-12pm, West Lakes Library

Create heroes, villains and other characters kids will love from ordinary paper and cardboard tubes! Free, no bookings required.

After School Animation

The Findon Community Centre will be hosting an eight week action-packed animation workshop for kids aged 7+ throughout term 1. 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 For more information, contact Cameron on 0400 034 692 or

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