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The Benches Collective

Adopt a bench for a day and transform an ordinary seat into something extraordinary! Get involved in the Benches Collective on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 October by adopting a bench near you, or one of the seven benches along Linear Park for an activity. Benches could be used for a storytelling session, clothing swap, skill sharing, jam sessions, bust out your board games...the ideas are endless! To register a bench, or for some inspiration, visit

Discover your new look Community Centre

Enjoy a day of free activities, workshops, displays and family fun on Sunday 8 October from 10am-3pm. The Bowden Brompton Community Centre at 19 Green Street, Brompton, has been completely refurbished and we can’t wait for you to see it! This event coincides with the annual Spring Fair next door at the Brompton Community Garden, where there will be more activities and entertainment for all ages. For further information, call the Centre on 8408 1860.

Heritage Places DPA

Council has released the Heritage Places Development Plan Amendment (DPA) for consultation. The DPA proposes the listing of 64 additional Local Heritage Places, as well as the removal of 213 Contributory Items. The closing date for written submissions on the DPA is Friday 10 November 2017. Contact John Tagliaferri, Senior Policy Planner on 8408 1827 for further details.

Community Spring Fair

Enjoy a fun, free, family day at the Findon Community Centre on Wednesday 11 October from 10am-2pm in support of Anti-Poverty Week. The Community Spring Fair will feature information stalls, food, children’s activities and entertainment. For more information, call 8408 1310.

Get help with your tax

Tax Help is a free and confidential service provided by the Australian Taxation Office to help people complete their tax returns online using myTax. If your annual income is $60,000 or less and you meet the eligibility criteria, you are entitled to a one hour session at a City of Charles Sturt Community Centre or Library. Bookings are essential and should be made by calling the Civic Library (8408 1333) or Community Centres – Findon (8408 1311), Bower Cottages (8408 1395), Cheltenham (8408 1390) or West Lakes (8408 1144). The Tax Help service will conclude at the end of October.

Community Garage Sale

As part of the Garage Sale Trail, Findon Community Centre will be hosting a community garage sale on Saturday 21 October from 8am-12noon. This is a great opportunity for people who want to sell unwanted items without having to organise your own garage sale! If you’d like to take part, register as a seller by calling the Centre on 8408 1310.

If you’d like to get involved in Garage Sale Trail by hosting your own sale on either Saturday 21 or Sunday 22 October, register at

Art classes for outdoorsy kids

The Beach Studio is a fun pop-up outdoor art class for creative, outdoorsy kids aged 6-12. Two 45 minute classes will be held at 10am and 11am every Saturday morning, starting this Saturday 7 October next to the West Beach Surf Life Saving Club at the corner of West Beach and Seaview Roads. Shade and art materials will be provided. Classes are $10 per child and bookings are not essential, but can be made in advance at

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Bring a teddy and a rug to the Findon Community Centre on Friday 20 October from 1-3pm and enjoy a free Teddy Bears’ Picnic! We’ll have activities for the kids including the teddy bear displays, Imagination Playground, music and Knit-A-Teddy, and light refreshments will be served. Cost is a gold coin donation. Call 8408 1310 for bookings.

Ukulele Grow & Achieve program

An 8 week course to progress the accomplished beginner. Expand on chord knowledge and further develop your strumming technique. Join in and have fun in a relaxed group setting at the West Lakes Community Centre. Term dates commence Thursday October 19, 1-2.30pm and Saturday October 21, 11am-12.30pm. Cost is $2 per session and bookings are essential - contact Sharon on 0426 207 742.

Chalk drawings & scratch boards

Brighten up our community by creating chalk art outside the Henley Beach Library, and design wearable art with scratch boards on Friday 13 October from 10am-12noon. This free event is suitable for kids of all ages, no bookings required. Contact the Library on 8408 1333 for more information.


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