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sculpting balloons.

Join us on Friday 3 October 10.30-11.30am for a balloon sculpting workshop for children aged 6-11 at the Findon Community Centre. We only have 20 spaces (children must be accompanied by an adult). Cost is $8 per child and includes materials. To book and pay please call 8408 1310.

hosting a fair.

Join us at Findon Community Centre on Wednesday 8 October from 10.30am-2.30pm for the Western Region Anti-Poverty Week Community Fair. Hosted by Charles Sturt and Uniting Care Wesley Port Adelaide, come along for a free day of food, fun, stalls, kids activities and more. For further information please phone 8408 1310.

hosting school holiday events.

At the Henley & Grange Community Centre: yoga for kids aged 4+ on Monday 29 September at 12.15pm for $6, zumba for kids aged 8+ on Wednesdays 1 and 8 October at 11am for $6, African drumming for kids Thursdays 2 and 9 October at 11am for $10, Cool4Kids Environmental Care Show on Thursday 2 October at 2-2.45pm for kids 1-12 years for $2 and Cool4Kids Disco Dance on Wednesday 8 October at 1.30-2.15pm for kids 3-12 for $2. To book please call the Centre on 8408 1277. Kids must be accompanied by a paying adult at all sessions.

exploring space.

Join us for Space Encounters for Kids on Friday 3 September at 11am at the Civic Centre, 72 Woodville Road. Space Encounters tells the exciting story of two astronauts, Harris and Jefferson, and their robot Roland who venture into space to find the source of a strange signal. They arrive on a distant planet and encounter something they did not expect and when Roland malfunctions, will they ever get back home? Running time 50mins. All tickets are $9 with kids under 2 free. To book go to our website or tickets at the door.

consulting on Coast Park.

The final section of Coast Park to be designed in Charles Sturt is the 4.8km section running from Grange to Semaphore Park. From 29 September to 7 November 2014 we will be seeking community feedback on a short list of design options for this final section. Visit www.yoursaycharlessturt.com.au during this time to find out about the consultation events, view the options and complete an online survey.

collecting hard rubbish.

Hard rubbish collection will be occurring in the following wards: Semaphore Park - 6/10/2014, Grange – 13/10/2014. Visit our website for collection guidelines, dates and more information.

offering the ‘Big Cook Up’ for men.

Join us for a series of 8 cooking workshops that cover nutrition and handy hints, ideal for those men with little or no experience in cooking. You will join a group of like-minded men who will come together and learn how to cook affordable and nutritious meals and then enjoy a relaxed social meal together. At Bower Cottages Community Centre commencing Monday 13 October 2014 from 10am-1pm. Cost is free, bookings are essential and places limited. For further details call 8408 1395.

riding to work.

Join the commuter revolution at Ride 2 Work Day on Wednesday October 15 with 150,000 other Australians in the national ride to work day, and tuck in to a free breakfast from 7-9am at Hindmarsh Square/Mukata. By registering for the event at www.ride2work.com.au you could win a bike valued at $499. Encourage 2 friends to register and you couldwin a bike prize pack valued at $1600! Also on offer at the breakfast are a free raffle for a hotel stay, free bike “fittings”, quick tune ups, and security engraving of serial numbers on your bike.

offering conservation grants.

Our Heritage Conservation Program provides owners of Local Heritage Places and Contributory Items with support and financial assistance for conservation work to their buildings. The Program has also been expanded to assist owners of Regulated and /or Significant trees with maintenance pruning. Grant applications are now open for work to be completed by June 2015. For more information visitour website or contact Jim Gronthos on 8408 1265 or jgronthos@charlessturt.sa.gov.au

romantic.

Rural romance author Fiona Palmer is visiting the Civic Library for free! Fiona is the bestselling author of The Family Farm, Heart of Gold, The Road Home, Sunburnt Country, The Outback Heart and The Empty Nest. She has sold 96,000 copies of her books in printand e-format since 2009. Join us for this free event with complimentary champagne and chocolate fountain with fresh fruit and book signings. Civic Library, Tuesday 14 October, 2.15-3.30pm. Bookings are essential. For more information visit www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au or phone 8408 1333.

celebrating Diwali.

Celebrate the festival of lights with the Diwali festival. This festival promotes and celebrates our rich Indian culture in the City of Charles Sturt. Enjoy traditional music and dancers from the local community, henna artists and light traditional refreshments will be provided. A fun evening and a great opportunity to connect with your community. Civic Library, Friday 10 October, 5-7pm. No bookings required. This event is free and everyone is welcome. For more information go to www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au or phone 8408 1333.

caring for your skin.

Come along to a ‘Pamper Me By Libby’ mother and daughter skincare workshop for girls 12-18 years of age and their mothers. Curious as to what skin type you are? Want to know what all those different skincare products do? Come along to this skincare workshop and let us help you create your own skin care routine and practice facials on each other. At Bower Cottages Community Centre on Wednesday 8 October 10am-12pm. Cost is a gold coin donation. Bookings are essential and place limited. For further information contact the Centre on 8408 1395.

learning self defence through karate.

Gain fitness, self esteem and coordination through martial arts training with Dale, Cheltenham Community Centre’s qualified coach from the Australian Karate Federation. Sessions are held at the Centre every Tuesday 7-9pm for ages 13 and above. Cost is $5 per session and there’s no joining fee. Contact Dale on 8235 2702 for more information.

learning Bosnian rug weaving.

Learn the graphic, intricate art of Bosnian carpet weaving from 13 October -10 November at the Cheltenham Community Centre. Monday 13 October, 3 -6pm and then Mondays 20 October -10 November, 3 .30-5.30pm. Cost is $50 (includes 5 sessions, materials and tea & coffee). Bookings essential, please call 8408 1390.

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