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Fun and improvisation through drama

The Helen O’Grady Drama Academy is running a two-part holiday program to promote self- development and improvisation through their acclaimed drama program. The workshops will develop voice and movement skills, improvisation, and short scripted productions, which will then be performed for families at the conclusion of the last day. At the West Lakes Community Centre, on Friday 15 and 22 July from 11am to 1pm. Age is 6 – 11 year olds at a cost of $20 per workshop. Bookings are essential, call 8408 1144 for more.

Winter Wellies

Join us for some fun with pre-schoolers, families and caregivers. Warm up inside this winter with loads of singing, dancing and dress up surprises. Join Tony at Findon Community Centre on Friday 8 July from 10.30-11.15am. Adults are free, children $5 and must be accompanied by an adult. For bookings contact us on 8408 1310.

Claymation Movie Workshops

Join GooRoo Animation on Tuesday 12 July for an action packed workshop and learn how to make your own Claymation movie.

Participants will get a behind the scenes glimpse of what goes into producing animation on a professional level. They will then create their own plasticine characters and learn how to bring them to life using the Stop Motion Studio app available on mobile devices.

Session 1: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Session 2: 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Held at The Brocas, 111 Woodville Rd, St Clair. Ages: 7+, for bookings please go to
Cost is $20 + $0.30 booking fee.

Preparing for Rio

The Library July School Holiday Program is jam packed with Olympic themed activities for families of all ages. Winter gaming party, Capoeira Workshop, Family carnival do Brasil and much more. All events are free. For more information, contact the Library Call Centre on 8408 1333 or book online at

Unlocking eResources

Watch a movie, listen to music, read an electronic book or comic, or learn something new on your device in your own time. Access Freegal music, InstantFlix movies, ComicsPlus, and many more eResources via the library’s online resources page anytime, anywhere with your library card. To find out more search ‘online resources’ on the council website or contact the Library Call Centre on 8408 1333.

Register for BPay View and win!

Charles Sturt now offer BPAY View, which means you can say goodbye to your paper bill and have your rates notice sent straight to your online bank, making receiving, storing and paying even simpler. It’s also better for the environment too. Register for BPAY View though your online bank by 30 September to be in the running to win an iPad mini, ask us how, or visit our website for more information.

Apply for a Rain Garden

A rain garden is constructed to specifically capture stormwater from roads, carparks, driveways and other hard surfaces. Beneath the surface of the rain garden is a special porous soil layer overlaying a drainage layer where the stormwater is detained through the design of vegetation, slowly filtering through the soil layer to the drainage at the base. Stormwater flows are diverted and pollutants are removed through the process of settlement or sedimentation. Rain Garden 500 is part of a South Australian EPA Catchment to Coast project, funded through the Australian Government National Landcare Programme. Further information on guidelines and how to apply for a Rain Garden 500 grant is available on the EPA website.
Applications for the current round of funding will close at 5pm on Sunday 31 July, 2016.

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