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open for business.

The $8.4 million redevelopment of the Henley Square precinct is well underway, with completion due in November. In the meantime, traders are still open and would love to see you – why not pop down for a coffee or a meal at one of your favorite cafes or restaurants and see how our City is changing right before your eyes?

learning to downsize.

Moving to a smaller home, retirement village or aged care facility is an emotionally and physically stressful time for all involved, especially when the home holds a lifetime of memories and belongings. This session at Findon Community Centre from 11am-1pm on Wednesday 8 July will teach you how to declutter, overcome the stress of letting go, securely destroy paperwork and documents, have peace of mind during the move and more. Cost $8 includes light refreshments. Bookings essential – please phone 8408 1310.

getting crafty.

Learn how to build a paper cup telephone, paper snowflakes, or enjoy other craft activities at the Findon Community Centre from 11am-12pm on Wednesday 15 July. Suitable for ages 4 to 11 years. Cost $5 per child, children must be accompanied by an adult (no charge for adults). Limited spaces available and bookings are essential – please phone 8408 1310.

enjoying woodwork.

Come along to the Civic Library on Wednesday 8 July from 1.50-3pm and try your hand at making a mystery wooden object with the assistance of an experienced woodworker! Cost is free and bookings are essential – please book online at

learning to cook Indian food.

Learn to cook Indian food at this class with Ragini Dey. Ragini will take you through a journey of her homeland herbs and spices, while demonstrating how to make a host of tasty Indian dishes. You’ll also learn about the health benefits of particular herbs and spices, and why they should be included in your diet. Held at the Findon Community Centre from 11am –1pm on Wednesday 22 July, cost $45 per person including group tastings and recipes. Bookings essential – please phone 8408 1310.

practicing first aid.

Come along to Bower Cottages Community Centre on Friday 10 July from 10.30am-1.30pm for a First Aid for Seniors class. This non-accredited training will cover Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), heart conditions, asthma, choking, stroke, burn bandaging, and calling an ambulance. Cost is free, and lunch is included. Booking are essential and places limited – please phone 8408 1395.

researching our ancestry.

Learn how to search, print and export family history records from SA Births, Deaths and Marriages in this hour long information session to be held at Hindmarsh Library on Friday 17 July at 10am, 11am ,12pm, 2pm and 3pm, or Saturday 18 July at 12.30pm, 1.30pm or 2.30pm. Bring along a USB flash drive.

celebrating great places.

Meaningful places are those that people love. They reflect the needs of people who live there, sustain the business communities that work there and capture the hearts of the people that visit them. We want to know the places you think are great in Charles Sturt. Nominate a place on or by sharing a picture on Instagram or Twitter using the hash tag #CCSPics. Nominate before 31 July and you will go into the draw to win a double movie pass for West Lakes cinema!

getting crafty and knitting.

Make new friends by joining the craft and knit group starting up at the Henley and Grange Community Centre on 24July. The group will meet from1-3pm every Friday in the Centre’s cosy front room. Bring along a craft project you’re working on, or they can teach you how to knit! Cost is a gold coin donation, for more information contact Terry on 0424 024 542.

enjoying the theatre.

Come along to Woodville Town Hall at 11am on Friday 10 July for Broadway for Kids. Featuring a cast of ten brilliant young South Australian performers, this show will bring to life the songs and characters from Broadway shows including The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Matilda, Shrek, and Mary Poppins. Cost $10, children under two free. For more information phone 8408 1111.

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