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encouraging female candidates.

The Australian Local Government Women’s Association South Australian Branch (ALGWA) is hosting regional information session for female candidates to encourage women to run for the 2014 local council election. Hosted at the City of Charles Sturt Civic Centre on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 at 6pm for 6.15 - 8pm. The sessions will provide an informal opportunity for participants to hear from women councillors about their experiences and a question & answer time. Each participant will receive a free information booklet Getting Elected – Women Can. Registrations to Sally Pallett on or phone on 8408 1397.

enrol to vote.

If you are already on the State Electoral Roll to vote in State Elections, you will automatically be on the Council Voters Roll. If you are a landlord, business lessee or resident non-Australian citizen, you will need to enrol to be eligible to vote in the November 2014 Local Government Elections. To vote, you need to complete an application form, which can be downloaded from our website, or you can contact us either in person at our Civic Centre or call 8408 1111. The application form must be completed, witnessed and returned by close of roll, Friday 8 August 2014 for you to be able to vote.

planning for open space.

Join us for sessions with the community as we update our Open Space Strategy to guide the provision, development and management of open space over the next 10 years and beyond. All community and sporting groups, local residents and others with an interest in our Council area are invited to attend. On Tuesday 15 July 2014, between 6pm – 9pm and Saturday 19 July 2014, between 1pm – 4pm at our Civic Centre, 72 Woodville Road, Woodville. The sessions will be run as ‘open days’ where you can drop in at any time between the hours. For further information contact Jamie on 8408 1261 or email

experiencing magic.

Join us on Wednesday 16 July from 10.30-11.15am for “A Caring Sharing World” with Danny Dolphin, Digger, Dog, Miss Fairy and Mr Happy as we go on a magical mystery tour. For kids 1 to 12 year of age, cost is $5 (must be accompanied by an adult) and adults are free. For more information phone 8408 1310.

pruning roses.

Learn all about the many varieties of roses available, how to plant and care for them. At West Lakes Community Centre on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 from 1 – 3pm. Cost is $4 per person. Bookings are essential. For further details contact Reception on 8408 1144.

offering computer help.

Come to West Lakes Library every Monday and have your computer questions answered. No need to book, just turn up with your lap top or tablet and join the group. Even if you don’t have your own computer we can still help. Mondays from 9.30am – 12.30pm for a gold coin donation. Contact Reception on 8408 1144.

hosting Christmas in July.

Join us at the Henley & Grange Community Centre for our regular meal service but with a special theme: Friday 25 or Wednesday 30 July. Meals served at 12:30pm – soup, meats, roast veggies and pudding. 2 courses for $7 or all 3 for $10. Bookings essential on 8408 1277.

achieving great heights!

Nominations are open for our Youth Achievement Awards 2014. An initiative of Charles Sturt in partnership with Western Futures, Uniting Care Wesley Port Adelaide, Lions Club of Charles Sturt, Bendigo Bank and Westside Blue Light, the awards acknowledge the achievements of: young people, community organisations, mentors and schools supporting young people aged 12 -25. For more information and to nominate online visit our website at: Nominations close 30 July 2014.

reviewing by-laws.

Council’s current By-Laws are due to expire on January 1, 2015. There are a range of by-laws forreview, including permits and penalties, moveable signs, Local Government land, roads and domestic livestock management. To have your say you can complete a feedback form online or contact Dani on 8408 1305.Consultation closes 25 July 2014. For  further information go to

learning Google Extreme!

Learn advanced search techniques to help you search the Internet and more! The free 2 hour course will be held at Henley Learning Room on Friday 25 July at 10am and 2pm. Book online at or contact us on 8408 1333.

exploring waste.

Charles Sturt and KESAB environmental solutions are offering residents a FREE bus tour on Friday 22 August to the places your recyclables and ‘waste’ materials are taken after collection from the kerb. Seats are limited and bookings are essential. Contact KESAB on 8234 7255 to secure your place.

practicing technology.

Learn the basics including emailing, facebook, skype and eBay. 10 week course school term only. Cost $2 per session at Findon Community Centre. Please phone 8408 1310 for more.

offering scanner training.

Learn how to use a scanner; fi nd out about file types, cropping, resolution and more. At Hindmarsh Library on Wednesday 23 July at 10am. Note: Please bring along a couple of original photographs to scan and a USB stick. Book online at or contact us on 8408 1333.

playing cards.

Join our group for a game of Euchra. The group meets weekly for a social game and all are welcome. On Fridays 2.30-4.30pm at Findon Community Centre. Cost is $2 and includes light refreshment. presenting “String Fever.” Join a show that is unique, classy & fun. This musical rollercoaster will take you from Benny & Bjorn to Rodgers and Hammerstein, plus a dazzling tribute to Elton John. At our Civic Centre Room CC1 on Friday 18 July at 2pm. All tickets $15. Cash at the door or prepurchase via our website.

knitting Bosnian socks.

Join us for an outstanding series of workshops, to be held at the Cheltenham Community Centre, for 5 consecutive Mondays from 3pm, Monday 25 August. Cost is $50 which includes 5 sessions, expert instruction and materials. Bookings essential by calling the Centre on 8408 1390.

welcoming Mr Snot Bottom!

“Gooey, Smelly, Yucky with horrible stories and gross gags, brilliantly hiiiiiilarious and simply deeeeesgusting” Mark 
Trenwith better known as Mr Snot Bottom will surely have the kids in stiches… not forgetting their parents. City of Charles Sturt Civic Centre Room CC1 on Friday 18 July at 11am. All tickets $9, children under two are free. Seats are limited! Pre-purchase via our website.

calling for garden entries.

The Mayor’s Garden Competition is a community event that has a unique ‘hands on’ quality with entries expected from a wide variety of landscapes and ages. With eight categories, there is certainly something for everyone. For more information visit our website. Entries close 5 August.

Living Green.

The Draft Environmental Plan is out now! Review it online at and tell us what you think. Consultation closes 29 July 2014.

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