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2017/18 Draft Annual Business Plan & Budget Consultation

The 2017/18 Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget is currently out for consultation. Visit to review the plan and tell us what you think. The Plan is also available to view in hard copy at our Civic Centre. If you’d like to present to Council on Monday 24 April, please contact Brenda on 8408 1213 or email We’ll also be hosting an interactive webinar where we’ll be answering your questions about the Draft Annual Business Plan & Budget live on Wednesday 10 May at 7pm. Full details are available at Consultation closes at 5pm on Thursday 11 May.

Honestly Dishonest

Adelaide Fringe Award winner Matt Tarrant will amaze you with mind melting mentalism, incredible sleight of hand and world-class entertainment at the Woodville Town Hall on Saturday 22 April at 7pm. Honestly Dishonest allows the audience to take an unexpected look into the secret life of becoming a magician - and how tough it’s becoming to fool new audiences. Snacks and bar facilities available, no BYO alcohol. Tickets are $20 and are available at or at the door (unless sold out).

Barista Course

If you’d like to learn the art of good coffee making and practice your latte art skills, come along to a Barista Course starting on Wednesday 10 May from 2.30-4.30pm at the Findon Community Centre. Sessions are held every week, and attendance is $5 per session. Spaces are limited, so bookings are essential. For bookings or more information, call 8408 1310.

Free Group PT in the Park

Free, weekly fitness sessions are held at the Findon Community Centre on Wednesdays from 9.30-10.30am. Enjoy a fun, one hour circuit of various exercises and light stretching using weights, resistance bands and medicine balls. Suitable for anyone aged 16 or over. For more information, contact Sue on 0400 171 204.

Get 10 Plants for $10!

Council’s popular 10 plants for $10 scheme is back! Local residents, schools and businesses within the City of Charles Sturt can purchase a $10 voucher which can be redeemed for locally indigenous tube-stock plants. Vouchers can be purchased from the Woodville Road Civic Centre or by calling 8408 1111, and plants will be available for collection from the Civic Centre on either Saturday 20 May or 17 June, or can be collected directly from Provenance Indigenous Plants in Salisbury Park. Be quick to avoid disappointment!

Belonging Open Day

Discover Bower Cottages Community Centre while enjoying a day of free activities, demonstrations, workshops and displays on Saturday 29 April from 10am-2pm. There’ll be something for people of all ages, including kid’s veggie activities in the garden, cottage & garden tours, Little Buggers Nature & Bug Club, Seeds for Bees Workshop, Fruit & Veg Swap and Imagination Playground. ‘Come n Try’ your hand at mosaics, pyrography, Mahjong, meditation & mindfulness, social games, visual art and more! Free Devonshire Tea and sausage sizzle. For more details, contact the Centre on 8408 1395.

Living Smart @ The Brocas

Learn new skills and delve into sustainable living topics on waste, energy, transport, water and gardening at a seven week interactive course on Mondays from 6-8.30pm at The Brocas. The course runs from Monday 8 May to Monday 26 June (excluding public holidays), and costs $40/full or $20/concession, with limited free spots available for young people aged 18-25. Visit to book, or call Dani Austin on 0484 853 431.

Friendly Street Poets Anthology #40 Launch

Join fellow poets for the release of the Friendly Street Poets most recent anthology, ‘Many Eyes, Many Voices’ at the Hindmarsh Library on Saturday 29 April from 1.30-3.30pm. With 65 poets contributing 100 poems ranging from love to tragedy, whimsy to passion, this publication is a great read. The launch is a free event, with light refreshments provided. No bookings are necessary.

Grow & Achieve Ukulele Program

Enjoy a relaxed environment with a focus on fun at this progressive follow-up course for the graduated ukulele beginner. Sessions are held twice a week at the West Lakes Community Centre from 4 May: Thursdays – 1-2.30pm, Saturdays – 11am-12.30pm. Sessions are $2 per person. BYO ukulele. Places are limited so bookings are essential – contact Sharon on 0426 207 742.

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