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Look out for our Community Survey 2019

We are surveying our community next month, asking you how you perceive our City. The 2019 survey will be conducted via telephone calls beginning on Monday 4 March and concluding by Sunday 24 March. The survey is being carried out by a consultant on behalf of the City of Charles Sturt and is an opportunity to provide feedback and be involved in shaping our City into the future. For more information on the survey, please contact Brenda on 8408 1213.

Little Buggers Club

Who did? Katydid! Discover the Katydids. A remarkable group of insects who like to be heard but not seen. The Little Buggers Club at Bower Cottages Community Centre provides hands on nature and invertebrate education for kids. Come join the fun on Saturday 23 February at 10am. Go on a bug hunt, check out the Bower Bee Hive, explore the Worm Farm, enjoy Story Time and get creative at the Maker Tables. Kris from Bugs n Slugs will also bring along real live Katydids for you to observe and we’ll be making our own noise makers to resemble the sounds made by Katydids.

Little Buggers takes place on the last Saturday of every month and coincides with the monthly Fruit n Veg Swap.

All welcome. Call 8408 1395 for more information.

Banners to Bags



An exciting new project is now at Henley. We will be transforming old Port Road banners and up-cycling them into vinyl bags. These bags will be donated to charities to assist community in need. Would you like to join our eco sewing group? All sewing abilities are welcome. Call us now for more info. It’s completely free to get involved! Meeting weekly starting on

4 February 2019 from 1-2.30pm at the Henley & Grange Community Centre, 196A Military Road, Henley Beach. Contact Amy on 0407 653 393 or email Saving our planet and changing Charles Sturt one bag at a time.

Hanging Plant Basket Workshop

West Lakes Community Centre is hosting a hanging basket workshop with Knot Modern on Wednesday 20 March from 1.30 - 3.30pm. This fun workshop will teach you to make your very own beautiful hanging plant basket. All materials are supplied but there’s only 10 spots available, so be quick. For bookings and enquiries, please contact the Community Centre on 8408 1144. Cost is $10 per person and payment is required on the day.

Moving Right Along – Info Sessions for Older Drivers

Have you been worried about your driving or someone else’s? ‘Moving Right Along’ is a short one- hour information session on driving for older adults.

This session provides information about issues facing older drivers, driving safely and alternatives to driving. Suitable for individuals, families and friends to attend, there’s two sessions to choose from Tuesday 26 February and Tuesday 5 March at 1.30pm. For more information contact Bec on 8408 1394 or email


AltFest, a new mini-festival celebrating diverse alternative live music with a twist, will be held at Woodville Town Hall on Saturday 29 June 2019.

Presented by Onya Soapbox and Woodvillle Town Hall, the AltFest line-up includes Dallas Frasca, Z-Star Trinity, Sahara Beck, and MARZ. Adelaide’s own DJ Filip with an F will keep the party going between sets. Expect pop up food & bar, a pumping dance floor, and disappointment if you miss out.

Early Bird tickets on sale until 1 March 2019 - book now at

Are you a feeder?
Or do you prefer to watch?

Meet the author - Professor Darry Jones talks about the Birds at my Table with Jason van Weenen, Species Ecologist.

Taking the family to go feed the birds at the local park or pond seems like a nice way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon and yet some people say feeding birds is really bad for them. Is it such a big deal or are we hurting the things we love?

Meet author Professor Darryl Jones, who has some really surprising things to say about feeding birds (spoiler alert, he’s a feeder and a watcher) and shares some amazing insights about how humans live in harmony and conflict with wildlife.

We’ll discuss our very own local example of human- wildlife conflict at Freshwater Lake where some birds like ducks are loved, and others like the ibis less so.

Local expert Jason van Weenen will talk about this conflict with ibis and why it matters, and what we could be doing about it.

RSVP essential  Tuesday 5 March 2019, 6.00 – 7.30 pm ACDT West Lakes Community Centre

corner of Brebner Drive and West Lakes Boulevard West Lakes, South Australia 5021.



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