Events


CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Come and see the Christmas Lights at 8 Bowaka Street, Parkholme from 13th November. Lights are switched on each night from 8.30pm-midnight. Bring the whole family, enjoy the lights and take a photo in Santa's Sleigh. Remember to be Covid safe, wear a mask and stay 1.5m apart.


SEMAPHORE STEAM TRAIN

The Semaphore Steam Train has been running since September. Celebrating 29 years of operation, green steam engine, Bill and its bright yellow carriages will once again be crewed by trained volunteers from the National Railway Museum. The steam train runs every Sunday, and from December 26, every day throughout the January School Holidays. Covid 19 safe plans are in place and some requirements apply. Trains will not operate if the Adelaide Forecast is for 36 degrees or higher. For further details go to the website at www.nrm.org.au or call call Bob on 0417 800 224. All Aboard.


MALE SUICIDE PREVENTION

A Social Motorcycle Group, who call themselves the Six Brothers, are raising money for Suicide Prevention. For anybody interested in helping them raise funds, or becoming a member, please visit the Facebook Page, Six Brothers. All donations are welcome and proceeds will assist in Male Suicide Prevention. For more details, call Clayton on 0458 180 822.


CARING FRIENDS

Caring Friends is a friendship group, supporting adults who have experienced a loss. We Care is their motto. The club provides a friendly environment, sharing morning tea, activities, entertainment and a fun bus trip. Meetings are held at 10.15am every Friday morning, at Hawthorn Community Centre, 5 Frimley Grove, Hawthorn. For more information, ring Lyn on 8179 5697 or Marion on 0427 048 480.


COMPANION ANIMAL PROJECT

The Companion Animal Project is a volunteer program run by the City of Charles Sturt. The program matches volunteers with dog owners over the age of 65, who may need assistance to walk their dogs. The service is provided free of charge, and a volunteer will visit the dog owner's home at least once a week, to take their dog for an hour walk around the local area. The benefits include, improving their dog's quality of life, keeping them healthy and maintaining a caring relationship with the owner. For all enquiries, please call the project's co-ordinator at The City of Charles Sturt on 8408 1111.


MINTON FARM

Minton Farm Native Animal Rescue Centre at Cherry Gardens in the Adelaide Hills has been saving wildlife for 29 years, rescuing over 13,2000 native animals and birds. Now more than ever, this not-for-profit registered charity needs your assistance to continue the good work. You can help to improve the biodervisity in SA, and protect our stuggling native animal population in many ways. Find out more by visiting their website today: mintonfarm.org


EMERGENCY RELIEF AVAILABLE

The Marion Life Team provide Free Emergency Relief Service providing food items and hygiene items. For eligibility, you must have a valid Centrelink Card, or a Temporary Visa and live in the Council areas of Marion, Mitcham, Holdfast Bay and Onkaparinga. The commitment is to provide non-judgemental, responsive and free support to people in need. Support options include a voucher to shop at Foodbank Hubs, parcels of essentials and referrals to other services and supports including for mental health, homelessness and domestic violence. Contact Marion Life between 9am-12pm , Monday -Thursday by calling 8277 0304.


ADELAIDE SOLACE

Solace is a self help support group for those grieving over the death of a partner. Meetings have now re-started at 1pm each Tuesday afternoon. The meeting place is the Country Women's Association Hall, Dequetteville Terrace, Kent Town. This organisation provides authorised volunteer support workers, all trained in grief management to assist in bereavement adjustment. They are also available to assist with any professional advice required. For information and support, please call 8272 4334, and one of their Support Workers will be available to you.


COMMUNITY DANCE

The Kilburn Community Centre hold a dance on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month at the Kilburn Community Centre, 59 Gladstone Avenue, Kilburn. Doors open at 6.45pm, with live music from 7.30-11pm. Entry is free, with tea and coffee provided. BYO drinks and food. There are no bookings, but the venue is capped at 199 patrons, and doors close at 8.30pm. Most patrons are in the over 60s age bracket. For further information, call Jenny on 0414 788 546.


GARDEN TOOL LIBRARY

The Marion Life Team have an initiative that allows residents to borrow tools to help them with their gardening and maintenance. The Garden Tool Library is located next to the Community Garden at Marion Life, 887 Marion Road, Mitchell Park and is open on Tuesday. Garden tools are available for hire for a small fee. For more informarion, contact them on 0410 432 425, or drop in. Bookings are essential.


KIDMAN PARK ROTARY BOOK MART

Kidman Park Rotary Book Mart is open at Gawler Street, Woodville West on Smith Reserve. Opening times are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am-3pm.  A large variety of preloved books, magazines, CDs and DVDs are for sale at bargain prices. Kidman Park Rotary supports a wide range of worhwhile causes in the local community, as well as supporting International Rotary Youth Programs. For any further information, call Jenny on 0437 200 774.


COOINDA NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE

Programs are available at Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre, 245 Sturt Road, Sturt. There are so many choices of programs each day of the week from Table Tennis, Low Impact Aerobics, Art, Craft, Stress Management, Snooker, Games, Wood Burning and so on. Should you be interested in any programs, please phone Cooinda on 8375 6703 to establish what day and program suits you. Bookings are very essential. More information can be found on Marion.sa.gov.au/neighbourhood-centres.


LIONS CLUB OF RICHMOND

The Lions Club of Richmond have a Gigantic Op Shop at 63 Penong Avenue, Camden Park with a gymnasium full of goods. Open every Wednesday from 9.00am to noon, and again the First and Third Saturday of the month from 9.00am to noon. Clothing, Home-wares, Books, Crockery, Furniture, Tools, Collectibles, Jewellery, Antiques, DVDs, CDs, Vinyl Records, Craft, Games and much more. All sales are strictly cash. For any enquiries, phone the shop on 8295 4048.  


MITCHELL PARK NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE

Programs are available at Mitchell Park Neighbourhood Centre, located at 1 Cumbria Court, Mitchell Park. There are so many choices of weekly programs from Monday to Thursday at the Centre from Fitness Classes, Craft, Health Support Groups, and Blokes Time Out. Should you be interested in any programs, please phone 8375 6804 to establish what day and program suits you. The Centre is closed on Fridays. Bookings are very essential. More information can be found on Marion.sa.gov.au/neighbourhood-centres.


AL-ANON

Al-Anon, Al-Ateen Family Groups provide fellowship for relatives and friends of alcoholics. Groups meet anonymously and share their experiences while providing strength, support and hope to each other. There is only one requirement for membership - and that is that you have been affected by someone else's drinking. Al-Anon, a separate fellowship from Alcoholics Anonymous, is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions adapted from AA. Their office at Stafford House, 25 Leigh Street, Adelaide, has literature available. It is open Monday to Friday, except Tuesday, from 10am-2.30pm. Online meetings are also available. For further information about Al-Anon, telephone 8231 2959, or after hours 1300ALANON. To contact Al-ateen call 0404 529 411. The email address is office@saalanon.org and their website is www.saalanon.org


THE VINES EVENING VIEW CLUB

The Vines Evening View Club meets every fourth Thursday of every month, except December, at Woodcroft Hotel, situated on the corner of Panalatinga and Bains Road, Woodcroft. Please arrive at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. VIEW is Voice, Interests, and Education of Women. The main aim of the group is to raise funds for the Smith Family, which helps disadvantaged Australian children. Every month guest speakers are invited along with interesting topics, and group historic walks are offered. If you would like to join a liberated thinking group of women, please contact Trish on 0419 034 783. Bookings are essential.


LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL - RECYCLE FOR SIGHT

If you have spectacles you no longer use, maybe think of the Lions Club who collect for those in need in the Third World. CoastFM are pleased to assist and have a box ready for you to donate your used glasses. Feel free to leave your spectacles in our office between the hours of 9.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Thursday, or between 9.00am and 2.00pm on Fridays. CoastFM's address is 25 Naldera Street, Glandore.


HAHNDORF INTERIM ANIMAL SHELTER

The Hahndorf Interim Animal Shelter is urgently seeking donations of good quality dog and cat food. The shelter is run by wonderful volunteers who are caring for approximately 30 dogs and 60 cats, and are desperately trying to find homes for their animals. The shelter is located at 60 Martin Road, Hahndorf. Please phone 8388 7514 if you can help out with providing dog or cat food, donations or homes. The shelter very much appreciates your assistance.


CAMDEN COMMUNITY CENTRE

The Camden Community Centre located at 7 Carlisle Street, Camden Park, has recently started a Craft Group, which is held every Thursday from 11am-1pm. Come along and join this friendly group and enjoy a coffee, chat, craft and share some ideas together. Other activities include a Man's Shed from Monday to Thursday and an Art Class on Wednesday. On Saturday nights there is Bingo.  An OP Shop is also held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-2pm. If you would like to become a volunteer, there are many ways to help out. Please phone 8376 0022 for further information, or go to the website: camden.org.au


NATIONAL CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION

The National Cancer Research Foundation supports research into various cancer diseases, such as Children's cancers, Breast, Ovarian, Prostate, Lung and Pancreatic. Our community can help out by making a donation to the National Cancer Research Foundation at PO Box 881, North Adelaide 5006. Or, by phoning 8267 6700 for a chat with their customer service call centre staff member. Your support would be greatly appreciated with donations being forwarded directly to local hospitals to continue this life saving research into cancer.


FAIRMONT SOCIAL TENNIS CLUB

The Fairmont Social Tennis Club is a friendly club and always look forward to welcoming new members who enjoy a game of tennis. The club has 5 high standard courts at Page Park on the corner of East Avenue and Cross Road, Clarence Park. For information on days, times and cost of play, please phone either David on 8293 2841 or Erica on 0431 019 623. Everyone is welcome.


BURNSIDE LIONS CLUB BARGAIN CENTRE

On the first Saturday of each month, you can grab a bargain at Burnside Lions Club Bargain Centre. All are welcome, and you can have some fun bartering. Among the quality goods for sale you will find second hand clothing, books, records, toys and puzzles. There is also a wide range of bric-a-brac, hardware, small furniture and electrical goods to choose from. All funds go towards local projects. The Bargain Centre is at Glebe Street, Glen Osmond adjacent to the fire station on Portrush Road, and is open from 7.45am to 12 noon. The club also accepts donations of goods. For more information, please contact Rob on 0413 002 445, or check the club website.


ALDINGA SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB

If you would like to be a part of the Aldinga Senior Citizens friendly and sociable Club, situated at the corner of Valian Road and Quinliven Road Aldinga. Weekly activities are held on Monday - Bridge, from 11.00am to 3.00pm. Wednesday - Pool from 11.00am to 12.30pm and Indoor Bowls from 1.00pm to 3.00pm. Friday evenings - Bingo from 7.15 to 9.30pm. The Bingo sessions are open to non-members. The club is always looking for new members. If this interests you, please phone Richard on 0439 029 641.


TEA TREE GULLY RSL

Why not pop along to the Tea Tree Gully RSL on Memorial Drive, Tea Tree Gully to enjoy an afternoon of live entertainment and much more, on the first Sunday of each month from 2.00pm to 5.00pm, except January.  It is essential that bookings are made. For all information, please contact Anne or Colin on 8396 1112.


BLACKWOOD CRAFT MARKET

Blackwood Craft Markets are back in business, with markets being held on the first Sunday of every month from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Admission is FREE. The address is Memorial Hall, Coromandel Parade, Blackwood. Everyone is welcome. For further enquiries, please phone 0427 410 917.


SOCIAL SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS SUPPORT - CITY OF MARION

The City of Marion is inviting volunteers to assist older people with a disability who require extra care assistance. These support programs could be invaluable for: shopping assistance, support to attend medical and related health appointments, visiting relatives in hospital or nursing homes, support to attend social outgoings and excercise classes, Future Cuddly Companions program pet support, and excercises in the home. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and can assist in any of the areas mentioned, you can complete the Volunteer Online Application. The City of Marion's Website is www.marion.sa.gov.au or phone 8375 6808.


ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

Vinnies is experiencing a shortage of good quality furniture and seeking donations of these items. Items sought by Vinnies include dining tables and chairs, bedroom furniture, lounges and coffee tables. Vinnies provide support to needy families, and welcomes donations of any goods other than electrical. Donations can be made by visiting any store, or by phoning 8112 8777.


KIDMAN PARK ROTARY BOOKMART

The Kidman Park Rotary Bookmart has now opened at Gawler Street, Woodville West on the Smith Reserve. The times they are open are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10.00am to 3.00pm. They sell a large variety of pre-loved books and magazines, CDs and DVDs, all at bargain prices. They also have an excellent range of children's books. Kidman Park Rotary supports a wide range of worthwhile causes including youth programs, and local and overseas communities. All money raised during this September will be donated to the local Girl Guides Groups that use the same hall. For any further information, call Jenny Harris on 0437 200 774.


COMMUNITY BUS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Would you like to assist with the City of Marion Community Bus. The Community Bus is an opportunity for volunteers to meet and talk with people in a friendly and supportive way. Volunteers should enjoy driving, and feel comfortable travelling in and around metropolitan areas. Class C driving license is required. A positive attitude with good communication skills is essential. For community minded people interested in becoming a Volunteer Bus Driver or Assistant, applications can be completed on-line. City of Marion Website www.marion.sa.gov.au or phone 8375 6819.


ADELAIDE SOLACE

Solace is a self support group for those grieving over the death of a partner. Due to Covid, there will be no weekly meetings on Tuesday afternoon. Solace will continue to be available for assistance over the phone. This organisation provides authorised volunteer support workers, all trained in grief management to assist in bereavement adjustment. There will also be someone to assist with any professional advice required. For information and support, please call 8272 4334


GRAND PARENTS FOR GRANDCHILDREN SA

Grandparents for Grandchildren is a not for profit organisation who support Grandparents and Kinship Carers who are raising their grandchildren or kin, in an informal or formal care arragement. Several Village Project Support Groups have been set up. Southern Area: Woodcroft-Morphett Vale Neighbourhood Centre, 175 Bains Road, Woodcroft. Meetings are held on the last Thursday of the month from 10am-12noon. Northern Area: No dates set down yet. Alienated Grandparents meet on the last Wednesday of the month from 10.30-12noon at 2-345 King William Street, Adelaide. The Taikurrendi Children and Family Centre meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month, from 10am-11.30am at 8 Price Street, Christies Beach. For more details check website: www.gfgsa.com.au


3rd GOODWOOD SCOUTS AND GIRL GUIDES

Come in and enjoy outdoor activities, camping, craft, hiking, cooking and learning new things. If you would like your children to make new friends, acquire new skills and develop their leadership potential, bring them in for 3 free visits. Preloved iniforms are available, but new uniforms can be purchased. New leaders for Scout and Girl Guide Groups are always welcome, and training and uniforms are supplied. If you have built up a COVID collection of deposit bottles and cans, you may wish to donate to the Goodwood Scouts and Girl Guides. These members do bottle and can collecting as an ongoing fundraiser to keep fees low and affordable. Smaller donations can be left in the tubs provided at their Hall, 51 Frederick Street, Clarence Park. Use the tubs behind the big bins along South side fence. For information on Hall Location and membership enquiries, phone Ben on 0409 282 520 for Scouts and Sheralie on 0417 614 616 for Girl Guides. 


ROTARY CLUB OF CAMPBELLTOWN

The Rotary Club of Campbelltown hold their monthly shed sale on the last Saturday of each month, between 8am-1pm, at Benjamin Street, Newton. On sale is a wide range of furniture eg beds, mattresses, wardrobes, clothing, crockery, electronic goods and much more. If you are looking to set up home at bargain prices, this is the perfect opportunity. Delivery can be arranged at a small cost and EFTOS is available. All proceeds go towards the Rotary's local, national and international projects.


RED CROSS TELEPHONE SUPPORT PROGRAM

The Australian Red Cross Telephone Support Volunteers can contact you daily for a free safety call, if you are over 65, live on your own and looking for ways to increase your confidence. A social call on a weekly basis can be organised. If you are interested in this service, contact My Aged Care on 1800 200422 today, and ask to be registered for the Red Cross Telephone Support Program.


CAMDEN COMMUNITY CENTRE

Camden Community Centre, 7 Carlisle Street, Camden Park, will be holding an Op Show every Monday to Friday from 10am-2pm, and again on Saturday morning from 9 am to 12 noon. There will be many bargains to browse and even purchase. Donations will be gratefully accepted.


CAMDEN COMMUNITY CENTRE

Programs are back at the Camden Community Centre, located at 7 Carlisle Street, Camden Park. Men's Shed-Monday to Thursday, Art Classes and Pilates-Wednesday, Scrap Booking, card making- Friday and Saturday, Bingo-Saturday. For enquiries related to program times and costs, or for further information on other available programs offered, please phone 8376 0022 or website www.camden.org.au


FLEURIEU HARMONY CHORUS

The Fleurieu Harmony Chorus is a male A'Capella 4 part Harmony Group, who sing in the Barbershop style. It is looking for new members and meets via zoom every Friday morning between 10am-12noon. Covid restrictions mean bookings for the Chorus are limited however, and anyone who is interested is most welcome and can phone Gordon or Val on 0417 899 767 for details. Also email secretary@fleurieuharmony.org for additional information, or check out the new web page at www.fleurieuharmony.org


TROTT PARK NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE

Programs are available at Trott Park Neighbourhood Centre, 34 Hessing Crescent, Trott Park. There are so many choices of programs each day of the week from Fitness, Language Courses, Men's Shed and Blokes Catch Up, Art and Crafts and so on. Should you be interested in any programs, please phone Trott Park on 8387 2074 to establish what day and program suits you. Bookings are very essential. More information can be found on Marion.sa.gov.au/neighbourhood-centres.


LIONS CLUB GARAGE SALES

The Lions Club of Noarlunga - Morphett Vale garage sales are held on the 3rd Saturday of every month, at the Lions Shed situated at the corner of Brian and Lindsay Roads, Lonsdale, from 9.00am to 12 noon. You will find furniture, kitchen items, household goods, books, tools and lots more, all at cheap prices. Come along, grab a bargain and help Lions to help your community. Details are available on Noarlunga - Morphett Vale's Facebook page. For further information, call Petra 0438 816 067 or email lionsnmv@gmail.com


ADELAIDE DANCE AND SOCIAL CLUB

The Adelaide Dance and Social Club, previously known as the Adelaide Christian Singles, is open and back in business. It is located at the Kilburn RSL, 2 Way Street, Kilburn. Cabarets are held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, starting at 7.30pm-11.30pm. Doors open at 7pm. Entertainment is provided with live bands such as Eddy and Friends, Mark Brown and Good Company. Please, no jeans, trackies, t shirts or sneakers, unless it is required by a theme night. Covid Rules: no alcohol, no shared foods and no moving tables. Please enjoy all social activities offered by this club and become a member, if you wish to do so. For further details re costs please phone Barry on 0414 848 313 or Tom on 0428 187 738.


GLANDORE COMMUNITY CENTRE

Programs are available at Glandore Community Centre, 25 Naldera Street, Glandore. There are so many choices of programs each day of the week from Fitness, Art, Educational Courses, Crafts, Woodwork, Preparation Courses for employment and so on. Should you be interested in any of the programs, please phone Glandore on 7420 6400 to establish what day and program suits you. Bookings are very essential. More information can be found on Marion.sa.gov.au/neighbourhood-centres.


MILITARY BROTHERHOOD MOTORCYCLE CLUB

If you are currently serving in the Australian Defence Force, or a retired member of the ADF or other Commonwealth countries, and enjoy riding motorcycles, you could become a member of the Military Brotherhood Military Motorcycle Club in Adelaide and surrounding districts. The Club is a friendly, family orientated group, predicated on Defence Principles, dedicated to the well being of its members, reflecting the same camaraderie that you have now, or would have done during your military service. The Brotherhood Military Motorcycle Club has qualified members as Advocates and Welfare Officers, ably supported by both the DVA located within the Repat Hospital precinct off Daws Road. We have a presence there on Monday-Friday to provide advice to serving veterans and their families. The contact number for Reception at the Wellbeing Centre is (08)71175357. at Marion. The MBMMC is a family orientated club with regular functions to which everyone is invited There are regular bi-monthly club rides and ad-hoc rides during the week, weather permitting. Club and ad-hoc rides are notified by email and a post on MBMMC Adelaide public Facebook Page. If you are interested in becoming a member, check details on the wesite: www.mbmmc@adelaide.com.au


CAMDEN COMMUNITY CENTRE

The Camden Community Centre at 7 Carlisle Street, Camden Park, has extended their Community Garden, and now have  4 raised Garden Beds available to rent. Come along, rent and enjoy a garden bed to grow your own vegetables and herbs. There is a small cost, which includes soil and fertilizers. You may also join a friendly team of volunteers. For more information, phone Maddy on 8376 0022.


PLYMPTON GLENELG RSL

Plympton Glenelg RSL are now back with their Snitty Nights each fortnight on Wednesdays. You can order your meals from 5.30pm, with food served from 6-7pm. The menu will be Chicken or Beef Schnitzel, Parmigiana, Gravy or Mushroom with salad and chips. To assist with bookings and costs, phone 8297 4079 or email: pgrsl@internode.on.net


SOUTHERN VALES LADIES PROBUS CLUB

The Southern Vales Ladies Probus Club of McLaren Vale meets on the 3rd Monday of every month at 10am, at the Lutheran Church, 6 Aldersey Street, McLaren Vale. Probus provides the opportunity to get together, and to promote healthy minds, active bodies through interaction with retirees in your community. Guest speakers  and various outings are organised every month. A monthly newsletter distributes information about future meetings and other information. The Southern Vales Probus Club also has a monthly book club and a cinema club. Please contact Catherine on 0438 578 068 if you would like to join or receive further information.


KILBURN RSL

Country Music is back at the Kilburn RSL on the 4th Sunday of each month, as well as any 5th Sunday of the month. The club is located at 2 Way Street, Kilburn. Reasonably priced meals and bar services are available. Contact Tom on 0413 321 176 for more details.


LITTLE COVE COFFEE HUT

The Little Cove Coffee Hut is a not for profit social enterprise, that offers delicious food and barista made coffee, while creating education and career pathways, one coffee at a time. The cafe, located at Hallett Cove Baptist Church and Community Centre, 1 Ramrod Ave, Hallett Cove, is open every Tuesday from 10am-1pm, and no booking is required. The weekly menu includes an assortment of freshly made morning tea and lunch items. Drop in to refuel, meet up with new friends, while supporting locals to achieve their learning goals. The cafe provides people who have encountered barriers to employment, with hands on work experience, practical hospitality and retail skills. All proceeds go back into Little Cove Coffee Hut for further training opportunities for participants. Takeaway and food orders are available on 0438 166 954.


PLYMPTON GLENELG RSL

Plympton Glenelg RSL invites you to enjoy a local band, Company of Two, Thursday nights, 6.15pm-8.15pm. Free entry, but tickets are required, and tickets are available at the bar. Meals are available on the night.


ONE PLANET MARKET AND PAYNEHAM REPAIR CAFE

The One Planet and Payneham Repair Cafe is held from 9am-12noon, held at the Payneham Community Centre, 374 Payneham Road, Payneham on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Share and swap your garden and homemade produce, buy crafts, plants, pick up a pre-loved bargain, have a cuppa or treat yourself to a Lebanese delicacy from Salma for lunch. Bring along your clothes, small household tools and electrical items that need repairing by our Repair Cafe Volunteers. Covid restrictions apply, including wearing masks, social distancing and handsanitisers. There will be no fruit or fruiting vegetables available.


LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL RECYCLE FOR SIGHT

If you have spectacles no longer in use, donate them to the Lions Club who collect used spectacles for those in developing countries, in need. There is a box at CoastFM for you to donate used eye glasses. Feel free to leave them in the office foyer, between the hours 9am-4pm Monday to Thursday and between 9am-2pm on Fridays. The address is 25 Naldera Street, Glandore, phone 8371 5887, or contact Guy at Edwardstown Lions on 0419 807 693.