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Walk the walk!

Walking is a healthy activity that can help to increase your fitness. There are many walking groups that offer a friendly social environment and programs of organised walks. In South Australia some community health services and community centres have established walking groups. They may also be able to help to get one underway.

Health & fitness Mall walking

A form of exercise where people walk through shopping centres, usually early in the morning before most of the stores are open. It offers the chance to exercise in a safe indoor environment with a smooth walking surface.
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News from the SA community sector
The Office for Volunteers continues its partnership with the University of South Australia’s School of Communication to help non-profit community groups. Through the Sustainable Online Community Engagement program, UniSA students work with community groups to help them build a website, produce promotional materials and market their organisation and services. Applications for first semester projects close on 23 February 2011. For further information and to register visit the website, or contact the coordinator, tel. 8302 4683, email

Amnesty International SA-NT has moved to a new location at 14 Grote St, Adelaide 5000

Reconciliation SA has moved to a new location at  Level 4, 11 Waymouth Street, Adelaide 5000, tel. 8463 6382, GPO Box 11023, Adelaide  5001

Friendship Force of Adelaide Inc.  holds bi-monthly meetings at Unley Citizens Centre, 18 Arthur Street, Unley.  Friendship Force is a worldwide organisation that aims to build friendships among people from different nations and cultures

Seaford Meadows Scout Group together with HETA Inc and National Green Corps Youth for Jobs Program, have established a community garden giving disadvantaged youth the opportunity to earn Certificate 2 in Horticulture.  A regular market is held to sell the garden produce. The next market is on 5 February 2011. Scouts and their families are also involved in the garden

Connecting Up 2011
Connecting Up Conference Melbourne 1-3 June 2011 is the nonprofit technology conference that helps the nonprofit sector use technology to change the world. Two international keynote speakers will join experts from around Australia and New Zealand in presenting practical ideas and innovative workshops on how to benefit from today’s technology.  CU11 will empower nonprofits to Control their position in the sector, Alt(er) their perception of on-line tools and Delete their fear of change. Registrations are now open!

Adelaide NetSquared Meetup Group
The inaugural Tech for Social Good event will be held on 3 March 2011 from 4pm as part of the worldwide NetSquared (Net2)/NetTuesday initiative by TechSoup Global. If you are interested in technology, change and innovation for social good you are welcome to join this event. The local Adelaide NetSquared Group is supported by Connecting Up Australia, a TechSoup Global partner

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SAcommunity kitchen

This month’s recipe is from Community Kitchens
If you would like to submit a recipe for a future edition of SAcommunity news please send it to

Apple Scrolls - for a healthy snack

1½ cups wholemeal self-raising flour
1½ cups self-raising flour
3 tablespoons margarine
¼ cup sugar
1 cup low fat milk
2 large apples, diced
1 cup sultanas
2 teaspoons mixed spice
2 extra teaspoons sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 190C and sift flours into a large bowl.
  2. Add sugar and rub margarine into the dry mixture until it looks like breadcrumbs. Add milk gradually and mix into a soft dough.
  3. Roll dough into a rectangle about 30cm by 23cm (put some extra flour under the dough so it doesn’t stick)
  4. Peel and core apples. Chop into 1cm cubes. Mix apples in a bowl with sultanas and mixed spice.
  5. Sprinkle dough evenly with apple and sultana mixture.
  6. Roll up lengthwise, sealing the join with a little milk. Brush the roll with extra milk.
  7. Cut into 12 circles and lay around in a pie plate that is greased.
  8. Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes.
  9. Brush with the remaining milk and sprinkle with extra sugar and bake for a further 5 minutes
  10. Makes about 12 scrolls

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