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Men’s sheds and community shed programs are typically located in shed or workshop spaces in the community. They provide opportunities for regular hands-on activity by groups deliberately and mainly comprising men. Community sheds can assist in combating depression and loneliness, particularly in older men.

If you would like to know more check out the BBC documentary on the Australian Men’s Shed Movement 

If you are interested in staring up a shed the Australian Men’s Shed Association can help.

Listed below are some of the shed programs operating in South Australia:

Aldinga Community Shed
Aldinga Community Centre Stewart Ave, Aldinga Beach 5173
Tel. 8556 5940

Balaklava Neighbourhood Shed
May Tce, Balaklava 5461
Tel. 8862 2034
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Blackwood Uniting Church Community Programs
rear 18 Sheoak Rd, Belair 5052
Tel. 8278 7699
Wed 9.30am - 12 noon

Camden Community Centre Inc.
7 Carlisle St, Camden Park 5038
Tel. 8376 0022
Tues, Thurs 10am – 2pm

Men’s Shed (Aldgate)
Aldgate Church of Christ 54 Strathalbyn Rd, Aldgate 5154
Tel. 8339 4400
Mon, Wed 9am – 12oon

Original Shed
268 Beach Road Hackham West
Tel. 8186 4188
Tues, Thurs 9am – 3pm

Picket Fence
1167 South Rd, St Marys 5042
Tel. 8374 2522
Mon, Thurs, Fri 11am - 3pm

Port Augusta Men’s Shed
Clyde Engineering Crib Room, Cnr Railway Pde & Carlton Pde, Port Augusta  5700
Tel. 8641 2211
Mon, Tues, Fri 11am – 2pm

Prospect Men's Shed
Tel. 8342 8042
Thurs 10am – 2pm

Willo’s Men’s Shed
Lot 5 Little Paxton St, Willaston 5118
Tel. 8522 5406
Tues, Thurs 10pm - 5pm

There are many more - you can find them on and at


Renew Adelaide is a project that aims to fill empty spaces in and around the city of Adelaide with artist and community run ventures. the reading room is a Renew Adelaide project at 153 Hindley Street. It is like your lounge room but in the middle of the city. You can read zines and books, watch TV or a movie, or come to see some art. If you’d like to donate reading materials contact Open Mon – Sat.

The Youth Environment Council of SA provides young people a voice in environmental issues affecting our state and gives them opportunities to take action. A new website has been developed for YEC - For more information contact Project Coordinator, Pippa Cattanach on tel. 0419 034 876.

Registrations are now open for the Spirit of Social Enterprise Forum, hosted by Finding Workable Solutions on 15 July 2010 at The Italian Club, Carrington Street, Adelaide. This will be an opportunity for entrepreneurs, disability service providers, philanthropists and Government representatives to gather and share ideas. To find out more or make a booking please contact Cass Hissey,

Mental Illness Fellowship SA and Our Wellbeing Place are holding a series of mental health education sessions during 2010 at Our Wellbeing Place, 108 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge. For more details contact Ann Marie on 8532 3470.

A-Z Acronyms SA 2010 is now available, a free downloadable list of acronyms that are used frequently in the community sector. Provided by Connecting Up Australia!

Memory Matters is a weekly group for people over 60 with memory loss or mild dementia hosted by Churches of Christ Life Care. The organisation also holds a weekly men’s cooking group on Mondays 11.30am - 1.30pm and a weekly Healthy Hands group to maintain hand dexterity for people with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, trigger finger and scleroderma. Find out more on tel. 8336 2488.

Did you know that there is a recycling station provided at IKEA Adelaide for fluorescent bulbs, batteries, cardboard, paper and drink containers?

Portable Worlds 2010/2011 Tour is a travelling exhibition presented by Country Arts SA & Australian Network for Art & Technology with works that reflect on the changing shape of communication and community, using the mobile phone as a creation tool and a personalised viewing space.


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



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

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Save time and money – don’t go overseas to see amazing sights, just see them on your screen:
Sistine chapel - 
New York Museum of Modern Art - - find out the story behind bottled water – another great video from The Story of Stuff Project


25 June – 8 August 2010 This Company of Brave Men: The Gallipoli VCs travelling exhibition at State Library of South Australia

4-8 July 2010 Students of Sustainability, annual student run conference tackling questions about environmental and social justice issues

8 July – 13 August 2010 - Being In India, exhibition of images and words by Stephen House at Nexus Multicultural Arts

11- 17 July 2010 Diabetes Week 2010

12 July 2010 Social Innovator Dialogues with leading thinker Ezio Manzini

23-24 July 2010 Port Vincent 100 Year Anniversary, tel. 0417 540 149,

24 July 2010 National Archives - Serving on Saturdays 9am – 1pm at 78 Angas Street, Adelaide

24-25 Jul 2010 Australian International Pedal Prix 2010

5-6 August 2010 South Australian Council of Social Service Conference


DonorTec is a program run by Connecting Up Australia. It provides donated and discounted technology products and services from companies such as Microsoft, Symantec, Sophos and Cisco to eligible income tax exempt (ITE) Australian nonprofit groups. Via this program nonprofits can access the latest technology via donations or generous discounts.

Connecting Up Australia closed the Eventspool service on 30 June 2010

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