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Connecting Up Australia (formerly CISA) provides community services and events information and is a national voice for the  nonprofit sector on information and communications technology (ICT) issues.


Farmers market are fresh food markets that operate regularly within a community. They are generally held outdoors and provide an opportunity for farmers and other food producers to sell their goods directly to customers.

If you would like to know more check out the website of the Australia Farmers Markets Association.

Listed below are some of the farmers markets operating in South Australia:

Adelaide Hills Farmers Market
TAFE Car park Dumas St, Mount Barker
Saturday 8am – noon

Adelaide Showground Farmers Market
Leader St, Goodwood 5034
Sunday 9am – 1pm

Barossa Farmers Market
Vintners Sheds, corner Nuriootpa and Stockwell Roads, Angaston
Saturday 7.30 – 11.30am

Farm Produce Market – Victor Harbour Market
Corner Adelaide Rd and Mont Rosa Rd, Hindmarsh Valley
First Sun of every month 9am - 1pm

Hills Producers Market Uraidla
Uraidla Institute, Greenhill Road, Uraidla
1st & 3rd Sun each month, 10am-3pm

Limestone Coast Farmers Market
Farmers Markets held throughout South East at various locations and times.

Port Pirie Producers Market
Flinders View Park, Ellen Street, Port Pirie 5540
2nd Sunday each month 9am – noon

Riverland Farmers Market
Berri Senior Citizens Clubrooms, Crawford Terrace, Berri
Saturday 7.30am – 11.30pm

Willunga Farmers Market
Willunga Town Square, Main Rd, Willunga
Saturday 8am - 12.30pm

There are many more - you can find them on and Australian Farmers Markets Directory


A Community kitchen builds a sense of community around food. Participants come together on a regular basis to socialise and cook affordable and nutritious meals. They then sit down to share the meal or divide it up for each person to take home (or both). Through buying and cooking in bulk, many kitchens are able to produce meals at a lower cost than individuals who cook at home for themselves. Members of community kitchens make new friends and learn new skills. At the same time they are able to save time and money and enjoy healthy meals.

Community kitchens are operating in many parts of Australia. So far the Australian Community Kitchens website does not list any in South Australia. Organisations and groups that are interested in learning more can check the information provided on how to set upa community kitchen. A DVD and manual with more details can be purchased.


Anglicare SA's Magdalene Centre now has weekly playgroup Thursday 10am – 12 noon 26 Moore Street, Adelaide. Contact Jill on 8305 9382.

If you like singing Sing Australia has 19 groups around South Australia. You don’t need to read music and there are no auditions. Details of the groups are available on SACommunity.

Registrations are now open for Defining Strength | Delivering Innovation : SACOSS Conference 2010, with confirmed keynote speakers Jan Owen AM and Colin Ball. Read more and download a registration form from

World Refugee Day is held on Sunday 20 June 2010.  This year's theme is Freedom from Fear.  World Refugee Day is organised by the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA).  For more details visit

Tinnitus SA has free community information sessions Tinnitus – causes, effects and what to do about it held regularly at various locations throughout SA. Details at

Local Government Association SA has moved to 148 Frome St, Adelaide.


SAcommunity is Connecting Up Australia’s comprehensive South Australian community services database that helps people find information about services and opportunities to participate in the community. Please help us to keep your details current – visit and check your organisation’s information. If any changes are needed please email us –


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.

CHECK THE www – how to make your bike look cool

10 Essential Social Media Slide Share presentations for non profits – including how to make an origami sheep Japanese style - a learning tool that helps you by creating schedules and goals– cat learns to use iPad


Connecting Up Australia will close the Eventspool service on 30 June 2010. 

We have reluctantly reached the decision to discontinue this free community service that we have provided since 2002. To remain current and useful the Eventspool website needs redevelopment but we do not have funds required to do this. There are now a number of free community events websites that provide a similar service. These include:

You are free to continue using Eventspool in the meantime. If you need help or have any questions, please call 8122 2755.


The Pirates of Penzance 26 May – 5 June 2010
Just My Cup of Tea until 4 August
KEEP WALKING South Australia every day
Lunchtimes at Elder Hall each Friday
International Men’s Health Week 9 - 15 June 2010
Melrose Fat Tyre Festival 11 – 14 June 2010
Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2010 11 – 26 June 2010
Riverland Balloon Fiesta 2010 12 – 14 June 2010
Paint the Town Red Gala Ball 19 June 2010
SA Rose of Tralee Grand Selection Ball 19 June 2010
Winter Solstice Feast in Semaphore 22 June 6pm
Accompanists Festival 2010 28 June – 3 July 2010
Meet and hear Author Geraldine Cox 29 June 2010

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The Directory of Community Services 2010 is now available. It costs $39.95 +$10 postage and handling. You can purchase from any Service SA outlet or by telephone on 13 2324.

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