E-NEWS NOVEMBER 2010
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Christmas pageants and parades
If you are hosting Christmas events and want to publicise them to the wider community, please list them on one or more of the free community events websites listed below. This will help people using web search engines to find out about them.
We are compiling a list of pageants and other Christmas events. This will be expanded on SAcommunity as more events come to our notice. Please pass on relevant details to us and check SAcommunity for updates.
Saturday 20 November 2010
Sunday 21 November 2010
Saturday 27 November 2010
Saturday 27 November 2010
Friday 3 December 2010
Port Augusta Christmas Pageant
6.30 Commercial Rd, Port Augusta and Mayoral Party, 7.30 - 10pm, Gladstone Square. Contact Sean Holden 0428 101 990 (pageant) and Brooke Mundy 8641 9199 (Mayoral Party)
Blackwood Christmas Pageant
6.30pm, Contact Blackwood Lions Club, tel. 8270 1090
Saturday 4 December 2010
Sunday 5 December 2010
Saturday 18 December 2010
If you are hosting an event we suggest that you list it on one or more of the following free community events websites:
Local government elections
Ballot papers for SA local council elections have now been mailed to every elector. If you haven't received yours call the Electoral Commission of South Australia on 1300 655 232. To make your vote valid, number each box, one, two, three etc, at least for the number of candidates to be elected. Remember to return your ballot papers in the envelope provided by Friday 12 November. If you need a reminder the Electoral Commission can send you an SMS. Register at www.ecsa.sa.gov.au/remindme
News from the SA Community sector
New aged care services are now operating in SA. The Society of St Hilarion Inc. has closed 2 residential aged care facilities at Findon and Lockleys and opened a new one, House of St Hilarion, at 7 Kelly Ave, Seaton 5023. Resthaven Riverland Community Services is located at 60 East Tce Loxton 5333, tel. 8584 7385
Health Consumers Alliance of SA Inc. has moved to Level 1, 12 Pirie St, Adelaide 5000, tel. 8231 4169
Community Voices Program, a program from the Office for Volunteers, provides an opportunity for community groups to work with Flinders University Screen Studies students to promote their organisation. For details of eligibility and how to apply visit the website
A counselling service is now available for Australians who have experieced violence. 1800 RESPECT is a confidential service that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, over the phone. Australians can access the line by calling 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732). The service gives callers access to qualified and specialist counsellors who will provide counselling, information, advice, and referrals, free of charge.
Wetland Australia National Art & Photography Competition 2011
To celebrate World Wetlands Day 2011, WetlandCare Australia is again launching an Australia-wide Art and Photography competition offering categories for children and adults. WetlandCare Australia are seeking artworks exploring the theme of Forested Wetlands: their importance and wise use. Entries close December 3 2010. Entry forms are available at www.wetlandcare.com.au
Help us to keep your details up-to-date
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 www.sacommunity.org and check your organisation’s information. If any changes are needed please email us – email@example.com.
Thanks to Julie Johinke, Public Relations Manager for Resthaven Inc. who responded to our request.
is an aged care community service agency of the Uniting Church in Australia that supports over 7000 older people and their carers across South Australia. Resthaven’s support services include early intervention, health education and information, therapy and allied health services, home care, personal care, community nursing, residential aged care and independent living accommodation and volunteer program.
This month’s recipe is from Maxine, Community Foodie at Noarlunga Health Services.
If you would like to submit a recipe for a future edition of SAcommunity news please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicken & Chickpea Curry - serves 4 people
1 BBQ chicken (you will need 1 cup of meat without skin - use the remaining chicken for another meal)
1 can chickpeas
1 can tomatoes
1 onion, chopped
1 capsicum, sliced into strips
1 can light coconut milk
1 tsp crushed garlic
1 tsp grated ginger
1 cup coriander, chopped
1 tsp turmeric
1 Tbs oil
Cook garlic and onion together in oil until clear. Add all other ingredients and cook for 15 minutes. Serve with basmati rice
Community Foodies is a South Australian nutrition program that aims to build the capacity of communities to make healthier food choices by training and supporting volunteer community members (Foodies) to act as agents for change.
From the www
yarnbombing.com - improving the urban landscape one stitch at a time
www.stumbleupon.com - farming meets social networks
www.bemorewithless.com - more health and less stress, more time and less stuff, more joy and less obligation
blog.ted.com - meet the 2011 Ted Prize winner
www.youthjet.com.au - assisting young South Australians make a successful transition into a career
6-7 November 2010
South Australian Children's Ballet Company present a 25 Year Anniversary Silver Gala Performance. Bookings essential
7 November 2010
7th Annual Whitmore Square Arts Fair 11am-4pm - free family event, art, craft, workshops, music, food, wine
7 November 2010
Resthaven Mitcham 75th Anniversary Fete, 12 noon – 3pm. 48 Smith-Dorrien Street, Mitcham. Tel. 8271 0639
7 November 2010
Amy's Ride, a recreational mass participation road ride from Adelaide to McLaren Vale in support of the Amy Gillett Foundation. Register with Bicycle SA
11-13 November 2010
Adult Learning Australia National Conference, Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide. Celebrating 50 years of adult learning in Australia
13 November 2010
Polymer clay workshop with mosaic artist Luna Parrish, Gallery One, 1 Torrens St Mitcham 5062. Bookings essential, tel. 8272 4504
3-5 December 2010
Celtica Festival, wharf at the end of Mundy St, Port Adelaide, plus participating pubs, cafes and galleries
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