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Singing can benefit both physical and mental health.
Singing can improve lung function and posture, increase mental alertness and listening skills, it can even enhance the immune system! The release of endorphins during singing can help reduce the feelings of depression or anxiety

Listed below are a selection of singing groups and choirs operating in South Australia

Camerata Singers
Rehearsals Tuesday 8pm - 10pm Salisbury Lutheran Church Hall Cnr. Winzor St., & Waterloo Cnr. Rd. Salisbury 5108
Tel. 83496246

Choir Cecilia
PO Box 686 Mount Barker SA 5251 

Hills Choral Society
Practice at Belair Uniting Church, 18 Sheoak Rd, Belair, SA 5052 
Tel. 82782004

Kaleidoscope Choir
Meets Tuesday nights at 6.30pm at the Mount Gambier Community Centre, Ferrers Street Mount Gambier
Tel. 0409 678 519

Onkaparinga Harmony Chorus
Meets Thursday 7pm at Vines Uniting Church, 152 Reynell Rd, Woodcroft

West Torrens Community Choir
West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Tce, Hilton, SA 5033 
Tel.  8416 6333

Young Adelaide Voices
27 Grenfell St, Kent Town, SA 5067 
Tel 8362 3885

Many more are listed on SAcommunity, you can also find a choir on the website of the Australian National Choral Association


Creative Commons is an international nonprofit that provides free licences and tools that copyright owners can use to allow others to share, reuse and remix their material, legally. Creative Commons Australia is the affiliate that supports Creative Commons in Australia and administers the Australian Creative Commons licences.

Through out September Creative Commons Australia will be hosting one day mini conferences around Australia.  Adelaide's turn is on September 22 2010, from 10 am – 3.30 pm. The venue is the State Library of South Australia, Corner North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide. 

The full program and registration details are available on the Creative Commons Australia website.


The School for Social Entrepreneurs runs learning programs in Sydney and Melbourne for entrepreneurial individuals with ideas or businesses that have a community benefit. Applications are open now for the Sydney and Melbourne 2011 programs, which commence in February and finish in December 2011.
For more information, please visit our site:


Making Links is a conference that seeks to engage interested people, organisations and groups working at the intersection of social action and IT – including community workers, educators, trainers, not-for-profit organisations, people who work with marginalised groups, activists and researchers.

The 2010 conference will be held at State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis Street, Perth on November 15-17 2010


Arthritis SA holds a giant book sale on the 1st Saturday of each month. Support the Arthritis Foundation of South Australia. A huge range of books are available from $1-$5. Doors open from 9am-1pm, 118 Richmond Road, Marleston  5033

The 2010 City to Bay Fun Run has partnered with Everyday Hero so participants can fundraise for their favourite charity. Contact the team at Everyday hero on 1300 798 768

JusticeNet SA, a not-for-profit organisation that coordinates free legal assistance for eligible individuals and charitable nonprofit organisations, is running a series of high-quality, low-cost legal seminars which cover key issues affecting NFPs. The next seminar is on e-risk management for nonprofits. Contact Louise Young on 08 8303 5005 or

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!


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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

Chicken pot pie

A delicious quick lunch or snack. Try using Tuna or salmon instead of chicken. Or make a vegetarian version with chick-peas instead of chicken & a can of cream or mushroom soup!

You will need:

•    1 X Muffin Tray to make approx 6 
•    1 x mixing bowl
•    1 x mixing spoon,
•    1 sharp knife & 1 peeler
•    1 ‘cup’ measure
•    Heat oven to approx. 180 to warm.
•    Ingredients: 3 eggs
•    6- 12 slices of bread- crusts off
•    spray oil
•    1 cup cooked chicken (cut/broken into pieces)
•    1 Can Cream of chicken soup
•    1/2 can sweet corn kernels (drained)
•    1 small can of champignons (drained& sliced)
•    ½ cup chopped celery
•    salt, pepper to taste ( pinch)
•    ½ teaspoon mixed herbs
•    1/2 cup grated cheese for the top

Grease the muffin tray, then spread each piece of bread with margarine or oil and push each slice buttered side down firmly into each muffin space on the tray. Put the tray into the oven & lightly brown the bases – remove from the oven.
In the mixing bowl add as follows: 2 eggs, soup, corn, champignons, chopped chicken & celery, salt, pepper & mixed herbs – mix together.
In the bread bases add some of the mix onto the bread. Sprinkle each pie with a small amount of cheese.
Place muffin tray into the oven on the bottom shelf and cook for approx. 15 minutes. - remove from oven & cool or serve.
Pies can be frozen and defrosted in the microwave for approx 4 minutes on high.


1 - 8 September 2010  Adult learners Week  visit for more information

16 & 17 September 2010 
Family Advocacy Inc. together with In Control Australia and the Julia Farr Association present 'Taking Control, Taking Action' an event for people living with disability, family members and supporters. For more inormation contact Family Advocacy Tel.  8340 4450

19 September 2010
 City to Bay Fun Run Tel. 8232 6184 or email

29 September 2010
 Shenpen Australia presents a public talk  ‘Why the Mind Experiences Hope and Doubt’ at Payneham Library Complex,  2 Turner Street, Felixstow, SA 5070 Doors open 7.00pm, talk begins 7.30pm,tickets $20.00 ($15.00 concession) for mere details email or Tel. 0416 404 826

4 October 2010  State Symposium on Interfaith in South Australia The symposium theme is ‘Be Inspired and Connected!’ It will be held at the Hawke Centre, City West Campus of UniSA, North Terrace, Adelaide. Contact Kris Tel. 0468 542 233

9 & 10 October  Port Elliot Annual Show 10am - 5pm Tottenham Court, Port Elliot.  Presented by the Southern Agricultural Society Tel.  8552 4840


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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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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