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Community Artwork Event

Jetty Street Village in Grange will be closed to traffic on Sunday 9 April as local children and community members are invited to help paint colourful artwork on the road. Join us and leave your mark on Jetty Street! The event is on from 12-4pm and will also feature a range of fun activities including: ‘Dig-a-Dino’, henna tattoos, street buskers and more. Don’t forget to wear a hat! For more information, visit https://facebook.com/events/383147685399544/

Fruit & Veg Swap

Cut food miles, reduce waste, save money and get to know your neighbours at a Fruit & Veg Swap on the last Saturday of every month at Bower Cottages Community Centre. The next Swap will be held on Saturday 25 March from 10-11am, so bring along your organically home grown excess fruit, vegetables, herbs, seedlings and plants. Produce is on the table by 10.15am, Swap starts at 10.30am. For more information, visit https://facebook.com/events/860149890789942/

Hartley Road Major Works

We are preparing to undertake major road works along Hartley Road from Holbrooks Road to Findon Road, Flinders Park. This will include footpath repairs, new road pavement and surface, installation of the first rain gardens, minor traffic treatments at intersections, and pedestrian crossings. Temporary Traffic Management will be in place during these works and we ask commuters to be mindful when travelling through the area. Full project information is available at charlessturt.sa.gov.au/CurrentProjects

Easter Eggsperience

Hop on in to the Findon Community Centre on Wednesday 29 March at 10.30am and sing and Dance with Ricky Rabbit, Flopsy Bunny & Friends! Presented by Cool 4 Kids. Adults $5, children free (must be accompanied by an adult). Book by calling  8408 1310.

Robot Sumo! Presented by Robogals

Children aged 8-12 are invited to assemble and program Lego Mindstorm robots to battle it out sumo style in a free one hour workshop at the Civic Library Digital Hub on Saturday 8 April at 2pm. This is a must do for any children who are curious about a career in computer science or engineering. Bookings are essential - click here to book

Knit a Bunny

Knit and make an adorable baby bunny to take home at the Findon Community Centre on Wednesday 29 March from 1-3pm. The “Lady Knit Wits” will be on board to help you! $5 per person includes light refreshments. Pattern and materials supplied. Book with Reception on 8408 1310.

Plastic Bag Flower Weaving Workshops

Learn how to use handmade looms to weave flowers from plastic bags with the ‘Textile Warrior’ at Bower Cottages Community Centre. Sessions will run every Wednesday from 10am-1pm for five weeks, starting 29 March. The flowers will then be woven together to create a beautiful floral public art piece to brighten up the garden gate at Bower Cottages. The ‘fence craft’ will be launched at the Centre’s ‘Belonging’ Open Day on Saturday 29 April. This activity is for people of all ages and skill levels. Gold coin donation per session. Limited spaces available, book by calling the Centre on 8408 1395.

Draft Urban Employment Zone DPA

Council has released the draft Urban Employment Zone Development Plan Amendment (DPA) for public consultation. The DPA proposes to replace the City’s Industry Zone in the Charles Sturt Council Development Plan with the Urban Employment Zone Module from the South Australia Planning Policy Library (SAPPL). The public consultation is open until Friday 5 May 2017. For more information, visit www.yoursaycharlessturt.com.au or contact Jim Gronthos on 8408 1265 or jgronthos@charlessturt.sa.gov.au

Herb & Salvia Propagation Workshop

Learn how to propagate herbs and salvias with the Herb Society of SA at the Findon Community Centre on Sunday 9 April from 2-4pm. This free workshop will also include a tour of the Centre’s Community Herb Garden. Materials provided, BYO secateurs if you have them. No bookings necessary.

Win a Diamond!

Sign up to receive our Diamond Bytes e-Newsletter for a chance to win a round brilliant diamond to the value of $5000 thanks to Wishart Jewellers. If you’re over 18, a City of Charles Sturt resident or a property or business owner, sign up to receive our Diamond Bytes eNewsletter and you’ll be in the running to win. To sign up or for terms and conditions, visit www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/diamond

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