Community Centres

Our Centres

Our community centres located at Clarence Park, Fullarton and Unley are easily accessible and friendly, each offering a huge array of activities for individuals, families, children and young people, older persons and cultural groups. Each Centre has its own unique history and character, shaped in part by the demographics of its neighbouring residents and the identified needs and interests of their local community.

Clarence Park Community Centre

72-74 East Ave, Black Forest
Phone 8293 8166
Monday to Thursday 9am-3pm, Friday 9am-midday

At the Clarence Park Community Centre we get back to basics and care for children and our environment. We're powered by solar energy and rainwater and offer fresh, seasonal and organic food at our markets and food cooperatives. We dance to world music and awaken the mysteries within.

  • School Holiday Program

    We provide a range of recreational workshops for children aged 5-12 years during the April, July and October school holidays.

    Download the Program Brochure and Registration Form below. Copies are also available for collection from the centre.

    Contact Reception on 8293 8166 if you would like to receive the program brochure via email.

  • Chooks for Beginners | 1 April & 7 October

    Saturday 1 April, 11am - 12noon
    & Saturday 7 October, 11am - 12noon

    Join us for a wonderful Living Green workshop with a passionate chicken enthusiast who will discuss the many pleasures and benefits of keeping happy and healthy hens.

    Find out everything you need to know to get started including successfully selecting, purchasing, housing, feeding and caring for a small backyard flock.

    Cost: Gold coin donation. Bookings phone 8293 8166.

  • Clarence Park Food Co-op

    The food co-op is run by volunteers and produce is sold at low cost. Produce includes nuts, dried fruit, grains, legumes, honey, free-range eggs and more. Preference is given to organically grown produce. A lifetime membership fee is $1.

    72-74 East Avenue
    Cnr East Avenue & Canterbury Terrace
    Black Forest SA 5035
    Phone 8297 6249

    Operates 10.30am-12.30pm, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (during school terms), and every Saturday.
  • English Conversation Group

    For those who have basic English and want to practice and improve their English conversation skills.
     
    Please note the change of times:
    Mondays 1 - 3pm (for women only) and
    Thursdays 6.30 - 8.30pm
     
    Free of charge. Enquiries phone 8293 8166. 

  • Body Awareness 50+ | Fridays

    Fridays, 9-10am

    New program to Clarence Park Community Centre.

    Tai Chi and Chi-Kung are gentle exercises to improve your health and well-being.
    These Chinese energy exercises are for relaxation and vitality to be healthy, mindful and active.

    Let’s promote good practices that promote healthy ageing!

    Cost- gold coin. Contact the Centre on 8293 8166 for more information.

  • Moving Madness | Wednesdays during school term

    Wednesdays during school term, 9.30 – 11am

    A gym, movement and music activities program for under 5 year olds. Have fun with your child as they discover new skills in this exciting preschool program designed to develop your child’s physical and social skills.

    Cost:
    $10 casual
    $60 per term or $80 per term for 2 children
    $50 per term – introduce a friend

    Please bring a piece of fruit!
    Enquiries phone 8293 8166.
  • Environmental Market | 1st Saturday of every month

    1st Saturday of every month

    10.30am - 12.30pm

    • Home-made/home-grown produce – recycled/second-hand goods and clothing
    • Country-style Café offering organic/fair trade coffee, tea, fresh homemade food
    • Food Co-op open for business - wholesome, nutritious food at low prices. Nuts, dried fruit, seeds, pulses, beverages, flour, grains, pasta, washing products, honey, free range eggs, oils, and more. Most foods locally and organically grown. Bring your own jars and bags for a discount.
    • Bike maintenance – by appointment
    • Urban Orchard, home grown fruit and vegetable exchange

Fullarton Park Community Centre

411 Fullarton Road, Fullarton
Phone 8372 5180

Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm

At Fullarton Park Community Centre we draw, paint and play. We make music and sing songs and have fairies in our flower garden where children gather to hear stories. We also sew quilts over coffee and play cards with our friends. We salute the sun and have positive energy. Our exhibition space, Hughes Gallery, is a community gem.

  • School Holiday Program April 2017
    We provide a range of recreational workshops for children aged 5-12 years during the April, July and October school holidays.

    Download the Program Brochure and Registration Form below. Copies are also available for collection from the centre.

    Contact Reception on 8372 5180 if you would like to receive the program brochure via email.
  • Fullarton Market | 25 March, 22 April, 27 May

    Saturdays 25 March, 22 April, 27 May, 9am-1pm

    Delightful open-air market full of delicious food and exciting products.

    Corner Fullarton Road and Fisher Street, Fullarton (in grounds of Fullarton Park Community Centre)
    Vistit the Fullarton Market website for more details.

  • Mah Jong – Scoring Made Simpler | Monday 3 April

    1 – 3.30pm, Monday 3 April
     
    Love Mah Jong but find scoring trick? Join us for an enjoyable afternoon of Mah Jong with lots of tips for how to make scoring easy.

    Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

    Please bring your own Mah Jong set.

    COST: $7 per person or $4 concession (Seniors Card applies).

    Bookings essential, please RSVP by Friday 31 March to the Centre on  8372 5180.
     
    IMPORTANT: players must have completed a “Learn to Play Mah Jong” course or have relevant Mah Jong skills. This class is NOT suitable for beginners.
     

  • Salvia Sale | Sunday 30 April

    8.30am-12noon, Sunday 30 April 

    Presented by the Herb Society of SA Inc

    These attractive plants are water-wise and bird-attracting, a fantastic addition to any garden.

    Located in Southern-side grounds at Fullarton Park Community Centre.

  • Teddy Bear Making Course | 18 & 25 May, 1 June

    Thursdays 9am-1pm
    Three week course commencing 18 May


    Meet Puck! The winged-fairy bear from A Midsummer’s Night dream.

    Bring your very own ‘Puck’ bear to life... with all the magic of a jointed bear design.
    You will learn everything required to make this sweet and playful bear, including cutting, sewing and jointing.

    Participants will be supplied with a complete kit containing a pattern, fur, joints, wings and motions. All tools and stuffing will be available in the class.
     
    BRING a basic sewing kit and a note book.
    COST: $50 plus $65 for the kit
    BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL as places limited (bookings close 12 May 2017) 

    Bookings and enquiries phone Centre Reception on 8372 5180.

  • Parent Education Seminar | “What’s The Buzz?” | 27 March

    Free Parent Education Seminars presented by Mark Le Messurier who is a well-known teacher, counsellor and author of 11 books. 

    Seminar 1: Monday 27 March 2017 - “What’s The Buzz?”
    This South Australian program offers a fun and practical glimpse into the “What’s The Buzz?” social skills friendship building programs. Collective research confirms that children who have healthy relationships have a much greater chance of happiness and wellbeing as they grow.
    Time: 7– 8.30pm
    Cost: Free
    Bookings essential, phone 8372 5180 for visit the Mark Le Messurier webpage. 
     

  • Parent Education Seminar | Dealing with Big Feelings | 8 May

    Free Parent Education Seminars presented by Mark Le Messurier who is a well-known teacher, counsellor and author of 11 books. 

    Seminar 2: Monday 8 May 2017 - Dealing with Big Feelings
    Are Big Feelings normal? Why is it that BIG feelings and tricky behaviours happen together? Many parents feel helpless as they witness their child acting out their BIG feelings. Mark will bring a wealth of everyday practical ideas to help you empower your children. 

    Time: 7– 8.30pm
    Cost: Free
    Bookings essential, phone 8372 5180 for visit the Mark Le Messurier webpage. 

  • Parent Education Seminar | A Window into the Adolescent Brain | 29 May

    Free Parent Education Seminars presented by Mark Le Messurier who is a well-known teacher, counsellor and author of 11 books. 

    Seminar 3: Monday 29 May 2017 - A Window into the Adolescent Brain
    Pre-teen and adolescent behaviour can often be a mystery to parents! Adolescents can be a cocktail of emotions and mood swings! They seek increased independence, stronger need for peer approval and a tendency towards more impulsive, risk-taking behaviour. You will gain some delightful insights as Mark presents some fast facts, clear understandings and helpful ideas. 

    Time: 7– 8.30pm
    Cost: Free
    Bookings essential, phone 8372 5180 for visit the Mark Le Messurier webpage. 

  • Dolls, Bears, Toys & Collectables Fair | Sunday 25 June

    10am-4pm, Sunday 25 June
     
    Presented by the Australian Plangon (Antique& Modern Doll) Collectors Club

    This year’s fair includes:

    • Modern & Antique Dolls
    • Trash & Treasure Stall
    • New & Old Toys
    • Trading Tables
    • Bears & other Collectables
    • Raffles
    • Refreshments

     
    Entry: $7 Adult, $3 Children. All proceeds to aid Sids & Kids.

  • Parent Education Seminar | What are you Setting your Kids up for? | 31 July

    Free Parent Education Seminars presented by Mark Le Messurier who is a well-known teacher, counsellor and author of 11 books. 

    Seminar 4: Monday 31 July 2017 - What are you setting your kids up for?
    There’s not a ‘one size fits all’ recipe that guarantees kids will turn out well. In this workshop Mark wants to challenge you! He wants to COMPARE your family values and parenting priorities against his CHECKLIST. He wants you to enjoy the opportunity; to laugh, reflect, share and COMPARE without feeling judged. 

    Time: 7– 8.30pm
    Cost: Free
    Bookings essential, phone 8372 5180 for visit the Mark Le Messurier webpage. 

  • Parent Education Seminar | Building Resilient Young People | 28 August

    Free Parent Education Seminars presented by Mark Le Messurier who is a well-known teacher, counsellor and author of 11 books. 

    Seminar 5: Monday 28 August 2017 - Everyday ideas to build healthy, resilient young people
    What is resilience? Why is resilience such a prized quality for humans? The term resilience is used in mental health to describe a person’s capacity to cope with changes and challenges, and to bounce back during difficult times. This practical seminar will cover simple and easy to remember strategies that engage children to think realistically and logically, that transforms behaviour and sets up healthy, resilient lives. 

    Time: 7– 8.30pm
    Cost: Free
    Bookings essential, phone 8372 5180 for visit the Mark Le Messurier webpage. 

  • Parent Education Seminar | Growing Perseverance in Your Children | 25 Sept

    Free Parent Education Seminars presented by Mark Le Messurier who is a well-known teacher, counsellor and author of 11 books. 

    Seminar 6: Monday 25 September 2017 - Brilliant little ideas to grow perseverance in your Children
    Do you know that ways of thinking that don’t work so well can be exchanged for healthier ones? Yes, ‘mindsets’ can be grown in children, and you are a vital part of this miracle! We now know that a ‘Growth mindset’ is more important than intelligence, academic achievement at school or natural talents. The research tells us those who tap into a ‘Perseverance Mindset’ are happier, healthier and more successful. So how might we go about coaching perseverance to our kids? This session is bursting with ideas about this! 

    Time: 7– 8.30pm
    Cost: Free
    Bookings essential, phone 8372 5180 for visit the Mark Le Messurier webpage. 

Goodwood Community Centre

32-34 Rosa Street, Goodwood
Phone 8272 7148

Monday to Friday 9am-4pm

Goodwood Community Centre is managed by Goodwood Community Services Inc. 
For details of events and activities:
• Visit the Goodwood Community Services Inc. website
• Phone 8272 7148
• Email bookings@gwcs.org.au
  • Goodwood Toy Library
    Goodwood Toy Library

    Goodwood Toy Library offers a wide range of toys, games, puzzles, books, large equipment and DVDs for children of all ages and stages of development. 

    Time: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10.30am-12.30pm. Thursday 2.30-4.30pm.
    Cost: $45 per financial year, $25 per school term, concession rates available.
    More information: phone the Toy Library 8274 1983 or email gcs.toylib@goodwoodcommunityservices.com.au
    Location: Goodwood Toy Library is located in the Goodwood Library, 101 Goodwood Road.

    This program is partly funded by the Department for Education and Child Development and the City of Unley.

Unley Community Centre

18 Arthur Street, Unley
Phone 8372 5128

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

Join us at Unley Community Centre and celebrate the over fifties in a relaxed and friendly environment. Connect with your community, have a chat, share a laugh and enjoy a delicious home cooked meal. Expand your mind, enhance your memory and get involved in your local community.

  • Circuit Meal Service

    Meals are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, cooked fresh by our in-house Chef.  Vegetarian meals are available on request, please notify in advance.

    Bookings
    Bookings required to secure a seat, visiting groups welcome, phone 8372 5128.

    Serving hours
    • Morning Tea 9.30 - 10.30am
    • Lunch 11.30am - 12.30pm
    • Afternoon Tea 1.30 - 2.30pm

    Prices
    • Lunch, Soup $3, Main Course $5, Dessert $3
    • Morning or Afternoon Tea, Tea/Coffee $1, Biscuits from 50c, Cake $2
  • Reboot Program | Monday 3 April

    1-2pm
      
    What is digital literacy? Why is it important? How it can help you? Where you can learn the skills you need? This information session gives an overview of the Reboot program and what we offer in the library.

    Presenter: Nicole Vertue, Digital Literacy Coordinator, City of Unley.

    Light afternoon tea provided - at the completion of the session.

    Bookings essential phone 8372 5128.

    TRANSPORT: The Community Bus is available for FREE transport to the information session. You MUST book three days before the session if transport is required.

  • German Fun Band | Monday 10 April

    1-2pm, followed by an affordable afternoon tea
     
    A 16 piece Brass Band all dressed up in their traditional Bavarian costumes; entertaining a variety of age groups with audience participation. 
     
    FREE entry for concert, $3 for afternoon tea
     
    Bookings required phone 8372 5128.

  • Planning Ahead - Advanced Care Directive (ACD) | Monday 1 May

    1-2pm
     
    Do you know what an Advanced Care Directive is? ACD gives those who care for you a clear understanding of your needs and wishes, should you lose the ability to communicate with them for yourself.

    Presenter: Debra Oliver, Active Ageing Team Leader, City of Unley.

    Light afternoon tea provided - at the completion of the session.

    Bookings essential phone 8372 5128.

    TRANSPORT: The Community Bus is available for FREE transport to the information session. You MUST book three days before the session if transport is required.

  • Learn to Paint in Acrylic | Thursdays May 4 - 25

    11.30am -1pm

    A 4-week beginners program held on Thursdays May 4, 11, 18 and 25

    Bookings are essential, as class sizes are limited.

    For further details phone the centre on 8372 5128.

  • Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea | Tuesday 9 May

    10.30 - 11.30am

    Join us for a lovely morning tea. Get together a group of friends, or come along and meet new ones.

    Entry is via donation to support the Cancer Council Australia.

  • COTA - Motorised Mobility Scooters | Monday 19 June

    1-2pm
     
    Are you purchasing or thinking about purchasing a motorised mobility aide? Do you know the rules that apply to their usage on the roads? Learn safe routes and rider practices to keep you safe and mobile.

    Presenter: Trained peer educators.

    Light afternoon tea provided - at the completion of the session.

    Bookings essential phone 8372 5128.

    TRANSPORT: The Community Bus is available for FREE transport to the information session. You MUST book three days before the session if transport is required.

  • Beginners Tai Chi | Thursdays

    Thursdays, 12.30 – 1.30pm

    Learn the art of Tai Chi and Qigong. Graceful forms of exercise involving a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing.
    Cost $7.00 per lesson. For more information phone 8372 5128.

  • Board Games & More | Tuesdays

    Tuesdays 1-3pm

    Are you looking for something to do on a Tuesday afternoon? We are currently looking for more people to join our weekly games program.  

    Join us for a fun and friendly game or two of scrabble, backgammon, billiards or chess.

    Enjoy tea/coffee and homemade biscuits and cakes as part of the break for afternoon tea. 

    Free to attend. $3 for afternoon tea. 

  • Craft Corner | 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month

    2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, 12.30 3pm

    Craft Corner offers you the change to try a new activity or extend your practise of one you already know and love.

    FREE to attend, there may be a small cost for the material required for some activities.
    Bookings essential, phone 8372 5128.

  • Knit & Natter | Tuesdays

    Tuesdays 9.30 – 11.30am

    Do you have a hidden skill of knitting or crocheting or maybe haven’t quite finished that scarf that you started? Join our friendly group and learn new skills.
    Enquiries phone 8372 5128.

  • Let’s Dance | Wednesdays

    Do you enjoy dancing, join our friendly social group?
     
    Wednesdays 10am – 12.30pm; Unley RSL hall 29 Arthur St Unley
     
    Cost: $4.00 p/p
     
    More information phone the Centre on 8372 5128

  • Meet Me Monday | 2nd & 4th Monday of each Month

    2nd and 4th Monday of each Month, 10am – 2pm

    Free social support program for residents with early stage Dementia or memory loss, and their Carers. 

    The program is open to residents of the City of Unley, City of Tea Tree Gully, City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters, Town of Walkerville, Campbeltown City Council, City of Burnside and City of Prospect.

    Participants enjoy a fun and friendly day with a variety of activities including tasty lunches cooked onsite, movies, games, bus trips, exercise and art.

    Meet Me Monday offers a great opportunity to relax while developing friendships and support networks within your local community.

    Enquires contact Program Coordinator Stella Oppes on 8372 5128. Registration if via My Aged Care.

  • New Strength for Life Class | Mondays

    Mondays 8.30 – 9.30am

    $7.00 per lesson. The Strength for Life Program offers quality strength training programs to people over the age of 50. 
    Participants receive a tailored exercise program designed to increase muscle strength and improve balance. Classes are also a great way to  have fun and meet new people at the same time.  Phone 8372 5128 for more information.

  • Unley Explorers Walking Group | Tuesdays

    Tuesdays - 8.30am

    Enjoy a leisurely, social walk through the streets of Unley with likeminded locals. We welcome people, pets, prams, walkers, gophers and wheelchairs. Leaving at 8.30am sharp every Tuesday from the Unley Community Centre 18 Arthur St Unley

    Free, please phone 8372 5128 to register your interest.