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 Programs

    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.

  • Tax Help | Wednesdays

    Wednesday mornings. Appointments essential.

    It’s that time of the year again! Do you need help with your tax return? If your income is less than $60,000 an ATO trained volunteer can help you lodge your return. Appointments essential, phone the centre on 8293 8166.
     

  • Chi Kung/Wuchu DIY Facial Detox | Wednesdays

    Wednesdays 11.30am - 12.30pm

    A holistic and natural way to look and feel years younger using an ancient traditional Chinese art.

    Improve your posture, learn to deep breath and perform your own facial detox! Comfortable clothing and flat closed in shoes required.

    Cost – Gold coin.

    For more information phone 8293 8166.

  • Spanish Conversation Classes | Commencing 8 September

    Fridays x 4 sessions starting 8 September, 12noon-2pm.

    Taste your words! Enjoy Spanish conversation classes with a twist! Learn to speak basic Spanish, cook and eat South American! Join Catalina for some authentic Latin lingo, food and fun – delicioso!

    Cost $60 per person.

    Book now as spaces are limited, phone 8293 8166.

  • Origami – STEM-igami | Commencing Saturday 9 September

    Saturdays 9, 16 and 23 September.
     
    Become skilled in the art and science of paper folding. Designed for lovers of colour, maths and puzzle solving. Our FREE workshops are for:

    • absolute beginners (11am – 12noon) or
    • advanced children, adults and families (1-3pm).


    Learn to make 3D polyhedrons and ignite your paper folding passion! Bookings are essential, as spaces are limited.

    Call 0412 271 002 to secure your spot!

  • Chooks for Beginners | 7 October

    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
  • THE MENS SHED (T.O.Y.S.) | Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays

    Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am–12noon
     
    THE MENS SHED (T.O.Y.S.)
    (Together Offering Your Skills)
     
    Volunteers repair and maintain wooden toys, puzzles and other equipment for early childhood organisations such as playgroups and kindergartens as well as making items on request.

    New participants are welcome to join this active friendly group. Morning tea included. No skills necessary. If you wish to have items repaired or made please contact us.
     
    For more information phone Sharon on 8293 8166 or email theshed@clarencepark.org.au

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 Programs

    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 | 23 September, 28 October

    Saturdays | 23 September, 28 October​ 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.

  • Learn to Play Mah Jong Course | September

    Mondays 1.30-3.30pm (4 week course)

    4, 11, 18 & 25 September 2017

    Course fee $50 per person ($30 concession). Bookings essential, phone 8372 5180 (payment required at time of booking). Please bring a Mah Jong set if you already own one.
  • 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. 

  • SA Reborn Doll Guild Show | 14 - 15 October

    Saturday 14 October, 10am-4pm
    Sunday 15 October, 10am-3pm


    The Annual Doll and Bear Show and Exhibition is for anyone interested in reborn dolls, porcelain dolls, cloth doll and teddy bears. There are competition entries, workshops, exhibition, trading tables, raffles and more. Light refreshments available.

    For more information phone Jackie on 8398 0423, email jjaki007@bigpond.com or visit the SA Reborn Doll Guild website.

    Cost $7 adults, $5 children and concessions

  • Salvia Sale | Sunday 29 October

    8.30am-12noon, Sunday 29 October

    Presented by the Herb Society of SA Inc

    These attractive plants are water-wise and bird-attracting, a fantastic addition to any garden. The sale located in southern-side grounds at Fullarton Park Community Centre.

    For more information phone Sandra on 8445 1626.
     

  • Annual Herb Day | 5 November

    Sunday 5 November 2017, 10am-3pm​

    Presented by the Herb Society of SA Inc

    Garden plants, displays, herb craft, sale of herbs. For more information phone Sandra on 8445 1626.

  • Fullarton Christmas Craft Fair | 18 – 19 November

    Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 November 2017
     
    9am to 4pm free entry.
     
    Selling unique handmade gifts, home baking & preserves, Devonshire tea & sausage sizzle available.
     
    Supporting SA Dog Rescue.

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
  • 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.

    ​8 and 22 August
    We’re making Polymer clay fridge magnets! Create cute snails and yummy looking strawberries to brighten up your fridge.

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

  • Indoor Bias Bowls | Fridays

    Fridays 1 – 2.30pm

    Enjoy a friendly non-competitive game of indoor bias bowls. Meet new people in a friendly atmosphere!
    For more information 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.

  • Fitness with Doug | Wednesdays
    Come and join our friendly group who have fun while getting fit. Exercises designed to increase your flexibility, balance, strength and coordination. The class starts off with some warm up activities, followed by more challenging cardio including team games, strength exercises using light hand weights, and finishing with some pilates and stretching. Work at your own pace but with plenty of support from the group.
     
    Cost $7.00 per class
     
    For more information 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 stages of 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, Campbelltown 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, games, bus trips, guest speakers, 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 is 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.

  • Wills and Guardianship | Monday 18 September

    1 – 2pm
     
    Presented by Donlan Lawyers

    An informative workshop that will help you understand:
    • The Importance of Attorney Documents
    • The new Advance Care Directive
    • Wills and Probate
    • Q&As


    Light afternoon tea provided at the end 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.

  • SAPOL Home Security & Personal Safety | Monday 16 October

    1 – 2pm
     
    Presented by South Australian Police (SAPOL)
     
    Home security and personal safety is important. Come along and gain some valuable security and safety tips for those living in homes, Aged Care facilities and for Volunteers
    providing home assistance.

    Light afternoon tea provided at the end 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.

  • Cottage Services — New Bus Services | Monday 20 November

    1 – 2pm

    Presented by Joanna DiCiocco

    Do you know about the services the City of Unley can provide you in relation to Active Ageing? Come along to learn more about:
    • Home maintenance, gardening and social services
    • Community Transport services available and the new Community Bus service staring in January 2018


    Light afternoon tea provided at the end 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.