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.

    Program brochures are released prior to each holiday break and will be available from this webpage or for collection from the Centre.

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

  • Save the Planet Project | Wednesdays
    9am – 12noon
     
    Help the environment and reduce the use of plastic!

    Let’s keep plastic bags out of our waterways and landfill.
     
    Join this community sewing project and make reusable cloth bags to use at supermarkets instead of single use plastic for fruit and veg.

    If you would like to join in but don’t sew, you’re welcome to help with measuring and cutting. 
     
    Donations of light weight fabrics, threads and ties are welcomed and appreciated.
     
    Phone Janet on 0455 454 777 for more information.
  • Tax Help | Mondays

    Mondays. Appointments essential.

    Are you earning less than $60,000 and need some assistance with your tax return?

    This is a free service is provided by the ATO where a volunteer can help you with your lodgement.

    Bookings required.  Contact the Centre on 8293 8166 to book your time.
     

  • Fitness Classes with Maria Voulgarakis | Mondays & Tuesdays

    Mondays 12.45-1.30pm or Tuesdays 10.30-11.15am

    Release your muscle tension in this  new class with this very popular instructor. Learn self massage and full body stretching.

    Equipment provided but bring your own mat.

    $10 or $12 casual – for more details contact Maria on 0400 718 100 or email mariavoulg@y7mail.com

  • Clarence Park Food Co-op

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

    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.

    Enquiries phone 8297 6249.

     
  • Moving Madness | Wednesdays during school term

    Wednesdays during school term, 9.30 – 11am

    A gym, movement and music activity program for under 5 year olds.
    Come along and 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: $12 per session casual or $70 per term.

    Enquiries phone 8293 8166.
  • 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.

    Program brochures are released prior to each holiday break and will be available from this webpage or for collection from the Centre.

    Please ontact Reception on 8372 5180 if you would like to receive the program brochure via email.

  • Circle of Security Parenting Series | October - December
    8-week course, with a morning or evening group option:

    Wednesdays 7 - 9pm
    17 October to 5 December 2018, or

    Fridays 10am-12noon 
    19 October to 7 December 2018
     
    This free course assists parents to understand their children’s needs and how to support and strengthen a secure parent-child relationship.
     
    Bookings essential as places limited. Contact Paula Bonney 0401 391 890 for registrations and enquiries.
     
  • Kids Art Classes | Wednesdays during school term
    Wednesdays (school terms only)
    4 - 5.30pm
     
    Suitable for ages 5-12 years. These classes provide an enjoyable way to learn and play creatively with a wide range of art and craft activities. All art and craft materials supplied. Children should wear smock or suitable painting clothes.
     
    Cost $210 per 10 week term per child, family concession applies.
     
    Contact the Centre on 8372 5180 for registration and enquiries.
  • Fullarton Market | 4th Saturday of the month

    4th Saturday of the month

    9am-1pm

    A community-focussed market where visitors can mingle with local producers, sample multicultural foods, browse in the large selection of plants and crafts and enjoy a delicious coffee and treat with friends.

    Market located in grounds of Fullarton Park Community Centre.

    For more information visit the Fullarton Market website or phone Jason on 0408 682 826.

    Market Dates 2018

    January 17
    February 24
    March 24
    April 28
    May 26
    June 23
    July 28
    August 25
    September 22
    October 27
    November 24
    December 15

  • English Language Classes | Tuesdays and Fridays
    Tuesdays and Fridays 10am-12noon (school terms only)

    Is English your second language? Need help learning to read, speak and write in English? These friendly classes may give you greater confidence in speaking English, learning about Australian culture and making new friends.

    Cost $4 per session; $20 for a 10 class card; $35 for a 20 class card.

    For more information phone 8372 5180.
     
  • Friday Social Group | Fridays
    Fridays 10am-3pm

    Weekly get together to play games, cards and paint.

    New members welcome to our very friendly group.

    Cost $3.

    For more information phone the Centre on 8372 5180.
     
  • Morning Tea Invitation | Tuesday 13 November
    10.30am - 12noon
     
    Join us for a morning tea and discussion on how the Fullarton Park Community Centre is meeting your needs. There will be a chance to have a chat, some yummy food and coffee or tea.

    Free entry. Please RSVP on 8372 5180 for catering purposes.
  • Herb Day Market | Sunday 4 November
    10am - 3pm

    Presented by the Herb Society of SA Inc.

    Select from the largest selection of potted herbs, herb seeds, herbal magazines and books for sale. Samples, tasting, giveaways and giant raffle. Bring your herb sample along for expert identification. Wholesome food and live music.

    Free admission.
  • Of Bonfires, Births and the Solstice | Saturday 10 November
    6.30pm for 7pm start

    Tra falὸ, Natività e il Solstizio (Of Bonfires, Births and the Solstice). Presented by the Italian Folk Ensemble. Join us for an evening of traditional folk songs, eating, drinking, singing and dancing.

    Cost: $25 per person (includes Italian coffee and libretto).

    BYO food and drinks to share.

    Contact Dino 8271 1929 for tickets.
  • Bring Balance Back to Your Life! | Friday 23 November

    10 - 11am

    Feeling unsteady on your feet? Hear from the leading Vestibular Physiotherapist in Australia, Professor Dr, Margie H Sharpe, to get a good understanding of how to protect your balance.

    Cost: $5 per person, includes morning tea.

    Bookings essential to Southern Cross Care on 8179 6825.

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

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

    Meet Me Monday is a social support group for people who have dementia or memory loss and their carers. 

    Meet Me Monday is a great opportunity to develop friendships and support networks within your local community while participating in a relaxed day of activities, enjoying lunch together and occasional bus outings. 

    For further information please contact Denise Menzies, program coordinator on 8372 5144.

    This program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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
    Wednesdays 11am - 12 noon

    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.

  • Strength for Life Class | Wednesdays & Thursdays

    Wednesdays 2 – 3pm
    Thursdays 2– 3pm

    The Strength for Life (SFL) 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.

    $7.00 per lesson. A fitness Assessment fee of $30 applies to all new SFL clients before commencing.

    Phone 8372 5128 for bookings and more information.

  • Tai Chi | Thursdays

    Thursdays

    10am – Intermediate Class
    11am –  Advanced Class
    12.30pm – Beginners Class


    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 per lesson. For more information 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.

  • Play Bolivia | Fridays

    Fridays, 12.30 – 4pm
     
    Do you want to learn something new and get your brain active? Do you want to make new friends?
     
    Come along on Fridays and play the card game of Bolivia, a three-deck variation of Canasta or Samba.
     
    More information phone 8372 5128.
     

  • Stretch and Flex | Fridays

    Fridays 9.45 - 10.45am
     
    Offered by popular over 50s exercise instructor, Venton Cook, Stretch and Flex introduces participants to the enjoyment and health benefits of learning to stretch properly.
     
    By incorporating the movement elements of Yoga and Pilates, the program combines introductory exercises with a sustainable exercise routine designed to increase your muscle strength and flexibility and wellbeing.
     
    No prior knowledge or experience in Yoga or Pilates is required to join the program, so come along and give it a go.
     
    Cost $7.00 per person, your first session free.

    Bookings essential, phone 8372 5128 or see our office staff.

  • Craft Corner - Making Fascinators | Tuesday 16 October

    Join us for a themed craft session every 3rd Tuesday of the month.​

    Tuesday 16 October
    12.30 – 3.30pm
     
    Stand out in your own unique headpiece this Melbourne Cup race day. Think outside the square and have fun sticking, glueing and tizzying! Disability access available. Places are limited.
     
    Cost: Free
     
    To book phone 8372 5128.

  • Come Alive at 55! | Monday 19 November
    1 – 2pm

    Health and Wellbeing Workshop.

    At 55 she dismissed the idea that she could write a book - age was against her. Gail will tell you why ‘You’re never too old to start’ and how she learned to ‘Press on Regardless’. Presented by Gail Ruth Miller, author.

    Light afternoon tea provided at the conclusion of the workshop.

    Bookings required phone 8372 5128. 
  • Craft Corner – Polymer Clay Birds | Tuesday 20 November
    Join us for a themed craft session every 3rd Tuesday of the month.

    Tuesday 20 November
    12.30 – 3.30pm


    Mould a pair of colourful birds out of polymer clay. Shape them, bake them and glue them to a stick ready to take residence in your favourite pot plant.

    Cost: $5.00

    Bookings essential as places are limited, phone 8372 5128.

Goodwood Community Centre

32-34 Rosa Street, Goodwood
Phone 8272 7148

Monday to Friday 9am-3pm

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.