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Celebrate modern ageing with NPSP

21/09/2017

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is pleased to present an exciting program of events and activities during October, which celebrates modern and active ageing and promotes health and well-being.

The Zest for Life program, running from 16 – 27 October 2017, is brimming with workshops, classes, learning opportunities and social activities suitable for all ages.

“I encourage our community to explore the program and take advantage of a great range of opportunities across a variety of interest areas,” said Mayor Robert Bria.

“From fitness classes and well-being seminars, to arts, crafts and information technology workshops, there’s something for everyone in the 2017 program.”

Previously known as the Every Generation Festival, Zest for Life is presented as part of the COTA Zest Fest 2017 Festival for Modern Ageing.

“There’s a tour of the Linde Community Garden for the green thumbs, or the opportunity to roll some wines across the palate at Eastside Wine & Ale Trail cellar door, Signature Wines.”

The SA Police 32 piece Concert Band and 22 piece Big Band are again the highlight of the program.

“Upholding tradition, the program will culminate with another exceptional concert at the Norwood Concert Hall, featuring the SA Police Bands. This is one event not to miss!”

Bookings are required for many of the events, with limited places available.

For more information, the full Zest for Life program and for bookings, visit the Council’s website at www.npsp.sa.gov.au/zestforlife

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077

Shaping Our Future: refreshed vision for the City of NPSP

14/09/2017

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has completed the scheduled review of its strategic plan CityPlan 2030: Shaping Our Future, and has adopted the update and Plan at its Special Meeting on Monday 11 September 2017.

"The  review update of CityPlan 2030 has re-affirmed the community’s long-held values such as the preservation of our unique built character and heritage, safe neighbourhoods, quality open spaces, support for local and family-owned businesses, and a strong ‘sense of place’, community pride and spirit,” said Mayor Robert Bria.

"The update also reflects aspirations for a more vibrant arts and culture scene, with more activation of public spaces aimed at increasing community participation and creating a stronger sense of inclusion.”

Mayor Bria said the Council's response to climate change has been given a higher priority
in CityPlan 2030, with measures to improve water security, use of renewable energy sources and the preservation of our natural environment. 

Aligned to this, is the community’s strong desire for better infrastructure and amenities to encourage sustainable and integrated transport options such as walking and cycling.

"Achieving the strategies which are contained inCityPlan 2030, will require transparent and accountable governance structures and processes which are both flexible and responsive to the future opportunities and indeed challenges that arise.

"It will also require a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and approach to ensure that we realise the future which we want for ourselves and the next generation, rather than just letting things happen," Mayor Bria said.

“I wish to thank all citizens who participated in the community engagement and consultation process. The comments and suggestions have been invaluable.”

The Council will conduct a major review of the Plan in 2020.

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077

Celebrating the Mayor’s 10th Christmas Card Competition in 2017

05/09/2017

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is celebrating the Mayor’s 10th Christmas Card Competition in 2017, with thousands of local children from pre-school to Year 7, eligible to enter by drawing or painting a picture which captures the spirit of Christmas.

Mayor Robert Bria, who started the competition in 2006, said the interest in the Christmas Card Competition among children continues to grow.

“The children who win Christmas cards with their drawing or painting on them get a real buzz, but I think it’s actually their parents who are more excited,” he said.

“There are so many great drawings and paintings which reflect an enormous amount of thought and effort. With such considered and high quality entries, selecting the winners is never an easy task.”

Over the previous nine competitions, the Council has received thousands of entries from children who live or attend schools within the Council area.

“It’s amazing to think that many of the children who entered in the early years of the competition are now in their late teens and early twenties,” Mayor Bria added.

Not only is this year the tenth competition, but it also coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Norwood Christmas Pageant.

Entries for the Mayor’s 10th Christmas Card Competition close Monday 9 October 2017.
Winners will be announced and awarded their prizes at a special presentation at the Norwood Concert Hall on 13 November 2017.

First, second and third prizes will be awarded to students from each year level (Pre-school to Year 7) with each first prize including 50 personalised Christmas cards featuring their design. The overall competition winner’s design will also feature on the front cover of the December edition of the Council’s newsletter, Look East.

For more information and entry details for the Mayor’s 10th Christmas Card Competition, visit: Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077

Note: The competition was not held in 2010 and 2014 due to the Local Government Elections Caretaker Conventions.

NPSP is celebrating the Mayor’s 10th Christmas Card Competition in 2017, with thousands of local children from pre-school to Year 7 eligible to enter

05/09/2017

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is celebrating the Mayor’s 10th Christmas Card Competition in 2017, with thousands of local children from pre-school to Year 7, eligible to enter by drawing or painting a picture which captures the spirit of Christmas.

Mayor Robert Bria, who started the competition in 2006, said the interest in the Christmas Card Competition among children continues to grow.

“The children who win Christmas cards with their drawing or painting on them get a real buzz, but I think it’s actually their parents who are more excited,” he said.

“There are so many great drawings and paintings which reflect an enormous amount of thought and effort. With such considered and high quality entries, selecting the winners is never an easy task.”

Over the previous nine competitions, the Council has received thousands of entries from children who live or attend schools within the Council area.

“It’s amazing to think that many of the children who entered in the early years of the competition are now in their late teens and early twenties,” Mayor Bria added.

Not only is this year the tenth competition, but it also coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Norwood Christmas Pageant.

Entries for the Mayor’s 10th Christmas Card Competition close Monday 9 October 2017.

Winners will be announced and awarded their prizes at a special presentation at the Norwood Concert Hall on 13 November 2017.

First, second and third prizes will be awarded to students from each year level (Pre-school to Year 7) with each first prize including 50 personalised Christmas cards featuring their design. The overall competition winner’s design will also feature on the front cover of the December edition of the Council’s newsletter, Look East.

For more information and entry details, visit: Mayor’s 10th Christmas Card Competition

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077

Note: The competition was not held in 2010 and 2014 due to the Local Government Elections Caretaker Conventions.

2017 Zest for Life Program

29/08/2017

Celebrate your zest for life and join our exciting program of events which encourage positive and active ageing, and promote community well-being.

The Zest for Life program is presented as part of the COTA Zest Fest 2017 Festival for Modern Ageing.

Zest for Life runs from 16 to 27 OCTOBER 2017

Bookings can be made online below or in person at the Norwood Town Hall or one of our three libraries

For further information about the Zest for Life Festival, contact Council’s Community Services Unit on 08 8366 4545 or email ccs@npsp.sa.gov.au

For a full list of COTA SA Zest Fest Events, visit: Zest Fest 2017

 

2017 Program

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Health and wellbeing

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Social fun

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Learning

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Lifestyle

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Craft

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Community concert

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Health & Wellbeing

Back on the Bike - Workshop

Build knowledge and confidence through practicing cycling skills in a non/low traffic environment, path riding, left turns, safe route planning, bike security. This course will help you refresh your cycling skills and get back on the bike and stay active.

Dates: Monday 16 & 23 October
Time: 10.00am - 12 noon
Venue: Payneham Football Oval car park (enter via John Street, Payneham)
Cost: $10 for two sessions

Bookings: Essential

Book now

Exploring Mindfulness Workshop

Mindfulness means maintaining a momentby- moment awareness of your thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and surrounding environment while remaining non-judgemental. Practicing mindfulness can bring a variety of physical, psychological and social benefits, including strategies to relax and de-stress.

Dates: Tuesday 17 October
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Payneham Community Centre, 374 Payneham Road, Payneham
Cost: Free

Bookings: Essential

Book now

Heart Foundation Walking Group - Stepney

Heart Foundation Walking groups are a great way to meet new people and look after your health. New members are always welcome.

Dates: Wednesday 18 & 25 October
Time: 9.30am
Venue: Meet at the Avenues Shopping Centre
Cost: Free

Bookings: For further information and bookings contact Maria on 0413 483 231.

Natural Skincare Workshop - Felixstow

Make your own oatmeal scrub, oatmeal wash bag, herbal moisturiser and lip balm. Please bring three small jars to take products home.

Date: Wednesday 18 October
Time: 10.00am - 12 noon
Venue: Payneham Library Complex, 2 Turner Street, Felixstow
Cost: $5

Bookings: Essential.

Book now

Tai Chi in the Park - Stepney

Tai Chi is a low-impact, slow-motion exercise that can be easily adapted for every individual, from highly athletic to those recovering from surgery. Some of the benefits include reduced stress; improved posture, breathing and balance; and increased fitness, flexibility, confidence and concentration.

Date: Friday 20 October
Time: 10.00am - 11.00am
Venue: Dunstone Grove-Linde Reserve, Nelson Street, Stepney
Cost: Free

Bookings: Essential.

Book now

Pilates - Felixstow

The Pilates exercise method is designed as a complete workout to connect and condition both the body and the mind, and is a valuable tool to improve posture, balance and core strength. Bring your own mat or towel and drink bottle.

Date: Wednesday 25 October
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Payneham Library Complex, 2 Turner Street, Felixstow
Cost: Free

Bookings: Essential.

Book now

Chi Ball - Felixstow

Chi Ball is a mind-body exercise and wellness program based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, suitable for all ages and abilities.

Date: Friday 27 October
Time: 9.15am - 10.15am
Venue: Payneham Library Complex, 2 Turner Street Felixstow
Cost: Free

Bookings: Essential.

Book now

Yoga - St Peters

Taught by a professional yoga instructor from Yoga Indra, the class will focus on the Hatha style of yoga which is a gentle yet powerful form of yoga that emphasises the body, mind and breath connection. Bring your own mat or towel.

Date: Tuesday 24 October
Time: 10.00am - 11.00am
Venue: Banquet Hall, St Peters Library, 101 Payneham Road, St Peters
Cost: Free

Bookings: Essential.

Book now

 

Social Fun

Games Afternoon

Join us for an afternoon of board games, cards and jigsaws! Come on your own or bring a friend – everyone is welcome!

Dates: Friday 20 & 27 October
Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Venue: Payneham Library, 2 Turner Street, Felixstow
Cost: Free

Bookings: Essential.

Book now

Come and try Salsa Dancing

Feel the music of Cuba at a Salsa class for beginners.

Date: Friday 20 October
Time: 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Venue: Banquet Hall, St Peters Library, 101 Payneham Road, St Peters
Cost: $5

Bookings: Essential.

Book now

Learning

All computing sessions will be held at St Peters Library, 101 Payneham Road, St Peters.

Computing Sessions

Cost: All sessions $5

Bookings: Essential.

Book now

Cyber Safety for Seniors - Session

Learn simple steps and tips you can take to ensure your online experience is safe and enjoyable.

Date: Tuesday 17 October
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Book now

iPad Essentials - Session

Learn the essentials to help you get more from your device. Participants must bring their own iPad.

Date: Friday 20 October
Time: 10.00am - 12 noon

Book now

Get Started with Online Videos & Streaming TV - Session

Perfect for beginners who want to get started with platforms such as YouTube and iView, learn how to access and use a wide range of free video services on the web.

Date: Tuesday 24 October
Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Book now

One-on-One Session

Need to know more about using your laptop or tablet, the internet and eBooks, or just need some tips to get started? Book a 45 minute personalised session.

Date: Friday 27 October
Times: 9.30am, 10.15am, 11.00am, & 11.45am

Book now

Lifestyle

Shop Like a Stylist - Workshop

Explore your shopping behaviour, discover your individual style, and learn how to shop smarter for investment pieces, seasonal trends and wardrobe basics.

Date: Thursday 19 October
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Don Pyatt Hall, Norwood Town Hall, 175 The Parade, Norwood (entry via George Street)
Cost: Free

Bookings: Essential.

Book now

St Peters Rotary on LInde - Shed Sale

Enjoy the morning with coffee and breakfast available to purchase, and browse the shed sale at your leisure.

Date: Saturday 21 October
Time: 8.30am - 12 noon
Venue: Dunstone Grove - Linde Reserve, Nelson Street, Stepney
Cost: Free

Bookings: Not required.

Linde Community Garden Tour - Stepney

The community garden was established and is maintained by volunteers who also share the produce. They started with bare earth and have been building the site into a productive garden of fruit, vegetables and herbs over the last five years.

Date: Saturday 21 October
Time: 11.00am
Venue: Dunstone Grove-Linde Reserve,
Nelson Street, Stepney
Cost: Free

Bookings: Not required.

 

Downsizing your Home - Seminar

Discover ready-to-use tips and techniques to help declutter your existing home or to make the most of space in your new home.

Date: Wednesday 25 October
Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Venue: Banquet Hall, St Peters Library, 101 Payneham Road, St Peters
Cost: Free

Bookings: Essential.

Book now

Tasting Room hosted by Signature Wines

Get ready to roll some wines across your palate as you enjoy the hand crafted Signature Wines range from the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. Light nibbles provided. Over 18 years only.

Date: Friday 27 October
Times: Session 1 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Session 2 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Signature Wines, 31 King Street, Norwood
Cost: $10

Bookings: Essential.

Book now

Craft

Make your own Mug - Class

Make your very own ceramic mug under the guidance of ceramicist Alison Smiles. This workshop is suitable for people new to clay as well as people who may have some experience.

Date: Thursday 19 October
Time: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Brick+Mortar Creative, 49 George Street, Norwood
Cost: $10

Bookings: Essential

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Beyond Cross Stitch

Spend an afternoon playing with gorgeous threads and a range of simple geometric stitches to embroider a bookmark on an 18-count canvas.

Date: Wednesday 25 October
Time: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Brick+Mortar Creative, 49 George Street, Norwood
Cost: $10

Bookings: Essential

Book now

 Concert

Zest for Life Concert 2017 - SA Police Band

In 1884, 14 musicians formed a volunteer Brass Band from within the ranks of the Adelaide Metropolitan Foot Police; the first Police Band in Australia. Today, the Band of the South Australian Police performs hundreds of community and Government events annually, and the demand grows with each passing year. Join us for a light morning tea while soaking up the musical talents of the SA Police Band.

Date: Thursday 26 October
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Norwood Concert Hall, 175 The Parade Norwood (entry via George Street)
Cost: $10 (includes morning tea)

Bookings: Essential. Tickets must be prepurchased. Tickets will not beavailable for purchase at the door.

Book now

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