2019 Zest for Life Program

Celebrate your zest for life and join our exciting program of events that enhance positive ageing and community well-being.

14 – 28 October 2019

Zest for Life is a vibrant two week festival celebrating positive ageing and community wellbeing.

This year’s exciting program covers everything from seminars to salsa.

Most activities require booking. Bookings open 30 August.

 

2019 Zest for Life program

Zest for Life is presented as part of COTA SA Zest Fest 2019. For a full list of events, visit: ZestFest SA

Bookings can be made online or in person at Norwood Town Hall or Payneham and St Peters Libraries

 

Community events

Zest for Life Concert featuring SA Police Band

Book online

By popular demand, the big band of the SA Police will return to Norwood Concert Hall. Join us for a light morning tea while soaking up the musical talents of the SA Police Band. With a repertoire ranging from the Count Basie swing era to Dusty Springfield, Frank Sinatra and The Blues Brothers, the SA Police Band are renowned for putting on a good show. Led by Constable Tom Pulford, the band prides itself on recreating the sounds of the big band era with a versatile, contemporary edge.

Book now

Date: Thursday 17 October
Time: 10.30am–12.00pm
Venue: Norwood Concert Hall, 175 The Parade Norwood (entry via George Street)
Cost: $10 (includes morning tea)

Bookings essential.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be available on the day. 

 

Comedy with John Ovenden and Friends

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A long time ago someone said ‘laughter is the best medicine’, and they were right! This laugh-a-minute show is guaranteed to lower your blood pressure and send you home in good spirits. Former ABC TV and BBC presenter, John Ovenden will be joined by professional actors to perform two hilarious comedy play readings. Refreshments provided.

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Date: Wednesday 23 October
Time: 7.00–9.00pm
Venue: Payneham Library, 2 Turner St, Felixstow
Cost: $5
Bookings: Essential

 

Garage Sale Trail

Reduce and reuse items that would otherwise go to waste! Join 400,000 Australians across the country that are hosting a garage sale, or shopping the Garage Sale Trail, on one big weekend. Anyone can register as a seller. The only ‘rule’ is that the garage sale must be held on 19 or 20 October 2019 and sellers must pledge not to illegally dump any unsold items. It’s free to register and participants keep all money they raise. For more information, visit www.garagesaletrail.com.au

Date: Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October
Cost: Free

To register as a seller or create your own trail, visit: Garage Sale Trai

Tours

Op Shop Bus Tour

In a world of fast fashion and throw-away appliances, the time is right to slow down and adopt a mantra of reuse, repurpose and recycle. Op shops are around almost every corner in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters and are brimming with the most fabulous fashion finds and curiosities just waiting to be discovered. Join us for a morning of retail therapy (minus the expense!) as we board the community bus, visit local op shops, bag a bargain (or two) and support those who are in need.

Book now

Date: Saturday 19 October
Time: 9.30am–1.00pm
Venue: Bus departs from Norwood Town Hall, George St (meet at 9.15am)
Cost: $5

Booking: Essential

 

Tour an Award Winning Sustainable Garden

Join the joint-winner of the 2018 Sustainable Garden Awards, Alan Shepard, on a tour of his award winning garden.

Alan’s garden is designed to be sustainable as well as an enjoyable outdoor space. The garden is home to 25 fruit trees, a variety of vegetables and herbs and companion plants to attract insects or repel pests. Alan recycles food scraps and garden waste on site in worm farms and compost bins. The garden is very wildlife friendly. It includes five ponds and four bog areas which are home to many local frog species. The frogs are protected from predators and the heat with thoughtful plantings and the ponds are oxygenated with pumps that are powered by solar panels.

Book now

Date: Thursday 24 and Saturday 26 October
Time: Arrive at 10:30am for a one hour tour
Venue: 3 First Avenue, Payneham South 5070

Cost: Free
Bookings: Essential

 

Tours of the St Peters Billabong

Led by Friends of the Billabong

The St Peters Billabong is a hidden gem. The adjoining land has been used for a variety of purposes over the years but in recent times the pre-European woodland and grassland communities have been painstakingly re-created using plants that are native to the area. The billabong is once again a haven for native wildlife and is recognised as an urban biodiversity hotspot on the Adelaide Plains as well as a wonderfully tranquil and beautiful place to visit. It is also home to the Council’s first native bee hotel. 

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Date: Wednesday 23 and Saturday 26 October
Time: Wednesday: 10.00am–11.00am and 11.15am – 12.15pm   Saturday: 10.00am–11.00am
Venue: Meet at the River Street carpark, located between 21 and 25 River Street, St Peters

Cost: Free
Bookings: Essential

Craft

Beeswax Wraps and DIY Household Cleaning Products

Learn about greener options for cleaning and how you can reduce your household waste. You’ll also make a medium beeswax wrap, clothes washing liquid, clothes washing powder, all-purpose cleaner and dishwashing liquid. All equipment, demonstrations, materials and ingredients will be included and you’ll also take home samples and a recipe booklet.

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Date: Tuesday 15 October
Time: 1.00pm–3.00pm
Venue: Payneham Library, 2 Turner Street, Felixstow
Cost: $10

Booking: Essential

 

Make a Macramé Plant Hanger

Hosted by Knot Modern

Come and learn the therapeutic craft of macramé with this fun plant hanger workshop. Mary from Knot Modern will guide you through a number of knots to make your own gorgeous design.

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Date: Saturday 26 October
Time: 10.30am–12.30pm
Venue:  St Peters Library, 101 Payneham Rd, St Peters
Cost: $10

Bookings: Essential

Learning

Bike Maintenance Demonstration

Hosted by 99 Bikes

Attend a hands-on, in-store bike maintenance class at 99 Bikes, College Park. In this session, you’ll learn what to check to make sure your bike is safe to ride, cleaning and lubrication of key areas, and puncture repair including changing a tyre and tube. You’ll also receive a free 99 Bikes Club membership, which gives you access to great discounts across bikes, accessories, clothing, parts, workshop services and free maintenance classes. Please note this is a demonstration only, no bike required.

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Date: Wednesday 16 October
Time: 6.00pm–7.00pm
Venue: 99 Bikes, 107 North Terrace, College Park

Cost: Free
Booking: Essential

 

Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden

Join this seminar if you want to help to give butterflies and other insects a home in your garden. You’ll learn why insect diversity is important, how insects can help as eco service providers, the beautiful life cycle of a butterfly and other insects, and how gardeners can increase their chance of bringing butterflies into their garden or suburb.

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Date: Monday 21 October
Time: 10.00am–11.00am
Venue: Don Pyatt Hall, 175 The Parade Norwood
Cost: Free
Booking: Essential

 

Learn to Use Catch Up TV & Netflix

Learn how to watch your favourite TV shows at any time using the internet. Discover free catch-up TV, like ABC iView, SBS On Demand, and paid services like Netflix.

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Date: Monday 21 October
Time: 2:00pm–4:00pm
Venue: St Peters Library, 101 Payneham Road St Peters

Cost: $5
Bookings essential

Technology

Virtual Reality, Let’s Go!

Immersive technology is here and now’s your chance to try it for yourself! Using Oculus Go, you will immerse yourself in exciting computer generated environments which you can explore and interact with.

Book online

Date: Tuesday 15 October, Friday 18 October
Time: Tuesday: 2.00pm–4.00pm, Friday: 10.00am–12pm
Venue: St Peters Library, 101 Payneham Road, St Peters
Cost: $5

Date: Wednesday 16 October
Time: 2:00pm–4:00pm
Venue: Payneham Library, 2 Turner Street Felixstow
Cost: $5

Booking: Essential

 

Introduction to 3D Printing

How do you print 3D objects? Find out in this short introduction. You’ll learn how to use different printing materials, the software and tools available, and why you may want to buy a 3D printer. We’ll demonstrate it all at the library using our own 3D printer.

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Date: Tuesday 22 October
Time: 2.00pm–4.00pm
Venue: St Peters Library, 101 Payneham Road, St Peters
Cost: $5
Bookings: Essential

 

Cyber Safety: Avoid Scams and Stay Safe Online

Learn the basics of staying safe online and identifying potential scams. This course will give you the essential tips and resources to spot a scam and stay safe online. Topics include avoiding common scams, phishing & identity theft, viruses and malware.

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Date: Friday 25 October
Time: 10:00am—12:00pm
Venue: St Peters Library, 101 Payneham Road St Peters
Cost: $5
Bookings: Essential

Health and wellbeing

Yoga

A one-hour practice designed to enhance body awareness and promote mindfulness and relaxation, in which you will learn a blend of gentle yoga postures, stretching and breathing exercises. Suitable for people beginning their movement journey, or those wishing to expand their existing practice. Please bring along a yoga mat or blanket.

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Date: Monday 14 October
Time: 10.30am–11.30am
Venue: Payneham Community Centre, 374 Payneham Rd Payneham
Cost: $5

Booking: Essential

Belly Dancing

Belly dancing is a nourishing form of movement for the whole body. In this 1 hour workshop you will get a taste of what belly dance has to offer. Originating in the Middle East and done by women for women, this is a beautiful art form that fits any body. You will learn steps, movements and combinations that not only help with balance, co-ordination and healthy joints and muscles but also allow you to express your creative side.

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Date: Monday 14 October
Time: 1.00pm–2.00pm
Venue: Belly Dance Arabesque, 23 Payneham Rd College Park
Cost: $5

Booking: Essential

 

Creating Vitality in the Second Half of Life with Ayurveda

Join us for an informative talk about how Ayurveda can help you to age with more grace and ease. We'll cover food, daily rhythms and some simple home habits to help you stay strong and energised in your wisdom years. The talk will be presented by Ayurvedic practitioner and yoga teacher, Jacqueline Iles.

Book now

Date: Tuesday 15 October
Time: 10.30am–11.30am
Venue: St Peters Library, 101 Payneham Road, St Peters
Cost: free

Booking: Essential

 

Come and Try Salsa

Hosted by Quick Steps

Come and join in the fun and keep fit while learning to salsa dance (at beginners level). Hosted by Quick Steps, Adelaide's largest dance studio for adults, be sure to quickly snap up your spot on the dance floor as the limited places are sure to disappear fast!

Book now

Date: Tuesday 15 October
Time: 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Venue: Banquet Hall, St Peters Library, 101 Payneham Road, St Peters
Cost: $5

Booking: Essential

 

Your Gut and the Benefits of Fermented Foods

Seminar hosted by Clever Belly Kitchen

Ever wondered what the hype is around fermented food? Fermented foods are rich in beneficial probiotics and are associated with a range of health benefits. In this seminar, you will learn how to make your own fermented foods and gain an understanding on how fermented foods create good gut health and stronger immunity.

Book now

Date: Tuesday 15 October
Time: 6.00pm–7.00pm
Venue: Payneham Library, 2 Turner Street Felixstow

Cost: Free
Booking: Essential

 

Stepney Heart Foundation Walking Group

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

Dates: Wednesday 16 & 23 October
Time: 9.30am
Venue: Meet at the Avenues Shopping Centre, 114 Payneham Rd Stepney
Cost: Free

For bookings and further information, contact Dianne on 0419 867 299


Cooking with Scraps

Hosted by KESAB

A hands-on workshop where you’ll learn to prepare recipes that use foods scraps in ways you probably haven’t thought of before! You’ll get to make and taste some delicious meals that you can prepare at home, while reducing the amount of food you throw away.

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Date: Thursday 17 October
Time: 1.00pm–3.00pm
Venue: Payneham Library, 2 Turner Street, Felixstow (in the kitchen)

Cost: Free
Bookings: Essential

 

Tai Chi in the Park

Come and try this low impact, slow motion exercise activity in the beautiful surrounds of the park and enjoy the many health benefits of Tai chi. Tai chi can help reduce stress; improve posture, breathing and balance; and increased fitness, flexibility, confidence and concentration. The class is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Book now

Date: Tuesday 22 October and Sunday 27 October
Time: 10.30am–11.30am
Venue: Dunstone Grove-Linde Reserve, Nelson Street, Stepney

Cost: $5
Bookings: Essential

 

Come and Try Rock & Roll Dance

Hosted by QuickSteps

Come and join in the fun and keep fit while learning beginners level rock & roll dance. Hosted by QuickSteps, Adelaide's largest dance studio for adults, be sure to quickly snap up your spot on the dance floor as the limited places are sure to disappear fast!

Book now

Date: Tuesday 22 October
Time: 1.30–2.30pm
Venue: Banquet Hall, St Peters Library, 101 Payneham Road, St Peters
Cost: $5

Bookings: Essential

Fermented Food Workshop

Hosted by Clever Belly Kitchen

Join Belinda from Clever Belly Kitchen for a hands-on experience of how to make fermented vegetables and a chat about the benefits of eating fermented food and improving your gut health. This workshop will give you the foundation to start your own fermenting journey.

Book now

Date: Friday 25 October
Time: 10.00am–12.30pm
Venue: St Peters Youth Centre, Cornish Street, Stepney
Cost: $10

Bookings: Essential

Social

Movie at the Library: The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a worldwide sensation. This movie will not disappoint!
Join us for a chat and a cuppa, then settle down and enjoy the movie.

Book now

Date: Wednesday 16 October
Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Venue: Payneham Library Complex, 2 Turner Street, Felixstow
Cost: Free

Bookings essential

Beer Tasting at Little Bang Brewing

The Little Bang Brewery is different to most commercial breweries—they don’t use preservatives or filter their beers, and they’re all vegan-friendly. Come and have a taste of their award winning beers at their Tap Room in Stepney— it’s sure to be a flavour experience!

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Date: Friday 18 October
Time: 4.00pm–5.00pm
Venue: Little Bang Brewing, 25 Henry Street Stepney
Cost: $10

Bookings essential

 

Movies at the Library: Johnny English

Join us for a movie at the Library! In this classic starring Rowan Atkinson, a villain intent on stealing Britain's crown jewels has murdered the country's top undercover agents, and mediocre spy Johnny English is ordered to prevent further mayhem. But even with help from quick-thinking sidekick Bough, the goofy agent lands himself in one precarious situation after another.

Join us for a chat over a cup of tea or coffee then settle down and enjoy the movie.

Book now

Date: Thursday 24 October
Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Venue: Payneham Library Complex, 2 Turner Street, Felixstow
Cost: Free

Bookings: Essential

 

Games Afternoon

Join us for a game of Scrabble, Chess, Uno, Dominoes, Connect Four, and many more. Come on your own or with a friend—everyone is welcome!

Date: Friday 25 October
Time: 2.00pm–4.45pm
Venue: Payneham Library, 2 Turner St, Felixstow
Cost: Free

Bookings: Not need to book, just turn up!

The Biology behind Alzheimer's: What Science has Learned About Lifestyle and Genetics

Research is changing how we understand the biology behind Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of late-age dementia. The good news is research suggests the incidence of dementia is falling, possibly because of improving lifestyle factors. Further, there has been an explosion of knowledge about genes that influence our risk of developing Alzheimer's. However, there is still a great need to find ways to delay the onset or progression of dementia. Dr Sargeant, who leads a scientific research team at SAHMRI, will describe how this research is changing the way we see the biology behind Alzheimer's disease.

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Date: Friday 25 October
Time: 3.00pm–4.15pm
Venue:  St Peters Library (Banquet Hall), 101 Payneham Rd, St Peters
Cost: Free

Bookings: Essential


More information

Council’s Community Services Unit
T: 08 8366 4545
E: ccs@npsp.sa.gov.au