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SAVE THE DATE!

Kensington Residents’ Association Winter Solstice community event – it’s on again! Put Tuesday evening 21st June in your diary. Venue and details to be advertised soon.

Monday 2 May: Josephite Reconciliation Circle

This event is presented by the S.A. Josephite Reconciliation Circle.

The inaugural South Australian Commissioner for Aboriginal Children & Young People, April Lawrie, will be speaking at the SA Josephite Reconciliation Circle in May.  The Josephites are concerned about the escalating number of young Aboriginal people in out-of-home care and/or being detained as a result of Australia’s low age of criminal responsibility.

When: 6.30-8.00pm, Monday 2 May 2022

Where: Bethany Centre, Mary MacKillop Precinct, 4 High Street Kensington

No RSVP required. For more information phone 8130 5900 or email infosa@sosj.org.au

Sunday 8 May: Borthwick Park Working Bee

Join us from 9am to 11am on Mothers Day as we give our favourite park some love!

This month we will be mulching and weeding bed edges.

Yummy morning tea provided!

For additional information please contact our Project Coordinator John Legg on 0422 909 710.

Monday May 16: Meet the candidates for Sturt

Hosted by the Kensington, Kent Town, St Peters and Norwood residents’ associations.

Free event, book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/meet-the-candidates-for-sturt-tickets-321030078607 Seats are limited!

Monday, 16th May at 7:30pm, St Peters Town Hall Banquet Room

Audience members will be invited to ask questions from the floor following short presentations from candidates Inty Elham (Democratic Alliance), Angela Fulco (Australian Progressives), Stephen Grant (United Australia), Katie McCusker (Greens), David Sherlock (Animal Justice), Chris Schmidt (TNL Party), and James Stevens MP (Liberal). Sonja Baram (Labor) is unable to attend. Journalist and former ABC broadcaster, Carole Whitelock OAM, will be chairing the forum.

Free refreshments will be provided at the end of the forum.

Sunday 22 May: 156 Years of Reimagining

This event is presented by Mary MacKillop’s Josephites.

Peter Cahalan, inaugural SA History Trust CEO, will explore the enduring legacy of this religious order founded in mid-nineteenth century South Australia.  Mr Cahalan’s presentation “156 Years of Reimagining” is inspired by the 2022 SA History Festival theme and will describe how the order established itself from the outset as uniquely flexible and ready to adapt to changing circumstances.  It is a story of generations of amazing women reimagining roles for themselves as society changed around them, with lessons for us all today.

Following Mr Cahalan’s presentation Mary MacKillop Museum Director, Sister Mary Ryan rsj, will lead a guided tour of the Museum which showcases how the ‘Joeys’ creatively reimagined themselves and adapted to new challenges.

When: 2.00-4.00pm, Sunday 22nd May 2022

Where: Bethany Centre, Mary MacKillop Precinct, 4 High Street Kensington

Cost: $10 per person (includes Museum entry fee)

Registration essential by Thursday 19th May via phone 8130 5900 or email infosa@sosj.org.au

Tuesday 24 May: Austerity Night

Hon. Steven Marshall MP, Member for Dunstan, invites you to attend his Annual Austerity Night at the Norwood Salvation Army, 55 George Street Norwood, on Tuesday 24 May from 6:30pm – 7:30pm.

Enjoy a cup of warm soup and share in supporting Operation Flinders and the Salvation Army. Operation Flinders engages with at risk youth, providing valuable life skills and friendships, whilst the Salvation Army offers practical assistance to those doing it tough in our community.

$20 per person payable on the night. To register your attendance for this event, RSVP by Friday 20 May to the Dunstan Electorate office via email at dunstan@parliament.sa.gov.au or by calling 8363 9111.

Wednesday 25 May: Green Adelaide Volunteer Celebration

This is a Green Adelaide event. The Kensington Residents’ Association works collaboratively with Green Adelaide and our Borthwick Park volunteers are invited to join Green Adelaide for this celebration.

All environmental volunteer groups who work in the Green Adelaide area are invited to join in a day of learning, meeting new people, catching up with friends, and plenty of fun!  Enjoy delicious food, networking with other volunteers, sharing stories, and hearing presentations to recognise the incredible contribution you as volunteers make to our natural and cultural environment and local communities.

Time: 9:15 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Brookside Cellars, 15 Moore Street, Tranmere, SA 5073

Registrations are essential. For further information and bookings click here.

1-4 June: Trees for Life plant sale

THIS EVENT IS HOSTED BY TREES FOR LIFE.

The annual plant sale is a great chance to talk to TFL staff about the best native plants to provide colour, shade, screening, interest or food and shelter for native birds, bees and butterflies at your place.

TFL members receive a discount on all plants. Join online to access great savings.

When: Wednesday 1 to Saturday 4 June, 9am-1pm
Where: Westwood Nursery, cnr of Sir Donald Bradman Drive and May Terrace, Brooklyn Park (near Adelaide Airport)

Please note: 
due to COVID-19, the number of people in the nursery will be managed via a booking system. You can sign up to a day and time to attend the sale here.

Saturday 4 June: Kaurna Southern Sites Cultural Bus Tour

This event is presented by Green Adelaide and the Hills & Fleurieu Landscape Boards.

Walk on Country with Kaurna community members and fellow volunteers on this tour of significant cultural sites in southern-Adelaide and on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Build on your connection to Kaurna culture, people, and the land. The tour will highlight factors impacting on significant Kaurna sites and encourage open and honest dialogue about developing pathways to work together for the benefit of future generations.

Tour departs/ returns Living Kaurna Cultural Centre, Warriparinga Way, Bedford Park.

Registrations from 9:30am, on-boarding at 9:45am, departure at 10am sharp.

Lunch provided.

Prior registration essential via  Eventbrite.