Get with the Program October 2022

Published on 20 September 2022

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Check out the range of activities available these school holidays. Registrations open at 10am on Monday 26 September 2022 and make sure you also complete the consent form.
Consent form(PDF, 249KB)
Get with the Program booklet(PDF, 1MB)

Where is the Astronaut?

• Follow along on our Facebook and Instagram.

• Look at the picture clues and find the secret location.

• Go to that location between 1pm and 2pm. 

• Find the astronaut’s backpack and get a prize! 

Find the astronaut during International Space Week on Tuesday 4 October, Wednesday 5 October and Thursday 6 October. Plus keep an eye out for the astronaut at our Little Day Out

Monday 3 October

Hamra Centre Library closed for Labour Day public holiday.

 

Tuesday 4 October

Space virtual reality  

Take a trip through outer space with Ignite VR! Drop into the library and travel through space via virtual reality. 

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton.

Time: 10am - 3pm.

Ages: 5 years and up. 

 

Mini CrossFit

Have you ever wanted to try CrossFit? CrossFit is a strength and conditioning fitness program designed for young people aged between 13 to 18 years. With a series of exercises in a circuit, CrossFit teaches coordination and balance as well as increasing strength, stamina and endurance. It also builds confidence, self-esteem and fitness in a fun filled environment. Remember to bring a water bottle and a towel. Beginners are welcome.

Venue: West Torrens Memorial Gardens, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton.

Time: 3pm - 4pm

Ages: 13 - 18 years.

Bookings required: visit Eventbrite.

 

Wednesday 5 October

Blast off! space-themed story time 

Join Mel for a special space-themed Story Time session. 

Read some space stories, sing along with some space songs and create a space-themed craft to take home.

Venue: Children’s area, Hamra Centre Library, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton 

Time: 10.30am - 11.30am 

Ages: Best suited for pre-school aged children, 3-5 years old.  

 

Snooker SA come and try

Learn to play the amazing game of snooker with accredited coaches. Have fun and enjoy the world class tables and facility. For more information about SnookerSA visit snookersa.com.au

Venue: Snooker SA, 57 Milner Road, Richmond (first level, West Adelaide Football Club).

Time: 11am - 1pm.

Ages: 11 - 17 years.

Bookings required: visit Eventbrite.

 

Art workshop

Are you creative? Interested in trying new art styles and techniques? Whether you’re an experienced artist or just starting out, come and learn new skills and create an artwork that you can take home with you.

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton 

Time: 1.30pm - 3pm 

Ages: 12 years and up.

Bookings required: visit Eventbrite.

 

Thursday 6 October

Space crafts!

Drop in and create an array of space-themed crafts and science activities. 

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton.

Time: 10am - 11.30am

Ages: 3 years and up. 

 

Snooker SA come and try

Learn to play the amazing game of snooker with accredited coaches. Have fun and enjoy the world class tables and facility. For more information about SnookerSA visit snookersa.com.au

Venue: SnookerSA, 57 Milner Road, Richmond (first level, West Adelaide Football Club).

Time: 11am - 1pm.

Ages: 11 - 17 years.

Bookings required: visit Eventbrite.

 

Adelaide Robotics Academy - EVENT CANCELLED

Come and experience some hands-on learning with the Adelaide Robotics Academy and develop your computational and problem-solving skills. Program robots, fly drones and learn about remote sensing, control and independent functioning. Participants must be 10 years and older and bring their own laptop with a charger if the battery won’t last 4 hours.

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton.

Time: 1pm - 5pm.

Ages: 10 years and up.

 

Friday 7 October

Messy Play presented by First Senses

Join the team from First Senses for a special space-themed messy play session with lots of sensory activities for your little one to explore. Explore the senses of touch, taste, hearing and smell to support nerve connections in the brain’s pathways. Please bring baby wipes, a towel and a change of clothes for both parent and child. We recommend that adults wear older clothes as kids love to put their hands all over you! This is a bare foot event. 

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton. 

Time: 10am - 11am.

Ages: 6 months to 4 years.

Bookings required: visit Eventbrite.

Adults do not require a booking, please book only for your child. 

 

Band audio and lighting setup with Saba Entertainment

Come and learn the basics of setting up a PA system and basic lighting, perfect for a band or event. Get to know live audio visual equipment, learn how to put it together and run it successfully! Great for budding musicians and entertainers. Feel free to bring along your portable instruments. 

Venue: Hamra Centre Library Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton 

Time: 2.30pm - 4pm

Ages: 12 years and up.

Bookings required: visit Eventbrite.

 

Saturday 8 October

Comics drawing workshop with Tsunami Hee Ja

Tsunami Hee Ja is an Adelaide based freelance illustrator who has been creating anime inspired artwork for over a decade. During this time she has hosted a number of workshops teaching the basics of drawing manga to students of all ages. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or keen to improve your skills, come along and get some pro tips from an expert. 

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton. 

Time: 2pm - 3.30pm.

Ages: 10 years and up.

Bookings required: visit Eventbrite.

 

Monday 10 October

How to run a market stall workshop - brought to you by the Lollipop Collective

Have you ever wanted to run your own stall at a community market? Would like to know the basics of running your own business? Then join the Lollipop Collective at their pop-up store at Westfield Marion to find out how! In December, the City of West Torrens in partnership with the Lollipop Collective will be running Christmas markets and we’d love for you to have your own market stall. This is your chance to register your interest and find out what it takes.  

Venue: Lollipop Markets, Level 1, Westfield Marion, 297 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park. 

Time: 10.30am - 11.30am.

Ages: 14 - 21 years.

Bookings required: visit Eventbrite.

Bus transport is available for this activity from the Hamra Centre Library. Please indicate if you require transport when booking.

 

Build your digital skills: space ship art

Come along and design your own space ship using Busy Things! Build fine motor and digital skills - all while having tons of fun! This introduction session for 3 to 6 year olds is designed to help our littlest learners begin to develop mouse skills in a fun art session. Please only book into one session - A or B.

Venue: Learning Centre, Hamra Centre Library, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton. 

Session A: 10.30am - 11am, bookings required, visit Eventbrite.

Session B: 11.15am - 11.45am, bookings required, visit Eventbrite.

Ages: 3 - 6 years. 

Adults do not require a booking, please book only for your child.

 

Dungeons and Dragons session

Channel some Stranger Things vibes and come play D and D - whether you’re an expert warlock or a halfling newbie, you’re welcome to join the party. Bring your lucky dice or borrow some of ours, we’ll have everything that you need to build a character and set off on a one-shot adventure to the Sword Coast! Snacks provided - of course.

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton. 

Time: 1pm - 4pm.

Ages: 12 years and up.

Bookings required: visit Eventbrite.

 

Tuesday 11 October

Space disco

Dress in your best space-themed outfit and join us for an interactive disco and karaoke party! Learn some cool dance moves with Bop Til You Drop, sing on a microphone and play some party games.  

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton. 

Time: 10.30am - 12noon.

Ages: All ages. 

 

Build your digital skills: space scouts base builder

Come and join us in protecting astronauts from a variety of environmental hazards and challenges as they move around space! Earn Space Scouts badges as you build structures to protect your astronauts from earthquakes, dust storms, and asteroids. Hone your problem solving and mouse skills in this fun gaming session. 

Venue: Hamra Centre Library Learning Centre, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton. 

Session A: 1pm - 1.30pm, bookings required: visit Eventbrite.

Session B: 1.45pm - 2.15pm, bookings required: visit Eventbrite.

Ages: 6 years and up.

Adults do not require a booking, please book only for your child.

 

Mini CrossFit

Have you ever wanted to try CrossFit? CrossFit is a strength and conditioning fitness program designed for young people aged between 13 to 18 years. With a series of exercises in a circuit, CrossFit teaches coordination and balance as well as increasing strength, stamina and endurance. It also builds confidence, self-esteem and fitness in a fun filled environment. Remember to bring a water bottle and a towel. Beginners are welcome.

Venue: West Torrens Memorial Gardens, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton.

Time: 3pm - 4pm

Ages: 13 - 18 years.

Bookings required: visit Eventbrite.

 

Wednesday 12 October

Nitro Nat - astonishing astronomy! 

Come on a journey of our night sky in a giant star igloo! Nitro Nat will be setting up her inflatable Stardome planetarium at the library, ready to take you through the solar system. Please be aware that sessions differ in length and both involve some time in the dark within the Stardome. Longer sessions may not be appropriate for younger children.            

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton. 

Session 1: 10.30am - 11.30am, bookings required: visit Eventbrite.

This hour long session will focus on our moon, orbits, seasons and our neighbours in space, including the planets of the solar system, then finishes by going into the Stardome. 

Session 2: 11.30am - 12.30pm, bookings required: visit Eventbrite.

This hour long session will focus on our moon, orbits, seasons and our neighbours in space, including the planets of the Solar System, then finishes by going into the Stardome. 

Session 3: 1pm - 1.30pm, bookings required: visit Eventbrite.

This shorter session will begin in the Stardome and explore the night sky. 

Session 4: 1.30pm - 2pm, bookings required: visit Eventbrite.

This shorter session will begin in the Stardome and explore the night sky. 

Ages: 5 years and up. 

 

Our Big Backyard - come and try

Come on an adventure with the Our Big Backyard team and discover a new destination to explore along the River Torrens.

We’ve been working with children and families across the community over the past few years to discover where the best places to play are, and we’d love to share them with you. Engage with nature, connect with other local families, and take home details of four more exciting locations to explore.

Our Big Backyard is a partnership between Cowandilla Children’s Centre, Lockleys Children’s Centre, Green Adelaide and the City of West Torrens. Students and staff from local schools Cowandilla Primary, Lockleys North Primary and Torrensville Primary, as well as Torrensville Community Child Care Centre, are also involved in the project. 

Venue: This location has no formal address but you can use the map below, or head to www.ourbigbackyardinfo.org/ and look for the West Torrens project that features the ‘Yartala stone bridge adventure’.

Time: 1pm - 3pm

Ages: All ages

Bookings required: visit Eventbrite.

 

Thursday 13 October

Little Day Out - Frank Norton Reserve master plan consultation

Frank Norton Reserve precinct is due for a facelift so we’ve decided to make a day of it. There will be a range of outdoor activities and the chance to have your say on the master plans to transform Frank Norton Reserve.

Venue: Frank Norton Reserve, Rankine Road, Torrensville. 

Time: 11am - 1pm.

Ages: All ages.

 

Digital art: space edition

Come along and learn how to use a digital art tablet. Experiment with digital drawing and painting, using XP-Pen, Deco art tablets and Krita, an open-source digital painting program. Basic computer skills are essential. Bring a USB to take home a copy of your creation. Please only book into one session - A or B.

Venue: Hamra Centre Library Learning Centre, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton. 

Session A: 1.45pm - 2.30pm, bookings required: visit Eventbrite.

Session B: 2.45pm - 3.30pm, bookings required: visit Eventbrite.

Ages: 10+.

 

Clothes upcycling workshop with Calamity Tash

Learn how to transform your old, tired clothes into fun and exciting statement pieces. Calamity Tash is Adelaide’s community crowned Craft Queen, here to spread colour, joy and just a few sparkles. Bring along something that you want to improve and we’ll provide the rest - shoes, jackets, and shirts are popular, but anything goes! 

Venue: Sun Room, Hamra Centre Library, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton. 

Time: 3pm - 5pm.

Ages: 12 - 20 years. 

Bookings required: visit Eventbrite.

 

Friday 14 October

Mars rover racing and tallest tower Lego challenge hosted by Brickz 4 Kidz

Drop in and participate in some fun Duplo and Lego team building challenges. Compete in teams to build the tallest Duplo structure. Create with Mosaic and Duplo! Kids over 6 years can join the Technic Mars Rover Racing challenge - build a Lego car with motor and remote control and compete in a speed racing challenge! 

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton.  

Time: 10am - 1pm. 

Ages: 3 -12 years

Please note: This is a drop in session. No bookings necessary, however please be aware that only 30 children are able to participate at one time so you may need to wait. 

 

Come and try calisthenics 

Calisthenics combines dance, gymnastics, singing, marching and acting - come and give it a go! For more details about the Plympton Halifax Calisthenics Club visit www.plymptonhalifax.org.au 

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton. 

Session 1: 6 years and under

Time: 1.30pm - 2.15pm.

Session 2: 7 - 10 years

Time: 2.30pm - 3.15pm.