>Aberfoyle Community Centre

The Aberfoyle Community Centre Incorporated is all about meeting the needs of residents, local groups and community members.

The Centre is a central meeting place for community activities for local residents.


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Aberfoyle Community Centre Inc. - A Welcoming Place to Engage and Grow.



The Aberfoyle Community Centre Inc responds to individual and community needs by facilitating a diverse and accessible range of social, leisure, recreational and educational activities that develop personal growth, encourage well-being and a sense of identity.


Aims & Objectives


We endeavour to:


  • Plan and implement quality and affordable programs in response to community needs.
  • Provide a welcoming environment that fosters participation and community spirit.
  • Encourage, acknowledge, support and train volunteers within the Centre.
  • Develop working partnerships, network with other agencies and professional bodies to continue to create positive pathways for local residents.


Several local groups meet at the Centre. They provide a wide range of activities for residents. From arts and craft to computing or general interest to adult education. Group activities are listed on the Centre Calendar page.


Groups can even have their own page on this site to explain what they have to offer to the community. Readers can view the groups page here.

To see computing courses being run at the Centre, see schedule here.


For activities and courses not listed in the calendar or groups try our activities page here.


The Centre is a vibrant, living and evolving part of the local community and continues to aim to meet the needs of the residents.

Come in for a visit today!







Tuesday Community Lunch


29th April 2014  Join us  from 11.30am

$6.00 per person

Lunch served at midday

Hot meal and great company, bring a friend, meet other local residents  ALL welcome

to assist us with catering please phone 8270 5377 to make your booking

Community Transport may be available – call the City of Onkaparinga Council 8384 0750


Yoga Classes  -  NEW


Commencing Thursday 29th May 2014

Time  :  9.15 – 10.15am


Classes suitable for beginners or people who are familiar with Yoga.

Casual visits allowed or pay for the term upfront and receive a discount.


To make an enquiry or to reserve your place, please contact Yoga Instructor : Samanatha  8377 3717  or  0409 670 655




Free - Technology for the future

Operate a personal computer

9:30am – 11:30am (creche available)
12:30pm – 2:30pm
For 4 weeks during Term II
Commencing 6th – 27th May 2014


Free – Technology for the future

Use, communicate and search securely on the internet

9:30am – 11:30am (creche available)
12:30pm -  2:30pm
For 4 weeks during Term II
Commencing 3rd – 24th June 2014


Personal Safety Tips for Mums  -  no cost


Tuesday 15th April 2014       Time : 9.30am – 12.15pm

Refreshments provided  -    FREE crèche for all children     Bookings Essential  – limited to a small number.  Book at Reception or ring 8270 5377

An interactive and educative workshop which includes :

  • basic self-defence strategies for you and to share with your children
  • personal safety in the car and car-parks
  • action plans for home safety (including if you live alone)
  • verbal and psychological tools for a variety of situations



Personal Safety Tips Workshop for Women over 50 (and mature women of any age)  -  no cost


Tuesday 15th April 2014     12.45 – 3.30pm

Refreshments provided      Bookings essential  -  limited to a small group.      Book at Reception or ring 8270 5377

An interactive and educative workshop which includes :

  • simple techniques for self-protection
  • action plans for home safety (including if you live alone)
  • safety strategies for public places
  • verbal tools for a variety of situations



Personal Safety Tips Workshop for Young Women  -  no cost

Tuesday 15th April 2014        3.45 – 6.30pm

Refreshments provided     Bookings essential  -  limited to a small group.     Book at Reception or ring 8270 5377

An interactive and educative workshop which includes :

  • easy self defence techniques for a range of potentially threatening situations
  • skills for handling manipulation, angry behaviour and bullying
  • personal safety on public transport, home alone, socially and other people’s cars
  • your most important skills ;  gut feelings / intuition, confidence and standing up for you



Personal Safety Tips Evening Workshop for Women of all ages  -  no cost

Tuesday 15th April 2014        6.45 – 9.30pm

Refreshments provided    Bookings essential  -  limited to a small group.     Book at Reception or ring 8270 5377

An interactive and educative workshop includes :

  • basic physical self defence techniques suitable for a wide variety of situations
  • verbal skills and body language – sending a strong message
  • environmental safety – at home, in the car, public places and walking
  • intuition and self confidence

The Facilitator for all 4 Workshops above, is Robyn from Adelaide Women’s Self Defence School



Writers Hub

Alternate Mondays  :  Term 1  :   3/2,  17/2,  3/3,  17/3  &  31/3

Term 2 :   5/5,  19/5,  2/6,  16/6  &  30/6

Term 3 :  28/7,  11/8,  25/8,  8/9  &  22/9

Term 4 :  20/10, 3/11, 17/11  &  1/12

Time :   7 – 8.30pm


Meeting fortnightly during school term

Cost :    $5.00 per evening


Meet with local writiers to share ideas and stories. Learn processes to assist with writing and critiquing.


Volunteer leader and keen local writer Kelly Hibbert whose focus and speciality is children’s literature.


All writers welcome, contact the Centre to join this group



FREE  -  Photographic Retouching Course  -  non accredited training

“Technology for the Future”

4 week course  -    taking expressions of interest

Dates :    7th – 28th May 2014

Time :   1.00 – 3.00pm

Cost :    no charge

  •  cover the basic processes of Photo Editing
  • image resizing, rotation and cropping
  • adjustment of tone and colour
  • sharpening or softening of images
  • retouching to correct, repair or remove parts of an image
  • use of filters
  • develop foundation skills that reduce barriers to participating in further learning and work
  • search for possible volunteering and employment opportunities online
  • pathways to enrolling further education and formal IT qualifications
  • resources and referral services


Contact the Centre on 8270 5377 



Families Let’s Play


Interactive play and learning event for families and pre-school children


Date :  Thursday 15 May

Time :  9am – 12.30pm



Interactive activities will include ;

  • Creative Faces – parents paint their own children’s faces
  • Mini Chef – Cupcake decorating
  • Mr Forrests – little horticulturists’ planting session
  • ‘Splodge’ Kindercraft – make masks, puppets, sand pictures etc
  • Giggly Kids Concert – high energy and fun music experience


To register,  contact the Centre on 8270 5377.





Singing for Fun  -  come and join us


When : every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, starting 13th February 2014

Cost : $3.00 per session


Contact the Centre on 8270 5377 to enrol




“Heartmoves”   -    Mondays and Thursdays

This is a gentle, physical weekly activity program


Times :      Monday  12.30 – 1.15pm

                     Thursdays 12.30 – 1.15pm

Cost  :  $5.00 per session


Suitable for anyone who hasn’t exercised for a while

Safe for people with stable long term health conditions  -  increase physical activity, maintain a healthy lifestyle, assist with lowering blood pressure and improve cholesterol control, manage weight, prevent falls and injuries from falls.


Sessions include :   warm up, cool down and stretching, Aerobic and resistance training,.


Further enquires and to book, please ring Kay  0409 677 405



Active @ Aberfoyle Social Group



This social group meets every 2nd Friday of the month for outings and friendship.


Please contact the Centre if you would like to join.

Cost :   depending upon the activity





Men’s Breakfast  -  waiting list for new members – contact the Centre


When : Third Wednesday of each month

Time : 8.00 – 10.00am   Cost :  $5.00


Dates :  February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18


Men’s Breakfast offers an opportunity to socialise and connect with other men.

Includes guest speakers and trips to places of interest.





Art @ Aberfoyle    -  Art class for Adults


When :     Wednesday      

Time :      12.30pm – 3.00pm

Cost  :      $7.00 per session

Please ring the Centre on 8270 5377 to register your interest in attending this class




Aberfoyle Explorers“  -  Social Group vacancies


This group meets on the 1st Friday of the month. A social group which enjoys outings and friendship. ALL welcome.


Please ring the Centre on 8270 5377 to register your interest.



Physiofemme   -   Pilates Back & Neck Class

Reduce pain and stiffness, develop core stability.

Suitable for all adults, ideal for pregnancy and new mums


Thursday  :   6.30 – 8.15pm  -  2 sessions

Recommencing   :    23rd January 2014

Maximum of 10 participants

Run by Chandlers Hill Physiotherapy

Cost $23.00/class   or   $207.00 prepay for  10 classes

Private Health Fund Rebates apply  :  Bookings essential  Phone  8387 7047




Family Carer Program  -  Alzheimer’s Australia SA

A FREE program for family members caring for a relative with dementia living in the community.

Topics discussed in the workshop include :

  • understanding dementia
  • responding to changes in behaviour
  • effective communication
  • the caring role
  • planning for the future and legal issues
  • services and support available to you

When    Contact National Dementia Helpline :   1800 100 500          

Where :   at the Aberfoyle Community Centre Inc      

Registration is essential as numbers are limited. for further information or to register your attendance please contact  -  NATIONAL DEMENTIA HELPLINE :  1800 100 500




IMMUNISATION   -    At the Centre  -  every Thursday during school term only,  2 – 6pm  

No appointment necessary


Recommencing  Thursday 16th January 2014


NO cash payments.

Payment -  you can pre-pay at the Council Office (Hub) and bring your receipt or Immunisation will invoice you.

Immunisation Accredited Registered Nurses are available at all clinics for advice on immunisation and administration of vaccines and other fee for service programs.

For further information contact Council’s Immunisation Services Department 8384 0666















The Centre has a Hall/rooms available for hire for private parties, corporate functions, educational seminars and regular activities. Any questions regarding hiring of a venue can be answered by Anne. Please phone to make an appointment with her 8270 5377. Mondays – Fridays :  9am – 4.30pm.


We look forward to seeing you here soon.