Workshops, Events & Activities for 2023

February March April May June July
August September October November December
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February


A Sophia Welcome to 2023

Maureen O'Connell & Sophia Vogt
Celebrate the beginning of our new year! Bring food & drink to share. (FINGER food only please)

Tues 7/2 6.00pm-8.00pm

Cost: $5

All Welcome

Code 043

You CAN Ask that!

Kaye Mehta
An opportunity for non-Indigenous Australians to explore our questions and concerns about a Referendum on a First Nations' Voice to Parliament. Join us for a thought provoking session. Refreshments provided. No need to book in.

Saturday 18/2 2.00pm-4.00pm

Cost: Gold Coin

All Welcome



March


An Introduction to Aboriginal Art

Annette Jarrett
Deepens and continues the conversation with local Kaurna First Nations community members and led by a Kaurna artist This session, limited to 10-12 people will include insights into the cultural links between story and traditional art and also the use of paints, colours and materials. You will be provided with materials and an individual canvas to keep. At the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre at Warriparinga , off Sturt Rd, not at Sophia.

Thursday 23/3 10.30am-1.00pm

Cost: $50 (paid to Warriparinga on the day)

All Welcome

Code 477

Sunset Soirees: Fabulous 50s

Marisa Ala Dea
Four musical evenings of friendly fun, reminiscing, singing along to Golden Oldies and grooving to the songs that rocked your socks off all those years ago! Each evening will focus on a different decade. (See other listings) Bring your friends, your partners and make new memories!

Friday 31/3 6.00pm-9.00pm

Cost: Cost: $18 Members $15

All Welcome

Code 516

April

The Referendum on a First Nations' Voice to Parliament

Kaye Mehta
What could we do next? (See February listing) Refreshments provided. No need to book in.

Saturday 22/4 2.00pm-4.00pm

Cost: Gold Coins

All Welcome

Explorations

Jenny Wightman
Indigenous & European Cultures - Australian Indigenous people are now gifting us with more knowledge of their unique culture - we can learn valuable lessons from it. Can we gift them also?

Tuesday 4/4 1.30pm-3.30pm

Cost: $25 Members $20

Women

Code 496



May

Annual General Meeting

Please join us. It will take place after our annual Volunteer & Facilitator gathering at 11 am and will be the tabling of annual reports at 12.30pm followed by light refreshments.

Tuesday 9/5 12.30pm

All Welcome

Sound Bath & Self-Inquiry Meditation

Glenyce Durdin & Wendy Davidson
Experience and enjoy the unique combination of sound bath and self-inquiry meditation, where sound and inquiry open the door to nurturing, self-care and resting in your true nature. Bring your own mat, cushions, rug, snacks, lunch & water bottle. Suitable for 18+yrs..

Sunday 28/5 11.00am-4.00pm

Cost: $60 Members $50

All Welcome


An Introduction to Aboriginal Art

Annette Jarrett
Deepens and continues the conversation with local Kaurna First Nations community members and led by a Kaurna artist This session, limited to 10-12 people will include insights into the cultural links between story and traditional art and also the use of paints, colours and materials. You will be provided with materials and an individual canvas to keep. At the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre at Warriparinga , off Sturt Rd, not at Sophia.

Thursday 25/5 11.00 am-1.00pm

Cost: $50 (paid to Warriparinga on the day)

All Welcome

Code 477



June

Winter Haiku Workshop

Fiona Johnston
Join us to find out more about haiku and have a reflective time in the Sophia garden with pen and paper in hand.

Thursday 1/6 2.00pm-4.30pm

Cost: $10 Members $8

Women
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Jigsaw Swap Day

Come in to exchange a jigsaw for another one to do over the colder months! No need to book in.

Tuesday 6/6 11.30am-3.30pm

No Cost

All Welcome


Sunset Soirees: Psychedelic 60s

Marisa Ala Dea

Four musical evenings of friendly fun, reminiscing, singing along to Golden Oldies and grooving to the songs that rocked your socks off all those years ago! Each evening will focus on a different decade. (See other listings) Bring your friends, your partners and make new memories!

Friday 9/6 6.00pm-9.00p

Cost: $18 Members $15

Women

Code 514



July


NAIDOC Week (National Aboriginal & Islander Day Observance Committee)

Various events will be on around Adelaide, 2-9 July.

The theme for 2023 is:



Visit www.naidoc.org.au






Explorations

Jenny Wightman
The roles of Story in our lives - there are many kinds of story, including fairy tales, religious stories, epics, gossip, literature, biography, theatre, film - told, danced, sung. We'll discuss why we respond to them.

Tuesday 4/7 1.30pm-3.30pm

Cost: $25 Members $20

Women

Code 497


August


Afternoon Tea in the Library

Gillian Cichowski, Fiona Johnston, Nel Morrison
Come & enjoy a delicious afternoon tea. Be stimulated by our guest speaker & bring your favourite book to share.

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Saturday 19/8 2.00pm-4.30pm

Cost: $10 Members $8

All Welcome

Code 465


September


Ostara, Spring Equinox Goddess Circle Dance Celebration

Lyn Porter
Celebrate the SPRING EQUINOX & Goddess OSTARA with Celtic & other Circle Dances. All the dances are carefully taught on the day so no Circle Dancing experience required. Come & have fun & enjoy the Spring Equinox celebration with your friends & other dancers.

Saturday 23/9 09.45 -1.00pm

Cost: $20 or $25
All Welcome

Code 499

Sunset Soirees: Scintillating 70s

Marisa Ala Dea
Four musical evenings of friendly fun, reminiscing, singing along to Golden Oldies and grooving to the songs that rocked your socks off all those years ago! Each evening will focus on a different decade. (See other listings) Bring your friends, your partners and make new memories

Friday 29/9 6.00pm-9.00pm

Cost: $18 Members $15

All Welcome

Code 518


October


Explorations

Jenny Wightman

Do we need Beauty? What do we mean by beauty? What role has it in our lives? Is it essential? A unifying force? Or indulgence for the prosperous? Bring your opinions.

Tuesday 3/10 1.30pm-3.30pm

Cost: $25 Members $20

Women & men

Code 498


November


Pilgrimage: Ancient Wells, Ancient Voices

Elizabeth Kathleen
Six Sophia connected women are going on a pilgrimage to Ireland in September exploring Ancient Wells, Ancient Voices. Join them at Sophia to explore and experience the transformative power of pilgrimage and the divine feminine. BYO food.

Friday 24/11 10.am - 4.00pm

Cost: $55 Members $45

Women

Code 507

Therapeutic Sound Bath

Glenyce Durdin
Enjoy deep relaxation. Sound + Intention goes to where it is most needed, giving opportunity to surrender to our own healing processes. Bring a yoga/camp mat, cushions and rug. Suitable for 18+

Sunday 12/11 3.00pm-4.30pm

Cost: $35 Members $25

All Welcome

Code 394



December


Sunset Soirees: Outrageous 80s

Marisa Ala Dea
Four musical evenings of friendly fun, reminiscing, singing along to Golden Oldies and grooving to the songs that rocked your socks off all those years ago! Each evening will focus on a different decade. (See other listings) Bring your friends, your partners and make new memories!

Friday 8/12 6.00pm-9.00pm

Cost: $18 Members $15

All Welcome

Code 519

End of Year Celebration!


It is our tradition to gather in December to celebrate our time together during the year. Come & celebrate with us! Bring food & drink to share. (FINGER food only please)

Thursday 14/12

6.00pm-8.00pm

Cost: F$5

All Welcome

Code 458


Contact Us

For more information contact us

225 Cross Road,
Cumberland Park,
Adelaide 5041
South Australia

(08) 8373 3781; Mob 0439 594 363

Office hours:

Tuesday to Friday, 10 am - 4 pm.