Workshops, Events & Activities for 2021

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A Sophia Welcome to 2021

Maureen O'Connell & Sophia Vogt
Celebrate the beginning of our new year! Bring your own Basket Supper if you wish.

Tues 2/2 6.00pm-8.00pm

Cost: $5
Women, men & children
Code 043


No Calendar Events but Regular Events as Normal


Feminist Theologies Re-Visited

Maureen O'Connell & Sophia Vogt
An invitation to 'Old Scholars' to gather for morning tea at 10.30am three times a year and to bring a book/article on Feminist Theology to share, discuss, listen. Looking forward to seeing you all again. New guests welcome too!
Tuesday 13/4, 13/7, 12/10 10.30am-12.30pm

Cost: $5 Members $3
Code 218

Twilight Ritual - 30th Anniversary

Marisa Ala Dea, Judith Haines, Maureen O'Connell, Sophia Vogt
A significant celebration of Sophia's Opening Twilight Ritual. Join us to mark this momentous occasion!

Saturday 17/4 5.00pm-7.00pm

Cost: $5
Women & Men
Code 445

Why I joined Extinction Revolution

Donna Meyer
I started going to XR meetings because I wanted to do something about climate change. I met lots of ordinary people doing incredible things. Come along and hear how well organised and caring XR is.

Thursday 29/4 7.00pm-8.00pm followed by supper

Cost: $5 Members $3
Women & Men
Code 501


iRest for Emotions

Donna Meyer
Delivered over six weeks, via zoom, in the comfort of your own home, you will experience a guided iRest meditation with a particular focus on befriending your emotions.

Monday 3/5, 10/5, 17/5, 24/5, 31/5, 7/6 2.00pm-3.00pm

Cost: $25 Members $20
Women & men
Code 506


Jenny Wightman
All are welcome to discuss a subject chosen by the group. Our first topic will be "Shaping Our Lives", introduced by extracts from Homer's Odyssey & Voltaire's Candide . Copies available in the Sophia office. Friendly, open & informal!.

Tuesday 4/5 1.30pm-3.30pm

Cost: F$25 Members $20
Code 496

Annual General Meeting

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

Tuesday 11/5 12.30pm
Women & Men

Being All That I am

Trish Fairley
Bring your WHOLE self out to play. Through movement, voice and story-telling InterPlay invites us to share our creativity, vulnerabilities, quirkiness and sense of fun without fear of judgement, censorship or criticism. To BE ourselves! BYO lunch BYO lunch.
Friday 7/5
10.00am - 3.00pm
Cost: $55 Members $45
Code 467

Harvesting our Strengths

Elisabeth Kathleen & Rosalba Clemente
To move more powerfully into our authentic selves we will draw on Divine Feminine wisdom and strength based tools in a day of sharing, stillness, reflection and creativity. BYO lunch.

Saturday 15/5 10.00 am -4.00pm

Cost: $55 Members $45
Women & men
Code 507


Conversation with local Aboriginal Culture

Annette Jarrett

This workshop invites you to visit Warriparinga - The Living Kaurna Cultural Centre. Our guide will be Tom Buzzacott who will share the stories, beliefs & rituals of the Kaurna people, followed by discussion. An optional 1-hr basket weaving workshop will be offered with Aunty Janice Rigney. On our return to Sophia we will focus on some issues including the Uluru Statement From The Heart. Resources available in the Library or supplied. Lunch wraps (GF & V) available $12

Friday11/6 10.00am-3.30pm
Cost: $55 Members $45
Women & Men
Code 477


Recycling Workshop

Mitcham Council

Date TBA 1.30pm-3.30pm | No cost

No cost
Women & men
Code 511

Awakening The Dreamer

Rosanne Debats & Penny Cahalan
Two hour online course from Pachamama Alliance about creating a sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just future with one face to face meeting at Sophia for sharing. Phone for link.

Thursday 22/7 2.00pm-4.30pm

Cost: $8 Members $5
Women & men
Code 513


Kindling the Celtic Spirit

Elizabeth Kathleen
Imbolc - come, ponder, share and celebrate the seeds germinating in your life, as the first signs of spring and new life emerge. Honour Brigid, symbol of the Divine Feminine in her maiden aspect. BYO food.

Sunday 1/8 4.00pm-8.00pm

Cost: $30 Members $ 25
Code 510

Afternoon Tea in the Library

Gillian Cichowski, Fiona Johnston, Nel Morrison
Come & enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the Sophia Library. Bring your favourite book to share & be stimulated by our guest speaker.

Saturday 28/8 2.00pm-4.30pm

Cost: $10 Members $5
Women & men
Code 465
Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash



Jenny Wightman
English Romantic Poets - originating around 1800 & reacting against neoclassical intellectualism, the Romantic movement portrays the overflow of powerful feelings. Discussion of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, Byron & their lives & works. Notes available in office.

Tuesday 14/9 1.30pm-3.30pm
Cost: $25 Members $20
Code 497

Dru Yoga & Meditation

Donna Meyer
Celebrate International Day of Peace cultivating inner peace through gentle yoga & meditation. Beginners welcome. BYO mat, blanket, cushion, comfortable clothes, water & lunch. Monday 20/9 10.00am-3.30pm
Cost: g$55 Members $45
Women & men
Code 454


Pot Luck Dinner

TThis will be our main fundraiser for 2021. Book a table, bring your friends & have a night of fun and games with a shared meal while raising funds for Sophia's ongoing costs!

Friday 22/10 6.30pm-9.00pm

Cost: $20 Members $15
Women & men
Image by Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay



Jenny Wightman
Judy Chicago's Dinner Party. Come, find out about & share your responses to this (1979) controversial feminist artwork honouring women. If possible watch on YouTube The Dinner Party-A Tour of the Exhibition. Notes available in office.
Tuesday 9/11 1.30pm-3.30pm

Cost: $25 Members $20
Code 498

Therapeutic Sound Bath

Glenyce Durdin
EEnjoy 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 28/11 3.00pm-4.30pm
Cost: $35 Members $25
Women & men
Code 394


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 9/12

Cost: F$5
Women, men & children
Code 458

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225 Cross Road,
Cumberland Park,
Adelaide 5041
South Australia

(08) 8373 3781; Mob 0439 594 363

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Tuesday to Friday, 10 am - 4 pm.