Hills Circle of Friends

We are strong network of supportive individuals offering ongoing hope and help without judgement to people who are seeking asylum.
For South Australia to become a state where refugees can live and be nurtured in a sense of safety and belonging within our community.

Your tireless hard work and generous support has made fantastic achievements possible.

Thank you

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The Long Garden – in Spring!

The Long Garden

Hills Circle of Friends main fundraiser for 2018, 
“The Long Garden”, is part of the Open Gardens SA inc 2018 Spring-Summer season. 

Open all weekend:
October 27th and 28th
10am – 4.30pm

Open Gardens South Australia present The Long Garden – a two-acre property on the banks of the Sturt River in Coromandel Valley.

In Autumn 2017, The Long Garden was host to their first Open Gardens SA event, which was also an extremely successful fundraiser for Hills Circle of Friends, raising over $5000 to directly support refugees in detention and living in our community.

Barry and Christine Long invite you into their garden once again for a weekend wander, this time amongst Spring flowers, tall shady trees, shrubs, ground-covers and ferns all on the banks of the river.

Enjoy a glass of wine from Adelaide’s Norton Summit Vineyards, coffee, tea, home-made biscuits, cakes and savouries, whilst listening to live music under the dappled canopy of the huge, old oak tree.

There will also be plant and produce sales and raffle prizes drawn throughout.

Take this opportunity to sit and stay awhile, enjoy the music and wine and spend part of your weekend with us at The Long Garden.

General entry to the garden is $8 and $6 for those with a Commonwealth Government Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card which must be shown at the gate. Children Under 18 are free.

1 Baust Crescent Corromandel Valley

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UPCOMING EVENT 21 September, 2018: ‘PEACE ONE DAY’

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UPCOMING EVENT: ‘The Farmers Fare’

You are invited to attend to attend ‘The Farmers Fare’, part of the 2018Tasting Australia festival.

The event will be held at Four Oaks Farm, 23 Downing Road Littlehampton, on Sunday 22nd of April10am-4pm.

Entry is $7.50 per adult. U18 free.

Elements on offer include: Adelaide Hills produce to buy; wine; children’s cooking classes; farm animals to feed; food & gardening authors; gourmet lunches; apple crushing; live music; and other activities to be announced soon.

All entry fees for ‘The Farmers Fare’ will benefit the Circle of Friends as will several stalls at the event.

A special dinner that evening will also see some funds go to Hills Circle of Friends.

Bookings are encouraged at: http://bit.ly/2E4VlJS or you can simply pay on the day.

Visit the event’s facebook page for more event details:https://www.facebook.com/thefarmersfare/

Contact Nathan Rogers on 0458 768 643 or email: nathan.rogers79@bigpond.com to volunteer.

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CURRENT EVENT: Art Exhibition

Art exhibition: Friday 16 March – Friday 27 April
Opening by Mayor Angela Evans on Friday 16 March at 6pm
Civic Centre, 72 Woodville Road, Woodville

Participating artists: Yousif Khali (visual artist), Abdullah Teia (visual artist),
Kori Jadullah (sculptor) (deceased), Kagi Kowa (visual artist)

Please click on the link to see the event poster!

Nuba Mountains Circle

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Local Adelaide Hills artist and refugee advocate Ali Reid is pleased to support the Hills Circle of Friends to present to you ‘Art with a Heart’: A collection of original paintings just in time for Christmas, on display at the Stirling Coventry Library on Sunday 17th December, and during the last Stirling Market day for 2017! This is set to be a wonderful afternoon including food, wine and door prizes, as well as the chance to hear from Ali about her paintings and to find that last minute Christmas gift. Paintings are very affordable and 50% of sales will support the Hills Circle of Friends. Please see the flyer below for more details. We look forward to seeing you there!

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UPCOMING EVENT: The Borderers Benefit Concert

BIG NEWS! The Effective Living Centre have organised a Benefit concert for Friday 24th  November with the Borderers. – a really terrific Celtic folk group.  Look at them on Youtube if you don’t know them!

The Borderers EVENT POSTER


This is a benefit concert for raising funds to help refugee families and asylum seekers  who are experiencing financial hardship living in Australia.

Book early to avoid disappointment! This event will sell out fast!

Book at TryBooking
or phone 8271 0329 with credit card

$30 adult, $25 concession,
$20 financial friends of the ELC
The Effective Living Centre

Effective Living Centre
26 King William Road, Wayville
Near bus stop 2. Very limited on-site parking.

Bar available at interval, CDs for sale
Coffee, tea and biscuits


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