Community Events

Below is a list of community events which may be of interest, offering you the opportunity to learn about and participate in local activities. This listing is offered as a service to the community and community event organisers. Please contact the organisers directly for additional information, as generally, the Hawke Centre is not involved in these community events.

If you have a community event you would like to promote through our website, please forward details to or call 8302 7135 for more information.


Inaugural Peace Rules Performing Arts Award Showcase

Thursday 27 September

A family friendly event presented by the Graham F Smith Peace Foundation
Date and Time: Thursday 27 September at 7pm
Venue: Norwood Concert Hall
Cost: Adult $20/Concession $12/Family group $35
Tickets: Click here

The Graham F Smith Peace Foundation presents the “Peace Rules Performing Arts Award Showcase" for secondary students to address the question “What can I do to contribute to world peace through the arts?”. The performances will aim to promote understanding, tolerance, inclusivity and a sustainable environment. Students from schools across the metropolitan area present an original and exciting showcase of performance or film based on themes about peace. 

Public Talk - Do you know what your true purpose is?

Friday 28 September

Meditation, philosophy and wisdom with revered Tibetan Buddhist lama His Eminence the 7th Dzogchen Rinpoche. The Public Talk entitled “Do you know what your true purpose is?” will be held at Payneham Library, 2 Turner Street, Felixstow. Doors open 7pm. Tickets $25 (conc $20). Details: 0416 404 826 tickets at door or Please see Facebook page for further details. 

3 Day Seminar - How to Truly Follow Your Heart

29 September to 1 October

Seminar and meditation with revered Tibetan lama His Eminence the 7th Dzogchen Rinpoche. Entitled “Realise the Ultimate Purpose of Your Life” this 3-day seminar will be held in Adelaide. There will be guidance on the Dzogchen methods of recognising, examining and resting our mind there and then. Details: 0416 404 826 Please see Facebook page for further details.



AMRC Youth Symposium

Friday 12 October 

Commissioner for Children and Young People SA in partnership with the Australian Migrant Resource Centre (AMRC) invite you to the Youth Symposium: Leading for our Future.
Date and Time: Friday 12 October, 9.30am to 3.30pm
Venue: Adelaide Festival Centre

The Symposium will focus on education, training,employment and intersecting issues that affect access pathways for young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.Key questions the symposium will aim to address include identifying:

• barriers that prevent young people from harnessing their full potential

• best practice examples and opportunities that strengthen the ability of young people to achieve education and employment goals

• strategies for inclusion in employment initiatives

The Symposium will showcase successful case studies, social enterprise and youth leadership. Participants will also have access to a breadth of networking opportunities and can visit one of the many information booths to connect with education and employment providers.

RSVP your attendance to with completed registration form.

ZestFest Oration: Busting the Ageing Myth by Dr Norman Swan

Tuesday 23 October 

You've seen him on the ABC, heard him on Radio National and now can see him at the Adelaide Town Hall in October. Dr Norman Swan presents this year’s ZestFest Oration, Busting the Ageing Myth, joined on stage by Professor Alison Kitson.  

Date and Time: Tuesday 23 October, 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Adelaide Town Hall

Click here to purchase tickets.

ZestFest South Australia’s  Festival for Modern Ageing runs from 10 – 26 October 2018.


Adelaide White Ribbon Breakfast

Friday 23 November 

The eleventh annual Adelaide White Ribbon Breakfast will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Friday 23 November 2018. 

In a first for this long-running event, local students will have their opportunity to take centre stage.

Veteran South Australian journalist Ron Kandelaars will engage with students from schools across our state who have embraced the "Breaking the Silence" program, giving them the opportunity to share with the audience how they and their schools are committed to this program which promotes respectful relationships, gender equity and how to challenge attitudes that support violence. 

"Breaking the Silence" is an award-winning professional learning initiative developed by White Ribbon Australia to equip principals and teachers to implement domestic violence education in schools, both primary and secondary, as schools play a pivotal role in White Ribbon's aim to create real generational change to prevent violence against women and children in our community.  Click Here for further information. 

You are invited to join us for this unique event, which will be opened by His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le, AC, Governor of South Australia. 

Bookings open at 6.00am on Monday 24 September 2018 -

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