Zest Fest

Celebrate Zest Fest during October

The City of Mitcham is celebrating Zest Fest in October filled with film, music, theatre, and interactive events showcasing Mitcham’s rich history, natural environment, cultural abundance and connected communities.

Celebrating longevity, challenging stereotypes and unlocking the possibilities that modern ageing brings, Zest Fest is South Australia’s largest arts and community festival, specifically designed for people aged over fifty. Showcasing over 200 free and affordable, curated and community events, throughout the whole of South Australia, the program reflects ageing as a time of freedom, influence and opportunity.

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Active Arts Festival Opening

Premiere of short local history documentaries:

A Mitcham Village Precinct Historical Walk Documentary

The Brownhill Creek Heritage Trail Walk Documentary

Join us at for a virtual reality experience of local heritage sites.

Art exhibition by Gary Lee Gaston.

Nibbles and drinks provided.

Date: Thursday 10 October
Time: 7pm
Location: Mitcham Memorial Library
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: Phone Mitcham Memorial Library on 8372 8244

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Colonel Light Gardens Heritage Walk with Philip Knight

Enjoy an informative guided walk through Colonel Light Gardens, a State Heritage Area and internationally recognised “Model Garden” Suburb. Hear about the suburbs unique features and its beginnings as an army camp with experienced guide, Philip Knight of the Colonel Light Gardens Historical Society.

Meet on the south west corner of Mortlock Park, Sturt Avenue and West Parkway, Colonel Light Gardens.

Bottle of water and trail mix supplied.

Date: Sunday 13 October
Time: 2pm
Location: Colonel Light Gardens
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: Phone Mitcham Memorial Library on 8372 8244

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Splash Theatre "Me ‘N Me Mates" Australian Country Folk

Australian Songs and Yarns with Me ‘n’ Me mates is a lively performance celebrating home grown language and humour through song and story.

Includes songs and yarns by Slim Dusty, Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson and more.

Shows

Date: Monday 14 October
Time: 11am
Location: Hawthorn Community Centre

Date: Tuesday 15 October
Time: 11am
Location: Cumberland Park Community Centre

Date: Saturday 19 October
Time: 2pm
Location: Mitcham Memorial Library

Date: Friday 25 October
Time: 11am
Location: Blackwood Community Centre

Cost: Free
Bookings essential: Phone Mitcham Memorial Library on 8372 8244

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Wittunga Botanic Gardens Guided Walk

Enjoy a guided tour of the Wittunga Botanic Gardens, a hidden oasis and a haven for diverse and unique wildlife.

Meet at the Information sign in the carpark.

Bottle of water and trail mix supplied

Date: Saturday 19 October
Time: 10.30am to 12pm
Location: Wittunga Botanic Garden
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: Phone Mitcham Memorial Library on 8372 8244

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Film Mornings and Morning Tea at Mitcham Memorial Library - “Brooklyn”

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Date: Monday 21 October
Time: 10am
Location: Mitcham Memorial Library
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: Phone Mitcham Memorial Library on 8372 8244

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Film Mornings and Morning Tea at Mitcham Memorial Library - “Strictly Ballroom”

A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner.

Date: Tuesday 22 October
Time: 10am
Location: Mitcham Memorial Library
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: Phone Mitcham Memorial Library on 8372 8244

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Abbotshall Precinct Historic Guided Walk

The Lower Mitcham and Hawthorn ‘Abbotshall’ precinct is named after the first house built in the suburb of Hawthorn in 1852. Take a fascinating and informative guided walk around this peaceful area of Mitcham and discover some of the heritage buildings and features linked by the railway line and Brownhill Creek. You will also visit the spectacular new Mitcham Memorial Library, the newly redeveloped Brownhill Creek and Soldiers Memorial Gardens.

Meet at the Mitcham Railway Station.

Bottle of water and trail mix supplied.

Date: Tuesday 22 October
Time: 10.30am to 12pm
Location: Mitcham Railway Station
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: Phone Mitcham Memorial Library on 8372 8244

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Film Mornings and Morning Tea at Mitcham Memorial Library - “A United Kingdom”

The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.

Date: Wednesday 23 October
Time: 10am
Location: Mitcham Memorial Library
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: Phone Mitcham Memorial Library on 8372 8244

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Film Mornings and Morning Tea at Mitcham Memorial Library - “Jasper Jones”

The life of Charlie Bucktin, a bookish 14-year-old, changes irrevocably the night Jasper Jones shows him the dead body of Laura Wishart. In the summer holidays of 1969, Charlie sets out to find her killer.

Date: Thursday 24 October
Time: 10am
Location: Mitcham Memorial Library
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: Phone Mitcham Memorial Library on 8372 8244

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Film Mornings and Morning Tea at Mitcham Memorial Library - “Lion”

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometres from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Date: Friday 25 October
Time: 10am
Location: Mitcham Memorial Library
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: Phone Mitcham Memorial Library on 8372 8244

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Family Film Morning and Morning Tea at Mitcham Memorial Library - “Adventure Planet”

After getting himself lost in the jungle, Sam is rescued by Jorpe, and his older sister Norva. After uncovering the truth about a government program that will destroy the ozone layer, they must find a way to save humanity and all of nature!

Date: Saturday 26 October
Time: 10am
Location: Mitcham Memorial Library
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: Phone Mitcham Memorial Library on 8372 8244