Special Interest Groups

Photographic And Wine Appreciation Group

On Tuesday 22 October the group will visit the State Library who have a photographic exhibition on Vic Grimmett works (which ends on 27 October). His photos covers South Australian life as it was in the 1950s through to 1970s. So we might learn some photographic ideas and skills from this exhibition.  We will also visit the SA Museum who has a display of the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year exhibition 2019. The cost is $7 for concession card holders.

While in the city we can also take photos of Adelaide’s landmarks and other sites in the city, and have a coffee/lunch somewhere (group decision).

The plan is to catch a free bus (G21 at 9.07) for seniors just after 9.00am from the Hub C bus terminus on Sandpiper Cres to the city. So let’s meet just before 9.00 am there at the bus stop. Let Kym know if you are coming.


For November, our outing is to the Edinburgh Air Show Saturday 9th November (a good suggestion by Stephen).  The show hasn’t been held at Edinburgh since 2007.

The event will showcase advances in aviation technology during the 100 years since Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith made their epic flight from England to Australia.

We will have a rare opportunity to see some of the Australian Defence Force’s most advanced military aircraft including the latest fifth generation fighter aircraft, the F-35A Lightning II, and Defence technologies in addition to historic and vintage aircraft.

Expect to see more than four hours of flying displays on each day with the full range of ADF fast jets, transport and rotary wing aircraft taking part in the Air Show.  In addition there will be Static displays, Epic Flight Centenary display and Defence exhibits and stalls.

General Admission $30 plus $2.95 handling fee.  If you are going it is suggested you buy your own ticket from Ticketmaster,


Gates open at 9.00am, starts at 10.00am and finishes at 5.00pm.  See the website for details  


There are shuttle buses from the carpark to the gate.  It is recommend you bring a chair, water, hat, sun cream, ear plugs and you can take in food.

So for those who want to go, meet at Brighton Station to catch 7.52am to city arriving 8:20am.  City 8:23am train to Gawler, stopping at Elizabeth South 8:53am.  There are shuttle buses from Elizabeth South to the RAAF.   There may be extra trains services put on. Let Kym know if you are coming.


Contact: Kym Pennifold: kpen@senet.com.au 0401 122 353

Walking group:

Contact: David Wilson: david.wilson.aust@gmail.com 0439 288 227

Movies and Theatre group:

Seniors on Screen at the Mercury Theatre.

The Mercury Theatre screens movies from the Seniors on Screen listing on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:45 am and on Sundays at 2:00 pm. The offerings on Tuesdays tend to be a little on the alternative side whereas those shown on Friday and Sunday are more main stream.

The cost is $7 which includes a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit or two.

If we go on a Tuesday or on a Friday we can take the free bus from the Hub just after 9:00 am and this will get us into the city in plenty of time to walk to the theatre and have a cuppa before the show. 

After the show those who wish to can go for a light lunch. There are a couple of nice places near the theatre or we can walk back down Hindley St. and eat at one of the many places in the food courts in Southern Cross Arcade and other arcades nearby.

Downton Abbey – Tuesday October 8 | 10:45am

Revisit Downton Abbey and catch up with all of the much loved chracaters and their news.

Once upon a time in Hollywood… – Friday October 11 | 10:45am

Tarantino’s thrilling love letter to the coolest period of Hollywood is full of priceless performances from Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margo Robbie with a cast of fabulous cameos (Tab Hunter, Ed Byrne, Fabian etc.). A former TV star Dalton who can’t crack the movie business hangs out with his best friend and stunt double, Booth. When the acclaimed director Roman Polanski and his lovely wife Sharon Tate move in next door, Dalton hopes to befriend them.

The Third Wife – Friday October 18 | 10:45am

In 19th Century Vietnam, 14 year old May arrives by boat to become the third wife of a wealthy land-owner’s son in what is a highly male defined culture.  An evocative and beautifully realised work on the wives’ intimate domestic and sexual lives including May’s sexual awakening. Banned in Vietnam. “..a small, delicate mini-masterpiece…” San Francisco Chronicle

Manta Ray -Tuesday October 22 | 10:45am

A struggling and inventive fisherman finds a Rohingya man washed up in the mangroves and takes him home, nursing him back to health and, even though he is mute, integrates him into his Thai life and village. This first feature by painter and cinematographer Aroonpheng is an atmospheric and visually rich response to the refugee crises.

Judy – Friday November 8 | 10:45am

Starring Renée Zellweger, this is an adaptation of the hugely successful Tony nominated ‘End of the Rainbow’. With her new husband in tow, and desperately needing a come-back, Judy Garland arrives in London for a five-week run at Talk Of the Town.

Ride Like a Girl – Friday November 15 | 10:45am

Raised by a single father as one of ten children, a young girl dreams of being the first woman jockey to win the Melbourne Cup. Based on the incredible true story of Michelle Payne, starring Teresa Palmer and Sam Neill.

Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan -Friday November 22 | 10:45am

In the one of the most intense Australian war movies ever made, you are placed in that rubber plantation where 105 Australian soldiers and a handful of New Zealanders were required to hold off more than 1000 North Vietnamese soldiers.

Balloon – Friday November 29 | 10:45am

A thrilling and also comic retelling of the inspiring true story of two ordinary families who escape from Soviet East Germany in a home-made hot-air balloon.

Hopgood Theatre.

Most performances begin at 11:00 am with morning tea served at 10:00 am.

Swan Lake – October 11th at 11:00 am.
Victorian State Ballet.

Three Little Sisters In Concert – October 17th at 2:30 pm.
Three part harmony of the Andrews Sisters and other wartime classics performed by Tania Savelli, Shelley Pantic and Melanie Smith.

Band of the SA Police Christmas Concert 2019 – November 26th at 11:00 am.

Contact: Chris Barber: ali.barber1948@gmail.com or Mob. 0410567265

Garden group:

Contact: Campbell Phillips: campbellphillips@icould.com 0424 424 587.