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Stirling Christmas Pageant 18th Nov

The Hut Community Centre would like to thank the hills community for coming out to another successful pageant and fair.  Thanks to all our local sponsors and to the Adelaide Hills Council for their support. Thank you to our sponsors; Major Sponsor                            [...]

R U Ok?

September 13th is R U Ok day and falls in Suicide Prevention week. The Hut actively assists to reduce social isolation through its programs and activities.  Staying connected and having meaningful conversations is something we can all do. You don't need to be an expert.  If you notice someone who might be struggling - start [...]

AGM – Thursday 8th Nov 2018

Join us at the Woorabinda Education Building, Stirling on Thursday Nov 8th @ 6:15 for a 6:30pm start. Reminder: If you haven't completed your member registration form for this year click on the heading of this post to update.

Thank You Volunteers

With this being National Volunteer Week we would like to recognise the amazing work our volunteers do in caring for older Hills residents to stay in their homes longer, support for low income residents, sharing their skills and knowledge through interest groups and education, keep us and our environment safe and be the face of [...]


  Thank you to everyone who supported our Quiz night in May by booking a table.  It was a great night with ten tables all vying for the title of Quiz winner! Over $1,575.50 was raised on the night. Thank you also to Jill for her coordination Steve, our fabulous quiz master! a big shout [...]

Greening the Platform

Join us between 10:00-1pm on Saturday May 19th to share ideas, stories and have your input into the development of the Aldgate Station platform. Take part in a welcome to country smoking ceremony, enjoy lunch and help generate ideas for a community garden on the platform. This is  a 'Fund My Neighbourhood' funded project.  

Thank you Merrilie

The Hut Board, staff and book Shed volunteers celebrated the retiring of Merrilie Rowley as the Book Shed Coordinator at a function at the Stirling RSL. Merrilie will continue as a volunteer on her regular shift. Her passion, dedication and commitment has been a great asset to The Hut and the Book Shed and will [...]

Homework Support – Register Your Place Now

Are you wanting a space to do your homework, have access to a computer, resources and have a tutor available to help if needed? Or would you like 1:1 tutoring in a particular subject? The Hut and Matilda Bookshop are teaming up every Tuesday 3.00-5:00pm during school terms to offer this service free of charge. [...]

Christmas Raffle

Hurry - last few days to purchase your raffle tickets from The Hut. Only $2 each or a book of ten for $20. A big thank you to raffle donors including: Local artist and sculptor David Tomkin, Potter and artist Tim Strachan, Mary Williams Quilts, Lolo Houbein and the following  local Stirling businesses Aldgate Ceremonies, [...]

Farewell Esme Barratt

It was a sad day for us all but an exciting new adventure for Esme as she leaves The Hut family for a new and exciting career change. We will miss you dearly Esme but I'm sure we'll still see you around the Hills on the weekends! All the very best in your new role!