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Published on 15 March 2024

In perfect harmony

Ever wanted to learn meditation techniques? How about seeing how your name is written in Arabic? Or perhaps you’d like to simply enjoy a free Moroccan lunch or kids activities or storytime with the kids?

All that and more is happening next week during Harmony Week (18–24 March) in Onkaparinga, with mostly free events and activities planned at local libraries, community centres and youth centres.

Some of the events require bookings, and with at least one event already sold out, you’re encouraged to act fast to snap up your spot!

Download the 2024 Harmony Week in Onkaparinga calendar  here, or peruse a list of events below for more information and booking links.

Harmony Week is an annual celebration that recognises our diversity and brings together Australians from all different backgrounds. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.

Harmony Week coincides with the United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 21 March.

Harmony Week in Onkaparinga

Tuesday 19 March

Community Tapestry

Drop into the Woodcroft Morphett Vale Neighbourhood Centre/Woodcroft Library any time from 9:30am to 5pm and help create a square that will be added to a tapestry and displayed in the centre when completed. Free, for all ages, no bookings required.

Multicultural Activities

Drop into the Woodcroft Morphett Vale Neighbourhood Centre/Woodcroft Library any time from 9:30am to 5pm to participate in some multicultural crafts and colouring-in. Free, for all ages, no bookings required.

English as a Second Language talk

Woodcroft Morphett Vale Neighbourhood Centre/Woodcroft Library’s English as a Second Language group will deliver a talk from 10–11am about what it’s like moving to Australia and their experiences in doing this. Free, for all ages, no bookings required.


Relax and be guided through meditation techniques in this free workshop at the Woodcroft Morphett Vale Neighbourhood Centre/Woodcroft Library from 11am to 12pm. Free, for adults, no bookings required.

Free community lunch

Enjoy a free Moroccan soup and bread supplied and cooked by the Woodcroft Morphett Vale Neighbourhood Centre from 12–1pm! The soup will be vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. For all ages, no bookings required.

MakerLab – Kite Making

Learn how to make a kite (for 7–12-year-olds with parent/caregiver supervision) at Hub Library as part of Onkaparinga Libraries’ MakerLab series – STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) inspired activities that provide children with the opportunity to try something different each week. Free. Bookings essential.

Arabic Calligraphy

Shewar from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Association will have a stall at the Woodcroft Morphett Vale Neighbourhood Centre/Woodcroft Library from 10am to 1:30pm where she will write your name in beautiful Arabic lettering. She will also have a Quran display to help interested individuals understand the intricacies of the language and culture. Free, for all ages. No bookings required.

Wednesday 20 March

Chinese Calligraphy Workshop [SOLD OUT]

Try your hand at some Chinese Calligraphy at Noarlunga Library from 10–11am.

Harmony Week Storytime

Enjoy a morning of songs, stories and take a craft home to make as part of Harmony Week Storytime at Hub Library from 10am to 10:30am – suitable for families with children aged 3+. Free, parents or caregiver supervision required, no bookings required.

Celebrating diversity community lunch [CANCELLED]

This $10 lunch at Coromandel Community Centre has unfortunately been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Thursday 21 March

Blackout Poetry

Celebrate Harmony Day and World Poetry Day with your own piece of art for free at Woodcroft Library from 10am to 12pm. Using copies of pages from your favourite books, you’ll create your own poetry piece by highlighting words you want to use and blacking out the ones you don't want to use. Turn you poem into a work of art! Suitable for adults. Participants will need to bring their favourite books for the session. Crafting materials and photocopying will be supplied.

Creative Hangs @ Base 10

Head to Base 10 Youth Centre in Reynella from 4–5pm to meet new people and explore your creative side on Harmony Day. Use the centre’s music gear and art supplies or come and chill with your friends. Free, for ages 12–25. Bookings required.

Saturday 23 March

Australian Storytime

Join an awesome story time at Noarlunga Library from 10:30am to 11:30am with a traditional Kaurna Welcome to Country, stories, songs and craft with special guests Spirit in Unity. Free, for ages 3–6, parent or caregiver supervision required. Bookings essential.