august 2016 Articles

Ready Steady Go Kids | Sports Programs | 1.5 – 6 year olds

Ready Steady Go Kids  |  Multi-sport for 1.5 – 6 year olds
Ready Steady Go Kids is Australia’s leading preschool sport and exercise program. Operating since 2004, they currently run classes for toddlers and kids (aged 1.5 – 6 years) at more than 150 locations nationally. Their physio-designed multi-sport activities teach preschoolers the fundamentals of 10 […]

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Fathers Day Crafternoon | Happy Valley | 31 Aug 2016

[ August 31, 2016; 12:00 am; ]
For just $3 per child, join in an afternoon of craft making for that special Dad, Partner or Grandparent.
Old Cottage Playgroup’s crafty Melissa will be there to help you and your child create some amazing art work for Fathers Day. Spaces are limited so book your place to avoid disappointment. Visit the Eventbrite website here to reserve […]

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Anne of Green Gables Coming to Netflix in 2017

Anne of Green Gables is coming to Netflix!
Netflix has just announced that it will be bringing a new adaptation of the beloved Anne of Green Gables to our screens in 2017. The 1908 novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, is about the adventures of 11 year old orphan, Anne Shirley, who goes to live with the […]

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did someone say free ice cream?

Free Ice Cream Alert | St Louis House of Fine Ice Cream & Desserts Grand Opening North Adelaide| 27 Aug 2016

[ August 27, 2016; ]
Free Ice Cream Alert – St Louis House of Fine Ice Cream and Desserts Grand Opening
Did someone say free ice cream?

Visit the St Louis House of Fine Ice Cream and Desserts on their Grand Opening event, Saturday 27 August from 8am till 5pm for FREE ice cream! One serve per customer or until sold out!

Their first day […]

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Fruchoc Appreciation Day | Rundle Mall | 26 Aug 2016

[ August 26, 2016; ]
FruChoc Appreciation Day in Rundle Mall
The 5th annual FruChocs Appreciation Day is coming up on Friday, 26 August 2016 and with more than 40 million iconic, and delicious, Menz FruChocs made each year at the Robern Menz Glynde factory, it is no wonder that the chocolatey treat needs its very own day of celebration.

The annual […]

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Grant Place Reserve | New Playground & Little Library | Flinders Park

Grant Place Reserve
Grant Place Reserve is a new playground which has recently been renovated by the City of Charles Sturt Council. It features play equipment and slides for both younger and older kids, a river bed sandpit, round-a-bout, four swings, a large climbing wall and a little bike track around the perimeter of the park. […]

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KIK Coffee Store | A Youth Social Enterprise | 22 Aug 2016

[ August 22, 2016; 12:00 am; ]
KIK Coffee Store is launching Monday 22 August 2016.
A group of 15 disadvantaged young people from Adelaide’s Northern suburbs are defying the odds with their new social enterprise coffee shop and “coffee uber” delivery service launching on Monday 22 August. An amazing SA local, Louise Nobes, who is the founder and CEO of Inspired Buy developed […]

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2017 IKEA Catalogue Launch Weekend | 27 & 28 Aug 2016

[ August 27, 2016 to August 28, 2016. ]
The 2017 IKEA Catalogue is ready to launch and you’re invited!
IKEA Adelaide is celebrating the new Catalogue with a weekend full of fun and free interactive activities across the weekend on August 27 and 28!

Families are invited to join in with a live cooking demo on Saturday from 11 am, showcasing the delicious tastes of […]

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See the Australian Diamonds play in Adelaide | Diamonds vs Roses | 31 Aug 2016

[ August 31, 2016; 7:30 pm; ]
Diamonds vs Roses
Don’t miss your chance to see the Australian Diamonds play in Adelaide as part of the Netball Quad Series featuring the world’s top four netball nations.
The Australian Diamonds will play for the first time on home soil in 2016, when they host the England Roses in the Netball Quad Series.

These two teams met […]

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The Peasant Prince | The True Story of Mao’s Last Dancer | Marion Cultural Centre | 22 Aug 2016

[ August 22, 2016; 6:30 pm; ]
The Peasant Prince – the true story of Mao’s Last Dancer
Li Cunxin’s iconic autobiography Mao’s Last Dancer was first published as a children’s picture book, The Peasant Prince. Monkey Baa is honoured to be adapting this story onto the stage.
Li, a 10-year old peasant boy, is plucked from his village in rural China and sent to […]

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sala in the garden

SALA in the Garden | Unley | 21 Aug 2016

[ August 21, 2016; 10:30 am; ]
A stunning sample of SALA in one jam packed day showcasing South Australian art in an Unley garden.
There’ll be arty fun for the whole family at SALA in the Garden on Sunday 21 August 2016.

– Live pottery throwing demonstrations by Adelaide Potters Club

– On the spot portraits by members of the Royal South Australian Society […]

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Birthday Present Ideas for a One Year Old

Birthday Present Ideas for a One Year Old

Birthday Present Ideas for a One Year Old
Your baby’s turning one! Celebrating the first year of their life is such a milestone – but what do you get for a one year old’s birthday? If you’re looking for birthday present ideas for a one year old in your life then read on…
Birthday present ideas for a one […]

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Chocolate Brownies | Recipe

Chocolate Brownies Recipe
I have a word of advice about these brownies. Make sure you have someone to share them with!! Kids and adults alike will gobble up these tasty morsels of deliciousness very quickly.
I think most people would agree that brownies should have a little bit of crunch on the outside but should glisten and […]

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My Family is Weirder Than Your Family

My Family Is Weirder than your Family: Josh Earl | Something on Saturday | Review 2016

My Family is Weirder Than Your Family Review
Do you ever feel like you’re the only normal one in your family? That everyone else that shares a last name or a roof with you is just a little bit crazy? Well rest assured that Josh Earl feels your pain! 
Josh Earl, host of ABC1’s Spicks and Specks, […]

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New Ramsay Place Nature Play Area

NEW Ramsay Place Nature Play Area | ‘Great Garden’ | Noarlunga

New Ramsay Place Nature Play Area, Noarlunga
Work is starting on a new ‘Great Garden’ nature play area at Ramsay Place in Noarlunga. The upgraded Ramsay Place Nature Play Area will include sculptural landscape features, stepping stones, a rain garden, two hill slides, and opportunities for water play.
Watch this space! The City of Onkaparinga Council expects the new […]

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Family Flix drive in movies

Family Flix Drive in Movies | Mainline Drive-In | Aug-Oct 2016

[ August 13, 2016; 5:30 pm; August 20, 2016; 5:30 pm; August 27, 2016; 5:30 pm; September 3, 2016; 5:30 pm; September 10, 2016; 5:45 pm; September 17, 2016; 5:45 pm; September 24, 2016; 5:45 pm; October 1, 2016; 5:45 pm; ]
Family Flix Drive in Movies: experience drive-in movie excitement with your family
Wallis Mainline Drive-In are once again holding special Saturday movie nights dedicated for families. Family Flix Drive in Movies open an hour before the movie starts so you can get there early and enjoy a relaxed dinner before sitting back to watch the large outdoor screen.
What […]

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LA Down Under

LA Down Under | Westminster School |19 Aug 2016

[ August 19, 2016; 11:00 pm; ]
Westminster School’s Music Night LA Down Under Friday 19 August 2016
What do Westminster School music students have in common with Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, Bob Dylan, Josh Groban, LeAnn Rimes and Natalie Cole? From August, they will have all performed alongside Grammy award-winning LA-based trumpeter, producer, vocalist and writer Willie Murillo. Westminster School in Marion is […]

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Onkaparinga River Parks Family Day | 14 Aug 2016

[ August 14, 2016; 9:00 am; ]
Onkaparinga River Parks Family Day
Enjoy Onkaparinga River Recreation Park with a special Family Day on Sunday 14 August 2016.

Take a walk with one of the Friends of Park volunteers.  Ride with a Ranger along the beautiful Onkaparinga River and see the wetland lagoons full of water and wildlife.

Trails are suitable for bikes, children, prams and […]

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Spring Garden Competition

Spring Garden Competition and Colouring Competition | City of Charles Sturt | 2016

[ August 11, 2016 to September 6, 2016. ]
The City of Charles Sturt is proud to present the Spring Garden Competition 2016
It’s that time of year again, where we celebrate our City’s avid and enthusiastic gardeners and the City is buzzing with excitement!

It is wonderful to see the passion that people in the community have in establishing and caring for their beautiful gardens.

Creative and […]

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Paint the Streets with Colour

Paint the Streets with Colour | City of Charles Sturt | Aug 2016

[ August 9, 2016 to August 31, 2016. ]
Paint the Streets with Colour throughout August 2016
The City of Charles Sturt wants to fill the City’s streets, squares and footpaths will colourful chalk creations throughout August and they need your help to do it!

Leave a piece of chalk artwork in your favourite place within the City or invite your friends and neighbours over to get creative in your street. […]

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Wear your Welly Boots Day | 19 Aug 2016

[ August 19, 2016; ]
Raising awareness and funds for kids in need.
Wear your Welly Boots Day is an exciting and interactive way to raise awareness of kids in need in Australia and helps to raise much-needed funds to provide holiday experiences for children that otherwise might not have the opportunity.

For a Gold Coin donation per child, students get to […]

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Velo Precinct

The Velo Precinct | Spokey Dokey Indoor Play Cafe | Victoria Park | Review

The Velo Precinct Review
“On ya bike” Lycra optional at The Velo Precinct!
Am I dreaming? From where I am sitting, all three children ranging in age from five to 12 are happily playing outside, the sun is shining and the birds are singing. I am drinking a coffee, eating a glorious bowl of colourful granola, without the normal […]

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Community Concert | Adelaide Youth Orchestra | 21 Aug 2016

[ August 21, 2016; 3:00 pm; ]
Adelaide Youth Orchestra Community Concert
Join in at Golden Grove Arts Centre on Sunday 21 August at 3pm
Adelaide Youth Wind Orchestra and Adelaide Youth Sinfonia will perform masterpieces from the wind band and symphonic repertoire.

Tickets are a steal at only $10 and are free for children.

To book tickets visit the Adelaide Youth Orchestra website here.

For more […]

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Vivaldi Four Seasons in Hahndorf | Hills Community Strings Orchestra | 28 Aug 2016

[ August 28, 2016; 2:00 pm; ]
Vivaldi Four Seasons in Hahndorf
Hills Community String Orchestra are proud to perform Vivaldi’s Four Seasons!
Normally this work has one soloist, but the orchestra is very excited to be supported by four outstanding violinists. Four girls all under the age of 18!

The musicians have been battling storms, power outages, dodgy rehearsal markings, sliced fingers and two M.I.A […]

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Jervois Street Reserve Community Celebration Day | 28 Aug 2016

[ August 28, 2016; 11:30 am; ]
The new Jervois Street Reserve in South Plympton is now open!
See our Review of the new Jervois Street Reserve playground.
Celebrate the official opening of this new park from 11:30am on Sunday 28 August 2016.

Go along and test out the playgrounds, fitness circuit, flying fox, bike track, sand pit, climbing equipment and lots more.

Mayor Kris Hanna will […]

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Teddy Bears Picnic Adelaide Zoo

Teddy Bears Picnic | Adelaide Zoo | 28 Aug 2016

[ August 28, 2016; ]
Westpac Teddy Bears Picnic, Adelaide Zoo
If you go down to Adelaide Zoo Sunday 28 August 2016, you’re sure of a big surprise. For every bear that ever was, will gather at Adelaide Zoo for certain because, Sunday is the day the teddy bears have their picnic! Grab your favourite teddy bear and your picnic blanket […]

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South Australian Museum Open Day | 21 Aug 2016

[ August 21, 2016; ]
Come along to the Museum during National Science Week for your chance to see the South Australian Museum in a whole new light.
The museum is opening its doors and sharing treasures, stories and hands-on experiences inspired by their collections. Tour the Science Centre (usually closed to the public); meet the scientists and researchers; learn more about the treasures on […]

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10 Family Friendly Places to Visit on a Day Trip to McLaren Vale | Review

Guest Post by Becky Hirst
A family day trip to the McLaren Vale wine region
Visiting a wine region with your kids? Surely that’s no fun, right?
Visiting a wine region isn’t about consuming as much wine as you can. When you dig beneath the surface, visiting a wine region can be about agriculture, produce, flavours, scenery, history, […]

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Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom | Julia Donaldson | Book Review

Room on the Broom written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler
From the creators of The Gruffalo comes Room on the Broom.
“The witch had a cat and a very tall hat, and long ginger hair which she wore in a plait. How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, as they sat on their […]

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The Royal Adelaide Show

Ended: WIN Tickets to the Royal Adelaide Show 2016

It’s nearly Royal Adelaide Show time! Friday 2 to Sunday 11 September 2016
There’s plenty to get excited about with the Royal Adelaide Show just around the corner. Taking in two full weekends and running for ten days in total, this year’s Show promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Show bags, rides, games, animals, exhibitions, […]

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Granny & Grandpa Skills-Fest | 28 Aug 2016

[ August 28, 2016; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
Granny & Grandpa Skills-Fest: Sharing Tradition, Skills & Knowledge

Remember what you learnt in the kitchen with Yiayia? Or out in the garden with Nonno?

Join in at the Migration Museum to celebrate and share the heritage, culture, skills, knowledge and traditions of our elders – passing down what granny and grandpa know best. Shed, gardening, kitchen and […]

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The Boy with the Lightning Feet | Sally Gardner | Book Review

The Boy with the Lightning Feet – Book Review.
If you are unfamiliar with Sally Gardner’s books, it’s worth searching them out. Her book, The Boy with Lightning Feet is about the life of young Timmy Twinkle whose life takes a dramatic turn for the better when he discovers his gift for playing football.
This book is […]

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monster jam 2016

Ended: WIN Tickets to Monster Jam | Adelaide Oval | 15 Oct 2016

Win Tickets to Monster Jam at the Adelaide Oval, 15 October 2016
One of the biggest family shows, Monster Jam® is heading back to Australia with its big trucks and high-powered vehicles including some familiar favourites plus up to five brand new trucks and drivers. With even more super-charged moto-tainment providing a unique sensory experience like […]

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My Brother’s Famous Bottom Takes Off! | Jeremy Strong | Book Review

My Brother’s Famous Bottom Takes Off! Book Review
Yes, the title does have a giggle-worthy word in it and no doubt when your child pulls this off the shelf, they are going to want to read it. Parents – don’t let the title put you off this book! If you haven’t come across author, Jeremy Strong, then […]

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Win Tickets to My Family is Weirder Than Your Family | Adelaide Festival Centre | 13 Aug 2016

[ August 8, 2016 11:00 am to August 10, 2016 10:00 pm. ]

Win Tickets to My Family is Weirder Than Your Family by Josh Earl.

Do you ever feel like you’re the only normal one in your family? That everyone else that shares a last name or a roof with you is just a little bit crazy? Well rest assured that Josh Earl feels your pain! Award-winning comedian and host […]

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Jervois Street Reserve Playground | South Plympton

Jervois Street Reserve in South Plympton is open for play.
After two years of community consultation with local residents, schools and other community groups, the City of Marion are proud to showcase this new park and playground.
A quick look at what you’ll find here:

    Toddler/Junior nature based playground (0-5 years): fully fenced, sand play, water play, […]

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Bad Moms Movie Night Fundraiser

Bad Moms Movie Night Fundraiser supporting Catherine House | 11 Aug 2016

[ August 11, 2016; 5:30 pm; ]
Bad Moms Movie Night Fundraiser supporting Catherine House – Thursday 11 August 2016
To all you mums who think that you aren’t cutting the grade in the Momzilla world, this night is just for you.

Warning: This evening contains topless men, adult toys, alcohol, gluten, sugar, wheat, dairy and a whole lotta naughtiness!!!
Tickets to Bad Moms Movie […]

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Multicultural Storytime | Wednesdays in Aug & Sep 2016

[ August 10, 2016; 10:30 am; August 24, 2016; 10:30 am; ]
Multicultural Storytime
Come and experience Multicultural Storytime in English and Mandarin: a session full of music & song, presented by the School of Chinese Music & Arts. Multicultural Storytime is a fun way for young children to learn bilingual rhymes.

The Adelaide City Council Libraries are pleased to announce that City Library will be working with the School of Chinese […]

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Amazing India | 6 Aug 2016

[ August 6, 2016; 6:00 pm; ]

Amazing India
Presented by Kalalaya School of Indian Performing Arts and Adelaide Festival Centre

Amazing India – A local artists’ production that takes you through a journey of Indian classical, contemporary, folk as well as Bollywood songs and dances presented by Kalalaya School of Indian Performing Arts.

Conceived and directed by Ramesh Menon, Director of Kalalaya and choreographed […]

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Flinders Street Market

Flinders Street Market | Adelaide’s Weekend Artisan Market | 2016

Flinders Street Market – Adelaide’s Weekend Artisan Market
Open every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm, the Flinders Street Market offers bric-a-brac, jewellery, art, clothing, food and more.  The Flinders Street Market specialises in unique, hand-made, home-grown and vintage items and because the stalls are constantly changing there is always something new to find.

Flinders Street Market, a small […]

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