august 2016 Articles

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
After two years of community consultation with local residents, schools and other community groups, the City of Marion officially opened the Jervois Street Reserve park and playground in 2016.
A quick look at what you’ll find here:

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

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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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50SIXONE Dessert Bar

50SIXONE Dessert Bar | Hyde Park | Jul 2016 | Review

50SIXONE Dessert Bar | Review
Willy Wonka eat your heart out! No golden ticket required here! My daughter and I have just arrived at Adelaide’s newest sleek dessert cafe, 50sixone.
Yes it’s freezing in Adelaide, and yes I was just after a coffee hit; until we spotted it across the room……the OMG! Snapchat That! […]

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Sweet Tooth Market | Flinders Street Market | 6 & 7 Aug 2016

[ August 6, 2016; August 7, 2016; ]
Sweet Tooth Market – proudly hosted by Flinders Street Market
Calling all sweet teeth! Flinders Street Market’s delectable dessert weekend is back with their special event Sweet Tooth! Sweet Tooth will be at the Flinders Street Market on Saturday 6 August and Sunday 7 August 2016.

Leave your skinny jeans at home for this one!! Tantalise your tastebuds with so […]

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Kubo and the Two Strings

WIN a Movie Pass to Kubo and The Two Strings | In Cinemas 18 Aug 2016

[ August 1, 2016 12:00 am to August 14, 2016 11:00 pm. ]
Win tickets to Kubo and the Two Strings – in cinemas 18 August 2016
Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA.
Find out more about Kubo and the Two Strings and view the trailer here.
For more information about this film, visit the official Kubo and […]

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SALA Artventures on King William Road | Hyde Park | 6 Aug 2016

[ August 6, 2016; ]
Head to King William Rd, Hyde Park for some Artventures!
On Saturday the 6th of August bring the children down for a milkshake on King William Road and let them join in King William Road’s activities. Artist Kirsty Shadiac from Artventure will be on the street from 10am-2pm.

She will be hosting 2 free art classes throughout […]

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Kubo and the Two Strings | In Cinemas 18 Aug 2016

Kubo and the Two Strings
Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of Game of Thrones) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Akihiro (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) […]

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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day | 4 Aug 2016

[ August 4, 2016; ]
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (Children’s Day) is a time for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to celebrate the strengths and culture of their children. The day is an opportunity for all Australians to show their support for Aboriginal children, as well as learn […]

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Bridgewater Reserve Playground & Heysen Trail | Review

An afternoon at the Bridgewater Reserve Playground and an adventure along the Heysen Trail
If you are looking for a free, enjoyable activity which gets the kids outdoors exploring for a couple of hours in the Adelaide Hills, then stop at the Bridgewater Mill.

The Bridgewater Playground
The playground has just undergone a transformation which was completed in […]

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Foodbank Family Fun Day

Foodbank Family Fun Day | St Clair | 21 Aug 2016

[ August 21, 2016; 1:00 pm; ]
Foodbank Family Fun Day
Join Foodbank on a Fun Day for the whole family! With entertainment, BBQ and a whole lot of activities to make Sunday into Funday! You can join them to raise funds to fight hunger in South Australia. They are proudly supported by Garville Netball Club, AVJennings and City Of Charles Sturt.
Activities at Foodbank Family […]

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M/Y Steve Irwin Ship Tours | 20 Aug 2016

[ August 20, 2016; ]
Be part of Operation Jeedara – come down for a tour of Sea Shepherd’s ship, the M/Y Steve Irwin which will be docked in Port Adelaide for the weekend.
On Saturday morning at 10am – there will be a Greeting to Country by Karl Telfer with a special dance and smoking ceremony. Ship Tours will be run […]

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Jeans for Genes Day

Jeans for Genes Day | 5 Aug 2016

[ August 5, 2016; ]
Jeans for Genes is the iconic fundraising campaign of Children’s Medical Research Institute.

Each year, Australians unite by wearing their favourite jeans and outdoing each other with crazy denim outfits, and donating money or purchasing merchandise, to support genetic research. On the first Friday in August each year, workplaces, schools and streets become a sea of denim in […]

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Reynella East College presents Alice In Wonderland | 5 Aug 2016

[ August 5, 2016; 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ]
Alice In Wonderland is the Reynella East College whole school production 2016.

The performance features music, drama, dance and film and is based on the Lewis Carroll stories.

Alice journeys to Wonderland where she meets many quirky characters and discovers that she is courageous and strong despite the difficulites she meets along the way. She survives a […]

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Walk A Mile In My Boots | 29 Jul & 5 Aug 2016

[ July 29, 2016; 7:30 am; August 5, 2016; 7:30 am; ]
There Are Nearly 6,000 People Experiencing Homelessness in South Australia.
The Hutt Street Centre thinks that’s too many people facing poverty and disadvantage. Walk a mile in my boots is held annually during National Homelessness Prevention Week (August). Each year the Hutt Street Centre calls on South Australians to show their support for people facing homelessness by joining in and experiencing […]

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What is Science? | Young Explorers | 8 – 19 Aug 2016

[ August 8, 2016 1:00 pm to August 19, 2016 1:00 pm. ]
You’re never too young to get to know the Museum! During National Science Week, the South Australian Museum is inviting children to come and explore what science is and why it’s so important. Discover why we have museums and how museums choose what goes in the galleries!
The Young explorers program is designed especially for children aged […]

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RSPCA Cupcake Day | 15 Aug 2016

[ August 15, 2016; ]
RSPCA Cupcake Day: Fight animal cruelty with the power of cupcakes!
Cupcake Day for the RSPCA is all about baking, eating and, most importantly, fundraising for animals in need. When you put on your apron and whip out that mixing bowl, you are helping to ensure animals across Australia are treated with dignity and love. Who […]

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Finders Keepers Market

Finders Keepers Markets | Adelaide Showground |12 – 14 Aug 2016

[ August 12, 2016 to August 14, 2016. ]
Finders Keepers is a design market that features the work of independent makers from across Australia
The Finders Keepers markets are extremely excited to announce that they are bringing the huge Finders Keepers market fun south for the winter! That’s right, the country’s biggest and best art and design market will be headed to Adelaide for the […]

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Hahndorf Winter Lantern Festival | 13 Aug 2016

[ August 13, 2016; 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]  
Come and be part of the Hahndorf Winter Lantern Festival!
Fancy an authentic winter festival that’s equal parts pretty and mindblowing?

In the Hills’ answer to Adelaide’s pop-up Alpine Winter Village, the Hahndorf Winter Lantern Festival is bringing magic to Hahndorf this month.

On Saturday 13 August 2016 the picturesque village of Hahndorf will transform into a paper lantern wonderland […]

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Umbrella Winter City Sounds Festival | Jul & Aug 2016

Umbrella Winter City Sounds is a NEW live music festival presented by Music SA
The inaugural Umbrella Winter City Sounds will be held from 15 July 2016 6o 7 August 2016 and offers an exciting smorgasbord of curated live music projects and other performances across the Adelaide CBD to warm and illuminate the colder weeks.
There will be over 250 events across […]

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Carclew After School Animation Course

Carclew After School Animation Course | Bookings Open Now | Term 3: Aug to Sep 2016

[ August 1, 2016; 3:30 pm; August 8, 2016; 3:30 pm; August 15, 2016; 3:30 pm; August 22, 2016; 3:30 pm; August 29, 2016; 3:30 pm; September 5, 2016; 3:30 pm; September 12, 2016; 3:30 pm; September 19, 2016; 3:30 pm; ]
Carclew After School Animation Course | August – September 2016
Did you miss out on Carclew’s sold-out School Holiday Animation Workshops?

The good news is that in Term 3 2016 you can enrol in the new Carclew After School Animation Course. This 8 week course is run in association with GooRoo Animation.
What will you learn at the Carclew After […]

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Ended: Win Tickets to Play School Live in Concert | Humpty’s Showtime | Aug 2016

WIN Tickets to Play School Live in Concert – “Humpty’s Showtime”
Don’t miss out on your chance to see your children’s favourite television show live in concert when the Play School Concerts come to town. Humpty’s Showtime concert will have Play School fans singing, dancing and jumping for joy as they see Humpty putting on his very […]

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Professor Flint’s a Brief History of Life, the Universe and Everything | Aug 2016

[ August 13, 2016 to August 21, 2016. ]
Don’t just sit there! Get your tickets now for “Professor Flint’s A Brief History of Life, the Universe, and Everything”. An awesomely prehistoric musical adventure for the whole family!
Every great story has a hero. In ‘Professor Flint’s a Brief History of Life, the Universe and Everything’, life itself, and its incredible ability to adapt and […]

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The Illusions of Magic

The Illusions of Magic | Victor Harbor | 20 Aug 2016

[ August 20, 2016; 7:00 pm; ]
The Illusions of Magic, South Australia’s biggest magic show
South Australia’s biggest magic show is coming to Victor Harbor. An opportunity to witness an amazing show on the Big Stage featuring a mix of magic and grand illusion with lots of audience participation. This will be an amazing event for the entire family.

The Illusions of Magic includes:


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