august 2017 Articles

Theatre Bugs | Enrol Now in Term 4 Classes | Learn to act, sing and dance at 8 different locations

Theatre Bugs Term 4 Classes
Theatre Bugs is thrilled to announce that enrolments are now open for Term 4 classes.
Your child can learn to act, sing and dance through programs which are carefully designed to build performance skills in a fun and supportive environment. Children of all ages absolutely love the wide variety of class types […]

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West Beach Adventure | Birthday Parties

West Beach Adventure Birthday Parties
Celebrate your birthday with West Beach Adventure and have an adventure in the sky!
Whether you’re planning it for your kids or you’re secretly a kid at heart, West Beach Adventure birthday parties can be tailored to suit all ages. The best part? Each guest will receive a MEGA gift bag […]

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BEEP review photo by Windmill Theatre

BEEP by Windmill | Review

BEEP review
The brand new show from the makers of Grug, BEEP has a positive message about friendship and learning to welcome new people into your world.
Review by Susannah Marks
BEEP is set in a little village where each day is reassuringly familiar to the one before. The main character is Mort, a stripy, round creature who […]

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Limited Edition Krispy Kreme & Charlesworth Nuts Doughnuts | In stores from 26 Aug 2017

[ August 26, 2017; ]
Iconic South Aussie businesses go nutty with limited edition doughnuts
Just when you thought you’d tasted it all! Krispy Kreme and Charlesworth Nuts have united to create a limited-edition range of doughnuts topped with a hearty combination of South Australia’s iconic nuts, chocolate and decadent sweets.
The premium assorted range will feature a mouth-watering selection of four […]

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Advanced Robotics: The Mars Rover Mission | 26 Aug 2017

[ August 26, 2017; 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. ]
Advanced Robotics: The Mars Rover Mission
This session is bound to be out of this world!
Presented by SciWorld. Children will have an opportunity to play with Lego NXT Mindstorm robots and program them on a journey to Mars and Beyond.

Bookings are essential.

To book visit the City of Charles Sturt Library website here.

For more information and all […]

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Playgroup SA Intergenerational Playgroups | 2017

Intergenerational Playgroups are unique Playgroups where the young and young at heart join together for a Playgroup session of important social interaction.
Intergenerational Playgroups are a vital opportunity for parents, children and residents to engage in childhood activities together, create opportunities for children to further develop their skills, create a local peer support network for parents […]

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Unley Oval Hilltop Playground - review by Susannah Marks

Unley Oval Hilltop Playground | New Playground Open | Aug 2017

Unley Oval Hilltop Playground
The City of Unley has opened their new Hilltop Playground at Unley Oval.
The new playground replaces the old pirate ship and is found at the corner of Frederick Street and Trimmer Terrace at the top of Unley Oval.  The new play space is jungle themed and includes a 5-metre tower with great […]

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“Why Science?” Science Show | Goodwood | 19 Aug 2017

“Why Science?” Science Show
Why? The constant question of every child, that often seems to disappear as we get older. Take your whole family to the Capri Theatre to rediscover your child-like curiosity with Mobile Science Education’s new live show, “Why Science?”. The combination of classic science demonstrations and new ways to see the world are […]

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Victoria and Abdul

Ended: WIN an In-season Double Movie Pass to see Victoria and Abdul | In Cinemas 14 Sep 2017

Victoria & Abdul | In Cinemas 14 September 2017
Victoria & Abdul is the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule.
When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find […]

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Happy Kids Parenting Seminar | Presented by Madhavi Nawana Parker | 13 Sep 2017

[ September 13, 2017; 7:00 pm; ]

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Teaching Children How to Be Happy | Solutions for Kids | Madhavi Nawana Parker

Madhavi Nawana Parker is a published author of social emotional literacy programs including, ‘The Resilience and Wellbeing Toolbox’ by Routledge Education London. Madhavi is driven by the value of young people feeling a sense of belonging and connection.
Healthy relationships are at the core of a person’s wellbeing and good social emotional literacy provides the platform […]

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FruChoc Appreciation Day | Rundle Mall | 25 Aug 2017

[ August 25, 2017; ]  
Get ready to celebrate! Friday 25 August is FruChocs Appreciation Day and there is a choc-filled day of festivities planned!
Join in at Rundle Mall from 9am – 7pm, for a massive day of fun and free activities including: balloon artists, face painters, a FruChocs photo booth, giant Jenga and Connect Four games, Krispy Kreme doughnut decorating with […]

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A Girl, Her Car & Her Guitar | Love Your Sister & Beyond Blue | 18-21 Aug 2017

South Australians are invited to show their support for Mel Yeates’ “A girl, Her car and Her Guitar” tour to help raise funds and awareness for two important charities – Love Your Sister and Beyond Blue.
This is Mel’s last tour of Australia as she is taking up the offer from Sam (The Gold Logie Man) to […]

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Monarto Zoo Celebrates World Lion Day | Lions 360 Sneak Peek | Aug 2017

Monarto Zoo Celebrate World Lion Day with a Lions 360 Sneak Peek!
To celebrate World Lion Day, Monarto Zoo wanted to give us a sneak peek into the heart of the lions’ den to give us a sense of what their new Lions 360 experience will be like when it opens later this year!
Modeled on the […]

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Free Family Fun Day and Community Conversations | Morphett Vale | 19 Aug 2017

[ August 19, 2017; 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
Together in the South are hosting a Free Family Fun Day with community conversations.
The local community are invited to share their views on what makes their community a great place for children.

The day is kindly supported by the Morphett Vale Football & Sports Club Inc and will feature a free sausage sizzle, children’s games and craft, […]

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Allenby Gardens Reserve Accessible Playground

Allenby Gardens Reserve Accessible Playground | Review

Allenby Gardens Reserve Accessible Playground
This is a fabulous inclusive playspace set in a family-friendly reserve and a great spot for a day out.
Review by Susannah Marks
The City of Charles Sturt and WillPlay have come together to create this inclusive play space at Allenby Gardens Reserve. With custom-designed equipment by Willplay SA, this is their first wheelchair accessible play […]

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The Funny Farmers Show | Hamra Centre Library | Hilton | 27 Aug 2017

In August every year, schools and public libraries all over Australia enjoy a week-long celebration of books and Australian authors and illustrators.
To celebrate Book Week this year, Hamra Centre Library will be hosting free shows, including The Funny Farmers Show.
Adapted from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the Funny Farmers Show follows the musical mishaps of two […]

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Hunky Dory | Westminster School’s Music Night | 18 Aug 2017

[ August 18, 2017; 7:30 pm; ]
Westminster students to perform special tribute to fallen music icons
The world was left shocked following the sequential deaths of three of the world’s biggest music icons – David Bowie, Prince and George Michael. In August, students at Adelaide’s Westminster School will bring to life the sounds and songs of these fallen legends, when they perform […]

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A Hot Chocolate Surprise | Commissary Cafe – Rose Park | Review

Commissary | Queen Vic Building, Rose Park
An all day breakfast restaurant. We’re in. If you’re not morning people and have gotten to a cafe at 11.05am for brunch on a Sunday, only to be told they stopped serving breakfast 5 minutes ago, you’ll love this.
Since Commissary opened in 2016 it’s been building a great reputation for […]

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Love Your Bookshop Day Author Reading with Tony Wilson | Dillons Norwood | 12 Aug 2017

[ August 12, 2017; 2:30 pm; ]
Dillons Norwood Bookshop are thrilled to announce that Tony Wilson will be in store for Love Your Bookshop Day to do a reading of his book “The Cow Tripped Over the Moon” on Saturday 12th August 2017.
There will also be massive hampers to be won and lucky dips to be given away with every purchase*! *(One per […]

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Starship Mawson at the State Library | 26 & 27 Aug 2017

[ August 26, 2017; 1:30 pm; August 27, 2017; 1:30 pm; ]
Starship Mawson at the State Library of South Australia
Enjoy a screening of the iconic TinTin movie and join in a panel debate on space travel in the future.

The movie will be screened at 1.30pm on August 26th and 27th in the Hetzel Lecture Theatre located inside the Institute Building on the corner of Kintore Avenue […]

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Science Week Events | State Library | 13-20 Aug 2017

[ August 13, 2017; August 18, 2017 to August 20, 2017. ]
State Library of South Australia Science Week Events
The State Library is participating in National Science Week as they explore innovation, technology and research drawn from their collections.  National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology – big issues, brilliant minds, great sights and top science in the heart of Adelaide.

Explorer in Residence – […]

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The Peace Project | Cove Civic Centre | August 2017

[ August 3, 2017; August 10, 2017; August 17, 2017; August 24, 2017; August 31, 2017; ]
The paper cranes are piling up! Every Thursday at Cove Civic Centre you can help the City of Marion make origami cranes to be sent to Hiroshima in Japan to decorate The Children’s Peace Monument in readiness for World Peace Day.
This activity is running every Thursday between 10am & 4pm until 31st August 2017.  Multicultural […]

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Official Opening of Modbury Skate Plaza | 12 Aug 2017

[ August 12, 2017; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ]
Official opening of Modbury Skate Plaza on Saturday 12 August 2017.
The Modbury Sporting Hub Skate Plaza will be officially opened on Saturday 12 August 2017. This event includes professional scooter, BMX and skateboard demonstrations as well as live music by ‘Da Klinic’. Food and drink will be available for purchase and the new skate plaza […]

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Fund My Neighbourhood | Your Street, Your Decision | Closes 7 Sep 2017

Help decide what projects should be funded in your area with ‘Fund My Neighbourhood’.
Fund My Neighbourhood gives you the chance to put forward your best ideas to improve your neighbourhood. With $40 million to make it happen, you will get to decide what projects are funded in your area.
One-off grants of between $10,000 and $150,000 […]

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National Science Week | Free Workshops | 12-20 Aug 2017

[ August 12, 2017 to August 20, 2017. ]

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology.
The Adelaide City Libraries are running various FREE workshops for all science lovers and curious minds!

Beyond Reality (2027): The Future of Virtual and Augmented Reality With UniSA
Friday 18 August 2017  |  5.30pm to 6.30pm | City Library
In the past two years, sales of Virtual Reality systems have […]

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Love Your Bookshop Day at Imprints Booksellers | 12 Aug 2017

[ August 12, 2017; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]
Love Your Bookshop Day at Imprints Booksellers
Love Your Bookshop Day is on Saturday 12 August 2017! Go and celebrate everything to love about bookshops on Love Your Bookshop Day 2017!
Imprints Booksellers is hosting an event on Love Your Bookshop Day (LYBD) for everyone to enjoy while celebrating everything to love about bookshops and booksellers. Love Your Bookshop Day […]

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Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary Busy Bee | Mylor | 13 Aug 2017

[ August 13, 2017; ]
Lend a hand and be present for a major announcement at the Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary Busy Bee Day.
Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary received quite a battering in the storms of the last 12 months. It’s a bit of a mess. Additionally, after 4 years of neglect, there’s a lot of weeding to do. In other words, before […]

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Wizardry High Tea | Stamford Plaza Adelaide | 27 Aug 2017

[ August 27, 2017; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
Stamford Plaza Adelaide’s Wizardry High Tea 
Fantastic High Teas and where to find them. . .
Back due to popular demand! Even more magical than last time, Stamford Plaza Adelaide is pleased to present the Wizardry High Tea this August. If you missed out last time, you will love August’s Wizardry High Tea where you can channel […]

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Adelaide Secondhand Booksellers Fair | Fullarton | 6 Aug 2017

[ August 6, 2017; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
The third Adelaide Secondhand Booksellers Fair will be held at the Fullarton Park Community Centre on Sunday, August 6th.
The Adelaide Secondhand Booksellers Fair will feature over 20 traders and will have 50 tables of books for all interests and budgets.

Entry to this event is free so why not drop in and have a browse?  There is […]

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Camellia Show | Carrick Hill | 12 & 13 Aug 2017

[ August 12, 2017 to August 13, 2017. ]  

Camellias South Australia Inc present the annual Camellia Show at Carrick Hill
Camellias South Australia Inc will hold their annual Camellia Show at Carrick Hill in Springfield over the weekend of August 12 and 13.   Admission is free and there will be countless blooms on display and quality plants for sale.

Visitors on the day will […]

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Australian Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year Exhibition | South Australian Museum | 11 Aug–24 Sep 2017

[ August 11, 2017 to September 24, 2017. ]
The Australian Geographic nature photographer of the year competition once again celebrates the natural heritage of the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea bioregions in 2017.
The stunning beauty of the natural world is on display within this exhibition. Professional, emerging and junior photographers alike have shown impeccable timing, patience, artistry and technique to capture superb […]

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Boucle De Burbs | Bonython Park | 20 Aug 2017

[ August 20, 2017; ]
On Sunday 20 August 2017 Treadly Bike Shop are rolling out for a tour of Adelaide’s backstreets and alleyways.
The Boucle De Burbs will be the perfect opportunity to devote your Sunday to fun times in the saddle, shared with friends and family, and discovering a different route through the inner suburbs.

The Boucle is not designed […]

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Daffodil Day | For Someone I Know | 25 Aug 2017

[ August 25, 2017; ]
This year’s Daffodil Day theme is “For Someone I Know” – by showing support for someone you know, you can help beat cancer and create a better, cancer-free future for all.
This Daffodil Day, Friday 25 August 2017, Cancer Council SA is asking all South Australians to purchase a daffodil for someone they know affected by […]

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Marine Discovery Centre Sunday Open | Henley Beach | 6 Aug 2017

[ August 6, 2017; 2:00 pm; ]
Marine Discovery Centre Sunday Open Afternoon

The Marine Discovery Centre will be having an open afternoon on Sunday 6 August from 2 to 2.30pm with a Marine Trail from 2:30 to 3:30pm.
The Marine Discovery Centre has local marine creatures including seahorses, moon jellies, Port Jackson shark, Blue Devils and much more. The Centre provides a wide […]

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Aqua Sensory Play New Program Launch | SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre | 10 Aug 2017

[ August 10, 2017; ]

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Adelaide Zoo Flamingo Fun Run | Adelaide Marathon Festival | 20 Aug 2017

[ August 20, 2017; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]
Adelaide Zoo Flamingo Fun Run
South Australian Road Runners have partnered with Adelaide Zoo to put on the Flamingo Fun Run in association with the Adelaide Marathon Festival to be held on Sunday August 20.

The Adelaide Zoo Flamingo Fun Run is a 2km run/walk from the Adelaide Zoo, along the River Torrens, finishing up at Adelaide […]

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The Athlete’s Foot Adelaide Marathon Festival | North Adelaide | 20 Aug 2017

[ August 20, 2017; ]
The Athlete’s Foot Adelaide Marathon Festival will be held once again at Adelaide Oval on Sunday 20 August 2017.
The AIMS and IAAF certified course sends runners past iconic Adelaide landmarks such as the Adelaide Zoo, through the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, along the River Torrens and through the leafy streets of North Adelaide.  Runners complete the […]

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Dunstone Grove/Linde Reserve Playground Review

Dunstone Grove/Linde Reserve Matilda’s Playground | Stepney | Review

Dunstone Grove/Linde Reserve Matilda’s Playground
Looking for some green space and a safe, fenced playground for your little ones? Dunstone Grove (also known as Linde Reserve) is a fabulous destination.
Review by Susannah Marks
Just over the road from the Avenues Shopping Centre in Stepney, Dunstone Grove/Linde Reserve has something to interest kids of all ages from toddlers […]

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Free Infant & Toddler CPR Classes | Westfield West Lakes | 10 Aug – 22 Oct 2017

[ August 10, 2017; 2:00 pm; August 11, 2017; 10:00 am; September 22, 2017; 10:00 am; September 23, 2017; 9:00 am; October 3, 2017; 1:00 pm; October 4, 2017; 9:00 am; October 5, 2017; 10:00 am; October 22, 2017; 11:00 am; ]
Free Infant & Toddler CPR Classes 
Westfield West Lakes is hosting free Infant & Toddler CPR classes presented by St John Ambulance.
Editor’s Note – 11pm 2 August 2017: All sessions have now BOOKED OUT
This is a 1 hour class designed to teach the basics of infant CPR, Toddler CPR, drowning, choking, allergic reactions, followed by 10 minutes […]

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