march 2020 Articles

Sturt Gorge Dam at Sturt Gorge Recreation Park | Flagstaff Hill | Review

Hiking at Sturt Gorge Dam and Sturt Gorge Recreation Park | Review
After a low-key weekend activity? Try a walk to one of Adelaide’s biggest man-made structures.
by Carla Caruso
Often, we travel far and wide to experience awe-inspiring sights, not realising there are many hidden gems right near home.
Enter the Sturt Gorge Dam. When I read about […]

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Schools Remain Open but Pubs, Clubs, Gyms, Casinos to Close – COVID-19 Coronavirus Update 22 March 2020

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced new restrictions after the emergency National Cabinet meeting Sunday 22 March 2020. 
Here’s a quick summary of these additional widespread restrictions, described as Stage 1 of the response to the growing spread of COVID-19.
Places of social gathering, especially entertainment venues are to be closed as of midday Monday […]

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Virtual Excursions from Your Own Couch | Culture & Education for Kids at Home

Virtual Excursions from Your Own Couch
Even with the temporary closure of libraries, museums and art galleries you can still take the kids on a cultural excursion without even having to leave home. There are some fabulous websites that allow users to explore hundreds of pieces of art, sculpture, museum pieces and even visit places like […]

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The Best Family Card Game – the new improved UNO

UNO is great family fun for both kids and adults. It suits various ages, and can be played with just 2 people or up to 10 people. 
In the last school holidays we went away with three other families, staying in a holiday house together. There was up to eighteen of us over five days. We […]

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Helping children cope with stress during the coronavirus outbreak

Helping children cope with stress during the coronavirus outbreak
According to the World Health Organisation, children may respond to stress in different ways such as being more clingy, anxious, withdrawing, angry or agitated, bedwetting etc.  Respond to your child’s reactions in a supportive way, listen to their concerns and give them extra love and attention.
Children need […]

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Open Outdoor Spaces to Explore around Adelaide during COVID-19 Restrictions

Open Outdoor Spaces to Explore around Adelaide during COVID-19 Restrictions
We’ve always known we live in the lucky country here in Australia, but during times like the coronavirus pandemic affecting us all around the world, we should appreciate just how much open space we have to explore at a safe social distance from each other.
There have […]

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Mainline Drive In | Adelaide’s Only Drive In Cinema NOW CLOSED | Gepps Cross

*UPDATE: Tuesday 24 March 2020*
In response to the new government regulation that came into effect Monday 23 March, all entertainment venues such as cinemas and drive-ins are now closed. Read more HERE.
How to see a new release movie during coronavirus restrictions.
Mainline Drive In, located in Gepps Cross, is still open and operating during the COVID-19 […]

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Hand Sanitiser Recipe – 3 Ingredients

Hand Sanitiser Recipe – 3 Ingredients
Anita Birges from Mise en Place by Anita Birges – Professional Organising & Property Styling in NSW has shown us how to make our own hand sanitiser at home.
When it comes to preventing the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19, we already know nothing beats thorough hand washing as explained […]

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RSPCA Urgent Adoption Plea | March 2020

RSPCA South Australia’s Urgent Adoption Plea
Now, more than ever, animals in South Australia need your help. The RSPCA currently have hundreds of animals in their care and due to the current unsettling and turbulent times, volunteer support has fallen along with the donations they desperately rely on to care for animals.
Animal adoptions are slowing. They […]

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How to Wash Your Hands Properly | SA Health Advice

How to Wash Your Hands Properly during COVID-19 Pandemic
FACT: The soap you use does not have to be antibacterial! Regular soap will protect you from Coronavirus if you wash your hands properly. It is how you wash your hands that matters. 
COVID-19, like many other viruses, is held together by a lipid (fatty) membrane. Washing with […]

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Trusted Sources of Information for COVID-19 | 2020

COVID-19 Trusted Sources of Information for South Australians
Premier of South Australia, Steven Marshall, has recently posted where you can find trusted sources about COVID-19 for South Australia:
Information about the coronavirus has been spreading rapidly around the internet. It is important to know where you can find trusted sources of information online and not just rumours […]

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New Bluey Showbag | Order Online | Mar 2020

New Bluey Showbag
A New Bluey Showbag has been released and is available to order online. This is a great way to keep little Bluey fans entertained.
The showbag includes an Activity Set, Backpack, Bucket Hat, Cooler Bag, Dress-up Eyebrows, Headband, Masks (4pk), Stickers, Sunglasses, Pencil Case and a handy Tote Bag.

For more […]

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What’s In Your Backyard? | Junior Landcare Kids Competition | Closes 20 Apr 2020

What’s In Your Backyard?
Costa is asking kids across Australia to grab a camera and snap photos of the flora and fauna in their backyard.
Joining forces with Junior Landcare, the popular TV star and Landcare champion has launched the ‘What’s In Your Backyard?’ campaign to encourage the next generation to get outside and document what’s in their […]

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Neighbourly Act of Kindness | Viral Kindness Initiative

Viral Kindness Initiative
Neighbourly Act of Kindness – Do you have relatives, friends or neighbours you are concerned about?
A Cornish woman has come up with a way of helping people who are self-isolating or may be lonely due to the coronavirus crisis and now others around the world are copying the idea.
Becky Wass felt so helpless […]

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Scholastic Learn at Home | Remote Learning Resource for Kindy to Year 12

Scholastic Learn at Home
Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing while at home.
Missing school isn’t easy for both kids and their parents. During the outbreak of the COVID-19, many students will have to stay at home due to social distancing, illness, precautionary self-isolation or quarantine enforcement.
Scholastic are providing simple ways to turn unexpected […]

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Adelaide Festival Centre

Adelaide Festival Centre Performances Suspended until 30 April 2020

Adelaide Festival Centre Performances Suspended until 30 April 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Performances Suspended
Following the declaration of a Public Health Emergency in South Australia, Adelaide Festival Centre venues will close to the public and all performances will be suspended from midnight 17 March 2020 until the 30th of April 2020.
All theatres, venues, bars and the […]

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Coles & Woolworths Response to Ensure Supplies for All Australians | 16 Mar 2020

What are our major supermarkets doing to keep up with demand during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia?
Coles and Woolworths have created new policies to ensure household supplies for all Australians. The ongoing concerns around Covid-19 have created panic amongst shoppers who have stripped shelves of basic household staples.
Coles and Woolworths have responded by introducing new measures […]

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Brownhill Creek Recreation Park

Brownhill Creek Recreation Park | Mitcham | Review

Brownhill Creek Recreation Park at Mitcham | Review
Looking to escape somewhere quiet? Try a nature hike at Mitcham’s Brownhill Creek Recreation Park.
by Carla Caruso
Last weekend, my family and I headed to Brownhill Creek Recreation Park for a leisurely hour-long wander. We parked just past the Brownhill Creek Tourist Park and road bridge and stuck to […]

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Ended: WIN a Disney ‘Frozen 2’ DVD

WIN a Disney “Frozen 2” DVD
Bring the Frozen 2 magic home and keep singing all your favourite songs. Bonus features include a sing-along version of the film plus exclusive content, including outtakes, deleted scenes and songs, and much more! 
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” has melted hearts around the world, becoming the No. 1 animated feature […]

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Disney Frozen 2 now on Disney+ | 17 Mar 2020

Disney Frozen 2 now on Disney+ in Australia
The Walt Disney Company has decided to release their animated blockbuster Frozen 2 early due to the  global pandemic of COVID-19.
In Frozen 2, now the number one animated movie of all time, Elsa the Snow Queen and her sister Anna embark on an adventure far away from the kingdom of […]

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Giraffe Safari Animal Experience | Monarto Safari Park | Review

The Giraffe Safari Animal Experience at Monarto Safari Park will leave you with life long memories of these majestic animals.
Be prepared to be licked by a ginormous giraffe as they gently loop their blue tongue around a carrot held out by even the littlest hands.
As soon as we arrived at Monarto we checked into the […]

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Earth Hour | Switch off on 28 Mar 2020

The Year Everything Changes – Earth Hour 2020
Switch off to join the future and be part of the world’s largest environmental movement.
The impacts of the climate emergency are being felt across our country more than ever before. This summer alone:

Over 12 million hectares of Australian land burnt during an extended fire season.
Over 1.25 billion native […]

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Just Jonnies Apple Picking | Harrisville Orchards | Mar 2020

Just Jonnies – Apple Picking at Harrisville Orchards
Just Jonnies is a new apple picking event at Harrisville Orchards in Lenswood. 
Their first apple picking event “Just Jonnies” will be on Saturday 14 March 12pm until 4pm and again on Sunday 15 March from 12pm until 4pm. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for future pick […]

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Dignity Drive | Share the Dignity | March 2020

Share the Dignity – Donate Pads & Tampons
Share the Dignity is a women’s charity, aiming to give women the dignity they deserve. Twice a year, in March and August, they ask the public to donate pads, tampons, period underwear and menstrual cups to their #DignityDrives across the country.
They have collection points in Woolworths stores and […]

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Botanica Lumina | Adelaide Botanic Garden | Mar – Oct 2020

Botanica Lumina – See the Garden in a New Light
Be enchanted by Adelaide Botanic Garden after dark with Botanica Lumina, a curated program of evening events that will keep you entertained through the cooler months.
Immerse yourself in live music, art installations, film events, heritage tours, botanically inspired food tastings and science events under a magical […]

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Uraidla Sustainability Fair | Uraidla Showgrounds | 15 Mar 2020

Uraidla Sustainability Fair 2020
The Uraidla Sustainability Fair aims to inspire ways to be a little (or a lot!) more sustainable, every day. This is a community event with lots of fun and activities for everyone.
Following the Federal Government announcement banning public gatherings of 500 people or more in an effort to […]

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South Australian Museum Dogs Exhibition

South Australian Museum Dogs Exhibition Review

South Australian Museum Dogs Exhibition
Review by Susannah Marks
Dogs: A Story of Our Best Friend
The latest exhibition at the SA Museum – Dogs: A Story of Our Best Friend has been extended until 2 August 2020 – and if you’re a dog lover or have kids who love dogs then make sure you go and see […]

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ENDED: WIN a Giraffe Safari and Family Pass to Monarto Safari Park

WIN a Giraffe Safari and Family Pass to Monarto Safari Park
Winner: E Stuart
How would you like to hand feed a ginormous giraffe at Monarto Safari Park?
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be knee-high to a giraffe? Experience the thrill of hand-feeding a majestic male giraffe in a beautiful, rarely-seen area of Monarto Safari […]

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The Tonsley Science and Innovation Fair | Tonsley | 22 Mar 2020

Tonsley Science and Innovation Fair 2020
The Tonsley Science and Innovation Fair is designed to spark the curiosity for science and STEM in all of us, with plenty of hands-on fun along the way. Enjoy a range of science shows, Virtual Reality, native animals, robots, nature craft, and slime ALL FREE!

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Mr. Snot Bottom’s Horrible, Terrible, Really, Really Bad, Bad Show | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Mr. Snot Bottom – is his Fringe show really that terrible, horrible and really really bad?
By Brooke Hendry
★★★★ 4 stars for nauseating comedy that made our faces sore from laughter
Looking for a downright disgustingly hilarious show to cap off the Adelaide Fringe for another year?
If your kids (and you too!) think that pop-offs, boogers, poo […]

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