may 2014 Articles

Mad Catters Party | 10th Birthday Celebration | 16 May 2015

[ May 16, 2015; ]
The Animal Welfare League’s Edinburgh North Shelter will be holding a 10th Birthday Mad Catters Party on Saturday 16th May 2015.
The AWL are inviting all of their supporters to join in the celebrations and take advantage of offers such as microchipping your pet for only $30*.

*Microchipping bookings are requested. Contact 8348 1300. Cat Bookings 10am – 12 noon/Dog Bookings […]

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Maleficent | In Cinemas 29 May 2014 | Review

From Disney comes “Maleficent”-the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, […]

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Get Closer | Cleland Wildlife Park

With the summer crowds gone, now is the perfect time to discover why Cleland is so special.
Many people prefer to visit during the cooler months when the park is less busy and the animals are more active.  On some days you might feel like you have the whole park to yourself, which can make the […]

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CanDance for a Cure | 24 May 2014

[ May 24, 2014; 7:00 pm; ]

Presented by: CanDance Australia

CanDance for A Cure is a performance brought to you by over 1,000 children dancing to raise money and awareness for cancer research.

In its fifth year, and raising close to $100,000, the concert will take place on Saturday 24 May at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

All profits going to the Hanson Institute. With […]

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City Library Lego Club | Wednesdays & Sundays

Beginning in May 2014, the new Adelaide City Library will be holding Lego Club on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons.  Come along and let your imagination run wild!  While you are there take a look at the exciting program of activities on offer and discover new opportunities with spaces to relax and read.
The Lego club […]

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Smilefile Storage Kits | Special Play & Go Reader Offer

If you love to be organised then Smilefile is a must!  Every mum wants to be organised and have a safe place to store all of her child’s special memories, from before baby was born right through to pre-school and year 12.
Smilefile Storage Kits keep your child’s memories, keepsakes and achievements protected and all in […]

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Mega Toy Fair | Adelaide Showground | 31 May & 1 June 2014

[ May 31, 2014 to June 1, 2014. ]
The Mega Toy Fair is Australia’s largest annual collector and model fair and in 2014 will be celebrating 21 years. Hosted one weekend a year at the beginning of June, traders come from all over Australia, as well as New Zealand and from as far away as Japan. There will be loads of displays showing […]

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The Best $19 Holiday Item | Travel Tip

On a recent holiday, I discovered the best thing we took with us, is this simple stroller. A bargain at $19 from Kmart it was just perfect for travelling. It’s light and compact when folded. We could take it right up to the boarding gate, just before we boarded the plane. They put it into […]

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Celebrating Mother’s Day at the Zoo | 11 May 2014

[ May 11, 2014; ]

If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate your amazing mum this Mother’s Day why not treat the family with a visit to the Adelaide or Monarto Zoo?  Both zoos will be hosting some extra special activities to help you spoil mum and show your appreciation for everything she does.
Adelaide Zoo

Mum receives a […]

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Blue Light Movie Disco – Muppets Most Wanted | 9 May 2014

[ May 9, 2014; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
Event Cinemas are hosting a Blue Light Kids Movie Disco with a screening of Muppets Most Wanted on Friday May 9th from 6pm to 9pm.  This is a fully supervised lock-in event for children aged between 5 and 12 years.  The evening begins with a disco followed by the movie.  Movies Disco tickets are $16.50 […]

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Minuscule Valley Of The Lost Ants | May 2014

Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants is the first full-length animation from the award winning animated series, Miniscule: The Private Life of Insects which can be seen on ABC1.  Event Cinemas are screening the film in 3D for a very limited time only on the 6th, 7th, 10th & 11th of May.
In a peaceful little […]

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Mother’s Day at IKEA | Family Photos & Card Making | 10 & 11 May 2014

[ May 10, 2014; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. May 11, 2014; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]

This Mother’s Day, give mum the gift she really wants – a picture of the whole family. On Sunday 11 May, celebrate with mum by visiting IKEA in your Sunday best and from 11pm – 3pm get your photo taken all together. It’s FREE and each photo is printed instantly! Pair it with one of […]

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Creating from Recycling | Indoor Play

One afternoon my 5 year old told me he wanted to ‘make somefink’ and really needed some boxes. Considering it was nearly bin night we had plenty of recycling piled up and our house seems to accumulate ‘stuff’ that I might consider to be rubbish… but other little people seem to treasure around here. So, […]

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Library and Information Week | 19-25 May 2014

If you haven’t taken advantage of the fabulous services at your local library yet, or want to find out more about what they offer the community, make a note to visit during Library and Information Week taking place from the 19th to 25th of May 2014.  The 2014 LIW theme is Join the Dots and […]

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National Simultaneous Storytime | 21 May 2014

[ May 21, 2014; 11:00 am; ]
Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places Australia wide.  The 2014 National Simultaneous Storytime book is Too Many Elephants in This House, written by Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrated by Andrew Joyner.

In Eric’s […]

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Weekend Workshops | Our Port | May & June 2014

[ May 3, 2014 10:30 am to May 4, 2014 10:30 am. May 10, 2014; 2:00 pm; May 17, 2014 10:00 am to May 18, 2014 10:00 am. May 24, 2014 1:00 pm to May 25, 2014 1:00 pm. May 31, 2014 2:00 pm to June 1, 2014 2:00 pm. June 7, 2014 10:00 am to June 8, 2014 10:00 am. June 14, 2014 10:00 am to June 15, 2014 10:00 am. June 21, 2014 2:00 pm to June 22, 2014 2:00 pm. June 28, 2014 10:00 am to June 29, 2014 10:00 am. ]
Would you like to learn new skills, use your creativity and have some fun in the process?  Come along to free workshops happening in Our Port during May and June.  The workshops cover a variety of media, including bead stranding, children’s art, mixed media, henna tattooing and much more.
The workshops will be held at 27 […]

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START at the Gallery | House of Cards | 4 May 2014

[ May 4, 2014; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]

START at the Gallery
First Sunday of the month, 11 am – 3 pm
Presented free by the Balnaves Foundation

The Art Gallery of South Australia offers an exciting introduction to visual art for children and families through START at the Gallery. Held on the first Sunday of every month, the free START program includes art activities, tours, […]

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Discover Willunga Fair | 4 May 2014

[ May 4, 2014; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. ]
Come along with your family, friends and neighbours to the Willunga Recreation Park on Sunday, May 4 to see the wide spectrum of activities, organisations and businesses that make Willunga the vibrant community that it is.
One of the major Willunga175 events, the Discover Willunga Fair will be held to highlight Willunga’s rich and colourful history, […]

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Kodomo No Hi Japan Festival | Family Fun Day | 4 May 2014

[ May 4, 2014; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
JAFA’s Kodomo No Hi Japan Festival is the biggest Japan festival in Adelaide with a history going back 19 years.  The day is filled with Japan-related performances, exhibitions, stalls and plenty of Japanese food. There will be Martial Arts demonstrations and musical acts along with activities and displays including:

Origami & Calligraphy
Giant Karuta – Japanese Card […]

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Urrbrae Wetland Open Days | 4 May & 21 Sept 2014

[ May 4, 2014; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. September 21, 2014; 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. ]
The Friends of the Urrbrae Wetland host 2 open days each year open to the general public.  Visitors can take this opportunity to join The Friends of the Urrbrae Wetland to see what the Urrbrae Wetland is all about and discover how the Adelaide Plains looked before European settlement.  Open Days are normally held in May […]

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Open House Adelaide | Free Events | 3 & 4 May 2014

[ May 3, 2014 to May 4, 2014. May 3, 2014 to May 4, 2014. ]
Open House Adelaide is your chance to go behind the scenes and explore some of Adelaide’s buildings, for free, during the first weekend in May.  Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to get out and about and discover parts of the city with your family you may not have experienced before.
Open House Adelaide’s kids’ activity […]

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May the 4th Be With You | Star Wars Movie Marathon | 3 & 4 May 2014

[ May 3, 2014 to May 4, 2014. ]
To celebrate the global Star Wars fan holiday, May the 4th, selected cinemas are bringing the originals back to the BIG screen!  Star Wars fans brace yourselves for a weekend filled with Clones, Jedis and Storm Trooper action!
Event Cinemas Marion are inviting movie goers to get your best Star Wars costume out of the closet, […]

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Family Flix at the Drive In | Gepps Cross | May – September 2014

[ May 24, 2014; 5:00 pm; May 31, 2014; 5:00 pm; June 7, 2014; 5:00 pm; June 14, 2014; 5:00 pm; June 21, 2014; 5:00 pm; June 28, 2014; 5:00 pm; July 19, 2014; 5:00 pm; July 26, 2014; 5:00 pm; August 2, 2014; 5:15 pm; August 9, 2014; 5:15 pm; August 30, 2014; 5:30 pm; September 6, 2014; 5:30 pm; September 13, 2014; 5:45 pm; September 20, 2014; 5:45 pm; ]
Wallis Mainline Drive-In are once again holding special Saturday movie nights dedicated for families. They 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. Pack the car with pillows and blankets along with foldable chairs and even […]

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Stirling Laneways | Adelaide Hills | Market Sundays 2014

[ April 27, 2014; May 25, 2014; June 22, 2014; July 27, 2014; August 24, 2014; September 28, 2014; October 26, 2014; November 23, 2014; December 21, 2014; ]

Stirling Laneways is bringing a new burst of colour to the regular once a month Sunday Market Days in the seasonal Hills village with a celebration of gardens, food and street performance.
In the inaugural Laneways on 27 April 2014, local traders will move onto the pavements and into the tucked away places of Stirling to […]

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Migrating Stories | Story Telling for Pre-schoolers | Wednesday Mornings

The Migration Museum is full of stories from all around the world and their staff would love to share some of their favourites with you.

Come along and join in for a free story-telling session especially for preschoolers and their carers each Wednesday morning in the Museum.  It’s a half-hour session where the staff will tell a […]

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Gumeracha Medieval Fair | 3 & 4 May 2014

[ May 3, 2014 to May 4, 2014. ]
The eighth annual Gumeracha Medieval Fair will be held on the 3rd & 4th May 2014 in Federation Park.  Once again there will be two days of fun and excitement with a medieval theme. Last year over 11,000 people had a wonderful time and this year will be even bigger!  The village encapsulates what life […]

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March from the Mall | Port Adelaide FC Home Games | Mar – Aug 2014

[ March 29, 2014; 1:00 pm; April 12, 2014; 11:00 am; April 27, 2014; 1:30 pm; May 10, 2014; 10:30 am; May 24, 2014; 4:00 pm; June 7, 2014; 1:30 pm; June 21, 2014; 10:30 am; July 5, 2014; 4:00 pm; July 20, 2014; 10:00 am; August 9, 2014; 4:00 pm; August 22, 2014; 4:00 pm; ]
The Rundle Mall Authority, the Port Adelaide Football Club and its supporter groups will join forces in 2014 to bring the city to life with the highly anticipated March from the Mall.
Inspired by Port Adelaide’s successful ‘March to the ‘G’ concept, where supporters gathered in Melbourne’s Federation Square to walk to the MCG when the […]

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Dads Read Program | Aldinga & Woodcroft | April – June 2014

[ April 6, 2014; 1:00 pm; May 3, 2014; 10:00 am; May 18, 2014; 1:00 pm; May 31, 2014; 10:00 am; June 22, 2014; 1:00 pm; ]
Calling all dads, grandads and kids! The City of Onkaparinga are supporting the Dads Read program with monthly sessions scheduled at the Aldinga and Woodcroft libraries.  Dads Read encourages fathers to invest in their child’s future by choosing to read to them each day.
Each session has a different theme such as sports, nature play, recycling […]

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Tasting Australia | Kids In The Kitchen | 27 April – 4 May 2014

[ April 27, 2014 to May 4, 2014. ]
Tasting Australia, presented by Thomas Foods, will be held in Adelaide and regional South Australia from April 27 – May 4, 2014. For more than fifteen years, Tasting Australia has been one of Australia’s most influential and best-attended culinary festivals. The program for this year’s festival features more than 75 events to be held throughout […]

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Something on Saturday 2014 Program Guide

[ April 26, 2014; May 3, 2014; May 10, 2014; May 17, 2014; May 24, 2014; May 31, 2014; June 7, 2014; June 14, 2014; June 21, 2014; June 28, 2014; July 5, 2014; July 12, 2014; July 19, 2014; July 26, 2014; August 2, 2014; August 9, 2014; August 16, 2014; August 23, 2014; August 30, 2014; ]
Something on Saturday delights and entertains thousands of children in Adelaide every Saturday throughout winter each year.  Many South Australian children aged 2 to 10 enjoy their first theatrical experience through this program.
The 2014 program covers a wide range of entertainment, suitable for both boys and girls, including circus, puppetry, live music, percussion, ballet, magic, […]

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Dark Heart | Art Gallery of SA | 1 March – 11 May 2014

Curated by Art Gallery director, Nick Mitzevich, the 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Dark Heart presents more than twenty eight contemporary Australian artists and collectives, delivering their brave new visions in photography, painting, sculpture, installation and the moving image.   The Adelaide Biennial is the country’s longest running survey of contemporary Australian art and represents […]

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Kids’ Zoo Family Lunch | 18 May 2014

[ May 18, 2014; 11:30 am; ]
Adelaide Zoo’s Kids’ Zoo Family Lunch is a family day, meeting cute and cuddly animals from the Children’s Zoo.  The adults will be treated to a delicious lunch of a selection of homemade soups with crusty bread and cheese while the children will be served with hotdogs and decorated ice cream cones. Juice, water, tea and coffee will […]

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Lollipop Markets 2014 | Handmade – Unique – Boutique

[ February 16, 2014; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. May 18, 2014; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. August 17, 2014; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. November 16, 2014; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
Lollipop Markets is an highly reputable, established market which has been helping work at home mums and dads and small business showcase their fabulous goodies.
The Market showcases unique, boutique and handmade, or of limited supply items for expecting parents, babies and children. It is held regularly in Adelaide and the stall holders come from all […]

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Fun Fridays | Tea Tree Plaza | February – July 2014

Westfield Tea Tree Plaza Fun Fridays are free, fully interactive mornings with heaps of fun and crafty activities.  These mornings will be one month and are run by Splodge Children’s Entertainment.  They will focus on the development of fine motor skills, colour recognition and scissor work.  These activities are perfect for little ones getting ready to start school.
Monthly Themes […]

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