may 2015 Articles

ENDED: WIN a Michael Kors Watch from Grahams Jewellers for Mother’s Day

Grahams Jewellers are now stocking the beautiful collection of Michael Kors and Skagen watches, and they have all the latest models in stores now.  Just in time for Mother’s Day we are giving Play & Go readers the chance to win this gorgeous Michael Kors ladies rose gold tone watch with a leather strap, with […]

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Volunteer for the Autumn Cleland Blitz | 2 May 2015

[ May 2, 2015; ]
You are invited to come and volunteer for the next Cleland Blitz on Saturday 2nd of May.
The Cleland Blitz is fast approaching and they are looking for volunteers of all ages who would like to come along for the morning and help give Cleland’s much loved park a bit of a make-over.
Tasks include weeding, mulching […]

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ENDED: WIN Tickets to Lights, Camera, Action by Essential Talent | Something on Saturday | 9 May 2015

[ May 9, 2015; 1:00 pm; ]
Lights, Camera, Action
by Essential Talent – Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre
A fun, fast-moving singing and dancing show performed by the talented children at Essential Talent.
World famous Movie Director Stephen Dillburg is looking for his next big star. Auditions are held and a host of characters including Marilyn Funroe, Shirley Semple, Kylie En-Vogue, Jason DeRollover, the […]

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How will you shape the Adelaide Park Lands? Share Your Ideas Today

How will you shape the Adelaide Park Lands?
The Adelaide Park Lands are the City’s green space and are a place for all – especially the young ones!
From now until late June 2015, the Adelaide City Council are looking for ideas on how they can improve the Park Lands for the future. Your ideas will help […]

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Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden at the Adelaide Botanic Garden

Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden
Adelaide Botanic Garden finally has a kitchen garden!
Adelaide Botanic Garden staff have been frantically preparing for the commencement of the Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden program and are very excited to start hosting children in the garden and leading them through a series of adventures and challenges.  Tailored for children aged three to […]

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DreamWorks 20th Anniversary Film Festival | May 2015

[ May 2, 2015 to May 3, 2015. May 9, 2015 to May 10, 2015. May 16, 2015 to May 17, 2015. May 23, 2015 to May 24, 2015. ]
DreamWorks 20th Anniversary Film Festival
To celebrate 20 years of laughter, HOYTS presents the DreamWorks 20th Anniversary Film Festival every weekend throughout May screening four of DreamWorks animated classics.
All tickets are just $9* each or you can purchase a DreamWorks Super ticket to see all four movies for just $20^!  The Super ticket deal is only […]

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Australian Alpaca Week | 2-10 May 2015

[ May 2, 2015 to May 3, 2015. May 9, 2015 to May 10, 2015. ]
Australian Alpaca Week 2015
This Autumn, families around the country are invited to meet these gentle and fascinating animals up close, learn about their unique ways, and have the opportunity to run their hands through that silky soft fine fleece alpacas wear so well.
Did you know that alpacas usually give birth in the middle of the […]

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Bonython Park Activity Hub – Have Your Say and WIN!

Bonython Park Activity Hub – have your say and win!
The Adelaide City Council wants to know how you use the Bonython Park Activity Hub and whether it has made a difference to your level of physical activity and social interaction. They will use this information to plan for future recreation facilities in the Park Lands […]

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South Australia Police Museum Open Day | 3 May 2015

[ May 3, 2015; ]
South Australia Police Museum Open Day
In conjunction with the ‘About Time History Festival’, the South Australian Police History Museum will open its doors to the public between 10am and 4pm on Sunday 3 May 2015.
The SA Police Museum is the largest Police Museum in Australia and features a cold case display, a crime scene to […]

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Walk Safely to School Day | 22 May 2015

[ May 22, 2015; ]
Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is an annual, national event when all Primary School children will be encouraged to walk and commute safely to school. It is a community event seeking to promote Road Safety, Health, Public Transport and the Environment.
If your children travel to school by car and walking all the way is […]

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The Studio at the Art Gallery of SA |Trent Parke |Review | April 2015

The Studio at the Art Gallery of SA is always a great place to take the kids. We like to drop in and see what’s happening there once in a while. It’s always different depending on the current major exhibition happening at the Art Gallery. Currently it has a Trent Parke theme. The Studio is […]

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The Adelaide Sports and Fitness Expo | 16 & 17 May 2015

[ May 16, 2015 6:00 pm to May 17, 2015 6:00 pm. ]
The Adelaide Sports and Fitness Expo
The Adelaide Sports and Fitness Expo, held at the Adelaide Showground on the 16th and 17th May 2015, will be an event for all. From young to old, families to fitness fanatics, health gurus and everyone in between.  Whether you are wanting to learn about weight loss, health and nutrition […]

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Belair National Park Open Day & Grey Box Day| 3 May 2015

[ May 3, 2015; ]

Belair National Park Open Day

Sunday 3 May 2015  |  10am-4pm
Upper Sturt Rd, Belair – Meet at Gums Oval, inside the park.

children’s activities
guided walks with Friends of Belair National Park
orienteering with Onkaparinga Hills Orienteering Club
guided bike rides and obstacle course with the South Australian Mountain Bike Association
free tennis and basketball court hire
nature education activities
guided tours of […]

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Guinness World Record Attempt ‘Most Contributions to a Painting by Numbers’ | 23 & 24 May 2015

[ May 23, 2015 to May 24, 2015. ]
Your child could help make history!
As part of this year’s Come Out Children’s Festival, Jellybeanstreet will attempt to break the Guinness World Record ‘Most Contributions to a Painting by Numbers’.
Children will have a chance to contribute their precious little finger print to the painting. Once complete, it will be transformed into Jellybeanstreet modern art and […]

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Craft Your Perfect National Park | Minecraft Project | Closes 12 June 2015

Craft Your Perfect National Park – Open to Grades 4, 5, 6 and 7
Get your child’s class to put their Minecraft skills to work by designing their perfect national park and they could win a fun-filled and educational Belair excursion – and may even see some of their ideas used in real life parks.
South Australian […]

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Henry Lawson’s The Loaded Dog | Storytelling Performance | 10 May 2015

[ May 10, 2015; 2:00 pm; ]
Henry Lawson’s The Loaded Dog
“All time favourite Australian story for thousands”
A storytelling performance of Henry Lawson’s most popular comic story. This is Lawson’s most popular comic story, with plenty of action and humour to engage and entertain audiences of all ages.
It is a uniquely Australian story which features characters and situations from Australia’s past that […]

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Lynley Dodd – A Retrospective Exhibition | Review | 29 Mar to 14 Jun 2015

[ March 29, 2015 10:00 am to June 14, 2015 10:00 am. ]

The Lynley Dodd: A Retrospective exhibition is part of the Come Out Children’s Festival presented by Adelaide Festival Centre and the State Library of South Australia.

Dodd’s bouncy rhyme and lively illustrations make her stories much-loved by readers of all ages. In 1983, Dodd produced the first of the series of books on the infamous Hairy […]

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Humphrey B Bear’s 50th Anniversary Family Fun Day | 24 May 2015

[ May 24, 2015; 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. ]
Humphrey B Bear’s 50th Anniversary Family Fun Day
Humphrey B Bear first appeared on television on May 24th 1965 and has been entertaining generations of Australians for 50 years!
To celebrate this momentous achievement, Humphrey and his friends invite YOU to join them in celebrating Humphrey’s 50th anniversary on Sunday May 24th 2015.
Come along and see Humphrey […]

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31st Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend Festival | 15-17 May 2015

[ May 16, 2015 to May 17, 2015. ]
The Clare Valley is one of Australia’s premier wine regions, and the Clare Valley ‘Gourmet Weekend’ festival was the first food and wine event of its kind in Australia.
The festival offers visitors the chance to meet the winemakers and learn first-hand what makes our wines and the region so special. This unique experience is enhanced […]

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Get to Know Your National Parks | Free Discovery Days | 15 April – 31 May 2015

[ April 15, 2015; April 21, 2015; May 3, 2015; May 24, 2015; May 31, 2015; ]
National Park Discovery Days  |  15 April 2015 until 31 May 2015
Have you always wanted to go to get closer to nature but didn’t know where to start?

The Adelaide area has more than 30 national parks, including recreation and conservation parks. From Aldinga Sands in the south to Para Wirra in the north, each park […]

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Little Big Shots | International Film Festival for Kids | 23 May 2015

[ May 23, 2015; ]
Little Big Shots
Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre

Little Big Shots is Australia’s premier international film festival for kids – celebrating 10 little BIG years!

This year the film festival will be held over one day, May 23rd, and there are four Little Big Shots packages to choose from:

Saturday 23 May 2015  |  9.30am
Ages 3 – 7 […]

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National Simultaneous Storytime | 27 May 2015

[ May 27, 2015; 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 2015 National Simultaneous Storytime book is The Brothers Quibble written by Aaron Blabey.

Spalding Quibble ruled the roost.

He shared it with no other.

But then […]

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National Families Week | 15-21 May 2015

[ May 15, 2015 7:00 pm to May 21, 2015 7:00 pm. ]

National Families Week is Australia’s annual celebration of families.
Each year, tens of thousands of people and hundreds of organisations celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society. The theme for National Families Week 2015 is ‘Stronger Families, Stronger Communities’.
This year’s theme highlights the important role families play as the central building block of […]

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Birdwood Farm Day | Mt Crawford Forest | 17 May 2015

[ May 17, 2015; ]
Birdwood Primary School has become famous for its Annual Farm Day with 2015 marking their 41st anniversary.

Set in the beautiful Mount Crawford Forest just 10 km from Birdwood, the idealic setting makes it perfect to bring the whole family and enjoy a fabulous day out.

Crisp autumn air, the smell of woodsmoke from campfires, freshly baked […]

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Mega Toy Fair | Adelaide Showground | 30 & 31 May 2015

[ May 30, 2015 to May 31, 2015. ]
The Mega Toy Fair – Adelaide Showground
The Mega Toy Fair is Australia’s largest annual collector and model fair and in 2015 will be celebrating 22 years.
Hosted one weekend a year, 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 Stitches & Craft Show | 7 to 9 May 2015

[ May 7, 2015 10:00 am to May 9, 2015 10:00 am. ]
Calling craft lovers of Adelaide! Australia’s original craft show, The Stitches & Craft Show, will debut for the first time at the Adelaide Event & Exhibition Centre from May 7 to 9, 2015.

The show will include a huge variety of expert retailers, unique classes for handmade projects […]

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SciWorld Sunday and Playford Health Expo | 3 May 2015

[ May 3, 2015; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
SciWorld Sunday and Playford Health Expo
Double the fun with SciWorld Sunday and Playford Health Expo on Sunday 3 May 2015 at the Playford Civic Centre and Grenville Community Connections Hub.
SciWorld Sunday
Join the City of Playford for the 11th annual Sciworld Sunday, a free family fun day with science activities for the whole family.

The activities include:

brand […]

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Indian Mela 2015 | Community Festival | 2 May 2015

[ May 2, 2015; 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
Indian Mela is the biggest Indian community festival event of the year in South Australia.
Indian Mela 2015, organized by Indian Australian Association of SA, is on Saturday 2nd of May at the Adelaide Showground.  It promises to be bigger and better than last year and everyone is invited to experience this diverse and colorful Indian […]

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Loreto College Autumn Fair | Marryatville | 9 May 2015

Each year Loreto College hold their Autumn Fair within the manicured lawns and gardens of their school grounds at Marryatville for College families and the local community.
The event transforms the beautiful grounds surrounding The Acacias into a fairground. Attractions include stalls bursting with homemade goods, pre-loved books, toys and second hand goods (including clothes and […]

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Mother’s Day Classic | Adelaide | 10 May 2015

[ May 10, 2015; ]
The Mother’s Day Classic is a national walk/run that raises money for breast cancer research. The Adelaide event for 2015 will once again be held at Peace Park and involves a 4.3km and 7.2km walk and run along the Linear Route and through the Botanic Gardens.
Mums, Dads, Children, Grandparents – all are welcome and anyone […]

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Beach Clean-Up & Dive Against Debris | Glenelg | 3 May 2015

[ May 3, 2015; 10:30 am; ]
Beach Clean-up and Dive Against Debris at Glenelg
On Sunday May 3rd Sea Shepherd Adelaide will be conducting a clean up of Glenelg beach, while Divers Delight are organising a dive to recover debris from under the jetty and along the coast.
Families are invited to come for a walk along the beach and help clean up […]

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RSPCA Million Paws Walk | 17 May 2015

[ May 17, 2015; ]
Walk to fight animal cruelty at the RSPCA Million Paws Walk on Sunday 17 May 2015
Join the walk to fight animal cruelty in Australia’s biggest doggy day out!  As RSPCA’s biggest annual fundraising event, the 2015 Million Paws Walk is the most important event on the canine calendar.
On the day, you, your family and your […]

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Cats | Arts Theatre | 7-9 & 12-16 May 2015

In May 2015 audiences will see The Arts Theatre transformed into the magical, mystical world of cats. Aloof, warm, mysterious and fascinating CATS will entertain you when The MET presents its award-winning Musical.
Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot, the local cats are auditioning to […]

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Something on Saturday 2015 | Program Guide | 2 May – 5 Sept 2015

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Something on Saturday 2015 – Program Guide
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 years enjoy their first theatrical experience through this program.
The 2015 program covers a wide range of entertainment, suitable for both boys and girls, including […]

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Kodomo No Hi Japan Festival | 3 May 2015

[ May 3, 2015; 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 20 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 […]

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Rotunda | Australian Premiere | 1 & 2 May 2015

Rotunda – Australian Premiere
By The New Zealand Dance Company and presented by Adelaide Festival Centre
Drawing on the extraordinary courage and indomitable spirit of the ANZACs, Rotunda is a poignant and moving work timed to honour the Gallipoli landings in 1915.
Exploring themes of loyalty, courage, loss, and hope, it brings to life the world of the […]

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Gumeracha Medieval Fair | 2 & 3 May 2015

[ May 2, 2015 to May 3, 2015. ]
The ninth annual Gumeracha Medieval Fair will be held on the 2nd & 3rd of May 2015 in Gumeracha’s Federation Park.
Once again there will be two days of fun and excitement with a medieval theme.  The village encapsulates what life was like in medieval times, as the Spinners, herbalists, Basket-makers, Calligraphers, Costumiers, the Cooper and […]

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25 Cool Things To Do In Autumn | Nature Play SA | 2015

Looking for some inspiration for Autumn fun?
The wonderful team at Nature Play SA have put together their second special list of outdoor activities for you to complete.
Download the list, place it on the fridge and see how many you and your friends can tick off this Autumn!

25 Cool Things To Do In Autumn:

Go on a […]

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Behind The Scenes | National Railway Museum | 2 & 3 May 2015

[ May 2, 2015 to May 3, 2015. ]  

Behind the Scenes at the National Railway Museum
Come along for a special look behind the scenes at the National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide on Saturday 2nd May and Sunday 3rd May 2015.
Special Carriages open, with guides for inspection, include Allambi, Onkaparinga, Dynamometer, BE42 and diesel loco 900 cabin, plus the Woodville signal cabin and […]

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The Sound of Music | Mother’s Day at the Capri | 10 May 2015

[ May 10, 2015; 2:30 pm; ]
Mother’s Day at the Capri Theatre
What better way to treat Mum on Mother’s Day than taking her to see the biggest movie musical of all time.

This timeless and much loved movie has been beautifully restored in digital to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. So take your Mum out for a nice lunch and then bring her […]

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