may 2016 Articles
Glenelg foreshore playground

Glenelg Foreshore Playspace | Glenelg | Review

Glenelg Foreshore Playground Review
The foreshore of Glenelg has long been a place for visitors and locals alike to visit with the historical jetty, eateries and attractions, but the $1.3M Glenelg Foreshore Playspace installed in 2015 has given this area a new purpose. It’s a great place for families to stop and enjoy the atmosphere, and […]

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Channel 9 Adelaide 1959 to now

Channel Nine Adelaide 1959 to Now Exhibition | 9 Apr – 19 Jun 2016

[ April 9, 2016 to June 19, 2016. ]

Come on a journey as Adelaide City Council takes you back to the beginnings of Channel 9 in South Australia in 1959. Reminisce at some of the iconic shows that went to air –Adelaide Tonight, The Channel Niners, Here’s Humphrey or the Country and Western Hour – and the personalities on our screens – Lionel Williams, […]

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finding dory

Ended: WIN Tickets to Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory | In Cinemas 16 June 16

 Finding Dory
Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory reunites everyone’s favourite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? Directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E”) and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer “WALL•E”), […]

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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden Open Day | Port Augusta | 29 May 2016

[ May 29, 2016; ]
Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden Open Day 29 May, 2016.
The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden is joining with Botanic Gardens around Australia and New Zealand to host the first ever BGANZ Open Day. Join in for free tours, kids activities and guest speakers on garden design and growing a garden for our climate.
Children’s Discovery Walk […]

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The Pink Butcher BBQ | 29 May 2016

[ May 29, 2016; 10:00 am; ]
The Pink Butcher Program will engage all independant SA Butchers, to give back to the community, and raise funds to support the Breast Cancer Network Australia.
The Pink Butcher Launches on Sun, 29 May 2016 at Pinky Flat, War Memorial Drive. Commencing at 10.00am, with a BBQ for the public with a gold coin donation.

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Kapunda’s Story by Kapunda Musical Society | 28 May 2016

[ May 28, 2016; 7:30 pm; ]
Come and hear the story of Kapunda, the oldest mining town in Australia
Come and hear the story of Kapunda, recounted through songs, locally-written skits, poems and stories. The event will be held in the Chapel Theatre in Kapunda in what was the former Congregational Church.

Kapunda, the oldest mining town in Australia has an amazing and […]

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Stage Sparks | Carclew | 24 May – 23 Jun 2016

[ May 24, 2016 to May 26, 2016. May 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016. June 7, 2016 to June 9, 2016. June 14, 2016 to June 16, 2016. June 21, 2016 to June 23, 2016. ]
A FREE and fun workshop program for young people aged 5-12 years.
Looking for something active and super fun for the kids to do after school? Carclew is bringing three different performance workshops to the City of Onkaparinga in THEATRE, CIRCUS and DANCE.

Ignite your child’s creative side with this lively introduction to the performing arts. For […]

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Rail in War | National Railway Museum | 16 May – 13 Jun 2016

[ May 16, 2016 to June 13, 2016. ]
Come and see the significant part railways played in Australia’s war effort.
From the transport of war equipment, to troop trains transporting soldiers and nurses; railways played a significant part in Australia’s war effort. The National Railway Museum is hosting the Workshops Railway Museum travelling exhibition Railways 1914-18, which complements their latest exhibit South Australian Railways and the World […]

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make things happen

Make Things Happen | Family Maker Space | West Lakes Library

[ May 28, 2016; 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. ]
Make Things Happen | Free creative activities for all ages
Relax, learn new skills and spend time with your family at the new Family Maker Space sessions at the West Lakes Library.

Free creative activities for all ages on the last Saturday of every month from 10.30am-12.30pm. First session commences on Saturday 28 May.

No bookings required, just […]

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A Fascinating Insight into First Aid Equipment and Much More | 25 & 29 May 2016

[ May 25, 2016; 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. May 29, 2016; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
St John Ambulance Australia Historical Society of SA invites you to a fascinating insight into first aid equipment and much more.
Much has changed since litters were the ambulances of the day.  See the Eve’s rocker, once used for resuscitation and an early heart-start machine, view the development of first aid treatments over the years, many […]

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Hardwicke College by Torchlight | 25 May 2016

[ May 25, 2016; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ]
Built in 1883 as a ladies’ college, this impressive building has changed little over the years.
Closing in 1910 it stood idle until it became the Adelaide Lithuanian Catholic Centre in 1959 with its own chapel.  This evening you can learn more about the building’s two lives.
Fees: $5 per person

Bookings are essential, call 0427 617 214 or email

For […]

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lightsivew family fun day rendition home

Family Fun Day & Charity Auction | Support Cancer Research | 28 May 2016

[ May 28, 2016; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
Family Fun Day and Charity Auction at Lightsview
Head to Adelaide’s newest suburb – Lightsview – for the auction of the Rendition Cancer Prevention Home and a great family fun day on Saturday 28 May 2016.

Don’t miss the auction action at 2.30pm when a spectacular new Terrace 344 at 14 Tiara Street Lightsview will go under […]

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carclew house open day

Carclew Open House | North Adelaide | 21 May 2016

[ May 21, 2016; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
Take a tour of historic Carclew House, Saturday 21 May
As part of South Australia’s History Festival, Carclew will be swinging open its doors and welcoming visitors in to see its treasures.

Carclew House is steeped in history. It was built in 1897 and transformed into a youth arts organisation in 1971.

Visitors are invited to come and […]

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RAA Members only night at Bounce

Why Is Trampolining So Good For You? | BOUNCE Inc Adelaide

Get Bounce Fit with BOUNCE! Jumping on trampolines is an incredible workout – NASA has even described it as the most effective form of exercise devised by humans. ‘Rebound Exercise’ burns more calories than running, so park your runners and head into BOUNCE for your next workout.

Kids don’t realise they’re exercising
Regular jumping improves […]

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The Inaugural Food Experience Market | Keswick | 22 May 2016

[ May 22, 2016; 8:30 am; ]
Support the Little Heroes Foundation at the Inaugural Food Experience Market.
This market showcases some of the amazing food and produce available in Adelaide. The winners of the worlds greatest BBQers, ‘The Smoking Joint’, will be serving their award winning meat while special celebrity Chef Jean-Claude de Toulouse will be running cooking classes which will add […]

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War at Sea: The Navy in WWI | Unley | May – Aug 2016

Over 100 years ago Australia’s first submarine disappeared while on patrol near New Guinea.
This exhibition from the Australian National Maritime Museum, along with rare archival footage of the Navy during WWI, tells the story.  Fun activities for children include designing a war medal and creating a war ship disguise.
The exhibition will be held throughout May […]

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I got this hat

National Simultaneous Storytime | 25 May 2016

[ May 25, 2016; 11:00 am; ]
Come and be part of the fun at National Simultaneous Storytime
Join thousands of children Australia-wide for this year’s National Simultaneous Storytime.
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 2016 National Simultaneous […]

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dinosaurs downunder

Dinosaurs Downunder | Friday 20 May 2016

[ May 20, 2016; 7:00 pm; ]
Dinosaurs Down Under
Dinosaurs Down Under tells the story of the extraordinary creatures that inhabited South Australia more than half a billion years ago, and of what has come in the millions of years since.

The inimitable “Professor Flint” invites everyone out there to a special edition, once only, never to be repeated edition of “Dinosaurs Down […]

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family flix

Family Flix Movies at Mainline Drive-In | May-Aug 2016

[ May 28, 2016; 5:00 pm; June 4, 2016; 5:00 pm; June 11, 2016; 5:00 pm; June 18, 2016; 5:00 pm; June 25, 2016; 5:00 pm; July 2, 2016; 5:00 pm; July 9, 2016; 5:00 pm; July 16, 2016; 5:00 pm; July 23, 2016; 5:00 pm; July 30, 2016; 5:00 pm; August 6, 2016; 5:15 pm; August 13, 2016; 5:15 pm; ]
Experience drive-in movie excitement with your family
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.
What to bring to the Family Flix drive-in movies
Pack the […]

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australia's biggest morning tea

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea | Event Cinemas Marion | 26 May 2016

[ May 26, 2016; 9:45 am; ]
Event Cinemas Marion will be taking part in Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea in their foyer area on 26 May 2016
So come along and celebrate life, love, joy and above all the hope of finding a cure.
Cakes will be supplied by the staff along with coffee and tea all for a gold coin donation.
Everyone is welcome to join in.

For […]

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Alice Through the Looking Glass | Little Chicks at the Flicks | 29 May 2016

[ May 29, 2016; 10:30 am; ]
Event Cinemas Marion will be hosting a very special Little Chicks At The Flicks Event of Alice Through The Looking Glass
In Disney’s ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’, an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.

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Ended: WIN tickets to Adelaide Youth Orchestra’s Play Time | 5 Jun 2016

WIN Tickets to join the Adelaide Youth Sinfonia in an interactive concert.
Dance, sing and mix it up with the Adelaide Youth Sinfonia in an interactive 50-minute concert for children aged one to four. Hosted by the Adelaide Youth Orchestra at the Grainger Studio on Sunday 5th June, Orchestra Play Time features short pieces of orchestral […]

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Adelaide Heritage Tours: Ayers House | 25 May 2016

[ May 25, 2016; 2:00 pm; ]
Take a tour of the historic Ayers House.
Come and enjoy a special National Trust Guided tour of Ayers House, the former home of Sir Henry Ayers and one of the finest Victorian era mansions in Adelaide. Discover the history of the house and it’s famous namesake. Enjoy the most magnificent painted ceilings in Australia, period […]

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CultureSpace: Bhutanese | Migration Museum | 22 May 2016

[ May 22, 2016; 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. ]
Explore the Bhutanese culture and community at the Migration Museum.
An exploration of culture and community at the Migration Museum. Drop in and experience the diverse and exciting cultures of the people who call South Australia home. Enjoy various activities and displays. Each month will celebrate the vibrancy of a different community group.
Come to the Migration […]

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adelaide wind orchestra fables

Adelaide Wind Orchestra | Fables | 21 May 2016

[ May 21, 2016; 8:00 pm; ]
The Adelaide Wind Orchestra presents a night of magical tales, Saturday 21 May at Concordia College.

Come and hear the Adelaide Wind Orchestra bring magical stories of The Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen and Aesop come to life.
This majestic concert will bring all your childhood fables to life through music including:

Pied Piper of Hamelin
Ugly Duckling
Tortoise and the Hare
Lion […]

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Cosy Classics Movie Matinees | Woodville Town Hall | 29 May – 6 Oct 2016

[ May 29, 2016; July 3, 2016; July 21, 2016; 10:30 am; August 7, 2016; 1:00 pm; October 6, 2016; 10:30 am; ]

Get cosy over winter with matinee screenings of your favourite classic movies

The City of Charles Sturt is now celebrating its fifth Movie Series the “Cosy Classics Collection” in its historical Woodville Town Hall.
Screening every few weeks, the series will offer a true spectrum of culture, music and nostalgia, with dress up competitions for both the […]

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Alice through the looking glass

Ended: WIN Tickets to Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass

Alice Through The Looking Glass
In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.
See more about the movie here.

Prize Details
Win an In-Season Admit 2 Movie Pass to […]

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Findon Swim School Opens August 2016 | Go in the draw to win FREE SWIMMING LESSONS

Findon Swim School is giving away FREE SWIMMING LESSONS!
Findon Swim School is opening soon in August 2016 and they are giving away one month’s worth of FREE swimming lessons every week until they open! All you have to do is to pop over and like the FINDON SWIMMING SCHOOL FACEBOOK PAGE to go in the draw. It’s […]

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Walk for Love | 29 May 2016

[ May 29, 2016; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ]
Walk for Love is a 3km or 7km walk through North Adelaide in honour of loved ones and helping to support the Mary Potter Hospice.
Every dollar you raise will help change the experience for patients and their families in the Hospice. From the best medical care in the best facilities, every patient is surrounded by […]

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Beach Clean Up | Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign | 21 May 2016

[ May 21, 2016; 10:00 am; ]
Help clean up Australia’s coastline on Sat 21st May at Glenelg Beach!
Sea Shepherd Australia is a non-profit conservation organisation whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. Sea Shepherd Australia uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document and […]

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CanDance for a Cure | 28 May 2016

[ May 28, 2016; 7:00 pm; ]
CanDance for a Cure.
Back for a 7th year, CanDance for a Cure is proudly supporting the University of Adelaide CanDance Australia Cancer Research Laboratory. Started in 2010 by Rachel Adcroft after her husband had passed away from a brain tumour, CanDance for a Cure is a huge dancing concert bringing together over 25 of South Australia’s dancing schools […]

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National Families Week |15 – 21 May 2016

[ May 15, 2016 9:00 am to May 21, 2016 8:00 am. ]
National Families Week is Australia’s annual celebration of families.
National Families Week is a time to celebrate with your family, make contact with your extended family and friends, and share in the enjoyment of family activities within the wider community. It is a time to celebrate the meaning of family and to make the most of […]

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Falling Bombs and Floating Cards | Review | May 2016

Looking for a place to take nine 11 year old boys as part of a ‘Mystery Tour’ for my son’s birthday, I checked out the SA History Festival website (here) to see if there were any low cost events that might appeal and would fit into our day of adventure. Well, I found the perfect one!
During May, The […]

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walk safely to school

National Walk Safely to School Day | 20 May 2016

[ May 20, 2016; 6:00 am to 9:00 am. ]
Leave the car at home and walk to school on National Walk Safely to School Day
Parents are being encouraged to leave the car at home and embrace the autumn weather on Friday 20 May 2016, for National Walk Safely to School Day.
Thousands of school children will be pounding the pavement as part of this initiative, […]

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sea creatures

Free Come & Try Racing Day | Norwood Swim School | 29 May 2016

[ May 29, 2016; 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm. ]

Launch into junior competitive swimming
Does your child love swimming fast, having fun, winning medals and being part of a team? Come and try racing!

This is a special event for junior swimmers at Norwood Swim School and is being held in conjunction with the Norwood Swimming Club.
Carnival atmosphere and mini market

The atmosphere will be full of carnival fun. […]

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Why we love living in Adelaide - the vineyards

Beach Road Wines McLaren Vale | Review 2016

Beach Road Wines | McLaren Vale
Review by Susannah Marks
We stopped for lunch at Beach Road Wines on a recent trip to the Fleurieu Peninsula and were immediately impressed by the relaxed atmosphere and beautiful setting.
Less than an hour’s drive from Adelaide, Beach Road Wines is family-owned and is one of those wineries that is truly […]

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Angry Birds | Movie Disco | 20 May 2016

[ May 20, 2016; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
Blue Light Kids Movie Disco ‘Angry Birds’.
Enjoy 3 hours to yourself while the kids are fully supervised at the Greater Union lock in event, run in partnership with the SA Police Blue Light division. Lots of prizes on offer, competitions and food and drink discounts.
Secure your tickets by booking online here today. Tickets are only $12 […]

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RSPCA Million Paws Walk | Bonython Park / Tulya Wardli |15 May 2016

[ May 15, 2016; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]

Walk to Fight Animal Cruelty in the Million Paws Walk, Sunday 15 May.
RSPCA’s biggest fundraising event is back! The 2016 Million Paws Walk is the most important event on the canine calendar.
Register yourself, friends and family to take part in the biggest dog walk in Australia. You can help raise vital funds for animals in need […]

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Gawler Blue Light Underage Rage | 6 May & 3 Jun 2016

[ May 6, 2016; 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. June 3, 2016; 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]
Two in the next two months Gawler Blue Light Underage Rage!
Friday 6th May 2016 & Friday 3rd of June 2016. 7 pm – 10 pm at the Gawler Starplex. Ages 8 to 17 years old.

Entry costs $6. Tickets will be availible at the door.

For more information and all enquiries please visit the Blue Light South Australia website.

What: Gawler Blue Light […]

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cirkidz classes at payneham

Cirkidz Circus School Opens in Payneham | 7 May 2016

[ May 7, 2016; ]
Cirkidz Circus School Opens in Payneham!
Bring your family and friends along for a FREE come and try session at the new Cirkidz Eastern Hub!
Beginning this Saturday 7 May 2016, Cirkidz Circus School will be offering a range of weekly circus classes at the Payneham Youth Centre. Developed from the successful programs delivered at the home base […]

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