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Events Calendar

May, 2018

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Social Badminton
Date: May 15, 2018 - September 25, 2018 | Location: Barmera Recreation Centre

Social Badminton at the Barmera Recreation Centre Tuesdays @ 9am and Thursdays 6.30pm

A great way to keep fit and make new friends. Beginners welcome.

For more information call Judy Bannear on 8588 8000

July, 2018

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Riverland Farmers Market
Date: July 21, 2018 | Location: Berri Senior Citizens, Crawford Tce, Berri

Every Saturday morning - 7:30am to 11:30am at the Berri Senior Citizens Hall (& carpark), Crawford Tce, Berri.

The Riverland Farmers Market is a Riverland icon, having commenced in 2005, and has a strong following amongst both local residents and visitors to the region.

There is always a large variety of seasonal local fresh produce available. Also dried fruit, nuts, eggs, honey, sauces & condiments, olive oils, lavender oil, metwurst & smallgoods, cakes & slices, and much more. Locally produced craft is also available from a limited number of craft stalls.

Food & coffee available.

The number and types of stalls vary each week depending upon the season and stallholders.

New stallholders welcome.

More information here.

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Riverland Orchid Society Winter Show
Date: July 28, 2018 - July 29, 2018 | Location: Barmera Recreation Centre

It's on again, the Riverland Orchid Society's Winter Show. Location will be the Barmera Recreation Centre on July 28th & 29th.
Entry is just $2 and light lunches and afternoon tea are available.
Plants will be on sale. There will be potting demonstrations and lot's of helpful advice.
Raffles as well.

Mental Health First Aid Training - Standard 2 day course
Date: July 31, 2018 - August 1, 2018 | Location: Life Without Barriers, 12 Crawford Tce, Berri

This 12-hour SMHFA Course teaches adults how to provide Mental Health First Aid
to friends, family and co-workers.
Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem,
experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.
Course Content
Developing mental health problems
Depression
Anxiety problems
Psychosis
Substance use problems.
Mental health crises
Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
Non-suicidal self-injury
Panic attacks
Traumatic events
Severe psychotic states
Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
Aggressive behaviours.

More information here.

August, 2018

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23rd Street Distillery A Crafty Partnership
Date: August 3, 2018 - August 4, 2018 | Location: Corner of 23rd Street and Renmark Avenue

23rd Street Distillery in Renmark, SA
From 5 pm on the 3rd of August, 2018 In celebration of International Beer Day we're launching two new tasting flights in partnership with Vale Brewing & Fox Hat Brewing Co.

Free Entry

Enjoy gourmet pizzas, grazing platters, drink specials
and live music.

September, 2018

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Waikerie Markets
Date: September 1, 2018 | Location: Civic Centre Lawns, Dowling St, Waikerie

Waikerie Markets are held several times throughout the year on the Civic Centre lawns. There are always a variety of stalls, including Fresh Fruit & Veg, Jams, Honey, home made pastries & baked goods, Jewellery, hair accessories, ducks & chickens, dried fruits, plants, face painting and kids corner, fabrics and crafts, hot coffee, BBQ , soy candles and much more

Head along and enjoy a great morning out.

The Markets run from 9am to 1pm

Call 0455 483 669 for bookings or further information.

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Mindarie-Halidon Races
Date: September 16, 2018 | Location: Halidon

Known as the “Melbourne Cup of the Mallee”, the Mindarie-Halidon races are held annually in September. Come and join us for some fun.

Some of the events features include –
- Full Bar & Catering Facilities
- Marquees available
- Seven Races
- TOTE Facilities
-Sky Channel
- Children’s entertainment

Organise a group and hire a marquee - for more information contact Krystina on 0427 540 373

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Riverland Field Days
Date: September 21, 2018 - September 22, 2018 | Location: Sturt Hwy between Barmera & Monash

The Riverland Field Days are a very popular 2 day annual event that attracts thousands of people from throughout South Australia and beyond. Hosted on a purpose built facility just out of Barmera on the Sturt Highway.

With over 350 exhibitors and approximately 30 caterers there is something for the whole family. The field days include the latest in agricultural machinery, equipment and services, demonstrations & information sessions. There are also numerous and varied retail & trade sites including automotive, marine, building trades & services, food producers, clothing & footwear, hardware, electrical, camping & fishing, welding & engineering, and much more. Many local service providers also take the opportunity to promote their services, for example, disability & support services.

A large program of events, parades and other various entertainment enhance the static displays and there are a range of food & wine tastings as well.

We invite you to come along and experience one of the Riverland's major events. New exhibitors are always welcome.

More information here.

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Waikerie Markets
Date: September 29, 2018 | Location: Civic Centre Lawns, Dowling St, Waikerie

Waikerie Markets are held several times throughout the year on the Civic Centre lawns. There are always a variety of stalls, including Fresh Fruit & Veg, Jams, Honey, home made pastries & baked goods, Jewellery, hair accessories, ducks & chickens, dried fruits, plants, face painting and kids corner, fabrics and crafts, hot coffee, BBQ , soy candles and much more

Head along and enjoy a great morning out.

The Markets run from 9am to 1pm

Call 0455 483 669 for bookings or further information.

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Loxton Show
Date: September 30, 2018 - October 1, 2018 | Location: Loxton Oval, Bookpurnong Tce, Loxton

The Loxton Show is an annual event held on the October Long Weekend each year which brings people from across the Riverland & Mallee together to celebrate the agricultural and horticultural heritage of the region. The Show caters for its patrons with many exciting sights, including livestock, grain and fodder, handicrafts, gardening, competitions, vintage machinery, specialty trade sites, sideshows, live entertainers and Show rides. One major aspect of the Show is the exhibits. Amateur hobbyists from far and wide are exhibit their work in a variety of interest areas.

The Loxton Show is open to the public from 8.30 am each day.

More information here.

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Barmera Main Street Market
Date: September 30, 2018 | Location: Barwell Ave, Barmera

The award winning Barmera Main Street Markets are a must visit for locals and visitors to the region.

The market atmosphere is warm and friendly and there is something on offer for the whole family. There is always a large variety of stalls including local produce (fresh fruit, dried fruit, vegetables, sauces, jams & condiments), clothing, craft, woodwork, jewellery, artwork, books, furniture, homewares, plants, food and coffee.

Stallholders can change from market to market so there is often something new to see and buy.

Market organisers always try and incorporate live music and also a display or demonstration of some kind which adds to the atmosphere and range of activities to enjoy so head along, have a browse, listen to the music and enjoy a variety of foods and great coffee.

Stallholder enquiries can be made by calling 08 8588 2289.

October, 2018

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Riverland Cruising Boat Club Inc.
Date: October 5, 2018 - October 14, 2018 | Location: Paringa to Lock 9

Riverland Cruising Boat Club Inc. will be holding our River Run from Paringa to Lock 9 on October 5th - 14th October 2018.
Various types of boats involved in this event will be small wooden putt putts, river cruisers to houseboats.
Along the way will be fundraising in support of the work of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

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Distillery Days Festival
Date: October 6, 2018 - October 6, 2018 | Location: Twenty Third Street Distillery - Cnr 23rd Street & Renmark Ave RENMARK

The Distillery Days Festival is back on again in 2018. Saturday Oct 6th. Great entetainment & great food. A great day guaranteed.

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Morgan Swap Meet
Date: October 7, 2018 | Location: Morgan School Oval - Seventh St

MORGAN & DISTRICT LIONS CLUB INC Annual SWAP MEET
Morgan Primary School Oval
SELLERS: $15.00 Indoor Stalls $10.00 Outdoor Site - BOOKINGS REQUIRED
BUYERS: $5.00 Kids under 15 Free
Bring along your " Collectables" "Rusty Treasures" "Automotive" "Potted Colour"
Gates open at 6.30am
Inquires and bookings contact Colleen - 0438 892 905

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Riverland Wine & Food Festival
Date: October 13, 2018 | Location: Riverfront, Riverview Drive, Berri

The Riverland Wine & Food Festival is an opportunity to celebrate some of the best that the Riverland has to offer while having a great day out with with your friends. On offer is local wine, beer, cider, sangria, and delicious food accompanied by live entertainment and an incredible atmosphere, all in one place - the beautiful riverfront in Berri. This section of the riverfront has shade aplenty and complete lawn cover so provides an excellent location for this event.

Join us for an unforgettable day of wine, food, friends and fun. One of the highlight's on the Riverland events calendar.

The festival runs from 12pm – 7pm.

More information here.

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Renmark Rose Festival
Date: October 19, 2018 - October 28, 2018 | Location: Renmark & surrounds

The Renmark Rose Festival is held annually, commencing on the third weekend in October which is the optimum time in the region for experiencing the first spectacular spring rose blooms. A majority of the festivals events are conducted by the Renmark Rose Festival Committee which is a group of volunteers with a common love of Roses, Renmark and the Riverland.

Each year the Rose Festival Committee is committed to looking at new and exciting initiatives to complement the existing festival’s events and activities and the festival has a constantly changing array of open gardens to enjoy, spread out over numerous towns throughout the Riverland. In this, we hope
to keep the Renmark Rose Festival as fresh and vibrant as our wonderful roses.

The Renmark township’s rose gardens provide a spectacular backdrop and are immaculately presented during the Rose Festival thanks to the Renmark Paringa Council. There are 51 garden beds consisting of in excess of 3,500 rose bushes spread throughout the town and it is well worth taking a walking tour
to discover them.

The Renmark Rose Festival is a celebration of the region and its communities. It is an opportunity to showcase the region’s produce, enjoy our spectacular weather and experience the beauty of the magnificent Murray River. Be welcomed by our diverse multicultural community and experience our friendly and accommodating hospitality.

More information here.

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Riverland Relay For Life
Date: October 27, 2018 - October 28, 2018 | Location: Berri Oval

Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services. Relay is a chance for the Riverland community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives.

Join the thousands of Australians who take part in Cancer Council’s Relay For Life each year in the fight against cancer. Start or join a team for the Riverland 2018 Relay. Event times: from 2pm Sat to 9am Sun.

More information here.

November, 2018

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Waikerie Markets
Date: November 3, 2018 | Location: Civic Centre Lawns, Dowling St, Waikerie

Waikerie Markets are held several times throughout the year on the Civic Centre lawns. There are always a variety of stalls, including Fresh Fruit & Veg, Jams, Honey, home made pastries & baked goods, Jewellery, hair accessories, ducks & chickens, dried fruits, plants, face painting and kids corner, fabrics and crafts, hot coffee, BBQ , soy candles and much more

Head along and enjoy a great morning out.

The Markets run from 9am to 1pm

Call 0455 483 669 for bookings or further information.

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Barmera Main Street Market
Date: November 4, 2018 | Location: Barwell Ave, Barmera

The award winning Barmera Main Street Markets are a must visit for locals and visitors to the region.

The market atmosphere is warm and friendly and there is something on offer for the whole family. There is always a large variety of stalls including local produce (fresh fruit, dried fruit, vegetables, sauces, jams & condiments), clothing, craft, woodwork, jewellery, artwork, books, furniture, homewares, plants, food and coffee.

Stallholders can change from market to market so there is often something new to see and buy.

Market organisers always try and incorporate live music and also a display or demonstration of some kind which adds to the atmosphere and range of activities to enjoy so head along, have a browse, listen to the music and enjoy a variety of foods and great coffee.

Stallholder enquiries can be made by calling 08 8588 2289.

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Waikerie Christmas Pageant
Date: November 23, 2018 | Location: Waikerie township

Commencing at 6.30pm - The Waikerie Lions Community Christmas pageant.
Jumping Castles & Merry-Go-Round - Show Rides - Sideshow Alley - Live Bands - Entertainment - Food Stalls - Face Painting.

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Loxton Lights Festival
Date: November 24, 2018 - December 30, 2018 | Location: Loxton & surrounding districts

Loxton shines during this joyous festival with thousands of twinkling fairy lights, bright colourful banners, sparkling garlands and tinsel to create a magic spectacle.

An enormous Christmas tree dazzles in the heart of town and from there, large clusters of residential streets feature homes adorned with over 350 illuminated Christmas scenes, paintings and coloured light displays.

Wander the shopping precinct and soak up the atmosphere of the festive season with music playing in East Terrace. Delight at the beautifully decorated shops that explode with gifts for all the family .

The festival includes a host of events and activities including Light Up Day, Town Lights, Santa's Walk,
Christmas Tree Festival, Christmas Wonderland, Santa's Cave, Santa's Workshop, Reindeer Road, Little Town stage production, Craft Fair & more.

More information here.

December, 2018

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Renmark Christmas Pageant
Date: December 1, 2018 | Location: Renmark Town Centre

The Renmark Xmas Pageant is a Renmark institution and a fantastic family day. We hope you can make it along.

4pm - 8pm Santa Claus Lane Markets

4.30 - 6.30 Visit Santa in his cave

7pm Christmas Pageant procession

9pm Fireworks display

More information here.

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Waikerie Markets
Date: December 1, 2018 | Location: Civic Centre Lawns, Dowling St, Waikerie

Waikerie Markets are held several times throughout the year on the Civic Centre lawns and our Christmas Market is one of our bigger ones. There are always a variety of stalls, including Fresh Fruit & Veg, Jams, Honey, home made pastries & baked goods, Jewellery, hair accessories, ducks & chickens, dried fruits, plants, face painting and kids corner, fabrics and crafts, hot coffee, BBQ , soy candles and much more

Head along and enjoy a great morning out.

The Markets run from 9am to 1pm

Call 0455 483 669 for bookings or further information.

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Barmera Main Street Market
Date: December 2, 2018 | Location: Barwell Ave, Barmera

The award winning Barmera Main Street Markets are a must visit for locals and visitors to the region.

The market atmosphere is warm and friendly and there is something on offer for the whole family. There is always a large variety of stalls including local produce (fresh fruit, dried fruit, vegetables, sauces, jams & condiments), clothing, craft, woodwork, jewellery, artwork, books, furniture, homewares, plants, food and coffee.

Stallholders can change from market to market so there is often something new to see and buy.

Market organisers always try and incorporate live music and also a display or demonstration of some kind which adds to the atmosphere and range of activities to enjoy so head along, have a browse, listen to the music and enjoy a variety of foods and great coffee.

Stallholder enquiries can be made by calling 08 8588 2289.

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Monash CFS Carols Night
Date: December 19, 2018 | Location: Monash Fire Station - Randall Terrace Monash

Monash CFS 'Carols Night' commences with a meal at 6.30pm

Cost is $5 per person which includes a BBQ / Roast and salad and soft drinks (children under 12 free)

Features of the night include;
- Hayride at 8.00pm
- Appearance by Father Christmas
- Face Painting
- Raffles
- Door prize

Please bring a small salad to share.

February, 2019

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Loxton Mardi Gras
Date: February 22, 2019 - February 24, 2019

Loxton celebrates its 62nd Mardi Gras in 2019 commencing Friday 22nd of February and running over the weekend with a fun filled program of events and activities on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th as well.

Events include street parade with floats, markets, craft & food stalls, games, BBQ's and the Nippy's Loxton Gift athletics carnival.

The Mardi Gras is a family fun day, with money raised going towards community projects. Most years the event raises thousands of dollars through the efforts of many volunteers.

More information here.

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Nippy's Loxton Gift
Date: February 23, 2019

Nippy's Loxton Gift Carnival is the richest foot race event in SA after the Bay Sheffield. A twilight event attracting high calibre athletes competing in 50 non stop races under handicap conditions for exciting finishes.

Venue: Loxton Oval - Admission Free

Run as a twilight event from 5pm to 10 pm.

The event attracts high calibre athletes from SA, interstate and overseas.

All races are under handicap conditions making for exciting finishes.

For further details and information contact: Sonya Altschwager 0427 064 825

More information here.

May, 2019

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Monash Mammoth Market
Date: May 26, 2019 | Location: Monash Primary School Oval Jackson St Monash SA

The 32nd Annual Monash Mammoth Market - A fun filled day for everyone.

Plenty of entertainment (music, face painting, jumping castles), plenty of food and stall holders selling a wide variety of goods.....come for a quick look around or come for the day. Something for everyone.

$2 entry for adults and kids are free. 9am to 2pm. We hope to see you there.

Stallholder bookings and enquiries can be made on 08 8583 5361