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Paringa Youth Club Hall Wednesdays @ 9am
Waikerie Every second Saturday @ 9am
River Rock Rockers
Renmark Hotel Monday nights 7.30pm-10pm
Renmark Bowling Club Thursdays 8pm
Riverland Bridge Club
Loxton Bowling Club Thursdays @ 9am
Riverland Farmers Market
Berri Senior Citizens Hall Saturdays
2017 Roundball River Rumble
Free Bird Identification Workshops
It Ain’t Easy Being Elvis
Riverland West Fisherama
Rotary Club of Waikerie Food Fair
Events supplied by Destination Riverland
For more information on events visit www.destinationriverland.org.au
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HOLDING AN EVENT OR HAVING A PARTY?
Take a few snaps and send them into the
A guide to what’s on in the Riverland and Northern Mallee for
community non profit events. (EMAIL: email@example.com)
for a complete event service
(08) 8582 5100
SUNDAY, MARCH 5
The Ps industry will steam on Sunday, March 5, at 11am and again at
1.30pm. One and a half hour trips, Devonshire morning and afternoon tea
served on board. Bookings to Renmark Visitor Information Centre, phone 8580
SUNDAY, MARCH 5
Berri Barmera Garden Club next meeting. Sunday, March 5, at 1.30 pm.
Meet at Riverland Central Christian church hall to visit Southern Sky Pecan farm
bring chair, thermos and afternoon tea. Enquiries 8588 2722. Or 8583 2220
THURSDAY, MARCH 16
Australian Breastfeeding Association Riverland Group Next coffee morning
Thursday, March 16, 10am till 12noon, at the St Marys Catholic Parish Centre
(next to OLOR School).
Theme; Making toys All welcome, for more information contact Jill 0428 362
707 or Val 8582 1882.
SATURDAY, MARCH 25
Renmark Lions Club monthly garage sale. From 8am to 12 noon at W.E Wood
Pavillion at Renmark’s number two oval. Furniture, beds, tables/chairs, electrical
goods, whitegoods, crockery/cutlery, books, tools, bric-a -brac, household items,
etc. Sausage sizzle, bacon and egg sandwiches, tea and coffee, and cans of
drink available. Money raised is used for community projects undertaken/sup-
ported by the Lions Club.
TUESDAY, MARCH 28
Community Response to Eliminating Suicide (CORES) Riverland one-day sui-
cide prevention course. Tuesday, March 28, in the Renmark Paringa Council
chambers from 9am to 4pm. Bring your own lunch with morning tea provided.
Contact Val Fewster (8582 1882 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
LOCALS will be put under the
spell of a visiting hypnotist at the
Renmark Hotel on Wednesday,
Wayne Donnelly will be looking
for willing volunteers when he
brings his comedy/hypnosis show
Mirth, Mesmerism and Mayhem to
“I have to laugh when people
say they are scared of hypnosis
because they’re worried that they
will lose control of their mind,”
“Nothing could be further from
the truth. Hypnosis is not voodoo,
magic or mind control – it is a
natural state that we all experience
He said audiences can expect to
become involved in the show, but
not to be embarrassed.
“This is not the type of show
where you will end up clucking like
a chicken or barking like a dog,”
“That’s a cliché from the old
days, although some audience
members ask for it still.”
Donnelly said his aim was
to provide an entertaining and
encouraging look at how we can
harness the power of the mind for
good – as well as for comedy.
People interested in being
volunteers should arrive at the
venue at 6pm.
Doors open at 7.30pm and the
show starts at 8pm.
While in Renmark, Donnelly
will also conduct two hypnosis
One is to quit smoking and one
is for weight loss/healthier living.
Enquiries can directed to him on
0416 929 636.
Renmark set to be entranced
Hypnotist Wayne Donnelly will visit
the Renmark Hotel on Wednesday.
ALMOST 300 local children
with special needs will gather
in Renmark for a fun event
The Arthritis SA Kidsflix
event at the Chaffey Theatre
will give children the oppor-
tunity to be entertained
by rock climbing, jumping
castle, face painters, clowns
and special appearances by
Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
Children living with arthri-
tis, autism, cancer, chronic
illness and disability along
with their families will be
among those enjoying val-
uable time together at the
Arthritis SA chief executive
officer said that Kidsflix is
especially important to the
children of the Riverland as
it is more than just a movie
“Families with children
with special needs or those
who are disadvantaged will
experience a wonderful
morning with the whole fam-
ily which makes the event
even more special,” she
“We are very excited to
make a difference to so
many special people in the
“These events could only
be achieved through the won-
derful generosity of the local
people who have kindly sup-
ported our Kidsflix program.
So a big thank you to the
many Riverland people who
kindly donated to Kidsflix.”
This Sunday’s event is one
of three in regional South
Australia and is supported
by a team of volunteers from
Glossop and Loxton High
Schools, co-ordinated by
This Sunday local children with special needs and their families
will attend the Arthritis SA Kidsflix event at the Chaffey Theatre.
The event will include entertainment and special appearances
before the movie screening of Sing.
Chaffey Theatre’s special Kidsflix event
SKI SPECTACULAR: Diane Dix and Colin Chilton, both of
Renmark, with Coco, at the Renmark Slalom Spectacular
recently.PHOTOS: Christian Longobardi
Ella and Sheryn Jackson, both of Renmark,
at the Renmark Slalom Ski Spectacular
Peter and Jan Freeman, both of Renmark, enjoy the action at
the Renmark Slalom Ski Spectacular recently.
Nancy Battams and Annie Payne, both of Berri, were at the
Riverland Roundup Speedboat Show & Go recently.
Des Philp, of Berri, and Cheryl Smith, of Renmark, enjoying the
Riverland Roundup Speedboat Show & Go.
Enjoying the recent Riverland Roundup
Speedboat Show and Go in Berri were
Estelle Kruger, 5, Braxen Kruger, 1, Angie
Kruger and Jenni Kruger, all of Tanunda.
RIVERLAND SPEEDBOATS: Roly McCreanor, Kym
Crowhurst and Peter Jury, from the Berri Ski Club,
cooking up a storm at the Riverland Roundup
Speedboat Show & Go recently. PHOTOS: Christian
at the Berri
FLINDERS UNI: Josie Nelsson, of Monash, and
John Chase, of Berri, at the recent celebration
commemorating 20 years of the Flinders
University in the Riverland.
of Loxton, Sally
and Dr Andrew
Annabel and Dr
at the Flinders
20 years in
4, and Elyse
Tootell, 5, all
of Loxton, at
SHROVE TUESDAY: Our Lady of the River
School Berri student Emasyn M. enjoying
pancakes the school body shared together
on Shrove Tuesday this week. Shrove
Tuesday is always on the day before the
start of Lent, when some Christians give up
certain food or habits (or ‘repent’) for 40
days until Easter.
16, both of
Sheila and Keith Belchambers, both of Berri, at
the Nippy’s Gift in Loxton last weekend.
SIXTY-two Riverland students are gearing up to
take to the stage this year to perform The Wizard
of Oz ‘young performers edition’.
This year’s Young Riverland Musical Society
cast will showcase students between the ages of
five and 17 from 13 schools across the region.
Glossop High School student Lara Quinn
has landed the lead role of Dorothy Gale, while
audience favourites Nathan Werner, Joshua Vivian
and Joey Haenen (all from Loxton High School) will
return to the stage as the Scarecrow, Tinman and
This year has seen the largest audition process
to date, and Young RMS director Kiara Hoffmann
said she was happy to see some new faces
wanting to be involved.
“I’m so excited now that we have our cast,” she
said. “Lara is a newcomer to the musical world,
(but) I think this will only be the beginning of her
life on stage.
“Lara has a captivating voice, with a tone that
gives you goose bumps. She is a natural performer
and she effortlessly immerses herself into the
character of Dorothy so I can’t wait for people to
see her come alive... on stage.
“Nathan Werner (Scarecrow), Josh Vivian
(Tinman) and Joey Haenen (Lion) all have beautiful
voices but it is their characterisation skills that will
have the entire audience giggling in their seats.”
Ms Hoffmann said she is trying something new
with the show this year.
“We have incorporated a dance troupe this year,
so there will be two massive dance numbers to
showcase their skills,” she said.
“From the oldest to the youngest child on the
cast all will get a chance to shine on stage.
“It is an extremely funny show and I really want
to emphasise those moments.”
Rehearsals began last weekend and
will continue throughout March, with four
performances to be held at Barmera’s Bonney
Theatre on Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April
23, at 1pm and 3.30pm.
Looking forward to the Young Riverland Musical
Society’s performance of The Wizard of Oz next month
are (from left) Brittney Kaesler (Glinda the Good
Witch), William Gillett (Professor Marvel/Wizard) and
Natalie Bradford-Marshall (Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch).
Plans in place for
The Wizard of Oz
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