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Sundays Tuesdays and Thursdays - Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in the Riverland:

  • 2pm Sunday at Kingston-on-Murray Hall
  • 8pm Monday at Waikerie Uniting Church (back room), McCoy St.
  • 8pm Tuesday at Loxcare, Pyap St. Loxton.
  • 8pm Wednesday, Renmark Community Centre, Nineteenth St.
  • 12.30pm Thursday at the Loxton Uniting Church Hall, Martha St. Loxton.
  • 8pm Thursday at the Berri Catholic Church Hall, off Crawford Tce.

For information call AA on 1300 22 22 22.

Arthur's Bazaar at Loxcare

Loxcare is situated on the corner of Drabsch St and Pyap St in Loxton. Arthur's Bazaar is at Shop 17 Drabsch St Loxton (opposite Police Station), open Tuesday 9am to 2pm, Thursday 9am to 4.30pm and Friday 9am to 2pm.  Thank you to everyone who donates clothing and bric-a-brac. You are helping us to help our community.

Loxton Rotary Opportunity Shop - opening hours

The Rotary Opp Shop in Loxton opening hours - Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 3pm, to 4pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 to 11.15am.  Also available, great affordable vintage and theme party gear.  Situated on William Street Loxton (off Bookpurnong Tce).

Living Waters Christian Community Library

Living Waters Christian Community Library has a large range of resources available to the public, including books on Christian living, spiritual growth and ministry, biographies, fiction and magazines, teaching DVDs and movies, children's DVDs and Christian music CDs.  Membership is free, all welcome.  Open Sundays after the 10am worship service, and Tuesdays and Fridays from 11am to 3pm.  For information call 8584 5044.

Alternate Saturdays - Reacharge Youth

Reacharge Youth at Living Waters Christian Community in Loxton is for all High School aged youth (Year 7's invited too in terms 3 & 4) and meets on alternate Saturdays during school terms.  Invite your friends via the events page on Facebook.  Consent forms required - download from

Schools Ministry Group - seeking CPSW's for Riverland Schools

Do you love working with kids and seeing them thrive?  Do you enjoy a strong connection to your local church?  Have you ever considered supporting the well-being of the students at your local school? Schools Ministry Group is looking for suitablly qualified people to embrace the opportunities of becoming a school chaplain.  Call 08 83786800 or email andrew @

First and Third Thursdays - ADRA Community Food Pantry

If you're a pensioner, unemployed or on a low income, you can save big on food bills at the ADRA Food Pantry.  Open on the first and third Thursday of the month, from 1pm to 4pm at the Genesis Building, Riverland Adventist Centre, 19 Sunrise Court (off the Old Sturt Highway) in Berri.  Long shelf life food stocks, with near or post best by dates, available at very low Donation prices, and some fresh fruit and vegetables subject to availability.  For information call Pastor Rick Meale on 0435 502 757.

Thursday 15th June - Australian Breastfeeding Association Coffee Morning

The ABA Riverland Group is having a coffee morning with guest speaker, Speech Pathologist Kate Slee, from 10am to 12 noon on Thursday 15th June at the Resource Centre (Rainbow Room) Seekamp St Berri.  All welcome, come for coffee, mum to mum support, and a breastfeeding counsellor will be in attendance.  For details call Jill on 0428 362 707.

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July - Speaker David d'Lima at Living Waters

State Director of Family Voice, David d'Lima will be speaking at Living Waters Christian Community, 14 Edward St Loxton, on Saturday 1st July from 7.30-9am at an Open Breakfast, and also from 2pm to 4pm for 'Conversations with David', and at 10am for the 10am worship service.  Enquiries and RSVP to Living Waters, 8584 5044.

Saturday 17th June - Golf Extravaganza

The Golf Extravaganza Ugandan School Fundraiser is being held from 9.30am on Saturday 17th June at the Berri Golf Course, in aid of the Excel Talents Academy School in Mbale Uganda, a mixed day and boarding school from Nursery to Year 7, to build dormitories and an Administration building.  'Four Ball Better Ball' teams of four, tee off from each hole from where the best shot lands.  Cost is $10 per person.  Hamburgers, sausages and drinks available at a small cost and golf buggies for hire from the Gold Pro Shop.  Please RSVP by 3rd June to the Vine Community Church, phone 8582 3928 or mobile 0414 951 306.

Thursdays - Berri Library Preschoolers Programme

The Berri Library in Kay Avenue runs sessions for 0-5 year olds which include a story, song and a craft activity, from 10.30am to 11.30am on Thursdays during school terms.  The sessions are free with no need to book.  Programmes available at the library - school holiday programmes are also held.

Saturday 24th June - Reacharge Youth I'm A Teenager, Get Me Out of Here!

Rise to the challenge, bring a friend and make your family proud at the Reacharge Youth's 'I'm A Teenager Get Me Out Of Here'.  For High School Youth, cost is $5 which includes tea.  From 6pm to 9pm on Saturday 24th June at Living Waters Christian Community, Edward St Loxton.  For details call Chris on 0408 085 393.

Friday 30th June - Live Life Loud

Live Life Loud is a youth worship event for teenagers to come together, 6pm-8.30pm  Friday 30th June at Salt Church 4 Penaluna Ct Waikerie.  Cost is $5 which includes a hotdog, chips and a drink.  More details on Facebook.

Friday 30th June - Sunday 2nd July - Youth Rally Weekend

The Riverland seventh-day Adventist Church invites you to a weekend for the youth at the Seventh-day Adventist Centre, 19 Sunrise Court in Berri, with guest speaker Pastor Jeff Parker presenting 'Why Grace Wins' on Friday 30th June at a dinner starting 6pm, followed by a service at 10am on Saturday 1st July, with fellowship potluck, Jesus Walk, a bonfire and BYO camp cook out food.  Then come along on Sunday 2nd July between 10am and 2pm to get your car washed by the youth for a donation to the ADRA food pantry, and enjoy a sausage sizzle and a drink while you wait.  For information call Pastor Rick on 0435 502 757.

From Tuesday 11th July - Cooking With Confidence

Cooking With Confidence is a free 12-week course for people 17 years and older who are unemployed and not enrolled in study.  Course starts Tuesday 11th July from 10am to 2pm at the Berri Town Hall, faciliated by RDGP.  For information or to book call Eboni Gray on 8582 3823 or email info

Last Updated: 19/06/2017