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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.

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

The ADRA Food Pantry will have its final opening day for 2017 on Thursday 21st December from 10am to 4pm, will have a single opening in January on Thursday 18th, and then will resume regular hours in February.

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 10am 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.

Tuesday 9th to Wednesday 25th January - Loxton Library Book Sale

The annual library sale is on again at the Loxton Library, from 10am Tuesday 9th to Wednesday 24th January.  Books on sale are ex library stock in good condition, with fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children, and starting from just 50c.  For information call 8584 8051 during office hours.

Sunday 14th January - Riverland Life FM Prayer Gathering

A prayer gathering is being held by Riverland Life FM to thank God for the opportunity to apply for our long-term licence and to seek God's direction and provision for the station.  All welcome.  3pm Sunday 14th January at the Berri Church of Christ, Old Sturt Highway Berri.

Sunday 21st January - Santa's Beard Shave

Santa is shaving his beard in aid of the Cancer Council's Flinders Lodge.  Donate via, and come along for the event 2pm Sunday 21st January at Bella Lavender.

Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th January - Riverland Gem Club

The Riverland Gem & Mineral Club is holding a 2-day Show, from 9am-4pm Saturday  27th January and 9am-3pm Sunday 28th January at the Loxton Lutheran School, Luther Road Loxton.  Demonstrations of wire wrapping, faceting, cutting and polishing, sales and displays.  Refreshments and snacks available.

Last Updated: 12/01/2018