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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

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.

Alternate Tuesdays - MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers)

Mothers with pre-schoolers are invited to come along to MOPS at the Berri Church of Christ 1025 Old Sturt Highway, from 9.30am to 11.30am on alternate Tuesdays during school terms, for friendship, practical parenting tips and the MOPPETS childrens programme.  Cost is $5, and bring along a piece of fruit for your child.  The next session is on Tuesday 3rd April.  For information call Debby on 0467 842 279.

Tuesdays during school terms - Little Albees Playgroup

Parents with children 0-5 years are invited to Little Albees Playgroup, every Tuesday from 9am to 11am during school terms at St Albert's Catholic School, 13 Geraldton St Loxton (in the Playgroup room at the end of the outdoor court).  Bring a gold coin donation, water bottle, hat and a piece of fruit to share.  For details call the school, 8584 5110 or email,

Third Friday each month - Berri Youth Hub

The Berri Youth Hub is a safe community space for youth aged from 10 to 16 years, a place to have fun with games and activities, to prepare and share meals together and to provide time for reflection.  The youth Hub operates from 4:30pm to 8pm on the third Friday of the month at St Albans Anglican Church hall 4 Strawbridge St Berri.  

Friday 20th July - Berri Youth Hub Movie Night

The Berri Youth Hub is having a Movie Night, featuring the Lego Batman Movie.  Come along from 4.30pm for games and activities 'til 5.30pm.  Movie starts at 6pm, popcorn and hot chocolate provided. Gold coin donation entry.  BYO sleeping bag or blanket and pillows.  Evening concludes at 8pm.  Friday 20th July at the Berri Youth Hub, 1 Strawbridge St Berri.

Sunday 22nd July - Novita Winter Craft Market

The Novita Winter Market in Loxton hosted by Brown's Well & Mallee Auxiliary Supporting Novita, raises fund to support people living with disability in the Riverland.  Open from 10am to 3pm on Sunday 22nd July at the Loxton RSL Hall, Tobruk Tce Loxton.  A variety of arts, crafts and produce for sale, and morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, tea & coffee and homemade soup.  Enquiries to 0427 841 374 or 0429 435 762.

Cancellation - Riverland Orchid Society Winter Show

Due to weather, the annual Winter Orchid Show scheduled for 28th & 29th July in Barmera, has been cancelled.  The next show is the Annual Orchid Spectacular, to be held Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August at the Berri Town Hall.

Tuesday 7th toThursday 9th August - Schools Music Festival

The 22nd Annual Riverland Primary Schools Music Festival will be held 7.30pm on Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th August at the Chaffey Theatre, with over 350 students from 23 Riverland and Mallee schools taking part.  Tickets are available from the Chaffey Theatre and regional outlets.

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th August - Agricultural Technology Open Day

The Loxton Museum of Agricultural Technology is hosting their 3rd Family Open Day, Saturday 11th August, from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday 12th August, from 9am to 4pm at Kaesler's Landing 1216 Bookpurnong Road.  Many displays, rides, demonstrations and tours.  Entry is $8 for adults, $4 for children under 16 and $20 for family.  Paddlesteamer 'Industry' will be running 1-hour cruises - book at Scarfes Electronics or Berri or Loxton Visitor Centres.

Saturday 18th August - Loxton High School Feud

The Loxton High School Prefects are holding a fundraising event, Saturday 18th August at the Loxton High School Community Theatre - a Loxton High Feud, featuring a family feud style showdown between teachers and students!  Also other games, complimentary cheese platters, and great prizes.  Doors open 6.30 for 7pm start, 8 people per table.  Tickets available from Totally Exposed.  All funds raised go to Prefects to assist in student-led projects within the school.

Last Updated: 20/07/2018