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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 20th July - Australian Breastfeeding Association Coffee Morning

The ABA Riverland Group is having a coffee morning with guest speaker, Rebecca Kubenk, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, from 10am to 12 noon on Thursday 20th July at the Berri Church Of Christ, Old Sturt Highway Berri.  The topic is 'Tongue and Lip Ties and Breastfeeding.'  All welcome, come for coffee, mum to mum support,   For details call Jill on 0428 362 707 or Sonya on 0408 802 419.

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.

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

Sunday 30th July - Novita Winter Fair

Brown's Well and Mallee Notiva Auxiliary is hosting an Art and Craft Fair, from 10am to 3pm on Sunday 30th July at the RSL Hall, Tobruk Terrace Loxton.  Enjoy tea, coffee, savoury and sweet snacks and soup.  A range of clothing, craft, home cooked foods, produce and preserves, quilting supplies available for purchase. Entry is free.

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July - Winter Orchid Show

The Riverland Orchid Society is having their Winter Show from 9.30am to 4pm on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July at the Barmera Recreation Centre, James Tce Barmera.  Entry is $2.  Potting demonstrations, plant sales, fully catered.  Enquiries to the Secretary on 088588 7384.

Sunday 6th August - Loxton Anglican Church Lunch

You're invited to the next Loxton Anglican Church Lunch, 12:15pm Sunday 6th August, Edward St Loxton.  Communion service at 11am.  Please RSVP to Louise Burgess, 0437 278 617.  Paul & Helen Devenport will show their travel pics and talk about their recent pilgrimmage to the Holy Land.

Saturday 12th August - St Oswald Anglican Church Patronal Festival

You're invited to St Oswald Church in Monash, to share in their Birthday Party and celebration of Baptism, 5pm on Saturday 12th August.  A pooled tea will follow, please bring your signature main course dish to share, soup and dessert will be provided.  Playing sport?  No worries, comes as you are, or in your favourite football colours.

Sunday 20th August - Renmark Anglican Church Patronal Festival

Your invited to the Patronal Festival of St Augustine of Hippo on Sunday 20th August, from 11am, at 53 James Avenue Renmark.  Come and enjoy Adelaide guitarist David McAvenna, who will play and sing during the service.  A shared lunch in the grounds will follow, with a mini concert by David, entry to concert is by gold coin donation.

Sunday 6th August - Riverland Hymn Fest

The Bible Society invites you to an afternoon of favourite hymns, 2pm Sunday 6th August at St Peter's Lutheran Church, Bookpurnong Terrace Loxton.  Free admission, a collection will be taken up for the mission work of the Bible Society in Australia.

Last Updated: 24/07/2017