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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 25th May - Speakers from Uganda John & Jesca Wanderah

John and Jesca Wanderah founded Christian Fellowship Ministries in Uganda with the aim of reaching people for Christ through evangelism, church planting, orphan care, leadership training and micro-finance.  John Wanderah will be speaking at the Vine Community Church, Jellet Road Berri, at 7.30pm on Thursday 25th May.  For more information contact Pastor Bill Keros on 0416 112 530.

Saturday 27th May - Reacharge Youth Movie Night

Reacharge Youth is going to see Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2 and have pizza tea on Saturday 27th May.  For High School youth, meet 6pm at Living Waters Christian Community, Edward Street Loxton, returning at 11pm.  Cost is $10 which includes pizza, drink, movie and bus.  Dress warmly.

Sunday 28th May - Mammoth Monash Market

Don't miss this year's Mammoth Monash Market, in aid of the Monash Primary School, Sunday 28th May from 9am to 2pm at the Monash School Oval.  Lots of fun for the family, with music, entertainment, food, shopping, and a great market atmosphere.  Entry is $2 - free for kids.  To hold a stall at the market, call the school on 8583 5361 to book a site.

Sunday 28th May - Justices Training Day

The Riverland Justices Group is running a training day for all justices, from 9.30am to 3.30pm at the Berri Library in Kay Avenue.  Free for group members, $20 for non-members.  To RSVP (by Wednesday 24th) please contact the secretary on 0438 839 691 or email riverlandjusticesofthepeace@gmail. com

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - Loxton Library Rhyme Time

Children 0-5 years can come to the Loxton Library for interactive Rhyme Time.  On Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th May at 11am, National Simultaneous Storytime will be celebrated with 'The Cow Tripped Over the Moon' by Tony Wilson, followed by a fun cow craft activity.

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.

Last Updated: 24/05/2017