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    There's plenty of events happening this weekend!:smile:


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    From fashion to flower shows, a history fair and car rally there’s something for everyone on this weekend




    • Eleanor Miller Stephanie Timotheou
    • Leader Messenger
    • April 10, 2015 11:14AM












    Musicians Banjo (left) and Page will give free performances in Elder Park this Sunday as part of a Sunday Vibes session. Picture Emma Brasier




    THIS has got to be one of the most diverse weekends we’ve had in Adelaide all year — there are events to suit everyone, from fashion shows to flower displays to one of Adelaide’s most famous car rallies.


    Here is a snapsot of what is on.



    Rundle Mall’s Autumn/ Winter 2015 Fashion Parades


    Head to Rundle Mall for Autumn fashion parades today (Friday) and tomorrow.




    EXPERIENCE the fun and fashion of Rundle Mall’s Autumn/Winter Fashion Parades. There will be everything from winter glamour to male trends. Gawler Place Canopy, Rundle Mall, Adelaide. Friday, April 10 at12.30pm, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 6pm and 7pm. Saturday, April 11 at 12pm, 1pm and 2pmFree. Details here

    National Rose Trial Garden: People’s Choice Weekend

    ENJOY a picnic in the Botanic Gardens and take part in the People’s Choice Weekend by choosing your favourite roses from the new varieties currently being trialled. Adelaide Botanic Gardens, North Tce, Adelaide, Saturday and Sunday, April 10-11, 10am-4pm. Free. Details: 8222 9489.

    Pompom Pets & Monsters

    MAKE your own pompom pets and monsters. Yarn will be available for you to create your own creature, or you can bring your own. Migration Museum, 82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide, Saturday-Sunday 1.30-4.30pm, Monday-Friday 10.30am-4.30pm. Free. Until April 26. No bookings required. Details: 8203 9891

    Sunday Vibes

    CHILL out with a free afternoon of performances featuring new and emerging local artists including SA musicians folk jazz singer/songwriter Paige Renee Court, The Timbers (a folk/punk band) and Banjo Jackson (a pop/roots singer). Food and drinks will be available for purchase or you can bring your own picnic. Elder Park, King William St, Adelaide, Sunday, April 12m noon-4pm. Free.Details here

    #LifeWiseMe workshop

    FORMER footballer Mark Bickley will share the story of his journey at #LifeWiseMe. Learn about teamwork, leadership and setting goals and discover simple solutions to everyday challenges. Special guests Dr Joanna McMillan, Finn Kelly, John Aiken and Kelly Nestor will also be present. Adelaide Convention Centre, North Tce, Adelaide,

    from Sunday, April 12, 11am. Cost: $30. Details here




    Take in a festival of flowers in Gilles Plains Saturday and Sunday.




    Autumn Celebration

    JOIN the Inaugural Awesome Autumn Extravaganza and discover The Little Para Seed Orchard. Learn about local native plants and get your hands dirty assisting the Playford Greening volunteers. Free barbecue lunch provided. Little Para Seed Orchard, Main North Rd, Salisbury Heights, Saturday, April 11, 9.15am-2pm. Free. Details here

    Festival of Flowers

    VISIT the annual Festival of Flowers where you can grab a bargain at the plant sale and view a display featuring orchids, African violets, bromeliads, begonias, pelargoniums, fuchsias, ferns, carnivorous plants, cactuses and cottage plants. Sausage sizzle and tea will be available all day. St Paul’s College, 792 Grand Junction Rd, Gilles Plains, Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12, 10am-4pm. Cost: $3 entry. Details: 0413 584 237

    Rock n Roll Rendezvous

    CHECK out everything from chrome-plated Cadillacs to custom cars and motoring classics of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Registered vehicles gather at the Torrens Parade Ground and start driving up to Birdwood at 9am. Cheer them along on the way or meet them at the Museum for ‘50s and ‘60s music, dance, fashion and children’s activities. National Motor Museum, Shannon St, Birdwood, 10am-5pm. Cost: $20 adults, $15 conc, children under 15 free.Details here




    Get ideas for your wedding at a Bridal fair in Norwood on Sunday.




    Come and get your game on

    KEEN gamers can head to Campbelltown Library for a day of fun. There will be boardgames, role-playing games and computer games. 171 Montacute Rd, Campbelltown, Saturday, April 11, 10am-2pm. Register online. Free. Details here

    Wonderful wedding fair

    MEET more than 40 boutique and unique wedding and event specialists at the Norwood Concert Hall (enter George St), Norwood, Sunday, April 12, from 10.30am-3.30pm. Cost: $5 entry. Details here

    Beaumont House

    HELP celebrate Heritage Week at Beaumont House. Enjoy old-fashioned games and play in the beautiful grounds. You can feed baby farm animals, and try some parlour and outdoor games from long ago. There will be food stalls, music and dance and Devonshire tea available. 631 Glynburn Rd, Beaumont, Sunday, April 12 10am-4pm. Entry at the gate, adults $5, children $2. Details here


    Wesley Church in Kent Town is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a concert featuring organist Graham Bell and writer Marlene Edwards.




    Wesley Church 150th

    ENJOY a gala concert to celebrate the Wesley Church Kent Town’s 150th anniversary. It will feature international organist Martin Setchell and triumphant, joyous music from the Baroque era to the 20th Century. Corner Fullarton Rd and Wakefield St, Kent Town, Sunday, April 12, 3pm. Tickets at the door, cost $20. Details here



    National Youth Week 2015 launch

    THIS is a music and fun festival for young people. There will be live music, dance, free food, and giveaways, as well as a Big Brother-style diary room, songs for social change and Onkaparinga Council’s Youth Recognition Awards. Ramsay Place, Noarlunga Centre, Saturday, April 11, 11am-2pm. Details here

    Nippys Silver Sands Multisport Festival 2015

    THIS event features open water swimming, beach and natural scrub running, and cycling along the Esplanade. It will run Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12, at Aldinga Beach. Details here

    Folk Federation Dance

    EXPERIENCE a mix of dance styles including Australian, Bush, English, Scottish, Irish and Contra. Beginners welcome. Mitcham Cultural Village Institute, 103 Princes Rd, Mitcham, Saturday, April 11, 8pm. Cost: $12/ $10 conc. Details here




    Guide Dogs SA/NT is holding its first ever Pups in the Park event at Wigley Reserve, Glenelg, on Sunday.




    The Pink Floyd Experience

    COME and see this authentic Pink Floyd cover band perform classics from the Wish You Were Here album and more. Thebarton Theatre, 112 Henley Beach Rd, Torrensville, Friday, April 10, 8pm. Tickets from $80.42. Details here

    Adelaide United v Brisbane Roar

    THE Roar makes its second visit to Adelaide this season for an unforgettable and crucial night of football. Coopers Stadium, Holden St, Hindmarsh, Saturday, April 11, 4.30pm. Tickets from $11.21. Details here

    John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John concert

    AUSTRALIAN superstars John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John will perform together as part of their Two Strong Hearts tour across Australia. Adelaide Entertainment Centre, 98 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, doors open Saturday, April 11, 6pm. Tickets from $115. Details here

    Dolphin Day 2015

    LEARN about the Port River dolphins, the sanctuary they live in and how we can care for and protect them. Follow the dolphin trail, watch the live entertainment, have fun on the jumping castle and participate in a range of dolphin-related activities. Lighthouse Square, Port Adelaide, Saturday, April 11, 11am-5pm. Free entry. Details here

    Pups in the Park

    THIS event, hosted by Guide Dogs SA, is a day for families to enjoy with their furry friends. It will feature dog-related stallholders, Guide Dogs stalls and dog-related activities. Wigley Reserve, Glenelg, Sunday, April 12, 10.30am-2.30pm. Free. Details: 8203 8324

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    2nd dog from the right in that Glenelg photo looks like it should be put down before it does damage to someone or their pet.

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    Guest Guest14361
    2nd dog from the right in that Glenelg photo looks like it should be put down before it does damage to someone or their pet.


    reminds me of a saying......never judge a book by its character.......

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    And there's the footy and the football - but possibly anyone going to the latter is already at Coopers Stadium!

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