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Kids Navigate Neuroscience @ Bonython Hall
Aug 19 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Why does food not taste good when we have a cold? Is the word “Yanny” or “Laurel?” How do neurons communicate? What does the brain look like up close?

In this interactive National Science Week children’s event, held by the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide, we’ll explore the answers to these questions and many more!

Children (aged 4-10) will explore how the brain and nervous system work in a fun and hands-on way by participating in a series of interactive neuroscience exhibits created by faculty members and students at the University of Adelaide. At each station, children can collect a stamp in their “Passport to the Brain” and work towards earning an official “Brain in Training” certificate. At the end of the day, kids can show off their knowledge by competing in a quiz to earn prizes and bragging rights. We’ll also have raffles, door prizes, T-shirts available for purchase and much more!

And this year, join us after the event to explore our “Brain Food” pavillion from 3:30-5:30pm. Grab a bite to eat, visit our booths and learn more about what makes the brain so fascinating! We’ll also have free face painting and ballon artisits available to show off their skills at making neurons!

Tickets are $5 per participating child and will include a free show bag and certificate. Please note that parents and younger siblings do NOT need to purchase tickets.

Tell us how excited you are and talk about the event using #knn. Visit our social media sites for a sneaky peek at what’s to come!

This project received grant support from the Australian Government.


Do accompanying parents/siblings need tickets?

No, only participating children need tickets. The price of the ticket includes admissions, all exhbits. a showbag and a certificate. Accompanying parents/siblings do NOT need to purchase tickets.

Do I need to remain with my child for the duration of the event?

Yes, each participating child must be supervised by an accompanying parent or guardian at all times. Children who are not accompanied by a parent or guardian will not be permitted to attend the event.

Does my child need to attend for the entire time, or can we join in later in the day?

KNN consists of a series of timed exhibits that children roate through. While you are welcome to join later in the day, please note that you will miss exhibits from earlier rotations.

Will food be available for purchase at the event?

Food and beverages will not be available for purchase at the event itself, but please join us immediately after for Brain Food, where local food trucks will have food and drinks available for purchase.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The event will be held at Bonython Hall, which is located directly on North Terrace. Paid parking is available in nearby garages, as well as on surrounding streets.

WIll I need to bring cash for the event?

We will have a variety of neuroscience raffles on the day, as well as KNN T-shirts available for purchase, and we are only able to accept cash on the day. However, T-shirts can also be purchased via this site using card.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please send any questions to:

What’s the refund policy?

Refunds will be allowed for cancellations up to 7 days prior to the start of the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring your tickets with you to the event. Either printed tickets or e-copes are acceptable.

We look forward to seeing you on the day and can’t wait for you to “come and meet your brain!”

Frogs of The Adelaide Hills @ Adelaide Hills Council Community Centres
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Adelaide Hills Science Hub & the Torrens Valley Community Centre invite you to join us for a National Science Week Walk & Talk

Have you ever wondered what that frog is calling in your neighbourhood? Join FrogWatch SA Coordinator Steve Walker to discover more about your local amphibious friends. Learn about their calls, habitat and how you can become FrogSpotting citizen scientist.
More information on FrogWatch SA here:

The session will conclude with a walk to the nearby creek in Federation Park.

Light refreshments provided

Sunday Sesh! @ The Federal Hotel
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We’ll be back at The Fed for a Sunday afternoon of swampy bluesy toons. Please join us….

Brown & Breen Piano Duo – Lake Dreaming @ Ukaria Cultural Centre
Aug 19 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The distinctive sound world of Ross Edwards reflects a deep interest in ecology and a desire to reconnect music with elemental forces. Uniquely Australian yet simultaneously universal, his music draws inspiration from the natural environment.

‘Lake Dreaming’ is a meditation for two pianos, composed especially for the Brown & Breen Piano Duo and commissioned by the Lifeflow Meditation Centre of Adelaide in celebration of the composer’s 75th birthday. Opening with lush birdsong and the mysterious patterns and drones of insects in ‘Bird Morning’, this performance also includes Debussy’s ‘En blanc et noir’ and Rachmaninov’s ‘Symphonic Dances’.

Generously supported by Winston Music and the Lifeflow Meditation Centre of Adelaide.

Handy Women in The Green Shed
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join Volunteer Werner from the Green Shed for a hands on workshop building your woodworking and general handy skills. You will also have the opportunity to build something over this 5-week course to take home and enjoy.
$5.00 covers the 5 week course.

Fire At Fowler’s – Hottest independent acts in SA @ Fowlers Live
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm

NETGIGS is excited to partner with Fowler’s Live to launch our Australian live venue shows with Fire At Fowler’s, featuring Adelaide’s hottest independent artists sharing multiple stages, to bring you a scorching night of live music!

See the best of 8 local SA artists for only $10 entry, and purchase your ticket prior to the event to score a FREE! NETGIGS download of the show so you can relive the experience online, on demand! Or, if you can’t make it to the venue on the day, gather your friends and family and stream it live online on NETGIGS. Live recorded footage will be available to all ticket holders on 48 hours after the live event, for you to view in your NETGIGS library any time, every time you like.

We’re also opening the lineup to a couple of new NETGIGS artists who will be lucky enough to share the stage and the online audience with some of Adelaide’s best independent musicians. Applications are open now via so if you’re an aspiring artist, get on it! Share the bill with amazing names, such as…

AUDIO REIGN – AUDIO REIGN was formed in 2011 with the vision of creating an inimitable Australian Rock sound, molding driving heavy guitars with melodic vocals and harmonies. On the strength of their first release, AUDIO REIGN has attracted serious industry attention and they are now looking to release their debut full album in the coming months. The new early release single and music video “BETRAYAL” is coming soon.

IMOGEN BRAVE – Beginning as a pop songwriting project in 2005, Imogen Brave has metamorphosed into a solid hard-rock act, well known for their gutsy live shows. The band’s signature style lies in the amalgamation of genres; pop-laced hard rock, with a nod to 90s grunge. Imogen Brave supported KISS founding member Ace Frehley for the Adelaide leg of his Australian/NZ tour in 2015, touring throughout 2016, and supported their EP release with three music videos for singles ‘Bang Dead’, ‘Alive’ and ‘Nothing At All’. The band are currently recording their highly anticipated follow up album.

NUSEUM – Nuseum is a 4 Piece Hard Rock act from Adelaide, South Australia with a reputation for incredible live shows. Nuseum have spent the last 12 months in the rehearsal studio in pre-production writing a set of tracks that is sure to hit hard and fast and leave fans wanting more.

JACK BUCHANAN – Jack Buchanan is an Indie Folk artist based in Port Elliot. At seventeen years old, he is beginning his foray into a blossoming music career, drawing inspiration from nature and modern Indie pioneers such as Garrett Kato, Ziggy Alberts and Kim Churchill. Starting at the age of eight, Jack has experimented on instruments such as drums and piano before discovering his love for guitar. Jack has produced two singles which have attracted an international audience, racking up more than half a million plays on the music streaming platform Spotify. With a new EP in the works, he hopes to replicate his past success and share his love of music and a positive message with an even broader audience.

PAULA STANDING – Life began in Far North Queensland for this folkie, but as a classically trained singer. Paula Standing tread the boards in musicals, operettas and choirs. After moving to SA, she began to explore new genres and eventually started penning her own songs. But recording only began in 2010 after teaching herself guitar. Swayed by the greats, EmmyLou Harris, Gillian Welch, John Prine and Joni Mitchell, Paula was drawn to the world of Folk with an old country twist. After a year of hard slog, Paula is about to release some exciting new works. The EP Good Heart offers six brand new songs with three planned single releases, starting with ‘Pity Me.

DAMON SPARKES – Damon is a 24 year old singer-songwriter, born in Adelaide, and raised on every kind of music he could get his hands on. Damon has been doing energetic live acoustic performances around SA as well as nationally, opening for bands from around the country, while writing songs that are direct descendants of his heartstrings.

Hahndorf Winter Lantern Festival @ Hahndorf Academy
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The 2018 Hahndorf Winter Lantern festival will involve working with the local community and schools in order to create artful lantern sculptures that will be paraded down the main straight of Hahndorf and displayed in the Hahndorf Academy grounds.

The Hahndorf Academy grounds will be transformed into a colourful and dynamic space, decorated with a large array of lanterns and dotted with local vendor food stalls as well as craft and activities including shadow puppetry, fire puppetry and mural workshops.

The theme for this year is ‘Poetry’ and will include an inaugural poetry prize and poetry performances.

Just before Sundown a candlelit lantern parade, accompanied by the town band, will make its way down the main street of Hahndorf and make an entrance back at the festival. Following this live bands will play leading up to a Fire Mural display at 8pm.

People involved in making this event possible include local artists Tony Hannan, Rebecca Prince, Zinia King, The Hahndorf Academy staff and volunteers.

7PM: Hahndorf Winter Lantern Festival Opening Night. Featuring the Heysen Ensemble with lanterns, refreshments and the Adelaide Hills young musicians.

2PM: Hahndorf Winter Lantern Festival food stalls, poetry readings, music and kids activities followed by the Dusk Fire Lantern Parade.

6PM: Hahndorf Winter Lantern Festival Main Event: Dusk Fire Lantern Parade!

8PM: Fire Mural and live music.

Darren’s Final Show with Fell At Ten @ The Jade
Aug 24 @ 8:30 pm – 11:15 pm

It’s been a very long time between drinks, but now that Jake has been released from his contract from The Voice, Fell At Tenn can finally give Darren the epic send off he deserves!!

Join Fell At Ten and alternative psychedelic rockers, Attonbitus at The Jade on Friday the 24th of August at 9pm, and watch Darren bang it out on drums on last time for Fell At Ten. This show will be special as, not only will we say goodbye to Darren, we will be introducing our new Anthony Sherwood, in an epic 2 set performance.

Attonbitus will be fresh off their album launch and as you know, Fell At Ten released their debut album, ‘Another Day,’ earlier this year. you can check out both bands via the links below.

Doors open at 8:30pm
Attonbitus – 9:00pm
Fell At Ten – 10:00pm
$10 Entry

This is an ALL AGES EVENT. People under 18yo can attend with a guardian, but must leave by midnight.


Fell At Ten:

Fell At Ten

Adelaide Hills Farmers Market
Aug 25 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Fresh, seasonal and local products, sold by the people who produced it. Reduce your food miles and get to know what the Adelaide Hills has to offer.  8:30am until 12:30pm every Saturday (except Easter); rain, hail or shine. Find the market on Mann Street in Mount Barker.

Hahndorf Winter Lantern Festival @ Hahndorf Academy
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The 2018 Hahndorf Winter Lantern festival opens on Friday 24th with a fabulous live chamber music concert at the Hahndorf Institute.
The Festival and Parade day: Sat 25 August. We start at 2pm with activities such as lantern decorating for the kids.
We will be working with the local community and schools in order to create artful lantern sculptures that will be paraded down the main straight of Hahndorf and displayed in the Hahndorf Academy grounds. The grounds will be transformed into a colourful and dynamic space, decorated with a large array of lanterns and dotted with local vendor food stalls as well as craft and activities including shadow puppetry and fire puppetry. The theme for this year is ‘Poetry’ and will include the use of poetry either incorporated with lantern designs, or performed publicly in the Adelaide Hills Winter Poetry Competition. Just before Sundown (approximately 6.10pm) a candlelit lantern parade, accompanied by the Hahndorf Town Band, will make its way down the main street of Hahndorf and make an entrance back at the festival. Following this live bands will play leading up to a fire mural display at 8pm. HWLF organisers include local artists Tony Hannan, Rebecca Prince, Zinia King and Evie O’Brien. And the Academy Team Rachel McElwee and Rebecca Robinson, The Hahndorf Academy staff and volunteers.

We are hosting the Adelaide Hills Winter Poetry Competition and the organizers are keen to promote the writing, display, performance and enjoyment of poetry in our community. Please submit your entries to the competition by the 15th of August for review and judging. All ages welcome.
Our Inaugural Hills Winter Poetry Competition

Performers include:
The Rebound Musicians play on new instruments made out of scrap industrial materials built by Qld artists Emma Mcdonald and Steve Langton. These include a 2 part Thongaphone, a Baxterphone, a Metalaphone, two octaves of Mag wheel bells, 2 Marimbas, 2 Sub vibes, 2 wearable Dr Who-a-phones and several Doofs.

Genevieve Lacey, Jane Gower and Lars Ulrik Mortensen @ Ukaria Cultural Centre
Aug 25 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Throughout much of the 18th century High Baroque, the lives of composers intersected – often in intriguing ways. A true cosmopolitan, GF Handel worked and travelled through Germany and Italy, eventually settling in England. JE Galliard, another native German, spent his adult life in London where he became a court musician to Prince George of Denmark. Further links to Scandinavia are found in works by a prominent figure of Copenhagen musical life, JA Scheibe, as well as JA Roman, dubbed ‘the Swedish Handel’. But it is in the music of Telemann we find the ultimate synthesis of these diverse national styles.

You could say it is inevitable that complementary artistic temperaments influence each other, but physical encounters are often coincidental, born of a serendipitous alignment of circumstance. Shared ties to Denmark brought Genevieve Lacey (recorder), Jane Gower (baroque bassoon) and Lars Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord) together as an ensemble in 2005 – a union that continues today, despite diverse international careers. They reunite at UKARIA for a concert celebrating their own chance connections, presenting a program showcasing the true internationalism of Baroque Europe.

The Stars Come out to Play Cocktail Party @ Locavore Adelaide Hills
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Heathfield Netball Club invites
players, parents, sponsors and supporters to a Cocktail Party.

Saturday 25 August 2018

7:00pm till late
Locavore, Mt Barker Rd Stirling

Bookings are essential and early bird bookings appreciated.
$45 early bird, $50 after 5th August.
Includes finger food and a drink on arrival.

To book visit
Cocktail attire with a touch of red or green. Enquiries to Rose on 0438 882 976 or

SA Garden Rally 2018 @ Cornerstone College
Aug 25 @ 8:30 pm – Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm

Want to get up close and personal with Sophie Thomson, Kim Syrus, Trevor Nottle and Dr Uwe Stroeher? Spend an interesting weekend with garden lovers from around the state?
Join us at the SA Garden Rally 2018. Phone Elizabeth 0400116463 for more details.

Last Winter Market
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our last winter market before spring hits & we welcome back Stirling Laneway’s in September. Join us in Druid Avenue between 10 am and 4 pm on Sunday 26th August. Take advantage of easy parking & a relaxed day at the Stirling Market listening to our buskers. Rug up, bring your furry friend for a stroll through the Adelaide Hills & stock up on all your local produce, honey, olive oil, jam, apples, seedlings & plants. You can warm up with hot chocolate or coffee, mulled wine or soup, hot pies or lasagne. In the spirit of SALA support your local artists & shop a selection of art, clothing, jewellery & ceramics. Invite a friend, looking forward to seeing you there.

Boutique Styling Floral Workshop @ Newenham Adelaide Hills
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn the art of bouquet making, plus care tips, flower maintenance and colour matching at our Boutique Styling Workshop with Liesa from Fleur de Lys.

With a gorgeous array of seasonal blooms, berries, foliage plus papers and ribbons to use, you can then take home your gorgeous creation and enjoy watching it bloom, or gift to a loved one for a special occasion.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and advance flower lovers.

Tickets are $90 and include all flowers, foliage and materials needed.

Adelaide Hills Sparkling Wine and nibbles are provided.

Andrew Haveron and Anna Goldsworthy
Aug 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Britten Suite, Op. 6
Elgar Violin Sonata, Op. 82
Ysaÿe Poème élégiaque, Op.12
Ravel Violin Sonata No. 2

Andrew Haveron, violin

Andrew Haveron has established himself as one of the most sought after violinists of his generation. The highest British prize-winner at the prestigious ‘Paganini’ competition for the last fifty years, Andrew studied in London at the Purcell School and the Royal College of Music. With unrivalled versatility Andrew is a highly respected soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster. As a soloist Andrew has performed concertos with conductors such as Sir Colin Davis, Sir Roger Norrington, Jiří Bělohlávek, Stanislaw Skrowachewski, David Robertson and John Wilson, performing a broad range of well known and less familiar repertoire with many of the UK’s finest orchestras.

Anna Goldsworthy, piano

As a pianist, Anna performs extensively throughout Australia and internationally. Solo appearances include at the Teatro Colon for the Buenos Aires International Music Festival, for the Orchestra of Colours in Athens, at the Melbourne International Arts Festival, and in the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Masters Series. She regularly appears at festivals throughout Australia such as the Musica Viva Festival in Sydney, the Canberra International Music Festival, the Queensland Music Festival, the Noosa Long Weekend Festival, the Margaret River Weekend of Music, the Bangalow Music Festival, and the Keyed Up Series in Perth.

Sympathy Orchestra live gig
Aug 31 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Live performance by original instrumental band – sympathy orchestra

Adelaide Hills Farmers Market
Sep 1 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Fresh, seasonal and local products, sold by the people who produced it. Reduce your food miles and get to know what the Adelaide Hills has to offer.  8:30am until 12:30pm every Saturday (except Easter); rain, hail or shine. Find the market on Mann Street in Mount Barker.

Warrawong Grand-Re Opening
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary Grand-Re Opening.
Saturday the 1st of September, the first day of Spring, is the perfect time to bring life back to Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary; a South Australian icon and National Treasure.

The grand old lady of Australian conservation still needs lots of love, but it’s time to open the gates and welcome you back. Keep in mind though, Warrawong is a work in progress.

While there are at least 4 platypus in Blackwater Lake and the bird life is amazing, the 36 year old fence has been breached by a fox. Our resident population of Potoroos and Rufous Bettongs has been decimated.

With your support we can restock the Sanctuary and get this old girl back on her feet. Warrawong deserves to be the Australian oasis originally envisioned by Dr John Wamsley and Proo Geddes.

It’s up to all of us to fulfill that dream. Please support our efforts to resurrect Warrawong and bring her back to life.

“The Shed” coffee lounge will be open on the day, so we can offer you excellent coffee and a limited range of light meals, drinks, and snacks. With floor to ceiling windows, “The Shed” is a great sanctuary for humans wanting to daydream while they watch the amazing bird life outside.

The opening is a ticketed event, as places are limited. Please use the link below to book now.

Quiz Night – AHPAC Performance Team @ Adelaide Hills Performing Arts Centre
Sep 1 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm


Come and join the Adelaide Hills Performing Arts Centre Performance Team for a fun filled Quiz Night. Get a group of friends together to test your general knowledge. Themed rounds and games throughout the night, so remember your small change.

BYO Drinks and Nibbles. Drinks also available for sale on the night.

Time: 6:30pm for a 7pm start
Location: Mount Barker High School, 2 Wellington Rd, Mount Barker SA 5251
Cost: $10 for 10 years+ (under 10 free)

Contact Georgie on 0401 422 209 to book a table. Limited seats available.