What’s on this April in Port Lincoln
This April has seen many changes in Port Lincoln and around the world. All community events and gatherings of people have been cancelled as we fight to stop the spread of the Coronavirus-19. There is light at the end of the tunnel, however, as South Australia records the lowest numbers of positive tests. Hopefully soon all the restrictions will start to ease back. It is difficult to keep the kids busy these school holidays while trying to work from home! Here are our suggestions to keep yourselves happy and sane this April during this time of social distancing and self isolation.
GROW YOUR OWN FOOD
April is a great time to plant some winter veggies such as cauliflowers, broccoli, brussel sprouts and cabbages and lots of root veggies like potatoes, onions, swedes, carrots, turnips and beetroot. Planting beans and peas is also a good way to add nitrogen back into the soil and they are quick and easy for kids to sow and be excited when they begin to sprout up. For a great selection of seeds, plants, compost and mulching ideas pop into Kallinyalla Garden Centre as they are open their regular hours. Or you can go on line check out their new catalogue and order at kallinyalla garden centre
There are so many pots and plants to choose from, free gift wrapping and free delivery within Port Lincoln!
Traditional services for Anzac Day may be on hold for this year, but the Poppy will always be a symbol of remembrance. They have 3 beautiful gift packs…to grow and nurture your very own Remembrance Poppies or to pass onto a loved one.
You may have someone who is unwell, has a birthday coming up, or you would like to send a thank you gift. They are now taking orders to arrange a Mother’s Day gift, which is just around the corner!
SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES
While most of Port Lincoln’s great restaurants, cafes, and pubs are closed many are offering delicious takeaways and need your support at this time.
The Fresh Fish Place have a great selection of fresh and frozen seafood delights and are offering delicious take away meals. Why not try Salmon pasta bake to feed the family. Just like macaroni and cheeses but with loads of goodness added. The kids will love it. Recipe in store or purchase one from their heat and eat range.
Primarily fish processors with a team receiving and filleting fish all day long, their cooks have exclusive access to this freshly filleted fish ‘straight off the processing table’. The seafood is sourced from local sustainable managed fisheries.
Open until 8 pm Thursday and Friday evenings for your takeaways.
Port Lincoln Brewery
Support another great local business and order some great locally brewed beer and cider. Beer Garden Brewing are passionate about bringing tasty craft beers and ciders to the Eyre Peninsula
Beer Garden Brewing in Port Lincoln is an independently owned and operated regional craft brewery. Opening in late 2016 Beer Garden Brewing has quickly gained a reputation for brewing some of Australia’s most highly regarded, award winning beers on premises using local grains. The Beer Garden will now be open daily from midday to 4pm for takeaway 4 packs and cartons. They also have gift vouchers, merchandise and Eyre Roasted Coffee and are offering free delivery in Port Lincoln.
Woodfired Pizzas available for pickup from 4-8pm Friday and Saturday, call the brewery on 8683 5303 to place an order!
Australians recognise 25 April as an occasion of national remembrance however Anzac Day services will be cancelled in 2020.
There will be a show of respect for Australia’s servicement on Anzac Day. At dawn on Anzac Day four wreaths will be laid at the Port Lincoln War Memorial, one each for the army, navy, air force and the RSL. Magic 89.9 and 765-5CC will also be broadcasting the Port Lincoln Anzac Day ceremony live from 6:30 AM for locals to tune in and pay their respects.
As a result of restrictions to this year’s formal ANZAC Day commemorations the RSL encourages people to Light Up the Dawn and remember and pay respects from home. This can take several forms including from your home, the end of your driveway or a balcony. This year many places are holding a driveway vigil. At 6.00 am on Anzac Day light a candle at home and join with your local community to commemorate those who has served and sacrificed for our nation.
Recite the Ode
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
The Port Lincoln fly club will be doing a flypast over the War Memorial. On Anzac Day, at 11am 13 local pilots will flypast the township to pay their respects to our fallen men. Pilots will fly from the Airport along the coast, over the War Memorial and up Tasman Terrace towards Stamford Hill. Then they will be returning at 500ft over the water.