Things to do in Murray Bridge: April 1-7, 2021

A mental health talk with an army veteran, Easter celebrations, a skate park competition and more.

A former Australian Army engineer will offer tactical tips to anyone fighting mental health issues at a free event at Tailem Bend next Wednesday night.

Nathan Bolton will be the key speaker at a Coorong Conversations Matter community forum at The Bend Motorsport Park.

He will speak about his tours of Afghanistan, the PTSD and depression they left him with, and his journey of recovery.

Guests – and especially men – will be encouraged to start thinking differently about mental health, and to start discussions about managing their wellbeing and supporting their mates.

Good Friday

Murray Bridge Renal and Dialysis Support Group four-day garage sale: From 8am on Alder Court, Murray Bridge. Clean goods, reasonable prices, in aid of local dialysis patients.

Easter Eggstravaganza: 9.30am-5pm at Monarto Safari Park. Free chocolate bilbies for kids at the visitor centre, colouring-in competition for kids 12 and under, park admissions closes at 3pm. Admission: $38/27/20.50 at www.monartosafari.com.au/tickets.

Easter Saturday

Not Waitangi Day: 10am-2pm at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Day of sharing New Zealand culture, hangi, food stalls, popcorn and candy floss, magician, arts and crafts, free family activities including face painting, jumping castle, farm animals, mini golf, brought to you by the Maori Evangelical Church of SA.

Easter Bunny visit: 10am-1pm at Murray Bridge Marketplace. Visiting stores and handing out Easter treats.

Happy Easter: 11am-2pm at Murray Bridge Green. Meet and greet with the Easter Bunny.

Murray Bridge Skate Park Leagues competition: 11am-4pm at Sturt Reserve. Scooters from 11am, BMXers from 12.30pm, skaters from 2pm. Register: skateparkleagues.com.

Easter Sunday

Daylight savings time ends.

Easter Sunday dawn service: 6.30am at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Celebrate the risen Christ, bring a chair, free barbecue breakfast available.

Cars and Coffee Murray Bridge: 8-10am at the wharf precinct. Family friendly gathering of cars, trucks, bikes and boats, food and coffee available.

Mannum Riverside Markets: 9am-2.30pm at Arnold Park. Food, coffee, handcrafted items, river cruises and more.

Easter Eggstravaganza: 9.30am-5pm at Monarto Safari Park. See Friday.

4AM: 2-6pm at the Welly Hotel. Live music.

Easter Monday

Easter Eggstravaganza: 9.30am-5pm at Monarto Safari Park. See Friday.

Tuesday

Birth Time: 7pm at Cameo Cinema, Murray Bridge. Screening of a film about the reasons women emerge from giving birth physically and emotionally traumatised, raffle, fundraiser for the local pregnancy and birthing community, hosted by Leanna Hines and the River Midwifery Group. Tickets: $24 at tickets.demand.film.

Wednesday

An evening with Nathan Bolton: 7-9.30pm at The Bend Motorsport Park. Join ex-soldier Nathan Bolton as he bares all about his tours of Afghanistan and battles with mental health at this Coorong Conversations Matter Suicide Prevention Network community forum. Book: www.trybooking.com.

Thursday

Matilda the Musical: 7.30pm at the Steeple, Unity College, Murray Bridge. By Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly, based on the book by Roald Dahl, more performances April 9-10. Tickets: $25/15 at www.trybooking.com.


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