Things to do in Murray Bridge: February 3-9, 2023
If you're into cars – or could be tempted – this week will deliver, with a sprintcar meet and a Cars and Coffee event. Plus parenting programs, a Waitangi family fun day and more.
This Saturday’s sprintcar meet at Murray Bridge Speedway is set to be a big program, with 410 Sprintcars, street stocks, junior sedans and Formula 500s racing.
As there are now 20 confirmed entries in the sprintcar field, the prize payout has increased to $5,000 for the A-Main event winner.
Some of South Australia’s best will line up this Saturday, including Matt Egel, Luke Dillon, Ryan Jones, Scott Enderl, Daniel Pestka, Chad Ely and Hayden Pitt.
The interstate challenger is current Australian Champion Marcus Dumesny, who will jump in the Downing Brother’s S97 for the weekend, with Queenslander Lockie McHugh and Broken Hill duo Brendan Guerin and Stacey Galliford also joining the field.
Street stocks are also back with another great line-up, and the junior stars are set to go round in the junior sedans.
Funeral of Lorraine Schubert: 2pm at Murray Bridge United Church, 1 Narooma Boulevard, Murray Bridge. For more information, contact Minge Funerals on 8531 1111 or at email@example.com.
Saturday ☁ 21°
Ngarrindjeri Photography Project – A Digital Keeping Place: 10.30am–3pm at NREC, 50 Old Princes Highway, Murray Bridge. Come along for the launch of a community owned and controlled digital archive to preserve Ngarrindjeri photos, histories and stories for the future. Attorney-General of SA Kyam Maher MP will launch the project, and there will be a light lunch, cultural activities, children’s art activities and entertainment from Bec Gollan and others. If you’d like to share photos and stories of your ancestors and Elders, contact NREC, who can include these in the archive. RSVP: Jamie Pearson from NREC on 8532 5763 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Linocut Printmaking with Rebecca Prince: 1pm–3.30pm at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. Sold out.
Sprintcars: 5pm at the Murray Bridge Speedway (gates open at 4pm). Check out races in the following categories: pro sprints, street stocks, Formula 500s and junior sedans. Tickets for this all-ages event: $5 to $50 at tickets.speedwaytickets.com.au.
Sunday ☁ 21°
Cars and Coffee Murray Bridge: 8am–10am at the old Coles car park, 15 Mannum Road, Murray Bridge. What better motivator to get up early on a Sunday morning than hot coffee and hot cars? Everyone is welcome to come along to this car enthusiast social group. Check out the cars on display and have a coffee and something to eat. For more information, contact Joanne Lovell on 0415 790 260 or at email@example.com.
Waitangi Family Fun Day 2023 – Sharing Our Culture with the Community: 10am–2pm at Pine Park (opposite Coles/Drakes), Swanport Road, Murray Bridge. Experience Waitangi culture at this alcohol- and drug-free event. There will be live entertainment from magician Mickster the Trickster, NZ Hangi, food stalls, arts and crafts and popcorn/candy floss (gold coin donation), along with free face painting, a jumping castle, Farmer Darcy’s Travelling Farm and golfing gopher mini golf. If you want to book a stall, phone Patty on 0466 155 871.
Fun in the Sun: 5pm–10pm at the Murray Bridge Greyhound Racing Club. Take your family to this event, as there’s something for everyone: go-karts, mini golf and face painting for kids, along with trackside betting facilities and bars for the adults. Entry to the track is free. Book your spot in Doyle’s Function Centre by phoning 0475 682 466.
Monday ⛅ 29°
Murray Bridge Racing Club trials: 7am–11am at the Murray Bridge Racing Club, Gifford Hill. For more information, go to Country Racing S.A. Inc. or phone 8532 2310.
Parent Child Mother Goose: 10am at Murray Bridge Library. To support the connection between child and parent, cuddle, communicate and connect using songs, rhymes and stories. In this first session for Term 1, a midwife will visit the library, and the visit includes weights, measurements and formal discussions. Bookings are appreciated but not essential: go to trybooking.com/CEZYG. For more information, contact the Communities for Children Team on 8572 3513 or visit www.tbcc.org.au.
Tuesday ⛅ 29°
Storytime at the Library: 9.30am at the Murray Bridge Library (every Tuesday until 12 March). Children can join other children for stories, rhymes and fun. For more information, contact the library on 8539 1175 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lego Club: 4pm–5pm at the Murray Bridge Library (every two weeks on Tuesday until 5 April). Come along to the free Murray Bridge Library Lego Club, and let your imagination run wild. For more information, contact the library on 8539 1175 or at email@example.com.
Wednesday ⛅ 30°
Business Murray Bridge February breakfast: 7-9am at the Bridgeport Hotel. Join Business Murray Bridge for their first event of the year, a breakfast with presentations by the Office for Small and Family Business’ Leah Rusby and Murray Bridge News’ Peri Strathearn and Jane Intini. Tickets: $25/15 at eventbrite.com.au.
Creative Kids Craft – Aussie Flowers: 4pm–5pm at the Murray Bridge Library. Children can enjoy craft with friends. Bookings essential. Contact the library on 8539 1175.
Thursday ☀ 25°
Circle of Security Parenting Program: 9.30am–11am at Centacare, 1A/2 Sturt Reserve Rd, Murray Bridge. This eight-session relation-based program, commencing on 9 February, may help you as a parent/caregiver to understand your child’s emotional world; support your child’s confidence and self-esteem; strengthen your skills in observing and connecting with your child; and explore your child’s needs within a safe, secure and supportive environment. This program is suitable for children under eight years old. Bookings essential, as numbers are limited. Contact Lyall at Centacare on 8215 6347.
SA Power Networks community info hub: 10am-3pm at Diamond Park, Murray Bridge. Drop by and speak to representatives about when power will be reconnected to flood-affected properties.
Bedtime Stories at the Library: 6pm–6.30pm at the Murray Bridge Library. Children of all ages are welcome at this event, and refreshments are provided. Come along in your PJs and bring your favourite teddy. For more information, contact the library on 8539 1175 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclosure: As mentioned above, Murray Bridge News will present at the Business Murray Bridge breakfast on Wednesday; Murray Bridge News is a member of the business association.
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