Things to do in Murray Bridge: April 9-15, 2021

School holiday activities, Karoonda Farm Fair and Show, Matilda the Musical, Murray Bridge Speedway and more.

MMS Media contributed to this post.

Racing will return to Murray Bridge Speedway this Saturday night as 410 Sprintcars make their final appearance for the 2020-21 season.

Several hard-charging SA locals are again set to shine, and all will be eager to finish off the season with a feature win.

Brad Keller is the current pick of the bunch, having enjoyed two feature wins at Murray Bridge this season.

Ryan Jones, Steven Caruso and Joel Heinrich all know their way around the circuit, while Lisa Walker has been on the cusp of a feature win so many times.

Luke Dillon is also nominated for his second run of the season, while Sydneysider Jesse Attard will also return to the venue.

After a rain-affected event earlier in the year, the SA Vintage Classic Show will also feature on the program, with a series of demonstration runs from classic speedway cars: speedcars, stock rods/hot rods, super modifieds/sprintcars and saloons/super sedans.

Close to 30 cars from yesteryear will be out on the track in what represents the great history of the sport.

Street stocks will round out the night’s racing program.

Friday

Karoonda Farm Fair and Show: 9am-late at Karoonda Oval. Field day featuring more than 250 exhibitors, yard dog championships, shearing, children's entertainment, photography, fashion, V8 lawnmowers, TV gardener Kim Syrus, live music, food, sideshows and more, free entry from 5pm, continues Saturday. Entry: $15/5.

Matilda the Musical: SOLD OUT.

Unity College will present the Murray Bridge premiere of Matilda the Musical tonight, with more shows on Friday and Saturday. Photo: MSP Photography.

Saturday

River Murray football and netball: Tailem Bend v Mannum at Jaensch Park, Tailem Bend; Jervois v Meningie at Jervois Oval; Mypolonga v Ramblers at Mypolonga Memorial Oval.

Adventurethon Murray River flow paddle: 7-11am at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Ultra, enduro and taste/junior events, abseiling off the 1879 road bridge also available, mountain bike and running events to follow over the weekend. Register: From $29; visit adventurethon.com.au by 9pm on Thursday.

Mannum Regatta: 9am-4pm at Mary Ann Reserve. Senior and junior competition between clubs, schools and colleges.

Karoonda Farm Fair and Show: 9pm-5pm at Karoonda Oval. See Friday.

Safari snacks: 9.30am-5pm every day during the school holidays at Monarto Safari Park. Visit animals around the park and write down recipes for your own treats based on their favourite foods. Admission: $39/28/21 at www.monartosafari.com.au/tickets.

Monarto plough day: 10am-4pm south of the Monarto freeway interchange. See steam-powered ploughs, old tractors and farm machinery, food and drinks for purchase, continues Sunday. Entry: $10.

Matilda the Musical: 1.30pm at the Steeple, Unity College, Murray Bridge. Multi-award-winning musical based on the book by Roald Dahl, with original songs by Tim Minchin, performed by students; 7.30pm show sold out. Tickets: $25/15 at www.trybooking.com.

Adventurethon Monarto Safari Park mountain bike: 2.30-7pm at Monarto Safari Park. Ride with wild animals along the park's tracks and access roads; ultra, enduro and taste/junior events, running race to follow on Sunday. Register: From 29; visit adventurethon.com.au by 9pm on Thursday.

Sprintcars, street stocks and classic speedway cars: From 5pm at Murray Bridge Speedway. Tickets: $22/17/7 at tickets.speedwaytickets.com.au.

Night and Day Cabaret Session: 6-10pm at Green Wall Studio, 24 Joseph Street, Murray Bridge. Local performers present hits from TV and movies. Admission: From $12.50 at www.trybooking.com.

Sunday

Adventurethon Murray River run: 6.30-11am at Kinchina Conservation Park, Rocky Gully. Challenge yourself across varied terrain; ultra, enduro and taste/junior events. Register: From 10; visit adventurethon.com.au by 9pm on Thursday.

Monarto plough day: 10am-4pm south of the Monarto freeway interchange. See Saturday.

Come and try Cycle Speedway/Skid Kids: Sign in by 11.45am at Murray Bridge Cycle Speedway, Homburg Reserve. Racing for boys, girls, men and women of all ages; bring your own helmet, gloves, long clothing and closed-in shoes.

Lyn Wood artist talk: 1-1.30pm at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. Join the artist for drinks and nibbles as she shares insights into her practice and the ideas that underpin her still-life works in her exhibition That Old Stuff.

Hannah Wegner: 2-3pm at Murray Bridge Library. Sunday Sessions live music performance.

Monday

Biscuit decorating: 10-11am or 11am-12pm at Murray Bridge Library. Recommended for ages five to 12. Book: Call 8539 1175 or visit onecard.network.

Rural City of Murray Bridge council meeting: From 7pm at the Murray Bridge council office, 2 Seventh Street.

Tuesday

Get-together with Jervois CWA: From 10.30am at Jervois Hall. Learn about the support the Country Women’s Association volunteers provide to the local community and consider becoming a member. More information: Gloria 0400 338 252 or gloriabob1963@bigpond.com.

Wednesday

Old MacDonald’s Travelling Farm: 10am-2pm at Murray Bridge Marketplace. Get up close and personal with baby farmyard animals, returns Thursday and Friday. Register: www.eventbrite.com.au.

Pico’s Puppet Palace: 10.30-11.30am at Murray Bridge Library. A show which introduces ecological and environmental issues, innovations and ideas for children aged five to 12 accompanied by an adult. Book: Call 8539 1175 or visit onecard.network.

Thursday

Old MacDonald’s Travelling Farm: See Wednesday.

Rams: FULL.


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