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Things to do in Murray Bridge: April 21–27, 2023
All you need to know about Anzac Day dawn services, school holiday activities and more.
Tuesday 25 April, Anzac Day, is a public holiday to recognise the sacrifices of Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
The day also honours those who have suffered from and contributed to these activities.
This year, the Murray Bridge Anzac Day dawn service will be held at Sturt Reserve, making it the first major event to be held there since the recent floods.
The Tailem Bend dawn service will be at Tailem Bend’s war memorial on Railway Terrace.
That aside, there are quite a few activities to keep your and the littluns busy during the school holidays.
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Friday ⛅ 22°
Murraylands Gardening Club – winter boot planting: 10am–11am at the Murray Bridge Library. If you’re aged between eight and 14 years old, come and join the Murraylands Gardening Club and plant some seedlings ready to grow for winter. As they say, from little things, big things grow … in boots. Bookings: Phone the library on 8539 1175.
Funeral of Peter Howard: 10.30am at Murray Bridge Catholic Church. For more information, contact Minge Funerals on 8531 1111 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funeral of Brian Jones: 2pm at Minge Chapel, 63 Swanport Rd, Murray Bridge. For more information, contact Minge Funerals on 8531 1111 or at email@example.com.
Funeral of Peter Dycer: 2pm at LifeHouse Church, 170 Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge. For more information, contact Minge Funerals on 8531 1111 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author talk with Pip Williams: 2pm at the Murray Bridge Library. Hear what this South Australian author of the fascinating books The Dictionary of Lost Words and The Bookbinder of Jericho has to say. Bookings and more information: Contact the Library on 8539 1175 or at email@example.com.
Saturday ⛅ 25°
Round 2 (ANZAC Round) of the River Murray Football League (RMFL) and the River Murray Netball Association (RMNA) 2023 programme: Various locations and times. See your favourite old and new footy and netty teams compete. Teams playing this week are Mannum V Coorong Cats, Imperials V Mypolonga, Southern Mallee V Tailem Bend and Mallee Districts V Jervois. Ramblers have a bye. For more information, visit playhq.com.
Track championship at Murray Bridge Speedway: 5pm at Murray Bridge Speedway, 23 Kennett Road, Murray Bridge (gates open at 4pm). This championship round nine features V6 sprints, modlites, street stocks, wingless sprints, AMCAs, junior sedans, classic stock cars and hot rods. Tickets: $5–$50 from tickets.speedwaytickets.com.au. For more information, visit murraybridgespeedway.com.
Sunday ☀ 25°
Grapes for Good wine tasting: 1pm–4pm at the Monarto Safari Park safari shop. If you’d like to try some of Langhorne Creek’s finest wines while helping conservation efforts, come to Grapes for Good. You can get a unique wine flight and hear about the conservation programmes that Grapes for Good support. Entry to the safari shop in the visitor centre is free. For more information, visit monartosafari.com.au or phone 8548 9501.
Monday ☀ 27°
The Amazing Drumming Monkeys: 10.30am–11.30am at the Murray Bridge Library. Drum up some fun in your life with funny monkeys for the kids, great drumming for adults, variety segments for all ages and a message for the world. You and your kids will laugh, dance and drum together in this all-ages show. Bookings: Phone the library on 8539 1175.
Tuesday ⛅ 27°
Anzac Day dawn service (Murray Bridge): 5.45am at the Murray Bridge War Memorial, Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. This dawn service will commemorate those fallen and honour those who have served and still serve. The service will be at Sturt Reserve, adjacent to the Rowing Club. At 5.45am, there will be a march of Service Veterans from the flour mill, down to Murray Bridge War Memorial at Sturt Reserve. The actual dawn service will start at 6am and will be followed at 7.30am by a gunfire breakfast at the Murray Bridge RSL, Ross Road, Murray Bridge.
Anzac Day dawn service (Tailem Bend): 6am at the War Memorial, Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend.
Wednesday ☔ 23°
Blue Light South Australia’s Murray Bridge ten-pin bowling: 10am–11.30am and 11.30am–1pm at Bridge Bowl, 6A Maurice Road, Murray Bridge. This is an alcohol- and drug-free lock-in event for people aged between 5 and 17 years old. This is not for parents, although essential carers are welcome. Food will be available to purchase from the canteen, and there’ll be prizes to win, along with arcade games. Tickets: $5 plus booking fee at eventbrite. For more information, phone Murray Bridge Police on 8535 6345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mother’s Day crafts: 10am at 1 Wharf Road. Join in this fun activity for the whole family from Moorundi Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service Ltd. Bookings essential: Phone Aileen or Chris on 1800 023 846.
Old MacDonald’s Travelling Farm: 10am–1pm at Murray Bridge Marketplace. Bring the kids to get up close and personal with a range of cute and cuddly baby farmyard animals. You’ll find them next to EB games from Wednesday 26 April to Friday 28 April. Cost: Free.
Mandala workshop with Kylie Martin Art: 2.30pm–4.30 pm at Edwards Square Community Centre, 2 South Terrace. Due to popular demand, there is now a second session of this mandala workshop. Explore the meditative benefits of mandala drawing. Tickets: $20 (refreshments supplied). Bookings essential: Phone the Murray Bridge Community Centre on 8531 1799 or visit murraybridgecommunitycentre.com.au.
Thursday ☔ 19°
Alcohol-ink pot painting with Katy J- designs: 12.30pm–2pm at Edwards Square Community Centre, 2 South Terrace. In this beginner-friendly workshop, you can learn how to paint your own set of stunning alcohol-ink pots. Tickets: $55 (refreshments supplied). Bookings essential: Phone the Murray Bridge Community Centre on 8531 1799 or visit murraybridgecommunitycentre.com.au.
Paint the courtyard: 1pm–5pm at the Station, 3-5 Railway Terrace, Murray Bridge. If you’re aged between 12 and 25, come along and help paint a piece outside at the Station. There will be free aerosols, chalk art and music. For more information, phone 0427 400 635 or email email@example.com.
Funeral of Ivan McKeown: 2pm at Minge Chapel, 63 Swanport Rd, Murray Bridge. For more information, contact Minge Funerals on 8531 1111 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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