Things to do in Murray Bridge: April 23-29, 2021

Anzac Day services, school holiday activities, a screening of My Name is Gulpilil and more.

Anzac Day will be observed at Murray Bridge’s new riverfront war memorial for the first time this Sunday.

Up to 3000 people will be permitted to attend a dawn service – a far cry from last year, when fewer than a dozen gathered at the local RSL branch while police urged everyone else to stay home.

RSL president Rod Harris is urging everyone to arrive around 5.30am on Sunday to allow time for everyone to file through a perimeter fence and check in on their smartphones, in accordance with COVID protocols, ahead a service which will start around 6am.

Regardless of the extra fuss, he said it would be good to be back, particularly at the memorial which opened less than six months ago – and in the year in which the Royal Australian Air Force was celebrating its centenary, too.

Scott Stunz and Michael Connell will present their children’s show at Murray Bridge Town Hall on Friday. Photo: Making Merry Entertainment/Facebook.

Friday

Juggling vs Magic: 11am at Murray Bridge Town Hall. A juggler and a magician face off in an all-out showbiz grudge match to see who will rule as king of the kids. Tickets: $10 at events.ticketbooth.com.au.

Family dance Friday: 4-5pm at Murray Bridge Community Centre, Beatty Terrace. Family connection through dance, singing and instruments, presented by Communities for Children Murraylands. Bookings essential: 0421 102 276.

Murray Bridge News is turning one: 4.30-6pm in the top bar at the Murray Bridge Hotel. Celebrate with managing editor Peri Strathearn.

Saturday

River Murray football and netball: Ramblers v Jervois at Le Messurier Oval, Murray Bridge; Meningie v Mannum at Meningie Oval; Imperials v Tailem Bend at Johnstone Park, Murray Bridge.

Open mic: From 2pm at the Palmer Hotel. Perform in front of a supportive live audience.

Sunday – Anzac Day

Anzac Day dawn services: 5.50am at the wharf precinct, Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge; 6.15am on Kropinyeri Street, Wellington; 6.30am at the war memorial on Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend.

Anzac Day breakfasts: 7.30am at Murray Bridge RSL, 7.30am at Tailem Bend RSL.

Heartland: 11am-4pm at the Imperial Football Club, Murray Bridge. Murray Bridge Country Music Club event with dancing, raffle, lunch available. Admission: $12/10.

Acoustic Highway: 2-6pm at the Wellington Hotel. Live music.

Monday

Anzac Day public holiday.

Tuesday

Bush walks with former Zoos SA president Heather Caddick: 10.30am at Monarto Safari Park. Experience the plant life, wildflowers, wildlife and bird life of the safari park over a 1.5-hour walk starting at the visitor centre; repeats fortnightly through May and June. Admission: $39/28/21 at www.monartosafari.com.au/tickets; make a bush walk reservation: 8534 4100 or tours@zoossa.com.au.

My Name is Gulpilil: 7pm at Cameo Cinema, Murray Bridge. Biographical film about actor David Gulpilil; health permitting, the actor will attend.

Thursday

Indoor plants workshop: 5.30-7.30pm at Murray Bridge Library. Botanic designer and TAFE SA lecturer Markus Hamence presents the vast knowledge he has gained through experimentation and exploration. Book: 8539 1175.


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