Things to do in Murray Bridge: April 22-29, 2022
All you need to know about Anzac Day services and school holiday activities in the Murraylands.
Veterans and victims of conflicts through the years will remembered on Monday, the 107th anniversary of the Anzacs’ landing at Gallipoli.
There will be dawn services at Murray Bridge and in towns around the Murraylands – check the list below if you plan on commemorating Anzac Day.
There will also be an incredible range of school holiday activities around our region over the next week, offering everything from claymation to frog-spotting.
If you’re looking for something to do with the family, you’ve come to the right place.
Friday ⛅ 19°
Unlock the eggs for Easter: 10, 10.30, 11 and 11.30am at Murray Bridge Library. Easter-themed escape room for children aged 5-12. Bookings essential: 8539 1175.
Family nature day: 10am-1pm at Murray Bridge Community Centre. Build a big insect hotel and bat box for the Murraylands Migrant Resource Centre; kids’ craft activities; animals from the Nature Education Centre. Registrations essential: 8406 0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Magic Music Show: 11am at Murray Bridge Town Hall. See the best magic tricks and musical tunes performed live before your eyes by Tony Genovese from Cool 4 Kids and Scott Scunz the magician; the perfect blend of entertainment for children and their families. Tickets: $12 at events.ticketbooth.com.au.
Claymation for kids with Gooroo Animation: 12.30-3.30pm at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. Create your own animated movie by designing and sculpting characters with plasticine, bringing them to life with Stop Motion Studio, then watch your finished videos on the big screen at Murray Bridge Town Hall and upload them to Youtube; for ages six and up; materials included. Bookings essential: $25 via 8539 1420 or email@example.com.
Aerosol art: 1-3pm and 4-6pm at the Station, 2-5 Railway Terrace, Murray Bridge. Learn how to paint for ages 12-15; beginners from 1-3pm, intermediate from 4-6pm; repeats next Wednesday and Friday. Bookings essential: www.eventbrite.com.au.
School holiday art and craft extravaganza: 1.30-3.30pm at Tailem Bend Community Centre. Free workshop for children aged 5-12 who live in the Coorong district. Bookings essential: 8572 3513 or www.trybooking.com.
Saturday ⛅ 22°
River Murray football and netball: Mannum v Meningie at Mannum Oval; Imperials v Tailem Bend at Johnstone Park, Murray Bridge; Ramblers v Jervois at Le Messurier Oval, Murray Bridge.
SA Motorsport Series: 9am-4pm at the Bend Motorsport Park. SA GT challenge, TA2 Muscle Car Series, MARC cars Australia, SA tin tops, formula three; gates open 7am; continues Sunday. Tickets: $15 at thebend.rezdy.com.
Skate Park Leagues competition: 11am-3pm at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Scooters 11am, BMXers 12.30pm, skaters 1.30pm, free to enter, all abilities welcome. Enrol: bit.ly/skateparkleagues-enrol.
Songs of Wine and Travel: 5pm at Windsong Wines, 370 Clements Road, Langhorne Creek. Premiere of a song cycle by Jodie O'Regan for soprano voice, piano and clarinet, and performance of Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel, at a twilight concert; gates open 3pm. Tickets: $30 at www.eventbrite.com.au.
Demolition derby world record attempt: From 6pm at Murray Bridge Speedway. Gates open 4pm; wingless sprints, AMCAs, street stocks and junior sedans from 6pm; world record attempt around 9.30pm. Tickets: $25/20/15/5 at tickets.speedwaytickets.com.au.
Isaac Lomman’s Hypnotised: 8pm at the Rambler Football Club, Murray Bridge. Stage hypnotist Isaac Lomman takes volunteers from the audience into a hilarious journey conjured up in their imaginations. Tickets: $30 at www.trybooking.com.
Sunday ⛅ 25°
Family day: 9am-3pm at Lot 23, 19 Green Street, Mypolonga. Stalls, wine, food and music for the whole family; come and try karate 9.30 and 11am; games for children.
SA Motorsport Series: 9am-4pm at the Bend Motorsport Park. SA GT challenge, TA2 Muscle Car Series, MARC cars Australia, SA tin tops, formula three; gates open 7.30am. Tickets: $15 at thebend.rezdy.com.
Murraylands Fair: 10am-3pm at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Handmade, homemade and unique goods and services from more than 80 vendors; donations collected for Variety.
Car boot sale: 10am-2pm at Jervois Town Hall. Including school barbecue and garden produce stall.
Murray Valley Lutheran community service: 11am at the Monarto Sporting Complex, 143 Schenscher Road. Blessing of the seed and soil for the amalgamation of the Holy Cross, Christ Church and Zion Lutheran churches into one congregation with three sites.
Anzac Day service: 11am at Mypolonga RSL.
Eddie Edwards and friends: 11am-4pm at the Imperial Football Club, Murray Bridge. Murray Bridge Country Music Club event, lunch available, all welcome. Admission: $12/10.
Vietnamese Yes Please: 11am-4pm at Kimbolton Wines, 29 Burleigh Street, Langhorne Creek. Beats and Eats event with a glass of wine on arrival, street food by Moi An Viet and music by Strum. Tickets: $55/25 at kimboltonwines.rezdy.com.
Anzac Day service: 3pm at Murray Bridge Cemetery, Adelaide Road.
Anzac Day ☂ 23°
Anzac Day services: 5.45am at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge; 6am at Rockleigh Old School House; 6am on Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend; 6am at Wellington Hall.
Tuesday ☂ 22°
Frogs night out: 5-6pm at Riverglades Community Wetland. Learn about local frogs, hear their calls, find out about their habitat requirements and use the Frogspotter app to contribute to science with the Goolwa to Wellington Local Action Planning Association. Register: www.eventbrite.com.au.
Wednesday ☂ 27°
Fish ‘n’ chats: 10am-2pm at Hume Reserve, Murray Bridge. Come and try recreational fishing with your child aged 12 and under; fishing equipment, bait and basic coaching supplied. Register: 8215 6347.
Farm forestry field day: 10am-2.30pm at the Monarto Woodlands, opposite the old Monarto Safari Park entrance, Old Princes Highway, Monarto South. Hear from expert speakers about species selection, establishment, management and potential for carbon abatement; lunch provided; bring a chair and water bottle; presented by the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board. RSVP: Zoe Starkey 0408 416 684 or firstname.lastname@example.org by April 22.
Dinomania: 10.30am and 11.45am at Murray Bridge Marketplace. Meet Toby the T-rex and his realistic baby dinosaur friends from Real Dinosaurs; they walk, blink and roar just like genuine prehistoric creatures that kids can pat and interact with.
Aerosol art: 1-3pm and 4-6pm at the Station, 2-5 Railway Terrace, Murray Bridge. Learn how to paint for ages 12-15; beginners from 1-3pm, intermediate from 4-6pm; repeats on Friday. Bookings essential: www.eventbrite.com.au.
Thursday ☂ 25°
Dinomania: 10am-1pm at Murray Bridge Marketplace. Dinosaur finger bun decorating at Baker's Delight, free dinosaur face painting, dinosaur colouring competition.
Encanto: 10am at Murray Bridge Library. School holiday movie about an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia. Bookings essential: 8539 1175.
The Match: 5.30pm at Murray Bridge Library. Thursday night movie about a football match between camp inmates and an elite Nazi team on Adolf Hitler’s birthday. Bookings essential: 8539 1175.
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