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Things to do in Murray Bridge: April 8-14, 2022
All you need to know about Sounds by the River, a carp-catching competition at Mannum, an evening with Jenny Valentish and more.
The Karoonda Farm Fair and Squeeze music festival have both been cancelled, but there will still be heaps to do in the Murraylands this weekend.
For a live music fix, it will be hard to go past Sounds by the River, with Hunters and Collectors headlining – tickets were still available at the time of publication.
There’s footy and netty on, too, of course, and a couple of clubs will be putting on a show after the final siren.
Or, for something a bit different, head to Mannum on Sunday for a carp fishing competition.
Friday ⛅ 27°
Hot dog cooking class: 12pm at Murray Bridge Community Centre, 18 Beatty Terrace. Toppings including bacon, cheese, onion, sauce and mustard available; donations appreciated.
Murray Bridge Rotary Art Show entries close: 4pm. Enter up to three original 2D, 3D or photographic artworks ahead of the annual show at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery; prizes of up to $1000 available. Enter: $20 at www.murraybridgeartshow.com.au/how-to-enter or Murray Bridge Regional Gallery.
Unity College year 12 formal: 6-9pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall. Arrivals 6-7pm. Watch live: www.facebook.com/newsmurraybridge.
Clint and Matt’s Great Ocean Road Relay: 6pm at Meningie Football Club. Meet Matt Krieg and Clint Hendry on their ride from Melbourne to Adelaide to raise funds for youth mental health through the Sebastian Foundation; special guests will include personal trainer Steve “Commando” Willis and cyclist Annette Edmondson; theme colour blue.
Saturday ☀ 29°
River Murray football and netball: Tailem Bend v Jervois at Jaensch Park, Tailem Bend; Ramblers v Imperials at Le Messurier Oval, Murray Bridge; Meningie v Mypolonga at Meningie Oval.
Artist talks: 11am-12.30pm at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. Artists Ellen Trevorrow, Chris De Rosa, Lara Tilbrook, Clancy Warner and Laura Wills share insights into their works in the exhibition Harbingers: Care or Catastrophe. Register: www.eventbrite.com.au.
Sounds by the River: 12.30-9.30pm at Mannum Golf Club. Hunters and Collectors, James Reyne, the Living End, Jon Stevens, the Angels, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi, Boom Crash Opera, local support act. Tickets: $128.90 at www.ticketmaster.com.au.
Roll Racing Adelaide 22: 5.30-10.30pm at the Bend Motorsport Park. Tickets: $20 at rollracing.com.au or $25 on the gate.
Double denim iPod Shuffle night: From 8pm at the Rambler Football and Netball Club, Murray Bridge. Celebrate Ramblers' first home game of the season by wearing your best double denim and entering the iPod Shuffle raffle, with a prize to the entrant whose song is played last. Enter the raffle: $10 at www.facebook.com.
Op shop night: From 8pm at Tailem Bend Football Club. Wear your best op shop clothes, live music from Transit Unplugged.
Sunday ☁ 32°
Catch a carp competition: 8am-4pm at Mary Ann Reserve, Mannum. Prizes for the longest and most carp, fish from the shore or on your own boat, proceeds to anti-malaria projects in Papua New Guinea, presented by the Rotary Club of Unley. Register: $22/11 at www.eventbrite.com.au.
Pickleball tennis carnival: 10am-2.30pm at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Racquet sport for people living with a disability, coaching workshop 10am-12pm, carnival 12.30-2.30pm, barbecue and giveaways to follow. Register: www.eventbrite.com.au.
Oliver Asel: 2-3pm at Murray Bridge Library. Sunday Sessions live music.
Messy Easter: 3.30-5.30pm at Murray Bridge Uniting Church. Hear the Easter story through craft, games, songs, Bible stories, music, food and fun for the whole family.
Monday ☂ 23°
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Tuesday ⛅ 20°
Chin-wag with a snag: 11.30am-12.30pm at Tailem Bend Community Centre. Meet friends, have a free snag, try your hand at wood turning, wander through the centre, everyone welcome.
Wednesday ⛅ 21°
An evening with Jenny Valentish: 6.30pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall. The journalist shares her story of drug and alcohol use, talks about how your story can be a lifeline for someone else, what to read or listen to if you need that lifeline, and how the media can demonise drug use without considering the bigger picture, supper supplied. Register your interest: 8531 1303.
Thursday ☀ 25°
Writing your lived experience workshop: 10am-12pm at the Murray Mallee General Practice Network, 55 Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge. Journalist Jenny Valentish guides you in how to write your story of mental health issues and drug use so that it can be a lifeline to others. Register your interest: 8531 1303.
Buckley’s Chance: 5.30pm at Murray Bridge Library. Thursday night movie about a 12-year-old boy lost in the outback. Book: 8539 1175.
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