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Things to do in Murray Bridge: August 11–17, 2023
All you need to know about Tailem Bend Music Hall’s final shows, the Neil Kerley tribute match, the OTR Supersprint street party and more.
After 40 years of entertaining the community, Tailem Bend Music Hall is in its final act, with its last two shows this Friday and Saturday night at 7.30pm in the Tailem Bend Town Hall.
Apart from giving the community fun and joy since 1983, Tailem Bend Music Hall has also given local people the chance to gain confidence, express themselves and feel a part of something bigger.
So, don’t miss your last opportunity to see the magical Tailem Bend Music Hall in a show that will include a variety of performers and will make for a great night out.
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Friday ⛅ 18°
Friday Fun Day Alert – Bingo: 10am–12.30pm at the Tailem Bend Community Centre, 141 Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend. Knock at the door and so much more! Gather your friends and family for a wee spot of laughter and friendly competition. For bookings and more information, phone 8572 3513.
Funeral of Scott Harrington: 1pm at the Murray Bridge Racing Club, 342 Brinkley Road, Murray Bridge. For more information, phone 8531 1111 or visit mingefunerals.com.
SALA exhibition opening: 1.30pm at the Coorong Gallery, 95–101 Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend. Join the Coorong District Council for the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival. The annual SALA Festival is a celebration of creativity and artistry across South Australia. For more information, contact the Coorong District Council on 1300 785 277.
Tailem Bend Music Hall second-to last show: 7.30pm at Tailem Bend Town Hall, 93 Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend. Don’t miss out on one of the last ever shows, featuring a variety of acts. Tickets: $25 at Tailem Bend Newsagency, Murray Bridge Newsagency or by email to Helen Clothier, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, search for Tailem Bend Music Hall on Facebook, call Helen Clothier on 0409 193 963 or email email@example.com.
Saturday ☔ 16°
River Murray football and netball: Coorong v Ramblers at Coonalpyn Soldiers’ Memorial Park; Mallee v Southern Mallee at Peake Oval; Mypolonga v Mannum at Mypolonga Memorial Oval; Tailem Bend v Imperials at Jaensch Park, Tailem Bend.
Back to Mypo Day, Ladies’ Day and Miss Mypo: From 1pm at Mypolonga Combined Sports Club. Celebration for the last home game of the season, including drinks, nibbles, teas and tunes from DJ Thursto; plus a parade of footballers in activewear, swimwear and cocktail attire after teas with proceeds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Admission: $30 for Ladies’ Day.
Tailem Bend Music Hall final show: 7.30pm at Tailem Bend Town Hall, 93 Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend. Okay, so you missed last night’s show. Well, don’t miss out on the last ever Tailem Bend Music Hall show, featuring a variety of acts. Tickets: $25 at Tailem Bend Newsagency, Murray Bridge Newsagency or by email to Helen Clothier, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, search for Tailem Bend Music Hall on Facebook, call Helen Clothier on 0409 193 963 or email email@example.com.
Sunday ☔ 17°
SANFL Neil Kerley memorial lunch/match: 12.15pm–1.45 pm for lunch/2.10pm for the match at Johnstone Park, Murray Bridge. To honour the late ‘king’ of SA footy, the West Adelaide Football Club will host a match between themselves and the Adelaide crows, the two clubs Kerley was heavily involved with throughout his career. The teams will be playing for the Neil Kerley Memorial Trophy. Tickets can be purchased at westadelaidefc.com.au or at the gate.
Federation Ultra Trail – the Kinchina edition: 7.30am–5pm at Monarto Safari Park. The sixth annual Federation Ultra Trail run crosses the Lavender/Federation Trail from Monarto Safari Park. Due to flood damage and bridge works, this year’s run will finish in Kinchina Conservation Park. All short (10km), mid-course (24km) and ultra course (55km) runners and all relay members will have access to Monarto Safari Park’s walking trails that allow glimpses of meerkats, giraffe, bison, chimpanzees, lions and rhinos. Register: www.mmievents.net.au.
Monday ☔ 18°
Dad’s Space: 5.30pm–6.30pm at the Centacare office, 1A/2 Reserve Road, Murray Bridge. Dads, come along to a free place for dads to chat, relax, tell Dad jokes and promote wellbeing. Registrations: Phone Lyall on 8215 6347.
Tuesday ⛅ 17°
The Hope Project workshop – exploring hope through words: 1pm–4pm at iREACH Rural Health, level 1/55 Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge. Do you have a lived experience of mental health, addiction or suicide? If so, iREACH would love to hear from you to explore together how hope affects recovery and how we can build hope as a community. For bookings and more information, phone iREACH on 8531 1303.
Funeral of Jenna Willment: 1pm at the Meningie Football Club, Narrung Road, Meningie. For more information, phone 8531 1111 or visit mingefunerals.com.
Science Week activities for children: 3.30pm–4.30pm at the Tailem Bend Community Centre, 141 Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend. Join us as we explore science through a variety of experiments. The event is for children aged 5 to 12 years old, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Bookings essential: Go to www.trybooking.com/CJTNE.
Lego Club: 4pm–5pm (each fortnight on Tuesdays until September 26) at the Murray Bridge Library. It doesn’t matter how you pronounce the word ‘Lego’ – just come to the Lego Club, have fun, and let your imagination run wild. An adult must accompany children aged 12 years and younger. Bookings essential: Contact the library on 8539 115 or speak to library staff. Entries close at 10pm on August 11. Registrations: raceroster.com.
Wednesday ☔ 18°
Tuning in to kids – emotionally intelligent parenting: 9.30am–11.30am at Centacare, 1A/2 Sturt Reserve Road, Murray Bridge. This free six-session parenting program is for parents of primary school children. You can help your child develop emotional intelligence. Children with higher emotional intelligence have greater success with making and keeping friends, concentrate better at school, are more able to calm down when upset or angry and tend to have few childhood illnesses. Bookings: Phone Lyall at Centacare on 8215 6347.
Pawgust at the Play Space: 10am–12.30pm at the Play Space by Off Your Screen Events, 14 Sixth Street, Murray Bridge. Come to the Play Cafe, where children of all ages and abilities can be engaged and let their imagination to run wild. There will be a light menu, including coffee, a range of tea and cold drinks, as well as hot food and sweet treats. Bookings: From $5 at eventbrite.com.au.
Thrift shop soup kitchen: 11.30am–1pm at the Uniting Church Hall, 1 Narooma Boulevard, Murray Bridge. Join us for a meal and check out the $5 bag sale. All are welcome, and a donation is appreciated. For more information, phone 8532 5150.
How to spot a scam: 10am–12pm at the Murray Bridge Library. In this information session presented by Senior Constable David Brown from the Crime Prevention Section at SAPOL, find out how you can spot scams so that you avoid them. Bookings: Contact the library on 8539 1175 or speak to library staff.
Council Grants Program – Information Session: 2pm–3pm in the upstairs meeting room of the Murray Bridge Performing Arts and Function Centre (Town Hall), 13–17 Bridge Street, Murray Bridge. This free information session will include details regarding environmental, sport and recreation funding. Please call to confirm attendance and receive a link to the meeting. For more information and to RSVP, contact Simone Zrna by August 14 on 8539 1182 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday ⛅ 17°
Funeral of Neville Perry: 10.30am at the Minge Chapel, 63 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge. For more information, phone 8531 1111 or visit mingefunerals.com.
Frank and Ella – a Swing through Time: 11am at Murray Bridge Town Hall, 13–17 Bridge Street, Murray Bridge. This all-ages cabaret show, featuring Ben Waller and Leticia Lee, explores the life of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, whose connections form that exciting time when jazz was evolving and swing was emerging. Tickets: $20 at events.ticketbooth.com.au. For more information, phone 8539 1430.
Let’s Thrive workshop – valued environment: 2pm – 3pm at the Local Government Centre, 2 Seventh Street, Murray Bridge. This is one of a series of workshops for the community to have their say in areas that the Murray Bridge council needs to focus on to keep working towards the council vision of thriving communities. Come along and have your say. Bookings: eventbrite.com.au.
Funeral of Trevor Rowett: 2.30pm at the Minge Chapel, 63 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge. For more information, phone 8531 1111 or visit mingefunerals.com.
Science Week activities for children: 3.30pm–4.30pm at Jervois Hall, 9 William Street, Jervois. Join us as we explore science through a variety of experiments. The event is for children aged 5 to 12 years old, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Bookings essential: Go to www.trybooking.com/CJTNE.
Night market: 4pm–9pm at the Murray Bridge Marketplace, 23–51 Mary Terrace, Murray Bridge. Bring the fam for a night of shopping and fun at the inaugural Night Market, with market stalls showcasing their wares, with face-painting and balloon art for the kids and your favourite Marketplace stores and eateries. For more information and for interested potential stallholders, contact the Murray Bridge Marketplace on 8531 0484 or email email@example.com.
2023 OTR Supersprint – Murray Bridge street party: 4.30pm–6.30pm at East Terrace, outside the Bridgeport Hotel. Petrolheads, start your engines. The OTR Supersprint returns to the Bend Motorsport Park this August, and a street party will kick things off. There’ll be Supercar driver appearances, autograph sessions, race and road car displays and more. Bring your friends and family.
Thursday night movies at the library – The Lost King (rated M): 5.30pm at Murray Bridge Library, Level 2, 51 South Terrace, Murray Bridge. An ambitious writer and an amateur historian defy the odds and the establishment to unearth Richard III’s long-missing remains in a car park in Leicester. For more information, contact the library on 8539 1175 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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