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Things to do in Murray Bridge: August 25-31, 2023
Your guide to Acoustic at the Station, the Rockleigh Neighbour Muster, a Mini GP race at Monarto and much more, brought to you by the Bridgeport Hotel.
There is a heap of stuff happening around our region this weekend, including national motorbike racing at Monarto and the annual neighbour muster at Rockleigh.
But let’s kick off with a live music event at the Station on Saturday night, where award-winning theatre producer Hannah Smith will present a lineup of local artists aged 12 to 25.
“This is my favourite event of the year,” she said.
“Imagine snuggling up on a couch, hot food in one hand and hot chocolate in the other, while listening to live local music.
“It doesn't get any better than this on a Saturday night.”
Entry is free, and low-cost food and drinks will be available.
If that’s not your cup of tea, scroll down – there’s sure to be something going on in the Murraylands that will take your fancy.
This weekly feature is brought to you by the Bridgeport Hotel – the place to be.
Friday ⛅ 21°
Jets Over Monarto: At Adelaide Model Aerosport’s airfield, 3661 Old Princes Highway, Monarto. Free, low-key jet fun fly, all types of jets welcome, continues Saturday and Sunday.
Foster carers to support local kids – information session: 5pm–6pm at AC Care, Murray Bridge. Learn about foster care and how you can change a child’s life. For bookings and more information, contact Melissa Miller at AC Care on 8531 4900 or 0438 688 239.
Joshua McLean’s supermoto team Australia fundraiser: 7-11pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. An exciting fundraiser to support Joshua McLean’s dream of representing Australia in the Supermoto of Nations, racing in Europe; product showcase, auctions and raffles, including a draw for a 2007 CRF 250R; 100 tickets only. Tickets: $100 at www.eventbrite.com.au.
Live music in the lounge: 7.30-10.30pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge.
Saturday ⛅ 17°
FIM Mini GP Australia series: Gates 6.30am, racing from 9am at the Go Kart Club of SA, 3711 Old Princes Highway, Monarto. Round four of the national series, free entry for spectators, continues Sunday.
Jets Over Monarto: At Adelaide Model Aerosport’s airfield, 3661 Old Princes Highway, Monarto. Free, low-key jet fun fly, all types of jets welcome, continues Sunday.
Free skin cancer screenings: 9am-3.45pm at White Park, Murray Bridge. Provided by the Lions Medical Research Foundation, continues Sunday. Book: Hylton 0408 803 723 or email@example.com.
Saturday Art mixed media: 10am–12.30pm every Saturday at the Harmony Room, Murray Bridge Community Centre, 18 Beatty Terrace. This term, Saturday Art is exploring mixed media. The group is for all skill levels, and all materials will be supplied. Bookings and for more information, phone Helen on 0466 809 400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Places limited.
RCMB strategic plan community consultation session: 2-4pm at Bell’s Landing Reserve, Monteith. Come along to a consultation session and free barbecue and let the Rural City of Murray Bridge know what it needs to focus on to keep working towards its vision of thriving communities. RSVP: www.eventbrite.com.au.
Acoustic sessions – free live music: 6pm–9pm at the Station, 3–5 Railway Terrace, Murray Bridge. It’s back! Be captivated by the talents of local musicians from 12 to 25 years old as they take to the stage at the Station. Award-winning producer Hannah Smith has organised the free event in conjunction with the Station. The evening will have acoustic performances fit for the whole family to enjoy. There will be a no-alcohol policy to ensure a safe and inclusive event. Entry is free, and food and drinks will be available for a small cost. For more information, contact Aiden Fargher on 0427 400 635 or email him at email@example.com.
Sunday ⛅ 17°
FIM Mini GP Australia series: Gates 6.30am, racing from 9am at the Go Kart Club of SA, 3711 Old Princes Highway, Monarto. Round four of the national series, free entry for spectators.
Jets Over Monarto: At Adelaide Model Aerosport’s airfield, 3661 Old Princes Highway, Monarto. Free, low-key jet fun fly, all types of jets welcome.
A nature walk on the wild side: 9am–2pm at Monarto Safari Park, 63 Monarto Safari Park, Monarto. See nature off the beaten track at Monarto Safari Park. If you’re a bird watcher, wild-flower lover or just enjoy wandering through bushlands, then you’ll enjoy this inclusive experience. Join expert horticulturalist volunteer guides for a stroll through the scrub to witness the arrival of spring in the Mallee. The walk is around 5km long and covers uneven and rocky ground. The walk includes morning tea and a light lunch. Bookings: $40 members, $40 plus entry for non-members at tickets.zoossa.com.au.
Free skin cancer screenings: 9am-3.45pm at White Park, Murray Bridge. Provided by the Lions Medical Research Foundation. Book: Hylton 0408 803 723 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ngarrindjeri weaving workshop with Aunty Ellen Trevorrow: SOLD OUT.
National Science Week – Water and the diversity of life it supports: 10am–4.30pm at the Murray Bridge Performing Arts and Function Centre. Get involved in National Science Week by learning about the wonders of our waterways. Waterway to spend a day! Participants can join in a series of engaging mini-conferences, with speakers presenting their work related to water and its signficiance to our region. Kids can learn about the environment in a supervised kids’ activities room, with Bugs n Slugs and different displays that showcase the wonders of nature. Lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. For more information, phone Alice Woodward on 0498 283 929 or email email@example.com.
Celebration of non-ridden horses: From 10am at the Monarto Sporting Complex. A showcase for horses who cannot be ridden, including hand classes and agility obstacle course, hosted by Lincoln Park Horse and Human Rehabilitation Centre.
Out of Order and Kevin Sporer: 11am-4pm at the Imperial Football Club, Murray Bridge. Murray Bridge Country Music Club event, lunch available, all welcome. Admission: $12/10 members.
Rockleigh Neighbour Muster: 12pm–4pm at Rockleigh Old School House, Rockleigh Road, Rockleigh. All Rockleigh residents are welcome to attend the annual get-together at the old school. Meet your neighbours and district colleagues. Lunch (including vegetarian options), soup, tea and coffee are all free. Hear from the CFS about fire safety and chat about other local issues. Relax around the fire. BYO drinks and something to share for afternoon tea. The free event is presented by the Rockleigh Progress Association and sponsored by the Murray Bridge council.
Live music in the lounge: 2-5pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge.
Monday ⛅ 21°
Prime lamb market: 1–3pm at Murray Bridge sale yards. Presented by Elders.
Film screening – Champions: 5.30pm at Cameo Theatre, 2 First Street, Murray Bridge. Come along for a light dinner and the screening of Champions. The film is about a temperamental coach who’s ordered by the court to manage a team of players with intellectual disabilities. Cost: $25 per person. Bookings: Phone Lyn on 0437 519 320.
Tuesday ⛅ 24°
Funeral service for Gwen Lehmann: 2pm at the Minge Chapel, Minge Funerals, 63 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge. For more information, visit mingefunerals.com or phone 8531 1111.
Father’s Day BBQ: 4pm–6pm at the Tailem Bend Community Centre, 141 Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend. Children from 0 to 12 years can come along to celebrate the dads and special people in our lives with crafts and a BBQ dinner. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bookings essential: www.trybooking.com/CJXMG.
Preventing and managing community group conflict: 4-8pm at Tailem Bend Community Centre. Create a supportive and harmonious environment for everyone; presented by the Leaders Institute of South Australia and Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland. RSVP: www.eventbrite.com.au.
RCMB strategic plan community consultation session: 6-7.30pm at Callington Memorial Hall. Let the Rural City of Murray Bridge know what it needs to focus on to keep working towards its vision of thriving communities. RSVP: www.eventbrite.com.au.
Wednesday ⛅ 19°
Getting to know your device – iPhone: 10am–12pm at Murray Bridge Library. This session is part of the Being Digital program, which helps people to participate in today’s digital world. Please bring your device along with you. For more information, please phone 8539 1175 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Celebrations and Connections: 3.30pm–5.30pm at the Harmony Room, 18 Beatty Terrace, Murray Bridge. For families wanting to create connections with their families and friends, come along and be involved in the creation of a family recipe book. The book will be full of tips to create family celebrations on a budget. For more information, phone Helen on 0466 809 400 or email email@example.com. Children welcome. Cost: Free. Bookings: Contact the Haven at Murray Bridge on 0466 809 400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book and movie club: 4pm–6pm at Headspace Murray Bridge. The 2012 movie Tiger Eyes will be shown, followed by a discussion about it; snacks provided. Register: Phone 8531 2122 or email email@example.com.
Thursday ⛅ 17°
Fisherman’s Friends: One and All: 5.30pm at the Murray Bridge Library. Thursday night movie about a band who struggle with their second album after the highs of performing on the pyramid stage at Glastonbury; they then do a divisive tour in which they trace their ancestors and rediscover their musical roots. For more information, contact the library on 8539 1175 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Growing your workforce with skilled migration and migrant workers: 5.30-7.30pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Hear from Ali Wright from the Department of Home Affairs on skilled visas and solutions to workforce shortages, Sean Malone from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science on the skilled and business migration program, and Andrew Carter from the Pacific Island Labour Mobility Scheme; presented by Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland. RSVP: www.eventbrite.com.au.
RCMB strategic plan community consultation session: 6-7.30pm at the Station, Murray Bridge. Let the Rural City of Murray Bridge know what it needs to focus on to keep working towards its vision of thriving communities. RSVP: www.eventbrite.com.au.
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