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Things to do in Murray Bridge: August 4-10, 2023
All you need to know about the state road cycling and time trial championships, Cars and Coffee, live music and more.
If you’re looking for something to get out and see this weekend – despite the chilly weather forecast – Mypolonga might be the place to go.
The town will host the state road cycling championships on Saturday, and state time trials on Sunday.
Riders will compete on a loop starting and finishing at the Mypolonga Institute and heading down Wool Shed Road, Mypolonga Road and Balanada Drive.
Now that it’s August, be sure to get around and check out some of the local exhibitions for the SALA Festival, too, including Leanne McCullough’s at Wellington Hall today and tomorrow; and think about River Lights, the Illuminate Adelaide installation at Mannum starting tomorrow, too.
This weekly feature is brought to you by the Bridgeport Hotel – the place to be.
Friday 🌧 16°
Funeral of David Williams: 10.30am at the Minge Chapel, 63 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge.
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day: 11am at the former Lower Murray Nungas Club, 124 Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge. Cultural activities, face painting, animal friends; presented by Moorundi, Hippy and Communities for Children.
Regional driving awareness: 1pm–2.30pm at Murray Bridge Library. This talk could very well save your life; it includes the “fatal five” causes of road trauma, fatigue, regional crash statistics, sharing the road with heavy vehicles and safety tips for driving on regional roads. Bookings: Phone the library on 8539 1175 or speak to staff.
Hip-hop workshop with Optamus: 5.30-8.30pm at the Station, Murray Bridge. Don’t miss out on your chance to connect with this Perth hip-hop legend in the flesh; he’ll be fired up and ready to share his knowledge with local artists; for ages 12-25.
River Lights: 6-10pm on Randall Street and at Mary Ann Reserve and Arnold Park, Mannum. First night of a nightly Illuminate Adelaide installation which will transform Mannum’s main street and riverfront with dazzling light displays; continues each night until August 13.
Live music in the lounge: 7.30-10.30pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge.
Saturday ☁ 13°
River Murray football and netball: Jervois v Tailem Bend at Jervois Combined Sports Club; Southern Mallee v Mypolonga at Lameroo Sport Grounds; Imperials v Coorong at Johnstone Park, Murray Bridge; Mannum v Ramblers at Mannum Showgrounds.
Auscycling road and time trial state championships: From 9am, starting at Mypolonga Institute. Back in Mypolonga for the fourth year, this cycling road-race course features a couple of short climbs, a touch of gravel and a fast and flowy descent back down before a kick up to the finish line. Continues Sunday.
Gus and the Tangents: 5-10pm at Carob and Hare, 14 Old Princes Highway, Kanmantoo. Food, wine, music and fun with music from the 1950s and 60s; entry includes dinner, dessert, tea and coffee. Tickets: $30 at www.eventbrite.com.au.
Sunday ☁ 14°
Cars and Coffee Murray Bridge: 8am–10am at the wharf precinct car park, Murray Bridge. Check out the cars on display and grab a hot coffee and a bite to eat in the wharf precinct alongside the Murray River. Coffee, hot chocolates, milkshakes, cool drinks, doughnuts and egg and bacon rolls will be available to purchase.
Auscycling road and time trial state championships: From 9am, starting at Mypolonga Institute. Back in Mypolonga for the fourth year, this cycling road-race course features a couple of short climbs, a touch of gravel and a fast and flowy descent back down before a kick up to the finish line.
Anniversary race day: 11am-6pm at Murray Bridge Racing Club. There’s nothing like a day at the races. Tickets: From $16.90 at www.moshtix.com.au.
Live music in the lounge: 2-5pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge.
Monday ⛅️ 16°
Women of the LMRIA coffee, cake and chat: 9.30-11.30am at the 1924 Riverfront Steakhouse, Murray Bridge. A purposefully curated event for women of the Lower Murray River Irrigation Area with guest speakers Kate Martin and Bec Smith, “stories of strength and heartbreak”. RSVP: email@example.com.
Tuesday ☀ 18°
Strategic plan community consultation workshop: 6-7.30pm at Mypolonga Institute. Come and let the Rural City of Murray Bridge know what they need to focus on to help the community thrive. Register: www.eventbrite.com.au.
Wednesday ⛅️ 18°
Exploring hope through art: 10am-3pm at iReach Rural Health, 55 Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge. First day of a three-day workshop for people with lived experience of mental health issues, addiction or suicide, exploring how hope affects recovery and how we can build hope as a community; lunch provided. RSVP: www.trybooking.com.
Our Time is Now exhibition opening: 10.30am at the Square Community Centre, Murray Bridge. A youth exhibition of photographs and art for National Homelessness Week, showing 10am-4pm Wednesday and Thursday.
Exploring hope through words: 10am-3pm at Tailem Bend Community Centre. Workshop for people with lived experience of mental health issues, addiction or suicide, exploring how hope affects recovery and how we can build hope as a community; afternoon tea provided. RSVP: www.trybooking.com.
Pregnancy and after-birth fitness meet and greet: 10am-1pm at Snap Fitness, Murray Bridge. Meet Amanda with all your women’s fitness queries, members and non-members welcome.
Creative Kids Craft – Are you a clown?: 4pm–5pm at the Murray Bridge Library. If you’re aged between five and 12 years old and feel like it’d be fun to be a clown, then get down to clown town and enjoy some clown-themed craft with your friends. Bookings essential: 8539 1175 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flood recovery community meeting: 6pm–8pm at the Murray Bridge Performing Arts and Function Centre. Keep informed about the flood recovery efforts in the Lower Murray Reclaimed Irrigation Area and get updates on levee recovery, a dewatering program and primary producer grants. Staff will be available for one-on-one discussions, and light refreshments will be provided.
Thursday ⛅ 18°
Strategic plan community consultation workshop: 6-7.30pm at Monarto War Memorial Hall. Come and let the Rural City of Murray Bridge know what they need to focus on to help the community thrive. Register: www.eventbrite.com.au.
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