Things to do in Murray Bridge: February 5-11, 2021

An art exhibition arrives, a cricketer's life is celebrates, chamber musicians perform and more.

Downstairs Dining Room – Octopus, by Claire Healy and Shaun Cordeiro, will be part of a visiting exhibition. Photo: Ivan Bulijan/Murray Bridge Regional Gallery.

It will be a quieter week this week as the Australia Day long weekend fades into the rear-view mirror and many of us settle back into school, work or our usual routines.

But there will be some good little community events around the place if you have an interest in cars, chamber music or farming – or if you have a musical child.

A new exhibition will also open at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery on Saturday.

If there are any more events we’ve missed, let us know by emailing peri@murraybridge.news.

Saturday

Greg Beaumont Shield: 8am-late at Jervois Oval. Jervois Cricket Club’s A and B grade sides play Wanderers for the Greg Beaumont Shield in memory of the late cricketer, lunch and dinner available, raffles, auction, band Early Warning in the evening, funds raised for the Heart Foundation.

Come and try choir: 10-11am in performing arts room 2, Unity College, Murray Bridge. A sample of what the choir does: singing, music, games, friends and fun; enter the senior campus, turn right and head around to the room next to the picnic area at the back; for school-aged children.

Safe Space: 10am-4pm, then Tuesday-Sunday until March 14, at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. Touring exhibition from Museums and Galleries Queensland featuring contemporary sculpture by 12 artists, exploring notions of space.

Sunday

Cars and Coffee Murray Bridge: 8-10am at the Coles car park, Murray Bridge Green. Anyone and any car welcome.

Animal Name Day: 9am-4.30pm at Monarto Safari Park. Free entry for visitors with an animal surname and photo ID. Tickets for other visitors: $38/27/20.50 at www.monartosafari.com.au/tickets.

Mannum Riverside Markets: 9am-2.30pm at Arnold Park. Local produce, food and coffee.

Spirit of Romanticism: 3-4pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall. A program of Romantic music from Schumann, Faure and Grieg by mezzo soprano Elizabeth Campbell and pianist Anthony Hunt, presented by Adelaide Hills Chamber Players. Tickets: $55/47/20 at www.trybooking.com.

Monday

Cyber Safety Solutions: 7.15-9pm at Mannum Community College. Free session with cyber safety expert Sue McLean in conjunction with Safer Internet Day, for adults only, light supper available. RSVP: Bobbie Taylor, 8569 1503 or bobbie.taylor851@schools.sa.gov.au.

Tuesday

Farmers’ breakfast: 9-11am at Wynarka clubrooms. Meet District Council of Karoonda East Murray CEO Martin Borgas, learn about assistance for farmers with Rural Business Support and Farm Owners Academy with Cheryl Freak. Bookings essential by Friday: Tammy O’Malley, 0478 123 542 or tammy.o@dckem.sa.gov.au.

Wednesday

Using an Android phone: 10am-12pm at Murray Bridge Library. Tech smart training session for anyone who wants to engage with friends and family across the country and the world. Book: 8539 1175.

Author talk with Tricia Stringer: 2-3pm at Murray Bridge Library. Bestselling, award-winning author from the Copper Coast who shares her passion for country South Australia through her stories. Book: 8539 1175.


Let Murray Bridge News know about an upcoming event by emailing peri@murraybridge.news. Events will typically be listed if they are free to attend, raising funds for a charitable cause, occupying a public place, or if the organisers have advertised with Murray Bridge News. For-profit events may be listed at Murray Bridge News’ discretion. Event listings are sourced from local councils, Facebook, Ticketbooth, tourist attractions’ websites and other sources.

Disclosure: Murray Bridge Children’s Choir is an advertising client of Murray Bridge News this week.