Things to do in Murray Bridge: January 20-26, 2023
All you need to know about Australia Day, plus a speedway meet, a new Friday night bowling competition, a creative writing program and more.
A highlight of things to do this week is to attend the Australia Day awards in Murray Bridge and Tailem Bend.
The Australia Day awards are an important way to honour the valuable contributions and achievements of outstanding members of the local community.
This year, the Murray Bridge Australia Day awards will move to a new location, Edwards Square, on the corner of Bridge Street and Swanport Road.
The award categories are citizen of the year, young citizen of the year, award for active citizenship, and community event of the year.
Local service clubs will provide breakfast for a gold coin donation, and barista-made coffee will be available from 7am next Thursday.
The official ceremony will begin at 7.45am with a welcome to country, award presentations and a citizenship ceremony.
Also, an Australia Day lunch will be held at 11am in the Tailem Bend Town Hall, honouring the Tailem Bend 2023 citizen of the year.
Everyone is welcome to attend these events.
They’re a bonzer way to kick off Australia Day.
Friday ⛅ 25°
Murray Bridge Magic: 10am to 3pm at Pine Park. Have fun, fun, fun with your family during the holidays. Friday’s program: Water tag, giant yard games, Playtona speedway obstacle course, glitter tattoos and animal farm.
Mega pre-loved book sale: 10am to 4pm Friday at Murray Bridge Library. Fill a shopping bag for only $5. Take advantage of this great opportunity provided by the Friends of the Murray Bridge Library. The sale continues on Saturday. For more information, contact the library on 8539 1175 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sensory Garden Mural: 11 am to 4 pm at the Station, 3–5 Railway Terrace. Youth aged from 12 to 25 years old can design and paint a collaborative mural in The Station’s magical Sensory Garden using aerosol cans. The event is free, and lunch will be provided. As there are limited places, bookings are essential: contact email@example.com.
Lower Murray Bowling Association competition: 6pm to 10pm at Murray Bridge Bowling Club. Come to the first-ever Friday night games being played at the Murray Bridge Bowling Club, with every division one team competing against each other. Food and drinks are available. Support your local town’s club. Free entry.
Mega pre-loved book sale: 9.30 am to 11.30 am at Murray Bridge Library. Fill a shopping bag for only $5. Take advantage of this great opportunity provided by the Friends of the Murray Bridge Library. For more information, contact the library on 8539 1175 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Murray Bridge Magic: 10am to 3pm at Pine Park. Saturday’s program: Giant yard games, laser tag, games theatre, glacier water slide and pony ride. 12pm to 3pm: live music from Barney Rebel.
Murray Bridge Speedway Track Championship: 5pm at the Speedway, Murray Bridge. The categories racing will be speedcars, modlites, modified sedans, formula 500s, AMCAs, wingless sprints and junior sedans. Tickets: $5–$50 at speedwaytickets.com.au.
Murray Bridge Magic: 10am to 3pm at Pine Park. Sunday’s program: water tag, laser tag, games theatre, glacier water slide and and giant yard games.
Tru Country and Graeme Hugo: 11am to 4pm at the Imperial Football Club, Johnstone Park, Murray Bridge. All are welcome at this Murray Bridge Country Music Club event. Lunch is available. Tickets: $10 for members and $12 for visitors. For more information, contact Brian on 8535 4317.
Relax, Renew and Restore by the River – yin yoga and sound immersion: 1.45 for 2-5pm at Murray Bridge Catholic Parish, 17 Ind Street. This session will calm the mind and soothe the soul. It begins with yin yoga and is followed by a sound bath, an audio experience that is designed to leave you feeling totally relaxed and rejuvenated. Tickets: $45. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/harmonicessence.
Monday ⛅ 32°
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Tuesday ⛅ 29°
Creative Writing Program: 10am to 3pm at Murray Bridge Community Centre. In this free eight-week program, you can learn a range of writing and presenting techniques, increase communication skills and receive mentor support. These skills may provide a pathway to further learning or employment. For more information, contact the Community Centre on 8531 1799.
Silent Disco: 1pm online. Children between five and 12 years old can join this online free event. For more information, contact the Tailem Bend Community Centre at www.tbcc.org.au or on 8572 3513.
Wednesday ⛅ 29°
Bike Basics: 9.30am to 11am at Murray Park, Murray Bridge. Children up to and including the age of 12 and their families are welcome to come to this event, which involves an adventure trail and mapping geocache. For bookings, phone Lyall on 8215 6347.
Escape Room: Escape from the Jungle Temple: 10, 10.30 and 11.30am at Murray Bridge Library. Can you escape the jungle temple? This fun school holiday activity is for children aged eight to 12 years old. Bookings are for groups of six. At 11am, you can escape a haunted house.
Funeral service for John O’Neil: 10.30am at Le Messurier Oval. For more information, phone Minge Funerals on 9531 1111.
Australia Day awards, Murray Bridge: From 7am at Edwards Square, on the corner of Bridge Street and Swanport Road. Have breakfast and barista-made coffee while pondering which worthy citizens will win awards. A welcome to country is at 7.45am, followed by the award presentations and a citizenship ceremony. For more information, phone 8539 1100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Australia Day awards lunch, Tailem Bend: 11am at Tailem Bend Town Hall. Lunch begins at 11am, followed by the presentation of the 2023 citizen of the year. For more information, phone 1300 785 277 or email email@example.com.
Kids flood get together: 10am at Mypolonga Memorial Oval. All kids from Mypo/Wall Flat/Toora are very welcome to come along and play tennis, cricket and other activities. Equipment is provided. A supervising adult will need to attend with children.
Murray Bridge Racing Club Australia Day races: 11.30am to 7pm at Murray Bridge Racing Club. This is an all-ages event. Tickets: From $22. For more information, go to www.countryracingsa.com.au.
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