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Things to do in Murray Bridge: July 7–13, 2023
All you need to know about school holiday activities at Monarto Safari Park, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery and all around the Murraylands.
This Saturday, you can celebrate both NAIDOC Week and the school holidays by taking your kids to Monarto Safari Park.
The NAIDOC celebrations begin at Monarto Safari Park with lessons in Ngarrindjeri language, and they continue until July 23, with free weaving workshops from Buandig Elder Aunty Janice on July 13 and 19.
Of course, you can continue to enjoy the usual activities at Monarto Safari Park, such as strolling on the 12kms of walking tracks or riding on the free bus around the park.
By the way, how cute are meerkats?
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Friday ☔ 17°
Funeral for Peter Appleton: 11am at graveside, Tailem Bend cemetery, Granites Road, Tailem Bend. For more information, contact Minge Funerals on 8531 1111.
Tailem Bend Primary School’s new catering trailer: From 5pm at the Tailem Bend Primary School, 1 Murray Street, Tailem Bend. Don’t feel like cooking on the last day of school? Yeah, fair enough. Then, check out the school’s new catering trailer. All funds raised go towards supporting Liam in his fight against cancer. For more information, contact the school on 8572 3266.
NAIDOC Week 8-ball competition: 5.30pm–9pm at the Italian Club, Lincoln Road, Murray Bridge. A barbecue supper will be provided at this event. For more information or to register your interest, phone Mardawi on 0487 333 535 or email email@example.com.
Saturday ☔ 17°
NAIDOC school holidays at Monarto Safari Park (until July 23): 9.30am–5 pm at Monarto Safari Park. Bring your little adventurers to explore Monarto Safari Park and learn some Ngarrindjeri language. See the animals by exploring the walking tracks or hop on the free bus for a guided tour. For more information, visit monartosafari.com.au or phone 8548 9501.
School holiday fun at the Gallery: 10am–4pm at the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, 27 Sixth Street, Murray Bridge. Children aged between 7 and 12 years old can get a free exhibition activity booklet. Also, explore the 2023 Youth Art Prize with a self-guided tour, and get some fun ideas to try at home. For more information, visit murraybridgegallery.com.au, phone 8539 1420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday ☔ 17°
NAIDOC Week IMF RAW Run: 9.45am – 12pm at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge (registrations from 9am). As part of NAIDOC Week, join in a 3km or 5km walk or run. A free, healthy breakfast will be provided. For more information, phone 8539 1100.
Sunday sessions: 2pm–3pm, every second Sunday of the month, at the Murray Bridge Library. This week’s session is with Scott Daniels. For more information on this musical way to unwind on a Sunday, contact the library on 8539 1175 or email email@example.com.
Monday ☔ ⛅ 18°
Bike basics: 10am and 1pm at the Callington Hill trailhead. Bring your bike and ride with us. You can learn the skills of trail riding and explore some fun trails. Suitable for children aged from 5 to 12 and their families. Bookings: Phone Lyall on 8215 6347.
School holiday activities – Animals anonymous: 10.30am–11.30am or 12pm–1pm at the Murray Bridge Library. Come along to this all-ages event for a wildlife demonstration, and learn more about the environment while doing so.
Tuesday ☔ ⛅ 18°
Let’s go chasing waterfalls: 10am–12pm and 1pm–3pm at Mannum Waterfall Reserve. Children from 0 to 12 years old and their families can explore the bushland. Bookings: Phone Lyall on 8215 6347.
Arrow tag: 11am–12.30pm at Fraser Park Primary School, 25–27 Buderkin Avenue, Murray Bridge. Want to give your kids something new to try these school holidays? They can meet some new friends and get some exercise too. Arrow tag brings together archery and dodgeball in the one game. Navigate an obstacle course while firing and dodging arrows. Don’t worry: The arrows have soft ends, and participants wear helmets. Cost: Free. Bookings: Contact the Wellbeing Hub on 0468 640 800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday ⛅ 18°
Fish ‘n’ Chats: 10am–12pm at Thiele Reserve; 1pm–3pm at Avoca Dell Reserve. Recreational fishing on the banks of the River Murray is a great way to relax. Come along and bring your child (up to 12 years old) for this free activity. Fishing equipment and bait are supplied, along with coaching on the basics of fishing. Bookings and registrations: Phone Lyall on 8215 6347.
James’ travelling magic show: Session 1: 11am–12pm; Session 2: 2pm–3pm at the Murray Bridge Library. Do you like your magic mixed with science and comedy? Who doesn’t, right? If you’re aged between 5 and 12 years old, then come along for a mixture of magic, illusion, comedy and science. Prepare to be amazed.
Horse racing: 11am–5 pm at the Murray Bridge Racing Club, Gifford Hill. Check out six different horse races, each with total prize pools of $22,000.
The Voice to Parliament with David DeLima: 1.15pm at Concordia Hall, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Murray Bridge. Murray Valley Lutheran Community Women’s Guild event, offering to David DeLima, afternoon tea, trading table.
Thursday ☔ ⛅ 16°
Exploring wetland in our region: 10am–12pm; 2pm–4 pm at Rural Avenue Wetland Reserve and Swanport Wetlands. This free event is for children from 0 to 12 years old and their families. You can explore and learn about our native plants and animals. For bookings and more information, phone Lyall on 8215 6347.
KESAB waste and recycling information session: 12pm at the Murray Bridge Performing Arts and Function Centre (Town Hall). In this free session presented by KESAB, you’ll discover the power of recycling knowledge, learn about resource management in SA and empower yourself to make sustainable choices. Registrations: eventbrite.com.au.
Canvas painting workshop: 1pm–5pm at the Station, 3–5 Railway Terrace, Murray Bridge. Come along for a free canvas painting workshop. All experience levels are welcome, and all equipment will be provided. Free for youth between 12 and 25 years old. For more information, phone 0427 400 635 or email email@example.com.
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