Things to do in Murray Bridge: July 9-15, 2021

Many NAIDOC Week events have been postponed, but you can still hear the Deadly Nannas or attend a school holiday activity.

Music has a power to heal and inspire, to preserve culture and cross generations – a power the Deadly Nannas know how to harness.

In recent years, the musical group’s Ngarrindjeri and non-Aboriginal women have written and performed their message songs at countless community events, on CD and even on television.

Most recently, three members joined forces with children from Tyndale Christian School and Stamp Music to produce a track called My Country for NAIDOC Week – click here to watch the video on Facebook.

They have even been nominated for a South Australian Community Achievement Award.

Georgina Trevorrow said she and the other Deadly Nannas, or Nragi Muthar, wanted to teach young people to be strong, brave, proud and connected to their language and culture.

“Community members have said that our lyrics have helped them heal old wounds; and that they love hearing our songs, as it gives them comfort and connection to their communities,” she said.

“Children and adults who haven’t had the opportunity to connect to their language love listening to our songs in language, as they find it easy to say and learn.

“Having two non-Aboriginal women sing with the Deadly Nannas gives hope to all community members that if we can work and stand together, walk and talk together, we can all build bridges and become one.”

Hear the Deadly Nannas perform live at Murray Bridge Library from 2pm this Sunday.

Friday ⛅ 18°

Tailem Bend NAIDOC Week event: POSTPONED.

Play and connect: 10.30am-12pm at Murray Bridge Community Centre, 18 Beatty Terrace. Play and connect with your child, aged 1-5, through imaginative play, building, solving puzzles, making tracks or reading a book; Communities for Children Murraylands event. Bookings essential: Call Tina on 0421 102 276.

Barney Rebel: 5-9pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Saturday ⛅ 18°

Tailem Bend Netball Club trivia night: From 6pm at Tailem Bend Town Hall. Prizes to be won, food and bar facilities available, no BYO. Tickets: $10 per person on tables of eight, call Mel on 0434 269 329 or Emily on 0413 796 590.

Coombsy: 6-10pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Strauss, Lehar and more: CANCELLED.

Murray Bridge ladies’ night: 7-10pm at Murray Bridge Community Club. High-energy male revue by Raw Muscle Entertainment. Tickets: From $38 at

Sunday ⛅ 17°

Go Kart Club of SA Winter Cup: 8am-5pm at the Go Kart Club of South Australia, 3711 Old Princes Highway, Monarto. Practice and four races.

The Deadly Nannas: 2pm at Murray Bridge library. Sunday Sessions live music.

Jordan Holmes: 5-9pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Monday ☂ 17°

Katie Wicker: 5-9pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Rural City of Murray Bridge July meeting: From 7pm at the Murray Bridge council chambers, 2 Seventh Street.

Tuesday ☂ 17°

Coombsy: 5-9pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Wednesday ☂ 20°

James’ Travelling Magic Show: 10-11am and 1-2pm at Murray Bridge Library. Prepare to be amazed by magic, illusion, comedy and science, for ages 5-12. Book: 8539 1175.

Winter Race Day: 10.30am-4pm at Murray Bridge Racing Club. Admission: From $10 at

Jordan Holmes: 5-9pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Thursday ☂ 19°

Holiday kayaking: 10am and 1pm at Swanport Reserve. Come and try kayaking with your child aged 4-12; all equipment supplied; bring a hat, water, solid-soled shoes and sunscreen if needed; Communities for Children Murraylands event. Book: Call Lyall on 8215 6347.

Little Bang Discovery Club: 2-2.30 and 2.30-3pm at Murray Bridge Library. Combine everyday objects and experiences with scientific enquiry, for ages 2-4. Book: 8539 1175.

Jordan Holmes: 5-9pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

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