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Things to do in Murray Bridge: June 30–July 6, 2023
All you need to know about NAIDOC Week events, Cars and Coffee Murray Bridge and Thursday Night Movies at the Library.
NAIDOC Week, from July 2 to July 9, is a nationwide celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with this year’s theme being “For Our Elders”.
This year’s NAIDOC Week honours the role that First Nations Elders have played and continue to play as knowledge holders, trailblazers, advocates, teachers, survivors and leaders.
There will be various free NAIDOC Week events for all and sundry in the Murraylands; the events include barbecues, a footy match, dance performances, storytelling and more.
One of the highlights of NAIDOC Week in the Murraylands will be the annual NAIDOC bridge walk on Monday morning, starting on the east side of the Old Murray Bridge, so talk the talk and walk the walk.
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Friday ☔ 16°
Funeral for Kathleen Coxon: 11am at Minge Chapel, 63 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge. For more information, contact Minge Funerals on 8531 111.
Community refugee sponsorship information session: 2pm–3pm at the Murray Bridge Town Hall, 17 Bridge Street, Murray Bridge. Hear about how everyday Australians are transforming refugees’ resettlement in Australia through community sponsorship. RSVP to Simone on 8539 1182 or at email@example.com.
Greyhound racing: 5.30pm–8.30pm at the Murray Bridge Racing Club, 2 Kennett Road, Murray Bridge East. See SA’s best greyhound racing. The track has tasty counter meals available to purchase, along with full bar and TAB facilities. For more information, contact Trevor Morgan on 8532 3300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday ☔ 16°
River Murray football and netball, round 11: Coorong v Mannum at Meningie Oval; Mypolonga v Imperials at Mypolonga Memorial Oval; Tailem Bend v Southern Mallee at Jaensch Park, Tailem Bend; Jervois v Mallee Districts at Jervois Combined Sports Club.
40 years of the Mypolonga Netball Club: From 9am at the Mypolonga Combined Sports Club, 322 Mypolonga Road, Mypolonga. The Mypolonga Netball League Club has turned 40 and want to celebrate with you. All past and present players, volunteers and supporters are invited to come along. For more information, search for the Mypolonga Netball League Club on Facebook or email email@example.com.
Sunday ☁ 15°
Cars and Coffee Murray Bridge: 8am–10am at the Wharf Precinct Car Park, Murray Bridge. Car enthusiasts, coffee fans and others are welcome to check out the cars on display, coffee up and have a bite to eat. Coffee, hot chocolates, milkshakes, cool drinks, doughnuts and egg-and-bacon rolls are available to purchase. For more information, contact Joane Lovell on 0415 790 260 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAIDOC Week Elders luncheon and Points vs Rovers football match: 11.45am–3pm at Imperial Oval (Johnstone Park), Murray Bridge. For more information, contact Ngarrindjeri Ruwe Empowered Communities on 8532 5763 or email email@example.com.
Monday ☁ 14°
NAIDOC bridge walk, awards ceremony and family fun day: 9am at the east side of the bridge, below the RSL. To celebrate NAIDOC Week, join in the Welcome to Country, a Smoking Ceremony and a walk along the Old Murray Bridge to the Local Government Centre for the NAIDOC awards ceremony at 10am. A family fun day follows. For a full calendar of events, visit here. For more information, phone 8539 1100.
Tuesday ☔ 15°
NAIDOC Week flag raising, cultural dance performance and morning tea: 9am–12pm at the Tailem Bend Town Hall, 95–101 Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend. For more information, contact the Community Development team at the Coorong District Council on 1300 785 277.
NAIDOC Week storytelling and Ngarrindjeri art: 10am–1pm at the Murray Bridge Library. Come along for storytelling, a Ngarrindjeri flag activity, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander bracelet making, rock art, wreath making and badge making. For more information, contact Nerylee at Moorundi on 1800 023 846.
Coffee with a cop: 10.30am–11.30am at the Murray Bridge Marketplace, 23–51 Murray Bridge. The Murray Bridge Marketplace and the Murray Bridge Police have teamed up for this free community event. Residents of Murray Bridge and surrounding areas are invited to chat over free coffee with Murray Bridge police officer to discuss community issues, ask questions and get to know more about our local police and their work in the region. You can bring the kids along for a free milkshake, and Jeff the Dog will be there to share tips with kids about staying safe on the road. No bookings required.
Wednesday ☔ 17°
NAIDOC Week cultural activities and dance performance: 11.30am–1pm at Tintinara Memorial Hall. The morning of cultural events to mark NAIDOC Week includes a sausage sizzle lunch. For more information, contact the Community Development team at the Coorong District Council on 1300 785 277.
Brenda Matthews: The last daughter: 5pm at the Cameo Cinema, 2 First Street, Murray Bridge. To mark NAIDOC Week, see this film, which is a true story of love, loss and reconnection. The first 40 tickets are free.
Thursday ⛅ 13°
Thursday Night Movies at the Library – The Duke (Rated M): 5.30pm–7.30pm at the Murray Bridge Library. In 1961, 60-year-old Kempton Bunton stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. He offered to return the painting on one condition – that the government invest more in elderly care. See how that worked out for him. For more information, contact the library on 8539 1175 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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