Things to do in Murray Bridge: March 12-18, 2021

Find out about the Murraylands Multicultural Festival, greyhound racing, speedway, drought support and more.

Murray Bridge is home to Aussies and Poms, Filipinos and Kiwis.

In households around our community are families who speak Mandarin, Italian, Vietnamese, Punjabi and Dinka.

We are one, but we are many, as the song says, and from all the lands on Earth we come.

All those cultures will come together on the riverfront this Sunday for the Murraylands Multicultral Yuntu-Walun Festival, a celebration of the diversity that makes Murray Bridge a more interesting place.

There will be food, music and dancing, dragon boat racing and family fun.

The event will be a collaboration between the Murraylands Multicultural Network, Australian Migrant Resource Centre, Rotary Club of Murray Bridge and Murray Bridge council.

Friday

Bridgeport Hotel employment info sessions: 10am-12pm and 1-3pm at Murray Bridge RSL. An overview of opportunities and processes, overview of pre-employment training and expectations, all jobseekers seeking employment at the hotel must attend. Register: www.eventbrite.com.au.

Author talk with Victoria Purman: 2-3pm at Murray Bridge Library. The bestselling author of The Land Girls talks about her new novel, The Women’s Pages. Book: 8539 1175.

Saturday

Formula 500s State Title: From 6pm at Murray Bridge Speedway. Plus vintage speedway cars, street stocks. Tickets: $27/17/7 at tickets.speedwaytickets.com.au.

Night and Day Cabaret: Disney Pixar: 7pm at Green Wall Studio, 24A Joseph Street, Murray Bridge. Local and visiting performers present your favourite songs. Tickets: From $10 at www.trybooking.com.

Undercut, trained by Tony Rasmussen, will start in box two for the Murray Bridge Cup on Sunday. Photo: Kurt Donsberg Photography/Greyhound Racing SA.

Sunday

Warrior run: From 8.30am at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Murraylands Deadly Fun Run event celebrating International Women’s Day, free healthy breakfast, run or walk three or five kilometres, prizes to be won.

Murraylands Multicultural Yuntu-Walun Festival: 11.30am-3pm at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. The diverse cultures of the Murraylands come together for music, food, dance, dragon boats, tug of war, family activities and performances, bring your own chair.

Sunday Sessions with Patrick McLoughlin: 2-3pm at Murray Bridge Library. Live music.

Murray Bridge Cup: From 4.30pm at Murray Bridge Greyhound Racing Club. Sausage sizzle, bar, food vans, kids’ entertainment, live music by Pigsy. Admission: gold coin donation to the CFS.

Tuesday

Regenerative agriculture Murraylands and Riverland farm walk: 9am-2pm at the McFarland family farm, Cooke Plains. Learn about improving landscape function, building soil depth and maturity, the effects of management on ecology, and soil health monitoring; light lunch provided; bring your own chair. Register: www.eventbrite.com.au.

Drought community outreach event: 10am-2pm at Tailem Bend Town Hall. Drop in and have a chat to find out what support is available for farmers, farm workers and communities, $500 Rotary vouchers available.

Supporting Vulnerable Children in Our Community: 6pm at AC Care, 29 Bridge Street, Murray Bridge. Forum on foster care and the needs of local young people; hear from foster carers, AC Care leaders and Penny Wright, the Guardian for Children and Young People in Care. Register: www.eventbrite.com.au.

Wednesday

Regenerative agriculture Murraylands and Riverland farm walk: 9am-2pm at the McFarland family farm, Cooke Plains. See Tuesday. Register: www.eventbrite.com.au.

Thursday

Let’s talk aged care in Murray Bridge: 10am-12.30pm at Murray Bridge Library. Helen from COTA SA helps you understand the services available.

Billy Unplugged: 11am at Murray Bridge Town Hall. Anthony Mara showcases the songs of Billy Joel in a unique, raw acoustic performance. Tickets: $20 at events.ticketbooth.com.au.

Fisherman’s Friends: 5.30pm at Murray Bridge Library. Thursday night movie about 10 fishermen from Cornwall who achieve a top-10 hit after they sign with Universal records.


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