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Things to do in Murray Bridge: March 17–23, 2023
All you need to know about the Murraylands Multicultural Yuntu-Walun Festival, the Callington Family Fun Day, the Ironman 4x4 grand opening weekend and more.
It’s not long to wait for one of the Murraylands’ most colourful expressions of its cultural diversity, the Murraylands Yuntu-Walun Multicultural Festival.
The free, family-friendly event on Sunday showcases food, singing, dancing and more from the many cultural groups who are proud to call the region their home.
Due to the floods, this year’s festival will be in Pine Park, with the fragrant scent of pine providing a backdrop for what should be a great day.
Friday ☀ 30°
Ironman 4x4 grand opening weekend: 8.30am–5pm at Duttons Murray Bridge, 7 Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge. The Murray Bridge store is opening in style over Friday and Saturday. There will be a free barbecue, giveaways, vehicle displays and product demonstrations. There will also be grand opening weekend offers, with 10 per cent off storewide.
Free hep C finger-stick tests: 9am–2pm at the Murray Bridge Community Centre. Health liver nurses will be coming to Murray Bridge to give free and rapid hep C tests. No appointment is necessary. Results from the quick (10-minute) fingerstick test will be delivered to you on the same day. If you test positive, you can access the new treatment – an 8–12 week course of tablets with a 95% cure rate. The test will also be available on Friday 24 March and Friday 14 April. For more information, phone Hepatitis SA on 1800 437 222 and ask for the Education Team.
Granny Flaps: 2pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Sold out.
Saturday ☀ 33°
Ironman 4x4 grand opening weekend: 8.30am–3pm at Duttons Murray Bridge, 7 Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge. The celebrations continue in the second day of the grand opening. There will be Grand Opening Weekend offers, with 10% off storewide.
54th National Citroën Rally: Show and Shine from 9am at Johnstone Park, Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge; Motorkhana from 12.30pm at Murray Bridge Showgrounds. As part of Club Citroën hosting the 54th National Citroën Rally (Cit-In) at Murray Bridge, car enthusiasts are welcome to attend two separate events. The Show and Shine will showcase classic Citroëns from all over Australia, dating from the 1920s to now. The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge will have burgers, sausage sandwiches, tea and coffee available for purchase. The second event is the Motorkhana, a fun event whre old and new Citroëns run through tight cloverleaf and slalom courses, against the clock, to determine the best driver/car combination at Cit-In for 2023. For more information, phone Greg Moorhouse on 0499 600 841.
Eastside rabbits pindone bait mixing session 2023: State Flora/Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board Depot, Bremer Road, Murray Bridge. To assist residents to manage the damaging effects of rabbits, the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board are co-ordinating dates and bait distribution opportunities. The Eastside Rabbits program is best suited to properties impacted by rabbits that are located in the Murray Bridge East and Riverglades neighbourhood and are greater than 1000 square metres. Cost: 60c per kg free feed oats; $35 for 5kg pindone oats (fits 10L capacity); $70 for 10kg pindone oats (fits 20L capacity); $12 per 20L bucket with lid. For bookings and more information, contact Bec Gould on 0428 541 83 or on 8532 9100 or email her at email@example.com.
ABBA and the Bee Gees – A Night to Remember: CANCELLED.
Sunday ☁ 25°
Murraylands Multicultural Yuntu-Walun Festival: 11am–3pm at Pine Park, Murray Bridge. This free family event features song, dance and children’s activities, with 12 different performances, cultural food and crafts. Places represented are Ukraine, Australia, Nigeria, China, India, the Philippines, New Zealand, Greece, Italy, France, the Middle East, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Taiwan and more. Some seating will be available, but bring your own to be sure. You can pre-order a Maori hangi for $20 by phoning Dawn on 0434 545 931. For more information about the festival, contact the AMRC on 8535 5600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Family Fun Day: 11am–3pm at the Callington Oval, 20 Callington Road, Callington. This free event, presented by the Callington Recreation Community Centre, has all you need to keep the kids happy: Mickster the Trickster’s magic show, Kaileb Rothwell’s special kids music set, face painting, a barbecue, doughnuts, Callington CFS, jumping castles and water slides. And for the adults, coffee and a bar are available.
Monday ⛅ 25°
Murray Bridge Wellbeing Hub launch: 10am at the Square Community Centre, Edwards Square, Murray Bridge. Members of the public are welcome to attend the official launch of the Wellbeing Hub, which will kick off the launch week. For more information about the launch week activities, visit murraybridge.sa.gov.au, call 0468 640 800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hatha Yoga: 5.30pm–6.45pm at the Murray Bridge Community Centre. For this week only, the standard Tuesday Yoga session will be held on Monday. Yin Yoga is still on Thursdays at 5.30pm. Hatha go at Hatha Yoga. Cost: $5 per session. To register, please contact Reception on 8531 1799 or email email@example.com.
Tuesday ☀ 26°
Coorong District Council meeting: 5pm–8pm at the Coorong District Council, 95–101, Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend. Have your say in local matters that affect you. If you can’t attend, you can view the live stream on the Coorong District Council YouTube channel. For more information visit coorong.sa.gov.au or phone 1300 785 277.
Wednesday ☀ 26°
Eastside rabbits pindone bait feed 1: State Flora/Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board Depot, Bremer Road, Murray Bridge. To assist residents to manage the damaging effects of rabbits, the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board are co-ordinating dates and bait distribution opportunities. For bookings and more information, contact Bec Gould on 0428 541 83 or on 8532 9100 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community garden meet-up: 10am–12pm at the Murray Bridge Wellbeing Hub, Murray Bridge Community Centre, 18 Beatty Terrace, Murray Bridge. Join fellow green thumbs to work together on the communal garden beds at the Murray Bridge Community Centre, and learn more about growing your own food. Everyone is welcome at this free activity, which is a joint initiative of the Murray Bridge council, the Murray Bridge Community Centre and Wellbeing SA. For more information, visit murraybridgecommunitycentre.com.au or phone Bridgette Syrus on 0408 640 800.
Being Digital – Getting to Know your Device: 10am–12pm at Murray Bridge Library. Do you need help using your Android device? If so, come along to the Being Digital program, which promotes digital assistance and learning. Bookings: Contact the library on 8539 1175.
How to Promote your Sports Club: 7pm–8.30pm at the Murray Bridge Lawn Bowling Club, Adelaide Road and Thomas Street, Murray Bridge. Anyone is welcome at this free workshop, presented by award-winning journalist Peri Strathearn and Murray Bridge News. You’ll learn how to promote your club/sport; how to take photos that show off the action; how to prepare your weekly results for publishing in local media; and how to get your sport the attention it deserves. Register your attendance by phoning Jane Intini on 0418 835 768 or emailing her at email@example.com.
Thursday ⛅ 24°
Let’s Play with Music: 9.15am–10am at the Square Community Centre, 2 South Terrace, Murray Bridge. Children aged up to five years old and their caregivers can be involved in a music-based program to to build the children’s confidence and social connection.
Linda Ronstadt – Hitmaker: 11am–12pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall, 17 Bridge Street, Murray Bridge. In the 1970s, one woman had the Midas touch in music: Linda Ronstadt. Ronstadt didn’t write hit songs, but she turned other people’s songs into gold. Come along to hear these hits performed, including “You’re no good”, “Blue bayou” and “When will I be loved?” Tickets: $20 at Ticketbooth. For more information, contact Murray Bridge Town Hall on 8539 1430.
Correction: A previous version of this post gave an incorrect location for Tuesday’s ‘Being Digital’ workshop.
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