Things to do in Murray Bridge: March 3–9, 2023
All you need to know about the Magic Millions SA race day, the Fringe show Aussie Rock, Murray Bridge Speedway and more.
This Saturday, one of the most exciting events in the South Australian horse-racing calendar returns to Murray Bridge Racing Club – the Magic Millions SA race day.
This is the richest juvenile race in SA, with $200,000 in prizemoney.
On top of that, a second Magic Millions race will feature on the day, the $120,000 Magic Millions SA three-year-old and four-year-old Classic – a win in either race would be fine and dandy.
Friday ⛅ 26°
River Murray Football League Come and Try Day: 6pm at Le Messurier Oval, Murray Bridge. If you’re interested in playing footy for the RMFL under-13 and under-16 girls’ nine-a-side competitions, come along. You can be a part of Friday night competitions, running from March 10–31. No footy experience required. Bring any coloured shorts, socks, sneakers/footy boots and a water bottle. Clubs will provide jumpers. For more details about the competition, check the RMFL Facebook page or contact Nick Dillon on 0479 016 854.
Funeral of John Henry Kelly: 11am at Minge Chapel, 63 Swanport Rd, Murray Bridge. For more information, contact Minge Funerals on 8531 1111 or at email@example.com.
Saturday ☀ 30°
Toddler and preschool sensory learning sessions: 10.30am–12pm at the Murray Bridge Library. Come along to the first of four sessions, presented by the Murray Bridge Library and P.L.A.Y. with a Purpose. Explore the sensory, science and art worlds through play with your toddler and preschoolers. Bookings essential: eventbrite.com.au. For more information, contact Tina on 0467 096 402.
Magic Millions SA race day: 11.30am–5pm at Murray Bridge Racing Club, 342 Brinkley Road, Gifford Hill. Each year, the Magic Millions SA 2YO Classic is one of the highlight races in the lead-up to the Adelaide Yearling Sale. This is the richest juvenile race in SA, with $200,000 in prizemoney. Tickets: $27.10–$215.80 at moshtix.com.au.
SA Late Model Title: 5pm at Murray Bridge Speedway, 23 Kennett Road, Murray Bridge. In round 8 of the track championship, watch races by modlites, Formula 500s, AMCAs, junior sedans and classic supermodifieds/sprintcars. Tickets: $5–$50 at www.speedwaytickets.com.au. Livestream: http://www.clayperview.com/. For more information, email Angel Budarick at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 8532 1150.
Murray Bridge Fringe piano sanctuary launch concert: Cancelled.
Aussie Rock: 7.30pm at the Murray Bridge Performing Arts and Function Centre, 17 Bridge Street, Murray Bridge. The Murray Bridge Cabaret Collective has harnessed the power of the universe to bring you a showcase featuring iconic rock anthems by ACDC, INXS, Hunters and Collectors and many more like them. Brace yourself and come along to hear Jordan Holmes, Benjamin Gallasch, Peri Strathearn, Aaron Lloyd and Sebastian Hogan perform this Aussie rock ... if you dare. Tickets: $25 at adelaidefringe.com.
Sunday ⛅ 33°
Cars and Coffee: 8am–10am at the Wharf Precinct car park, Wharf Road, Murray Bridge. Cars and Coffee is a social club for car enthusiasts, but everyone is welcome to come along to this family-friendly event. Check out the cars on display, have a coffee and a bite to eat. Coffee, hot chocolates, milkshakes, cool drinks, doughnuts and egg and bacon rolls are available to purchase. For more information visit Facebook, email Joanne Lovell at email@example.com or phone 0415 790 260.
Exit Plan live: 5pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall. Come down to the Murray Bridge Performing Arts Centre for a night of rock and alternative music covers from Black Sabbath, Silverchair, Jeff Buckley, and more, plus Exit Plan originals, from an up-and-coming band from Murray Bridge. Tickets: $15 at adelaidefringe.com.au.
Monday ⛅ 23°
Yoga Heroz: 4pm–4.30pm at P.L.A.Y. with a Purpose, 89 Thiele Road, Murray Bridge East. Yoga Heroz encourages and supports children aged from 4 to 12 years old to do yoga poses, mindfulness and meditative activities, supported by their teacher. Parents and caregivers are welcome to join the class or have a cup of Camomile tea. Tickets: $17.19 at eventbrite.com.au. For more information, phone 0467 096 402.
Tuesday ⛅ 22°
Coffee with a Cop: 10.30am–11.30am at the Murray Bridge Marketplace food court. This free community event, presented by the Murray Bridge Marketplace and Murray Bridge Police, invites Murray Bridge residents to have a coffee and a chat with members of the Murray Bridge Police. Have a free coffee with your local police officers, discuss community issues and ask questions. This month, the SA Police Band Brass Quintet will also be in attendance to play a few tunes and chat with the community.
Heart of the Nation: 6pm at Murray Bridge RSL. Greg Page, former yellow Wiggle and founder of Heart of the Nation, will share his journey with the Wiggles, then fighting sudden cardiac arrest, and how the community can increase survival rates; cost includes a two-course dinner. Tickets: $35; contact Jim Cundy at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0438 813 479.
Wednesday ☁ 19°
International Women’s Day picnic morning tea: 10am-12pm at Edwards Square, Murray Bridge. Enjoy a relaxing time among friends with tea, coffee, light refreshments and musical entertainment provided; bring a blanket or folding chair; presented by Soroptimist International, the Haven and Murray Bridge Community Centre.
Women, Wine and Wellness: 7–9pm at Chiropractic Life, 1012 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge. This free networking event – to be held on International Women’s Day – celebrates women and talks about all things needed to achieve an abundance of wellness. You will be welcomed with a glass of wine on arrival and a grazing board with a selection of cheese, meats, dips and fruits. Bookings: eventbrite.com.au.
Thursday ⛅ 22°
Mem Fox at Murray Bridge Library: 4.30–5.30pm at the Murray Bridge Library. The Australia Reads campaign is about getting more people to read, more often. Who better to promote such a worthy cause as the author of iconic children’s book Possum Magic, which is still in print after more than 30 years? In 1983, Mem Fox became Australia’s best-selling writer. Bookings: contact the library on 8539 1175 or at email@example.com.
Info night – Rotary Art Show: 5.30pm–6.30pm at the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, 27 Sixth Street, Murray Bridge. Interested in entering your artwork in the 2023 Murray Bridge Rotary Art Show? Have you always considered it but not sure where to start, or are you a regular entrant who wants to improve your exhibiting skills? Do you have questions about something you’re working on for the exhibition? Gallery staff and Rotary Art Show committee members will endeavour to answer all your questions at this free information session. Bring along your artwork (or a photo of your artwork) for advice on how to ensure it’s ready to be installed and looks its best. Bookings: eventbrite.com.
Flood recovery community meeting: 6-8pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall. Hear about the progress being made on the flood recovery from various departments and agencies. Watch a live stream: www.youtube.com.
Disclosure: Murray Bridge News co-owner Peri Strathearn is a member of the Murray Bridge Cabaret Collective.
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