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Things to do in Murray Bridge: March 31–April 6, 2023
All you need to know about a Youth Week skate park event, Karoonda Farm Fair, the Rotary Art Show opening and more.
Youth Week will kick off at Murray Bridge’s skate park this Saturday with workshops, spray paint and a blast of hip-hop.
The city’s council will run a free event at Sturt Reserve between 10.30am and 4pm, with skill sessions for skaters, scooters and BMX riders, plus aerosol art how-tos and live music from young artists who’ve come up through the Station.
Youth officer Aiden Fargher said the youth week skate jam would be even better than last year’s.
“The skate, ccoot and BMX workshop conducted by Roll all Day instructors is suitable for budding skateboarders aged four years and older, including complete newbies,” he said.
“For those with more artistic intentions, Morilla Community Services will be conducting a free workshop (for people) to build their aerosol skills.”
Book in for a skate workshop: www.eventbrite.com.au.
Friday ⛅ 21°
Karoonda Farm Fair and Show: All day at Karoonda Memorial Oval. More than 250 exhibitors, farm machinery, speed shear, live music, yard dogs, competitions, climbing wall, animal nursery, carnival rides, SA Police band, fashion parades, comedian Gerry O; continues Saturday. Entry fees: $15/5 at the gate.
Colonial Days of East Wellington exhibition opening: 10.30am at the Coorong Gallery, 95–101 Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend. This photographic collection and display of historic memorabilia reflects the Colonial Days at East Wellington by outlining the Special Surveys of 1839, the development of the ferry crossing, early settlement and gold escorts. The exhibition, which will run until 24 May, is proudly presented and curated by the Tailem Bend Historical Association. For catering purposes, please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funeral of Roma Muriel Rogers: 2pm at Minge Chapel, 63 Swanport Rd, Murray Bridge. For more information, contact Minge Funerals on 8531 1111 or at email@example.com.
Resin art with Pine-apple Creations: 5.30pm–9pm at the Square, 2 South Terrace. Choose an ocean scape or create your own design using low-fume, biodegradable epoxy resin on a wooden serving board. Mel Taylor from Pine-apple Creations will teach you basic techniques and how to safely mix and apply resin. A grazing platter will be provided, and you can collect your resin art on Monday 3 April. Cost: $80 per person (subsidised). Bookings: murraybridgecommunitycentre.com.au.
Greyhound Racing : 5.30pm–9pm at Murray Bridge Greyhound Racing Club, 2 Kennett Road, Murray Bridge East. View round-track racing on the first two Sundays of the month and the last two Fridays of the month. Come and watch some quality greyhound racing, and have a great meal. For more information, visit murraybridgegreyhounds.com.au or Facebook. For more meal bookings, contact Doyle’s Function Centre on 0475 682 466.
River Murray flooding – small business information session: 5.15pm for a 5.30pm start–7pm at the Bridgeport Hotel. If you have a small business that has been affected by the floods, you are invited to attend a free infromation session about support available. You can speak to counsellors from Rural Business Support and learn more about how to apply for grants. Bookings: Eventbrite. For more information, email DIISCommunications@sa.gov.au.
Unity College year 12 formal arrivals: 6-7pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall.
Book launch: 7.30pm in the Charles Sturt Room at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. You are warmly invited to join Barb Ireland for the launch of Daddy Will Carry Me; coffee and cake provided; bar facilities available.
Saturday ☁ 19°
Karoonda Farm Fair and Show: All day at Karoonda Memorial Oval. More than 250 exhibitors, farm machinery, speed shear, live music, yard dogs, competitions, climbing wall, animal nursery, carnival rides, SA Police band, fashion parades, comedian Gerry O. Entry fees: $15/5 at the gate.
Youth Week skate jam: 10.30am–4pm at the Sturt Reserve Skate Park. In this free, family-friendly event, young people can learn new skills for the park and learn to paint using aerosols. Also, enjoy live entertainment from the Station’s youth programs and more.
Introduction to oil painting with Lyn Wood: 10.30am–3pm at the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. Create your own landscape painting as Walker’s Flat artist Lyn Wood guides you through an exploration of water-based oils. Lyn Wood draws inspiration from the ever-changing River Murray and the landscapes surrounding her Walker’s Flat studio. The workshop is ideal for beginners with a keen curiosity and interest in learning to use oil paints or those wanting to improve their technical painting skills. Age range: 18+. Cost: $60 per person or $55 concession. The cost includes all materials and use of equipment. Morning/afternoon tea will be provided, but BYO lunch and bring an apron or wear appropriate clothes for painting. Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Sunday ⛅ 21°
Jervois Hall car boot sale: From 9am at the Jervois Hall.
Murray Bridge Rotary Art Show 2023 exhibition opening: 2–4pm at the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, 27 Sixth Street, Murray Bridge. Jointly hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Mobilong and Murray Bridge for over 30 years, this popular annual community-driven exhibition presents a broad diversity of artworks by emerging, seasoned and hobbyist artists from the Murraylands region and beyond. The event provides an opportunity for entrants to exhibit and sell their work, as well as be in the running to win a prize in the categories of 2D, 3D and Photography.
Silent Ripples memorial day: 2pm at the Round House, Murray Bridge. Honour loved ones who have taken their own lives, thank those who are left to remember and support those bereaved by suicide. Get help: Lifeline 13 11 14.
Greening the Bremer: 2-4.15pm at Callington Recreation Community Centre. Talk by ecologist Phil Barron about the plants and animals along the Bremer River, followed by drinks and nibbles, then a workshop for local land owners. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greyhound Racing: 5.30pm–9pm at Murray Bridge Greyhound Racing Club, 2 Kennett Road, Murray Bridge. View round-track racing on the first two Sundays of the month and the last two Fridays of the month. Come and watch some quality greyhound racing, and have a great meal. For more information, visit murraybridgegreyhounds.com.au or Facebook. For more meal bookings, contact Doyle’s Function Centre on 0475 682 466.
Monday ⛅ 24°
Free Easter fun: Monday 3 April–Sunday 9 April at Murray Bridge Marketplace. Join in the free Easter Egg Hunt, which includes a gift for each participating child. Grab your Easter Hunt card from the hunt stand at the top of the travellator and follow the clues to find the bunnies with coloured Easter eggs displayed throughout the Marketplace. Return your completed card to Bridge Eye Care and collect a small Easter surprise. Shoppers can complete this unguided activity in around 10 minutes at any time during Centre hours.
Easter hat parade: 10am at the Murray Bridge Library. Communities for Children Murraylands celebrates Easter Week for Parent Child Mother Goose (PCMG). Get into the Easter spirit by wearing a wonderful hat and joining in the Easter fun. PCMG is a 45-minute evidence-based session suitable for families aged from zero to five years. Bookings are not essential but are appreciated: trybooking.
Tuesday ⛅ 25°
DIY maintenance: 10am–3pm at the Square, 2 South Terrace. In this free eight-week course, you’ll learn the basics of DIY maintenance, including how to do the following: repair a flyscreen or a hole in gyprock; make your own project or bring something from home; and learn industry expectations, basic operations and work, health and safety. You’ll also receive mentor support and hear from those in the industry. To register, contact the Centre on 8531 1799 or email email@example.com.
Easter Event: 3.30pm–4.30pm at Tailem Bend Community Centre, 141 Railway Terrace. If you have a child aged between 5 to 12, come with them to this free activity, where they can make their own Easter hat and join in a parade and Easter egg hunt. Bookings essential: trybooking. For more information, phone the Communities for Children team on 8572 3513, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.tbcc.org.au.
Wednesday ☔ 23°
Easter gift with purchase: 10am–2pm at Murray Bridge Marketplace. Shop at Murray Bridge Marketplace this Easter to receive a free six-pack of delicious Bakers Delight hot cross buns. Spend $10 or more at any food retailer, $30 or more at any specialty store or $50 or more at Woolworths or Big W during the promotion period, and present your receipt to the promotional staff at the Easter Station to receive a six-pack of hot cross buns. The offer is limited to the first 75 customers who present a valid entry during the promotion period. There’s a limit of one gift per customer per day.
Digital skills: 10am–3pm at the Square, 2 South Terrace. In this free eight-week course, you can develop basic digital skills to perform simple workplace tasks through developing a basic understanding of laptop/PC/tablets; learning how to access, create, save and manage documents; and becoming familiar with current platforms/systems. To register, contact the Centre on 8531 1799 or email email@example.com.
Easy moves for active ageing: 1pm–1.45pm at the Square, 2 South Terrace. This light exercise class, which will run each Wednesday until 3 May, is suitable for older people who are keen to keep their minds active and their bodies moving. Cost: Free. Bookings: Visit murraybridgecommunitycentre.com.au or phone 0468 640 800.
The Tapliners and Variety Group: 1.30pm–3pm at the Tailem Bend Town Hall, 95–101 Railway Terrace. You’re invited to experience a world of glitz, glamour, singing, dancing and a whole lot of tapping. The group consists of performers over the age of 50 who are passionate about dancing, performing and having a great time. Cost: Gold coin donation optional. Bookings: trybooking.
Thursday ☔ 22°
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