Things to do in Murray Bridge: May 7-13, 2021

Your guide to the OTR Supersprint, Mamma Mia, the Imperial Football Club's 90th anniversary and more.

The OTR Supersprint will get the biggest spotlight in the Murraylands this weekend, and fair enough.

But let’s quickly touch on a major achievement by a local community group.

For the first time, Murray Bridge Players and Singers has sold every ticket to every show in Mamma Mia’s three-week run before the curtain has even gone up.

That’s something like 2300 tickets.

After going without for so long, I guess the people were happy to see some live theatre again.

I’ll take a moment here to point out the significance of this week’s Imps v Ramblers footy match, too – it’s the 90th anniversary of both clubs this year.

But yes, if the Supercars are your thing, click here to find out what’s going on where and when, both at tonight’s street party on Railway Terrace and at The Bend Motorsport Park over the next three days.

Friday

Paludarium workshop: 9am at River City Pets, 15 Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge. Learn how to set up an ecosystem with terrestrial and aquatic elements in your home with Bioscape’s Lee Luxton.

OTR Supersprint: 9.45am-10pm at The Bend Motorsport Park. Australian GT cars, historic touring cars, Porsche Carreras, V8 Super Utes, market stalls, kids’ zone, Fresh 92.7 pit lane party and roll racing to follow. Tickets: From $20/15 at www.thebend.com.au/otr-supersprint-tickets.

Mamma Mia: SOLD OUT.

Walkers and bike riders can find out where to go in the Murray Bridge district when this trail head opens at Sturt Reserve on Saturday. Photo: Rural City of Murray Bridge.

Saturday

River Murray football and netball: Imperials v Ramblers at Johnstone Park, Murray Bridge; Mypolonga v Mannum at Mypolonga Memorial Oval; Tailem Bend v Jervois at Jaensch Park, Tailem Bend.

OTR Supersprint: 7.30am-late at The Bend Motorsport Park. Supercars Championship race nine at 4.05pm, support categories, stunt driving, cover band Angels and Oils, fireworks display, market stalls, kids’ zone and more. Tickets: From $50/40 at www.thebend.com.au/otr-supersprint-tickets.

Mother’s Day market: 9am-5pm at Murray Bridge Marketplace. Market stalls, specials, entertainment.

Paludarium workshop: 9am at River City Pets, 15 Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge. See Friday.

Sturt Reserve trail head opening: 9.30-10.30am at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Free community breakfast at 9.30am, official opening at 10am, guided walks with SA Recreational Trails and cycle tours with Dale Manson afterwards.

Imperial Football Club 90 year celebration: From 12.30pm at Johnstone Park, Murray Bridge. Special event for life members, past players, sponsors and partners. RSVP: Contact David Schenscher, Hugh Barker or Teresa or Greg O'Brien.

Mamma Mia: SOLD OUT.

Sunday – Mother’s Day

OTR Supersprint: 7.30am-4.45pm at The Bend Motorsport Park. Supercars Championship race 10 at 3.40pm, support categories, stunt drivers, market stalls, kids’ zone and more. Tickets: From $50/40 at www.thebend.com.au/otr-supersprint-tickets.

Kinchina Conservation Park trails working bee: 8-11am at Kinchina Conservation Park. For ages 12-plus. Register: www.eventbrite.com.au.

Mother’s Day at Monarto Safari Park: 9.30am-5pm at Monarto Safari Park. Melba’s chocolate on arrival for mums.

U3A Strummers: 2-3pm at Murray Bridge Library. Sunday Sessions live music performance by a local ukulele ensemble.

Mamma Mia: SOLD OUT.

Monday

Author talk with Leonie Kelsall: 2-3pm at Murray Bridge Library. A Pallamana local and Murray Bridge High School graduate promises to spill secrets about why McCue’s Bakery features in her bestselling novel, The Farm at Peppertree Crossing, and previews her new title, The Wattle Seed Inn.

Murray Bridge council meeting: From 7pm at the Rural City of Murray Bridge office, Seventh Street.

Thursday

Where’d You Go, Bernadette: 5.30pm at Murray Bridge Library. Thursday night movie about a loving mother who spends years putting her family first but finally decides to break free. Bookings essential: 8539 1175.


Correction: An earlier version of this article gave the incorrect date for the Mother’s Day market at Murray Bridge Marketplace. Disclosure: The author will be a paid entertainer at the market.

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