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Things to do in Murray Bridge: May 5–11, 2023
All you need to know about a Mypolonga community lunch, a Faulty Towers experience, a bushfire information session and more, thanks to Office National.
On Sunday, the Mypolonga Progress Association will put on a free community lunch to celebrate Mypolonga winning the Ag Town of the Year award for 2022.
The rightly proud people of Mypo and the surrounding districts of Wall Flat, Pallamana and Toora will show why they won this prestigious award.
There will be a two-course meal made from local produce, an official presentation, a guest speaker and the announcement of the winners in a Mypolonga photography competition, with the theme “One of the things that I love about Mypolonga”.
The community lunch will be just one more thing to love.
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Friday ☔ 20°
Horse-racing trials: 8am–11am at the Murray Bridge Racing Club, Gifford Hill. If you’re into horse racing, then check out five 1000m trials and one 1200m trail. For more information, phone 8532 2310 or visit countryracingsa.com.au.
Funeral of Ralph Zacker: 11.30am at Tintinara Hall, 49 Becker Terrace, Tintinara. For more information, contact Minge Funerals on 8531 1111 or at email@example.com.
Faulty Towers – The Dining Experience: 7pm–9pm at Bridges Event Centre, 342 Brinkley Road, Gifford Hill. Officially the world’s most sought-after tribute to the BBC sitcom, this interactive show from London’s West End is “outrageously funny” (BroadwayBaby). Become part of the action as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve up mayhem on a plate alongside a three-course meal and two hours of non-stop laughter. Tickets: $101 (includes a three-course meal and two-hour interactive show) at www.eventfinda.com. Bookings and enquiries: Email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.faultytowersdining.com or phone 1800 710 499.
Saturday ☔ 15°
Toddler and preschool sensory learning sessions: 10.30am–12pm at the Murray Bridge Library. Come along and explore the world of senses, science and art through play with your preschool with an experienced and qualified educator who’s locally based. For more information, contact Tina on 0467 096 402.
Mr Parker’s Wonders: 11am–3pm (Saturday and Sunday) at the Round House, 146 Railway Terrace, Murray Bridge. In this free event for History Month, learn all about Murray Bridge’s early history and development. Immerse yourself in local history over the weekend with a guided tour of the Round House and partake in some wood-fired pizza, gin tasting and music on the lawns overlooking the river. Mr Henry Parker supervised the construction of the Murray bridge and played an important part in the development of river and rail transport in the South Australian colony. Tickets: eventbrite.com.au. For more information, contact Tina on 1800 442 784.
Day in the grove: SOLD OUT. Join wait list: tastingaustralia.com.au.
Sunday ☔ 16°
Cars and Coffee Murray Bridge: 8am–10am on the first Sunday of the month (until further notice) at the Wharf Precinct Car Park, Wharf Road, Murray Bridge. This social group is for car enthusiasts, but everyone’s welcome to come along, have a cuppa and check out the cars on display. If you bring your car, you can have a photo in front of the bridges. Coffee, hot chocolates, milkshakes, cool drinks, doughnuts and egg and bacon rolls are available to purchase. For more information, phone Joanne Lovell on 0415 790 260 or email email@example.com.
Mr Parker’s Wonders: 11am–3pm (Saturday and Sunday) at the Round House, 146 Railway Terrace, Murray Bridge. In this free event for History Month, learn all about Murray Bridge’s early history and development. Immerse yourself in local history over the weekend with a guided tour of the Round House and partake in some wood-fired pizza, gin tasting and music on the lawns overlooking the river. Mr Henry Parker supervised the construction of the Murray bridge and played an important part in the development of river and rail transport in the South Australian colony. For more information, contact Murray Bridge Visitor Information Centre on 1800 442 784.
It’s time to celebrate – community lunch: 12.45pm–3.30pm at the Mypolonga Combined Sports Club, 322 Mypolonga Road, Mypolonga. In this free event from the Mypolonga Progress Association, help celebrate the amazing and well-deserved 2022 SA Ag Town of the year award. There will be an official presentation, a guest speaker, a two-course meal, delicious local produce and bar facilities. For catering purposes, please book your free ticket at eventbrite.com.au.
Greyhound racing: 5.30pm–9pm at the Murray Bridge 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. Tasty counter meals are available, along with full bar and TAB facilities. For more information on this event, visit murraybridgegreyhounds.com.au or phone Trevor Morgan on 8532 3300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday ☔ 17°
Special Olympics – Playing for All: 3.30pm–4.30pm (every Monday until 3 July) at Murray Bridge North School, 1 North Terrace, Murray Bridge. This games-based program is for children with intellectual disability and/or autism to hep them get active, make friends and have fun while learning important life skills. Cost: $5 for the term. Bookings: events.humantix.com.
Tuesday ☔ 19°
Community choir: 10am–11am Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout May at the Tailem Bend Function Room of the Tailem Bend Community Centre, 141 Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend. Discover the incredible benefits of music and singing in these free sessions, presented by Christine Rhue. The course content includes diet health; the importance of water; posture and balance; and warming up vocal chords. Bookings: Contact Tailem Bend Community Centre. Phone 8572 3513, email at email@example.com or visit tbcc.org.au.
Wednesday ⛅ 20°
Hands off – motor vehicle crime: 10am–12pm at the Murray Bridge Library. Everyone is welcome to attend this free SAPOL talk about motor vehicle crime. The talk includes facts about motor crime and tips on how to avoid being a victim. For bookings, phone the library on 8539 1175, email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to library staff.
Bushfire ready information session: 7pm at Callington Recreation Community Centre, 20 Callington Road, Callington. Stay safe this bushfire season by attending this free information session, presented by the South Australian Country Fire Service. The session will cover the following topics: bushfire behaviour and warnings; property preparation; evacuation planning; and bushfire survival plan. Registrations: Click here. For more information, visit cfs.sa.gov.au.
Thursday ⛅ 20°
Kangatraining with Rachel: 11am–12pm (every Thursday in Term 2, commencing today) at the Square, 2 South Terrace, Murray Bridge. Strap on your carriers and get moving with Rachel. Kangatraining is a postpartum, full-body, low-impact exercise that improves muscular and cardiovascular endurance. All parents are welcome. Cost: Free. Bookings: Contact Rachel at email@example.com or phone the Wellbeing Hub on 0468 640 800.
Nature Play Open Day: 11am–5 pm at the Play Space by Off Your Screen Events, 14 Sixth Street, Murray Bridge. Everything at the Play Space is designed to encourage inclusion and connection with others. There will also be coffee, tea, warm Milo and cold drinks to purchase. Yes, that’s right – warm milo! Tickets: eventbrite.com.au.
Art Display 2023: 2pm–7pm at Murray Bridge Marketplace, opposite Lux Nails. Check out the great artworks and the messages explaining them. You can then vote on your favourite three pieces and go into the draw to win a gift basket. Cool for Kids will provide face-painting and balloon-twisting, and there will also be large games, craft and giveaways.
Art Connect: 4pm–6pm at the Station (five sessions: 11 May, 25 May, 8 June, 22 June and 6 July), 3–5 Railway Terrace, Murray Bridge. If you’re aged between 12 and 25 years old, learn new skills or supersize your old ones in creative thinking, design, drawing, aerosol painting, brush painting and stencilling. Also learn how to seek mural and art opportunities in the communities and learn about art’s benefits to well-being. This a free, inclusive event. For more information, read murraybridge.news, phone 0427 400 635 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is digital death?: 6 pm at the Murray Bridge Library. Intrigued? Come along to hear the “Adelaide Tech Guy” Richard Pascoe answer the question “What is digital death?” Richard will also be discussing the increasingly important topic of scam awareness. For bookings, phone the library on 8539 1175, email email@example.com or speak to library staff.
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