Things to do in Murray Bridge: May 14-20, 2021

Visit Kinchina Conservation Park, watch a footy or netty match or go and see Mamma Mia – if you've got a ticket already.

One of South Australia’s hidden gems lies just over the hill from Murray Bridge, and the National Parks and Wildlife Service will be celebrating it this weekend.

Kinchina Conservation Park will host all sorts of events on Saturday and Sunday, from bird watching to mountain biking and dancing.

Park ranger Paul Gillen said there were some remarkable spots to visit at Kinchina and in the Murraylands’ other national parks.

“Our parks allow you the time and space to notice the little things, such as how the parks change throughout the seasons, or the small wildflowers or orchids which are bursting to life,” he said.

“Many of our parks provide an opportunity to provide a sense of solitude, as they are expansive and often you may be the only one there.

“If you’re looking for some solitude and somewhere to escape busy city life, the Murraylands’ parks are great for a day trip or a weekend camping holiday.”

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Friday

Do you know how to spot a scam? 10am-12pm at Murray Bridge Library. Tech smart training session. Book: 8539 1175.

Mamma Mia: SOLD OUT.

Rita and Michael Lindsay will perform and teach Ngarrindjeri songs and dances at Kinchina Conservation Park this Saturday. Photo: National Parks and Wildlife Service/Eventbrite.

Saturday

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

Introduction to bird watching: BOOKED OUT.

Mountain biking beginner skills session: 12-2pm and 2.30-4.30pm at Kinchina Conservation Park. For ages 9-15; learn about balance and control, body position, braking and navigating small obstacles; BYO bike; bike and helmet hire available. Book: $10 at headforthehills.net.au/special-events.

Ngarrindjeri welcome to country and dance performance: 2-2.45pm at Kinchina Conservation Park. Learn songs and dances from Rita Lindsay and the Rritjarukar; will be cancelled in case of rain. Register: www.eventbrite.com.au.

Nature journaling in colour: 3-4.30pm at Kinchina Conservation Park. You’ll receive a kit to get you started on easy drawing and writing exercises with Jenny Deans. Register: www.eventbrite.com.au.

Mamma Mia: SOLD OUT.

Unless you’ve already got a ticket, unfortunately, you’ll miss out on Murray Bridge Players and Singers’ production of Mamma Mia. Photo: Jay Birdy Photography.

Sunday

Mountain biking guided ride: 12-2pm at Kinchina Conservation Park. Family-friendly ride for ages seven and up with a coach and park ranger; bike and helmet hire available. Book: $10 at headforthehills.net.au/special-events.

Coombsy’s slowly roasted beats: 12-4pm at Murray Bridge Club. Original songs and compositions.

Ranger-guided bushwalk: 1-2pm at Kinchina Conservation Park. Discover the grassy woodlands, rocky outcrops and gullies of the park and learn about its history, flora and fauna with local rangers; moderate level of fitness required. Register: www.eventbrite.com.au.

Murray Bridge Rotary Art Show opening: POSTPONED.

Mamma Mia: SOLD OUT.

Tuesday

Free active ageing workshop: 12-1pm at Move Pilates Studio. Try reformer pilates to improve your strength and flexibility and reduce muscle niggles. Book: clients.mindbodyonline.com.

Wednesday

National simultaneous storytime: 11am-12pm at Murray Bridge Library. Reading of Phillip Bunting’s Give Me Some Space, from space and around Australia, followed by space-themed craft. Book: 8539 1175.

Tye dye: 4-5pm at Murray Bridge Library. Creative kids craft for ages 5-12. Book: 8539 1175.

Thursday

You’ve Got a Friend – Carole King’s Tapestry: 11am at Murray Bridge Town Hall. Victoria Traeger pays homage to Carole King’s timeless album, with video footage and spoken word between songs, accompanied by a five-piece band. Tickets: $20 at events.ticketbooth.com.au.


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