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Things to do in Murray Bridge: May 19–25, 2023
All you need to know about a Monteith garage/car boot Sale, Tailem Bend Bakery's ninth birthday celebrations, still-life drawing at the Round House and more.
Who doesn’t love a good sale?
Now that’s sorted, mosey on down to Monteith this Saturday for Monteith Hall’s garage and car boot sale.
There’ll be stalls selling candles, crochet rugs and hats, giftware, bric-a-brac and more.
The Monteith Hall committee will also be cooking a barbie all day, with all proceeds going to the hall, so buy a sausage or a bacon and egg sandwich to give you energy for treasure hunting.
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Friday ⛅ 18°
Tailem Bend Bakery ninth birthday: 7.30am at Tailem Bend Bakery, 61 Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend. Join in the celebrations for the award-winning bakery’s ninth birthday, with celebrations continuing on Saturday. There will be giveaways, prizes, free samples and kids’ colouring-in activities. For more information, phone 8572 3603 or visit tailembendbakery.com.au.
Greyhound racing: 5.30pm–8.30pm at the Murray Bridge Greyhound Racing Club, 2 Kennett Road, Murray Bridge East (every month on the third Friday of the month, until further notice). View quality round-track greyhound racing, and have a great meal. Please check the racing calendar for dates. For more information, contact Trevor Morgan on 8532 3300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday ☔ 18°
Tailem Bend Bakery ninth birthday: Tailem Bend Bakery, 61 Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend. Join in the celebrations for the award-winning bakery’s ninth birthday. There will be giveaways, prizes, free samples and kids’ colouring-in activities. For more information, phone 8572 3603 or visit tailembendbakery.com.au.
Garage/boot sale: 9am–2pm at Monteith Public Hall, 238 Bells Road, Monteith. Find a bargain. Various items will be on sale, and food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Village tour of Warner Close Retirement Living: 10am at Warner Close, 18 Warner Road, Murray Bridge. Join the managers for a village tour of Warner Close. Enjoy a complimentary morning tea and explore the comfortable units and beautifully landscaped grounds. For bookings or more information, phone 8532 2255 or email email@example.com.
Still life drawing at the Round House: 1pm–3pm at the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, 27 Sixth Street, Murray Bridge. If you’re aged 14 or over, celebrate SA’s History Festival by learning about some unusual artefacts in the Round House’s collection and how to draw them. The workshop is great for beginners or for those looking to hone their skills. Please bring along graphite pencils (preferably a selection of different weights, including H, 2B and 8B), an eraser, a pencil sharpener, paper and/or a sketchbook. Cost: $35; $30 concession. Afternoon tea will be provided. For tickets and for more information, visit eventbrite.com.
Mypo junior disco: 3pm–5pm at the Mypolonga Combined Sports Club, 322 Mypolonga Road, Mypolonga. Support the Mypolonga netball club with a fundraiser and funraiser for all ages but mostly suited to children aged from two to 12 years old. At 3pm, there’ll be a kids’ playlist, activities/games, dancing and more. At 5pm, kids will get dinner, followed by ice-cream. Children must have adult supervision during the disco. Cost: Gold coin donation for entry; food costs for dinner and ice-cream.
Sunday ☔ 18°
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Monday ⛅ 19°
Author talk with Corinne Fenton: 10.30am–11.30am at the Murray Bridge Library. Come and meet award-winning children’s author Corinne Fenton, an animal lover and rescuer of strays whose picture books have all featured an animal hero. Bookings: Phone the library on 8539 1175 or email email@example.com.
Tuesday ⛅ 19°
Dad’s Space: 5.30pm–6.30pm at the Centacare Office, 1a/2 Sturt Reserve Road, Murray Bridge. Dad’s Space is a place for dads to chat, relax, promote healthy wellbeing … and perhaps tell a few Dad jokes. Registrations: Phone 8215 6347.
Wednesday ⛅ 20°
Being digital – What is social media? 10am–12pm at the Murray Bridge Library. Find out more about what social media is. Using social media is easier than you think. Bookings essential: Phone the library on 8539 1175 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Simultaneous Storytime – The Speedy Sloth: 10.45am–12pm at Callington Recreation Community Centre, 20 Callington Road, Callington. Come along to an Australia-wide event, where children read together the same chosen picture book at the same time.
Financial capability workshop with Zahra: 10am–12pm at the Square, 2 South Terrace, Murray Bridge. Learning about money is boring, right? On the contrary. Get money smart and change your life. Lunch will be provided. Bookings: Phone 0402 889 542 or phone Helen on 0468 640 800 or email email@example.com.
Mindful Art @ the Haven: 10am–12pm at 18 Beatty Terrace. The Haven invites women to a six-week painting experience to create an intuitive artwork based on the work of Gabbi Lancaster. Cost: Free (all materials are provided); Bookings: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 0402 889 542.
Funeral of George Rowland: 10.30am at Minge Chapel, 63 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge. For more information, phone Minge Funerals on 8531 1111 or email email@example.com.
Canva 101 social media workshop: 1pm–3pm (rescheduled time) at Tailem Bend Community Centre, 141 Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend. This workshop is open to the district’s community groups and sporting clubs who want to learn more about basic graphic design to promote events and activities and drive new membership. Cost: Free; Bookings: trybooking.com.
SibWorks: 4pm–6pm every Wednesday from 24 May to 5 July at the Square, 2 South Terrace, Murray Bridge. This is a peer-support program for children who have a sibling with a disability. Build emotional wellbeing and resilience and connect with others who share the same experiences. Bookings: Phone the Murray Bridge Wellbeing Hub on 0468 640 800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday ⛅ 15°
Let’s Play with Music: 9.15am–10am at the Murray Bridge Community Centre,18 Beatty Terrace, Murray Bridge. This music-based program is for caregivers and their littluns to build confidence and social connections. Bookings: Visit murraybridgecommunitycentre.com.au.
Funeral of Father Christopher O’Neil: 12pm at the Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Murray Bridge. For more information, phone Minge Funerals on 8531 1111 or email email@example.com.
Thursday night movies at the library – Blueback: 5.30pm–7.30pm at the Murray Bridge Library. Come and watch Blueback, a film based on Tim Winton’s bestselling book. A girl who befriends a wild blue groper finds inspiration from her activist mother to save the magnificent fish from extinction. Rated PG. For more information, contact the library on 8539 1175 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuning In to Kids – Emotionally intelligent parenting: 9.30am–11.30am at Centacare, 1a/2 Sturt Reserve Road, Murray Bridge. This five-week program is for parents and carers looking to increase their confidence in their parenting skills. Bookings: Phone Lyall on 8215 6347.
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