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Things to do in Murray Bridge: November 18-24, 2022
Your guide to Murray Bridge's Christmas pageant and riverfront Christmas festival, White Ribbon Day, the Adelaide Film Festival and more.
Ladies and gentlemen, we are go* for Christmas.
Adelaide may have got there a week early, but around here we know the festive season starts when Father Christmas rolls down Bridge Street to Sturt Reserve for the Murray Bridge Riverfront Christmas Festival.
The pageant will start at 4pm on Saturday, but the festival rides and vendors will be down on the riverfront all day and on Friday night, too.
*Unfortunately, the organisers of Sunday’s Rockleigh carols were forced to cancel the event due to an unfavourable weather forecast after this column was initially published.
Friday ☂ 26°
Sandbagging event: 9am-3pm at Murray Bridge Showground. Pick up up to 20 sandbags per person and get them filled to protect your property from River Murray flooding; continues Saturday-Monday.
White Ribbon Day: 11am at Edwards Square, Murray Bridge. Walk around Murray Bridge's CBD, participate in student-led activities and shout “no” to domestic violence, with free lunch to follow.
Funeral service for David Watts: 2pm at the Minge Funerals chapel, Murray Bridge.
Murray Bridge Riverfront Christmas Festival: 5-9pm at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Featuring rides, food vendors and entertainment, continues Saturday.
Triangle of Sadness: 6pm at Cameo Cinema, Murray Bridge. Adelaide Film Festival screening of the hilarious, edgy satire of celebrity culture, winner of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or. Tickets: $14/12/10 at adelaidefilmfestival.org.
Saturday ☂ 27°
SA Motorsport Series enduro round: 8am-5pm at the Bend Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend. Circuit Excels, SA tin tops, miniature race cars, prototypes.
Garage sale: 8.30am-2pm at 5 Swan Road, Riverglades. Assorted workshop tools including gas nail gun, coil and air guns, mixed household items, all tested and tagged.
Sandbagging event: 9am-3pm at Murray Bridge Showground. Pick up up to 20 sandbags per person and get them filled to protect your property from River Murray flooding; continues Sunday-Monday.
Murray Bridge Riverfront Christmas Festival: 11am-9pm at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Featuring rides, food vendors and entertainment; Christmas parade arrival soon after 4pm; and sky show at 9pm.
Non-Controlled Aerodromes: Manage your risks: 1pm at Murray Bridge Airport. Aviation safety seminar presented by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. Reserve a spot: www.eventbrite.com.au.
Hidden Letters: 3.20pm at the Cameo Cinema, Murray Bridge. Adelaide Film Festival screening of a quietly powerful documentary tracking the torch-bearers of a secret, historic Chinese language that only women can understand. Tickets: $14/12/10 at adelaidefilmfestival.org.
Murray Bridge Christmas parade: 4pm in Murray Bridge CBD. Floats will marshall on West Terrace, near Pine Park, before parading down Bridge Street, Seventh Street, Mary Terrace, Olympic Drive and Murray Cods Drive to the Christmas festival at Sturt Reserve.
Track championship, round four: CANCELLED.
The Banshees of Inisherin: 5.10pm at Cameo Cinema, Murray Bridge. Adelaide Film Festival screening of a darkly comic film about a bitter feud between old friends in an Irish villiage by the team behind In Bruges. Tickets: $14/12/10 at adelaidefilmfestival.org.
Comedy for a Cause: 6.30pm at Lake Breeze Wines, Langhorne Creek. Three-course meal hosted by Boo Dwyer, with guest appearance by Mickey D and music by Josh Phillips, in aid of the Love, Hope and Gratitude Foundation, which supports survivors of domestic violence and homelessness. Tickets: $80 at www.eventbrite.com.au.
Open mic: 7pm at Callington Recreation Community Centre. Hosted by local musician Kaileb Rothwell; small back line available, with bar open from 5pm and food by Allure Fine Foods from 5.30pm; arrive early to put your name down.
Sunday ☁ 20°
Sandbagging event: 9am-3pm at Murray Bridge Showground. Pick up up to 20 sandbags per person and get them filled to protect your property from River Murray flooding; continues Monday.
Rockleigh Carols in the Bush: CANCELLED.
Monday ⛅ 18°
Sandbagging event: 9am-3pm at Murray Bridge Showground. Pick up up to 20 sandbags per person and get them filled to protect your property from River Murray flooding.
Funeral service for Vivienne Edwards: 10.30am at the Minge Funerals chapel, Murray Bridge.
Come have your say about a First Nations Voice to the SA Parliament: 10am-12pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall. Engagement session with Commissioner Dale Agius. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday ☁ 20°
Drop-in information session: 10am-4pm at the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board office, Murray Bridge. For irrigators interested in applying for funding under the Improving Water Deliverability and Accessibility in the Lower Murray Reclaimed Irrigation Area project, no appointments necessary.
Funeral service for Gwenda Arscott: 10.30am at Murray Bridge Catholic Church.
Wednesday ⛅ 23°
Spanner in the Works: 10am-3pm at the Murraylands Community Men’s Shed. Celebrate the men’s shed’s 10th anniversary with guests from other sheds, more than 20 different support agencies and more.
Funeral service for Terrence Roe: 2pm at the Minge Funerals chapel, Murray Bridge.
Summer: 4-5pm at Murray Bridge Library. Creative kids craft session for ages 5-12. Bookings essential: 8539 1175.
Thursday ☂ 29°
Made in Australia: 11am at Murray Bridge Town Hall. Revisit Australian music heroes with Eddie Daniels and Suzie Lee. Tickets: $20 at events.ticketbooth.com.au.
Funeral service for Betty Nolan: 1pm at the Minge Funerals chapel, Murray Bridge.
Dog: 5.30pm at Murray Bridge Library. Thursday night movie about two former US Army rangers, one of them a dog, as they travel down the Pacific coast to a friend and handler’s funeral. Bookings essential: 8539 1175.
Meta Together poster session: 6-7pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Presentation of research by the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems.
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