Things to do in Murray Bridge: October 22-28, 2021

Your comprehensive guide to Tailem Bend Music Hall, the Variety Moto Run, Children's Week and more local events.

What do you get when you cross Queen B, Jay-Z and Tailem Bend Rotary?

Find out this Sunday afternoon when the 2021 Tailem Bend Music Hall, Crazy in Love, makes its debut.

It has been a rocky road to this point, with the usual August production postponed for the first time in four decades thanks to COVID-related uncertainty.

But director Sandy Przibilla was determined not to let it slip away – after all, “we almost had the show ready to go (when) the last lockdown came in”.

The dedicated cast and musicians ran through their individual parts at home in the interim, and came back together as a group a few weeks ago to get rid of any rust.

All they need now is bums on seats for this Sunday’s matinee, and for the Friday and Saturday night performances which will follow in a little over a week.

Friday ⛅ 24°

Author talk with Meredith Appleyard: 1-2pm at Murray Bridge Library. The South Australian author introduces her novel All About Ella, a wise and warm-hearted story about a 70-year-old widow.

Funeral service for Laurence Desmond Connolly: 2-3.30pm at Tailem Bend Catholic Church. To be followed by a private cremation.

Variety Moto Run: Arriving around 3.55pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Four-day fundraising ride by Variety, the children's charity, with all proceeds to be used to support children facing sickness, disadvantage or special needs.

Live at the Sound Shell: 4-7pm at Edwards Square, Murray Bridge. Live performances by young musicians from The Station's Band Connections and Hip Hop Connect programs.

Taylor Pfeiffer: 6-10pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Green Book: 7pm at Murray Bridge Uniting Church. Movie night with a quiz at intermission.

Saturday ⛅ 20°

Uniting Church synod resourcing expo: 9.30am-3.45pm at Murray Bridge Uniting Church. Exploring how the church can connect more meaningfully with the community, on the theme “chasing the wind of the Spirit”, featuring workshops and a virtual address by the Church of England's Reverend Canon Dale Male. Register:

Chasing Lights: 6-10pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Sunday ⛅ 19°

Jervois town hall car boot sale: 10am-3pm at Jervois Institute.

City Cowboys: 11am-4pm at the Imperial Football Club, Murray Bridge. Presented by Murray Bridge Country Music Club, lunch available, dancing, raffle. Admission: $12/10.

Tailem Bend Music Hall: 2pm at Tailem Bend Town Hall. Variety show on the theme “crazy in love”; all money raised will go to future music hall events and community activities. Tickets: $20/16/5 at

Barney Rebel: 2-5pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Monday ☀ 23°

Connection Cafe: From 1.30pm at Murray Bridge Community Centre, 18 Beatty Terrace. First in a series of weekly gatherings where people living with dementia and their carers can connect with others in a supportive, friendly environment.

Children’s Week event: 3.30-5pm at Murray Bridge Community Centre, 18 Beatty Terrace. For children aged birth to 12 and their caregivers, free family barbecue, scavenger hunt, giveaways, craft activities. Bookings essential: 0421 102 276 or

Tuesday ☀ 31°

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Wednesday ☂ 36°

Spring race day: From 11.30am at Murray Bridge Racing Club. Horse racing. Tickets: From $11.73 at

Funeral service for Roger Alan McArdle: 2-3.30pm at the Minge Chapel, 63 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge. To be followed by his burial at the Bremer Road cemetery.

Jordan Holmes: 5-8pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Thursday ☂ 25°

Writing your lived experience workshop: 10am at Murray Mallee GP Network, 55 Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge. Led by author and journalist Jenny Valentish for Mental Health Month. Register: 8531 1303.

Life stories with Peri: 2-4pm at Murray Bridge Community Centre, 18 Beatty Terrace. Put your achievements, memories or funny stories into words with Murray Bridge News journalist Peri Strathearn.

Jordan Holmes: 5-9pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Then Came You: 5.30pm at Murray Bridge Library. Thursday night movie about a lonely widow whose life changes forever on a trip around the world with her husband’s ashes. Bookings essential:

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