Things to do in Murray Bridge: September 10-16, 2021

Here's the lowdown on River Murray netball's grand finals, the Rockleigh 105 Gravelfest, Priscilla, live music and more.

The Imperial Netball Club will play for an astounding seventh straight A grade premiership this Saturday when the River Murray Netball Association holds its grand finals.

After last season was cancelled due to COVID-19, two years’ worth of training will come down to the deciding matches in 12 grades.

Mypolonga stands in Imps’ way in A grade, and will also have teams in the Bs, B reserves and five junior grades.

Imperials will have a shot at seven flags overall, including in A reserves, B reserves and C grade.

Host club Tailem Bend, Mannum, Jervois and Meningie will each have two teams competing, and Ramblers just their C grade.

The on-court action will start at 8.30am, with the A grade decider to be played at 3.15pm.

Peta Davis, as Miss Understanding, gives audiences a preview of the Murray Bridge production of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. Photo: Peri Strathearn.

Friday ☀ 28°

Josh Dawes: 6-10pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Priscilla: Queen of the Desert: SOLD OUT.

Saturday ⛅ 24°

River Murray Football League preliminary finals: At Jaensch Park, Tailem Bend.

Ferrari Club Australia SA track day: At The Bend Motorsport Park. Displays, track sessions and more.

River Murray Netball Association grand finals: From 8.30am at Jaensch Park, Tailem Bend. Mypolonga v Imperials in A grade at 3.15pm.

Preschool passion project: 10-11.30am at Murray Bridge Library. Explore sensory science sensations, mathematical magic, artistic avenues and musical masterpieces with your preschooler. Book: Search for Play with a Purpose Australia on Facebook or call Tina on 0467 096 402.

Australian International Pedal Prix: CANCELLED.

Chris Vlatko: 6-10pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Priscilla: Queen of the Desert: SOLD OUT.

Sunday ☂ 16°

Rockleigh 105 Gravelfest: 8am-4pm starting at the Monarto Sports Complex. An off-pavement, gravel grinder-style cycling challenge in aid of the Rockleigh CFS, over four distances from 21 to 105 kilometres, through amazing landscapes. Register: raceroster.com.

National Bilby Day: 9.30am-5pm at Monarto Safari Park. Free Melba's chocolate bilby on arrival. Admission: $39/28/21 at www.monartosafari.com.au/tickets.

Antiques and collectables fair: 10am-2pm at Meningie Uniting Church, 2 Princes Highway. Various stalls; critique sessions at 11am and 2pm for $2 an item; morning tea, afternoon tea and soup lunch available; proceeds to Friends of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

U3A Vocalise: 2-3pm at Murray Bridge Library. Sunday Sessions live music.

Noel Kneebone and John Harvey: 2-5pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Messy Church: 3.30-5.30pm at Murray Bridge Uniting Church. Families celebrate Jesus and Joseph's amazing dream coat, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Priscilla: Queen of the Desert: SOLD OUT.

Monday ⛅ 16°

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

Kickstart Loans Program introduction: 5.30-7pm at the Murray Bridge council office, 2 Seventh Street. For entrepreneurs aged 12-25 interested in securing an interest-free loan of up to $2000 for their businesses. Apply: www.murraybridge.sa.gov.au.

Murray Bridge council meeting: From 7pm at the Murray Bridge council office, 2 Seventh Street. Live streamed on Youtube.

Tuesday ⛅ 18°

Katherine Wicker: 5-9pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Wednesday ⛅ 21°

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

Thursday ☀ 25°

Spring bush walk: 10am-12pm at Monarto Safari Park. Join a guided walk with former Zoos SA president Heather Caddick and experience African animals, native plant life and wildflowers. Admission: $39/28/21 at www.monartosafari.com.au/tickets.

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

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

Land: 5.30pm at Murray Bridge Library. Thursday night movie about a hunter who brings a grieving lawyer back from the brink of death in the Rocky Mountains.

A Fire Inside: 7pm at Cameo Cinema, Murray Bridge. Preview screening of a film about the Black Summer bushfires of 2019-20, the people who responded to it and the price they paid, in aid of Lifeline, admission includes small popcorn and drink. Tickets: $20 at www.cameocinema.com.au.


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