What's on: September 25-October 1, 2020
Find out about the RMFL grand final, OTR Super Sprint, Unity College formal, school holiday activities and more.
Even in 2020, the last Saturday in September will not disappoint – depending how your RMFL club of choice goes, anyway.
Imps and Jervois will face off in the top two footy grades at Johnstone Park this Saturday, with Tailem, Ramblers and Mannum also involved in junior deciders.
As with previous matches, COVID-19 restrictions will be enforced and tickets must be pre-booked – see Saturday’s entry below for details.
The fact that a grand final is being played at all is a major victory for the league in and of itself.
May the best team win.
End of term roller disco: 4.30-6.30pm (5-10-year-olds) and 7-9pm (11-17-year-olds) at Mannum Leisure Centre. Entry includes sausage, ice block and water; skates and tunes provided; children under 10 must be supervised. Booking preferred: $5 at www.surveymonkey.com.
Tailem Bend Super Street Party: CANCELLED.
Red Bull Holden Racing Team meet and greet: 5.30-6.30pm at Woolworths, Murray Bridge Marketplace. With drivers Jamie Whincup and Shane van Gisbergen, follow COVID marshals’ directions.
Unity College year 12 formal: From 6.30pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall. People watching the arrivals should respect social distancing measures and use sanitising stations provided.
River Murray Football League grand finals: 7am-5pm at Johnstone Park, Murray Bridge. Imperials v Jervois (league), Jervois v Imperials (reserves), Tailem Bend v Ramblers (under 17.5s), Mannum v Jervois (under 15s), Tailem Bend v Imperials (under 13s). Tickets must be pre-purchased: $12/8 at www.eventbrite.com.au.
OTR Super Sprint: 7am-6pm at The Bend Motorsport Park. Supercars top 15 shootout and race one, circuit Excels, sports car invitational series, Ford tribute, welcome centre car display, Aussie Bandit wheelstanding ute, JB Stunts, Royal Australian Navy Band, SA Skydiving display and more. Tickets: From $49/40 at premier.ticketek.com.au.
Nature crafts: From 9.30am daily during school holidays at Monarto Safari Park. Visit the animals on the nature crafts adventure trail, collecting items as you go. Included with park entry: $38/27/21 at www.monartosafari.com.au/tickets.
Murray Bridge Skate Park League: 11am-4pm at Sturt Reserve. Event focused on embracing skate culture and bringing the community together; scooters 11am, BMX 12.30pm, skaters 2pm; all competitors will receive raffle entry.
Meningie Nursery open day: 11am-3pm Saturday-Monday at 76 Princes Highway, Meningie. Plant sale with all proceeds to the SA Bushfire Garden Revival Group, all reasonable offers accepted.
Palmer Hotel open mic: 2-6pm. Opportunity for amateur to experienced artists to perform in front of a live, supportive audience; singers encouraged to bring their own microphone.
OTR Super Sprint: 7am-4pm at The Bend Motorsport Park. Supercars races two and three; sports car invitational series, circuit Excels, welcome centre car display, Aussie Bandit wheelstanding ute, JB Stunts, Royal Australian Navy Band, SA Skydiving display and more. Tickets: From $49/40 at premier.ticketek.com.au.
Meningie Nursery open day: See Saturday.
CFS farm firefighting unit day: 12pm for 12.30pm at Mannum Oval. Have farm firefighting units inspected and approved by the SA Country Fire Service, starting with presentation and accreditation, barbecue lunch available, check the CFS Private Farm Fire Unit Handbook beforehand. RSVP: Zoey Starkey firstname.lastname@example.org or 0448 964 311.
Ella and Sienna: 12.30-4.30pm at the Pretoria Hotel, Mannum. Live acoustic tunes.
Halloween candy buckets: 10-11am at Murray Bridge Library. School holiday activity for children aged 5-12, limited spaces. Book: Call 8539 1175 or talk to library staff.
Meningie Nursery open day: See Saturday.
Finger bun decorating: 11am-1pm at Bakers Delight, Murray Bridge Marketplace. School holiday fun for Bakers Delight’s 40th birthday. Bookings essential: www.facebook.com.
Amazing astronomy: 2.30-3.30pm at Murray Bridge Library. School holiday lecture about the universe we live in. Book: Call 8539 1175 or talk to library staff.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood: 5.30pm at Murray Bridge Library. Thursday night movie about Mr Rogers, as portrayed by Tom Hanks. Bookings essential: Call 8539 1175 or talk to library staff.
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Correction: The Murray Bridge Skate Park League competition was earlier listed incorrectly as having been postponed. Photos: Peri Strathearn (top), Supercars (second from top), Marianne Cunneen (bottom). Video: The Bend Motorsport Park/YouTube.