What's on this week: November 13-19, 2020

NAIDOC Week celebrations, a triathlon, a visit from a bestselling author and more.

NAIDOC Week will come to a close on Friday with celebrations in three Murraylands towns.

At Tailem Bend’s Willow Street precinct, flags will be raised, songs sung and dances performed at a morning tea to be held from 10am.

Coorong Mayor Paul Simmons has invited locals to participate.

“NAIDOC Week is a great opportunity for community members to engage in Indigenous culture and participate in a range of activities in support of our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities,” he said.

Mannum will also get its own celebration thanks to the Mannum Aboriginal Community Association, Mid Murray Council and Mannum Community College.

Friday

NAIDOC Week community barbecue: From 9.30am at Murray Bridge Community Centre, 18 Beatty Terrace. Free breakfast hosted by the Spirited Men’s and Uniting Communities Group.

NAIDOC Week together as one march: From 10am at the Mid Murray Council office, 49 Adelaide Road, Mannum. Welcome to country, flag-raising, smoking ceremony; march to the showgrounds; then games, dot painting, wurly-making and a barbecue lunch.

NAIDOC Week: From 10am at the Willow Street Precinct, Tailem Bend. Flag-raising ceremony, morning tea and entertainment. RSVP: 1300 785 277.

Cry Wolf: 7-11pm at the Wellington Hotel. Live music.

Saturday

Aviation safety seminar: From 1pm at Murray Bridge Flying School, Pallamana Aerodrome. Civil Aviation Safety Authority seminar on decision-making in bad weather. Register: www.eventbrite.com.au.

Sunday

Murray Bridge Triathlon: 7am-2pm at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Race distances for all abilities and ages seven and up, part of Triathlon SA State Series. Register: From $58/40 at www.sufferfesttri.com/event-informaton-murray-bridge.

Mega boot sale: 9am-2pm at Murray Bridge Bowling Club, corner Adelaide Road and Thomas Street. Everybody welcome, sausages and soft drinks available from 8am. Traders RSVP by Friday: $10, Dean 0429 695 852 or Paul 0447 326 226.

South Australian Driven Dressage Championships: At Monarto Sporting Complex, 154 Schenscher Road. Presented by the Southern Carriage Driving Society.

Tuesday

Author talk with Fiona McIntosh: 2-3pm at Murray Bridge Library, Murray Bridge Marketplace. The internationally best-selling South Australian author promotes her most poignant novel yet: The Champagne War, a heart-stopping adventure about the power of love and hope during war. Book: 8539 1175 or tinyurl.com/y5zycazg.

Thursday

Memory Lane: 11am and 2pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall. Antonio and Kate Villano perform songs of yesteryear by Vera Lynn, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Andy Williams and more. Pre-purchase essential: $20 at events.ticketbooth.com.au.

Come and try night: From 6.30pm at Murray Bridge United Soccer Club, 20 Beatty Terrace. Meet the coaches and players, have a kick around, food provided afterwards.

Have we missed anything?

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Correction: An earlier version of this post incorrectly suggested Mannum’s NAIDOC Week celebration would be the first such event.

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