What's on this week: September 11-17, 2020

Find out about lawnmower racing, footy finals, a trail opening and more.

Before the Supercars come to Tailem Bend next week, get a taste for a different class of racing at the Coonalpyn 500 this Sunday.

No, they’re not V8s, sprint cars, rally cars, motorbikes or street legals – this is the South Australian Lawn Mower Racing Association.

Unlike the Meningie leg on Saturday, the Coonalpyn event will be open to the public, with off-track entertainment managed by the local pub.

See below for details on that and all the other events happening in our region over the next week.


Callington Spur Trail opening ceremony: 10am at Adelaide Road Linear Park, Murray Bridge. Information from SA Recreational Trails and the walking community, opening by Mayor Brenton Lewis, refreshments available.

Mowers at Meningie: From 11am at Meningie. SA Lawn Mower Racing Association event, practice from 11am, racing from 12pm, closed to the public, streamed online at www.facebook.com/SALMRA.

Rockleigh 105 Gravelfest: 12pm Saturday-4pm Sunday at Monarto Sports Complex, Schenscher Road. Three mountain bike races on gravel across one epic weekend, proceeds to Rockleigh CFS Support Group. Register: From $25/10 per event at www.mmievents.com.au.

River Murray Football League second semi-final: 9am-5pm at Johnstone Park, Murray Bridge. Jervois v Imperials (league), Imperials v Jervois (reserves), Mypolonga v Tailem Bend (under 17.5s), Jervois v Mannum (under 15s), Tailem Bend v Jervois (under 13s). Pre-purchased tickets essential: $12/8 at www.eventbrite.com.au.


Coonalpyn 500: From 9am at Coonalpyn Showgrounds. SA Lawn Mower Racing Association event, practice 11am, racing 12pm, managed by Coonalpyn Hotel.

Jack Flyer: 2-3pm at Murray Bridge Library. Live music.

River Murray Football League first semi-final: 9am-5pm at Johnstone Park, Murray Bridge. Mannum v Ramblers (league), Mypolonga v Mannum (reserves), Ramblers v Mannum (under 17.5s), Imperials v Tailem Bend (under 15s), Mypolonga v Imperials (under 13s). Pre-purchased tickets essential: $12/8 at www.eventbrite.com.au.


Murray Bridge council meeting: 7pm at the Murray Bridge council office. Streamed online at www.youtube.com.


Coorong council meeting: 2pm at the Coorong council office, Tailem Bend. Streamed online at www.youtube.com.


Jukebox Through the Ages: 11am (sold out) and 2pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall. A sonic adventure through the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s and beyond with the Workin’ Overtime band. Pre-purchased tickets essential: $20 at events.ticketbooth.com.au.

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears: 5.30pm at Murray Bridge Library. Thursday night movie about Phryne Fisher, who unravels a mystery concerning emeralds, curses and a suspicious disappearance.

Have we missed anything?

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Events will typically be listed if they are free to attend, raising funds for a charitable cause, occupying a public place, or if the organisers have advertised with Murray Bridge News.

For-profit events may be listed at Murray Bridge News’ discretion.

Photos: South Australian Lawn Mower Racing Association/Facebook (top), Walking SA (second from top), Murray Bridge Library/Facebook (third from top), Workin’ Overtime/Facebook (bottom).