What's on in the Murraylands and Mallee this weekend: July 5-7, 2019

FRIDAY

Friends of the Library book sale: 10am-2pm at Murray Bridge Library. Great bargains.

Brinkley Reuse Centre community barbecue: 12.30-2.30pm at Brinkley Reuse Centre, 527 Brinkley Road. Explore the site and see if you might be interested in volunteering. Site tour 12.30pm, barbecue 1pm. More information: 8531 0391 or www.murraybridge.sa.gov.au/brinkleyreuse.

SATURDAY

The Bend Stadium Sprint: 6am-9pm at The Bend Motorsport Park. The Bend's stadium circuit will come alive with a new competition event utilising its rallycross layout. Up to six cars on the circuit at a time, competing against the clock, plus tarmac, gravel and night sessions. Tickets: $10 per day or $15 for two days, kids under 12 free. More information: www.thebend.com.au.

SUNDAY

The Bend Stadium Sprint: 8am-3pm at The Bend Motorsport Park.

Mannum Riverside Markets: 9AM-2.30pm at Arnold Park, Mannum. Range of stalls.

NAIDOC Week elders' luncheon, football and netball: From 9.30am at Le Messurier Oval, Murray Bridge. Netball 9.30am; elders' lunch, community barbecue and Auskick 12pm; football 1pm. More information: Moorundi ACCHS 1800 023 846.

Silent Ripples memorial day: 1pm at the Silent Ripples Memorial Garden, Round House, Murray Bridge. A ceremony honouring the memory of loved ones lost to suicide, with support for those bereaved. Get help: Silent Ripples 0417 741 888, Lifeline 13 11 14, Beyond Blue 1300 224 636. More information: secretary@silentripples.net.

Murray Bridge Community Concert Band: 2pm at John Dohler Hall, 31 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge. A performance of a varied and exciting collection of musical pieces, to raise money for new music and instruments for the band. Afternoon tea available. Tickets: $10, children under 16 free. More information: www.facebook.com/mbconcertband.

COMING UP

NAIDOC Week bridge walk and awards: 9.30am Monday, July 8 at the RSL end of the old road bridge, Murray Bridge East. A walk and talk together on Ngarrindjeri ruwe. Awards ceremony to follow at Murray Bridge council office, Seventh Street, at 9.45am.

NAIDOC Week family fun day: 11.30am-2.30pm Monday, July 8 at Moorundi/Ninkowar, 1 Wharf Road, Murray Bridge. Free entry, live music, barbecue lunch, kids' activities, information stalls, farm animals, games and more.

NAIDOC Week storytelling in the library: 1-3pm Tuesday, July 9 at Murray Bridge Library. Holiday fun and learning about Ngarrindjeri culture through storytelling, entertainment, craft and more. All welcome. Afternoon tea provided. More information: Georgie Trevorrow or Ros Richards, Moorundi ACCHS 1800 023 846.

Mi:wi: 7pm Tuesday, July 9 at Murray Bridge Town Hall. First full-length dance work by Kaurna, Narungga and Ngarrindjeri performer and choreographer Taree Sansbury. Drawing on contemporary Indigenous dance and Ngarrindjeri weaving, this arresting work evokes the impact of climate change on coastal communities and the importance of the passing on culture to future generations. Tickets: $27 adults, $10 students at ticketbooth.com.au; $15 nungas at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery.

Murray Bridge business breakfast: 7am Wednesday, July 10 at Murray Bridge Racing Club, 342 Brinkley Road, Gifford Hill. Speakers include John-Paul Drake of Drakes Murray Bridge, Rebecca Hewings of Murray Bridge Racing Club and Anna Howard of Murray Mallee Aged Care. Tickets: $25 members, $30 non-members (includes cooked breakfast) at www.eventbrite.com.au.

NAIDOC Week flag-raising ceremony: 10am Wednesday, July 10 at the Willow Street precinct, Tailem Bend. Morning tea and entertainment to follow.

Ace's magic show and balloon-twisting workshop: 11am Wednesday, July 10 at Murray Bridge Library. For ages 5-12. Bookings essential. RSVP: 8539 1175 or speak with library staff.

NAIDOC Week flag-raising ceremony: 2pm Wednesday, July 10 at Meningie Information Hub. Afternoon tea and entertainment to follow.

Aged care advice: 10am-12pm Thursday, July 11 at Murray Bridge Library. COTA SA aged care peer champion Tim Hobbs is available to provide free independent information, support and practical assistance to help you navigate aged care services. More information: Tim Hobbs 0456 390 061.

Sprout Cooking Studio and Health School cooking demonstrations: 5.30pm and 7pm Thursday, July 11 at Murray Bridge Library. RSVP: Call 8539 1175 or speak with library staff.