■ ISYFF NZ Nationals 2018: Baycourt will host the NZ regional competition awards ceremony on October 17.
■ The Book Club— Roger Hall: A one woman comedy, written by Roger Hall and brought to life starring actress Jodie Dorday, who plays eight characters. On October 12 at Baycourt.
■ How to care for orchids: A free, informative talk and demonstration about orchids. Robbins Park, 15 CliffRd, October 12 from 10am12pm.
■ Car boot sale fundraiser: A car boot event to raise funds for the Western Bay of Plenty Softball Association, Carlton Street Reserve, October 13 from 7.30am.
■ House of Travel Bazaar: Travel fair with more than 50 travel partners including airlines, cruise lines and tour companies, some offering specials. October 13 at ASB Baypark from 10am.
■ Miss Lingerie Model Search: Region finals where models will showcase lingerie creations and compete for the title. October 18 from 8pm at Mount Social Club.
Orchids and everything you need to know about them.