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Re­mark­ables Ice and Mixed Climb­ing Fes­ti­val: An­nual climb­ing meet of the Ex­pe­di­tion Climbers Club In­cor­po­rated. Clin­ics, com­pe­ti­tions, races and so­cial gath­er­ings ad­vance and pro­mote modern mixed climb­ing. Events con­tinue through un­til Sun­day. More info: ice­and­mixed­fes­ti­val.co.nz.

Eat pikelets: Wanaka’s big pikelet feast com­mences at the ANZ bank on Ard­more Street. Or­ders 4439605. Pro­ceeds to Can­cer So­ci­ety.

After school art: Wanaka Li­brary hosts free art classes every

Thurs­day un­til Septem­ber 23 from 3.30pm - 4.30pm for chil­dren

Nan­otech­nol­ogy talk: The Wanaka Branch of Royal So­ci­ety NZ hosts Dr Dunan McGil­livray and Dr Natalie Plan from the MacDiarmi In­sti­tute. They talk about The Ma­te­rial His­tory and Fu­ture of Man at the Pres­by­te­rian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 6pm. All wel­come, $5 ad­mis­sion. Great Naseby Wa­ter Race: Ul­traMarathon. Runs un­til Sun­day 28 Au­gust. For in­for­ma­tion go to great­nase­by­wa­ter­race.co.nz. Daf­fodil Day: To­day is the Can­cer So­ci­ety’s an­nual flag­ship event. Now in its 26th year, Daf­fodil Day raises aware­ness of can­cer and is the big­gest gen­er­a­tor of funds for the Can­cer So­ci­ety. Peo­ple want­ing to do­nate to progress the re­search and to sup­port those af­fected by can­cer can do so by do­nat­ing di­rectly with a street col­lec­tor, at any branch of the ANZ bank, by tex­ting 469 to in­stantly do­nate $3, or on­line at daf­fodil­day.org.nz.

Wanaka Sled Dog Fes­ti­val: starts to­day and runs un­til Sun­day at the Snow Farm, in the Cardrona Val­ley. 7am start each day. The event is the only op­por­tu­nity mush­ers (race en­trants) in New Zealand have to get out on the snow with their sleds/skis. There are about 32 en­trants and around 120 dogs.

Eat more pikelets: Wanaka’s big pikelet pig out con­tin­ues at the ANZ bank on Ard­more Street. Or­ders 4439605. Pro­ceeds to Can­cer So­ci­ety.

Ice hockey grand fi­nal: Skycity Stam­pede v Can­ter­bury Red Devils at the Queen­stown Ice Arena in the sec­ond game of the New Zealand Ice Hockey League grand fi­nal. Speak­ers night: Au­gust 26Come and get in­spired at the au­dio-visual pre­sen­ta­tion of Martin Hill and Dei­dre Copeland at 7.30pm, at the Lake Hawea Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Tick­ets $25 at the door

Ig­nite Wanaka Cham­ber MidWin­ter Disco: Aug 26Dust off the Events in the Mir­ror cov­er­age area are listed free of charge sub­ject to space avail­abil­ity and may be re­moved with­out no­tice. Email list­ings to dasha.kuprienko@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz by noon on the Fri­day be­fore pub­li­ca­tion. wig, flares and plat­form heels and party like it’s 1976. Gin and Rasp­berry, 7pm - late. Tick­ets $60 p/p (on sale soon). Spa­ces lim­ited and they will sell out.

Autism and anx­i­ety work­shops: Queen­stown be­ing run by IHC for par­ents, fam­ily mem­bers and pro­fes­sion­als who sup­port a child/ young per­son with autism. Con­tact: Mary Ro­manos 0800 273 7587 or mary.ro­manos@idea.org.nz Nom­i­nate a vol­un­teer: Clos­ing day for Trust­Power Queen­stown Lakes Dis­trict Com­mu­nity Award nom­i­na­tions. En­try forms on qldc.govt.nz (search for Trust­power Awards).

Free food: Every Fri­day come in from the cold and en­joy a fill­ing free meal, home bak­ing, and south­ern hos­pi­tal­ity. Ev­ery­one is wel­come at Pasta Cafe, St An­drews Church in Queen­stown from 6pm. Un­til end of Au­gust .

Hul­la­baloo Art Space at the Cromwell Her­itage Precinct is cel­e­brat­ing 10 years with an ex­hi­bi­tion ti­tled ‘‘Past and Present’’, from Au­gust 29 to Septem­ber 17.

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