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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.