Maniototo A and P Show: Traditional horse and sheep events, machinery displays and the Grand Parade. There’s candyfloss, a variety of food and retail stalls and, depending on the weather, a kids slippery slide. 9am to 11 pm Ranfurly Showgrounds.
Mid-week markets: Fresh produce markets are on at Sherwood Queenstown every Wednesday
4pm- 7pm. Live music, community stalls, baking, wine, fresh produce and BBQ. Bring your own bag - the markets are zero waste. Narcotics Anonymous: weekly 6pm at Cromwell Resource Centre, 5 Murray Tce. Phone 0800 628 632 Toddler story and craft time: Cromwell library 2-3pm
Toddler story time: Arrowtown library 10.30am to 11.30am Queenstown Pure NRG (New Rotary Generation): meet every Wednesday. Contact email@example.com
Line Dancing: Every Wednesday from 12.30pm to 2.30pm at the Arrowtown Hall. Contact: Jackie (03) 974 4682 or 021 284 0681
Play bridge: Wanaka Bridge Club meets 6.50pm every Wednesday at its club rooms at 9 Cliff Wilson St. Visitors welcome.
Learn salsa: Wanaka Social Dance presents beginners and intermediate street Latin dancing every Wednesday at the Dance Out Loud Studio. For more info on 021 0396537.
Preschool story time: Bring your 3-5 year old to Wanaka Library for crafts and books from 10am - 11am. Mixed craft group: 1pm every Wednesday at the Alexandra District Club. Learn how to do different crafts and share the knowledge of crafts that you participate in. No charge. Just come along. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
St John Cromwell Youth
Division: Meet every Wednesday at St John Rooms, Barry Ave. Penguins 5-6.15pm and cadets from 6pm7.30pm. Inquiries to email@example.com or visit youth.stjohn.org.nz
Care and Friendship: Every second week at 11am in the Catholic Church Hall in Sligo St, Cromwell. This is a light-hearted day out for senior people, all welcome. $8 for lunch, transport available. Phone 445 1157. 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. Meditation Class: every Thursday at 5.45pm. Classes ongoingeveryone welcome, no previous experience needed. Koha accepted. Queenstown Dharma Centre, 12
Lake St. Contact email@example.com Queenstown bookclub: Meeting last Thursday of every month at Queenstown Library from 6pm to 7pm during school term time. All welcome.
Queenstown Organ and Keyboard Club: meet fortnightly on Thursdays from 1.30pm to 4pm. Contact 441 4123.
Quiz Night at Armando`s: Melmore Terrace. 6pm start, $5 perperson. Pizza and drinks available throughout the evening. Get your team together and come and enjoy our fun alternative quiz nights. Crank Cycles Ride Night: 7pm Thursdays, departing from Golden Gate Lodge. Everyone welcome. Bikes available. Phone 445 4107 Cromwell Pottery Group: Meets every Thursday 10am-4pm, Saturday is club day 10am-4pm at the clubrooms on Inniscort St. Inquiries 4453010.
Wanaka Farmers Market: Every Thursday, 3pm - 6pm outside Speight’s Ale House on Ardmore Street. Now with arts and crafts.
Local Produce Market: Pioneer Park, Alexandra, 11 to 2.30pm. Seasonal fruits and vegetables, European bread, cheese, beef including sausages, smoked salmon and mussels, preserves, cordials, sweet treats. Contact Adrienne Lamb 027 248 8815.
Beach St Market: Handmade goodies and crafts, buskers are welcome. Every Friday, 11am - 6pm at upper Beach St.
Be a Queenstown ambassador: Spend a morning exploring what makes this region special in order to
make the visitor experience a unique and genuine one. The Ambassador course is all about stories that you can connect with and share. Courses are on Friday mornings from 9am to 12pm at Queenstown Resort College and cost $30 (plus GST). To book or for more info firstname.lastname@example.org Simply Meditate: Escape the stress and busyness of life and discover the peace of meditation for yourself with Buddhist nun Kelsang Luma. Classes are suitable for everyone. Bookings not required. Friday’s from 10.15am
to 11am at St Peter’s Parish Centre, 2 Church St, Queenstown. Suggested donation of $5 per class.
Challenge Wanaka: Described as the world’s most scenic long distance triathlon (226km and 113km), set against the backdrop of Mount Aspiring National Park. Event includes Puzzling World Junior Challenge Wanaka and Swim the Course. More info challengewanaka.com.
Mt Benger A and P Show: Equestrian, livestock, wool, sheep, photography, garden produce, needlework, preserves, cooking, children’s classes. Entry $10 per adult, 15 years and under free. At Roxburgh Racecourse.
Natsu Matsuri: Japanese summer celebrations including live music, traditional food, dance and martial arts demonstrations at Queenstown Memorial Centre. Doors open 10.30am until 3pm. Gold coin donation.