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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 puren­rgqt@gmail.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 hazyfrazy@gmail.com.

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 ni­cola.hansen@gmail.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 dasha.kuprienko@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz 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 info@dhar­ma­cen­tre.org.nz 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 train­ing@qrc.ac.nz 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.

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