Casino and Auction Night:
Bear’s young family fundraiser. Endeavour Park Pavilion. Doors open 6.30pm, auction starts 8pm, music from 10.30pm. Tickets $20 include drink on arrival and nibbles. Jimmy 0275255548. All funds raised go to the BevanMoody Children’s Trust.
Today 9:30am to 6:30pm and Sunday 9am to 5pm, Stadium 2000. Tasman’s best basketball players battle it out over two days to see who will take home the trophy. Free entry.
Tasman Trophy: GlowWorm BushWalk:
Whites Bay 5.30pm to 6:30pm. Take a short bush walk by torch light. Experience the bush at night, see the stars and visit a population of glow worms. Bring warmclothes, torch, gumboots. Gold coin donation and receive some glow sticks. Register Kathryn 0273515428.
Guests, Billy Bush, Bosun Huntley, Greg Somerville & Marty Vercoe telling a few rugby yarns on the couch. Cash bar, finger food, mystery envelopes, silent & live auction. Marlborough Boys’ College Rugby Club fundraiser. 6pm to 10pm, Marlborough Boys’ College. Tickets $40 0276309681.
A ‘pop up’ show ofmixed media work with a difference. Marlborough Art Society, today and Sunday, Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery.
EIGHT: Marlborough Singers Go Topsy Turvy:
Today 7pm and Sunday 4pm. Wesley Centre. Best-known songs from the Gilbert & Sullivan musicals "H.M.S. Pinafore", "Mikado", "The Pirates of Penzance" and more.
8am to noon, Cleghorn St car park. Plants, produce, cards, jewellery, flowers, handcrafts. Supporting hospice. Alison 5785109.
10am, meet at The Vines Village. Prospective members welcome.
Redwood Market: Ulysses Club: Marlborough Museum:
Brayshaw Heritage Park, daily 10am to 4pm. 5781712.
10am to 4pm daily, 9 London Quay, 5738283.
10am to 3pm, Brayshaw Vintage farm. Guided tours available, Doris 5794357.
Golf croquet at Whitehead Park, 15 Brooklyn Dr, 1pm, Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday. Afternoon tea supplied.
Vintage Farm Machinery: Brooklyn Croquet Club: Boot Sale:
8am to 2pm Blenheim Railway Station car park, Grove Rd. John 5783918.
Simply The Breast:
Dragon Boat Team fundraiser, Dodson St Beer Garden 5.30pm. Tickets for pizza and silent auction $20 from Susie on 0277766388.
Le Cafe, 1pm to 7pm. Solo acoustic show combines his original songs with fingerstyle and bottleneck blues, Americana and lo-fi funk.
Marlborough Sound Recordings, Music and Words:
Presented by Marlborough Historical Society, Marlborough Museum, 2pm. Contributions from Trevor Jane, Ian Conway, RienWagenvoort and Steve Austin. Gold coin donation.
Marlborough Thermette Society:
Wairau River bank from 2.30pm, downstream from the bridge between Spring Creek and Tua Marina, approx 500m past the Gills and Firth gravel plants. Bring a thermette if you have one (not mandatory), food to share, a chair, gumboots or robust shoes, wood for a fire. Children and dogs welcome. Bill 0277108229.
BlenheimWestern Riding Club:
10am, club grounds, Maxwell Rd behind RDA, Swan 021309155.
Social ride to Pelorus Bridge Cafe´ for lunch. Meet at the Blenheim Railway Station south end, ride departs 11am.
Ulysses: Marlborough Golf Club:
Marlborough residents golf, Sunday afternoons and all day Mondays. Play 18 holes $15 or 9 holes $10. Plus half price green-fees after 4pm every day.
Marlborough Rock and Mineral Club:
Brayshaw Park. 10am to 4pm, rocks, minerals, crystals, work room and books. Free.
Model boat and yacht sailing at Brayshaw Park, 1pm to 4pm.
Kapahaka, TuaMarina Hall: Keyboard Club:
3pm, all welcome.
1.45pm, electronic keyboards. Adrienne 5786589.
Have your say, 10.30am, Picton Library. For Picton families with children under fives or people with an interest in supporting families in this area. We want your thoughts and visions to help us develop a plan to further support families in your area. Join us for a cuppa, cake and a chat. Sam 021701413.
Monday Club for 60+:
11.30am, two course meal and entertainment, Renwick Anglican Church Hall, 54 High St. Dot 5788029 or Robyn 5729527.
Spring Creek Hall, 7pm. Brian 5780692 or Johan 5785789.
Clubs of Marlborough, $4. Monday, 7.10pm, Alison 021212797. Tuesday, 7.10pm, Carolyn 5784856. Wednesday, 1.10pm, Nancy 5779401. Thursday, 7.10pm, Thelma 5788422.
Spring Creek Playcentre:
Today and Wednesday, 9.30am to noon, 46A Ferry Rd, gold coin donation. Smyth 021748635.
Monday and Friday, 9.30am to noon. 0-6 years. 5728106.
9.30am to noon. Linkwater Hall, 1353 Queen Charlotte Dr. 0210380751.
Kinder Music Programme:
Education through music for children newborn to 5. Megan 0211113303.
Women only rides:
Departs 6pm from AvantiPlus Blenheim, for beginners to elite. Finish with coffee at Fairweathers.
Dillons Point Playgroup:
Today and Wednesday, 9am to noon, Bright Centre, 2 Dillons Point Rd. Wendy 5792089.
Juniors 6pm, seniors 7pm. The Foundry behind the Wesley Centre. Chris 0274579004.
Send details for Saturday Express listings by noon on Wednesdays to firstname.lastname@example.org Please include the venue, address, event name, date, time and cost.
Care and Craft Centre of NZ Trust:
Nativity Centre, 10am. Dawn 5775002 or Judith 5786209.
. Community Potters’ Club:
Wheel throwing classes with Steve Holtrum. 7pm to 9pm, clubrooms, 2A Dillon’s Point Rd. Steve 0272404593 or Sarah 0211030464.
Picton Girl Guides:
6pm to 8pm, St Josephs School. Girls aged 9 and a half to year 9. Fun and adventure. 0211700401.
Marlborough Guild of Woodworkers:
9am to 9pm, Brayshaw Park. Philip 5705188.
10am, RSA lounge, Clubs of Marlborough. Russell 5778716 or Merlene 5788212.
Rehearsals 7pm, Spring Creek Hall, Jim 5786927. Porcelain Artists: 10am, Brooklyn Croquet Club, June 5788891 or Marjorie 5777015.
RSA Entertainment Group: Barbershop Chorus: PictonWalking Group:
9.30am, Picton RSA car park. Val 5736614.
All walks leave the Nativity Church car park at 10am. Phone Colin 5793101 for the destination this week.
10,30am, Beavertown Hall, Brayshaw Park. Rose 5783065 or Judy 5742419. Bring along lunch.
St Ninian’s Hall, Alabama Rd, Blenheim, 10am, Rosemary 5728865.
Clubs of Marlborough, 7pm, 5781059.
50+ Walking Group: Weavers’ Group: Lacemakers: Euchre: Dillons Point Community Play Group:
9am to noon today and Wednesday, $2 per child, $3 family, morning tea. Wendy 5792089.
Book in a night out and head to the Casino and Auction Night at Endeavour Park Pavilion. All funds raised go to the Bevan Moody Children’s Trust.