9am to 2pm. A large selection of stalls with something for everyone - food, gifts, jewellery, clothes. A great opportunity to pick up some wonderful Christmas gifts.
Celebrate in the magic of Santa and Christmas as the parade winds its way around the Blenheim CBD. Wear a Christmas themed mask and enter the parade. 3pm pre parade concert, parade starts 3.30pm.
Christmas Parade: Urgent Care Centre:
Open day for urgent care centre at the former Churchill Hospital children’s ward. 2pm to 5pm.
NMIT, Block E1, 85 Budge St. 1.30pm. Roz 5782471.
8am to noon, Cleghorn St car park. Plants, produce, cards, jewellery, flowers, handcrafts. Supporting hospice. Alison 5785109.
Redwood Market: Marlborough Civic Orchestra:
Rehearsals 4pm to 6pm, Cloudy Bay Funeral Service rooms, Boyce St. Linda 0221099242.
Watch the parade and then enjoy a concert on the Picton Foreshore where children can have a photo with Father Christmas and listen to local talent performing Christmas songs and carols. Free face painting and balloons. 2.30pm to 5pm.
Steam Train super Sunday special between Picton and Blenheim. Marlburians enjoy a special discounted rate. See marlboroughflyer.co.nz for more information.
A beautiful high tea with sweet and savoury morsels and tea or coffee to be enjoyed in the lovely garden at Pataka the Foodstore from 1pm to 4pm. A Marlborough Hospice fundraiser. Tickets $30.
Racing starts noon at the Cresswell Electrical Raceway on Wither Rd. Free entry.
Marlborough Flyer: High Tea: Kartsport: Four Wheel Drive Trek:
Explore the post-quake east coast, the Light Between Oceans setting at the Cape Campbell Lighthouse on tracks normally closed to the public. Meet atWard Domain at 9am. $40 for vehicle and driver plus $10 for each passenger (under 12 free). Bring a packed lunch. Mike 5757049 or Ron 5757196.
Buddhism for Modern Life:
Riverside Railway: Chess:
Train departs from Brayshaw Park Station 1.15pm and 3pm for Omaka and return. 1.45pm for Beaver Station, Riverside Park, central Blenheim and return. Cash only. brrnz.webs.com
Bring your own board and pieces along to Joocy Loocy Cafe at 4 John St for friendly matches, between 10am and 1pm.
Marlborough residents can have a round of golf for $15, Sunday afternoons and all day Monday at Marlborough Golf Club Fairhall.
Community Golf: Picton Table Tennis Club:
Today and Tuesday. 10am to noon. Picton Little Theatre, Dublin St. $3, equipment supplied plus tea/coffee and biscuits. All adults welcome. Ernie 0275888453.
Blenheim Petanque Club:
Today 10am and Wednesday 1pm. 65A Weld St. Russell 791952 or Chris 5787303.
Marlborough Rock and Mineral Club:
Brayshaw Park. 10am to 4pm, rocks, minerals, crystals, work room and books. Admission free. Model boat and
yacht sailing at Brayshaw Park, 1pm to 4pm.
Model Aero Club:
ARA, Wairau Valley, 9am, Murray 5789199 or Tony 5779776.
Writers of Picton:
Picton Library, 11.30am, Irene 5735501.
Community Potters’ Club:
7pm to 9pm, clubrooms, 2A Dillon’s Point Rd. Sarah 0211030464.
Monday Club for 60+:
11.30am, two course meal and entertainment, Renwick Anglican Church Hall, 54 High St. Dot 5788029 or Robyn 5729527.
Marlborough Women’s Club, 108 High St. 10am to 4pm. Everyone welcome. Bev 5793990. Send details for Saturday Express listings by noon on Tuesday to email@example.com Please include the venue, address, event name, date, time and cost.
Blenheim Bowling Club Hall, 12.45pm to 4pm. $4. Doug 5779061 or Geoff 5788143.
Spring Creek Playcentre:
Today and Wednesday, 10am to 12.30pm, 46a Ferry Rd, Spring Creek. Crystal 0226092646.
Today, Wednesday and Friday, 9am to 11.30am. 0-6 years. 572 8106.
9.30am to 10.30am, Havelock Sports Pavilion, Neil St, Havelock. Children under 5 to explore movement, while gaining essential fundamental movement skills. Janet 5741256.
Tumble Tots: Linkwater Playcentre:
9.30am to noon. Linkwater Hall, 1353 Queen Charlotte Dr. 0210380751.
Today and Thursday 1pm, Riversdale Community House. Fitness, stretching and yoga movements. $2.
6pm to 8pm, St Joseph’s School, Picton. For girls 12.5 to 17 years. Heather 9293806.
Sit and Be Fit: Rangers:
Redwoodtown Plunket Playgroup:
10am-12pm, 21 Bythell St. Gold coin donation and morning tea provided. Children 0-5yrs welcome Sam021701413.
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.
Care and Craft Centre of NZ Trust:
Nativity Centre, 10am. Dawn 5775002 or Judith 5786209.
The Blenheim Christmas Parade is on Saturday and the Picton Parade on Sunday.