Marlborough Express - The Saturday Express, Marlborough - - WHAT’S ON -

Mistle­toe Mar­ket:

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.

Em­broi­der­ers Guild:

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.

Christmas Pa­rade:

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 marl­bor­ough­ 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. br­

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

Modellers So­ci­ety:

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.

Craft Group:

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 me­ 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.

Ren­wick Play­cen­tre:

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.

Boys Bri­gade:

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.

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