WEDNESDAY Big Sing, Nelson Marlborough regionals of the new Zealand Choral Federation contest, Church of the Nativity, Blenheim, 1.30pm. Seven college choirs. Gala concert at 6pm. Tickets $15 for adults $10 for students from Ken Ham’s Music Works, Blenheim or Marlborough Girls’ College. Mass choir, World Vision Kids for Kids - Everything is Ka Pai. Featuring 15 Marlborough primary schools. Runs today and Thursday 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Floor Pride Civic Theatre. Tickets $65 for family [two adults, two children/ student/senior], $22 adult $18 child, student, senior, under 5 free from the theatre. Bookchat, 10am, Blenheim Library, 10.30am Picton Library. Dementia support Group, second Wednesday of each month. 8 Wither Rd, 10am till noon. Lions Club of Blenheim, Tea meeting, 5.30pm, Clubs of Marlborough. Marie 573 7108. Marlborough Creative Artisans’ shop, open daily 10am to 4pm, 35 High Street, Picton. Bizzy Bees, 10am till 11.30am, Beaver Rd, Blenheim, today and Tuesday. Play, bible stories, music and songs for pre-school children. Bouncy castles each fortnight. $2 per child over one-year-old, discount for families. Morning tea for children and carers. Safe, fun environment for pre-schoolers. 78 3676. Kindy Gym, today 1.30pm till 2.30pm and Thursday 11am till noon. $3 each child. Blenheim Gymnastics Club, Opawa St extension, Maureen 578 6434. Picton Scottish Country Dancing Club, 7.30pm till 9.30pm, Picton Little Theatre, Dublin St. New members welcome. Dianne 573 7784 or Dorothy 578 3766. Quest, intermediate age youth group, 7pm till 8.30pm, Picton Baptist Church, 293 Waikawa Rd, Bronwyn 021 046 2434. Marlborough Museum, Brayshaw Heritage Park, 10am till 4pm daily. 578 1712. Vintage Car Club, Car museum, Brayshaw Park 1.30pm till 3.30pm today and Sunday, entry by donation. Woodbourne Playgroup, meets today and Monday, 9.30am till 11.30am, Woodbourne Community Centre, Tracey 572 8999 or Michaela 572 7078. Mah-Jong, 1pm till 4pm, Marina Cove Retirement Village, Waikawa Rd, Picton .$2. Lessons arranged for learners. All welcome. Gretchen 573 8093 or Lynne 573 5227. Yoga at Studio 88, Variety of classes available most days. studio-88.co.nz Hannah 021 070 3362 Loka Yoga, General Yoga 6pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9.30am Monday, Friday. lokayoga.co.nz or contact Sharon on 021 981 135. Belly Dance, Beginners and Improvers, 6pm to 7pm, Fun while improving fitness. Senior Citizens Hall, High St. Ruth 579 4545 or 027 246 0633 Heartsong Singers, 7pm till 9pm, Fun singing group, Vivienne 577 8486. Golden Oldies Rugby, Training 6.30pm, Awarua Park, Paul 027 249 5887 or Ray 027 445 2970. Ten Pin Bowling, Simcox Stadium, Batty’s Rd, Daily 10am till 10pm, bookings essential, 578 4851. Painting for Pleasure, all mediums, Marlborough Art Society, 10am, Prue 578 8888. Croquet, Blenheim Croquet Club, Parker St. 1pm, today, Saturday and Monday. Anne 578 3519. Quizmaster Quiz, Clubs of Marlborough, 7.15pm, fun, friendly and free. Glenn 578 4184. Believe it or Not Quiz, Paddy Barrys Irish Pub, 7.30pm. Picton Toy Library, 3.15pm till 4pm for families to hire toys at a minimal rental. Nicola 573 9005. Picton Squash Club, Coaching for children, Dublin St courts, 4pm till 5pm. Adam 573 7009 or Shirley 573 7227. Petanque, 1pm, 65A Weld St, John 577 9789 or Chris 578 7303. Bridge Club, 1.10pm, Clubs of Marlborough, $3, Ginny 577 6405 or 027 756 0717 or Nancy 579 1966. Dance Club, Ballroom and social 7.30pm, Nurses Recreation Hall, Taylor Pass Rd, Marilyn 579 5427 or Margaret 578 7323. Salsa Groove, Improvers dance class today and Thursday. Star Dance Academy Studio, Annies, State Highway 1, Grovetown. Karen 027 309 0268, email@example.com Clay Target Club, Keith 575 7065 ah. Housie, Clubs of Marlborough, 7pm, $500 super house. Community Knitters Group, St Christopher’s, cnr Cleghorn and Weld St 1.30pm, Mrs Brown 578 6033.
THURSDAY Over 50s group, Interesting speakers and outings. Witherlea Bible Chapel, phone for this month’s events Amy 578 3361 or Shirley 570 5661. Doll and teddy collectors club, 7pm, Janet 573 6330 or Barbara 578 7574. Older Person Seminar, St Christopher’s Hall, Redwoodtown. 10am till 1pm. Morning tea and lunch provided. Voluntary coin donation towards food would be appreciated. Guest speakers. Community eldercare coordinator Wendy 579 4446 (Leave your name and number) or 021 223 0160. Society of Authors, 7.30pm, Dot 578 8029. Picton Playcentre, 9.30am till noon today and Tuesday. 573 5665. Youth Orchestra, 3.45pm, Blenheim School. Alison 579 5533 M& Ms, Music and Movement, Elim Centre Hall, Burleigh Rd, 9am and 10.30am, $2 family, 578 9053. Strand Indoor Bowls, Redwoodtown community hall, 7.30pm, Debbie 577 6750.. Menz Shed, Today and Monday, 1pm till 4pm and Saturday 9am till noon. Gerry Drummond 578 1835. Picton Table Tennis Club, 7.30pm till 9.30pm and Tuesdays 10am till noon. Picton Little Theatre, Dublin St. $2, bat and balls supplied. Kundalini Yoga, 9.30am till 11am, Studio 88, Nicky 577 6099. Heavens Above Meditation, 6.30pm, 8 Wither Rd, 579 1032. Time Out on Thursday, Mixed media painting sessions, 10am till 1.30pm. Marlborough Art Society. Jennifer 579 3967. Kick N Catch with Mums Circuit Class, today, Friday and Tuesday 9.30am. Take a circuit class while the kids learn kick and catch skills. Circuit Class $5, child $3 more than 1 child $10 total. Blenheim Indoor Sports and Ten Pin Bowling. 578 4851 or firstname.lastname@example.org Board Games, Free. 10am till noon, Crossroads, 2 Redwood St. Robert 578 5395. Community Craft Group, Fortnightly, 10am till 2pm, Bright Centre, Dillons Point Rd. Elaine 577 5373 or Janet 572 7557. Yoga, 6pm, Mayfield School Hall, 577 6200 huia.com Bridge Club, 7.15pm, Clubs of Marlborough, $3, Thelma 578 8422. Redwoodtown Social Badminton, Blenheim Indoor Sports Centre, Battys Road, 9am. Faye 5783858. Picton Cribbage Group, 1.30pm, Marina Cove Village, Waikawa Rd, Picton. $1. Wilma 573 7037. Highland Pipe Band, 7.30pm, The Foundry, Wesley Hall, John St. Noel 578 6365. Tai Chi and Qi’gong , Redwoodtown Hall 11am, Renwick Sports Centre 6pm with Nancy Rock and Roll Club, Clubs of Marlborough, 7.30pm, 579 1579. Adult Learn to Swim, Stadium 2000, 12.30pm $100 per 10 week term, 577 8300. Masters swimming, 7pm, Stadium 2000, Barbara 572 8418.
FRIDAY Cancer Society book sale, old Blue Door building, Charles St, Blenheim, 9.30 to 4.30. Runs until Sunday. Whales & Dolphins info evening, marine mammal expert Barbara Todd talk on NZ whales and dolphins. Signed copies of Barbara’s books also available at a discounted price. Tickest $20 from Take Note Picton or email@example.com, includes presentation, short film & a free beer or wine at Mikeys Bar after the show. Proceeds to Project Johan. 7pm to 9pm, Picton Little Theatre. Tash Luxton 021 1010 818. Tunes for Tots, Music, a snack and play for preschoolers. 9.30am. Nativity Church Hall. $2 per child. 578 3909. Bubbles and Bounce, Music session for preschoolers followed by morning tea and play. Gold coin donation. 10am, St Ninians Church Hall, Riley Cres. Alyson 0272612852 Bolivia Cards Group, 12.45pm, St Christophers. Bob 578 9957 or Doug 577 9061. Zumba, Friday 5.30pm 6.30pm, Nurses Hall, Gate 4, Maxwell Rd, Wairau Hospital. $4, Helena 027 323 4148 Bring own towel and water bottle. Bathrooms on site. Tai Chi, 10am, 11.30am and 1pm, Seniors Citizen Hall, High St, Blenheim, Liz 027 748 6666. Pastel Painting, Marlborough Art Society, 10am till 3pm, Prue 578 8888. Harmony: The Nelson Marlborough regionals of the new Zealand Choral Federation Big Sing contest is being held at Church of the Nativity, Blenheim. General Yoga, Loka Yoga, 9.30am today, Monday and Tuesday. 5.30pm, Wednesday and Friday. lokayoga.co.nz Sharon 021 981 135. Sit and Be Fit, Kaikoura community gym 10am. Exercise in a chair. Kidzone, Riversdale Community House, 3pm till 5pm. Blenheim Stroke Club, Fortnightly, St Mary’s Hall. Brian 578 8370.
SATURDAY Marlborough Singers’, present ‘‘Showtime’’ featuring the best-loved songs from musicals Wesley Centre, Henry St, Blenheim 7.30pm. Tickets $10 at door queries to Mere 572 8261. Weekend with Whales festival, 2pm Children’s activities run for two hours, gold coin entry, Dolphin Watch & Nature Tours, Picton Foreshore. 6pm Free Willy movie will be shown at Dolphin Watch, free all ages. Tash Luxton 573 8040 or 021 1010 818. An Evening of Inspiration, Tokomaru Netball Club are hosting an evening at the Port Marlborough Pavilion, 7.30pm, speakers are Marg Foster and Noeline Taurua. Tickets $30 Sounds Connection or Maria 027 404 1462, include nibbles. Nelson Social Dancing Club, 7.30pm to 11.15pm, Broadgreen Intermediate School Hall, Nayland Road Stoke. Live music. Member’s $10 plus supper plate, non members $15. BYO drinks and glasses. Tina 03 544 2324 or 0211774943. Mini putt and merry-go-round, Picton foreshore, today and Sunday. Ulysses Club, 10am, coffee and a catch up, Shelly’s Cafe, The Vines Village, Rapaura Rd. Prospective members welcome. Picton Museum, 10am till 4pm daily, 9 London Quay, 573 8283. Pelorus Gallery, 70 Main Rd, Havelock, open daily 10.30am till 4.30pm, 574 2128. Vintage Farm Machinery, 10am till 3pm, Brayshaw Vintage farm. Guided tours available, Doris 579 4357. Brooklyn Croquet Club, Golf croquet at Whitehead Park, 15 Brooklyn Dr. 1pm, today, Tuesday and Thursday. Afternoon tea supplied. Boot Sale, 8am till 2pm Blenheim Railway Station car park, Grove Rd. John 578 3918. Redwood Market, 8am till noon, Redwood Tavern car park. Plats, produce and craft.
SUNDAY French Pianist Claire Rouault, Claire performed her first solo concert with an orchestra when she was 11 years old and went on to study at the National Superior Music Conservatory of Paris. Nativity Church, Alfred St, Blenheim, 2.30pm. Adults $22, children and students under 25 free. 0800 224 224 or ticketdirect.co.nz. Mt. Vernon Grand Traverse, The Marlborough Harrier Club - Grand Traverse 10am start $20; fun run/walk 10.15am start $15, kids challenge 10.30am start $5. Start at Wither Hills Farm car park at the top end of Redwood St. Spot prizes and BBQ. Registration from 9am. Tracey 579 3036 or Brent 027 304 3210. Whale weekend, Whale Exploration Tour in Queen Charlotte Sound. Also visit the old Perano Whaling. Bookings essential. 8.30am check in at the Dolphin Watch & Nature Tours Office, 9am departure, 4 hour duration. Tash Luxton 021 1010 818 or firstname.lastname@example.org or conservatonkidsnz.com. Tickets $60 per adult, $25 per child. 7pm documentary film about orca being kept in captivity, Blackfish, at the Dolphin Watch office, $10 entry. Marlborough Kennel Association Ribbon Parade, Aerodrome Rd, Omaka. Entries from 10.15am, judging from 11am. All breeds recognised by New Zealand Kennel Club welcome. Canteen with hot food available. Held wet or fine. Spectators welcome. Contact Sharon 03 578 5311. Pony Club, Pony Club Grounds, New Renwick Rd, 10.30am. Richard 578 2422 or Robyn 578 1555. Ulysses Club ,Pack your picnic lunch for a ride to Oyster Bay on the Port Underwood Rd. Meet at Blenheim Railway Station 1pm, leaving 1.15pm. Prospective members welcome. Marlborough Rock and Mineral Club, Brayshaw Park. 10am till 4pm, rocks, minerals, crystals, work room and books. Free admission. Riverside Railway, Train departs Brayshaw Park Station at 1.45pm and 3pm for Beaver Station central Blenheim. Return trips takes approximately one hour. Adults $10, Child $5. No EFTPOS. Chris 578 3211 or John 578 1621. Marlborough Farmers’ Market, 9am till 12noon, A&P Park under cover for winter, Maxwell Rd, Blenheim. Car Boot Sale, Bring your car and sell items from the boot, 9am till 1pm, Picton RSA car park. Sheira 573 7390. Kapahaka, Tua Marina Hall, noon till 3pm, all welcome. Country music club, Fortnightly, Redwoodtown School Hall, 2pm. Ross 578 3922. Keyboard Club, 1.45pm, electronic keyboards. Adrienne 578 6589. Blenheim Bonsai, 2pm till 4pm, 7 Hale St. Dave 577 8679. Model Aero Club, ARA, Wairau Valley, 9am, Murray 578 9199 or Tony 577 9776. Petanque, 10am, 65A Weld St, Chris 578 7303. or John 577 9789. Tramping Club, Mary 572 8762. ➤ MONDAY Poultry, Pigeon and Cage Bird Club, 7pm, Pigeon Club Rooms, Dillon’s Point Rd, Sunny 578 6042. Stamp Collectors Club, 7.30pm, Red Cross rooms, Redwood St. Louise 578 3566. Embroiders Guild, St Johns Building, 93 Seymour St, 7.30pm. Noeline 577 6055 or Roz 578 2471 Spring Creek Playcentre, Today and Wednesday, 9.30am till noon, 46A Ferry Rd, gold coin donation. Gynelle 577 8095. Renwick Playcentre, Today, Wednesday and Friday, 9.30am till noon. 0-6 years. 572 8106. Children’s Art Classes, Today, Wednesday and Thursday, 3.45pm, Marlborough Art Society, Craig 021 735 410. 50 Plus Walking Group, Walk leaves the Nativity Church car park at 10am for The Snout, Picton. Bring lunch. $8. Community Potters’ Club, Fortnightly, 7pm till 9pm, clubrooms, 2A Dillons Point Rd. Wendy 578 8881. Picton Girl Guides, 6pm till 8pm, St Josephs School. Girls aged 9 and a half to year 9. Fun and adventure. HJ 021 170 0401. Brownies and Pippins starting soon. Pippins age 5 to 6 years, Tracey 021 069 1707 and Brownies aged 7 to 9 years, Tracy 021 068 2794. Zumba Fitness, Endeavour Park Pavillion, Picton. 6pm $5 adult, $3 children. Vicki 573 8584 or 027 748 4172. Kinder music programme, Education through music for children newborn to five. During school terms. Megan 021 111 3303. Tai Chi, 10.30am and 1pm, Senior Citizens Hall, High St, Blenheim. Liz 027 748 6666. Belly Dance, Advanced Group, Senior Citizens Hall, High St. Ruth 579 4545 or 027 246 0633. Sit&Bfit, Today and Friday at 1pm. $2 entry. ’Riversdale Community House’, 131 Budge St. Marlborough Guild of Woodworkers, 9am till 9pm, Brayshaw Park. Visitors welcome. Malcolm 578 8809. Tai Chi and Qi’gong, Redwoodtown Hall 11am with Nancy. Witherlea Indoor Bowling Club, Witherlea School Hall, 7pm. Joy 577 6191. Zumba, Spring Creek Hall, 5.30pm, $5 or $30 for 10 sessions. Sarah 027 535 5123. Zumba, Today and Wednesday, 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Bohally Intermediate Hall. $4, $35 for 10 sessions. Maataa Waka 578 9256. Mobility and Flexibility Yoga, 6pm Monday and 9.30am Wednesday. lokayoga.co.nz or Sharon on 021 981 135. Yoga for Teens, Contact Sharon 021 981 134 for information. Badminton Club, 7pm, St Mary’s Hall, cnr Hodson and Francis St. Mike 579 1954. Rummy O Club, 12.45pm, BBC Hall 65a Weld St, Doug 577 9061 or Gillian 578 3140. RSA Entertainment Group, 10am, RSA lounge, Clubs of Marlborough. Russell 577 8716 or Merlene 578 8212. Indoor bowls, Clubs of Marlborough, 7pm, Ken 577 8190. Barbershop Chorus, Rehearsals 7pm, Spring Creek Hall, Jim 578 6927. Mini Golf and Merry-go-round, Picton foreshore, 9am until late. 573 7136. Bridge Club, 7.15pm, Clubs of Marlborough. $3. Alison 577 6554 or 021 212 2797. Porcelain Artists, 10am, Brooklyn Croquet Club, June 578 8891 or Marjorie 577 7015. Picton Walking Group, 9.30am, Picton RSA car park. Val 573 6614. Weavers’ Group, 7.30pm Beavertown Hall, Brayshaw Park. Win 578 9502. Lacemakers, St Ninian’s Hall, Alabama Rd, Blenheim 10am, Rosemary 572 8865. Euchre, Clubs of Marlborough, 7.30pm, 578 0663. Dillons Point Community Play Group, 9am till 12noon today and Wednesday, $2 per child, $3 family, morning tea. Wendy 579 2089. Porcelain Artists, 10am, Brooklyn Croquet Club. June 578 8891. Irish Session, Amateur music, 8.30pm, the Irish Pub, Picton. Terry 573 5000.
TUESDAY Marl Grey Power AGM, Clubs of Marlborough, Blenheim, 2pm. Marlborough Freshwater Anglers Club, Whitehead Park Bowling Club Brooklyn Drive, Blenheim from 7.30pm. Prospective members interested in spin and fly fishing welcome. marlboroughfreshwateranglers.co.nz. Young Farmers Club, ages 18-31, Sue 027 445 0815 or Paul 027 696 1552. Friendship Group, Riversdale Community House, 131 Budge St, 10am, gold coin donation. Judith 578 5981. Story Time, Marlborough Libraries, 10.30am. Spinning, 7pm, Lynne 572 9201 or Pauline 572 9989. Toastmasters Club, Sunbelt Speakers, Learn public speaking and improve your confidence. Marlborough Community College, 65 Scott St, 6.30pm. Jenny 578 1506 Renwick Plunket Playgroup, Renwick Playcentre. 26 Havelock St, 9am till 11:30am. Morning tea. Gold coin donation. 578 5633. Services Smallbore Rifle Club, Athletic Park range, 7.30pm. Visiting and new shooters welcome. Malcolm 570 5542 or Dave 578 1529. Marlborough Fayre Morris Dance Group, St Andrews Church Hall, 7.30pm, $2 per person. Miriam 578 4391. Mobility & Balance with Tai Chi, Fun Classes. 10am Redwoodtown Community Hall. $4. Jilly 570 5666 or 027 357 2515. Drawing Group, Marlborough Art Society, 1pm till 3pm, Prue 578 8888. Golf Croquet, Today, Thursday and Sunday, 1.30pm, Blenheim Croquet Club, Parker St. Christine 572 7988. Marlborough Singers, Rehearsal 7pm, Auditorium, Wesley Centre, 3 Henry St, Ruth 578 0550. The Yoga Room: Today, 9am and 6pm. Wednesday, 5.45pm. Thursday 9am and 6pm. Trudy 579 6036. Picton Squash Club, Social games, Dublin St courts, 7pm, Adam 573 7009 or Shirley 573 7227. Sketching Club, Marlborough Art Society rooms, 204 High St, 1pm till 3pm. Paper Tole, Today and Wednesday, 10am, Kathy 577 9368. Brayshaw Park Spinners, Beavertown Hall, 10am, Lyne 570 2072. Bridge Club, 7.15pm, Clubs of Marlborough, $3 per person. Carolyn 578 4856. Central Badminton Club, MBC, 7.30pm, social badminton. Raewyn 577 9890. Picton Badminton Club, QCC Gym, 7pm, $2.50. Tennis Club, Ladies morning, 9am, morning tea 10am. Perena 570 5390. Line Dancing, Fairhall Hall, 6.30pm. Beginners $6, $3 under 15. Judith 578 7554. Redwoodtown Plunket Group, 21 Bythell St, 9.30am till 11.30am, gold coin donation. 578 5633. Storytime Picton: Today 10.30am, Picton Library. Vinyasa Yoga, 6pm. lokayoga.co.nz or Sharon on 021 981 135.
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