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WED­NES­DAY Lions Club of Blen­heim, Tea meet­ing, 5.30pm, Clubs of Marl­bor­ough. Marie 573 7108. Wairau Gar­den Club, Sandi 578 9283 or Jean 578 0078.. Un­der 5s sto­ries and crafts, 10.30am, Pic­ton Li­brary. 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. Gen­eral Yoga 6pm Tues­day, Wed­nes­day, Thurs­day and 9.30am Mon­day, Fri­day. or 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, kmoa­thens@ya­ 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 Full coun­cil meet­ing, 3pm at coun­cil cham­bers, Blen­heim. Adopt an­nual plan and set rates. Card & Paper Arts, Na­tiv­ity lounge, 11am, Tem­plates sup­plied, bring your own paper etc. Pamela 572 4839. Sup­port­ing fam­i­lies in men­tal well­be­ing Marl­bor­ough, Free ed­u­ca­tion ses­sion, noon, 4 Scott St, 577 5491. 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, an­cients­, 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 info@blenhei­min­door­ 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 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 The Nutcracker, pre­sented by the Marl­bor­ough Dance Cen­tre, Floor Pride Marl­bor­ough Civic Theatre, Blen­heim, tonight and Satur­day 6.30pm, Sun­day 4pm. Tick­ets $25 for adults, $15 for chil­dren un­der 16. Whale Chasers doc­u­men­tary, Pic­ton Lit­tle Theatre tonight and Satur­day 7pm, with a talk by the film-mak­ers. Tick­ets avail­able at Take Note Pic­ton or email dra­ma­trix@big­ 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. 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. Sit and Be Fit with Jeanette, 10am at Cross­roads, 2 Red­wood St. Easy ex­er­cise for all ages - no spe­cial gear re­quired. Do­na­tions wel­come. 578 5395.

SATUR­DAY 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 Win­ter warm­ers: Jeremy Watts, left, and Matt Broughan at the Marl­bor­ough Ther­mette’s So­ci­ety win­ter se­ries last year. The so­ci­ety are hold­ing the se­ries again from Sun­day. Sta­tion car park, Grove Rd. John 578 3918. Red­wood Mar­ket, 8am till noon, Red­wood Tav­ern car park. Plants, pro­duce and craft.

SUN­DAY Marl­bor­ough District Brass Band, pre-con­test con­cert at Floor Pride Marl­bor­ough Civic Theatre, Blen­heim 2pm. Tick­ets $20 for adults, $15 for 65 and over, $8 for chil­dren un­der 18 from 035208560. Marl­bor­ough Ther­mette So­ci­ety Win­ter Se­ries, Wairau River - the first of a se­ries of three win­ter meet­ings at 2.30pm just above the con­flu­ence of the Wairau River and Spring Creek. Adults, chil­dren and dogs wel­come. Bring a chair, food to share, a tea or cof­fee pot – and if you have one, a ther­mette. Bill McEwan 035786667 or river­ Pic­ton in Years Gone By, photo dis­play at the Pic­ton Lit­tle Theatre, 1.30pm, $5 en­try in­cludes af­ter­noon tea. Fundraiser for the Pic­ton Com­mu­nity Men’s Shed. Marl­bor­ough Wed­ding Show, New Zealands top wed­ding pro­fes­sion­als. $5 en­try fee do­nated to the Child Cancer So­ci­ety. Give­aways, goodie bags, travel prize, 10am to 3pm, Ran­gi­tane Cul­tural Cen­tre, Grove­town. 027 257 2451 or marl­bor­ough­bri­dal­ Blen­heim Western Rid­ing Club, 10am, club grounds, Maxwell Rd be­hind RDA, Swan 021 309 155. Ulysses Club, De­cide the des­ti­na­tion on the day. Meet at the rail­way sta­tion at 12.45pm ride de­parts at 1pm. Prospec­tive mem­bers wel­come. Marl­bor­ough Rock and Min­eral Club, Brayshaw Park. 10am till 4pm, rocks, min­er­als, crys­tals, work room and books. Free ad­mis­sion. Marl­bor­ough Farm­ers’ Mar­ket, 9am till 12noon, A&P Park, 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 Blen­heim Res­i­dents & Ratepay­ers As­so­ci­a­tion meet­ing, At Dod­son St Beer Gar­den, 7pm to 9pm the. All res­i­dents from Blen­heim wel­come. Email blenheim­ or 03 577 5088. Tua­ma­rina Waikakaho res­i­dents’ as­so­ci­a­tion AGM, Tua­ma­rina Hall, 7.30pm. 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 Love Block, Red­wood Pass. Bring lunch. $7.50. 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, 9.30am Wed­nes­day. or Sharon on 021 981 135. Blen­heim Bad­minton Club, Ju­niors 5.30-7pm, Se­niors 7-9pm, St Mary’s Hall, Cnr Hod­son & Fran­cis Stt. Mike 579 1954 or sports­­bad­minton. 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 Ward wa­ter scheme AGM, Ward town hall, 7.30pm. Search and Res­cue, Train­ing night, Emer­gency Op­er­a­tions Cen­tre, Wither Rd ex­ten­sion, 7.30pm, John 572 9730. Pic­ton Women’s In­sti­tute, noon, Fran 573 9242. Ren­wick Plun­ket Play­group, Ren­wick Play­cen­tre. 26 Have­lock St, 9am till 11:30am. Morn­ing tea. Gold coin do­na­tion. 578 5633. Marl­bor­ough Cre­ative Ar­ti­sans’ shop, open daily 10am to 4pm, 35 High Street, Pic­ton. 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. Beginners Yoga, 6pm. or Sharon on 021 981 135.

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