■ Dementia Hawkes Bay’s Twilight Christmas Market When: Thursday, November 1, 5pm-7pm
Where: 102 Windsor Avenue, Hastings.
Info: Live music, a sausage sizzle, barista coffee and beautiful handmade gifts for Christmas.
■ Hastings and District Grey Power meeting
When: Thursday, November 1, 2pm
Where: Duart House, Duart Rd, Havelock North
Info: Guest speaker Mandy Martin from Homesafe Medical Alarms and Linda Calder from Hawke's Bay Foundation "Live Here Give Here". Afternoon tea, raffles and door donation. Enquiries phone Ron 8774419.
■ Frightfully Fun Family Halloween Market When: Thursday, November 1 Where: Hastings CBD
Info: Dress the part with prizes for best dressed boy, girl and family! There will be a spooky adventure hunt for the kids and loads of spot prizes plus your favourite food.
■ Heretaunga Seniors Quiz Night
When: Friday, November 2, 7pm Where: St Martin's Hall, 120 Willowpark Rd, Nth, Hastings. Info: Tables of 6-8 people. $10 per person. Supper included, BYO drinks. Bookings phone 8707025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ Havelock Handmade Market
When: Saturday, November 3, 9am-1pm.
Where: Village Court, Te Mata Rd, next to Peak Pizza.
Info: Quality crafts made locally, good buying for Christmas. Phone Elaine 8448395.
■ Connect meeting Experiences on the Camino de Santiago
When: Thursday, November 8, 1.30pm
Where: Jireh Hall, St John's Presbyterian Church, 608 Frederick Street, Hastings. Info: Guest speaker principal of St Matthew's School, Tim Anderson speaking about his experiences walking Spain's Camino de Santiago. We will be pleased to provide transport if that is needed. Connect gatherings are for men and women in the 55+ age group, meeting monthly on the second Thursday of each month. Visitors always welcome. Phone 878 4724.
■ Macular Degeneration free seminar
When: Sunday, November 11, 10.30am-12noon
Where: East Pier Hotel, Ocean Suite, 50 Nelson Quay, Ahuriri, Napier
Info: To register to attend this free seminar phone 0800 MACULA (622 852) or email email@example.com
■ East exhibition When: Until November 11 Where: Hastings City Art gallery, 201 Eastbourne St, Hastings. There willalso be work by two East artists on display at MTG Hawke's Bay in Napier, an exhibition of EIT postgraduate honours arts students at Kinross and Co Wool Store, off West Quay in Napier.
Info: East is an exhibition of works by 23 artists with connections to Hawke's Bay — from the internationally-known to emerging. For more information phone 06-871 5095.
■ Publishers Book Expo When: Wednesday, November14.
Where: Havelock North Library. Info:Tickets available now.