Marlborough Express - The Saturday Express, Marlborough

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Marlboroug­h Singers (Blenheim Choral Society): 7pm, Wesley Centre, 3 Henry St. 5789656, 0274535612.

Tennis Club: Social Tennis, 9am-12 noon, Marlboroug­h Tennis Club, Parker St. Joanna 021 134 9110. Technology Teaching for Seniors: Studio 19A, Solway Dr, Witherlea, 1pm, beginners class. Small class, after class support $5/hr pp. Private lessons $20/hr. 0212230160, office 5791133.

Search and Rescue: Training night, Emergency Operations Centre, Wither Rd extension, 7pm, Marlboroug­h@landsar.org.nz Sunbelt Toastmaste­rs: Learn public speaking and improve your confidence, 6:20pm, Woodbourne Community Centre. Lisa Wheeler: lywheeler@gmail.com or 021 758 648.

Awatere Playcentre: Next to Seddon School, 9am to 11.30am today and Friday. Parent led preschool centre, all preschoole­rs/ whanau/caregivers welcome. Picton Line Dancing: Beginners, Anglican Church Hall, 10am. $6. Jenny 5777537.

Baby Rhyme Time: 10:30am & 11:30am, Blenheim Children’s Library. Free. Stories/songs for U2’s. No need to register.

After School Fun: 3:30-4:15pm, Picton Library and Service Centre. Free. All ages (pre-schoolers too). No need to book. Stories and crafts. Blenheim Family History Group: 1-3pm, Blenheim Library. Chrissy 021568850.

Picton Squash Club: Social games, Dublin St courts, 7pm. Adam 5737009.

Blenheim Probus Club: 1st Wednesday of every month (except Dec and Jan), 10am, Wesley Centre. We look forward to seeing you there. Sue 0272426409, Robert 5788938. Anything Goes: Artists complete their work and share ideas. 10-12, MAS Studio, 204 High St, Blenheim. Lyn 0275777100.

Community Connection­s: A casual catch up for all parents and caregivers. 10.30-12pm, every Wed, Blenheim Plunket Clinic, 16 Henry St. Free.

Wetland Warriors: Grovetown Lagoon, Steam Wharf Rd. Help with the regenerati­on of the lagoon, or in the shadehouse. 9.30am to 11.30am. Rosanne 0210709267.

Floral Art Group: Senior Citizens Hall, High St, 10.15am. Cheryl 578

1425.

Blenheim Playcentre: Parent-led early childhood education. Monday to Friday, 9.15am to 11.45am, 17

Eltham Rd.

Picton Scottish Country Dance Club: 7.30pm, Picton Little Theatre. Lynda 0212600860.

Stepping Up, Smartphone­s: 9-11am, Marlboroug­h District Library, Blenheim. Free. All ages. Android and Apple phones (new users). Gestures, apps, text messages, camera, mobile data usage, making calls. Bring cell phone to class. Bookings essential. Summer Cruise & Dine Series: Punga Cove & Spy Valley. Every Thur in March, 5-9:30pm, Tickets:

Marlboroug­h Tour Company website, $195. 5779997. All ages. Local 3-course dinner & Spy Valley wines. Choir: Thursdays, 7-9pm, St Ninian’s Hall, 1 Riley Cres, Redwoodtow­n (opp church). Join Creative Kids Trust community choir Creative Voice. All musical abilities and new members welcome.

Company Cafe: Weekly, Thur. 10:30-11:30am, Picton Library and Service Centre. All ages. Come along for a cuppa, food, chat and relax. All welcome. No need to register

Picton Mahjong: Marina Cove, 1.15pm. Gyllian 5735383. Meditation: Learn how to do meditation and meditation psychology. 7.30pm. Details: ottolijzen­ga@gmail.com or 0272324757.

After School Fun: 3:30-4:15pm, Blenheim Children’s Library. Free. All ages. No need to book. Stories and crafts. Make something cool to take home.

Narcotics Anonymous: 7-8pm, Riversdale Community House, 131 Budge St. 0800 726 786.

Drinking a Problem?: We’re here to help. Steps Meeting, Havelock School Library, 7.30-8.30pm. 0800 AA Works.

Social Badminton: 9-12, Simcox Stadium, Battys Road. Racquets avail. Details: Diane 0210394240. Technology Teaching for Seniors: Studio 19A, Solway Dr, Witherlea, 9.30am, advanced class. Small class, after class support $5/hr pp. Private lessons $20/hr. 0212230160, office 5791133. Marlboroug­h Felters: Beavertown Hall, Brayshaw Park, 10am. Bring lunch. Anne 5788739 or Julia 5776822.

Ulysses Club: 11am, group rides. Meet at Brayshaw Park carpark, all members and visitors welcome.

Members $25, non-members $30, kids $5 (12yrs & under). Entry forms avail at outlets displaying posters. Enquiries: Renwick Arms Country Club 0275728597, E: renwickarm­s@xtra.co.nz

World Day of Prayer: Nativity Church, Alfred St, Blenheim. Ecumenical service featuring Vanuatu. Collection will be taken. Morning tea 10am, service

10.30am. All welcome.

Sando Mota, Restorativ­e Breathing Workshop: Today, 1-5pm; Sat, 9am-1pm. Marlboroug­h Lines Stadium 2000, Kinross St, Blenheim. Info: Krista or Tim at Caci, E: blenheim@caci.co.nz. Eventfinda, $195. Adults only.

Picton Wine Club’s Wine

Tasting: 6.15pm, Picton Little Theatre. Mahi Wines. Members $20. Non-members $30. AGM: 6pm. All welcome. Bookings reqd, Barbara 027 3462130, E: pictonwine­clubbookin­gs@ gmail. com

Coffee & Company Chat & Chill: Every Friday, 10am-12pm, 8 Beaver Rd, Blenheim. Free. All welcome. 0273177889.

TGIF Thank God It’s Friday: 4-7pm (happy hour every Friday), Chateau Marlboroug­h. All ages. Specials: selected beverages. Live music from 5.30pm by Marlboroug­h Musical Legend ‘Little T’, poolside barbecue menu. Bubbles and Bounce: Music session for preschoole­rs followed by morning tea and play. Gold coin donation. 10am, Bright Centre, 2 Dillons Point Rd, Blenheim. Alyson 0272612852.

Kidzone: 3:30-5:30pm, Riversdale Community House, 131 Budge St. Avon 5792440.

Events

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