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Book launch, While we run by Karen Healey, 6pm, Bookworld in Market St. Register 578 4909.

Speaker, Organiser and spokesperson for the Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) and the Anti-Bases Campaign (ABC), Murray Horton speaking at the Wesley Centre, 3 Alfred St, 7.30pm. Contact Steffan Browning 021 804 223.

Bizzy Bees, 10am till 11.30am, Beaver Rd, Blenheim, today and Tuesdays. 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. 578 3676.

Music, UK folk and Americana songwriters Adam Piggott and Jayne Freeman playing at Le Café, Picton, 7.30pm. $10.

Toastmasters, Wider Horizons Toastmaster, learn public speaking, leadership, build your confidence and have fun. St Mary's Parish Hall. 10am till 11.30am. Robyn 579 2263.

COPD Asthma, 1.30pm, Wesley Centre. Diana 578 6062. (starting Feb)

Games Afternoon, meet friends and stimulate the brain. 2pm, Riversdale Community House, 131 Budge St. $2. 578 0469.

Picton Poets, 10.30am. Ruby 573 7437.

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.

Body Rock, High energy cardiovascular and muscle toning workout at Endeavour Park Pavilion, Waikawa Rd, Picton. $5. Today, Friday and Monday at 9.15am and Wednesday evening at 6pm. 027 308 2254.

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. Hannah 021 070 3362

Vinyasa Yoga, 9.30am till 11am. Sharon 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

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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,

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.


ANZAC Poppies, Wear your poppy for eight days this month to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. England and its empire declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. Poppy Day is a fundraiser for the. Poppy volunteers will be on streets and poppies will also be available from Z service stations and ANZ branches.

Edlercare Older Person Seminar, St Christopher's Church Hall, Weld St, Redwoodtown, 10am till 1.30pm. Declutter your home and garage. Do you know how? Do you need help? Speakers Jenny Andrews and Pauline Mead from Estate Busters. Plus health and wellbeing advice. Free transport and free morning tea and lunch. 579 4446 or 021 223 0160.

Forest and Bird Talk, King Shags. Ornothologist Rob Schuckard has studied these rare, shy endemic shags which are seen only in the Marlborough Sounds. He will share his findings. Blenheim School Hall, 7.30pm. Dianne 573 5509 or Jan 570 5247. A short AGM will be held before the talk.

Easter Kart Champs, Cresswell Electrical KartSport NZ Sprint Championships marks the end of an era for two of the sport's junior classes, Cadet Raket and Junior Restricted 100cc Yamaha. 55th annual National Sprint Championships meeting, Over 160 entries. Start today and runs through to Sunday. 7.30am gates open, karts on track 9am each day. Spectators welcome. Live stream and

Seniors' Club, 2pm, Senior Citizens Hall, 172 High St. John 578 7767.

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 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

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 Good Friday and start of school holidays,

Easter Kart Champs, Over 160 entries. Today, Saturday and Sunday. 7.30am gates open, karts on track 9am each day.

SATURDAY - EASTER SATURDAY - Please check your events are taking place

Easter Kart Champs, Over 160 entries. Today and Sunday. 7.30am gates open, karts on track 9am each day.

Canvastown/Wakamarina Gold Rush, 150th celebration at Canvastown (to your left off SH6 after Havelock), 6am dawn blessing - Iwi to bless and unveil the Ngati Kuia historical and gold trail panels at the centennial monument. Breakfast at the marae. 10am till 5pm. gold panning, vintage machinery displays and activities, children's horse activities, stalls with an old time theme, historical talks and displays and horse events for adults, on stage entertainment. 1pm, official opening ceremony. 4.30pm, golden nugget draw. 7pm, period costume ball at the Canvastown Hall. Pauline and Les 03 574 2056, Nanette 03 574 1228 or

Fishing Competition, $18,000 of prizes, Kaikoura Boat Club, Boat $25, adult $20, child $10. Dive section. (Postponed until Sunday if sea is rough).

Erin, Emerging independent kiwi singer/songwriter, Scotch Bar, Maxwell Rd, 9pm.

Artisan Market, Final market till Summer. Wynen St car park, 9.30am till 1.30pm, fruit, vegetables, woodwork, handicrafts, pottery, soaps, lavender products, toiletries, oils and wines, nuts, flowers etc.

Orchid Society, Wesley Centre, 1.30pm, Rosie 578 3490.

Kaikoura Schoolyard Market, 9am till 1pm, sites $10, produce, plants, art and craft, new and used items, Kaikoura Primary School fundraiser. Marlene 03 319 5759 evenings.

Mini putt and merry-go-round, Picton foreshore, 10am every day during school holidays.

Ulysses Club, 10am, coffee and a catch up, Shelly's Cafe, The Vines Village, Rapaura Rd.

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. Jeff 570 5226 or John 579 4616.

Boot Sale, 8am till 2pm Blenheim Railway Station car park, Grove Rd. John 578 3918.

Redwood Market, 8am till noon, Redwood Tavern car park. Plants, produce and craft.

SUNDAY - Easter Sunday

Easter Kart Champs, Over 160 entries. 7.30am gates open, karts on track 9am.

Associated Modellers Society, Miniature steam engine rides at Brayshaw Park, 1pm till 4pm, $2.

Association of Modellers. Miniature steam engine rides at Brayshaw Park, 1pm till 4pm. $2.

Endurance Trail Rides, Heidi 021 544 576

Ulysses Club, Decide destination on the day. Meet at the Blenheim Railway Station, at 11.15am ride departs at 11.30am. Prospective members welcome.

Marlborough Rock and Mineral Club, Brayshaw Park. 10am till 4pm, rocks, minerals, crystals, work room and books. Free admission.

Rail Sail, Miniature train and yachts, 10am till 4pm, Picton foreshore.

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 noon, 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 - Easter Monday

Manpower Australia, Male revue show, Floorpride theatre, R18, 7.30pm

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

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, Loka Yoga, 6pm, Sharon 021 981 135.

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 noon 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.


Puss in Boots, Children's theatre. Today 10.30am and 1.30pm. Wednesday 10.30am, 1.30pm, 6.30pm. Thursday 10.30am, 1.30pm.

Model Railway Display, Model train display. Admission free, children must be accompanied by an adult. 32A Beaver Rd, Blenheim. Today and tomorrow, 1pm till 3pm both days. Noel 578 7586.

School Holiday Programmes:

Superkids Holiday Programme, April 22, 23 and 24. Bouncy castles, crafts, stories, mini quad bikes, go karts, face painting, BB guns, music, fire truck rides. The Elim Centre, 26 Burleigh Rd, register 578 9053 or

Blenheim Indoor Sports Holiday Programme, Today till Friday May 2. Fun activities to suit all. Register 578 4851 or

Stadium 2000: Swim School, Water safety, learn to swim, preschool jellyfish to school age Sounds salmon, Register 577 8300.

Stadium 2000: Sports, arts and crafts, games, aquatics and a more. A morning snack and afternoon tea supplied. Register 577 8300.

Genealogy Society, Katrina 578 7061 or Lauri 578 8385.

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, Marie 577 7766.

The Yoga Room: Today, 9am and 6pm. Wednesday, 5.45pm. Thursday 9am and 6pm. Trudy 579 6036.

Yoga for Teens, 4pm, Sharon 021 981 135.

Zumba, 6.15am, Whitney St School, $5. Huia 021 072 4107.

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

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- The Marlborough Express


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