WEDNESDAY, March 5
Don Quixote, Imperial Russian Ballet, Floor Pride Civic Theatre, 8pm. Adults $91, children $57, concession $81. 520 8560.
Public Trust Meeting in Picton, With Greg Coyne and Dawn Hammond from the Blenheim Public Trust office speaking on a variety of topics including wills, trusts and power of attorney. Members 1.30pm, public 2pm. Afternoon tea will be provided.
Floral Art Group, Senior Citizens Hall, High St, 10.15am, Cheryl 578 1425.
Blenheim Probus Club, Wesley Church Hall, 10am. Pauline 578 3037.
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.
Under 5s stories and crafts, 10.30am, Blenheim Library.
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.
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.
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.
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
Yoga, Today, Friday and Monday 9.30am and 5.30pm at Yoka Yoga. lokayoga.co.nz Sharon 021 981 135.
Heartsong Singers, 7pm till 9pm, Fun singing group, Vivienne 577 8486.
Golden Oldies Rugby, Training 6.30pm, Awarua Park, Paul 027 2490 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.
Felters Group, Beavertown Hall, Brayshaw Park 10am, Christine 578 5841 or Adie 573 8822.
Seniors' Club, 2pm, Senior Citizens Hall, 172 High St. John 578 7767.
Picton Playcentre, 9.30am till noon today and Tuesday. 573 5665.
Youth Orchestra, 3.45pm, Blenheim School. Alison 579 5533
Strand Indoor Bowls, Redwoodtown community hall, 7.30pm, Pat 578 1683.
M & Ms, Music and Movement, Elim Centre Hall, Burleigh Rd, 9am and 10.30am, $2 family, 578 9053.
Menz Shed, Today and Monday, 1pm till 4pm and Saturday 9am till noon. Gerry Drummond 578 1835.
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
Yoga, Today and Tuesday, 12.10pm, Yoka Yoga lokayoga.co.nz Sharon 021 981 135.
Bridge Club, 7.15pm, Clubs of Marlborough, $3, Thelma 578 8422.
Redwoodtown Social Badminton, Blenheim Indoor Sports Centre, Battys Road, 9am. Faye 578 3858.
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.
Framingham Harvest Party, Wellington band The Nudge, The Dead Parrots, Chinese Beach Party. Marlborough's Mexican- inspired cuisine, Tamalemana, The Good Ice-Cream Co, Framingham wines and Marlborough brewed beer. Tickets are just $35. 6.30pm till 11pm. Framingham Winery, Conders Bend Rd, Renwick.
Renee Maurice, Performing at the Clubs of Marlborough, 7.30pm. Former Picton girl and winner of New Zealand's got talent. Tickets $15 from reception.
TEMPO, Today's Emerging Musicians Performing Onstage. Concert 7pm Wesley Centre. Come along and play your favourite musical item, ‘Favourites' chocolates plus spot prizes for all performers. Register email@example.com. Entry $3 or families $7.
Support a Sport Day, Port Marlborough Pavilion at Endeavour Park. Try a variety of sports on offer. Registrations 9am. Sports circuit 10am, lunch noon, circuit restart and continue till 3pm. Gold coin entry. Dale 027 223 6900.
The Bitches Box & Mel Parsons, Blenheim Club, 92 High St. Tickets $33. Hilarious night of music, theatre and comedy. Doors open 6.30pm, bar and supper available. Members and public welcome. Bookings 578 4752 or cash at the door.
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
Picton Wine Club, New members welcome. Social evenings to experience excellent wine and food. James 573 6334 firstname.lastname@example.org or Glenys 573 8317.
Tunes for Tots, Music, a snack and play for preschoolers. 9.30am. Nativity Church Hall. $2 per child. 578 3909.
Bolivia Cards Group,h12.45pm, 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.
Tai Chi, Today and Monday 10am, 11.30am and 1pm. Liz 027 748 6666
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.
St Mary's School Gala, 10am till 2pm, cake stalls, sweets, white elephant, chocolate wheel, plants and produce, bouncy castle, mystery bags. Maxwell Rd, Blenheim.
Marlborough Sounds Barber Shop Chorus, Concert, 7pm, Havelock Town Hall. Gold coin donation, proceeds to charity. Johan 578 5789.
Black Tie Dinner, Sportsmen will be auctioned off at the Port Marlborough Pavilion, Endeavour Park. Fundraiser for Picton sports clubs. Dale 027 2236 900.
Beachcomber Fun Cruises, Kids go free today and tomorrow, cruise around Queen Charlotte Sounds see seabirds, feed the pet fish and enjoy the two hour cruise. One child travels free with a full fare paying adult.
Nelson Social Dancing Club Dance, Broadgreen Intermediate School Hall, Nayland Rd, Stoke. 7.30pm. Ballroom, Latin, Rock 'n Roll and sequence dancing. Live music. Members $8, non-members $12. Please bring a supper contribution, and your own drinks/glass. 03 544 7408.
Contemporary Dance Workshops, Josh Guillemot-Rodgerson is home from Juilliard. Dance workshops at the Marlborough Dance Centre, 44 Grove Rd. Under 14 years 10.45. 14 years and over 12.30pm. $20. Register 021 222 8483
International Night, Marlborough Multicultural group, St Andrews Church Hall, 5 Henry St, 5.30pm. Guest speaker Rajen Prasad, MP, Spokesman on ethnic affairs and immigration and former race relations conciliator. Stuart 579 6476.
Mini putt and merry-go-round, Picton foreshore, today and Sunday
Artisan Market, Wynen St car park, 9.30am till 1.30pm, fruit, vegetables, woodwork, handicrafts, pottery, soaps, lavender products, toiletries, oils and wines, nuts, flowers etc.
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, 1pm, today, Tuesday and Thursday. 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.
Flying Day at Omaka, Ground and aerial displays of privately owned heritage aircraft. Money raised from the day will go toward the expansion of the museum.
Hospice Classic Vehicle Display and Picnic Day, Waterlea Racecourse, McLauchlan St. Bring your car at 9.30am ($5 per car), public viewing from 11am until 3pm. Gold coin entry, Bring a picnic, sausage sizzle, hot drinks and food stalls. Pat 573 8964.
4WD Trek, Ward to Marfells Beach, following the original pack horse route, with lunch at the Cape Campbell lighthouse. Leaves the ward Domain 9am. $40 for vehicle and driver, $10 for each adult passenger, children under 12 free. Proceeds shared between Camp Quality children's cancer camp and Seddon/Ward smoke alarm project. Ron 575 7196 or Mike 575 7049.
Ribbon Parade, Marlborough Kennel Association, Entries 10.15 am. Judging 11am. All breeds approved by NZ Kennel Club welcome. Clubgrounds, Aerodrome Rd, Omaka. Held wet or fine. Canteen operating. Sharon 578 5311.
Car Boot Sale, Bring your car and sell items from the boot, 9am till 1pm, Picton RSA car park. Sheira 573 7390.
Pony Club, Pony Club Grounds, New Renwick Rd, 10.30am. Richard 578 2422 or Robyn 578 1555.
Ulysses Club, Lunch ride to the Park Cafe, Marahau. Meet at the Blenheim Railway Station 9.45am ride departs 10am. 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.
Marlborough Farmers' Market, 9am till noon, A&P Park, Maxwell Rd, Blenheim.
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.
Rose Society, 7.30pm, Senior Citizens Hall, High St, Margaret 570 5414.
Cake Decorators Guild, Salvation Army Rooms, 7pm Kay 578 1337.
University for the Third Age, A place where those who are retired or nearing retirement can keep their brain active. Includes guest speakers, classes and wine appreciation. Neville 577 5688.
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.
Children's Art Classes, During school terms Today, Wednesday and Thursday, 3.45pm, Marlborough Art Society, Craig 021 735 410.
Zumba Fitness, Endeavour Park Pavilion, 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.
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.
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.
50 Plus Walking Group, Walk leaves the Nativity Church car park at 10am for Redwood Pass via Awatere, $4, bring lunch.
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.
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.
Christian Women Communicating International, Summer speaker tour, Marg Livingstone, 7.30pm Wesley Centre. Supper to follow. Tickets $10 from Christian Book & Music Centre, Maxwell Rd. Ruth 579 3565
Young Farmers Club, Ages 18-31, Sue 027 445 0815 or Paul 027 696 1552.
Friendship Group, Riversdale Community House 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
KidStart Playgroup, 9.30am till 11.30am, Dillons Point Community Centre. New families welcome. Anne 578 6491.
Renwick Plunket Playgroup, Renwick Playcentre. 26 Havelock St, 9am till 11:30am. Morning tea. Gold coin donation. 578 5633.
Bizzy Beez, 10 am till 11.30am during school terms at the Cave, 8 Beaver Rd for children up to 4-years-old and their carers. Play, bible stories, music, crafts, bouncy castles, morning tea. $2 or $4 per family. 578 3676.
Friendship Group,10am till 1pm, lunch included, $2 entry. Riversdale Community House, 131 Budge St.
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.
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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