Event guide: What's on in Marlborough
Havelock Mussel and Seafood Festival: 10am to 6pm. Guinness Book of Records mussel opening record attempt, obstacle course competition. Kasey & Karina cooking demonstrations, music by Double Shot, A Minor Thing and Band of Locals. Childrens activities. Tickets at the gate.
Eastern States Speedway: North v South saloon challenge, Pak Lims Rd, race starts 6pm.
Casino Night: Support a sport fundraiser. 6pm to 11:55pm, Port Marlborough Pavilion, Endeavour Park. Ticket includes $25,000 funny money, nibbles and drink on arrival. At the end of the night use your funny money to bid for items in the auction. R18. 5735400.
Kartsport Marlborough: Final round of the twilight series. Cresswell Electrical Raceway. Racing starts 3pm. Free entry.
Molesworth Tour: Historic self drive tour of the Molesworth and Rainbow Stations. Departs 9am. Bookings 5781712.
Grumpy Old Women, Game of Crones: 8pm, ASB Theatre Marlborough.
Redwood Market: 8am to noon, Cleghorn St car park. Plants, produce, cards, jewellery, flowers, handcrafts. Supporting hospice. Alison 5785109.
Kaikoura Schoolyard Market: 9am to 1pm. Stalls $10 (3.5m x 3.5m), no need to book. Marlene 033195759.
Johanna 5791164 or the church office 5787119.
Orchid Society: Wesley Centre, 1.30pm, Rosie 5783490.
Ulysses Club: 10am, meet at The Vines Village. Prospective members welcome.
Marlborough Museum: Brayshaw Heritage Park, 10am to 4pm daily. 5781712.
Picton Museum: 10am to 4pm daily, 9 London Quay, 5738283.
Vintage Farm Machinery: 10am to 3pm, Brayshaw Vintage farm. Guided tours available, Doris 5794357.
Brooklyn Croquet Club: Golf croquet at Whitehead Park, 15 Brooklyn Dr. 1pm, Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday. Afternoon tea supplied.
Boot Sale: 8am to 2pm Blenheim Railway Station car park, Grove Rd. John 5783918.
Redwood Market: 8am to noon, Redwood Tavern car park. Plants, produce and craft.
Witherlea School Gala: 11am to 3pm. Crazy bikes, obstacle course, mini golf, fishing for fish, toilet roll toss, chocolate wheel, jump jam, choir, raffles.
Marlborough Kennel Association: Double ribbon parade. Entries 10.15am, judging from 11am. Clubgrounds, Aerodrome Rd, Omaka. All dogs recognised by NZKC welcome. Refreshments available. Public welcome. Sandra 5787996.
Flying Day: 10am to 2.30pm, Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. Great flying action, sausage sizzling, Nana's cream freeze, Omaka Cafe. $10 adult, under 14 free.
Gold Mining at Canvastown: Public meeting, Trout Hotel, 3.30pm. Marlborough Association of Modelers: Miniature steam engine rides at Brayshaw Park, 1pm till 4pm, $2.
Steam Engine: Miniature steam engine rides at Brayshaw Park, 1pm to 4pm, $2 per person.
Reboot Group: Wesley Centre, Blenheim from 4pm. Be refreshed and encouraged. Steve 0273688343.
Endurance Trail Rides: Heidi 021 544 576 marlboroughendctr.wwebly.com
Ulysses: Ride to Murchison and home via Korere Valley Rd. Meet at the Blenheim Railway Station south end, ride departs 10am.
Marlborough Rock and Mineral Club: Brayshaw Park. 10am to 4pm, rocks, minerals, crystals, work room and books. Free.
Modellers Society: Model boat and yacht sailing at Brayshaw Park, 1pm to 4pm.
Kapahaka, Tua Marina Hall: 12 to 3pm, all welcome.
Keyboard Club: 1.45pm, electronic keyboards. Adrienne 5786589.
Model Aero Club: ARA, Wairau Valley, 9am, Murray 5789199 or Tony 5779776.
Petanque: 10am, 65A Weld St, Chris 5787303. or John 5779789.
Family History Group: 1:30pm, Brayshaw Park Club Rooms, Lauri 578 8385 or Jenny 5777770
Craft Group, Marlborough Women's Club, 10am to 4pm. $5. Tea and coffee provided. This week - adult colouring with Karen Fagan.
Soup and Games Day: For 60+, 11.30am, Renwick Anglican Church Hall, 54 High St. Dot 5788029 or Robyn 5729527.
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.
Embroiderers Guild: Embroiderers Guild: NMIT, Block E1, 85 Budge St. 7.30pm. Roz 5782471.
Trefoil Guild: Ex Girl Guide leaders, Guides and Guide minded ladies. 1.30pm to 3.30pm, 36 Eltham Rd. Elaine 5789071.
Marlborough Creative Fibre Guild: Weavers meet at 10.30am in the Beavertown Hall at Brayshaw Park. Bring your own lunch. Judy 5742419 or Rose 5783065.
Weavers' Group: 10,30am, Beavertown Hall, Brayshaw Park. Chris 5725083 or Joan 5722860. Bring along lunch.
Spring Creek Playcentre: Today and Wednesday, 9.30am to noon, 46A Ferry Rd, gold coin donation. Smyth 021 748 635.
Renwick Playcentre: Monday and Friday, 9.30am to noon. 0-6 years. 572 8106.
Tumble Tots: 9.30am to 10.30am,Havelock Sports Pavilion, Neil St, Havelock. Children under 5 to explore movement, while gaining essential fundamental movement skills. Janet 5741256.
Linkwater Playcentre: 9.30am to noon. Linkwater Hall, 1353 Queen Charlotte Dr. firstname.lastname@example.org or 0210380751.
Rangers: 6pm to 8pm, St Joseph's School, Picton. For girls 12.5 to 17 years. Heather 9293806.
Redwoodtown Plunket Playgroup: 10am-12pm, 21 Bythell St. Gold coin donation and morning tea provided. Children 0-5yrs welcome Sam 021701413.
Dillons Point Playgroup: Today and Wednesday, 9am to noon, Bright Centre, 2 Dillons Point Rd. Wendy 5792089.
Boys Brigade: Juniors 6pm, seniors 7pm. The Foundry behind the Wesley Centre. Chris 0274579004.
Care and Craft Centre of NZ Trust: Nativity Centre, 10am. Dawn 5775002 or Judith 5786209.
Community Potters' Club: Wheel throwing classes with Steve Holtrum. 7pm to 9pm, clubrooms, 2A Dillon's Point Rd. Steve 0272404593 or Sarah 0211030464.
Picton Girl Guides: 6pm to 8pm, St Josephs School. Girls aged 9.5 to 12.5 years. Fun and adventure. Helen 0211700401.
Marlborough Guild of Woodworkers: 9am to 9pm, Brayshaw Park. Philip 5705188.
Witherlea Indoor Bowling Club: Witherlea School Hall, 7pm. Joy 577 6191.
Blenheim Badminton Club: Juniors 5.30 to 7pm, Seniors 7pm to 9pm, St Mary's Hall, Cnr Hodson & Francis St. Mike 5791954 or sportsground.co.nz/blenheimbadminton.
Rummy O Club: 12.45pm, BBC Hall 65a Weld St, Doug 5779061 or Gillian 5783140.
RSA Entertainment Group: 10am, RSA lounge, Clubs of Marlborough. Russell 5778716 or Merlene 5788212.
Barbershop Chorus: Rehearsals 7pm, Spring Creek Hall, Jim 5786927.
Bridge Club: 7.15pm, Clubs of Marlborough. $4. Alison 5776554 or 021212797.
Porcelain Artists: 10am, Brooklyn Croquet Club, June 5788891 or Marjorie 5777015.
Picton Walking Group: 9.30am, Picton RSA car park. Val 5736614.
50+ Walking Group: All walks leave the Nativity Church car park at 10am. Phone Colin 5793101 for the destination this week.
Lacemakers: St Ninian's Hall, Alabama Rd, Blenheim, 10am, Rosemary 5728865.
Euchre: Clubs of Marlborough, 7pm, 5781059.
Dillon's Point Community Play Group: 9am to noon today and Wednesday, $2 per child, $3 family, morning tea. Wendy 5792089.
Porcelain artists: 10am, Brooklyn Croquet Club. June 5788891.
Scottish Country Dancing Club: Monday 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Whitney Street School Hall, Heather 02102587325 or Miriam 9284479.
Author Talk: Barry Holdaway talks about his book 'The Wairau and it' Forgotten Capital', a narrative of life at the Wairau Bar during the mid- 19th century. Free entry, 7.30pm to 9pm, Marlborough District Library.
NZ Cadet Forces Recruiting: No 27 Squadron Air Training Corps and Marlborough Cadet Corps activities and training for teenagers. Shooting, bushcraft, aviation etc. Year 9 and 10 students. 6.15pm, Woodbourne main gate car park (first left at the roundabout). email@example.com.
Girls Brigade: All ages, 5.30pm to 7pm. The Foundry, John St. Sarah 0277586991.
Hands for Humanity: Youth group, 5.30pm to 7pm, Riversdale Community House, Budge St. Suzie 0276444708.
Fun Fitness: Redwoodtown Hall, today and Thursday 11am.
Pool Group: For the over 60s. Every non-pension week. Redwood Tavern, 1.30pm. Free.
Marlborough Writers: 6.30pm to 8pm, Fairweathers. Dot 5788029.
Cribbage: Clubs of Marlborough, 7.25pm.
Central Badminton Club: Boys' College Hall, 7pm to 9pm, first night free then $5. Derek 5778504.
Housie: Picton Club and RSA. 7pm start. Big fun for small outlay. Sandy 573 6016
Renwick Plunket Playgroup: Renwick Playcentre,. 26 Havelock St, 9am to 11.30am. Morning tea. Gold coin donation. 5785633.
Music 4 Minors: 9.30am to 10.15am, The Foundry, John St. Gold coin donation. All preschoolers and their caregivers are welcome, morning tea is provided. Supported by Oasis Family Church
Pippins: Girls 5 to 6 years. 4.30pm to 5.30pm, Gieson Centre, Renwick. Louisa 0277418632.
Rangers: Girls 12 and a half to 17 years. 36 Eltham Rd, 6pm to 8pm. Katrina 5791720.
Picton Table Tennis Club: 10am to noon. Picton Little Theatre, Dublin St. $3,equipment supplied plus tea/coffee and biscuits. All adults welcome.
Women only rides: Departs 6pm from AvantiPlus Blenheim, for beginners to elite. Finish with coffee at Fairweathers.
Over 60 Pool Group: Every non-pension Tuesday, Redwood Tavern, 1.30pm. Free.
Salvation Army Toy Library: Today 10am to 11.30am, Wednesday 3.15 to 4.30pm and Friday 10am to 4.30pm.
Superans' Pool Club: Redwood Tavern. 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Free. Barry 5780532 or Colin 5793101.
Renwick Market: Anglican Church Hall, 10am to 1pm. Fresh veg, clothing, walnuts, jams, all variety household goods plus. Sales tables available. Donations accepted. Stalls $5 table or commission sales, Sylvia 5729070.
Marlborough Fayre Morris Dance Group: Spring Creek Community Hall, Ferry Rd, 7.30pm, $2 per person, Miriam 9284479 or Phyllis 5775098. Not July or August 2016
Drawing/Sketching Group: Marlborough Art Society, 1pm to 3pm, Prue 5788888.
Golf Croquet: Today, Thursday and Sunday, 1pm, Blenheim Croquet Club, Parker St. Christine 5727988.
Marlborough Singers: Rehearsal 7pm to 9pm, Auditorium, Wesley Centre, 3 Henry St, Mere 5728261.
Picton Squash Club: Social games, Dublin St courts, 7pm, Adam 5737009.
Paper Tole: Today and Wednesday, 10am, Kathy 5779368.
Bridge Club: 7.15pm, Clubs of Marlborough, $4 per person. Carolyn 5784856.
Picton Badminton Club: QCC gym, 7pm, $2.50.
Tennis Club: Ladies morning, 9am, morning tea 10am. Perena 5705390.
Fibre spinning: With Marlborough Creative Fibre, 10am to 2pm, Beavertown Hall, Brayshaw Park. Free lessons. Bring your own lunch. Lyne 5702072.
Morris Dancing: New members and musicians welcome. Spring Creek hall, 7.30pm. $30 a term. Miriam 9284479
St Mary's Youth Group: Year 8 and nine students 5.30pm. Year 10 students 7pm. St Mary's School Hall.
Chinese Dancing: Senior Citizens Hall, 172 High St, 10.30am to 11.30am. Fitness and traditional dances. $3, Mandy 0224326886.
Youth Group: Year 9 students, 7pm at the Elim Church. Alf 5789053.
Project 78: Youth group for year 7 and 8 students. 6pm to 7pm, Elim Church. Alf 5789053.
Lions Club of Blenheim: Tea meeting, 5.30pm, Clubs of Marlborough. Jim 5788896.
Blenheim Playcentre: Parent-led early childhood education. Monday to Friday 9.15am to 11.45am, 17 Eltham Rd.
Strand Indoor Bowling Club: Redwood Community Hall, 1pm. Coaching provided. 5776750.
Grovetown Indoor Bowls: The Foundry, John St. 7.30pm. Morris 5786699.
Depression Support Group: For people who are living with or have had experience with depression. Bread of Life, Stephenson St, 10am to 11.30am. Speakers, outings, tips for living a happy life. Barb 5781355.
Quiz: Picton Club and RSA. Registration 7pm. Sandy 5736016.
Social Dance Club: Nurses' Recreation Hall, Wairau Hospital, Taylor Pass Rd entrance.
Ballroom, Latin, Sequence and Rock n' Roll: $2. Colin 5793101 or Veronica 5775539.
Kindy Gym: Blenheim Gymnastics Club, Opawa St extension, today 1.30pm to 2.30pm and Thursday 10.30am to 11.30am. $3 per child. Maureen 5786434.
Picton Menz Shed: 2 Market St,Picton. 9am to 30pm. Rex 021469191 or Kerry 021888423.
Salsa Groove Marlborough: Adult dance classes. Beginners 6pm to 7.15pm. Improvers 7.15pm to 8.30pm. Harlequins Rugby Clubrooms, Lansdowne Park, Karen 0273090268.
Quest: intermediate age youth group, 7pm to 8.30pm, Picton Baptist Church, 293 Waikawa Rd, Bronwyn 0210462434.
Vintage Car Club: Car museum, Brayshaw Park 1.30pm to 3.30pm today and Sunday, entry by donation.
Woodbourne Playgroup: Today and Monday, 9.30am to 11.30am, Woodbourne Community Centre, Tracey 5728999 or Michaela 5727078.
Mah-Jong: 1pm to 4pm, Marina Cove Retirement Village, Waikawa Rd, Picton. $2. Lessons for learners. Sandra-Jane 57 6994.
Golden Oldies Rugby: Training 6.30pm, Awarua Park, Paul 0272495887 or Ray 0274452970.
Painting for Pleasure: All mediums, Marlborough Art Society, 10am, Prue 5788888.
Croquet: Blenheim Croquet Club, Parker St. 1pm, today, today Saturday and Monday. Anne 5783519.
Quizmaster Quiz: Clubs of Marlborough, 7.15pm, fun, friendly and free. Glenn 5784184.
Picton Squash Club: Coaching for children, Dublin St courts, 4pm to 5pm. Adam 5737009 or Shirley 5737227.
Petanque: 1pm, 65A Weld St, John 5779789 or Chris 5787303.
Bridge Club: 1.10pm, Clubs of Marlborough, $4, Ginny 5776405 or 0277560717 or Nancy 5791966.
Dance Club: Ballroom and social 7.30pm, Nurses Recreation Hall, Taylor Pass Rd, Marilyn 5795427 or Margaret 5787323.
Clay Target Club: Keith 5757065ah.
Community Knitters Group: St Christopher's, cnr Cleghorn and Weld St 1.30pm, Mrs Brown 5786033.
Sit and Be Fit: With Sue at Riversdale Community House, 131 Budge St. 10.30am to 11.30am today and 1pm to 2.30pm Mondays. 5780469.
Keeping U Moving: Free Indoor walking Circuit 50+, all weather, St Christopher's church Hall, Blenheim, 11.30am to 12.30pm. Gold coin donation. Wendy 0212230160
COPD Support and Exercise Group: The Foundry Hall, 3 John St, Blenheim, 1.30pm. Karen 5791609.
Older Person Seminar: St Christopher's Hall, Redwoodtown. 10am to 1pm. Morning tea and lunch provided. Donation appreciated.
Picton Playcentre: 9.30am to noon. Today and Tuesday. 5735665.
M & Ms, Music and Movement: Elim Centre Hall, Burleigh Rd, 9am and 10.30am, $2 family, 578 9053.
Tai Chi: 2.15pm to 3pm, Havelock Sports Pavilion, Neil St, Susan 5741443.
Dance Studio HQ: Junior and intermediate 4.30pm to 5.15pm, senior 5.15pm to 6pm, Havelock Town Hall. Vicki 0277484172.
Time Out on Thursday: Marlborough Art Society art group, 10am to 1pm, all mediums. Jennifer 5793967.
Salsa Groove Marlborough: Adult dance classes. Intermediate 6pm to 8.30pm, Harlequins Rugby Clubrooms, Lansdowne Park, Karen 0273090268.
Brownies: 5.30pm to 7pm, Churchward Park Guide Hall, Blenheim and St Joseph's School Picton. For girls 7 to 9.5 years. Jenny 0277508226.
Girl Guides: 6pm to 8pm, Churchward Park Guide Hall, Blenheim. For girls 9.5 to 12.5 years. Rose 5788596.
Blenheim Masters Swimmers: Stadium 2000, 7pm to 8pm. Jodie 5791780.
Thursday Zingers: Fun singing group, 7pm to 9pm. Text 0210464841 or 5780094.
Blenheim Menz Shed: Thursday and Monday, 1pm to 4pm and Saturday 9am till noon. Dave 5792221 or Trevor 021984883.
Kick N Catch with Mums Circuit Class: Thursday, 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.
Board Games: Free. 10am to noon, Crossroads, 2 Redwood St. Robert 5785395.
Bridge Club: 7.15pm, Clubs of Marlborough, $4, Thelma 5788422.
Redwoodtown Badminton: 9am to 11.30am. Racquets available, new members welcome. Simcox Stadium, Battys Rd, 9am. Linley 5792337.
Picton Cribbage Group: 1.30pm, Marina Cove Village, Waikawa Rd, Picton. $1. Wilma 5737037.
Highland Pipe Band: 7.30pm, The Foundry, Wesley Hall, John St. Noel 5786365.
Rock and Roll Club: Clubs of Marlborough, 7.30pm. Sally 0212573283, Erin 0272341709, Wayne 02108194420.
TEMPO Concert: Today's Emerging Musicians Performing Onstage. Guest artists from the cast of Annie. 7pm, Wesley Centre, 3 Henry St. $3 or $10 family (Cash only). firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrew White: Le Cafe, 7.30pm to 11pm. Songs, stories and guitar instrumentals. $15.
Bat Spotting: Learn about the endangered long-tailed bats at Pelorus. Bookings essential email@example.com. Gold coin donation.
Sit and Be Fit: 10.15am at Crossroads, 2 Redwood St, Blenheim. Easy exercise for all ages. Donations welcome. 5785395.
Warriors of Christ: Youth Group. Under year nine students 6.30pm, St Mary's School Hall.
Tunes for Tots: Music, a snack and play for preschoolers. 9.30am. Nativity Church Hall. $2 per child. 5783909.
Bubbles and Bounce: Music session for preschoolers followed by morning tea and play. Gold coin donation. 10am, St Ninian's Church Hall, Riley Cres. Alyson 0272612852.
Bolivia Cards Group: 12.45pm, St Christopher's hall. Doug 5779061.
Pastel Painting: Marlborough Art Society, 10am to 2pm. Prue 5788888.
Kidzone: Riversdale Community House, 3pm to 5pm.
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