Event guide: What's on in Marlborough
Earth Day: 10am to 3pm. A&P Park. Learn about the benefits of renewable energy and transportation, low carbon technologies, sustainable food production, plant-based diets and the importance of conserving Marlborough's flora/fauna for future generations. Demonstrations of renewable energy, including solar, wind and hydropower; electric transportation including e-bikes, electric cars and motorbikes; battery powered mowers, weed-eaters, chainsaws and other tools/equipment; sustainable agriculture/viticulture/ forestry practices as well as focussing on conservation of our native wildlife. Organic whole foods and drink available. Peter Deacon:0212107769.
Heavens Above Spiritual and Health Expo: 9.30am to 5pm, Alzheimers, 8 Wither Rd.
Free admission. Aura camera, spirit guide drawings, Nick Poa's healing group, hot stone massage therapy, crystal healing, reiki, clairvoyant card readings and lots more.
Book Launch: Johnny's Journey children's book launch. Vines Village, 10am to 2pm. Meet illustrator Jeremy McCormick and author Jared Bullen. Spot prizes, kids nibbles, book signing and discount.
Salsa Party: 8pm to midnight, Harlequins Rugby Club. Salsa, bachata, merengue, cha cha, zouk, kizomba, rueda (Cuban salsa) plus Follow-Me dances for everyone to have a go. $5, BYO drinks. Karen 0273090268.
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.
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.
Marlborough Farmers Market: A&P Park, 9am to noon. Roger Raizada demonstration kitchen 10.30am cooking halva cake infused in exotic spices and golden syrup with desi masala chai.
Aquarium Club: 2pm, Helen 5778480 or Carol 5779782.
Clay Target Club: Keith 5757065ah.
Ulysses: Ride to Forrester's Cafe just past Rai Valley, for lunch. Meet at the Blenheim Railway Station south end, ride departs 11.30am.
Marlborough Rock and Mineral Club: Brayshaw Park. 10am to 4pm, rocks, minerals, crystals, work room and books. Admission free.
Modellers Society: Model boat and yacht sailing at Brayshaw Park, 1pm to 4pm.
Riverside Railway: Train departs from Brayshaw Park Station 1.15pm and 3pm for Omaka and return. 1.45pm for Beaver Station, Riverside Park, central Blenheim and return. Cash only. Chris 5783211 or John 5781716.
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.
Anzac Service: An open invitation to an 2pm Anzac ceremony at the Ward War Memorial with a wreath laying.
Marlborough Quilters: 7.30pm, St Mary's Hall, 3 Stephenson St. All welcome. Debbie 5728360.
Indoor Bowls: Clubs of Marlborough, 7pm. Ken 5778190.
Care and Craft Centre of NZ Trust: Nativity Centre, 10am. Dawn 5775002 or Judith 5786209.
Marlborough Guild of Woodworkers: 9am to 9pm, Brayshaw Park. Philip 5705188.
Witherlea Indoor Bowling Club: Witherlea School Hall, 7pm. Stan 5789727.
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.
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.
Anzac Services: Picton War Memorial, 6am. Awatere Memorial Hall, 6.30am. Renwick War Memorial, 9am. Spring Creek Hall, 9.30am. Havelock Town Hall, 10am. Seymour Square, 11am. Rai Valley War Memorial, 11am. Marlborough Sounds Soldiers' Memorial, 11am.
Anzac Day Golf Tournament: Marlborough Golf Club, Fairhall. Tee off noon to 12.30pm. Open to all golfers with a handicap of 36 or less. All proceeds to NZ Red Cross.
Marlborough Museum: Free admission 1pm to 4pm. Brayshaw Heritage Park, 26 Arthur Baker Place, Blenheim.
Smallbore Target Shooting: Services Smallbore Rifle Club 7.30pm, Athletic Park Range. All welcome. $7 per card, club gear and coaching available. Dave 5781529 or Malcolm 5705542.
Hands for Humanity: Youth group, 5.30pm to 7pm, Riversdale Community House, Budge St. Suzie 0276444708.
Pool Group: For the over 60s. Every non-pension week. Redwood Tavern, 1.30pm. Free.
Spinning: 7pm, Lynne 5729201 or Pauline 5729989.
Toastmasters Club: Sunbelt Speakers, Learn public speaking and improve your confidence. Marlborough Community College, 65 Scott St, 6.30pm. Jenny 5781506
Herb Society: 7.30pm, Bright Centre, Dillon's Point Rd, Wendy 57 6651.
Felting: Brayshaw Park from 5pm. Katie 5705445.
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
Picton Table Tennis Club: 10am to noon. Picton Little Theatre, Dublin St. $3,equipment supplied plus tea/coffee and biscuits. All adults welcome.
Over 60 Pool Group: Every non-pension Tuesday, Redwood Tavern, 1.30pm. Free.
Superans' Pool Club: Woodbourne 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.
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
Parkour Clinic: For children and adults. Blenheim School. Darlene 0272064067.
Vintage Picnic: 4.30pm to 6pm, Redwoodtown Community Hub, 21 Bythell St. Bring your dinner and enjoy some company. Secure playground for children to have a run around. Sam 021701413.
Community Connections Coffee Group: Get to know families in your area. Free Plunket coffee group. 10.30am to noon. Marlborough Plunket Centre, 16 Henry St. Sam 021701413
Chinese Dancing: Senior Citizens Hall, 172 High St, 10.30am to 11.30am. Fitness and traditional dances. $3, Mandy 0224326886.
Picton Scottish Country Dance Club: 7.30pm, Picton Little Theatre, Lynda 0212600860.
Lions Club of Blenheim: Tea meeting, 5.30pm, Clubs of Marlborough. Jim 5788896.
Wairau Garden Club: Sandi 5789283 or Jean 5780078.
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.
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.
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.
16 Days of Sauvignon Blanc: Sauvignon Headquarters, Bythell Pl outside Scotch, 10am to 4pm for information about the mini events for the 16 Days of Sauvignon. 16daysofsauvignon.co.nz.
Children's Theatre: Children 2 to 10 years, 11am and 2pm shows, ASB Theatre Marlborough. Fun family circus show with crazy clowning, acrobatics, slapstick, juggling, songs, clown magic and audience participation. Children must have an adult supervisor.
Nature Abounds: Lionel Jefcoate, master shipwright and woodworking genius and Saskia Smith, oil painter. The Gallery Havelock. 6.30pm tonight meet the artists, light appetisers and drinks will be served. Daily 10am to 4pm until May 11.
Electric Vehicle Road Trip: 11 to 12.30pm, Liz Davidson Pl. Leading the Charge is dedicated to the acceleration of Electric Vehicle (EV) uptake in New Zealand/Aotearoa. Wander through the cars and ask the onsite experts questions on the future of motoring.
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.
Supporting families in mental wellbeing: Free education session, noon, 4 Scott St, 5775491.
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.
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.
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.
Gooseberry Bomb Craft Wine Launch : 4pm to 7pm, Moa Brewery and Cellar Door, R18. Be the first to try Gooseberry Bomb in a can. Sauvignon Blanc wine fermented with secret beer yeast, nurtured in a craft keg. Hear Josh Scott have a beer v wine debate.
Autumn Plant Sale: Mariners Mall, Picton. Today and Saturday, 9am to 5pm. All plants are grown locally by volunteers, with profits going back to Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary. Become a "good neighbour" and provide some habitat and food for native birds, invertebrates and lizards in your own garden.
Gallops: Today from 2pm and Sunday from 11.45am. Waterlea Raceway. Gallops with children's entertainment and two harness events each day.
A Place To Remember: Landscape artworks of the forest, land, and sea. Marlborough artists Peter Stubbs, Dianne Reynolds, Kathy Williamson, Marion Trought, Colin, Wynn, Clarry Neame, Dean Bradley, Kim Gabara, and Bruce Fergus. Detour Gallery, Market St.
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.
Book sale: Blenheim Library book sale, 9.30am to 3.30pm. Books priced from 50cents to $4. Today 9.30am- 4pm; Saturday 10am – 1pm; Sunday 1.30pm-4.30pm.
Bolivia Cards Group: 12.45pm, St Christopher's hall. Doug 5779061.
Pastel Painting: Marlborough Art Society, 10am to 2pm. Prue 5788888.
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