Event guide: What's on in Marlborough

Dress up and take a midwinter dip in Picton or go nude at the Blue Duck swim at Lake Rotoiti.
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Dress up and take a midwinter dip in Picton or go nude at the Blue Duck swim at Lake Rotoiti.

SATURDAY

Shortest Day Market:  Havelock Town Hall, 9am to 1pm. Nuggety Creek pork products, Cranky Goat cheese, crafts, clothing, books, furniture, household items, sausage sizzle, raffle. Proceeds to youth projects in Pelorus area.

South Marlborough Concert: For the Seddon, Ward, Kekerengu, Clarence and Awatere communities. Awatere Memorial Hall, 7.30pm to 10pm. The Big Kahuna Band and DJ Simz.  Free entry.  Complimentary refreshments and cash bar. Tickets from the Awatere Community Hub.

Creative Fibres: Marlborough Creative Fibre Handworks Exhibition and Scarf Expo at Yealands Marlborough Gallery, High St, daily from 10.30am to 4.30pm until July 2.

Cruisey Church: St Andrew's Church and hall from 5pm. Games, crafts, worship and a meal. Johanna 5791164 or the church office 5787119.

Orchid Society: Wesley Centre, 1.30pm, Rosie 5783490. T

Redwood Market: 8am to noon, Cleghorn St car park. Plants, produce, cards, jewellery, flowers, handcrafts. Supporting hospice. Alison 5785109.

Marlborough Civic Orchestra: Rehearsals 4pm to 6pm, band rooms, Auckland St. Linda 0221099242.

Ulysses Club: 10am, meet at The Vines Village. Prospective members welcome.

Marlborough Museum: Brayshaw Heritage Park, 10am to 4pm daily. 5781712.

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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.

SUNDAY

More FM Midwinter Swim: Register from midday at the Picton foreshore. Ice and spoon races, Iceberg challenge, swim at 1pm. Prizes, food and drinks available for purchase. Hot 'showers' thanks to the rural fire team.

Blue Duck Nude Midwinter Swim: Plunge naked into Lake Rotoiti at noon regardless of the weather. Bill 0277108229.

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.

Beekeeping Workshop: Marlborough Beekeepers woodwork workshop, 2pm, Putake, 48 Rene St.  All welcome. Silke 0212684149.

Dog Show: Marlborough kennel Association ribbon parades. All breeds recognised by NZKC welcome. Entries 10.15am, judging 11am. Club grounds, Aerodrome Rd. Spectators welcome. Sharon 5785311.

Parent and Child Expo: 10am to 2.30pm at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000. Over 40 exhibitors. $2 entry. Children under 14 free.

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.

Endurance Trail Rides: Heidi 021 544 576 marlboroughendctr.wwebly.com

The Blenheim Family History Group: 1:30pm, Brayshaw Park Club Rooms, Lauri 578 8385 / Jenny 577 7770.

Ulysses: Ride to Pelorus Bridge Café for lunch. Meet at the Blenheim Railway Station south end, ride departs 11am.

Table Tennis: Adults and teens, 7pm to 9pm. Fitness and fun, learners to competitive players. $3 per session, equipment available. Supervision and assistance by experienced players.

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.

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: Today at 10am and Wednesday at 1pm, 65A Weld St, Russell 5791952.

MONDAY

Filmmakers Meeting: Riversdale Community House, 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Writing, shooting and editing a short microfilm to help you get familiar with the filmmaking process. BYO food and soft drinks.

Barbershop Singing: Spring Creek Hall, 7pm. Brian 5780692 or Johan 5785789.

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.

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: Today, Wednesday and Friday, 9am to 11.30am. 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. 0210380751.

Indoor Bowls: Clubs of Marlborough, 7pm. Ken 5778190.

Sit and Be Fit: Today and Thursday 1pm, Riversdale Community House. Fitness, stretching and yoga movements. $2.

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: 7pm to 9pm, clubrooms, 2A Dillon's Point Rd. Sarah 0211030464.

Picton Girl Guides: 6pm to 8pm, St Joseph's 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. 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.

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.

TUESDAY

Cellist: Cellist Daniel Müller-Schott to perform Robert Schumann's Cello Concerto in A minor. ASB Theatre Marlborough, 7pm to 9pm.

Tunesday: Pizazz jazz combo play at Pataka the Foodstore, 7.30pm. Cheese tasting plates, hot drinks, wine and 'slinky' tunes. Tickets $10 at the door.

Jitterbugs: St Christopher's Church, energetic music and playtime group for children under 5, 9.30am to 10.30am.

Line dancing: 2pm, Senior Citizens Hall, High St and 6.30pm, Fairhall Hall. $5. Music, dance, exercise, friendship and fun. Judith 5787554.

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.

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.

Spinning: 7pm, Lynne 5729201 or Pauline 5729989.

Toastmasters Club: Sunbelt Speakers, Learn public speaking and improve your confidence.

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.

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.

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

WEDNESDAY

Shorts Day: Wear your shorts today as a fundraiser for Hospice Marlborough. Register Sandy 5781373.

St Mary's Youth Group: 5.30pm to 6.45pm for years 8-10 and 7pm-8.30pm for years 11-13. St Mary's Church hall.

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.

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

Games Afternoon: Meet friends and stimulate the brain. 2pm, Riversdale Community House, 131 Budge St. $2. 5780469.

Picton Poets: 10.30am to noon, Picton Library. All welcome. Mary 5738067.

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.

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.

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.

THURSDAY

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.

Table Tennis: Endeavour Park Pavilion, 10am to noon, singles or doubles. Fun and fitness plus morning tea. $3 per session, equipment provided. Adults only.

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.

FRIDAY

TEMPO Concert: Jazz 'n' Jam Night with guest artists Marlborough Boys College jazz combo. 7pm, Wesley Centre, 3 Henry St. $3 or $10 family (cash only).

Upbeat!: Music theory club, 3.20pm to 4.30pm, Nativity Church Hall.

Development Orchestra: 4.45pm to 6pm, Nativity Church Hall.

Marlborough Woman's Club: Speakers, entertainment, outings and afternoon tea. 5794601.

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.

Events: Send details for Saturday Express listings by noon on Wednesdays to megan.leov@mex.co.nz Please include the venue, address, event name, date, time and cost.

 - The Marlborough Express

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