Event guide: What's on in Marlborough

Take the kids fishing at Waikawa on Sunday.
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SATURDAY

Truck Modellers Expo: Redwood Town Hall, 10am to 3pm. Adults $2, under-15 free. Nelson Marlborough Truck Modellers Club. Warren 5783683.

Riverside Plant Walk: Wairau Rowing Club, 10am. Identify native plants and learn about their medical properties. Bookings essential Justine 5795732.

The America's Cup parade takes place in Picton on Thursday at 6pm.
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The America's Cup parade takes place in Picton on Thursday at 6pm.

Marina2Marina: A running and walking event around the Snout. There's various track options, activities for children, market stalls and a festival atmosphere. Marina2marina.co.nz

Artisan Market: Wynen St car park, Saturdays 9am to 1pm.

Embroiderers Guild: NMIT, Block E1, 85 Budge St. 1.30pm. Roz 5782471.

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, Cloudy Bay Funeral Service rooms, Boyce 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

Kids Gone Fishin': Bring your fishing rod and the kids - a limited number of free handlines are available. Prize giving at noon.  Waikawa foreshore reserve, 10am to 12.30pm.

Walk for Kids: Family, stroller and wheelchair friendly walk, fancy dress welcome, bring your pets, water available. Meet at the Nelson St car park by the bridge at 10am. Gold coin donation. Raising funds and awareness for the Lions Clubs NZ Child Mobility Foundation. Wynnis 5777788.  

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. brrnz.webs.com  

Callum Gentleman: Blue Collar Killer tour with Michelle Beck, Golden Guitar awards finalist. Le Cafe, 7pm.

Blenheim Pony Club: Pony Club Grounds, New Renwick Rd, 10am Michelle 5728984 or Grant 5782100.

Blenheim Bonsai Group: Intrigued by Bonsai trees and want to know more? Display and tree workshop,  Selmes Nursery, 141 Battys Rd, 1pm till 3pm . John 0294783464 or Rod 021755100.

Ulysses: Ride to Forrester Café just past Rai Valley. Meet at the Blenheim Railway Station south end, ride departs 11am.

Community Golf: Marlborough residents can have a round of golf for $15, Sunday afternoons and all day Monday at Marlborough Golf Club Fairhall.

Picton Table Tennis Club: Today and Tuesday. 10am to noon. Picton Little Theatre, Dublin St. $3,equipment supplied plus tea/coffee and biscuits. All adults welcome. Ernie 0275888453.

Blenheim Petanque Club: Today 10am and Wednesday 1pm. 65A Weld St. Russell 791952 or Chris 5787303.

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.

Model Aero Club: ARA, Wairau Valley, 9am, Murray 5789199 or Tony 5779776.

MONDAY

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

Rose Society: 7.30pm, Senior Citizens Hall, High St, Margaret 570 5414.

Cake Decorators Guild: Salvation Army Rooms, 7pm, Margaret 5728452  or Donelle 5783005.

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. Lyn 5785273.

Rummy-O: Blenheim Bowling Club Hall, 12.45pm to 4pm. $4.  Doug 5779061 or Geoff 5788143.

Spring Creek Playcentre: Today and Wednesday, 10am to 12.30pm, 46a Ferry Rd, Spring Creek. Crystal 0226092646.

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.

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.

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.

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

Pool Group: For the over 60s. Every non-pension week. Redwood Tavern, 1.30pm. Free.

Marlborough Freshwater Anglers Club: Whitehead Park Bowling Club, Brooklyn Dr, Blenheim from 7.30pm. Guest speakers, info on fly and spin fishing and a chance to meet other anglers. marlboroughfreshwateranglers.co.nz.

Young Farmers Club: Ages 18-31, Sue 0274450815 or Paul 0276961552.

Friendship Group:  Riversdale Community House, 131 Budge St, 10am, gold coin donation. Judith 5785981

Marlborough Community College, 65 Scott St, 6.30pm. Jenny 5781506  

Mah Jong Circle: Marlborough Women's Club, 108 High St, 1pm. Tuition available. Rhondda 5794916.

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.

Spinning: 7pm, Lynne 5729201 or Pauline 5729989.

Sunbelt Toastmasters: Learn public speaking and improve your confidence, 6:20pm, Woodbourne Community Centre, Anita: 0273484997.

Cribbage: Clubs of Marlborough, 7.25pm.

Fun Fitness: Redwoodtown Hall, today and Thursday 11am.

Central Badminton Club: Boys' College Hall, 7pm to 9pm, first night free then $5. Derek 5778504.

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: 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.

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 or Allan 5783747.

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

Wine Auction: Marlborough Wine Show auction, 6pm, Marlborough Convention Centre. Viewing from 5pm.

Sounds Cruise: Cruise from Picton to Havelock on Wednesday and Havelock to Picton on Friday.  Tickets $59 include tea, coffee and steamed mussels. Marlborough Tour Company 5779997.

Book Talks: Marlborough District Libraries invite you to meet Trilby Johnson and Beverley Cross, inspirational in different ways. 7.3opm to 9pm. Free entry.

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. brrnz.webs.com  

Predators and Prototypes: A talk from the ZIP Team on ZIP's progress at Bottle Rock. Waikawa Boating Club, 6.30pm, bar open from 6pm.

Bookchat: 10am, Blenheim Library, 10.30am Picton Library.

Queen Charlotte Fellowship Club: Formally Probus NZ. 10am to noon. Port Marlborough Pavilion, Waikawa Rd. Interesting speakers, monthly outings. New members welcome.

Dementia support Group: 8 Wither Rd, 10am to noon.

Lions Club of Blenheim: Tea meeting,  5.30pm, Clubs of Marlborough. Jim 5788896.

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

Community Connections Coffee Group: Pop in to Plunket at 16 Henry St. 10.30am to noon. Free. Sam 021701413.

Strand Indoor Bowling Club: Redwood Community Hall, 1pm. Coaching provided. 5776750.

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 5736114.

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.

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.

Bridge Club: 1.10pm, Clubs of Marlborough, $4, Ginny 5776405 or 0277560717 or Nancy 5779401.

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

America's Cup Parade: 6pm, Picton.

Marlborough Camera Club: Presentation by photographer Rebecca Bowater AFIAP on the Galapagos Islands. Gold coin entry. St Mary's Parish Centre, 7.30pm. Gold coin entry.

Children's Theatre Clown: ASB Theatre Marlborough. Suitable for ages 3 and upwards, 11am and 2pm.

The Skippers Diary: Book launch - the story of the 'Forty-Niners', the New Zealand cricket team tour of England in 1949 as seen through the eyes of the captain and Sir Richard's father, Walter Hadlee. Horton Park, 5.30pm, bookings 0274398514.

Are You Sitting Comfortable: A social history of the chair. Presented by Janusz Karczewski- Slowikowski. Marlborough Wine Research Centre lecture theatre, Budge St. The lecture will begin at 6.15 sharp, so please arrive in good time to complete your registration. Tickets $35. John 0211622074.

Talk/Tech/Teach: Learn to use your mobile phone, iPad, 9.30am to 11.30am. St Christopher's Church lounge, $2. Book your place, Wendy 0212230160 or 5794446.

Over 50s group: Interesting speakers and outings. Witherlea Bible Chapel. Amy 5783361 or Shirley 5705661.

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.

Doll and teddy collectors club: 7pm, Janet 573 6330 or Barbara 5787574.

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.

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

Andrew London Trio: Songs about the trivia and minutiae of daily life delivered in a 1940s swing style. Picton Little Theatre, 7.30pm. Tickets $20 from Take Note.

Marlborough Butterflies: A family friendly presentation followed by a workshop to make your own Red Admiral butterfly. Marlborough Museum 11am and 2pm. Bookings essential 578 1712.

Wine and Cheese Tasting: Cranky Goat cheese with Lawson's Dry Hills wines. 3pm. Tickets $20, bookings essential 5787674.

Shaken Earth: Exhibition at Detour Works inspired by Kaikōura's earthquake. Opening 5.30pm tonight then daily except Tuesday.

Tom Rodwell: Rythmes Sacrés de la Guitare Électrique Primitiviste et Absurde tour. Dharma Bums Club, 8pm.

Garden Circle: Visit to a Grovetown Garden with afternoon tea at the Marlborough Women's Club. Isobel 5784437.

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

Book Club: Marlborough Women's Club, 108 High St. Catherine 9293299.

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

Sit and Be Fit: 10.15am at Crossroads, 2 Redwood St, Blenheim. Easy exercise for all ages. Donations welcome. 5785395.

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.

Events

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