Event guide: What's on in Marlborough

Hey dads, Sunday is dad and daughter day at Riversdale Community House.

Hey dads, Sunday is dad and daughter day at Riversdale Community House.


Rainbow Ski Field: Opening day - subject to weather.

Poultry Show: Marlborough Poultry Pigeon and Cage Bird Club show at the Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Riding Arena, Churchwood Park, Taylor Pass Rd on Friday, 1.30pm to 5.30pm, and Saturday, 9am until 2.30pm.

Tickets are $3 for a family, $2 per adult and children 50 cents.

Kartsport: NZ Supreme Kart Supplies National Schools Championship, Cresswell Electrical Raceway Wither Rd. Five classes, racing starts 10am. Free entry.

Orient Express Charity Ball: Ukaipo Rangitane conference centre, Fell St, Grovetown. 7.30pm to midnight. Formal dress, DJ, disco and photo booth, cash bar. Tickets $90 includes bubbles on arrival and finger food from Feast Merchants complimentary bus back to town at 12.15am. Tickets from Plunket, SBS Bank and Marlborough Boys College Office. Come along and support Plunket Marlborough and Active Dads Marlborough.

Simply the Breast: Dragon boat team talk by Kate McNabb, Lymphoedema Therapist/Physiotherapist. Noon to 2pm, The Vines Village.

Ice Cream Brain Freeze Competition: Free school holiday activity at the Marlborough Museum. The first 50 participants in the Museum quiz receive a voucher for an icecream. Nana's Cream Freeze will be at the museum on July 23 from 2pm to 4pm for you to enjoy your prize. All correct entries go into a draw to win an ice cream party for 10 with Nana

Train with Leana de Bruin: World champion and Commonwealth Games gold medal netballer. Lansdowne Park. Register Riana 0273264520. $45.

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

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

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.

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.


Bastille Day: Celebrate at Clos Henri Vineyard chapel lawn, 11am to 3pm. French atmosphere, food and wines, music, an air show and activities for children. 639 State Hwy 63.

Dad and Daughter Day: Spend quality time together and learn helpful skills. Hair tutorials, dressups, fun, games and pizza. 10.30am to noon, Riversdale Community House, 131 Budge St.  Karen.mathers-burke@barnardos.org.nz.

Paper Rain Art Exhibition: Framingham Wines, 10.30am to 4.30pm. Painted and etched recycled wooden skateboards.

Inflatable Day: 11am to 3pm at The Vines Village, $4.. Bouncy castles, boxing ring, gladiator game, tiger castle, big blue slide, obstacle course and Zorbing.

Marlborough Orienteering Club: Choice of 60 or 90 minute rogaine around Wither Hills. Starts from 10.30am to  11.30am from lower Quail Stream car park. Members $3, $10 family. Non members welcome.

Family History Group: Meet at the research rooms behind the jail at Brayshaw Park, 1.30pm to 3pm, $1 plus research fees if applicable. July theme is jobs and chores that no longer exist. Jenny 5777770.

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.

Arts and Heritage Workshop: New group to protect and promote Picton's arts and heritage. Meet at Le Cafe at 2pm to discuss ideas and identify short and long term goals.

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 or Jenny 5777770.

Ulysses: Ride to Nelson for lunch. Meet at the Blenheim Railway Station south end, ride departs 10.30am.

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.


Polar Blast Holiday Programme: Picton Library, no need to register, just turn up for some icy fun. A different DIY polar craft every day of the week to 4pm, until July 21. Free for pre-schoolers to teens. 5207493.

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.

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.

Redwoodtown Plunket Playgroup: 10am-12pm, 21 Bythell St. Gold coin donation and morning tea provided. Children 0-5yrs welcome Sam 021701413.

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.

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.

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.


Lunch 'n Learn: Meet up group for small business owners. 12.30pm to 1.30pm. Discover the DNA of a great facebook page. To register bit.ly/BlenheimSmallBizMeetup

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.

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

Marlborough Writers: 5pm to 7pm, Fairweathers.

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

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 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


Tiny Tortoises Story Time and Craft: 10.30am to 11.30am, Millennium Public Art Gallery.

Hear about Torty, New Zealand's oldest WW1 survivor, and make your very own tortoise to take away. All materials provided. Suitable for children 10 and under. Adult supervision required.

The Painted Poppy: 2pm to 3.30pm, Millennium Public Art Gallery. Bookings 5792001. Paint a field of poppies with the same quality artist's materials Fifi used in creating the illustrations for her book The Red Poppy.

Farmstrong Healthy Thinking Breakfast: A rural wellbeing programme. Scenic Hotel Marlborough. Breakfast 7.30am, event 8am to 10.30am. Register Colin 0274129200.

Farmstrong Healthy Thinking Dinner: Wood fired pizza at Ward Community Hall, 5.30pm. Event 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Register Colin 0274129200.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.


Meet the Author: Presentation of newly launched children's book, Into Another Dimension, by its author Kass Harker of Nelson. 2pm, Marlborough District Library.

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.

Seniors' Club: 2pm, Senior Citizens Hall, 172 High St. John 5787767.

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.

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.

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.


Figurative: 13 artisans show their work at the Detour Art Gallery. Experience their expression of the human form. Today until September 1.

Troubadour Quartet:  An eclectic group of emerging professionals, aspiring to grow their skills and enthusiasm for chamber music, who were brought together by the Adam Summer School. St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, $45.

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.

Bolivia Cards Group: 12.45pm, St Christopher's hall.  Doug 5779061.

Pastel Painting: Marlborough Art Society, 10am to 2pm. Prue 5788888.


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


 - The Marlborough Express


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