Event guide: What's on in Marlborough

Kids meet the Makos at The Vines Village on Sunday. Followed by the Makos v Wellington Lions at Lansdowne Park.

Kids meet the Makos at The Vines Village on Sunday. Followed by the Makos v Wellington Lions at Lansdowne Park.


Twilight Carnival:  Renwick School 4.30pm to 8pm. Sideshows, food stalls, circus school, coin toss, crazy hair, glow sticks, treasure hunt, photo booth, bouncy castles, candy floss, winning wheel and a spectacular pyrotechnic performance finale.

Plunket Baby and Child Gear Sale: 9am to noon, St Christopher's Hall. $2 entry per adult. Plunket café on site. Book a table to sell your baby gear. Donate some baking for the Plunket Cafe. Adie 5785019.

Plunket baby and child gear sale on Saturday.

Plunket baby and child gear sale on Saturday.

Picton Picnic: Social football tournament. Today 9.30am to 6pm. Sunday 10am to 3pm. Endeavour Park Picton. Support teams from Marlborough, Wellington, Nelson and the West Coast.

Pelorus Jack Up: Havelock Theatre, opening night tonight 7.30pm. Continues September 14, 15, 16, 17 (matinee), 20, 21, 22 and 23. Cafe style seating, bring your own refreshments. Adults $20, seniors and students $15, children $10.

The Art of Embroidery: Yealands Estate Gallery, Marlborough Embroiders' Guild Display of Work with guest exhibitors from The Nelson Extensions Group. Daily 10am to 4pm until September 17.

Ted McMurtry, Elizabeth Bowron, Emma Withers and Brody Price invite you along to the Renwick School Twilight Carnival.

Ted McMurtry, Elizabeth Bowron, Emma Withers and Brody Price invite you along to the Renwick School Twilight Carnival.

THe Absurdity Of Humanity: New Zealand Dance Company tour. ASB Theatre Marlborough, 7.30pm.

Cricket: Celtic Cricket Club, new players welcome. Senior, second grade and third grade. Jerrym 0276304455 or Petros 0274239635.

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.

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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.


Kids Meet the Makos: The Vines Village. 11am, meet the players. 11.15am, games out on the back field. 12.30pm, Ball signing. Giveaways and spot prizes.

Makos v Wellington:  Mitre 10 Cup, Lansdowne Park, 2.35pm.

Spring Clean Picton: Meet at the children's playground on the foreshore.  Help make Picton shine between 9.30 and noon.  Finish up at Mikey's Bar for a sausage sizzle and prize giving.  Linda 5735917

Healing Service: The Order of St Luke the Physician are holding a public healing service the Wesley Centre, 2pm.  Speakers Christina and Nanai Naseri. Prayer ministry will be offered. Donations welcome. John 5775664 or Kevin 0212697954.

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 Okiwi Bay for a picnic lunch. BYO picnic, drinks etc. Meet at the Blenheim Railway Station south end, ride departs 10.30am.

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.

Keyboard Club: 1.45pm, electronic keyboards. Adrienne 5786589.

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


Fundraising Dinner: Help 24-7 Youth Work raise funds to continue working with and supporting young people in Marlborough. Silent auction and prizes. Bamboo Garden Restaurant, 6pm. Tickets $35, Alfred 0274038062.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.


Public Talk: Gravitational Waves, Heartbeats of the Universe. The first time Galileo turned his telescope to the heavens he saw more than we ever dreamed. We are about to do it again. Speaker Dr Eyal Schwartz, University of Otago. 7pm, Marlborough Girls' College hall. Free admission.

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.

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

Spinning: 7pm, Lynne 5729201 or Pauline 5729989.

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

Cribbage: Clubs of Marlborough, 7.25pm.

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.

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.

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


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.

Blenheim Playcentre: Parent-led early childhood education. Monday to Friday 9.15am to 11.45am, 17 Eltham Rd.

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.

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 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. School term only

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.


Kaikoura Hop: Today until Sunday.

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.

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.


An evening of fashion: raising funds for the Social Sciences trip to Hawaii. Queen Charlotte College Hall, 7.30pm. Evolve Boutique Fashion Show, fashion quiz, performances and auction. Tickets $15 - $25 from Evolve Boutique.

Westminster Chorus: Wold Champions in cappella singing. ASB Theatre Marlborough, 7.30pm to 10pm.

Julian Temple Band: Grovetown Hotel, 6pm. Temple has been touring his bluesy original tunes extensively across New Zealand, Australia and the United States for the last 13 years.

Steve Mitchell: Songwriter, slide guitarist and singer with Nelson band Humankindness.  A showcase of quality guitar playing, great acoustic and melodic slideCaptains Daughter, 7.30pm to 10pm.

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.


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 - The Marlborough Express

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