Event guide: What's on in Marlborough

Maungatapu Murders is an historical play at The Havelock Town Hall on Thursday.

Maungatapu Murders is an historical play at The Havelock Town Hall on Thursday.


Movie Night: Pirates of the Caribbean screening for teens in the Alfred St parking building from 7pm to 10.30pm. Tickets $5 includes softdrink and popcorn, from Joocy Loocy. Dress warmly, bring a pillow or chair. No door sales.

Spring Fair: Redwoodtown Community Centre, 9am to noon. Plants, clothing, household goods, white elephant, christmas crafts, baking, books, sausage sizzle, raffles etc. Proceeds to local charities.

Pirates of the Caribbean screening for teens at the Alfred St parking building on Saturday night.

Pirates of the Caribbean screening for teens at the Alfred St parking building on Saturday night.

Wairau Country Gardens Tour: Self drive tour today and Sunday. Tickets from Selmes Garden Nursery, Roselands Pets & Plants, Devon Nursery, Renwick Dairy, Islington Garden Centre. $20, children free. Tea, scones, sausage sizzle at selected gardens.

Pirate School: Edwin Fox Maritime Museum arts and crafts. Today and Sunday 9am to 5pm. Entry $5 to $15.

Lorna Clarke and Friends: Exhibition at the Yealands Marlborough Art Gallery, today until November 5.

Get Ready Workshop: Make a take-home emergency board and wrist band that includes vital information to 'grab and go' in the case of an emergency. Bunnings Warehouse, 12.30pm today and Sunday.

Future Projects for Heritage: John Orchard speaking as part of the Marlborough Museum Heritage Festival. Marlborough Museum, 1pm to 3pm. Gold coin.

Artisan Market: Wynen St, 9am to 1pm every Saturday.

Nicolas Dillon Exhibition: Observing Nature, the Millennium Public Art Gallery, daily.

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Exhibition: Shades of Nature in a range of media. Millennium Public Art Gallery, daily.

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.

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.


Go Canoeing: (POSTPONED) Slightly downstream from Raupo. Scouts are providing 10 canoes for public use. All welcome, parents should supervise children. 65 life vests available, small changing tent. 

Coastguard Open Day: Boats on display, bouncy titanic, sausages, life ring throwing competitions, St John Ambulance, Fire Brigade, Marine Radio and the Harbourmaster. Olgilvie-Lee Emergency Operations Centre 10am to 2pm.

Grand Opening: Wantwood Community Room. Devonshire tea, BBQ, history display, raffles, lucky dip, old vehicle display, book exchange, vintage games and more. Morse St, Wairau Valley, 1.30pm.

Big Daddy Wilson and Band: Highfield TerraVin Restaurant, Sunday Oct 15 at 1pm.  Tickets $45 at the door 5729244

Embroidered Portraits and Kiwiana: Exhibition at Marlborough Museum, opening 2pm to 3pm.

Favourite Hymns: Old Tua Marina Church with Barry Parker. $5 towards church restoration. 3pm to 4.30pm.

Johnston/e Clan: Reunion lunch, Redwood Tavern, 12.30pm. Special guest Les Hewett. Heather 5783115.

Jenkins Cantata Memoria: Nelson Civic Choir and Orchestra, Nelson College, 2pm.

Blenheim Country Music Club: Concert day with special guest artist. Redwoodtown School Hall, 2pm to 5pm. $3 includes afternoon tea provided. Kathy 5779659 or Brian 5736556.

Marlborough Farmers' Market: 9am to noon, A&P Park.

Seamus's Irish Bar: Songwriter Hugh McGinlay and troubadour Jersey Bob, 7.30pm.

Family History Group: Introduction to family history resources. Brayshaw Heritage Park, 12.45pm. 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 or Jenny 577 7770.

Ulysses: Ride to Lambrettas café in Nelson. Meet at the Blenheim Railway Station south end, ride departs 10.30am.

Chess: Bring your own board and pieces along to Joocy Loocy Cafe at 4 John St for friendly matches, between 10am and 1pm.

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.

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  

Kapahaka: Tua Marina Hall, 12 to 3pm, all welcome.

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


Dr Libby: 'What am I supposed to eat?' Marlborough Convention Centre, 7pm to 9pm.

Doris Day Special: A one-woman musical play paying tribute to America's singing sweetheart. ASB Theatre Marlborough, 7.30pm.

Patchwork and Quilting: Marlborough Women's Club, High St. 10am to 4pm.

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

Stamp Collectors Club: Clubrooms, Brayshaw Park, 7.30pm.  All welcome. Rick 5793475.

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.

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.

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.

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 5788865.  

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.


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

Marlborough Writers: 5pm to 7pm, Fairweathers.

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.

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.

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: 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


Aviation Heritage in Marlborough: Ross Inder speaking at the Marlborough Museum theatre, Brayshaw Heritage Park, 1.30pm. Gold coin.

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.

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 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.

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.


Red Rose Day: Red Cross fundraiser day.

Maungatapu: In 1866 the 'Burgess/Kelly Gang' murdered five men on the Maungatapu track.  Murder, mayhem, love, loyalty, betrayal, honour, comradeship, justice and injustice - this play has it all. Havelock Town Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets 5742558. Also at Boathouse Theatre, October 20 and Picton Little Theatre on October 28.

Guy Buttery: South African guitar legend. Le Cafe, 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

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.

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.


Concert: George Gershwin and Friends, Old Tua Marina Church, 6pm. Entry $5. 5781712.

Variety Circle: Fashion Central spring show. Marlborough Women's Club, 108 High St, 2pm. Irene 5794601.

Tunes for Tots: Music, a snack and play for preschoolers. 9.30am. Nativity Church Hall. $2 per child. 

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

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.

Warriors of Christ: Youth Group. Under year nine students 6.30pm, St Mary's School Hall.

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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