What's on in Gisborne

Saturday, July 15

Plastic-free July Bag-a-thon continues through to 3pm. A 24hr sewing bee making free reusable shopping bags. Bring sewing machine, scissors, or just willing hands. Ka Pai Kaiti at Kaiti Mall, free.

Arts and Crafts Fair — batik, quilting, ceramics, woodturning, knitting, jewellery, sewing, painting and more, 9.30am–2pm, Gisborne Girls' High School, free entry.

Wizard Productions present singer/entertainer James Porourangi Kerr in concert, 7pm Cosmopolitan Club. Tickets $15 from the club or on the door. Contact Walter on 021 540 690.

Comedian Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, as seen on 7 Days and Jono and Ben, 8–9pm, Soho Bar. Tickets $20 from 0800 289 849.

Famed New Orleans jazz surrealists the Wellington City Shake-'em-on-Downers in concert, 8pm, the Dome. Presale tickets $15 from The Aviary or $20 on the door.

Sunday, July 16

Gisborne Sceptic Group, 11am. For information on topics and venue contact Ingrid Ph 867 3715 or Doug Ph 867 7122.

Gisborne Country Music Club, 1–4pm, Blind Foundation rooms, afternoon tea supplied. Singers, musicians welcome to join in. Members $2, non-members $3. Contact Flo 867 7637 or flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

Monday, July 17

Weekdays through to Friday July 21; YMCA School Holiday Programme for 5–13yr olds. Register online at www.ymcagisborne.org.nz or at the YMCA. $27 per day.

Badminton Eastland social morning club, 9.30–11.30am, Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Road, $4 a session. Ph Leslie 867 2584.

Winter Holiday Programme — The Drama Club. Young performers deliver fantastic plays for all ages, 10.30am, HB Williams Memorial Library, free.

Arthritis NZ Seminar — Learn about arthritis and self-care, pain management, exercise and more, 1–3pm, St Andrew's Community hall, free but donations accepted. Register on 0800 663 463 or email robyn.tuohy@arthritis.org.nz

Kiwi Badminton club (years 3 to 7), 4.30–5.30pm, Badminton Centre, $5 a session or $80 for season. Rackets available. Ph Scott 027 350 9482.

Junior Badminton club (years 8 to 11), 6–7pm, Badminton Centre, $5 a session or $80 for season. Rackets available. Ph Gabe 027 248 2729 or kim.gabe@xtra.co.nz

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls, 7–10pm, Gisborne Intermediate School Hall. Contact Ian Ph 867 1094.

Tuesday, July 18

Winter Holiday Programme — The Drama Club. Young performers deliver fantastic plays for all ages, 10.30am, HB Williams Memorial Library, free.

Tween STEAM: Feltie Apocalypse!, for ages 9–12. Design and create your own felt monster. 3pm, HB Williams Memorial Library, free. Limited spaces, ph 867 6709 to register.

Arthritis NZ Seminar — Understanding and managing arthritis pain, 10.30am–12.30pm, St Andrew's Community hall, free but donations accepted. Register on 0800 663 463 or email robyn.tuohy@arthritis.org.nz

Wainui Lions meeting, 5.30pm, The White House, Peel Street.

Arthritis NZ Seminar — All about Gout, its causes and caring for yourself, 6–7pm, Three Rivers Medical, 75 Customhouse St, free but donations accepted. Register on 0800 663 463 or email robyn.tuohy@arthritis.org.nz

Wednesday, July 19

Winter Holiday Programme — The Drama Club. Young performers deliver fantastic plays for all ages, 10.30am, HB Williams Memorial Library, free.

Volunteers Conservation — Titirangi Native Tree Planting and plant care, 10am–noon. Meet at the top car park, Kaiti Hill, at 10am. Contact Andy Kinsella on 027 511 8156.

Arthritis NZ Seminar — Arthritis and emergency preparedness, 10.30am–noon, St Andrew's Community hall, free but donations accepted. Register on 0800 663 463 or email robyn.tuohy@arthritis.org.nz

Arthritis NZ Seminar — Gadgets, devices and arthritis, 1–2.30pm, St Andrew's Community hall, free but donations accepted. Register on 0800 663 463 or email robyn.tuohy@arthritis.org.nz

Gisborne Orphans Club, club night concert, 7.30–11pm, Senior Citizens Hall, free entry, supper provided, refreshments available. Email pjshn@xtra.co.nz or phone 868 9849.

Surf City Cheerleading presents Gisborne's first Allstar Cheerleading Clinic, (through to July 21). Learn level 1 and 2 stunts, jumps and baskets with USASF accredited coach. Open to school-age children who can do a walkover, $160 for the 3 days. Limited places, register with Jaclyn, surfcitycheerleading@outlook.com

Thursday, July 20

Arthritis NZ Seminar — Gardening and arthritis, 2–3.30pm, Ballance Street Bistro, 57 Ballance St, free but donations accepted. Register on 0800 663 463 or email robyn.tuohy@arthritis.org.nz

Tween STEAM: Construction and Destruction, a challenge for ages 9–12, 3pm, HB Williams Memorial Library, free. Limited spaces, ph 867 6709 to register.

Gisborne Woodturners Group — learners' night, 7pm, Clubrooms beside Enterprise Pool car park, Nelson Rd. Ph Ian Summersby 867 5521 or 027 289 6480.

Gisborne Camera Club, 7.30pm, Blind Foundation Rooms, Grey St. Contact gisbornecameraclub@gmail.com. All welcome.

Friday, July 21

Winter Holiday Programme — Paw-some Polar Bears, shivery stories and fluffy polar bear craft, 10.30am, HB Williams Memorial Library, free.

Heart of Gisborne Cash or the Kete Gameshow and variety performance, 6.30pm, War Memorial Theatre. Ten drawn contestants — all will win a prize and one the $10,000 major prize. There'll be giveaways too. Tickets $14 from Stephen Jones Photography, or from TicketDirect.

Wellington indie-folk band Grawlixes — Set Free album release tour, exploring romance with dry wit and sharp tongue, 8–10pm, the Dome Room, Presale tickets $15 from The Aviary or $20 on the door.

Build-a-Band — 'Turn up and jam' session, 8pm, Smash Palace Bar.

Saturday, July 22

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale, 9am–noon in car park behind church, access off Childers Rd, $5 per car (paid on arrival, set-up from 8am). Ph Val 868 8226. Realistically-priced goods.

TRAAMPS — Three Rivers Almost-Acoustic Music Poetry and Song, 2–4pm, the Band Room, Childers Road, $2 in the jar. Folk and a variety of other genres. Contact John Newsham Ph 868 9658 or newsham@xtra.co.nz

Showcase Entertainment presents Herman's Hermits — the British group from the '60s on a world farewell tour, 7.30pm, War Memorial Theatre. Tickets from Stephen Jones Photography or TicketDirect from $60. Fun Dancing Gisborne monthly dance, theme “charity shop”, 7.30pm, St Mark's Hall, Childers Rd, $7, with supper provided. Ph Kev/Isobel 867 0074.

Sunday, July 23

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club beach walk from Whangara to as far as Pakarae Station, river crossing permitting, 9am departure, $10. To register interest phone Gillian on 867 4591 or email grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gizzy Food Month — Motu Trails Trust Charity Lunch including wine pairing with Ben Bayley, noon, Waikanae Surf Club, $120. Tickets from Interiors on Ballance Street.

Volunteers Conservation — The final planting at Te Wherowhero Lagoon for 2017. Meet at noon off SH2, 2.5km south of Browns Beach Road, Muriwai. Bring covered footwear. Contact Jamie Foxley 022 627 1952 for more details.

Saturday, July 15

Plastic-free July Bag-a-thon continues through to 3pm. A 24hr sewing bee making free reusable shopping bags. Bring sewing machine, scissors, or just willing hands. Ka Pai Kaiti at Kaiti Mall, free.

Arts and Crafts Fair — batik, quilting, ceramics, woodturning, knitting, jewellery, sewing, painting and more, 9.30am–2pm, Gisborne Girls' High School, free entry.

Wizard Productions present singer/entertainer James Porourangi Kerr in concert, 7pm Cosmopolitan Club. Tickets $15 from the club or on the door. Contact Walter on 021 540 690.

Comedian Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, as seen on 7 Days and Jono and Ben, 8–9pm, Soho Bar. Tickets $20 from 0800 289 849.

Famed New Orleans jazz surrealists the Wellington City Shake-'em-on-Downers in concert, 8pm, the Dome. Presale tickets $15 from The Aviary or $20 on the door.

Sunday, July 16

Gisborne Sceptic Group, 11am. For information on topics and venue contact Ingrid Ph 867 3715 or Doug Ph 867 7122.

Gisborne Country Music Club, 1–4pm, Blind Foundation rooms, afternoon tea supplied. Singers, musicians welcome to join in. Members $2, non-members $3. Contact Flo 867 7637 or flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

Monday, July 17

Weekdays through to Friday July 21; YMCA School Holiday Programme for 5–13yr olds. Register online at www.ymcagisborne.org.nz or at the YMCA. $27 per day.

Badminton Eastland social morning club, 9.30–11.30am, Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Road, $4 a session. Ph Leslie 867 2584.

Winter Holiday Programme — The Drama Club. Young performers deliver fantastic plays for all ages, 10.30am, HB Williams Memorial Library, free.

Arthritis NZ Seminar — Learn about arthritis and self-care, pain management, exercise and more, 1–3pm, St Andrew's Community hall, free but donations accepted. Register on 0800 663 463 or email robyn.tuohy@arthritis.org.nz

Kiwi Badminton club (years 3 to 7), 4.30–5.30pm, Badminton Centre, $5 a session or $80 for season. Rackets available. Ph Scott 027 350 9482.

Junior Badminton club (years 8 to 11), 6–7pm, Badminton Centre, $5 a session or $80 for season. Rackets available. Ph Gabe 027 248 2729 or kim.gabe@xtra.co.nz

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls, 7–10pm, Gisborne Intermediate School Hall. Contact Ian Ph 867 1094.

Tuesday, July 18

Winter Holiday Programme — The Drama Club. Young performers deliver fantastic plays for all ages, 10.30am, HB Williams Memorial Library, free.

Tween STEAM: Feltie Apocalypse!, for ages 9–12. Design and create your own felt monster. 3pm, HB Williams Memorial Library, free. Limited spaces, ph 867 6709 to register.

Arthritis NZ Seminar — Understanding and managing arthritis pain, 10.30am–12.30pm, St Andrew's Community hall, free but donations accepted. Register on 0800 663 463 or email robyn.tuohy@arthritis.org.nz

Wainui Lions meeting, 5.30pm, The White House, Peel Street.

Arthritis NZ Seminar — All about Gout, its causes and caring for yourself, 6–7pm, Three Rivers Medical, 75 Customhouse St, free but donations accepted. Register on 0800 663 463 or email robyn.tuohy@arthritis.org.nz

Wednesday, July 19

Winter Holiday Programme — The Drama Club. Young performers deliver fantastic plays for all ages, 10.30am, HB Williams Memorial Library, free.

Volunteers Conservation — Titirangi Native Tree Planting and plant care, 10am–noon. Meet at the top car park, Kaiti Hill, at 10am. Contact Andy Kinsella on 027 511 8156.

Arthritis NZ Seminar — Arthritis and emergency preparedness, 10.30am–noon, St Andrew's Community hall, free but donations accepted. Register on 0800 663 463 or email robyn.tuohy@arthritis.org.nz

Arthritis NZ Seminar — Gadgets, devices and arthritis, 1–2.30pm, St Andrew's Community hall, free but donations accepted. Register on 0800 663 463 or email robyn.tuohy@arthritis.org.nz

Gisborne Orphans Club, club night concert, 7.30–11pm, Senior Citizens Hall, free entry, supper provided, refreshments available. Email pjshn@xtra.co.nz or phone 868 9849.

Surf City Cheerleading presents Gisborne's first Allstar Cheerleading Clinic, (through to July 21). Learn level 1 and 2 stunts, jumps and baskets with USASF accredited coach. Open to school-age children who can do a walkover, $160 for the 3 days. Limited places, register with Jaclyn, surfcitycheerleading@outlook.com

Thursday, July 20

Arthritis NZ Seminar — Gardening and arthritis, 2–3.30pm, Ballance Street Bistro, 57 Ballance St, free but donations accepted. Register on 0800 663 463 or email robyn.tuohy@arthritis.org.nz

Tween STEAM: Construction and Destruction, a challenge for ages 9–12, 3pm, HB Williams Memorial Library, free. Limited spaces, ph 867 6709 to register.

Gisborne Woodturners Group — learners' night, 7pm, Clubrooms beside Enterprise Pool car park, Nelson Rd. Ph Ian Summersby 867 5521 or 027 289 6480.

Gisborne Camera Club, 7.30pm, Blind Foundation Rooms, Grey St. Contact gisbornecameraclub@gmail.com. All welcome.

Friday, July 21

Winter Holiday Programme — Paw-some Polar Bears, shivery stories and fluffy polar bear craft, 10.30am, HB Williams Memorial Library, free.

Heart of Gisborne Cash or the Kete Gameshow and variety performance, 6.30pm, War Memorial Theatre. Ten drawn contestants — all will win a prize and one the $10,000 major prize. There'll be giveaways too. Tickets $14 from Stephen Jones Photography, or from TicketDirect.

Wellington indie-folk band Grawlixes — Set Free album release tour, exploring romance with dry wit and sharp tongue, 8–10pm, the Dome Room, Presale tickets $15 from The Aviary or $20 on the door.

Build-a-Band — 'Turn up and jam' session, 8pm, Smash Palace Bar.

Saturday, July 22

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale, 9am–noon in car park behind church, access off Childers Rd, $5 per car (paid on arrival, set-up from 8am). Ph Val 868 8226. Realistically-priced goods.

TRAAMPS — Three Rivers Almost-Acoustic Music Poetry and Song, 2–4pm, the Band Room, Childers Road, $2 in the jar. Folk and a variety of other genres. Contact John Newsham Ph 868 9658 or newsham@xtra.co.nz

Showcase Entertainment presents Herman's Hermits — the British group from the '60s on a world farewell tour, 7.30pm, War Memorial Theatre. Tickets from Stephen Jones Photography or TicketDirect from $60. Fun Dancing Gisborne monthly dance, theme “charity shop”, 7.30pm, St Mark's Hall, Childers Rd, $7, with supper provided. Ph Kev/Isobel 867 0074.

Sunday, July 23

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club beach walk from Whangara to as far as Pakarae Station, river crossing permitting, 9am departure, $10. To register interest phone Gillian on 867 4591 or email grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gizzy Food Month — Motu Trails Trust Charity Lunch including wine pairing with Ben Bayley, noon, Waikanae Surf Club, $120. Tickets from Interiors on Ballance Street.

Volunteers Conservation — The final planting at Te Wherowhero Lagoon for 2017. Meet at noon off SH2, 2.5km south of Browns Beach Road, Muriwai. Bring covered footwear. Contact Jamie Foxley 022 627 1952 for more details.

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