What's on around the district?

Looking for entertainment? Look no further.

Looking for entertainment? Look no further.

Played by a Moscow Ballet la Classique dancer, German girl Clara Stahlbaum is enraptured with her Christmas present, a nutcracker doll that transforms into a prince in the famous ballet The Nutcracker, which the Russian company will perform in Gisborne next week. Picture supplied

Saturday, May 5

First Light Fibres National Education Event. Workshops: crochet, felting, knitting, kete making, making a visual diary, spinning and weaving. See www.creativefibre.org.nz for workshop times and costs. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, 9am-4pm, gold coin donation. Register at the event prior to 4pm, May 5 for Have-a-go classes to be held on May 6, 9am-midday, $5/class.

2018 Football Muster Day. For Year 7-10 mixed-gender players. Gisborne Intermediate School Hall, 156 Roebuck Rd, Years 7 and 8 meet at 9.30am, Years 9 and 10 meet at 10.30am.

Motu Art and Craft Show. Two-day fundraiser, proceeds to the Motu Kiwi Creche. Matawai Hall, 6529 Matawai Rd, Matawai, 10am-3pm. Children welcome, gold coin entry, cash sales only. Refreshments available. For entry forms or further details: kiwikaz59@yahoo.com.au

Tennis for beginners to experienced players. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm, ph Geoff 862 5741 or Tania 862 5856. New members welcome.

Anthonie Tonnon: EP Two Free Hands Tour. One-of-a-kind show combining electronic and traditional music. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm. Tickets: $20 from the Aviary or www.anthonietonnon.com

Super Narco Man: Dank Mammoth. EP release party by blues and soul punk trio. Smash Palace, 8pm, $10 door-sales. Featuring: M8s, Sit Down in Front, Hemorrdroids and Uni-Fi.

Sunday, May 6

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Rawiri Station, Tahora Rd, Matawai, depart 7.30am, $25. 5-hour loop walk starts with a steady 300m climb to the top of the farm and a relatively flat walk out the back. Register: Kay 867 8311, brett.bayley@xtra.co.nz

Gas Guzzler Breakfast. Everyone welcome to check out the cars on the Quay. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8.30-11am.

First Light Fibres National Education Event, 9am-4pm. See Saturday May 5 listing for details.

Motu Art and Craft Show, 10am-3pm. See Saturday May 5 listing for details.

Historic Places Tairawhiti visit: Tapui Pa, Manutuke. Includes bus trip, lunch and commentary by Stan Pardoe of Rongowhakaata and Heritage NZ Archaeologist Pam Bain. Bus leaves 11am, HPT members $35, non-members $45. Bookings: write@gems.co.nz or 868 5805.

Jolly Lifestyle Market. Live music, stalls and parking in the paddock. Jolly Stockman carpark, 3 Saleyards Rd, 11am-2pm. Stallholder inquiries; pirihirahall@gmail.com

Gisborne Country Music Club. Singers and musicians welcome. Blind Foundation rooms, 37 Grey St, 1-4pm, members $2, non-members $3, incl afternoon tea, ph Flo 867 7637 or flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from the inner wharf, weather permitting, 2pm, adult $20, child u12 $10, pay at gate, limit 25. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Timeless Treasures, Gisborne Choral Society Concert. Tracking folk tunes through the ages. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 2pm. Door-sales: adult $10, student/child gold coin.

Alicia Bickett: Psychic Medium. Your loved ones want to talk to you just as badly as you want to hear from them. Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, 4-6.30pm, $50 from venue, limited seating.

Monday, May 7

Gisborne Contract Bridge Club. Supervised play, new players welcome. 572 Gladstone Rd, 9.15-11.30am, $4, ph Jean 867 2383.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome/rackets available. Social Morning, 9.15-11.30am, $4/session, ph 867 2584. Kiwi Badminton for Year 3-7 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5/session, ph 027 350 9482.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. Junior Badminton for Year 7-11 players, 6-7pm, $5 per session, ph 027 548 1133. Gisborne Badminton, 7-9pm, $10 per session, ph 867 1416.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls, Gisborne Intermediate School Hall, 7-10pm, ph Pat 868 6081.

Forest & Bird Public Meeting and AGM. Guest speakers: Dr Rebecca Stirnemann and General Counsel Peter Anderson. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 7.30pm, gold coin appreciated. Details: 868 8236 or gisborne.branch@forestandbird.org.nz

Moscow Ballet La Classique presents The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky's classical ballet. War Memorial Theatre, 7.30pm. Tickets: Stephen Jones Photography, adult $87.50, senior $77.50, child $62.50 or www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Tuesday, May 8

Beef+Lamb NZ Farm Safety Management Workshop. Walk away with a practical Heath and Safety manual for your farm. Waikanae Surf Club, 280 Grey St, 9.30am-3pm, free incl lunch. Register: Contact: Penny at penny.munro@beeflambnz.com

Community Cooking Workshop. Receive new recipes, help prepare and cook meals for lunch and enjoy with other attendees. SuperGrans Tairawhiti, 185 Childers Rd, 10am-1pm, free. Bookings (limited spaces available): Erina 868 3571.

Moscow Ballet La Classique presents The Nutcracker, 7.30pm. See Monday listing for details.

Patutahi Badminton. New players welcome. Patutahi Community Hall, 7.30pm, ph 862 7783.

Wednesday, May 9

Primary Schools Badminton Tournament. For Year 5 & 6 players. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9am-2.45pm. Contact: Linda at whiterere1@gmail.com or ph 862 7777.

Social Tennis. For beginners to experienced players. Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, 9.30-11.30am, $5 incl cup of tea. Details: Dusk 863 0218.

Beef+Lamb NZ Farm Safety Management Workshop. Walk away with a practical Heath and Safety manual for your farm. Wairoa Showgrounds, 46 Ruataniwha Rd, 9.30am-3pm, free incl lunch. Register: Contact Penny: penny.munro@beeflambnz.com or 06 870 3497.

Toddler Time. Stories and Songs for little ones. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Community Tennis. For beginners to experienced players, individuals and groups. Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, 5.30-7.30pm. First two sessions free.

BIZminton 3 (to June 6). Four players/team (minimum of 1 male + 1 female). Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6-8.30pm, $100/team. Sport shoes essential. Ph Linda 027 264 8660.

Thursday, May 10

Te Oro i Te Whenua: Re-imaging Heritage Sites. Heritage consultant Mike Spedding offers a personal perspective on significant NZ heritage sites. Toihoukura, EIT, 80 Cobden St, 5-7pm, free. Inquiries: toihou@admin.ac.nz or 869 0847. Light refreshments available. Event will be live-streamed.

Dancing Free. Move and dance freely to music and rhythm. Gisborne Intermediate School Hall, 156 Roebuck Rd, 7.15-8.30pm, $8. Bring comfortable clothes and a water bottle.

Gisborne Caledonian Society. Sequence and social dancing for beginners. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30pm, $4. All welcome.

Friday, May 11

Gisborne Orphans Club Quiz Night. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 6-11pm, $12.50/person, maximum of six per team. Soup, bread and supper provided. Ph Keith 868 9849 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Funny Friday: Open-mic comedy. Put your name on the board for five minutes of fame. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 7-8pm, free entry, R18.

Build-a-Band. Turn up and jam. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm, free entry, R18.

Saturday, May 12

Gisborne Parkrun Launch. Timed, weekly 5km runs or walks, for all abilities. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground at 7.45am for 8am start, free. Register: Facebook or www.parkrun.co.nz

Gisborne Boardriders Club: Comp 3. Surfing competition for all ages or abilities. Check location: GBC Facebook page, 8am-2pm, non-members $20, members free.

Give It A Go: Golf. Five weeks of fast 5-hole golf, clubs provided. Poverty Bay Golf Club, cnr Lytton & Awapuni Rds, 9-10.30am. For details: ph Pro-Shop 867 4402.

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. A variety of realistically-priced goods. Set-up at 8am in carpark behind church (access off Childers Rd), 9am–midday, $5/car paid on arrival. Ph 868 8226.

Gisborne Card-Making & Scrapbooking. Meet like-minded people and get crafting. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 9.30am-3pm. Register: ph/txt Karen 027 664 8010.

Gisborne Montessori Pre-school Open Day. View Montessori 2-6 year old Early Learning Environment and meet our specialised teachers. Gisborne Montessori Pre-school, 207 Ormond Rd, 10am-1pm. Fun activities for tamariki/children. Enrolments welcome.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm, ph Geoff 862 5741 or Tania 862 5856. New members welcome.

TRAAMPS – Three Rivers Almost-Acoustic Music Poetry and Song. Folk and a variety of other genres. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 2-4pm, $2 in the jar. Ph 868 9658, email: newsham@xtra.co.nz

Musical Theatre Bingo Evening. Get your friends and colleagues together, form a team and have a fun night. Musical Theatre clubrooms, 99 Innes St, 7pm, $10/person. Tickets for tables of 6 at Stephen Jones Photography.

Smokefree Rockquest Heats. Acts perform tonight with hopes of becoming regional finalists. War Memorial Theatre, 7pm. See www.smokefreerockquest.co.nz/east-coast for ticket cost.

Eb & Sparrow: Seeing Things album release. Sultry alt-country music. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, starts 8pm, tickets: $15 online at undertheradar.co.nz or $20 door-sales.

Hot Mama Mother’s Day Party. Shake what your mama gave you. Smash Palace, 9pm, $5 door-sales, R18. Featuring: DJ Exile and Brazilbeat Sound System.

Sunday, May 13

Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk. A 5km course in support of women’s heart health. Oneroa Walkway, Centennial Marine Drive, 10am-12.30pm, $15-$25. Register: jennianmothersday.com

Mother’s Day Excursion: Wa165 steam train trip. BYO picnic and enjoy the ride to Muriwai. Railway Station, Grey St, 1pm. Tickets from i-Site/ph 868 6139 for credit card bookings: family pass (2A and 2C) $70, adult $30, children $12. Unsold tickets at station half an hour before departure, cash only.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from the inner wharf, weather permitting, 2pm, adult $20, child u12 $10, pay at gate, limit 25. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series. Musicians from Te Koki NZ School of Music play live: 16-year-old pianist, Lixin Zhang. Tairawhiti Museum, 2-3pm. Pay at the event: adults $5, child/student with ID free.

Ignite The Crown Workshop. Get on the dance floor and learn from world-class dancers. YMCA, corner Childers and Roebuck Rds, 3-4pm, $15. See eventfinda.co.nz for secure-a-spot registration and purchasing ticket details.

Ignite The Crown. Enjoy a night of world-class dancers: Palace Dance Studio. War Memorial Theatre, 7pm, $30. Tickets: Stephen Jones Photography or www.ticketdirect.co.nz $27.50+Bfee. Performances from: The Royal Family, ReQuest Dance Crew, Royal Family Varsity, Sorority and Bubblegum.

Saturday, May 5

First Light Fibres National Education Event. Workshops: crochet, felting, knitting, kete making, making a visual diary, spinning and weaving. See www.creativefibre.org.nz for workshop times and costs. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, 9am-4pm, gold coin donation. Register at the event prior to 4pm, May 5 for Have-a-go classes to be held on May 6, 9am-midday, $5/class.

2018 Football Muster Day. For Year 7-10 mixed-gender players. Gisborne Intermediate School Hall, 156 Roebuck Rd, Years 7 and 8 meet at 9.30am, Years 9 and 10 meet at 10.30am.

Motu Art and Craft Show. Two-day fundraiser, proceeds to the Motu Kiwi Creche. Matawai Hall, 6529 Matawai Rd, Matawai, 10am-3pm. Children welcome, gold coin entry, cash sales only. Refreshments available. For entry forms or further details: kiwikaz59@yahoo.com.au

Tennis for beginners to experienced players. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm, ph Geoff 862 5741 or Tania 862 5856. New members welcome.

Anthonie Tonnon: EP Two Free Hands Tour. One-of-a-kind show combining electronic and traditional music. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm. Tickets: $20 from the Aviary or www.anthonietonnon.com

Super Narco Man: Dank Mammoth. EP release party by blues and soul punk trio. Smash Palace, 8pm, $10 door-sales. Featuring: M8s, Sit Down in Front, Hemorrdroids and Uni-Fi.

Sunday, May 6

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Rawiri Station, Tahora Rd, Matawai, depart 7.30am, $25. 5-hour loop walk starts with a steady 300m climb to the top of the farm and a relatively flat walk out the back. Register: Kay 867 8311, brett.bayley@xtra.co.nz

Gas Guzzler Breakfast. Everyone welcome to check out the cars on the Quay. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8.30-11am.

First Light Fibres National Education Event, 9am-4pm. See Saturday May 5 listing for details.

Motu Art and Craft Show, 10am-3pm. See Saturday May 5 listing for details.

Historic Places Tairawhiti visit: Tapui Pa, Manutuke. Includes bus trip, lunch and commentary by Stan Pardoe of Rongowhakaata and Heritage NZ Archaeologist Pam Bain. Bus leaves 11am, HPT members $35, non-members $45. Bookings: write@gems.co.nz or 868 5805.

Jolly Lifestyle Market. Live music, stalls and parking in the paddock. Jolly Stockman carpark, 3 Saleyards Rd, 11am-2pm. Stallholder inquiries; pirihirahall@gmail.com

Gisborne Country Music Club. Singers and musicians welcome. Blind Foundation rooms, 37 Grey St, 1-4pm, members $2, non-members $3, incl afternoon tea, ph Flo 867 7637 or flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from the inner wharf, weather permitting, 2pm, adult $20, child u12 $10, pay at gate, limit 25. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Timeless Treasures, Gisborne Choral Society Concert. Tracking folk tunes through the ages. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 2pm. Door-sales: adult $10, student/child gold coin.

Alicia Bickett: Psychic Medium. Your loved ones want to talk to you just as badly as you want to hear from them. Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, 4-6.30pm, $50 from venue, limited seating.

Monday, May 7

Gisborne Contract Bridge Club. Supervised play, new players welcome. 572 Gladstone Rd, 9.15-11.30am, $4, ph Jean 867 2383.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome/rackets available. Social Morning, 9.15-11.30am, $4/session, ph 867 2584. Kiwi Badminton for Year 3-7 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5/session, ph 027 350 9482.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. Junior Badminton for Year 7-11 players, 6-7pm, $5 per session, ph 027 548 1133. Gisborne Badminton, 7-9pm, $10 per session, ph 867 1416.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls, Gisborne Intermediate School Hall, 7-10pm, ph Pat 868 6081.

Forest & Bird Public Meeting and AGM. Guest speakers: Dr Rebecca Stirnemann and General Counsel Peter Anderson. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 7.30pm, gold coin appreciated. Details: 868 8236 or gisborne.branch@forestandbird.org.nz

Moscow Ballet La Classique presents The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky's classical ballet. War Memorial Theatre, 7.30pm. Tickets: Stephen Jones Photography, adult $87.50, senior $77.50, child $62.50 or www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Tuesday, May 8

Beef+Lamb NZ Farm Safety Management Workshop. Walk away with a practical Heath and Safety manual for your farm. Waikanae Surf Club, 280 Grey St, 9.30am-3pm, free incl lunch. Register: Contact: Penny at penny.munro@beeflambnz.com

Community Cooking Workshop. Receive new recipes, help prepare and cook meals for lunch and enjoy with other attendees. SuperGrans Tairawhiti, 185 Childers Rd, 10am-1pm, free. Bookings (limited spaces available): Erina 868 3571.

Moscow Ballet La Classique presents The Nutcracker, 7.30pm. See Monday listing for details.

Patutahi Badminton. New players welcome. Patutahi Community Hall, 7.30pm, ph 862 7783.

Wednesday, May 9

Primary Schools Badminton Tournament. For Year 5 & 6 players. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9am-2.45pm. Contact: Linda at whiterere1@gmail.com or ph 862 7777.

Social Tennis. For beginners to experienced players. Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, 9.30-11.30am, $5 incl cup of tea. Details: Dusk 863 0218.

Beef+Lamb NZ Farm Safety Management Workshop. Walk away with a practical Heath and Safety manual for your farm. Wairoa Showgrounds, 46 Ruataniwha Rd, 9.30am-3pm, free incl lunch. Register: Contact Penny: penny.munro@beeflambnz.com or 06 870 3497.

Toddler Time. Stories and Songs for little ones. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Community Tennis. For beginners to experienced players, individuals and groups. Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, 5.30-7.30pm. First two sessions free.

BIZminton 3 (to June 6). Four players/team (minimum of 1 male + 1 female). Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6-8.30pm, $100/team. Sport shoes essential. Ph Linda 027 264 8660.

Thursday, May 10

Te Oro i Te Whenua: Re-imaging Heritage Sites. Heritage consultant Mike Spedding offers a personal perspective on significant NZ heritage sites. Toihoukura, EIT, 80 Cobden St, 5-7pm, free. Inquiries: toihou@admin.ac.nz or 869 0847. Light refreshments available. Event will be live-streamed.

Dancing Free. Move and dance freely to music and rhythm. Gisborne Intermediate School Hall, 156 Roebuck Rd, 7.15-8.30pm, $8. Bring comfortable clothes and a water bottle.

Gisborne Caledonian Society. Sequence and social dancing for beginners. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30pm, $4. All welcome.

Friday, May 11

Gisborne Orphans Club Quiz Night. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 6-11pm, $12.50/person, maximum of six per team. Soup, bread and supper provided. Ph Keith 868 9849 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Funny Friday: Open-mic comedy. Put your name on the board for five minutes of fame. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 7-8pm, free entry, R18.

Build-a-Band. Turn up and jam. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm, free entry, R18.

Saturday, May 12

Gisborne Parkrun Launch. Timed, weekly 5km runs or walks, for all abilities. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground at 7.45am for 8am start, free. Register: Facebook or www.parkrun.co.nz

Gisborne Boardriders Club: Comp 3. Surfing competition for all ages or abilities. Check location: GBC Facebook page, 8am-2pm, non-members $20, members free.

Give It A Go: Golf. Five weeks of fast 5-hole golf, clubs provided. Poverty Bay Golf Club, cnr Lytton & Awapuni Rds, 9-10.30am. For details: ph Pro-Shop 867 4402.

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. A variety of realistically-priced goods. Set-up at 8am in carpark behind church (access off Childers Rd), 9am–midday, $5/car paid on arrival. Ph 868 8226.

Gisborne Card-Making & Scrapbooking. Meet like-minded people and get crafting. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 9.30am-3pm. Register: ph/txt Karen 027 664 8010.

Gisborne Montessori Pre-school Open Day. View Montessori 2-6 year old Early Learning Environment and meet our specialised teachers. Gisborne Montessori Pre-school, 207 Ormond Rd, 10am-1pm. Fun activities for tamariki/children. Enrolments welcome.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm, ph Geoff 862 5741 or Tania 862 5856. New members welcome.

TRAAMPS – Three Rivers Almost-Acoustic Music Poetry and Song. Folk and a variety of other genres. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 2-4pm, $2 in the jar. Ph 868 9658, email: newsham@xtra.co.nz

Musical Theatre Bingo Evening. Get your friends and colleagues together, form a team and have a fun night. Musical Theatre clubrooms, 99 Innes St, 7pm, $10/person. Tickets for tables of 6 at Stephen Jones Photography.

Smokefree Rockquest Heats. Acts perform tonight with hopes of becoming regional finalists. War Memorial Theatre, 7pm. See www.smokefreerockquest.co.nz/east-coast for ticket cost.

Eb & Sparrow: Seeing Things album release. Sultry alt-country music. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, starts 8pm, tickets: $15 online at undertheradar.co.nz or $20 door-sales.

Hot Mama Mother’s Day Party. Shake what your mama gave you. Smash Palace, 9pm, $5 door-sales, R18. Featuring: DJ Exile and Brazilbeat Sound System.

Sunday, May 13

Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk. A 5km course in support of women’s heart health. Oneroa Walkway, Centennial Marine Drive, 10am-12.30pm, $15-$25. Register: jennianmothersday.com

Mother’s Day Excursion: Wa165 steam train trip. BYO picnic and enjoy the ride to Muriwai. Railway Station, Grey St, 1pm. Tickets from i-Site/ph 868 6139 for credit card bookings: family pass (2A and 2C) $70, adult $30, children $12. Unsold tickets at station half an hour before departure, cash only.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from the inner wharf, weather permitting, 2pm, adult $20, child u12 $10, pay at gate, limit 25. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series. Musicians from Te Koki NZ School of Music play live: 16-year-old pianist, Lixin Zhang. Tairawhiti Museum, 2-3pm. Pay at the event: adults $5, child/student with ID free.

Ignite The Crown Workshop. Get on the dance floor and learn from world-class dancers. YMCA, corner Childers and Roebuck Rds, 3-4pm, $15. See eventfinda.co.nz for secure-a-spot registration and purchasing ticket details.

Ignite The Crown. Enjoy a night of world-class dancers: Palace Dance Studio. War Memorial Theatre, 7pm, $30. Tickets: Stephen Jones Photography or www.ticketdirect.co.nz $27.50+Bfee. Performances from: The Royal Family, ReQuest Dance Crew, Royal Family Varsity, Sorority and Bubblegum.

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