What's going on in Gisborne?

Saturday October 20 to Sunday 28.

Saturday October 20 to Sunday 28.

MV Takitimu. File picture

Saturday, October 20

Gisborne Parkrun. Timed, weekly 5km run or walk, for all abilities. Meet at Waikanae Beach Playground for 8am start. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See http://www.parkrun.co.nz/gisborne/

Poverty Bay Electric Power Board, Eastland Energy, Eastland Network and Eastland Group Reunion. Past and present staff, family, friends and associates are welcome. Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St. Meet and greet: 10am-1pm. Cabaret: 6pm-midnight, ph 021 860 384.

Celebrate Classic Chardonnay. Enjoy wine tasting and canapes. Crawford Road Kitchen, 3/50 Esplanade, Inner harbour, 10.30am-midday. Tickets: $40 ph 867 4085, or from i-Site.

Ballance Street Upmarket. More than 26 stalls, featuring clothing, candles, cushions, vintage tools, natural products and more. Outside Retro and Pharmacy 53, Ballance St, from 11am, weather permitting.​

Chardonnay Three Ways (to Oct 22). Enjoy wine matched with three Asian infused dishes, pizza also available. Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, 11am-4pm, $15, bookings: 027 656 8222 or info@wrightswines.co.nz

Millton Family Picnic (to Oct 21). Bring a picnic and enjoy quality time with loved ones on the lawn. Millton Vineyards & Winery, 119 Papatu Road, Manutuke, 11am-6pm, ph 862 8680.

Rose Garden Party. A picnic style event in the vineyard among the olive trees, with live music on the lawn. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, midday-3pm, $30 incl individual picnic box and a glass of rose. Tickets from info@matawhero.co.nz

Whanau Day. Fun day for the whole whanau with music, games and workshops: weaving, Maori instruments and weaponry. Free buses from Kaiti Mall and i-Site. Waihirere Domain, off the Back Ormond Rd, midday-6pm, free entry.​

Gisborne Comedy Gala. Join MC Jo Wa for a laugh, includes 5-10 minute open mic for locals. Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, 2-5pm, free entry, koha appreciated. Bookings essential: 027 656 8222 or info@wrightswines.co.nz

Our Town (to Oct 27). A narrated story of the Gibbs and Webb families over twelve years of life in town. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 2pm & 7.30pm. Tickets: $22 youth, $32 adult from http://www.evolutiontheatre.org.nz/our-town

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. All welcome for modern, sequence and social dancing. St Mark's Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8 door-sales. Theme: Hats.

The Boomshack Band. Live band playing 50s, 60s, blues and rock. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 9.30pm-12.30am, $15 cash-only pre-sale tickets at Aviary, or $20 door-sales.

Sunday, October 21

Allproof Industries Fishing Competition. Bring the whanau and have a great day at the beach. Hautai Beach, East Cape, 6am-2pm, $15 adult and $5 child. Register: East Cape Hunting Fishing & Tourism Club, Te Araroa with Eftpos, or with cash-only on-the-day at the signposted beach registration tent.

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. Varied weekly 1.5 hour walk with a friendly cuppa and chat afterwards. 8am start. Meeting place details: gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

Spring Fling Arts and Crafts Fair. Batik, soy candles, quilting, mosaic, ceramic, painting and more. Senior Citizens Hall, 32 Grey Street, 9.30am-3pm, free entry.

Gisborne Sceptic Group, 11am. Information on topics and venue ph 867 3715 or 867 7122.

Women’s Native Tree Project: Working Bee. Bring your gloves, secateurs, trowel, spade and help the group. Titirangi (Kaiti Hill), meet: 11am at top carpark: take steps that curve towards the right.

Chardonnay Three Ways, 11am-4pm. See Saturday Oct 20 listing.

Millton Family Picnic, 11am-6pm. See Saturday Oct 20 listing.

Hihi: Wacky Races Pop-up Cellar Door. A fun, family-friendly event including some wacky races. Poverty Bay Turf Club Racecourse, Makaraka, 11am-6pm, $10 adult, kids free from Facebook Messenger.

First Light Wine & Food Festival. Local cuisine and wine, scenic bus service and live music. Midday-7.30pm, $45 each, tickets from i-Site Gisborne or http://www.premier.ticketec.co.nz

Wa165 steam train trip to Muriwai. BYO picnic, tea and coffee available. 1pm from Railway Station, Grey St. Tickets from i-Site: $70 family pass (2A and 2C), $30 adult, $12 child. 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 Pier 1 Inner Harbour, weather permitting, 2pm, $20 adult, $10 child u12, pay at gate. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Our Town, 2pm. See Saturday Oct 20 listing.

Heart of Gisborne Labour Weekend Fiesta Street Food Festival. Quench your taste buds with over 40 vendors, enjoy family-friendly music and dance. Grey Street, 3.30–7.30pm.

Wine & Food After-party. Featuring IRB and The Ashes. Smash Palace, 6-9pm, free entry.

Ria Hall and Rob Ruha: Behind the lines. A fusion of unique Maori sounds. The Gaiety Theatre, 252 Marine Parade, Wairoa, 7.30-9.30pm, $30+Bfee at http://www.hbaf.co.nz or 06 651 2487.

Monday, October 22

Millton Family Picnic, 10am-4pm. See Saturday Oct 20 listing.

Chardonnay Three Ways, 11am-4pm. See Saturday Oct 20 listing.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls, Gisborne Intermediate Hall, 7-10pm, ph Arnold 868 5529.

Tuesday, October 23

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Spencer Reserve QE2, Mangatuna, departs 8.30am, $5. An easy walk beside the Hikuwai River in a QE2 conservation covenant, then a steep scramble to the ridge behind the reserve. Register, Stuart at sdharries@xtra.co.nz or 868 5418.

Baby Time: for ages 0-2, parents and caregivers. Interactive play and rhymes to springboard your baby into early learning. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10am, free.

Puketahuna Wetlands: Stage 1 Fencing Project (to Oct 25). Help fence the wetlands to stop wild cattle from endangering native species and freshwater ecosystems. Meet at Iritekura Marae, 18 Marae Rd, Te Puia, 10am for powhiri, parking available at Awhireinga Urupa. Register your attendance or for details ph Tapuwai 022 074 8079 or Karen 021 235 1933.

Tolaga Bay Area School Art Exhibition: Te Haemata (to Oct 26). Featuring student artwork and Te Koha Tuatahi: copperplate drawings by Joseph Banks. Reynolds Hall, Monkhouse St, Tolaga Bay, opening: 10am today and thereafter 9am-3pm, gold coin entry. Inquiries ph 06 862 6765.

Wednesday, October 24

Tolaga Bay Area School Art Exhibition: Te Haemata, 9am-3pm. See Tuesday listing.

Social Tennis. For beginners to experienced players. Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, 9.30-11.30am, $5 including a cuppa, ph Dusk 863 0218.

Puketahuna Wetlands Fencing Project, 10am. See Tuesday listing.

Night Trail Huringa Pai: Titirangi Everest Challenge. Join in for a night trail run series and go as far as you like. Start and finish at the railway crossing, Customhouse St, 5.30pm, free.

Atamira Dance: Pango. Dance, lights and live music create an extraordinary performance. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7.30pm, $41.50 adult, $17.50 child, Stephen Jones Photography or http://www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Thursday, October 25

Tolaga Bay Area School Art Exhibition: Te Haemata, 9am-3pm. See Tuesday listing.

Puketahuna Wetlands Fencing Project, 10am. See Tuesday listing.

Women’s Native Tree Nursery Project: Hui. All welcome to join a funky group of wahine working to get native trees in our community, 1-2.30pm, venue details: send Facebook message or ph Kauri 021 125 9442. Bring a plate of kai to share.

Photo exhibition and stalls. A pre-Christmas shopping and bubbles evening, featuring Ebony Whittaker's poster prints. Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd, 5-7.30pm, free. Stallholder queries: Marion 863 9003.

Freedance. A freestyle offering for all abilities and ages. Gisborne Intermediate Hall, 156 Roebuck Rd, 7.15-8.30pm, $6. Bring comfy clothes and a water bottle. See Facebook page.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing for beginners. St Mark's Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-9.30pm, $4. All welcome.

Friday, October 26

The Scrabblers. A drop-in scrabble morning for adults. HB Williams Memorial Library Upstairs Flexi-Space, 34 Bright St, 9am, free.

Tolaga Bay Area School Art Exhibition: Te Haemata, 9am-3pm. See Tuesday listing.

Toddler Time: for ages 2-5. Bring your children and their friends along for songs and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Degustation Dinner. Dishes by EIT chef tutors and students, matched with Sunshine Brewery ales. Proceeds dedicated to a student scholarship. Toru Restaurant, Tairawhiti Campus, 282 Palmerston Rd, 6-10pm. Tickets: $90 from Sunshine Brewery, 49 Awapuni Rd.

Gisborne Ukulele Underground. Uke or experience not essential. Gisborne Bowling Club, 28 Wainui Rd, 7.30pm, $5.

Our Town, 7.30pm. See Saturday Oct 20 listing.

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

Saturday, October 27

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday Oct 20 listing.

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. A variety of realistically-priced bargains. 8am set-up in carpark behind church (access off Childers Rd), 9am-midday, $5/car, ph 868 5513.

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

Friends of Chelsea Kitchen Tour. A premium fundraising event with 12 wonderful kitchens to view and refreshments provided, 9.30am-4pm, tickets: $50 from Chelsea Hospital, Sean Shivnan Pharmacy and The Gisborne Herald.​

Dr Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat. Two bored kids, one rainy day and a crazy cat wearing a hat. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 10am & 12.30pm. Tickets: $37.50, $110 family of 4, Stephen Jones Photography and http://www.ticketdirect.co.nz

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

TRAMPS. All singers, musicians and poetry readers are welcome to come along and perform. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 2-4pm, $2 in the jar, ph John 868 9658.

Our Town, 2pm & 7.30pm. See Saturday Oct 20 listing.

Speedway Opening Fireworks Extravaganza. Enjoy great racing and a fireworks display. Gisborne Speedway, 357 Awapuni Rd, 6-11pm, $10-$50 gate sales.

Sydney Hotshots Live. An ultimate girls night with an all-male choreographed dance show. Gisborne RSA, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7.30-10pm, R18, $25 presales at RSA from midday-3pm, or $30+Bfee at http://www.events.humanitix.co.nz

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Modern, sequence and social ballroom. St Mark’s Hall, Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $7 door sales, includes supper, ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074. Theme: Arabian Nights.

The Thinking Person’s Idiot: Justin Rusty White. His dry, deadpan delivery complements his outrageous stories. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30pm. Tickets: cash-only, $12 adult from The Aviary, $20 door sales or http://www.iticket.co.nz/events

Harbinger presents Deadset 3. Celebrate Halloween with songs from fallen legends, with support from Uni-Fi. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, $15 entry, R18.

Sunday, October 28

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday Oct 21 listing.

The Gisborne Herald Quarter Marathon and 5.6km Fun Run. Walk, jog or run with the whanau. Proceeds to a local charity. Marina Park, 9.30am-midday, primary child $3, secondary student $5, over 16s $20, group of 10 adults $150. Register at http://www.sportgisborne.org.nz

Universal Energy Healing. Try a relaxing universal healing experience. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 10am-2.30pm, $8 adult, $5 child. To register ph Rose 027 777 0782.

Gisborne Stroke Garden Party. Wear a fancy hat and celebrate our 25th birthday, with plenty of parking and a wheelchair-friendly area, stalls, face painting, games, a maze and high tea. 550 Nelson Rd, 11am-3pm, $5 adult, kids free.

Tolaga Bay Inn Car Boot Sale. Buyers and sellers welcome. 11am, $5 per stall. Under garden bar roof if wet.

Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Party, Contest and Bark-a-que. A family-friendly event for well-behaved and leashed dogs: 1.30pm dog parade, 1.45pm costume contest, 2pm dog portraits. Fundraiser for Gisborne Mutts and Moggies Charity. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, $10 pre-registration at http://www.harryandsam.co.nz or $15 on the day.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See Sunday Oct 21 listing.

Waikanae Beach Clean-up by Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti. Bring a bucket, gloves and suitable shoes. Meet on the playground side of Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, 280 Grey St, 3-4pm.

Saturday, October 20

Gisborne Parkrun. Timed, weekly 5km run or walk, for all abilities. Meet at Waikanae Beach Playground for 8am start. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See http://www.parkrun.co.nz/gisborne/

Poverty Bay Electric Power Board, Eastland Energy, Eastland Network and Eastland Group Reunion. Past and present staff, family, friends and associates are welcome. Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St. Meet and greet: 10am-1pm. Cabaret: 6pm-midnight, ph 021 860 384.

Celebrate Classic Chardonnay. Enjoy wine tasting and canapes. Crawford Road Kitchen, 3/50 Esplanade, Inner harbour, 10.30am-midday. Tickets: $40 ph 867 4085, or from i-Site.

Ballance Street Upmarket. More than 26 stalls, featuring clothing, candles, cushions, vintage tools, natural products and more. Outside Retro and Pharmacy 53, Ballance St, from 11am, weather permitting.​

Chardonnay Three Ways (to Oct 22). Enjoy wine matched with three Asian infused dishes, pizza also available. Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, 11am-4pm, $15, bookings: 027 656 8222 or info@wrightswines.co.nz

Millton Family Picnic (to Oct 21). Bring a picnic and enjoy quality time with loved ones on the lawn. Millton Vineyards & Winery, 119 Papatu Road, Manutuke, 11am-6pm, ph 862 8680.

Rose Garden Party. A picnic style event in the vineyard among the olive trees, with live music on the lawn. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, midday-3pm, $30 incl individual picnic box and a glass of rose. Tickets from info@matawhero.co.nz

Whanau Day. Fun day for the whole whanau with music, games and workshops: weaving, Maori instruments and weaponry. Free buses from Kaiti Mall and i-Site. Waihirere Domain, off the Back Ormond Rd, midday-6pm, free entry.​

Gisborne Comedy Gala. Join MC Jo Wa for a laugh, includes 5-10 minute open mic for locals. Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, 2-5pm, free entry, koha appreciated. Bookings essential: 027 656 8222 or info@wrightswines.co.nz

Our Town (to Oct 27). A narrated story of the Gibbs and Webb families over twelve years of life in town. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 2pm & 7.30pm. Tickets: $22 youth, $32 adult from http://www.evolutiontheatre.org.nz/our-town

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. All welcome for modern, sequence and social dancing. St Mark's Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8 door-sales. Theme: Hats.

The Boomshack Band. Live band playing 50s, 60s, blues and rock. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 9.30pm-12.30am, $15 cash-only pre-sale tickets at Aviary, or $20 door-sales.

Sunday, October 21

Allproof Industries Fishing Competition. Bring the whanau and have a great day at the beach. Hautai Beach, East Cape, 6am-2pm, $15 adult and $5 child. Register: East Cape Hunting Fishing & Tourism Club, Te Araroa with Eftpos, or with cash-only on-the-day at the signposted beach registration tent.

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. Varied weekly 1.5 hour walk with a friendly cuppa and chat afterwards. 8am start. Meeting place details: gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

Spring Fling Arts and Crafts Fair. Batik, soy candles, quilting, mosaic, ceramic, painting and more. Senior Citizens Hall, 32 Grey Street, 9.30am-3pm, free entry.

Gisborne Sceptic Group, 11am. Information on topics and venue ph 867 3715 or 867 7122.

Women’s Native Tree Project: Working Bee. Bring your gloves, secateurs, trowel, spade and help the group. Titirangi (Kaiti Hill), meet: 11am at top carpark: take steps that curve towards the right.

Chardonnay Three Ways, 11am-4pm. See Saturday Oct 20 listing.

Millton Family Picnic, 11am-6pm. See Saturday Oct 20 listing.

Hihi: Wacky Races Pop-up Cellar Door. A fun, family-friendly event including some wacky races. Poverty Bay Turf Club Racecourse, Makaraka, 11am-6pm, $10 adult, kids free from Facebook Messenger.

First Light Wine & Food Festival. Local cuisine and wine, scenic bus service and live music. Midday-7.30pm, $45 each, tickets from i-Site Gisborne or http://www.premier.ticketec.co.nz

Wa165 steam train trip to Muriwai. BYO picnic, tea and coffee available. 1pm from Railway Station, Grey St. Tickets from i-Site: $70 family pass (2A and 2C), $30 adult, $12 child. 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 Pier 1 Inner Harbour, weather permitting, 2pm, $20 adult, $10 child u12, pay at gate. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Our Town, 2pm. See Saturday Oct 20 listing.

Heart of Gisborne Labour Weekend Fiesta Street Food Festival. Quench your taste buds with over 40 vendors, enjoy family-friendly music and dance. Grey Street, 3.30–7.30pm.

Wine & Food After-party. Featuring IRB and The Ashes. Smash Palace, 6-9pm, free entry.

Ria Hall and Rob Ruha: Behind the lines. A fusion of unique Maori sounds. The Gaiety Theatre, 252 Marine Parade, Wairoa, 7.30-9.30pm, $30+Bfee at http://www.hbaf.co.nz or 06 651 2487.

Monday, October 22

Millton Family Picnic, 10am-4pm. See Saturday Oct 20 listing.

Chardonnay Three Ways, 11am-4pm. See Saturday Oct 20 listing.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls, Gisborne Intermediate Hall, 7-10pm, ph Arnold 868 5529.

Tuesday, October 23

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Spencer Reserve QE2, Mangatuna, departs 8.30am, $5. An easy walk beside the Hikuwai River in a QE2 conservation covenant, then a steep scramble to the ridge behind the reserve. Register, Stuart at sdharries@xtra.co.nz or 868 5418.

Baby Time: for ages 0-2, parents and caregivers. Interactive play and rhymes to springboard your baby into early learning. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10am, free.

Puketahuna Wetlands: Stage 1 Fencing Project (to Oct 25). Help fence the wetlands to stop wild cattle from endangering native species and freshwater ecosystems. Meet at Iritekura Marae, 18 Marae Rd, Te Puia, 10am for powhiri, parking available at Awhireinga Urupa. Register your attendance or for details ph Tapuwai 022 074 8079 or Karen 021 235 1933.

Tolaga Bay Area School Art Exhibition: Te Haemata (to Oct 26). Featuring student artwork and Te Koha Tuatahi: copperplate drawings by Joseph Banks. Reynolds Hall, Monkhouse St, Tolaga Bay, opening: 10am today and thereafter 9am-3pm, gold coin entry. Inquiries ph 06 862 6765.

Wednesday, October 24

Tolaga Bay Area School Art Exhibition: Te Haemata, 9am-3pm. See Tuesday listing.

Social Tennis. For beginners to experienced players. Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, 9.30-11.30am, $5 including a cuppa, ph Dusk 863 0218.

Puketahuna Wetlands Fencing Project, 10am. See Tuesday listing.

Night Trail Huringa Pai: Titirangi Everest Challenge. Join in for a night trail run series and go as far as you like. Start and finish at the railway crossing, Customhouse St, 5.30pm, free.

Atamira Dance: Pango. Dance, lights and live music create an extraordinary performance. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7.30pm, $41.50 adult, $17.50 child, Stephen Jones Photography or http://www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Thursday, October 25

Tolaga Bay Area School Art Exhibition: Te Haemata, 9am-3pm. See Tuesday listing.

Puketahuna Wetlands Fencing Project, 10am. See Tuesday listing.

Women’s Native Tree Nursery Project: Hui. All welcome to join a funky group of wahine working to get native trees in our community, 1-2.30pm, venue details: send Facebook message or ph Kauri 021 125 9442. Bring a plate of kai to share.

Photo exhibition and stalls. A pre-Christmas shopping and bubbles evening, featuring Ebony Whittaker's poster prints. Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd, 5-7.30pm, free. Stallholder queries: Marion 863 9003.

Freedance. A freestyle offering for all abilities and ages. Gisborne Intermediate Hall, 156 Roebuck Rd, 7.15-8.30pm, $6. Bring comfy clothes and a water bottle. See Facebook page.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing for beginners. St Mark's Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-9.30pm, $4. All welcome.

Friday, October 26

The Scrabblers. A drop-in scrabble morning for adults. HB Williams Memorial Library Upstairs Flexi-Space, 34 Bright St, 9am, free.

Tolaga Bay Area School Art Exhibition: Te Haemata, 9am-3pm. See Tuesday listing.

Toddler Time: for ages 2-5. Bring your children and their friends along for songs and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Degustation Dinner. Dishes by EIT chef tutors and students, matched with Sunshine Brewery ales. Proceeds dedicated to a student scholarship. Toru Restaurant, Tairawhiti Campus, 282 Palmerston Rd, 6-10pm. Tickets: $90 from Sunshine Brewery, 49 Awapuni Rd.

Gisborne Ukulele Underground. Uke or experience not essential. Gisborne Bowling Club, 28 Wainui Rd, 7.30pm, $5.

Our Town, 7.30pm. See Saturday Oct 20 listing.

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

Saturday, October 27

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday Oct 20 listing.

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. A variety of realistically-priced bargains. 8am set-up in carpark behind church (access off Childers Rd), 9am-midday, $5/car, ph 868 5513.

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

Friends of Chelsea Kitchen Tour. A premium fundraising event with 12 wonderful kitchens to view and refreshments provided, 9.30am-4pm, tickets: $50 from Chelsea Hospital, Sean Shivnan Pharmacy and The Gisborne Herald.​

Dr Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat. Two bored kids, one rainy day and a crazy cat wearing a hat. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 10am & 12.30pm. Tickets: $37.50, $110 family of 4, Stephen Jones Photography and http://www.ticketdirect.co.nz

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

TRAMPS. All singers, musicians and poetry readers are welcome to come along and perform. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 2-4pm, $2 in the jar, ph John 868 9658.

Our Town, 2pm & 7.30pm. See Saturday Oct 20 listing.

Speedway Opening Fireworks Extravaganza. Enjoy great racing and a fireworks display. Gisborne Speedway, 357 Awapuni Rd, 6-11pm, $10-$50 gate sales.

Sydney Hotshots Live. An ultimate girls night with an all-male choreographed dance show. Gisborne RSA, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7.30-10pm, R18, $25 presales at RSA from midday-3pm, or $30+Bfee at http://www.events.humanitix.co.nz

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Modern, sequence and social ballroom. St Mark’s Hall, Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $7 door sales, includes supper, ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074. Theme: Arabian Nights.

The Thinking Person’s Idiot: Justin Rusty White. His dry, deadpan delivery complements his outrageous stories. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30pm. Tickets: cash-only, $12 adult from The Aviary, $20 door sales or http://www.iticket.co.nz/events

Harbinger presents Deadset 3. Celebrate Halloween with songs from fallen legends, with support from Uni-Fi. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, $15 entry, R18.

Sunday, October 28

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday Oct 21 listing.

The Gisborne Herald Quarter Marathon and 5.6km Fun Run. Walk, jog or run with the whanau. Proceeds to a local charity. Marina Park, 9.30am-midday, primary child $3, secondary student $5, over 16s $20, group of 10 adults $150. Register at http://www.sportgisborne.org.nz

Universal Energy Healing. Try a relaxing universal healing experience. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 10am-2.30pm, $8 adult, $5 child. To register ph Rose 027 777 0782.

Gisborne Stroke Garden Party. Wear a fancy hat and celebrate our 25th birthday, with plenty of parking and a wheelchair-friendly area, stalls, face painting, games, a maze and high tea. 550 Nelson Rd, 11am-3pm, $5 adult, kids free.

Tolaga Bay Inn Car Boot Sale. Buyers and sellers welcome. 11am, $5 per stall. Under garden bar roof if wet.

Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Party, Contest and Bark-a-que. A family-friendly event for well-behaved and leashed dogs: 1.30pm dog parade, 1.45pm costume contest, 2pm dog portraits. Fundraiser for Gisborne Mutts and Moggies Charity. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, $10 pre-registration at http://www.harryandsam.co.nz or $15 on the day.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See Sunday Oct 21 listing.

Waikanae Beach Clean-up by Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti. Bring a bucket, gloves and suitable shoes. Meet on the playground side of Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, 280 Grey St, 3-4pm.

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