What's going on in Gisborne this coming week?

Saturday November 10 to Sunday November 18.

Saturday November 10 to Sunday November 18.

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Saturday, November 10

Gisborne Parkrun. A 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/

NZ Iris Society: Garden visit day. Join Society members on a trip around local gardens. Leave from the Captain Cook Motor Lodge, 31 Awapuni Rd at 8.30am, $65 each (includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and bus trip). To book/pay: ph Maggie 021 171 2509.

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.

Burrow into Books: Sale for Bookworms. A great selection of bargain books to choose from. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 9.30am-12.30pm.

Remembrance and Reconciliation Service. To mark the 150th anniversary of Te Kooti’s early morning raid. Matawhero Historic Presbyterian Church, 26 Church Lane (off Saleyards Rd), Matawhero, 10am.

Holiday Arts, Crafts and Pre-Loved Faire. A fundraising event for Evolution Theatre with stalls, crafts, bake sale and sausage sizzle. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 10am-2pm. Stallholder inquiries: ph 027 226 9308 or info@evolutiontheatre.org.nz

Love Desire Attachment: Meditation Day Course. Visiting Kadampa Buddhist nun Kelsang Shechog shows how to distinguish between love and attachment. Room PD102, EIT Campus, from the Derby St entrance follow the signs to F-Block, 10am-3.45pm, $50 incl refreshments, bring own lunch. Bookings: http://www.meditateinwellington.org

Gisborne BMX Club: Old Skool BMX Charity Ride. Bring an old skool bike, or whatever you have and ride the cycleways in support of Hospice Tairawhiti. Meet at the Adventure Playground, cnr Awapuni & Stanley Rds, 1.30-3pm, $5 entry. For details ph 027 671 6861.

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.

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.

Superstock Challenge, Production Saloons Best Pairs. Eastland Group Raceway, 357 Awapuni Rd, gates open 6pm, racing starts 7pm. Gate sale only tickets (subject to change): $40 family (2A+3C), $15 adult, $10 pensioner, $8 child 5-15yrs, u/5s free.

Poverty Bay Blues Club: Room Full of Blues. Enjoy the bluesy talent of Big Rich, Sarah Spicer and Brilleaux. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 6pm, $20 door sales, or cash-only presales from The Aviary.

Geoff Sewell of Amici Forever: The Greatest Showman. A blend of opera and popular music, featuring the Mangapapa Primary School Choir. Proceeds to The Sewell Foundation which works with family and schools to treat autism holistically. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7pm. Tickets: $91.50 adult, $81.50 senior, Stephen Jones Photography and http://www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Ink+Iron Bike and Tattoo Show. A tattoo show, music and much more. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 1pm-midnight, Show and Shine starts at 1pm, gold coin donation, child-friendly. Tattoo show starts at 5pm, featuring Lazy Fifty and Prime Mover, $10 entry, door sales, R18.

Sunday, November 11

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Torohiwi Station, Matawai, departs 8am, $6. A farm walk with variety: rail history, spectacular views and native bush remnant. Register: Gillian at grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz or 867 4591.

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

SuperStock BMX Meet. For ages u/5 to 15 years. Gisborne BMX Track, 58 Lytton Road, 8am-5pm. Novelty Classes: enter on the day, $5/race class. Check-in 9-10am, practice 9.30am, racing starts 11am. For details see http://www.bmxevents.nz/events/

Midway Surf Life Saving: Nippers and Rippers Open Day. Catering to all levels of ability for ages four years to adult, with real-life rescue scenarios: board rescue, run-swim and IRB rescues. MSLS Club, Midway Beach, 10am-midday. See Facebook for details.

Armistice 100 years Commemoration Parade and Service. Parade assembles at the Wi Pere monument, Reads Quay at 10.30am. Marching to the Cenotaph on The Esplanade for a wreath-laying service, while the East Coast Museum of Technology's restored WW1 German Trench Mortar fires blanks. Parade concludes at 11.40am.

A celebration of Peace through Music and Song circa 1918. Join the Gisborne Concert Band to celebrate Armistice Day. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 2-4pm, $15 door sales, includes afternoon tea and song sheet.

Poverty Bay Blues Club: Room Full of Blues. Some high-energy rhythm and blues featuring Brilleaux unplugged. Dome Garden Bar, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 4-6pm, $10 door sales, or cash-only presales from The Aviary.

Monday, November 12

NZ Iris Society: Garden visit day. Join Society members on a trip around local gardens. Leave from the Captain Cook Motor Lodge, 31 Awapuni Rd at 8.30am, $65 each (includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and bus trip). To book/pay: ph Maggie 021 171 2509.

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 Badminton, 9.15-11.30am, $4, ph 867 2584. Junior Summer Badminton Club, 4.30-5.30pm, Year 3-9 $5/night, $40 subs, ph 027 350 9482. Summer Badminton Club, 7-9pm, Seniors $8, Year 11-13 $6, subs $80, ph 021 216 6700.

Eastland Toastmasters. For confidence in public speaking. Arohaina Centre, 396 Aberdeen Rd (opposite Botanical Gardens), 5.45-7pm. See our Facebook page or ph Fiona 027 275 4846.

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

The Wiz. Be entertained with comedy, dancing and lots of singing. Gisborne RSA, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7pm, free.

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Beginners classes for modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing. St Andrew’s Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7.30-10pm, $5 including supper, ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074.

Tuesday, November 13

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.

The Country Garden Club: Christmas meeting. For town and country women interested in gardening and floral arranging. Waerenga a Hika Hall, 726 Matawai Rd, 7.30pm, $2 at door, ph Katrine 867 2427.

Sad Blokes to Well Men. A workshop with internationally respected suicidologist Barry Taylor, with effective strategies for front-line workers to provide support to suicidal men and their families. Holy Trinity Church Hall, 70 Derby St, 9am–4.30pm. Tickets: $230 at http://www.eventbrite.co.nz

Wednesday, November 14

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.

Waihirere Domain Trapping Project. Learn various trapping methods and monitor DOC200 traplines. Meet at the Waihirere Domain carpark, Back Ormond Rd, 10am-midday. Bring a water bottle, suitable footwear and gardening gloves, ph Jamie 022 627 1952 if weather inclement.

Thursday, November 15

Nutrition Workshop: Treats and platters to share. Dietitian Mary Hope provides ideas with a healthy twist. Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti, Level 1, 74 Grey St, 12.10-1pm, $2 door sales.

Twilight Badminton Doubles Tournament (to Dec 6). Bring a friend, partner or colleague for three guaranteed matches a night. No experience required and rackets provided. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6pm, $50/team. For details: Tina at cdoeastland@gmail.com or ph 027 569 6273, register at www.sporty.co.nz/badmintoneastland

Circle Dances of Europe: Week 5. Six-week course introducing common circle dance styles. Partners are not necessary. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-9pm, $10 at the door.

Kelvin Cruickshank Live. NZ medium Kelvin will read as many people as permitted by spirit. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7-9.30pm. Tickets: $67.50 Stephen Jones Photography and http://www.ticketdirect.co.nz

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.

Gisborne Camera Club. Photography enthusiasts welcome. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 7.30pm. Details: gisbornecameraclub@gmail.com

Friday, November 16

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

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.

Spitfire: Seafood Festival 2. An epic evening celebrating seafood, music and friends. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 5.30pm. Tickets: ph 021 446 441 or from Kingpin, 75 Gladstone Rd, $50 each including four-course meal. See Facebook for menu details.

Saturday, November 17

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday Nov 10 listing.

Taste of Sailing Day. An open day for ages eight to adults with an interest in learning to sail. Gisborne Yacht Club, Kaiti Beach, 11am, weather permitting or if weather inclement will be postponed to Sunday, Nov 18, koha $5. See GYCs Facebook page for updates.

Annual Craft Fair. Amusement rides, raffles, food and craft stalls. Wainui Beach School, 55 Wairere Rd, 1-4pm.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Saturday Nov 10 listing.

Gisborne Caledonian Society: Christmas Pot Luck Dinner. All welcome for modern, sequence and social dancing, Christmas dress theme. St Mark's Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 5.30-10pm, dinner at 6pm, dancing from 8pm.

Sunday, November 18

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday Nov 11 listing.

Hospice Strawberry Festival. Bring the family for ice cream and yummy spring strawberries. Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club/Waikanae Reserve, 10am-1pm or until sold, $5 per serve.

Ormond Garden Ramble and Christmas Fete. Enjoy a day touring country gardens, then visit the fete: food, crafts, artists, furniture and more. Ormond School, 45 Whitmore Rd, 10am-4pm. Tickets: $15 each, u/12s free, from Ormond School 862 5725, Ormond Kindergarten 862 5401, Ormondo’s, Pharmacy 53 and Parkview Garden Centre. See our Facebook page.

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

Gisborne Country Music Club. Singers and musicians welcome. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 1-4pm, members $2, non-members $3, incl afternoon tea, ph Flo 867 7637 or flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

Saturday, November 10

Gisborne Parkrun. A 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/

NZ Iris Society: Garden visit day. Join Society members on a trip around local gardens. Leave from the Captain Cook Motor Lodge, 31 Awapuni Rd at 8.30am, $65 each (includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and bus trip). To book/pay: ph Maggie 021 171 2509.

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.

Burrow into Books: Sale for Bookworms. A great selection of bargain books to choose from. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 9.30am-12.30pm.

Remembrance and Reconciliation Service. To mark the 150th anniversary of Te Kooti’s early morning raid. Matawhero Historic Presbyterian Church, 26 Church Lane (off Saleyards Rd), Matawhero, 10am.

Holiday Arts, Crafts and Pre-Loved Faire. A fundraising event for Evolution Theatre with stalls, crafts, bake sale and sausage sizzle. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 10am-2pm. Stallholder inquiries: ph 027 226 9308 or info@evolutiontheatre.org.nz

Love Desire Attachment: Meditation Day Course. Visiting Kadampa Buddhist nun Kelsang Shechog shows how to distinguish between love and attachment. Room PD102, EIT Campus, from the Derby St entrance follow the signs to F-Block, 10am-3.45pm, $50 incl refreshments, bring own lunch. Bookings: http://www.meditateinwellington.org

Gisborne BMX Club: Old Skool BMX Charity Ride. Bring an old skool bike, or whatever you have and ride the cycleways in support of Hospice Tairawhiti. Meet at the Adventure Playground, cnr Awapuni & Stanley Rds, 1.30-3pm, $5 entry. For details ph 027 671 6861.

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.

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.

Superstock Challenge, Production Saloons Best Pairs. Eastland Group Raceway, 357 Awapuni Rd, gates open 6pm, racing starts 7pm. Gate sale only tickets (subject to change): $40 family (2A+3C), $15 adult, $10 pensioner, $8 child 5-15yrs, u/5s free.

Poverty Bay Blues Club: Room Full of Blues. Enjoy the bluesy talent of Big Rich, Sarah Spicer and Brilleaux. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 6pm, $20 door sales, or cash-only presales from The Aviary.

Geoff Sewell of Amici Forever: The Greatest Showman. A blend of opera and popular music, featuring the Mangapapa Primary School Choir. Proceeds to The Sewell Foundation which works with family and schools to treat autism holistically. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7pm. Tickets: $91.50 adult, $81.50 senior, Stephen Jones Photography and http://www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Ink+Iron Bike and Tattoo Show. A tattoo show, music and much more. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 1pm-midnight, Show and Shine starts at 1pm, gold coin donation, child-friendly. Tattoo show starts at 5pm, featuring Lazy Fifty and Prime Mover, $10 entry, door sales, R18.

Sunday, November 11

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Torohiwi Station, Matawai, departs 8am, $6. A farm walk with variety: rail history, spectacular views and native bush remnant. Register: Gillian at grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz or 867 4591.

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

SuperStock BMX Meet. For ages u/5 to 15 years. Gisborne BMX Track, 58 Lytton Road, 8am-5pm. Novelty Classes: enter on the day, $5/race class. Check-in 9-10am, practice 9.30am, racing starts 11am. For details see http://www.bmxevents.nz/events/

Midway Surf Life Saving: Nippers and Rippers Open Day. Catering to all levels of ability for ages four years to adult, with real-life rescue scenarios: board rescue, run-swim and IRB rescues. MSLS Club, Midway Beach, 10am-midday. See Facebook for details.

Armistice 100 years Commemoration Parade and Service. Parade assembles at the Wi Pere monument, Reads Quay at 10.30am. Marching to the Cenotaph on The Esplanade for a wreath-laying service, while the East Coast Museum of Technology's restored WW1 German Trench Mortar fires blanks. Parade concludes at 11.40am.

A celebration of Peace through Music and Song circa 1918. Join the Gisborne Concert Band to celebrate Armistice Day. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 2-4pm, $15 door sales, includes afternoon tea and song sheet.

Poverty Bay Blues Club: Room Full of Blues. Some high-energy rhythm and blues featuring Brilleaux unplugged. Dome Garden Bar, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 4-6pm, $10 door sales, or cash-only presales from The Aviary.

Monday, November 12

NZ Iris Society: Garden visit day. Join Society members on a trip around local gardens. Leave from the Captain Cook Motor Lodge, 31 Awapuni Rd at 8.30am, $65 each (includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and bus trip). To book/pay: ph Maggie 021 171 2509.

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 Badminton, 9.15-11.30am, $4, ph 867 2584. Junior Summer Badminton Club, 4.30-5.30pm, Year 3-9 $5/night, $40 subs, ph 027 350 9482. Summer Badminton Club, 7-9pm, Seniors $8, Year 11-13 $6, subs $80, ph 021 216 6700.

Eastland Toastmasters. For confidence in public speaking. Arohaina Centre, 396 Aberdeen Rd (opposite Botanical Gardens), 5.45-7pm. See our Facebook page or ph Fiona 027 275 4846.

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

The Wiz. Be entertained with comedy, dancing and lots of singing. Gisborne RSA, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7pm, free.

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Beginners classes for modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing. St Andrew’s Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7.30-10pm, $5 including supper, ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074.

Tuesday, November 13

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.

The Country Garden Club: Christmas meeting. For town and country women interested in gardening and floral arranging. Waerenga a Hika Hall, 726 Matawai Rd, 7.30pm, $2 at door, ph Katrine 867 2427.

Sad Blokes to Well Men. A workshop with internationally respected suicidologist Barry Taylor, with effective strategies for front-line workers to provide support to suicidal men and their families. Holy Trinity Church Hall, 70 Derby St, 9am–4.30pm. Tickets: $230 at http://www.eventbrite.co.nz

Wednesday, November 14

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.

Waihirere Domain Trapping Project. Learn various trapping methods and monitor DOC200 traplines. Meet at the Waihirere Domain carpark, Back Ormond Rd, 10am-midday. Bring a water bottle, suitable footwear and gardening gloves, ph Jamie 022 627 1952 if weather inclement.

Thursday, November 15

Nutrition Workshop: Treats and platters to share. Dietitian Mary Hope provides ideas with a healthy twist. Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti, Level 1, 74 Grey St, 12.10-1pm, $2 door sales.

Twilight Badminton Doubles Tournament (to Dec 6). Bring a friend, partner or colleague for three guaranteed matches a night. No experience required and rackets provided. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6pm, $50/team. For details: Tina at cdoeastland@gmail.com or ph 027 569 6273, register at www.sporty.co.nz/badmintoneastland

Circle Dances of Europe: Week 5. Six-week course introducing common circle dance styles. Partners are not necessary. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-9pm, $10 at the door.

Kelvin Cruickshank Live. NZ medium Kelvin will read as many people as permitted by spirit. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 7-9.30pm. Tickets: $67.50 Stephen Jones Photography and http://www.ticketdirect.co.nz

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.

Gisborne Camera Club. Photography enthusiasts welcome. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 7.30pm. Details: gisbornecameraclub@gmail.com

Friday, November 16

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

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.

Spitfire: Seafood Festival 2. An epic evening celebrating seafood, music and friends. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 5.30pm. Tickets: ph 021 446 441 or from Kingpin, 75 Gladstone Rd, $50 each including four-course meal. See Facebook for menu details.

Saturday, November 17

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday Nov 10 listing.

Taste of Sailing Day. An open day for ages eight to adults with an interest in learning to sail. Gisborne Yacht Club, Kaiti Beach, 11am, weather permitting or if weather inclement will be postponed to Sunday, Nov 18, koha $5. See GYCs Facebook page for updates.

Annual Craft Fair. Amusement rides, raffles, food and craft stalls. Wainui Beach School, 55 Wairere Rd, 1-4pm.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Saturday Nov 10 listing.

Gisborne Caledonian Society: Christmas Pot Luck Dinner. All welcome for modern, sequence and social dancing, Christmas dress theme. St Mark's Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 5.30-10pm, dinner at 6pm, dancing from 8pm.

Sunday, November 18

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday Nov 11 listing.

Hospice Strawberry Festival. Bring the family for ice cream and yummy spring strawberries. Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club/Waikanae Reserve, 10am-1pm or until sold, $5 per serve.

Ormond Garden Ramble and Christmas Fete. Enjoy a day touring country gardens, then visit the fete: food, crafts, artists, furniture and more. Ormond School, 45 Whitmore Rd, 10am-4pm. Tickets: $15 each, u/12s free, from Ormond School 862 5725, Ormond Kindergarten 862 5401, Ormondo’s, Pharmacy 53 and Parkview Garden Centre. See our Facebook page.

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

Gisborne Country Music Club. Singers and musicians welcome. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 1-4pm, members $2, non-members $3, incl afternoon tea, ph Flo 867 7637 or flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

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