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Saturday, July 27

Gisborne parkrun. Wear a colourful tutu on your run/walk. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground, Grey St, 7.45am. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See http://www.parkrun.co.nz/gisborne/

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. Plenty of bargains. In the carpark behind St Andrew’s church (access off Childers Rd), 8am-midday, $5/vehicle.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club. Design your own personalised coffin; constructed by a joiner, fitted out and
decorated by you. BCR Joinery, 522 Gladstone Rd, 9am-midday.

Tairawhiti Menzshed. Pop in for a cuppa, or work in a fully equipped workspace with woodwork/carpentry tools on community or personal projects. Tairawhiti Menzshed, Cnr Parkinson & Innes St, 9am-midday. Details: See Facebook, or ph/txt James 022 465 0396.

Masters Badminton Inter-Association Ties. Come along and watch teams from Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Hutt Valley and Horowhenua-Kapiti. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9am. Eastland play approx 9am and 2.30pm.

Whakawhetai: Melanie Tangaere Baldwin Exhibition (to Sept 1). A mixture of disciplines and mediums; from painting, large light boxes to film, sound and soft sculpture. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Nabba East Coast Bodybuilding Championships. Various mixed divisions to qualify for October Nationals. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St. Tickets: SJ Photography, judging rounds: midday-2.30pm, $15A & $10Stu, show: 5pm, $25A & $15Stu or at ticketrocket.co.nz

Tennis for players of all skill levels. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm, ph 862 5741 or 862 5856.

Gisborne Concert Band: Trivia Night Fundraiser. Come along for an enjoyable night of general knowledge, bottle auction and food. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 6pm, teams of 6: $10 each. Bookings/details: ph 021 222 0603.

Deathtrap: Ira Levin (to Aug 10). When once-successful playwright Sidney sees his latest Broadway effort bomb on opening night he tumbles into despair, until he receives a package from a former student. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 7.30pm, $34A, $29Snr, $24 17/u, R13, https://www.evolutiontheatre.org.nz/​

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Modern, sequence and social ballroom. St Mark’s Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $7 door sales, incl supper, ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074. Theme: Retro Bollywood.

Sunday, July 28

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. 1.5-hour walk/run and a cuppa. 8am start. For meeting place: See Facebook or email gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Table Cape/Mahia/Kinikini Scenic Reserve, departs 8.30am, $25. 2.5-hour coastal walk near the Whangawehi River mouth to White Rock (may see seals at Table Cape), followed by a 3.5km loop bush walk in Kinikini SR. Register: Gillian ph 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gizzy Coffee Run: Patutahi Orchard. Run or walk 2-14km. Register on the day at 8.30am, 9am start, $15A, $5u/14, free for Harrier Club members. Location details: Michelle ph 021 271 5171.

Junior Badminton Tournament. Come along and support our u/19 players. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9am-late afternoon.

Universal Energy Healing. Try a relaxing universal healing experience. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 10am-2.30pm, $8A, $5Ch. Details: ph Rose 027 777 0782.

Lions Express Train Rides. Take the kids for a train ride around the playground and lake. Start: near Gisborne Wainui Lions Junior Cycle Park, Centennial Marine Dr, 11am-3pm, $2.

Deathtrap: Ira Levin, 2pm. See July 27.

Ending of Ministry Service for Reverend Stephen Donald. A service to celebrate over 30 years of lay and ordained ministry and a chance for the Holy Trinity congregation, Eastland parishes and the wider community to say farewell before he retires. Gisborne Anglican Parish, 70 Derby St, 5.30-6.30pm, bring a plate of food for a shared meal in the hall following the service.

Monday, July 29

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome and rackets available. Social Morning, 9-11.30am, $4, ph 867 2584. Kiwi Badminton for Year 3-7 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5, ph 027 350 9482. Gisborne Badminton Club, 7-9pm, $10, ph 867 1416.

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

Neighbourhood Support Exercise Class. For over 60s: Steady As You Go exercises for balance and muscle-strengthening. Dunblane Conference Room, 107 Iranui Rd, 10.30-11.30am, ph Noel 027 314 3893.

Mahjong Club. Enjoy a friendly fellowship. Gisborne Town & Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 1pm, ph 281 0187.

Murmur Group in Gisborne. Come along and chat with families from Heart Kids and Sue Lewis (Family Support worker). Raglan Roast, 116 Wainui Rd, 3-5pm.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls. A roll-up for new or seasoned bowlers. Gisborne Intermediate Hall, 7pm, ph 867 6383.

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Beginners class and reviews for modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-10pm, $5, ph 867 0074.

Tuesday, July 30

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See July 27.

Baby Time: for 0-2, parents or caregivers. Interactive play and rhymes. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10am, free.

Community Workshop and Mentoring. Budgeting, cooking, sewing and gardening advice. SuperGrans Tairawhiti, 185 Childers Rd, 10am-1pm, free. Bookings: ph 868 3571 or supergrans.tairawhiti@xtra.co.nz

Over 50s Men’s Vets Golf. For any skill level. Poverty Bay Golf Club, cnr Awapuni & Lytton Rds, 11am. Details: ph Dave 867 4402 (opt 1), email Glenn at glennb355@gmail.com

Raukumara Roadshow: Hunter Series. Come along and discuss the current state of the Raukumara Conservation Park Wilderness Area, pest control management and how to manage it in the future. Te Puka Tavern, 153 Beach Rd, Tokomaru Bay, whakatau/kai; 5.30pm, korero; 6-8pm.

Far Out Film Night: Mulholland Drive. A mesmerising performance from Naomi Watts as an aspirating actor in the dark fringes of Hollywood. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 7pm, $10 cash-only door sales.

Bee Smart Gisborne. An opportunity for local beekeepers to get together and share ideas. EIT Rural Studies, 320 Stout St, 7-9pm, ph 869 0820 for details.

Patutahi Badminton Club. New players welcome. Patutahi Hall, Biggs St, 7.30pm, ph 862 7783.

Wednesday, July 31

Mainly Music. A fun music group for pre-schoolers. St Andrew’s Community Centre, 176 Cobden St, 9.45am, $4/Fam. Details: Trish ph 867 2789 or 868 5513.

Action on Ag Emissions. A public info meeting for those wanting to give views or ask questions on reducing agricultural emissions. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 10am-midday, free. Details: See mfe.govt.nz

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award: Information Session. For parents, educators, rangatahi and sports groups to learn about the Award that gives young Kiwis (14-24 years) real-world skills and experiences. Waikanae Surf Club, upstairs, 280 Grey St, 12-1pm & 4-5pm. Details: awarddelivery@dofehillary.org.nz or ph 0800 692 927.

Raukumara Roadshow: Hunter Series. See July 30 for content details. Tolaga Bay Inn, 12 Cook St, Tolaga Bay, whakatau/kai; 5.30pm, korero; 6-8pm.

BIZminton 6 (to Aug 28). A five week challenge, rackets available, no experience needed. Please wear sports shoes. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6-8.30pm, $100/team of four players (minimum: 1 male + 1 female), plus a spot prize. http://www.sporty.co.nz/badmintoneastland/ or register: eastland.association@gmail.com before July 28.

Thursday, August 1

Bridge and Rummikub Club. Enjoy fellowship of a friendly club. Gisborne Town & Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 9am, ph Liz 281 0187.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See July 27.

Swim the Distance Challenge (to Sep 30). An indoor swimming challenge, encouraging you to swim the distance from Gizzy to Mahia; 45.5km. Gisborne Olympic Pool, 45 Centennial Marine Dr, 9am-5pm, $60/person incl unlimited pool admission, register at the pool. Proceeds to a local charity.

U3A Gisborne. Coffee morning group for retired folk with guest speakers and 30 learning-groups; writing, music, food/wine, history and exercise. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby Street, 9.30am for 10am start, $2 at the door. Details: Anne ph 868 5460.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See July 29.

Gisborne Senior Citizens Concert. Come along and be entertained. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 1.30-3.30pm, free.

Raukumara Roadshow: Hunter Series. See July 30 for content details. East Cape Hunting and Fishing Club, Te Araroa Domain, 10 Pohutu Rd, Te Araroa, whakatau/kai; 5.30pm, korero; 6-8pm.

Ulysses Motorcycle Club. Gisborne Branch meeting for anyone who rides or is interested in motorcycles. Gisborne Tatapouri SFC, 6-9pm, ph Chris 868 9661.

Deathtrap: Ira Levin, 7.30pm. See July 27.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Practice Night. Modern, sequence and social dancing. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-9.30pm, $4.

Friday, August 2

Toddler Time: for ages 2-5. Songs and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Big Latch On. Celebrate the gift of breastfeeding that lasts a lifetime. All mums and babies welcome. HB Williams Memorial Library, Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 10-11.30am, free incl morning tea. Details: See Facebook.

Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Group. If you are a sufferer of ME/CFS come along and meet others. CCS Building, 7 Kahutia St (entrance around the back), 10.30am-1pm. Details: Moira ph 027 457 6923.

Deathtrap: Ira Levin, 7.30pm. See July 27.

Build-a-Band. Let’s jam. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8-11pm, free entry, R18.

Landslide: Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks Tribute Show. Auckland-based five-piece band cover well-known classics from Rhiannon to Tusk. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30-11.30pm, R18. Tickets: $30 from The Aviary (cash-only), $30+Bfee from eventfinda.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y6xzxbuo or ph 0800 289 849.

Saturday, August 3

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See July 27 listing.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See July 27.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See July 27.

Gisborne Artists, Potters and Photographers Exhibition (to Sept 22). Pictorial imagery with paintings, prints and ceramics, featuring the Gisborne Camera Club photographs. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

The Gisborne Herald Home & Lifestyle Expo (to Aug 4). Find inspiration here; art, beeswax products, electric bikes, fencing, insulation, kitchens, medical alarms, pet grooming and more. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 10am-4pm, free admission.

The Pohutukawa Tree Auditions. Ages 15-70 required to audition for Bruce Mason's classic Kiwi drama. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 11am-2pm. Register: https://www.evolutiontheatre.org.nz/ click Book an Audition.

TRAMPS. For all singers, musicians and poetry readers to come along and perform. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 1.30-3.30pm, $3, ph John 868 9658.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See July 27 listing.

Ormond School Bingo Night. Prizes, auctions, loads of fun, food and beverages. Waerenga a Hika Hall, 728 Matawai Rd, 6-11pm, R18. Tickets: $10 each from Pharmacy 53, Ballance St, ph 867 3038 or Ormond School, Whitmore Rd, ph 862 5725, office@ormond.school.nz

Good Folk Community Dance. Folk dance for fitness or fun. No experience, skill or partner necessary. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-9.30pm, $5 cash-only door sales, incl shared supper. See Facebook.

Deathtrap: Ira Levin, 7.30pm. See July 27.

Elvis Tribute Show. A celebration of popular songs once performed by the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 8pm. Tickets: Ph the club at 867 9719, $20 non-members, $15 members.

SOLD OUT: Landslide. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30-11.30pm.

Sunday, August 4

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See July 28.

Gas Guzzler Breakfast. Check out classic or vintage cars, hotrods, bikes and projects. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8-11am.

The Gisborne Herald Home & Lifestyle Expo, 10am-4pm. See August 3.

Jolly Lifestyle Market. Local craft stalls, coffee and music, with parking in the paddock. Jolly Stockman carpark, 3 Saleyards Rd, 11am-2pm, weather permitting.

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See July 28.

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

Deathtrap: Ira Levin, 2pm. For details see July 27.

The Irish Club. Join us if you possess a sense of humour and a passion for all things Irish. The Rivers, cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Quay, 4-6pm. For details ph Phil 867 3715.

One One One. A three-piece rock band with hits from the 80s. Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, 9pm, $10 cash-only door sales.




Saturday, July 27

Gisborne parkrun. Wear a colourful tutu on your run/walk. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground, Grey St, 7.45am. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See http://www.parkrun.co.nz/gisborne/

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. Plenty of bargains. In the carpark behind St Andrew’s church (access off Childers Rd), 8am-midday, $5/vehicle.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club. Design your own personalised coffin; constructed by a joiner, fitted out and
decorated by you. BCR Joinery, 522 Gladstone Rd, 9am-midday.

Tairawhiti Menzshed. Pop in for a cuppa, or work in a fully equipped workspace with woodwork/carpentry tools on community or personal projects. Tairawhiti Menzshed, Cnr Parkinson & Innes St, 9am-midday. Details: See Facebook, or ph/txt James 022 465 0396.

Masters Badminton Inter-Association Ties. Come along and watch teams from Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Hutt Valley and Horowhenua-Kapiti. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9am. Eastland play approx 9am and 2.30pm.

Whakawhetai: Melanie Tangaere Baldwin Exhibition (to Sept 1). A mixture of disciplines and mediums; from painting, large light boxes to film, sound and soft sculpture. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Nabba East Coast Bodybuilding Championships. Various mixed divisions to qualify for October Nationals. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St. Tickets: SJ Photography, judging rounds: midday-2.30pm, $15A & $10Stu, show: 5pm, $25A & $15Stu or at ticketrocket.co.nz

Tennis for players of all skill levels. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm, ph 862 5741 or 862 5856.

Gisborne Concert Band: Trivia Night Fundraiser. Come along for an enjoyable night of general knowledge, bottle auction and food. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 6pm, teams of 6: $10 each. Bookings/details: ph 021 222 0603.

Deathtrap: Ira Levin (to Aug 10). When once-successful playwright Sidney sees his latest Broadway effort bomb on opening night he tumbles into despair, until he receives a package from a former student. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 7.30pm, $34A, $29Snr, $24 17/u, R13, https://www.evolutiontheatre.org.nz/​

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Modern, sequence and social ballroom. St Mark’s Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $7 door sales, incl supper, ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074. Theme: Retro Bollywood.

Sunday, July 28

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. 1.5-hour walk/run and a cuppa. 8am start. For meeting place: See Facebook or email gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Table Cape/Mahia/Kinikini Scenic Reserve, departs 8.30am, $25. 2.5-hour coastal walk near the Whangawehi River mouth to White Rock (may see seals at Table Cape), followed by a 3.5km loop bush walk in Kinikini SR. Register: Gillian ph 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gizzy Coffee Run: Patutahi Orchard. Run or walk 2-14km. Register on the day at 8.30am, 9am start, $15A, $5u/14, free for Harrier Club members. Location details: Michelle ph 021 271 5171.

Junior Badminton Tournament. Come along and support our u/19 players. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9am-late afternoon.

Universal Energy Healing. Try a relaxing universal healing experience. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 10am-2.30pm, $8A, $5Ch. Details: ph Rose 027 777 0782.

Lions Express Train Rides. Take the kids for a train ride around the playground and lake. Start: near Gisborne Wainui Lions Junior Cycle Park, Centennial Marine Dr, 11am-3pm, $2.

Deathtrap: Ira Levin, 2pm. See July 27.

Ending of Ministry Service for Reverend Stephen Donald. A service to celebrate over 30 years of lay and ordained ministry and a chance for the Holy Trinity congregation, Eastland parishes and the wider community to say farewell before he retires. Gisborne Anglican Parish, 70 Derby St, 5.30-6.30pm, bring a plate of food for a shared meal in the hall following the service.

Monday, July 29

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome and rackets available. Social Morning, 9-11.30am, $4, ph 867 2584. Kiwi Badminton for Year 3-7 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5, ph 027 350 9482. Gisborne Badminton Club, 7-9pm, $10, ph 867 1416.

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

Neighbourhood Support Exercise Class. For over 60s: Steady As You Go exercises for balance and muscle-strengthening. Dunblane Conference Room, 107 Iranui Rd, 10.30-11.30am, ph Noel 027 314 3893.

Mahjong Club. Enjoy a friendly fellowship. Gisborne Town & Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 1pm, ph 281 0187.

Murmur Group in Gisborne. Come along and chat with families from Heart Kids and Sue Lewis (Family Support worker). Raglan Roast, 116 Wainui Rd, 3-5pm.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls. A roll-up for new or seasoned bowlers. Gisborne Intermediate Hall, 7pm, ph 867 6383.

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Beginners class and reviews for modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-10pm, $5, ph 867 0074.

Tuesday, July 30

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See July 27.

Baby Time: for 0-2, parents or caregivers. Interactive play and rhymes. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10am, free.

Community Workshop and Mentoring. Budgeting, cooking, sewing and gardening advice. SuperGrans Tairawhiti, 185 Childers Rd, 10am-1pm, free. Bookings: ph 868 3571 or supergrans.tairawhiti@xtra.co.nz

Over 50s Men’s Vets Golf. For any skill level. Poverty Bay Golf Club, cnr Awapuni & Lytton Rds, 11am. Details: ph Dave 867 4402 (opt 1), email Glenn at glennb355@gmail.com

Raukumara Roadshow: Hunter Series. Come along and discuss the current state of the Raukumara Conservation Park Wilderness Area, pest control management and how to manage it in the future. Te Puka Tavern, 153 Beach Rd, Tokomaru Bay, whakatau/kai; 5.30pm, korero; 6-8pm.

Far Out Film Night: Mulholland Drive. A mesmerising performance from Naomi Watts as an aspirating actor in the dark fringes of Hollywood. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 7pm, $10 cash-only door sales.

Bee Smart Gisborne. An opportunity for local beekeepers to get together and share ideas. EIT Rural Studies, 320 Stout St, 7-9pm, ph 869 0820 for details.

Patutahi Badminton Club. New players welcome. Patutahi Hall, Biggs St, 7.30pm, ph 862 7783.

Wednesday, July 31

Mainly Music. A fun music group for pre-schoolers. St Andrew’s Community Centre, 176 Cobden St, 9.45am, $4/Fam. Details: Trish ph 867 2789 or 868 5513.

Action on Ag Emissions. A public info meeting for those wanting to give views or ask questions on reducing agricultural emissions. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 10am-midday, free. Details: See mfe.govt.nz

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award: Information Session. For parents, educators, rangatahi and sports groups to learn about the Award that gives young Kiwis (14-24 years) real-world skills and experiences. Waikanae Surf Club, upstairs, 280 Grey St, 12-1pm & 4-5pm. Details: awarddelivery@dofehillary.org.nz or ph 0800 692 927.

Raukumara Roadshow: Hunter Series. See July 30 for content details. Tolaga Bay Inn, 12 Cook St, Tolaga Bay, whakatau/kai; 5.30pm, korero; 6-8pm.

BIZminton 6 (to Aug 28). A five week challenge, rackets available, no experience needed. Please wear sports shoes. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6-8.30pm, $100/team of four players (minimum: 1 male + 1 female), plus a spot prize. http://www.sporty.co.nz/badmintoneastland/ or register: eastland.association@gmail.com before July 28.

Thursday, August 1

Bridge and Rummikub Club. Enjoy fellowship of a friendly club. Gisborne Town & Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 9am, ph Liz 281 0187.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See July 27.

Swim the Distance Challenge (to Sep 30). An indoor swimming challenge, encouraging you to swim the distance from Gizzy to Mahia; 45.5km. Gisborne Olympic Pool, 45 Centennial Marine Dr, 9am-5pm, $60/person incl unlimited pool admission, register at the pool. Proceeds to a local charity.

U3A Gisborne. Coffee morning group for retired folk with guest speakers and 30 learning-groups; writing, music, food/wine, history and exercise. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby Street, 9.30am for 10am start, $2 at the door. Details: Anne ph 868 5460.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See July 29.

Gisborne Senior Citizens Concert. Come along and be entertained. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 1.30-3.30pm, free.

Raukumara Roadshow: Hunter Series. See July 30 for content details. East Cape Hunting and Fishing Club, Te Araroa Domain, 10 Pohutu Rd, Te Araroa, whakatau/kai; 5.30pm, korero; 6-8pm.

Ulysses Motorcycle Club. Gisborne Branch meeting for anyone who rides or is interested in motorcycles. Gisborne Tatapouri SFC, 6-9pm, ph Chris 868 9661.

Deathtrap: Ira Levin, 7.30pm. See July 27.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Practice Night. Modern, sequence and social dancing. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-9.30pm, $4.

Friday, August 2

Toddler Time: for ages 2-5. Songs and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Big Latch On. Celebrate the gift of breastfeeding that lasts a lifetime. All mums and babies welcome. HB Williams Memorial Library, Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 10-11.30am, free incl morning tea. Details: See Facebook.

Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Group. If you are a sufferer of ME/CFS come along and meet others. CCS Building, 7 Kahutia St (entrance around the back), 10.30am-1pm. Details: Moira ph 027 457 6923.

Deathtrap: Ira Levin, 7.30pm. See July 27.

Build-a-Band. Let’s jam. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8-11pm, free entry, R18.

Landslide: Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks Tribute Show. Auckland-based five-piece band cover well-known classics from Rhiannon to Tusk. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30-11.30pm, R18. Tickets: $30 from The Aviary (cash-only), $30+Bfee from eventfinda.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y6xzxbuo or ph 0800 289 849.

Saturday, August 3

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See July 27 listing.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See July 27.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See July 27.

Gisborne Artists, Potters and Photographers Exhibition (to Sept 22). Pictorial imagery with paintings, prints and ceramics, featuring the Gisborne Camera Club photographs. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

The Gisborne Herald Home & Lifestyle Expo (to Aug 4). Find inspiration here; art, beeswax products, electric bikes, fencing, insulation, kitchens, medical alarms, pet grooming and more. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 10am-4pm, free admission.

The Pohutukawa Tree Auditions. Ages 15-70 required to audition for Bruce Mason's classic Kiwi drama. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 11am-2pm. Register: https://www.evolutiontheatre.org.nz/ click Book an Audition.

TRAMPS. For all singers, musicians and poetry readers to come along and perform. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 1.30-3.30pm, $3, ph John 868 9658.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See July 27 listing.

Ormond School Bingo Night. Prizes, auctions, loads of fun, food and beverages. Waerenga a Hika Hall, 728 Matawai Rd, 6-11pm, R18. Tickets: $10 each from Pharmacy 53, Ballance St, ph 867 3038 or Ormond School, Whitmore Rd, ph 862 5725, office@ormond.school.nz

Good Folk Community Dance. Folk dance for fitness or fun. No experience, skill or partner necessary. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-9.30pm, $5 cash-only door sales, incl shared supper. See Facebook.

Deathtrap: Ira Levin, 7.30pm. See July 27.

Elvis Tribute Show. A celebration of popular songs once performed by the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 8pm. Tickets: Ph the club at 867 9719, $20 non-members, $15 members.

SOLD OUT: Landslide. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30-11.30pm.

Sunday, August 4

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See July 28.

Gas Guzzler Breakfast. Check out classic or vintage cars, hotrods, bikes and projects. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8-11am.

The Gisborne Herald Home & Lifestyle Expo, 10am-4pm. See August 3.

Jolly Lifestyle Market. Local craft stalls, coffee and music, with parking in the paddock. Jolly Stockman carpark, 3 Saleyards Rd, 11am-2pm, weather permitting.

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See July 28.

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

Deathtrap: Ira Levin, 2pm. For details see July 27.

The Irish Club. Join us if you possess a sense of humour and a passion for all things Irish. The Rivers, cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Quay, 4-6pm. For details ph Phil 867 3715.

One One One. A three-piece rock band with hits from the 80s. Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, 9pm, $10 cash-only door sales.




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