What's on in Gisborne?

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Saturday, August 10

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.

Gisborne Ballet Group Dancing Competitions (to Aug 11). Watch local dancers perform hip-hop, modern, tap and ballet. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 8.30am, 1pm & 6.30pm. Cash-only tickets from the venue; session price: $4A, $2Ch, entire weekend concession pass: $15A, $4Ch, programme $5.

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.

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

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

Gisborne Aerial Silks: Student Showcase. Come along and see creative silk performances. Gisborne Gymnastics Club, 537 Aberdeen Rd, 4-5pm, free.

Deathtrap: Ira Levin. 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, http://www.evolutiontheatre.org.nz

Herbs Acoustic and Che Fu Live. NZ’s highly-acclaimed, soulful musical voices; Herbs and hip-hop, reggae icon; Che Fu. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm-midnight, R18. Limited tickets: $25 cash-only presales from Bar 59, 59 Peel St, Gisborne.

NZ/DC: AC/DC Tribute. Come along for an AC/DC experience, including the school-boy suit. Supported by Harbinger. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8.30pm, Harbinger at 9pm, NZ/DC at 10pm, R18, $25+Bfee, eventfinda.co.nz

Sunday, August 11

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 Harrier Club Mud Run. A mini course for U7s-8s, a longer course for other ages. Dress in something beginning with the letter M or R, spot prizes for the best dressed. Maclaurin Farm, end of Maclaurin Rd, Hexton, 9am registration. Start: U7s at 10am, others at 10.15am. $25A, $7Ch, free for Run Gisborne members. Group rate for 5/more runners: $20A, $5Ch. Register sporty.co.nz

Poverty Bay A&P Measuring Day: Life Height Certificate. For horses or ponies over the age of 8-years with a permanent identification brand or microchip. A&P Showgrounds, Makaraka, 9am-midday. For further details: Peter Andrew ph 027 439 6737.

Equestrian Sports NZ: Jumping Practice Day. A non-registered day; a great way to start out jumping with your horse or pony. Gisborne ESNZ Equestrian Area, A&P Showgrounds, Makaraka, 9am-3.15pm, free entry.

Gisborne Ballet Group Dancing Competitions, 9am. See August 10.

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.

Barleycorn. Irish-influenced Gisborne band playing all your favourite tunes. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, 2-3pm, $5 door sales, children/students with ID free. Details: ph 867 3832.

Monday, August 12

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.

Eastland Toastmasters. For confidence in public speaking. A friendly club which welcomes all visitors. Arohaina, 396 Aberdeen Rd (opposite Botanical Gardens), 5.30-7pm.

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, August 13

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Aug 10.

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

Tough Love Seminar. Former methamphetamine addict and career criminal Peter Lyndon-James speaks about the issue and ways to stop the cycle of destruction. Whangaia Te Iwi conference room, Huxley Rd entrance, Te Tini O Porou, cnr Huxley & Tyndall Rds, 1pm, koha welcome.

Teen Writers' Hub. For youth aged 14-18 to meet, collaborate, be inspired and develop their craft. HB Williams Memorial Library, Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

Tragedy and Heroism at Kopuawhara. A book launch by local author, Gillian Ward about the disaster on the Gisborne-Wairoa railway line as it was being built. Muirs Bookshop, 62 Gladstone Rd, 5.30-7pm, $5, Kim at books@muirsbookshop.co.nz

Tairawhiti Writers' Hub. All writers and scribblers welcome. Bring a few written words of your own or from someone you admire. HB Williams Memorial Library, Flexi-Space, 34 Bright St, 5.30-7.30pm, free. Refer to Facebook or ph 868 5236.

​Understanding the changes to NCEA. A workshop for all ages to learn of future changes and how they will impact/benefit students, teachers, whanau and the wider community. Venue details: Emailed to all registered guests near the date, 6.30-8.30pm, free. Register at eventbrite.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y3n99zsv

Sue Nicholson: Loss, Grief and Healing Seminar. A demonstration on opening a spiritual doorway to the other side, with opportunities to connect with spirit during the evening. Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 7pm, $72.50 from SJ Photography or ticketrocket.co.nz

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

The Country Garden Club. For women interested in gardening or floral arranging. Waerenga a Hika Hall, 728 Matawai Rd, 7.30pm, $2. Details: Katrine ph 867 2427.

Wednesday, August 14

Creating Social Media Content Workshop. For non-profit organisations; quick and easy content ideas and how to make easy videos from your smartphone with Monica Donnelly. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 9am-midday, $20. Limited tickets: Gisborne Volunteer Centre ph 868 4522, or Facebook Messenger.

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.

BIZminton 6: Week 3 of 5. For teams of four players. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6-8.30pm. See: sporty.co.nz

Thursday, August 15

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 Aug 10.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See August 12.

NZ Bird Atlas Project. Come along and learn about this exciting and vital project which records the distribution and numbers of all birds. Speaker: Nikki McArthur, Wildlife Management International. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 7-8.30pm, free. Details/to register: Ph 868 8826.

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

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 16

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

Matai Medical Imaging Research and Innovation Launch. A not-for-profit research centre focussing on Magnetic Resonance Imaging, core research into mild traumatic brain injury will provide an introduction into research plans and health outcomes for the community. Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 5.30 refreshments, 6pm start, 7pm finish, free. Confirm attendance before Aug 10: Facebook Messenger, or Jeanette ph 027 379 0170.

48-Hour Play Festival: Participants only. You will be assigned to teams, presented with a theme, then write, direct, act and produce a 10-minute play (see Sunday for show/ticket details). Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 7pm.

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

Saturday, August 17

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See Aug 10.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See Aug 10.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Aug 10.

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.

PB Horticultural Society Camellia and Daffodil Show (to Aug 18). Check out the flowers, stalls and sales tables. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, 1.30-4pm, $5 entry, u/12s free. Today only, 2pm: A presentation on camellias.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Aug 10.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing with supper. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8. Theme: Annual Daffodil Dance. Dress in yellow or green. All door takings or donations to the Cancer Society.

Sunday, August 18

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Aug 11.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club: Waimata River Kayaking, departs 9am, $5. Kayak 9km of winding river between the Waimata River bridge, Goodwin Rd and Anzac Park; includes several rapids and paddling on a falling tide. Some kayaking experience is required; steering a kayak across the river to avoid obstacles, shoot rapids and steer downstream. Will be postponed if river conditions are unfavourable. Register: Gillian ph 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gizzy Trail Run: Eastwoodhill. Run or walk 2-14km. Supporting the Heart Foundation; dress in red and bring cash for baked goods. Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd, Ngatapa, register on the day at 9.30am, starts 10am, $15A, $5u/14, free for Run Gisborne members. Details: Michelle ph 021 271 5171.

PB Horticultural Society Camellia and Daffodil Show, 9.30am-3.30pm. See Saturday Aug 17.

Gray’s Bush Scenic Reserve: Heritage Walk and Info Day. Learn about native bush, birds and environment with games and activities. Track access for wheelchairs or buggies; with ViMo chairs available. Back Ormond Rd (opp Harper Rd), 10am onwards. Free sausage sizzle for participants. Register/details: Shane ph 022 621 8422 or shane@parafedgisborne.co.nz

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

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

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

Gisborne Orphans Club Jam Session. Non-professional musicians are welcome to join in the fun. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 1.30-4pm, $2. Contact: Elaine at elaineoates@xtra.co.nz

48-Hour Play Festival. Original 10-minute plays are presented on-stage before a live audience. Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 7-11pm. $10 cash-only door sales/spectator. Details: See http://www.evolutiontheatre.org.nz

Saturday, August 10

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.

Gisborne Ballet Group Dancing Competitions (to Aug 11). Watch local dancers perform hip-hop, modern, tap and ballet. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 8.30am, 1pm & 6.30pm. Cash-only tickets from the venue; session price: $4A, $2Ch, entire weekend concession pass: $15A, $4Ch, programme $5.

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.

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

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

Gisborne Aerial Silks: Student Showcase. Come along and see creative silk performances. Gisborne Gymnastics Club, 537 Aberdeen Rd, 4-5pm, free.

Deathtrap: Ira Levin. 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, http://www.evolutiontheatre.org.nz

Herbs Acoustic and Che Fu Live. NZ’s highly-acclaimed, soulful musical voices; Herbs and hip-hop, reggae icon; Che Fu. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm-midnight, R18. Limited tickets: $25 cash-only presales from Bar 59, 59 Peel St, Gisborne.

NZ/DC: AC/DC Tribute. Come along for an AC/DC experience, including the school-boy suit. Supported by Harbinger. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8.30pm, Harbinger at 9pm, NZ/DC at 10pm, R18, $25+Bfee, eventfinda.co.nz

Sunday, August 11

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 Harrier Club Mud Run. A mini course for U7s-8s, a longer course for other ages. Dress in something beginning with the letter M or R, spot prizes for the best dressed. Maclaurin Farm, end of Maclaurin Rd, Hexton, 9am registration. Start: U7s at 10am, others at 10.15am. $25A, $7Ch, free for Run Gisborne members. Group rate for 5/more runners: $20A, $5Ch. Register sporty.co.nz

Poverty Bay A&P Measuring Day: Life Height Certificate. For horses or ponies over the age of 8-years with a permanent identification brand or microchip. A&P Showgrounds, Makaraka, 9am-midday. For further details: Peter Andrew ph 027 439 6737.

Equestrian Sports NZ: Jumping Practice Day. A non-registered day; a great way to start out jumping with your horse or pony. Gisborne ESNZ Equestrian Area, A&P Showgrounds, Makaraka, 9am-3.15pm, free entry.

Gisborne Ballet Group Dancing Competitions, 9am. See August 10.

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.

Barleycorn. Irish-influenced Gisborne band playing all your favourite tunes. Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, 2-3pm, $5 door sales, children/students with ID free. Details: ph 867 3832.

Monday, August 12

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.

Eastland Toastmasters. For confidence in public speaking. A friendly club which welcomes all visitors. Arohaina, 396 Aberdeen Rd (opposite Botanical Gardens), 5.30-7pm.

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, August 13

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Aug 10.

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

Tough Love Seminar. Former methamphetamine addict and career criminal Peter Lyndon-James speaks about the issue and ways to stop the cycle of destruction. Whangaia Te Iwi conference room, Huxley Rd entrance, Te Tini O Porou, cnr Huxley & Tyndall Rds, 1pm, koha welcome.

Teen Writers' Hub. For youth aged 14-18 to meet, collaborate, be inspired and develop their craft. HB Williams Memorial Library, Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

Tragedy and Heroism at Kopuawhara. A book launch by local author, Gillian Ward about the disaster on the Gisborne-Wairoa railway line as it was being built. Muirs Bookshop, 62 Gladstone Rd, 5.30-7pm, $5, Kim at books@muirsbookshop.co.nz

Tairawhiti Writers' Hub. All writers and scribblers welcome. Bring a few written words of your own or from someone you admire. HB Williams Memorial Library, Flexi-Space, 34 Bright St, 5.30-7.30pm, free. Refer to Facebook or ph 868 5236.

​Understanding the changes to NCEA. A workshop for all ages to learn of future changes and how they will impact/benefit students, teachers, whanau and the wider community. Venue details: Emailed to all registered guests near the date, 6.30-8.30pm, free. Register at eventbrite.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y3n99zsv

Sue Nicholson: Loss, Grief and Healing Seminar. A demonstration on opening a spiritual doorway to the other side, with opportunities to connect with spirit during the evening. Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 7pm, $72.50 from SJ Photography or ticketrocket.co.nz

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

The Country Garden Club. For women interested in gardening or floral arranging. Waerenga a Hika Hall, 728 Matawai Rd, 7.30pm, $2. Details: Katrine ph 867 2427.

Wednesday, August 14

Creating Social Media Content Workshop. For non-profit organisations; quick and easy content ideas and how to make easy videos from your smartphone with Monica Donnelly. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 9am-midday, $20. Limited tickets: Gisborne Volunteer Centre ph 868 4522, or Facebook Messenger.

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.

BIZminton 6: Week 3 of 5. For teams of four players. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6-8.30pm. See: sporty.co.nz

Thursday, August 15

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 Aug 10.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See August 12.

NZ Bird Atlas Project. Come along and learn about this exciting and vital project which records the distribution and numbers of all birds. Speaker: Nikki McArthur, Wildlife Management International. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 7-8.30pm, free. Details/to register: Ph 868 8826.

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

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 16

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

Matai Medical Imaging Research and Innovation Launch. A not-for-profit research centre focussing on Magnetic Resonance Imaging, core research into mild traumatic brain injury will provide an introduction into research plans and health outcomes for the community. Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 5.30 refreshments, 6pm start, 7pm finish, free. Confirm attendance before Aug 10: Facebook Messenger, or Jeanette ph 027 379 0170.

48-Hour Play Festival: Participants only. You will be assigned to teams, presented with a theme, then write, direct, act and produce a 10-minute play (see Sunday for show/ticket details). Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 7pm.

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

Saturday, August 17

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See Aug 10.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See Aug 10.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Aug 10.

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.

PB Horticultural Society Camellia and Daffodil Show (to Aug 18). Check out the flowers, stalls and sales tables. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, 1.30-4pm, $5 entry, u/12s free. Today only, 2pm: A presentation on camellias.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Aug 10.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing with supper. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8. Theme: Annual Daffodil Dance. Dress in yellow or green. All door takings or donations to the Cancer Society.

Sunday, August 18

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Aug 11.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club: Waimata River Kayaking, departs 9am, $5. Kayak 9km of winding river between the Waimata River bridge, Goodwin Rd and Anzac Park; includes several rapids and paddling on a falling tide. Some kayaking experience is required; steering a kayak across the river to avoid obstacles, shoot rapids and steer downstream. Will be postponed if river conditions are unfavourable. Register: Gillian ph 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gizzy Trail Run: Eastwoodhill. Run or walk 2-14km. Supporting the Heart Foundation; dress in red and bring cash for baked goods. Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd, Ngatapa, register on the day at 9.30am, starts 10am, $15A, $5u/14, free for Run Gisborne members. Details: Michelle ph 021 271 5171.

PB Horticultural Society Camellia and Daffodil Show, 9.30am-3.30pm. See Saturday Aug 17.

Gray’s Bush Scenic Reserve: Heritage Walk and Info Day. Learn about native bush, birds and environment with games and activities. Track access for wheelchairs or buggies; with ViMo chairs available. Back Ormond Rd (opp Harper Rd), 10am onwards. Free sausage sizzle for participants. Register/details: Shane ph 022 621 8422 or shane@parafedgisborne.co.nz

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

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

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

Gisborne Orphans Club Jam Session. Non-professional musicians are welcome to join in the fun. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 1.30-4pm, $2. Contact: Elaine at elaineoates@xtra.co.nz

48-Hour Play Festival. Original 10-minute plays are presented on-stage before a live audience. Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 7-11pm. $10 cash-only door sales/spectator. Details: See http://www.evolutiontheatre.org.nz

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