What's on in Gisborne?

GYPSY JAZZ: With two acoustic guitars and double bass, the Black Spider Trio continue French gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt’s gypsy swing legacy with the fast instrumental and danceable sound they bring to Gisborne next week. Picture supplied

Saturday, November 16

Gisborne Harbour Market. Come along for some bargains. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 7am set-up, start 8am, finish 2pm, $10 car/stall. Car/stall inquiries; Gisborne Host Lions Club: Charlotte 021 141 8754, Malcolm 027 568 9929.

Gisborne parkrun. Support International Volunteer Week by dressing in purple for a 5km run. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground, Grey St, 7.45am. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See facebook.com

Tairawhiti Coffin Club. Design your own personalised coffin; constructed by a joiner and decorated by you. BCR Joinery, 522 Gladstone Rd, 9am-midday. Details: tairawhiticc@gmail.com

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-3pm. Details: See Facebook, or ph/txt James 022 465 0396.

Casual bowls roll-up. Two games of bowls with a cuppa in-between. Bowls available. Wear flat-soled shoes. Poverty Bay Bowling Club, 109 Ormond Rd, ph 867 2398 between 12.30-1.00pm, play from 1.30pm-4.30pm. Free coaching: Val 867 7725, Peter 868 4478.

Mobile Core Embodiment Workshop (& Nov 17). A wide range of body work practices and dance with Clare Luiten. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 1-3.30pm, $30/session, or $50/both sessions (see Nov 17 Contact Improvisation). Register: j.luiten@xtra.co.nz

Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve 20th Anniversary. A fun-filled occasion for all the family. Bring swimwear and snorkelling gear, or go for a beach walk and explore the rocky shore/inhabitants. TToR Marine Reserve, SH35, Pouawa, 1-4pm. Sausage sizzle and a cuppa fundraiser; Whangara School. Details: See Facebook or ph Sandra/Anna 869 0460. If wet; will be postponed to Nov 23, 10am-1pm.

Ink & Iron. A tattoo and music show. Fundraiser for military veterans. Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, 1pm-midnight, gold coin or more at the door, R18. Featuring Lazy Fifty from 8pm.

Nadine Antoinette School of Dance: Students in Once Upon A Time. Come along and experience a place where everyone lives happily ever after. War Memorial Theatre, Bright St, 1.30pm & 6pm. Tickets+Bfee: $28A, $20 Snr, $18Ch from ticketek.co.nz

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

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, meet at 5.30pm, dinner 6pm, dance from 8-10pm. Theme: Christmas Pot Luck Dinner.

The Pohutukawa Tree. Kiwi drama of the last Maori family remaining on their whenua in the 1950s. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 7.30pm. Tickets+Bfee: $32A, $29Snr, $22.50 17/u, evolutiontheatre.org.nz

Sunday, November 17

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. 1.5 hour walk/run, 8am. For meeting place; email gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Maraenui Rd, Grassmere Forest, Wharerata hills, departs 8.30am, $10. The 5km loop follows an old track through a mature radiata pine stand, includes a small stream crossing. Register: Gillian ph 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

SOLD OUT: She Shed Tour. Arty women in their studios, sheds and gardens in the Wainui to Makorori area, 10am-4pm. A fundraiser for a local charity. Art works/jewellery and refreshments can be purchased on the day.

Gisborne Sceptic Group, 11am. Details: Topics and venue ph 867 3715 or 867 7122.

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.

Contact Improvisation Workshop, 1-3.30pm. See Nov 16 (Mobile Core Embodiment).

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

Monday, November 18

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome and rackets available. Social Morning, 9-11.30am, $4, ph 867 2584. Summer Junior Badminton, for Yr 3-8 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5, ph 027 350 9482. Summer Badminton, for Yr 11-13 players, 7-9pm, $8 Snr, $6 Y11-13, $80 Subs, ph 021 216 6700.

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

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

Have Your Say Korero: SH35. Come along and share your thoughts about safe and appropriate speeds for the open road between Gisborne and Te Puia Springs. Te Puia Springs Hospital, 4 McKenzie St, 5.15-7.15pm.

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, 7.30-10pm, $5, ph 867 0074.

Tuesday, November 19

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Nov 16.

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

Have Your Say Korero: SH35, Haven Senior Citizens Hall, 6 Tokomaru St, Tokomaru Bay, 5.15-7.15pm. See Nov 18 details.

Gisborne Wainui Lions meeting. A friendly club, who have fun while making a difference in our community. 69 Central, 69 Peel St, 5.30pm.

The Gut-Brain Connection with Ben Warren. Learn how naturally nourishing our gut health and eating well can support mental wellbeing. Doors open 6.30pm, seminar 7-9pm. Tickets+Bfee: $39 each or $59 double pass from eventbrite.co.nz

Wednesday, November 20

Gisborne Proactive Club. Retired persons interest group. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30am, free.

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.

Smashers in the Summer. For Year 7-13 players. Badminton fitness, social games and fun for all abilities. Rackets available. Please wear sports shoes. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 3.30-4.30pm, $5, eastland.association@gmail.com or ph 021 033 9617.

Have Your Say Korero: SH35, Tolaga Bay Fire Station, Cook St, 5.15-7.15pm. See Nov 18 details.

Living with Atrial Fibrillation? Cardiologist Dr Gerry Devlin will provide an overview of AF, treatment options, how to manage and Q&A. Holy Trinity Parish Hall, 70 Derby St, 5.30-7pm, free. Register: Kerrin ph 868 5890, kerrinn@heartfoundation.org.nz

Thursday, November 21

Bridge and Rummikub Club. Gisborne Town & Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 9am, ph 281 0187.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Cheviot Hills Farm, Waerenga o Kuri, departs 9am, $15. Meet at the station woolshed, Pehiri Rd and follow Parikanapa Rd and farm tracks on a 12km circuit walk, incl a climb to 582m with great views. Register: Gillian ph 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Nov 16.

Casual Badminton Group. Come along for a game and to meet other players. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9.30am, $4. Details: Pascale at pascale.delos@gmail.com.

Edible Innovation. Come along to hear world-class thought-leaders speak of the future of food and what our region might look like in the future. Speakers: Julia Jones, NZX; Matt Crawford, Zespri; Michael Mayell, Cookie Time founder; Dr Abby Thompson, FoodHQ and Katy Bluett, Callaghan Innovation. Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, 280 Grey St, 9.30am. Tickets+Bfee: $35 from iticket.co.nz

Let’s Talk: Social Enterprise. Come along for a panel discussion of local social enterprises; Lily Stender, Tolaga Bay Inn; Panapa Ehau, Rua Bioscience and Steve Beach, ManaiaSAFE Forestry School. HB Williams Memorial Library, Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 10-midday, free.

Casual bowls roll-up, 12.30-4.30pm. See Nov 16.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See Nov 18.

Have Your Say Korero: SH35, Wainui Beach School, 56 Wairere Rd, 5.15-7.15pm. See Nov 18 details.

Technovation 2020 Launch. Hear about experiences of the young Tairawhiti women who took part in the 2019 challenge. Tonui Collab, Shed 3, 48 The Esplanade, 5.30-6.30pm, free. Register: Ph 777 0522 or admin@tonuicollab.com

SOLD OUT: Beeswax Wraps Workshop. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 6.30-7.30pm.

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, November 22

Motu Horse Trek (to Nov 24). Six-hour treks over stunning Motu farmland. Ride on all or some of the days. A fundraiser for the Motu Community Trust. Daily assembly; 8.30am, departure; 9am, with basic camping amenities available, $100 per day/person with all meals provided. Details/register: Ph 862 8736 or rakanui@xtra.co.nz

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

Christians Against Poverty: Money Course. Pt 3 of 3. To help control your finances. St David's Church, 224 Rutene Rd, 10am-midday, free. Details at capmoney.org

G & I: Live. Rock and easy-listening music with Guy and Fiona. Gisborne RSA, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7pm, free entry.

Black Spider Trio Live. Deep sultry ballads and foot-stomping shuffles. Garden Bar, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, music from 7pm, free entry.

Sneaky Bones: Strangers I’ve Already Met Tour. Come along for American folk music with Matthew Bean and his band. EastEnd Cafe and Bar, 250 Marine Parade, Wairoa, 7.30pm, $20 (Bfee may apply) or see sneakybones.com

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

Saturday, November 23

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See Nov 16.

Gisborne Harbour Market. Come along for some bargains. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 7am set-up, start 8am, finish 2pm, $10 car/stall. Car/stall inquiries; Gisborne Host Lions Club: Charlotte 021 141 8754, Malcolm 027 568 9929.

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. Plenty of bargains. Carpark behind St Andrew’s Church (access off Childers Rd), 8am-midday, $5/car.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Nov 16.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See Nov 16.

Wharf Wheels. Bring along your bicycle, scooter, skateboard or skates and ride around the new log yard before it becomes operational. Eastland Port, Wharfside Log Yard, 1 Kaiti Beach Rd, 10am-midday, free.

Hospice Tairawhiti Strawberry Festival. Bring the family along for yummy ice cream and strawberries, arts, crafts, bouncy castle and some family-friendly fun. Rose Garden, Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 10am-2pm, $5/serve.

Garden Walk (& Nov 24). Come along and walk through the gardens entered in the recent garden competition, 10am-3pm. Tickets/details: $10 from Kerry’s Cafe, 8 Potae Ave, Lytton West, or Berys ph 867 6897.

Growing Native Trees Workshop. Learn how to set up a simple nursery growing native trees. Women’s Native Tree Project Nursery, EIT Rural Studies, 320 Stout St, 11am-midday. Details: Kauri ph 021 125 9442.

Intro to Bicycle Maintenance. Basic tips to help you look after your bike. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 11am-1pm, $5. Register ph 867 4708 or Facebook Messenger.

Casual bowls roll-up, 12.30-4.30pm. See Nov 16.

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 Nov 16.

Stars In Their Eyes. 17 locals transform into well-known entertainers to raise funds for two local community organisations; Hospice Tairawhiti and Gizzy School Lunches. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 3pm & 7.30pm. Tickets: $20+Bfee from ticketek.co.nz

Streetstock Champs, Teams Stockcar and Streetcar Race. Bring a picnic and come along for a night of racing. Eastland Group Raceway, 357 Awapuni Rd, gates open 5pm, racing 6pm. Gate sale tickets, subject to change: $50Fam (2A+3C), $20A, $10Snr, $8Ch 5-15, u/5s free.

The Vicar of Dibley Show (to Nov 30). A musical adaptation based on the well-known TV series featuring; Alice, Hugo, Owen, Jim, David and Geraldine. Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 7.30pm. Tickets: $42.50A, $37.50Snr, $27.50Ch from ticketek.co.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: Stars and stripes.

Sunday, November 24

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am. See Nov 17.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Pukepapa Station, departs 8.30am, $10. Walk along Dymock Rd to a waterfall, through a QEII reserve to McMillan Rd, Waipaoa and cross-country back to the start. Register: Gillian ph 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne ESNZ Area Sports. Come along for show jumping/hunter, novelty and intermediate equestrian sections. Main Oval, A&P Showgrounds, Main Rd, Makaraka, 9am-5pm, free.

Gisborne Art Mart. Outdoor arts and crafts market with local artisans and child-friendly entertainment. Marina Park, cnr Vogel St & Ormond Rd, 9.30am-2pm. Stallholder details: artsncraftsgisborne@gmail.com

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.

Garden Walk, 10am-3pm. See Nov 23.

Tahaenui Christmas Fete. An array of North Island stallholders with artisan wares, food and beverages in an extensive homestead garden. Tahaenui Station, SH2, Nuhaka, 10am-3pm, $10 adult, u/12s free, door sales. Entry fees go to Starship Children’s Hospital.

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See Nov 17.

Neil Smoker Live. Resident solo-musician with acoustic guitar and vocals. Peppers Beachfront Bar & Cafe, 40 Centennial Marine Drive, midday-2pm, free. Bookings essential: Ph 867 7696.

The Vicar of Dibley Show, 2pm. See Nov 23.

Saturday, November 16

Gisborne Harbour Market. Come along for some bargains. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 7am set-up, start 8am, finish 2pm, $10 car/stall. Car/stall inquiries; Gisborne Host Lions Club: Charlotte 021 141 8754, Malcolm 027 568 9929.

Gisborne parkrun. Support International Volunteer Week by dressing in purple for a 5km run. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground, Grey St, 7.45am. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See facebook.com

Tairawhiti Coffin Club. Design your own personalised coffin; constructed by a joiner and decorated by you. BCR Joinery, 522 Gladstone Rd, 9am-midday. Details: tairawhiticc@gmail.com

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-3pm. Details: See Facebook, or ph/txt James 022 465 0396.

Casual bowls roll-up. Two games of bowls with a cuppa in-between. Bowls available. Wear flat-soled shoes. Poverty Bay Bowling Club, 109 Ormond Rd, ph 867 2398 between 12.30-1.00pm, play from 1.30pm-4.30pm. Free coaching: Val 867 7725, Peter 868 4478.

Mobile Core Embodiment Workshop (& Nov 17). A wide range of body work practices and dance with Clare Luiten. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 1-3.30pm, $30/session, or $50/both sessions (see Nov 17 Contact Improvisation). Register: j.luiten@xtra.co.nz

Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve 20th Anniversary. A fun-filled occasion for all the family. Bring swimwear and snorkelling gear, or go for a beach walk and explore the rocky shore/inhabitants. TToR Marine Reserve, SH35, Pouawa, 1-4pm. Sausage sizzle and a cuppa fundraiser; Whangara School. Details: See Facebook or ph Sandra/Anna 869 0460. If wet; will be postponed to Nov 23, 10am-1pm.

Ink & Iron. A tattoo and music show. Fundraiser for military veterans. Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, 1pm-midnight, gold coin or more at the door, R18. Featuring Lazy Fifty from 8pm.

Nadine Antoinette School of Dance: Students in Once Upon A Time. Come along and experience a place where everyone lives happily ever after. War Memorial Theatre, Bright St, 1.30pm & 6pm. Tickets+Bfee: $28A, $20 Snr, $18Ch from ticketek.co.nz

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

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, meet at 5.30pm, dinner 6pm, dance from 8-10pm. Theme: Christmas Pot Luck Dinner.

The Pohutukawa Tree. Kiwi drama of the last Maori family remaining on their whenua in the 1950s. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 7.30pm. Tickets+Bfee: $32A, $29Snr, $22.50 17/u, evolutiontheatre.org.nz

Sunday, November 17

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. 1.5 hour walk/run, 8am. For meeting place; email gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Maraenui Rd, Grassmere Forest, Wharerata hills, departs 8.30am, $10. The 5km loop follows an old track through a mature radiata pine stand, includes a small stream crossing. Register: Gillian ph 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

SOLD OUT: She Shed Tour. Arty women in their studios, sheds and gardens in the Wainui to Makorori area, 10am-4pm. A fundraiser for a local charity. Art works/jewellery and refreshments can be purchased on the day.

Gisborne Sceptic Group, 11am. Details: Topics and venue ph 867 3715 or 867 7122.

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.

Contact Improvisation Workshop, 1-3.30pm. See Nov 16 (Mobile Core Embodiment).

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

Monday, November 18

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome and rackets available. Social Morning, 9-11.30am, $4, ph 867 2584. Summer Junior Badminton, for Yr 3-8 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5, ph 027 350 9482. Summer Badminton, for Yr 11-13 players, 7-9pm, $8 Snr, $6 Y11-13, $80 Subs, ph 021 216 6700.

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

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

Have Your Say Korero: SH35. Come along and share your thoughts about safe and appropriate speeds for the open road between Gisborne and Te Puia Springs. Te Puia Springs Hospital, 4 McKenzie St, 5.15-7.15pm.

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, 7.30-10pm, $5, ph 867 0074.

Tuesday, November 19

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Nov 16.

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

Have Your Say Korero: SH35, Haven Senior Citizens Hall, 6 Tokomaru St, Tokomaru Bay, 5.15-7.15pm. See Nov 18 details.

Gisborne Wainui Lions meeting. A friendly club, who have fun while making a difference in our community. 69 Central, 69 Peel St, 5.30pm.

The Gut-Brain Connection with Ben Warren. Learn how naturally nourishing our gut health and eating well can support mental wellbeing. Doors open 6.30pm, seminar 7-9pm. Tickets+Bfee: $39 each or $59 double pass from eventbrite.co.nz

Wednesday, November 20

Gisborne Proactive Club. Retired persons interest group. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30am, free.

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.

Smashers in the Summer. For Year 7-13 players. Badminton fitness, social games and fun for all abilities. Rackets available. Please wear sports shoes. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 3.30-4.30pm, $5, eastland.association@gmail.com or ph 021 033 9617.

Have Your Say Korero: SH35, Tolaga Bay Fire Station, Cook St, 5.15-7.15pm. See Nov 18 details.

Living with Atrial Fibrillation? Cardiologist Dr Gerry Devlin will provide an overview of AF, treatment options, how to manage and Q&A. Holy Trinity Parish Hall, 70 Derby St, 5.30-7pm, free. Register: Kerrin ph 868 5890, kerrinn@heartfoundation.org.nz

Thursday, November 21

Bridge and Rummikub Club. Gisborne Town & Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 9am, ph 281 0187.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Cheviot Hills Farm, Waerenga o Kuri, departs 9am, $15. Meet at the station woolshed, Pehiri Rd and follow Parikanapa Rd and farm tracks on a 12km circuit walk, incl a climb to 582m with great views. Register: Gillian ph 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Nov 16.

Casual Badminton Group. Come along for a game and to meet other players. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9.30am, $4. Details: Pascale at pascale.delos@gmail.com.

Edible Innovation. Come along to hear world-class thought-leaders speak of the future of food and what our region might look like in the future. Speakers: Julia Jones, NZX; Matt Crawford, Zespri; Michael Mayell, Cookie Time founder; Dr Abby Thompson, FoodHQ and Katy Bluett, Callaghan Innovation. Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, 280 Grey St, 9.30am. Tickets+Bfee: $35 from iticket.co.nz

Let’s Talk: Social Enterprise. Come along for a panel discussion of local social enterprises; Lily Stender, Tolaga Bay Inn; Panapa Ehau, Rua Bioscience and Steve Beach, ManaiaSAFE Forestry School. HB Williams Memorial Library, Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 10-midday, free.

Casual bowls roll-up, 12.30-4.30pm. See Nov 16.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See Nov 18.

Have Your Say Korero: SH35, Wainui Beach School, 56 Wairere Rd, 5.15-7.15pm. See Nov 18 details.

Technovation 2020 Launch. Hear about experiences of the young Tairawhiti women who took part in the 2019 challenge. Tonui Collab, Shed 3, 48 The Esplanade, 5.30-6.30pm, free. Register: Ph 777 0522 or admin@tonuicollab.com

SOLD OUT: Beeswax Wraps Workshop. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 6.30-7.30pm.

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, November 22

Motu Horse Trek (to Nov 24). Six-hour treks over stunning Motu farmland. Ride on all or some of the days. A fundraiser for the Motu Community Trust. Daily assembly; 8.30am, departure; 9am, with basic camping amenities available, $100 per day/person with all meals provided. Details/register: Ph 862 8736 or rakanui@xtra.co.nz

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

Christians Against Poverty: Money Course. Pt 3 of 3. To help control your finances. St David's Church, 224 Rutene Rd, 10am-midday, free. Details at capmoney.org

G & I: Live. Rock and easy-listening music with Guy and Fiona. Gisborne RSA, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7pm, free entry.

Black Spider Trio Live. Deep sultry ballads and foot-stomping shuffles. Garden Bar, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, music from 7pm, free entry.

Sneaky Bones: Strangers I’ve Already Met Tour. Come along for American folk music with Matthew Bean and his band. EastEnd Cafe and Bar, 250 Marine Parade, Wairoa, 7.30pm, $20 (Bfee may apply) or see sneakybones.com

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

Saturday, November 23

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See Nov 16.

Gisborne Harbour Market. Come along for some bargains. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 7am set-up, start 8am, finish 2pm, $10 car/stall. Car/stall inquiries; Gisborne Host Lions Club: Charlotte 021 141 8754, Malcolm 027 568 9929.

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. Plenty of bargains. Carpark behind St Andrew’s Church (access off Childers Rd), 8am-midday, $5/car.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Nov 16.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See Nov 16.

Wharf Wheels. Bring along your bicycle, scooter, skateboard or skates and ride around the new log yard before it becomes operational. Eastland Port, Wharfside Log Yard, 1 Kaiti Beach Rd, 10am-midday, free.

Hospice Tairawhiti Strawberry Festival. Bring the family along for yummy ice cream and strawberries, arts, crafts, bouncy castle and some family-friendly fun. Rose Garden, Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 10am-2pm, $5/serve.

Garden Walk (& Nov 24). Come along and walk through the gardens entered in the recent garden competition, 10am-3pm. Tickets/details: $10 from Kerry’s Cafe, 8 Potae Ave, Lytton West, or Berys ph 867 6897.

Growing Native Trees Workshop. Learn how to set up a simple nursery growing native trees. Women’s Native Tree Project Nursery, EIT Rural Studies, 320 Stout St, 11am-midday. Details: Kauri ph 021 125 9442.

Intro to Bicycle Maintenance. Basic tips to help you look after your bike. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 11am-1pm, $5. Register ph 867 4708 or Facebook Messenger.

Casual bowls roll-up, 12.30-4.30pm. See Nov 16.

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 Nov 16.

Stars In Their Eyes. 17 locals transform into well-known entertainers to raise funds for two local community organisations; Hospice Tairawhiti and Gizzy School Lunches. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 3pm & 7.30pm. Tickets: $20+Bfee from ticketek.co.nz

Streetstock Champs, Teams Stockcar and Streetcar Race. Bring a picnic and come along for a night of racing. Eastland Group Raceway, 357 Awapuni Rd, gates open 5pm, racing 6pm. Gate sale tickets, subject to change: $50Fam (2A+3C), $20A, $10Snr, $8Ch 5-15, u/5s free.

The Vicar of Dibley Show (to Nov 30). A musical adaptation based on the well-known TV series featuring; Alice, Hugo, Owen, Jim, David and Geraldine. Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 7.30pm. Tickets: $42.50A, $37.50Snr, $27.50Ch from ticketek.co.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: Stars and stripes.

Sunday, November 24

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am. See Nov 17.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Pukepapa Station, departs 8.30am, $10. Walk along Dymock Rd to a waterfall, through a QEII reserve to McMillan Rd, Waipaoa and cross-country back to the start. Register: Gillian ph 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne ESNZ Area Sports. Come along for show jumping/hunter, novelty and intermediate equestrian sections. Main Oval, A&P Showgrounds, Main Rd, Makaraka, 9am-5pm, free.

Gisborne Art Mart. Outdoor arts and crafts market with local artisans and child-friendly entertainment. Marina Park, cnr Vogel St & Ormond Rd, 9.30am-2pm. Stallholder details: artsncraftsgisborne@gmail.com

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.

Garden Walk, 10am-3pm. See Nov 23.

Tahaenui Christmas Fete. An array of North Island stallholders with artisan wares, food and beverages in an extensive homestead garden. Tahaenui Station, SH2, Nuhaka, 10am-3pm, $10 adult, u/12s free, door sales. Entry fees go to Starship Children’s Hospital.

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See Nov 17.

Neil Smoker Live. Resident solo-musician with acoustic guitar and vocals. Peppers Beachfront Bar & Cafe, 40 Centennial Marine Drive, midday-2pm, free. Bookings essential: Ph 867 7696.

The Vicar of Dibley Show, 2pm. See Nov 23.

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