What's on around the district?

All your entertainment news for the coming week.

All your entertainment news for the coming week.

Saturday, August 18

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

Te Wherowhero Bio-blitz. Join in with the community to look after this precious lagoon. Meet at 9am at the end of Browns Beach Rd, Manutuke, 9am-3pm. Bring drink bottle, rain coat and covered footwear. If raining, the Bio-blitz will be postponed till next weekend.

Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair (to Aug 20). Discover the creativity of Tairawhiti’s future thought-leaders. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, 9am-3pm, free.

Pre-Heartland Championship Rugby. East Coast vs Eastern Bay of Plenty game, Te Araroa, 2pm.

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

TRAMPS. Folk and a variety of other genres. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 2-4pm, $2 in the jar, ph John at 868 9658 or email newsham@xtra.co.nz

The Shadow Box (to Aug 19 & Aug 21-24). A sometimes comical play about life and human resilience. Gisborne Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 3pm, $20 from i-Site or door-sales if available.

The 10 Guitars Show. RSA Gisborne, 7.30pm. Tickets: $15 only available until 2.30pm, Friday Aug 17 at the RSA office. No door-sales on the night.

Gisborne Caledonian Society: Annual Daffodil Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8. Theme: Daffodils. All welcome, with door-sales or donations going to the Cancer Society.

Three Play, a covers band playing live. Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, 9pm, $5 door-sales, R18.

DJ Murdurah. Dance the night away with our local video DJ. The ShipWreck Bar, 335 Gladstone Rd, 9.30pm-1.30am, free entry, R18, tidy dress essential.

Sunday, August 19

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Wharerata hills to Beach Loop and Te Puna Beach, departs 8am, $5. A steep and tricky walk, from Paritu Rd, through plantation forest to the Beach Loop railway line and down the ridge to Te Puna Beach. Register, Gillian at grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

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

Junior Badminton Tournament. Watch the under-19s singles and doubles matches. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9am-late afternoon, free entry.

Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair, 9am-3pm. See Saturday Aug 18 listing.

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

Waikanae Stream Planting. Restoring native plants to the water's edge. Bring drink bottle, warm clothes and suitable footwear. Meet at the Grey St Skatepark, 1-3pm, planting rain or shine, ph TEC 867 4708 or tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com

NZ Vietnam Veterans’ Day Commemoration. Music from the Vietnam war era by Queen Bee Duo. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 1pm, free entry, $15 buffet lunch available, bookings ph 867 1112.

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

The Shadow Box, 3pm. See Saturday Aug 18 listing.

Monday, August 20

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

Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair, 9am-3pm. See Saturday Aug 18 listing.

Teen Anime and Manga Club: for ages 13 plus. If you are a fan join to watch a show and take part in a themed activity. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome/rackets available. Social Morning, 9.15-11.30am, $4/session, ph 867 2584. Kiwi Badminton for Year 3-7 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5/session, ph 027 350 9482. Junior Badminton for Year 7-11 players, 6-7pm, $5 per session, ph 027 264 8660. Gisborne Badminton, 7-9pm with Patutahi Badminton Club visiting, $10 per session, ph 867 1416.

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

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Beginners classes for modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing. St Andrew’s Church hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-8pm beginners class, 8-10pm review of dances, $5 including supper, ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074.

Tuesday, August 21

Baby Time: for ages 0-2. Parents or caregivers help your baby become an active early learner with songs, rhymes, play and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10am, free.

Reducing Our Household Rubbish: Zero Waste. An introduction to the practicalities and philosophy of waste reduction with No-Waste Nomads Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Prince. Hati Nati Cafe, 163 Waiomatatini Rd, Ruatoria, 5-7.15pm, free.

Patutahi Badminton Club. There is no badminton tonight, ph Ron 862 7783 if required.

The Shadow Box (to Aug 24), 7.30pm. See Saturday Aug 18 listing.

Wednesday, August 22

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.

BIZminton 4: Week 4. A five-week round robin league with four players. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6-8.30pm. Details: www.sporty.co.nz/badmintoneastland/Home

The Shadow Box, 7.30pm. See Saturday Aug 18 listing.

Thursday, August 23

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

The Shadow Box, 7.30pm. See Saturday Aug 18 listing.

Friday, August 24

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.

Funny Friday: Open-mic comedy. Put your name on the board for five minutes of fame. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 7-8pm, free entry, R18.

Build-a-Band. Turn up and jam. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8-11pm, free entry, R18.

The Shadow Box, 7.30pm. See Saturday Aug 18 listing.

Saturday, August 25

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday Aug 18 listing.

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

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

Gisborne Boardriders Environment Day. A family-friendly day of speakers, planting and coastal fun. Wainui Beach School Hall, 9.30am-1pm, for details ph Florian 022 407 8987 or gisborneboardriders@gmail.com

PB Horticultural Society Camellia and Daffodil Show. Check out the gorgeous flowers, stalls and sales tables. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, 1.30-4pm, $5 entry, u/12s free. Today only at 2pm: A presentation by the daffodil judge.

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

Heartland Championship Rugby. Poverty Bay vs Wairarapa Bush game, Rugby Park, 2.30pm.

Fun Dancing Gisborne: 13th Birthday Dance. Guests welcome, music by Celeste and Simon, with spot prizes and raffles. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11.30pm, $10 door-sales. Theme: Lots of Bling. Details ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074.

Boogie Wonderland. Classic 70s disco music live and spot prizes. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm, $5 door-sales, R18.

The Wave: Chapter 3. Hosted by Richie Jenkins and Ashley Hughes, featuring Seymore and TDK. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm-2am, $10 cash-only door-sales, R18.

DJ Murdurah. Dance the night away with our local video DJ. The ShipWreck Bar, 335 Gladstone Rd, 9.30pm-1.30am, free entry, R18, tidy dress essential.

Sunday, August 26

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday, Aug 19 listing.

PGG Wrightson/Ballance Motu Special 2018 five mountain bike races and the Electric Village e-bike experience. Entry forms, details and maps at www.motuspecial.co.nz. Please enter online to assist organisers. Cash-only entries on the day. Proceeds to the Motu Community Trust. First race starts 10am, Motu Village. Contact Kathy 027 241 5063.

PB Horticultural Society Camellia and Daffodil Show, 9.30am-3.30pm. See Saturday Aug 25 listing.

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

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

Kaiti Beach Clean-up by Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti. Bring a bucket, gloves and sturdy shoes. Meet in carpark beside yacht club, 11am-midday.

Daffodil Rally for Cancer. Hundreds of various makes of vehicles across NZ will be on display or on the road at one time. Assemble at the carpark on cnr of Roebuck and Childers Rds at midday, for a 1pm drive to Tolaga Bay, $10 per vehicle. Bring your afternoon tea. For details ph Graeme 867 3508 or 027 284 5844.

Queen Bee and B Bumble Duo. Classic hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s, plus country standards. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 1-3.30pm, free entry, meals available, bookings ph 867 1112.

Saturday, August 18

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

Te Wherowhero Bio-blitz. Join in with the community to look after this precious lagoon. Meet at 9am at the end of Browns Beach Rd, Manutuke, 9am-3pm. Bring drink bottle, rain coat and covered footwear. If raining, the Bio-blitz will be postponed till next weekend.

Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair (to Aug 20). Discover the creativity of Tairawhiti’s future thought-leaders. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, 9am-3pm, free.

Pre-Heartland Championship Rugby. East Coast vs Eastern Bay of Plenty game, Te Araroa, 2pm.

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

TRAMPS. Folk and a variety of other genres. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 2-4pm, $2 in the jar, ph John at 868 9658 or email newsham@xtra.co.nz

The Shadow Box (to Aug 19 & Aug 21-24). A sometimes comical play about life and human resilience. Gisborne Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 3pm, $20 from i-Site or door-sales if available.

The 10 Guitars Show. RSA Gisborne, 7.30pm. Tickets: $15 only available until 2.30pm, Friday Aug 17 at the RSA office. No door-sales on the night.

Gisborne Caledonian Society: Annual Daffodil Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8. Theme: Daffodils. All welcome, with door-sales or donations going to the Cancer Society.

Three Play, a covers band playing live. Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, 9pm, $5 door-sales, R18.

DJ Murdurah. Dance the night away with our local video DJ. The ShipWreck Bar, 335 Gladstone Rd, 9.30pm-1.30am, free entry, R18, tidy dress essential.

Sunday, August 19

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Wharerata hills to Beach Loop and Te Puna Beach, departs 8am, $5. A steep and tricky walk, from Paritu Rd, through plantation forest to the Beach Loop railway line and down the ridge to Te Puna Beach. Register, Gillian at grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

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

Junior Badminton Tournament. Watch the under-19s singles and doubles matches. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 9am-late afternoon, free entry.

Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair, 9am-3pm. See Saturday Aug 18 listing.

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

Waikanae Stream Planting. Restoring native plants to the water's edge. Bring drink bottle, warm clothes and suitable footwear. Meet at the Grey St Skatepark, 1-3pm, planting rain or shine, ph TEC 867 4708 or tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com

NZ Vietnam Veterans’ Day Commemoration. Music from the Vietnam war era by Queen Bee Duo. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 1pm, free entry, $15 buffet lunch available, bookings ph 867 1112.

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

The Shadow Box, 3pm. See Saturday Aug 18 listing.

Monday, August 20

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

Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair, 9am-3pm. See Saturday Aug 18 listing.

Teen Anime and Manga Club: for ages 13 plus. If you are a fan join to watch a show and take part in a themed activity. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome/rackets available. Social Morning, 9.15-11.30am, $4/session, ph 867 2584. Kiwi Badminton for Year 3-7 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5/session, ph 027 350 9482. Junior Badminton for Year 7-11 players, 6-7pm, $5 per session, ph 027 264 8660. Gisborne Badminton, 7-9pm with Patutahi Badminton Club visiting, $10 per session, ph 867 1416.

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

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Beginners classes for modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing. St Andrew’s Church hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-8pm beginners class, 8-10pm review of dances, $5 including supper, ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074.

Tuesday, August 21

Baby Time: for ages 0-2. Parents or caregivers help your baby become an active early learner with songs, rhymes, play and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10am, free.

Reducing Our Household Rubbish: Zero Waste. An introduction to the practicalities and philosophy of waste reduction with No-Waste Nomads Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Prince. Hati Nati Cafe, 163 Waiomatatini Rd, Ruatoria, 5-7.15pm, free.

Patutahi Badminton Club. There is no badminton tonight, ph Ron 862 7783 if required.

The Shadow Box (to Aug 24), 7.30pm. See Saturday Aug 18 listing.

Wednesday, August 22

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.

BIZminton 4: Week 4. A five-week round robin league with four players. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6-8.30pm. Details: www.sporty.co.nz/badmintoneastland/Home

The Shadow Box, 7.30pm. See Saturday Aug 18 listing.

Thursday, August 23

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

The Shadow Box, 7.30pm. See Saturday Aug 18 listing.

Friday, August 24

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.

Funny Friday: Open-mic comedy. Put your name on the board for five minutes of fame. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 7-8pm, free entry, R18.

Build-a-Band. Turn up and jam. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8-11pm, free entry, R18.

The Shadow Box, 7.30pm. See Saturday Aug 18 listing.

Saturday, August 25

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday Aug 18 listing.

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

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

Gisborne Boardriders Environment Day. A family-friendly day of speakers, planting and coastal fun. Wainui Beach School Hall, 9.30am-1pm, for details ph Florian 022 407 8987 or gisborneboardriders@gmail.com

PB Horticultural Society Camellia and Daffodil Show. Check out the gorgeous flowers, stalls and sales tables. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, 1.30-4pm, $5 entry, u/12s free. Today only at 2pm: A presentation by the daffodil judge.

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

Heartland Championship Rugby. Poverty Bay vs Wairarapa Bush game, Rugby Park, 2.30pm.

Fun Dancing Gisborne: 13th Birthday Dance. Guests welcome, music by Celeste and Simon, with spot prizes and raffles. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11.30pm, $10 door-sales. Theme: Lots of Bling. Details ph Kev/Isabel 867 0074.

Boogie Wonderland. Classic 70s disco music live and spot prizes. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm, $5 door-sales, R18.

The Wave: Chapter 3. Hosted by Richie Jenkins and Ashley Hughes, featuring Seymore and TDK. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm-2am, $10 cash-only door-sales, R18.

DJ Murdurah. Dance the night away with our local video DJ. The ShipWreck Bar, 335 Gladstone Rd, 9.30pm-1.30am, free entry, R18, tidy dress essential.

Sunday, August 26

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday, Aug 19 listing.

PGG Wrightson/Ballance Motu Special 2018 five mountain bike races and the Electric Village e-bike experience. Entry forms, details and maps at www.motuspecial.co.nz. Please enter online to assist organisers. Cash-only entries on the day. Proceeds to the Motu Community Trust. First race starts 10am, Motu Village. Contact Kathy 027 241 5063.

PB Horticultural Society Camellia and Daffodil Show, 9.30am-3.30pm. See Saturday Aug 25 listing.

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

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

Kaiti Beach Clean-up by Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti. Bring a bucket, gloves and sturdy shoes. Meet in carpark beside yacht club, 11am-midday.

Daffodil Rally for Cancer. Hundreds of various makes of vehicles across NZ will be on display or on the road at one time. Assemble at the carpark on cnr of Roebuck and Childers Rds at midday, for a 1pm drive to Tolaga Bay, $10 per vehicle. Bring your afternoon tea. For details ph Graeme 867 3508 or 027 284 5844.

Queen Bee and B Bumble Duo. Classic hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s, plus country standards. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 1-3.30pm, free entry, meals available, bookings ph 867 1112.

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