What's on in Gisborne?

BALLOON FUN: Bobbie Bubbles has two keen young customers — Grace King, 9, and Chozyn Hikawai, 7 — at her balloon stand at the Gypsy Fair over the weekend. Gisborne Herald file picture by Liam Clayton

Saturday, September 21

Area 51 themed parkrun. Break out your best alien threads and run like you have never run before. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground, Grey St, 7.45am. See http://www.parkrun.co.nz/gisborne/

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.

Hika Squash Open Day. All ages are welcome to come along and try your hand at playing squash. Rackets available. Wear non-marking court shoes or bare feet. Waerenga a Hika Hall, 728 Matawai Rd, 10am-2pm, free.

The Jungle Book. An adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic story performed by the amazing Rising Stars kids. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 1.30pm, $10A, $5Ch, door sales.

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

Heartland Championship Rugby, Poverty Bay vs Mid Canterbury. Rugby Park, Gisborne, 2.30pm.

Quiz Nyte. Dress your team with a theme and have a fun night. 2nd NZEF, 333 Palmerston Rd, doors open 5pm, starts 5.30pm, $60/team of six. Register: Emily ph 027 215 5712.

Zumba Masterclass: Fav Decade. Dress in your favourite decade gear, bring friends and have a blast. Awapuni School, 129 Awapuni Rd, 6-7.30pm, free.

Diversity Dinner. Fundraising dinner by Tairawhiti Multicultural Council and OWD Socks with the aim of spreading the message of diversity post the Christchurch event. All proceeds towards assisting the Youth Development Project at Patu Tahi Boxing club. Bollywood Stars Restaurant, 355 Gladstone Rd, 6.30-9.30pm. Tickets: $25 from acnaresh@hotmail.com

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: Dress you fancy.

Gisborne Orphans Club: Best of Best Concert. All welcome. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 7.30-11.30pm, guests $10, members free, supper provided. Contact: Mike ph 867 5247 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Sunday, September 22

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

Gizzy Coffee Run: Kaiti Hill/Yacht Club. 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.

Alzheimer’s Gisborne/Tairawhiti: Memory Walk. Wear purple and join in to remember those affected by dementia. Meet at the river end of Bright St at 10am for a family/wheelchair-friendly walk along the riverbank to Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club. Koha/donations appreciated. Light refreshments and entertainment available. Register: Ph 867 0752 or http://www.alzheimers.org.nz/memorywalk

Te Wherowhero Bio-blitz. Join in to weed and care of this precious lagoon. Meet at 10am at the Browns Beach Entrance, Manutuke, 10am-2pm. Details: See Facebook or communications@rongowhakaata.iwi.nz

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.

Neil Smoker Live. Resident solo-musician will cover The Beatles, Clapton, Crowded House, blues and more. Peppers Beachfront, 40 Centennial Marine Drive, midday-2pm, free. Bookings essential: Ph 867 7696. Platters available.

The Jungle Book, 1.30pm. See Sept 21.

Tiny Ruins: Olympic Girls Spring Tour of Aotearoa. Auckland-based folk, blues band with Australian folk, rock singer-songwriter; Jen Cloher. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 7.30pm, $35+Bfee at tickettailor.com

Monday, September 23

Alzheimer’s Gisborne/Tairawhiti: Spud-in-a-Bucket Competition (to Dec 7). Pick up your bucket and grow your homegrown spuds. Details: Ph 867 0752 during office hours: 8.30am-4pm Mon-Wed and Fri.

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 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.

Titirangi Mount Everest Challenge: Opening Night. Start your seven-week challenge today. Meet at the bottom of Titirangi, 5.30pm. Details: See http://www.sportgisborne.org.nz/events/

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

Ministry for the Environment: Freshwater Public Meeting. Come along and ask questions, or have your say on a policy to better look after our freshwater; rivers, streams, lakes and wetlands. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 6-8pm, free. Details: See mfe.govt.nz

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, September 24

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Sept 21.

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

Teen Anime Club: for ages 14-18. Discuss anime and take part in a themed activity. HB Williams Memorial Library, Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

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. All welcome. Patutahi Hall, Biggs St, 7.30pm, ph 862 7783.

Wednesday, September 25

Developing students: Leading their own Learning Day. Work with others to plan how to put some new ideas/actions into practice in your classroom and find ways to further develop this in your school. Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, 280 Grey St, 9am-2.30pm, free. Register, limited spaces: Tim at tim@makauri.school.nz

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.

Thursday, September 26

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

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Sept 21.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Beach Loop, Wharerata Hills, departs 9.30am, $10. Walk across farmland from Wharerata Rd to the Waikoura rail tunnel. Lovely coastal views, railway features; water drives and tunnels. Bring a torch. Register: Gillian ph 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See Sept 23.

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

Tony Chen Lin Concert. Singaporean composer and pianist performs Mozart, Schumann, Janacek and new work by Gao Ping. Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 7.30pm. Tickets, door sales; $30A and $10 student with ID.

Friday, September 27

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

Intergenerational Strike 4 Climate. Bring your whanau and join in; speakers, chants and music. Meet at midday: Childers Road Reserve, near the YMCA. March down Gladstone Rd for a sit in at the GDC Chambers from 1.30-2.30pm.

Festival of the Arts (to Sept 30). The Gisborne Competitions Society celebrates with performances in ballet and modern dance. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 6pm. Admission: $40Fam (2A+2Ch); $30 concession (adult, all sessions+venues); $5A or $1Ch per session. Programmes: $10.00 at SJ Photography or Ballance Street Bookshop.

Fearless Fridays Improv Comedy Club: ages 15 and over. A fun and fearless foray into improv comedy. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 6.30pm, $5 cash-only door sales.

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

Saturday, September 28

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.

NZ Primary School Champs. Find a shady spot on the beach and watch the surfing competition for Year 6-8 surfers. Place/time: See surfingnz.co.nz

Gisborne parkrun. A 5km 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. Carpark behind St Andrew’s Church (access off Childers Rd), 8am-midday, $5/car.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See Sept 21.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Sept 21.

Festival of the Arts. Music section (Lawson Field Theatre); 9am, 1pm & 7pm. Ballet and modern dance (War Memorial Theatre) and Speech (Lawson Field Theatre); 9am, 1.30pm & 6.30pm. See Sept 27.

Aurora Treasure Hunt. A treasure hunt around Gisborne's historical landmark sites for primary school-aged children and their families. Download the free phone app, designed by young Aurora inventors and set off walking or in a car for a fun-filled family adventure, 9am-4pm. For details: Sunny ph 027 366 3644 or sunny@auroraed.co.nz

The Gypsy Fair (to Sep 29). Back for the 30th season with new stalls, an extensive range of handcrafts, entertainment, food and kid-friendly fun. The Rectory Field GBHS, Stanley Rd, 9am-5pm.

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 Sept 21.

Heartland Championship Rugby, East Coast vs West Coast. Whakarua Park, Ruatoria, 2.30pm.

St John Quiz Night. Come along for a fun night with auctions, raffles and supper provided. St John Hall, 4 Bright St, doors open 5.30pm, starts 6pm, ph Heather 021 119 8552; $90/table of 6, R18. Fundraiser for maintenance on the Gisborne Ambulance Station and for St John Community Services.

51/50 Battle League: Take Your Place 2. A capella and beat-rap battles between local acts and cyphers for a mature audience. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 6-10pm. Tickets: $5 presales from 51/50 Battle League NZ or Ike Bryan on Facebook, or $10 cash-only door sales.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing with supper. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $10 cash-only door sales. Dress: Semi-formal. Live music by the Sheldons.

Sunday, September 29

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sept 22.

Festival of the Arts. Lawson Field Theatre: Music section; 9am, 1pm & 7pm and Speech; 9am, 1.30pm & 7pm. War Memorial Theatre: Ballet and modern dance; 9am, 1.30pm & 6.30pm. See Sept 27.

Aurora Treasure Hunt, 9am-4pm. See Sept 28.

The Gypsy Fair, 9am-5pm. See Sept 28.

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, 11am-3pm. See Sept 22.

Margaret Atwood Live. Trailblazing author and social campaigner Margaret will discuss her book The Handmaid’s Tale and upcoming sequel The Testaments. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 6-8pm, $20 cash-only door sales.

Saturday, September 21

Area 51 themed parkrun. Break out your best alien threads and run like you have never run before. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground, Grey St, 7.45am. See http://www.parkrun.co.nz/gisborne/

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.

Hika Squash Open Day. All ages are welcome to come along and try your hand at playing squash. Rackets available. Wear non-marking court shoes or bare feet. Waerenga a Hika Hall, 728 Matawai Rd, 10am-2pm, free.

The Jungle Book. An adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic story performed by the amazing Rising Stars kids. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 1.30pm, $10A, $5Ch, door sales.

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

Heartland Championship Rugby, Poverty Bay vs Mid Canterbury. Rugby Park, Gisborne, 2.30pm.

Quiz Nyte. Dress your team with a theme and have a fun night. 2nd NZEF, 333 Palmerston Rd, doors open 5pm, starts 5.30pm, $60/team of six. Register: Emily ph 027 215 5712.

Zumba Masterclass: Fav Decade. Dress in your favourite decade gear, bring friends and have a blast. Awapuni School, 129 Awapuni Rd, 6-7.30pm, free.

Diversity Dinner. Fundraising dinner by Tairawhiti Multicultural Council and OWD Socks with the aim of spreading the message of diversity post the Christchurch event. All proceeds towards assisting the Youth Development Project at Patu Tahi Boxing club. Bollywood Stars Restaurant, 355 Gladstone Rd, 6.30-9.30pm. Tickets: $25 from acnaresh@hotmail.com

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: Dress you fancy.

Gisborne Orphans Club: Best of Best Concert. All welcome. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 7.30-11.30pm, guests $10, members free, supper provided. Contact: Mike ph 867 5247 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Sunday, September 22

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

Gizzy Coffee Run: Kaiti Hill/Yacht Club. 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.

Alzheimer’s Gisborne/Tairawhiti: Memory Walk. Wear purple and join in to remember those affected by dementia. Meet at the river end of Bright St at 10am for a family/wheelchair-friendly walk along the riverbank to Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club. Koha/donations appreciated. Light refreshments and entertainment available. Register: Ph 867 0752 or http://www.alzheimers.org.nz/memorywalk

Te Wherowhero Bio-blitz. Join in to weed and care of this precious lagoon. Meet at 10am at the Browns Beach Entrance, Manutuke, 10am-2pm. Details: See Facebook or communications@rongowhakaata.iwi.nz

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.

Neil Smoker Live. Resident solo-musician will cover The Beatles, Clapton, Crowded House, blues and more. Peppers Beachfront, 40 Centennial Marine Drive, midday-2pm, free. Bookings essential: Ph 867 7696. Platters available.

The Jungle Book, 1.30pm. See Sept 21.

Tiny Ruins: Olympic Girls Spring Tour of Aotearoa. Auckland-based folk, blues band with Australian folk, rock singer-songwriter; Jen Cloher. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 7.30pm, $35+Bfee at tickettailor.com

Monday, September 23

Alzheimer’s Gisborne/Tairawhiti: Spud-in-a-Bucket Competition (to Dec 7). Pick up your bucket and grow your homegrown spuds. Details: Ph 867 0752 during office hours: 8.30am-4pm Mon-Wed and Fri.

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 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.

Titirangi Mount Everest Challenge: Opening Night. Start your seven-week challenge today. Meet at the bottom of Titirangi, 5.30pm. Details: See http://www.sportgisborne.org.nz/events/

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

Ministry for the Environment: Freshwater Public Meeting. Come along and ask questions, or have your say on a policy to better look after our freshwater; rivers, streams, lakes and wetlands. Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Rd, 6-8pm, free. Details: See mfe.govt.nz

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, September 24

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Sept 21.

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

Teen Anime Club: for ages 14-18. Discuss anime and take part in a themed activity. HB Williams Memorial Library, Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 3.30-5pm, free.

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. All welcome. Patutahi Hall, Biggs St, 7.30pm, ph 862 7783.

Wednesday, September 25

Developing students: Leading their own Learning Day. Work with others to plan how to put some new ideas/actions into practice in your classroom and find ways to further develop this in your school. Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, 280 Grey St, 9am-2.30pm, free. Register, limited spaces: Tim at tim@makauri.school.nz

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.

Thursday, September 26

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

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Sept 21.

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Beach Loop, Wharerata Hills, departs 9.30am, $10. Walk across farmland from Wharerata Rd to the Waikoura rail tunnel. Lovely coastal views, railway features; water drives and tunnels. Bring a torch. Register: Gillian ph 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See Sept 23.

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

Tony Chen Lin Concert. Singaporean composer and pianist performs Mozart, Schumann, Janacek and new work by Gao Ping. Lawson Field Theatre, 7 Fitzherbert St, 7.30pm. Tickets, door sales; $30A and $10 student with ID.

Friday, September 27

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

Intergenerational Strike 4 Climate. Bring your whanau and join in; speakers, chants and music. Meet at midday: Childers Road Reserve, near the YMCA. March down Gladstone Rd for a sit in at the GDC Chambers from 1.30-2.30pm.

Festival of the Arts (to Sept 30). The Gisborne Competitions Society celebrates with performances in ballet and modern dance. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 6pm. Admission: $40Fam (2A+2Ch); $30 concession (adult, all sessions+venues); $5A or $1Ch per session. Programmes: $10.00 at SJ Photography or Ballance Street Bookshop.

Fearless Fridays Improv Comedy Club: ages 15 and over. A fun and fearless foray into improv comedy. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 6.30pm, $5 cash-only door sales.

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

Saturday, September 28

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.

NZ Primary School Champs. Find a shady spot on the beach and watch the surfing competition for Year 6-8 surfers. Place/time: See surfingnz.co.nz

Gisborne parkrun. A 5km 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. Carpark behind St Andrew’s Church (access off Childers Rd), 8am-midday, $5/car.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See Sept 21.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See Sept 21.

Festival of the Arts. Music section (Lawson Field Theatre); 9am, 1pm & 7pm. Ballet and modern dance (War Memorial Theatre) and Speech (Lawson Field Theatre); 9am, 1.30pm & 6.30pm. See Sept 27.

Aurora Treasure Hunt. A treasure hunt around Gisborne's historical landmark sites for primary school-aged children and their families. Download the free phone app, designed by young Aurora inventors and set off walking or in a car for a fun-filled family adventure, 9am-4pm. For details: Sunny ph 027 366 3644 or sunny@auroraed.co.nz

The Gypsy Fair (to Sep 29). Back for the 30th season with new stalls, an extensive range of handcrafts, entertainment, food and kid-friendly fun. The Rectory Field GBHS, Stanley Rd, 9am-5pm.

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 Sept 21.

Heartland Championship Rugby, East Coast vs West Coast. Whakarua Park, Ruatoria, 2.30pm.

St John Quiz Night. Come along for a fun night with auctions, raffles and supper provided. St John Hall, 4 Bright St, doors open 5.30pm, starts 6pm, ph Heather 021 119 8552; $90/table of 6, R18. Fundraiser for maintenance on the Gisborne Ambulance Station and for St John Community Services.

51/50 Battle League: Take Your Place 2. A capella and beat-rap battles between local acts and cyphers for a mature audience. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 6-10pm. Tickets: $5 presales from 51/50 Battle League NZ or Ike Bryan on Facebook, or $10 cash-only door sales.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing with supper. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $10 cash-only door sales. Dress: Semi-formal. Live music by the Sheldons.

Sunday, September 29

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sept 22.

Festival of the Arts. Lawson Field Theatre: Music section; 9am, 1pm & 7pm and Speech; 9am, 1.30pm & 7pm. War Memorial Theatre: Ballet and modern dance; 9am, 1.30pm & 6.30pm. See Sept 27.

Aurora Treasure Hunt, 9am-4pm. See Sept 28.

The Gypsy Fair, 9am-5pm. See Sept 28.

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, 11am-3pm. See Sept 22.

Margaret Atwood Live. Trailblazing author and social campaigner Margaret will discuss her book The Handmaid’s Tale and upcoming sequel The Testaments. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 6-8pm, $20 cash-only door sales.

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