What's on in Gisborne?

Saturday, November 23

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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

Superstock & Stockcar Teams Races, Streetstock Champ of Champs and Superstock Points Dash. 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, $8 5-15s, u/5s free.

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

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 and Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St, ph 868 6139.

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. 1.5 hour walk/run, 8am. For meeting place; email: gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

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. 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. 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. Acoustic guitar and vocals. Peppers Beachfront Bar & Cafe, 40 Centennial Marine Drive, midday-2pm, free. Bookings essential: Ph 867 7696.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from Pier 1, Inner Harbour (gate outside Tatapouri SFC), weather permitting, 2pm. Pay at the gate: $20A, $10u/12s, limit 25. Details: Brian 027 474 9360.

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

Monday, November 25

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

Licence Control Qualification Course (& Dec 2). Two-day course offers a qualification also known as a Bar Managers Licence. Toru Restaurant, EIT Tairawhiti, 284 Palmerston Rd, 9am-midday, $215/two days. Ph 869 0810 or register with passport/birth certificate at the main office.

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.

Walk for Peace Tairawhiti. Join the White Ribbon Day walk, have your say, share a poem, spoken word, waiata or korero. Register: Wendy ph 869 1340, 027 836 7495. Meet: Marina carpark, Vogel St, 5pm.

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 Araroa Fire Station, 51 Pohutu St, Te Araroa, 5.15-7.15pm.

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

Tuesday, November 26

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Nov 23.

Food Safety Course (& Nov 27). Two-day course offers a Certificate in Food Safety, which meets the Gisborne District Council Food Safety bylaws. Toru Restaurant, EIT Tairawhiti, 284 Palmerston Rd, 9am-2pm, $285/two days. Ph 869 0810 or register with passport/birth certificate at the main office.

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.

Have Your Say Korero: SH35, Ruatoria Fire Station, 190 Waiomatatini Rd, 5.15-7.15pm. See Nov 25 details.

Bee Smart Gisborne. Local beekeepers end-of-year get together and BBQ. From 6pm at Jenny’s, ph 027 218 8848 for details.

The Vicar of Dibley Show, 7.30pm. See Nov 23.

Wednesday, November 27

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.

Te Kura O Te Muriwai: 70th Celebration. Past pupils are welcome for a touch of nostalgia. Muriwai School, 1684 Wharerata Rd, Muriwai, midday-2.30pm. If wet; the next fine day. Register/if you have old photos: Ph 862 8765 or office@muriwai.schoolzone.net.nz

Treats and Platters Nutrition Workshop. Nutritionist Celeste will give some ideas for treats and platters which are sure to impress. Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti, Level 1, 74 Grey St, 12.10-1pm, $2 cash-only door sales. Details; info@sportgisborne.org.nz

Smashers in the Summer. For Yr 7-13 badminton players. Fitness, social games and fun for all ability levels. Rackets available. Wear sports shoes. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 3.30-4.30pm, $5, eastland.association@gmail.com or ph 021 033 9617.

Services Pathway Information Evening. If you are preparing for a career in the NZ Police or the Services come along and hear about the recruitment process and programme. EIT, Toru Restaurant, 282 Palmerston Rd, 5.30-7pm.

The Vicar of Dibley Show, 7.30pm. See Nov 23.

Thursday, November 28

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

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Nov 23.

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 or eastland.association@gmail.com

Casual bowls roll-up, 12.30-4.30pm. See Nov 23.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See Nov 25.

Gisborne Boardriders Club: Women’s Surf Coaching Workshop. Come along and develop your coaching skills. Just know the basics and have a passion to share the stroke. Tonui Collab, Shed 3, 48 The Esplanade, 5.30-7.30pm, free. Register: gizzylocal.com

FreeDance. A movement and dance meditation practice with a variety of sound and rhythm. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-8.30pm, $7. See Facebook.

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

The Vicar of Dibley Show, 7.30pm. See Nov 23.

Unusual Subjects Tour. Jamie Patterson, Lane Pilkington and Camilo Aristizabal delve into the surreal and discuss comedic ideas on stage. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 8-9.30pm. Tickets: 20+Bfee at eventfinda.co.nz or if unsold $20 cash-only door sales, R18.

Friday, November 29

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

Te Hapara School's Gala. Bring the family along for arts, crafts, some fun, games, food and laughter. Te Hapara School, 31 Mill Rd, 4.30-7pm.

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.

Ruben Kaa Live. Enjoy easy-listening music from ex-Gizzy entertainer. Gisborne RSA, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7pm, free entry.

The Vicar of Dibley Show, 7.30pm. See Nov 23.

Elvis Tribute and Joe Cocker Tribute Showband. Come along for some great tunes. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 8pm, free entry.

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

Saturday, November 30

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See Nov 23.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See Nov 23.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Nov 23.

Weaving a Kete Waikawa. Weave a sustainable flax kete (bag) for carrying shopping, or as a gift. SuperGrans Tairawhiti, 185 Childers Rd, 9am-4pm. Register: $120 on Facebook Messenger. All materials, notes, kai, coffee/tea/water provided.

Gisborne Young Farmers: Districts Competition for Upper East Coast. Support our rural competitors in their quest to become a national finalist. A&P Showgrounds, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, 9am-3.30pm.

Willowsong Summer Fair. A Steiner-inspired fair; family-friendly, crafts, Christmas shopping, food, activities for the kids and Steiner storytelling. Lawson Field Theatre Rose Garden, 7 Fitzherbert St, 10am-2pm, free entry. If wet, will be held on December 7.

Summer IPAs at the Royal. Live music, food from the new kitchen menu, eight breweries serving IPAs, APAs, NEIPAs and more. The Royal (Jolly Stockman), 3 Saleyards Rd, midday-5.30pm. Tickets: $35+Bfee, incl bus from i-Site Grey St and return from https://gisbornebeerfestival.nz/

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Nov 23.

Summer Sound Check. Summer IPA Festival after-party with DJs in two areas and visuals on the big screen. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 6pm-1am, $5 door sales.

The Vicar of Dibley Show, 7.30pm. See Nov 23.

Comedy Double Header: Pat Goldsack and DJ Trump. Two award-winning comedy shows in a one-night-only double bill; Katie Boyle and Alexander Sparrow. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 7.30pm. Tickets, R16: $40 from eventfinda.co.nz

The Killing Floor: Live. Followed by Campbell Ngata playing rare vinyl. Garden Bar, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30pm, $10 cash-only door sales.

Sunday, December 1

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Nov 24.

Gisborne Harriers Matokitoki Classic. Annual 21km half marathon and 10km or 5km run through the scenic Matokitoki Valley. Meet: Waiteata Park, 8 Richardson Ave, 8am-midday. Fees: $25 21km, $15 10km, $10 5km. Register: gisborneharriers/Matokitoki-Classic/Details

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Te Papa Station, Ngakoroa Rd, Ormond, departs 8.30am, $10. Make our way onto the ridge and to the trig and return beside a creek. Great views of Young Nicks Head/Te Kuri a Paoa, Whakapunaki and Arowhana. Register: Geoff ph 862 5710, cobbunco@xtra.co.nz

Gas Guzzlers’ Breakfast. Check out the cars on the Quay. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8.30-11am. Rain, hail or sunshine.

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See Nov 24.

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

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See Nov 24.

Love our Moana Christmas Parade. Bring the whanau to watch the floats make their way through the city centre. CBD, Gladstone Road, 4-5pm. Theme; taking care of our wonderful ocean. Float inquiries: Lana at lana@gisbornenz.com

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

Saturday, November 23

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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

Superstock & Stockcar Teams Races, Streetstock Champ of Champs and Superstock Points Dash. 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, $8 5-15s, u/5s free.

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

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 and Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey St, ph 868 6139.

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. 1.5 hour walk/run, 8am. For meeting place; email: gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

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. 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. 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. Acoustic guitar and vocals. Peppers Beachfront Bar & Cafe, 40 Centennial Marine Drive, midday-2pm, free. Bookings essential: Ph 867 7696.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from Pier 1, Inner Harbour (gate outside Tatapouri SFC), weather permitting, 2pm. Pay at the gate: $20A, $10u/12s, limit 25. Details: Brian 027 474 9360.

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

Monday, November 25

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

Licence Control Qualification Course (& Dec 2). Two-day course offers a qualification also known as a Bar Managers Licence. Toru Restaurant, EIT Tairawhiti, 284 Palmerston Rd, 9am-midday, $215/two days. Ph 869 0810 or register with passport/birth certificate at the main office.

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.

Walk for Peace Tairawhiti. Join the White Ribbon Day walk, have your say, share a poem, spoken word, waiata or korero. Register: Wendy ph 869 1340, 027 836 7495. Meet: Marina carpark, Vogel St, 5pm.

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 Araroa Fire Station, 51 Pohutu St, Te Araroa, 5.15-7.15pm.

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

Tuesday, November 26

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Nov 23.

Food Safety Course (& Nov 27). Two-day course offers a Certificate in Food Safety, which meets the Gisborne District Council Food Safety bylaws. Toru Restaurant, EIT Tairawhiti, 284 Palmerston Rd, 9am-2pm, $285/two days. Ph 869 0810 or register with passport/birth certificate at the main office.

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.

Have Your Say Korero: SH35, Ruatoria Fire Station, 190 Waiomatatini Rd, 5.15-7.15pm. See Nov 25 details.

Bee Smart Gisborne. Local beekeepers end-of-year get together and BBQ. From 6pm at Jenny’s, ph 027 218 8848 for details.

The Vicar of Dibley Show, 7.30pm. See Nov 23.

Wednesday, November 27

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.

Te Kura O Te Muriwai: 70th Celebration. Past pupils are welcome for a touch of nostalgia. Muriwai School, 1684 Wharerata Rd, Muriwai, midday-2.30pm. If wet; the next fine day. Register/if you have old photos: Ph 862 8765 or office@muriwai.schoolzone.net.nz

Treats and Platters Nutrition Workshop. Nutritionist Celeste will give some ideas for treats and platters which are sure to impress. Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti, Level 1, 74 Grey St, 12.10-1pm, $2 cash-only door sales. Details; info@sportgisborne.org.nz

Smashers in the Summer. For Yr 7-13 badminton players. Fitness, social games and fun for all ability levels. Rackets available. Wear sports shoes. Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 3.30-4.30pm, $5, eastland.association@gmail.com or ph 021 033 9617.

Services Pathway Information Evening. If you are preparing for a career in the NZ Police or the Services come along and hear about the recruitment process and programme. EIT, Toru Restaurant, 282 Palmerston Rd, 5.30-7pm.

The Vicar of Dibley Show, 7.30pm. See Nov 23.

Thursday, November 28

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

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Nov 23.

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 or eastland.association@gmail.com

Casual bowls roll-up, 12.30-4.30pm. See Nov 23.

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See Nov 25.

Gisborne Boardriders Club: Women’s Surf Coaching Workshop. Come along and develop your coaching skills. Just know the basics and have a passion to share the stroke. Tonui Collab, Shed 3, 48 The Esplanade, 5.30-7.30pm, free. Register: gizzylocal.com

FreeDance. A movement and dance meditation practice with a variety of sound and rhythm. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7-8.30pm, $7. See Facebook.

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

The Vicar of Dibley Show, 7.30pm. See Nov 23.

Unusual Subjects Tour. Jamie Patterson, Lane Pilkington and Camilo Aristizabal delve into the surreal and discuss comedic ideas on stage. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 8-9.30pm. Tickets: 20+Bfee at eventfinda.co.nz or if unsold $20 cash-only door sales, R18.

Friday, November 29

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

Te Hapara School's Gala. Bring the family along for arts, crafts, some fun, games, food and laughter. Te Hapara School, 31 Mill Rd, 4.30-7pm.

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.

Ruben Kaa Live. Enjoy easy-listening music from ex-Gizzy entertainer. Gisborne RSA, cnr Bright St & Childers Rd, 7pm, free entry.

The Vicar of Dibley Show, 7.30pm. See Nov 23.

Elvis Tribute and Joe Cocker Tribute Showband. Come along for some great tunes. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 8pm, free entry.

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

Saturday, November 30

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See Nov 23.

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See Nov 23.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-3pm. See Nov 23.

Weaving a Kete Waikawa. Weave a sustainable flax kete (bag) for carrying shopping, or as a gift. SuperGrans Tairawhiti, 185 Childers Rd, 9am-4pm. Register: $120 on Facebook Messenger. All materials, notes, kai, coffee/tea/water provided.

Gisborne Young Farmers: Districts Competition for Upper East Coast. Support our rural competitors in their quest to become a national finalist. A&P Showgrounds, 20 Main Rd, Makaraka, 9am-3.30pm.

Willowsong Summer Fair. A Steiner-inspired fair; family-friendly, crafts, Christmas shopping, food, activities for the kids and Steiner storytelling. Lawson Field Theatre Rose Garden, 7 Fitzherbert St, 10am-2pm, free entry. If wet, will be held on December 7.

Summer IPAs at the Royal. Live music, food from the new kitchen menu, eight breweries serving IPAs, APAs, NEIPAs and more. The Royal (Jolly Stockman), 3 Saleyards Rd, midday-5.30pm. Tickets: $35+Bfee, incl bus from i-Site Grey St and return from https://gisbornebeerfestival.nz/

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See Nov 23.

Summer Sound Check. Summer IPA Festival after-party with DJs in two areas and visuals on the big screen. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 6pm-1am, $5 door sales.

The Vicar of Dibley Show, 7.30pm. See Nov 23.

Comedy Double Header: Pat Goldsack and DJ Trump. Two award-winning comedy shows in a one-night-only double bill; Katie Boyle and Alexander Sparrow. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 7.30pm. Tickets, R16: $40 from eventfinda.co.nz

The Killing Floor: Live. Followed by Campbell Ngata playing rare vinyl. Garden Bar, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30pm, $10 cash-only door sales.

Sunday, December 1

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Nov 24.

Gisborne Harriers Matokitoki Classic. Annual 21km half marathon and 10km or 5km run through the scenic Matokitoki Valley. Meet: Waiteata Park, 8 Richardson Ave, 8am-midday. Fees: $25 21km, $15 10km, $10 5km. Register: gisborneharriers/Matokitoki-Classic/Details

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club walk, Te Papa Station, Ngakoroa Rd, Ormond, departs 8.30am, $10. Make our way onto the ridge and to the trig and return beside a creek. Great views of Young Nicks Head/Te Kuri a Paoa, Whakapunaki and Arowhana. Register: Geoff ph 862 5710, cobbunco@xtra.co.nz

Gas Guzzlers’ Breakfast. Check out the cars on the Quay. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8.30-11am. Rain, hail or sunshine.

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See Nov 24.

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

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See Nov 24.

Love our Moana Christmas Parade. Bring the whanau to watch the floats make their way through the city centre. CBD, Gladstone Road, 4-5pm. Theme; taking care of our wonderful ocean. Float inquiries: Lana at lana@gisbornenz.com

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

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