Your guide to what's happening in our region in this week. If you have an item for this column please email the details to news@wanganuichronicle.co.nz. Deadline is 12 noon on Wednesday.

THURSDAY
WHAT: Save The Children's open day
WHEN: 10am-3pm
WHERE: 25 Gilligan Close {off Purnell St}
DETAILS: Christmas, gifts, and much more - look for the flag outside.

WHAT: New Zealand Society of Geneologists' book fair
WHEN: Thursday, 8.30am-7pm; Friday, 8.30am-6pm; Saturday, 9am-2pm.
WHERE: St Joseph's Hall, Victoria St, Hawera
DETAILS: Proceeds go to Hawera Genealogy Society and South Taranaki District Museum Trust.


FRIDAY
WHAT: Amdram presents The Wizard of Oz
WHEN: 7.30pm, runs until October 2
WHERE: Amdram Theatre, Guyton St
DETAILS: Tickets from the Royal Wanganui Opera House, adults $25, children $10.

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SATURDAY
WHAT: Whanganui River Traders Market.
WHEN: 9am to 1pm.
WHERE: Whanganui Riverbank.
DETAILS: Food, music, clothes, crafts, and more.

WHAT: Wanganui Orchid Society show
WHEN: 10am-4pm
WHERE: Whanganui City College Hall, Ingestre St
DETAILS: Admission $2, there will be plants for sale.

WHAT: Meet and greet Whanganui's Olympics athletes
WHEN: 12 noon to 2pm
WHERE: River Traders Market [12 noon], Majestic Square [12.15pm], Cooks Garden [2.15pm]
DETAILS: All welcome to meet Chris Harris and Rebecca Scown.

WHAT: Roller derby - Stealth Bombers v Quiet Riot; West Coast Bombers v Taranaki Roller Corps
WHEN: 2.30pm
WHERE: Jubilee Stadium
DETAILS: $5 entry at the door.

WHAT: Steelform Wanganui versus Thames Vallery Heartland Rugby match
WHEN: 2.30pm
WHERE: Cooks Gardens
DETAILS: Adults $10, students $5, under-13s free.


SUNDAY
WHAT: Castlecliff Market
WHEN: Noon to 4pm
WHERE: Bryce St, Castlecliff
DETAILS: Wide variety of stalls

WHAT: Whanganui Jazz Club presents Laura Collins and the Back Door Blues Band
WHEN: 6.30pm, doors open at 5.30pm
WHERE: Wanganui RSA, St Hill St
DETAILS: Members $10, non-members $20.


WEDNESDAY
WHAT: Zonta Fashion Show, featuring fashions from Whanganui retailers
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Wanganui Racecourse function centre, Purnell St
DETAILS: Tickets $25 at the door (cash only) or call 021-08322949.