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


THURSDAY
WHAT: Artfix with jewellery Frances Stachl and Greg Donson from the Sarjeant Gallery
WHEN: 2pm
WHERE: i-Site Gallery, 31 Taupo Quay
DETAILS: An informal discussion about Ms Stachl's latest exhibition, Fiction in the Space Between.


FRIDAY
WHAT: Chamber Music Wanganui presents pianist Tony Chen Lin
WHEN: 7.30pm
WHERE: Prince Edward Auditorium, Wanganui Collegiate School
DETAILS: Tickets from the Royal Wanganui Opera House, adults $35, seniors $28, students $5.

WHAT: Fordell Preschool presents Dave Upfold, comedy stage hypnotist
WHEN: 7:30pm
WHERE: Fordell town hall, Fordell
DETAILS: Tickets $25, contact the Fordell Preschool on 3427629.

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SATURDAY
WHAT: Sport Whanganui presents the McDonald Mud Muster
WHEN: Sign-in begins at 8.30am
WHERE: Shelter View Raceway Park, SH4
DETAILS: For more information see http://www.mudmuster.co.nz.

WHAT: Shoot your way to a gold medal
WHEN: 11am-2pm
WHERE: David Jones Motors, 276 Victoria Ave
DETAILS: Register for the Masters Games and meet netball legend Irene van Dyk.

WHAT: Latin America and Spain Film Festival celebration
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Sarjeant on the Quay, Taupo Quay
DETAILS: Celebrate the Latin America and Spain Film Festival with and evening of Latin music, dance and refreshments.

WHAT: Gladiators in GI
WHEN: Event starts 9am
WHERE: Wanganui Sports Centre
DETAILS: For more information call Jo on 022-6506842.


SUNDAY
WHAT: Eastown Steam Express
WHEN: 2.30pm - 3.40pm
WHERE: Taupo Quay rail yard
DETAILS: Short steam rail ride. Adults $20, children $10.


MONDAY
WHAT: Whanganui Film Society presents Easy Rider, Raging Bulls
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Davis Theatre, Watt St
DETAILS: Members only, se www.whanganuifilmsociety.org.nz for more details.


TUESDAY
WHAT: Museum Lecture Theatre - looking into the museum
WHEN: 5.30pm
WHERE: Davis Theatre, Watt St
DETAILS: Lecture by museum director Frank Stark. Koha appreciated.