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 12 noon every Wednesday.

THURSDAY
WHAT: Creative Space arts workshops
WHEN: Thursday to Saturday, 9am to 4pm, drop-in sessions
WHERE: Whanganui Community Arts Centre, Taupo Quay
DETAILS: Make your own piece of art, for $2 can be made into a badge.

WHAT: River City grand fiesta
WHEN: 5pm
WHERE: Majestic Square
DETAILS: Live music and food.

WHAT: Talk on climate change by Professor Guy McPherson
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: Davis Theatre, Watt St
DETAILS: All welcome.

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FRIDAY
WHAT: Tough Kids races
WHEN: Start at 10.15am
WHERE: Cooks Gardens, St Hill St
DETAILS: Last race at 1.45pm.

WHAT: An evening with Graeme Stevenson
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: Fine Arts Whanganui Gallery
DETAILS: Sharing stories from his own creative journey.

WHAT: Whanganui Musicians Club presents Bernie Griffen and Kirsten Warner
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Savage Club Hall, 35 Drews Ave
DETAILS: $10 entry at the door.


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

WHAT: PS Waimarie sailings
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, 11am
WHERE: 1a Taupo Quay
DETAILS: See www.waimarie.co.nz for bookings and details.

WHAT: Christmas Parade
WHEN: 2pm
WHERE: Victoria Ave
DETAILS: Santa, floats, lolly scramble, food.

WHAT: River City Rollers v Timaru Derby Dames
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: Jubilee Stadium, London St
DETAILS: Adults $5 at the door.

WHAT: Grease - the smash hit muscial
WHEN: 8pm
WHERE: Royal Wanganui Opera House
DETAILS: Adult $70, tickets from the opera house.


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

WHAT: Car rally, pre-1931 cars
WHEN: 12.45pm
WHERE: Cornmarket Reserve, next to Dublin St bridge
DETAILS: A rally to commemorate the first AA car rally held in Whanganui in 1911.

WHAT: Renaissance to Rihanna - soprano Deborah Wai Kapohe with dancer Trinity Taylor Moore
WHEN: 4.30pm
WHERE: Sarjeant on the Quay, Taupo Quay
DETAILS: Tickets $20 from Sarjeant on the Quay.

MONDAY
WHAT: Official opening of Volunteer Whanganui
WHEN: 11.30am
WHERE: Duncan Pavilion, Rangiora St
DETAILS: For more information contact Sandra on 3479430.