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: Seminars on epilepsy
WHEN: 1pm and 6pm
WHERE: Wanganui RSA, St Hill St
DETAILS: Entry by koha. Phone 027 221 3657 for more information.

WHAT: St John book sale
WHEN: 6pm-9pm
WHERE: St John, 25 Tawa St
DETAILS: Books, CDs, magazines and jigsaws for sale.

WHAT: Repertory Theatre presents Middle Age Spread
WHEN: 7.30pm
WHERE: Repertory Theatre, Ridgway St
DETAILS: Book at the Royal Wanganui Opera House, adults $25.

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WHAT: Songs and Writers
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Lucky Bar + Kitchen, Wilson St
DETAILS: Free entry.


FRIDAY
WHAT: Whanganui Literary Festival grand opening
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: War Memorial Centre, Watt St
DETAILS: All welcome

WHAT: Whanganui Literary Festival presents a talk by C.K. Stead
WHEN: 7.30pm
WHERE: War Memorial Centre, Watt St
DETAILS: Tickets $15 from the Royal Wanganui Opera House.

WHAT: St John book sale
WHEN: 10am-6pm
WHERE: St John, 25 Tawa St
DETAILS: Books, CDs, magazines and jigsaws for sale.

WHAT: Racing - the Bass EP NZ tour, with support from Soda Boyz
WHEN: 9pm
WHERE: Lucky Bar + Kitchen, Wilson St
DETAILS: Tickets $15 from www.undertheradar.co.nz

WHAT: Repertory Theatre presents Middle Age Spread
WHEN: 7.30pm
WHERE: Repertory Theatre, Ridgway St
DETAILS: Book at the Royal Wanganui Opera House, adults $25.

WHAT: Whanganui Musicians' Club presents Ben and the Believers
WHEN: 7.30pm
WHERE: Whanganui Musicians' Club, Drews Ave
DETAILS: Member $5, non-members $10.


SATURDAY
WHAT: Whanganui Literary Festival - a variety of events
WHEN: Various times
WHERE: War Memorial Centre, Watt St
DETAILS: See www.writersfest.co.nz for more information.

WHAT: Vets On Carlton fifth birthday celebrations
WHEN: 9am-12 noon
WHERE: Vets On Carlton, 60 Carlton Ave
DETAILS: Bouncy castle, sausage sizzle, spot prizes, special deals and more.

WHAT: St John book sale
WHEN: 10am-4pm
WHERE: St John, 25 Tawa St
DETAILS: Books, CDs, magazines and jigsaws for sale.

WHAT: Repertory Theatre presents Middle Age Spread
WHEN: 7.30pm
WHERE: Repertory Theatre, Ridgway St
DETAILS: Book at the Royal Wanganui Opera House, adults $25.

WHAT: Wanganui Orchid Society show
WHEN: 10am
WHERE: Whanganui City College hall, Ingestre St
DETAILS: Entry $2

WHAT: Whanganui River Traders and Farmers Markets
WHEN: 8.30am until 1pm
WHERE: Downtown Whanganui riverbank
DETAILS: Art, crafts and more.


SUNDAY
WHAT: Whanganui Literary Festival - a variety of events
WHEN: Various times
WHERE: War Memorial Centre, Watt St
DETAILS: See www.writersfest.co.nz for more information.

WHAT: Irish band Muirsheen Durkin
WHEN: 12 noon
WHERE: Grand Hotel's Irish bar, St Hill St
DETAILS: Free entry.

WHAT; Kirkin O' the Tartan service
WHEN: 2pm
WHERE St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, SH3, Turakina
DETAILS: Wear your tartan and enjoy a Scottish service. Afternoon tea to follow.

WHAT: Wanganui Orchid Society show
WHEN: 10am
WHERE: Whanganui City College hall, Ingestre St
DETAILS: Entry $2

WHAT: Short trips on Whanganui's restored tram, Mable
WHEN: 1pm-3.30pm.
WHERE: The Tram Barn, 29 Taupo Quay
DETAILS: For information, call 06 345 7034.

WHAT: Castlecliff Sunday Market
WHEN: 11am-3pm
WHERE: 5 Bryce St
DETAILS: Goods, produce and food.


TUESDAY
WHAT: Chamber Music Whanganui presents Wilma and Friends
WHEN: 7.30pm
WHERE: Prince Edward Auditorium, Wanganui Collegiate, Grey St
DETAILS: Tickets from the Royal Wanganui Opera House, adults $35.


WEDNESDAY
WHAT: Andrew London Trio
WHEN: 7.30pm
WHERE: Royal Wanganui Opera House, St Hill St
DETAILS: Tickets from the opera house, adults $28.