THURSDAY

WHAT: Peter Snell medals and memorabilia exhibition

WHEN: 10am to 4.30pm; Monday to Saturday to February 2018

WHERE: Whanganui Regional Museum, 62 Ridgway St.

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DETAILS: Start of exhibition of athletes medals including Olympic gold.

WHAT: Head shaving for CanTeen

WHEN: 12.30pm

WHERE: Majestic Square

DETAILS: 10 people will have their heads shaved to support CanTeen, the charity for young people dealing with cancer.

WHAT: Latin American and Spanish Film Festival

WHEN: 7pm

WHERE: Davis Lecture Theatre, Whanganui Regional Museum

DETAILS: Screening of the 2015 Cuban historical drama Cuba Libre. Entry is free, but koha appreciated.

FRIDAY

WHAT: U3A lecture

WHEN: 2pm

WHERE: St Andrews Church, Glasgow St

DETAILS: Robert McLachlan, professor at Massey University, talks about climate change. Admission $5 including afternoon tea.

WHAT: Fireworks display and gala

WHEN: 6.30pm

WHERE: Duncan Pavilion carpark; fireworks on Castlecliff Beach at 9pm

DETAILS: Castlecliff and Aranui schools gala - more information from Kathie Ellery 06 344 4537

WHAT: 20 Fingers - symphonic piano concert

WHEN: 7.30pm

WHERE: Royal Wanganui Opera House

DETAILS: Pianists Tony Chen Lin and Jun Bouterey-Ishido perform as a duo. Tickets - adult $35; seniors $32; students $5; CMW subscribers $20.

WHAT: Samuel Drew Lecture

WHEN: 5.30pm

WHERE: Davis Lecture Theatre, Whanganui Regional Museum

DETAILS: Dr Kate McMillan, political science lecturer at Victoria University, will talk about the effects of immigration on NZ politics.

SATURDAY

WHAT: Whanganui River Traders and Farmers Markets.

WHEN: 8.30am-1pm.

WHERE: Downtown Whanganui riverbank.

DETAILS: Art, crafts and more.

WHAT: Armistice Day Remembrance Service

WHEN: 11am

WHERE: The Cenotaph, Queens Park

DETAILS: Wanganui RSA marks the 99th anniversary of Armistice/Remembrance Day.

WHAT: St John Op Shop Retro Vintage Fair

WHEN: 10am

WHERE: St John Op Shop, 25 Tawa St

DETAILS: Antique and vintage retro goods on sale - 10am to 2pm. More information - 06 348 2376.

SUNDAY

WHAT: Short trips on Whanganuis 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.

WHAT: Athol Steward anti seabed mining walk.

WHEN: 9am Ototoko beach; 12noon Kai Iwi Beach; 2pm Longbeach, Castlecliff

DETAILS: Athol Stewards 16-day walk from Raglan to Whanganui protesting seabed mining off the south Taranaki coast comes to an end.

WHAT: St John Op Shop Retro Vintage Fair

WHEN: 10am

WHERE: St John Op Shop, 25 Tawa St

DETAILS: Antique and vintage retro goods on sale - 10am to 2pm. More information - 06 348 2376.

WHAT: Irish music concert

WHEN: Noon to 1.30pm

WHERE: Grand Hotel Irish bar

DETAILS: Irish band Muirsheen Durkin play favourite pub songs. Phone Michael 027 436 2454.

MONDAY

WHAT: Talk about ADHD and Ritalin.

WHEN: 7.30pm

WHERE: Citizens Advice Bureau, cnr of Guyton and Cooks Sts.

DETAILS: A mother shares her familys story. Koha donation - more information: Sharyn 06 345 8393 or email: allergyadhd@gmail.com

WHAT: NZ Society of Genealogists

WHEN: 6pm

WHERE: Alexander Heritage and Research Library

DETAILS: Emerson Vandy from National Library will speak on Papers Past, the online database of NZ newspapers.

WHAT: Whanganui Film Society

WHEN: 7pm

WHERE: Davis Lecture Theatre, Whanganui Regional Museum

DETAILS: Classic British social drama Kes (Ken Loach, 1969)

WEDNESDAY

WHAT: Grassroots Singers, Wanganuis organic choir.

WHEN: 7pm to 8.30pm.

WHERE: Castlecliff Pavilion, Rangiora St.

DETAILS: Contact: Rhona Vickoce 022 369 5617, rhonavickoce@gmail.com