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: Barbecue at Training For You
WHEN: 12pm
WHERE: Training For You, Ingestre St
DETAILS: Come and check out study options for 2018 with a free barbecue lunch.


FRIDAY
WHAT: The Danberrys in concert
WHEN: 7.30pm
WHERE: Whanganui Musicians Club, Drews Ave
DETAILS: Tickets $20 from Sarjeant On The Quay, Taupo Quay.

WHAT: Pak'NSave Whanganui 3 Bridges Marathon
WHEN: First race 6am
WHERE: Moutoa Gardens, Somme Pde
DETAILS: For entries, see http://whanganuithreebridges.co.nz/.

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SATURDAY
WHAT: Hope Walk
WHEN: 3pm
WHERE: Cooks Gardens, Maria Place
DETAILS: To raise awareness of suicide prevention and promote help.

WHAT: Vibe summer music festival
WHEN: 5pm
WHERE: Cooks Gardens, Maria Place
DETAILS: Tickets $10 from www.eventfinda.co.nz.

WHAT: Pole Dance Wanganui 2017 showcase
WHEN: 5.30pm
WHERE: The Arena, Drews Ave
DETAILS: Tickets $15 from poledancewanganui@gmail.com.

WHAT: Artist talk by Wendy Fairclough
WHEN: 11am
WHERE: Sarjeant On The Quay, Taupo Quay
DETAILS: Free entry.

WHAT: Artist talk by Richard Stratton
WHEN: 2pm
WHERE: Sarjeant On The Quay, Taupo Quay
DETAILS: Free entry.

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


SUNDAY
WHAT: De-sexing clinic for male cats, cost $20
WHEN: By appointment only
WHERE: First Vets, Glasgow St
DETAILS: Please pre-book your cat in by calling 281 3157.

WHAT: Turakina community carol service
WHEN:6.30pm.
WHERE: St. Andrew's Church, SH3, Turakina
DETAILS: All welcome, light refreshments after the service.

WHAT: Carols By Candlelight
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Virginia Lake punchbowl
DETAILS: Entry by gold coin donation.

WHAT: Compassionate Friends' candle-lighting to remember children who have died
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Glen Logie rose gardens, Anzac Parade
DETAILS: For more information contact Keren on 344 3345.

WHAT: Muirsheen Durkin in concert
WHEN: Noon
WHERE: The Grand Hotel Irish Bar
DETAILS: All welcome, free entry.

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 and food


TUESDAY
WHAT: Whanganui and Partners public forum #3
WHEN: 1pm
WHERE: Cooks Gardens events centre, St Hill St
DETAILS: Bring all your issues and ideas you have in the business, tourism, education and innovation sectors.