Your guide to what's happening in the Whanganui region this week.

If you have an item for this free column, email paul.brooks@nzme.co.nz with the details.
The deadline for information about events from, and including, Thursday, November 22, to Wednesday, November 28, is noon on Tuesday, November 20.

THURSDAY

SHE SHEARS NZ FILM
What: Award-winning documentary promoted by Rural Women NZ local branch, includes pre-screening drinks, nibbles and spot prizes.
When: 7pm.
Where: Showing at Valhallah Thatre, Marton, and at Embassy 3 Cinema, Whanganui.
Details: $20, limited to pre-purchase ticket holders — for Marton, contact call Jenayre on 06 3276156; 020 41357551; for Whanganui, contact Leonora 027 908 5370; Clare 027 918 8001; Carol 027 331 6638; Embassy 06 345 7958.

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WAIMARIE PADDLE STEAMER
What: Two-hour cruises.
When: 11am — also on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Boarding 10.30am at Hatrick Wharf
Details: Adults $40 (locals), $45 (visitors), children $15 — book at Waimarie Museum, i-Site or online.

POTTERY CLASS
What: Pottery with tutors Lindsay and Sonia Hopping.
When: 6.30pm to 9pm
Where: Marton Arts & Crafts, corner of Signal and Grey Sts
Details: Call 06 327 4215 to register or see Facebook

MEDITATION
What: Drop-in classes from Gen Demo from Amitabha Buddhist Centre.
When: Thursday 6pm to 7.30pm.
Where: Whanganui Community Arts Centre, 19 Taupo Quay.
Details: Suggested donation $12.

FRIDAY

SHE SHEARS NZ FILM
What: Award-winning documentary promoted by Rural Women NZ local branch, includes pre-screening drinks, nibbles and spot prizes.
When: 7pm.
Where: Valhallah Thatre, Marton
Details: $20 — call Jenayre on 06 3276156; 020 41357551

SATURDAY

GARAGE SALE
What: Rent a stall for $10 and assist Fordell Hall and Fordell Playgroup, or shop at the stalls and enjoy the playgroup sausage sizzle.
When: 8am
Where: Fordell Hall.
Details: To book a stall, call 06 3427551.

RIVER TRADERS MARKET
What: Goods, produce, food.
When: 8.30am to 1pm
Where: Downtown Whanganui riverbank
Details: Goods, produce, food.

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RETRO VINTAGE COLLECTORS FAIR
What: St John Op Shop are hosting another retro vintage collectors event.
When: 10am - 2pm
Where: St John Training Room, 25 Tawa St.
Details: Entry gold coin; children free.

STAMPIN' UP
What: Make creative cards this Christmas. With Julia Martin.
When: 10am-12.30pm.
Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce.
Details: Cost $10 — to register call Pam on 06 3455047 ext 3, or email pam.hopper@sosj.org.au

HANDCRAFT SALE
What: Handcraft Wanganui Christmas Markets.
Where: Community Arts Centre, 19 Taupo Quay, back room.
Details: Contact: Carol Neal, ph 344 8081.

SUNDAY

CASTLECLIFF MARKET
What: Goods, produce and food.
When: 11am to 3pm
Where: 5 Bryce St, Castlecliff.

DIABETES WANGANUI
What: Diabetes Wanganui Support Group withspeaker Lesley Harrison from EASIE Living in Palmerston North. Shared afternoon tea — public and new members welcome.
When: 2pm.
Where: St James Church Lounge, Boydfield St, Whanganui East.
Details: More information or need transport, call Linda 027 6340007

WANGANUI FRIENDSHIP FORCE
What: We are part of an International Home Hosting Group. Each month we meet for friendship and conversation.
When: 2.30pm
Where: The Yellow House, Dublin St.
Details: Ngaire 06 3456514.

RETRO VINTAGE COLLECTORS FAIR
What: St John Op Shop are hosting another retro vintage collectors event.
When: 9am - 1pm
Where: St John Training Room, 25 Tawa St.
Details: Entry gold coin; children free.

MONDAY

PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS
What: Painting with Tutor Richard Cotgrove.
When: 1pm-3pm
Where: Marton Arts & Crafts, corner of Signal and Grey Sts
Details: $55 per term — call 06 327 4215 to register or see Facebook

GRASSROOTS SINGERS
What: Choir singing — all welcome.
When: 6.30pm
Where: Duncan Pavilion, Castlecliff beach.
Details: Information — Mary Ann 022 656 1949

WANGANUI LIONS CLUB
What: International Service Club — motto "We serve"
When: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 5.30pm start.
Where: The Grand Hotel. Whanganui.
Details: Terry Carmody, tcarmody2003@gmail.com, 027 344 4440.

TUESDAY

RIVERBOAT CRUISES
What: Cruises on the Wairua
When: 11am
Where: Opposite Moutoa Gardens
Details: Tickets at Whanganui i-Site or point of departure.

SLIMMERS' SUPPORT GROUP
What: Lose weight and keep it off.
When: 5pm.
Details: $10 joining fee with $2 weekly — inquiries: Ngaire 347 1613.

WEDNESDAY

GREYHOUNDS
What: Greyhound racing
When: 12noon
Where: Hatrick Raceway
Details: Free entry, bar, TAB and restaurant.

TUI MOTU GROUP
What: Tui Motu, an Independent Catholic Magazine, hosts ok inter-church and inter-faith discussion.
When: 7pm - 8.30pm.
Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce.
Details: With Sr Rita Cahill rsj — to register call Pam on 06 3455047 ext 3, or email pam.hopper@sosj.org.au

TENNIS LESSONS
What: FREE one hour tennis lessons for Senior non club members.
When: From 5.45pm on all Wednesday nights in November.
Where: 3 Bassett St courts.