Your guide to what's happening in our region in this week. If you have an item for this column please email the details to Deadline is 12 noon on Wednesday.

WHAT: Save The Children's open day
WHEN: 10am-3pm
WHERE: 25 Gilligan Close {off Purnell St}
DETAILS: Christmas, gifts, and much more - look for the flag outside.

WHAT: New Zealand Society of Geneologists' book fair
WHEN: Thursday, 8.30am-7pm; Friday, 8.30am-6pm; Saturday, 9am-2pm.
WHERE: St Joseph's Hall, Victoria St, Hawera
DETAILS: Proceeds go to Hawera Genealogy Society and South Taranaki District Museum Trust.

WHAT: Amdram presents The Wizard of Oz
WHEN: 7.30pm, runs until October 2
WHERE: Amdram Theatre, Guyton St
DETAILS: Tickets from the Royal Wanganui Opera House, adults $25, children $10.


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

WHAT: Wanganui Orchid Society show
WHEN: 10am-4pm
WHERE: Whanganui City College Hall, Ingestre St
DETAILS: Admission $2, there will be plants for sale.

WHAT: Meet and greet Whanganui's Olympics athletes
WHEN: 12 noon to 2pm
WHERE: River Traders Market [12 noon], Majestic Square [12.15pm], Cooks Garden [2.15pm]
DETAILS: All welcome to meet Chris Harris and Rebecca Scown.

WHAT: Roller derby - Stealth Bombers v Quiet Riot; West Coast Bombers v Taranaki Roller Corps
WHEN: 2.30pm
WHERE: Jubilee Stadium
DETAILS: $5 entry at the door.

WHAT: Steelform Wanganui versus Thames Vallery Heartland Rugby match
WHEN: 2.30pm
WHERE: Cooks Gardens
DETAILS: Adults $10, students $5, under-13s free.

WHAT: Castlecliff Market
WHEN: Noon to 4pm
WHERE: Bryce St, Castlecliff
DETAILS: Wide variety of stalls

WHAT: Whanganui Jazz Club presents Laura Collins and the Back Door Blues Band
WHEN: 6.30pm, doors open at 5.30pm
WHERE: Wanganui RSA, St Hill St
DETAILS: Members $10, non-members $20.

WHAT: Zonta Fashion Show, featuring fashions from Whanganui retailers
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Wanganui Racecourse function centre, Purnell St
DETAILS: Tickets $25 at the door (cash only) or call 021-08322949.