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

WHAT: Wanganui Competitions Society dance festival
WHEN: Thursday and Friday, begins at 8.30am
WHERE: Whanganui Girls College hall, Jones St
DETAILS: Tickets at the door, starting at adult $2.50 person, child $1 per session.

WHAT: Greyhound racing.
WHEN: 4.30pm-10pm.
WHERE: Hatrick Raceway, Guyton St.
DETAILS: Free entry.

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


WHAT: Country music show, featuring Joy Adams and local musicians
WHEN: 2pm
WHERE: Castlecliff Club, Tennyson St
DETAILS: All welcome, entry is free.

WHAT: State Highway 48 rock opera with Shane Cortese and Delia Hannah
WHEN: 7.30pm
WHERE: Royal Wanganui Opera House, St Hill St
DETAILS: Tickets from the opera house, adult $39.90, child $30.

WHAT: Kirkin o' the Tartan service
WHEN: 2pm
WHERE: St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Turakina
DETAILS: Scottish heritage service, followed by afternoon tea.

WHAT: Tim Davies and Aria in concert
WHEN: 2pm
WHERE: Jane Winstone retirement village, Oakland Ave
DETAILS: Tickets $20 from Alzheimers Whanganui, proceeds to Alzheimers Whanganui.

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

WHAT: Whanganui Film Society presents Weekend
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Davis Theatre, Watt St
DETAILS: Members only, see www.whanganuifilmsociety for more details.

WHAT: Friends of the Whanganui Riverboat present Requiem for a riverboat; talk by Jim Parnell
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Davis Theatre, Watt St
DETAILS: $5 door charge, includes supper.

WHAT: Dry point printmaking course with Rachael Garland
WHEN: Starts at 6.30pm, four Wednesdays in total
WHERE: Wanganui CES, Taupo Quay
DETAILS: Cost $95, contact CES on 3454717 to enrol.