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

WHAT: MV Wairua, scheduled cruises
WHEN: 11am Tuesdays and Thursdays
WHERE: Depart from opposite Moutua Gardens
DETAILS: Book at Whanganui i-Site, Taupo Quay or at the boat.

WHAT: Whanganui City Guided Walking tours
WHEN: By appointment
WHERE: Depart from Whanganui i-Site
DETAILS: Cost $10 per person. Contact 06 349 3258

WHAT: Ward Observatory
WHEN: 7.30pm or sunset (whichever comes first).
WHERE: Cooks Gardens, access from St Hill St.
DETAILS: Entry is by donation ($2 suggested).


WHAT: Ceroc Dancing
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: 82-92 Peat St
DETAILS: Liz Frith 021 02054038 or see Facebook Page

WHAT: Whanganui River Traders and Farmers Market
WHEN: 8.30am-1pm
WHERE: Downtown Whanganui riverbank
DETAILS: produce, books, bric-a-brac, plants and more.

WHAT: Castlecliff Sunday Market
WHEN: 11am-3pm
WHERE: 5 Bryce St
DETAILS: Goods, produce and food.

WHAT: MV Wairua
WHEN: 9am to 4pm
WHERE: Depart from opposite Moutua Gardens
DETAILS: Book at Whanganui i-Site.

WHAT:Irish Band Muirsheen Durkin
WHEN: From noon till 1.30 pm
WHERE: Grand Hotel Irish Bar
DETAILS: All welcome

WHAT: Save the Children Open Day
WHEN: from 10am to 3pm
WHERE: 25 Gilligan Close (off Purnell St).
DETAILS: Lots of bargains after stocktake. All welcome

WHAT: River City Ukes
WHEN: 7pm to 9pm
WHERE: RSA Bunker Bar, 170 St Hill St.
DETAILS: Bring your ukelele and improve your skills. $5 entry, All welcome.

WHAT: La Fiesta - NZ's coolest little festival celebrating women and stuff.
WHEN: Starts today.
WHERE: Multiple venues starting with One Billion Rising at Majestic Square at 11am.
DETAILS: Pick up a programme at various venues or see the Facebookpage.

WHAT: Grassroots Singing Group
WHEN: 7 pm to 8.30pm
WHERE: Duncan Pavilion, Castlecliff Beach.
DETAILS: Directed by Sue Thorby. New members welcome. $60 per 8-week term (discounted to $55 for upfront payment).

WHAT: Whanganui Camera Club meeting
WHEN: 7.30 pm.
WHERE: 2 Handley St, Gonville, (Old Gonville Bowling Club rooms)
DETAILS: New members welcome. Shutterbugs at 6.45pm for those who want to find out more about using their camera.