Your guide to what's happening in the Whanganui region this week. If you have an item for this free column, email news@ wanganuichronicle. with the details. The deadline for information about events from, and including, Thursday, July 5, to Wednesday, July 11, is noon on Tuesday, July 3.

WHAT: Weber Bros Circus (until Sunday).
WHEN: Night shows 7.30pm, Saturday 2pm, Sunday 1pm.
WHERE: Whanganui Racecourse.
DETAILS: Various price packages. See for details and bookings.

WHAT: Adult colouring in group
WHEN: Thursdays 9.30 am to 12 noon
WHERE: Central Baptist Church, Wicksteed St
DETAILS: Small friendly group who love colouring in. Cost $2.

WHAT: Wairua Riverboat Cruise
WHEN: Departs 11am.
WHERE: Opposite Moutoa Gardens.
DETAILS: Tickets available at Whanganui i-Site or At point of departure.


WHAT: Drop-in meditation class
WHEN: 6pm to 7.30pm.
WHERE: Arts Centre, 19 Taupo Quay (riverside entry).
DETAILS: www.meditate in

WHAT: Open Mic Night
WHEN: 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
WHERE: Lucky Bar + Kitchen, 53 Wilson St.
DETAILS: Show off your talent.

WHAT: Twinkle Toes at St Paul's
WHEN: 10am to 11.15am.
WHERE: St Paul's hall, Cooks St.
DETAILS: Music for preschoolers. Gold coin entry.

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: Ceroc Dancing
WHEN: From 6pm (Friday and Wednesday).
WHERE: 82-92 Peat St.
DETAILS: Modern jive - beginner, intermediate and social dancing. $10 casual, concession cards are also available. See

WHAT: Rhian-vested
WHEN: From 8pm.
WHERE: Lucky Bar + Kitchen, 53 Wilson St.
DETAILS: Award-winning comedian Rhian Wood-Hill performs his show about life in a Brisbane casino. Tickets $15 from or contact Lucky Bar to book a table.

WHAT: Scottish dancing for children
WHEN: 7pm to 8pm.
WHERE: Carlton School hall, Carlton Ave.
DETAILS: glendarroch@dance

WHAT: Whanganui River Markets
WHEN: 8.30am to 1pm.
WHERE: Downtown Whanganui riverbank.
DETAILS: Goods, produce, food.


WHAT: Apprentice of the Year carpentry practical challenge
WHEN: 9.15am to 12.15pm.
WHERE: Carters, 95 Wilson St
DETAILS: Central North Island Registered Master Builders Carters 2018.

WHAT: Meditation class
WHEN: 10.30am.
WHERE: Wisdom is Yours, 200b Victoria Ave (next to Binn Inn).
DETAILS: 06 345 5002 or 027 253 1858. Koha entry.

WHAT: Taihape Traders Market
WHEN: From 10am to 2pm.
WHERE: Taihape Town Hall.
DETAILS: Contact Kerry Stephens 027 484 7507.

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

WHAT: Mable the Tram
WHEN: 1pm to 3pm.
WHERE: Tram Shed, 27 Taupo Quay.
DETAILS: Take a ride on the No12 vintage electric tram, $2.

WHAT: Choruses from Operas & Shows
WHEN: 2.30pm.
WHERE: Central Baptist Church, Wicksteed St.
DETAILS: Wanganui Male Choir with mezzo-soprano Cecily Shaw and accompanist Abigail Livesay. Door sales adults $20, students free.

WHAT: Whanganui Jazz Club
WHEN: Doors open 5.30pm.
WHERE: RSA, 170 St Hill St.
DETAILS: Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band. Members - $10, others - $20.

WHAT: Dancesport Wanganui social dance night
WHEN: 7pm to 9.30pm.
WHERE: St Andrews Hall, Bell St.
DETAILS: Supper provided. Members $5, non-members $10. Information Kathleen 3442245 or Graeme 0274341823.


WHAT: Morning yoga class
WHEN: 6.15am.
WHERE: Wisdom is Yours, 200b Victoria Ave.
DETAILS: 06 345 5002 or 027 253 1858, $10.

WHAT: Bolivia Card Group
WHEN: 1pm to 4pm every Monday.
WHERE: Laird Park Bowling Club, 92 Peat St.
DETAILS: $3 per session. Contact Serena 06 345 1664.

WHAT: Whanganui Scrabble Club
WHEN: 1pm (most Mondays).
WHERE: Gonville Library (back room).
DETAILS: Players of all abilities welcome. Contact Lynne 027 428 5758 (after 1pm).

WHAT: Whanganui Film Society
WHEN: 7pm.
WHERE: Davis Theatre, Watt St.
DETAILS: Seconds - 1960s cult classic starring Rock Hudson.
WHAT: Wairua Riverboat Cruise
WHEN: 11am
WHERE: Opposite Moutoa Gardens.
DETAILS: Tickets available at Whanganui i-Site or At point of departure.

WHAT: Euchre and Housie
WHEN: Every Tuesday at 1pm.
WHERE: Gonville Bowling Club.
DETAILS: Contact Janice 06 345 6286.

WHAT: Al-Anon meeting
WHEN: 7.30pm.
WHERE: Quaker rooms, 256 Wicksteed St.
DETAILS: Confidential support for people affected by another's drinking.

WHAT: An open class to learn meditation
WHEN: 12.30pm, koha entry.
WHERE: Wisdom is Yours, 200b Victoria Ave.
DETAILS: 06 345 5002 or 027 253 1858.

WHAT: Sharpen up your Shuffle
WHEN: 6pm to 8pm.
WHERE: Lucky Bar, 53 Wilson St.
DETAILS: Guest DJ slot.

WHAT: Grassroots Singers
WHEN: Wednesdays, 7pm.
WHERE: Duncan Pavilion, Castlecliff Beach.
DETAILS: Join an organic choir. Cost $60 per term, $55 if paid up front.