Your guide to what's happening in the Whanganui region this week. If you have an item for this free column, email news@wanganuichronicle. co.nz with the details. The deadline for information about events from, and including, Thursday, July 19, to Wednesday, July 25, is noon on Tuesday, July 17.

THURSDAY
WHAT: River City Artists
WHEN: 9.30am to 4pm
WHERE: Christ Church Community Hall, 243 Wicksteed St
DETAILS: Welcomes artists of all levels. Warm rooms, tea and coffee provided, free parking, bring lunch.

WHAT: Save the Children Open Day
WHEN: 10am to 3pm
WHERE: 25 Gilligan Close (off Purnell St by the racecourse)
DETAILS: Warm hats and socks plus items from the regular range. Look for the flag.

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

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WHAT: Ringing Changes
WHEN: 7.30pm (and Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14)
WHERE: Repertory Theatre, 4 Ridgway St
DETAILS: A comical story of a suburban NZ family written and directed by Ted Charlton. Adult $25, senior or student $20, child to 15yrs $15, family $65. Book at Royal Wanganui Opera House.

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

WHAT: Mali Mali
WHEN: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
WHERE: Lucky Bar + Kitchen, 53 Wilson St
DETAILS: Auckland singer and songwriter Ben Tolich on tour $12.

WHAT: Healing evening
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Wisdom Is Yours, 200b Victoria Ave (next to Bin Inn)
DETAILS: Healers will give a demonstrations and information about Reiki and reflexology. Koha appreciated. Call 06 345 5002 or 027 253 1868 to find out more.

FRIDAY
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: Class on Stage
WHEN: 3pm
WHERE: Royal Wanganui Opera House
DETAILS: The Royal New Zealand Ballet invites the general public, teachers and their students to observe a company class. General admission entry $10. Book online or at RWOH.

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 ceroc.co.nz.

WHAT: Tutus on Tour
WHEN: 6.30pm
WHERE: Royal Wanganui Opera House
DETAILS: The Royal New Zealand Ballet performs highlights from extensive repertoire. Tickets $25-$35 for adults ($10-$20 child). Book online or at RWOH.

WHAT: Zonta Club of Wanganui quiz night
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Stellar Restaurant & Bar
DETAILS: A fundraiser to support women with postnatal depression and anxiety. There will also be an auction, raffles and spot prizes. Tickets $10, contact Adie 027 689 6171 to register.

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

WHAT: Paul Ubana Jones on tour
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Marton Players Theatre
DETAILS: One night only show, door sales $30. RSVP at bandsintown.com

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

WHAT: Meditation class
WHEN: 10.30am (and Mondays 7.15 pm, Wednesdays 12.30pm).
WHERE: Wisdom is Yours, 200b Victoria Ave (next to Bin Inn)
DETAILS: 06 345 5002 or 027 253 1858. Koha entry.

WHAT: Amdram Starlets Big Quiz Night
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Amdram, 171 Guyton St
DETAILS: Amdram Starlets are fundraising. $10 per team member, join a team if you don't have one. Spot prizes, bar open. To register email: melbypi@hotmail.com or text 022 156 8828.

SUNDAY
WHAT: Motorcycle Racing
WHEN: 8am to 4pm
WHERE: Wanganui Motorcycle Club, Landguard Rd
DETAILS: Harvey Round Motors Isuzu Winter Series, MX Round 4, Free.

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 No 12 vintage electric tram, $2.

WHAT: Nadia Reid
WHEN: 7.30pm
WHERE: Lucky Bar + Kitchen, 53 Wilson St
DETAILS: Nadia Reid and her band stop by on the High & Lonely tour. Tickets $34 from undertheradar.co.nz

MONDAY
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
DETAILS: Players of all abilities welcome. Contact Lynne 027 428 5758 (after 1pm).

TUESDAY
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.

WEDNESDAY
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.