Your guide to what's happening in the Whanganui region this week. If you have an item for this free column, email news@whanganuichronicle.co.nz with the details. The deadline for information about events from, and including, Thursday, September 20, to Wednesday, September 26, is noon on Tuesday, September 18.

THURSDAY
WHAT: Art Fix - In the Hand
WHEN: 2pm
WHERE: 31 Taupo Quay, above the i-Site
DETAILS: Assistant curator Jessica Kidd will talk about the exhibition showing at the Sarjeant Gallery Object Space. All welcome.

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: 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: Thoughtful Thursday Documentary Screening
WHEN: 6.30pm
WHERE: Confluence, 15 Watt St
DETAILS: In The Same Boat — an artistic and sophisticated analysis of the effects of globalisation on the world, which presents an optimistic argument for the future of the planet. $10 at the door or book a five film pass for $35.

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

FRIDAY
WHAT: Her Story dinner event
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: The Grand Hotel, St Hill St
DETAILS: A unique opportunity to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Suffrage Day. Enjoy a three-course dinner, hear inspirational Whanganui women speak and be entertained by a male choir.

WHAT: Eugenia
WHEN: 7.30pm
WHERE: Repertory Theatre, 4 Ridgway St
DETAILS: Written by Lorae Parry and directed by Phil Hudson, Eugenia explores gender differences in an early 20th-century setting. Adult $25, senior/student $20. R16 recommended. Book at Royal Wanganui Opera House.

WHAT: Greyhound Racing
WHEN: From 4.30pm
WHERE: Hatrick Raceway
DETAILS: Free entry, bar, TAB and restaurant on site. wanganuigreyhounds.co.nz

WHAT: Stargazing
WHEN: 7.30pm (clear sky permitting)
WHERE: Ward Observatory, Cooks Gardens, St Hill St
DETAILS: Entry is by donation (suggested charge of $2). Call Ross 027 245 8066 with queries or alternative viewing times.

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

WHAT: Wanganui Potters raku firing for the public
WHEN: 9am to 1pm
WHERE: Back of the Art Centre, 19 Taupo Quay
DETAILS: Free admission – buy a pot – you glaze – we fire – good fun for everyone.

WHAT: Artist talk by Glen Hayward
WHEN: 11am
WHERE: Sarjeant Gallery, 38 Taupo Quay
DETAILS: Glen Hayward will discuss his Dendrochronology exhibition with Greg Donson.

WHAT: Wheels of the West
WHEN: From 12pm
WHERE: Jubilee Stadium
DETAILS: West Coast Bombers host three games of women's men's and mixed roller derby. $5 at the door.

WHAT: Eugenia
WHEN: 7.30pm
WHERE: Repertory Theatre, 4 Ridgway St
DETAILS: Eugenia explores gender differences in an early 20th-century setting. Adult $25, senior/student $20.

SUNDAY
WHAT: Diabetes Wanganui Support Group
WHEN: 2pm
WHERE: St James Church Lounge, Boydfield St, Wanganui East
DETAILS: Combined AGM and support group. Guest speaker Hamish McDouall will speak about his recent trip to our sister city in Japan. Shared afternoon tea. All welcome, call Linda 027 634 0007.

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

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

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: Eugenia
WHEN: 2pm
WHERE: Repertory Theatre, 4 Ridgway St
DETAILS: Eugenia explores gender differences in an early 20th-century setting. Adult $25, senior/student $20.

MONDAY
WHAT: Whanganui Film Society
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Davis Theatre, Whanganui Regional Museum
DETAILS: Les Cowboys - See more at nzfilmsociety.org.nz

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

WHAT: Art journaling classes
WHEN: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
WHERE: Leftbank Art Supplies, 19 Taupo Quay
DETAILS: Get creative by learning a variety of techniques, media and activities for art journals. Email: handmethatpencil@gmail.com

WHAT: Artist Talk
WHEN: 7.30pm
WHERE: Sarjeant Gallery, 38 Taupo Quay
DETAILS: Meet Tylee Cottage artist-in-residence Julia Holden and learn about her project.

WEDNESDAY
WHAT: Greyhound Racing
WHEN: From 12pm
WHERE: Hatrick Raceway
DETAILS: Free entry, bar, TAB and restaurant on site. wanganuigreyhounds.co.nz

WHAT: Sharpen Up Your Shuffle
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: Lucky Bar + Kitchen, 53 Wilson St
DETAILS: Lucky will be serving up $10 tacos and pasta, and playing someone's favourite tunes.

WHAT: Finals of Sonja Wilson scholarship recitals
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Prince Edward Auditorium, Wanganui Collegiate School
DETAILS: Six of Whanganui's best young instrumentalists compete in a short recital. Entry is door sales only (no eftpos) – adults $15, students $5.