THURSDAY

● WAIMARIE PADDLE STEAMER

What: Two-hour cruises.

When: 11am - also on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Where: Boarding 10.30am at Hatrick Wharf.

Details: Adults $40 (locals), $45 (visitors), children $15 - book at Waimarie Museum, i-Site or online.

● POTTERY CLASS

What: Pottery with tutors Lindsay and Sonia Hopping.

When: 6.30pm to 9pm.

Where: Marton Arts & Crafts, corner of Signal and Grey Sts.

Details: Call 06 327 4215 to register or see Facebook.

● DVD EVENING

What: The Ultimate Legacy. Following his experiences in two previous movies, Jason Stevens' life carries on. Having dealt with the tragedies and perils of his own family, he now tries to help a friend on a similar journey.

When: Thursday, November 8, 6.30pm. Koha.

Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce.

Details: To register call Pam on 345 5047 ext 3, or email pam.hopper@sosj.org.au

● OPERA HOUSE CONCERT

What: Operatunity presents Divas and Divos, looking at the lives and music of great singers, including Joan Sutherland, Maria Callas, Pavarotti, Caruso and Mario Lanza.

When: 11am.

Where: Royal Wanganui Opera House.

Details: Tickets $3.5

FRIDAY
● REGENER8

What: Described as Kindergarten for grownups, Regener8 uses gentle arts processes to explore and deepen the transitions in our lives. Allowing us to celebrate the journey we have been on and position us to enjoy the next stage. A series of three workshops where participants may use arts resources to find clarity around where they are in their lives and open up creative ways forward. Come and have a play with your inner child.

When: Starting Friday, November 9, 10am.

Where: Harekeke Room, Sustainable Whanganui.

Details: email Deirdra Deirdra@xtra.co.nz

● PIANO CONCERT

What: Michael Houstoun programme centred on the four Chopin Ballades.

When: 7.30pm.

Where: Royal Wanganui Opera House.

Details: Adult $35 Senior $32 CMW Subscriber $20 School Student $5.

SATURDAY
● RIVER TRADERS MARKET

What: Goods, produce, food.

When: 8.30am to 1pm

Where: Downtown Whanganui riverbank.

● GARAGE SALE

What: Turakina Beach Community Giant Garage Sale. Household Items, clothing, food, whitebait fritters, bargains etc.

When: Saturday, November 10, 9am-2pm.

Where: Koitiata Hall.

● A & P SHOW

What: Whanganui A & P Show

When: 10am.

Where: Racecourse, Purnell St.

Details: Horse events, food - free admission.

● POULTRY CLUB

What: Cuppa and sales table midday-12.30pm, followed by an interesting poultry talk and discussion lead by Ian Selby (Taranaki). All welcome, including beginners.

When: Saturday, November 10.

Where: Mathieson Street Hall. $2 door charge.

SUNDAY

● ARMISTICE DAY SERVICES

Where: Whanganui Cenotaph, Queen's Park.

When: 11am.

Details: Lunch at Club Metro from 11.30am.

What: Morning tea, blessing and service.

When: Morning tea at 10am; Blessing at St Mary's Church at 10.45am; service at 11am.

Where: Upokongaro School (tea) and St Mary's Church, Upokongaro.

What: Armistice service

When: 11am

Where: Westmere Church, Whanganui

What: Armistice service

When: 11am

Where: Cenotaphs in Hunterville, Raetihi and Marton.

What: Armistice service

When: 10am

Where: St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Turakina.

● A & P SHOW

What: Whanganui A & P Show

When: 10am.

Where: Racecourse, Purnell St.

Details: Horse events, food - free admission.

● WALK 2 D'FEET MND

What: Annual motor neurone disease walk - 5km around the bridges

When: 10.30am.

Where: Start at Visitor Centre, 31 Taupo Quay.

Details: Lana Hook 027 427 9072

● CASTLECLIFF MARKET

What: Goods, produce and food.

When: 11am to 3pm.

Where: 5 Bryce St, Castlecliff.

● IRISH MUSIC

What: Irish Band Muirsheen Durkin.

When: Sunday, Novemebr 11, midday-1.30pm.

Where: Grand Hotel.

● CASTLECLIFF KORERO

What: People who signed the petition on speed at beach reserve sand dunes are welcome to a hui. Speak to what you want, respectfully and safely.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2pm.

Where: Castlecliff School.

Details: Ruth Tidemann, 022 6020095.

MONDAY

● PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

What: Painting with Tutor Richard Cotgrove

When: 1pm-3pm.

Where: Marton Arts & Crafts, corner of Signal and Grey Sts

Details: $55 per term - call 06 327 4215 to register or see Facebook.

● GRASSROOTS SINGERS

What: Choir singing - all welcome

When: 6.30pm.

Where: Duncan Pavilion, Castlecliff beach.

Details: Information - Mary Ann 022 656 1949.

● NZ SOCIETY of GENEALOGISTS

What: Whanganui branch - members' stories of family members involved in WW1 on active service or the home front. When: Monday, November 12, 6.30pm.

Where: Alexander Heritage and Research Library.

Details: Includes a display of WW1 memorabilia; individual research available from 5pm before meeting.

TUESDAY
● RIVERBOAT CRUISES

What: Cruises on the Wairua

When: 11am.

Where: Opposite Moutoa Gardens.

Details: Tickets at Whanganui i-Site or point of departure.

● ART JOURNALLING

What: Learn techniques for art journals

When: 5.30pm-7.30pm.

Where: Leftbank Art Supplies, 19 Taupo Quay.

Details: Information - email handmethatpencil@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY
● GREYHOUNDS

What: Greyhound racing

When: 1 noon.

Where: Hatrick Raceway.

Details: Free entry, bar, TAB and restaurant.

● TENNIS

What: Free one-hour tennis lessons for senior non-club members

When: 5.45pm on all Wednesdays in November.

Where: Whanganui Tennis Club, 3 Bassett St.

● WANGANUI CAMERA CLUB

When: Shutterbugs at 6.45pm; meeting at 7.30pm.

Where: Clubrooms, 2 Handley St, Gonville (old Bowling Clubrooms).