EVENTS Blast off to space these school holidays: Mercury Bay and Thames Libraries. Space stop motion video July 22. 10.30-11.30am. Bookings essential ph Mercury Bay Library 866 4776 or Thames Library 868 6616. Write Your Family Stories Workshop: The Treasury Research Centre and Archive is hosting a workshop for anyone wanting to get started on family stories and memoirs or writing about historical events and local histories. July 24 from 10am-2pm. Ph 07-868 8827. Men and women explore your voice within: Salvation Army Hall, Seddon St, Waihi, on July 27 at 1.45-2.45pm. Cost $7. Ph Nicola 0274 414 511. Katikati & Waihi Beach Day Out: Join our small group to see some local highlights of the Bay of Plenty, a short drive up the coast. Hinterland Tours, July 29. The Museum of This Morning: Part one-man show, part art project, the show delves into the things you did today and weaves them into a gallery exhibition spanning thousands of years. Boyd Rd Theatre, Waihi. July 31. Celebrate 150 years of Thames Rugby Club: August 13-15. Register at trsc.co.nz/150years Grady White Tairua Boat Show: All the latest model boats, marine electronics and gear, plus displays of all the latest fishing tackle and dive-spearfishing gear. Tairua Marina from August 13-15. Kumeu Vintage Brass Band: An annual fixture on the Thames Music Group calendar. St. George’s Anglican Church, 602 Mackay St, Thames, on July 23 at 12.15pm. Whangamata Adventure Race: Adventure racing is a team sport which involves travelling on foot and mountain bike to collect checkpoints marked on a map. August 7 at Whangamata Ridges MTB Park. Trail Trilogy: Across six towns — Kaiaua, Thames, Te Aroha, Paeroa, Waikino. September 12. Whitianga Oceans Festival: Seafood, live music and entertainment at the food and wine festival. Marine Reserve, The Esplanade on September 18. GIGS Jordan Luck Band: Waihi Beach Hotel on July 24, 7.30pm. Guest artist Judy Keene: At Paeroa Country Music Club, Paeroa Racecourse on July 24, 12.30pm. members $3, visitros $5. Mark Laurant and Brenda Liddiard: Blues, folk and acoustic rock on July 25 at Kauaeranga Hall. Songwriters Soire` e: July 30 at The Backroom at Lotus Realm Music Shop.