Glenorchy 150th celebrations

Today
• 10am to 5pm: Historical display (for the duration of the celebrations) at the Glenorchy Hall (gold coin donation). Experience a journey through time with a display of how life was at the head of the lake, including a display of children's art work and a 3-D model.
• 2.30pm: The Glenorchy Road ... A Dream Come True launch at Glenorchy Lodge (RSVP event). A documentary film about the history of the Glenorchy Road.
• 7.30pm: Fabulous '50s Dance Party ($25 per person and ladies a plate), marquee behind Glenorchy HallDance to a mix of '50s and old-time dance music with Craig Adams. Dress code: 1950s style.

Tomorrow
• 10.30am-2.30pm: Picnic in Paradise at Paradise homestead and gardens (free). The old Paradise homestead will be open from 10am to 2.30pm with free tea, coffee, scones and pikelets; also featuring Glenorchy artist John Crump's latest painting.
• Throughout the day, Dart Stables will be running an exclusive horse trek around the "loop track" of Paradise for $25 per person.
• A children's lolly scramble will be held at 1.30pm, and an information panel dedicated to those who worked in the Paradise sheelite mine will be unveiled at 3pm.

Sunday
• 8am: TSS Earnslaw cruises. A Queenstown to Glenorchy return cruise or a cruise/bus trip, departing 8am to 10.30am, duration 6.5 hours to 9.5 hours. Bookings through www.tssearnslaw.co.nz11am-2pm: TSS Earnslaw Market Day, to be held on the Glenorchy waterfront (free). Enjoy a variety of displays and food stalls selling food and other products by the wharf.
• 12.15pm: TSS Earnslaw Cruises ($30 adult, $25 child 5-14 years, infants free). A cruise from Glenorchy around the head of the lake. Duration one hour. Bookings through www.tssearnslaw.co.nz3pm: Church Service, Mission Hall.
• 6.30pm: Glenorchy Heritage Dinner (sold out), marquee behind the Glenorchy Hall. Enjoy a beautiful three-course meal and entertainment showcasing the community. Dress code: 1900s style.

Monday
• 10.30am: A free family-friendly day of activities at the Glenorchy Waterfront Reserve with a variety of food and craft stalls. Enjoy the 1860s theme and join the community in period dress.
• 11am: Cavalcade arrives at the Glenorchy waterfront. The cavalcade will officially hand a message from the gold miners to Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden. Be present to witness this historic event.
• 11.45am: Beard-growing competition judging. Let's see who has grown the longest beard since July 1. Beards will be judged in several categories.
• 12.30pm-1.30pm: Picnic lunch on the waterfront reserve. BYO picnic lunch and rug, or buy a picnic from a local stallholder.
• 1.30pm: Mass group photograph.
• 2pm: Official opening of the extended lagoon walkway.
• 2.15pm: Official opening of the refurbished library.