Crafts and Food Fair will provide fun for all
I hope you have been enjoying the awesome events that we have had in the region so far this month. It was great to see a good number of people turn out for the Among the Stars Quiz Night in the Square last week.
There are still plenty more things happening in our city and region for you to experience and explore. Below is just a taste of what’s to come this fortnight.
For more events and information pop into Palmerston North City i-SITE in The Square where one of the friendly staff can help, or visit ManawatuNZ.co.nz/events.
IPU are holding their annual Omatsuri Festival this Friday. This years theme is Sopporo, which is the fifth largest city in Japan, famous for its snow and ice festivals and Sopporo beer. This is a great opportunity for prospective students to have a look at the institute, or for those who are interested in Japanese culture. The festival is running from 4.30pm to 8pm at the IPU Recreation Centre. Make sure you to join in the celebrations with Japanese food and activities on display. For more details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Manawatu¯ Craft and Food Fair is on this Saturday. Head on down to Barber Hall between 10am and 3pm to check out the range of wares on offer from over 85 stalls. From cheese stores to knitted goods there will be something for everyone.
The Regent on Broadway is playing host to the Ten Tenors on Saturday night, who combine their charm, camaraderie and vocal power to bring you an explosive and enjoyable musical performance. You’ll catch the tenors performing a range of classical and contemporary hits from 7.30pm to 10pm. Tickets are available now from the Regent or online at www.ticketdirect.co.nz
The annual Manawatu¯ Striders Marathon is taking place on Sunday with the full 42km race or shorter distance races available for all abilities. Head along to the Massey University Recreation Centre from 7am to support the runners or for more info head to www.manawatustriders.org.nz
The Manawatu¯ International Jazz Festival is being held throughout Palmerston North and Feilding from y May 25 to Monday June 4. The Jazz festival features some of the best local and international musicians from The Swamp City Big Band to USA great Robben Ford. For more information or to grab a copy of the festival programme pop into the Palmerston North i-SITE in The Square today.
On Sunday May 27 join Amber Arkell for the fundraising event Brave the Shave as she shares her honest and real experience with Breast Cancer. This event being held to help raise funds to send Amber, blogger of When Things Went Tits Up, to a three-week cancer programme overseas after she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time at the age of 28. Held at the Conference and Function Centre from 10am to 1pm, guests will receive a glass of bubbles or juice on arrival and a light baker’s breakfast. Tickets can be purchased from the Conference and Function Centre or online at www.ticketdirect.co.nz
The always popular Red Cross Book Sale is back again from Friday June 1 to Monday June 4. Held at the Barber Hall with doors opening at 10am daily and over 60,000 books to choose from along with maps, puzzles and games, and CDs and DVDs, there is bound to be something for everyone. All funds raised go to support local and national Red Cross humanitarian projects. If you’d like to volunteer to help out with this event contact the Red Cross on 06 356 8152.
Circus Aotearoa is celebrating 10 years of touring by bringing their show to Railway Land for six spectacular shows. From Friday June 1 to Monday June 4 catch the performers as they swing, juggle and clown their way around the stage. Tickets are available from www.circusaotearoa.co.nz
Last but definitely not least the Magic of Christmas Night Market is holding its inaugural A Winter’s Day Out market on Sunday June 3. From midday to 9pm the Awapuni Racecourse will be bustling with over 100 stall holders, live music, food trucks and much more. Beat the queues on the day and pre-purchase your tickets from the i-SITE in The Square today.