Plenty of fun to come this month
What an excellent time had by all at last weekends annual Jazz Festival.
I hope you had the chance to get out and explore some of the events we have had recently. 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.
Don’t let the cold stop you from getting out and about. Pop along to enjoy a 5km run or walk along our beautiful riverside walkway each Saturday. Meet at the Fitzherbert Avenue bridge for an 8am start. Register at www.parkrun.co.nz/register for a personalised barcode to bring along with you. Use this to time yourself each week.
Keep warm this winter with your own handmade window blanket. Head along to this free workshop at the reclaimed timber traders on tip road near the Awapuni resource recovery park. Local eco designer Nelson Lebo will demonstrate just how easy it can be to make your own window blanket. No need to register — just pop along this Thursday, 3pm to 5pm.
Feilding is putting on a show this weekend with the annual Craft and Vintage Market. It’s all happening this Friday and Saturday from 9am at Manfeild. Entry is $5 on the door to explore New Zealand’s largest indoor craft and vintage market with over 250 stalls. It’s a shopping event not to be missed.
The Regent on Broadway is hosting Palmerston North’s first ever NZIFBB bodybuilding show this Saturday from 11am. Tickets are available through the NZIFBB website or door sales on the day.
Have you seen some of the yarnbombing throughout the city? Come along to the Palmerston North Central Library pop-up space on The Square this Saturday, from 11.30am until 2.30pm to take part in the worldwide knit in public day with Wooly Riot. Knit, crochet or create some festive bunting, which will be displayed somewhere through the city, for the next yarnbombing exhibition.
The national Poultry and Pigeon show is being held at the Barber Hall this weekend, Saturday from 2pm and Sunday from 9.30am. With tickets available at the door you’ll be able to view some of the best birds in the country and meet some of the best breeders. Birds will also be available for sale.
The always popular annual Unity Singers Variety Concert is taking place at the Regent on Broadway this Sunday, from 1.30pm until 3pm. With loads of local guest artists performing, this free concert is guaranteed to entertain.
Feel like a laugh? Don’t miss out on one, or all four nights of the National Theatresports Champs at Centrepoint Theatre. Support the Palmerston North team to defend their title of Grand Champion against teams from across the country. Heats are happening on Wednesday June 13 to Friday 15 June, with the grand final on Saturday June 16, all starting at 6.30pm. Pre-purchase your tickets from Centrepoint Theatre or call 06 354-5740.
An event for the sweet tooth — the national Cadbury Dairy Milk Share the Taste Road Trip is hitting Palmerston North on Thursday June 14, in The Square from 9am to 12pm. They will have chocolate giveaways and the opportunity to personalise your own chocolate bar onsite.
Celebrate Ma¯ ori culture with the annual Te Pae Tamariki event, an occasion where primary and intermediate schools meet and perform Kapa Haka. Held at the Regent on Broadway Thursday June 14 and Friday June 15 from 8.30am to 3.30pm. Entry is free.
Feilding’s Manchester House Social Services is putting on a masquerade ball at the Feilding Civic Centre on Friday June 15 from 7pm. A chance to experience the glitz and glamour of an evening out where the style is masks and formal wear. Tickets available from the Feilding Information Centre or 06 323-3318.
Be serenaded by Danny and the Divas at the Regent on Broadway Saturday June 16 from 7.30pm. This Night of Stars will incorporate opera, musical theatre and popular song, in a stellar event not to be missed. Tickets available through www.ticketdirect.co.nz or at the Regent on Broadway ticketing centre.
Wheelchair rugby championships are coming to Palmerston North, held at the arena on Pascal Street Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17 from 9am. Pop along to cheer on local teams and those who have travelled from around the country, as they battle it out for the top spot.
If you want to spend some quality time with your furry friend, head along to the Dog Day Out at the Railway Reserve on Main Street Sunday June 17 from 10am to 2pm. Entry is free and you and your pooch will be treated to live dog agility demonstrations, a fetch area, chew toys and pet food.
Sunday June 17 sees a day full of music and dance celebrations. The Regent on Broadway is hosting local ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary and traditional Irish dancers and dance schools, at Dance 2018 from 3pm to 5pm. this event will be sure to entertain and inspire your toes to tap along. Door sales available or prepurchase at www.ticketdirect.co.nz or at the Regent on Broadway ticketing centre. Over in Feilding, the Civic Centre will feature an all day event of a variety of bands from Manawatu¯ and across the North Island. Everything from school bands to brass bands, symphonic bands and concert bands will be on display from 10am to 4.30pm, doors sales only.
Job Fest 2018 is being held at Manfeild on Wednesday June 20, from 10am to 8pm. This is an opportunity for year 12 and 13 students to talk to employers who are looking for students to participate in new and exciting business opportunities.
THE Dog Day Out will be held at the Railway Reserve on Main Street on June 17.