Plenty of fun on for spring
Now that spring has sprung, there are a wide range of events and activities, with something for everyone from shows and sports, to sweet treats. Check out what’s on below, pop into Palmerston North City i-SITE in The Square or visit ManawatuNZ.co.nz/events for more information.
■ Palmerston North Chinese Students and Scholars present the Moon Festival Show 2018 at the Regent on Broadway on Sunday September 16 from 6.30pm. This year is the fourth anniversary, with the show opening Chinese Language Week in Palmerston North. Enjoy traditional Chinese instrumental rhythm, dance acts from local dance clubs and the Wellington Chinese Association, and free glow sticks. ■ Support for our Manawatu¯ Turbos in their next Mitre 10 Cup match as they take on Tasman on Wednesday September 19 from 7.35pm at Central Energy Trust Arena. Tickets at www.TicketDirect.co.nz
■ Join the Rongotea Horticultural Society for their Spring Show on Thursday September 20 from 1pm at Te Kawau Memorial Recreation Centre. Flowers, baking, arts and crafts, afternoon tea and a raffle.
■ Share a night of French and Italian desserts and a glass of bubbles with The Secrets of Mona Lisa exhibition at Te Manawa’s Da Vinci Desserts night on Friday 21 September at 7.30pm.
■ Take a trip on the Victoria Esplanade Scenic Railway’s Lights of Spring Night Train on Friday 21 and Saturday September 22 from 6pm. The bush will be lit as you travel on the miniature train through the Scenic Railway circuit.
■ Take the kids along to Palmerston North Central Library for the latest Freaky Friday event, Where the Wild Things Grow. There’s a spooky library scavenger hunt and create ghoulish masterpieces from 6pm, Friday September 21.
■ Dancers from around the country will be representing their schools for the DanceNZmade — Interschool Duo and Trios competition, at the Regent on Broadway on Friday September 21 from 6pm. Tickets at www.ticketdirect.co.nz
■ Enjoy the flourishing forest and beautiful birdsong at the Arapuke Forest Park Walk, led by Ian Argyle. To join Forest & Bird on Saturday September 22, contact Manawatu.Branch@forestandbird.org.nz to pre-register and find out more.
■ Chinese Cultural Fun Films Time has two free family events at the Globe Theatre on September 22. From 1pm watch short cartoon family films about Chinese culture, followed by Chinese Writing Have a Go at 2.30pm.
■ Folk band, fables and award-winning Albi & The Wolves will join forces for one night only in Palmerston North to celebrate two individual new releases, at Globe Theatre on Friday September 28 from 7pm. Pre-purchase tickets from www.globetheatre.co.nz
• The 2018 International Spring Festival is back, celebrating the diversity of culture in the Manawatu¯ on Saturday September 29 from 11am. Cultural displays and exhibitions, traditional games and activities. Experience the famous Japanese drum, martial arts and traditional dance. Taste international cuisine from students’ food stalls and picnic under the sakura (cherry blossom) trees.
■ Don’t miss out on the 2018 Palmerston North Brick Show at Barber Hall on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September from 9am. With over 7000 people visiting last year’s show, this event is a must for LEGO lovers of all ages. Have a go yourself with the huge pile of LEGO bricks.