FOR THE BOYS: ICONZ Adventure Unit is an action, adventure, activity and values-based programme for 8-11 year old Kiwi boys run by a dedicated team of Kiwi blokes. ICONZ allows boys to be boys. At New Plymouth Central Baptist Church, Wednesdays, 6-7.30pm, 1 Lemon St. Contact Peter 758 6512, firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.
YOGA IN THE PARK: Tuesdays 10 – 11.30 at Pukekura Pavilion. Postures, breathing, relaxation. All levels welcome. Contact Kanya 753 9373 or 027 846 7238.
BIKE KITCHEN: Every Wednesday 5.30pm – 7pm and every Saturday 10am – 1pm, Escape Coffee Roaster, corner of Gill and Liardet Sts. Call in if you’d like to learn skills to help you fix your bike.
YOGA: Okato and Oakura Yoga and Pilates classes. Corporates and privates also available. Check out www.beyoga.co.nz for class descriptions and schedules, or contact Peggy on: 021 942496 or Jody on: 021 1749135.
AGE CONCERN: Age Concern Taranaki welcomes all people 65 years and over. Mondays: Aqua Walking at the Aquatic Centre, phone office to register for sessions. Every second and fourth
Wednesday is Warm Up Wednesday, Sing-a-long, group participation and fun, followed by a soup and toast lunch, (gold coin donation) held at De Burghs Hall - 9 Lawry Street Moturoa 10am - 12.30pm. Thursdays 10 am - noon, Drop in Cafes, here at our office. The second Thursday of the month is Social Morning, morning tea, guest speakers and topics of interest. Ph 759 9196 for further information.
YOGA: Beginner classes at Strandon, 5.30-6.30pm, 7-8pm. Check out Facebook, Shandra Yoga Strandon or phone Sinead 027 8000386 for more information.
CLASSES: Tai Chi/Qigong, Bellblock Hall (by the pool). Every Monday 11.30am to 12.30pm. Beginners welcome and suitable for all levels of fitness. For more information contact Judi 0272682601 or www.taranaki-taichi.com.
TAI CHI CLASS: Every Friday 9.45-10.45 at St James Hall, Lawry St., Moturoa. All welcome. Phone
Joanna 752-1016. MEDITATION: Being Present– An Introduction to Insight and Mindfulness Meditation. Based on Buddhist teachings, this is a secular course offering ways to develop wisdom and compassion in daily life. This is a five-week course, 5.30 – 7.30 Wednesdays. Contact Kanya 027 846 7238 or 06 753 9373.
TAI CHI: Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong classes - Monday 9-10am, Oakura Town Hall, Main South Rd, and Saturday, 9-10:30am Vogeltown Primary School Hall, Huatoki St. Suitable for the beginner to the advanced. Phone Judi 0272682601 for more information or just turn up. WAITARA AGE CONCERN: Fridays at the Waitara Senior Citizen’s Hall in Warre St, Waitara at 1.45pm. Old-time singing and entertainment. All welcome. $1 admission. Phone 7547779 or 7547186 for information. MAH JONG: Beach St Hall Fitzroy on Saturdays 1-4pm, $3 each includes cup of tea and biscuits. Everyone welcome, come along and enjoy a friendly afternoon. For more information phone Betty 757 5913. ART and CRAFT MARKET: The Puke Ariki Art and Craft Market operates in Huatoki Plaza in New Plymouth every Saturday, weather permitting. Phone 027 319 9507 for more information.
SPCA MARKET: Every Saturday till noon at The Mill carpark. New stallholders very welcome. Inquiries phone Terry 758 1867. and 13 of Taranaki’s best young actors present this classic work from the original text, directed by NZ theatre professional Holly Shanahan. October 5-8.
Drama Club is starting again. Teacher Imogen Woods says there will be a host of new acting and theatre skills to learn and implement through performance and expressive drama. Classes will be held at Fitzroy School for children 7-10 years and at Vogeltown Schools for children 8-12 years. Email email@example.com or phone 027 524 4008 for more information or to book a place. RIVERSIDE MUSIC GROUP: Meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month, at the Senior Citizen’s
Hall, Warre Street, Waitara, at
7.30pm. $3 entry. All welcome. Contact – Lorraine 067548464. MUSIC CLUB: The Silver Bridle Country and Variety Music Club meets every first and third Tuesday at the Onuku Taipari Domain hall Ngamotu Rd Spotswood, 7- 10pm, supper provided. Entry fee $3 per person all welcome. Contact: 0276316640.
COUNTRY MUSIC: Santa Rosa C.M.C, every Friday night, Fitzroy
Hall in Sackville St, 7-10pm. Entry members $3, non-members $4, supper provided but a plate of finger food would be appreciated. Contact Kim on 027 224 6829.
COUNTRY MUSIC: Paramount Country Music Club meets every Sunday night at the Senior Citizens Hall, Liardet St, 7pm-10pm, supper provided. $3 members. $4 nonmembers. Phone John 021 265 9230. 7pm, Wednesday 6pm, Saturday 10am. Many more classes on offer all around the mountain. Contact: Puna 021 244 5858, firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook Zumba with Puna Team Azucar.
ZUMBA GOLD: Tuesdays 5.30pm to 6.15pm. Vogeltown School Hall, $5 entry - perfect for beginners. Contact Ange Day - 021 2229683.
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING: NP Scottish Country Dance Club meets every Tuesday evening at Welbourn School hall off Coronation Ave at 7.30pm. Partners are not required. Soft shoes please. All welcome including beginners Contact Flora 06 7533569.
SQUARE DANCING: If you are interested in learning or getting back into square dancing as a mode of gentle exercise and friendship please contact Ian or Jocelyn on 7581911 or email josey.ian@ xtra.co.nz. or we meet at the Brooklands Church hall on Bideford St behind the church on Mondays at 7-30 pm to 9-30pm. ZUMBA BELL BLOCK: Class on Tuesdays 9.30am from October 11 (during school terms), Fred Tucker Hall, $5 cash entry. This is a fun beginners Zumba class that you can join at any stage. Contact ‘‘Zumba with Pip Kay’’ on Facebook or phone 021 408 017.
MODERN AND OLD TIME: New Plymouth Modern and Old Time Dance Club, Saturdays at the Methodist Church Hall on the first, third and fifth Saturdays of the month and at St Mary’s Peace Hall on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Start 8pm. All welcome. Phone Barbara on 755 1025.
MORRIS DANCING: Try medieval aerobics at the Brooklands Church Hall Bideford St, New Plymouth, on Thursdays 7pm-ish. Free fun. 758 4709 or 021 085 23321.
BALLROOM AND LATIN DANCE: Social classes with a qualified teacher at Moturoa School. For more information ring Jenny on 027 273 3742.
DANCE GROUP: The Waitoitoi Dance Group meets Monday nights at 7.30pm at the Waitoitoi Hall. Gold coin entry and a small plate for supper. We do sequence dancing, ballroom and a little country. For more information phone Rosemary 7523558 or Ian 7523458.