PLANT SALE: Friends of Pukekura Park will be holding their annual spring plant sale on Sunday October 8, at 9am until 1pm at the Band Rotunda. Huge variety of perennials, shrubs, trees and much more. Lots of lovely plants at bargain prices. Cash only – no eftpos.
QUIZ NIGHT: The New Plymouth Lions Koru Club is holding a quiz night at the NP Sports & Underwater Club on Friday October 20 at 7pm to support the Taranaki Air Ambulance Trust. Teams of up to six people for a table. Theme is medical v aviation with prizes for best dressed.
BOOK FAIR: The Inglewood Lions Club is holding a book fair on October 14 from 9am to 4pm at Inglewood Club, Moa street, Inglewood. All proceeds are going to the Inglewood District Health Trust and Youth Line.
ASTRONOMY: October is Star Colour Month at the New Plymouth Observatory, Marsland Hill, Robe St. From 8.30pm each Tuesday evening we will discuss why stars are different colours, how they compare to our own Sun, and weather permitting, view some examples like the blue/white examples Fomalhaut and Achernar, and the red super giant Antares. Adults $5, Students $3, Families $10. For more information find New Plymouth Astronomical Society on Facebook.
RIDE THE RAILS: Waitara Railway Preservation Society’s train rides will be available on the first and third Sunday of each month at 11am and 1.30pm departing Queen St Waitara (opposite New World Supermarket) and travelling to Lepperton and return. Rides take approx one hour. Children under 5 years free, 5 to15 years $5, adults $15. Family tickets $30, (2 children under 15 and 2 adults). Cash only please. Charters available for private groups. Phone 754 4973.
YOUNG STITCHERS: School holiday stitching workshop, contemporary stitching suitable for 7-13yr olds, Monday October 9 and Thursday October 12, 9.30am-12pm, $20 each. Book at www.foxandplum.nz or text/call Katey 0275283947.
PUBLIC MEETING: U3A, Universe of the Third Age, Wednesday, October 11. Public speaker is Allan Jellyman who will speak on the history of the Email firstname.lastname@example.org by midday Thursday prior to publication. We make every effort to publish events but cannot guarantee that every one will get in the paper. Priority will be given to community events. You are now able to submit articles to Neighbourly’s What’s On. Go to nbly.nz/ntm and fill in the form. iconic Duncan & Davies, Horticulturalist. Sportfishing & Underwater Club rooms, Ocean
View Parade, at 1.30pm. Members and visitors most welcome. KITCHEN TOUR: Sunday October 15, 10am – 4pm followed by Bubbles at the Bach 5-6pm. Tickets for these events are available at the Westown HospiceShop, the Waiwhakaiho HospiceShop and the Bach on Breakwater Cafe´ or email email@example.com The 10 beautiful kitchens are located between New Plymouth and Oakura for viewing/conferring and considering. Tickets are $35 for both events – alternatively $20 for the Kitchen Tour and $15 for Bubbles @ the Bach. All funds raised are for Hospice Taranaki.
KIDS MARKET: This market gives the kids something to do in the school holidays and the mums/dads can have a break with coffee and cake. Monday, October 9 9am-noon. Bring pre-loved toys to sell and a float. To register text Janine on 0211199030 – free stall space and free entry but limited spaces available, first come first serve. 11 Wallath Rd, Westown. Kids can set up from 8.3oam, selling between 9am-noon.
CLOTHES SWAP: Saturday October 14, 11am-1pm. Senior Citizens Hall, 27 Liardet St. Bring clothes in good condition to contribute and take home some new-to-you items. Entry $5 cash at the door. More info: ‘New Plymouth Clothes Swap’ on Facebook. A not-for-profit community event, with a reuse/ reduce/recycle philosophy. WORKSHOPS: Taranaki Creative Fibre is holding two workshops over the weekend of October 14 and 15 and would like to open the remaining places up to non members. Both are two-day workshops; advanced lace knitting
with beads and tapestry weaving. For more information please contact: Leanne Munro, firstname.lastname@example.org, 06 7533944.
MORNING TEA: Gifted Preschooler Coffee Group: mingling with likeminded peers for children and their families; coffee and tea provided; bring morning tea; gold coin donation; Saturday October 14 from 10.30am to noon, at St.Chad’s
Church Hall, 12 Omata Road,
Westown. New families all welcome. Contact Katja or Carola on email@example.com for information or just come along. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Baby loss remembrance balloon release, Brooklands Lawn (by the zoo) Sunday October 8. Gather from 11.30am, balloons released at midday. Contact 027 862 6977 or firstname.lastname@example.org MP CHATS: Need to chat with your local MP Jonathan Young? Monthly
clinics held in Waitara at the Community House - 67 McClean Street. First Monday of the month 10am – 11am. Contact 759 1363 to make an appointment. MANNEQUIN MYSTIQUE: Taranaki Fashion Art Awards 2017. Book with Ticketek or at the TSB Showplace. Preview show Friday October 6, awards show - Saturday October 7. Both shows at the TSB Theatre and start at 7.30pm.