North Taranaki Midweek - - BELL BLOCK FOCUS -

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.foxand­ 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 mid­week@dai­ 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 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 rose.whi­taker@hos­pic­ 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, tarana­ki­cre­ative­fi­, 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 taranaki­ex­plor­ 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 sand­snew­ply­mouth@ya­ 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.

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