SHOW AND SALE: The NP Cactus and Succulent Society is having its show and sales weekend on October 28-29, during the first weekend of the Garden Festival. There will be lots of fantastic and unusual plants on display as well as some for sale. Hours are 9am Sat and Sun till 4 30pm. A gold coin donation would be appreciated for entrance. The show will be at the Blind Rooms Vivian Street (Morley St end of town), New Plymouth. Also for new and interested members we have a meeting first Sunday of the month 1pm at the Craft Rooms 85 Hine St. SAVE THE KIWI: The Great Kiwi Morning Tea returns on Friday, October 27 to raise funds to support kiwi conservation projects across the country. Just get together with family, friends, colleagues, neighbours or complete strangers and hold a Kiwi morning tea and ask your guests to make a donation. While the official day is Friday October 27, you can hold your event any time during October. Visit www.kiwisforkiwi.org to find out more about Save Kiwi Month and click on the Great Kiwi Morning Tea icon to register for your morning tea. 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.
MARKET DAY: Puketapu School on Dillon Drive in Bell Block is hosting a market day and carboot sale on Saturday November 4 from 10am until 1pm. The cost is $5 per space. No need to book just turn up from, but not earlier than 9am to set up. You will need your own tables and gazebo. Generous sized spaces. Any stall pre-loved or new is welcomed. Email email@example.com 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. No hot food as we have sellers booked already. Please message or ring Kim Sowman if you have any questions.
HELP NEEDED: Speld is looking for trained teachers interested in helping Specific Learning Difference people. For information please contact 06 755 0664 or 06 753 3722. WANDERER’S WALK: Members of the public are invited to join the Friends of Pukekura Park on their guided walk on Monday October 16. Meet at Bellringer Pavilion by 10.30am (wet or fine), walk usually lasts around 90 minutes. This month Lynn Bublitz (recently returned from China), will lead us on a tour of the rhododendron dell and talk to us about the species and their origins. YOUNG STITCHERS: School holiday stitching workshop, contemporary stitching suitable for 7-13yr olds, 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 iconic Duncan & Davies, horticulturalist. Sportfishing & Underwater Club rooms, Ocean
View Parade, at 1.30pm. Members and visitors most welcome.
HOLY DAY: Saturday October 21, 11.30am Holy Day Devotions, Marfell Primary School Hall. Endeavour St. New Plymouth. Join the Baha’i Community in a devotional programme of prayer and readings from the sacred Baha’i texts. Followed by a film made especially for the occasion.
WORKSHOP: Sunday October 22, 10am, Workshop on Peaceful Communication, Marfell Primary School Hall, Endeavour St, New Plymouth. This workshop looks at the principles of fair communication
and learning related skills. A free event. Please register. Spaces limited. Ph 027 9500313 or 022 1886208.
PARENTING: Sunday October 22, 10am, Workshop on Parenting with Virtues, Marfell Primary School Hall, Endeavour St, New Plymouth. A free event. Please register. Spaces limited. Ph 0279500313 or 0221886208
FAMILY FUN: Saturday October 21, 2pm, Marfell Primary School Hall,
Endeavour St, New Plymouth. Games, dancing, group craft activities, free sausage sizzle, tea and coffee.
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 nonmembers. 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.