TENNIS: Social Doubles 9 – 11am with morning tea, Manawatu Lawn Tennis Club, Fitzherbert Ave next to PNGHS. Members free, casual fees $5. Contact Jenny 354 6271.
HEARING HELP: Independent support for the hearing impaired. Ear wax removal by micro-suction, Hearing Association Manawatu, 435 Church St, 9am – 3pm. Contact Helen 357 8708.
TINY YS: Active Play for preschoolers, soft gym activities. Public sessions, Park Rd 9.30 – 11.30am, also Friday, Monday and Wednesday, $5. Contact Amber 358 8921.
PLUNKET: Ashhurst Coffee Group, 63 Cambridge St, Ashhurst. Under 1’s Coffee Group, Family Centre, 42 Albert St. Multicultural Coffee Group, Roslyn Plunket Rooms, 177 Vogel St. All 9.30 – 11.30am. Contact Helen 351 6509.
LITTLE GROOVERS: Music and movement for pre-school children and their parents/caregivers, 9.30am – 12noon, yellow gate, St David’s, opposite Memorial Park, Main St. MOE approved. Koha/donations. Contact 358 1964.
MANAWATU TOY LIBRARY: Open Thursdays, Saturdays & Mondays 9.30am – 12.30pm for parents, grandparents, schools, ECE centres, in-home caregivers and recreation co-ordinators. Visit the library, 51 Amberley Ave to enrol. Contact 027 364 6911 or manawatutoylibrary.org FINDING WORK!: CAP (Christians Against Poverty) Job Club, helps equip and support jobless people back into paid work . Free, one on one coaching, CV writing, interview skills and a supportive community, 9.30am – 1pm, All Saints on The Square Community Centre, 338 Church St. Contact 0508 227 222.
MAINLY MUSIC: Christian Community Church, 54 Pascal St, 10am. Musical fun for pre-schoolers followed by morning tea & play. $3 per family, first visit free. Contact 357 8925.
RED CROSS BOOK SHOP: 245 Main St. Open Thursday, Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 10am. Books, puzzles and games, music. Children’s books half marked price. Contact 356 8152.
INNER SMILE: Tai Chi Club, Thursdays and Mondays 10 – 11am, Wednesdays 5.30 – 6.30 pm, Senior Citizens Club Rooms, Main St. No charge first session. Contact Terry 358 8253.
JUSTICE of the PEACE: Hokowhitu Village Community Centre, Albert St, 10.30am – 12.30pm.
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG: Regional Embroiderers’ Exhibition: Displays from Manawatu, Wanganui & Taranaki Embroiderers’ Guild members, Te Manawa Art, Main St, 10am- 5pm. Free. Contact: Trish 357 1862.
BREATHE EASY Support Group: For those with respiratory conditions, meeting next Thursday, Community Leisure Centre, Ferguson St, 10.30am – 12.30pm. Contact Owen 358 7491.
EZEE MEALS: Nutritional frozen dinners, roast meals, St Matthew’s Anglican Church 109 College St, open 11am – 12noon and Tuesdays 4 – 5pm. Large meals $8, medium $5, desserts $3.50. Phone orders Friday or Wednesday during shop hours 355 2254 (fee $2.50).
NEW PARENTS Coffee Group: Community Birth Services, Level 2, Westside Chambers, 151 The Square, 11.30am – 1.30pm. Contact 354 6455. ODD/CDD/ADHD Parent support group: 12.30pm. Contact Selena, 354 4464.
SENIOR CITIZENS Assn: 309 Main St, play cards (500), 1pm Thursdays and Wednesdays ($1 entry, $10 annual subs). All welcome. MANAWATU PETANQUE Club: 1pm for 1.30pm start, and Sundays at 1pm for 1.30pm start, 74 North St. Tuition given. Contact David 354 2632 or Keith 354 4880.
FRIENDSHIP CENTRE: Milson Combined Church, 1.20 – 3.30pm, cards, scrabble, chatrooms. All seniors welcome, afternoon tea provided, transport available, $2 donation. Contact Judy or Theresa 355 1204.
ARTHRITIS SUPPORT: Exercise group, Community Leisure Centre, Ferguson St, 2pm. Gentle exercise, experienced instructors. $3, includes afternoon tea. Contact Anne 356 2476.
OVER 50’S DANCE: For fun and fitness – folk, tap, jazz and musical comedy. Thursdays and Mondays 2 – 3pm. Contact Joyce 358 7463 or Val 021 059 2157.
UKES ON THE TERRACE: St Peter’s Community Hall, Ruahine St. Beginners 3.40 – 4pm, non-beginners 4 – 4.45pm. All welcome, ukuleles available, gold coin koha. Contact Beverley 021 210 8074.
GIRLS BRIGADE: Companies meet in Milson, Thursday 4.30 – 6pm. Tuesday: Highbury/Takaro – Juniors (5-9yrs) 4.45 – 6.15pm, Seniors/ Pioneers (9-17yrs) 6 – 8pm; Hokowhitu, 6 – 7.30pm. $30 – $40 per term. Contact Joanne 355 3124, girlsbrigade.nz
TWILIGHT CROQUET: Takaro Sports Club cnr Featherston St and Botanical Rd. Members free, visitors $2. Equipment provided, flat shoes please. Contact Allan 356 8850 or Carole 356 8673.
NINJUTSU CLASSES: Practical self protection suitable all ages, Thursdays and Tuesdays, Central Normal School. Kids 6 – 7pm, adults 7 – 9pm. Contact 354 0813 for a free lesson.