A capella on a string
For 11 years, the Manawatu Overtones Sweet Adelines four-part harmony barbershop chorus have been making a name for themselves and their tuneful tightknit performances.
This Saturday night, the 30-member chorus hosts World On a String – sharing the Spiers Centre stage with all-female groups, the 35 – 40member Wellington City Chorus with its quartet Revelry, and the 40-member He Tangata.
He Tangata is a New Zealand show chorus made up of members from 15 other Sweet Adelines groups from around the country directed by Virginia HumphreyTaylor of the Christchurch City Chorus. Overtones co-director Liz Watts says Virginia and other He
coin koha. Inquiries Cynthia or Lisa 354 3804 ext 700/701 to register, firstname.lastname@example.org ORGAN & KEYBOARD Club: All levels and styles of players and listeners welcome, Manchester Unity Hall, 26Walding St, 1pm. Small door charge includes afternoon tea. Inquiries Bev 358 5769 or Tricia 357 5518 evenings. FRIENDSHIP CENTRE Entertainment Mondays: All Saints Community Centre, 2 – 3.30pm. All seniors welcome, afternoon tea provided and transport available, $2 donation. Inquiries Judy or Theresa 355 1204. CAN’S FILM FESTIVAL: 22nd Wattie’s Can’s Film Festival (WCFF), Downtown Cinemas for Salvation Army food bank, from 5pm. Jurassic World, Minions, Fantastic Four, AntMan, Inside Out, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. Bookings available Downtown Cinemas. PLAY BRASS: Learn a brass instrument with PN City Brass, 57 Totara Rd, 5.45 – 6.45pm. Inquiries David Maas 021 455 327, Chrissie Butts 027 308 6644 or email email@example.com. BADMINTON: Junior Club, first night free, PNBHS New Gym,
World on a String is on at the Boys’ High Speirs Centre this Saturday October 31 at 7pm, with limited door sales available. For tickets contact 358 5883 or 354 1258. Tangata members are in Palmerston North to conduct a weekend workshop for the Overtones.
The programme spans genres featuring four-part a capella medlies, arrangements of standards, show numbers, comedy, Kiwi songs such as A Te Tarakihi, Blue Smoke and SixMonths in a Leaky Boat, as well as well-known tunes from the likes of ABBA, the Beatles, Dean Martin and Michael Buble.
Wellesbourne St, 6 – 7:30pm. Casual players $5 per night. Yearly subs $70. Inquiries Steve, PN Badminton Club 021 027 53825 or pnbc.org.nz TABLE TENNIS: 7pm, Hokowhitu School Hall, Albert St. Inquiries Allen 356 4522 email firstname.lastname@example.org DIABETES COOKING Demonstration: Free, informative and interactive, [2nd November] 7 – 9pm. Register MHT Diabetes Trust 357 5992 or email@example.com BADMINTON: Monrad Club, St Peter’s College Gym, Rennie Ave, 7 – 9.30pm. Membership $100 or $8 casual. Inquiries sportsground.co.nz/ monrad badminton. PIPERS and drummers: Wanted for non-competitive Feilding Pipe Band. Inquiries Pipe Major Colin Sinclair 359 2862. TOASTMASTERS: Toastmasters International is a communication and leadership training organisation. PN club meets 7.30pm, Hearing House, 435 Church St. Visitors welcome. Inquiries Elise 0274 966 533. INDOOR BOWLS: 7.30pm, Feilding Civic Centre. Inquiries Ray 323 6624. TAKARO TABLE Tennis Club: Social fun for all abilities, cnr
‘‘The Wellington Chorus won the Open section in May of the Auckland Sweet Adelines Convention,’’ Liz says."They will be presenting a fantastic and dynamic set – something quite different.’’
The massed chorus finale, she Featherston St and Botanical Rd, 7.30pm. InquiriesMarcusWatson 021 858 445. WOMEN’S SINGING GROUP: Mainly Celtic tunes, Mondays 7.30 – 8.30pm. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Inquiries Jeanne 353 0399. ESTRELLITA LATIN DANCE: Salsa, merengue, bachata, cha-cha-cha, Argentine tango and kizomba. All abilities and ages, 7.30 – 9pm, Square Edge Dance Studio, Jersey Lane, $5. Inquiries Linda 323 0408 or firstname.lastname@example.org SINGERS: Rehearsals for PN Choral Society November 28 concert, 7.30 – 9.30pm, St Peter’s Church hall, Ruahine St. Inquiries Karen Hall 021 707 440. AIKIDO: New members welcome. IPC Dojo (off Pacific Drive), 8 – 9.30pm. Monday & Wednesday. Inquiries Ian 021 036 1423 email email@example.com or www.aikido-manawatu.org.nz says will be something special again.
Special guests, and the only males at Saturday’s concert, will be the Palmerston North Boys’ High stage band, under the direction of Neville Lauridson.
Community woodworking workshop mainly for older men. Work on your own project or a group community project, Mangaone Park, Racecourse Rd, 9am – 2pm. New members welcome. Inquiries David 357 4045. TAI CHI: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9.15 – 10.15am, Chinese Association Hall, 98 Napier Rd. Beginners and experienced welcome. Inquiries PN Tai Chi Club, 357 1377. PROBUS CLUB of PN: Men, women, couples welcome. Enjoy good company, talks and outings, Community Leisure Centre, Ferguson St, 9.30am. Inquiries Neil 357 4578 or Keith 363 8629. DOODLEBUGS Playgroup: Preschool children and their parents/ caregivers, 9.30am – 12noon yellow gate, St David’s Church, opposite Memorial Park, Main St. Inside and outside free play plus music. MOE approved. Koha/donation welcomed. Inquiries 358 3246. HOUSIE TUESDAYS: 40 games, super house, keno, 10am, Terrace End Bowling Club, Summerhays St. All welcome, plenty of parking. Inquiries Jacquie RSAWelfare Trust, 356 7673. Continued on P26