TENNIS: Social Doubles 9 – 11am, Manawatu Lawn Tennis Club, Fitzherbert Ave next to PNGHS. Members free, casual $5. Enquiries 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. Enquiries Helen 357 8708.
PLUNKET: Roslyn Coffee Group, Roslyn Plunket Rooms, 177 Vogel St, 9.30 – 11.30am. Ashhurst Coffee Group, 63 Cambridge St, Ashhurst, 9.30 – 11.30am Clothing Swap Shop, 10am – 12noon, Family Centre, 42 Albert St, also Friday and Tuesday. Enquiries 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. Enquiries Pam 358 1964.
MANAWATU TOY LIBRARY:
Borrow new toys. Open Thursday,
Saturday & Monday 9.30am – 12.30pm, 51 Amberley Ave. New members welcome. Info-line: 027 364 6911, manawatutoylibrary.nz
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. Enquiries 357 8925.
RED CROSS BOOK SHOP: Read Books 245 Main St. Open Thursday, Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 10am. Books, puzzles and games, music. Jigsaws $1 each while stocks last. In support of Red Cross humanitarian programmes. Enquiries 356 8152.
JUSTICE of the PEACE CLINIC:
Hokowhitu Village Community Centre, Albert St, 10.30am – 12.30pm.
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 for home delivery during shop hours 355 2254 (fee $2.50).
SOUNDS OF SUMMER Lunchtime Concerts: G_Phunk, the Papaioeia Funk Band, Thursday, The Square, 12noon – 1.30pm. Enquiries accessmanawatu.co.nz
GAMES AFTERNOON: Board games, 500, 1.30pm, St Mark’s Hall, 117 College Street, Awapuni. Free. Afternoon tea supplied. Enquiries Reita 357 5869.
ARTHRITIS SUPPORT Exercise Group: Gentle exercise based on Middle Eastern dancing, squeezee ball exercises, tai chi and qi gong. Experienced instructors. $3, includes afternoon tea, Community Leisure Centre, Ferguson St, 2pm. Enquiries Anne 356 2476.
OVER 50’S DANCE: For fun, fitness and friendship – folk, tap, jazz and musical comedy. Thursdays and Mondays 2 – 3pm. Enquiries Joyce 358 7463 or Val 021 059 2157.
LGBT?: Find group’s intimidating? Drop into MaLGRA’s clubrooms every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursdays, 2 – 5pm. Icebreakers open every Thursday 7 – 9pm, room 203/2nd floor, Square Edge, Church St.
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. Enquiries Beverley 021 210 8074.
MANAWATU PETANQUE Club:
4.15pm for 4.30pm start, and Sundays at 1.15pm for 1.30pm start, 74 North St. Tuition given. Enquiries David 354 2632 or Keith 354 4880.
MILSON GIRLS’ BRIGADE:
Summer programme 4.30 – 6pm. Enquiries 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. Enquiries 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. Enquiries 354 0813 for a free lesson.
UNIVERSAL SHOTOKAN KARATE: Suitable for all ages and physical abilities. Great for confidence, fitness and self-defence, Thursdays and Mondays, PNINS gymnasium. Kids 6 – 7pm Adults 7 – 8pm. First few lessons free. Enquiries Morgan on 027 511 8622.
ITALIAN CLASSES: Intermediate level classes, QEC,6.15 – 7.15pm. Enquiries Bev 027 278 3120
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: St Mark’s Presbyterian Church Hall, 117 College St, PN, 8pm. Enquiries 022 038 0220 or 0800 AAWORKS.
TWINKLE TOES: Music and movement for pre-schoolers, parents and caregivers, Milson Combined Church Hall, cnr Milson Line and Purdie Pl, 9.30am.$3 casual per family. Enquiries Anne 355 3128.
PLUNKET: Family Centre Playgroup (MoE Certified), 9.30 — 11.30am. Car Seat Education & Advocacy, 10 – 11.30am Family Centre, 42 Albert St. Enquiries Helen 351 6509.
RSA TRUST Welfare Officers and
JPs: Advice on War Pensions, Surviving Spouse Benefits, Funeral Grants and other services, Senior Citizens Hall, Main St, Fridays and Tuesdays from 9.45am – 11.45am.
PN LUNCH CLUB: Malcolm Mulholland, a member of the Flag Consideration Committee, will talk about the project and referendum. New venue & time – Cloverlea Tavern, 301 Tremaine Ave, 11.45pm. Visitors welcome. Enquiries Don 357 4872.
SOUNDS OF SUMMER Lunchtime Concerts: Sonny Tatana, HUFF, Friday,, The Square, 12noon – 1.30pm. Enquiries accessmanawatu.co.nz
PN RSA: Office open 1 – 4pm, Distinction Hotel, Campbell St entrance, Friday and Monday. Enquiries 354 8271 or email@example.com
SIT AND BE FIT: Gentle exercise programme, Church of Christ, Botanical Rd, 1.30pm. Free. Enquiries Janet 357 2659.
TWILIGHT GALA: Milson School pool fundraising event. Bouncy castles, stalls, food & fun,5 – 8pm.
ROLLER DISCO: Skating Rink, Arena 5, Bell Hall, Waldegrave St, 6.30 – 8pm. Hire skates from $5. No eftpos. Shop open for snacks and drinks. All ages and abilities welcome. Enquiries Vikki Gibbs 358 9387.
500 ON FRIDAYS: 6.45pm, PN Bridge Club, cnr Cuba and Cook St. $5 includes light refreshments. All welcome. Enquiries Joanne Burmeister 357 4910. RENDEZVOUS Country Music Club: , 7 – 10pm, Rangiora Ave Community Hall. Members $2, non members $3. Enquiries 357 8950.
ETHKICK 16: Friendship through football, a festival of sport and diversity, Arena Manawatu. Opening ceremony 8.30am, games from 9am, finals 4.30pm. Enquiries sportmanawatu.org.nz/ eth kick
TE APITI SHUTTLE: Passengers and bikes, Saturday & Sunday from 9am. Timetable available at enm.org.nz website and from iSite.
SATURDAY MUSIC: Music lessons enrolment day for children aged 4 to end of year 8, Three French horns for hire. PNINS Hall, South St, 9.30 – 11.30am.
VINTAGE AG EXPO: Tractors, implements, traction engines, stationary engines, tractor pull, shearing demos, rides, food, Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 4pm Lockwood Rd, Kairanga. Adults $8, under-15 free. Enquiries Alan Hutchinson 326 8529, firstname.lastname@example.org
WATER-BASED EXERCISE: PN Arthritis Support group sessions at the Hospital Star Centre heated pool, 9.30 & 10.05am; Tuesday 4.30 & 5.05pm, $3 a session. Enquiries Anne 356 2476 to register.
ESPLANADE SCENIC RAILWAY:
Train operates weather permitting, 11am – 5pm, Saturday & Sunday. $2.50 per person, Victoria Esplanade.
BEGINNING PILATES: Strength, flexibility, breathing and body awareness, 8-week course, 11.15am – 12.15pm. Registration essential. Enquiries Paula email@example.com, .hanastudio.co.nz, 356 3462.
CROQUET: Rose Gardens Association Croquet and Golf Croquet Club Day, The Esplanade, 12.45pm. Visitors and beginners welcome, car park pavilion every Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday in season.
Collectors and traders, 1.30pm,
Community Lounge, Kopeka Court, PN. Enquiries Bill 06 364 5588. SOCIAL TENNIS: Adult players of all ages. Awapuni Park, Newbury St, 1.30pm. Enquiries Bill, 355 2290. FROCK SWAP: Tararua & District Lions fundraiser for Arohanui Hospice with special guest, fashion stylist Jo Guy – makelemonade.co.nz. Frock and accessories swap session, vendor’s stalls, raffles, afternoon tea. Woodville Racecourse 5 – 7pm. Entry by ticket only, $22, 0800 BUY TIX (289 849). SOCIAL DANCE: With the Manawatu Dancing Club, Senior Citizens Hall, 309 Main St, 7.30 – 11pm. $7. Supper provided. Enquiries Adrienne & Tom 356 9620.
RANGITIKEI STREET SUNDAY Market: Fresh fruit & veges, eggs, clothing, bric a brac, food, coffee, plants & flowers, jams, from 7am. Sheltered sites available $10. Enquiries Belinda 021 263 3586.
CLOVERLEA & PALMY FARMERS
Market: 7am – 1pm, Cloverlea Tavern carpark, 301 Tremaine Ave. Fresh fruit and vegetables, plants, rewena, doughnuts, fried bread, hot food, clothing, collectibles, electronics and more. Enquiries Erana 027 441 2028 or 356 9345.
SANSON SUNDAY Market: 7.30am – 2pm, Main Rd, Sanson. Fresh fruit & veges, plants, garden items, food, collectibles, clothing, books, tools, crafts etc. Enquiries Mike 027 450 5646.
TRAIL BIKE RIDE: Tokomaru School fundraiser suitable for 2 and 4 wheeled motorbikes. 40km loop track to the top of the Tararua Ranges, and 2 kids tracks. $30 including lunch. Sign in from 8.30am, Victoria Rd, Tokomaru – signposted
from SH57. Enquiries silverbullet.co.nz RADIO CONTROLLED MODEL PLANES: Spur Road, Colyton, follow signs from Taonui Road, from 9am. All Welcome. Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org SENIORS TENNIS: For players over 35yrs. All grades welcome. Manawatu Vets Tennis at Awapuni Park, Newbury St, 9.30am. Enquiries Roger 027 555 6447. SMALL MIRACLES Playgroup:
Pre-school children and their parents/caregivers, 9.30-11.30am, yellow gate, St David’s Church opposite Memorial Park on Main St. MOE approved. Koha/donation. Activities available for older children. Enquiries Pam 358 1964. SPECTACULAR CAR SHOW: 400 display vehicles – cars, bikes and machinery, food stalls, 10am – 2pm, $2 entry. Shannon Domain, State Highway 57, Shannon. ESPLANADE DAY: Annual community carnival – stalls, food and entertainment, 10am – 4pm, Victoria Esplanade. FEILDING SPIRITUAL & Awareness Centre: 10.30am, Feilding & District Caledonian Society Hall, 55 Weld St, Feilding. All welcome. MANAWATU COUNTRY MUSIC Club: Rangiora Community Centre, Rangiora Ave, 12.45pm. Enquiries Eileen 354 5607.
MANAWATU MICROLIGHT Club: Flying lessons, Taonui Airfield, Feilding. Enquiries 323 9861 (Sundays). GLOBE THEATRE SUNDAY MATINEE Series: Andrew Atkins – piano Globe Theatre, 2.30pm, koha.
BHASHA SAHEED DIBOS:
Bangladesh Language Martyrs’ Day and International Mother Language Day. Bangla-language themed songs, dances and speeches, and finger food, 3 – 5:30pm, Community Leisure Centre, 566 Ferguson Street.
Foxton Beach Community Centre, 7.30pm. Enquiries 363 6126 or 0800 AA Works.
PUSH PLAY AEROBICS: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 – 10am, Barber Hall, Arena 5, Waldegrave St. $3. Enquiries Sport-Manawatu 357 5349, email@example.com
MAINLY MUSIC for Preschoolers:
Feilding Baptist Church, Bowen St, 9.30am – 10.30am. Enquiries Sandy 328 8558.
HIP HOP DANCE CLASSES:
Professional teacher with free community dance classes.8 – 10yrs, 3.30 – 4.15pm; 11 – 13yrs, 4.15 – 5pm, Legacy, cnr Highbury & Brentwood Ave. Places limited to 25 per class. Enquiries John Faiz 3571276.
JUST HOPE: Free community meal from 5pm, Legacy, cnr Highbury & Brentwood Ave. Enquiries John Faiz 3571276.
I TRIED THE TRI Series: Triathlon for kids aged 2 – 12, 5.20 – 7pm, Freyberg Pool and Skoglund Park. Entry $5. Also February 29, March 7 & 14. Enquiries 951 6823, firstname.lastname@example.org, .triclub.co.nz
PILATES IN THE PARK: Arohanui Hospice fundraiser next to The Chalet, Hokowhitu Lagoon, Centennial Dr. $10. Slap on some sunscreen, grab amat, some water and bring a friend. For all levels, 5:45pm and Monday February 29. Come to one session or come to ‘em all. Check facebook.com/ hana studio nz for alternative venue. Enquiries, email@example.com
AIKIDO ACADEMY: Friendly, suitable for ages 12+. Monday & Tuesday, 6.30 – 8pm, Milson Scout Hall, JFK Drive. Enquiries Pete 353 8227, aikidoacademy.co.nz TAIJI & QIGONG: Improve health, breathing, balance, reduce stress/ pain. Beginners & Seniors – Awapuni Community Centre, Mondays 6.45pm; Ferguson St Leisure Centre Wednesdays 10.15am. First lesson free. SURVIVING LOSS: Explore grief in a safe and confidential environment, 5 Monday nights, facilitated by Paul Ranby, St. Davids Presbyterian Church. Limited numbers. Enquiries and enrolments 358 3246. PN CHORAL SOCIETY: New singers welcome for this 4-part unauditioned community choir, St Peter’s Community Hall, Ruahine St. Enquiries Karen Hall, 021 707-440 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. Enquiries Linda 323 0408 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TENNIS Social Doubles: Manawatu Lawn Tennis Club, Fitzherbert Ave next to PNGHS, 9 – 11am followed by morning tea. Members free, casual $5. Enquiries Jenny 354 6271. DOODLEBUGS Playgroup: Pre-
school children and their parents/ caregivers, 9.30am – 12noon yellow gate, St David’s Church, opposite Memorial Park, Main St. Inside and outside free play, morning tea. MOE approved. Koha/donation welcomed. Enquiries Pam 358 1964. HOUSIE TUESDAYS: 40 games, super house, keno, 10am, Terrace End Bowling Club, Summerhays St. All welcome. Enquiries Jacquie RSA Welfare Trust, 356 7673. MAINLY MUSIC: Parents and preschoolers music and dancing and morning tea with locally roasted fairtrade coffee, corner Featherston and Kingswood St, 10am. Gold coin koha Enquiries-Margaret Barsanti 027 406 6315. MEETING POINT: Crafts, knitting, sewing, crocheting, painting, budget cooking, tai chi, cards, morning tea, St David’s Community Centre, cnr Main and Rainforth Sts (opp Memorial Park) 10am – 12noon. All welcome. Creche available. Gold coin koha. Enquiries church office, 358 3246. TUESDAY CONCERT: Come early for raffles. All ages welcome, 1.30pm, Senior Citizens Hall, 309 Main St (opposite Globe Theatre), entry $2. Enquiries Elsie 358 0994 (evenings).
CENTRAL CONNECTIONS: A singing group for people with neurological disabilities, 1.30 – 3pm, Central Baptist Church, CThurch St. Enquiries Janine Dann, 06 324 7172 / 021 050 3593 SKATING: MSSC Learn to Skate weekly classes with NZ representative skaters and coaches. Skates available or BYO, 4.45 – 5.30pm, Bell Hall, Arena 5, Waldegrave St. Enquiries Kylie Shirley 358 2301. TWILIGHT BOWLS: Non bowlers come and have a go, 5.30pm, Takaro Bowling Club. Enquiries Ivy 358 2552 or Brian 355 2919. SUPER SEVENS SERIES: Great family activity. Every Tuesday evening until February 23. Runners and walkers 3km and 7km courses. $3 includes free sausage and banana at the end. YMCA, Park Rd (adjacent Ongley Park) 6.15pm. Enquiries email@example.com CAN YOU SING?: Can you harmonise? Confident singers wanted for all-women’s chorus. Fun, music and friendship with the Manawatu Overtones, Milson Combined Church Hall, 7pm. Enquiries Jenni 356 8585 (A/H) or Linda 358 5883.
UNITY SINGERS CHOIR: 7.30pm, St Marys Church Hall, Ruahine St. Call Helen 358 7069 or Sue 354 3295. RENAISSANCE SINGERS: Music from the 16th century to present day, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Experienced singers are invited to contact musical director, Guy Donaldson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 357-5932.
PLUNKET: Roslyn Over 1s Coffee Group, 177 Vogel Street, PN. 9.30 – 11.30am. Enquiries Helen 351 6509. MAINLY PLAY: Fun play with your preschool aged children. Morning tea and barista made coffee, St Oswald’s Hall, corner Kingswood and Featherston St, 10am. Gold coin koha. Enquiries-Marg 027 406 6315. PN RSA: Club night for members, partners and visitors, Distinction Hotel, Campbell St entrance, 4 – 7pm. TWILIGHT SOCIAL TENNIS: Awapuni Tennis Club, Newbury Park, Newbury St, 5.30pm. Enquiries Bill 355 2290. SPEED SKATING: MSSC Learn to Skate weekly classes. Skates available or BYO, 5.30 – 6.30pm, Bell Hall Arena 5, Waldegrave St. Enquiries Vikki Gibbs 358 9387.