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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 pnrsa@voda­fone.co.nz

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, ash­hurst­mill@gmail.com

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.


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 info@hanas­tu­dio.co.nz, .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.


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 pres­i­dent@aeroneers.com 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.


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, ka­t­rina.gem­mell@sport­manawatu.org.nz

MAINLY MU­SIC for Preschool­ers:

Feild­ing Bap­tist Church, Bowen St, 9.30am – 10.30am. En­quiries Sandy 328 8558.


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, a.j.martin@massey.ac.nz, .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, info@hanas­tu­dio.co.nz

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 estrellita.latin­dance@ya­hoo.co.nz


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 info@man­awa­tustrid­ers.org.nz 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, guyju­dith@clear.net.nz 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.

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