THURS­DAY 3

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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.

PARK ROAD PLAYCENTRE: Huia St Ex­ten­sion (PNGHS) Thurs­day, Fri­day, Mon­day, Tues­day 0-6yrs, Wed­nes­day 3.5-6yrs, 9am – 12noon. Winz sub­si­dies avail­able. 3 free ses­sions. En­quiries 357 0791, parkrdpc@gmail.com – In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cer.

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

MAINL YMU­SIC: 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. 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/ roast­meals, 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).

GAMES AF­TER­NOON: Board games, 500, 1.30pm, St Mark’s Hall, 117 Col­lege Street, Awa­puni. Free. Af­ter­noon tea sup­plied. En­quiries Reita 357 5869.

PRIME TIMERS: En­ter­tain­ment, talks and af­ter­noon tea – a friendly group for se­nior cit­i­zens, 1.30 – 3pm, Cross­roads Church, cnr Church and Cook St. Gold coin koha. Af­ter­noon tea in­cluded. En­quiries Cross­roads 357 6677.

FRIEND­SHIP CEN­TRE for Se­niors: Cards, scrab­ble, chat-room. Af­ter­noon tea pro­vided, trans­port avail­able, Mil­son Com­bined Church, Mil­son Line, 1.30 – 3.30pm $2 do­na­tion. En­quiries Judy or Theresa 355 1204.

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?: Ice­break­ers open 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.

TWI­LIGHT BOWLS: Hokowhitu Bowl­ing Club, 5.30pm. $5 en­try fee in­cludes BBQ tea. All wel­come. En­quiries 357 9712.

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. Thurs­days and Mon­days, PNINS gym­na­sium. Kids 6 – 7pm Adults 7 – 8pm. First few lessons free. En­quiries Mor­gan on 027 511 8622.

TRAV­EL­LING TO ITALY?: Begin­ners Ital­ian classes. Learn to ask di­rec­tions and make your­self un­der­stood QEC, 6.30 – 8.30pm. En­quiries Bev 027 278 3120 or QEC. SUM­MER SHAKE­SPEARE: The Merry Wives of Wind­sor, Es­planade Rose Gar­dens, 7pm. Free.

AL­CO­HOLICS ANONY­MOUS: St Mark’s Pres­by­te­rian Church Hall, 117 Col­lege St, PN, 8pm. En­quiries 022 038 0220 or 0800 AA­WORKS.

FRI­DAY 4

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.

FRIEND­SHIP CEN­TRE for Se­niors: Cards, scrab­ble, chat-room. Af­ter­noon tea pro­vided, trans­port avail­able, All Saints Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Church St, 9.30 – 11.30pm $2 do­na­tion. En­quiries Judy or Theresa 355 1204.

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.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: Re­ceive Chil­dren. Re­ceive Me – an ec­u­meni­cal ser­vice pre­pared by the women of Cuba and held world­wide, St John’s Angli­can Church. Cam­den St, Feild­ing. Morn­ing tea 10am, ser­vice 10:30 – 11:30am. All wel­come.

PN LUNCH CLUB: Stephen Par­sons, House of Travel on World War 2 street names, Cloverlea Tav­ern, 301 Tre­maine Ave, 11.45pm. Vis­i­tors wel­come. En­quiries Don 357 4872.

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.

VIL­LAGE NIGHT MAR­KET: Hand­made, home cooked and heart­felt crafts, City Li­brary, Ge­orge St, 5 – 9pm.

FES­TI­VAL OF CUL­TURES: Lan­tern Pa­rade, The Square 6.30 – 9pm. Mu­sic from Lati­naotearoa. Free. En­quiries Desti­na­tion Manawatu.

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.

SUM­MER SHAKE­SPEARE: The Merry Wives of Wind­sor, Es­planade Rose Gar­dens, 7pm. Free. REN­DEZVOUS Coun­try Mu­sic Club: 7 – 10pm, Ran­giora Ave Com­mu­nity Hall. Mem­bers $2, non mem­bers $3. En­quiries 357 8950.

WHITE­BOARD CON­CERT: Bring along your best tunes, PN Folk Mu­sic Club, 8pm, Theo­soph­i­cal Hall, 304 Church St. All wel­come. $5 non­mem­bers, school age and un­der free. En­quiries 355 9076 or pn­folk­club.wee­bly.com/

SATUR­DAY 5

YOUNG FARMER OF THE YEAR Re­gional Fi­nals: Man­field, 8am; evening show, Feild­ing Civic Cen­tre, 6pm, En­quiries young­farmer­con­test.co.nz.

TE APITI SHUT­TLE: Pas­sen­gers and bikes, Satur­day & Sun­day from 9am. Timetable avail­able at enm.org.nz web­site and from iSite.

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.

LO­CO­MO­TION 16: Minia­ture rail­way op­er­at­ing, minia­ture steam and diesel lo­co­mo­tives, minia­ture trac­tion en­gines and en­gi­neer­ing mod­els on dis­play, Mar­riner Re­serve Rail­way, Mar­riner St, 10am – 4pm, Satur­day & Sun­day.

FES­TI­VAL OF CUL­TURES: World Food, Craft and Mu­sic Fair, The Square, 10am – 4pm. Over 60 cul­tural stalls, 30 craft stalls and 20 per­form­ers in­clud­ing Lati­naotearoa and Clan Celtica. En­quiries Desti­na­tion Manawatu.

OTAKI KITE FES­TI­VAL: In­cludes the Rokkaku Kite Fight­ing Chal­lenge, and Mikio Toki, in­ter­na­tional kite mas­ter from Ja­pan, Marine Pde, Otaki Beach, Satur­day & Sun­day 10am – 4pm. En­quiries Bar­bara Franks 027 485 8888.

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.

ES­PLANADE SCENIC RAIL­WAY: Train op­er­ates weather per­mit­ting, 1 – 4pm, Satur­day & Sun­day. $2.50 per per­son, Vic­to­ria Es­planade. SO­CIAL TEN­NIS: Adult play­ers of all ages. Awa­puni Park, New­bury St, 1.30pm. En­quiries Bill, 355 2290.

MEDICS MAKE MU­SIC 2: Va­ri­ety con­cert for the Palmer­ston North Res­cue He­li­copter, Re­gent on Broad­way, 2pm & 7pm. Tick­ets $35, un­der 15, $20. Book at Tick­et­Di­rect Broad­way 0800 484 253 or tick­et­di­rect.co.nz.

MINECRAFT CLUB for Kids: Ages 8 – 12, 4 – 5.30pm, BYO Minecraft loaded lap­top & $5, Cafe Royale, Square Edge. En­quiries 354 7479.

SUM­MER SHAKE­SPEARE: The Merry Wives of Wind­sor, Es­planade Rose Gar­dens, 7pm. Free.

VI­SION ON VEDANTA: Hindu phi­los­o­phy and its teach­ings with Sree­jith Sreeku­mar, $5 (mem­bers -$2), Theo­soph­i­cal So­ci­ety, 304 Church St, 7.30 pm. En­quiries He­len 357 2499, Anthea 353 6221, pn@theos­o­phy.org.nz

SUN­DAY 6

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.

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, [TERM TIME]. MOE ap­proved. Koha/ do­na­tion. Ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able for older chil­dren. En­quiries Pam 358 1964.

FES­TI­VAL OF CUL­TURES: In­au­gu­ral New Zealand Food Truck Face­off. 14 Kiwi food trucks vie for the ul­ti­mate foodtruck award, The Square 10am – 2pm. En­quiries Desti­na­tion Manawatu.

WOOD­FEST: An­nual cel­e­bra­tion of all things Woodville – mar­ket stalls, free kids en­ter­tain­ment, bands, wood chop­ping, wood sculpting, pet­ting zoo, Foun­taine Square, 10am – 8pm. En­quiries Tararua iSite 06 376 0217, Robin Win­ter 376 5901.

FEILD­ING SPIR­I­TUAL & Aware­ness Cen­tre: 10.30am, Feild­ing & District Cale­do­nian So­ci­ety Hall, 55 Weld St, Feild­ing. All wel­come.

YOUNG WIDOW and Wid­ow­ers Club: Sup­port and so­cial group for peo­ple of all ages who have ex­pe­ri­enced a loss. Lunchtime meet­ing. En­quiries Pat 354 3654 or Lor­raine 354 6420.

MANAWATU MI­CRO­LIGHT Club: Fly­ing lessons, Taonui Air­field, Feild­ing. En­quiries 323 9861 (Sun­days).

SUM­MER SHAKE­SPEARE: The Merry Wives of Wind­sor, Es­planade Rose Gar­dens, 2.30pm. Free.

CLAIR­VOY­ANCE & HEAL­ING: Manawatu Spir­i­tual & Heal­ing Cen­tre, Mil­son Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Mil­son shop­ping cen­tre, All wel­come, 7pm.

AL­CO­HOLICS ANONY­MOUS: Fox­ton Beach Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 7.30pm. En­quiries 363 6126 or 0800 AA­Works.

MON­DAY 7

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 [school terms]. En­quiries Sandy 328 8558.

FRIEND­SHIP CEN­TRE En­ter­tain­ment Mon­days: All Saints Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 2 – 3.15pm. All se­niors wel­come, af­ter­noon tea pro­vided and trans­port avail­able, $2 do­na­tion. En­quiries Judy or Theresa 355 1204.

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 March 14. En­quiries 951 6823, a.j.martin@massey.ac.nz, .tri­club.co.nz

BAD­MINTON: Ju­nior Club, first night free, PNBHS New Gym, Welles­bourne St, 6 – 7:30pm. Ca­sual play­ers $5 per night. Yearly subs $70. En­quiries Steve, PN Bad­minton Club 021 027 53825 or pnbc.org.nz

AIKIDO ACADEMY: Friendly, suit­able for ages 12+. Mon­day & Tues­day, 6.30 – 8pm, Mil­son Scout Hall, JFK Drive. En­quiries Pete 353 8227, aikido-academy.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

SCOT­TISH COUN­TRY DANC­ING: New dancers wel­come, tu­ition given, wear comfy clothes and soft shoes, Scot­tish So­ci­ety Hall, Ber­ry­man’s Lane, Princess St. 7.30 – 9pm. En­quiries He­len 355 2665.

TUES­DAY 8

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.

TAI CHI: Tues­days and Wed­nes­days, 9.15 – 10.15am, Chi­nese As­so­ci­a­tion Hall, 98 Napier Rd. Begin­ners and ex­pe­ri­enced wel­come. En­quiries PN Tai Chi Club, 357 1377.

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, morn­ing tea. MOE ap­proved. Koha/do­na­tion wel­comed. En­quiries Pam 358 1964.

GET­TING TO GRIPS with Grant Ap­pli­ca­tions: In­tro­duc­tory work­shop for com­mu­nity & sports groups, ECE providers & schools by He­len King, 9.45am -12.15pm, Hancock Com­mu­nity House, King St. $20. En­rol­ments gin­ger­chop­per@gmail.com, call or text 027 918 4855.

HOUSIE TUES­DAYS: 40 games, su­per house, keno, 10am, Ter­race End Bowl­ing Club, Sum­mer­hays St. All wel­come, plenty of park­ing. 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.

OS­TOMY SO­CI­ETY: Monthly meet­ing at Sosky’s Cafe, cnr Napier Rd and Lim­brick St, 10am. En­quiries Len 021 101 6346/357 5799.

PLUN­KET: Hokowhitu Coffee Group, 10 – 11am. 27 Franklin Ave. En­quiries He­len 351 6509.

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.

IN­TER­NA­TIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Pa­rade leaves TeManawa court­yard, 12noon. En­ter­tain­ment & pic­nic and massed dance, The Square, 12:30pm. Bring a plate of food to share. Com­mu­nity cel­e­bra­tion with dance, song and speak­ers.

BREAST­FEED­ING SUP­PORT: Free Head Start Par­ent­ing Ses­sions – baby ba­sics, car seat safety, baby­wear­ing & den­tal hygiene for you & your baby. Af­ter­noon tea pro­vided. Com­mu­nity Birth Ser­vices, West­side Cham­bers, 151 The Square. En­quiries 354 6455.

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

MAHJONG: Tu­ition for begin­ners, PN Mahjong Club. All wel­come, Quaker Hall, 227 Col­lege St, 1.30 – 4.30pm. En­quiries Faith 357 4775 or Aileen 357 7421.

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.

GREAT FATHER­ING: Par­ent­ing group for dads, by men for men. #1/8 ses­sions, 6.30-9pm. Reg­is­ter@ Par­ent­line 355 1655.

A HIS­TORY OF NZ WOMEN: Pro­fes­sor Bar­bara Brookes on her new book. Copies for sale, 7pm, City Li­brary.

MODEL RAIL­WAY Club: Pa­paioea Pl clu­b­rooms, 7pm. Bri­tish OO gauge ex­hi­bi­tion lay­out to run stock on. New mem­bers wel­come. En­quiries 354 1208 or 022 068 1821.

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.

WES­TEND IN­DOOR BOWL­ING CLUB: New sea­son com­mences, Wes­tend School Hall, 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. New mem­bers wel­come. Tu­ition given. En­quiries Karen 353 0665.

RUS­SELL STREET IN­DOOR BOWLS: All abil­i­ties and ages wel­come, Rus­sell Street School, 7.15pm. En­quiries Ray­monda, 357 4312 or Les 357 6281.

FOR­EST & BIRD: Manawatu branch night with Marnie Prick­ett, Choose Clean Wa­ter Tour spokesper­son, re­count­ing the re­cent N.Z Clean Wa­ter tour. All wel­come. See na­turesvoice­m­anawatu.org.nz 7.30pm, City Li­brary, Ge­orge St..

EVENING FLORA: A friendly, in­for­mal flo­ral art club, 7.30pm Awa­puni Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. New mem­bers and vis­i­tors wel­come. En­quiries Liz 356 7654, Colleen 357 2185.

UNITY SINGERS CHOIR: 7.30pm, St Marys Church Hall, Ruahine St. En­quiries 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.

BAD­MINTON: B&M Cen­tre, Pas­cal St, 7.30 – 9.30pm. First night free. Ca­sual $10 per night, subs $120. En­quiries Steve, Palmer­ston North Bad­minton Club, 021 027 53825 or pnbc.org.nz

WED­NES­DAY 9

PLUN­KET: Roslyn Over 1s Coffee Group, 177 Vo­gel Street, PN. 9.30 – 11.30am. En­quiries He­len 351 6509.

WHAT PUSHES YOUR BUT­TONS: Par­ent­ing group with Elayne John­ston, ex­plore the trig­gers to your anger and frus­tra­tion, their ori­gins and how to deal with them. #2/6 2-hour ses­sions,9.30 – 11.30am, Hancock Com­mu­nity House, King St, Reg­is­ter@ Par­ent­line 355 1655

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.

DI­A­BETES & PRE-DI­A­BETES: Get Ed­u­cated – free – in an in­for­ma­tive and in­ter­ac­tive en­vi­ron­ment. Healthy Food Choices & La­bel Read­ing, 12noon – 1.30pm. Reg­is­ter MHT Di­a­betes Trust, 357 5992 or ad­min@di­a­betestrust.org.nz

PN RSA: Club night for mem­bers, part­ners and vis­i­tors, Dis­tinc­tion Ho­tel, Camp­bell St en­trance, 4 – 7pm. Ode re­cited at 6pm.

TWI­LIGHT SO­CIAL TEN­NIS:

Awa­puni Ten­nis Club, New­bury Park, New­bury St, 5.30pm. En­quiries Bill 355 2290.

SPEED SKAT­ING: MSSC Learn to Skate weekly classes run by NZ rep­re­sen­ta­tive skaters and coaches. Skates avail­able or BYO, 5.30 – 6.30pm, Bell Hall Arena 5, Walde­grave St. En­quiries Vikki Gibbs 358 9387.

TEKAWAU ATH­LET­ICS Club: 6.15 – 7pm, Te Kawau Me­mo­rial Recre­ation Cen­tre, Ron­gotea. Club nights. En­quiries Anna 027 857 2318, 324 8019 or an­na­pear­son@live.com

OFF TO ITALY?: Ital­ian begin­ners classes, QEC Wed­nes­day, 6.30 to 8.30pm. En­quiries Bev 027 278 3120.

MANAWA TUNES CHO­RUS: A capella, 4-part har­mony singing, 7.15pm, NZ Red Cross Train­ing Rooms, 245 Main St West. All men wel­come. En­quiries Owen 354 1951 or Clive 323 4953. Face­book: Manawa tunes Cho­rus.

CARD EVENINGS: Whist Club meets fort­nightly for so­cial games, 7.30pm. New mem­bers and learn­ers wel­come. En­quiries Vir­ginia 356 9153 or Yvonne 357 4796.

SCOT­TISH COUN­TRY DANC­ING: For fun and fit­ness, no kilts re­quired, Begin­ners wel­come, Whakarongo Hall, cnr Stoney Creek Road and Napier Hwy, 7.30pm. En­quiries Joy 027 776 2397/Mary 356 3416.

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