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, firstname.lastname@example.org – 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.
KIDS WEETBIX TRYATHLON: Swim, cycle and run open to children aged between 7 and 15 years, Ongley Park 9.30am. See try.weetbix.co.nz
TINY YS: Active Play for preschoolers, soft gym activities. Public sessions, Park Rd 9.30 – 11.30am, also Friday, Monday and Wednesday, $5. Enquiries Amber 358 8921.
PLUNKET: Roslyn Coffee Group, Roslyn Plunket Rooms, 177 Vogel St, 9.30 – 11.30am. Under 1’s Coffee Group, Family Centre, 42 Albert St. 9.30 – 11.30am. Clothing Swap Shop, 10am – 12noon, Family Centre, 42 Albert St, also Friday and Tuesday. Ashhurst Coffee Group, 63 Cambridge St, Ashhurst, 2.30 – 3.30pm. 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. In support of Red Cross humanitarian programmes. Enquiries 356 8152.
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: Cinema Gold, March 23 – April 3. Enquiries frenchfilmfestival.co.nz
JUSTICE of the PEACE CLINIC: Hokowhitu Village Community Centre, Albert St, 10.30am – 12.30pm.
EZEE MEALS: Nutritional frozen dinners/roastmeals, StMatthew’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).
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?: 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, nonbeginners 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.
AL-ANON: To support families or friends concerned about someone’s drinking. Meetings Thursdays & Tuesdays, 7 – 8pm, Plunket Rooms, Vogel St. Enquiries 0508 425 266.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: St Mark’s Presbyterian Church Hall, 117 College St, PN, 8pm. Enquiries 022 038 0220 or 0800 AAWORKS.