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. NAV­I­GAT­ING YOUR FU­TURE: Dis­abil­ity ser­vices expo – train­ing, vo­ca­tional, sup­port, ad­vice, re­cre­ation, ac­com­mo­da­tion, fund­ing, El­wood Room, Cen­ten­nial Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, Main St, 11am – 6pm. En­quiries Phoenix Sup­ported Em­ploy­ment phoenix­ WOMEN’S FEL­LOW­SHIP: Pro­gramme fol­lowed by after­noon tea. All wel­come. 1.30 – 2.30pm, Sal­va­tion Army, Church St. En­quiries 358 7455. 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: Club night 6.15 – 7pm, Te Kawau Memo­rial Re­cre­ation Cen­tre, Ron­gotea. En­quiries Anna 027 857 2318, 324 8019 or an­na­pear­ MANAWATUNES 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: Manawatunes 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.


PNGHS WINTER & SPORTS Uni­form Sale: In the Old Gym, Thurs­day, March 31, 5.30 – 6.15pm. Eft­pos avail­able -no credit. WHYKINDNESSWORKS: Teach­ings and med­i­ta­tions on kind­ness, Ad­dis House, 135 Ruahine St, Satur­day, April 2, 10am – 3.30pm. $50 (incl morn­ing tea and lunch). Reg­is­ter med­i­tatein­palmer­ston­ (cour­ses and events sec­tion) or 355 3524. AZNU FASH­ION EX­TRAV­A­GANZA: Feild­ing Kowhai Lions Club (As New) fash­ion pa­rade sup­port­ing Aro­hanui Hos­pice, Manch­ester House, Feild­ing SPCA, Feild­ing’s Sal­va­tion Army Fam­ily Store, Feild­ing Civic Cen­tre, Satur­day April 2, 7.30pm. Tick­ets $15 from par­tic­i­pat­ing char­ity shops. DAY­LIGHT SAV­ING ENDS: Clocks go back an hour at 3am, Sunday April 3. See­lightSav­ing. MARTON HAR­VEST FAIR: Annabelle White, stalls, pro­duce, home brew, pump­kins, scare­crows, com­pe­ti­tions, food & folk mu­sic, Sunday April 3, Marton Park, Fol­let St , 10am – 4pm. En­quiries Marton Har­vest Fair on Face­book, 06 327 7633, pro­ject­mar­ DUCK RACE: Red Cross fundraiser, Cen­ten­nial Dr carpark, Hardie St,.Sunday April 3, 3 – 5pm. Sausage siz­zle, prizes. Rent a rub­ber duck from NZ Red Cross Ser­vice Cen­tre, 245 Main St, 5 bucks a duck. LEAD­ER­SHIP: An in­sight from the past by Adrian ‘‘Bill’’ Phillips, sup­port­ing Wild­base Re­cov­ery, 12noon – 1.30pm, April 7, Coach­man Ho­tel, $20. Book­ings bill@wild­, 021 487 497. VIVA LA DOLCE VITA: ‘An Evening of Sweet Life’ with celebrity chef Ruth Pretty, Fri­day April 8, Spiers Cen­tre, PNBHS, 7pm. $50 tick­ets via School Fi­nance Of­fice, 354 51276. EV WEL­COME: Con­voy of elec­tric cars (in­cludes Tesla, BMW EV, Nis­san Leaf ) ar­rive The Square, 3pm Wed­nes­day April 13, de­part 11am, April 14. En­quiries Sue Pugmire 021 463 677. BUZZ Hol­i­day Pro­gramme: Fun, games, crafts, chal­lenges for years 1 – 9. Food pro­vided. April 18-22 and 26-29, 8.30am – 5.30 pm, St Al­bans Pres­by­te­rian Church, 339 Al­bert St. En­quiries the­, the­buzz@stal­ & 326 7305. ARO­HANUI HOS­PICE AN­NIVER­SARY: Cel­e­brate 25 years of spe­cial­ist com­mu­nity pal­lia­tive care, May 6 – 8. Open days; staff, vol­un­teer and com­mu­nity func­tions. En­quiries aro­hanui­hos­ 25years or reg­is­ter 25years@aro­hanui­hos­ FAM­ILY FRIENDLY BUF­FET Brunch: Aro­hanui Hos­pice fundraiser – Moth­ers Day May 8, New­bury Hall, Ran­gi­tikei Line, 10.30am – 12noon, $35 adults, $10 un­der 12, un­der 2’s free. En­quiries Aro­hanui Hos­pice, 356 6606.

SIL­VER SER­VICE HIGH TEA: With Vic­to­rian lin­gerie fash­ion pa­rade, Aro­hanui Hos­pice fundraiser – Moth­ers Day, May 8, New­bury Hall, Ran­gi­tikei Line, 2.30 – 4pm, $25 per per­son. En­quiries Aro­hanui Hos­pice, 356 6606.


SEX­U­AL­ITY OR GEN­DER ques­tions: Con­tact MaLGRA (Manawatu Les­bian and Gay Rights As­so­ci­a­tion Inc) for so­cial, sup­port groups, events and free in­for­ma­tion. En­quiries face­book groups MaLGRA.Club Q or Sec­re­tary@mal­gr­a­ RADIOWOODVILLE: Train to be an an­nouncer, gain ex­pe­ri­ence, get into ra­dio broad­cast­ing. Free and fun, plus an air­shift. En­quiries VOLUNTEERSWANTED: Pub­lic pa­per­mak­ing demon­stra­tions, and pre­par­ing pa­per­mak­ing ma­te­ri­als at home or in Square Edge Art Room. En­quiries 354 4780 or up­cy­cling­ MANAWATU HOROWHENUA Tararua Di­a­betes Trust: Vol­un­teers needed in sup­port of fam­i­lies re­quir­ing trans­port to ed­u­ca­tional pro­grammes. En­quiries Kay 357 5992 or ad­min@di­a­ MU­NIC­I­PAL SWIM­MING BATHS: Ash­ley St, 1917 – 1966. Oral and writ­ten mem­o­ries and anec­dotes wanted for 2017 book, 100 years since the open­ing of the baths. En­quiries Val Mills 355 4857, 021 216 8507, or PO Box 1237, Palmer­ston North 4440. SUR­VIVORS of sex­ual vi­o­lence: 24/7 phone sup­port from Abuse & Rape Cri­sis Sup­port Manawatu on 0800 88 33 00. REFUGEE SUP­PORT: Vol­un­teers to pro­vide prac­ti­cal sup­port for newly ar­rived fam­i­lies set­tling in our com­mu­nity. Com­pre­hen­sive train­ing pro­vided. En­quiries An­sie 351 0798/ 027 228 0036, or An­sie­­uren@red­ STRUG­GLING WITH DEBT: Do you need hope and a real so­lu­tion this year? Chris­tians Against Poverty of­fer free debt man­age­ment and sup­port. Freep­hone 0508 227 111. All Saints Angli­can Church on The Square. En­quiries 358 2203. ARO­HANUI HOS­PICE: Vol­un­teers for Ran­gi­tikei St and Roslyn shops wanted. En­quiries Cathy Fisher, vol­un­teer co-or­di­na­tor 356 6606 or email cathy.f@aro­hanui­hos­ LONELY, FEEL­ING LOW or hav­ing dif­fi­cul­ties with life?: Sa­mar­i­tan’s pro­vide a con­fi­den­tial lis­ten­ing ear, 24 hours a day. En­quiries 358 2442 or 0800 726 666. BRASS PLAY­ERS: Think­ing about get­ting back in to play­ing. In­quiries feild­ing­brass/ TAKARO CRO­QUET CLUB Golf Cro­quet: Tues­days and Sun­days, 1pm for 1.30 play. As­so­ci­a­tion Cro­quet Tues­days and Satur­days 9am start. Mem­bers free, ca­sual and vis­tors $5. Twi­light Cro­quet, Thurs­days, 4pm on­wards, mem­bers free, ca­sual play­ers $2. Vis­i­tors and begin­ners wel­come. En­quiries Al­lan 356 8850 or Ca­role 356 8673. MS CEN­TRAL DIS­TRICTS: In­for­ma­tion, sup­port and ad­vo­cacy for peo­ple with Mul­ti­ple Scle­ro­sis and their fam­i­lies. En­quiries 357 3188 or email mmss@in­ SPELADD: Spe­cial­is­ing in learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties in­clud­ing dys­lexia. Con­cerned about your child’s lack of achieve­ment at school? Help is avail­able. En­quiries Shion, Elizabeth or Rachel 359 0495. SUP­PORT Group: For peo­ple af­fected by sui­cide loss. Meet oth­ers, find sup­port and share ex­pe­ri­ences. Trained coun­sel­lor. En­quiries Rose or Graeme 356 7486.

Easter greet­ings from the Es­planade Scenic Rail­way crew. Things are about to get ‘chocka’. The rail­way will be run­ning the four days of the Easter break be­tween 1 – 4pm, weather per­mit­ting, and has in­vited spe­cial guest the Easter Bunny to hop aboard bring­ing free Easter eggs for all passengers. Check the Es­planade Scenic Rail­way’s Face­book page, and bring along your own lit­tle bun­nies for a ‘rail of a time’.

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