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 phoenixinc.org.nz 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 meditateinpalmerstonnorth.org (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. See dia.govt.nz/DaylightSaving. 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, email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 thebuzz.org.nz, email@example.com & 326 7305. AROHANUI HOSPICE ANNIVERSARY: Celebrate 25 years of specialist community palliative care, May 6 – 8. Open days; staff, volunteer and community functions. Enquiries arohanuihospice.org.nz/ 25years or register firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 malgra.clubq.org.nz/ facebook groups MaLGRA.Club Q or Secretary@malgraclubq.org.nz RADIOWOODVILLE: Train to be an announcer, gain experience, get into radio broadcasting. Free and fun, plus an airshift. Enquiries radiowoodville.co.nz VOLUNTEERSWANTED: Public papermaking demonstrations, and preparing papermaking materials at home or in Square Edge Art Room. Enquiries 354 4780 or email@example.com MANAWATU HOROWHENUA Tararua Diabetes Trust: Volunteers needed in support of families requiring transport to educational programmes. Enquiries Kay 357 5992 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com 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 Ansiejansen.firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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/org.nz/join 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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’.