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. MENZSHED MANAWATU: Community woodworking workshop mainly for older men. Work on your own project or a
group community project, Mangaone Park, Racecourse Rd, 9am – 2pm. New members welcome. Enquiries David 357 4045. 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. 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 358 3246. 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. DIABETES: Free Healthy Living Diabetes Management course, PN, 5.30 – 7.30pm. Register MHT Diabetes Trust 357 5992 or firstname.lastname@example.org NON-SECTARIAN Group Meditation: 6 – 7 pm., Theosophical Society 304 Church St. Donation please. Enquiries Anthea 353 6221, or email email@example.com MARCHING: Fun, fitness, friendship for ex marchers wanting to get back into marching, or anyone wanting to try it out, 6 – 8pm. Enquiries Jennie 358 0585, 027 3680 383, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 5298 or Les 357 6281. WHAKARONGO INDOOR BOWLS: Whakarongo School Hall, 7.30pm. All ages welcome. Enquiries Shirley 356 2930, Roger 353 3850. FOREST & BIRD: Kevin Hackwell on the threat posed to native species by two consecutive beech mast years, 7.30pm, City Library, George St. Enquiries naturesvoicemanawatu.org.nz 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, email@example.com 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
5-year-old cancer survivor Tiana Gray at the wheel and horn of a Big Rig. The biennial Big Rig Ride has been running in the city since 2004, and based at the Railway Land takes to the streets this Sunday between 10am – 4pm raising funds for the Child Cancer Foundation. Proceeds go to supporting local families whose children are being treated in Auckland’s Starship Hospital.