TENNIS: Social Doubles 9 – 11am, Manawatu Lawn Tennis Club, Fitzherbert Ave next to PNGHS. Members free, casual $5. Enquiries Jenny 354 6271.
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. 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.
FREE KIDS HOLIDAY SESSIONS: Learn about pet rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and mice, Animates, Church St, 11am, today and Thursday 28, 11am. Please arrive early. Enquiries animates.co.nz
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
PASIFIKA OUTREACH CLINIC: Free health clinics for Pasifika, Milson Community Centre, Purdie Pl, 10am – 4pm. Enquiries Folale Fai 027 452 3615, Aluisi Vudiniabola 027 274 8109, Saane Ma’u 021 662 118.
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. KIDS DIY WORKSHOP: Basic carpentry skills, today, Tuesday 26 and Thursday 28, 10am – 2pm, Bunnings Warehouse, 23 Railway Rd. Register 355 7100.
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).
MANAWATU PETANQUE Club: 1.15pm for 1.30 start Thursdays and Sundays, 74 North St, PN. Tuition given. Enquiries David 354 2632.
GAMES AFTERNOON: Board games, 500, 1.30pm, St Mark’s Hall, 117 College St, Awapuni. Free. Afternoon tea supplied. Enquiries Reita 357 5869.
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.
QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY: HRH turns 90. Special 90th birthday service for head of the Church of England. Prayers, hymns and eulogy, 2pm Saint Peter’s Anglican Church, Terrace End. Service prelude by organist Robert Cleaver. All welcome, especially nonogenarians. Light refreshments follow. Enquiries Don Jones 357 4872, parish office 358 5403.
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.
ACTIVE GRANDS & GRANDCHILDREN/Mokopuna Programme: All members of GRG are invited to get fit, have fun and learn new activities with the ‘‘grandies’’ and expert trainers from Sport Manawatu, Somerset Crescent School, 45 Somerset Cres, 3.45 – 4.45pm. Enquiries coordinator 027 266 2653.
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.
CORPSING: Four 1-act comedies by Olivier Award-winning playwright, Peter Barnes, Globe Theatre Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7.30pm; Sunday and Monday, 6pm. Bookings globetheatre.co.nz
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: St Mark’s Presbyterian Church Hall, 117 College St, PN, 8pm. Enquiries 022 038 0220 or 0800 AAWORKS.