THURS­DAY 28

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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: Ash­hurst Cof­fee Group, 63 Cam­bridge St, 9.30 – 11.30am. Un­der 1’s Cof­fee Group, Fam­ily Cen­tre, 42 Al­bert St. 9.30 – 11.30am. Hokowhitu Baby Sign Playgroup, 27 Franklin Ave, 9.30 – 11.30am. En­quiries Le­an­dra 021 808 340. FREE KIDS HOL­I­DAY SES­SION: Learn about pet rab­bits, guinea pigs, rats and mice, An­i­mates, Church St, 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 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. JUS­TICE of the PEACE CLINIC: Hokowhitu Vil­lage Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Al­bert St, 10.30am – 12.30pm. EZEE MEALS: Nu­tri­tional frozen din­ners/roast meals, 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). IN­TER­NA­TIONAL WORK­ERS ME­MO­RIAL DAY: Re­mem­ber­ing work­ers who died, were in­jured, or made sick at work. Open to all, Work­ers’ Me­mo­rial, Me­mo­rial Park, Fitzroy St, 12.15 – 12.45pm. En­quiries John Shen­nan 027 441 8172. 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. MANAWATU PETANQUE Club: 1.15pm for 1.30 start Thurs­days and Sun­days, 74 North St, PN. Tu­ition given. En­quiries David 354 2632. 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. TEENAGERS IN THE HOUSE: Triple P group for Par­ents of Teens – im­prove fam­ily life, build pos­i­tive re­la­tion­ships and man­age dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tions, starts Thurs­day May 26, 6.30-8.45pm. Reg­is­ter Par­ent­line 355 1655.

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.

351 6509. AUTISM Manawatu: preschool friendly sup­port/playgroup, 9.30 – 11.30am. En­quiries Ange 357 7846. FRIEND­SHIP CEN­TRE for Se­niors: Cards, scrab­ble, chat-room. Af­ter­noon tea pro­vided, trans­port avail­able, All Saints Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Church St, 9.30 – 11.30pm $2 do­na­tion. En­quiries Judy or Theresa 355 1204. PLUN­KET: 10-week free Healthy Life­style Pro­gramme start­ing May 6, 10am -11.30am, Rose City Aquatic

Club Rooms, Park Rd, next to Lido. En­quiries Le­an­dra 021 808 340. RSA TRUST Wel­fare Of­fi­cers and JPs: Ad­vice onWar Pen­sions, Sur­viv­ing Spouse Ben­e­fits, Fu­neral Grants and other ser­vices, Se­nior Cit­i­zens Hall, Main St, Fri­days and Tues­days from 9.45am – 11.45am. SCHOOL HOL­I­DAY BEWONDERAVO: Au­thor Gil­lian Cook reads from Hoko’s Choice, her fu­tur­is­tic fan­tasy for chil­dren 10 plus and young teens, 11am, City Li­brary.

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