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.