TENNIS: Social Doubles 9 – 11am, Manawatu Lawn Tennis Club, Fitzherbert Ave next to PNGHS. Members free, casual $5. Enquiries Jenny 354 6271.
PARK ROAD PLAYCENTRE: Huia St Extension (PNGHS) Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday 0-6yrs, Wednesday 31⁄ 2- 6yrs, 9am – 12noon. Winz subsidies available. 3 free sessions. Enquiries 357 0791, email@example.com – Information Officer. HEARING HELP: Independent support for the hearing impaired. Micro-suction ear wax removal, Hearing Association Manawatu, 435 Church St, 9am – 3pm. Enquiries Helen 357 8708.
PASIFIKA FUSION 2016: Wearable arts, drama, performances 9am – 3pm, koha; concert 6 – 9pm adults $8, children $2, Regent on Broadway.
HOKOWHITU CLUB (formerly Probus): For retired professional and business people, guest speakers, trips, dinners, activities; Community Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson St, 9.30am. Enquiries 354 7609.
PLUNKET: Plunket Puzzle Library, 27 Franklin Ave, 9.30 – 10.30am. Hokowhitu Baby Sign Playgroup, 27 Franklin Ave, 9.30 – 11am. Roslyn Under 1’s Coffee Group, Roslyn Plunket Rooms, 177 Vogel St, 9.30 – 11am. Ashhurst Coffee Group, 63 Cambridge St, 9.30 – 11.30am. Under 1’s Coffee Group, 9.30 – 11.30am and Connected Coffee Group, 10am -12midday, Family Centre, 42 Albert Street. Enquiries Leandra 021 808 340.
LITTLE GROOVERS: Music and movement for pre-school children, parents & caregivers, 9.30am – 12noon, yellow gate, St David’s, opposite Memorial Park, Main St. MOE approved. Koha. Enquiries Pam 358 1964. MANAWATU TOY LIBRARY: Borrow new toys, Thursday, Saturday & Monday 9.30am – 12.30pm, 51 Amberley Ave. New members welcome. Info-line: 027 364 6911/ manawatutoylibrary.nz
MAINLY MUSIC: Christian Community Church, 54 Pascal St, 10am. Musical fun for pre-schoolers followed by morning tea & play. $3 per family, first visit free. Enquiries 357 8925.
ST JOHN OPPORTUNITY SHOP: Quality clothing, books, furniture, toys at competitive prices. Open weekdays 9am -4.30pm, Saturday 10am – 3pm, 304 Broadway Ave (opp Melody’s New World). Donations always accepted, free pick up. Enquiries 353 8698. ART EXHIBITION: Works by Gaye Downing and Don Hill, Marton Barbers Art Gallery, 26 High St, Marton, 10am – 3pm, Tuesday to Saturday until July 15.
RED CROSS BOOK SHOP: REaD Books 245 Main St, Thursday, Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 10am. Books, puzzles and games, music, jigsaws. Supporting Red Cross humanitarian programmes. Enquiries 356 8152.
JUSTICE of the PEACE CLINIC: Hokowhitu Village Community Centre, Albert St, 10.30am – 12.30pm.
EZEE MEALS: Frozen meals, St Matthew’s Anglican Church 109 College St, open 11am – 12noon and Tuesdays 4 – 5pm. Large meals $8.50, medium $6. Home delivery Friday and Wednesday (fee $2.50). Order during shop hours 355 2254.
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.
PRIME TIMERS: Entertainment,
talks and afternoon tea – a friendly group for senior citizens. Hobbies and Collectibles, 1.30 – 3pm, Crossroads Church, cnr Church and Cook St. Gold coin koha. Afternoon tea included. Enquiries Crossroads 357 6677.
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/ 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 Merilyn 356 4512.
HEARTWALK AND SUPPORT: For people living with a heart condition, 2pm Victoria Esplanade by the children’s playground carpark. Enquiries Adrienne Kennedy, Central PHO 354 9107/ Sally Darragh, Heart Foundation 358 7745.
OVER 50’S DANCE: For fun, fitness and friendship – folk, tap, jazz and musical comedy. Thursdays and Mondays 2 – 3pm. Enquiries Joyce 358 7463, Val 021 059 2157.
LGBT: Find group’s intimidating? Icebreakers, 7 – 9pm, room 203/2nd floor, Square Edge, Church St.
GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN: Active Grandparents programme for mokopuna and kin carers, 3.45 – 4.45pm, Somerset Crescent School, Somerset Cres. Enquiries Martha 027 266 2653.
MILSON GIRLS’ BRIGADE:
Affordable activities for girls, 4.30 – 6pm. Enquiries Joanne 355 3124, girlsbrigade.nz.
JORGE LUIS BORGES: 30th anniversary of the Argentinian writer’s death with Professor Saul Sosnowski, University of Maryland on Borges and the Kabbalah. Free, 6pm, Te Manawa. Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
KARATE: Suitable for all ages and physical abilities 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.
TE REO: Te Ataarangi Maori language classes, Highbury Whanau Centre, 6 – 9pm. Enquiries Tahi 022 431 9354.
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.
Te Re¯hia Theatre Company is returning to Centrepoint Theatre with a new children’s show Ruia te Ka¯kano: Te Haerenga o Ho¯iho/ The Journey of Ho¯iho. starts next Wednesday, July 13 with two shows each day. It