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. Micro-suction ear wax removal, Hearing Association Manawatu, 435 Church St, 9am – 3pm. Enquiries Helen 357 8708. PLUNKET: 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. 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 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, until Friday 15. PASIFIKA OUTREACH CLINIC: Free health clinics for Pasifika, Awapuni Community Centre, 22 Newbury St, 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, 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. ART & CRAFT: Small, friendly leisure group monthly get together, Quaker Hall, College St, 10.45am. Enquiries Pauline 358 9319. 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. POPPY PLACES: Searching for the significance of PN streets presented by Evan Greensides, Elliot VC Centre, Linton Camp, 12.05pm. All welcome, entry $3. 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/ 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 50S 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 groups intimidating?: Drop into MaLGRA’s clubrooms, 2 – 5pm. Icebreakers open 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. EnquiriesMartha 027 266 2653. ART OF BREATHING: Learn the Sudarshan Kriya, a powerful breathing technique which helps to combat many health issues. Free information evening. 6pm, ETC Language School, The Square. Enquiries 354 0222 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 for confidence, fitness and self-defence, Thursdays and Mondays, PNINS gymnasium. Kids 6 – 7pm Adults 7 – 8pm. First few lessons free. EnquiriesMorgan on 027 511 8622. TE REO: Te Ataarangi Maori language classes, Highbury Whanau Centre, 6 – 9pm. Enquiries Tahi 022 431 9354. ALTRUSA: Feilding author Jo Guy talks about her children’s book Snooty Stanley Plays a Prank, Central Normal School Hall, 7pm. Contact Judith 021 2619 254. AL-ANON: To support families or friends concerned about someone’s drinking. Meeting every Thursday, 7 – 8pm, Plunket Rooms, Vogel St. Enquiries 0508 425 266. MAC USERS Group: Time Machine to save data & faster web browsing, Milson Community Hall, 7.30pm. Free. Bring a friend. Enquiries Roger 357 8875. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: St Mark’s Presbyterian Church Hall, 117 College St, PN, 8pm. Enquiries 022 038 0220 or 0800 AAWORKS.
MANAWATU ART EXPO: Manawatu’s largest cash ‘n carry art exhibition. Guest artist Jacky Pearson fromWairarapa, Centennial Convention Centre, Main St, until Sunday 17, 9am – 4:30pm. Adults $5, u-14 free. Enquiries Feilding & District Art Society 323 2323. TWINKLE TOES: Music and movement for pre-schoolers, parents and caregivers, Milson Combined Church Hall, cnr Milson Line and Purdie Pl, 9.30am. $3 casual per family. Enquiries Anne 355 3128. 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/ Theresa 355 1204. RSA TRUST Welfare Officers and JPs: Advice onWar Pensions, Surviving Spouse Benefits, Funeral Grants, other services, Senior Citizens Hall, Main St, Fridays and Tuesdays from 9.45am – 11.45am. RED CROSS CURTAIN BANK: Free curtains for Community Service Card holders, Friday & Wednesday 10am – 2pm. Enquiries Red Cross 356 8152 PN LUNCH CLUB: Cloverlea Tavern, 301 Tremaine Ave, 11.45pm. Visitors welcome. Enquiries Graham 358 4421/ Elaine 357 6765. HOKOWHITU INDOOR BOWLS: All welcome Fridays & Tuesdays, 1pm , Hokowhitu Bowling Club, Albert St. PN RSA: Office open 1 – 4pm, Distinction Hotel, Campbell St entrance, Friday and Monday. Enquiries 354 8271 or firstname.lastname@example.org SIT AND BE FIT: Gentle exercise programme, Church of Christ, Botanical Rd, 1.30pm. Free. Enquiries Janet 357 2659. MANAWATU FAMILY MICROADVENTURERS: Got young kids? Join us every Friday rain or shine, for local, outdoor adventures, 9.30am. Free and informal. See .facebook.com/groups/ 806407356100464/ for location. ROLLER DISCO: Skating Rink, Arena 5, Bell Hall, Waldegrave St, 6.30 – 8pm. Hire skates from $5. No eftpos. Shop open for snacks and drinks. All ages and abilities welcome. Enquiries Vikki Gibbs 358 9387. 500 ON FRIDAYS: A fun evening of cards, 6.45pm, PN Bridge Club, cnr Cuba/Cook St. $5 includes light refreshments. All welcome. Enquiries Joanne Burmeister 357 4910. RENDEZVOUS COUNTRY MUSIC Club: 7 – 10pm, Rangiora Ave Community Hall. Members $2, non members $3. Enquiries 357 8950. PROTEST SONGS: Ban the Bomb, Save the Forest, Damn the Dam, Fight Injustice – Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton and co, PN Folk Music Club, 8pm, Theosophical Hall, 304 Church St. All welcome. $5 non-members, school age and under free. Enquiries 355 9076, pnfolkclub.weebly.com/
ALBERT STREETMARKET: Seasonal fruit, vegetables, bread, baking, flowers, fish, eggs, honey, preserves, hot breakfasts and coffee, ethnic food, bric-a-brac, collectables, clothing and more, 6 – 11am, cnr Albert and Church St. Enquiries: Brian 022 364 6151. CAR BOOT SALE: Takaro Rotary Club, Memorial Park carpark, 9am – 12noon. $10 car space. All welcome. Enquiries 021 254 2405 WATER-BASED EXERCISE: PN Arthritis Support Group sessions, Hospital Star Centre heated pool, 9.30am full; 10.05am only; Tuesday 4.30pm full; 5.05pm only, $3 a session. Register Katharine 356 3615. MANAWATU POTTERY SOCIETY: Create your own ceramic artworks, 10am – 4pm, Feilding Railway
Station, Aorangi St, Feilding. All welcome. Enquiries Shalome 021 157 3135/ John 323 6828/ Lucia 021 065 3667.
PRENATAL PILATES: Breathing and relaxation techniques, pelvic floor exercises, and gentle exercises, Anomaly Dance Studio, Level 1, 310 Rangitikei St, 12:30pm to 1:30pm. No previous Pilates experience required. Register Paula email@example.com, 356 3462. ESPLANADE SCENIC RAILWAY:
Train operates weather permitting, 12.30 – 3.30pm, Saturday & Sunday. $2.50 per person, Victoria Esplanade. TEASPOON ENTHUSIASTS:
Collectors and traders, 1.30pm, Community Lounge, Kopeka Court, PN. Enquiries Bill 06 364 5588. CHRONIC FATIGUE Syndrome/ ME Group: Enjoy a chat and share ideas, 1.30pm, small computer room, City Library. Enquiries Leah Baken firstname.lastname@example.org. BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION:
Concert with Erna Ferry, 3-course dinner and wine, Hotel Coachman. No door sales. Enquiries Alliance Francaise 560 0749/ email@example.com
QUIZ NIGHT: For Volunteer Service Aboard (VSA) and EngineersWithout Borders (EWB). Teams of 3 – 6, or turn up and make a team, $10 each. Spot prizes and raffle, 7pm, Eveyln Rawlins Room, Square Edge. Enquiries and register John 021 250 0392/ Lesley 021 423 660. WOODVILLE REED ORGAN MUSEUM: Hymn singing around the 140 reed and pedal organ collection,7 – 8pm, Woodville Reed Organ Museum, 50 Tay St. Enquiries Rosalie & MiltonWainwright, 06 376 4427.
RANGITIKEI STREET MARKET: Fresh fish, plants, pickled onions from 7am, 78 Rangitikei St. Sheltered sites available $10. Enquiries Belinda 021 263 3586. CLOVERLEA & PALMY FARMERS Market: 7am – 1pm, Cloverlea Tavern carpark, 301 Tremaine Ave. Fresh fruit and vegetables, plants, rewena, doughnuts, fried bread, hot food, clothing, collectibles, electronics and more. Enquiries Erana 027 441 2028 or 356 9345. SANSON SUNDAY Market: 7.30am – 2pm, Main Rd, Sanson. Fresh fruit & veges, plants, garden items, food, collectibles, clothing, books, tools,
crafts etc. Enquiries Mike 027 450 5646. RADIO CONTROLLED MODEL PLANES: Spur Road, Colyton, follow signs from Taonui Road from 9am, all welcome. Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org HOKOWHITU VILLAGE FARMERS
MARKET: Local produce, artisan food stalls, street food, live music, Hokowhitu Village Courtyard, 9am – 1pm. Enquiries Robin 027 283 6853.
SENIORS TENNIS: For players over 35yrs. All grades welcome. Manawatu Vets Tennis at Awapuni Park, Newbury St, 9.30am. Enquiries Roger 027 555 6447. FEILDING SPIRITUAL & Awareness Centre: 10.30am, Feilding & District Caledonian Society Hall, 55 Weld St, Feilding. All welcome. MANAWATU COUNTRY MUSIC Club: Rangiora Community Centre, Rangiora Ave, 12.45pm. Enquiries Eileen 354 5607.
MANAWATU MICROLIGHT Club:
Flying lessons, Taonui Airfield, Feilding. Enquiries 323 9861 (Sundays). CLAIRVOYANCE & HEALING:
Manawatu Spiritual & Healing Centre, Milson Community Centre, Milson shopping centre, All welcome, 7pm. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS:
Foxton Beach Community Centre, 7.30pm. Enquiries 363 6126/ 0800 AAWorks.
BUZZ HOLIDAY PROGRAMME: Fun games, crafts & challenges for years 1 – 9, food provided, July 18 – 22, 8.30am – 5.30 pm, St Albans Presbyterian Church, 339 Albert St. Enquiries email@example.com/ 326 7305/ thebuzz.org.nz PUSH PLAY AEROBICS Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 – 10am, Barber Hall, Arena 5, Waldegrave St. $3. Enquiries Sport Manawatu 357 5349, katrina.gemmell@sportmanawatu. org.nz UKE JAM/TE REO FUSION: Know basic C-F-G uke chords? Join Te Reo Ma¯ori & Waiata fusion, 10 weeks until July 11, 9.30 -11.30am, Hancock Community House, 77-85 King St. Numbers limited to 20. Weekly koha/donation. Enquiries Claire 027 867 4686. ORGAN & KEYBOARD Club: All levels and styles of players and listeners welcome, Manchester Unity Hall, 26Walding St, 1pm. Small door charge includes afternoon tea. Enquiries Bev 358 5769/ Tricia 357 5518 evenings. FRIENDSHIP CENTRE Entertainment Mondays: All seniors welcome, afternoon tea provided and transport available, $2 donation. All Saints Community Centre, 2 – 3.15pm. Enquiries Judy/ Theresa 355 1204. JUST HOPE: Free community meal from 5pm, Legacy, cnr Highbury/ Brentwood Ave. Enquiries John Faiz 3571276. ACCOUNTING ADVICE CLINICS: Free and friendly personalised accounting advice and support for community groups and clubs, 5.15pm. Registrations required communityaccounting.org.nz or firstname.lastname@example.org. nz, 354 3809. BADMINTON: Junior Club, first night free, PNBHS New Gym, Wellesbourne St, 6 – 7:30pm. Casual players $5 per night. Yearly subs $70. Enquiries Steve, PN Badminton Club 021 027 53825/ pnbc.org.nz AIKIDO ACADEMY: Friendly, suitable for ages 12+, 6.30 – 8pm, Milson Scout Hall, JFK Drive. Enquiries Pete 353 8227, aikidoacademy.co.nz TOASTMASTERS: Toastmasters International is a communication and leadership training organisation. PN club meets 7.30pm, Hearing House, 435 Church St. Visitors welcome. Enquiries Elise 0274 966 533. PN CHORAL SOCIETY: New singers welcome for this 4-part unauditioned community choir, St Peter’s Community Hall, Ruahine St. Enquiries Karen Hall, 021 707-440 ESTRELLITA LATIN DANCE: Salsa, merengue, bachata, cha-cha-cha, Argentine tango and kizomba. All abilities and ages, 7.30 – 9pm, Square Edge Dance Studio, Jersey Lane, $5. Enquiries Linda 323 0408 or email@example.com SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING: New dancers welcome, tuition given, wear comfy clothes and soft shoes, Scottish Society Hall, Berryman’s Lane, Princess St. 7.30 – 9pm.Enquiries Helen 355 2665.
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. MENZSHEDMANAWATU: 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. 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. PLUNKET: Clothing Swap Shop 10 – 11.30am, Family Centre, 42 Albert St. Enquiries Leandra 021 808 340. 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. INDOOR BOWLS: Three games and a cuppa, Northern Bowling Club, 1.15pm. Enquiries Bevan 354 7466. TUESDAY CONCERT: Come early for raffles. All ages welcome, 1.30pm, Senior Citizens Hall, 309 Main St (opposite Globe Theatre), gold coin koha. Enquiries Elsie 358 0994 (evenings). CENTRAL CONNECTIONS: A singing group for people with neurological disabilities, 1.30 – 3pm, Central Baptist Church, Church St. Enquiries Janine Dann, 06 324 7172/ 021 050 3593 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. DIABETES: Free informative and interactive Healthy Living Diabetes Management course, 5.30 – 7.30pm. Register MHT Diabetes Trust 357 5992/ firstname.lastname@example.org MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: Non-sectarian group meditation with Dr Douglas Osto (Ph D) 6 – 7 pm., Theosophical Society 304 Church St. Entry $5, unwaged gold coin koha. Enquiries Anthea 353 6221/ 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/ 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)/ Linda 358 5883.
The Manawatu Art Expo is on again from Friday til Sunday featuring artists from throughout the country, including Jacky Pearson from Wairarapa.
Brother and sister Eden Ruihi-Lewis, 8, and Christian Ruihi-Lewis, 10, have fun at the Buzz Holiday Programme at St Albans Presbyterian Church, which is on again on Monday.