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, - 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. 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, Super Centre, 200 Church St. Newmembers welcome. Infotext: 027 364 6911/ MAINLYMUSIC: 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. EXHIBITION: Selected works by printmaker Desiree Singer, Marton Barbers Art Gallery until September 3, 26 High St, Marton, 10am - 3pm, Tuesday - Saturday. 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. TE REO KUKI AIRANI: Cook Island Reo Week; play group launch 10am - 12noon, Bill Brown Park. Quilting, language, history, cooking, games, singing, dancing, drumming workshops, and prizes, Thursday & Friday, 7pm: Te Maeva Nui (Constitution Day), Saturday 6, 6.45 - 10pm, Bill Brown Park Hall, Havelock Ave. Bring a plate please. ART EXHIBITION: Works by Gaye Downing and Don Hill, Marton Barbers Art Gallery, 26 High St, Marton, 10am – 3pm, until Friday 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. PRIME TIMERS: Entertainment, talks and afternoon tea - a friendly group for senior citizens. PNBHS Stage Band & OK Chorale , 1.30 - 3pm, Crossroads Church, cnr Church and Cook St. Gold coin koha. Afternoon tea included. Enquiries Crossroads 357 6677. 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. GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN: Active Grandparents programme for
mokopuna and kin carers, 3.45 - 4.45pm, Somerset Crescent School, Somerset Cres. EnquiriesMartha 027 266 2653. TE REO: Te Ataarangi Maori language classes, Highbury Whanau Centre, 6 - 9pm. Enquiries Tahi 022 431 9354. HOKOWHITU SCOUTS: Scouts (Year 6 – 10), 6.30 – 8-30. Hokowhitu Scout Hall off Ayr Pl. Enquiries Chris 356 2635/ . AL-ANON: To support families or friends concerned about someone’s
drinking, 7 - 8pm, Plunket Rooms, Vogel St. Enquiries 0508 425 266.
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. MANAWATU FAMILY MICRO-ADVENTURERS: Got young kids? Join us every Friday rain or shine, for local, outdoor adventures, Free and informal. See for location
and time. BIG LATCH ON: Global communitybased event for breastfeeding mums. CCC, 54 Pascal St. Doors open 10am, Latch On 10.30am, morning tea 10.40am. Enquiries Liz 021 023 44806/ PLUNKET: Car Seat Education & Advocacy, 10 - 11.30am; Clothing Swap Shop, 10 -11.30am; Family Centre Playgroup (MoE Certified), 10am — midday Family Centre, 42 Albert St. Enquiries Leandra 021 808 340.
RED CROSS CURTAIN BANK: Free curtains for Community Service Card holders, Friday & Wednesday 10am – 2pm. Enquiries Red Cross 356 8152. PN LUNCH CLUB: Crime Prevention with constable Phil Robinson, Cloverlea Tavern, 301 Tremaine Ave, 11.45pm. Visitors welcome. Enquiries Don 357 4872. HOKOWHITU INDOOR BOWLS: All welcome Fridays & Tuesdays, 1pm , Hokowhitu Bowling Club, Albert St. INDOOR BOWLS: Senior Citizens Hall, Main St, opp the Globe 1 - 3.30pm, Fridays & Mondays. Enquiries Mick 357 8156. 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. SEA SONGS: Set sail, me hearties to the 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/ MS QMANAWATU: Women’s LBGT community monthly social get together. Enquiries 022 451 6617/ firstname.lastname@example.org, 24 hours info and confidential support.
ALBERT STREET MARKET: 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. YOGA: Saturdays yoga and meditation 9-10.30am; Wednesdays yoga 6 - 7pm, Manawatu Community Trust meeting room, 100 Awahuri Rd, Feilding. All welcome. Register Andrea Nicholls 022 649 5590/ 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. DIABETES: Free Healthy Living Diabetes Management course, PN, 9.30 – 11.30am. Register MHT Diabetes Trust 357 5992/ email@example.com 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 , 356 3462. ESPLANADE SCENIC RAILWAY: Train operates weather permitting, 12.30 - 3.30pm, Saturday & Sunday. $2.50 per person, Victoria Esplanade. SOCIAL TENNIS: Adult players of all ages. Awapuni Park, Newbury St, 1.30pm. Enquiries Bill, 355 2290. CHEER-UP MUSIC ON BROADWAY: 2pm. Open mic, sing, play, speak out, near Regent on
Broadway. Enquiries Tomo 021 176 9711 SOCIAL DANCE: With the Manawatu Dancing Club, Senior Citizens Hall, 309 Main St., 7.30 - 11pm. $7, supper provided. Enquiries Adrienne & Tom 356 9620.
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 p SENIORS TENNIS: For players over 35yrs. All grades welcome. Manawatu Vets Tennis at Awapuni Park, Newbury St, 9.30am. Enquiries Roger 027 555 6447. SMALL MIRACLES Playgroup: Pre-school children and their parents/caregivers, 9.30-11.30am, yellow gate, St David’s Church opp Memorial Park, Main St. MOE approved. Koha. Activities available for older children. Enquiries Pam 358 1964. FEILDING SPIRITUAL & Awareness Centre: 10.30am, Feilding & District Caledonian Society Hall, 55 Weld St, Feilding. All welcome. TOY COLLECTORS FAIR: 11am - 2pm, Sunday, Community Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson St, 11am - 2pm. Table bookings, Bernie 353 7475. YOUNG WIDOW andWidowers Club: Support and social group for people of all ages who have experienced a loss. Lunchtime meeting. Enquiries Pat 354 3654/ Lorraine 354 6420. MANAWATU MICROLIGHT Club: Flying lessons, Taonui Airfield, Feilding. Enquiries 323 9861 (Sundays). PEPPYCHICWORKSHOP: Celebrating wellbeing and success. Make healthy nutty treats. Learn why good bacteria are your friends. Discover how well-fitted underwear improves your confidence .2 - 4pm, Hokowhitu Village Community Centre. Tickets $15 from Dana 021 187 0331. No door sales. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Foxton Beach Community Centre, 7.30pm. Enquiries 363 6126/ 0800 AAWorks.
PUSH PLAY AEROBICS: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 - 10am, Barber Hall, Arena 5, Waldegrave St. $3. Enquiries Sport Manawatu 357 5349, MAINLY MUSIC for Preschoolers: Feilding Baptist Church, Bowen St, 9.30am - 10.30am. Enquiries Sandy 328 8558. 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. DIABETES: Free informative and interactive Healthy Living Diabetes Management course, Feilding, 5.30 – 7.30pm. Register MHT Diabetes Trust 357 5992/ HOKOWHITU SCOUTS: Keas (year 1-3), 5 – 6pm, Cubs (Year 4 - 6), 6.15 – 7.45pm, Hokowhitu Scout Hall off Ayr Place. Enquiries Chris 356 2635, . ACCOUNTING ADVICE CLINICS: Free and friendly personalised accounting advice and support for community groups and clubs, 5.15pm. Registrations required c or , 354 3809. DIABETES: Free informative and interactive Healthy Living Diabetes Management course, Feilding, 5.30 – 7.30pm. Register MHT Diabetes Trust 357 5992/ 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 TABLE TENNIS: Manawatu Junior Table Tennis Club, 5-18 year olds, 6 - 7.30pm, Waldegrave Lounge, Central Energy Trust Arena. Casual fees $5 per night. EnquiriesMatthew Ball 027 341 2246 or TE AWE AWE SCOUTS: Cubs (Year 4-6), 6 - 7.30pm; Keas (Year 1-3),Tuesday 5.30 - 6.30pm; Scouts (Year 6-10), Wednesday 6.30 - 8.30pm, Te Awe Awe Scout Hall, 11 Huia St. Enquiries Shaun 027 482 0544/ . AIKIDO ACADEMY: Friendly, suitable for ages 12+, 6.30 - 8pm, Milson Scout Hall, JFK Drive. Enquiries Pete 353 8227, CHILDREN’S SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASS: Manawatu Scottish Country Dance Club class for primary-aged children. No special gear needed just soft shoes, Scottish Society Hall, Berryman’s Ln off Princess St, 6.45 - 7.30pm. Enquiries Nicole 027 766 1461/ Helen 355 2665. 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 MEG EMBROIDERS: Beginners to advanced welcome. speaker, library and supper afterwards, The Lynchway, Roy St, 7pm. Enquiries Trish Martley 3571862.
HOUSIE TUESDAYS: 40 games, super house, keno, 10am, Terrace End Bowling Club, Summerhays St. All welcome, plenty of parking. Enquiries Jacquie RSAWelfare Trust, 356 7673. MAINLY MUSIC: Parents and preschoolers music, dancing and fair-trade coffee, corner Featherston and Kingswood St, 10am. Gold coin koha EnquiriesMargaret Barsanti 027 406 6315. OSTOMY SOCIETY: Monthly meeting at Sosky’s Cafe, cnr Napier Rd and Limbrick St, 10am.Enquiries Len 021 101 6346/ 357 5799. 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). WHAKARONGO INDOOR BOWLS: Whakarongo School Hall, 7.30pm. All ages welcome. Enquiries Shirley 356 2930/ Roger 353 3850. FOREST & BIRD: ‘‘The Plight of our Whitebait’’ with Stella McQueen, 7:30 pm, PNCC Library, George St. See EVENING FLORA: A friendly, informal floral art club, 7.30pm Awapuni Community Centre. New members and visitors welcome. Enquiries Liz 356 7654/ Colleen 357 2185.
PLUNKET: Roslyn Under-1s Coffee Group, 177 Vogel St, 9.30 - 11am. Enquiries Leandra 021 808 340. MANAWATU NURSES GROUP: Registered Nurses working or retired monthly meeting for friendship, socialisation, and guest speakers, Bridge Club, Cuba & Cook St, 9.30am - 11.30am. Enquiries Jan Yaxley 357 8327. FITZHERBERT REBUS CLUB: (formerly Probus) Retired or semiretired newmembers welcome. Activities, outings, friendship, speakers, 9.45am, PN Golf Club, Brightwater Tce. Enquiries Derrick 357 6630/ Allain 358 5632. SELAH: Community cafe, Legacy Centre, cnr Highbury & Brentwood Ave. Good prices, enjoyable company, great cause - supporting Just Hope free community meal, 10am - 2pm. HEALING ROOMS: The healing power of prayer, All Saints on The Square, Wednesday 12 – 2pm, Thursday 7.30 - 8.30pm. ORGAN POWER: Roy Tankersley plays Bach, Buxtehude, Lefe´bureWely. Koha concert, tea, coffee and fruit juice provided, St Andrews in the City, 12.15 -12.45pm. CADETS: Feilding Cadet Unit for young men and women aged 13-18. Must enjoy the outdoors, adventure and personal development. Gain NCEA credits and meet new people, 6.30 - 9pm, Old Tote, Manfeild Park, South St., Enquiries Karen Browne 027 358 0064.
MILITARY HISTORY: The Falklands War byMaj Tom Woodman, Elliot VC Centre, Linton Army Camp, 12.05 – 1.15pm, Thursday, August 11. Entry $3. Enquiries MANAWATU BUSINESS AWARDS: Nominations close August 12. Gala Awards Night, November 11, Silks Lounge, Awapuni Racecourse. See manawatubusinessawards.com STAR KNIGHT DANCE: Mixture of social dance styles, incl the Gay Gordons. Music by DJ Jazzy Jeff. Light supper, BYO, $12, Maori Battalion Hall, Saturday, August 13, 7.30 - 11pm. Enquiries Brian Ax, 0800 788 837. ‘TAHI 80’: VirginiaWarbrick (voice and shruti box), WarrenWarbrick (nga taonga pu¯oro) Morva Croxson (piano) Roy Tankersley (harpsichord). Premiere of new work by Pepe Becker, Purcell, Rubbra, Parsons, St Andrews in the City, 7.30pm, Saturday, August 13. Adults $20, concession $15, 18 and under – free. Supported by the Earle Creativity Trust. 125TH CELEBRATIONS: Wanganui Girls’ College reunion enrolments for October 21 - 23, 2016 close August 15. Enquiries Faith 357 4775/ Margaret 323 8041/ POLIOPLUS GALA DINNER: A meal and panel of people with personal experience of polio with Terrace End Rotary Club, Wharerata Staff Club, Massey University, 5.30pm, Wednesday, August 17. Enquiries Dr Bob Stewart 355-5736/ stewart@sbpMEET THE CANDIDATES: City Council candidates, Wednesday, August 17, 7pm. Centennial Convention Centre. AGE FRIENDLY CITY FORUM: PNCC chambers, 10am - 12pm, Thursday, August 18. Enquiries Robyn Baker Age Concern Manawatu 355 2832. MEET THE MAYORAL CANDIDATES: Mayoral wannabes Tuesday, August 23, 12 midday, Centennial Convention Centre. DAFFODIL DAY: Volunteer collectors wanted for Friday, August 26. Enquiries 356 5355, centraldistricts.cancernz.org.nz TURBO TIME: Manawatu Turbos v Southland Stags, Friday, August 26, Central Energy Trust Arena, 5.45pm. OFF ROAD RUNNING: 25km North Road Traverse from top o’ the Pahiatua Track through the Te Rere Hau and Tararua windfarms to the Bridge Cafe, Ballance, 9am. The Hall Block Humdinger, 5.5km up and 5.5km back, Bridge Cafe, 10.30am, Saturday, August 27. Pre-entry by August 22 includes bus to Traverse start and aid stations. Enquiries REDWALK: Cure Kids 5km & 10km fun run/walk, Ashurst Domain and Manawatu RiverWalkway, August 28. Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org CANDIDATES EXPO: Local body hopefuls, Monday, August 29, 5 - 7pm, Centennial Convention Centre. JO SEAGAR: Celebrate the release of Jo’s new book Elbows off the table, please. Arohanui Hospice fundraiser and raffle, 7pm, Manawatu Golf Club, Centennial Dr, Thursday September 1. Tickets $45, Arohanui Hospice and arohanuihospice.org.nz; Taylor Road, Terrace End; House of Travel, The Square and Broadway Ave. BRIDE OF THE YEAR: Somerset Kindergarten major fundraiser, Monday September 5. Enquiries RISE FILM FESTIVAL: The annual fly fishing film fest, 7.30 - 9.30pm, Thursday, September 8, Cinema Gold. Details