THURSDAY OCTOBER 13 -FRIDAY OCTOBER21: Arohanui Hospice Shop Heritage Sale, $5 tickets for opening night 5-7pm available at Hospice Shops and arohanuihospice.org.nz
THURSDAY OCTOBER 13: Military history presentation - A Century On The Ice. Antarctica, with Bob Norman, QSO, Elliot VC Centre, Linton Army Camp, 12.05 - 1.15pm, $3. THURSDAY OCTOBER 13:
Introduction to Xero for non-profits, 6 - 8pm. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org/ 354 3809.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 13: Getting to Grips with Grants, with Helen King, 7 - 9.30pm, $20, Ashhurst Playcentre, 118 Stanford St, Ashhurst. Register gingerchopper@gmail/ 027 918 4855.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 13: Palmerston North Mac Users Group, Tips, tricks and life hacks, Milson Community Hall, 7.30pm. Enquiries Roger 027 511 8195.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 14: PN Lunch Club with Tim Cook on the NZ Army Band’s trip to England for QEII’s 90th. All welcome, 11.45am, Cloverlea Tavern, Tremaine Ave. Enquiries Don 357 4872.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14: Manawatu Turbos v Otago, Central Energy Trust Arena, 7.35pm.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14: PN Folk Music Club Jam Session, 8pm, Theosophical Hall, Church St, $3, $5, school age and first timers free. Enquiries 355 9076/ pnfolkclub.weebly.com/
SATURDAY OCTOBER 15: Social dance, Manawatu Dancing Club, 7.30 - 11pm, Senior Citizens Hall, 309 Main St, $7 (ladies with a plate are free. Enquiries Tom & Adrienne 356 9620.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 16: Manawatu Country Music Club, Rangiora Community Centre, Rangiora Avenue, 12.45pm. Enquiries Eileen 354 5607.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 18: Dr Libby presents Surviving to Thriving and book release of Women’s Wellness Wisdom, 7pm, October 28, Silks Lounge, Awapuni Function Centre, Racecourse Rd. see DrLibby.com
FRIDAY OCTOBER 21 TO 23: 125th celebrations, Wanganui Girls’ College reunion. Enquiries Faith 357 4775/
Margaret 323 8041/ email@example.com
SATURDAY 22 - MONDAY 24: Manawatu Marine Boating Club free sailing lessons, all ages, no previous experience or special gear, Manawatu River, Foxton Beach. Register David 027 280 7353/ Caroline 021 056 0608/ mmbc.org.nz
SATURDAY OCTOBER 22: Italian gathering - travel and language, Il Capo restaurant. Summerhill, 7pm. Enquiries Bev 027 278 3120.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 25: Teenagers in the house! - Triple P group for parents of teens – improve family life with your teen, build positive relationships and manage difficult situations, starting, 6.30 - 8.45pm. Register Parentline 3551655.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26. Best Years ‘‘The Story of Cheese Making’’ with Rod Bennett, 9.30 -11.30am, St David’s Church, Main St. Visitors $5. Enquiries 356 9972.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18: Red Nose Day, charity golf tournament and dinner with charity auction. Enquiries Baz Woodcock 021 408 860.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19: Red Nose Family Fun Day, with Quiet Stormand Stretch, police, fire service, bubble ball, red noses and other entertainment. Events Quadrant, The Square. Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONDAY NOVEMBER 25: Diabetic cooking demo with dietitians, 5.30 - 7.30pm, Register MHT Diabetes Trust 357 5992/ email@example.com
THURSDAY OCTOBER 27: Aglow guests Rosalie from Rosalie’s Haven, Kathryn Gray, Marianne O’Connell, preaching the good news to the poor, and setting the captives free, 10am, Bridge Club, Cook and Cuba St. Enquiries Jennifer Shaw 027 319 8434.
THURSDAY DECEMBER 8: Great KidsCan Santa Run, The Square. Early bird entries until October 16. See santarun.co.nz
MUSIC, THEATRE & DANCE
LITTLE GROOVERS: Music and movement for pre-school children, parents & caregivers, 9.30am to 12pm, Thursdays, yellow gate, St David’s, opposite Memorial Park, Main St. Koha. Enquiries Pam 358 1964.
MAINLY MUSIC: Christian Community Church, 54 Pascal St, 10am, Thursdays. Musical fun for pre-schoolers followed by morning tea and play. $3 per family, first visit free. Contact 357 8925.
OVER 50’S DANCE: For fun, fitness and friendship - folk, tap, jazz and musical comedy. Thursdays and Mondays 2pm to 3pm. Contact Joyce 358 7463, Val 021 059 2157.
TWINKLE TOES: Music and movement for pre-schoolers, parents and caregivers, Milson Combined Church Hall, cnr Milson Line and Purdie Pl, 9.30am, Fridays. $3 casual per family. Contact Anne
ORGAN & KEYBOARD CLUB: All levels and styles of players and listeners welcome, Manchester Unity Hall, 26Walding St, 1pm, Mondays. Small door charge includes afternoon tea. Enquiries Bev 358 5769/ Tricia 357 5518.
HIP HOP DANCE CLASSES: Professional teacher with free community dance classes, Legacy, cnr Highbury/ Brentwood Ave. Enquiries John Faiz 3571276.
CHILDREN’S SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASS: Manawatu Scottish Country Dance Club class for primary-aged children. Scottish Society Hall, Berryman’s Ln off Princess St, 6.45pm to 7.30pm, Mondays. Enquiries Nicole 027 766 1461/ Helen 355 2665.
PN CHORAL SOCIETY: New singers welcome for this four-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, 7.30pm to 9pm, Mondays, Square Edge Dance Studio, Jersey Lane, $5. Enquiries Linda 323 0408 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MAINLY MUSIC: Parents and preschoolers music, dancing and fair-trade coffee, corner Featherston and Kingswood St, 10am. Gold coin koha. Enquiries Margaret Barsanti 027 406 6315.
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).
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, Tuesdays. Enquiries Jenni 356 8585 (A/H)/ Linda 358 5883.
FREE DANCE LESSONS: Walking to Music. 7.30pm, Tuesdays, St Peters Church Hall, 229 Ruahine St. All welcome. No partner needed. Enquiries 356 5692.
UNITY SINGERS CHOIR: 7.30pm, Tuesdays, St Marys Church Hall, Ruahine St. Enquiries Helen 358 7069/ Sue 354 3295.
RENAISSANCE SINGERS: Music from the 16th century to present day, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Tuesdays.
Experienced singers are invited to contact musical director, Guy Donaldson email@example.com/ 357 5932.
MANAWATUNES CHORUS: A capella, four-part harmony singing, 7.15pm, Wednesdays, NZ Red Cross Training Rooms, 245 Main St West. All men welcome. Enquiries Owen 354 1951/ Clive 323 4953. Facebook: Manawatunes Chorus.
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING: For fun and fitness, no kilts required, Beginners welcome, Whakarongo Hall, cnr Stoney Creek Road and Napier Hwy, 7.30pm, Wednesdays. Enquiries Joy 027 776 2397/ Mary 356 3416.
MARTON BARBER’S ART GALLERY: Selected works by Don Hill and John Archbold, 24 High St Marton, 10am – 3pm Tuesday to Saturday, until October 14. David Taylor exhibition opens October 18.
FREE ARTS WORKSHOP: Paper mache/ own projects, Saturdays October 15, 22 and 29, 1:30 - 3:30pm, Ruahine Room, City Library, children and adults welcome. Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org
FAMILY & COMMUNITY
NETWORK OF SKILLED MIGRANTS MANAWATU: Meet to share employment ideas and experiences and find solutions, City library (Tech space), Sundays 3 - 4pm. Enquiries email@example.com/ Dmitry 027 448 0941/ Ari 02102509399/ Himani 022 312 4126
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE CLINIC: Hokowhitu Village Community Centre, Albert St, 10.30am to 12.30pm, Thursdays. FRIENDSHIP CENTRE FOR
SENIORS: Cards, scrabble, chat. Afternoon tea, transport available, Milson Combined Church, Milson Line, 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Thursdays, $2 donation. Contact Judy/Theresa 355 1204.
TE REO: Te Ataarangi Maori language classes, Highbury Whanau Centre, 6pm to 9pm, Thursdays. Contact Tahi 022 431 9354.
MANAWATU FAMILY MICROADVENTURERS: Got young kids? Join us every Friday rain or shine, for local, outdoor adventures, Free and informal. See .facebook.com/groups/ 806407356100464/ for location and time.
Dr Libby is speaking in Palmerston North on Tuesday evening.