FAMILY & COMMUNITY
FRIENDSHIP CENTRE for Seniors: Cards, scrabble, chat-room. Afternoon tea provided, transport available, All Saints Community Centre, Church St, 9.30pm to 11.30pm, Fridays, $2 donation. Contact Judy/Theresa 355 1204.
TIRITEA WOMEN’S INSTITUTE: Quaker Hall every 2nd Friday of the month, 1.30pm. Enquiries 358 2611.
NETWORK FOR SKILLED MIGRANTS: Job finding with Network of Skilled migrants Manawatu, Tech Space, City Library, 3pm to 4pm, Sundays. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org/ Dmitry 027 448 0941/ Ari 021 025 09399/ Himani 022 312 4126.
FRIENDSHIP CENTRE ENTERTAINMENT: Mondays, all seniors welcome, afternoon tea provided and transport available, $2 donation. All Saints Community Centre, 2pm to 3.15pm. Enquiries Judy/ Theresa 355 1204.
JUST HOPE: Free community meal from 5pm, Legacy, cnr Highbury/ Brentwood Ave. Enquiries John Faiz 3571276.
HOUSIE TUESDAYS: 40 games, super house, keno, 10am, Terrace End Bowling Club, Summerhays St. All welcome. Enquiries Jacquie RSA Welfare Trust, 356 7673.
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 to 12noon, Tuesdays. All welcome. Creche available. Gold coin koha. Enquiries 358 3246.
GIRLS’ BRIGADE: Affordable activities for girls in Highbury/Takaro & Hokowhitu, 4.30pm to 6pm, Tuesdays. Enquiries Joanne 355 3124, girlsbrigade.nz.
HOKOWHITU SCOUTS: Cubs (Year 4-6), 6.15 – 7.45pm Mondays, Keas (year 1-3) Mondays 5 – 6pm, Scouts (Year 6 – 10) Thursdays 6.30 – 8-30. Hokowhitu Scout Hall off Ayr Place. Enquiries Chris 356 2635, email@example.com.
GIRL GUIDING: Fun, adventure, life skills and friendship, for girls aged 5 - 18. Enquiries 0800 22 22 92.
CARD EVENINGS: Whist Club meets fortnightly for social games, 7.30pm. New members and learners welcome. Enquiries Virginia 356 9153/ Yvonne 357 4796.
HEALING ROOMS: The healing power of prayer, All Saints on The Square, Wednesday 12 to 2pm, Thursday 7.30 to 8.30pm.
PN RSA: Club night for members, partners and visitors, Distinction Hotel, Campbell St entrance, 4 pmto 7pm, Wednesdays. Ode recited at 6pm.
BEGINNERS ITALIAN CLASSES: QEC, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday. Enquiries QEC/ Bev on 027 278 3120.
EVENING FLORA: Informal floral art club, 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm, Awapuni Community Centre. Enquiries Liz 356 7654/ Colleen 357 2185.
FITZHERBERT REBUS CLUB : New members welcome (retired/semiretired) for friendship, activities, outings and speakers, 9.45am PN Golf Club, Brightwater Tce., 2nd Wed each month). Enquiries Derrick 357 6630/ Allain 358 5632.
ALBERT STREET MARKET: Saturdays, 6am to 11am, cnr Albert and Church St. Enquiries: Brian 022 364 6151.
RANGITIKEI STREET MARKET: Sundays from 7am, 78 Rangitikei St. Sheltered sites available $10. Enquiries Belinda 021 263 3586.
CLOVERLEA & PALMY FARMERS MARKET: Sundays 7am to 1pm, Cloverlea Tavern carpark, 301 Tremaine Ave. Enquiries Erana 027 441 2028 or 356 9345.
ASHHURST COMMUNITY MARKET: 2nd Saturdays, 10am - 1pm, rain or shine, local produce,
sharing table, Village Green and library grounds, Ashhurst Village Centre. Enquiries Helen firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOKOWHITU VILLAGE FARMERS MARKET: Every 3rd Sunday of the month. Local produce, artisan food stalls, street food, live music, Hokowhitu Village Courtyard, 9am - 1pm. Enquiries Robin 027 283 6853.
ST MARKS MARKET DAY: Koputara Rd & Kawhata St, Himatangi Beach, Saturday October 22, 9am - 1pm. Stall sites available $10. Enquiries Ruth 06 329 9642.
NORTHERN BOWLING CLUB: Looking for a new summer sport? Why not try lawn bowls? Northern Bowling Club welcomes new members, coaching provided. Call Doug 359 5383 or Noeleen 3568302.
CROQUET: Rose Gardens Croquet Club, The Esplanade. Tuesdays and Saturdays. Be at the Manawaroa Pavilion, by the car park behind Cafe´ Esplanade, by 12.45pm. Contact Rex 359 2334.
TENNIS: Social Doubles 9 to 11am, Thursdays, Manawatu Lawn Tennis Club, Fitzherbert Ave next to PNGHS. Members free, casual $5. Contact Jenny 354 6271.
SIT AND BE FIT: Gentle exercise programme, Church of Christ, Botanical Rd, 1.30pm, Fridays. Free. Enquiries Janet 357 2659.
MANAWATU PETANQUE CLUB: 1.15pm for 1.30 start, Thursdays and Sundays, 74 North St, PN. Tuition
given. Contact David 354 2632.
UNIVERSAL SHOTOKAN KARATE: Suitable for all ages and physical abilities for confidence, fitness and self-defence, Thursdays and Mondays, PNINS gymnasium. Kids 6pm to 7pm, adults 7pm to 8pm. Contact Morgan 027 511 8622.
NINJUTSU CLASSES: Practical self protection, suitable all ages, Thursdays and Tuesdays, Central Normal School. Kids 6pm to 7pm, adults 7pm to 9pm. Contact 354 0813.
HOKOWHITU INDOOR BOWLS: All welcome Fridays and Tuesdays, 1pm , Hokowhitu Bowling Club, Albert St.
INDOOR BOWLS: Senior Citizens Hall, Main St, opp the Globe 1pm to 3.30pm, Fridays and Mondays. Enquiries Mick 357 8156.
SOCIAL TENNIS: Adult players of all ages. Awapuni Park, Newbury St, 1.30pm, Saturdays. Enquiries Bill, 355 2290.
PUSH PLAY AEROBICS: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am to 10am, Barber Hall, Arena 5, Waldegrave St. $3. Enquiries Sport Manawatu 357 5349, email@example.com
BADMINTON: Junior club, first night free, PNBHS New Gym, Wellesbourne St, 6 - 7:30pm, Mondays. Enquiries Steve, PN Badminton Club 021 027 53825/ pnbc.org.nz
TENNIS SOCIAL DOUBLES: Manawatu Lawn Tennis Club, Fitzherbert Ave next to PNGHS, 9am to 11am followed by morning tea. Members free, casual $5. Enquiries Jenny 354 6271.
TAI CHI: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9.15am to 10.15am, Chinese Association Hall, 98 Napier Rd. Beginners and experienced welcome. Enquiries PN Tai Chi Club, 357 1377.
INDOOR BOWLS: Three games and a cuppa, Northern Bowling Club, 1.15pm, Tuesdays. Enquiries Bevan 354 7466. MARCHING: Fun, fitness, friendship for ex marchers wanting to get back into marching, or anyone wanting to try it out, 6pm to 8pm, Tuesdays. Enquiries Jennie 358 0585/ 027 3680 383, firstname.lastname@example.org
TAKARO INDOOR BOWLS: Coaching available, 7.15pm for 7.30pm start, Tuesdays, Takaro Sports Club cnr Botanical & Featherston St. Enquiries Marj 027
WESTEND INDOOR BOWLING CLUB: Westend School Hall, 7.15pm for 7.30pm start, Tuesdays. New members welcome. Tuition given. Enquiries Karen 353 0665.
SUPPORT MANAWATU BREATHE EASY SUPPORT GROUP: Meet at the Community Leisure Centre Ferguson St third Thursday of the month at 10.30am for those with breathing problems like COPD and chronic respiratory conditions. Join us for a cuppa, chat, speaker and raffles. Contact Owen 358 7491.
GRIEF COURSE: A way to explore grief in a safe and confidential environment. Surviving Loss facilitated by Paul Ranby, 5Monday nights commencing October 10, St Davids Chuirch, Main St , Terrace End. Numbers limited. Register 358 3246.
COMMUNITY ACCOUNTING CLINICS: Free help and advice for clubs and charities on everything from bookkeeping to end of year reporting, Monday evenings. Register email@example.com/ 354 3809. Enquiries communityaccounting.org.nz
HEARING HELP: Independent support for the hearing impaired. Micro-suction ear wax removal, Hearing Association Manawatu, 435 Church St, 9am to 3pm, Thursdays. Contact Helen 357 8708.
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, Thursdays. Enquiries Merilyn 356 4512.
HEARTWALK AND SUPPORT: For people living with a heart condition, 2pm, Thursdays, Victoria Esplanade by the children’s playground carpark. Contact Adrienne Kennedy, Central PHO 354 9107/Sally Darragh, Heart Foundation 358 7745.
LGBT?: Find groups intimidating? Drop into MaLGRA’s clubrooms, 2pm to 5pm, Thursdays. Icebreakers open 7pm to 9pm, room 203, 2nd floor, Square Edge, Church St.
YOUNG WIDOW AND WIDOWERS CLUB: First Sunday of the month, support and social group for people of all ages who have experienced a loss. Enquiries Pat 354 3654/ Lorraine 354 6420.
A talk on the New Zealand Army Band is at the Palmerston North Lunch Club on Friday.