THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9: Military history presentation ‘‘HMS Veronica and the 1931 Napier Earthquake’’ by Major Tim Woodman, 12midday, Level 2, City Library, $3. Proceeds to the Engineer Corps Memorial Centre (Museum).
THURSDAY 9: Summer of DIY - Timber planters & flower beds, Reclaimed Timber Traders, 4 Matipo Lane, 12.30 - 5.30pm. Pay for materials. Enquiries Nelson Lebo 356 8199/ email@example.com
THURSDAY 9: Palmerston North Mac Users Group, meeting and demonstration of exciting new gadgets 7.30pm, Milson Community Hall, Milson Line.
FRIDAY 10: Mayor Grant Smith presents his ‘‘State of the City Address’’ to the Palmerston North Lunch Club now at Hotel Coachman, 140 Fitzherbert Ave, 11.45am. Visitors welcome. Enquiries Don 357 4872.
FRIDAY 10: Winter Wilson, duo from UK showcases album Ashes &
Dust, Joseph Street Kitchen, 8pm, $20. Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY 11 - SUNDAY 12: 62nd New Zealand Grand Prix - final of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series, plus New Zealand Touring Cars, Toyota 86 Championship, V8 Ute Championship, Formula 1600, Central Muscle Cars, Manfeild Circuit - Chris Amon, 8am - 5pm. Enquiries 323 7444.
SATURDAY 11: Aotearoa Country Music Awards. Auditions, $5, under 18 free, 8am - 5pm; Finale concert with guest Sharon Russell, $10, school age free, 7.30pm, QEC Hall, Rangitikei St. Enquiries Alexia 021 167 1169; Flo 027 341 6211.
SATURDAY 11: 25th Manakau Medieval Market birthday bash. 7 reenactment clubs, 2 period horse clubs, period tent village and reenactors, kids paper sword fight, shield painting, men in tights... 9am - 4pm, Levin Showgrounds, Victoria St. Entry $5, rascals and urchins free. Enquiries Facebook.
SATURDAY 11: Social dancing with the Manawatu Dancing Club, 7.30 - 11pm, Senior Citizens Hall, 309 Main St, $7 - Ladies with supper plate, free entry. Enquiries Tom and Adrienne 356 9620. SUNDAY 12: Rapid Roosters Relay For Life car boot sale. Spots $15, 10.30am - 2pm, Copthorne Hotel, Linton St. Enquiries Wendy 027 357 7305/ Wendy2@xtra.co.nz.
SUNDAY 12: Junction Country Music Club day, 1.30pm Old Folks Hall, McLean St, Woodville. Enquiries Anne 323 6481.
SUNDAY 12: Legal Tender Band Relay For Life fundraising concert, $20, 2 - 4pm, 800 Lockwood Rd, Kairanga. Enquiries/tickets 353 3049.
SUNDAY 12: Sounds of Summer - Rock, with Bearskin, Brightside, Midnight Switch and Diamond Sutra, 2 - 5pm, Victoria Esplanade. Enquiries email@example.com/ 357 9340. MONDAY 13: Lunchtime Concerts in The Square - Daniel Webster; Dirty Lover, 12midday - 1.30pm. Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org/ 357 9340.
MONDAY 13: All levels Pilates In The Park fundraiser for Arohanui Hospice, $10, 5.45pm, next to The Chalet, Hokowhitu Lagoon, Centennial Dr, $10. Enquiries/ weather check facebook.com/ hanastudionz /email@example.com
TUESDAY 14: Lunchtime Concerts in The Square - Soren Olson; Catch 22, 12midday - 1.30pm. Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org/ 357 9340.
TUESDAY 14: Forest & Bird Manawatu Branch Night with Kelvin Lane, Manawatu Estuary Trust, 7.30pm, City Library, George St. All welcome. See naturesvoicemanawatu.org.nz
WEDNESDAY 15: Maori Land Court monthly clinic, City Library second floor, 10am – 3pm. Appointments 351 4100
WEDNESDAY 15: Lunchtime Concerts in The Square - String Fusion; Ripple Effect, 12midday - 1.30pm.
WEDNESDAY 15: Festival of Cultures free lantern workshop with REACT, old Public Trust, The Square, 4 - 8pm. Enquiries email@example.com
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18: Keen Kiwi Rugby League Minimod Festival, Central Energy Trust Arena fields 10am. Warriors captain’s run 11am, Titans captain’s run 2pm.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18: Darren ‘‘Smokeshop’’ Watson and the Dangerous Experts celebrate 30 years of the blues, Hokowhitu Bowling Club, Albert St. Tickets Event find a. Enquiries Steve Tolley 06 329 8808.
Mayor Grant Smith will present his State of the City address on Friday.