THURSDAY MAY 11: St Vinnies ’reorganised’ reopening day, 10am, 252 Rangitikei St. Enquiries Toni 357 6779. THURSDAY MAY 11: ‘RNZAF - The First 80 Years’ with aviation historian, author and former squadron leader Paul Harrison reviewing Royal New Zealand Air Force history 1937 - 2017, 12midday, Level 2, City Library. Entry $3 donation.
THURSDAY MAY 11: Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival Young Filmmakers Award Night, 5:30 – 8pm, Globe Theatre. Free. Enquiries pncet.org.nz/young-filmmakersaward/ Julia Panfylova 021 050 5741.
THURSDAY MAY 11 - SATURDAY MAY 13: The Supermarket Sisterhood by DevonWilliamson, directed for MTI by Maxine Dale, Globe Theatre, 7.30pm. Bookings 351 4409.
FRIDAY MAY 12 - SUNDAY MAY 14: 3rd annual S+ART Something Festival, featuring installation The Exquisite Wound that premiered at the Auckland Arts Festival in March. This unique, interactive science-art collaboration opens, 8.30am, Te Manawa Museum, free entry. Enquiries startnewzealand.co.nz
FRIDAY MAY 12: ’Doom & Gloom’ songs, PN Folk Music Club, 8pm, Friday 3, Theosophical Hall, 304 Church St. Members $3, nonmembers $5, school children and first-comers free. Enquiries 355 9076 /pnfolkclub.weebly.com/
SATURDAY MAY 13 - SUNDAY 14: Futures PastManawatu Steampunk Experience including Nerf Gun and cuff creation workshops, teapot time trials, parasol duelling, high tea, fashion parade, movie Vintage Tomorrows. Enquiries Pearl 027 682 8246/ steampunkexperience2017.com
SATURDAY MAY 13: Rose City Quilters Tote & Gloat, with guest speaker Rachel Maw (Ashburton), challenges, exhibitions, merchant mall, $15, 8.30am - 4pm, Arena 2, SATURDAY MAY 13: Autumn Food & Fun Fair, featuring luxury motorbikes, a pipe band, pipe organ, Indian and East Asian food, gourmet sausage sizzle, cakes, crafts, raffles, jams, white elephant, jumble books, lucky dips & more, 9am, St Peter’s Church, Ruahine St, Terrace End. Enquiries Alyson 358 5053.
SATURDAY MAY 13: World Fair Trade Day celebrated from 10am with music, food and craft, face painting 11am to 2pm, children’s craft table 11.30am - 2pm, Canta Conmigo 12 noon, outside Trade Aid, Broadway Ave. Enquiries Nicky Armstrong 356 1775.
SATURDAY MAY 13: Feeding the planet – challenges for the future with Ralph Sims, Professor of Sustainable Energy at Massey, 7.30pm, Theosophical Society, 304 Church St, $5& $2. Enquiries Anthea 353 6221/ email@example.com
SUNDAY MAY 14: Mothers Day Fun Run/ Walk in support of the Heart Foundation For Women campaign, Manawaroa Park, 9am. Information and registrations jennianmothersday.com/
SUNDAY MAY 14: MG Charity Classic, a classic motor race meeting with historic single seaters and sports cars, with charity rides, 10am, Manfeild, South St, Feilding. Enquiries Ron Robertson 027 443 9969/ Paul Chipp 027 248 3430.
SUNDAY MAY 14: Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival Watch & Talk with Filmmakers. Watch New Zealand short films and talk to their filmmakers and environmental advocates, 11am – 4:30pm, Square Edge, 47 The Square. Free. Enquiries Julia Panfylova 021 050 5741.
SUNDAY MAY 14: Annual Manawatu Jazz Club’s High Schools’ Jazz Concert. Bands from PNBHS, PNGHS, Freyberg HS, Feilding HS and Awatapu College, 5pm, Distinction Hotel, 175 Cuba St. Door sales $5, H/S students free. Enquiries www.mjc.org.nz /Facebook/ Dave 358 5883. WEDNESDAY, MAY 17: Best Years presents Val Mills on the Ashley Street town baths, 9.30 - 11.30am, St David’s Church, Main St. Visitors $5. Enquiries 356 9972. WEDNESDAY, MAY 17: Coeliac support meeting with UCOL senior chef/lecturer Hayden Robinson. All welcome. Ross Intermediate School staff room, $2 gluten-free supper plate. Jann 06 357 0457.
MUSIC, THEATRE & DANCE
UNITY SINGERS: On the look out for male voices, Tuesdays 7.30 - 9.30pm, St Marys Hall Ruahine St. Enquiries Helen 358 7069/ Sue 354 3295. MANAWATU COMMUNITY CHOIR: ‘‘The city’s choir’’ meets Mondays, 7pm, Shed 23 (23 Princess St). All welcome. No experience needed, just turn up. Enquiries manawatucommunitychoir.org.nz
RENAISSANCE SINGERS: 30-voice choir performing music from the 16th century to present day. Experienced singers are invited to contact musical director, Guy Donaldson firstname.lastname@example.org/ 357 5932. PHOENIX SINGERS: Kathi Craig’s new ensemble to present the NZ premiere of Broadway Goes to Church at the Cathedral Of the Holy Spirit in July. Voices welcome, especially men. Enquiries Kathi 353 2225.
CAN YOU SING?: Can you harmonise? Confident singers wanted for all-women’s 4-part harmony barbershop chorus. Fun, music and friendship with the Manawatu Overtones, Scottish Hall, Berrymans Lane (off Princess St), 7pm, Tuesdays. Enquiries Jenni 356 8585 (A/H)/ Linda 358 5883.
SINGERS: Preparations for Palmerston North Choral Society Saturday July 1 concert are underway. Interested singers are welcome at 7:30 - 9:30pm rehearsals, Mondays, St Peters Church Hall, Ruahine St. Enquiries Karen Hall 021 707 440. CENTRAL CONNECTIONS: A singing group for people with acquired neurological disabilities, Tuesdays 1.30 – 3pm, South Lounge, Central Baptist Church, Church St, $5 koha. Enquiries Janine 021 050 3593/ email@example.com
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/ firstname.lastname@example.org/ facebook.com/over50sdance
CROWS FEET DANCE COLLECTIVE: Performance based contemporary dance project. Fun, welcoming, friendly and creative, 7 - 8.30pm, Thursdays, dance studio behind Church of Christ Scientist, 409 Church St (opp Police Station). Enquiries email@example.com 027 631 0105.
SCOTTISH COUNTRY (FOLK) DANCING: Children’s class 6.45pm, adults class 7.30pm, Mondays, Scottish Society Hall, Berryman’s Ln off Princess St. Adult classes 7.30pm, Wednesdays, Whakarongo Hall, Napier Hwy. Enquiries Helen 355 2665/ Joy 027 776 2397.
CHEYENNE COUNTRYMUSIC CLUB: Live band, singing, line dancing, 2nd & 4th Sundays, 1 - 4.30pm, Newbury Hall, Rangitikei Line, 1pm till 4.30pm. Light afternoon tea served. Enquiries 027 953 3789/ 359 3306. COUNTRY: Rendezvous Music Group, meets every first and third Friday of the month, 7pm all welcome. Enquiries 357 8950.
MANAWATU ORGAN & KEYBOARD CLUB: All levels and styles of music players and listeners welcome, Mondays, 1pm, Manchester Unity Hall, 26Walding St. Small door charge includes afternoon tea. Enquiries Bev 022 434 0023/ Tricia 021 149 3519.
STUDIO ON THE SQUARE ARTS & CRAFT CLASSES: Adults and children’s art classes, specialist workshops in water colour, oils, charcoal, portraiture and intensive colour. Phone 06 353 2802.
PALMERSTON NORTH FILM SOCIETY: Mondays 6pm, Cinema 2, Events Cinemas, Downtown Shopping Centre. EnquiriesMyra 354 1493/ firstname.lastname@example.org
UPCYCLING CLUB 1: Improve wellbeing and creativity at free arts and craft workshops, third Saturday each month, 1pm - 3 pm, Te Manawa. Try Tangram Challenge and more. Adults and children welcome. Enquiries email@example.com
ZIMMERMAN: Fran and Paul Dibble - ‘Strange Fruit’ paintings and ‘Once There Were Huia’ sculptures, 359 Main St. Enquiries 353 0122/ zimmerman.co.nz/ firstname.lastname@example.org
ESTRANGED PARENTS GROUP: Support group for parents who have lost contact with, or who have been cut off from their children and grandchildren, 11am, Wednesdays. Venue enquiries Jacque 353 7742. FAMILY/WHANAU MORNING:
Fridays during termtime for preschoolers under 3 and caregivers. Music, dance and games, morning tea provided, $2. 8.30am - 12.30pm, Te Aroha Noa Community Services, Brentwood Ave, Highbury. Enquiries Vikki Gibbs 358 2259.
MANAWATU FAMILY MICRO ADVENTURERS: Got young kids? Join us every Friday rain or shine, for local, outdoor adventures, Free and informal. See .facebook.com/groups/ 806407356100464/.
MANAWATU TOY LIBRARY: Families and community groups, open Monday, Thursday, Saturday 9.30am - 12.30pm, 200 Church St. Enquiries 027 364 6911.
GIRLS’ BRIGADE: Affordable activities for girls in Highbury/Takaro & Hokowhitu, Tuesdays; Milson, 4.30pm to 6pm, Thursdays. Enquiries Joanne 355 3124.
MAINLYMUSIC@LIFE CHURCH: Tuesdays, 10am. $3 per family, new families welcome, Life Church, 590 Featherston St. Enquiries Pip McCracken 027 408 6955.
TWINKLE TOES: Music, movement and morning tea for pre-schoolers, parents and caregivers, Milson Combined Church Hall, cnr Milson Line and Purdie Pl, 9.30am, Fridays. $20 per term, $3 casual per family. Enquiries Anne 355 3128.
TWINKLETOES: Music, movement & morning tea for under 5s, 10am Tuesdays and Wednesdays, St Matthews 109 College St, Awapuni. Gold coin per child. All welcome. Enquiries Jacqui 021 057 6722.
DOODLEBUGS PLAYGROUP: For babies and pre-school children with parents/caregivers, Tuesdays, 9.30am - 12pm. St David’s Church, Main St opposite Memorial Park. MoE approved. Koha. Enquiries Pam 358 1964.
LITTLE GROOVERS: Music and movement for pre-school children, parents & caregivers, Thursdays, 9.30am to 12pm, St David’s, Main St opposite Memorial Park. MoE approved. Koha. Enquiries Pam 358 1964.
IPU TOASTMASTERS: Improve public speaking skills, Senior Common room IPU, Wednesdays 7.30 pm. Enquiries Helena 354 0313/ 021 107 2814.
CHRISTIAN OUTREACH: Looking for people interested in joining a monthly outreach group meeting. Enquiries 027 558 6806.
SELF- REALIZATION FELLOWSHIP: Founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda, the Palmerston North Circle offers inspirational services that focus on meditation and spiritual ideals for everyday living, Sundays, 6.45pm. Enquiries 358 4368.
THE BRIGHT PATH - ISHAYAS ASCENSION: Learn about Ascension Meditation and participate in group meditation meetings. Text Ekanta 027 649 3849
ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE PROJECT: Practical and fun workshop, Quaker Meeting House 7, meals provided. Register 353 7742/ Jacque.Aldridge@gmail.com
TIME BANK MANAWATU: Share skills and value people. Trade time at no cost. Champions wanted to pilot Timebank concept. Orientation
Thursday March 2, 1.30pm and Saturday March 11, 11am. Register timebankmanawatu.org.nz
BEGINNERS ITALIAN CLASSES: QEC, 6.30 - 8.30pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Intermediate classes also available. Enquiries Lucy QEC/ Bev 027 278 3120. GAMES AFTERNOON: 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 1.30pm. Free. Afternoon tea provided. All welcome. St Mark’s Hall, 117 College Street, Awapuni. Enquires Reita 357 5869.
HOUSIE: 40 games, super house, keno, money raffle; RSA Trust Welfare Fund, 10am, Tuesdays, Terrace End Bowling Club, Summerhays St. Enquiries Jacquie 356 7673.
500 ON FRIDAYS: A fun evening of cards 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays each month, 6.45pm, PN Bridge Club, cnr Cuba and Cook St, $5 includes light refreshments. All welcome. Enquiries Jo 357 4910/021 139 5367.
BOLIVIA/ MAH-JONG: Learn to play, Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Enquiries Ray 350 3021/ Lorna 356 4405
PN RSA: Club night for members, partners and visitors, alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays, Distinction Hotel, Cuba St, Campbell St entrance, 4 - 7pm. Enquiries 354 8271.
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.
TOASTMASTERS: Learn to speak confidently with the Palmerston North club 1st, 3rd and 5th Mondays, 7:30pm, Hearing House, 435 Church St. All welcome. Enquiries Sheryl 358 8313.
ALBERT STREET MARKET: Saturdays, 6am to 11am, cnr Albert and Church St. Enquiries: Tony 06 353 6494.
RANGITIKEI STREET MARKET: Sundays from 7am, 78 Rangitikei St. Sheltered sites available $10. Enquiries Belinda 021 263 3586.
CLOVERLEA SUNDAY MARKET: Sundays 7am - 1pm, Cloverlea Tavern carpark, 301 Tremaine Ave. Enquiries Maruna 021 747 668/ 06 213 9902.
ASHHURST COMMUNITY MARKET: 2nd Saturday, 12 -3pm, local produce, sharing table, Village Valley Centre, Ashhurst. Enquiries Helen email@example.com.
SPORT & FITNESS
DANCEXERCISE: New to PN. Fun, innovative, dance fitness project for adults. Wide variety of dance styles plus core strengthening and stretching. Tues 10 - 11am Square Edge Dance Studio. Enquiries Tania 027 631 0105 firstname.lastname@example.org
QIGONG EXERCISES: Beginners and experienced practitioners welcome, 1.30 - 2.30pm,
Wednesdays, Kairanga-Bunnythorpe Kairanga Rd. Hall, Enquiries1103 Colleen LINTON 06 GOLF:359 2883.Club days Wednesdays and Sundays, 9am teeoffs. $5 entry fee. Course is inside the army camp; provide photo ID at the main gate. Green fee players and new members welcome; first-year subs $300. Enquiries Huia 357 4702.
NORTHERN BOWLING CLUB: Northern Bowling Club welcomes new members, coaching provided. Enquiries Doug 359 5383 or Noeleen 3568302.
INDOOR BOWLS: Hokowhitu Bowling Club indoor bowls starts Tuesday, May 10, and continues 1pm, Tuesdays and Fridays
INDOOR BOWLS: Senior Citizens Rooms, Main St (opp Globe Theatre), 1.15– 3.30pm, newcomers welcome, lessons. Enquiries Keith Bellhouse 357 1710.
INDOOR BOWLS: Westend Indoor Bowling Club’s new season, 7.30pm, Westend School Hall, Tuesdays. All welcome. Tuition given. Enquiries Karen 353 0665.
INDOOR BOWLS: Linton Indoor Bowling Club, 6.45 - 9pm, Mondays, Linton Camp Community Hall. Enquiries Laureen Holdaway 358 2611.
INDOOR BOWLS: Russell Street Indoor Bowling Club, 7.15pm, Tuesdays, Russell Street School Hall. Newmembers welcome. Enquiries Les 357 6281/ Raymonda 357 5298.
INDOOR BOWLS: Whakarongo Community Hall., 7.30pm, Tuesday. Enquiries Shirley 356 2930/ Helen 357 3352.
ST BRIGID’S INDOOR BOWLING: Coaching, social and competitive bowls, 10 mats, 7.15pm, Tuesdays, St John’s Hall, Camden St, Feilding. Subs $25, under 18’s $10. Wear flat soled shoes. Enquiries Jeanette (president) 323 8968/ Brent (club captain) 323 8770.
CROQUET: Rose Gardens Croquet Club, The Esplanade. Tuesdays and Saturdays, Manawaroa Pavilion car park behind Cafe´ Esplanade, 12.45pm. Enquiries Rex 359 2334.
MANAWATU PETANQUE CLUB: 1.15pm for 1.30 start, Thursdays and Sundays. Tuition given 74 North St, PN. Tuition given. Enquiries David 354 2632.
TEN-PIN BOWLING: Experienced players and beginners are welcome to join the Prime Time League for fun and friendship. Enquiries Jan 021 023 99333.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: Free Manawatu Abuse Intervention Network training in support of those experiencing family violence, 9am - 3pm, Thursday, May 18, Across Building, 298 Church St. Registrations Gail Wood email@example.com
TORCH OUTREACH: Looking to start a Palmerston North group to help the sight impaired and people with disabilities. Enquiries 027 558 6806.
DIABETES: Free, informative and interactive Healthy Living diabetes management course, Pahiatua, 9.30 - 11.30am, Saturday, May 13 & 20. Carbohydrate Awareness Course, PN, 10am - 12midday, Tuesday, May 16. Register Sharon MHT Diabetes Trust 357 5992/ firstname.lastname@example.org
HEARTWALK AND SUPPORT: For people living with a heart condition, and their whanau, 2pm, Thursdays, Victoria Esplanade by the children’s playground carpark. Register Heart Foundation 358 7745.
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. EnquiriesMerilyn 356 4512.
EZZEMEALS: Frozen meals available from St Matthews Church, 109 College St, Tuesdays 4 - 5pm, Thursdays 11 - 12midday. Large meals $9; medium $6. Home delivery Wednesday or Friday mornings ($2.50 fee). Enquiries, brochures and orders 355 2254.
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.
ACA: Adult Children of Alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. A support group for those who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes, starting soon. Enquiries Briana 021 0295 3642.
AL-ANON: To support families or friends concerned about someone’s drinking, 7pm to 8pm, Thursday, Plunket Rooms, Vogel St. Enquiries 0508 425 266.
FREE CURTAINS: Available to Community Service Card holders from Curtain Bank. Enquiries 021 143 3800.