THURSDAY MAY 18: Enough Is Enough: Free Manawatu Abuse Intervention Network training in support of those experiencing family violence, 9am - 3pm, Across Building, 298 Church St. Registrations Gail Wood firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY 18: Sort It Expo brings together employers, educators, training providers, school leavers and job seekers, 9.30am – 3.30pm/ 6 – 8pm, Central Energy Trust Arena.
SATURDAY MAY 20: Reel Earth Environmental Film FestivalMaking Waves: Stories of Courage and Hope film and forum on climate change in the Pacific, 10am - 2.30pm, Te Manawa Museum. Lunch provided, koha welcome. Free reserves eventfinda/ email@example.com
SATURDAY 20: Little Cuba Carnival Urban and Country Gala Day with the Topp Twins and World Vision Cake Baking Competition, 10am - 4pm, George St. Cake entries to Square Edge, Church St, The Square by May 19.
SATURDAY 20: Free arts and craft workshop Tangram Challenge, 1 - 3pm, Te Manawa Museum. All welcome. Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY 20: Social dancing with the Manawatu Dancing Club, music Ian Farmer, 7.30pm to 11pm, Senior Citizens Hall, 309 Main St. $10.
Enquiries Tom and Adrienne 356 9620.
SATURDAY 20: Tai Chi Chuan presentation by instructor Tom Robertson, 7.30pm, Theosophical Society Hall, Church St. $5/$2. Enquiries Anthea 353 6221/ email@example.com
SUNDAY MAY 21: Bike Manawatu Manfeild 6 Hour Challenge, multicategory community cycle relay, 9am - 3pm, Manfeild, South St, Feilding. Tickets 0298 849.
SUNDAY 21: Manawatu Woodworkers Guild open day, woodworking demonstrations, interclub competitions, trade stalls and craft sales, 9am - 3pm, Barber Hall, Waldegrave St. EnquiriesMike 021 303 596. SUNDAY 21: Why Meditate? Twosession introductory course includes morning tea, 10am - 1pm, Amitabha Buddhist Centre, 174 Albert St. Enquiries 355 3524/ meditateinpalmerstonnorth.org/
SUNDAY 21: Manawatu Country Music Club, 12.45pm, Rangiora Community Centre, Rangiora Ave. Enquiries Eileen 354 5607.
SUNDAY 21: Manawatu Sinfonia Autumn Golden Jubilee Concert conducted by Peter van Drimmelen, with Nick & Christy Hunter, 2.30pm, Spiers Centre, Featherston St.
SUNDAY 21: Reel Earth Environmental Film FestivalWhen TwoWorlds Collide, with speakers
from Frack Free Manawatu, Jean Kahui, Steph Hirst, and Dr Fred Hirst, 3pm, Events Cinema. Tickets Eventfinda
TUESDAY MAY 23: Science & Startups with Dr. Keith Morgan, Elastic Green and Dr. Greg Bryan, Zeakal, 4 - 5.30pm, The Factory, 21 Dairy FarmRd. Register eventbrite.co.nz
TUESDAY 23: Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival How Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change, 6.30pm, Events Cinema. Tickets Eventfinda WEDNESDAY MAY 24: Symphonic Boogie - NZSO Family Concert conducted by Hamish McKeich, 6 - 7pm, Regent on Broadway. Free to registered ticket holders. Register nzso.co.nz WEDNESDAY 24: The Molly Atkinson Ladies Choral Festival, 7pm, St Peters Church, Ruahine St. $5 at the door. All welcome. A supper will follow. WEDNESDAY 24: Practical storytelling workshop, 7pm, Matariki Rudolf Steiner Kindergarten, 187 Ruahine St, $10. Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY 24: Genealogy, PN Branch NZ Society. Mary Skipworth
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. Contact musical director, Guy Donaldson email@example.com/ 357 5932
Job seekers are invited to this Thursday’s Sort It careers expo.