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THIS WEEK

THURS­DAY MAY 25: Aglow with Pam Gutschlag on rais­ing 7 chil­dren, 10am, Bridge Club Rooms, Cook & Cuba. En­quiries Jen­nifer 356 1891.

THURS­DAY 25: Query­ing Kiwi Com­edy: The Topp Twins, Ru­ral New Zealand and the Politics of Laugh­ter, with Dr Ni­cholas Holm, Massey Univer­sity Media Stud­ies lec­turer, 6 - 7pm, Te Manawa Mu­seum. Free. En­quiries te­m­anawa.co.nz/event.

THURS­DAY 25: 50th Manawatu In­ter­na­tional Jazz and Blues Fes­ti­val, Easy Street Trio, 7pm, Celtic Inn, Re­gent Ar­cade. THURS­DAY 25 - SATUR­DAY 27:

Play On - a com­edy, di­rected by Ngaire Ngat­uere, 7.30pm, Pahiatua Reper­tory, Re­gent Theatre, Pahiatua. Tix Ticket Di­rect. FRI­DAY MAY 26 - SATUR­DAY 27:

United Fire Brigades As­so­ci­a­tion, 2017 North Is­land Road Crash Res­cue Chal­lenge, 8am, Man­feild, South St, Feild­ing.

FRI­DAY 26: Stage Chal­lenge and J Rock, 7pm, Re­gent on Broad­way.

FRI­DAY 26: Blue­grass, PN Folk Mu­sic Club, 8pm, Fri­day 3, Theo­soph­i­cal Hall, 304 Church St. Mem­bers $3, non-mem­bers $5, school chil­dren and first-com­ers free. En­quiries 355 9076 /pn­folk­club.wee­bly.com/ FRI­DAY 26 - SATUR­DAY 27: God

Aw­ful Com­pany home-grown com­edy from Massey Univer­sity Drama, 7.30pm, Cen­tre­point Theatre, cnr Church & Pitt St. En­quiries & tick­ets thedark­roomnz.com FRI­DAY 26 - SATUR­DAY JUNE 3:

Forbidden Broad­way cabaret re­vue fea­tur­ing some of Broad­way’s great­est musical tal­ents and satirists, 8pm & 4pm, Abbey Au­di­to­rium, Cen­ten­nial Dr. Tix 355 0499. SATUR­DAY MAY 27 - SUN­DAY 28:

50th Manawatu In­ter­na­tional Jazz and Blues Fes­ti­val, Feild­ing Cafe Scene, var­i­ous bands, var­i­ous venues - free. En­quiries­mjc.org.nz

SATUR­DAY 27: Sounds For Syria, World Vi­sion fundrais­ing con­cert for Syr­ian refugees fea­tur­ing Auck­land singer-song­writer and anti-poverty cam­paigner Emily Muli, Welling­ton band Jimmy & the Jets, The Un­ex­pected and local acts, 6pm, Cross­roads Church, 220 Church St. Tix Square Edge and PNBHS Fi­nance Of­fice. SATUR­DAY 27: Bob Dy­lan’s Birth­day Bash with Bull­frog Rata and Shayn Wills, 7.30pm, Hokowhitu Bowl­ing Club, Al­bert St, $25. en­quiries Steve 06 329 8808. SATUR­DAY 27: The Bare

Ne­ces­si­ties with the Manawatu Con­cert Band play­ing mu­sic from the Beach Boys, Adele, Game of Thrones, Band of Broth­ers, Je­sus Christ Su­per­star, 7.30pm, Spiers Cen­tre, $10, $5 & $25. Tix Eventfinda.

SATUR­DAY 27: ‘Don’t Leave Your­self Be­hind’ self-care work­shop with cer­ti­fied life coach Rowena Weth, 7.30pm, Theo­soph­i­cal So­ci­ety Hall, Church St. $5/$2. En­quiries Anthea 353 6221/ pn@theos­o­phy.org.nz

SUN­DAY MAY 28: Manawatu Strid­ers marathon and 35th half marathon, with 10km and 5km timed cour­ses, 7am, Massey Rec. En­quiries info@man­awa­tustrid­ers.org.nz/ 027 386 9040 SUN­DAY 28: Globe Sun­day Mati­nee Per­for­mances present Pamela Dowsett – vi­o­lin/vi­ola, Robert Dus­sler - cello and Guy Don­ald­son pi­ano, 2.30pm, Globe Theatre. En­try by koha. MON­DAY MAY 29: Trea­surer Fo­cus Groups with Palmer­ston North Com­mu­nity Ac­count­ing for all com­mu­nity group trea­sur­ers. 10.30am and 6pm. Light re­fresh­ments pro­vided. En­quiries and RSVP’s to com­mu­nity­ac­count­ing@pncsc.org.nz/ 354 3809

WED­NES­DAY MAY 31: World No Smok­ing Day. WED­NES­DAY MAY 31: Best Years with Prof Emer­i­tus Ian War­ring­ton on Massey hort de­gree field trips to Thai­land, 9.30 - 11.30am, St David’s Church, Main St. Vis­i­tors $5. En­quiries 356 9972.

WED­NES­DAY 31: Masaaki Suzuki & Juil­liard 415 - the mu­sic of Bach & Han­del, 7.30pm, Re­gent on Broad­way. En­quiries Ticket Di­rect.

WED­NES­DAY 31: 50th Manawatu In­ter­na­tional Jazz and Blues Fes­ti­val, Kevin Down­ing’s 101 Lab Band with Johnny McCormick, 8pm, Globe Theatre. En­quiries­mjc.org.nz/ Ticket Di­rect

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 guyju­dith@clear.net.nz/ 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/ sound­mat­ters@sling­shot.co.nz

UKES ON THE TER­RACE: From school kids to se­niors, 3.30pm Thurs­days, St Peter’s Church Com­mu­nity Hall, Ruahine St. Ukule­les avail­able, koha. En­quiries Bev­erly Proc­ter 021 210 8074.

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/ over50s­dance@gmail.com/ 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 tani­akopy­tko@gmail.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 COUN­TRY MU­SIC 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.

ARTS

SQUARE EDGE GALLERY: Art for Syria, a World Vi­sion ex­hi­bi­tion and auc­tion of orig­i­nal work for Syr­ian refugees, The Square. En­quiries 353 2800.

TAY­LOR JENSEN: ’’The Pri­macy of Ges­ture’’ - new paint­ings by Ross Whit­lock, Tay­lor-Jensen Fine Arts Gallery, 33 Ge­orge St. En­quiries Stu­art Schwartz, 355 4278/ fin­earts@tay­lor-jensen.co.nz.

MAR­TON BAR­BER’S ART GALLERY: Works by John Arch­bold, Lorraine Bar­nett, Gay Down­ing, Raewyn Green, Don Hill, Craig Hooker, Judy Johnstone, De­siree Singer and David Tay­lor, 26 High St Mar­ton, 10am – 2pm, Tues­day to Satur­day. En­quiries John 027 489 6101

MANAWATU ART EXPO: Feild­ing & Dis­trict Art So­ci­ety 10th an­nual ex­hi­bi­tion, Palmer­ston North Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, July 14 - 16. Reg­is­tra­tions close May 31: Regis­ter Ro Clarke 356 8350/ raclarke@xtra.co.nz, Lois Price 357 8783.

FIRST STEPS RAIL­WAY ROAD CHAR­ITY ART EXPO: 80+ chil­dren’s art­works for sale, Mon­day to Fri­day 10am - 4 pm, Satur­days 10am - 2pm, Sun­day 1pm - 4pm, Feild­ing Art Cen­tre, 104 Manch­ester St. Pro­ceeds to Manch­ester House So­cial Ser­vices chil­dren’s fund. En­quiries 323 2323.

TE­M­ANAWA: The Topp Twins ex­hi­bi­tion - a trib­ute to two iconic Kiwi en­ter­tain­ers, 10am - 5pm, from Satur­day May 20, 326 Main St. En­quiries 355 5000.

The Stage Chal­lenge and J Rock will take over the Re­gent stage on Fri­day.

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