THURSDAY JUNE 8: Military history presentation: ’NZ Medical Support at the Battle of the Somme - 100 years on’ by Wing Commander Peter Hurly, RNZAF, 12midday - 1.15pm, Level 2, City Library, $3 koha.
THURSDAY JUNE 8: NZCT secondary Chamber Music Contest Manawatu District Round, 4.30pm & 7pm, Spiers Centre, adjudicator Ben Hoadley.$5 / $8, children and pupils free. Enquiries chambermusic.co.nz/
THURSDAY JUNE 8 - SATURDAY JUNE 10: TeRe¯hia Theatre Company Present Larger Than Life by Tainui Tukiwaho and Chris Rex Martin, 7.30pm, The Dark Room, Church & Pitt St, $10/$15. Enquiries Centrepoint box office 354 5740/thedarkroomnz.com
FRIDAY JUNE 9: Celtic music, Palmerston North Folk Music Club, 8pm, Theosophical Hall, 304 Church St. Members $3, non-members $5, school children and first-comers free. Enquiries 355 9076/ pnfolkclub.weebly.com/
FRIDAY JUNE 9 - SATURDAY 10: The Government Inspector by Nickolai Gogol, Feilding Little Theatre Players, 8pm, Feilding Little Theatre, Stafford St. Tickets 323 5051/ Eventfinda.
FRIDAY JUNE 9 : Queen - It’s a Kinda Magic with Giles Taylor as Freddie Mercury, 8pm, Regent on Broadway.
SATURDAY JUNE 10: Baby Sensory Ka¯piti – Manawatu birthday bash in support of Palmy Revolution, with food trucks, market stalls, raffles, prizes, 11am - 1.30pm, St Alban’s Church, Albert St, Hokowhitu. Enquiries Amy 021 515 996.
SATURDAY JUNE 10: Woodville Lions’Monster Garage Sale, 11am - 3pm, Woodville Events Centre, Vogel St. Proceeds to Arohanui Hospice and other local health charities. Donations: Mike James 027 445 6594/ Stewart Sinclair 027 474 4004/ Neil Brumby 027 682 6929.
SATURDAY JUNE 10 - SUNDAY JUNE 11: Star Quest auditions for ages 8 - 18, Regent Theatre, Main St, Pahiatua. Enquiries Shane Brown 027 465 7627.
SATURDAY JUNE 10 - SUNDAY JUNE 11: Manawatu Poultry & Pigeon Show, over 1000 birds on display and many for sale, Saturday 1.30pm - 5pm, Sunday 9.30am to 1pm, Barber Hall, Waldegrave St. $5 adults, $2 child, family concession.
SATURDAY JUNE 10 - SATURDAY JUNE 24: Not In Our Neighbourhood by Jamie McCaskill, and an award-winning performance by Kali Kopae, 8pm/5pm/6.30pm, Centrepoint Theatre. Bookings centrepoint.co.nz/ 280 Church St/ 354 5740.
SUNDAY JUNE 11: Green Corridors Ricoh Community Planting Day, 9.30am, Lower Titoki Reserve, Vaucluse Heights cul-de- sac, Summerhill. Lunch supplied, BYO spade, gumboots, drink bottle and appropriate clothing. Enquiries Green Corridors facebook page.
SUNDAY JUNE 11: TimeBank Manawatu launch. Celebrations include timebanking events, mini workshops and sharing of skills, food and fun, 1 - 4.30pm, 298, Church St, near ACROSS. Enquiries Andrea Horne 021 713 190/ email@example.com
SUNDAY JUNE 11: Four Seasons In One Day - free Unity Singers variety concert with Hato Paora College choir, Maureen Ax School of Dance, Savage Club Swing Band, ABC Hip Hop Dance troupe, Melanie Pinkney and Guy Donaldson, and the Manawatu Skating Club, 1.30pm, Regent on Broadway.
MONDAY JUNE 12: Public meeting on the Education (Tertiary) Amendment Bill and how it could affect Palmerston North, with the Tertiary Education Union, 5pm, City Library, George St.
TUESDAY JUNE 13: Forest & Bird Manawatu Branch Night with Dean Richards on pest eradication on Macquarie Island, 7.30pm, City Library, George St. All welcome. Enquiries naturesvoicemanawatu.org.nz
WEDNESDAY JUNE 14: The Big Sing secondary choral festival, Manawatu/Wanganui, 10am – 4.30pm; Gala Concert 7 - 8.30pm, Regent on Broadway. Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY JUNE 14: Best Years presents South African Safari with Christine McArthur, 9.30 - 11.30am, St David’s Church, Main St, Terrace End. Visitors $5. Enquiries 356 9972. WEDNESDAY JUNE 14:
Operatunity Daytime Concert Series present From Phantom to LesMis with Karl Perigo, Tizane McEvoy and Rebecca Wright, 11am, Life Church, 590 Featherston St, Bookings 0508 266 237/ operatunity.co.nz
MUSIC, THEATRE & DANCE
COUNTRY MUSIC: Junction Country Music Club Day, 1.30pm, Sunday, June 11, Old Folks Hall, McLean St, Woodville. Enquiries Anne 323 6481.
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 email@example.com/ 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.
SINGERS: Preparations for Palmerston North Choral Society Saturday July 1 concert are under way. 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/ firstname.lastname@example.org
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/ for location and time.
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/ girlsbrigade.nz.
GIRL GUIDES: Fun, adventure, life skills and friendship, for girls aged 5 - 18. Enquiries 0800 22 22 92.
HOKOWHITU SCOUTS: Keas (year 1-3) Mondays 5 – 6pm, Cubs (Year 4-6), Mondays 6.15 – 7.45pm, Scouts (Year 6 – 10) Thursdays 6.30 – 8-30. Hokowhitu Scout Hall off Ayr Pl. Enquiries Nick 355 4008 or email@example.com.
ROLLER DISCO: Friday nights 6.30 - 8 pm. Games, prizes, $5 includes skate hire. Cash only, no eftpos. Snacks and drinks available, Manawatu Skating Club, Bell Hall, Arena 5, Waldegrave St. Enquiries Vikki 358 9387.
MAINLY MUSIC@ 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.
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.
PARENTING WORKSHOPS: Triple P sessions - Parenting in a Blended Family - couples workshop for couples, 9.30am - 4pm, Saturdays TBC, $25. Enquiries and registrations parentlinemanawatu.org.nz/ 355 1655.
CITY TO SEA RAIL TRAIL: Open day Saturday, June 10, Longburn Community Centre, Ngaire St, Longburn. Enquiries Eddie Millard 329 6860/ firstname.lastname@example.org
AWAPUNI GARDEN CLUB:
Morning tea, 9.30am followed by a variety of speakers, 10am every third Tuesday, Awapuni Community Hall, Newbury St. Enquiries Peggy 357 5600.
SENIORNET: 20th anniversary lunch celebration of computer support and training to those over 50, Chalet, July 12, $39. All members past and present welcome. Enquiries 359 4367/ email@example.com
Giles Taylor performs as Freddie Mercury in Queen: It’s A Kinda Magic.