THURSDAY 7 - SATURDAY 9: Songs For Nobodies by Joanna Murray-Smith , directed by Ross Gumbley, starring Ali Harper, 8pm, Centrepoint Theatre. Enquiries/ bookings 280 Church St, 354 5740/ centrepoint.co.nz FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 8 - TUESDAY 12: Manawatu Writers’ Festival, with guest speakers and authors Owen Marshall, Rachel McApline, Chris Gallavin, Thom Conroy, and MC, comedian Earmon Marra, various localities and times, Feilding Public Library and other venues. Enquiries manawatuwritersfestival.co.nz/
FRIDAY 8: ITM Cup rugby, Manawatu Turbos v Bay of Plenty Steamers, 7.45pm, Central Energy Trust Arena.
FRIDAY 8: World 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/
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9 -
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17: Drive Electric Week - Display & Ride, 12 - 3pm, Saturday, The Square. Enquiries Sue Pugmire firstname.lastname@example.org/ 021 463 677.
SATURDAY 9: Social Justice Week forum with Caritas, community panel and PN electorate candidates, 10am - 1pm, Palmerston North Catholic Diocesan Centre, 33 Amesbury St. Shared lunch. Enquiries Dion Martin 021 776 029
SATURDAY 9: Manawatu Craft and Food Fair, 85 craft and food stalls, 10am – 3pm, Barber Hall, Waldegrave St, free entry and a fundraiser for Arohanui Hospice. Enquiries manawatucraftandfoodfair.co.nz
SATURDAY 9: Secure plates to make car crime harder. Tamper resistant screws fitted to vehicle registration plates by Community Patrol members, 11am - 4pm, Mitre 10 Mega car park, Featherston St. Cold coin donation.
SATURDAY 9: Social dancing with the Manawatu Dancing Club, 7.30 - 11pm, Senior Citizens Hall, 309 Main St, $10 - ladies with asupper plate, free. Enquiries Tom and Adrienne 356 9620.
SUNDAY 10: World Suicide Prevention Day Shoes for Suicide prevention, 6pm, clock tower, The Square. Enquiries email@example.com/ Yeswecare.nz
TUESDAY 12: Big Tennent Drive Tidy Up for Keep New Zealand Beautiful Clean Up Week with Tom Carr and Heather Knox, midday - 1pm, main entrance AgResearch, Dairy Farm Rd. Gloves, grabbers and bags provided. Enquiries Tom Carr Fonterra, Heather Knox, AgResearch.
TUESDAY 12: Forest & Bird Manawatu Branch Night, Professor Brett Gartrell ‘‘Survival on the Edge - Development of the Wild base Research Centre’’, 7.30pm, City Library, George St. See naturesvoicemanawatu.org.nz WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 13:
Drive Electric Week - EVs on Campus, 12 - 2pm, Massey Concourse. Enquiries Sue Pugmire firstname.lastname@example.org/ 021 463 677.
WEDNESDAY 13: Pianist Guy Donaldson plays Schubert Impromptus for the ‘‘Going Walk About’’ St Andrews in the City Concert Series, 12.30pm, St Peter’s Church, Ruahine St. Free admission, donations invited, tea, coffee, fruit juice provided. Enquiries Roy Tankersley email@example.com WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 13:
Palmerston North Decides - Environment & Infrastructure/ Education & Youth, with candidates from the major political parties, 1 - 3pm, Hancock Community House, King St. Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY 13 - SATURDAY 16: Among Strangers - a trio of short plays by Angie Farrow, directed by Tracey Lynne Cody, 6.30om & 7.30pm, Centrepoint Theatre.
Palmerston North candidates vying for your vote as election day September 23 approaches from left, Thomas Nash (Greens), Iain Lees-Galloway (Labour), Darroch Ball (NZ First), Adrienne Pierce (National) and Scott Andrew (Money Free Party).