THURSDAY OCTOBER 12: Envirofest 2017 Eco kids - does your pet get bored?, 10am - 12pm, Youth Space; Talk - What is ghost fishing?, 6 - 7pm, Te Manawa. Details pncet.org.nz.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 12: Military history presentation, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Operations – Tropical Cyclone WInston by Major Chris-Wilson, midday, Gallery 5 (Art Gallery), Te Manawa Museum, $3 entry.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 12 - OCTOBER 14: Wit by Margaret Edson with Gael Haining Eade, 7.30, the Rare Theatre, Shed 23, 23 Princess St. Tix Shed23bookings@gmail.com
THURSDAY OCTOBER 12: Swamp Fest 2017, live local music festival, 8pm, FX2, Square Edge, Church St. Enquiries Facebook.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 13: Envirofest 2017 - Water treatment and wastewater treatment plant guided tour, 9.30am - 3pm; Kids programme on river pollution, 2 - 3pm, Te Manawa. Details pncet.org.nz.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 13: City councillor Leonie Hapeta - revitalisation of Broadway and the CBD, 11.45am, Palmerston North Lunch Club, Hotel Coachman. Enquiries Don 357 4872.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 13: Salvation Army’s 14 Hours Homeless event includes activities, speakers, meal and movie. Registration from 5.30pm, Salvation Army Church and Princess. Enquiries 14hourshomeless.org
FRIDAY OCTOBER 13: Swamp Fest 2017, live local music festival, 8pm, The Stomach, Lombard St. Enquiries Facebook.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 13 - SATURDAY OCTOBER 14: Pink Ribbon street appeal for breast cancer awareness and treatment research, with clock tower illumination, The Square.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 14: Feilding Vintage Swap Meet and car show, 7.30am - 3pm, Manfeild Stadium, sellers $20, public $10 (under 12 free). Enquiries Trevor Hardy 323 4040.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 14: Conservation Week tree planting at Waitoetoe Park, free barbecue, music, children’s activities, weed identification and advice, and a free native tree to take home, 10am -12pm, Waitoetoe Park, access from Maxwells Line.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 14: Envirofest 2017 - Massey campus gardens tour, 12 - 2pm; Project Baseline, Lake Pupuke by Ebrahim Hussain, 3.30 - 4.30pm, Te Manawa. Details pncet.org.nz.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 14: Black Dog Ball with Shenanigans, plus charity auction for Mike King’s Key To Life charity and local mental health support, 6pm - midnight, Silks Lounge, Awapuni Function Centre. Enquiries and tix see Facebook.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18: Best Years with Anna Green ‘‘Remembering Our Families’ Past’’ intergenerational oral history project, 9.30 – 11.30am, St David’s Church, Main St Terrace End. Visitors $5. Enquiries 356 9972.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18: Operatunity Daytime Concert Series present Fabulous 50’s, 11am, Life Church, 590 Featherston St, Bookings 0508 266 237/ operatunity.co.nz
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18: Swamp Fest 2017, live local music festival, 7pm, Halcyon, Cuba St. Enquiries Facebook.
MUSIC, THEATRE & DANCE
MANAWATU COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB: Meet monthly, 3rd Sundays, October 15, 12.45pm, Rangiora Community Centre, Rangiora Ave. Enquiries Eileen 354 5607.
MANAWATUNES BARBERSHOP: Acapella four-part harmony for male singers, Wednesdays, 7.15pm, Red Cross Training Room, 245 Main St West. Enquiries Gregg 354 9554/ Ross 358 6880.
MESSIAH 2017: Rehearsals for PN Choral Society December 2 performance, Mondays, 7.30pm, St Peter’s Church, Ruahine St. Enquiries Heather Murphy 021 150 5383.
CROWS FEET DANCE COLLECTIVE: Performance based contemporary dance project for women aged 30+, 6pm to 7.30pm, Thursdays, Danceworks studio 3, 60 King St. Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org/ 027 631 0105/ 358 3102.
ZIMMERMAN: Manawatu¯ debut for the meticulously hand-stitched forms of Katherine Claypole, 359 Main St. Enquiries 353 0122/ zimmerman.co.nz/ email@example.com
TEMANAWA: 24 paintings by Euan Macleod; Golden Dreams: Landscape views; Palmy at Play, Our River - Te Awa oManawatu; The Topp Twins, 10am - 5pm, 326 Main St. Enquiries 355 5000.
UPCYCLING CLUB 1: Free arts and craft workshop, 3rd Saturday each month, 1 – 3pm, Te Manawa Museum. Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org
ART STARS: Art classes for kids aged 5 - 7yrs, Tuesdays, 3.30 - 4.30pm, Square Edge. Register Jo, 027 525 2273/ email@example.com
STUDIO ON THE SQUARE ARTS & CRAFT CLASSES: Adults and children’s art classes, specialist workshops in water colour, oils, charcoal, portraiture and intensive colour. Enquiries 353 2802.
PALMERSTON NORTH FILM SOCIETY: Mondays 6pm, Cinema 2, Events Cinemas, Downtown Shopping Centre. Enquiries Myra 354 1493/ firstname.lastname@example.org
MANAWATU POTTERY SOCIETY: Enjoy creating your own ceramic work of art, 5.30 - 8.30pm Wednesdays; 10am - 4pm 1st & 3rd Saturdays, Kowhai Park Pavilion, South St, Feilding. Enquiries Shalome 021 1573135/ John 323 6828/ Lucia 021 065 3667.
PARENTLINE: Teenagers in the house! - Triple P group for parents of teens, 6.30 - 8.45pm from Wednesday, November 1. Triple P discussion groups and strategies for parents of 3-8 year olds, 2-hour sessions in Roslyn & Awapuni. Register Parentline 355 1655.
QUIZ NIGHT: Milson School fundraiser, $100 per team (max 6 people), 7pm, Saturday October 28, Palmerston North Golf Club. Supper provided and bar available. Register email@example.com
PALMERSTON NORTH MAC USERS GROUP: Open discussion on Mac related topics, bring along your questions, 7.30pm, Thursday October 12, Milson Community Hall. Gold coin donation, supper provided. Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org
MEDITATION DROP-IN CLASSES: Weekly classes suitable for all, no bookings required, Wednesdays 78.30pm, Amitabha Buddhist Centre, 174 Albert St. $12 donation. Enquiries meditateinpalmerstonnorth.org
CAP MONEY COURSE : Free 3-week money management course prioritising what you value, managing debt, living within your means and saving, 1 - 2.45pm, from November 2, St Matthews Church, 109 College St, Awapuni. Register by October 26 to Rosie 021 933 624.
ALTRUSA INTERNATIONAL: A women-only group focused on promoting literacy in the community, meets 2nd Thursday of the month. Enquiries Fiona 357 0199.
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. Enquiries Jo 357 4910/ 021 139 5367.
EVENING FLORA: Informal floral art club, second Tuesday each month, 7.30pm, Awapuni Community Centre. Enquiries Liz 356 7654/ Colleen 357 2185.
IT’S OUR FUTURE MANAWATU: Monthly meeting for anyone interested in becoming involved in environmental and social concerns that affect our local, regional or wider community. First Thursday each month, 6.30 – 8pm, FX Theatre, Square Edge.
IPU TOASTMASTERS: Improve public speaking skills, Conference Room, by main reception office IPU, Wednesdays 7.30 pm. Enquiries Helena 354 0313/ 021 107 2814.
REBUS CLUB MANAWATU: First Wednesday each month 9.45am, PN Bridge Club, cnr Cook and Cuba St. Enquiries Goff 356 2968.
PIT PARK PEOPLE: Working parties every third Sunday of the month, 1.30 - 3.30pm, Pit Park, Featherston St, Roslyn. Enquiries 354 0062/ facebook.com/pitpark.palmerstonnorth
PN RSA: Club night for members, partners, visitors, 4 - 7pm, Wednesdays, Distinction Hotel, Campbell St entrance. Enquiries Mon and Fri 1 - 4pm, 354 8271.
WAITOETOE RESERVE COMMUNITY: Native trees, shrubs, fruit and nut tree planting; restore native vegetation; release and mulch plants, remove weeds working bees, last Sunday of each month, 10am to noon. All welcome. Enquiries Jenny 358 2905/ Heather 354 1765/ WRC Facebook.
TIRITEA WOMEN’S INSTITUTE: Meets Quaker Hall, 227 College St, every 2nd Friday of the month, 1.30pm. Enquiries 358 2611.
RAISE UP CREW: Enthusiastic, motivated community-minded young people aged 14-24 years-old wanted for crew membership. Enquiries Jenn Chapman, youth work co-ordinator, YMCA Central 358 8921/ 0800 YMCA 4 U/ 027 504 4194/ email@example.com
HOKOWHITU REBUS CLUB: Guest speakers, outings; dinners, day-trips, activities, friendship. Visitors and new members welcome. First Thursday each month, 9.15am. Community Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson St. Enquiries: Carolyne 354 7609.
TIMEBANK MANAWATU: Share skills and value people. Trade time at no cost. Timebank champions wanted. Register timebankmanawatu.org.nz
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.
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.
CHRISTIAN OUTREACH: Looking for people interested in joining a monthly outreach group meeting. Enquiries 027 558 6806.
ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE PROJECT: Practical and fun workshop, Quaker Meeting House 7, meals provided. Register 353 7742/ Jacque.Aldridge@gmail.com
FITZHERBERT REBUS CLUB: Visitors and new members welcome (retired/semi-retired) for friendship, activities, outings and guest speakers, PN Golf Club, Brightwater Tce, 9.45am, 2nd Wed. each month. Enquiries Derrick 357 6630/ Allain 358 5632.
REBUS CLUB of PALMERSTON NORTH: New members welcome for good company, great talks and outings, 9.30am, Community Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson St, 1st Tuesday each month). Enquiries Sue 363 8629/ Dean 354 5795.
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.
JUST HOPE: Free community meal from 5pm, Mondays, Legacy, cnr Highbury/ Brentwood Ave. Enquiries John Faiz 357 1276.
HOUSIE: 40 games, super house, keno, money raffle; RSA Trust Welfare Fund, 10am, Tuesdays, Terrace End Bowling Club, Summerhays St. Enquiries Jacquie 356 7673.
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.
CLAIRVOYANCE AND HEALING: New guest mediums each week, all welcome, Sundays, 7pm, Manawatu Spiritual and Healing Centre, Milson Community Centre. Enquiries Margaret 06 329 3894.
ASHHURST COMMUNITY MARKET: First market of the season, local produce, sharing table, 10 - 1pm, Saturday, October 14, rain or shine every second Saturday, Village Green and library grounds, Ashhurst. Enquiries Helen firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST MARKS MARKET DAY: Saturday October 21, Labour Weekend, 9am - 1pm, cnr Koputara Rd/ Kawhata ST, Himatangi Beach. Stalls available $10-00 per site. Enquiries Ruth 06 329 9642. RANGITĪKEI STREET MARKET: Sundays from 7am, 78 Rangitīkei 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.
HOKOWHITU VILLAGE FARMERS MARKET: Every 3rd Sunday of the month. Local produce, artisan food stalls, street food, live music, Hokowhitu Village Courtyard, 9am - 1pm. Enquiries Robin 027 283 6853.
Karl Perigo, Suzanne Lynch and Pat Urlich are in Operatunity’s ‘‘Fabulous 50s’’ Daytime Concert at Life Church next Wednesday.
Whanganui artist Katherine Claypole’s a hand-stitched thread drawing is part of an October exhibition at Zimmerman called ‘‘From Her Perspective’’.
FMX riders jump over the Globe of Death during Weber Bros Circus, performing in Palmerston North until Saturday 21.