THURSDAY MARCH 29: Aglow meeting with Denise Gannon who has a passion and heart for Israel, hosting Israeli young people in her home and leading trips to Israel with her husband, 10am, Bridge Club Rooms, cnr Cook and Cuba St. Enquiries Jennifer 356 1891. FRIDAY MARCH 30 - MONDAY APRIL 2: Easter Bunny Train, Esplanade Scenic Railway, 12 - 4pm, Victoria Esplanade.
SATURDAY MARCH 31: StMark’s Op Shop Garage Sale, 117 College St, 8am to 10.30am. Clothing, houseware, toys, books etc. Call Reita Barrow 357 5869.
SATURDAY MARCH 31: Pahiatua & Districts Scottish Society Old Time Dance, 7.30PM, Mangatainoka Hall. adults $5. Enquires Ted 06 323 5640/ Ian 06 376 7156.
TUESDAY APRIL 3: St Peters Lunchtime Concert presents chamber music - the Grazioso Trio and the Mellisma Trio plus solo items, 12.15-12.45pm , St Peters Anglican Church, Ruahine St, Terrace End, tea & coffee provided. Enquiries Alyson 358 5053. WEDNESDAY APRIL 4: Manawatu Property Investor Association meeting, 7.30pm, Bridge Club, cnr of Cook and Cuba, members free, visitors welcome $20 door charge. Guest speaker Shane Storey. Call Pauline Beissel on 0274719192.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 4: Stamp Club/MPS meeting, 7.30pm, Val Kenward Room, Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson St. One page competition followed by Mini auction, visitors welcome. Call Neil 3544449 or email email@example.com. WEDNESDAY APRIL 4: Best Years, 9.30am to 11.30am, St David’s Church, Main St. Guest speakers the Prisoners Aid and Rehabilitation Society and prison chaplain Rev Richard Goodwin. Visitors $5. Call 356 9972.
THURSDAY APRIL 5 - WEDNESDAY APRIL 18: Alliance Francaise French Film Festival, Event Cinemas, Broadway. Enquiries frenchfilmfestival.co.nz FRIDAY APRIL 6 - SATURDAY
APRIL 7: Lights of Autumn Train, Esplanade Scenic Railway, 6 - 9pm, Victoria Esplanade.
FRIDAY APRIL 6 - SATURDAY APRIL 7: Palmy Raw Comedy Quest heats, The Dark Room. Enquiries
comedyclubpalmy.com FRIDAY APRIL 6 - SATURDAY APRIL 14: Grease directed by Steve Sayer, 2pm, 6pm & 7.30pm, Regent on Broadway. Bookings Ticketdirect.
FRIDAY APRIL 6: Palmerston North Folk Music Club, Scottish theme, 8pm, Theosophical Hall, 304 Church St. Members $3, non-members $5. Call 355 9076.
SATURDAY APRIL 7: SPELADD’s non-reserve Charity Art Auction at 3pm at the PN Community Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson St. Viewing from 2pm, $5 entry, eftpos and refreshments. Call Stu 355 4278.
SATURDAY APRIL 7: Manawatu¯ Dancing Club social dancing, 7.30pm to 11pm, bring a plate for supper, 309 Main St, $10. Call Tom and Adrienne 06 3569620. SATURDAY APRIL 7: ‘Dementia does not discriminate’ with Donna Hedley from Alzheimer’s Society Manawatu¯. Theosophical Hall, 304 Church St. All welcome, entry $5, unwaged $3. SUNDAY APRIL 8: Evergreens Manawatu¯ Golden Oldies Rugby and Netball Club, first home game of the season, 12.30pm, College Old Boy’s Practice Ground, Queen Elizabeth College. New players 35-years and up welcome. Call Peter/Jenny 06 3553655 or 021 2566326.
SUNDAY APRIL 8: LowerNorth Island Rose Ranfurly and Manawatu¯ Rose Society Autumn Show. Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY APRIL 8: Big Rigs Manawatu¯ in support of the Child Cancer Foundation, 10am - 4pm, Railway Land. EnquiriesWendy Stewart 022 642 1469/ Kath Fothergill 027 404 6873/ Greg Wenman 021 425 729.
MUSIC, THEATRE & DANCE
ORGAN & KEYBOARD CLUB: All levels and styles of players and listeners welcome, Manchester Unity Hall, 26Walding St, 1pm, Mondays. Small door charge includes afternoon tea. Enquiries Bev 358 5769/ Tricia 357 5518. MANAWATU¯ COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB: Meetsmonthly, 3rd Sundays, 12.45pm, Rangiora Community Centre, Rangiora Ave. Enquiries Eileen 354 5607. SCOTTISH FOLK DANCING: For fitness and fun. Children’s class 6.45pm, adults’ class 7.30pm, Mondays, Manawatu¯ Scottish Society Hall, Berryman’s Lane off Princess Street. Adults’ class, 7.30pm Wednesdays, Whakarongo Hall, Napier Hwy. Enquiries Helen 355 2665 or Joy 027 776 2397.
FREE DANCE LESSONS: Four weeksWalking to Music - good for the body and the grey matter, Tuesdays, 7.30pm, St Peters Church Hall, 229 Ruahine St. No partner needed. Enquiries 356 5692.
LEARN TO PLAY BRASS: One-toone or group lessons, music theory, instrument hire, ensemble playing and performance skills from experienced brass players. Enquiries email@example.com/ Chrissie Butts 027 308 6644. CROWS FEET DANCE COLLECTIVE: Contemporary dance project for women aged 30+. Fun, friendly and creative with Tania Kopytko, no experience needed, 6 - 7.30pm, Thursdays, Danceworks studio 3, 60 King St. Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org/ 027 631 0105. UNITY SINGERS: On the look out for male voices, Tuesdays 7.30 - 9.30pm, St Marys Hall, Ruahine St. Enquiries Sue 354 3295. RENAISSANCE SINGERS: 30-voice choir performing music from the 16th century to present day.
Enquiries musical director, Guy Donaldson email@example.com 357 5932.
MULTICULTURAL WOMEN’S GROUP DANCE: With dance/arts tutor Tania Kopytko, monthly every 3rd Friday. Join at any time. Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org / 358 1572.
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.
PALMERSTON NORTH BRASS:
Players welcome to Monday and Thursday rehearsals, 7.30 - 9.30pm, band rooms, 57 Totara Rd. Enquiries email@example.com/ phone - text David Maas 021 455 327/ Chrissie Butts 027 308 6644.
CHOIR: ‘‘The city’s choir’’ meets Mondays, 7pm, Shed 23 (23 Princess St). All welcome. No experience needed. Enquiries manawatucommunitychoir.org.nz
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.
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
UKES ON THE TERRACE: From school kids to seniors, 3.30pm Thursdays school term, St Peter’s Church Community Hall, Ruahine St. Ukuleles available, koha. Enquiries Beverly Procter 021 210 8074.
The Easter bunny will be visiting the Esplanade Train travellers this weekend.