What: Rotary Club of Whanganui annual Monster Book Fair.
When: Thursday, March 22 from 9am; Friday, March 23 from 9am; Saturday, March 24 from 9am; Sunday, March 25 from 10am.
Where: Former Farmers Homeware, 131 Victoria Ave. All profits to charity.
CEILIDH @ CARLTON
What: An evening of social dancing to traditional Scottish music with Glendarroch Scottish Country Dance Club. When: Saturday, March 24, 7.30-9.30pm. Supper to finish. Where: Carlton School Hall, Carlton Ave.
Cost: Adults $5, children $2. Enquiries: email: email@example.com
WHANGANUI OSTEOPOROSIS SUPPORT GROUP
What: This month’s speaker is Kirsty Morton. What is an eco friendly society, and how does it impact on our health?
When: Tuesday, March 27 at 2pm.
Where: RSA St HIll St. Enquiries: Margaret Barry. Ph 3456643 All welcome.
WANGANUI CAMERA CLUB
When: Wednesday, March 28, 7.30. Shutterbugs at 6.45. Where: Clubrooms, 2 Handley St, Gonville (old Bowling Clubrooms). New members welcome
TUI MOTU GROUP
When: Wednesday, March 21, 7-8.30pm. With Rita Cahill rsj. Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce. To register call Pam on 345 5047 ext 3, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW FILMS IMPACT OUR SPIRITUALITY
What: Five films over 10 weeks explore how movies help us in our spiritual lives and what can be learned about oneself from watching movies and aid growth towards authenticity. The structure of the programme means it will be of benefit if participants attend each session. With Marie Skidmore rsj.
Session 4: Alone & together.
Film: Of Gods & Men.
When: Tuesday, March 27, 7-9.30pm. Koha
Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce. To register call Pam on 345 5047 ext 3, or email email@example.com
SAVE THE CHILDREN
What: Open Day. Lots of new souvenirs, winter socks, tea towels and cards for sale. All welcome. Look for the flag. When: Wednesday, March 28, 10am-3pm.
Where: 25 Gilligan Close (off Purnell St).
Details: Phone Sue 345 2211.
MEDITATION TO IMPROVE RELATIONSHIPS
What: simple methods to help solve daily problems, experience deep and lasting happiness and help others do the same. When: Thursdays 6-7.30pm, weekly till March 29 with Gen Demo.
Where: Arts Centre, 19 Taupo Quay (rear entry).
EASTER KNITTING SALE
What: Hospice Whanganui Easter Knitting Sale — Whanganui knitting ladies have created beautiful hand-knits and they are on sale.
When: Thursday, March 29 and Saturday, March 31. Where: Hospice Boutique, 171 Victoria Ave.
What: CLOUDS, an exhibition from the Sarjeant permanent collection.
When: To May 27.
Where: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay, Whanganui
Enquiries: Sarjeant.org.nz or 06 349 0506
What: 2018 Sarjeant Gallery Whanganui Arts Review Exhibition.
When: Till Sunday, May 13. Where: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay, Whanganui.
Enquiries: Sarjeant.org.nz or 06 349 0506.
What: Sharyn Underwood School of Dance presents We Are Family.
When: April 7 and 8, 5pm. Where: Royal Whanganui Opera House.
Tickets: Book at Opera House.
What: Special Olympics Wanganui AGM. All welcome
Whwn: Sunday, April 8, 3pm. Refreshments to follow.
Where: Peat Street clubrooms.
ESOL HOME TUTORS
What: Help someone from another culture and learn to teach English as a volunteer tutor. English Language Partners Wanganui has a free 4-week volunteer ESOL Home Tutor Training course.
When: Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1-4pm, beginning on April 9.
Details: Contact Jane on 345 1778 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What: Social Badminton. Friendly people.
When: Thursday mornings from 9.30am.
Where: Springvale Stadium. Contact: Enid 3478290.
WHANGANUI SCRABBLE CLUB
What: We welcome players of all abilities, use dictionaries and offer new members help. When: 1pm to 4pm most Mondays.
Where: Gonville Library (back room).
Contact: Lynne 027 428 5758 (after midday).
BOLIVIA CARD GROUP
What: Join a friendly group for a social card game and meet new friends.
When: Every Monday, 1pm4pm.
Where: Laird Park Bowling Club, 92 Peat St (adjacent to netball courts).
Cost: $3 per person per session, includes afternoon tea.
Contact: Serena 345 1664, or Pauline or Liz at the club on 347 8808.
What: Confidential and anonymous programme for those affected by a friend’s or family member’s drinking.
When: Every Tuesday, 7.30pm. Where: The Quaker Rooms, 256 Wicksteed St.
Cost: No fees but koha appreciated.
SCOTTISH DANCING FOR CHILDREN
What: Glendarroch scottish country dance club is holding classes for children aged 7 and over.
When: Friday evenings 7pm8pm.
Where: Carlton School Hall, Carlton Ave.
What: Lyric Singers is an unauditioned choir for male and female voices. Our concerts are successful, meeting a wide range of musical tastes. New singers are welcome, especially male singers.
When: Rehearsals on Thursdays, 7.30pm, St Andrew’s Church, Glasgow St.
Inquiries: Contact Joanna Love (musical director) 345 9073 or email email@example.com.
PUTIKI PARISH HALL WHANAUTANGA
What: Euchre and Table Tennis. When: Wednesdays, 6.30-9pm. Where: Putiki Parish Hall, Anaua St, Putiki. Next to church. Supper provided, prizes daily. Contact: Wally 06-3452628, Bux 06-3445478.
What: A small group meets to practise and develop mindfulness in everyday life. All welcome.
When: Thursdays 5.30pm-7pm and some Sunday afternoons. For more info contact Clare 021 0622 120. www.plumvillage.org.
What: Local artists showcase their art in a gallery setting, alongside a working potter. Also acrylic paintings, art glass, Kiwiana, mixed media, ink prints, garden art, driftwood sculptures and more.
Where: 112 Carlton Ave, Tawhero.
When: Thursday to Sunday 10am-4pm.
Contact: Tony or Chris 063477970.
WIDOWS’ CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
What: Companionship, support and laughter for widows. When: Casual weekly meeting in a cafe´ that you may attend as little or often as you like. Contact: Kay text/ph 0276947952 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
What: Castlecliff Sunday Market.
Where: 5 Bryce St. Opposite old fire station. Beach end of Heads Rd.
When: Every Sunday 11am to 3pm. Sites $5. Free for charities. Contact: Community Event Services on 027-2644-399 or www.marketdays.nz.
What: A group of mothers offering peer breastfeeding support from birth to weaning and all options between. Welcoming to mothers, babies and extended family support.
When & Where: First Friday of each month 10am-noon at 75 St Hill St.
Contact: Jacqueline Brand-Holt 0211359948 for more information or support between meetings.
WHAT: A small group sharing the love of adult colouring in. When: Thursdays 9.30am-noon. Where: Central Baptist Church, Wicksteed St.
What: Six artists have work on display for sale. One works in Creations each trading day. Items include copper sculptures, flamework fused glass and jewellery, Powertex figurines, personalised quilts, canvas prints, NZ wood-turned items, deconstructed clothing, heritage sewing.
Where: 25A Drews Ave.
When: 10am-4pm MondayFriday. 9am-4pm Saturday. Contact: Jan, 063453121.
WHANGANUI CITY GUIDED WALKING TOURS
When: Saturdays and Sundays at 10am and 2pm from i-Site. At other times ring 349-0508 to book.
Cost: $10 per person.
KNITTERS & CROCHETERS
What: Stitch ‘n’ Chat. BYO yarncraft project; or people to learn a new craft or further develop existing skills.
When: Thursdays, 2pm-4pm. Where: Fredette School of Arts, Suite F, Victoria Court.
Charge: $3 per person.
Contact: Maria, 0210 841 3112.
What: Short trips on Whanganui’s restored tram. When: Public service Sundays, 1pm -3pm. Private groups by arrangement.
Where: The Tram Barn, 29 Taupo Quay. Information: Ph 345 7034.
WHAT: Learn painting and drawing with friendly, individualised lessons.
When: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am, 1pm, 3.30pm. Evening classes available Wednesday and Saturday at 7pm.
Where: Fredette School of Arts, 94F Victoria Ave.
Contact: Maria Fredette 021 0841 3112.
FREE MARKETING & ADVERTISING ADVICE
What: Free advice for small and medium Whanganui businesses.
Details: Phone 021 1651882, email email@example.com for more information.
What: Central Baptist Craft Club. Creche provided.
When: Friday mornings from 9.30am-11.30am in school terms.
Where: Central Baptist Church, Wicksteed St.
SCRAPBOOKING AND CARD MAKING CLASSES
What: Make handmade cards and scrapbooking pages. When: 2nd Thursday (7pm9pm) and 3rd Tuesday (10ammidday) of each month. Where: 12 Sydney Place.
Cost: $10 cards, $20 scrapbooking.
Information: Davina 027 3414328
RIVER CITY UKES
What: Bring your ukulele to gain confidence and improve your skills.
When: Second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 7-9pm. Where: RSA Bunker Bar, 170 St Hill St.
Entry: $5. All welcome.
EXPLORARTZ, WHANGANUI CREATIVE SPACE
What: A free community art space.
When: Wednesdays, 9am-3pm. Where: 61 Dublin St.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or ph 027 333 5217.
CARD MAKING CLASSES
What: Create beautiful cards. When & where: First Thursday each month, 1pm-2.30pm or 7pm-9pm at Suite 6/66 Ingestre St, Whanganui.
What: Meet up for cryptocurrency newbies.
Who: Anyone interested in understanding the basics of bitcoin & blockchain technology.
Venue and time: TBA.
Contact: Frances 0223637367