WHANGANUI HAPPENINGS

Wanganui Midweek - - NEWS - Whanganui Happenings is a free Mid­week ser­vice for com­mu­nity groups. Con­tact the edi­tor at paul.brooks@wan­ganuichron­i­cle.co.nz

BOOK FAIR

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: glen­dar­roch@dancescot­tish.org.nz

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 pam.hop­per@sosj.org.au

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 pam.hop­per@sosj.org.au

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).

De­tails: www.med­i­tatein­palmer­ston­north.org

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.

EX­HI­BI­TION

What: CLOUDS, an ex­hi­bi­tion from the Sar­jeant per­ma­nent col­lec­tion.

When: To May 27.

Where: Sar­jeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay, Whanganui

Cost: Free

En­quiries: Sar­jeant.org.nz or 06 349 0506

SAR­JEANT GALLERY

What: 2018 Sar­jeant Gallery Whanganui Arts Re­view Ex­hi­bi­tion.

When: Till Sun­day, May 13. Where: Sar­jeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay, Whanganui.

Cost: free.

En­quiries: Sar­jeant.org.nz or 06 349 0506.

DANCE SHOW

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.

SPE­CIAL OLYMPICS

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 wan­ganui@en­glish­language.org.nz

BADMINTON

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.

AL-ANON MEET­INGS

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.

De­tails: glen­dar­roch@dancescot­tish.org.nz.

LYRIC SINGERS

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 joan­nalove52@gmail.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.

MIND­FUL­NESS

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.

OUT­RA­GEOUS GALLERY

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 kay­wozhere@gmail.com for more info.

SUN­DAY MAR­KET

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.

BREAST­FEED­ING SUP­PORT

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.

COLOUR­ING IN

WHAT: A small group shar­ing the love of adult colour­ing in. When: Thurs­days 9.30am-noon. Where: Cen­tral Bap­tist Church, Wick­steed St.

Cost: $2.

CRE­ATIONS

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.

TRAM RIDES

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.

ART CLASSES

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 steve@steve­baron.co.nz for more in­for­ma­tion.

CRAFT CLUB

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: wc­sart­tutor@gmail.com 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.

Cost: $15.

DIG­I­TAL WEALTH

What: Meet up for cryp­tocur­rency new­bies.

Who: Any­one in­ter­ested in un­der­stand­ing the ba­sics of bit­coin & blockchain tech­nol­ogy.

Venue and time: TBA.

Con­tact: Frances 0223637367

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