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U3A CIN­EMA GROUP

What: Lov­ing Vin­cent — an un­usual look at the Dutch painter, Vin­cent van Gogh, us­ing part nar­ra­tive and part an­i­ma­tion

When: Wed­nes­day, May 2, 10.30am Where: Em­bassy cin­ema

SMALL BUSI­NESS FO­RUM

What: A look at com­ments by the new Min­is­ter for Small Busi­ness, Stu­art Nash, plus some ideas to help small busi­ness.

When: Wed­nes­day, May 2, 12.30pm Where: El­e­ment Cafe´

LIV­ING & DY­ING WELL WEEK­END

What: Week­end work­shop ex­plor­ing the ques­tions: “What is a good life?”, “What is a good death?” and “How are these linked?” — with Ann Jen­ni­son. When: Fri­day, May 4, 5.45-8.30pm; Satur­day, May 5, 9.15am-5pm; Sun­day, May 6, 10am-3pm.

Where: Josephite Re­treat Cen­tre, 14 Hill­side Tce. To reg­is­ter call Pam on 345 5047 ext 3, or email pam.hop­per@sosj.org.au

Cost: $20.

DOLL SALE

What: Dolls - lim­ited edi­tions, vin­tage (var­i­ous con­di­tions), modern - as well as dolls’ cloth­ing.

When: May 4 and 5, 9am-5pm.

Where: Sal­va­tion Army Fam­ily Store, 428 Vic­to­ria Ave.

AU­TUMN FLOWER SHOW

What: The Wan­ganui Chrysan­the­mum Club is host­ing the Hor­ti­cul­tural Au­tumn Show — chrysan­the­mum blooms, gar­den flow­ers, pro­duce, craft stalls, raf­fles, plant stalls and af­ter­noon teas avail­able.

When: Satur­day, May 5, 1pm-5pm Where: Wan­ganui In­ter­me­di­ate School Hall, Dublin St

Cost: $2

THEOS­O­PHY WHANGANUI

What: Public talk— Mar­lene Wal­lace will share in­for­ma­tion about “Unar­ius Uni­ver­sal Ar­tic­u­late In­ter­di­men­sional Un­der­stand­ing of Science”.

When: Sun­day, May 6, 2pm

Where: Com­mu­nity Arts Cen­tre 19 Taupo Quay

De­tails: The UNAR­IUS Academy of Science is a non­profit ed­u­ca­tional foun­da­tion. As a spir­i­tual school the Academy of­fers a com­pre­hen­sive cur­ricu­lum of self-mas­tery, based on the in­ter­di­men­sional un­der­stand­ing of en­ergy—the join­ing of science and spirit. In­quiries to Kirsty theos­o­phy­whanganui@gmail.com or txt 0212123819.

DANCESPORT WAN­GANUI

What: Dancesport Wan­ganui in­vites all dancers to its monthly so­cial dance. Theme: “1950s”. Ball­room, New Vogue, Latin, So­cial dances.

When: Sun­day, May 6, 7-9.30pm fol­lowed by sup­per.

Where: St An­drews Hall, Bell St.

Info: Kath­leen 344 2245 or Graeme 027 4341823.

PUBLIC TALK

What: Vis­it­ing cli­mate ac­tivist Bill

McKibben

When: Tues­day, May 8 at 7pm.

Where: Con­flu­ence, 15 Watt St. De­tails: McKibben’s Auck­land public talk screens here, free. Info: bit.ly/ BMcK-Wh

EUCHRE AND HOUSIE GO­ING GLUTEN FREE

When: Ev­ery Tues­day at 1pm, start­ing May 8.

Where: Gonville Bowl­ing Club, 15 Caius Ave. Af­ter­noon tea, all wel­come. Con­tact: Jan­ice 345 6286

What: A mother will share her child’s story fol­lowed by gluten free food to sam­ple cour­tesy of Four Square Riverview.

When: Tues­day, May 8, 7.30 pm Where: River­side Church lounge, cnr Ingestre St & Somme Pde.

Cost: Non-mem­bers wel­come. Koha do­na­tion.

Con­tact: Sharyn: 345 8393

GRASS­ROOTS SINGERS

What: After a suc­cess­ful first term we would like to wel­come new singers (and old) to the be­gin­ning of the new term.

When: Wed­nes­day, May 9, 7pm. De­tails: Rhona Vick­oce 022 3695617

WHANGANUI CAM­ERA CLUB

When: Wed­nes­day, May 9, 7.30. Shut­ter­bugs at 6.45.

Where: Clu­b­rooms, 2 Han­d­ley St, Gonville (old Bowl­ing Clu­b­rooms). New mem­bers wel­come.

DVD EVENING

What: No­ble — a fear­less woman leaves the slums of Ire­land, goes to Viet­nam and brings about change for many peo­ple.

When: Thurs­day, May 10, 6.30pm. Where: Josephite Re­treat Cen­tre, 14 Hill­side Tce — to reg­is­ter call Pam on 06 3455047 ext 3, or email pam.hop­per@sosj.org.au

De­tails: Sup­per pro­vided — koha.

WORLD FAIR TRADE

What: World Fair Trade high tea and col­lec­tion.

When: Fri­day, May 11, 2.30–3.30pm Where: Josephite Re­treat Cen­tre, 14 Hill­side Tce — to reg­is­ter call Pam on 06 3455047 ext 3, or email pam.hop­per@sosj.org.au

STAMPIN’ UP

What: Op­por­tu­nity to make your own cre­ative cards, in­cor­po­rat­ing mothers and daugh­ters theme.

When: Satur­day, May 12, 10am– 12.30pm.

Where: Josephite Re­treat Cen­tre, 14 Hill­side Tce — to reg­is­ter call Pam on 06 3455047 ext 3, or email pam.hop­per@sosj.org.au

De­tails: With Ju­lia Martin — $10.

CHO­RAL WORK­SHOP

What: NZ Cho­ral Fed­er­a­tion AGM and work­shop with fa­cil­i­ta­tor Isaac Stone. When: Satur­day, May 12, 10am-4pm. Where: St Stephen’s Church, Mar­ton. Cost: $20.

Info and reg­is­tra­tion: joan­nalove52@gmail.com or 022 025 9731

SARJEANT GALLERY

What: Col­lec­tion Fo­cus: Gor­don

Wal­ters.

When: Un­til May 13.

Where: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay.

In­quiries: Sarjeant.org.nz or 06 349

0506

SARJEANT GALLERY

What: 2018 Sarjeant Gallery Whanganui Arts Re­view Ex­hi­bi­tion. When: 10.30am-4.30pm, till Sun­day, May 13.

Where: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay.

Cost: free.

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

WAN­GANUI STROKE SUP­PORT GROUP

What: Monthly so­cial af­ter­noons. Guest Speak­ers, en­ter­tain­ment, in­door bowls, boc­cia, stroke sup­port.

When: Third Tues­day of the month. Next so­cial is Tues­day, May 15, from 1.30pm.

Where: So­cial Cen­tre for the Blind, Peat St.

EX­HI­BI­TION

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

When: 10.30am-4.30pm, to May 27. Where: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay.

In­quiries: Sarjeant.org.nz or 06 349

0506

SARJEANT GALLERY

What: Crea­ture Ex­hi­bi­tion

When: Un­til July 15

Where: Sarjeant Gallery up­stairs at the iSite, 31 Taupo Quay.

Cost: Free

In­quiries: Sarjeant.org.nz or 06 349 0506

MIS­SION WITH­OUT BOR­DERS

What: Op­er­a­tion Cover Up, the knit­ting arm of Mis­sion With­out Bor­ders, knit­ting for des­per­ately needy folk in Ukraine, Ro­ma­nia, Moldova, Al­ba­nia, Bul­garia and Bos­nia.

When: last Tues­day of ev­ery month at 1.30pm. Where: Sal­va­tion Army Church, 2 In­dus St.

In­quiries: Jenny 343 6865.

WHANGANUI LEARN­ING CEN­TRE

What: Free up­skilling — part-time pro­gramme be­gin­ning in term two. What: Free com­puter train­ing

When: Mon­day and Wed­nes­day morn­ings

Where: The Whanganui Learn­ing

Cen­tre

In­quiries: Call in and talk to Sue or Jen at 232 Wick­steed Street, or phone 06 3484950.

IN­DOOR BOWLS

What: In­door bowls — all wel­come; no ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary.

When: Ev­ery Thurs­day, 1pm

Where: Sr Mary’s Hall, Guy­ton Street In­quiries: Brian Cum­mings 06 3476460

YOGA CLASSES

What: A chance to give Yoga a try in a warm, car­peted room with friendly peo­ple. Begin­ners and drop-ins wel­come.

When: Wed­nes­days from 5.30-6.45pm. Where: Quaker Meet­ing House, 256 Wick­steed St.

Cost: $10 per class.

Con­tact: Kathy 348 0020.

TA­BLE TEN­NIS

What: So­cial ta­ble ten­nis for all ages and abil­i­ties.

When: Mon­day, Wed­nes­day and Fri­day 9am-mid­day, Mon­day 7.30-9pm. Where: Ju­bilee Sta­dium.

Cost: $4 per ses­sion.

Con­tact: Jenny 343 7461.

BAD­MINTON

What: So­cial Bad­minton. Friendly peo­ple.

When: Thurs­day morn­ings from

9.30am.

Where: Spring­vale Sta­dium. Con­tact: Enid 3478290.

WHANGANUI SCRAB­BLE CLUB

What: Play­ers of all abil­i­ties wel­come. We use dic­tio­nar­ies and of­fer train­ing to new mem­bers.

When: Most Mon­days at 1pm.

Where: Gonville Li­brary (back room). Con­tact: Lynne 027 428 5758 (after 1pm).

BO­LIVIA CARD GROUP

What: Join a friendly group for a so­cial card game and meet new friends. When: Ev­ery Mon­day, 1pm-4pm. Where: Laird Park Bowl­ing Club, 92 Peat St (next 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: Tues­days, 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 has classes for chil­dren aged 7 and over.

When: Fri­day evenings 7pm-8pm. 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. 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 mind­ful­ness in ev­ery­day life. All wel­come.

When: Thurs­days 5.30pm-7pm and some Sun­day af­ter­noons. 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´ . Con­tact: Kay text/ph 0276947952 or email kay­wozhere@gmail.com

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. Wel­com­ing to mothers, ba­bies and ex­tended fam­ily sup­port. When: First Fri­day of each month, 10am-12noon.

Where: 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.

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 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 9.30am11.30am in school terms.

Where: Cen­tral Bap­tist Church, Wick­steed St.

SCRAPBOOKING AND CARD MAK­ING CLASSES

What: Make hand­made cards and scrapbooking pages.

When: 2nd Thurs­day (7pm-9pm) and 3rd Tues­day (10am-mid­day) 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.

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

PIC­TURE / GETTY IM­AGES

U3A Cin­ema Group looks at Vin­cent van Gogh in a film called Lov­ing Vin­cent.

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