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 email@example.com
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or txt 0212123819.
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.
What: Visiting climate activist Bill
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
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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Details: With Julia Martin — $10.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 022 025 9731
What: Collection Focus: Gordon
When: Until May 13.
Where: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay.
Inquiries: Sarjeant.org.nz or 06 349
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.
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.
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
What: Creature Exhibition
When: Until July 15
Where: Sarjeant Gallery upstairs at the iSite, 31 Taupo Quay.
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
Inquiries: Call in and talk to Sue or Jen at 232 Wicksteed Street, or phone 06 3484950.
What: Indoor bowls — all welcome; no experience necessary.
When: Every Thursday, 1pm
Where: Sr Mary’s Hall, Guyton Street Inquiries: Brian Cummings 06 3476460
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.
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.
What: Social Badminton. Friendly people.
When: Thursday mornings from
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.
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.
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 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 mindfulness in everyday life. All welcome.
When: Thursdays 5.30pm-7pm and some Sunday afternoons. 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´ . Contact: Kay text/ph 0276947952 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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. 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.
What: A small group sharing the love of adult colouring in.
When: Thursdays 9.30am-noon. Where: Central Baptist Church, Wicksteed St.
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 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.
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: 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. Cost: $15.
Whanganui Happenings is a free Midweek service for community groups. Contact the editor at email@example.com
U3A Cinema Group looks at Vincent van Gogh in a film called Loving Vincent.