What: Come and learn this fascinating game.
More info: Jane Bleackley 343 7687 or Jenny Williams 027 5232409.
THIS I BELIEVE . . . WITH HARETE HIPANGO
What: Harete is a lawyer and Whanganui local. She and her husband, Dean MacFater, are mana whenua, with Harete having affiliations with Te Atihaunui a Paparangi, Ngati Apa and Nga Rauru. She was born, raised and educated in Whanganui, attending Sacred Heart College. She graduated in 1991 with an LL.B and has worked in general practice in family, mental health, youth justice child welfare, criminal, Maori land and mediation. She has served in governance roles including the Whanganui District Health Board and is now the Whanganui electorate MP, the first Maori woman MP for Whanganui in a general seat. Harete and Dean have three adult children — Paparangi, Keepa and Roimata. Join us for an interesting and informative talk, followed by questions and supper.
When: Wednesday, June 6, 7pm9pm. Koha.
Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce — to register call Pam on 06 3455047 ext 3, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. FELT WORKSHOP WITH KAREN WORKMAN What: Create lightweight neck warmer using luxurious silk and merino wool; or a cosy neck warmer using merino and embellishments. Limit 10 people. Only five spaces left.
When: Saturday, June 9, 10am-4pm. Where: Duncan Pavilion Castlecliff. Contact: Fibre Artist Karen Workman 02040740466 or karenkiwi5@gmail. com.
NZ SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS
What: guest speaker — Chris McGregor, Treading in her ancestors’ footprints in Ireland and elsewhere.
Individual research from 5pm before the guest speaker.
When: Monday, June 11, 6.30pm. Where: Alexander Heritage and Research Library.
WHANGANUI CAMERA CLUB
When: Wednesday, June 13, 7.30pm. Shutterbugs at 6.45pm.
Where: Clubrooms, 2 Handley St, Gonville (old Bowling Clubrooms). New members welcome.
When: Sunday, June 17, 4pm-5pm. Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce. 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, June 19, from 1.30pm.
Where: Social Centre for the Blind, Peat St.
What: Library of Things, Kate
When: Wednesdays and Thursdays 1.30pm-4.30pm until June 5. Where: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay.
Details: Free, bring a ceramic piece to tell Kate about.
What: Creature, object based group show.
When: Until July 15.
Where: Sarjeant Gallery upstairs at the iSite, 31 Taupo Quay.
Inquiries: Sarjeant.org.nz or 06 349 0506.
What: Beyond the Frame , an exhibition of works from the Sarjeant Collection.
When: Until July 22.
Where: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay.
PIPE BAND DINNER
What: City of Wanganui Highland Pipe Band Centennial Dinner. Previous members and supporters welcome.
When: Saturday, September 1. Details: Robert Allen 027 537 1238.
EUCHRE AND HOUSIE
When: Every Tuesday starting at 1pm. Where: Gonville Bowling Club, 15 Caius Ave, Afternoon tea, all welcome.
Contact: Janice 345-6286.
What: Family fun from tots to twilight years. Live but quiet music, togetherness, dancing, entertainment, socialising and a home cooked supper at 10pm.
When: Every third Saturday, 7.30pm10.30pm.
Where: St Andrews Hall, Bell St. Admission: adults $5, students with ID $3, children $1. All welcome. Details: Joey or Karen on 343 2588 or Elizabeth 022 188 4369.
What: Drop-in meditation class to help solve daily problems, experience deep and lasting happiness and help others do the same, all welcome. When: Thursdays 6pm-7.30pm, with Gen Demo.
Where: Arts Centre, 19 Taupo Quay (riverside entry).
Details: www.meditateinpalmerstonnorth. org
MISSION WITHOUT BORDERS
What: Operation Cover Up, the knitting arm of Mission Without Borders, knitting for 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.
CREATIVE ART WORKSHOPS
What: Dream — imagine — create. Powertex — eco friendly fabric hardener used to create unique items. Chalk paint — eco friendly paint used for upcycling. Eco dyeing — used to transfer plant colour to paper and fabric. All requirements for these workshops are supplied. Visit the Creative art workshop, display and sales area to view.
Where: 50 Guyton St.
Contact: Jan 06 3453121.
What: Indoor bowls — all welcome; no experience necessary.
When: Every Thursday, 1pm.
Where: Sr Mary’s Hall, Guyton St. Inquiries: Brian Cummings 06 3476460.
What: Try yoga in a warm, carpeted room with friendly people. Beginners and drop-ins welcome. When: Wednesdays from 5.30pm6.45pm.
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 7.30pm-9pm. Where: Jubilee Stadium.
Cost: $4 per session.
Contact: Jenny 343 7461.
What: Social Badminton. When: Thursdays 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. 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. Details:
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. 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. 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.
When: First Friday of each month, 10am12noon.
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 GUIDED WALKING TOURS When: By appointment, weather permitting.
Where: Depart from Whanganui i-Site. Details: $10 per person. For appointment phone i-Site 349 0508. KNITTERS AND CROCHETERS What: Stitch ‘n’ Chat. BYO yarncraft project; or develop existing skills. When: Thursdays, 2pm-4pm. Where: Fredette School of Arts, 69 Ridgway St.
Charge: $3 per person.
Contact: Maria, 0210 841 3112.
What: Short trips on Whanganui’s 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, 69 Ridgway St.
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 information.
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, 7pm-9pm.
Where: RSA Bunker Bar, 170 St Hill St. Entry: $5. All welcome. EXPLORARTZ, WHANGANUI CREATIVE SPACE What: Check out Whanganui’s most amazing free community Art Space. When: Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am till 3pm.
Where: 61 Dublin St. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 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.
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