THIS I BELIEVE . . . WITH HARETE HIPANGO
What: Harete is a lawyer and Whanganui local. She and husband Dean MacFater are mana whenua, with Harete affiliated with Te Atihaunui a Paparangi, Nga¯ ti Apa and Nga¯ Rauru. Born, raised and educated in Whanganui, she graduated in 1991 with an LL.B and has worked in general practice in family, mental health, youth justice child welfare, criminal, Ma¯ ori land and mediation. She has served on Whanganui DHB and is Whanganui electorate MP. The talk will be followed by questions and supper.
When: Wednesday, June 6, 7pm-9pm. Koha. Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce — to register call Pam on 06 3455047 ext 3, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What: Library of Things, Kate Fitzharris. Bring a ceramic piece.
When: Wed and Thursday 1.30 — 4.30pm. Where: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay. Enquiries: 349 0506.
FELT WORKSHOP WITH KAREN WORKMAN
What: Create lightweight neck warmer using silk and merino wool, or a cosy neck warmer using merino and embellishments. Limit 10 people. When: Saturday, June 9, 10am-4pm.
Where: Duncan Pavilion Castlecliff.
Contact: Karen Workman 02040740466 or email@example.com.
What: Irish Band Muirsheen Durkin When: Sunday, June 10, midday-1.30pm. Where: Grand Hotel.
Contact: Michael 0274362454
NZ SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS
What: guest speaker — Chris McGregor, treading in her ancestors’ footprints in Ireland. Individual research from 5pm.
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.
MODEL RAILWAY AND ENGINEERING SOCIETY
What: Wanganui Model Railway and Engineering Society open day.
When: Saturday, June 16, 1-4pm.
Where: Clubrooms, 70a Alma Rd.
Admission: Gold coin.
LYRIC SINGERS’ CONCERT
What: Lyric Singers present mid-year concert
Homeward Bound, featuring youth musicians. When: Saturday, June 16, 2pm.
Where: Trinity Methodist Church.
Admission: Adults $15 Children Free. Tickets at the door.
Enquiries: Joanna Love (345 9073)
When: Sunday, June 17, 4pm-5pm.
Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce.
WANGANUI STROKE SUPPORT GROUP
What: 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: Creature, object based group show.
When: Until July 15.
Where: Sarjeant Gallery upstairs at i-Site, 31 Taupo Quay.
Inquiries: Sarjeant.org.nz or 06 349 0506.
What: Beyond the Frame, works from the Sarjeant
When: Until August 12.
Where: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay. Details: Free.
What: Flat-Pack Whakapapa, Maureen Landers. When: Until July 22
Where: Sarjeant on the Quay.
What: Ghost Shelter 2016 — 2018, New video and sculpture — Brit Bunkley.
When: Until August 26.
Where: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay. Cost: Free.
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. RIVER CITY ARTISTS
What: Artists of all levels, all media. When: Thursdays, 9.30am-4pm. Where: Christ Church Community Hall, Wicksteed St.
What: an open meditation class. When: Wednesdays, 12.30pm; Saturdays 10.30am. Cost: Koha
Where: Wisdom is Yours 200b Victoria Ave Details: 063455002 or 0272531858.
What: Early morning yoga class. When: Mondays 6.15am
Where: Wisdom is Yours 200b Victoria Ave. Cost $10 Details: casuals 063455002 or 0272531858.
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 for all. Music, togetherness, dancing, entertainment and a home-cooked supper at 10pm.
When: Every third Saturday, 7.30pm-10.30pm. 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, all welcome.
When: Thursdays 6pm-7.30pm, with Gen Demo. Where: Arts Centre, 19 Taupo Quay (riverside entry).
MISSION WITHOUT BORDERS
What: Operation Cover Up, knitting arm of Mission Without Borders, knitting for needy folk overseas.
When: Last Monday of every month at 1.30pm. Please note change of day.
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 5.30pm-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 9ammidday, Monday 7.30pm-9pm.
Where: Jubilee Stadium.
Cost: $4 per session.
Contact: Jenny 343 7461.
What: Come and learn this fascinating game. More info: Jane Bleackley 343 7687 or Jenny Williams 027 5232409.
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: 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. MINDFULNESS
What: A small group practising 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 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. 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, 10am-12noon. Where: 75 St Hill St.
Contact: Jacqueline Brand-Holt 0211359948 for more information or support between meetings.
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.
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