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What: Exhibition of paintings by members of Wanganui Art Society. All paintings, cards, prints are for sale at reasonable prices.

When: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 10am-3pm, Sunday 1pm-3pm, until end of September.

Where: Cooks Gallery, behind Wanganui Motors, off Ridgway St.

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WEEKEND PRINTING WORKSHOP
What: Join Sue Cooke for a weekend of creativity, education and fun. You will complete five different prints using the Collagraph Process. All levels of experience catered for from beginners to professionals.
When: Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, 9am-4pm.
Where: 68B Guyton St, Whanganui (next door to Sue's Gallery).
Cost: $250 per person (min of 6, max of 10) - all materials and equipment included.
Details: www.suecooke.co.nz.
Enrol: email suecooke@xtra.co.nz or call Sue on 027 6150 634.

OSTEOPOROSIS SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
What: Senior Services MSD to explain their roll and how they may assist.
When: September 26 at 2pm.
Where: RSA St Hill St. All welcome, inquiries Elayne 027 2452570.

VOLUNTEER WHANGANUI AGM
When: Tuesday, September 26, 11.30am.
Where: Conference Room, Community House, 60 Ridgway St, Refreshments provided.
Details: RSVP for catering purposes to whanganuivolunteercentre@xtra.co.nz.

CHRISTMAS CARD WORKSHOPS
What: Create six beautiful cards and several other objects, paper ornament, tags, etc.
When: Saturday, September 23 and Monday, September 25, 10am-2.30pm.
Where: 12 Sydney Place.
Cost: $30.
Information: Davina 027 3414328.

MODEL RAILWAY EXPO
What: The Wanganui Model Railway and Engineering Society is hosting the bi-annual Wanganui Model Railway Expo with model railway displays from all over the North Island.
When: Saturday, September 30-Sunday, October 1, 10am-4pm both days.
Where: Whanganui City College Hall in Ingestre St.
Admission: $6 Adults, $3 Children, $15 Family (no eftpos available).

ATTN KNITTERS & CROCHETERS
What: Stitch 'n' Chat. BYO yarncraft project; from complete beginners through to uber-experienced knitters/crocheters, making it the ideal place for people to learn a new craft or further develop existing skills.
When: Thursdays, 2pm-4pm.
Where: Crucci Magic, 96 Victoria Ave.
Charge: Free!

SCRAPBOOKING AND CARD MAKING CLASSES
What: Make handmade cards and scrapbooking pages and meet new friends.
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.
Where: RSA Bunker Bar, 170 St Hill St.
Entry: $5. All welcome.

EXPLORARTZ, WHANGANUI CREATIVE SPACE
What: We are a free community art space where all are welcome to come and be supported in their own art journey.
When: Wednesdays, 9am-3pm.
Where: Whanganui Arts @ the Centre, 19 Taupo Quay, back gallery.
Contact: wcsarttutor@gmail.com or ph 027 333 5217.

CARD MAKING CLASSES
What: Create beautiful cards using a variety of techniques. Beginners welcome.
When & where: First Thursday each month at 1pm-2.30pm or 7pm-9pm at Suite 6/66 Ingestre St, Whanganui.
Details: Or first Sunday of each month at 2pm-4pm, venue on registration.
Cost: $15.
Contact: Julia 0277288436 or jp.martin@xtra.co.nz.

POP-UP PORTRAITS
What: And Gallery. Artists Jono Gribble and Robin Ohia.
When: Saturday 10am-2pm and Sunday 9am-midday, or by appointment.
Where: 45 Taupo Quay (in the mall behind Recaffeinate, last on the right.
Appointments: Jono 022 351 3418, Robin 027 3920 266.

AL-ANON MEETINGS
What: Confidential and anonymous programme for those affected by a friend's or family's drinking.
When: Every Tuesday night at 7.30pm.
Where: The Quaker Rooms, 256 Wicksteed St.
Cost: No fees but a koha is appreciated.

INDOOR BOWLS
What: Enjoy a game of bowls in convivial company. No experience or gear needed - lessons and bowls supplied. Bring a friend.
When: Thursdays at 1.15pm.
Where: St Joseph's Hall in St Mary's Church, Guyton St.
Inquiries: Brian Cummings 347 6460.

WHANGANUI CITY GUIDED WALKING TOURS
What: Discover our rich and interesting history.
When: Tours during winter months are by booking only - please contact the i-Site on 349-0508 to book.
Cost: $10 per person.

WIDOWS' CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
What: Companionship, encouragement, support and laughter for widows.
When: A friendly, casual weekly meeting in a café, that you can attend as often or as little as you like.
Contact: For further inquiries text/ph Kay 0276947952 or email kaywozhere@gmail.com.

WHANGANUI SCRABBLE CLUB
What: Play Scrabble most Mondays. Players of all abilities welcome, use dictionaries, help and training.
When: 1pm to 4pm most Mondays.
Where: Gonville Library (back room).
Contact: Lynne: 027 428 5758 (after midday).

COTTON-ON QUILTERS
What: We sew, stitch, chatter, knit, we have speakers - a very social day! Bring your lunch and join us! The first two visits are free.
When: Meetings monthly on the first Saturday of the month (except January), 10.30am-3pm.
Where: Masonic Hall, corner Dublin and Keith streets.
Contact: Lesley McFarlane 06 344 8477, evenings are best.

CREATIONS
What: Five Wanganui artists have their work on display for sale. One of them is working in Creations each trading day.
Opportunity: Workshops for Chalkpainting, Powertex, Textile Art and Glass Jewellery to name a few are available. Chalk Paint and Powertex products are available at Creations but all products required for workshops are included in the workshop price. Book your workshops to avoid missing out as classes fill up quickly.
Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10am till 3pm.
Where: 25a Drews Ave.
Contact: Jan 06 3453121 for information.

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING
What: Social dancing for fun, fitness and friendship. Bring soft-soled shoes.
Where: Carlton School Hall, Carlton Ave.
When: Children 7+ years Friday 7pm-8pm. Adults: Monday and Friday 8pm-10pm.
Contact: Sue 344 1336.

TRAM RIDES
What: Short trips on Whanganui's restored tram, Mable.
When: Sundays, 1pm-3.30pm.
Where: The Tram Barn, 29 Taupo Quay.
Information: Ph 345 7034.

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.

SINGING FOR YOUR BRAIN
What: For people with neurological conditions.
Details: Singing improves breathing, vocal skills, mind, communication, confidence.
When: Monday 1pm-2.30pm - except for school holidays.
Where: St Andrew's Presbyterian Church Foyer, Glasgow St.
Cost: $5.
Inquiries: Dorothy Trail, 344 7690 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.


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