COOKS GALLERY

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.

Advertisement

WHANGANUI LITERARY FESTIVAL
What: A fantastic line-up of well-known and well-loved New Zealand authors.
When: September 29-October 8.
Where: Various venues.
Details: Book at Royal Whanganui Opera House.

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).

DANCESPORT
What: Dancesport Wanganui invites all dancers to its monthly social dance. Ballroom, New Vogue, Latin, Social dances.
When: Sunday, October 1, 7-9.30pm, followed by supper.
Where: St Andrews Hall, Bell St.
Cost: Members $5, Non-members $10.
Information: Kathleen 344 2245 or Graeme 027 434 182.

FRIENDS OF THE WHANGANUI RIVER
What: Social evening. Friends will present a talk on Life in the Mangatiti Valley (the next one downstream from Mangapurua, of Bridge to Nowhere fame).
When: Wednesday, October 4, 7.30pm.
Where: Merewether Lounge, Wanganui RSA, 170 St Hill St.

SMALL BUSINESS FORUM
What: Wanganui Small Business Forum. All small business owners welcome. No charge; just buy coffee or lunch.
When: Wednesday, October 4 at 12.30pm.
Where: Element Cafe.

DVD EVENING - CAMP
What: Ken, a financial advisor, signs up to be a counsellor at a camp for children in the foster system. This experience of kids in trouble and in need, leads Ken and others to explore ways of assisting abused and neglected kids to provide hope for the forgotten ones.
When: Thursday, October 5, 6.30pm. Koha.
Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce. To register call Pam on 345 5047 ext 3, or email pam.hopper@sosj.org.au

EPILEPSY SEMINARS
What: Seminars covering seizure types, first aid, triggers, seizure management and more. Open to all. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Koha please.
When: Thursday, October 5, 1-3pm and 6-8pm.
Where: Wanganui RSA, 170 St Hill St.
RSVP: taranaki@epilepsy.org.nz, 06 757 5644 / 0800 EPILEPSY, 027 221 3657.

ST JOHN BOOK SALE
What: A wide selection of books at reasonable prices as well as CDs, magazines, jigsaws etc.
When: Thursday, October 5, 6-9pm; Friday, October 6, 10am-6pm; Saturday, October 7, 10am-4pm.
Where: St John, Tawa St.
Enquiries: 345 0878.

ORCHID SHOW
What: Wanganui Orchid Society presents Golden Anniversary Show.
When: Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8, 10am-4pm.
Where: City College Hall, Ingestre St.

SARJEANT ON THE QUAY
What: A concert with Stephen Diaz.
When: 4.30 to 5.30pm on Sunday, October 8.
Where: Element Café
Cost: Tickets $25 from Sarjeant on the Quay
Enquiries: phone 349 0506

DANCING FESTIVAL
What: Performers from a wide variety of ages will compete in solos, duos and groups.
When: Ballet: Wednesday Oct 11 at 1pm and 7pm; Modern/Jazz/Hip-Hop: Thursday Oct 12 at 8.30am, 1pm, 6.30pm; Tap: Friday Oct 13 at 9 am, 1pm.
Where: Whanganui Girls' College, Jones St.
Cost: Per session: Adult $2.50 Child $1. Day and Festival Passes available.
Contact: Phone David - 345-8393 or email: wanganuicompetitions@outlook.co.nz

FAITH TRADITIONS EVENING
What: A panel of representatives from several different faith traditions will share on the question: 'What's important to you in your day-to-day faith?' This is a respectful sharing from a people representing a variety of faith traditions in our country and is intended to help us grow in our understanding of others in this Year of Unity.
When: Wednesday, October 11, 7-9pm. Supper provided.
Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce. To register call Pam on 345 5047 ext 3, or email pam.hopper@sosj.org.au

FUN WITH FLOWERS
What: A day to enjoy creating floral arrangements, with time for a tour of the beautiful gardens at the Josephite Retreat Centre.
When: Saturday, October 14. 10am-3pm. $20.
Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce. To register call Pam on 345 5047 ext 3, or email pam.hopper@sosj.org.au

FRIENDS OF THE WHANGANUI RIVER
What: Jerusalem day trip with stops at Matahiwi, Kahura, Koriniti and other places of interest. Jim Parnell is tour guide.
Morning tea supplied, bring lunch and afternoon tea.
When and where: Coach leaves bus stop outside iSite on Sunday, October 15 at 9am. Return between 4.30-5pm.

LITURGY
When: Sunday, October 15, 4-5pm.
Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce. To register call Pam on 345 5047 ext 3, or email pam.hopper@sosj.org.au

TUI MOTU GROUP
What: Tui Motu is an independent Catholic magazine, published monthly. It invites its readers to question, challenge and contribute to its discussion of spiritual, social and ecological issues in the light of gospel values and in the interests of a more just and peaceful society. With Sr Rita Cahill rsj.
When: Wednesday, October 18, 4.30pm-6pm.
Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce. To register call Pam on 345 5047 ext 3, or email pam.hopper@sosj.org.au

FINE ARTS
What: Diversity, an exhibition by Sharad Dohare, photographer, and his son Abishai who does portrait drawings.
When: September 23 till October 1.
Where: Fine Arts Whanganui, 17 Taupo Quay, Enquiries 06 348 2082

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: 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.
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: Working with Powertex is being demonstrated this Saturday. A good chance to see what can be made for home, garden or workspace. Workshops for Powertex, Textile Art , Glass Jewellery and up-cycling using Chalk Paint are available.
Details: Chalk Paint and Powertex products are available but all products required for workshops are included in the workshop price. Book your workshops to avoid missing out as classes full 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.

Whanganui Happenings is a free Midweek service for community groups. To see about including your notice on this page, contact the editor at paul.brooks@wanganuichronicle.co.nz