TUI MOTU GROUP

When: Wednesday, February 21, 7pm-8.30pm.

Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce.

Details: To register call Pam on 345 5047 ext 3, or email pam.hopper@sosj.org.au.

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CARE FOR SOMEONE WITH AN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY?
What: Join the Carer Support Network for supportive talk, informative chat and morning tea.
When: Friday, February 23, 10am-midday.
Where: CCS Disability Action, 28 Churton St.
Info: Linda 021 230 4095.

A WAY WITH WORDS, WRITING FOR WELLBEING
What: Writing is an expansive process. It opens you up and helps complete your inner cycle. Writing therapy can be used for: expression; understanding old hurts; dreaming; meditation, etc. This workshop will use a number of processes to invite you to unlock unfinished business and build awareness, in a safe environment. With Fliss Newton and Jacque Aldridge.
When: Friday, February 23, 6pm-9pm, Saturday, February 24, 9am-5pm.
Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce.
Details: To register call Pam on 345 5047 ext 3, or email pam.hopper@sosj.org.au.

SARJEANT ON THE QUAY
What: Receiving day for entries for the 2018 Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui Arts Review.
When: Tuesday, February 27, 10.30am-4.30pm.
Where: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay.
Cost: $30, Gallery members $15.
Inquiries: Details on www.sarjeant.org.nz or contact 349 0506.

WHANGANUI OSTEOPOROSIS SUPPORT GROUP
What: Inspirational speaker Valerie Whyman Welton's life story on movement, fitness and its impact on holistic wellbeing. All welcome.
When: Tuesday, February 27, 2pm.
Where: RSA, St Hill St.
Inquiries: Roslyn 343 1495.

HOW FILMS IMPACT OUR SPIRITUALITY
What: A series of five films spread over 10 weeks which will explore how movies help us in our personal spiritual lives. This will explore (at an individual reflection level) what can be learned about oneself from watching movies and aid growth towards authenticity. The structure of the programme means it will be of most benefit if participants can be present at each session.
Session 2: Search for authenticity. Film: The Social Network. With Marie Skidmore rsj.
When: Tuesday, February 27, 7pm-9.30pm. Koha.
Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce.
Details: To register call Pam on 345 5047 ext 3, or email pam.hopper@sosj.org.au.

WHANGANUI SCIENCE FORUM
What: Vince Neall, Emeritus Professor at Massey, will speak on When Ruapehu Rumbles: the volcanic risks to Whanganui.
When: Tuesday, February 27, 7.30pm.
Where: Whanganui Regional Museum's Davis Lecture Theatre, access from Watt St.
Cost: Members $4, non-members $5. Supper provided.

ANNUAL BIRD SALE
What: Wanganui Bird Club — budgies, canaries, lovebirds and others, plus accessories.
When: Saturday, March 3, sales from 9am.
Where: Mathieson St Hall.
Admission: $3, children free.
Enquiries: 345 6904.

10 STRING SYMPHONY
What: Duo from Nashville Tennessee touring New Zealand.
When: Sunday, March 4, 4.30pm.
Where: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay.
Tickets: $20 or $18 for members and Stars.
Details: on www.sarjeant.org/nz or contact 349 0506.

ALLERGY ADHD WANGANUI
What: DVD night — Generation Rx: Reading, Writing and Ritalin.
When: Tuesday, March 6, 7.30pm.
Where: Riverside Church lounge, cnr Ingestre St & Somme Pde.
Cost: Non-members welcome. Koha donation.
Contact: Sharyn — 345-8393 or email: allergyadhd@gmail.com.

ART SOCIETY
What: Wanganui Art Society Tuesday Group meeting. Bring your own art and come to enjoy a cuppa and a friendly group to work with. Always looking for new members.
When: Tuesday, March 6, 9.30am-midday.
Where: Cook's Gallery (behind Wanganui Motors).
Inquiries: Ph 345 8718.

BOOK SALE
What: Whanganui Red Cross book sale plus donated car parts for sale.
When: Friday, March 9, midday-7pm; Saturday, March 10, 10am-5pm.
Where: Red Cross building, 110 Guyton St (across from Whanganui District Council).

COMMUNITY CHOIR
What: The Wanganui Community Choir AGM. All welcome. Supper after the meeting.
When: Monday, March 12, 8.15pm.
Where: Riverside Christian Church Hall, 4 Ingestre St.

BADMINTON
What: Social Badminton. Friendly people.
When: Thursday mornings from 9.30am.
Where: Springvale Stadium.
Contact: Enid 3478290.

WHANGANUI SCRABBLE CLUB
What: We gather to play scrabble most Mondays. We welcome players of all abilities, use dictionaries and offer new members help and training.
When: 1pm to 4pm most Mondays.
Where: Gonville Library (back room).
Contact: Lynne 027 428 5758 (after midday).

DVD — TAKE BACK YOUR POWER
What: An award winning smart meter documentary showing the dangers of smart meters and the effect on our health. Take Back Your Power investigates the risks of this "smart" grid programme. What you discover will surprise you and inspire you to challenge the status quo.
Details: Phone Lorraine 343 2702.

BOLIVIA CARD GROUP
What: Join a friendly group for a social card game (similar to Canasta) and meet new friends.
When: Every Monday, 1pm-4pm.
Where: Laird Park Bowling Club, 92 Peat St (adjacent 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.

TENNIS
What: Tennis Club Nights for all financial members from 5.30pm on all Wednesdays from now on.
Where: 3 Bassett St courts.
Details: Doubles and mixed doubles for all ability levels.

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

GRASSROOTS SINGERS
What: Join our organic choir where all are welcome and enjoyment is paramount.
When: Wednesdays, 7pm.
Where: Duncan Pavilion.
Cost: $60 per term, discounted to $55 paid up front. Instalments are possible.
Details: Rhona 022 3695617.

SCOTTISH DANCING FOR CHILDREN
What: Glendarroch scottish country dance club is holding classes for children aged 7 and over.
When: Friday evenings 7pm-8pm.
Where: Carlton School Hall, Carlton Ave.
Details: glendarroch@dancescottish.org.nz.

LYRIC SINGERS
What: Lyric Singers is an unauditioned choir for male and female voices. Our concerts are successful, meeting a wide range of musical tastes. 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 joannalove52@gmail.com.

PUTIKI PARISH HALL WHANAUTANGA
What: Euchre and Table Tennis.
When: Wednesdays, 6.30pm-9pm.
Where: Putiki Parish Hall, Anaua St, Putiki. Next to church. Door and Euchre fee charged.
Contact: Wally 06-3452628, Bux 06-3445478.

MINDFULNESS
What: A small group meets to practise and develop mindfulness in everyday life. All welcome.
When: Thursdays 5.30pm-7pm and some Sunday afternoons. For more info contact Clare 021 0622 120. www.plumvillage.org.

OUTRAGEOUS GALLERY
What: A group of local artists showcase their art in a gallery setting, alongside a working potter in his workshop. Besides pottery there is acrylic paintings, art glass, Kiwiana, mixed media, ink prints, garden art, driftwood sculptures and lots more.
Where: 112 Carlton Ave, Tawhero.
When: Thursday to Sunday 10am-4pm.
Contact: Tony or Chris 063477970.

WIDOWS' CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
What: Companionship, encouragement, support and laughter for widows at any stage of their journey.
When: Friendly, casual weekly meeting in a café that you may attend as little or often as you like.
Contact: Kay text/ph 0276947952 or email kaywozhere@gmail.com for more info.

SUNDAY MARKET
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.

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT
What: Join a group of mothers offering peer breastfeeding support from birth to weaning and all options between. Welcoming to mothers, babies and extended family support.
When & Where: First Friday of each month 10am-noon at 75 St Hill St.
Contact: Jacqueline Brand-Holt 0211359948 for more information or support between meetings.

COLOURING IN
What: A small group sharing the love of adult colouring in.
When: Thursdays 9.30am-noon.
Where: Central Baptist Church, Wicksteed St.
Cost: $2.

CREATIONS
What: Six artists have work on display for sale. One of the artists is working in Creations each trading day. Items include copper sculptures, flamework fused glass and jewellery, Powertex figurines, personalised quilts, canvas prints, NZ wood-turned items, deconstructed clothing, heritage sewing.
Where: 25A Drews Ave.
When: 10am-4pm Monday-Friday. 9am-4pm Saturday.
Contact: Jan, 063453121.

WHANGANUI CITY GUIDED WALKING TOURS
What: Discover our rich and interesting history.
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; 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: $3 per person.

ART CLASSES
What: Learn painting and drawing with friendly, individualised lessons.
When: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am, 1pm, 3.30pm. Evening classes available Wednesday and Saturday at 7pm.
Where: Fredette School of Arts, 94F Victoria Ave.
Contact: Maria Fredette 021 0841 3112.

TRAM RIDES
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.

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.

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.

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 be supported in their own art journey.
When: Wednesdays, 9am-3pm.
Where: 61 Dublin St.
Contact: wcsarttutor@gmail.com 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.
Contact: Julia 0277288436.

Whanganui Happenings is a free Midweek service for community groups. Contact the editor at paul.brooks@wanganuichronicle.co.nz