WEDNESDAY

TUI MOTU GROUP

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When: Wednesday, March 20, 4.30-6pm.

Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce. To register call Pam on 345 5047 ext. 3, or email pam.hopper@sosj.org.au

SPACE STUDIO AND GALLERY
What: Fleur Wickes — Tenderness. An artist's photographic and symbolic exploration of gentleness, kindness, and affection, as well as sensitivity to pain.
When: Opens on Wednesday, March 20 at 5.30pm. Viewing until April 6.
Where: Space Studio & Gallery [Gallery 1] 66 Taupo Quay.

SPACE STUDIO AND GALLERY
What: Glen Hutchins — Risk Fate. Glen's new work explores the medium of paint and the act or painting through the ideas of order, structure, repetition, risk, chance and chaos.
When: Opens on Wednesday, March 20 at 5.30pm. Viewing until April 6.
Where: Space Studio & Gallery [Gallery 2[ 66 Taupo Quay.

SPACE STUDIO AND GALLERY
What: Sarah Williams — The Path of Things. Looking back and looking forward; an exploration of my practice by exhibiting works from private collections alongside new works.
When: Opens on Wednesday, March 20 at 5.30pm. Viewing until April 6.
Where: Space Studio & Gallery [Pop-up Gallery] 66 Taupo Quay.

THURSDAY
WANGANUI HARRIER CLUB PARK RUNS & WALKS
What: Kowhai Park Runs & Walks, 1km, 3km & 5km
When: Thursday nights. 5.30pm — Walk, 5.45 — Runs
Where: By the Pumpkin, Kowhai Park
Details: Spot Prizes & Sausage Sizzle. $3 per person. Info: Di Matthews 027 2709929.

SATURDAY
MODEL RAILWAY
What: The Wanganui Model Railway and Engineering Society open day.
When: Saturday, March 23, 1-4.30pm.
Where: Clubrooms, 70a Alma Rd. Gold coin entry.

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND SPIRITUALITY
What: A day to address this neglected subject using insights from the Benedictine tradition.
When: Saturday, March 23, 10am-3pm.
Where: 37 Downes Ave.
Details. Cost $45. Contact Wendy Ward 02108583665.

HOUSEHOLD INDEBTEDNESS
What: Household debt levels in NZ put us ahead of families in US, UK, Italy, Spain and Greece. Improving the material wellbeing of families is at the core of recent Government reviews, and household debt is a major contributor to poverty. The presenters will share insights from FinCap's advocacy work and input into the review of the Contract and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA), the Child Poverty Reduction Bill, and Welfare Expert Advisory Group (WEAG). With Adriennne Gallie rsj, Tim Barnett, Soraiya Daud.
When: Saturday, March 23, 10am-4pm. $20. Please bring your lunch.
Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce. To register call Pam on 345 5047 ext. 3, or email pam.hopper@sosj.org.au

SARJEANT GALLERY
What: Anthony Davies: Selected Works.
When: March 23-May 26
Where: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay
Details: free. Enquiries 06 349 0506.

SATURDAY / SUNDAY
SARJEANT GALLERY
What: Behind the Scenes at the Sarjeant.
When: 2pm Sat 23rd & Sun 24th, Sat 30th & Sun 31st.
Where: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay.
Details: $10 per person. Tickets available from Sarjeant on the Quay or Enquiries 06 349 0506.

SUNDAY
NZ FOUNDERS SOCIETY
What: Wanganui Branch AGM, followed by "Picnics of the Past".
When: Sunday, March 24, at 2pm.
Where: St Andrews Church, Glasgow St.

MONDAY
CHOIR AGM
What: Wanganui Community Choir AGM followed by supper.
When: Monday, March 25, 8.15pm.
Where: Riverside Christian Church Hall, 4 Ingestre St.

TUESDAY
2019 PATTILLO WHANGANUI ARTS REVIEW: WINNERS TALK
What: Enjoy this opportunity to hear the 2019 pattillo Whanganui Arts Review winning artists talk about their work. No charge, all welcome.
When: Tuesday, March 26 at 7.30pm
Where: Sarjeant on the Quay

WHANGANUI OSTEOPOROSIS SUPPORT GROUP
What: Guest speaker this month is Dr Stewardson Hill who will advise how chiropractic care can assist. All welcome. Bring a friend.
Where: Metro [formerly Cossie Club] Ridgway St.
When: Tuesday, March 26, 2pm.
Details: Roslyn on 3431495

HOW FILMS IMPACT OUR SPIRITUALITY
What: A series of 5 films spread over 10 weeks to explore how movies help us understand our personal lives, what can be learned about oneself from watching movies and reflecting on life's journey. The programme will be of most benefit if participants can be present at each session. The theme this year is: The Stories of Our Lives. Film #4: The Orator.
When: Tuesday, March 26, 7pm. Koha.
Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce. To register call Pam on 345 5047 ext. 3, or email pam.hopper@sosj.org.au

SARJEANT GALLERY
What: 2019 pattillo Whanganui Arts Review winners talk.
When: 7.30pm, Tuesday, March 26.
Where: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay
Details: Free. Enquiries: 06 349 0506

COMING UP
WANGANUI CAMERA CLUB
When: Wednesday, March 27, 7.30. Shutterbugs at 7pm.
Where: Clubrooms, 2 Handley St, Gonville (old Bowling Clubrooms).

WILDCARD COVER BAND
What, when and where: Wildcard is playing St John's Club on March 30.
Details: Wildcard cover band on Facebook.

LITURGY
What: Harvest Liturgy
When: Sunday, March 31, 4-5pm.
Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce.

QUIZ NIGHT
What: To raise money for YMCA to send disadvantaged children to school holiday programmes. Teams of six players at $10 per head. Prizes, raffles and supper. A fun night while helping some children to have a fun time in the holidays.
When: Thursday, April 4 at 7pm.
Where: Community House.
Details: Register your team at The Peoples Centre, level 1 Community House, 345 8656.

WHANGANUI MUSICIANS' CLUB
What: Whanganui Musicians Club Open Mic followed by Wild Taylor with Edmond Taylor. Country Rock at its best. Then Amokura from Wellington for a sweet taste of Reggae.
When: Friday, April 5 Club Night. Doors open 7pm.
Where: Clubrooms in Drews Ave (The former Savage Club)
Details: Entry $10 Members $15 Non-Members.

HUGE BOOK SALE
What: St John Second Hand Booksale. Huge selection of books, jigsaw puzzles and magazines, featuring private collections of historical movie and film books and art books. Bundles of car magazines for 50 cents each!
When: Thursday, April 11, 6-9pm; Friday, April 12, 10am-6pm; Saturday, April 13, 10am-4pm.
Where: St John Community & Training Centre, 25 Tawa Street, Gonville.
Details: Contact 06 345 0878.

AGM
What: Special Olympics Committee Wanganui AGM. Refreshments to follow. All welcome.
When: Sunday, April 14, 3pm.
Where: Peat St Clubrooms.

ESOL HOME TUTORS
What: Are you interested in other cultures and helping new migrants and are you keen to teach English as a volunteer tutor? English Language Partners Wanganui is running a free volunteer ESOL Home Tutor Training course.
When: Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning on Wednesday, April 24 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm, and running for 4 weeks.
Details: Contact Jane on 345 1778 or email wanganui@englishlanguage.org.nz

WHANGANUI MUSICIANS' CLUB
What: The Ragged Ramble. Adam McGrath from Eastern touring and showcasing his folk music, storytelling and song writing skills.
When: Friday, April 26. Doors open at 7.30pm.
Where: Clubrooms in Drews Ave (The former Savage Club).
Details: Entry $10 Members $15 Non-Members.

ON NOW
RAYNER BROTHERS GALLERY
What: Wordsmith, a word-themed group exhibition.
When: Wednesday to Saturday, 11am-3pm, until March 24.
Where: 85 Glasgow St.
Details: Free Entry.

GALLERY 85
What: Heartspeak, an exhibition of upcycled clothing and objects curated by Amanda Betts.
When: Wednesday to Saturday, 11am-3pm, until March 24.
Where: 85 Glasgow St.
Details: Free Entry.

85 GLASGOW STREET ARTS CENTRE
What: Look Twice, an outdoor installation by David Stewart.
When: Viewing at any time.
Where: 85 Glasgow St.

SARJEANT GALLERY
What: The CoLab Chandelier.
When: Until Sunday, May 12.
Where: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay.
Details: Free.

SARJEANT GALLERY
What: 2019 Pattillo Whanganui Arts Review
When: Until Sunday, May 12.
Where: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay
Details: Free. Enquiries: 349 0506

SARJEANT GALLERY
What: Kate Fitzharris: Things Don't End at Their Edges
When: Until June 9
Where: Sarjeant object gallery, 31 Taupo Quay above the i-Site
Details: Free. Enquiries: 349 0506

REGULAR
MISSION WITHOUT BORDERS
What: Operation Cover Up, the knitting arm of Mission Without Borders, knitting for needy folk overseas.
When: Last Monday of every month at 1.30pm.
Where: Salvation Army Church, 4 Indus St.
Inquiries: Jenny 343 6865.

FUN FOR LITTLIES
What: Music and Movement for preschoolers. Fun, music, rhythm and dance for 0 — 5s. Free morning tea for children and a cuppa for Mums, Dads and Caregivers while the children play, well supervised.
When: Monday morning (term-time) 10-11.30am.
Where: Salvation Army, 4 Indus St.
Details: $1 per child.

SCOTTISH DANCING FOR CHILDREN
What: Glendarroch Scottish Country Dance Club has classes for children aged 7 and over.
When: Friday evenings 7.30-8.30pm.
Where: Carlton School Hall, Carlton Ave.
Details: glendarroch@dancescottish.org.nz or phone 344 1336.

GRIEF SUPPORT
What: Coffee Care & Chat. Compassionate Friends, Bereaved Parents Grief Support meet for a casual, friendly time. Parents, grandparents and siblings of a child who has died — of any cause, at any time, of any age — are invited.
When: 1st Saturday of the month at 11am.
Where: Yellow House Cafe, Dublin St.

WANGANUI COMMUNITY CHOIR
What: Wanganui Community Choir is a mixed choir singing four part harmony. No audition.
When: Every Monday at 7pm.
Where: Riverside Christian Church, 4 Ingestre St.
Details: Contact the choir's conductor: Lynn Whiteside 027 451 1003

RIVER CITY ARTISTS
What: From beginners to established artists. New members welcome.
When: Every Thursday, 9.30am-4pm.
Where: Spacious, air-conditioned rooms at Christ Church Community Hall, 243 Wicksteed St.
Details: Val 343 6316 or 027 4599448, Richard 343 5646.

LYRIC SINGERS
What: Lyric Singers meets weekly for rehearsals throughout the year, presenting two main concerts. Non-auditioned mixed voice choir. New members welcome.
When: Thursdays, 7.30pm.
Where: St Andrew's Church Hall, Glasgow St.
Details: For further information contact Joanna Love (06 345 9073)

WANGANUI GARDEN CLUB
What: Raffles, speakers, friendly competitions. Garden visits and activities throughout the year. New members welcome. Reasonable annual subscription.
When: 7.30pm last Wednesday of the month.
Where: Dempsey and Forrest lounge Guyton St.
Contact: Club Secretary Yvonne 0279442166 or steveandeve05@gmail.com

GRASSROOTS SINGERS
What: We welcome beginning and experienced singers.
When: Mondays 6.30-8pm.
Where: Duncan Pavilion, Castlecliff beach
Details: Mary Ann 06 3439981 or 0226561949.

WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN WIDOWS' FELLOWSHIP
What: Meets in a different cafe each week for encouragement, support and laughter.
Details: Jill 021 115 2243

POWERTEX FOR BEGINNERS
What: A one off workshop or a fortnightly group working with product hardener Powertex. We work throughout the year to learn different skills in mixed media, to create unique items you did not believe you could make. All requirements are supplied, items can taken home after the workshop. Cost depends on what is made. Gift vouchers for workshops are available.
Where: Visit Gallery at 50 Guyton St.
When: Times to meet your needs, day or evening. Pop in and see our display.
Details: Contact Jan 063453121/ 027 2841780. Info on facebook: rishworth tatty mixed media, Rack cards: for information re the workshops: i-Site or 50 Guyton St.

AL-ANON MEETINGS
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: Koha appreciated

COTTON-ON QUILTING CLUB
What: Quilting & embroidery group. Classes and speakers on related topics.
When: 1st Saturday of every month except January.
Where: Masonic Hall, corner of Dublin and Keith sts, 10.30am-3pm.
Details: Lesley on 344 8477 or Carolyn, Wyndy9611@gmail.com

ALANON FAMILY GROUP
What: When you don't know where to turn because someone drinks too much. Alanon Family groups can help. Confidential meeting.
When: Fridays, 12.30pm-1.30pm.
Where: Gonville Community Room.

WANGANUI LIONS CLUB
What: International Service Club. Our motto "WE SERVE".
When: 2nd and 4th Monday, 5.30pm start.
Where: The Grand Hotel. Whanganui.
Contact: Terry Carmody, tcarmody2003@gmail.com, 027 344 4440.

SLIMMERS' SUPPORT GROUP
What: Lose weight and keep it off.
When: Tuesdays, 5pm.
Cost: $10 joining fee with $2 weekly.
Enquiries: Ngaire 347 1613.

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: Club Metro, 13 Ridgway St.

MEDITATION
What: Drop-in classes from Gen Demo from Amitabha Buddhist Centre.
When: Thursday 6pm to 7.30pm.
Where: Whanganui Community Arts Centre, 19 Taupo Quay.
Details: Suggested donation $12.

HANDCRAFTS
What: Handcraft Wanganui, quality handcrafts by local people.
When: First Saturday of each month, 9am-1pm
Where: Wanganui Community Arts Centre, 19 Taupo Quay, rear room also accessible from the river.
Contact: Carol Neal, 064273711670

HISTORIC WALKING TOURS
What: Learn about Whanganui's history, buildings and people.
When: Tours leave i-Site at 10am and 2pm each Saturday and Sunday.
Cost: $10 per person.

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