WEDNESDAY

SMALLTALKS

What: An entertaining evening of Small Talks about Big Ideas! Supporting Whanganui Cancer Society.

When: Wednesday, April 17, 7pm (Doors open at 6.30).

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Where: Bayleys' function room, Bayleys, 158 Wicksteed St.

Details: Ticket $15 from the Royal Whanganui Opera House. www.whanganuivenues.co.nz

TUI MOTU GROUP
What: Tui Motu, an Independent Catholic Magazine, will challenge us to look at social, ecological and spiritual values. Contribute to the discussion — inter-church and inter-faith dialogue is welcomed.
When: Wednesday, April 17, 4.30-6pm.
Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce. To register call Pam on 3455047 ext 3 or email pam.hopper@sosj.org.au

RAYNER BROTHERS GALLERY
What: Vintage Paul Rayner. An exhibition of paintings and drawings by Paul Rayner spanning five decades — many shown for the first time.
When: Wednesday and Thursday 11am-3pm. Gallery closed Friday and Saturday for Easter.
Where: 85 Glasgow Street Arts Centre.

GALLERY 85
What: Lucky Strike. A smorgasbord of art in a cash and carry show.
When: Wednesday and Thursday 11am-3pm. Gallery closed Friday and Saturday for Easter.
Where: 85 Glasgow Street Arts Centre.

THURSDAY
OPEN NIGHT — HEALING & ITS DIFFERENT FORMS
What: Our Healers will give a demo and talk about healing.
When: Thursday, April 18, 7pm.
Where: Wisdom Is yours — Wellbeing Centre 200 B Victoria Ave
Details: Cost, donation. Contact Kevin or Natasha 0272531858

SATURDAY
KNITTING SALE
What: Hospice Whanganui Knitting Sale! One day only! Beautiful hand-knits for the whole family at great prices.
When: Easter Saturday, April 20, 9am-3pm.
Where: Trafalgar Square.

COMING UP
ESOL HOME TUTORS
What: Are you interested in helping new migrants and 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

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WANGANUI CAMERA CLUB
When: Wednesday, April 24, 7.30. Shutterbugs at 7pm.
Where: Clubrooms, 2 Handley St, Gonville.

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.

WORKING TOGETHER CREATIVELY
What: Sustainable Whanganui's family holiday re-purposing workshop.
When: Friday April 26, 10am-2pm.
Where: Harakeke Room, WRRC, 83 Maria Place, next to Fire Station.
Details: Bring creative imagination & food to share. Resources, tea & coffee provided. Donations appreciated

DANGER! RADIATION!
What: The World Foundation For Natural Science lectures on the danger of radiation caused by mobile communications. Microwave ovens, DECT or cordless phones, WLAN, Wi-Fi, Tablets, mobile or Smartphones, Smart meters, 5G, disturb the natural processes in our bodies and in nature. How can we protect ourselves?
When: Saturday, April 27 at 2 pm.
Where: Community Arts Centre, Back Lecture Room, 19 Taupo Quay.
Details: Contact 344 2702, 3437633, 027 3388606

5TH FEIJOABULOUS FESTIVAL
What: Sustainable Whanganui celebrating feijoas with the community.
When: Sunday April 28, 11am-1pm
Where: Harakeke Room, WRRC, 83 Maria Place, next to Fire Station.
Details: Bring feijoas, feijoa dishes to share with recipe, your sense of fun, family & friends. Competition, quiz & music.

AGM
What: Friends of the Whanganui River Inc. Guest Speaker — Richard Steele, Whanganui River farmer and author. All Welcome.
When: Saturday, May 4, 2-4pm.
Where: Presbyterian Church Hall, corner Guyton & Cooks streets.

STATIONS OF THE RESURRECTION
What: The Journey from Easter to Pentecost. Inspired by an ancient inscription found on a wall of the catacombs in Rome, the Stations juxtapose the Way of Light with the Way of the Cross. They emphasise the hopeful aspect of the Christian story.
When: Wednesday 1 May & Wednesday 8 May, 7pm, Koha.
Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce. To register call Pam on 3455047 ext 3 or email pam.hopper@sosj.org.au

GOING GLUTEN FREE
What: DVD night. Hear Christchurch allergy specialist, Dr Rodney Ford after short AGM.
When: Tuesday, May 7, 7.30 pm.
Where: Riverside Church lounge, cnr Ingestre St & Somme Pde.
Details: Allergy ADHD Wanganui. Everyone welcome. Koha admission. Enquiries: Phone Sharyn: 345 8393.

DAY OF PRAYER AND REFLECTION
What: Be Still and Know: A day of Guided Contemplative exercises based on the Saint Ignatius Way. This could be a 'taster' for the Retreat in Daily Life in August. Please bring a notebook, pen and lunch.
When: Thursday, May 9, 10am-2pm.
Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce. To register call Pam on 3455047 ext 3 or email pam.hopper@sosj.org.au
Details: With Karyn Coleman & Juliet Kojis, Diocesan Prayer & Retreat Team. Cost $20.

ALWAYS TIRED?
What: Hear Dr Corin Storkey from Wellington share how he cured his chronic fatigue.
When: Saturday, May 25, 2 pm
Where: St Paul's Church lounge, Cnr Guyton & Cooks streets (Cooks St entrance).
Details: Allergy ADHD Wanganui. Everyone welcome. Koha admission. Enquiries: Phone Sharyn: 345 8393.

ON NOW
SPACE STUDIO & GALLERY
What: Encore. A selection of works from Artists Open Studios, 33 studios represented.
When: Until April 20.
Where: Space, 66 Taupo Quay.

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

85 GLASGOW STREET ARTS CENTRE
What: A new outdoor sculpture by recent artist in residence Sam Duckor-Jones
Currently on public display

SARJEANT GALLERY
What: Under the Sun: Tales of the Unexpected
When: Until May 12.
Where: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay.
Details: free. Enquiries 06 349 0506.

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 May 12.
Where: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay
Details: Free. Enquiries: 349 0506

SARJEANT GALLERY
What: Anthony Davies: Selected Works.
When: Until May 26.
Where: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay
Details: free. Enquiries 06 349 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
PETANQUE
What: $1 each time you play. Bowls provided. All ages welcome.
When: Sundays 2pm-3.30ish.
Where: Gonville Bowling Club, Caius Ave.
Details: Contact phone 06 347 7414.

INDOOR BOWLS
What: All Saints Indoor Bowling Club. No bowls needed. Non-competitive, small, fun group. Beginners and all welcome.
When: Wednesdays 1.15-3pm.
Where: All Saints Church Hall, Whanganui East.
Details: $2 each time you come, no other costs. Contact phone number 3477414.

AIRPORT CONTROL TOWER
What: Viewings of top floor control cab.
When: Sundays, 1-3pm.
Details: Koha. Contact Lynn 021 0555 476

RIVER CITY UKULELES
What: Bring your ukulele to gain confidence and improve your skills.
When: Second and fourth Monday of each month, 6.30-8.30pm.
Where: Grand Hotel.
Details: Club contact: Colin Luttrell 021 1734680.

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.

YOGA
What: A class suitable for beginners and all levels.
When: Mondays 9.30am
Where : Wisdom Is Yours — Wellbeing Centre 200 B Victoria Ave
Details: Cost: $11. Contact Emma 0211033394.'

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.

MEDITATION
What: Guided meditation suitable for all.
When: Saturdays 10.30am
Where: Wisdom Is Yours — Wellbeing Centre 200B Victoria Ave
Details: Cost, donation. Contact Natasha or Kevin 0272531858.

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. 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. Reasonable subscription. New members welcome.
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: For beginners and experienced singers.
When: Mondays 6.30-8pm except school holidays.
Where: Duncan Pavilion, Castlecliff beach
Details: New term begins May 6. We welcome beginning or experienced singers to join our organic choir. 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

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
What: Quilting & patchwork 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.

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.

TABLE TENNIS
What: Play table tennis.
When: Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, 9-midday; Monday evening, 7.30-9pm.
Where: Jubilee Stadium.
Details: $4 per session. Jenny 343 7461.

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

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

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