ART ANYONE?

What: Anyone interested in a weekly, evening drawing / painting / embroidery session.

Contact: Lorraine 027 338 8606 or 344 2702.

RADICAL DHARMA
What: A 6-week beginners course in Buddhism & meditation. How can you make the most of your life?
When: Wednesdays, Aug 14-Sept 18, 5.45-8.15pm.
Where: Community House, Ridgway St.
Details: No charge. 021 038 6931

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SHE SHEARS
What: The New Zealand Golden Shears competition is the pinnacle of sheep shearing, but how does it compare in gender equality terms?
When: Thursday, August 15, 6.30pm - doors open 6pm
Where: THOUGHTFUL THURSDAYS, Confluence, 15 Watt St
Cost: $10 with free online reservation or ordering at www.confluence.kiwi/thoughtful-thursdays
Details: Fundraiser for Whanganui Women's Network as part of Winter Wonderfest. 06 2813474 for more info.

RETREAT IN INNER PEACE AND DIVINE LOVE - WEEK 2 OF 5
What: A 22-day Retreat in Daily Life, meeting each Thursday night for five nights. With Juliet Kojis and Karyn Coleman.
When: Thursday, August 15, 7-8.30pm.
Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce. To register call Pam on 3455047 ext 3 or email pam.hopper@sosj.org.au
Details: $25 for the 5 nights. Bring pen and notebook for journaling.

FRIENDS OF THE WHANGANUI RIVER
What: Winter Meeting - A Perspective by Ken Mair.
When: Saturday, August 17, 2-4.30pm
Where: Brechin Lounge, St Pauls Presbyterian Church.
Details: $2 members, $4 non-members, details on www.friendsofthewhanganuiriver.com

WHANGANUI HERITAGE MONTH
What: Inside the Sarjeant Gallery. The last public tour before redevelopment starts.
When: Saturday 17 August, 11am & 2pm.
Where: Sarjeant Gallery, Queens Park. Meet on the front steps.
Details: Tickets $15. Bookings from Sarjeant on the Quay or ph 349 0506.

A DAY ON FLORA MACKILLOP
What: Flora (McDonald) MacKillop (1816 – 1886) arrived in Melbourne from Scotland in 1840 and married Alexander MacKillop. From promising beginnings, family and fortunes declined, demanding of Flora courage, patience and forbearance. Her deep faith sustained her through the poverty, hardship and times of homelessness when she and her family depended on relatives for a home. Flora was able to call herself 'a truly blessed mother', as she said herself, she had 'raised all her children for the glory of God.' With Therese McConway rsj.
When: Saturday, August 17, 1.30-4pm. $10
Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce. To register call Pam on 3455047 ext 3 or email pam.hopper@sosj.org.au

WANGANUI FRIENDSHIP FORCE
What: Part of an International Organisation cultural exchange through home hosting here and abroad. Meets monthly for friendship and conversation.
When: Sunday, August 18 at 2.30pm
Where: The Yellow House, Dublin St
Details: Ngaire 3456514

LITURGY
What: Josephite Women.
When: Sunday, August 18, 4-5pm.
Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Tce.

O'DURKIN'S IRISH BAND
What: All your favourite Irish songs.
When: Sunday, August 18, midday-1.30pm.
Where: Grand Hotel. Rosies Corner Bar.
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NZ SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS
What: Winter Daytime Series – Speaker: Mary Skipworth, PN Genealogist, "Using the Internet to create a Family History Scrapbook".
When: Wednesday, August 21, 11am.
Where: Alexander Heritage and Research Library.

ARTHRITIS WHANGANUI
What: Evening Support Group. Speaker Lori Davis, Arthritis Educator. Newly Diagnosed with Arthritis. The group offers support to those affected by arthritis.
When: Wednesday, August 21, 7.30pm. Speaker at 8pm.
Where: The 'Snug' of the Rutland Arms Inn, Ridgway St.

FUNDRAISING QUIZ
What: Singing for your Brain is holding a fundraising quiz night. $10 per person.
When: Thursday, August 22, 7pm.
Where: Gonville Bowling Club, Caius Ave.
Details: To register ph Brenda Carter 022 415 8233 or 344 4674, or Dorothy Trail 027 470 1635 or email mumsocks@xtra.co.nz

NO ORDINARY SHEILA (G)
What: During Shelia Natusch's extraordinary life she published dozens of books.
When: Thursday, August 22, 6.30pm - doors open 6pm
Where: THOUGHTFUL THURSDAYS, Confluence, 15 Watt St
Cost: $10 with free online reservation or ordering at www.confluence.kiwi/thoughtful-thursdays
Details: Part of Winter Wonderfest. Call Confluence on 06 2813474.

WHANGANUI MUSICIANS' CLUB
What: Jan Preston Trio "88 Pianos I Have Known", original songs and piano music.
When: Saturday, August 24, doors open 8pm.
Details: door charge: $30 available on eventfinder and door sales.
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RAYNER BROTHERS GALLERY
What: Shall I be Mother? 100 extraordinary teapots.
Where: 85 Glasgow Street Arts Centre

GALLERY 85
What: Crows Can Count. New works by Antonia O'Mahony.
Where: 85 Glasgow Street Arts Centre

SARJEANT GALLERY
What: Denys Watkins: Dynamo Hum.
When: To August 25.
Where: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay.
Details: 349 0506.

RED DOOR GALLERY
What: Art Exhibition — Fiona Thomas, Paint, Clay and more.
When: Till Sept 1, Thurs-Sun, 11am-4.30pm.
Where: 88 Putiki Dr.

SARJEANT GALLERY
What: Peter Trevelyan: Delineate.
When: To September 1.
Where: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay.
Details: Enquiries 349 0506.

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

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

AL-ANON MEETINGS
What: Confidential 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

BLIND CRAFT
What: Wanganui Blind and Partially Blind Craft group.
When: Monday and Tuesdays afternoons, 1.30-3.30pm.
Where: 102 Peat St, by the netball courts.

COUNTRY MUSIC
What: Country Road Variety Music Group
When: 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month. Doors open 1pm.
Where: Club Metro.
Details: $3 entry. Lucky door prize $10.

CRAFT GROUP
What: Eastside Craft group.
When: Wednesdays from 9.30am.
Where: Hakeke Street Library and Community Centre, 65 Hakeke St.
Details: Contact Lizzie 027 904 6493

EUCHRE & HOUSIE
When: Tuesdays, 1pm.
Where: Gonville-Castlecliff Bowling Club, 15 Caius Ave.
Details: Afternoon tea supplied, raffle.

FUN FOR LITTLIES
What: Music and Movement for preschoolers. Free morning tea for children and a cuppa for adults while children play supervised.
When: Monday morning (term-time) 10-11.30am.
Where: Salvation Army, 4 Indus St.
Details: $1 per child.

INDOOR BOWLS
What: All Saints Indoor Bowling Club. No bowls needed. Non-competitive. 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.

LYRIC SINGERS
What: Lyric Singers meet 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)

MAJONG AND CRIBBAGE
What: No experience needed
When: Tuesday mornings from 9.30.
Where: Hakeke Street library and Community Centre, 65 Hakeke St.
Details: Contact Lizzie 027 904 6493

MEDITATION
What: Ancient oriental meditation based on self-cultivation.
When: Indoor classes by appointment. Outdoor classes on Saturdays 2-3pm (winter), 9-10am (summer).
Where: Virginia Lake pavilion.
Details: Free. Contact Diana 927 5723.

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.

MINDFULNESS PRACTICE IN DAILY LIFE
What: Being fully in the present moment calms the body & mind.
When: Thursdays 5.30-7pm
Details: Clare 021 0622 120.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS
What: Narcotics Anonymous Group. Confidentially assured. Long term recovery.
When: Sundays at 7pm.
Where: Salvation Army, 4 Indus St.
Details: Contact Paul, 0800 628 632.

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.

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

SCOTTISH DANCING FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
What: Glendarroch Scottish Country Dance Club has classes for children, aged 7 and over, and adults.
When: Friday evenings 7.30-8.30pm, for children and adults, with adults until 10pm. Monday evenings 8-10pm adults only.
Where: Carlton School Hall, Carlton Ave.
Details: glendarroch@dancescottish.org.nz or phone 344 1336.

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

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.

TAI CHI for HEALTH
What: Tai chi taught specifically for health. Suitable all ages and fitness.
When: New Beginners classes start soon, Tues 5.30pm and/or Thurs, 9am.
Where: 97 Putiki Dr
Details: $3 per session. Inquiries: Miriam 345-1395 or kevin.miriamas@gmail.com

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

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