Evening Talk:Whanganui - Colonial Settlement or Imperial Garrison
Today, January 19
Using photos from our past, local historian Kyle Dalton will look at the role of the military in the development of Whanganui. From its original colonial settlers in the 1840s, many of whom were military men, and up to World War I, Whanganui's social and military histories were intertwined. Time: 7.30pm at the Davis Theatre, Whanganui Regional Museum, Watt St. Adult $4; child $2. No booking necessary, although numbers are limited to 200 attendees. i-SITE phone 349 0508

Heads Rd Cemetery
Tomorrow, January 20
Spend 11/2 hours with Huia Kirk hearing some of the stories of the city's ancestors. BYO snacks and drink, warm clothes and rainwear if necessary. Depart: 2pm from the main entrance to the Heads Rd Cemetery, Guyton St; finish approximately 3.30pm. Adult $5; child $3. Numbers limited; bookings essential at the i-SITE.

Shadow Drawing
Wednesday, January 20
Explore the art of shadow drawing at the Whanganui Regional Museum, using shapes and objects from the cultural and natural history of Whanganui. All ages. Meet 1pm at the museum. $2 per person. Numbers limited; book at the i-SITE.

Thursday, January 21
Visit the once-busy frontier town of Whangamomona, now a tourist destination. Travel via Stratford and the Forgotten World Highway. Have lunch at the Whangamomona Hotel with time to explore this historic village. Back home via Stratford. BYO morning and afternoon tea. Depart 8am; return approx. 6.45pm. Adult $55; child $40, includes pub lunch (buy your own drinks). Numbers limited; bookings essential at the i-SITE.