River City Artists

From beginners to established artists

When: 9.30am-4pm


Where: Christ Church Community Hall, 243 Wicksteed St

Details: Val 343 6316 or 027 459 9448.

Thoughtful Thursday
When: 6.30pm
Where: Confluence, 15 Watt St
Details: Kobi - filmmaker Andrea Bosshard's documentary about her father, Kobi Bosshard, and his lifelong craft of creating jewellery in New Zealand. $10 entry. Book at or call (06) 281 3474.

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

Pacifically Speaking
When: 7pm
Where: Whanganui Musicians Club, 65 Drews Ave
Details: Little Big Noise from Hawke's Bay, featuring Mike Stodard on keyboards and vocals and Dave Birch on drums and vocals.

River Traders' Market
When: 8.30am-1pm
Where: Downtown Whanganui riverbank
Details: Goods, produce, food.

Walking Tours
When: Tours leave 10am and 2pm each Saturday, Sunday
Where: Whanganui i-Site
Details: Learn about Whanganui's history, buildings and people. $10 per person. Other times possible - call i-Site in good time.

Friends of the Whanganui River Inc
When: 2-4pm
Where: Presbyterian Church hall, corner Guyton & Cooks streets
Details: Guest Speaker - Richard Steele, Whanganui River farmer and author. All welcome.


Autumn Flower Show
The Wanganui Chrysanthemum Club is hosting the Horticultural Autumn Show.
When: 1-5pm
Where: Wanganui Intermediate School hall, Dublin St
Details: Chrysanthemum blooms, garden flowers and produce. Craft stalls, raffles, plant stalls with potted charm chrysanthemum plants. Afternoon teas available. Entry $2.

Quilt Display
Cotton On Quilters open day
When: 10.30am-3pm
Where: Masonic Lodge Hall, corner Dublin and Keith streets
Details: Demonstrations and refreshments throughout the day. Experience the art of patchwork and quilting. There is a Show and Tell of quilts in the afternoon.

Sea Mouse and Linen
When: 7.30pm
Where: Lucky Bar + Kitchen, 53 Wilson St
Details: Wellington bands promise modern blues and rock 'n' roll to rattle your bones. From 9pm, $10 on the door.

Castlecliff Market
When: 11am-3pm
Where: 5 Bryce St, Castlecliff
Details: Goods, produce, food.

Mable the Tram
When: 1pm-3pm
Where: Tram Shed, 27 Taupo Quay
Details: Take a ride on the No 12 vintage electric tram, $2.

Magpies at the Grand
When: 6.30pm
Where: The Grand Hotel, St Hill St
Details: Manawatu poets Chris Gallavin, Rachel Dore and Tim Saunders are bringing Magpies, a show featuring the band Ceol Manawatu. Paper money donation to support the Guyton Trust. Book early for dinner.

Ballroom Dancing
When: 7pm-9.30pm followed by supper
Where: St Andrew's Hall, Bell St
Details: Dancesport Wanganui invites all dancers to its monthly social dance. Theme "Blue" Ballroom, New Vogue, Latin, social dances. Members $5, non-members $10. Information Kathleen 344 2245 or Graeme 027 434 1823

Whanganui Film Society
When: 7pm
Where: Davis Theatre, Watt St
Details: My 20th Century - a whimsical tale of separated identical twin sisters – one a feminist anarchist, the other a hedonistic courtesan. Winner Camera d'Or, Cannes 1989. See
Grassroots Singers
When: 6.30pm
Where: Duncan Pavilion, Castlecliff Beach
Details: We welcome new (and current) singers. Ph Mary Ann 06 343 9981.

DVD night
What: Hear Christchurch allergy specialist, Dr Rodney Ford after short AGM
When: 7.30pm
Where: Riverside Church lounge, corner Ingestre St and Somme Pde
Details: Allergy ADHD Wanganui. Everyone welcome. Koha admission. Inquiries, Sharyn 345 8393.

Slimmers Support Group
What: Lose weight and keep it off
When: 5pm.
Cost: $10 joining fee with $2 weekly. Inquiries, Ngaire 06 347 1613.

If you have an item for this free column, email with the details. The deadline for information about events from, and including, Thursday, May 9, to Wednesday, May 15, is noon on Tuesday, May 7.