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Whanganui Midweek - 2021-11-24

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LATEST ADVENT REFLECTION What: With Catherine Woodcock rks. When: Saturday, November 27, 10am-3pm. Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, Mount Saint Joseph, 14 Hillside Tce, Whanganui. Details: $20. To register call Pam on 3455047 ext 3 or email pam. hopper@sosj.org.au. FOUNDERS SOCIETY What: Sarjeant House: Newly renovated into apartments but with enough original features to make it interesting. There is no parking available at the house but you can drive up to deposit those who cannot walk up the drive then park down on the street. When: Sunday, November 28, 2pm. Where: Sarjeant House, 47 Bell St. Details: Cost: $5. SCHOLA SACRA CHOIR What: “What Sweeter Music” – a programme of Christmas music including audience carols conducted by Iain Tetley with accompaniment by organist Jonathan Berkahn and soloists from the choir. When: Saturday, December 4, 2.30pm. Where: Christ Church, Wicksteed St, Whanganui. Details: Tickets $20 full-price, $15 concession from the Royal Whanganui Opera House or at the door. U-18 free admission. TUI MOTU GROUP What: With Liz Hickey rsj. When: Wednesday, December 15, 4-5.15pm. Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, Mount Saint Joseph, 14 Hillside Tce, Whanganui. Details: $20. To register call Pam on 3455047 ext 3 or email pam. hopper@sosj.org.au. MERI KIRIHIMETE – CHRISTMAS LITURGY When: Sunday, December 19, 4-5pm. (Please bring a non-perishable food item to assist those in need at this time.) Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, Mount Saint Joseph, 14 Hillside Tce, Whanganui. ON NOW When visiting galleries, exhibitions and events, please adhere to level 2 requirements including scanning in and wearing a face mask. SARJEANT GALLERY What: Star Gossage: He Tangata the People. Star Gossage’s (Ngati Wai, Ngati Ruanui) paintings emerge from her wahine (female) centred world. They express how people are interconnected; inseparable from wairua, whenua, whakapapa and whanau (spirit, land, ancestry and family). When: Till February 6, 2022. Where: Sarjeant on the Quay. Details: Free. A GALLERY & GALLERY 85 What: Opening this week. In A Gallery & Gallery 85 – The Candlestick – a group show. When: Viewing anytime online at a. gallery.nz. Gallery open Wednesday & Thursday 9am to 3pm, Friday 9am to 6.30pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am to 3pm. Also by appointment, and anytime when the flags are out. Where: 85 Glasgow Street Art Centre. KNITTING DISPLAY What: Knit & Be Calm. The display covers how knitting has regained a resurgence and is therapeutic. Also covers knitting for charity. When: 10am-3pm daily. Where: Bulls Museum, 81 High St. SARJEANT GALLERY What: New photographic and video work by Jae Hoon Lee who was artist in residence at Tylee Cottage from Nov 2019 – Jan 2020. When: Till January 30, 2022. Where: Sarjeant on the Quay. Details: Free. Enquiries: 06 349 0506. SARJEANT GALLERY What: Online: My Choice November 2021: Solomon Mortimer. Each month a member of our community is invited to browse our online collection and select six of their favourite artworks. Each My Choice selection, together with personal responses to the works, is available to view on the Sarjeant Gallery website for one month at a time. The October 2021 My Choice has been selected by photographer Solomon Mortimer, who is in Whanganui as one of two artists-inresidence with his partner, choreographer Zahra KilleenChance at Tylee Cottage. When: available to view until November 30. REGULAR All events are subject to Covid-19 restrictions. Keep an eye on updates and alert level requirements. Some clubs may prefer not to meet until level 1, so please check before attending. BEYOND MINDFULNESS What: Meditation in the tradition of the Dalai Lama. When: 7pm Tuesdays. Entry by koha. Where: Chang Chup Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre, 7 Waitote St, Castlecliff. COMMUNITY DRUMMING WHANGANUI What: Fun drumming, suitable for everyone. When: Every Thursday, 6.30pm. Where: Arts Society Hall, Trafalgar Place (off Ridgway St). Details: $5 per visit, plus gold coin for drum use. Contact Tracy on 022 682 0136 or on Facebook. ●COTTON ON QUILTERS What: Quilting, patchwork and stitching in fun and friendship. Bring your lunch. The first meeting is free. Where: Masonic Hall, corner Dublin and Keith streets. When: First Saturday in the month (except January) at 10.30am. Contacts: Veronica Davidson 06 3484002 or 027 280 7882 and Lesley McFarlane 06 3448477 or 021 174 3045. DAILY MINDFUL LIVING What: Practising being fully in the present moment. Stopping. Resting. Calming. The body & mind together here & now. Thich Nhat Hanh’s tradition: www.plumvillage.org. When: Thursdays 5.30-7pm. Contact: Clare 021 0622 120. WHANGANUI RIVERBANK PARKRUN What: A timed 5km community walk or run. Where: Whanganui Riverbank, Opposite 282 Taupo Quay, Whanganui, 4501. When: Every Saturday at 7.50am for an 8am start. Details: Register once for life, visit www.parkrun.co.nz and bring your printed barcode to the event. DANCING BUDDHA MEDITATION What: Inspiring, expressive music and movement to completely relax, followed by 20 minutes’ silence, lying down or sitting. When: Saturdays, 4-5pm. Where: Harrison St Community Hall. Details: Facebook Inner Light Yoga, ph 022 622 1711. $5 or koha. FLORAL ART What: Wanganui Floral Art Group. When: 1st Tuesday of the month. Where: Riverside Christian Church Hall, Mathieson St. Details: Shirley 927 6713 or 027 2368046. HAKEKE ST COMMUNITY CENTRE AND LIBRARY EVENTS Monday: 10am — Kids’ Storytime; 10am-1pm (downstairs) Art Group; 11am — Book Explorers’ Club (last Monday of the month). Tuesday: 9.30am — The Cards Group; 1-2pm — Exercise class; 10am-midday — Senior Net Tech Talks (every 2nd Tuesday). Wednesday: 9.30am — Eastside Craft Group. Thursday: 10.30-11.30am — Creative Writing Group; 11.30am-12.30pm — Learn to Sign (every 2nd Thursday); Thursday 1pm-2pm — Active Mind & Body Class. Friday: 9am-1pm — Homeschool Hub; 12.30pm — Silly Story SingA-Long; 11am-1pm — Mums and Bubs Group. KOWHAINUI DAY PROGRAMME What: Programme for elders to socialise and participate in activities. When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9.30am-3pm. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided. Where: Kowhainui Home, 88 Virginia Rd, Otamatea (participants can be picked up and taken home). Details: Please call 06 349 1400 or visit www.enlivencentral.org.nz. LYRIC SINGERS What: Mixed voice choir. When: Thursdays 7.30-9.15pm (rehearsals). Where: St Andrew’s Church Hall, Glasgow St. Details: New members welcome. MIDWEEK MEDITATION What: A guided meditation to assist you to relax, unwind and recharge. Koha. When: Wednesday lunchtime 12 to 12.30 Where: Wisdom Is Yours Wellbeing Centre, 200B Victoria Ave. Details: Natasha or Kevin on 063455002. MISSION WITHOUT BORDERS What: Operation Cover Up, the knitting arm of Mission Without Borders, knitting for needy folk overseas. When: Last Monday of month, 1.30pm. Where: Salvation Army Church, 4 Indus St. Inquiries: Kathrene 344 3398. PETRE 60s UP What: Speakers and/or entertainment. Activities include meals out, games afternoons, occasional trips. When: Third Wednesday of every month, 2pm. Where: St Andrews Church Hall, Glasgow St. Details: Come and join a friendly group. Enquiries Jean 345 7187 or Jenny 348 2409. RIVER CITY ARTISTS What: From beginners to established artists. New members welcome. When: Every Thursday, 9.30am3.30pm. Where: Christ Church Community Hall, 243 Wicksteed St. Details: Val 343 6316 or 027 4599448, Lynne 021 2055991. SATURDAY MEDITATION What: A guided meditation to assist you to connect a part of that is more at peace with oneself. Cost is a koha. When: Saturday 10.30am to 11am. Where: Wisdom Is Yours Wellbeing Centre, 200B Victoria Ave. Details: Natasha or Kevin on 063455002. SLIMMERS SUPPORT GROUP What: Lose weight and keep it off. When: Tuesdays, 5pm. Cost: $10 to join; $2 weekly. Enquiries: Ngaire 347 1613. THE OTHER ORCHESTRA What: Drop in and make music using orchestral instruments. When: Every Thursday, 9ammidday. Where: Musicians Club, Drews Ave. Details: kenchernoff76@gmail.com. TRADITIONAL YOGA What: All levels welcome to this breath-based, heart-centred style. When: Monday, Thursday, Saturday 9am. Tuesday 6pm. Meditation Friday 6pm. Where: Harrison St Community Hall, cnr Harrison and Liverpool streets. Details: Inner Light Yoga 022 6221711 and on Facebook. TWILIGHT BOWLS 3FIVE What: A new kind of business house competition. When: Fridays until November 12, 5.30pm. Where: Gonville-Castlecliff Bowling Club, 15 Caius Ave. Details: $5 per player (includes light meal). Call Beti Broom 021 119 1439 or 344 4998 by 5pm each Thursday to enter. WANGANUI BADMINTON When: Monday evenings 7.30pm $8 per session timed games feather shuttles. Thursday morning 9am $6 per session timed games. Details: Jude Hildreth — 0212157542; Kate Matthews — 0277766015. WHANGANUI GUIDED WALKING TOURS What: Learn about Whanganui’s history through its buildings, monuments, people and stories. When: Tours are on Saturdays and Sundays at 10am and 2pm. Ring the i-Site for a booking 349 0508. Where: Start from the i-Site. Details: Tours take about two and a half hours, $10 per person. WHANGANUI RIVER MARKETS What: This large riverside event includes both the River Traders and Farmers Markets. When: 8.30am-1pm every Saturday all year round. Where: Downtown Whanganui Riverbank. WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN WIDOWS FELLOWSHIP What: Meets in a different cafe every week for encouragement, support and laughter. Details: Jill 021 1152243. YOGA AND PILATES WITH EDDY Monday: 9.30am Yoga Slow. 6pm Classic Pilates. Wednesday: 6am Move! 9.30am Classic Pilates, 6pm Vinyasa Flow. Friday: 6am Move! 9.30am Yoga Slow. Saturday: 9.30am Classic Pilates, 4pm Restorative Yoga. Sunday: 9.30am Vinyasa Flow, 4pm Yin Yoga. Where: 54A Moana St. Details: Just turn up or check Yoga with Eddy Facebook page. YOGA CLASSES What: Yoga in a warm, carpeted room with friendly people. Beginners and drop-ins welcome. When: Mondays and Wednesdays from 5.30pm-6.45pm. Where: Quaker Meeting House, 256 Wicksteed St. Details: $10 per class. Contact: Kathy — email kgreensides@hotmail.com. YOGA FOR MEN What: Ongoing classes for men developed and taught by experienced male teacher. Beginners welcome. When: Wednesdays, 6-7.15pm. Where: Harrison St Community Hall. Details: 022 622 1711

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