Manawatu Diary July 12 - 18

Last updated 12:00 12/07/2012

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Thursday, July 12
* 2012 Tennis Manawatu Winter Open. Today, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Refreshments will be on sale from 11am each day. Venue: Manawatu Lawn Tennis Club. Time: 8.30am.

* Peter Trevelyan - Sculptor in Residence. Today and tomorrow. As part of the display Formal Abstraction: Panting and Sydow, Peter Trevelyan, a Wellington based sculptor is coming to Te Manawa to be Artist-in-Residence (AIR). Peter will create an intricate graphite sculptural work in the gallery that reflects the principles of formal abstraction - the investigations of the properties of line and form. Come and watch Peter at work in Gallery 3 till July 13 during opening hours 10am-4.30pm. Venue: Te Manawa Art Gallery. Time: 10am.

* Te Manawa School Holiday Programme. Today and Friday. There are two sessions each day from 9am till noon and 1pm till 4pm. Ages: 6-12 years. Bring your own drink, snacks, and a bag to take items home in. For details of session content, dates and times email enquires@temanawa.co.nz or phone 355 5000. Venue: Te Manawa Art Gallery. Time: 10am. Admission: Per session, $18.

* The Art of Sir Michael Fowler. Today, Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Featuring watercolours, and including sketches of Feilding. All art for sale. For more information phone 323 2323. Venue: Feilding & District Art Centre. Time: 10am. Admission: Gold coin donation, $2.

* Body FX Body Painting and Zombie Walk. Venue: Youth Space. Time: 2pm.

* Fairy Disco. One hour of dancing and games with costumes supplied, disco balls and more. Book today at the website. Venue: Sugar Plum Fairy. Time: 2.30pm.

* Backyard League. Today and Friday. No need to pre-register 5-12 year old boys and girls. Learn the fundamentals through skills, drills and mini games. Runs for 10 weeks. For more information, visit the website. Phone Lisa on 027 257 1707. Venue: Arena Manawatu. Time: 4pm. Admission: Per session, $2.

* Backyard League. Today and Friday. No need to pre-register 5-12 year old boys and girls. Learn the fundamentals through skills, drills and mini games. Runs for 10 weeks. For more information, visit the website. Phone Lisa on 027 257 1707. Venue: Arena Manawatu. Time: 4pm. Admission: Per session, $2.

* Three Keys Brings You Hamish Edwards. Innovative accountancy company, Xero, is a visionary on-line management system. Bold thinking and cutting edge technology has changed the face of accountancy. Venue: Hotel Coachman. Time: 5.30pm. Admission: Casual entry, $25.

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* Manawatu Orchid Society Monthly Meeting. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month from February to December. Visitors are welcome to attend. Venue: Community Leisure Centre. Time: 7.30pm. Admission: Annual subscription, $24.

* Enlightenment. By Shelagh Stephenson. Today, Friday and Saturday, 8pm. New Zealand premiere. When Lia and Nick's son disappears at the time of the Bali bombings in 1992, all they have is an email that he was thinking of going to Jakarta, leaving them with their own grief and uncertainty. Running time is approximately two hours including an interval. Venue: Centrepoint Theatre. Time: 8pm. Admission: Adult, $37; Community Service Card holders, $25; Under 30s, $27; Students with ID, $15; Seniors, $25; Dinner & show (with participating restaurants), $65.

Friday, July 13
* Feilding Farmers Market. Venue: Manchester Square. Time: 9am.

* New Children's Club Launch - Club Children's. Food, fun, stories and refreshments. Held in the Children's Zone, first floor. Venue: Palmerston North City Library. Time: 10.30am.

* Castle Model Competition - Winner's Presentation. Using whatever materials you like, design and build your own fantastic model of a castle. Venue: Palmerston North City Library. Time: 12pm.

* Massey Talks Sustainability: Mathew Russell. In this monthly sustainability series, Mathew Russell looks at Cashing In and Cashing Out: the social costs and benefits of rural-residential subdivision in Palmerston North. Tea, coffee and light refreshments available. All welcome. Venue: Palmerston North City Library. Time: 12.30pm.

* Baking with Aunty Alan. Venue: Youth Space. Time: 1pm.

* Art Classes. Friday Night Art Club. Tutor, Kirsty Porter. Ongoing ''open studio'' sessions where students can work on personal or study projects of their choice in an art school environment with an encouraging and informative tutor on hand, and in the company of other students and artists. There will also be some active dialogue about different art topics. Open to all beginners, students and more experienced artists. Cartridge paper, pencils and brushes are supplied. Students need to bring their own materials for their own projects, but get 10 percent off all purchases at Ochre Art Supplies. For more information or the full term three course programme, phone 355 8045, ochreartschool@gmail.com or visit Ochre Art Supplies website. Venue: Ochre Art School. Time: 7pm. Admission: General admission, $80.

* Night At The Museum Family Tour. See the museum after dark. The perfect Black Friday outing for the whole family. Bring your own torch. Venue: Te Manawa Art Gallery. Time: 7pm. Admission: Per person, $5.

* Miss Manawatu. A gala evening of fashion, dance and music with young ladies vying for the title of Miss Manawatu and Miss Teen Manawatu. Venue: Regent on Broadway. Time: 7.30pm. Admission: Admit 1, $33.

* Jim Beam Battle Of The Bands. Venue: Murphy's Law. Time: 9.30pm.

Saturday, July 14
* Central Districts Class Car Club Track Day. Official MNZ single car sprint event. All cars, MNZ licensed and unlicensed drivers welcome. Entry fee: $70; CDCCC Members $80. Non members please send entries to: CDCCC PO Box 4474, Palmerston North or sign in at the track from 9am on the day. For more information phone Greg or Teresa Browne on 328 8600 or Darian deRidder, 027 449 9061. Venue: Manfeild. Time: 9am.

* The Surgery Intermarque Sprints Round 3. A fairly low-key, entry point for those who want to try their hand at motor racing. The format is simple: a pair of cars are released onto the track at 10 second intervals and they complete three laps from a flying start. Venue: Manfeild. Time: 9am.

* Manawatu Saddle Up Club Rally. Work on your arena craft or showjumping in preparation for the next dressage and show/jumping series, school your horse on an all weather surface and enjoy the company and assistance of your fellow club members. Rallies will be held from 10am-12pm (midday). $10 per rider, payable in cash on the day to Jane Harris or Jaymi Green. Entry off Kawakawa Rd, gates open at 9.30am and will be closed at 12.30pm. Venue: Manfeild. Time: 10am.

* RailX 2012 Model Train Show. Today and Sunday. Layouts large and small from Manawatu, Wairarapa, Wellington, Hamilton, Tauranga and Napier, representing New Zealand, British, European, US and Rhodesian Railways, from vintage to modern. Something for everyone. Train rides out front in the car park all weekend. Trade stands will be selling model trains/sets, loco's and rolling stock, scenery, books, buildings etc. Venue: Barber Hall. Time: 10am. Admission: Child, $2; Adults, $6; Family (2 Adults, 4 Kids), $15.

* Groove Method Fitness Class. Today and Wednesday. Develop functional strength, increase cardiovascular endurance, improve flexibility, balance and coordination and reduce stress (all while dancing). It involves really simple steps which you then move in your own way. No dance experience or ability required. Venue: Square Edge. Time: 10.30am. Admission: Koha/donation. Concession card, 10 classes, $80; Concession card, five classes, $45; Casual rate, $10. Class on Wednesday held at St David's Presbyterian Church, 3 Rainforth St, PN at 7.45pm.

* Manawatu Registered Master Builders House of the Year Gala. New Zealand's premier competition in the building and construction sector recognising building excellence, quality, and innovation at local and national levels. Venue: Awapuni Function Centre. Time: 6.30pm. Admission: Adult, $138.

* 2012 Mid Winter Hafla. A showcase of Middle Eastern Bellydance. Includes guests from Wellington; Zilzal Tribal Bellydance performing American Tribal Style, The Bellycats with their ever memorable performances and special guest star Tais Derbasova. Colourful performances from around the Manawatu, Horowhenua and surrounding areas. Venue: Regent on Broadway. Time: 7pm. Admission: Adult, $18; Child, $5; Senior (65+ with ID), $10; Group (10+), $15.

* Old Time Social Dance. Supper provided. Venue: Newbury Hall. Time: 7.30pm.

Sunday, July 15
* Duathlon Winter Series No. 3. Run by the Manawatu Triathlon Club. Three distances available: Short - 1.5km run, 5km bike, 1.5km run; Medium - 2.5km run, 10km bike, 1.5km run; Long - 5km run, 20km bike, 2.5km run. No triathlon option at this event. Suitable for all levels of fitness, family-orientated club. Registration 8am, closes 8.45am, race 9am. Event open to everyone. Spot prizes to be won on the day and a series draw for a major prize. Visit website for more information about the club, etc. Venue: FAHS Feilding High School. Time: 9am. Admission: Adult, $15; Child, $10; Teams, $15.

* Feilding Classic Car Club Car Show and Mystery Cruise. Car show followed by either a mystery run, pokerrun, shed raid. Open to all American, Austrian and English classic, customs hot rods and muscle cars. Phone 323 8354 for more information. Venue: Manchester Square. Time: 12pm. Admission: Entry, $5.

Monday, July 16
* Max Cryer - Curious English Words and Phrases Reading. An entertaining talk and reading from much-loved veteran New Zealand writer, broadcaster and language-expert, Max Cryer. Ticket price includes refreshments. Tickets available from Palmerston North City Library and Paper Plus Palmerston North. Max will be available for book-signing after the talk. Venue: Palmerston North City Library. Time: 6pm. Admission: General admission, $5.

* Art classes - Mixed Media, Collage and Texture. Tutor: Kylie Wardlaw. Introducing the concept of mixed media using examples by various artists. Students will create two different compositions an canvas boards by drawing and gluing different papers and materials. One will be a more spontaneous effort, the other based on an object or a drawing of a specific subject. Some materials are provided, but students need to bring an assortment of papers (tissue, magazine pages), card and other collage materials, four tubes of acrylic paint, and an inspiring image that can be simplified into a design. Six Monday nights. For more information or the full course programme, phone 355 8045; ochreartschool@gmail.com, or visit Ochre Art Supplies website or store. Venue: Ochre Art School. Time: 7pm. Admission: General admission, $150.

* Manawatu Community Choir. The Manawatu Community Choir aims to provide all people, whatever their background or ability, with an opportunity to sing together and celebrate the warmth and vitality generated through music making. Anyone can come and sing in the choir at any time; there are no auditions, no requirement to read music and no complicated membership formalities. The choir is guided by talented vocal leaders Jennifer Moss and Jill Brider. Venue: Youth Space. Time: 7pm. Admission: Casual rate, $5.

Wednesday, July 18
* Project Management Institute Launch. The launch of the PMINZ Manawatu - Whanganui sub-branch is the first step in establishing a PMINZ footprint in the region with an aim to support those who have an interest in the field of Project Management. The evening will start with an opportunity for networking with refreshments, followed by presentations by our special guest speakers: PMINZ President, Sean Whitaker and Massey University Vice Chancellor, Steve Maharey. Venue: Te Manawa Art Gallery. Time: 5.30pm.

* Evening Book Groups. There are two evening book groups. They both meet on the third Wednesday of the month. In one group, all participants read the same book and discuss it. The book for July is The Book of Negroes/Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill. In the second group, participants read around a monthly theme. The theme for July is autobiography. For more information contact Jill Pearcey - Fiction Librarian on 351 4100. Venue: Palmerston North City Library. Time: 6.30pm.

* Groove Method Fitness Class. Today and Wednesday. Develop functional strength, increase cardiovascular endurance, improve flexibility, balance and coordination and reduce stress (all while dancing). It involves really simple steps which you then move in your own way. No dance experience or ability required. Venue: Square Edge. Time: 10.30am. Admission: Koha/donation. Concession card, 10 classes, $80; Concession card, five classes, $45; Casual rate,$10. Class on Wednesday held at St David's Presbyterian Church, 3 Rainforth St, PN at 7.45pm.

- Manawatu Standard

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