Whanganui Midweek - 2021-10-13



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LATEST ■ SARJEANT GALLERY OPERATIONS UPDATE No education classes will occur at Sarjeant on the Quay until level 1 and suitable distancing can be guaranteed. In the meantime, the Sarjeant’s educational resources will continue to be provided online. The Sarjeant’s object gallery above the i-Site will remain closed until we are in level 1, and no events will be held at 38 Taupo Quay until we have reached alert level 1. ■ SMALL TALKS What: Speakers are Lisa Rewiti, Mel Hawkins, Kirsty Morton, Debra Smith, Tess Dwyer, Wen Xiong, Greg Eiseman, Karen Wrigglesworth, Graham Dack and Mia Perkins. Proceeds to benefit Bason Botanic Gardens. When: Wednesday, October 13. Doors open at 6.30pm to start at 7pm. Where: Bayleys, Wicksteed St. Details: Pre-purchased tickets are only $15 or $20 at the door. Every dollar goes to the charity. ■ A HEART OPEN TO THE WHOLE WORLD What: “Hearts open to the world” is the call of the Gospel; why did we ever feel we had to turn away “from the world”? When: Thursday, October 14, 7pm9pm, Koha. With Bishop Emeritus Peter Cullinane. Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, Mount Saint Joseph, 14 Hillside Tce, Whanganui. Details: To register please call Pam on 3455047 ext 3 or email pam. ■ COMMUNITY LITURGY What: Present Moment When: Sunday, October 17, 4pm5pm. Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, Mount Saint Joseph, 14 Hillside Tce, Whanganui. ■ DVD EVENING What: Ride Like a Girl. As a little girl Michelle Payne dreams of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup – horse racing’s toughest 2-mile race. Together with the love of her father and her brother Stevie, Michelle overcomes impossible odds for a shot at her dream. The rest is history. When: Wednesday, October 27, 6.30pm. Koha. Supper provided. Where: Josephite Retreat Centre, Mount Saint Joseph, 14 Hillside Tce, Whanganui. Details: To register please call Pam on 3455047 ext 3 or email pam. ON NOW ■ When visiting galleries, exhibitions and events, please adhere to level 2 requirements including scanning in and wearing a face mask. ■ A GALLERY & GALLERY 85 What: In A Gallery & Gallery 85 — Diverse Landscapes features painted, drawn, photographed and sculptured landscapes by Brendan Kitto, Catherine Macdonald, Chester Borrows, Lynn Hurst, Madeleine Child, Matt Dutton, Michael Haggie, Paul Rayner, Peter Ireland & Wesley John Fourie. When: Viewing any time online at Gallery open Wednesday & Thursday 9am to 4pm, Friday 9am to 6.30pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am to 4pm. Also by appointment, and any time when the flags are out. This exhibition closes on Sunday. 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: Julia Morison: Head[Case]. An installation of seven small, hexagonal rooms and 100 ceramic heads, each distinctly different from the next, by one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most inventive artists. When: Until October 24. Where: Sarjeant On The Quay, 38 Taupo Quay. ■ SARJEANT GALLERY What: Marie Shannon: Sleeping Near the River. Auckland-based photographer Marie Shannon’s post-Tylee residency exhibition, featuring new photographic and video works that continue her longstanding interest in her domestic environment. When: To November 14. Where: Sarjeant On The Quay, 38 Taupo Quay. ■ SARJEANT GALLERY What: On the Move: Modes of Transport from the Collection When: To November 14. Where: Sarjeant On The Quay, 38 Taupo Quay Details: Celebrating Whanganui Heritage Month this September with images of transport from the Sarjeant collection. ■ SARJEANT GALLERY What: Online: My Choice October 2021. Zahra Killeen-Chance. 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 choreographer Zahra KilleenChance, who is residing in Whanganui as one of two artists-inresidence with her partner, photographer Solomon Mortimer at Tylee Cottage. Her selection is available to view until October 31. 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 a 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 Sts. 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: When: Thursdays 5.30pm-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 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, 4pm-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: First 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; 1pm-2pm — Exercise class; 10am-noon — Senior Net Tech Talks (every 2nd Tuesday). Wednesday: 9.30am — Eastside Craft Group. Thursday: 10.30am-11.30am — Creative Writing Group; 11.30am12.30pm — Learn to Sign (every second Thursday); Thursday 1pm2pm — 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 ■ LYRIC SINGERS What: Mixed voice choir. When: Thursdays 7.30pm-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 12.30pm 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. Inquiries 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 you 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, 9am-noon. Where: Musicians Club, Drews Ave. Details: ■ 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 Sts. Details: Inner Light Yoga 022 6221711 and on Facebook ■ WANGANUI BADMINTON When: Monday evenings 7.30pm $8 a session timed games feather shuttles. Thursday morning 9am $6 a session timed games feather shuttles. Beginners welcome. 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: By appointment. Ring the i-Site for a booking 349 0508. Details: $10 a 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 ■ YOGA FOR MEN What: Ongoing classes for men developed and taught by experienced male teacher. Beginners welcome. When: Wednesdays, 6pm-7.15pm. Where: Harrison St Community Hall. Details: 022 622 1711.


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