Nelson Leader : February 28th 2013
25 THE NELSON LEADER, FEBRUARY 28, 2013 NEWS/WHAT'S ON Community notices FROM Page 24 Social, Cultural VICTORY Sixty Plus, Tuesdays 1.30pm till 3.30pm 238 Upper Vanguard St. Join us for cards, games and a cuppa. For more information please Ph Jan 546 9057 or 027 4577 955. NELSON City Luncheon Club, 2nd and 4th Mondays at Masonic Hall, Nile St, for a meal and an invited speaker. $16pp. Programme at nelsoncityluncheonclub. blogspot.com/ Ph Peter 546 8776. ENNER Glynn Playcentre, come and enjoy quality early childhood education for children 0-6 years, Monday to Friday 9.15am till 11.45am, 8 Enner Glynn Rd. Your first three visits are free. Ph 547 4007. ENGLISH Conversation Group, Thursdays 7pm, Nelwan Building, 10 Kerr St, Nel- son, close to New World supermarket. Lesson, drinks and snacks, friendship, $3. Ph Michelle 027 499 2354, Saori 027 333 8806 Japanese. LOCAL Vocals, singing for everyone. No pressure, no experience needed, just a chance for a good old sing. Tuesdays 7pm. Contact Jo at Tahunanui Community Centre 548 6036 for details. All welcome. LEARNING Mandarin, culture and travel with Nelson Interpret. Train your brain and have fun. Monday till Wednesday, 6.30pm till 8pm. Venue TBC. Contact email@example.com Ph 022 093 1028 for details. FREE Stalls at McCashin's Market, Stoke every Saturday 12 noon till 4pm. All stallholders including car boot and com- munity fundraisers welcome. No fees or bookings required. info@mccashins market.co.nz Ph 547 5357. SINGLE Parenting Night, pot luck fol- lowed by hot tips of how to get through. Q&A time. To register Ph/txt Lorraine 027 419 4588. TOASTMASTERS, develop your personal confidence through public speaking in the safety and with the support of the High Noon, Nelson, or Madhatters Toastmas- ters. Ph 0800 736 753. STOKE Playgroup, meets Monday and Wednesday 9am till 11.30am in the hall next to St Andrews church, upper Songer St, $2 per child or $3 per family. All wel- come. Ph Leah 547 3788 for details. PRESCHOOLERS Music, and time out for parents (child care provided). St Ste- phens Church, 65 Tahunanui Dr (opp McD's). Mondays 9.45am. Newcomers welcome. Morning tea provided. $2. ROTARY Club of Stoke/Tahunanui, are looking for men and women to join us as new members. We meet Tuesdays from 6pm. For further information Ph John 547 3408. SCRABBLE Club, every Saturday after- noon 1.30pm, Suburban Club. Inquiries Ph 548 9006. Health ENDOMETRIOSIS Awareness display, Richmond Mall, Thursday March 7, 9.30pm till 7.30pm. Information, give- aways and speak to one of our local women about the disease and support available locally. FIND Out More About Staying Dry, pelvic and floor exercises. Hear Yvonne Fer- guson, a specialist Physiotherapist speak. Monday March 11, 1pm in the Cathedral Quiet room. Ph Jane 547 9977. ANGER Management Group, starts on March 14 at 7pm. Ph Martin 027 507 2270. SURVIVORS and Thrivers, Cancer Society get together for those with cancer or are supporting someone with cancer. Coffee, cake, at Pomeroys Wakatu Estate, Tuesday March 19. Ph 539 3662 to regis- ter. NELSON Centre, for practise of Zhineng Qigong for self-healing. Free information evening Wednesday March 20, 5.30pm. RSVP Marianne Ph 546 8584 or firstname.lastname@example.org MUM4MUM Breastfeeding Support, meets the last Tuesday of every month 2.30pm till 4pm at the Tahunanui Com- munity Centre 61 Muritai St Tahunanui. Please Ph Tara 021 277 2098 or email@example.com LIFELINE, feeling sad, stressed or stuck. Identify and explore new ways to move forward with a LifeLine Nelson Counsellor. Ph 548 2400. Up to 10 free face-to-face counselling sessions. BETTER Breathing Classes, held 1st Wednesday of the month 11am till 12.15pm at Richmond Senior Citizens. Light exercise with a focus on breathing and relaxation. Ph Nelson Asthma Society 546 7675. BETTER Breathing Classes, held 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month 2pm till 3.15pm Reformed Church, Enner Glynn. Exercise with focus on breathing and relaxation. Ph Nelson Asthma Society 546 7675. LIFELINE, feeling sad, stressed or stuck. Phone our crisis line to talk with one of our Lifeline Telephone Counsellors, avail- able any time of the night or day Ph 0800 543 354. BETTER Breathing Hydrotherapy Pool Classes, held 3rd Wednesday of the month 1pm till 2pm at Nelson hospital. Supervised exercise with focus on breath- ing and relaxation. Ph Nelson Asthma Society 546 7675. ALCOHOLICS Anonymous, if you want to drink that's your business. If you want to stop, we can help. Ph 0800 229 6757. CELEBRATE Recovery, weekly pro- gramme dealing with drugs, alcohol, gam- bling or other issues where support needed. Join us at Richmond Community Church, Warring Carpark, Wednesday 7pm. Ph Bob and Jacquie 538 0282. FOOD, is it a problem for you? Are you suffering from anorexia, bulimia, obesity and/or compulsive eating? Overeaters Anonymous works. Ph 544 2023. Meet- ings held weekly. All welcome. PROSTATE Cancer Support Group, meet first Thursday of each month, 1.30pm till 3.30pm, Broadgreen House, Nayland Rd, Stoke. Ph Cancer Society Nelson for fur- ther information 539 3662. MEDITATION Group, every Tuesday 10.30am at Fairfield House. $3 donation. Ph Cancer Society 539 3662 for further information. Al ANON Family Groups, confidential sup- port for those affected by someone else's drinking. Meetings Nelson Monday 7pm Tahunanui Library. Friday Noon 30 Nile St, Richmond. Wednesday 5.15pm 62 Oxford St. Ph 0508 425 266. Sport, Recreation STOKE Veteran's Badminton, restarts Thursday February 28, 7.30pm at Stoke Hall. Every Thursday night thereafter. Open to any player 30 yrs+. $3 per night. Ph Tracey 547 6460 or Janette 547 2366. MORRIS Dancing, Thursday February 28, Honest Lawyer, Monaco at 7.30pm and Thursday March 7 dancing at Moutere Inn, 7.30pm. Contact Jan or Steve 545 2546 or nelsonmorris.org.nz for fur- ther details. INDOOR Bowls, starting Friday March 1, 7pm. St Andrew's Church hall, Upper Songer St. New members, beginners especially welcomed. For info contact Beth Campbell Ph 547 3329. NORDIC Walking, equals toned arms and abs, better posture, balance, recovery from injury. Jacqui Sinclair Physio runs 1 hour taster classes, Saturday March 2, 2.30pm Stoke, Wednesday March 6, 10am Richmond. Ph 544 1645. FOREST and Bird, March 3 Otuwhero Wetland, Marahau, tour and work. For information Ph Anna 021 755 611. WAIMEA Tramping Club, Sunday March 3, Bushline Hut, easy/moderate, Ph Jul- ian 542 3147 or Pat 548 6888. March 9 till 10, Conical Hill, moderate/hard, Ph Maria 541 8598 or Jocelyn 541 8213. NELSON 50+ Mini Walkers, March 5, Maitai. Meet 10am at155 Nile St, Ph Kath 544 7381 or Amrita 922 199. ZENDA Belly Dance with Debbie Sum- ner, new Intro class starts Tuesday March 5, beginner next steps began Thursday February 21. Held at St Johns hall. For inquires please ph 542 2092 or 027 689 0558. NELSON 50+ Walking Group, March 7, Mt Arthur 8.30am start. Ph Ron 546 5170 or Annette 548 9772. ROCK n Roll Beginners Classes, starting again on March 7. Our 6-week course is held at the Sports Hall at the Suburban Club. Everybody welcome. Just come along or Ph Julia 021 65914. WEET-BIX Kids Tryathlon, March 10. Open to anyone 7 to 15 years of any fitness level. Participants receive a T-shirt, medal, certificate and breakfast. Register at weetbix.co.nz. Entries close March 6. BOOTCAMP, coming soon ladies only bootcamp in Tahunanui. 1 hour session $5 Tuesdays 6pm for 6 weeks starting March 12. Ph Jo 548 6036 at Tahunanui Community Centre for info. ART of Breathing Course, fun course specialising in the yogic science of the breath, March 14 till 17 (Thursday/Friday evening, 10am till 2.30pm weekend). Guest teacher from Christchurch. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org TAI Chi, beginner classes starts March 15 at 5.45pm at Waimea Intermediate School Hall. Inquiries please Ph 021 031 4470 or 544 8428. RANGERS Rugby Club, Senior 3rd Div is all go for the 2013 season. Fitness on Saturday mornings 8.30am. Touch Tuesdays 6pm. Team trainings start Thur- sdays 6pm, March 14. Ph Mark 027 422 9949. SIT and Be Fit, Victory Community Centre Tuesday and Victory Community Church (238 Upper Vanguard St) Thursday at 10am. Fun while you get fitter. For more info please Ph Shirley 547 1433 or 021 121 8023. THE SUN City Rock n Roll Club, have started meeting again on Thursdays. Join us in the Sports Hall at the Suburban Club. Dance to your favourite 50s music. Everybody welcome. Julia 021 659 149. NELSON Petanque Club, every Wednesday and Sunday 1.15pm, Para Para Road Courts. Join in March free boules. Ph 548 9006. STOKE Sit and Be Fit, Tuesday 11.05am and Wednesday 11am in Stoke Memorial Hall. Great music and fun while you get fitter and stronger. For more information Ph Shirley 547 1433 or Stoke Seniors 547 2660. SCOTTISH Dancing, on Tuesdays from 7.30pm till 9.30pm, St Andrews Church Hall, Upper Songer St, Stoke. Ph Marga- ret 547 3913 for information. No partner needed. Soft flat shoes essential. SIT and Be Fit, Mondays 10am, Saxton Pavilion. Great way to increase your fit- ness with enjoyable music $4, Ph 541 0015 Marnie Brown. INSIGHT Meditation, new venue and time Mondays 7.30pm till 9pm, 11 Tasman St, the Wood. Buddhist Insight practice, cul- tivating mindfulness. Beginners welcome. Dana/Koha. Ph Roger 545 6167. SOCIAL Table Tennis, for fun and fitness Monday and Friday 9am till 12pm. Wednesday 7pm till 9pm. Sunday com- petitive practice 9am till 12pm. Morning tea/supper provided, all welcome. Ph Karen 547 3005 or stadium 547 9479. YOGA for Beginners, Monday mornings 9.30am till 10.45am. Focus on postures and establishing proper breathing techniques. Cost per session $12. For inquries Ph 548 7511. WAY2GO Walking Group, met 9.45am every Thursday at Tahunanui Community Centre. Bring gold card (or $6) as some- times we bus and walk, sometimes just walk. Ph Jo at TCC for information 548 6036. KICKSTART Green Prescription Walk, new 30 minute walk, Tuesdays 10.30am. Meet outside Riverside Pool 10.15am. Ph the Green Prescription team 539 1662. Walk, talk, stretch, kickstart your body. Bank walk on again Unique walk: Wendy Banta, left, and Rene Van Der Sant, both of Nelson, during the 2011 Rotary Club of Nelson West-sponsored Boulder Bank Walk. One of Nelson s icons will be opened for public access on Sunday, March 17 for the fourth consecutive year when the Rotary Club of Nelson West and Nelson Coastguard will provide transport for a walk along the Boulder Bank. Dick Carter, who is projects co- ordinator for the Rotary Club, said the fundraising walk was 8 kilometres long and could be expected to take up to three hours. The lighthouse would be accessible and other features would be described in a printed programme. Speakers at the lighthouse will include Brian Kidson, a descend- ant of John Kidson, who was lighthouse keeper from 1865 until 1892, and Hilary and John Mitchell, local historians and researchers into iwi issues. Dick said the walk was testing, with a lot of boulder hopping, so good footwear was essential. Par- ticipants would also need to be prepared to get their feet wet as they boarded the boat for the return. Debris can be collected by walkers and left at pick-up points to help preserve the uniqueness of this special treasure right on Nelson s doorstep, he said. Buses will depart from Wake- field Quay adjacent to the Sea Rescue Building and the Coast- guard Berth between 8.15am and 10.30 am to drop off walk partici- pants at Boulder Bank Dr. Boats will be provided to return people back to Wakefield Quay from the city end of the Boulder Bank. The last boat will depart the Boulder Bank at 3pm. For those travelling both ways by boat, departure times from Wakefield Quay are 11.30am and 1pm. This option involves a short walk to the lighthouse. Proceeds will benefit Coast- guard, who are fundraising for a new rescue boat, and other Rotary Foundation charities. Sponsors this year include the TSB Bank, Knapps Lawyers, and First National Real Estate. Drinks and some food will be available for sale. Tickets cost $20 and $25 per head, and have sold out early some years, so book early. Early ticket buyers will be allocated to the double-decker bus. Tickets are on sale now at TSB Bank, corner of Trafalgar St and Bridge St, and and Land in Tahuna, Stoke Garden and Land- scapes in Saxton Rd, and First National Real Estate on Queen St in Richmond. In the event of rough weather the event will be rescheduled to Sunday, March 24, and tickets purchased will be transferred to that date.
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