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Regular free public events in and around Motueka

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Mondays

Meditation Group
Every Monday, 6pm at 23 Jocelyn Avenue. Bring a cushion. Enquiries to Ian 528 4338 or Dana 528 0146.

Motueka Amateur Radio Club
The first Monday of each month at 7.30pm, at the Search and Rescue rooms, Motueka police station. Join the world of radio communications. Phone Steve 528 8707 (day only).

Totara Parenting Group
Every Monday (during school term), 9.30am to 11.30am, at the Motueka Family Service Centre, 27 Talbot Street. Enquiries to Mary, 528 0234.

Patchwork, quilting, sewing, embroidery
Every Monday evening at 7.30pm. Beginners to experts, sharing knowledge with each other. Phone Diane 528 8640.

Housie
Every Monday evening, at 7.30pm, in the Motueka RSA dining room. In support of the Motueka Brass and Pipe Bands.

Motueka Cadet Unit
Parade on Mondays at 6.45pm at the Recreation Centre, for a range of activities including weekend camps. Phone 528 5271.

Motueka COPD Group (Better Breathers Club)
Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from July 14th onwards, 2.30-3.45pm, at St Johns Hall off Courtenay Street. First session free, then $2 per time or join the Asthma Society for $10/year and attend for free. Phone Nelson Asthma Society on 03 546 7675 for more information.

Indoor Walking Group
Mondays 9.30am at the Recreation Centre. Walk an indoor all-weather walking track that includes strength and balance circuits, plus pedometers to count your steps and monitor progress. $4 with cup of tea provided. Contact: Jody Maru, 528 8228.

Crafty Tarts
Most Mondays at 10am, at Avalon Court. Learning and sharing skills, interests and techniques for a wide range of crafts, modern and old. Information here. Contact: Val Armstrong, 528 4046.

Yoga Motueka
With certified teacher Denise Ward. General class on Mondays 6.30pm - 7.45pm. Beginners class on Mondays 7.30pm - 8.45pm at the Senior Citizens Association (behind the Library). Term concession available. Contact Denise at yogasong@xtra.co.nz or phone 027 2991373 to book your mat.



Tuesdays

60+ Social Club
Every Tuesday from 9.30am to 1.30pm. Transport provided, morning tea, lunch, fun activities, outings to places of interest. $12.50. Phone 528 4418.

Story time for pre-schoolers
Every Tuesday afternoon (except during school holidays), from 2.00pm to 2.30pm, at the Motueka Public Library. Enquiries, phone 528 1047.

Ambrosia
Every Tuesday at 7.30pm at 15 Greenwood St. A bi monthly group for women of all ages providing a chance to discover, learn, create, connect and share life togther. Come along for an evening of inspirational fun, food and music.

Motueka Business Network International (BNI)
Every Tuesday at noon at Motueka Top Ten Holiday Park conference centre. Contact Oliver Weber if interested, 03 970 0020.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes
Tuesdays 9.30 - 10.45am at Riverside Community Centre. All levels welcome. Drop-in class $10. Bring yoga mat, light blanket, water bottle. Contact Jo 0211709495.

Messy Church
Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month, 5-7pm, at St Thomas's Church, 101 High Street Motueka. Free fun activities and dinner provided. All welcome. For more information, phone 528 8825.

No Lights No Lycra
Sessions are weekly on Tuesdays at 7.15pm - 8.15pm, Imagine Theatre, Woodlands Ave. Cost is $5. Wear comfy clothes, bring water. More information here. Contact Emma Ryder emarryder@hotmail.com



Wednesdays

Fun Ukelele classes
Every Wednesday, 7.00 - 8.30pm at the Municipal Band rooms, Old Wharf Road. Phone Jane for information at 528 4995.

Indoor Bowls
Every Wednesday, 7.15pm, at the Motueka Memorial RSA Club.

Jiu Jitsu
Every Wednesday night, 7.30pm at the Recreation Centre. For 16 years plus. Phone David, 528 1220.

Motueka Newcomers
Every Wednesday, 10.30am, at Motueka RSA, High Street. New to the region? Meet new friends.

Mainly Music
Every Wednesday (during school term), 10.00am, at Tasman Bible Church. Musical activities aiding pre-schoolers in the development of coordination, movement and balance. Contact Judy 526 6801.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Every Wednesday 7:30pm, at the Salvation Army Hall, 6 Greenwood Street. If you want to drink that's your business. If you want to stop we can help.

Community & Whanau meeting
First Wednesday of the month, 12 noon, at Community House, Decks Reserve. Enquiries to Rae Dozell, 526 7842. Information here »

Yoga Motueka
With certified teacher Denise Ward. General class on Wednesdays 9.30am - 10.45am at the Senior Citizens Association (behind the Library). Term concession available. Contact Denise at yogasong@xtra.co.nz or phone 027 2991373 to book your mat.

Summer social tennis
Motueka Tennis Club runs Wednesday evening social competitive tennis for adult players 5.45 - 8pm, each week until 2nd April. $2 per person.

Cubs
Every Wednesday 6pm - 7.30pm at the Scout Den, Riwaka Domain. For 8 to 10 year olds. Phone Heather or Dave, 528 4601.

Motueka Art Group
Every Wednesday 9.30am - noon at Bridge Club Hall, Tudor Street. Selection of tutors in all mediums. Contact Lynne, 528 4521.

Scottish Country Dancing
Every Wednesday, 7.30pm, at the Scout Den at Lower Moutere Hall. Enquiries to Alli Campbell, 0226 34 32 31.

Motueka Singing Group
We welcome singers to join our Wednesday evening singing. We sing for fun and joy songs from all over the world in 2 or 3 parts. We meet fortnightly from 7.00pm till 8.30 pm, at 25 Courtney Street. No experience required. For contact, phone 528 6280.

Motueka Men's Shed
The Motueka men's shed at Marchwood Park is a popular meeting place for a group of men who like to make things, help the community, and make friends. We meet 9am to noon every Wednesday and Thursday.

Mindfulness Group
Weekly Wednesdays from 5.30 - 6.30pm at the Community House. Koha donation. Simple techniques and practical information and support given to those wanting to learn more and practise Mindfulness. Contact laksmi.crick@gmail.com, 021 1111637 or 03 5268781.



Thursdays

Babbling Books, Motueka Public Library's book group
Every first Thursday of the month at 1.00pm at the library. Talk about the latest book you've read. Hear what others have been reading and get some great recommendations for your next great read. You are welcome to bring your lunch.

Old time dance group
Every Thursday, starting at 7.30pm, at Uniting Church Hall. Social dancing. Beginners welcome, suitable for all ages. Contact Margaret, 528 7564.

Lighthouse Spiritual Awareness Centre
Every Thursday, 7.30pm at the Band Hall, Recreation Centre.

Motueka Branch NZ Labour Party
First Thursday of the month, 6.30pm, at Community House, Decks Reserve.

Motueka Amnesty International
Second Thursday, 7.30pm, venue changes. Contact Steve or Tammy on 528 7761.

Scouts
Every Thursday 6.30pm - 8.30pm at the Scout Den, Riwaka Domain. For 10 to 14 year olds. Phone Heather or Dave, 528 4601.

Women's Institute
Third Thursday of the month, 1.30pm at the fire station. Phone Faith, 528 7409.

Tom Thumbs playgroup
Every Thursday (school terms) 9:30am - 12noon. For families with preschool children. Inside crafts, painting, playdough. Large outside area with sandpit, swings climbing equipment and ride-ons. Wet or fine, $1 per child, morning tea provided. 101 High Street behind St Thomas church. Phone Phillipa Adams 5288879 or email adams.family45@xtra.co.nz.

Thursday Biking Group
Every Thursday during lighter months, 5.45pm out the back of Coppins. Approx 10km on the flat, no fancy gear required. Phone 027 544 3002.

Rotary Club of Motueka
Every Thursday at 6pm at the Motueka RSA Clubrooms. Contact Secretary Pauline O'Beirne tel (03) 546 6912.

Kickstart
Get your Kickstart to better health with the Green Prescription team. Every Thursday at 9.30am, meet in the Motueka Rec Centre carpark. $2 Active Walk, or $4 Move to Music class followed by an education session. Phone 0800 106 555 for more info - or just turn up.

Family History
Want to find out about your ancestors, but don't know how to start? Or need assistance with researching? Help is available from local Family History group members every 3rd Thursday, 12 noon - 2pm, at the Motueka Public Library.

Grandparents raising Grandchildren
Support for Grandparents & Kin Carers who are raising their Grandchildren. Every 2nd Thursday of the month, 10.30am - 12 noon, at the Motueka RSA lounge area. Morning tea provided. Contact Linda Glew @ 528 1001 or lindag@psusi.org.nz

Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes
Thursdays 6.30 - 7.45pm at Parklands School, Aniwaniwa Room. All levels welcome. Drop-in class $10. Bring yoga mat, light blanket, water bottle. Contact Jo 0211709495.

Motueka Men's Shed
The Motueka men's shed at Marchwood Park is a popular meeting place for a group of men who like to make things, help the community, and make friends. We meet 9am to noon every Wednesday and Thursday.



Fridays

Alcoholics Anonymous
Every Friday 7:00pm, at the Salvation Army Hall, 6 Greenwood Street. If you want to drink that's your business. If you want to stop we can help.

Laughter Yoga Club
Every Friday, 9.30am to 10.30am, at the Arcadia Cafe Lounge, 265 High Street.

Probus Club of Motueka
First Friday of the month, for retired gentlemen.Contact our visitor's officer, Terry Sargent (528 8280) who will ensure you are made welcome.

Babytime at Motueka Public Library
Every Friday (during school term), 10am, at the library. A fun, hands-on session with songs, movement, rhymes and stories for children two years and younger with their caregivers.

Motueka Newcomers
Every Friday, 10am - 12 noon, at the Motueka RSA, High Street. New to the region? Meet new friends.

Total Body Health
Every Friday, 10.30am, at Arcadia Lounge. Free talks on how to help yourself the natural way.

Pied Piper Playgroup
Meets last Friday of every month, 10am to 12. A chance for mums to catch up, have a cuppa and children to play. Held at the School hall of St Peter Chanel on High St. Enquiries to Cherie, 528 4964.

Chair Yoga
A seated form of yoga for people who for numerous reasons find regular yoga challenging or want to try something new. $5 first class. Friday mornings 11.00am at Weka House (in the Recreation Centre grounds), Old Wharf Road. Details from Delia 0212 398 969.



Saturdays

Historical Association
Fourth Saturday of the month, 1.30pm, at Community House, Decks Reserve.

Kids Yoga Classes
Starting February 2017. Alternate Saturdays mornings. Age groups 4-6 and 7-9. At Parklands School, Motueka. Booking and information contact Jo 0211709495.

Pregnancy dance classes for active childbirth preparation
Every Saturday, 10am at Community House, Decks Reserve. Only $8 per session. Whichever trimester you're in please come join us for an hour's dancing followed by refreshments, aromatherapy, reflexology, birth chants, deep breathing and birth wisdom. Contact Helen on 0226289454 or motherlove@nurturewithin.co.nz.



Sundays

Duck Soup
Celebrate being single on the first Sunday of every month from 7.30pm at 623 In The City (Hardy Street, Nelson). Friendly networking with 100+ other singles over 30 in Nelson. Call Adrienne 544-2088.

Folk Music sessions
Third Sunday of each month at the Motueka Sprig and Fern, 3 - 6pm. Folk sessions are open to all levels, a friendly relaxed sharing of traditional folk music. Contact Helen, 528 6887 or redearth3@xtra.co.nz.

Kapahaka
Weekly on Sundays, 3pm, 15 Greenwood Street (next to Parkes Automotive). Learn multicultural waiata and kapahaka. Contact Diana at 022 125 7387.


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