Stars in their eyes
Those who have been before, they will know that they get a good night’s entertainment...
Remarkables Market: Food, wine and crafts. At the Red Shed, Remarkables Park from 9am to 2pm, every Saturday.
Maniototo Markets: Village Green outside the Ranfurly i-Site from 10am.
Alexandra Summer Markets: 10am-2pm every Saturday. Remarkable Runners: Queenstown running club meets every Saturday for social fun run. All welcome. More info on remarkablerunners.co.nz. Exactly who Alexandra performers will transform into for this year’s version of Stars In Their Eyes is, as usual, a closely guarded secret.
The Alexandra Musical Society’s adaptation of the well-known 90s television show starts at the Alexandra Community Centre on January 31.
Show director Barry Gibbons said the public could expect a night of quality entertainment from 22 performers in the style and dress of a famous musician.
‘‘Those who have been before, they will know that they get a good night’s entertainment.’’
Songs were mostly in the pop and rock genre but there were other genres to look forward to, Gibbons said.
The audition process was complete and now performers and behind-the-scenes staff were
Catalyst Trust and the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies, University of Otago. 5-6.30pm. Queenstown Memorial Centre.
Kiwi comedy: Michele A’Court & Jeremy Elwood at the Sherwood in Queenstown from 8pm. Tickets: eventfinda
Cromwell Farmers’ and Craft Market: Located in Cromwell Heritage Precinct, with a wide range of regionally supplied produce and crafts on offer, including fruit and vegetables, bread, cheese, wine, meat, baked goods, fresh flowers, soap, candles and crafts. 9am to
1pm. Contact Megan: 021 131 5125. Alexandra Croquet Club: Learn and play 1pm Sundays and
Tuesdays. Kenmare St, Green, Alexandra. New members welcome. Contact Carol on 448 6511. Petanque Cromwell: Every Sunday and Wednesdays 1.30pm at Old Cromwell Town. Inquiries Margaret Ball 445 3678. putting the final touches to the show before opening night.
Gibbons encouraged the public to get along and support the event and said previous shows over the last 15 years had sold out so people needed to get in quick.
Refreshments and a cash bar would be on offer over all five shows running from January 31 to February 4.
Alexandra Musical Society presents Stars In Their Eyes 2017, Jan 31 to Feb 4, Alexandra Community Centre, 7.30pm. More info: 034486871 Raspberry in Wanaka from 8pm. Tickets: eventfinda
Queenstown Photography Club: Meet first Monday each month at 7pm at Goldridge resort . More info on email@example.com of qtphotoclub.co.nz.
Wanaka Walkers: Pack a lunch and meet on the lakefront opposite the showgrounds, Mondays 9.30am. For more info call 021474904 Alcoholics Anonymous: Plunket Rooms, Ardmore Street, Wanaka, 8pm. Open meeting, all welcome. Art Group: Mondays 9.30am-2pm. Craft clubrooms 44b Inniscort St. Inquiries 4451359. New members welcome.
Age Concern Tai Chi: for arthritis and general wellbeing 9.30am10.25am at Anglican Church Hall. Ph Clare 4451291. Steady as you go: 10.30-11.30am, Ph Gwenda 4450510. Table Tennis: Cromwell Presbyterian Church hall every Monday 7-9pm. Contact Jim 022 187 3224. featuring songs from Lloyd Cole and the Commotions albums Rattlesnakes, Easy Pieces and Mainstream, along with tracks from his first four solo albums. At the Sherwood from 8pm. Tickets: eventfinda
Bridge: Play Bridge in Queenstown. 7pm, Events Centre. Beginners lessons in New Year. Enquiries 027 771 6660
Weight Watchers: Alexandra meeting 6pm at Central Stories side room. All welcome, membership fees apply. Contact Amelia.Paterson@weightwatchers.co.nz for more details or just pop along to a meeting.
Queenstown Toastmasters: Meet every 1st, 3rd and when applicable 5th Tuesday from 7 pm to 8.30 pm at St John Rooms, Douglas St, Frankton. Visitors always welcome. Contact Charlotte on 0279333464 or visit queenstowntoastmasters.org.nz Meditation Class: every Tuesday 11am and Thursday 5.45pm. Classes ongoing-everyone welcome, no previous experience needed. Koha accepted. Queenstown Dharma Centre, 12 Lake St. Contact Andrea
Kids pottery classes: Dublin Bay Holiday Programme in Wanaka for children 6-13 years. Mon-Fri until Jan 30, 10am-12 noon. Bookings essential. Ring Joy 4431158 or 027460041.
Kahu Youth Summer Holiday Programme: Wanaka’s youth club (11-24 years), wide range of activities until Jan 28. Games day, devil stick making, drop in sessions, pool, painting, drawing, baking, hiking, candle making, paintball and more. Full programme on Facebook. All sessions $5. Book in advance. Contact Angie and Richard firstname.lastname@example.org, 443 5880. Gentle yoga: Lake Hawea yoga collective presents weekly yoga classes. Rotating teachers. Every Monday 5.45pm - 7.15pm and every Tuesday 9:15 to 10:45. Cost $15/$12. Contact email@example.com. Coffee Chat and Craft: Every first Thursday of the month at 10am at St Peters Church Lounge.
Artists exhibition: Visual artists throughout Central Otago at 2 Church St 10am to 4pm daily - Ph (03) 448 6230 - Entry by donation. Wakatipu Senior Citizens: residents aged 60+, Memorial St rooms for Tai Chi, card-making, big screen movies, plus a Friday hot lunch with tea/coffee, performances and entertainment included. Open Tuesday: 12-3pm, Wednesday and Friday: 10.30am to 3pm. Contact: 442 9214
Sophie Hull had the audience wowed with her performance as Lady Gaga during the Alexandra Musical Society’s Stars in their Eyes in 2011.