Creativity with wool
Taking the focus back to the garment, the fibre and the people...
Central Otago Regional Orchestra: Performs with guest violinist Cathy Irons. Dunstan High School, Alexandra, 2.30pm.
St Joseph’s School Book Fair: Annual second-hand book sale at Queenstown’s St Joseph’s School. Raffles, games and food stalls. From 10am to 2pm.
Alexandra Croquet Club: Learn and play 1pm Sundays and
Tuesdays. Kenmare St, Green, Alexandra. New members welcome. Contact Carol on 448 6511.
Shotover Country Music Club Concert: third Sunday of each month, 7.30pm at Athenaeum Hall, Arrowtown. Contact 442 0785. Petanque Cromwell: Every Sunday and Wednesdays 1.30pm at Old Cromwell Town. Inquiries Margaret Ball 445 3678.
Toddler story time: Queenstown library 10.30am to 11.30am.
Toddler story time and activity: Hawea library 10.30am to 11.30am. Wakatipu Sexual Health Clinic: Every Monday from 3.30 to 5.30pm at Queenstown Medical Centre, 9
Isle St. Appointments are necessary. Contact 441 0500.
Wanaka Walkers: Pack a lunch and A reinvented fashion extravaganza is set to bring ‘‘new energy’’, ’’new partners’’ and take the focus back to the garment, the fibre and the people.
Tickets are on sale for the Rural Women New Zealand WoolOn Creative Fashion Event between May 26 and 28.
Spokeswoman Anne Pullar said the Alexandra-based event was a wonderful opportunity for Central Otago to celebrate its heritage of land, people and place while embracing emerging designers.
‘‘The awards are a special opportunity for Central Otago and NZ to celebrate its connection to land, people and place through exquisite wool fibre. The awards also celebrate wool’s incredible qualities as a natural fibre and the ways it can be used creatively in high-fashion garments.’’
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. Wanaka Playgroup: Meet at the Squash Club in Stone Street, 9.30am - 11.30am for 0-5 years and caregiver. More info Rachel 0211029 or 443 5147.
Hawea Library: 10am Wriggle and Rhyme 0-2 year olds
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. Contact Clare 4451291. Steady as you go: 10.30-11.30am, contact Gwenda 4450510.
Table Tennis: Cromwell Presbyterian Church hall every Monday 7-9pm. Contact Jim 022 187 3224.
Hawea flat yoga: Hawea Flat Hall, 7pm - 8.15pm $12. All welcome. Text/ call Kate 027695772 for more info.
There are three parts to this year’s WoolOn event, each with its own unique fashion focus.
The New World First Look Event on the evening of Friday, May 26 was an opportunity for the community to view the exquisite creative designs in this year’s show, and for the younger generation to experience the excitement of fashion, the catwalk and design.
On May 27, the premier showcase event will be held—the Rural Women New Zealand WoolOn Awards. Winners will be announced on the night. There will also be the opportunity to view some of the garments and hear from designers in an ‘‘Up Close’’ event hosted by Central Stories on Sunday, May 28.
Tickets: woolon.co.nz or from the Central Otago Visitor Centres in Alexandra, Roxburgh, Cromwell and Ranfurly. Bridge: Play Bridge Tuesday evenings, Queenstown Events
Centre 7pm. 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.
Wriggle and Rhyme: for parents and babies aged 6 months to 2 years every Tuesday during term time, at Queenstown Library from 10.30am11am.
Wriggle and Rhyme Wanaka:
Free songs and rhymes for 0-2 year olds, Wanaka Library 10-10.30am. 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 Rotary Club: Wanaka Rotarians meet at the Mt Iron Garden Bar and Function Centre, Albert Town Tavern, 6pm for 6.30pm.
Meet a Justice of the Peace: JP services are available at Community Networks, 73 Brownston Street, 10-2pm. Make an appointment 4437799.
Alexandra Pipe Band: meets Tuesdays 7.30pm. Transport from Cromwell available. Contact Duncan 4450400.
Fine Thyme Singers: meet Tuesdays 7pm at the Supper Room, Lodge Bldg, Old Town. Inquiries 4453245.
Cromwell Drop-In Centre: The Hut from 10am-2pm every second Tuesday. Play pool, bring crafts or a movie. Cost $4 and must be over 18.
Cromwell Rotary Summer Book Exchange: at Freeway Orchard Carpark, SH 8. Books for sale $5 each, books for exchange $2 each. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Hawea Playgroup: 9am-12.30pm on Mon, Tues and Thurs during term, pink and yellow building opposite Hawea Flat Hall on Camphill Road. Pop in for a coffee and a play. Don’t have to live in Hawea.
Queenstown Art Group: Join at Queenstown Art Centre, Ballarat St. Wednesday 9.30am-2pm. Bring your own equipment and work with other artists. $5 per session Contact : Ruth 03 442 9193.
Artists exhibition: from visual artists throughout Central Otago at 2 Church St 10am to 4pm daily - Contact (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, games and entertainment included. Open Tuesday: 12-3pm, Wednesday and Friday: 10.30am to 3pm.
Contact: 442 9214
The Youth Booth: Open Monday to Friday 3pm to 6pm for year 7 and up. Contact: 442 8115 or email@example.com
Judy Dymock processes designer entries ready for judging for the WoolOn Creative Fashion Event this month.