Cre­ativ­ity with wool

Tak­ing the fo­cus back to the gar­ment, the fi­bre and the peo­ple...

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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: 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@weight­watch­ 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 queen­stown­toast­mas­ 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 jen.grat­i­ 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 they­outh­


Judy Dy­mock pro­cesses de­signer entries ready for judg­ing for the WoolOn Cre­ative Fash­ion Event this month.

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