‘In­fec­tious en­ergy’

The mu­si­cians will pay trib­ute to a range of artis­tic styles...

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Air­craft Own­ers and Pi­lots Association mid-win­ter fly-in: Alexan­dra Air­port, free.

Alexan­dra Mu­si­cal Society per­for­mance of Grease: Alexan­dra Me­mo­rial Hall, mati­nee 2pm, Adults $45, se­niors $35, chil­dren $20, fam­ily $100. More info:alex­mu­si­cal.co.nz

NZ Guitar Quartet: Artis­tic styles in­clud­ing gypsy jazz, blue­grass, Celtic, fla­menco. The Cel­lar Door, Alexan­dra, Tick­ets: Alexan­dra i-Site, $25/$20/$10.

Alexan­dra Mu­si­cal Society per­for­mance of Grease: Alexan­dra Me­mo­rial Hall, 8pm, Adults $45, Four ac­com­plished gui­tarists will bring an in­fec­tious en­ergy to the con­cert stage in Cen­tral Otago this week­end. The mu­si­cians will pay trib­ute to a range of artis­tic styles, in­clud­ing gypsy jazz, blue­grass, Celtic and fla­menco.

The New Zealand Guitar Quartet is build­ing an in­ter­na­tional rep­u­ta­tion, with their per­for­mances of con­tem­po­rary and world mu­sic gain­ing wide au­di­ence ap­pre­ci­a­tion.

The Christchurch Arts Fes­ti­val has de­scribed the quartet’s per­for­mances as hav­ing ’’tech­ni­cal bril­liance and emo­tional depth’’, while the Whangarei Mu­sic Society says the four pro­vide ‘‘sub­lime mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment’’.

The tour is sup­ported by the

Arts On Tour NZ Trust.

The quartet in­cludes UK-born clas­si­cal gui­tarist Jane Curry, now based in NZ. Curry has won

se­niors $35, chil­dren $20, fam­ily $100. More info:alex­mu­si­cal.co.nz Art and Craft Hol­i­day Pro­gramme: Sher­wood is host­ing four full of art and craft work­shops with lo­cal artists Jessica Marni Winch­combe and Claire Todd com­ing up on the first week of School Hol­i­days. Reg­is­tra­tions at ex­pe­ri­ences@sher­woodqueen­stown.nz

Naseby Luge Camp: A five day hol­i­day camp goes un­til Fri­day at Naseby Luge Track with sin­gle day at­ten­dance per­mit­ted. Cost $125 or $30 per day. Con­tact Ge­off on 027 4958 923

Tod­dler story time: Queen­stown li­brary 10.30am to 11.30am.

Tod­dler story time and ac­tiv­ity: Hawea li­brary 10.30am to 11.30am. 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. Wanaka Play­group: Meet at the Squash Club in Stone Street, 9.30am in­ter­na­tional awards and is head of Vic­to­ria Univer­sity School of Mu­sic’s guitar pro­gramme.

John Couch was born in NZ but is based in Aus­tralia. The in­ter­na­tional prize-win­ning gui­tarist di­rects the Taranaki Clas­si­cal Guitar Sum­mer. Christo­pher Hill was raised in the Hawkes Bay and com­pleted an hon­ours de­gree at Vic­to­ria Univer­sity, un­der Bill Bower be­fore trav­el­ling to Spain to study fla­menco guitar. Owen Mo­ri­arty com­pleted his masters de­gree in 2003 and then stud­ied at the Univer­sity of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia, where he was men­tored by top guitar prac­ti­tion­ers in­clud­ing Scott Tennant and Bill Ka­nengiser.

HEAR THEM: Wanaka, Holy Fam­ily Church, July 7, 7.30pm; Ban­nock­burn, Coronation Hall, July 8, 3pm. Alexan­dra, The Cel­lar Door, July 9, 7.30pm.

- 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. 44b In­nis­cort St. In­quiries 4451359. New mem­bers wel­come.

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. Text/call Kate 027695772 for more info.

Alexan­dra Mu­si­cal Society per­for­mance of Grease: Alexan­dra Me­mo­rial Hall, 8pm, Adults $45, se­niors $35, chil­dren $20, fam­ily $100. More info:alex­mu­si­cal.co.nz 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@weight­watcher- s.co.nz for more de­tails or just pop along to a meet­ing.

Wrig­gle and Rhyme: par­ents and ba­bies aged 6mths to 2yrs Tues­days dur­ing term time, at Queen­stown Li­brary from 10.30am-11am.

Wrig­gle and Rhyme Wanaka: Free songs and rhymes for 0-2 year olds at Wanaka Li­brary, 10 - 10.30am. 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.

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.grat­i­tude@gmail.com. Hawea Play­group: 9am-12.30pm on Mon­day, Tues­day and Thurs­days dur­ing school term, in the pink and yel­low build­ing op­po­site Hawea Flat Hall on Cam­phill Road. Pop in for a cof­fee and a play.

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+ in­vited to Me­mo­rial St rooms for Tai Chi, card­mak­ing, big screen movies, plus a Fri­day hot lunch, per­for­mances, games and en­ter­tain­ment in­cluded. Open Tues­day: 12-3pm, Wed­nes­day and Fri­day: 10.30am to 3pm.

Con­tact: 442 9214.


The New Zealand Guitar Quartet plays Wanaka, Ban­nock­burn and Alexan­dra July 7-9.

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