Art fans will be spoilt this weekend
It’s Labour weekend in Hauraki/coromandel and with lockdown fears hopefully behind us — groups and organisations throughout the region are surging ahead with their previously postponed events. Art fans are especially spoilt this weekend with 4-5 exhibitions on, the opening of the Kopu Bridge, there’s a mega garage sale on as well as a community, family-fun day organised to celebrate Boyd Rd Theatre’s scarecrow competition.
Waihi Art Exhibition: The Waihi Art Club only put on two exhibitions a year, one in Waihi and one over the Christmas period at Waihi Beach, so don’t miss the 23 exhibitors on display. Saturday and Sunday over Labour weekend in the Waihi Community Hall from 10am-4pm.
Paeroa Art Craft: Felt and Craft Exhibition at Paeroa Arts Centre from October 24-November 5 from 11am3pm at Normanby Rd.
Mega Garage Sale: Fundraising for new carpet green at Whangamata Bowling Club, find books, tools, toys, kitchenware, outdoor living, antiques, golf clubs and more. October 24 from 9am-3pm Whangamata Memorial Hall on Port Rd.
Artwaikino: Now in its 20th year, Artwaikino is the largest art exhibition in the Hauraki and Coromandel area. It is a fundraiser for the local community hall. A great place for affordable, original art to add to any art collection. October 24-26 Labour Weekend from 10am-4pm at Waikino Hall. Gold coin entry.
Kopu Bridge: The opening of the historic bridge. Enjoy 463m of Thames Heritage on New Zealand last remaining swing span bridge throughout Labour weekend from 7am-6pm.
Tairua Fire Brigade Market: October 24 at Tairua Fire Sation, 233 Main Rd. Food, local crafts, plants and more.
Waihi Drama Society’s October Scarecrow Competition:
All scarecrows participants will be taking their creations to Boyd Rd Theatre for awards and prizegiving, October 25 from 12pm. This will also be a fun community and open day for all.
Art @ 129: Walk, ride or drive to 129 Moana Anu Anu Ave Whangamata on Labour Weekend
Saturday and Sunday from10am-4pm where an eclectic group of artists will display and sell their work. Features flax weaver Bernie Ross, whose work is in galleries of Wellington, Hamilton and Coromandel, hosts this studio opening at her home, along with Maree Burt (portraiture), Heather Watt (mixed media, acrylic painting), Laureen Walker (mixed media) and Jess Nichols (corten steel garden sculpture) and Noel Snook (graphic artist).
Waihi Beach Art & Craft Fair: This fair is fully-booked with stallholders eager to show and sell the wonderful crafts they have created during our long covid winter. Waihi Beach Community Centre, Beach Rd on October 25 from 10am-3.30pm.
Hear our Coromandel’s Denis Tegg. Whangamata Grey Power, Friday, 23 October, RSA Port Road, 10.00am. Social meeting. Guest speaker is Denis Tegg from the Waikato Regional Council
Rotary Paeroa Vintage and
Classic Car Show and Swap Meet: Bonneville Band playing live music, fabulous cars, stalls selling car-related stuff, competitions and prizes. October 31 at the Railway Reserve on the main street of Paeroa.
Halloween — Thames Haunted House 2020: Wanting to provide a fun and safe way for kids to enjoy Halloween without trick or treating? Thames War Memorial Civic Centre, 200 Mary St, October 30-31.
Car Boot Sale: Waihi East School Fundraiser 2020, November 7, 8am12pm. Waihi Baptist Church Car park. All welcome to bring and sell your wares $10 per car. Sausage Sizzle, presold haircuts, bouncy castle, baking stall, raffles and more. To book your spot email email@example.com
Paeroa Lions Fireworks Display: October 31, 5pm, Paeroa Domain. Paeroa Lions are back again this year with another massive fireworks display. With great entertainment and food stands, this
Whangamata Bowling Club President Keith Miles with some of the bargains donated to the club for its lawn turf fundraising garage sale this Saturday at Whangamata Memorial Hall.
Paeroa Art Centre has had a revamp and is kicking off the season with a felting exhibition on Labour weekend featuring the work of Dot Wildman.