Art fans will be spoilt this week­end

Hauraki-Coromandel Post - - News -

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 lbel­

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

Photo / Ali­son Smith.

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.

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