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Email: email@example.com. For the full lowdown: www.kapimananews.co.nz On today PLIMMERTON - A COLOURFUL HISTORY, From Taupo Pa, arrival of the railway, weekend resort and beach baches to the birth of a village, war years, fires galore, skeletons and rusty pistols, Plimmerton has had a fascinating past. At Pataka til November 11.
THE ART OF TEACHING, An exhibition of works from art teachers from Porirua, Wellington and Kapiti. At Pataka until August 19. Wednesday, August 15 AGM, Ranui Residents Association, Porirua RSA, McKIllop St. 6.30pm. All welcome. Thursday, August 16 BIG SING, The National Finale gets under way at the Wellington Town Hall, featuring five finale choirs and two guest choirs from the region. The gala concert is on August 18 from 6.30pm til 9.30pm – tickets $25/$15 from Ticketek. Saturday, August 18 TAWA CRAFT MARKET, Tawa Community Centre, Cambridge Street, Tawa. Crafters from all over the Wellington region with new crafters every month. Still looking for someone to run the fundraising BBQ and they can contact Toni on 2324370 or inot_ ynotstoker@ xtra. co. nz. Donation bucket for the Wellington Free Ambulance. 9.30pm til1.30pm.
THE INCREDIBLE TOUR, Tawa Anglican Church is expecting 60-150 people to attend this children’s event of songs, puppets and games. 5pm til 6.30pm at St Christopher’s Church.
PLIMMERTON CROQUET CLUB is hosting a training weekend for women’s international Association Croquet players before the world champs in Melbourne. Both Saturday and Sunday afternoon at the croquet club in Ulric St. Thursday, August 23 GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT, Mana Montessori is holding a film night fundraiser at Light House Pauatahanui with a screeing of Hope Springs. Tickets are $25 and include a goodie bag, supper and spot prizes. Phone 234 1489. Saturday, September 1 VECTOR Wellington Orchestra, Wellington Town Hall, 7.30pm. The Toy Box, featuring Haydn’s Symphony No 60 in C major, Il Distratto, Chris Gendall’s Triple Concerto and Debussy’s The Toy Box (La boite a joujoux). Free pre-concert talk by Marc Taddei, 6.30pm. Tickets from Ticketek. Friday, September 7 STRING QUARTET, The New Zealand String Quartet is playing a programme of Beethoven’s late string quartets at St Mary of the Angels Church in Wellington. Programme 5, Sept 7 (by candlelight); Programme 6, Sept 8. Both at 6.30pm. Saturday, September 8 HOBNAIL plays at Meow in Wellington City in support of latest album, Baggage. Tuesday, September 18 FILM NIGHT fundraiser for Pauatahanui Pre-school is a screening of comedy-drama Your Sister’s Sister, starring Emily Blunt and Mark Duplass, at Light House Pauatahanui. Tickets $25 from the perschool office.
Spot prizes and a raffle. Screening at 7.30pm.