Var­ied lineup of hol­i­day fun to suit ev­ery­one

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By DANIEL WHIT­FIELD

Every­body’s favourite mon­ster mae­stro, Paul Beavis, is re­turn­ing to Porirua li­braries th­ese school hol­i­days.

Beavis will be pre­sent­ing sto­ry­time and a live drawing ses­sion on April 8 at Porirua Li­brary ( 11.30am), Can­nons Creek Li­brary ( 1.30pm), and Whitby Li­brary (3.30pm).

He will be sell­ing au­to­graphed copies of his book, Mrs Mo’s Mon­ster, at $20 each (cash sales only).

If you’re plan­ning to at­tend, get in early be­cause Beavis packed out ev­ery venue last time he vis­ited.

Con­tin­u­ing the Gecko Press hol­i­day pro­gramme theme, there will also be Gecko sto­ry­times at Porirua Li­brary on April 10 at 10.45am, star­ring Sally, and April 15 and 17 at 10.45am, star­ring Bee.

For chil­dren aged be­tween 12 and 14 years, there is the cod­ing work­shop on April 14, 9am till 3pm, at Porirua Li­brary.

For in­for­ma­tion and work­shop reg­is­tra­tion, visit bit. ly/ Gather Cod­ing. The aquatic cen­tre at Te Rau­paraha Arena will be open to fam­i­lies as usual, and will have some pro­grammes run­ning.

Porirua Gym­sports Preschool Gym has a ses­sion at Te Rau­paraha Arena for chil­dren aged 3 and 4 on April 8 from 1pm till 1.45pm. Kindy Gym has a ses­sion for preschool­ers from 9.30am till 11am on April 9.

Also at Te Rau­paraha Arena, Groovy Movers has a 45-minute dance and drama pro­gramme for chil­dren be­tween 1 and 4 on April 16, and Cre­ative Kid­dies has a one-off event that day from 11am till 11.45am.

Bookings are es­sen­tial for all Te Rau­paraha Arena pro­grammes. Phone 237 1521.

The popular Dora’s Dance Party is re­turn­ing to North City Shop­ping Cen­tre.

Dora will be per­form­ing two shows a day (11am and 1pm) from April 13 till 18. A Dora-themed scav­enger hunt will be held in the first week of the hol­i­days.

A sand artist named Ginelle will ap­pear in both weeks of the hol­i­days at North City Shop­ping Cen­tre, show­ing off her skills and teach­ing those who are in­ter­ested from Wed­nes­day till Satur­day, be­tween 9.30am and 5pm.

Pataka is host­ing Toi Time – art for kids.

Ac­tiv­i­ties are con­nected to the art works in the gallery and Wayne Youle will be paint­ing two por­traits in the Pataka class­room.

Classes run from 10am till 11.30am and 1pm till 2.30pm, and are di­rected at 5 to 15-year-olds. The cost per class is $10. Bookings at Pataka, 237 1511.

Tawa Com­mu­nity Cen­tre and Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Li­brary are com­bin­ing to run an An­zac Daythemed school hol­i­day event for 7 to 12- year- olds. An­zac bis­cuits will be avail­able to munch while mak­ing themed crafts, knit­ted pop­pies and lis­ten­ing to sto­ries on April 16 at 11am. Bookings re­quired, 232 1682.

Tawa Com­mu­nity Cen­tre is host­ing a crafts event on April 25 be­tween 10am and noon. Reg­is­tra­tion is es­sen­tial and the cost is $25. Phone, 477 3155. A school hol­i­day drop-in will also be run­ning at the cen­tre from 10am till 1pm each day of the hol­i­days.

Can­nons Creek Pool will be open as usual.

Photo: FAIR­FAX

Popular at­trac­tion: Dora is sure to be a hit when she re­turns to North City Shop­ping Cen­tre.

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