FAMILY & COMMUNITY
Capital E, Queens Wharf. Various events for children, visit capitale.org for details. Winter Wonderland, till Dec 24, 9.30am till 3.30pm, free. Clark’s Cafe, Central Library, Victoria St. Newcomers coffee and conversation, Dec 17, 2.30pm, free. Countdown Tawa, Tawa. Christmas craft market, Dec 17, $10 per space, limited spaces available, 4.30pm till 7.30 pm. Dowse Square, Lower Hutt. Outdoor movie, Dec 18, 9pm. Carols from 7.30pm. Free. Karori Cemetery, Old Karori Rd, Karori. Themed walking tours
and Saturday and Sunday until Dec 20, 10.30am and 1.30pm, then daily from Dec 26 till Jan 6, visit karoricemeterytour.weebly.com. North City Baptist Church, Discovery Dr, Whitby. Christmas lights display, Dec 18 till 23, 6pm till 9.30pm. OnslowCollege, Burma Rd, Khandallah. Scottish-themed family picnic to celebrate 175th anniversary of Blenheim arriving in Wellington Harbour, Dec 27, 11am, free. Pataka, 17 Parumoana St, Porirua. The underground market, third Sunday of each month, 11am till 3pm. Plimmerton Boating Club, Plimmerton. Zonta Club Of Mana meets on the first Monday of the month from 6pm. Email tricaandJohn@xtra.co.nz for info. Porirua Club, Lodge Pl, Porirua. Rotary Club of Porirua meets every Wednesday from 5.45pm. Next meeting, Dec 16. Porirua libraries. A Long Hot Summer Story Festival, Dec 17 till Jan 29. Presented by Porirua Children’s Library. Storytellers, workshops, reading challenges, etc. Re.SPACE, Victoria St. Te Aro Artisan Market, Dec 20, 10am. Shelly Bay Rd, Shelly Bay. Shelly BayMarket, Saturdays until Jan 30, 10am till 3pm. Supply Room, 105 Mana Esplanade, Porirua. SinglesMingle for 55+, Dec 18, 5.30pm till 7pm. Bring a wrapped $5 secret Santa gift. RSVP to Krys on 027 645 1075. Te Papa, Cable St. Jungle Party: Family Day at TeMarae, Dec 19, 10am till 4pm. Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua. Christmas musical tots, 1 to 4-yearolds, Dec 16, 9.15am till 10am. Christmas creative kiddies, 2 to 4-year-olds, Dec 17, 11am till 11.45am. For information, call Lynda McAndrew on 237 3556. Christmas kindy gym, Dec 21, 9.30am till 11am. Christmas Day brunch, Dec 25, 10am till 12.30pm, email Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Toi Poneke Gallery, Abel Smith St. Wellington Storytellers Cafe, guest: Tony Hopkins, runs on the first Tuesday of every month, 7.30 pm. $5. Trentham Memorial Park, Barton Rd, Heretaunga. British Car Day, Feb 14, 10am till 3pm, $5 per car, and gold coin entry. Profits toWellington Free Ambulance. Waikanae Baptist Church, Te Moana Rd, Waikanae. Christmas pageant The Gift of Christmas, Dec 20, 10am, free, 04 293 6810. Waitangirua Mall car park, Waitangirua. Lions Club of Titahi Bay’s Porirua Saturday market, 4am till noon. Walter Nash Centre, Taita. Christmas at the Movies, Dec 24, from 3.30pm activities for children,
6.30pm. Wellington Chocolate Factory, Eva St. Weekend tours, Saturdays 11am and Sundays 2pm, $15 from eventfinder.co.nz. Whitby Lake, Community walking group, every Sunday, 9am till 10am. Meet outside Co-Op. Whitford Brown Community Trust Hall, Titahi Bay. Lions Club of Titahi Baymeets first and third Monday of every month at 7pm.
Basin Reserve, Mt Cook. Wellington Firebirds v Otago Volts, Dec 17, 10.30am. Wellington Firebirds v Northern Knights, Dec 27, 11am. Kilbirnie Rec Centre, Kilbirnie Cres, Kilbirnie. Tinytown BuggyWalk, Dec 17, 9.45am till 11.30am. Max MotorsWellington Family Speedway, Te Marua. Boxing Day fireworks and stockcar champs, Dec 26, 7pm. Adults $20, students with ID $15, children $10. NZ V8 modified champs and saloon car action, Jan 3, 7pm, Jan 4, 7pm. Linden Park, Tawa. North City v Onslow, premier reserve one-day cricket. Starts 11am. Westpac Stadium, Waterloo Quay, Wellington. Wellington Phoenix v Sydney FC, Dec 19, 7.15pm. Cricket T/20: New Zealand v Pakistan, Jan 22, 7pm (gates, 5.30pm). ODI: New Zealand v Australia, Feb 6, 2pm (gates, 12.30pm). American football, Mar 12, 5pm. Wellington Sevens, Jan 30 till 31, 1pm till 10pm both days. Tickets from ticketek.co.nz.