Saturday, October 31: Matamata Brass celebrating 80 years. Matamata Bible Chapel, 7pm. Special guests Hamilton City Brass. Entry by donation at the door. Saturday, October 31: Pohlen Hospital Monster Garage Sale, Weka St hospital entrance, 8am start. Saturday, October 31: Light Party with a fancy dress theme of Cowboys and Angels, 6pm-8.30pm at Matamata Baptist Church. Family friendly event with fun activities for children 12 years and under. Gold coin donation on entry. Saturday, October 31: Halloween party, Horse and Jockey from 7pm. Door charge applies. Saturday, October 31: Matamata Athletic Club’s first ribbon day. Sunday, November 1: Matamata Festival Of Cycling, from 10am-3pm at the Firth Tower Museum. Monday, November 2: A free seminar on falls and falls prevention at St John, Rawhiti St from 1.30pm3.30pm. Friday, November 6: Whisper Art and Object Gallery presents Celebration, an exhibition celebrating the arts. Exhibition opening night, 6pm-9pm, continues November 7 and 8 from 10am-4pm. Whisper Art Gallery, 30B Burwood Rd. Saturday, November 7: Hinuera-Te Poi Lions paper drive. Sunday, November 8: Free mosaic toilet workshop, from 1pm, 2 Park Lane. Wednesday, November 11: Matamata-Piako Sports Awards. Guest speaker trans-Tasman kayaker Scott Donaldson, MC Steve Hale. Tickets are $25 and include supper. Available from council offices. Friday, November 13: New World Matamata Charity Golf Day, Matamata Golf Club. A fundraiser for Kate Diprose. Ambrose teams of 4. 11am shotgun start. Saturday, November 14: The 2015 Real Homes and Gardens Tour. Tickets available from Matamata Colourplus. November 17-28: Matamata Musical Theatre stages The Jazz Club, a tribute to the 1950s. Wednesday, November 18: 7 Days’ Dai Henwood at the Redoubt, alongside Justine Smith and Jamie Bowen. Tickets on sale now from the Redoubt. Thursday, November 19: Piako Fete, Daltons Plantation from 10am3pm. Tickets available from Eventfinder. Sunday, November 22: Carol service in the Tower church, 2pm. Tuesday, November 24: Matamata Historical Society’s Christmas lunch. Wednesday, November 25: Giggles for Harry. A fundraiser comedy night for Matamata toddler Harry Hennessy. Featuring Urzila Carlson, 6.30pm, Matamata Club. Tickets are available from Matamata Club now. Thursday, November 26: Matamata Rose Show, Matamata Memorial Centre. Saturday, November 28: Matamata Twilight Fair, Headon Stadium/Pohlen Park, 5pm-9pm, entertainment, stalls, food, free entry. Fun for the whole family.