CONCERT: Three local groups come together to present Spring Fling on Sunday, October 15 at 2.30pm at St Andrew’s Church. Living Harmony, the Taranaki Male Choir and the Devon Hotel New Plymouth Brass each present individual brackets and combined items, including the glorious Floral Dance with the massed choirs and band. Tickets at the door: $15 Adult, $10 Senior, Children under 12 free.
IN CONCERT: Declan O’Rourke is a critically acclaimed Irish singer songwriter who has worked and performed with many of the world’s top artists. Vishte`n is a French Canadian trio in the Acadian tradition; a precursor to Cajun music. See them at the 4th Wall theatre, 7.30pm on Wednesday, October 11. FABULOUS 50S: Operatunity brings us the Fabulous 50s. Suzanne Lynch leads a troupe of singers and band in our roll back of the clock to an era when some of the greatest music was ever written: the 1950s. Friday, 11am, October 27, City West Church, 62c Poplar Grove, New Plymouth. LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL: Thursday October 19 at Taranaki Interim Cathedral at 12.15pm. Christopher Luke will present organ works by Malcolm Archer, J.S. Bach, Handel, Purcell and Christopher Tambling. Admission by gold coin donation.
GARDEN TREATS: It’s time to start planning your visits for the Garden Spectacular. Taranaki Symphony Orchestra will be providing Garden Treats at Tupare on Saturday October 28 and Sunday 29 from 9.30am - 4pm. Small ensembles, and even a string orchestra, will perform while you take a break and enjoy a cuppa and delicious home baking. COUNTRY MUSIC: The Merrilands club meets first and third Thursdays of each month at West End Bowling Club, Cutfield Road, NP from 7.30 10.30 pm. Meals available from 5.30 pm. Supper provided. $3 members & $5 non-members. Guest artist is Lin Wineera. Inquiries: 021-1033924. MUSIC CLUB: The Mixture and Friendly Variety Club, meets every Sunday 1-4pm at the N.P Senior Citizens Hall 33 Liardet St, NP. $3 donations entry. Contact Peter 06 753 6857 or see me at the hall. COUNTRY VARIETY: The Paramount Country Music Club, 7-10pm, every Sunday. Join in and sing or just sit an enjoy. Beverages and raffles available. Entry $3 members - nonmember $4. Includes supper. Senior Citizens Hall, 29 Liardet St NP. Any info please contact Eileen on 7513036.
CHOIR: New Plymouth City Sounds Choir meets every Wednesday night at 7.30pm in the Central School Hall. New members most welcome
CLUB DAY: Rhinestones CMC Ferndale Hall, Barry St, NP, 1pm-4pm every first and third Sunday of the month. All welcome.
RIVERSIDE MUSIC GROUP: Meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month, at the Senior Citizen’s Hall, Warre St, Waitara, at 7.30pm. $3 entry. All welcome. Contact Lorraine 067548464.
MUSIC CLUB: The Silver Bridle Country and Variety Music Club meets every first and third Tuesday at the Onuku Taipari Domain hall Ngamotu Rd Spotswood, 7- 10pm, supper provided. Entry fee $3 per person all welcome. Contact: 0276316640.
COUNTRY MUSIC: Santa Rosa C.M.C, every Friday night, Fitzroy
Hall in Sackville St, 7-10pm. Entry members $3, non-members $4, supper provided but a plate of finger food would be appreciated. Contact Elaine on 7699904.
HALLOWEEN DANCE: Saturday October 28 Inglewood Town hall there will be a Halloween Theme dance. This is run by Inglewood sequence dance group. Starts at 7.30pm and costs $5pp. BYO and bring plate food to share for supper. All welcome, information 021 047 2403.
AMERICAN SQUARE DANCING: Free learners classes, all ages, no partners required. Every Thursday at 7.30 pm at Knox Church Hall, Fitzroy. Contact Margaret (06) 755-0090. DANCE SCHOOL: The Val Deakin Dance School teaches pre-schoolers, children, teens and adults a wide range of dance including ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary (modern) dance and ballroom. Inquiries to 7527743 OR 0274743743 OR 027694 0933. LINE DANCING: Classes on Mondays at NPBC Hall, 50 Vivian St. Basic Beginner 10am, Beginner 6pm, Improver 7pm. $5 per class. Bring along a bottle of water and your sense of humour! See you there; Melissa 021 02302998. BELLYDANCE LESSONS: Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance Classes. Holy Trinity Church Hall. Contact Amanda 027 478 9029 for more information.
CEROC DANCE CLASSES: Every Monday and Wednesday night at Devon Intermediate School Hall, Devon St West, New Plymouth. No partner required, suitable for all age groups. For further information phone 027 6245778.
SCOTTISH DANCE: New Plymouth Scottish Country Dance Club meets on Tuesday evening 7.30pm at Knox Presbyterian Church hall. Partners are not required, but soft shoes recommended. All ages welcome. Contact Janice at 0211789616. SQUARE DANCING: If you are interested in learning or getting back into square dancing please contact Ian or Jocelyn on 7581911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or we meet at the Brooklands Church hall on Bideford St behind the church on Mondays at 7.30-9.30pm.
SALSA: Fridays, beginner classes 6-7pm , improvers classes 7-8pm. Contact Kiel 0210510608.
MODERN JIVE: Modern Jive dance classes provided by Clubdance every Thursday 7.30pm at the New Plymouth Club Level One. 55 Gill St, New Plymouth.
ROCK N ROLL: The New Plymouth Rock n Roll Club meets every Wednesday night at the New Plymouth Club from 7- 9pm. Nonmembers welcome. For further information contact Nigel on 021 2866771 or Suzanne on 0212347477. MODERN AND OLD TIME: New Plymouth Modern and Old Time Dance Club, Saturdays at the Methodist Church Hall on the first, third and fifth Saturdays of the month and at St Mary’s Peace Hall on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Start 8pm. All welcome. Phone Barbara on 755 1025.
MORRIS DANCING: Try medieval aerobics at the Westend Scout Hall in Bonithon Ave on Thursdays at 7.30pm. We don’t meet every week so contact Janet 7584709 for details. BALLROOM AND LATIN DANCE: Social classes with a qualified teacher at Woodleigh School. For more information ring Jenny on 027 273 3742. Monday night, children and teen classes, contact Kiel De Buisson 0210510608.
DANCE GROUP: The Waitoitoi Dance Group meets Monday nights at 7.30pm at the Waitoitoi Hall. Gold coin entry and a small plate for supper. We do sequence dancing, ballroom and a little country. For more information phone Rosemary 7523558 or Ian 7523458.
JOYFUL COMEDY: The Bright Lights of Taihape, October 12-14 at 4th Wall Theatre. This one-woman show, written and performed by Loren Mason, follows a small town as they try to solve the case of the missing gumboots. It’s a joyful comedy of a small town with a big personality. OCTOBER EXHIBITION: Tony Rumball has an exhibition of paintings and drawings during October at The Art Room in Egmont St, New Plymouth.
EXHIBITION: The North Taranaki Arts Society has an exhibition entitled Fresh Beginnings that runs until October 15. The Gallery is open 1 - 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. All visitors are very welcome!
LIFE DRAWING: Thursday November 2 , 5.30pm - 6.30pm. Waitara Community Library. Join artist Marianne Muggeridge to learn the art of drawing the human form from life. This adults-only session is suited to both beginners and avid artists. Some supplies provided.
ART CAFE: On show for the month of October are a series of photographs titled Human Emotions by first time exhibitor Charmaine Rangi. The Art Cafe´, in Top Town is open weekdays 8am – 4pm (3.30pm on Fridays) and Saturdays from 10am – 3pm. For inquiries phone 281 1183 or visit www.art-cafe.co.nz. HOLIDAY ART: The GovettBrewster Art Gallery’s October School Holiday Art is on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Drop in between 10am – noon or 1pm – 3pm, kids bring an adult. Entry is by donation, no booking necessary. SENIORS’ ART: Govett-Brewster Seniors will talk about the new exhibitions on Friday October 13. Meet at Monica’s Eatery at 9.30am, ready for a 10am start. Entry is free. AFTER SCHOOL: Govett-Brewster Art Gallery’s after school art classes Young Visionaries start on Wednesday, for 6-8 year-olds, and Thursday, 9-12 year olds, of the new school term. The term costs $55 per child, book at www.govettbrewster.com or at the gallery.
EXHIBITION: Mokau Museum and Gallery. Father and son exhibition by Wayne Morris (salvage art) and Stuart Tullett Morris (paintings). Until November 09. For further info, phone Mokau Museum, (06) 7529 072. Open daily 10am - 4pm. Entry by gold coin donation.
TEXTILE ART CLASSES: Based in New Plymouth, second and fourth Wednesday each month, 9.30am 3pm. Contact Vanessa for further details, evenings 06 755 0433.
On Saturday October 28 Inglewood Town hall there will be a Halloween Theme dance.