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North Taranaki Midweek - - MEAN­WHILE, OUT­SIDE AUCK­LAND -

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 jgfrost@out­look.co.nz 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.

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On Satur­day Oc­to­ber 28 In­gle­wood Town hall there will be a Hal­loween Theme dance.

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