South Taranaki Star - - STARS PAST -

AT THE HOP: Get ready for a night of Hits from the 50s and 60s. Strat­ford Singers and guests bring you At The Hop - a pro­gramme of siz­zling hits and Juke­box favourites. Satur­day, Septem­ber 30 at 7.30pm and Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 1 at 2pm, in the Mid­hirst Hall. Tick­ets are avail­able from Strat­ford iSite. $26, BYO – Sup­per pro­vided.

ORIENTEERING: Taranaki Orienteering in­vites you to a 90-minute ro­gaine on Sun­day Septem­ber 24 us­ing our Strat­ford town map. You can walk, run or cy­cle - as in­di­vid­u­als, pairs or a larger group. Start­ing from Malone Gates, cor­ner of Por­tia and Fen­ton Sts, Strat­ford (just along from the hockey turf). Reg­is­tra­tion from noon, mass start 12.30pm, fin­ish 2pm. Costs for mem­bers and non mem­bers $5 adults, $3 stu­dents.

MEM­ORY CAFE´ : Strat­ford for peo­ple af­fected by de­men­tia. A morn­ing tea for peo­ple with de­men­tia and their car­ers at Sgt Pep­pers Cafe´, Pros­pero Place, Strat­ford on Fri­day, Septem­ber 29 at 10am – a chance to catch up with old friends and make some new friends. TABLE TEN­NIS: Strat­ford Table Ten­nis Club meets ev­ery

Wed­nes­day at the Strat­ford Scout Den, Fen­ton St, at 7.30pm. Cost is $2 per night with the first night free. We have plenty of spare bats for those who don’t have one. Con­tact Alan Man­ning 067650730.

BAD­MINTON: The Strat­ford Mid­week Bad­minton group meets at the Strat­ford War Me­mo­rial Hall on Mon­days from 10am to mid­day and costs $5. They have a toy box for lit­tlies and there are rac­quets avail­able to use and free coach­ing. Con­tact Ruth Taunt 06 765 6593. Email star@dai­ by 5pm Fri­day prior to pub­li­ca­tion. Photo and longer story wel­come for con­sid­er­a­tion at ed­i­tor’s dis­cre­tion, space al­low­ing. Photo must be a jpg of 850kb-1MB. While we make ev­ery ef­fort to pub­lish events we can­not guar­an­tee that ev­ery one will get in the pa­per. You can also sub­mit to neigh­bourly’s What’s On pages. All you need to do is go to and a sim­ple form will ap­pear for you to fill in. You do not need to be a mem­ber of neigh­bourly to use this fea­ture. PET DAY: Mokoia School, Starts at 11am with pet judg­ing. All wel­come. 969 South Road, SH3. ph 273 4106 for more in­for­ma­tion.

BOOK FAIR: Ha¯wera Ge­neal­ogy and South Taranaki Mu­seum An­nual Book Fair, Oc­to­ber 5, 6 and 7 in St Joseph Hall Vic­to­ria St Ha¯wera. 8.30am - 7pm Thurs­day, 8.30 - 6pm Fri­day, 9am - 2pm Satur­day.

PIPE BAND: Ha¯wera High­land Pipe Band is hold­ing a con­cert on Fri­day, Septem­ber 22 at 7pm. Fea­tur­ing the Foun­da­tion New Zealand Youth Pipe Band along with other Scot­tish en­ter­tain­ment. The con­cert is be­ing held in the Ha¯wera Me­mo­rial

The­atre with tick­ets avail­able from the South Taranaki iSite, 55 High St, phone 062788599. Tick­ets are $20 an adult or $10 per school age child. TOUCH TOUR­NA­MENT: To bring peo­ple to­gether dur­ing South Taranaki Men­tal Health Aware­ness Week, a touch tour­na­ment has been or­gan­ised. Open to ev­ery­one, it will take place on Oc­to­ber 12 from 10am14pm at the Ha¯wera Soc­cer club on Tu­ru­turu Rd. Six peo­ple in a team and send reg­is­tra­tions to Han­nah Kelly at Han­nah@sport­ by Septem­ber 29.

MU­SIC EX­TRAV­A­GANZA: The Ha¯wera Me­mo­rial The­atre Trust is stag­ing the mu­si­cal ex­tra­vangza Hear the Peo­ple Sing (song and dance from the world’s great­est mu­si­cals) at the Ha¯wera Me­mo­rial The­atre from Novem­ber 18-25. Early bird book­ings close on 30th of Au­gust so be in quick to get your dis­counted tick­ets from Ticket Di­rect or Ha¯wera i SITE

PET SER­VICE: St. Mary’s Bless­ing of the Pets Ser­vice – Sun­day 1 Oc­to­ber, 9.30am. Bring your pets along to church! In this very spe­cial ser­vice we give thanks for our beloved pets and their com­pan­ion­ship. Treats for pets and hu­mans will be pro­vided. St. Mary’s Angli­can Church, Princes St, Ha¯wera. (06) 278 8667.

SUN­DAY SCHOOL: Methodist Church, Re­gent St, Ha¯wera, 10am ev­ery Sun­day. Lots of fun for the chil­dren.

NEW EX­HI­BI­TION: Ha¯wera Art Club’s Ex­hi­bi­tion Spring Forth is on at the Lysaght Watt Gallery in Union Street Ha¯wera. TOpen from Septem­ber 4-30 at 4-6 Union Street Ha¯wera. Mon­day to Fri­day 10am to 4pm and Satur­day 10am to 1pm. Ph 278 7611.

ALZ CAFE:´ For peo­ple af­fected by de­men­tia. A morn­ing tea for peo­ple with de­men­tia and their car­ers at The Gelato Caffe, Cnr High Street and Re­gent Street, Ha¯wera on

Thurs­day Septem­ber 28 at 9.30am at 9:30am – a chance to catch up with old friends and make some new friends. Cost $7.50.

SPACE PRO­GRAMME: Space is for mainly first time Mums with ba­bies un­der six months. Meet new friends and share your par­ent­ing jour­ney in a safe and wel­com­ing en­vi­ron­ment. For more in­for­ma­tion or to en­rol visit www.face­ taranakispace or email spac­

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