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 email@example.com 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 nbly.nz/sts 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@sporttaranaki.org.nz 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.facebook.com/ taranakispace or email firstname.lastname@example.org