1-12: Breast Cancer Screening, Gate 3 of the Tokoroa Hospital. Free service for women 49-69 years. To make an appointment ring your doctor or SWPICS on 886 0010. 3: Neighbourhood Party, 5:30pm to 7pm. Rotary Grove/AL Reserve, Putaruru. Free event. 3-6: Rotary Putaruru Annual Book Fair, next door to Putaruru Electrical. Contact Judith on 8835630. 5: Carols in the Park, 6 to 8:30pm. Memorial Sports Grounds. Bring a picnic tea and seats to sit on. 6: Christmas Parade Tokoroa, 11am until prize giving around noon. Event leaves Kindergarten Place at 11am travelling along Bridge Street to Leith Place. Entertainment in town including face painting. 6: Tokoroa A and P Show, 9am to 4pm. Tokoroa Memorial Sports Grounds. Animal events, mower racing, home and industry and other entertainment. 7: Rubik’s Cube competition, 9am-5pm. University of Waikato. Spectators free. Registrations fees to compete apply. www.speedcubing.nz. 12: Putaruru Christmas Parade, 6pm start on Overdale Street and proceed up Princes Street for return. 14: Torque Motorsport, 9:30am, Amisfield, Tokoroa. Drag, motocross, lawnmower and kart racing. Aerial acrobats, static displays, stock cars and food stalls. Adults $15, children under 15 gold coin. Contact Melanie 8866173. 31: Skycity Hamilton New Year Circus, 6pm-3am. Free admission.
Books galore: Stacks of books will be up for sale at the Rotary Putaruru annual book fair on from December 3 to 6.