FAMILY AND COMMUNITY EVENTS
Thinking of standing for Council? Information session will be held at the South Waikato Sport and Events Centre on Wednesday July 13 from 7pm to 9pm. Taoist Tai Chi Tai Chi beginner class starting Tuesday July 26 at 1.30pm and Wednesday July 27 at 6.30pm. Contact Ro 886 8508, 027 5577783. Olly The Tokoroa Little Theatre will be putting ona production of Olly from July 5 to 8 with an afternoon matinee on Saturday July 9. Tickets are $10 a seat, with bookings opening next week at Tokoroa Clothing Company. Hammers and Horsehair Wellington musicians Douglas Mews and Robert Ibell will perform a period instrument concert in Putaruru on July 10 at the Methodist Church, on SH1, Putaruru. Admission $25, door sales only (no eftpos), Students free. Contact 027-3649274. Whanau orienteering series Putaruru on Sunday, July 17 from 10am to 12pm at Glensea Park. Tokoroa, July 24, 10am to 12pm at Memorial Park (outside the event centre). Contact Olivia or Lisa on 07 886 9002, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. High Tea Rangiura Home hall, Matai Crs, Putaruru. July 10, 2pm. $25 ticket – tickets available BNZ, Rangiura home or fundraising committee. Tokoroa Arthritis Support Group meeting Wednesday 13th July at Sport Waikato rooms in Swanston Street.start time 11.15am till 12.30pm. Speaker: Community Constable Jax. Contact ph. Jean 8861288. Tirau Rural Women. Meet monthly on first Wednesday or every month at 1pm. For more information contact Eileen Barker 0274163165 or 8831839. New members most welcome. Scottish Country Dancing Club Nights, every Thursday at Amisfield School Hall, Moffat Rd, 6.30 to 10pm. Ages 6 plus welcome. Social dancing. No charge for first 2 nights – see if its for you! Some Wellington-based musicians Douglas Mews and Robert Ibell have lugged a vanload of gear around the country – including the piano – for your entertainment.
And this Sunday, July 10, they’ll perform their programme of virtuosic works from the early Nineteenth Century by candlelight at Living Springs Christian Centre, Putaruru at 4pm.
The venue, on State Highway 1, is Putaruru’s only remaining wooden church building, originally a Methodist Church from 100 years ago.
The concert is part of a nationwide tour taking place between June and September in houses, churches, halls, hotels, a winery, and even crematoriums.
Douglas and Robert will play works by Beethoven, Mozart, Romberg and Breval on instruments that date from around
shoes available for hire. www.tokoroascd.co.nz Putaruru Painting Group This social painting group meets every Wednesday from 10am to 3pm at the Timber Museum. Provide your own painting kit plus a gold coin donation. Just turn up or contact Frances on 883-1543. Puketurua Hall Committee AGM Wednesday, July 6. From 7.30pm. All welcome. Contact 883 5630. SW Fiber Twiddlers St. Marks Comm. Hall, Bridge str, Tokoroa. Spin, knit, crochet and weave. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 7-9 pm. Gold coin donation. Esther 07 886 4252. Tokoroa Senior Citizens 50+ Monday bowls, Tuesday Hot Meal for lunch and Rummikub, Wednesday knitting, sewing, canasta and socialising, Friday exercise, hot meal for lunch and housie. Contact Lynne 886 0813. Putaruru JP service desk A Justice of the Peace will be available Fridays 10am-12pm at the Putaruru Library and 10am-12pm Wednesdays at Arts & Craft Shop, 35 Princes St, Putaruru.tokoroa Women’s Institute Tokoroa Bowling club. Every second the period when the pieces were written.
Douglas said the piano they’d be using was very special and was made in England in the first half of the Nineteenth Century.
‘‘Not only does it look unusual, but it has a wonderful history, having spent well over a century in the Aro Valley where I live.
‘‘The two of us on our own can just manage to get the piano out the window of my house and into the van.’’
Admission $25, door sales only (no eftpos), Students free. Contact 027-364- 9274. Thursday of each month at 10.30am. New members welcome. Please bring a plate to share for lunch. Contact for further information. Isobel 07-886-2380 Putaruru Patchwork and Quilting Club Meetings held fortnightly on Mondays at 7pm (Jill Sjaarda 07 8838622 ) and the second Thursday of each month 10am (Ann Jenkins 07 8835705). All meetings are held at the Rangiura Rest Home Hall. Tokoroa Rock’n’roll Club Learn rock’n’roll dancing every Monday, 7.30 – 10pm, 1st Tokoroa Scout Hall, Kauri St. Lessons $5 per night, first night free. Call or text Hayden for more details on 022 104 6079. Tirau Playcentre Every Tuesday and Wednesday of the school term. 9.30am- 12 noon. Free early childhood education for all 0-6 yr olds and their parents.9 Goodwin St, Tirau. Contact Melissa 0210719181. Town & Country Women’s Dinner Club Meet at the District Services Memorial Club Buckland St, Putaruru, on 2nd Thursday each month from 6pm mix and mingle, dinner at 6.30pm followed by a Guest Speaker. Contact Rosemary Ward 8838320 or Lyn Janssen 8834744. Tokoroa Bridge Clubblue Room, Tokoroa Club Tuesdays 7-10pm. Contact Willy on 0211250565 or 8864452 wk Putaruru fifty plus group Meet every Tues at 1pm. Activities include: 500 Cards – indoor bowls – Rumikub. We also have bus trips and dinners that are subsidised by the club. For more information contact Leo (07) 883 8518. South Waikato Seniornet Inc Teaches technology skills to 50 plus. The next term starts on Monday July 25at Duke Street Putaruru. Get in early and enrol now so you don’t miss out. Contact Maureen on 8833151 or A/H 8837289 Leisure Marching Kaimai Guards are looking for ladies to join their team. Come have a go, great fun, friendship, frivolity, travel & exercise for body & brain. Contact Val 027 255 2998 Tokoroa activities centre for elderly and disabled: Held every Mon, Wed, Fri. 9.30am to 1pm at the meeting room next to Elim Church Aotea Street. Free to join, free van Send details for What’s On to email@example.com by 5pm on Friday. Details should be no more than 40 words and should include, in order, the event name: venue address, date, time, and ticketing information.
pick up, tea coffee, biscuits supplied, bring own lunch. Hot lunch provided every 2nd Friday. Meet new people, talk, games, crafts. Contact Robin 8864602 or Bev 027 728 2587. Music Lessons Putaruru Mondays, Putaruru College 3.30 – 5.30pm. Instrument and reading music tuition in guitar, keyboard, flute, recorder and brass. Small classes, enrolling now. Enquiries to Patricia 07 883 1181. Ages approx. 8 upwards. CHAMP weekly Dance classes: Hip Hop/street/urban Dance and Breaking with Zacchaeus Te Uri Karaka. 4pm every Thursday. This is a dynamic youth mentoring programme for 11-17 year olds run by Transform Aotearoa. Venueputaruru Youth Centre. For more info contact: 021 563 695.
Wellington-based musicians Douglas Mews and Robert Ibell wil play Putaruru on July 10.