FAM­ILY AND COM­MU­NITY EVENTS

South Waikato News - - What’s On -

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, oivias@sport­waikato.org.nz or south­waikato@sport­waikato.org.nz. 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 ni­cola.bren­nan@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz 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.

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