Keep­ing­wai­heke so­cial

Waiheke Marketplace - - Out & About -

So­cial­is­ing can be a hard art to mas­ter, but there’s one place where it couldn’t be eas­ier: the Wai­heke RSA.

Home of good times for is­land vet­er­ans and res­i­dents since 1993, the clu­b­rooms at 29 Bel­gium Street have seen many friend­ships made over the years, with the full sched­ule of ac­tiv­i­ties for mem­bers and guests sure to get the talk, laugh­ter and fun flow­ing.

This month, there’s the All Blacks vs South Africa game on Septem­ber 16; plus the Auck­land Delta Band per­form­ing on Septem­ber 22.

If you want to try a few tunes your­self, don’t miss the Karaoke Night this Fri­day.

On Septem­ber 15, the RSA will also host a Bat­tle of the Somme re­mem­brance cer­e­mony at the Wai­heke Ceme­tery at 11am. All wel­come.

On a lighter note, make sure to mark Oc­to­ber 7 on your cal­en­dars, when the RSA will be rocked by a live en­ter­tain­ment show fea­tur­ing pro­fes­sional New Zealand en­ter­tain­ers Leon and Rewa. The en­ter­tain­ment starts at 7.30pm, tick­ets $20.

Your days are sure to be as full as your nights at Wai­heke RSA, where there’s reg­u­lar events such as Housie on Thurs­days at 10am, De­men­tia Group on Wed­nes­day morn­ings at 10am, poker nights on Mon­day from 6.30pm ($20 buy-in) and Quiz Nights on Tues­day evenings.

Both the poker play­ers and the quiz teams are look­ing for new mem­bers to join in the fun and take on the reg­u­lars, so grab your friends or fam­ily and head along!

If you’ve never been to the RSA be­fore, why not give it a try?

The com­mu­nity-based fa­cil­ity pro­vides a re­spect­ful, safe place to en­joy your­self and so­cialise – and as RSA sec­re­tary man­ager Bren­dan Dem­chy ex­plains, isn’t just for vet­er­ans.

‘‘Just be­cause we’re an RSA doesn’t mean we stop peo­ple com­ing in – we wel­come ev­ery­one over 18 to join and gather the ben­e­fits of mem­ber­ship.’’

The RSA prides it­self on be­ing a fam­i­lyfriendly es­tab­lish­ment, with the at­tached Red Poppy Restau­rant also cater­ing for fam­i­lies by of­fer­ing qual­ity meals at a great price. ❚ Wai­heke RSA, 29 Bel­gium Street, Os­tend. Open seven days from 11am, with restau­rant hours noon-2.30pm for lunch (Tues­day to Satur­day) and 5.30pm-9pm for din­ner (Tues­day to Sun­day).

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