Welcome to the Waitaki Herald’s ‘Whats On’, if you have an event you would like included in our calendar please email jude.blair@fairfaxmedia .co.nz by Thursday 5pm the week before publication.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 TILL SUNDAY APRIL 26
Journey’s End, Oamaru Repertory Presents ‘Journey’s End’ by R C Sherriff, directed by June Blakey, set in the trenches in 1928, towards the end of the first world war. A moving story about the experiences of officers of a British Army infantry. Book now, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 434 8868, adults $20 includes commemorative programme. Block bookings (10 or more) $15, students $10.
THURSDAY, APRIL 23
Gallipoli, 6pm, Oamaru Library, Join writer and historian Ron Palenski for an in-depth appraisal if the Gallipoli campaign form the New Zealand & Australian perspectives. Mel Parsons, Performing at the Loan & Merc. New album tour with special guest Christof.
FRIDAY, APRIL 24
Lunchtime recital, we remember ANZAC day. Held at the Oamaru Opera House Ink Box 12.15pm- 1pm. Erik Badcock Bass/Baritone, Colin Hayes Euphonium, accompanist June Cameron. Donation to the Forrester Gallery would be appreciated. Anna Kirtlan, a talk and book signing. Adventure books presents a captivating yachting tale that’s not all plain sailing. ‘‘Which way is Starboard again’’ 6pm, 7 Harbour St, drinks and nibbles, no charge, all welcome.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25
Waitaki Boys’ High School ANZAC Concert, Hall of Memories from 2.30-3.30pm with afternoon tea to follow in dining room. The Rector, Paul Jackson, and the Old Boys invite you to a free concert for a poignant but sometimes humorous look at World War I and how it all started. Sung and recited by Richard Bowering accompanied by June Cameron. All Welcome.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 TILL MONDAY, 27
NO Tramping and Mountaineering Club, Wanaka Trip with several options of walks. Contact Karyl 439 5518. Departs Medway car park 6pm Friday 24.
MONDAY, 27 APRIL
Dunedin RSA Choirs ANZAC Revue, The Dunedin RSA Choir had its origins on the grim Gallipoli battlefield in 1915 and are now recognised as one of Dunedin’s premier choirs and were recently described by one reviewer as ‘iconic’. The Choir will be presenting their ANZAC revue – Gallipoli 100 Years On. Performance starts at 2.00pm at The Oamaru Opera House. Tickets can be purchased through Ticket Direct or at The Opera House.
TUESDAY, 28 APRIL
Artist Talk, Forrester Gallery 5.30pm. Come along to hear Jackie Margaret, local artist with an exhibition of inspired still life and botanical paintings. Wednesday 29th Jews Brothers Band: Presented by Arts on Tour. Oamaru Opera House Ink Box. $25 adult plus booking fee. Tickets from the Opera House or Ticket Direct. Thursday 30th ‘‘QUEEN"- It’s a Kind of Magic: Oamaru Opera House 8pm. Tickets available from the Opera House or Ticket Direct.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29
Jews Brothers Band, Presented by Arts on Tour. Oamaru Opera House Ink Box. $25 adult plus booking fee. Tickets from the Opera House or Ticket Direct.
THURSDAY, APRIL 30
Queen – It’s a Kind of Magic, Oamaru Opera House 8pm. Tickets available from the Opera House or Ticket Direct.
SATURDAY, MAY 2
Book Launch, ‘‘Chmielow Our Paradise Lost’’ by Czeska Panek. In 1944 the Rt Hon Peter Fraser, Prime Minister of New Zealand invited 700 Plish refugee children and their caregivers to enjoy safe haven here during World War ll. Czesia was one of them and this is her story. Czeska welcomes the Waitaki Community to join for afternoon tea, 2pm, St Joseph’s School Hall, 36 Usk St, Oamaru. RSVP by Wednesday April 29, to Sandra Tonkin Text or call 027 778 9753 or 437 0148 or email email@example.com for catering purposes. Hampden Market, 9am till noon, Hampden Hall. Contact Elizabeth 439 4887.
SATURDAY, MAY 2 AND SUNDAY, MAY 3
North Otago Horticultural Society, Autumn Flower Show, Scottish Hall. Doors open to the public 2pm -4pm on Saturday with Official opening and presentation at 3pm. Sunday open 10am to 4pm. Entries close 1pm Thursday 30 April with Reg, phone 4395 578. Evening with Allyson Gofton, 7.30pm, tickets $15 per head form Oamaru Paper Plus, 03 434 7498 ticket includes drink and food. Venue, Loan & Mercantile Building, Victorian Precinct. Funds to local Hospice Building, organised by Lions Club of Oamaru, Hospice & Oamaru Paper Plus.
FRIDAY, MAY 15 TILL SUNDAY MAY 17
Oamaru Performing Arts Society Inc. 78th festival, will be held May 15, 16, 17. Entries close March 15. Get your entries in.
SATURDAY, MAY 22
Hampden Market, 9am till noon, Hampden Hall. Contact Elizabeth 439 4887
SATURDAY, JUNE 6
Kurow Sub Branch of Plunket 100yr Celebration, Kurow. Expressions of interest contact Marie-Claire Kay, (03) 436 0465.