■ Connect meeting — Experiences on the Camino de Santiago
When: Thursday, November 8, 1.30pm Where: Jireh Hall, St John’s Presbyterian Church, 608 Frederick Street, Hastings.
Info: Guest speaker principal of St Matthew’s School, Tim Anderson, speaking about his experiences walking Spain’s Camino de Santiago. We will be pleased to provide transport if that is needed. Connect gatherings are for men and women in the 55+ age group, meeting monthly on the second Thursday of each month. Visitors welcome. Phone 878 4724.
■ Concord Strings Concert with pianist Colleen Rae-Gerrard When: Sunday, November 11, 2.30pm Where: Community Centre, Havelock North Info: Elgar, Mozart & Haydn. Door sales and tickets available from Sophie 06 8771163.
■ Macular Degeneration free seminar When: Sunday, November 11, 10.30am-12 noon
Where: East Pier Hotel, Ocean Suite, 50 Nelson Quay, Ahuriri, Napier
Info: To register to attend this free seminar phone 0800 MACULA (622 852) or email email@example.com.
■ East exhibition
When: Until November 11
Where: Hastings City Art gallery, 201 Eastbourne St, Hastings. There will also be work by two East artists on display at MTG Hawke’s Bay in Napier, an exhibition of EIT postgraduate honours arts students at Kinross and Co Wool Store, off West Quay in Napier
Info: East is an exhibition of works by 23 artists with connections to Hawke’s Bay — from the internationally-known to emerging. Information phone 06-871 5095.
■ Armistice Day Service
When: Sunday, November 11, 10am - 2pm Where: St Matthew’s Church, 200 King St, Hastings
Info: Special service commemorating Armistice Day, 10am and 2pm, with a gathering at the Memorial Cairn at 11am. Hastings Music Society is holding a concert in the church at 2pm. Phone 876 4958
■ Publishers Book Expo Career or a volunteer activity offers some interesting new options. Avoid making hasty decisions. Romance is on the upswing, but don’t try to second guess the love of your life.
TAURUS—April 21-May 22
The week finds you taking a stand on a controversial issue. Friends benefit from your support and upbeat philosophy. At work, experimentation can bring positive results.
GEMINI—May 23-June 21
Mixing with a stimulating group of people makes for an intellectually stimulating week. Tempters - including yours - can be short on the weekend. Financial luck is possible.
CANCER—June 22-July 22
First part of the week is filled with social activity, but after the weekend the focus is on a major new project. Important allies come from unexpected quarters.
LEO—July 23-August 22
Hunches pay off - so long as you don’t take them too seriously. Expect to spend added time meeting with your accountant or balancing the budget. A challenging job is on the horizon.
VIRGO—August 23-September 22
Thursday-Saturday the accent is on legal or other negotiations. The weekend may find you immersed in a new hobby. Aim to clear up misunderstandings. Relationships greatly improve.
LIBRA—September 23-October 22
You take on a peacemaking role, especially where family disagreements are concerned. If entering a business partnership or sharing expenses, be sure all terms are understood.
SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
Self discipline and patience should lead to a key accomplishment. Renewed relationships are spotlighted through the weekend. You may make an interesting contribution to the arts.
SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22
A commonsense approach is needed in most areas. If planning a diet, resist fads. Avoid snap decisions with regard to finances and career. In romance, spontaneity is all important.
CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
This is a good week to develop professional skills or to enroll in an academic programme. Self-discipline is weak. Be especially careful lazing around for too long.
AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
Branching out is favoured. You may be signing up for an unfamiliar course of study. Collecting money should become less difficult. The weekend finds you catching up on household chores.
PISCES—February 20-March 20
A cultural week in which creative writing, music or painting figure prominently. The moneybelt should be tightened. Resist accompanying a friend on a shopping spree.
BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
You are a born leader, an adventurer, and you’re bursting with imaginative ideas. These traits can lead to career expansion over the next few months. The key is to be more willing to adapt to your ideas. Be more generous about sharing the limelight. When: Wednesday, November 14. Where: Havelock North Library.
Info: Tickets available now.
■ Hastings Hearing Christmas high tea with special performance by the A’Capella Fellas
When: Saturday, November 17, 1.30pm Where: Jireh Hall, St John’s Church, 608 Frederick St, Hastings
Info: Tickets $12 members, $15 nonmembers.
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