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February


25:  Tomarata Rugby Club is calling for new and returning players for the 2021 season. The first training is tonight at 7pm. Contact team manager Ryan on 021 0829 2722 to register interest.

25:  Fibonacci: Math and Magic, Mangawhai Artists Gallery, 6pm. Exhibition exploring the Fibonacci sequence ... read more

26:  Wellsford Friday Night Market, Wellsford Community Centre, 1 Matheson Road Wellsford, 3.30-7pm. Info: facebook.com/Wellsford-Friday-Night-Market-106259157880157

27:  Summer Magic - Music in the Garden, Couldrey House Waiwera, 6pm. Featuring Opera Factory performing ‘Love & Romance' light opera and musical theatre favourites. Bring friends, a picnic, seating, rugs and a torch. Tickets: eventfinda.co.nz/2021/summer-magic-opera-in-the-garden/auckland/waiwera

27:  Auckland Opera Studio, Summer Picnic at Matakana, cnr Ward Rd & Matakana Valley Rd, 5.30pm. Featuring Amelia Berry, Aminda Edris, Natasha Wilson, Paul Whelan, Oliver Sewell and Ipu Laga'aia. Gates open 4.30pm. Bring your own picnic. Tickets: aucklandoperastudio.co.nz/events

27:  POSTPONED Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Warkworth Town Hall, 2 Alnwick Street Warkworth. Doors & bar open at 6pm. Movie screens at 7.30pm. Tickets $10 from the Town Hall office.

27:  Wellsford/Warkworth Vintage Car Club Swap Meet, Satellite Station Road, Warkworth, 7am. ... read more

27:  Mahu City Express electric coach launch, Sculptureum, 2pm.

27 & 28:     Whangaparāoa Lions Booksale, Stanmore Bay Hall, 41 Waiora Road, 9am-4pm Saturday and 9am-2pm Sunday. Info: phone David, 021 033 2354.

27 & 28:  Mangawhai Art Trail, 10am-4pm. Info: mangawhaiartists.co.nz/art-trail-feb-2021

28:  Puhoi Village Market, Puhoi Pub grounds, 9am-1pm. Tomato competition. Bring your biggest and best tomato. Judging at 11am. To book a car boot stall:  puhoivillagemarket@gmail.com

Disc golf in Maungaturoto. The Maungaturoto Country Club has opened a disc golf course. It is a nine-basket course ranging from par 3 to par 5. Disc golf involves throwing a frisbee at distance with the aim of landing it in a metal basket, with rules similar to golf.

Mahurangi senior rugby. Mahurangi Rugby club is looking for senior players for the 2021 season. Contact Haden at dor@mahurangirugbyclub.co.nz

Junior golf. Warkworth Golf Club coach Luke Farrell is holding a junior programme during school Term 1. He is holding classes for both primary school children and college students. Contact the Divot on 425 8248 for booking and information.


March


3:   Transition Town Talk Protecting Marine Biodiversity in our Backyard, Whangaparāoa Community Hub, 5 Link Crescent, Whangaparāoa, 7pm-9pm. Scientists and University of Auckland students give an overview of why we need to act quickly to protect the Hauraki Gulf. Entry free, gold coin koha appreciated.

3:  Warkworth Area Liaison Group meeting, RSA basement meeting room, 7.30pm. All welcome

4:  Northland Field Days, Dargaville. Info: www.northlandfielddays.co.nz

5:  Te Hana Te Ao Marama Friday Night Market, SH1, Te Hana, 4.30-8pm. Info: www.facebook.com/Wellsford-Friday-Night-Market-106259157880157

5:  World Day of Prayer Service, Holy Name Catholic Church, 6 Alnwick Street Warkworth, 1.30pm. Prepared by the people of Vanuatu with the theme Build on a Strong Foundation.

6:   Concert by Josh Jones and his band Secret Chords, raising funds for St Chads Church hall, St Chads Church, cnr Centreway Rd and Florence Ave, Ōrewa, 7.30pm. Supper follows and is included in the price of $20 per ticket. ... read more

6:  Wellsford golf masters. The Wellsford Golf Club is holding its 27-hole master's tournament on Saturday, March 6. It is a nett, stableford and gross competition with a $5000 prize pool. Entry is $45 including breakfast. Contact convenor Graham Rhead at graham@brickies.co.nz.

7:   Hibiscus Coast Country Music Club music day. Guest Maria Scott. Ōrewa Community Hall, 1pm. $4 entry.

7:  Children's Day at Silverdale Pioneer Village, Silverdale Street. Treasure hunt, children's indoor and outdoor games, the Treats & Treasures Craft Shop and Devonshire tea in the Old Parsonage. Free Entry, Gold coin donation appreciated.

 

7:  Auckland Arts Festival - Gitbox Rebellion, Warkworth Town Hall, 2 Alnwick Street Warkworth, 4pm. An exuberant blend of jazz, rock, folk and classical will have you in sonic raptures! Info & tickets: aaf.co.nz/event/gitbox-rebellion

 

12:  Wellsford Friday Night Market, Wellsford Community Centre, 3.30-7pm. Info: www.facebook.com/Wellsford-Friday-Night-Market-106259157880157

13:  Summer 7-a-side football tournament, Whangateau Domain, 10am-4pm. Info: www.footballfix.co.nz

13:  Sorry For Your Loss, Warkworth Town Hall, 7pm-8pm. One-woman show featuring Cian Gardner, part of the Auckland Arts Festival. Tickets: www.aaf.co.nz/event/sorry-for-your-loss

13:   Sounds, Surf and Skate, Western Reserve, behind Estuary Arts and HBC Youth Centre, Orewa, 1pm-4pm. Indie band Surf Friends supported by local duo Ben and Brody. Live music, food trucks and adjacent skate park. A free event hosted by the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board, focused on youth and showcasing local and emerging talent.

14:  Take A Kid Fishing Day, Sandspit Wharf, 10am-2pm. Warkworth Lions' annual fishing trip for under-12s. Registration compulsory, from February 15 to March 11. Forms and info: takeakidfishingwarkworth@gmail.com

14-15:  Food Foraging Workshops with Peter Langlands, various venues. Info and bookings: www.wildmatakana.co.nz/marketshop

17:  Rodney Local Board meeting, Warkworth Town Hall, 3pm. For agenda, search Rodney Local Board at www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

17-21:  Earth Beat Music+Art Festival, Atiu Regional Park. Info: www.earthbeatfestival.com

18:  My Name is Moana, Warkworth Town Hall, 7pm. Singer songwriter Moana Maniapoto with her sister Trina, Paddy Free and Cadzow Cossar present a musical and narrative tribute to the ocean and Aotearoa. Tickets: www.aaf.co.nz/event/my-name-is-moana

19:  Warkworth Museum Tea & Talk, “The Hamilton Family of Warkworth,” Warkworth & District Museum, 10am. Entry by donation.

25:  Operatunity, Warkworth Town Hall, 11am. 20th Anniversary Royal Variety Show. Lunch included. Info & tickets: 0508 266 237 or www.operatunity.co.nz

25:  Grey Power Members Meeting, Totara Park, 10am. Guest Speaker John Collyns, Executive Director of the Retirement Villages Association. All welcome, please bring a plate for shared lunch.

26: Gibbs Farm Tour, fundraiser for Albertland Museum. Sold out. Info: www.albertlandmuseum.co.nz

26:  Wellsford Friday Night Market, Wellsford Community Centre, 3.30-7pm. Info: www.facebook.com/Wellsford-Friday-Night-Market-106259157880157

26:  Reel Movies, Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, Warkworth Town Hall, 7pm.

27:   North Shore Aero Club Community Open Day, 300 Postman's Road Dairy Flat, 10am-4pm. Alternate bad weather date, April 3. Displays of aircraft, market and more. Scenic flights. All welcome.

27:   North Shore Aero Club Community Open Day, 300 Postman's Road Dairy Flat, 10am-4pm. Alternate bad weather date, April 3. Displays of aircraft, market and more. Scenic flights. All welcome.


COMMUNITY NOTICES


ŌREWA:

Bowling Club for partially sighted Every Wednesday 9.30am–11.30am, St. Andrews Church Hall, Centreway Rd, Orewa.  Ph Virginia 09 426 8454.

Cafe Connect, For the retired age group to meet in a cafe style atmosphere. 10am, 2nd Monday of each month @ Orewa Community Church. Gold coin donation. Ph 424 3159.

Empathy Support Group for those bereaved by suicide. Held last Monday of every month, 7pm. Hibiscus Coast Community House, Western Reserve, 214 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa. Gold coin donation. Contact Susan 021 884 162.

Friday Art Group, Friday 10am - 1pm @ Orewa Community Church. Ph Alan Smith 09 962 4929.

Hibiscus Coast Concert Band is a local community band for members of all ages and abilities. Rehearsal, from 7pm-9pm fortnight, Orewa College. Visit www.hccb.org.nz, or ph 021 186 4599 to check next rehearsal.

Hibiscus Men's Shed Coffee Club. 1st Wednesday every month at 11am, Red Beach Surf Club, Ngapara Road, Red Beach.

Hibiscus Coast VIP Club (Visually Impaired Peoples Club) Meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Presbyterian Church Hall in Centreway Rd. 10am till 12.15pm. Ph Shelley 426 2298.

Hibiscus Spirit Awakening And Healing Centre Meet fortnightly, Wednesday 7.30pm-9pm. 9e Annalise Road, Orewa. For details and development class enquiries ph Lynda 424 1998.

Orewa Communtiy Craft Group meets 2nd & 4th Thursday 1-3pm Orewa Presbyterian Church Hall, 107 Centreway Rd. Bring your own work or join with others to make a community craft project. Ph Maureen 427 9948.

Orewa Keep Fit Club Gentle exercises to music for ladies. Every Thursday at 9.30am, Presbyterian Church hall, 107 Centreway Rd, Orewa. Ph Anne 424 5365 or email anne@kiwipride.co.nz

Orewa Ladies Club 1st Thursday of the month, 10am, St John's Catholic Church Orewa. Friendship, speakers and outings. Ph Audrey 426 7115.

Orewa Ladies Garden club meeting 2nd Thursday of each month. Next meeting Oct 11, 12.30pm, Orewa Catholic Church Hall, 180 Centreway Road.

Silverdale-Orewa Toastmasters Club Meeting. Every second Wednesday, from 7.20pm-9.30pm. Theosophical Society, 9 Forest Glen, Orewa. www.orewa.toastmastersclubs.org for more information. Next meetings, Oct 17 and 31, Nov 14 and 28.

SILVERDALE:

Hibiscus Coast Highland Pipes and Drums Wednesday 7.30pm practices, St Johns Ambulance Hall 36 Silverdale Rd. Ph Gayle Robinson 424 1166 or 021 104 3497 or Bob Logan 4241838.

Hibiscus Coast U3A Members meet at the Salvation Army Hall, Silverdale, the third Monday of every second month, 10am. If you are over 55 and would like to join visit www.u3ahbc.co.nz, or ph Kaye 424 5855.

Rodney Aphasia Support Meeting for people with aphasia and their caregivers, 4th Thursday of month, Rotary House Silverdale, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Contact Lisa Administrator rodneyaphasiagroup@gmail.com.

Sunday Social dance - ballroom, Latin American etc. All welcome. 4th Sunday of month, 5pm-8pm. Silverdale Hall, Silverdale Ph 427 5542.

WHANGAPARĀOA:

Escape Monday Morning Blues Join us for coffee and company or Manly Methodist Church, 9.30am. Ph Jackie 427 0428.

Hibiscus Coast Toastmasters. Every second Tuesday from 7.30pm-9.30pm at the Bridge Club in Edith Hopper Park, Whangaparaoa. Next meeting Tues October 16.

Hibiscus Coast Stamp Club meets the 2nd Thursday each month, Methodist Church Hall Whangaparaoa Road opposite the Fire Station, 1.30pm. Ph 427 6344.