For the last few weeks we have had Rose and Fe doing their Music Time sessions on Wednesdays from 10am. They always have such fun, loads of song and play followed by a relaxed play/catch up session. It is such a good way to meet other parents, and for kids to meet new people and have some fun! There are only a few more sessions left, so make sure you get along to one of them!
Also starting this weekend just around the bay in Kilbirnie, is Discover Kilbirnie a month of celebrations to celebrate the completion of the Bay Road upgrade. Check it out at the Wellington City Council website.
This coming week at the centre:
• A local artist is holding Driftwood Carving sessions each week at the centre. We have a few people interested, so these are starting up on Mondays from 1.30 – 3pm from next week, 2nd September. Come along and explore your inner creative genius!
• ESYT Konect Drop-In centre for Year 7 – Year 10, Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 – 5pm! X-Box and Games!! Art Workshop on Mondays with Andrea from 3.15 – 4.30pm ($7), and Baking on Wednesdays which is free, so come along and just hang and have fun!
• Kardio Karate is up and running! Tuesdays - 1.05-1.35pm, also Karate Stretch from 1.40-2.10pm. Kardio Karate (burn that fat and get fit hitting pads, no previous experience needed) and Karate Stretch (gentle body toning and stretch class) contact Patricia on 3839371 or 027 297 6049 to book your place now.
• English Conversation Club is on every Thursday from 11.30am – 12.30pm. Come along and practice speaking English in a comfortable, social environment. Open to all ages and abilities – even native English speakers who want to meet new people, learn about other cultures and help people with their English. $1 per person. There is also a Social English session happening at Kilbirnie library on Mondays at 11am, and Newtown Library on Wednesdays at 11am.
• Phillipa Werry will be talking about “Fiction and Non Fiction” for this week’s U3A Discussion group, Thursday 5 September from 1.30pm, $2 as you enter which will also get you a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit!
• Wonderplay drama classes have started up on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the school term. Wonderplay drama classes teach performance skills through the use of games, activities and exercises that also help with the development of essential life skills such as problem-solving abilities, social skills, leadership and team work as well as co-ordination and motor skills. After-school classes in Island Bay. For more information contact Deborah 021-172-2836 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an enrolment pack and a voucher to try the first lesson free of charge.
o 2-4 year olds – Wednesdays 3.15–4.15pm
o Young Actor classes (12–17 yrs) – Wednesdays 5.15–6.15pm
o 5-8 year olds – Thursdays 3.30–4.30pm
o 9-12 year olds – Thursdays 4.45–5.45pm
• Carolyn McKeefry Dance Academy – Island Bay has started up the Dance Exercise classes for mature women every Friday from 11am. Classes include strengthening, building core stability, flexibility, and some ballet technique. No experience necessary. Come on down and have a go!
• Southern Bays Historic Society open to the public their collection of historical photographs, documents, and artefacts relating to Houghton, Island, and Owhiro Bays every Friday from 10am – 2pm. They welcome visitors seeking information on a particular subject or just wanting to “have a browse” as well as anyone willing to donate an item or to let them copy it. Much of their current work is filing newspaper clippings – “Today’s news is tomorrow’s history!”
Local Community Notices
• JP sessions with Lloyd have been put on hold for the next two months.
• Boheme Gallery have really been getting into nurturing the people of Wellington’s artistic creativity. We have created some really fantastic courses for you all to learn Life Drawing, Portrait Drawing, Bronze Sculpting and on excellent sunny days Oamaru Stone Sculpting. Especially for you we are offering introduction evenings, giving you a taste of what you can unlock with your creativity! Call Megan at Boheme Gallery 04 3939344, visit the website www.meganransom.com, or call in (coffee is always on)
• Conservation week is coming up from 1 – 8 September. This year there is a themed story time happening at the central library, a planting day at the Rimutaka Forest Park, a movie screening of the environmental documentary “Home” and Pest-Fest featuring a weed swap, trap demos, games, prizes, and more! Check the details of each event at their facebook pages, at the centre and check their website for more details.
• Joe Ryan is starting up Short Fiction Workshops at the centre every Thursday from 3–4.30pm starting from September 26. Stories are all around us, and help us make sense of the world. They can be therapeutic, and just plain fun to create. They help us explore fantastic worlds and connect us with our imagination in beautiful ways. Stories are a great art form to learn in Life. They are used everywhere: music, poetry, film, video games, novels, plays, and more. They surround us and are a fundamental part of us each night when we dream. Everyone has a story to tell, the only question is - what is your story? Although the workshop is free, please bring $1 per visit to help pay for the room, and tea and coffee. Sign up by contacting Joe by email - J.E.Ryan@live.com or by phone - 020 401 16178
• Do you have room in your home and heart to support a lady who would love to live in Island Bay? You will have the privilege of seeing them develop and grow with your support. IDEA services will provide training and reimbursement. Please go to www.youcancare.org.nz and click on vacancies or call Jan (04) 463 2472, or (027) 271 9456, or email email@example.com.