Island Bay What's On 9th - 18th August 2013
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
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.
This week’s U3A Discussion group topic is ‘Afghanistan – a Soldier’s Prospective’ by Mark Richardson. U3A (University of the third age) Discussion group hosts a speaker each week to offer an insight on local knowledge, heritage or just plain interesting subjects! For only $2 you get an opportunity to learn something new and interesting, have tea or coffee and a biscuit, and meet new people. Good value if you ask me!
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 motoring 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.
- 2-4 year olds – Wednesdays 3.15–4.15pm
- Young Actor classes (12–17 yrs) – Wednesdays 5.15–6.15pm
- 5-8 year olds – Thursdays 3.30–4.30pm
- 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!
The Wellington South Time Bank is hosting a talk this coming Monday - Habits - making the good and breaking the bad at the Newtown Community Centre.
Do you have new habits you’d like to form or bad habits you’d like to break? Maybe you want to eat more healthily, or do more exercise; maybe you want to give up sugar or smoking? If you are finding this difficult or want more inspiration, come along to this talk presented by psychologist Quentin Abraham, to hear about all the different solutions that have worked for others, what the latest research is and what is holding you back. 12th August at 6.30pm in the Newtown Community Centre, suggested koha of $10 with proceeds going to The Wellington Timebank. Healthy snacks also available for koha to get you started!