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Hands-on Maclary figures finished Jazzing it up at the Proms Taita talent makes mark Dancing to the top Nothing like a good laugh Quirky pieces at Hutt craft fair Five blowing into town Pheasants inspire East and West art From mischief to sell-out art A day of poetry for the people

TUESDAYS

Mini-Movers (for 2 to 3 year olds) 10am till 10.45am, action songs, hoola hoops, ribbons, scarves, parachutes, gymnastics, gold coin donation at Taita Community Hall, 24 Taine St.

THURSDAYS

French group, meets twice a month, bowling club, 8 Park Ave, all levels of French, contact Jean Baine, 565 1918.

FRIDAYS

Mini-Movers (for 4 year olds), 1.30pm till 2.15pm, action songs, hoola hoops, ribbons, scarves, parachutes, gymnastics, gold coin donation at Taita Community Hall, 24 Taine St.

UNTIL NOVEMBER 15

Naturally Expressed, an exhibition by Hutt artist Stella Enting at the Farsite Gallery, under the clock tower, Jackson St, Petone, open daily 10am till 3pm.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Dr Kennedy Graham MP, speaks about the RIO+20 Conference to the Waiwhetu Lower Hutt Peace Group, 7.30pm, Uniting Church hall, corner Trafalgar and Grenville streets, Woburn.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Watch the Solar Eclipse, at Carter Observatory. The Moon will move between the Earth and the Sun covering 76 per cent of the Sun's disc as seen from Wellington. 40 Salamanca Rd, Kelburn, 9.26am till 11.47am.

Organic Baby Coffee mornings, with guest speaker from Babywearing Wellington, 11am till noon, 41a Bay St, Petone, free entry.

3-D Christmas Card Making, 7pm till 8pm, a free class at the Naenae Christian Church, 1 Seddon St, Naenae, call Ralph on 567 9731 to register.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Petone Planning Action Group, general meeting - progress on plan changes to the Weltec precinct and west Petone. All welcome, 7.30pm, Petone Library meeting room.

HV Evening Aglow, 7.30pm, with guest speaker Robyn Dawber, from Watering Hole Ministries at Hutt Bridge Club, 1 Park Ave.

Alistair Hardy and Anita West, speak on the Privacy Act and Official Information Act to the Hutt branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists, 10am, Petone Library, 7 to 11 Britannia St, visitors $4.

NOVEMBER 15 TILL NOV 25

Creative Clay pottery exhibition, by the Hutt Art Society Potters. Everything from crockery and wall hangings to sculptures at the Odlin Gallery, 9 to 11 Myrtle St, 10am till 4pm daily. Free entry.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

The Anchorage, Fundraising Dinner, tickets $50 includes three-course meal and chance to hear guest speaker Kim Workman, 7pm till 9pm, Good World Restaurant 94 High St. Contact Tracey Pomare, ph. 586 3255, www.theanchorage.org.nz

Wilford School Twilight Gala, 4pm till 7pm, food, a petting zoo, pony rides, bouncy castle, garage sale, raffles and entertainment.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Made In Petone, 9.30am till 1.30pm, Petone Baptist Church, 38 Buick St, Petone. Thirty artists and crafters showcase their work at the new location, opposite the Wai Ora Fountain, eftpos available. A fundraiser for Sacred Heart School, Petone.

Hutt Secondary Schools Junior Waka Ama Competition, 9am till 4pm, featuring year 9 and 10 pupils, 24D Marine Pde, Petone. More information, www.sportsground.co.nz.

DanceSport Wellington, Spring Festival Ballroom and Latin Dance Competition for junior to master grade competitors. Guest judge Jonny Williams, from Dancing with the Stars, will give a 40-minute lesson at noon (soft shoes only, no high heels). In the Wainuiomata High School gym, 11.30am, entry $5, $2 unwaged/students/seniors.

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Understanding the Art of Video Games, are video games art? Join Grant Tavinor, author of The Art of Videogames, in a talk about the art behind the games. At the Dowse, Laings Rd, 1pm, free entry.

NOVEMBER 17 AND NOV 18

Wellington Festival of Dolls, Bears and Crafts, sales tables, raffles, supplies, displays, food, Horticultural Hall, Laings Rd, 10am till 4pm, tickets $5 adults, $1 child, under 5 free.

Vintage Bazaar, dresses, shoes, menswear, gifts, sewing, textiles, millinery, 10.30am till 4.30pm at St Anne's Hall, Newtown, Wellington. Organised by Totally Frocked Costume Hire. Stall holders coming from as far away as Napier. Entry $2.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18

The big band sound of the X7s, Dance Band present its final Tea Dance for 2012, upstairs in the private function room, Petone Working Men's Club, Udy St, Petone, 4pm till 8pm. Mix of music styles for your dancing or listening pleasure. To book phone Gay, 478 6920, or email Sue: vgreenham@paradise.net.nz, ticket $15 at the door.

Motorcycle Skills Training, 10am till 2pm, helping newer riders prepare for their restricted and full licence tests. Cost $20, to register contact the road safety co-ordinator on 570 6730, or email roadsafety@huttcity.govt.nz.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Author Bernard Beckett, speaks to Friends of the Hutt City Libraries at 7pm, War Memorial Library, Queens Dr, entry by gold coin.

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