Last updated 10:09 20/11/2012
Te Omanga Hospice Strawberry Festival

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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


Arcade: Homegrown Video Games, celebrating the talents of New Zealand's best video game designers at the Dowse, Laings Rd, open 10am-4.30pm daily, free entry.


Creative Clay pottery exhibition by the Hutt Art Society Potters, Odlin Gallery, 9-11 Myrtle St, 10am-4pm daily, free entry.


Organic Baby Coffee mornings with guest Holland Rd Yarn on learning to knit, 11am-noon, 41a Bay St, Petone, free entry.

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

Premiere of We are aliens the new planetarium show at Carter Observatory. Learn about the search for life in the Universe, 40 Salamanca Rd, Kelburn, 7pm and 8pm, phone 910 3140.

Exceptional Health Seminar hosted by Hardy's Queensgate with Jason Shon Bennett, 7pm, Silverstream Retreat & Function Centre, tickets $20 available instore or call 0800 Hardys.

Renee Maurice entertains at the final Grey Power Hutt City meeting for the year, 2pm, Knox Church hall, 574 High St.


John Daniels, chairman of Historic Places Wellington and former director of the NZ Historic Places Trust, speaks to a meeting of the LH & Petone Historical Societies on saving our built heritage. Meeting room, Petone Town Centre, Britannia St, 7.30pm, all welcome.

Free seminar for new migrants on KiwiSaver and NZ Superannuation, 6pm-7.30pm, Room 3, Te Awa Kairangi, cnr Laings Rd and Myrtle St. To register contact Vera Xu on 589 3700, email vera.xu@huttcity.govt.nz


David McGill launches his new novel, about settlers in the Hutt Valley during the 1840s. A Petone Historical Society event in the Old Jail Museum, Jackson St at 12.30pm.

Massey Avenue Bowling Club Quiz night, at the clubhouse opposite Woburn railway station 7pm. $8 a person, teams of 6 or come alone and we will team you with others. Contact Lynne on 586 6515.

Breastfeeding Cafe, 10am, Wainuiomata Community Centre. Breastfeeding counsellors will be on hand with information. For urgent breastfeeding support phone Jenny 971 2708, Merewyn 564 5647 or Janine 568 8162.


Christmas Market, 10am till 2pm, lots of stalls and entertainment for the kids. Early Years, 3 Cornwall St, free entry.

Book Fair, 8.30am till 4pm, all books $1 plus there will be a white elephant stall and refreshments. Eftpos available. Proceeds to St Oran's pupils travelling to China in 2013 to play hockey and football. At Knox Church, 574 High St, free entry.

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Te Omanga Hospice Strawberry Festival, 10am-3pm, at Pak 'N Save stores in Petone, Hutt and Upper Hutt, buy a bowl of strawberries and icecream for $5 and support the hospice.

Hutt Valley Orchestra Presents - Last Night of the Proms, 7.30pm, St James Church, Woburn Rd, door sales only $15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 students.

St Paul's Church Market, 9am, cnr Waiwhetu Rd & Guthrie St, selling craft, produce and quality second hand items.

Sarah Gaitanos speaks to the HV Authors/Writers' Group, 11am- 12.30pm, Petone Community House, 6 Britannia St, entry by koha, contact: freigard@xtra.co.nz


Eastbourne Carnival, 10am-3pm, rides, foods, crafts and entertainment in the Muritai School grounds and surrounding streets.

Wellington City Jazz, 6pm Days Bay Pavilion.

Port Road Drags, $35 family (2 adults, 2 kids), $15 adult, $5 kid, gates open 8.30am, racing starts 9.30am.

Special screening of the movie SPEAK at Petone Lighthouse Cinema, 6.30pm. Funny, inspiring and moving, SPEAK tells a story of hope, perseverance & transformation. For tickets contact: ajmckone@paradise.net.nz

Indie Game: The Movie, a special screening of James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot's award-winning feature film that looks at the underdogs of the video game industry. (PG13.) At the Dowse, Laings Rd, 6pm, $5.

The Arohanui Strings and members of the NZSO, Vector Wellington Orchestra and Wellington Suzuki community join in a fundraising concert at the Dowse, Laings Rd at 3pm. Come hear Vivaldi's Spring from the Four Seasons, Christmas carols and classical favourites.


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