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Fair day: Crowds enjoy another Petone Fair.

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TUESDAYS

Mothers' Group, 10am at The Anchorage, 132 High St (free).

Knitters' Group, 1pm at The Anchorage, 132 High St (free).

WEDNESDAYS

Boardgames, 12.30pm at The Anchorage, 132 High St (free).

UNTIL FEBRUARY 24

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

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Daytime Readers' Discussion Group, meets every second Wednesday, 10am, Te Awakairangi, cnr Myrtle & Laings Rd. Contact Tess 567 7203 or Suzanne 563 7794.

Buzz Group Exhibition, until 24 Feb, 10am-4pm daily, showcasing local artists, Odlin Gallery cnr Huia & Myrtle Sts, free entry.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14

Romance Under The Stars, Celebrate Valentine's Night at the Carter Observatory, 8pm, 40 Salamanca Rd, Kelburn.

SeniorNet Meet & Greet, 10am, for over-50s interested in learning the skills of computing. At Suite 202, 14 Laings Rd, ph 560 3160.

From Scandinavian dreams to reality and the future - Scandinavian Festival convenor Jean Thompson- Church speaks about her grandparents' journey from Scandanavia to Eketahuna and later Petone. Hutt Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists, 7.30pm at Petone Library, Britannia Street. Visitors $4.

Connex Youth Project Team leads young people in physical activity including futsal, ultimate frisbee, rugby league(flag), softball and ki o rahi. From 4.30pm - 7pm, Naenae Park, Gibson Cres.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Free YMCA Encore Programme, for breast cancer recoverers to help restore mobility, flexibility and confidence through gentle exercise in and out of the pool, 1pm till 3pm. Runs until april 5 at Kenepuru hospital, Porirua, to enrol contact Cathy 234 6074, Email cathyscurves@hotmail.com

Roseneath Centennial Ragtime Band performs at SoundBites in the Dowse Square, noon till 2pm. The seven-piece band perform all original music that mixes contemporary/country vocals with equal parts gypsy, cajun and salsa. Free entry.

Connex Youth Project Team leads young people in physical activity, including futsal, ultimate frisbee, rugby league(flag), softball and ki o rahi. From 6.30pm - 9pm, Taita Community Hall and Netball Courts, Taine St.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Hutt News Petone Rotary Fair, 10am till 4pm, enjoy an array of merchandise, food and entertainment on Jackson St which is closed to traffic. Free entry, www.petonefair.co.nz.

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Films by Starlight: Raiders of the Lost Ark, archeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. Enjoy free, al fresco cinema, screening starts at 8.30pm, Williams Park, Days Bay.

Robbie Burns night with the Eastern Hutt Rotary Club, 6.30pm at Avalon Pavilion. For an entertaining night of bagpipes, poetry and the Toast to the Haggis. Tickets $30 call Deane on 939 9243, Tony 577 3411, proceeds to youth aid projects in the Hutt.

Cycle Safety Skills with Frocks on Bikes, 1pm till 4pm, a three-hour workshop where you can learn essential skills for riding safely and confidently on urban roads. Bicycle, helmet and pre-registration required. Meet at Wilford School, William St, Petone, $10, contact HCC road safety coordinator Jan Simmons 570 6730, email roadsafety@huttcity.govt.nz

Pencarrow Road Beach Clean Up, 9am - 11am, the East Coast Harbour Environmental Group is holding a beach clean up along the Pencarrow road beach. Volunteers welcome, meet at the road gate at the end of Muritai Rd at 9am. Postponed to Sunday if wet. For further details contact: Jen Wilcott on 562 8040.

Cosmos 2013, 4pm till 7pm at the Little Theatre featuring Sue Nicholson, Blair Styra, Jeffree Clarkson and Bascha Meier. An interactive forum created to connect, inspire and empower. Tickets $55 and $25 at: www.eventfinder.co.nz/2013/sue- nicholson/lower-hutt

FEBRUARY 16 TILL 17

Wellington Arms and Militaria Fair, 9am till 5pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday. Featuring a wide range of items for sale, collectors displays plus promotional information from collecting, sporting and shooting clubs. In the Horticultural Hall, Laings Rd, $5 adult.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Free seminar on relationship marketing, with practical, convenient, affordable ideas. Find out what it is and why you should be doing it. From noon till 1pm, 20 Daly St, level 1 seminar room.

Drumming for adults in Taita, 5.30pm till 7pm, keen to learn how to drum? Join free drumming workshops run by Andreas Lepper, a block of 6 sessions organised by HV Community Arts. At Taita CommunityCentre, free entry, for information phone Catherine at HVCA on 568 3488 or email farsite@hvca.org.nz.

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- Hutt News

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