Upper Hutt Leader
Art, fitness, Zumba and an ever-popular antiques roadshow will be part of Seniors Week in Upper Hutt.
Locals are invited to take part in numerous free events hosted at Upper Hutt City Council's community facilities during the week of September 24- 30.
Events have been planned for Upper Hutt Central Library, H2O Xtream and Expressions. They will include a community quiz, safety expo, a Zumba class, free swimming, an interactive quilting presentation, and for the third year, the antiques roadshow.
Upper Hutt Seniors Week is in its eighth year. Originally an initiative to celebrate the International Day of the Older Person, the city council's community services department has expanded the variety of events and the festivities now last a week.
"Council is committed to providing events for senior citizens in acknowledgement of their significant contribution to our community. We hope those over 60 take the opportunity to attend the wide variety of interesting activities on offer at this year's event. Best of all, it's all free," says Andrea Curtis, director of the council's community services.
Monday, September 24, Upper Hutt City Library, 10 am till midday, safety expo, Upper Hutt City Council's community development team is bringing together a range of experts to provide helpful information about keeping safe at home and when you're out and about.
Upper Hutt Central Library, 2pm, The Great Kiwi Quiz, with quizmaster Mayor Wayne Guppy. Individuals and teams welcome.
Tuesday, September 25, Upper Hutt Central Library, 10am till midday, health and fitness expo, Zumba 10am and meet a range of experts presenting ways to keep active and healthy in Upper Hutt.
Wednesday, September 26, Expressions 10.30am, Quilting Over The Ages, a visual presentation and discussion presented by local textile artist Katherine Morrison.
Upper Hutt Central Library, from midday, watch members of the Upper Hutt Art Society create art in the Rotary Lounge. Bring along your work-in-progress. Canvas and paints will be provided so you can have a go.
Thursday, September 27, H2O Xtream, free entry all day for over 60s.
Upper Hutt Central Library, 2pm, Jade Eru will be performing old favourites in the Rotary Lounge. UH Ukes will perform a free concert in the evening at 6pm.
Friday, September 28, Upper Hutt City Library 11am till 4pm Peter Wedde (from TVNZ's Auction House) returns with antiques roadshow.
Mr Wedde specialises in Georgian antiques and has an avid interest in New Zealand antiques and folk art. Hunt out your antiques or precious things and bring them along for appraisal (one item per person please, bookings for appraisals essential, contact the library for more information).
For more information about Seniors Week contact Kylie Docherty at Upper Hutt City Library 527 2171or visit upperhuttcity.com/seniorsweek.
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