The Country Providore is holding a special fundraising evening tonight to raise money for Hospice Waikato. The event, which runs from 5pm till late, will include live singers, Christmas carols, raffles, wine tastings and beauty treatments with part of all money raised going to Hospice Waikato. The Country Providore marketing manager, Emma McMahon, said the event would be run in conjunction with the launch of the Hospice remembrance trees. "We are hosting one of the trees here over the next two weeks and we hope lots of people will come out tonight and support this great cause."
Hamilton's Social Angels are holding a "Monster Garage Sale" this weekend to fundraise for The Monastery in Tamahere. The Monastery is a health and wellness resort and New Zealand's only trauma support centre which offers free retreats for victims of the Christchurch quake. Erana Severne, from Social Angels, said the sale would be a good chance to grab a deal before Christmas, The sale is on Saturday from 8am to 12pm at Unit 2, 99 Greenwood St, Frankton.
Devilskin is playing in Axcess Bar, 28 Alexandra St, tonight, from 8pm - 3am.
Hessian Horseman, Gravity Bar from 7 tonight,, 30 Alexandra St, Hamilton Tickets: General admission: $10. Door sales only.
Rocky Rhodes will be performing at Hamilton Workingmen's Club, b45 Commerce St, Hamilton. Gig starts at 7.30 tonight and finishes at 11.30pm.
A Christmas Carol, tonight and Saturday, 6.30 - 10.00, at the Gaslight Theatre, Alpha St, Cambridge. It's an all ages gig. For ticket information, click here.
Templeview's Christmas Lights Display begins this Saturday and will run until December 31. The display features more than 150,000 lights on more than 120 bushes and trees. For more information, click here.
Gordonton Country Market, Saturday, Hukanui.
Hamilton Christmas Parade, Anglesea Street, Sunday. Pre-parade starts at 2.15pm Parade starts at 3pm.
2012 New Zealand Secondary School Touch Championship - Friday to Sunday ay Waikato University park. The NZSS returns to Hamilton today for three days of scorching-hot seconday schools touch.
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