What's On: Art, music and events in Porirua and the Kāpiti Coast
MUSIC & THEATRE
Alpaca Farm Walk: Cantharis Alpacas offers pre-arranged guided farm walks with beautiful views over the majestic Kāpiti Coast. Please check our website nzalpaca.co.nz for opening hours, price, bookings and what to bring. November 17, 10am, Cantharis Alpacas, 105 Waterfall Road, Paraparaumu.
Choral Concert Feel the Spirit: Kāpiti Chorale and Voices in the Wind combine in a rousing, toe-tapping concert based around spirituals and the Cantata Change My Name, about slavery. A concert not to be missed. December 1, 3pm, St Paul's Church, 1 Langdale Ave Paraparaumu..
Pip Payne at Long beach: Wellington bluesman Pip Payne will be laying down some awesome grooves with his slide gat and stomp box. Expect unusual covers as well as tunes he has created. Good times! November 24, 4pm, Longbeach Cafe, 40 Tutere St, Waikanae Beach.
Sessionable Sunday with Pip Payne: Blues and roots from Wellington Bluesman Pip Payne. If you like slide guitar, he's not to be missed. If you like atmosphere - neither is the taproom. A Paraparaumu secret. November 10, 4pm, Tuatara tap room, 7 Sheffield St, Paraparaumu.
Spring Into Summer: Along with mezzo soprano Helen Lomas Trust Porirua City Brass present an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary brass band music. Tickets: Adult $15.00, Senior/Student $10, Under 12 Free. November 30, 4pm, Tawa Baptist Church, 229 Main Road, Tawa.
Stampede Country Variety Club Levin: Our Open club day welcomes anyone who wants to participate or be part of the audience. Our club band and members are skilled musicians ready to entertain you. November 24, 1pm, Cosmopolitan Club Levin 1-5pm, 47-51 Oxford, Levin.
Sunday Session with Pip Payne: Blues and roots with a diving beat. Eat drink and listen - in any order you like. Resonator slide guitar with vocals to suit. December 1, 2pm, Focal Point Cafe, Salisbury Street, Levin.
FAMILY & COMMUNITY
Aviary Society: Interested especially in foreign finches, canaries and hookbeaks, and building/talking about aviaries, family-orientated, ring in evenings 06 367 2525.
Changes Happening in the World: Changes Happening in the World – what is happening behind them? Invitation to Public Talk + Transmission Meditation. Share International New Zealand. (04) 976 3491. November 26, 7pm, Te Newhanga Kāpiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu.
Community Meet and Greet: Meet for an afternoon of fun and fellowship, music laughter, this month a Christmas theme. Transport provided Ph Sala 0212384599, Val 2377317 All welcome. November 26, 1pm, St Anne's Church lounge, 2 Arawhata Street, Ranui, Porirua.
Embroidery, Stitching & Afternoon Tea: We meet at1pm 2nd, 3rd, 4th Tuesday, monthly Feb-Nov. $2 entry. If you find it hard to get going then come and enjoy the company to get you started again. November 19, 1pm, Horowhenua Embroiderers Guild, Levin & Districts Brass Hall, 82 Weraroa Rd, Horowhenua.
Friends of Waikanae River: Meet most Mondays for 2.5 hours. We grow, plant and maintain native plants to enhance the river environment. We welcome new members. Ph 022 0831550 or just turn up. 9am, Friends Waikanae River Nursery, Nimmo Ave East, entrance to River, Waikanae.
Heart Medications: The Heart Foundation is holding free information sessions to discuss heart medications. Registered pharmacists will talk about the various medications, what they do and common side effects. Ph 4724780. November 21, 5.45pm, Porirua Club, 1 Lodge Place, Porirua and November 14, 5.45pm, Ngaio Town Hall, 1 Ottawa Road, Ngaio.
Great Kiwi Songs: Take Note Singers/Wellington Regional Maori Choir present two 3p.m. concerts of favourite kiwi repertoire, November 16th St James Church, Lower Hutt, and November 17th, Salvation Army Church, Main Road, Tawa. November 17, 3pm, Tawa Salvation Army Church, Main Road, Tawa.
Kāpiti Radio Yacht Club: races DragonForce 65s on Awatea Lagoon Awatea Ave every Friday, 1pm. Also a public sale session there every Sunday morning at 10am. At Winstone's :ade Otaki we sail DragonForce 65s from 1pm and on the alternative fortnights DragonFlite 95s and EC12s from 1pm. Contact Geoff Amos 021 02749921 for details.
Linkline Social Club Inc.: Active, independent, mature and on your own? Enjoy social activities with similar others, including restaurant dinners, cafe lunches, walks, games, outings, movies, etc. Phone Jocelyn 577 1876 for details. November 23, 6pm, Club Dinner at Ole Spanish Restaurant, 203 Jackson Street, Petone, Wellington.
Mahara Midweek Market: Small local market in Mahara Place, outside the empty shops. Crafts, plants, local honey and olive oil, children's books, sewing, recycled and upcycled goods, etc. Shop Local! Tuesdays, 11am, by the new library, Mahara Place, Waikanae.
Meditate with Quakers: an opportunity to come together in silence, to experience stillness and that of God in everyone. Light refreshments included, no charge, second Monday of every month, 7pm, Natural healing Raumati, 22 Margaret Rd, Raumati Beach.
Men's Book Group: Join our friendly group of men discussing books and whatever else comes up! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. November 19, 10.30am, Paraparaumu Library, 9 Iver Trask Place, Paraparaumu.
Monthly Market: Christmas shopping at its best. Hand made novelty gifts, toys, jams, preserves, knitting, plants, photo art, cards, tupperware, vegetables. Cash preferred. A great established market for the best bargains. November 16, 9am, Ohau Hall, Muhunoa West Road, Ohau.
Ohau School Ag Day: Fun for the whole family. Animal competitions, Paddy's Market, local produce stalls and fabulous food. Spaces available for arts & crafts stalls for $20. Contact the office 06368 7949. November 16, 9.30am, Ohau School, 13 Muhunoa East Road, Ohau, Horowhenua.
Ōtaki Kite Festival 10am-4pm: Fun for all the family, this free event brings together NZKA kite fliers from all around New Zealand and international flyers. Spectacular kites of all shapes, sizes and styles. February 9, 10am, Marine Parade, Ōtaki Beach.
Ōtaki Women's Group Market: On this Sunday and every Sunday for the daylight savings months. Come and see all the great goodies our stall holders have to offer. Market inquiries please contact Georgie 0272341090. 9am, State Hwy 1, opposite New World, Ōtaki.
Over 40, have a motorcycle?: Meet the Kāpiti branch of Ulysses at our social coffee morning. Register your interest for this and other events at www.kapitiulysses.com. Saturday, November 16, 10am, Te Horo Cafe, 3 Te Horo Beach Road, Kāpiti.
Paekākāriki Bonanza: Fun fundraiser fête for the whole family. The crew from Scout Hair will do fun hairstyles and trim fringes, hot food, bake sale, coffee, sausage sizzle, raffle and jumble sale. November 9, 10am, Paekākāriki Playcentre, 22 Wellington Road, Paekākāriki.
Poets to the People: All welcome. Guest Poet Mary-Jane Duffy. $5 cover. One poem of your own if you'd like to read at the open mic. 4 - 6 pm Last session for 2019. November 24, 4pm, Robert Harris Cafe, Coastlands Mall, Paraparaumu.
Porirua Family History & Genealogy: "How Archives NZ can help with your family research" We meet monthly on second Wednesday. Visitors $2. Porirua Library (entrance via side door in lane leading to Te Rauparaha Arena), 7pm, Porirua City Library, Parumoana St.
rePurposed Christmas Market: At our Christmas rePurposed market you can find products that reduce waste, are reusable, and are made from recyclable materials. November 23, 10am, Mungavin Hall, 27a Mungavin Hall, Porirua.
Sailing with Tuia 250: Porirua local Isabella Cawthorn on experiencing this historic event, and doubling our Kiwi pride. Koha entry, refreshments provided. November 21, 7pm, Plimmerton Boating Club, 66 Moana Rd, Plimmerton, Karehana Bay 5026, Porirua.
Saturday Car Boot Sales: Come find a bargain in our donated goods/buy native plants as we fundraise. Stalls only $10 a space - clear out the shed/garage prior to Christmas! Phone 063635300, email: email@example.com. November 30, 9am, Wildlife Foxton trust, 76-86 Main Street (South end), Foxton.
Stamp Club: Kāpiti Philatelic Society, your local stamp club, Guest speaker Stephen Chivers "The Road To Mandalay". Visitors welcome, for further details contact Ian Burtt tel. 042971197. Next meeting November 19, 7.30pm, Waikanae Presbyterian Church Lounge, 43 Ngaio Road, Waikanae .
Te Horo Country Garden Tour: 13 glorious gardens available to view over the weekend of 16 and 17 November. Stalls and cafe at the Te Horo Hall, School Road. Only $20 per day. November 16, 9am, Te Horo, School Road and vicinity, Te Horo.
Waikanae Arts and Crafts: welcomes new people to join our groups meeting weekly - knitting/spinning/crochet, miniatures, painting, round tuit, weaving, embroidery, needle felting and cardmaking. Ph: 06-3643115 or 0274-171171 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Waikanae Arts & Crafts Society, 27a Elizabeth Street, Waikanae.
Waikanae Beach Market: Every first and third Sunday, 10am till1pm. Great selection of local stall holders with Handmade and Up-Cycled products, Fresh produce, Home wares, Jewellery, Flowers, Honey, Cheese and much more. November 17, 10am, Waikanae Beach Community Hall, 22 Rauparaha Street, Waikanae Beach.
Weeding native plants: Morning tea provided, weear clothes appropriate to the activity and weather , some tools and gloves are provided . Postponements are announced on the day on BeachFM radio. Look for WECG flag. November 23, 9am, Waikanae Estuary Scientific Reserve, Opposite Hadfield Place, Paraparaumu Beach.
Welcome@Paekākāriki Early Birds Toastmasters: A great start brightens up your day! Welcome every Wednesday morning 6.50am sharp to enhance your leadership qualities in a non-threatening environment, by speaking, listening, evaluating, encouraging. Check-us-out! Refreshment served.Info:021897605. November 20, 6.50am, St Peters hall, Beach Road, Paekakariki