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Get creative!


Winter months often spur us on to take up new activities, and there is a lot happening in and around Mangawhai right now.

Evening art talks
Evening Art Talks start on July 23 in the Village Hall, hosted by Suza Lawrence. Learn something about our most influential artists, historic and contem-porary, get an under-standing of art move-ments and concepts, plus current exhibitions and biennales. Each presentation is accompanied by a slide show or movie, followed by group discussion. The July presentation is 2014 Sydney Biennale

You Imagine What You Desire, August 20 is about the most famous artists of 20th century, and in September, find out about the 10 'must know' contemporary New Zealand artists. For more info, and to book, you will need to contact Suza: (09) 432 1881, 021 924 819, email suza@suza.co.nz.

Pastel painting workshops
Mangawhai Artists Inc hold workshops for everyone, the next be-ing on the techniques of pastel painting on Sunday July 27. For this, you need to reg-ister by contacting Jan Grover (09) 431 4649, 021 1099 499, or email jbgrover@clear net.nz.

Breadmaking with Nora
Fancy making your own bread? Nora, the popular Flourish Aotearoa stall holder at the village market, is holding a breadmaking class this Saturday, June 28, from 1-4pm in the commercial kitchen at the Domain pavilion. The class is limited to six people, so you will need to register right now! For just $30 you will learn some tips and tricks of making yeast bread, choose from the range of freshly milled flour from the Flourish range, then make and take home your loaf of freshly baked bread. Phone Nora on 431 3049, or email flour-ishaoteartoa@google-mail.com.

Housie and Bingo trial Housie/Bingo could become automated at Mangawhai Club!
Starting this Friday, June 27, they will be running a six week trial period which, if successful, could see an automated system introduced at The Club. Ticket sales are from 11.30am, games start at 12.30pm and go through until 2.30pm. For further information contact either Jan 423 9511, Paul 431 5950 or Neville 431 4394.

ORT’s latest production Something for the family
Otamatea Repertory Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz. Evening perform-ances on July 12, 18 & 25, with matinees on July 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27. Visit ort.org.nz for pricing details. On Saturday July 26, there will be a bus going from Mangawhai to the Wiz-ard of Oz, in Maung-aturoto, leaving Wood St at 1pm with a pick-up at the Village Hall. Tickets $30 adults, $17.50 students, which includes the bus fare. You need to book of course so phone Lynda Wintle 431 4766. Not to be missed.

Craft workshops
Funky Clothing is hosting crafty workshops over the winter months too. On Wednesday June 31 Trish will teach you how to make fabric flowers – everything provided for just $25. Also a two day work-shop on July 22 & 29 – bring along your favourite pieces of fabric or clothing to cut up for your own Crazy Patch-work Memory Cushion. Register by calling in to Funky Clothing in the village, or call Trish on 021 836 238. And if there is something you would really like to learn how to do, Trish is happy to discuss one-on-one workshops. Zonta scholarship fundraiser Trivial Pursuit, the much enjoyed annual fundraiser for the Zonta Club Spirit of New Zealand Scholarship, is happening on Thursday July 3, 7pm at The Club. The theme this year is "S", so start scheming styles. Ta-bles of six available at $12.50pp. To book, call Isobel on 431 4882.

…at the After School programme run by Jaki and Jen, the young students are learning to cook, sew, create – all good!
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