Update August 12

Posted by Go Waihi on 12/08/2013

A wet weekend, what a novelty! It’s great to see so many groups and clubs putting things on, and it’s good to see people getting along and supporting them. I don’t think anyone can say there’s nothing to do around here, even for kids. Waihi Sport N Action, Waihi Community Resource Centre and Waihi Art Centre and Museum would beg to differ too, having offered classes and events for school children in the holidays. And if you don’t think there’s enough on, get out there with some other helpers and do something about it … and let Go Waihi know what you’re doing.

The Waikino Hall will be full of art over Labour Weekend again this year with the annual Art Waikino Show back. There’re five categories, art, handcraft, photography people, photography other and a new category, sculpture. Entry forms have details so grab one from around town or contact Helen on 07 863 6974, or email artwaikino@gmail.com. And good luck if you’re entering.

I’ve had several inquiries already about when the Go Waihi Christmas Parade is on. We’re holding it on Saturday December 7, travelling the usual route through the centre of Waihi so everybody can get up close and enjoy the spectacle. Santa’s all set and looking forward to heading down under. Start thinking about a float for your school, group or club, not to mention business floats with the Christmas theme. The more the merrier Santa says, and he’s pretty merry.

Here’s a chance for the youth of the region to shine. Waihi’s Got Talent is coming back next month with Waihi Beach Memorial RSA, Gold FM and Go Waihi. It’s an opportunity to get up on stage and perform to a very receptive audience, and possibly take away some great prizes. Get an entry form from local schools or the beach RSA and start rehearsing. Heats are on Fridays 6 and 13 September, with the finals night the 20th. Good luck.

There’re two variety concerts coming up on Thursday 22 August at Waihi College hall, at 1.30 pm and 6.30 pm. Featuring music students singing, dancing and playing guitars, keyboards, flute, ukulele, saxophone and more, as well as the Waihi Women’s Choir, Waihi Miscellany Orchestra and Waihi Junior Band, it’s going to be a jam packed show with about 70 entertainers. $2 for adults, yes $2 is all it costs to get along and enjoy the show and to support these performers.

Seasons, a peer group for children who are grieving the loss of someone significant, has just started their first programme at the Waihi Community Resource Centre. Whether it’s a separation or divorce, the death of a loved one or someone special in their lives has shifted, Seasons programme helps youngsters learn how to cope. Find out more by calling Paula on 022 043 4060.

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