Update May 6

Posted by Go Waihi on 06/05/2013

The days are shorter, but hey, that means the nights are longer so make the most of them. Forget about pulling the curtains and closing down for the next few months. Put on an extra layer and get out after dark and enjoy our region. If you’re a mum, mother in law, step mum, grand mum or even a mum to be I hope you get to enjoy Sunday, Mothers Day, and the rest of the family catches up and looks after you. Now, let’s see if we can get you along to some of the things happening around here.

Devonshire tea at historic Athenree House is an ideal Mothers Day gift, and you can tag along as well. This Sunday there are two sittings, enjoy morning tea with pianist Dianne Bellamy entertaining you, or enjoy afternoon tea with singers Wallace and Kathy. Anne’s your contact for information and tickets on 863 6448.

With school starting Waihi Glee and Waihi Community Singers are back for the term. If you enjoy singing with others Waihi Community Singers would love to see you between 6.30 pm and 8 pm on Mondays at Waihi Central School Hall. It’s just $3 a week to help cover costs and a lot of fun. WaihiGlee meets Tuesdays from 5 pm to 6.30 pm at Waihi Baptist Church Auditorium. There’s no cost and it’s for year 7 to 13 students. Play an instrument, sing and dance is what it’s all about, with emphasis on fun too. Contact Angela for details on 027 662 8826.

Sunday is your chance to try out one of six new courses with the return of The Blast. Based at Gilmour Lake you can trail walk or run 5 km or 10 km, and there are 5 km and 20 km mountain bike courses too. All new trails should be good. See Waihi Sport N Action for information and to book at the Events Centre and on 863 7295.

Rotary Trust of Waihi’s Annual Book Fair with Waihi Beach Lions is approaching so a quick check around the home and office for anything you could donate to a worthy cause would be appreciated. They’ll happily take CD’s, DVD’s and puzzles too. Have a rummage around and drop any donations off at Mobil in Seddon St or BP Connect in Rosemont Rd, Home Hardware at Waihi Beach or in Paeroa at Caltex. And for pickups call 863 5722.

The blood you donate could save up to three lives. First timers are welcome to give blood alongside regular donors on Wednesday at Waihi Memorial Hall. The New Zealand Blood Service will be there between 9.30 am and 1 pm. Ring and book a time on 0800 GIVE BLOOD, 0800 448 325. Let’s keep them busy with donations while they’re here.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: Toothache – the pain that drives you to extraction.