Update February 11

Posted by Go Waihi on 11/02/2014

Locusts, crickets, mozzies, muggy and more to come I reckon. Steady as she goes with the weather and BBQ’s are still in full use. It’s great to be outdoors, and the occasional downpour is almost a welcome relief. I for one don’t want to hurry autumn in, although I’ve noticed a few leaves changing colour so I don’t think I’ll be able to sway nature anyway. I hope you’re getting to watch some of the Winter Olympics, 98 medal events in 15 sporting disciplines all on the snow and ice, and above it quite often. I’m looking forward to our next four day week; every week would be good. Here’s a sampling of what’s on around the region, keep the info coming, it’s great.

If you like folk music then you’re in luck. Mary’s an English folksinger who’s moved to Waihi and she’s keen to hear from other folk music lovers to get together and possibly have some house concerts. Interested? Call 07 863 9457 and have a chat, they’d love to hear from you.

Garden art being created and on display will feature on Saturday at 140 Seddon St, easy to find just opposite the Poppet Head. A Devonshire Tea could be a bit of you, there’ll be stalls selling art and crafts, music and other activities to entertain you. And all to raise funds for Hetherington House, a great cause. The Man Cave will create a bit of interest I bet, and the sausage sizzle and other food and refreshments will take care of any hunger pangs. It’s on from 10 am to mid afternoon.

Waihi Drama Society is getting ready for their first production of 2014, the musical Brigadoon. They’re holding a pre-production meeting on Sunday at the Boyd Rd Theatre, starting at 2 pm. And next Sunday solo part auditions are taking place, again at 2 pm. Go for it, it’ll be a bit of fun and a challenge.

Not the magical blues musician, the Waihi Scouts Annual Mudslide. Saturday March 15’s the date, come rain, hail or … actually a few days of that leading up to the day would be great to get things really slippery for the three slides, rope bridge and mud obstacle course. What more could you want? A sausage sizzle and a place to wash down and dry off, no worries they’re taken care of. It’s $5 and on from 9.30 am to 3 pm behind the Gun Club off SH2, you’ll have a great time, and so will the kids.

It’s Bike Wise Month and Sport Waikato is running a series of three short workshops for those wanting to get (back) on a bike, skills to ride safely, knowledge of your bike and how to look after your bike. Happening on Monday afternoons at 5.30 pm for an hour, best to register at 07 867 7011, or email julies@sportwaikato.org.nz, by tomorrow if possible.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: A bird in the hand is safer than one overhead.