Update August 30

Posted by GO Waihi on 30/08/2017

Month number nine has arrived! September is a busy month with the arrival of spring, the elections coming up on the 23rd, daylight saving returning on Sunday 24 September and the end of another term of school on the 29th. That just leaves Father’s Day this Sunday and you can see the month’s filling up. 121 days and we’re starting a new year. That’s 16 weeks and two days to Christmas. It’s time to start the spring clean, the dust off of the BBQ and a quick look at the summer wardrobe to check it still fits ... and hasn’t gone ‘out of fashion’. Hey, board shorts and a t shirt never go out of fashion eh!

It’s all about support! Bras are for support, St John is there to support you and right now they need your support. St John Waihi has outgrown their buildings and need to rebuild bigger and better. They’re busy raising funds by hosting Arty Bras 2017, and entries close Friday. Grab a last minute entry form from around town, the St John Op Shop in Silverton Rd Waihi or off our website and get it in quick pronto. There are four categories and you still have plenty of time to be ‘brarty’ before the big show off at Waihi Beach Community Centre on Saturday 30 September.

That’s the short version of saying Salvation Army Waihi invite you to enjoy the Sally Valley Band Rally Concert on Saturday. It starts at 6.30 pm and is being held in the Salvation Army hall at the top of Seddon St Waihi. A gold coin donation would be appreciated.

Waihi Lions Community Directory is a list of almost everyone’s name, address and phone number who lives in the Waikino, Waihi, Waihi Beach, Bowentown and Athenree areas. With nice big print and the latest maps it’s a handy thing to have nearby. If you’ve moved to the area recently, moved within the area or changed some of your personal details, get in touch with Waihi Lions to update your info. Email Waihi Lions at waihilions@gmail.com or phone 863 6988. Get your details sorted now ready for when the flash new version comes out before Christmas.

There’s plenty of scope for artists with this exhibition with art, photography of people, photography of other than people, sculpture and handcraft categories. Then there’s the Supreme Award of $500 for the overall winner of those categories. Add in the opportunity to show your art to everyone visiting the exhibition at Waikino’s Victoria Hall across Labour Weekend and the chance to sell it and you’re on a winner. Entry forms are in a variety of shops and businesses and also on our website, or email artwaikino@gmail.com for one.

I’ve heard Waihi Art Centre and Museum got ‘the treatment’ as part of the TV series Heritage Rescue, and their episode features at 7.30 pm on Choice TV on Saturday 30 September. Volunteers worked hard taking everything out of the art centre, preparing and painting the walls and tidying the outside of the building. Now it’s all come back together and renovations are almost ‘done and dusted’. The makeover also features at 5 am and 2.30 pm on Sunday 1 October.

‘50 and Fabulous’ is next off the production line with this troupe. They love a bit of variety don’t they? This one’s a 60’s musical comedy about five friends who’ve kept in touch since school days and as they prepare to turn fifty have to hatch a plan to put on a glittery musical spectacular for a local fundraiser when the singing group cancels. Rehearsals are already underway for the performances from November 3 to 12. They also run club nights for a bit of light-hearted fun. The next one’s Friday 22 September. And they have their Jennifer Ward Lealand Workshop ‘Flying Solo – Telling the Story in Song’ on October 14.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: The secret of success is sincerity, once you can fake that you’ve got it made.