Update May 25

Posted by GO Waihi on 25/05/2018

What a great wedding Harry and Meghan had last weekend, and now for the reality of married life … in a royal family. No doubt there’ll be a few lessons on the do’s and don’ts of a royal family member. And there’s talk they might be coming to New Zealand later this year! With winter just about here now’s a good time to check the checklist … fresh batteries in smoke alarms, chimney swept, a metre from any heater and make sure you’ve got good tread on your vehicle tyres. Then it’s just the first aid and survival kits and you’re pretty well set. There’s a lot on heading into another month, here are a suggestion or three.

ANTIQUES ROAD SHOW AT ATHENREE HOMESTEAD SUNDAY
Solve the family mystery, find out what it’s worth, learn what it was used for and check to see if you should insure it. These are all good reasons to get along to Athenree Homestead on Sunday 27 May between 10 am and 2 pm when four expert valuers will be on site to do just that. For only $5 per item you can have it valued, but sorry, mothers-in-law aren’t included. From heirlooms to something you picked up in a garage sale, take it along. All funds raised go to the upkeep of the historic homestead which is open, along with their station café. Head to Athenree Rd at the end of the Athenree Gorge and find out if those items are trash or treasure.

CURTAIN UP ON ‘CURTAIN UP’ COMING UP
Waihi Drama Society’s latest production is ‘Curtain Up’, the hilarious story of five women who inherit equal shares in a dilapidated theatre and plan to bring it back to life again. Tensions are high between them, but they must work together to make their dream a reality as they try various fund-raising schemes. Shows are on Thursday to Saturday May 31 to June 2 and 7 to 9 June at 7.30 pm, with matinees at 2 pm on Sundays June 3 and 10 at their Boyd Road Theatre. Tickets are $18 at the info centre and on line at www.waihidramasociety.co.nz and include the programme and supper.

BOOKS, GAMES, PUZZLES, JIGSAWS, DVD’S, CD’S, RECORDS GO ROUND & ROUND
Once upon a time the Waihi Lions Book Fair took place. It was so popular they now hold it every year on Saturday and Sunday of Queen’s Birthday Weekend. Lots of kind people donate the items listed, dropping them off at the hardware store at Waihi Beach, BP and Mobil in Waihi and the petrol station opposite the skatepark in Paeroa. Then from 9 am on Queen’s Birthday Saturday and 10 am Sunday everything goes on sale at St John Anglican Church hall opposite the Pumphouse at the top of Seddon St. The money raised goes back into the local community and everyone will live happily ever after.

ART IN THE MAKING, ON DISPLAY AND FOR SALE
Paint brushes, crayons, oils, acrylics and a long weekend combine for the Waihi Art Club’s Annual Queen’s Birthday Art Exhibition in the Waihi Memorial Hall. On each day from 9 am to 4 pm there’ll be artists working in situ – that’s on site, so you can have a chat. They’ll have a raffle or two and all the art is for sale. There’s also a special feature that’s interesting – Steampunk art. Entry’s a gold coin donation.

CAN 85 STALLS FIT IN THE WAIHI BEACH COMMUNITY CENTRE?
We’re going to find out when the annual Waihi Beach Art and Craft Fair returns on Sunday June 3 of Queen’s Birthday Weekend. New stalls alongside your favourites will fill the hall so give yourself plenty of ‘browse’ time. $4 entry is good, and the ladies from the Waihi Beach RSA are running the café again. Cash rules and doors are open from 10 am to 3.30 pm.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Funny how a person with a closed mind often has an open mouth.