Calling all mid winter swimmers! The Devonport Mid Winter Swim, is taking place on Sunday 23 June. Register at Windsor Reserve from 11:30am with the swim (dip in the sea) taking place at 12:00pm at Devonport beach, Windsor Reserve. Come along in your best swimming costume and join us in celebrating mid-winter at this iconic Devonport event. The dip in the sea will be followed by a free cup of hot soup for all swimmers and prize giving, plus there will be sausage sizzle for sale. For more info contact Amanda 0211847271.
Winter Fun Preschool Play sessions begin in Belmont this month on Tuesday 4th June.
Held at the Rose Centre, School Rd, Belmont, sessions run from 9:30am-11:00am and will be held every Tuesday until 29th October, including school holidays. The sessions are free entry, casual attendance and caregiver supervision is required. It’s a great way to get little ones (babies to toddlers) out and about, having fun and socialising in the colder, wetter months.
You are invited to Bayswater School’s Matariki Festival being held on Saturday 15 June, 3pm-7pm at Bayswater School. Celebrate the Māori New Year and our community’s diversity with this festival under the stars. There will be a mini Kapa Haka festival with several local schools, international cuisine, bar, games, live raffles, silent auction, crafts, lights and a bonfire! Nau Mai, Haere Mai! Contact Norah Wilson at Norah@bayswaterschool.nz for more info.
Devonport Community House is holding their kids and teens market on Sunday 16 June from 1pm-3pm. Kids aged up to 15 years can book a stall and become entrepreneurs for the day selling their wares – whether it be something they have made or second-hand items. Stalls cost $5 to book and need to be booked by 9 June – stall numbers are limited so get in quick! To book visit the Devonport Community House website: www.devonportcomhouse.com/events
Kaitahi Bayswater BBQ Picnic will be held on Tuesday 18 June, 6:30pm-8:30pm, at Bayswater School Hall. All are welcome. Kaitahi is a free community dining initiative that is all about bringing people together locally to share a meal made from rescued food. Take your own plates, utensils and a picnic blanket. There will be games and other activities too. If you can go early and help prepare food or stick around and help tidy up, the Kaitahi crew would love an extra pair of hands! For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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