Our Winter Fun Preschool Play mornings held at The Rose Centre in Belmont start this month. Sessions will be held on Friday mornings, 9:30am-11am starting 24 July and continuing until 30 October (including the September/October school holidays).
The free, casual attendance sessions are the perfect way to keep little ones active and socialised during the colder, wetter months. Caregiver supervision is required, and extra precaution is being taken at Covid-19 Alert Level 1. Please visit our website for more details: www.devonportpeninsulatrust.nz
The Devonport Folk Music Club are looking forward to opening the Bunker to the public again with two concerts happening in July. New Zealand’s top award winning country fiddler, Marian Burns and the inimitable McSweeney Brothers Band will perform on Monday 6th July at 8pm, and promise to liven things up after being locked away for so long. The Folk Club expect another packed night at the Bunker for Diane Ponzio in concert, international artist turned Devonport local. Diane will perform on Monday 20th July at 8pm. Tickets for each event cost $20 and bookings are essential – phone: 445 2227.
Restoring Takarunga Hauraki events and activities are full steam ahead under Alert Level 1. July events include Ecology Bike Along the Bays on Saturday 4th July, 3pm-4:30pm. This is a family friendly sunset bike tour along our precious estuaries at Ngataringa and Shoal Bays to learn about the coastal fringe. Meet at Oliver Reserve, Kawerau Ave. On Sunday 5 July, 12pm-3:30pm you are invited to celebrate the beginning of Matariki with a shared ‘potluck’ lunch, followed by ecological restoration work at Achilles Reserve, 9a Achilles Crescent.
Nature in a Vase is an impact art fundraising auction. Recognised local artist, Andi Merkens, and her ‘off the wall’ collaborator, Paddy Stafford-Bush, have made affordable impact art. You are invited for ‘bubbles and nibbles’ on Friday 31st July at Bayleys Devonport, 83 Victoria Rd Devonport from 5pm-7pm. This will be a fun evening including auctions of originals and a limited selection of prints for sale. Proceeds from this event will go to Make a Wish Foundation.
The Devonport Lions are collecting used and unwanted eye-glasses to be sent to impoverished countries for distribution by their local Lions Clubs. Glasses can be dropped at Devonport Optometrists at 85 Victoria Rd in Devonport during normal business hours. The Lions are also collecting scrap metal and lead-acid batteries as part of their community fundraising. Please contact them by email at DevonportLions@gmail.com.
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