Date: 08-12-05 05:51
The main one is archery but we don't really do a lot over the Christmas holidays. time for the hard working volunteers to rest!! Thess may be on interest to othere
Fukuoka, Auckland's Japanese sister city, is holding a children's festival next July and inviting 8 Auckland children to go. They have to be born between 1 Sept 1994 and 31 August 1995
Phone the council 379 2020 and ask for Rec and Community services or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
ARCHERY IN THE HOLIDAYS!
Six sessions over two weeks from 19 Dec and 16 Jan at Nicholson Park, Mt Eden, Auckland
10.00am - 12.15pm, $30/session, $25 for siblings
Ages 5 and up (special arrangements/pricing for 5-7 year-olds)
Enquiries to email@example.com ph 368 1516 / 021 035 4431
You will need to contact Audrey ASAP or you will miss out.
ACHIEVING POTENTIAL SEMINARS, JANUARY 2006
The January programme is now fully organised and all details, including
workshop information can be found on the website. Registration forms
will be sent out to everyone on the mailing lists by mid-November.
Alternatively registration forms can be printed off from the website
through your browser. Please contact me if you have any queries. Jean
P.O.Box 25516, St. Heliers, Auckland
Tel: (09) 5850111 Mob: 021 389448 Fax: (09) 5850144
HOLIDAY PROGRAMME AT Fun Languages
Programme Now Available On Their Website
Tel: 845 6352 Fax: 845 6353 Mob: 021 251 7435
ADOPT AN ANIMAL-a different sort of Christmas present
Adopt an Animal is your opportunity to become a proud Zoo parent, and we would love you to become part of our Zoo Family. So often we hear people say we want to be involved in the Zoo! Now you can! A unique opportunity or gift which will move and inform people to care for wildlife. It is suitable for individuals, family members, loved ones, schools, businesses, clubs, sports teams....in fact, anyone!
Your contribution through Adopt an Animal will assist with vital animal conservation work, animal acquisition, enclosure improvement and facilities development at Auckland Zoo.
AUCKLAND ART GALLERYSunday 11 December 11am
SUNDAY KIDS CLUB Art for children
We will make some very funky Christmas tree decorations - kiwi sytle - then decorate the Gallery Christmas Tree.
All charges this week donated to City Mission for their Christmas Fund.
Workshops are idea for 5 to 12 year olds and have a charge of $4 per child.
To make a booking please phone 307 4540
See you Sunday.
Holly and the Sunday Kids' Team
===========================================================COCA-COLA CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK
Saturday 10 December 2005 7.30pm - 10.15pm
The stars will be shining brightly in the Auckland Domain on Saturday 10 December 2005 when Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park celebrates its twelfth anniversary with a Christmas cracker of a show packed full of music, dancing, fun and fabulous fireworks.
MCs Jeremy Corbett, Jeanette Thomas and Petra Bagust will head a stellar cast of stars from the stage, screen and sports field, as well as new talent discovered in a nationwide search held earlier this year.
Proceeds from Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park 2005 will benefit Youthline and funds raised will help extend the youth Help Line service - a free phone service providing the first point of contact for thousands of young people seeking help - to a 24-hour 7-days a week service.
LOOK IN YOUR LOCAL PAPER FOR THE MANY CANDLES BY CANDLELIGHT
LASER LIGHT DISPLAY
Where: Smales Farm, Corner Northcote & Taharoto Roads, Takapuna
Time: 8:00pm till 11:30 nightly
Whom: Free admission to all the public
This year will be the sixth consecutive year of this 14 night event that has now become an institution.
The evening will commence at 8:00pm with different live entertainment for each of the 14 nights. The Laser and Light display commences with the arrival of dusk (at 9:00pm) at which time a Laser Light display will start a half hour repeating show. People are able to listen to the music either on their vehicle radio or in the pedestrian areas from the loud speakers. Santa will pay a visit on each of the fourteen nights and arrives at about 9:20 pm with free sweets for both the big and smaller kids alike.
As well as the moving Laser Display on the Northern end of the TelstraClear building we offer a range of visual effects that include floodlit trees and fountains, and special multicoloured string lit feature trees. Also on display are the entries in our Laser Light Competition (See below for Entry Details)
We only ask that you all obey the Traffic Wardens and keep your speed down within the private grounds of the Park as there are large numbers of people walking around.
No Alcohol is permitted on the site during this event
Boost Mobile Street Tour
Saturday 10 December
Manukau City Council Carpark
The Boost Mobile Street Tour will be a true celebration of street culture. Featuring some of New Zealand's top street ball players and hip hop artists the tour combines the popular street sport with the four elements of hip hop - MC'ing, Graffiti Art, Breaking and DJ'ing.
NOT A SILENT NIGHT” now a three-concert event
The Auckland Philharmonia’s annual Lion Foundation NOT a Silent Night concerts have always been eagerly anticipated by concertgoers. This year, because of their popularity, there are three concerts (instead of the two performed in the past).
The concerts, at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell, are on Friday 16 & Saturday 17 December at 7.30pm, and Sunday 18 December at 3.00pm.
“NOT a Silent Night” is a festive family concert combining orchestral works, vocal works and readings. Joining the Auckland Philharmonia and conductor Marc Taddei are guest artists including Shortland Street actress Kirstie O’Sullivan; cellist Jeremy Turner – making his last solo appearance with the Auckland Philharmonia before returning to the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York; stunning blind soprano Ju Heon (appearing courtesy of The Gabriel Trust); PricewaterhouseCoopers Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artists (appearing courtesy of NBR New Zealand Opera); and the NBR New Zealand Opera Chapman Tripp Opera Chorus.
Adult tickets from $45; concessions available (service fees may apply). Phone the Auckland Philharmonia on 0800-PHILHARMONIA (0800-744 542) or book online at www.aucklandphil.co.nz
THE DA VINCI MACHINES
The inventions and designs of a genius
18 November to 5 March
Special Exhibitions Gallery
Family (2 adults & 2 children) $27
Concession (senior citizens, students, members) $8
Beca Flying Machine Competition
A great project for the whole family. Be inspired by The da Vinci Machines to design and build your own original flying machine. Pick up your entry form once inside the exhibition. Fantastic prizes!
Sun 22 January & Sun 5 February, 1pm
Meet in the Education Room
Competition & Judging
Sun 12 February, 1pm
Meet in the Education Room
Rain date: Sun 19 February, 1pm
Roving Renaissance Tours
Twice daily during school holidays, weekdays at 10.30am and 2.30pm
Meet in the Foyer
Meet one of da Vinci’s peers who has come to the future to tell us what kind of man da Vinci was and how he contributed to today’s world. An entertaining, interactive, roving performance incorporating The da Vinci Machines and other aspects of his work.
Da Vinci's Stories
Daily during school holidays, weekdays at 1.30pm
Treasures & Tales
Along with his well known inventions, Leonardo da Vinci wrote many fables. Hear some of these stories told by our own Renaissance man.
Kiwi Ingenuity Show
Mon 16 & 23 January, 10.30am & 2.30pm
Treasures & Tales
Find out about amazing Kiwi inventions and their impact on the world in this fun interactive performance
VOLCANOES AT THE MUSEUM
Presented in association with EQC, the Earthquake Commission
Opens 17 December
The Museum's newest permanent exhibiton. An up-close and personal examination of the scientific and human stories of volcanoes. The highly interactive exhibition will give visitors a walk through the deep sea Black smokers and domestic view of a volcano erupting in Auckland — the only city in the world actually built on an active volcanic field. It gives the story of how volcanoes begin and how they have been of great benefit to society as well as a source of terror and destruction. Volcanoes also tells us what we should do to increase our awareness of the risks involved.
Sculptures for the Auckland Domain
Now on display
Models of sculptures to be erected in the Domain as the part of a sculpture walk, are on display at Auckland Museum
BLOCKHOUSE BAY LIBRARY has many activities on an ongoing basis PLUS SOME EXTRAS THIS month for Christmas such as The Great Christmas Cook-off, Christmas Play Special Christmas Storytime The regular sessions include
Children’s Story time
'Book Corner'- A special storytime session for 8 years and up
Teens Book Club - fortnightly, Fridays at 4.15pm
Little Ladybugs - library fun Weekly session for babies aged 0-2 years
Also over summer
School holiday programmes
special events are advertised and occur throughout the year. School visits can be arranged.
Children's summer reading programme occurs during the Christmas holiday period.
CHECK OUT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY FOR THINGS ON OVER THE HOLIDAYS
KIDS ONLY MARKETS
Saturday, 10 December 2005 9am – 12md
At this market, all the stall holders are children and young people.
This is a great opportunity for stallholders to earn some pocket money for Christmas and for everyone to find bargains!
Venue: Mt Roskill Community House, Grahame Breed Drive, Three Kings
Admission is free.
HARE & TORTOISE WALK
Sunday, 11 December 2005
A fun morning out for children and parents, there is a choice of walks available.
4km along waterfront around North Head and back.
3km along waterfront to Cheltenham Beach and back.
Spot prizes, entertainment, sausage sizzle, drinks and snacks. This is not a race, but an opportunity for family bonding, relaxing and enjoying yourselves.
Bring along a packed lunch.
Registration: 08.15 to 09.15
Start time: 09.30
Venue: Windsor Reserve
AUCKLAND ZOO’S CHRISTMAS PARTY
This year's Christmas party will be at Auckland Zoo on Sunday 18 December 2005 from 5pm to 9pm.
Visit Santa in his grotto near the Band Rotunda to deliver your Christmas wishes, find the magical fairy grotto and see which of the animals you can spot up and about enjoying the summer evening.
There'll be loads of exciting surprises around the Zoo including free face-painting, carol singers, bouncy castles, inflatable rides and those Bluebird Penguins ready to fill kids' stockings with tasty treats.
At the Band Rotunda you can watch popular TV characters The Party Animals performing live on stage, and you can even meet them up close later in the night
AUCKLAND ZOO’S NEW YEARS EVE PARTY
Saturday 31 December. from 6pm
A variety of jungle characters will welcome visitors to the Zoo including face painting for kids to set the party atmosphere.
As you pass through the jungle-gates, you'll jump forward three hours into "Tiger Time" so big and little kids can share the exciting countdown to 2006!
See which of the animals you can find up and about enjoying the summer evening, and take a jaunt through the Jungle Adventure in Pridelands.
At the Band Rotunda, you can take part in the Tarzan Challenge a huge inflatable obstacle course that the mums and dads can play on too.
Then get your dancin' jungle jandals on for the infectious Afro Beats from band Gahu, before the "Tiger Timezone" New Year countdown with special guests begins at 9pm!
Tickets are available now at Auckland Zoo and Ticketek, phone 307 5000 (adults $20, children $10, family pass $50. Friends of the Zoo members receive a 20% discount on entry after 4.15pm).
Other Websites to check out
http://www.northshorecity.govt.nz/ (SEARCH Whats on)