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Motueka Library: Author Talk – Tom Rowling (Wednesday 6th July 2022)

Sharing his experiences of a bygone age, Captain Tom is a master storyteller as well as master mariner. His autobiography is a fascinating account of how a naïve young dreamer from a sheltered rural background copes with the hardships of life at sea in confined spaces with little privacy.

Luckily Tom’s a fast learner and quickly grows to love his chosen profession. His book covers the many ships on which he sailed and his adventures in bars and brothels around the world. From shy young boy he becomes a keen, often cheeky, and always enthusiastic young man.

Join us at this special talk to find out more about Tom's fascinating life.

Free. All welcome.

Books will be available to purchase @ $25 each.

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Winter Chill-out#1: Trasandinos (Thursday 7th July 2022)

Don't rush home after work, chill out at Sundial Square.
Every Thursday in July a local band will entertain you with their upbeat music. And while you relax, your kids can enjoy facilitated and free games.

Trasandinos is a Latin three-piece group, which contains guitar, voice and percussion. They mostly play cumbia, a very upbeat and dancing South American style music.
We will also have a pop-up library.

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Inspire Modern Jive Partner Dance Classes - First Time Local Beginners - 1st Class Free (Thursday 7th July-Thursday 15th December 2022)

For first time beginners - First class free - only for local dancers living in the region.

For up to date information including location, current class times and notices for class status, please visit: www.inspiredance.co.nz

Everyone is welcome, no partner required, start at anytime.

Modern Jive is a popular, easy to learn partner dance style.

Due to the smooth and simple footwork, it can be danced to a diverse range of music from old classics to today's hits. Modern Jive takes influence from many dance styles including: Jive, Salsa, Tango, Ballroom and Rock & Roll.

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Motueka Winter Arts Workshops (Friday 8th July-Wednesday 31st August 2022)

Art workshops for all ages and experience levels this July and August 2022, bookings essential. This year we have painting, weaving, marimba, stone carving, life drawing, animation, mosaics, printmaking and more.

Follow the link to find out more details and book in.

Google : bit.ly/motuekaart

Let 2022 be the time to get your creative juices flowing and book into one of our art workshops. Workshops are open to all skill levels. Its about giving it a go and having fun.

The workshops kick off with a community painting, You will find the giant canvas and paints set up outside near the new library on Sunday 10th July and Monday 11th July between 10am -1pm. This is a free outdoor event and everyone can be involved.

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Unconventional Textiles Pre-used and Unusual Two Day Workshops (Saturday 9th-Sunday 10th July 2022)

Contemporary jewellery, small sculptures or art works for your wall workshop using Unconventional and Unusual Materials – Learn to manage repurposed and recycled materials to create textile art with an emphasis on exploring techniques that can be also applied to creating light shades, baskets, sculptures, cushions and more, the choices are huge with your outcomes being totally unexpected and surprising.

This workshop is based around Maggy facilitating and challenging you in an environment that is both encouraging and stimulating. Maggy will provide technical guidance and share her extensive knowledge of working with a range of unconventional and unusual textile media, fostering experimentation and growth in your personal art-making journey.

Suitable for beginners or for those who bring experience, wishing for an extension to their creative practice.

Two-day weekend workshop

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Unconventional Textiles Pre-used and Unusual Two Day Workshops (Saturday 9th-Sunday 10th July 2022)

Contemporary jewellry, small sculptures, or artworks for your wall workshop using Unconventional and Unusual Materials – Learn to manage repurposed and recycled materials to create textile art with an emphasis on exploring techniques that can be also applied to creating light shades, baskets, sculptures, cushions and more, the choices are huge with your outcomes being totally unexpected and surprising.

This workshop is based around Maggy facilitating and challenging you in an environment that is encouraging and stimulating. Maggy will provide technical guidance and share her extensive knowledge of working with a range of unconventional and unusual textile media, fostering experimentation and growth in your personal art-making journey.

Suitable for beginners or for those who bring experience, wishing for an extension to their creative practice with a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Two-day weekend workshop

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Nelson Social Dance Club (Saturday 9th July 2022)

Come and join us for a lovely evening of dancing (Ballroom, Latin and New Vogue) with the NIghtshift Band at Club Waimea. Raffles and prizes. New dancers very welcome. Entry, $12 members, $17 non-members, $5 non-dancers. Phone Chris (president) 0211601358

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Winter school holidays at Pic's Peanut Butter World (Monday 11th-Friday 22nd July 2022)

Celebrate your school holidays with a FREE tour of Pic's peanut butter world! Please make sure you book your spot online. There will also be an amazing scavenger hunt with a winning prize for completion.

As always we will have our fantastic colouring in table to keep the kids occupied whilst you sip on your coffee from our PC Eatery!

Our world-famous Peanut Butter World tours have been designed so young and old, as well as people of all mobilities can share in the wonder of how we make NZ’s most loved peanut butter.

Our dynamic trio of tremendous tour guides Rosey, Claudia and Rachel are on hand to show you around and share our stories. Our tours are a delight for the senses, see it being made, smell the peanuts being freshly roasted and find out all things peanut butter! You will even get a chance to use some peddle power action and make your very own peanut butter!
Complete your visit with a trip to our dedicated Peanut Butter store and a coffee from The PC Eatery which opens Monday to Friday.
To book a table at the cafe call +64 3 928 0508

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Wellby Talking Cafe - Richmond Library (Tuesday 12th July 2022)

Wellby Talking Cafés welcome everyone for a relaxed cuppa and can start your journey to connect with others who enjoy the same things. You can pop in for a quick chat or stay for a longer conversation with friendly people. There is no need to register, just turn up on the day. The Talking Café hosts will warmly welcome you when you arrive.

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Hatha Yoga with Sue Ransom (Tuesday 12th July-Tuesday 2nd August 2022)

Weekly maintenance for body, mind and soul as you move, breathe and relax...

Join me for this weekly evening yoga practice and experience the beautiful benefits of yoga for yourself as you enjoy:

- Being warmly welcomed whether you're new to yoga or have been practicing for a while
- Small and friendly classes
- A beautiful warm practice studio
- Moving through a series of asanas (postures) to stretch and strengthen your body
- Working with your breath
- Relaxing, so important for your overall wellbeing

These sessions are a lovely way to take regular care of yourself, nurturing your body and mind.

Email: sue.ransom@xtra.co.nz
Facebook: Sue Ransom Yoga

Sue Ransom
Dip Yoga Teacher (IYTA)
Svastha Yoga of Krishnamacharya: Therapy Program - Yoga Psychology for Wellbeing, Stress, Anxiety Certified

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Richmond Library: English Conversation Group (Thursday 14th July-Thursday 15th December 2022)

Is your first language a language other than English? Would you like to improve your English?

Join our friendly English conversation group for ESOL speakers.

You will:

> Practice your English

> Meet new people

> Have fun

> Learn something new

Run by Karyn, our friendly in-house qualified and experienced ESOL teacher, the group is free and all ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) are welcome.

Simply come to Richmond Library any Thursday for a warm, friendly welcome to the group.

Free.

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Winter Chill-out#2: The Harmony Hunters (Thursday 14th July 2022)

Don't rush home after work, chill out at Sundial Square.
Every Thursday in July a local band will entertain you with their upbeat music. And while you relax, your kids can enjoy facilitated and free games.

The Harmony Hunters are a 5-piece band of talented young musicians from Nelson & Tapawera featuring Zac Griffith, Maddison Connor, William Connor, Luke Connor and Laura Lowe.
After growing up together singing and performing, they decided to come together as a band and continue to share their love of music with their audience. Having won numerous awards, including 2 senior sections at the prestigious MLT NZ Gold Guitar Awards in Gore, their music has gone from strength to strength.
Their music includes anything from classic country, blues and rock to 70’s party anthems that the whole family will enjoy.
The Harmony Hunters now have a busy year of performances and gigs throughout Nelson Marlborough so check out their Facebook page to catch them performing somewhere near you soon.

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Tākaka Library:Youth Stitch With Us (Friday 15th July 2022)

Young people aged 12+ are invited to decorate a free cut-to-size piece of fabric with a word or image that represents something about your origins/whakapapa.

Use your imagination and create something special to join our Origins Whakapapa community quilt.

Buttons, material, thread, pens will be supplied but feel free to bring along any special supplies you would like to use.

No experience with sewing needed, just some creative ideas and the willingness to give it a go.

Free.

Contact Tākaka Library, phone 03 543 8501, to book your spot.

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Grandiose Cabaret (Saturday 16th July 2022)

For the last 11 years Grandiose Cabaret has being wowing local audiences and on July 16th a cast of Variety and Cabaret performers from around NZ will descend on The Playhouse.
Expect to see a sumptuous spectacular of sequins and feathers, risque moments, rhinestones, elegant costumes and more.
This is THE Cabaret of the year in Nelson.

Tickets will be released soon
$35 plus booking fee.
Doorsales $40
This show fills up fast, so don't delay, secure your tickets now.
Dinner bookings will available by calling the venue The Playhouse

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Richmond Library: Stitch Together (Saturday 16th July-Saturday 24th September 2022)

We’re working on an amazing community quilt together.

Whether you’re a new migrant or tangata whenua, lived in Te Tauihu / The Top of The South for 500 years or closer to 5, we want to celebrate your origins or whakapapa with our community quilt.

You can be any age, of any sewing ability to take part. All you need to do is make some marks relating to your origins or whakapapa on a piece of fabric – that we provide!

In fact it’s not even necessary to stitch on your piece of fabric. Painting, knitting, crochet, applique or other mark-making is totally fine. The most important thing is that you tell us a little bit about your origin or whakapapa.

Simply pick up your entry form and fabric from the library, add your story – or part of your story - to the fabric, and then return it to us by 30 September. We’ll then transform all our amazing community stories into a giant community quilt.

To make things even easier and more enjoyable, we’re running these Stitch Together sessions every second Saturday during July, August and September. Bring your quilt piece along and work on it together with others. Bring a friend or family member, or come along and meet new people with a shared interest.

Contact pania.walton@tasman.govt.nz with any questions.

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Richmond Library: Author Talk - Andrew Tilling (Tuesday 19th July 2022)

Join us for a talk with local author Andrew Tilling about his book Changing the spots of the leopard: a personal conservation and development saga in Africa.

The stories are anecdotes of Andrew’s personal, first-hand experiences of conservation and development practices in Africa over a period of the last seventy years. There are humorous incidents, often at his own expense.

Free. All welcome.

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Tākaka Library: Flight Craft Fun (Tuesday 19th July 2022)

Zip Zap Go! Come along to the Tākaka Library and create something that flies!

Have fun with your friends and see whose creation can fly the furthest.

No need to book - just turn up and get creative!

Suitable for ages 4-8.

Free.

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