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      Feb 2018

      Memory Foundation Asks: Are You Looking After Your Memory?

      Memory Foundation comes to Rotorua: 'Are you looking after your memory?' (Remember to mark this date in your 2018 calendar before you forget!) We at Rotorua U3A invite you to join us at our next community forum on Wednesday 21st February 2018 when our guest speaker will be Gilliam Eadie of the Memory Foundation, based in Auckland. She asks: “Are you looking after your memory?” She addresses issues like losing our glasses and car keys; forgetting names, appointments; whether we’ve taken our meds and even why we’ve come into a room. Memory Foundation co-founder and managing director, Gillian Eadie will be speaking about strategies for building new brain connections as a buffer against memory loss in later life. These strategies have been developed by Gillian’s co-founder and sister, Dr Allison Lamont in conjunction with her Memory Clinic. Her programmes are based on her internationally acclaimed research into age-related memory loss. An entertaining speaker, Gillian has addressed large audiences at a range of U3A, Probus, Zonta, Inner Wheel, corporate groups and other organisations. Browse https://memory.foundation or go to https://www.memoryclinic.co.nz for more. Today sees exciting new discoveries in the field of memory being made by the Memory Foundation. Come to our meeting and find out how you can benefit. Visitors warmly welcome with gold coin entry. Mark this date in your calendar before you forget! Who: Gillian Eadie on looking after our memory What: Rotorua U3A hosting the Memory Foundation How: Speaker, screened presentation, free brain training course, books for sale and access to monthly newsletters containing the latest information about the brain and memory as well as some entertaining puzzles and challenges. Doors open at 9:30 with refreshments. Presented by Ali Brown on behalf of U3A President, Peter Wood - stpeterwood@gmail.com

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      Feb 2018

      Toi Tangata Hui a Tau 2018

      Tatai Arorangi draws inspiration from the knowledge system of the stars, the conductors of the environment that we rely so heavily on. Inspired by the kupu ‘Ko tatai arorangi he kai arataki i te ra,’ it speaks of how reading the stars once guided everything we did and how all components of our lives were guarded by these celestial bodies. It reminds us of our dependence on the taiao and the importance of ensuring we continue moving in the right direction. Over the three days a range of thought-provoking korero, interactive workshops and structured physical activities will be presented, challenging how we can successfully navigate these current times to build a resilient, prosperous and sustainable future through matauranga Maori approaches. Each contribution will challenge hui participants to consider ways in which we can move towards a future involving Digital Innovation, Maori Systems Thinking, and Kai Maori Kai Ora, while being equipped to respond to the changing times in a way that enables Maori to prosper and live in a changing world as Maori. The venue for the Hui-a-tau 2018 is Apumoana Marae, Tarawera Rd, Rotorua, a setting which offers the opportunity to be immersed within a unique tikanga Maori environment that has sustained and guided its people since the dawn of time. What challenges will we face in coming decades? What policy settings do we need now to address them? The scene is set for an exciting, uplifting, and inspirational Hui a Tau 2018 that will encourage innovative thinking and meaningful activities that will and are making a difference for our whanau Maori.

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      Feb 2018

      Salsa Dance Classes

      Salsa Classes in Rotorua. Greydis is an internationally accredited professional Latin dancer, tutor and Choreographer. Her passion is to share her experience and knowledge of dance. Beginners Salsa 6-7pm: Learn the basic fundamentals of Cuban Salsa Improvers 7-8pm: Learn simple turns and combinations to grow your dance style. Intermediate 8-9pm: Learn complex moves and styling to enhance your dance skills... Greydis' fun loving approach to teaching, her energy and passion, combined with her strong cultural background makes her an inspirational teacher and mentor for all beginners and anyone who would like to dance. The best things in life start with the smallest steps. Email - Greydisdance@gmail.com #SalsaDancing #GreydisDance #Rotorua

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      Feb 2018

      Pioneers Toastmasters Club

      Want to improve your communication skills? Leadership skills? Gain poise and confidence for social and work settings? Experience all of the above with Pioneers Toastmasters. We are a friendly, supportive group who meet once a week to hone these skills, necessary for today's fast-paced world and to have lots of fun.

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      Feb 2018

      Toi Tangata Hui a Tau 2018

      Tatai Arorangi draws inspiration from the knowledge system of the stars, the conductors of the environment that we rely so heavily on. Inspired by the kupu ‘Ko tatai arorangi he kai arataki i te ra,’ it speaks of how reading the stars once guided everything we did and how all components of our lives were guarded by these celestial bodies. It reminds us of our dependence on the taiao and the importance of ensuring we continue moving in the right direction. Over the three days a range of thought-provoking korero, interactive workshops and structured physical activities will be presented, challenging how we can successfully navigate these current times to build a resilient, prosperous and sustainable future through matauranga Maori approaches. Each contribution will challenge hui participants to consider ways in which we can move towards a future involving Digital Innovation, Maori Systems Thinking, and Kai Maori Kai Ora, while being equipped to respond to the changing times in a way that enables Maori to prosper and live in a changing world as Maori. The venue for the Hui-a-tau 2018 is Apumoana Marae, Tarawera Rd, Rotorua, a setting which offers the opportunity to be immersed within a unique tikanga Maori environment that has sustained and guided its people since the dawn of time. What challenges will we face in coming decades? What policy settings do we need now to address them? The scene is set for an exciting, uplifting, and inspirational Hui a Tau 2018 that will encourage innovative thinking and meaningful activities that will and are making a difference for our whanau Maori.

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      Feb 2018

      Latin Sculpt Class

      Rotorua join the party and get fit! We have an accredited Cuban dancer offering you their skills and knowledge for free... yes that right for free! Get your hips shaking and grooving with these amazing dancers bringing you a Latin Scuplt Class. This is the ultimate fitness package! Utilising Greydis's experience and knowledge of dance and fitness training, Greydis has created a body sculpt workout aimed to help shape and tone your body. It is a fun and inspirational class which will have you wanting more! #JoinTheFun This event is part of the Aotearoa Cuban Festival Community program - check Facebook or Eventfinda for our other events 11 February to 22 February 2018. This event is proudly supported by NZ Cuban Festival Trust and Rotorua Energy Charitable trust, First Sovereign, NZCT, Southern Trust, Creative Communities Scheme - Rotorua District and QE Health Wellness and Spa.

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      Feb 2018

      Little Groovers Dance Class

      Little Groovers Dance (3-4 years). Ideal for pre-school children who love to dress up like a ballerina or super hero. It is designed to encourage and develop the vivid imagination of a child, using dance games, props, story lines, themes and songs to introduce children to the world of dance. Email: greydisdance@gmail.com #childrensDance #greydisdance #Rotorua

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      Feb 2018

      Ballet & Contemporary (5 – 6 Years) Dance

      Suitable for children who have a passion for movement and are ready to learn the fundamentals of basic ballet and contemporary techniques, in a fun and friendly environment while developing creativity, self-expression and confidence. Email: greydisdance@gmail.com

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      Feb 2018

      Childrens Lyrical Dance (7 -10) Years

      Lyrical Dance (7 -10) years: This class combines the principles of ballet, jazz and contemporary dance. It is designed to build technique, strength, flexibility and balance as well as develop improvisation skills, coordination and musicality. Inspiring children to develop their ‘unique flavor’ through the world of Dance. Email - greydisdance@gmail.com #ChildrensDance #GreydisDance #Rotorua

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      Feb 2018

      Latin Fusion - Children's Dance

      11 - 14 years. This is a fantastic opportunity for our children to learn the fundamentals of Latin Dance. In this class students will be immersed into the world of Latin dance. We will cover the fundamentals of various styles as well as focusing on technique, performance, and self-expression Greydis is an Internationally accredited Latin Dancer and teacher. Bringing everything needed to help our children share their passion for dance. Lets help our children shine through the world of Dance. For further information: Email - greydisdance@gmail.com. Contact - 021 0627123 #ChildrensDance #GreydisDance #Rotorua

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      Feb 2018

      Toi Tangata Hui a Tau 2018

      Tatai Arorangi draws inspiration from the knowledge system of the stars, the conductors of the environment that we rely so heavily on. Inspired by the kupu ‘Ko tatai arorangi he kai arataki i te ra,’ it speaks of how reading the stars once guided everything we did and how all components of our lives were guarded by these celestial bodies. It reminds us of our dependence on the taiao and the importance of ensuring we continue moving in the right direction. Over the three days a range of thought-provoking korero, interactive workshops and structured physical activities will be presented, challenging how we can successfully navigate these current times to build a resilient, prosperous and sustainable future through matauranga Maori approaches. Each contribution will challenge hui participants to consider ways in which we can move towards a future involving Digital Innovation, Maori Systems Thinking, and Kai Maori Kai Ora, while being equipped to respond to the changing times in a way that enables Maori to prosper and live in a changing world as Maori. The venue for the Hui-a-tau 2018 is Apumoana Marae, Tarawera Rd, Rotorua, a setting which offers the opportunity to be immersed within a unique tikanga Maori environment that has sustained and guided its people since the dawn of time. What challenges will we face in coming decades? What policy settings do we need now to address them? The scene is set for an exciting, uplifting, and inspirational Hui a Tau 2018 that will encourage innovative thinking and meaningful activities that will and are making a difference for our whanau Maori.

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      Feb 2018

      Drones Presentation

      Learn about drone technology and its application with expert drone operator and photographer, Regan Fraser. This presentation is suitable for adults or youth aged 12 and over. Booking required. Book online or contact Rotorua Library. Payment can be made at the library. Made possible thanks to our Makerspace Programmes Partner, Unison.

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      Feb 2018

      Felt Your Own Wool Slippers

      While drinking tea, coffee or enjoying a glass of wine, we will be making slippers using an ancient felting technique. The slippers will be made out of wool called roving or carded wool. This is the part of a traditional felt making process before wool is turned into yarn for knitting. After we add our own unique design to the surface of the slippers, we will agitate the wool fibers with soap and water. We will continue to agitate the wool using different methods until the fibers intertwine and turn into a strong piece of fabric. The slipper making process requires time and endurance. Everyone will finish at different times. It can take up to six hours but can be done in four hours. You do not have to get wet during this process however, certain character types will enjoy using copious amounts of water so that they can splash around it while whips of wool fly to and fro across the air, spreading wool love across the work space. If this sounds like you, feel free to bring an extra pair of dry clothing. This is an exclusive small group event: - I will lead you through the slipper making process on an individual basis throughout the event. - Learn advance felting techniques in a beginner style, step by step. - Create your own surface design. Select from a variety of wool bits and other natural fabrics. - Complete a pair of your very own wool slippers ready to wear or gift to a friend. Your ticket includes this full event, one on one guided instruction, materials, wool fiber, your finished slippers, one lunch main, one lunch dessert, a tea or coffee, snacks.

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      Feb 2018

      Legal Education: Employment Law

      Find out your rights and obligations at this free public talk on issues relating to employment law presented by Rotorua District Community Law Centre. All are welcome. Booking: No booking is required but spaces are limited so please arrive early to ensure a seat. Made possible thanks to our Discovery Space Programmes Partner, the Wright Family Foundation.

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      Feb 2018

      Hip Hop Dance Classes

      Lakes Performing Arts Company offer a wide range of Hip Hop classes run over the week, from fun open classes with no exams, graded classes with exams, to our own crews which will compete in local competitions. Contact us for further information Hip-hop involves a wide range of styles but is characterised by isolations (moving a certain body part independently from others), breaking, locking & popping. What distinguishes hip-hop dance from other forms of dance is that it is often freestyle (improvisational) in nature and hip-hop dance crews often engage in freestyle dance competitions, colloquially referred to as battles. Crews, freestyling, and battles are identifiers of this style. Hip Hop is a lot more relaxed and open to interpretation than Ballet or Jazz and emphasis is placed on more on musicality than technique – how you ‘feel’ or interpret the music. Hip hop is an entertaining and often humorous dance form set to current music.

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      Feb 2018

      Flexi Barre Exercise Class

      Flexi Barre is an exercise class combining yoga, pilates and ballet barre work in a jam packed hour! Classes provide options for all levels, meaning you are in charge of how hard you work. You do not have to have any previous experience or be a dancer to attend these classes! Tone, strengthen and lengthen your muscles in a fun, social class. You must register to attend as there are limited spaces available - info@wanderlustdance.co.nz.

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      Feb 2018

      Flexi Barre Exercise Class

      Flexi Barre is an exercise class combining yoga, pilates and ballet barre work in a jam packed hour! Classes provide options for all levels, meaning you are in charge of how hard you work. You do not have to have any previous experience or be a dancer to attend these classes! Tone, strengthen and lengthen your muscles in a fun, social class. You must register to attend as there are limited spaces available - info@wanderlustdance.co.nz.