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      Sep 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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      Sep 2018

      Stepping Up - Basic Computer Classes

      If you want to get started with computers or try out a new programme or app then these classes are for you. Stepping up classes run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-12 noon during School Term. A different topic is covered at each session, from formatting Word documents to managing your digital photos, and from Facebook and Trade Me to Google Drive. You can book for just one class or for several. Booking is required. Numbers are limited, and classes fill fast. For more information on classes or to book your place in a class, visit the website to enquire at Rotorua Library.

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      Sep 2018

      Friends of Rotorua Museum AGM

      Annual General Meeting. You are invited to join Friends of Rotorua Museum for their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 27 September 2018, 5:30pm, at Te Runanga Tea House. The Friends of the Museum AGM is an opportunity for new and current members to meet, hear about the activities for the year and consider contributing time to the executive committee. Guest speaker Stewart Brown, Rotorua Lakes Council Arts and Culture Director, will give an update on the Museum repairs and earthquake strengthening. Despite not having the Museum building as the centre of activities and exhibitions, the ‘Friends’ have a busy schedule of activities to help maintain interest in the arts in Rotorua. The committee arranges fundraising events to add to the Acquisitions Fund for purchasing art works for the Museum and other museum projects. Both members and non-members are encouraged to attend the AGM to help support the Museum. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. For more information about this event or to become a Friend of Rotorua Museum please contact Janette Irvine, email kjirvine@xtra.co.nz or phone: 027 294 2870.

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      Sep 2018

      Travel Writing Workshop

      Three Hour Travel Writing workshop - a mixture of written and practical activities. A general look at travel writing and blogging. - What makes a topic interesting, finding the angle. - Writing that catchy opening, building and holding interest in the body of the article. - Supplying side bars and recourse boxes. - Interviewing and use of quotes. - Tips on taking great photographs to accompany your article. Preparing the Package: - Identifying markets in terms of content, style, format. - Pitching your idea / Mastering the art of the Query Letter - The Pros and cons of queries, commissions and sending unsolicited articles. - Will I make any money? Get free opportunities? Or just have the pleasure of seeing my work in print? Pre-registration is essential. For full details email: angiebelcher@gmail.com

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      Oct 2018

      Holiday Arts Academy for 8 to 12 Year Olds

      Looking for a fun, safe, creative environment for your artistic 8 to 12 year old? Our programme has a focus on quality arts education taught by practicing artists and is for 8 to 12 year olds who love getting creative. We offer a full day 9am to 3pm programme with a 1:10 teaching ratio and amazing local tutors. The cost per day includes all materials - you just need to pack a lunch, water bottle, sunhat, and a smile! The Programme: Monday 1 October: Cardboard Bug Sculptures with Lani Eyles Tuesday 2 October: Bike Wheel Dreamcatchers with Lani Eyles Wednesday 3 October: Bike-Like Bold Bright Sky Art with Jill Walker Thursday 4 October: Make your own Mozaic with Marilyn Stevenson Friday 5 October: Braided Rugs with Sophie Perry Monday 8 October: Doodle Art with Lisa Meehan Tuesday 9 October: Creative Collage with Lisa Meehan Wednesday 10 October: Make a Bird Feeding Station with Helen English Thursday 11 October: Spring Celebration Crafts with Helen English Friday 12 October: Paint & Print with Sophie Perry

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      Oct 2018

      The Most Fun You Can Have With Words

      A weekly club where you learn to relax and speak with confidence as you practice how to get your message across clearly. Expect to learn the secrets of delivering an opening statement with impact, preparing engaging content that captures your audience and ending in a way that makes everyone remember your message long after you were done. Lake City Breakfast Toastmasters Club is a supportive, fun group with a mix of ages and professions. The club has a unique energy that sets you up for the day. An innovative new Toastmasters Education Programme, called Pathways, has rolled out in 2017 which allows you to learn online as well as at club meetings. Call David Remmerswell on 027 422 8717 for more information and come and discover how to have the most fun with words.

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      Oct 2018

      Holiday Arts Academy for 8 to 12 Year Olds

      Looking for a fun, safe, creative environment for your artistic 8 to 12 year old? Our programme has a focus on quality arts education taught by practicing artists and is for 8 to 12 year olds who love getting creative. We offer a full day 9am to 3pm programme with a 1:10 teaching ratio and amazing local tutors. The cost per day includes all materials - you just need to pack a lunch, water bottle, sunhat, and a smile! The Programme: Monday 1 October: Cardboard Bug Sculptures with Lani Eyles Tuesday 2 October: Bike Wheel Dreamcatchers with Lani Eyles Wednesday 3 October: Bike-Like Bold Bright Sky Art with Jill Walker Thursday 4 October: Make your own Mozaic with Marilyn Stevenson Friday 5 October: Braided Rugs with Sophie Perry Monday 8 October: Doodle Art with Lisa Meehan Tuesday 9 October: Creative Collage with Lisa Meehan Wednesday 10 October: Make a Bird Feeding Station with Helen English Thursday 11 October: Spring Celebration Crafts with Helen English Friday 12 October: Paint & Print with Sophie Perry

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      Oct 2018

      Holiday Arts Academy for 8 to 12 Year Olds

      Looking for a fun, safe, creative environment for your artistic 8 to 12 year old? Our programme has a focus on quality arts education taught by practicing artists and is for 8 to 12 year olds who love getting creative. We offer a full day 9am to 3pm programme with a 1:10 teaching ratio and amazing local tutors. The cost per day includes all materials - you just need to pack a lunch, water bottle, sunhat, and a smile! The Programme: Monday 1 October: Cardboard Bug Sculptures with Lani Eyles Tuesday 2 October: Bike Wheel Dreamcatchers with Lani Eyles Wednesday 3 October: Bike-Like Bold Bright Sky Art with Jill Walker Thursday 4 October: Make your own Mozaic with Marilyn Stevenson Friday 5 October: Braided Rugs with Sophie Perry Monday 8 October: Doodle Art with Lisa Meehan Tuesday 9 October: Creative Collage with Lisa Meehan Wednesday 10 October: Make a Bird Feeding Station with Helen English Thursday 11 October: Spring Celebration Crafts with Helen English Friday 12 October: Paint & Print with Sophie Perry

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      Oct 2018

      Creative Network Hui

      You're invited to join us for our monthly Creative Networking Hui. We will provide biscuits and a cuppa but you are also encouraged to pop over the the Arts Village Cafe (AVC) and pick up a coffee or another of their delicious drinks. These events are a casual hour-long morning tea to network, share, mix and mingle with others working in the creative sector in Rotorua. Totally free to attend and will be nice to kick off the year in good company and have a look at our spaces which are in various states of development. We hold this event on the first Wednesday of each month here at The Arts Village, and we are hugely thankful for the support of Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust who help fund these hui. We usually have around 20 people attend and it is a good way to meet others working in the sector, hear about what is going on and share your mahi. Look forward to seeing you then.