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      Oct 2019

      The Inktober Show

      The Arts Village has some fun activities planned during October to showcase the amazing work done by local artists during Inktober 2019. During the month of October Rotorua and visiting artists are invited to come share their Inktober mahi in our Cottage Gallery. Watch this space for more information on activities on offer during this month. What is Inktober? Inktober is an amazing global arts challenge started in 2009 by Jake Parker as a challenge to improve inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. The challenge now happens annually with artists all around the world each creating 31 drawings over 31 days from a list of official prompts provided by Jake. Inktober rules: - Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want). - Post it (Post it on any social media account you want or just post it on your refrigerator. The point is to share your art with someone) - Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2019 - Repeat You can view more information online here: https://inktober.com/faq We absolutely love this project and would love to see more of our amazing local talent on board! Our special thanks to Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust who provide invaluable funding to The Arts Village to help do cool projects like this one.

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      Oct 2019

      Koha - Nga Taonga Tuku Iho

      A showcase of traditional and contemporary woven flax and fibre artworks by the tauira (students) from Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Waiwhero Campus. Exhibition opening Sunday 13 October 2019 at 10am at Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. Light refreshments provided. Contact Margaret Belshaw - Phone: 0800 355 553.

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      Oct 2019

      Friends of The Library Book Sale

      The Friends of the Rotorua Library run a book sale at Kuirau Park on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. Funds raised go towards projects supported by the Friends of the Library. Anyone can join the Friends of the Library and they are always happy to have new members. It costs $10 per year for individual membership. You will also receive the Friends of the Library newsletter.

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      Oct 2019

      Friends of the Library Book Sale

      Book sale on the first, 3rd & Holiday Saturday of each month. The books, at bargain prices, include adult and children’s fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novels / comics. Also Music, jigsaws and magazines. Ex-library and from extensive private donations and are often "as new" All funds raised go back to the library.

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      Oct 2019

      Justice of The Peace Service Centre

      A Justice of the Peace will be available in Meeting Room 3 (Second Floor) at the library to assist you with witnessing your signature, taking statutory declarations and affidavits, certifying copies of originals and 18+ cards. No appointment is necessary - this is a 'drop-in' service.

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      Oct 2019

      NetballSmart Prep and Play

      Do you enjoy netball but feel there’s too many hurdles to join in? Join our six week programme for newcomers, returning players, parents, social players or if you’re wanting to build strength and stability, increase your fitness and play some fun netball games in a supportive environment. Family friendly – kids activities included. Wahine Tu, Wahine Toa! NetballSmart Prep and Play is part of the Spring Starter Series for women - an annual Play in the Bay initiative by Sport Bay of Plenty to support low-cost and beginner level activities designed to encourage women to get active and try a new activity.

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      Oct 2019

      Angelite Holistic Fair

      Welcome , come along and enjoy your day Sharing Good Vibes with our Clairvoyants / Readers and Healers and be into win the $50-00 Door Prize. Practitioner charges apply. No Eftpos. ATMs are a 4 minute walk away in Ngongotaha Village. Public and practitioner inquires welcome. Rob Osborne - Director Email - angeliteholisticfair@xtra.co.nz

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      Oct 2019

      The Inktober Show

      The Arts Village has some fun activities planned during October to showcase the amazing work done by local artists during Inktober 2019. During the month of October Rotorua and visiting artists are invited to come share their Inktober mahi in our Cottage Gallery. Watch this space for more information on activities on offer during this month. What is Inktober? Inktober is an amazing global arts challenge started in 2009 by Jake Parker as a challenge to improve inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. The challenge now happens annually with artists all around the world each creating 31 drawings over 31 days from a list of official prompts provided by Jake. Inktober rules: - Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want). - Post it (Post it on any social media account you want or just post it on your refrigerator. The point is to share your art with someone) - Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2019 - Repeat You can view more information online here: https://inktober.com/faq We absolutely love this project and would love to see more of our amazing local talent on board! Our special thanks to Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust who provide invaluable funding to The Arts Village to help do cool projects like this one.

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      Oct 2019

      Dire Straits Tribute Band: CANCELLED

      Introducing The NZ Dire Straits Tribute Show This popular Show features Kerry Adams up front leading his full professional band, with his trademark Dylan influenced vocals, seductive guitar playing and dark thoughtful songs that will leave you in awe. The first part of the show will feature early Dire Straits with songs Down to The waterline, Six blade Knife,Once upon a time in the West, Lady writer, Water of Love, Wild West End, In the gallery, and of course, Sultans of Swing The second part of The Show features Later Dire straits hits such as Twisting by The Pool, Tunnel of Love, Money For Nothing, Walk of Life, so Far Away, Brothers in Arms and many more classics, making for an authentic and thoroughly exciting show .. This show is currently touring the country to sold out shows and rave reviews. Please click on this link to see brief snippets of the band performing at Whangamata club October 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q_eD_8Dhzw&feature=youtu.be Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Straitmen-Dire-Straits-Tribute-Band/836017259777979?fref=ts Kerry Adams Lead Guitar and Lead Vocals Bob Shepherd Bass Guitar Dave Tickle Keyboards vocals Mark Helliwell Lead guitar Simon Hannah Drums vocals

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      Oct 2019

      Soundshell Market

      the Soundshell Market..held right on the Lakefront in sunny Rotorua... It has been operating for 30 years... Plenty of parking. Featuring outside stalls of all descriptions. Crafts, antiques, curios and collectibles, plants, clothing, knitwear..variety, locally carved woodware, jewellery, soaps, handbags, concrete ornaments, top quality second hand tools, gemstones of all descriptions and sizes... hand-carved wooden statues from Kawerau, readings, massage - in fact, you name it - you will find it at the Soundshell Market.

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      Oct 2019

      Pure Silver Jewellery With Silver Clay

      Come and learn how to make beautiful pure silver jewellery with silver clay. Beginners are welcome no experience is necessary to make a beautiful piece. Cost is $165 which includes all your materials and a lovely lunch get in touch quickly if you would like to join us as spaces are limited info@jbcollections.co.nz.

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      Oct 2019

      Rotorua UkeBox - Ukulele Strum-along and Open Mic Sessions

      Come and enjoy the sound of ukulele hosted by Rotorua Museum in the Te Runanga Tea House. Open to both players and non-players alike, UkeBox is a forum for all who enjoy ukulele and music. Rotorua’s own ukulele group, the Thermaleles, will lead a community sing/play along and an open mic session for anyone who would like to perform. There will be hands-on learning opportunities and the Thermaleles will perform 2 or 3 of their own original songs. Requests for material to be covered or songsheets to be used during UkeBox, should be emailed to Julie.parsons@rotorualc.nz or posted to @RotoruaUkeBox Facebook page. Participation and watching UkeBox performances in Te Runanga Tea House is free of charge, although UkeBox will be asking for a gold coin donation to assist with costs.

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      Oct 2019

      Sketchy Sundays

      Come draw with us! From 22nd September to 27th October we are running 'Sketchy Sunday' open drawing sessions alongside The Inktober Show held here at The Arts Village. It's free to come along, BYO materials (if you forget your materials we will have a small selection of bric-a-brac drawing supplies you can use during the session if needed). These are not 'taught' sessions and you can draw what you like - although drawings done in response to Inktober drawing prompts can be added to The Inktober Show exhibition walls at the end of each session. These sessions will be held in Herbert's Room and are open to everyone - we hope to see you along. What is Inktober? Inktober is an amazing global arts challenge started in 2009 by Jake Parker as a challenge to improve inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. The challenge now happens annually with artists all around the world each creating 31 drawings over 31 days from a list of official prompts provided by Jake. Inktober rules: - Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want). - Post it (Post it on any social media account you want or just post it on your refrigerator. The point is to share your art with someone) - Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2019 - Repeat You can view more information online here: https://inktober.com/faq We absolutely love this project and would love to see more of our amazing local talent on board! Our special thanks to Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust who provide invaluable funding to The Arts Village to help do cool projects like this one.

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      Oct 2019

      Drop-in Tech Assistance

      SeniorNet have partnered with Rotorua Library to offer help to people of all ages who are facing 'challenges' or just need a bit of reassurance when using their phones, tablets, laptops or other computer equipment. Join in the fun at this free drop-in event - learn how to use your device to the max in this age where sending emails and using social media have become the new 'norm' and where a basic computer knowledge is taken for granted. Koha appreciated.

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      Oct 2019

      The Inktober Show

      The Arts Village has some fun activities planned during October to showcase the amazing work done by local artists during Inktober 2019. During the month of October Rotorua and visiting artists are invited to come share their Inktober mahi in our Cottage Gallery. Watch this space for more information on activities on offer during this month. What is Inktober? Inktober is an amazing global arts challenge started in 2009 by Jake Parker as a challenge to improve inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. The challenge now happens annually with artists all around the world each creating 31 drawings over 31 days from a list of official prompts provided by Jake. Inktober rules: - Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want). - Post it (Post it on any social media account you want or just post it on your refrigerator. The point is to share your art with someone) - Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2019 - Repeat You can view more information online here: https://inktober.com/faq We absolutely love this project and would love to see more of our amazing local talent on board! Our special thanks to Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust who provide invaluable funding to The Arts Village to help do cool projects like this one.

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      Oct 2019

      Koha - Nga Taonga Tuku Iho

      A showcase of traditional and contemporary woven flax and fibre artworks by the tauira (students) from Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Waiwhero Campus. Exhibition opening Sunday 13 October 2019 at 10am at Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. Light refreshments provided. Contact Margaret Belshaw - Phone: 0800 355 553.

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      Oct 2019

      Wacky Warm Ups: A Community Project

      Join this group if you'd like to knit or make warm items for people living in cold spaces. The group shares wool, needles and know-how and also accepts donations of wool and finished hand-made items and meets on the Ground Floor near the Coffee Cart every Monday. Everyone is welcome and no registration is required.

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      Oct 2019

      He Aka Pikirangi

      These fun, developmental term time sessions are solely in te reo Maori and include story time, songs, instruments, movement and craft. Tailored specifically for toddlers and pre-schoolers He Aka PIkirangi supports and fosters the use of te reo Maori, a connection to te ao Maori and the development of many other skills.

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      Oct 2019

      Kapu Ti Korero - Korero over the Teacups

      Kapu Ti Korero - Korero over the Teacups is an informal lunch time gathering for anyone who wants to have a go at speaking in and practicing te reo Maori no matter what stage of the learning journey they are on. Join like minded people and share the learning.

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      Oct 2019

      Flexi Barre - Yoga, Pilates, Ballet Barre Fusion Classes

      Flexi Barre is a class focused on lengthening & strengthening your muscles while toning your booty, arms & abs! All levels of fitness and experience welcome - you do not have to be a dancer or have had dance experience to come along. Please register before attending class as there are limited spaces available: info@wanderlustdance.co.nz. These classes sell out every term so get in touch! Other locations available, please enquire.

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      Oct 2019

      Flexi Barre - Yoga, Pilates, Ballet Barre Fusion Classes

      Flexi Barre is a class focused on lengthening & strengthening your muscles while toning your booty, arms & abs! All levels of fitness and experience welcome - you do not have to be a dancer or have had dance experience to come along. Please register before attending class as there are limited spaces available: info@wanderlustdance.co.nz. These classes sell out every term so get in touch! Other locations available, please enquire.

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      Oct 2019

      The Inktober Show

      The Arts Village has some fun activities planned during October to showcase the amazing work done by local artists during Inktober 2019. During the month of October Rotorua and visiting artists are invited to come share their Inktober mahi in our Cottage Gallery. Watch this space for more information on activities on offer during this month. What is Inktober? Inktober is an amazing global arts challenge started in 2009 by Jake Parker as a challenge to improve inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. The challenge now happens annually with artists all around the world each creating 31 drawings over 31 days from a list of official prompts provided by Jake. Inktober rules: - Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want). - Post it (Post it on any social media account you want or just post it on your refrigerator. The point is to share your art with someone) - Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2019 - Repeat You can view more information online here: https://inktober.com/faq We absolutely love this project and would love to see more of our amazing local talent on board! Our special thanks to Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust who provide invaluable funding to The Arts Village to help do cool projects like this one.

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      Oct 2019

      Koha - Nga Taonga Tuku Iho

      A showcase of traditional and contemporary woven flax and fibre artworks by the tauira (students) from Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Waiwhero Campus. Exhibition opening Sunday 13 October 2019 at 10am at Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. Light refreshments provided. Contact Margaret Belshaw - Phone: 0800 355 553.

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      Oct 2019

      He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers

      Our fun, developmental sessions focus on story time, songs, instruments, movement and craft. Tailored specifically for toddlers and pre-schoolers He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers supports and fosters children's literacy, social, cognitive, motor and musical skills whilst bonding with their caregivers through shared experiences. Come along to this free event (koha appreciated) and read, dance, rock and create!

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      Oct 2019

      Wine Tasting & Canapes with Tohu

      Okere Falls Store is delighted to host Tohu wines for an evening of delicious wine and canapes. Tohu has been a long time supplier to the Store and we are excited to showcase their new Whenua single vineyard series with their chief winemaker Bruce Taylor presenting the wines for you. Our passionate foodies will be preparing canapes to match the wines you will be trying to enhance the experience. If tasting wine and good food is a bit of you, I suggest you get in quick. Spot prizes, good company and discounted wine sales are just an added bonus. This is a night not to miss, we hope to see you here.

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      Oct 2019

      Play On: A Man Walks Into A Bar by David Geary

      Play On is a live script reading series of New Zealand plays. It's unrehearsed, unpredictable and unmissable. About the play Two stand up comedians, a man and a woman, battle it out onstage. Their weapons? Jokes based on the classic form, "A man walks into a bar..." Read by Richard Rugg and Simone Walker. This play contains adult themes and language. Tickets are just $5 and available from Level 13 Theme Rooms and Costume Hire or on the door on the night. Under-18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Presented by arrangement with Playmarket NZ.

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      Oct 2019

      The Inktober Show

      The Arts Village has some fun activities planned during October to showcase the amazing work done by local artists during Inktober 2019. During the month of October Rotorua and visiting artists are invited to come share their Inktober mahi in our Cottage Gallery. Watch this space for more information on activities on offer during this month. What is Inktober? Inktober is an amazing global arts challenge started in 2009 by Jake Parker as a challenge to improve inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. The challenge now happens annually with artists all around the world each creating 31 drawings over 31 days from a list of official prompts provided by Jake. Inktober rules: - Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want). - Post it (Post it on any social media account you want or just post it on your refrigerator. The point is to share your art with someone) - Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2019 - Repeat You can view more information online here: https://inktober.com/faq We absolutely love this project and would love to see more of our amazing local talent on board! Our special thanks to Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust who provide invaluable funding to The Arts Village to help do cool projects like this one.

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      Oct 2019

      2019 Rotorua Museum Art Awards Exhibition of Finalists

      Highlighting the exceptional talent of artists throughout the Bay of Plenty, this exhibition will showcase winners and finalists from the 2019 Rotorua Museum Art Awards. The exhibition of about 50 works will be on display at the Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, from 23 October until 10 November 2019. This year we received entries of many artworks from artists from all over the region, The Awards will be judged by highly regarded New Zealand art curator, artist and writer, Leafa Wilson. Wilson has been the Curator of Art at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato since 2004 and has curated independently since 2001. Leafa Wilson will judge four of the five award categories, and will also select the works for the exhibition of finalists. This year’s awards include the Rotorua Museum Supreme Award with a prize of $10,000, the Friends of Rotorua Museum Emerging Artist Award with a prize of $1,000, the $1,000 Toi Ohomai Innovation in Art Award and for the first time a Lockwood Youth Award ($1,000) is open to entrants age 18 years and under. While the exhibition is on display people can vote for their favourite artwork either in the gallery or via the Rotorua Museum Facebook page. This year the More FM People’s Choice Award will offer $500 to the artist whose work receives the most public votes in the gallery and $500 for the work with the most online votes by the end of the exhibition (10 November 2019). Entry to the exhibition at the Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, is free and will be open daily between 10am – 4pm from 23 October until 10 November 2019 (except the exhibition will close at midday on Sunday 10 November). Rotorua Museum will be displaying works that were not chosen for the finalist exhibition in a Salon des Refusés. This exhibition will be hosted at the Pop Up Shop (1201 Eruera Street, Rotorua) from 2 – 17 November 2019 open daily between 10am – 4pm (except for Sun 17 November when the exhibition will close at midday). All artworks from both exhibitions will be on sale throughout the exhibition period. For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 350 1814 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz.

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      Oct 2019

      Koha - Nga Taonga Tuku Iho

      A showcase of traditional and contemporary woven flax and fibre artworks by the tauira (students) from Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Waiwhero Campus. Exhibition opening Sunday 13 October 2019 at 10am at Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. Light refreshments provided. Contact Margaret Belshaw - Phone: 0800 355 553.

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      Oct 2019

      Aqua Zumba

      A dance party in a pool! Enjoy the weightlessness of water and make a splash with this low impact, high energy activity in a welcoming environment. Classes are held in the indoor pool where it's nice and warm on a windy spring day! Aqua Zumba is a great all-round fitness class - you're supported in the water, plus there's the added bonus of water resistance which provides the perfect workout for improving your fitness and muscle tone. No experience necessary. Wahine Tu, Wahine Toa! Aqua Zumba is part of the Spring Starter Series for women - an annual Play in the Bay initiative by Sport Bay of Plenty to support low-cost and beginner level activities designed to encourage women to get active and try a new activity.

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      Oct 2019

      Walk In Wednesday

      Receive a free demonstration clairvoyant reading from Rob Osborne the director of the Angelite Holistic Fair which is held on the 3rd Saturday of each month in Ngongotaha. Talk with like minded people on things Spiritual. There is a cafe on site where you can buy a cuppa and a bite.

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      Oct 2019

      He Pipi Paopao - First Steps

      Under Twos can take their first steps to opening up a world of literacy and wellbeing. Our interactive sessions focus on active movement, touch and massage between baby and parent while nurturing development of language, social, cognitive and motor skills. He Pipi Paopao - First Steps is a fun programme for under twos and their caregivers. Join us for songs, rhymes and finger play songs with your little one. Come along - dance and play. Koha appreciated.

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      Oct 2019

      Reading Round

      Reading Round is a group that meets monthly for a round table discussion about their favourite reads. Come along to have a cup of tea or coffee and chat about the scheduled theme or share what you have enjoyed reading over the last month. If you prefer, you can come along and just listen and enjoy. Anyone with a love of reading is welcome to attend - new faces are always welcomed.

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      Oct 2019

      2019 Rotorua Breast Cancer Trust Pink Walk

      The Rotorua Breast Cancer Trust present the 2019 Pink Walk at Rotorua's Village Green! Start planning your PINK costumes, get your friends and family together and enjoy a fun evening of love and laughter, celebrating life and sharing a moment of remembrance. This is the Rotorua Breast Cancer Trust's major fundraising event which helps us to support those with breast cancer in the Rotorua community. Proceeds from registration and sponsorship help to fund education, tailored support, exercise programmes and support groups. Thank you so much for getting involved! General registration - $10 per person Children aged 12 years and under - Koha Save time and pre-register online from 2nd September. https://rbct.co.nz/pinkwalk Register online to be eligible for pre-walk prizes! On-the-day Registrations from 4:30 - 6pm. Cash is quicker, but Eftpos is available Prize Categories: - Best Dressed Woman - Best Dressed Man - Best Dressed Girl - Best Dressed Boy - Best Dressed Group (5+ people) - Best Dressed Work Place - Aunty Bea's Best Bra Full schedule: - 4:30 PM - 5:50 PM: Registration - 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Entertainment and Food Vendors - 6:00 PM: 2019 Pink Walk Start - 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM: 2019 Pink Walk Prize-giving Helpful links: Pink Walk FAQ: https://rotoruabreastcancertrust.co.nz/faq-for-pink-walk/ Pink Walk Rules & Conditions: https://rotoruabreastcancertrust.co.nz/rules-conditions/ #rbctpinkwalk

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      Oct 2019

      2019 October Okere Falls Beerfest

      The Okere Falls Beerfest is back again for October 2019! We're kicking off the festivities on Wednesday with a beer tasting by Garage Project from Wellington. Thursday is Local's Night - a classic Okere Falls Beerfest evening with Schwein (Pork Roast) and old favourites Craig & Jamie from The Fisher Kings on the stage. Friday and Saturday are ticketed events filled with fantastic bands, including our favourite high-energy, horn-blowing Guggemusik! Friday night line-up is going to be a blast from 5pm sharp with two bands down from Auckland – New to our stage and here to kick-off with dynamic jazz beats and rock sounds we have The RVMES. Headlining and back by popular demand is Whitechapel Jak, an awesome group bringing irresistibly danceable vibes and all the covers you didn’t know you needed. Saturday line-up starts at 2pm with DJ Nero sharing some summer grooves. Mighty Mighty will be warming up the afternoon, giving us funky original tunes with Raglan soul, leading into an evening of groovy acoustic & blues jams by Nimbus. Headlining the night are Knights of the Dub Table who will keep the party going with electro-dub baselines and high-energy reggae vibes as we keep the beer flowing and enjoy intermissions from the fantastic Guggemusik. Schweinshaxe Pork Roast Dinner Tickets are available Thursday-Saturday; however we have limited numbers so please purchase your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment. A range of German Bretzels, Griller Burgers, Bratwurst Sausages and more will also be available for purchase on the night. Our fantastic collection of wines, ciders, NZ beers on tap, our new low and non-alcoholic beverages, and crowd-favourite German beers will also be on hand. Bus Transfers: Departing and returning to 1241 Fenton Street. Each bus ticket is a return trip, leaving town at the time listed and allowing you to jump on any of the returning buses, which will be running between 8pm-10pm. We advise being there at least 10 minutes prior to the bus departure time. Come and join us for an amazing week of German Festivities. Ziggy, Ziggy, Ziggy! Oi, Oi, Oi. Please note: Beerfest is not a BYO event and is a festival-style atmosphere in which to enjoy great food, exceptional beverages, and fantastic music. Only happy people please, or you will be asked to leave nicely.

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      Oct 2019

      Youth Sport Resilience Programme

      A 4-Week introduction to some practical ways young athletes can apply mental skills to help them excel in sport and in life in general! Programme includes 4 workshops developing key mental skills required in Sport. For more information see: www.flowsport.co.nz/youthworkshop

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      Oct 2019

      The Inktober Show

      The Arts Village has some fun activities planned during October to showcase the amazing work done by local artists during Inktober 2019. During the month of October Rotorua and visiting artists are invited to come share their Inktober mahi in our Cottage Gallery. Watch this space for more information on activities on offer during this month. What is Inktober? Inktober is an amazing global arts challenge started in 2009 by Jake Parker as a challenge to improve inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. The challenge now happens annually with artists all around the world each creating 31 drawings over 31 days from a list of official prompts provided by Jake. Inktober rules: - Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want). - Post it (Post it on any social media account you want or just post it on your refrigerator. The point is to share your art with someone) - Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2019 - Repeat You can view more information online here: https://inktober.com/faq We absolutely love this project and would love to see more of our amazing local talent on board! Our special thanks to Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust who provide invaluable funding to The Arts Village to help do cool projects like this one.

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      Oct 2019

      2019 Rotorua Museum Art Awards Exhibition of Finalists

      Highlighting the exceptional talent of artists throughout the Bay of Plenty, this exhibition will showcase winners and finalists from the 2019 Rotorua Museum Art Awards. The exhibition of about 50 works will be on display at the Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, from 23 October until 10 November 2019. This year we received entries of many artworks from artists from all over the region, The Awards will be judged by highly regarded New Zealand art curator, artist and writer, Leafa Wilson. Wilson has been the Curator of Art at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato since 2004 and has curated independently since 2001. Leafa Wilson will judge four of the five award categories, and will also select the works for the exhibition of finalists. This year’s awards include the Rotorua Museum Supreme Award with a prize of $10,000, the Friends of Rotorua Museum Emerging Artist Award with a prize of $1,000, the $1,000 Toi Ohomai Innovation in Art Award and for the first time a Lockwood Youth Award ($1,000) is open to entrants age 18 years and under. While the exhibition is on display people can vote for their favourite artwork either in the gallery or via the Rotorua Museum Facebook page. This year the More FM People’s Choice Award will offer $500 to the artist whose work receives the most public votes in the gallery and $500 for the work with the most online votes by the end of the exhibition (10 November 2019). Entry to the exhibition at the Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, is free and will be open daily between 10am – 4pm from 23 October until 10 November 2019 (except the exhibition will close at midday on Sunday 10 November). Rotorua Museum will be displaying works that were not chosen for the finalist exhibition in a Salon des Refusés. This exhibition will be hosted at the Pop Up Shop (1201 Eruera Street, Rotorua) from 2 – 17 November 2019 open daily between 10am – 4pm (except for Sun 17 November when the exhibition will close at midday). All artworks from both exhibitions will be on sale throughout the exhibition period. For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 350 1814 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz.

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      Oct 2019

      Koha - Nga Taonga Tuku Iho

      A showcase of traditional and contemporary woven flax and fibre artworks by the tauira (students) from Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Waiwhero Campus. Exhibition opening Sunday 13 October 2019 at 10am at Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. Light refreshments provided. Contact Margaret Belshaw - Phone: 0800 355 553.

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      Oct 2019

      He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers

      Our fun, developmental sessions focus on story time, songs, instruments, movement and craft. Tailored specifically for toddlers and pre-schoolers He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers supports and fosters children's literacy, social, cognitive, motor and musical skills whilst bonding with their caregivers through shared experiences. Come along to this free event (koha appreciated) and read, dance, rock and create!

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      Oct 2019

      Te Manawa Playgroup

      Education Angels invite you to another exciting day at Te Manawa where your children can play and interact with other children. After all, the best learning experience comes from play. This playgroup will be held at the new children's playground, which was created in partnership with Ngati Toa Rangatira, a place well-loved by most tamariki in the area. The central stage provides a great place to gather for parents and educators to relax while watching their children at play. Come on down and let your children have the best time at Te Manawa!

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      Oct 2019

      Caring for Taonga Talk

      Take this unique opportunity to view some of Rotorua Museum’s taonga collection and learn some great tips on how to care for your own taonga at home. Taking place on Thursday 24 October 2019 at 12pm, you will hear an informative talk from Rotorua Museum Taonga Maori Curator, Manaaki Pene, and Rotorua Museum Operations Manager, Cat Jehly. Following the talk guests will receive a behind-the-scenes tour of our Taonga Maori collection that is stored and cared for in the Rotorua Museum storage facility. Numbers are limited so please register your interest with Manaaki Pene via email manaaki.pene@rotorualc.nz Location details will be confirmed upon registration. For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 351 7680 or email manaaki.pene@rotorualc.nz

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      Oct 2019

      2019 October Okere Falls Beerfest

      The Okere Falls Beerfest is back again for October 2019! We're kicking off the festivities on Wednesday with a beer tasting by Garage Project from Wellington. Thursday is Local's Night - a classic Okere Falls Beerfest evening with Schwein (Pork Roast) and old favourites Craig & Jamie from The Fisher Kings on the stage. Friday and Saturday are ticketed events filled with fantastic bands, including our favourite high-energy, horn-blowing Guggemusik! Friday night line-up is going to be a blast from 5pm sharp with two bands down from Auckland – New to our stage and here to kick-off with dynamic jazz beats and rock sounds we have The RVMES. Headlining and back by popular demand is Whitechapel Jak, an awesome group bringing irresistibly danceable vibes and all the covers you didn’t know you needed. Saturday line-up starts at 2pm with DJ Nero sharing some summer grooves. Mighty Mighty will be warming up the afternoon, giving us funky original tunes with Raglan soul, leading into an evening of groovy acoustic & blues jams by Nimbus. Headlining the night are Knights of the Dub Table who will keep the party going with electro-dub baselines and high-energy reggae vibes as we keep the beer flowing and enjoy intermissions from the fantastic Guggemusik. Schweinshaxe Pork Roast Dinner Tickets are available Thursday-Saturday; however we have limited numbers so please purchase your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment. A range of German Bretzels, Griller Burgers, Bratwurst Sausages and more will also be available for purchase on the night. Our fantastic collection of wines, ciders, NZ beers on tap, our new low and non-alcoholic beverages, and crowd-favourite German beers will also be on hand. Bus Transfers: Departing and returning to 1241 Fenton Street. Each bus ticket is a return trip, leaving town at the time listed and allowing you to jump on any of the returning buses, which will be running between 8pm-10pm. We advise being there at least 10 minutes prior to the bus departure time. Come and join us for an amazing week of German Festivities. Ziggy, Ziggy, Ziggy! Oi, Oi, Oi. Please note: Beerfest is not a BYO event and is a festival-style atmosphere in which to enjoy great food, exceptional beverages, and fantastic music. Only happy people please, or you will be asked to leave nicely.

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      Oct 2019

      Creative Art Workshops

      We warmly invite you to join us for two evenings to nourish the creative soul! A chance to enjoy company and create artistic treasures. Join us and Dr Barbara Hochstein our wonderful facilitator in designing: Stunning Ink Tile Art - Thurs 24 Oct and Festive 'Bags n Tags' with a Christmas Theme - Thurs 21 Nov.

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      Oct 2019

      8-Ball Pool Open Singles Comp

      - If you are in Roto-Vegas Rotorua on Thursday - Do not miss this! What better way to spend a Thursday evening than an open 8 ball pool tournament at the pub?! We're providing all the excuses you need with our weekly Thursday evening Roto-Vegas 8 Ball Pool Open Singles Competition. Chalk up those pool cues (we have many here you can use) or BYO, and get ready to break and sink the black! 32+ Players/Rebuys Guarantees a pot of $210.00 24+ Players/Rebuys - $170.00 (or more) pot 17+ Players/Rebuys - $130.00 (or more) pot Top Up from Bar is by Food/Drink Bar Tab's (No Cash) For Competitions with less then 16 Players/Rebuys the pot will be entry fees only - no top up from the Bar/Restaurant Buy in is $5, Rebuy's are also $5... Don't forget to enter the $2.00 Jackpot, which gives you even more ways to win. Contact a mate who you want a showdown with and come on down here by 7pm for registration each and every Thursday. Have you got the balls to play? Got a question you need answered about this event? Phone us now on 0800 RotoVegas...or Email: 8ballpool@roto-vegas.co.nz we are here to help. - This is an Event for people aged 18+ only - 3 x 8-Ball Pool Tables open from 11am.....Free Pool Tables all day! (Save $2.00 per game) - Free Wifi - Courtesy Van Available to collect you from your address in Rotorua, and take you home. ($3.00 per person, each way) - Free Off Street Car Parking for 100+ Cars - Easy Wheelchair Access - Great selection of food available - Hot Food - Rotorua's #1 Famous Pizzas - Burgers - Chips - Wedges - Milkshakes - and Bar Snacks - Awesome bar staff! - Come on down to Rotorua's famous Roto-Vegas 8 Ball Pool - Open Singles Comp Night #RotoVegas #Rotorua #0800RotoVegas #8BallPool #Rotorua8BallPool #RotoVegas8BallPool #MitchellDownsTavern