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WHAT’S ON IN SEPTEMBER 2017

Saturday 2nd – Saturday 16th September

  • Breaking the Code by Hugh Whitemore, Gaslight Theatre, Alpha Street, Cambridge.  The production combines drama and technology to present an enthralling insight into the troubled mind of a recognised genius, Alan Turing, the mathematical genius who hailed as the father of modern computing.  Tickets available from Cambridge PaperPlus or www.eventfinda.co.nz.  There is a mix of matinee ($25), show only ($30) and dinner and show ($60) performances available.  Suitable for more mature audience.

Tuesday 12th

  • Pecha Kucha, Resthaven Village Centre, 4 Vogel Street, Cambridge, 7.30pm-9.30pm.  Pecha Kucha is an evening for creative and talented people to meet, network, and show their work in public.  Pecha Kucha is about ideas and stories and is a presentation format now seen in 900 cities.  Held in association with the NZ Institute of Architects Architecture Week.          $10 cash door sales.

Wednesday 13th

  • Owl Farm Focus Day, Owl Farm, St Peter’s School, SH1, Cambridge, 10.15am-12.30pm.  Providing knowledge including a season update, financial review, and an optional workshop after lunch.  All welcome.  For further information email: theresa@owlfarm.nz phone 07 827 9738 or visit www.owlfarm.nz.
  • “ The art and science of keeping bees” with Sarah Cross, Big Meeting Room, Cambridge Library, 6.30pm-7.30pm.  A fascinating look into the world of beekeeping presented by guest speaker Sarah Cross, Apiary Manager of 100 research hives at Plant & Food Research NZ Ltd.  Sarah will bring a variety of beekeeping gear for you to look at and even try on.  There will be time for Q & A afterwards.  Free to attend, all welcome.
  • The Magic of Duo Jackson, House Concert, 50 Alpers Ridge, Leamington, 7.30pm.  Classical, jazz, latin, gypsy and original compositions, international artists on violin and guitar.  Adults $25, Students $15.  Bookings essential.  Ph: 021 2380 314 or  07 8277 926.  www.duojackson.com.

Friday 15th-Sunday 17th

  • NZ Motorhome, Caravan & Leisure Show, Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton.  For further information: www.nzmotorhomeshow.co.nz.

Saturday 16th

  • Cambridge Farmers Market, Victoria Square, Cambridge, 8am-12pm.
  • Tamahere Country Market, St Stephen’s Church, Airport Rd, Tamahere, from 8.30am-1pm.
  • Tamahere Antique and Collectors Fair, Tamahere Community Hall, 21 Devine Rd, Tamahere, from 8.30am-1.30pm.  Showcasing a wide variety of antiques, curios, collectables and bric-a-brac.
  • Leamington School “Colour Blast – Fun Run”,  Karapiro Domain, Lake Karapiro, 10am-12pm.  Save the date and join in a great family fun run at Lake Karapiro.  Run, walk, hop, skip, or dance your way around!  Food stalls, spot prizes.  Prices:  Adults $20, Child (up to 12) $15, Family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) $50.  Printed T-shirts available to purchase online.  https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/leamington-school-colour-blast-tickets-35909260565. Look up facebook or Leamington School website.
  • BNZ Corporate Challenge, Avantidrome, 15 Hanlin Rd, Cambridge, 4pm-9.30pm.  Truly unique team building experience.  Three divisions – the Italian Pursuit for those new to track cycling (involves 8 weeks training), the Cambridge Pursuit and the Cambridge Pursuit Open for returning past Corporate Challenge events and regular community riders at the Avantidrome.  From $300 per team (each team member must be a member of or employed by the company or organisation that they are representing.  No celebrity/guest riders/anyone who has competed at an elite track level in the past 12 months).  Website: Avantidrome BNZ Corporate Challenge.

Sunday 17th

  • Cambridge to Hamilton Paddle Race, Waikato River, Dominion Avenue, Cambridge to Commerce Park, Hamilton CBD, 7am-4pm.  An iconic event situated on the beautiful Waikato River.  Open to both serious and recreational paddlers.  Race 23km or 11km.  Over 20 divisions available – see website for details.  $60-$140 ages 16 and over unless approved by guardian.  Website: www.theboatshed.net.nz.
  • Miniature Trains, Leamington Domain, Wordsworth St, 10am-3pm.  Weather permitting.  Covered-toe shoes required.  $2 ride.
  • Spring Fundraising Lunch with Tony Murrell, Rosenvale, 363 Parklands Road, RD1 Te Awamutu, from 1pm.  Supporting Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari with a wonderful lunch with fantastic food and an exciting guest speaker.  Tony Murrell is a TV personality with a long running radio show, ‘Home and Garden with Tony Murrell’, on Radio Live.  He designs and implements gardens all over New Zealand with a massive appreciation for our plants and wild life.  There will be a silent auction with exciting products including a free landscape or garden consultation with Tony in the Waikato area.  Price per person $65 with funds going toward Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari operational costs.  Please book before Monday 11 September as places are limited.  Book through the Visitor Centre: 07 870 5180.
  • Father Chris Skinner and Guest Artists, St Peter’s Catholic Church, Anzac Street, Cambridge, 1.30pm.  Tickets $10 each.  Enquiries/tickets phone Rosalie Ford: 827 7778.  Tickets also available at the door on the day.  Gold coin donation for afternoon tea.  CDs available for purchase.
  • St Andrew’s Concert Series, St Andrew’s Church, Hamilton Rd, Cambridge, 2.30pm.  Rachael Griffiths-Hughes, Polly Sussex, Peter Reid, Philip Griffin and Jayne Tankersley in works by Buxtehude, Schutz, Schmelzer and Pezel.  “We take the audience on an emotional journey with many ups and downs from plaintive to passionate, from serene to sensual”.  Tickets $12 at the door, students $5, children under 12 free.  Afternoon tea to follow.  Enquiries to 07 823 4397.

Monday 18th-Friday 22nd

  • Advance Voting for the 2017 General Election, Victorian Room, Cambridge Town Hall.  Open for the public: Monday and Tuesday 10am-5pm, Wednesday 9am-7pm, Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm.

Thursday 21st

  • Greyhound Racing, Cambridge Raceway, Taylor Street, first race 12pm.

Saturday 23rd

  • Cambridge Farmers Market, Victoria Square, Cambridge, 8am-12pm.
  • BNZ Corporate Challenge, Avantidrome, 15 Hanlin Rd, Cambridge, 4pm-9.30pm.  Truly unique team building experience.  Three divisions – the Italian Pursuit for those new to track cycling (involves 8 weeks training), the Cambridge Pursuit and the Cambridge Pursuit Open for returning past Corporate Challenge events and regular community riders at the Avantidrome.  From $300 per team (each team member must be a member of or employed by the company or organisation that they are representing.  No celebrity/guest riders/anyone who has competed at an elite track level in the past 12 months).  Website: Avantidrome BNZ Corporate Challenge.

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th

  • Quilt Exhibition with display of Le Quesnoy Quilt, presented by Cambridge Patchwork Group, St Andrews Parish Hall, Hamilton Rd, Cambridge, 10am-4pm.  There will be sales tables of fabric, books,etc and a raffle of two twin Snowball quilts.  Entry fee: $5.  Proceeds to Parkinson’s NZ Cambridge Support Group.

Sunday 24th

  • Miniature Trains, Leamington Domain, Wordsworth St, 10am-3pm.  Weather permitting.  Covered-toe shoes required.  $2 ride.

Sunday 24th  – Tuesday 24th

  • “Wandering and Meandering” a solo art exhibition by Santie Cronje, Inspirit Studio and Gallery, 360 Pencarrow Rd, Tamahere.  Opening Hours: weekends 11am-4pm.  Monday closed.  Tuesday-Friday opening hours vary phone 07 856 3170 or 0274 386 416.  Symbolist Artist Santie Cronje’s preferred medium is acrylics.  Her narrative work is described as “a delicate simplicity and elegance, which touches the childlike side of the heart”.

Wednesday 27th

  • Wild Gardening with Chris Smuts-Kennedy, Big Meeting Room, Cambridge Library, Wilson Street, 6.30pm-7.30pm.  An informational talk about what to plant to attract native birds and bees to your garden.  A perfect evening for gardeners, bird watchers, bee enthusiasts and nature lovers in general.  Chris Smuts-Kennedy is now retired but has worked as an ecologist for Waikato DOC and the Maungatautari project, and also as a commercial beekeeper.  Free to attend, all welcome.

Thursday 28th

  • Ladies Night, Mitre 10 Mega, Cnr Queen & Oliver Streets, Cambridge, 6.30pm start.