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WHAT’S ON IN OCTOBER 2017

KIDS GO FREE – For the Month of October – Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, 99 Tari Rd, Pukeatua.  For every paying adult on a “Sanctuary Explorer Pass” in the southern enclosure, up to 2 children may enter free of charge.  Ph: 07 870 5180, www.sanctuarymountain.co.nz.

1st-31st October

  • Exhibition at the Heritage Gallery, Nichola Ahlers, Heritage Gallery, 85A Victoria Street, Cambridge.  Nichola is a self taught artist who creates stunningly detailed pencil drawings.  She is inspired by nature and the world around her, and gets many of her ideas by walking up Pirongia Mountain.  For more information Ph: 07 827 4346, or www.heritagegallery.co.nz

Tuesday 17th

  • An evening with Jenny Magee – Author Talk, Cambridge Library, 23 Wilson St, 6.30pm-7.30pm.  A free evening talk to learn how Jenny transformed her own life to become a ‘Bold Boomer’. She will talk about Bold Moves women are taking to transform their thinking and their quest for lives they are proud of. She will mention nine inspirational women who feature in her book ‘A Bold Life’.  Jenny’s book will be available to purchase on the night.  $30 each, cash sales only.

Wednesday 18th

  • Endurance Track Racing, Avantidrome, 15 Hanlin Road, Cambridge, 6pm-8:30pm.  Join us for the last in our series of Endurance Race Nights.  Includes Championship length endurance events and will be graded to your ability.  $20 per race night.
  • Get Back on Your Bike, 6-8pm.  A Waipa District Council and Sport Waikato workshop for those returning to biking. The purpose is to improve biking confidence and skills covering fundamentals of cornering, braking, stopping and using your gears.  For more information or to register email: ride@cyclingnewzealand.nz or Ph: 07 8230716.

Thursday 19th

  • Harness Racing, Cambridge Raceway, Taylor Street, First race 5:30pm.
  • Greyhound Racing, Cambridge Raceway, Taylor Street, First Race 5:30pm.

Thursday 19th-Monday 23rd

  • Zirka Circus – Send in the Clowns, Cambridge Raceway, Taylor St.  Thursday and Friday 7pm; Saturday 2pm, 7pm; Sunday 1pm, 4.30pm; and Monday 1pm, 4.30pm.  For ticket prices: www.ZirkaCircus.com or Ph: 0800 2 ZIRKA (0800 2 94752).

Friday 20th

  • Gary McCormick & Mayor Tim Shadbolt – Comedy at its Best, Cambridge Raceway, Taylor Street, Meal 6pm, Show 7.30pm.  Comedy and story-telling about New Zealand and New Zealanders that will enthrall you.  Tickets $70 per person (which includes dinner, show, and drink on arrival), available from Cambridge Raceway Ph: 07 827 5506, email: events@cambridgeraceway.co.nz.

Saturday 21st

  • 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
  • Avanitdrome Race Series, Avantidrome, 15 Hanlin Road, Cambridge, 4pm-9pm, You must be an accredited rider to be eligible to participate.  Cost: $15 Adult, $10 Youth.  The Avantidrome is running a new race series consisting of 4 race nights, once a month on a Saturday evening from 4pm. This series will cater for both the Sprint and Endurance side of track cycling and will provide you with the opportunity to race championship events and distances.  We’re leaving time in between race nights to train and hone your skills.

Sunday 22nd

  • Waikato Bay of Plenty National Women’s League Football, John Kerkhof Park, Vogel Street, Cambridge, 1pm-3pm.  Free entry.  Cambridge is again the home ground for the best women footballers representing Waikato/Bay of Plenty when they take on teams from around the country in the 2017 National Women’s League. Three top sides – Northern, Capital and Central – will play in Cambridge.  Come along to John Kerkhof Park to see some of the country’s top players in action, including Football Ferns and members of the national U-20 and U-17 squads.

Monday 23rd October

  • St Andrew’s Giant Craft and Collectable Fair, St Andrew’s Church, 85 Hamilton Road, Cambridge, 9am-2pm.  Free Entry, featuring the Cambridge Brass Band in Concert in Church at 11am, over 100 Stalls, refreshments available.  All stall fees go to the upkeep of the church which was built in 1881. On the day a peel of 6 bells will be rung to hold a concert in the church.  The bells have been in the tower since 1884, are the only example of their type in the southern hemisphere. Contact Ian 0275 673 139.

Tuesday 24th-Saturday 28th

  • Targa NZ, the Ultimate Road Race, Auckland, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Palmerston North and Wellington.  Roads will be closed at times in the Te Miro (8am-12:30pm), Karapiro (9:35am-2:05pm) and Maungatautari (10.20am-2.50pm) areas for the race to pass through on Wednesday 25th as per WDC Notification in Cambridge Edition.

Wednesday 25th

  • On-road Biking Skills, 6-8pm.  A Waipa District Council and Sport Waikato workshop to improve biking confidence and knowledge to safely navigate urban/rural roads, etc.  For more information or to register email: ride@cyclingnewzealand.nz or Ph: 07 8230716.

Thursday 26th

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

Saturday 28th  

  • Cambridge Farmers Market, Victoria Square, Cambridge, 8am-12pm.
  • Dutch Market, Senior Citizen’s Hall, Milicich Place, Cambridge, 10am-1pm.  Cash only.  Contact H Verstegen 022 0355 302.
  • Te Awamutu Rowing Regatta, Mighty River Domain, Lake Karapiro, Maungatautari Road.  All day rowing.
  • Operation Christmas Child.  For the past 24 years volunteers have been filling shoe boxes with gifts, stationery and toiletries for children who have never before had the pleasure of opening a gift.  Pre-printed shoe boxes are available at Cambridge Baptist Church or PaperPlus Cambridge, Victoria Street, or order boxes online at www.samaritanspurse.org.nz.  For further information contact Kathy by email: kathypeterb@gmail.com and leave your contact number.  The filled boxes can be dropped off at Cambridge Baptist Church or Manna Bookstore in Hamilton or email Kathy.

Upcoming Events
Thursday 2nd and Saturday 4th November

  • The Waipa Discovery Tour, meet at the Te Awamutu Museum, Roche St, Te Awamutu, 10am.  A tour discovering some of our district’s stories, including stops at key land war sites including Rangiaowhia, Orakau and Alexandra Armed Constabulary Redoubt, with a whole lot of great conversation along the way.  To register email: events@waipadc.govt.nz or Ph: 0800 WAIPADC (924 723), spaces are limited, so get in quick!  RSVP by 27 October 2017.

Tuesday 7th November

  • Melbourne Cup at Cambridge, Cambridge Raceway, Taylor Street, doors open 3pm.  Be on the track to celebrate the race that stops two nations!  MC – The Breeze radio host, Camille Guzzwell, the day includes an afternoon full of fashion featuring Bettie Monroe, Gabriels, Holmes & Co, Madisons, Ooby Ryn and Rumor, canapes, a drink on arrival, coverage of the Flemington Races on the Big Screens, TAB, prizes for Best Dressed, and so much more.  Tickets: $40.  Bookings via Cambridge Raceway, events@cambridgeraceway.co.nz or Ph: 07 8275506.

Monday 13th November

  • 2017 Waipa Networks District Sports Awards, ASB Stadium, Te Awamutu Events Centre, 6.30pm for 7pm start.  MC’s Sarah Ulmer and James McOnie, guest speaker Simon van Velthooven.  Tickets: $50 including buffet dinner.  Dress: Smart.  Tickets available from the Waipa District Council reception in Cambridge and Te Awamutu offices or www.sportwaikato.org.nz.  Contact Waipa District Coordinator Rebecca Foy Ph: 027 475 7747, email: Waipa@sportwaikato,org.nz.

 

Operation Christmas Child.

  • For the past 24 years volunteers have been filling shoe boxes with gifts, stationery and toiletries for children who have never before had the pleasure of opening a gift.  Pre-printed shoe boxes are available at Cambridge Baptist Church or PaperPlus Cambridge, Victoria Street, or order boxes online at www.samaritanspurse.org.nz.  For further information contact Kathy by email: kathypeterb@gmail.com and leave your contact number.  The filled boxes can be dropped off at Cambridge Baptist Church or Manna Bookstore in Hamilton or email Kathy.