Community News and Events
What's up and what's on in Wellington, Porirua, and the Hutt Valley!
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Old St Paul's Film Night
Old St Paul’s is inviting Wellington kids along to watch 2018’s WONDERFUL animated film The Grinch on the BIG screen, and we’ve asked a VERY important, surprise guest in for a visit.
Bring cushions, make yourself comfortable and watch the Grinch and his pet dog Max as they plan to stop Whoville’s Christmas celebration by stealing all the town’s decorations and gifts.
If your kids have a special Christmas outfit they’d like to wear for the occasion, they could win a spot prize for their efforts!
We’ll open our Christmas Candy Bar in case your wee ones need some treats (but feel free to bring along any items they might prefer from your own pantry).
As well, for the adult shoppers, our famous Christmas store will be open before and after the screening, and a 10% discount will apply on all stock for the evening. Get your baubles before the Grinch does!
We’re very much looking forward to hosting you and your tamariki at this unique and fun Christmas film screening beneath the rafters of one seriously splendid Wellington landmark.
Ho ho ho!
Doors open at 5.15pm
Film starts at 6.00pm
Tickets start at $10 and are available at Eventbrite.
Community Immunity Event – 4 December 2022
Get Vaccinated and Receive a $50 PaknSave voucher.
Free vaccinations at the Covid-19 Community Health Service 200 Taranaki Street, Wellington Central. 10.30am-2.30pm – All ages welcome.
Hutt Art - Christmas Treats and Treasures Exhibition starts Tuesday 6th December 2022
All work is by local Artists - paintings, pottery, woodwork, embroidery, weaving, printmaking and much more. Find that perfect gift this year with an original piece of art.
Hutt Art Centre
9-11 Myrtle Street
Open daily 10am - 4pm
Women’s Refuge Summer Safe Night
After a Perfect Summer Day, Gift a Summer Safe Night.
Every night more than 200 women and children are too afraid to stay at home.
That’s why this summer Women’s Refuge is asking Kiwis to gift a $20 Summer Safe Night for women and children who are at risk of domestic violence. We’re asking Kiwis who love a warm, easy evening to help others enjoy it too.
The Samaritans helpline is available day and night in the lead-up to Christmas. Whatever you're going through, we're here to talk it through. Free phone 0800 72 66 66 - we're waiting for your call. All phone calls are confidential and anonymous.
We all go through hard times, and you don't have to face it alone. Christmas time can be difficult, with extra financial pressures, loneliness, increased anxiety and more. You can call Samaritans to talk about anything that's troubling you. We're here if you feel like there's nobody you can talk to. We'll listen without judgement and try to help you find a way through that's right for you. Call Samaritans, day or night, on 0800 72 66 66.
Vincents Gallery presents the Ceramics Show 2022. Pinching, rolling, coiling, throwing...Vincents' artists have been busy creating all kinds of ceramic artworks. Our annual ceramics show highlights the beautiful work created by artists in our ceramics studio. Come see this at Willis st village, 148 Willis street on Wed 17 Aug 2022, 05:30 pm
for more info visit https://vincents.co.nz/
Have you recently been diagnosed with diabetes or know someone who has diabetes?
If so, Diabetes Wellington can provide help and support.
Contact us for detailed information about what you can eat, and to purchase products such as cookbooks, low sugar jams, sauces and toppings, specialised diabetes products including meters, insulin needles and much more.
We also provide supermarket tours, education classes and demonstrate our cooking classes.
Become a member of Diabetes Wellington and the Field Officer will provide one to one support.
Please contact us on:
Phone 499 5085, Email email@example.com
Or drop into our friendly Information Centre at: Level 1, Room 3, Anvil House, 138 – 140 Wakefield Street, Wellington.
The Centre is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
Kaibosh rescued food
Operating in Wellington, the Hutt Valley, Kāpiti and Horowhenua, Kaibosh is New Zealand’s first food rescue organisation.
We link the food industry with community groups that support people in need ensuring that quality surplus food reaches those who are struggling rather than being needlessly discarded. This benefits both our community and our environment.
Wellington Community Law
Free legal advice sessions
Mon – Thursday 5.30-7pm
Wed and Fri 12-2pm
Wed and Thurs 12-2pm
For more info visit wclc.org.nz
Steady as You Go classes are currently running throughout the Wellington Region. Run by Age Concern Wellington, these are classes designed to improve strength, help prevent falls, and make new friends. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 499 6648.
Find out more at: www.acwellington.org.nz/saygoexercise/
Free Soup Friday - Newtown Community Centre, 2a Green Street, 1pm – 2pm
Come get to know your community over a bowl of FREE hot soup (vegetarian/vegan available). All welcome.
Children's Library Programmes Are Back In Action!Wellington City Libraries are excited to announce that children's library programmes are back after being suspended last year due to COVID restrictions. There's something for all ages - from preschool storytime, baby rock and rhyme, and board game afternoons! For more information on the programmes, check out Our Wellington.
Young Onset Dementia Supporter Group
A new online supporter group for whānau and supporters of people who develop dementia/mate wareware before the age of 65 has been established.
The monthly online meetings are open to whānau and supporters living anywhere in NZ to discuss experiences and exchange practical information.
To sign up, please contact: email@example.com or discuss with your dementia advisor.
Self Esteem For Women Tuesday Evenings
Facilitator: Diana Rickman
Course Duration: Every Tuesday evening 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Our self-esteem develops and evolves throughout our lives as we build an image of ourselves through our experiences with different people and activities.
Experiences during our childhood play a particularly large role in the shaping of our basic self-esteem. When we were growing up, our successes (and failures) and how we were treated by the members of our immediate family, by our teachers, sports coaches, religious authorities, and by our peers, all contributed to the creation of our basic self-esteem. The course is designed to give women the opportunity to develop awareness of how they live in the world, the influences on them and how they have the ability and power to make changes in their lives.
For more info see - Workshops - Lower Hutt Women's Centre (lhwc.org.nz)
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