Community News and Events
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Ngaio Toy Library in Ngaio Town Hall is open for browsing Saturday December 18, 9.30-11.30am. Come visit to discover new toys, ride-ons, costumes, and more. There are a number of membership options, and you're welcome to come see what they’re all about and sign up on the day.
Looking for an opportunity to start your art collection or expand your current one? See what the residents of Toi Pōneke have been up to in their annual cash & carry exhibition - the Toi Three Sixty. Online from 1 December and in the gallery 15 – 22 December. All money goes directly to the artists.
The Summer Reading Adventure is almost here! From 1 December 2021–31 January 2022, Wellington City Libraries is inviting you on a reading adventure - you’ll be reading books, drawing pictures and maps, taking videos, completing challenges, and getting out into nature. You can also earn all kinds of awesome prizes for your efforts.
The Wellington Summer Sampler features roving performances, pop-ups, and publicly accessible spectacles, Saturdays and Sundays 4-19 December, along the waterfront. This free and family-friendly line-up will include everything from opera, fire and circus performances, and contemporary dance, to markets and kai.
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.
Community dinners are on at Strathmore Park Community Centre, every Wednesday, 5.30pm. Come and enjoy good food and company at this free community meal. The centre also provides free haircuts on the first Monday of the month, and free advice from a pharmacist on the second Wednesday.
Friday Deaf Club Night is on at Alex Moore Park, Friday, December 17, 6-11pm. Run by Wellington Deaf Society. This is the last event for the year! Come along to the club for a casual drink and catch up. The bar and restaurant will be open.
Are you from the Pacific community, and feeling stressed, anxious, or troubled? You can drop by the Ola Fiafia Support Service at Raukawa Community Centre, Thursdays 4.30-5.30pm. This is a free support service for Pacific peoples aimed at managing mental distress. Run by Vaka Tautua.
Porirua Libraries run a series of programmes to help combat social isolation and enrich people’s daily lives. From book clubs and board games to free digital courses and technology help. For more info on all the programmes, visit porirualibrary.org.nz or drop into your local branch.
Kids can visit Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne for free these summer school holidays (4 December 2021 - 30 January 2022). There's plenty on in the valley to keep the kids entertained, so bring your friends, your whānau, and visit Zealandia during the school holidays.
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