Community News and Events
What's up and what's on in Wellington, Porirua, and the Hutt Valley!
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Plastic Free July Is Here!
We can’t recycle or compost our way out of our single-use problems – the solution is to swap out single-use for reuse. One small step can lead to a huge difference! This week’s focus for PFJ is on reducing our single-use whilst out and about. Choose to reuse and try one of these simple swaps for when you’re out and about!
Swap a disposable coffee cup for a reusable coffee cup.
Swap takeaway containers for your own container from home.
Swap plastic cutlery with your own reusable cutlery.
Swap a store-bought bottled drink water bottle for a reusable water bottle.
Read more about Plastic Free July on www.wellington.govt.nz
Maranga exhibition and market 25th – 31st July at Thistle Hall
Homemade goods including Arts and crafts, woodwork, plants, baked goods, jewelery. Come along for our opening night Monday July 25th at 5.30
For more info email email@example.com
3 Little Birds Presents the official 60th Annual Jamaican Independence Day Celebration in Wellington. Join us as we celebrate Jamaica’s 60th Independence anniversary celebrations hosted by 3 Little Birds and The Blackhouse on August 6, 2022, from 7PM-12 MIDNIGHT.
Bring all the family from Jamaica, friends of Jamaica, and of course our customer's appreciation of 3 Little Birds Jamaican restaurant.
Food + Music + Good Vibes and free Admission
Wahine Who Walk! Lower Hutt Womens club - Fridays 12 o’clock
Come stride with us regardless of the weather. Want to feel good in your body and mind? Want to reconnect with other like-minded wahine working towards health and fitness goals. Laura is a local health coach keen on good chats and to stretch her legs with others. Join Laura every Friday, rain or shine to get your heart rates up and have a laugh. Remember a jacket.
For more info visit lhwc.org.nz
Everybody Dance - Newtown Hall, 71 Daniell Street – Monday nights
Everybody Dance aims to bring dance to everyone - no matter fitness or skill level, ability or age. Build confidence, learn in a safe and inclusive environment, exercise, learn some dance skills and have fun! $2 per class.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – Raukawa community centre
Every Friday, 4.00pm
Need extra food for your family? Free fruit and vegetables and other food items available each week, thanks to Kaibosh rescued food.
No need to book, just come along for a parcel.
Do you need to see a justice of the peace?
Justice of the Peace - Newtown Community Centre, 2a Green Street
Come and see a friendly local JP to get your documents certified and more. Monday - Friday, 10.30-12.30
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 email@example.com or call 04 499 6648.
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.
Orange Sky wants to make sure that everyone has access to laundry and shower services - but most importantly - the opportunity to connect and feel welcome. Come to this free mobile laundry and shower service, parked at the following locations weekly.
Raukawa Community Centre, Every Thursday, 5.00-7.00pm
Compassion soup Kitchen, every Friday 7.30 – 10.30am
Everybody eats, every Tuesday 5.30 – 7.30pm
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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