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Sunday 21st February 2021 at 6:00pm

The show must go on! This Sunday, the Leiermann Trio will be performing Schubert's Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major in the beautiful St George's Anglican Church in Thames.
This is a free event, but there will be an opportunity to donate at the door.
Come and finish a lazy Sunday afternoon with some of the most beautiful chamber music ever written - we look forward to seeing you there!

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       THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2021 AT 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Toastmasters Meeting - Speech Contest!

Become a confident speaker and leader! Come along to our meeting to say hello and see what it's all about. We will be running our semi-annual contest, it's a neat way to see our members in action!
6:45pm for 7pm start. You can join our meeting online if you can't make it in person. Zoom link is posted on our Facebook page the day of each meeting.
There'll be speeches, evaluations and a lot of fun! Call Sally on 0272968585 
if you have any questions. See you there!

Historic Kopu Bridge welcomes Tour Aotearoa cycling challenge
Sunday 21st February to Friday 5th March
Event start and finish times: 7am to 3pm or later, volunteers permitting
HKB welcomes Tour Aotearoa cyclists to our area - 500km from Cape Reinga and 2,500km from Bluff. The bridge is open to cyclists, walkers, joggers, birdwatchers… or come and share your stories of the iconic bridge with the volunteers. 
Keen to join the volunteers’ roster? Please contact us.

Thames Workingmen's Club
407 Cochrane Street

GJ’s Is back!! Let’s all give them a warm welcome on Friday 12th February 7pm

Looking for some colour in your Life? Everyone is welcome to join local mixed media artist Colleen Waite at her exhibition of contemporary works.
Opens 4:00pm - 6:00pm Sat 20th Feb, and then
from 9:00am - 5:00pm until the end of March.
Thamesian Gallery, 533 Pollen Street Thames

Get the boots on and come down on the 17th of February to Rhodes Park, Thames for the Mens Football Muster for the 21/22 WaiBop Season starting soon. Can't wait to see you all there!

GYPSY JAZZ DUO
Violinist Fiona Pears and guitarist Connor Hartley-Hall share a love of Gypsy jazz. This music was originally made famous by legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and French virtuoso violinist Stéphane Grappelli, when they formed the 'Quintette du Hot Club de France' back in the 1930s. The music Fiona and Connor will be performing in their upcoming show is a mix of fiery Gypsy jazz, heart-warming ballads and some well-known classics such as ‘Czardas‘ and ‘Dark Eyes’.
Fiona Pears - Violinist and composer Fiona Pears, has been a soloist with the Liverpool Philharmonic, Christchurch Symphony and Trust Waikato Symphony orchestras. Her fiery mix of Tango and Gypsy Jazz alongside soulful ballads will keep any audience on the edge of their seats.
Connor Hartley-Hall - Guitarist Connor Hartley-Hall grew up in Akaroa and as a teenager he found a passion for improvisation. An extraordinary master of the Gypsy Jazz style played by legends such as Django Reinhardt and Biréli Lagrène. Connor has made himself a name as one of the top guitarists in the country performing this style of music.
WHEN: Thursday 18 February 2021 @ 7:30pm
WHERE: Kauaeranga Hall, 437 Kauaeranga Valley Rd, Thames
TICKETS: Door sales $25
Pre-book $22 txt: 021912993 or [email protected]
or Lotus Realm 714 Pollen St, Thames or
http://kauaerangamusic.promo.nz/

Thames Family Fun Carnival

The Thames Family Fun Carnival hits town Friday 12th until Monday the 14th of February at the Rhodes Park car park
Entry is free, just pay for the rides you use, Thrill & fun rides for the whole family
Opening Night Mates Rates Deal! bring a mate & you both can ride together for the price of one from 6-9.30pm this Friday!
Plus Happy Hour from 11am to 12pm on Saturday & Sunday, pay for your first ride & we'll spin you around a second time for free (same ride straight after)
Open Hours:
Friday 6pm-9:30pm
Saturday 11am-4pm and 6pm-9:30pm
Sunday 11am-4pm
Ride line up:
Hurricane
Sizzler
Tug Boat
Pirates of the Pacific
Tea Cups
Top Gear
Plus Frying Frogs & Laughing Clown games, Slushy and Candy Floss.
Ride tokens can be purchased from the ticket box at the event,
games take cash payment.

Can you volunteer 3 hours to help us open the Historic Kopu Bridge for the upcoming Tour Aotearoa (TA)? We hosted this amazing group of cyclists last year as they ride from Cape Reinga to Bluff - including across our bridge!
We have a few time slots available and it's not onerous. Just be on the bridge to provide a safety presence and enjoy the happy remarks of cyclists whizzing by!
You can sit in your car, or bring a comfy chair and watch the river and cyclists go by.
We would love your help with one or more of these time slots if possible
21 Feb Sunday 12 noon - 3pm
22 Feb Monday 9 - 12 noon
25 Feb Thursday 9 - 12 noon / noon - 3pm
26 Feb Friday 9 - 12 noon
27 Feb Saturday 9 - 12 noon
28 Feb Sunday 9 - 12 noon / noon - 3pm
1 Mar Monday 9 - 12 noon
2 Mar Tues 9 - 12 noon
3 Mar Wed 3 - 6pm
4 Mar Thurs 9 - 12 noon / noon
email [email protected] Thank you!

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About Brother Sister

Sibling synth-pop band Brother Sister are a 3 piece group made up of Dave (synth & vox), Taz
(bass and vox) and Ben Thomson (drums).

Brother Sister grew up on a steady diet of 80s film and Saturday morning cartoons, which has been a huge influence on the bands sound and visuals.
“Our first song was written on our toy synthesizer our parents gave us for christmas “The Casio Rapman” and recorded onto cassette tape with our family gettoblaster…” said Dave Thomson.
Coming from a background of punk, hardcore, nerdcore they have all been playing music, and performing throughout New Zealand since high school.
Dave and Ben’s previous project, future-pop act Alex the Kid adorned star trek uniforms and steampunk attire on stage, whist younger sister Taz has cut her teeth playing bass in punk and hardcore acts such as Master Blaster and Club Stupid.

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Parent 2 Parent
THAMES COFFEE GROUP
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2021 AT 11 AM - 1 PM
Venue: Cafe Melbourne at 715 Pollen Street, Thames
Does your child/teenager/young adult have a disability, special need or health impairment? Would you like to meet other parents? Share experiences? Access information? Get support and meet new friends? Then come and have a free coffee with us at Cafe Melbourne.
Come along and meet other parents of children with different abilities in a relaxed and informal coffee group. You can drop in for as long or as short a time as suits you.
No need to RSVP every time, but if you have never been to our coffee group before please email Helen at [email protected] and let us know to expect you.

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