Nelson Tasman is surprisingly diverse and nowhere is that more evident than in the range of events our region hosts every year.

Check out some of the exciting events that are coming up below.

The Kugels Klezmer Quartet

Deborah Rawson, Robin Perks, Ross Harris and Jacqueline Nordon – all prominent soloists in their own right have been drawn together for this performance because of their shared love of Klezmer music. Klezmer is the folk idiom of the Jewish people – the music of dance halls and weddings.
The Kugels bring these exciting and evocative songs to the stage, sharing their passion and skill with audiences including original Klezmer compositions of accordionist Ross Harris.

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Hopgood's & Co: Bordeaux Degustation

Bordeaux: The World's Largest Fine Wine Region. Join us with Jean-Christophe of Maison Vauron for an exploration of the many Bordeaux styles, including the magnificent Chateau du Tertre 2005 5eme Cru Margaux. Matched with a five-course degustation of French-inspired local cuisine.

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Quiz Night

Test your brain power at The Mussel Inn Quiz Night!

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Tami Neilson

Taking its name from ‘sassafrass’ – slang for a sassy person who isn’t afraid to speak her mind – Tami Neilson’s album places a heavier emphasis on soul music while not abandoning her country and rockabilly roots. Neilson conjures up a wonderfully retro style that sounds like it could be a lost gem from the late ’50s or early ’60s; however, beneath the classic veneer are frank, highly relevant lyrics.

Neilson’s confident vocals are undoubtedly abetted by her being surrounded by familiar collaborators. She co-produced SASSAFRASS! with Ben Edwards, the co-producer of her last two critically-acclaimed albums, DYNAMITE! and DON’T BE AFRAID.

Backing her up in the studio was her talented band, the Hot Rockin’ Band of Rhythm: Joe McCallum (drums), Mike Hall (bass), Brett Adams (guitar) and Neil Watson (guitar and pedal steel), who have toured with her around the globe over the past three years. A brass section and strings enhance the album’s classic qualities.

For the past decade, Neilson has been the queen of the Kiwi country and roots music scenes, with countless accolades and achievements to her name.

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Eugene Lavery

New Zealand-born Juilliard-trained organist Eugene Lavery returns home to Nelson to present an Organ Recital featuring works of J.S. Bach, Charles Villiers Stanford, Louis Vierne, and more.

Eugene Lavery is an exciting and versatile musician, highly sought after as a keyboard artist, conductor and teacher. Recent and upcoming engagements include solo recitals at St. Paul's Cathedral, Oklahoma City, OK; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; and St. John's Cathedral, Napier, New Zealand.

Eugene currently serves as Director of Music at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Waco, Texas where he oversees the adult choir, the St. Alban's Chorister Program, and a vibrant concert series. Previous church positions include Organist and Director of Music at Calvary Episcopal Church in Louisville and Artistic Director of the Cathedral Choir School of Delaware, one of the most prominent Episcopal chorister programs in the United States.

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Wakefield School QUIZ NIGHT

The Wakefield School PTA invites you to join us for our major fundraiser for 2018. There'll be lots of fun & laughter, great prizes, food & bar refreshment, raffles and more! so grab your mates & book your table today. Help us raise funds for Wakefield School in it's 175th year!

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Motueka Library: Winter Comfort Food - Tastings and Recipe Swap

What tempts your taste buds in Winter? Do you love cooking good mood food or nostalgic foods which remind you of someone?

Soups, casseroles, slow cooking, the Sunday roast, Winter vegetables and sweet indulgences.

Join us for tastings and share tips on creating delicious Winter recipes.

Enjoy connecting with other like-minded cooks and bakers and take new recipes home to try.

Discover our fantastic collection of cookery books brimming with ideas.

Koha. All welcome.

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Communication Technology Roadshow

Paul Buckrell of T-Meeting Global is coming to Nelson and will provide a demonstration of the new technology that provides communications solutions for people who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing or who have speech impairment.
Three hearing-related not-for-profit organisations are joining with a Swedish company T-Meeting Global to showcase new communication technology in twelve centres around New Zealand. The technology makes phone and video calls easier and more accessible for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and speech-impaired people.
Come along to The Hotel Nelson, 40 Waimea Road on 27th July and see a demonstration and learn about the future of phone calls for Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
All workshops will have NZSL interpreters and are accessible.

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Takaka Library: Learn about 3D Printing with Oscar

A wonderful opportunity to hear from a local who's at the forefront of the 3D industry.
Oscar says the special thing about the 3D printing process is not what it can do now but what we'll be able to do in 5-10 years time. Future forecasting points to mass manufacturing.
Also hear how the film industry uses 3D processes.
Oscar was a 3D print specialist for Peter Jackson's latest feature film.

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Cupids Inc

The Cupids Incorporation are going through a high turnover of match-makers in this loved up age of online dating and Tinder, and are recruiting in order to fill their busy roster. You, the audience, have a unique opportunity to trial for the role in a totally interactive experience with our willing love-match simulation team.
Each small group of audience members will attempt to pair up our improvisors in different scenarios around the Ghost Light Theatre. This immersive experience will last around 20 minutes, in which time you must make as many love matches as possible with your new-found powers. You will be able to control where they go, who they meet, and ask how they're feeling, in your mission to make them meet their match! Your experience will be totally unique to you. This show is quirky, highly interactive, and perfect for a group experience, so book now to avoid missing out on this exclusive opportunity. This show concept was originally created at the 2017 New Zealand Improv Fest with Jim Fishwick and the entire group of Intrepid Bizarre.

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Jazz and Soul for The Boathouse

Join the crew of The Boathouse for a night of Jazz and Soul.

Nelson Jazz Club Big Band and Sun City Soul bring tunes to dance to all night long. The Boathouse will operate a cash bar and hot snacks will be available to buy. Dress up and come along and dance to your old favourites. Both accompanied by crooner, Dan Moon.

This is a Boathouse fundraising with all proceeds going towards the rebuild. Getting the old girl ship shape and back up and running for another century of amazing gigs.

Tickets available at Beggs Music Works, Hardy Street, Nelson or online at Eventfinda.

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Empire Youth Trust Black and Gold Quiz Night

What are you doing on Saturday, July 28th?

The Empire Dance Youth Trust are having a Quiz Night at Hampden St School Hall to support local talented dancers travelling to the Sunshine Coast for "Get The Beat International Finals".

Tables 6 - 8 People
Tickets $15pp OR SPONSOR AND BOOK a table for $150 includes entry and food
Cash Bar - Raffles - Live Auction - Local Entertainment
Eftpos Available
This is an 18+ event
Childcare available for ages 3+, $5 per child

Get your team together and get registered for the Black and Gold Quiz Night!

Purchase your tickets at the link below
https://www.empiredancecompany.org/workshop-registrations

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Community Planting and Barbecue

Bring your family and join us in commemorating the centennial of the end of World War One by planting 1300 trees along the Maitai River. Along with your spade and gumboots, bring a picnic, share in the barbecue, and enjoy some local entertainment.

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Celtic Pipe Band Monster Garage Sale

MONEY RAISED WILL GO TOWARDS TRAVELLING TO THE WORLD PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS SCOTLAND 2019

Come along for:
Second-hand Treasures
Bake Sale
Pop up Car Boot Stall
$2 Firewood Raffle Draw (enter on the day)
$2 Sausage Sizzle
CPB Busking entertainment ... and more!

EFTPOS AVAILABLE

If you are interested in Selling your own items or donating to the band please contact Nicky 027 337 1106

CPB Appreciate your support

Like us on facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/celticpipeband.nelson/

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Capital Invasion! roller derby

The North Islanders are coming!Watch hard-hitting roller derby action in two games at the Tahuna rink. First up at 5pm is Wellington's Richter City Convicts playing Sirens A, followed by Kapiti Coast Derby Collective playing Sirens B at 7pm.

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Baz at the Rimu Wine Bar, Mapua

BAZ,(Barry Korcheski), has performed in Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and on several cruise ships. As a piano bar guest entertainer, Barry loves to take requests and enjoys engaging the audience, 'reading the room', and making sure his patrons have fun. His repertoire covers the jazz/latin standards, pop/rock torch songs, country & western classics, Broadway and sing-a-longs. From easy listening dinner music to disco/Motown favorites Barry makes it happen. See ya there...6 to 8 pm, Saturday, July 28th.

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Wedding Open Day at The Mudcastle

Dream weddings don't just happen; they require careful planning, creative skill, an experienced team and the right location.

The Mudcastle is located at the foot of the Moutere Hills with views of the mountains and valley; our unique setting provides a stylish and elegant wedding venue for you to create a special day that you and your guests will remember for a lifetime.

It is important to us that every detail of your celebration is a pleasurable and memorable experience. We tailor your wedding day to meet your needs and dreams and create the perfect wedding day.

Come along and chat to us about your dream wedding at our open day!

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Nelson Male Voice Choir Winter Concert

A variety of songs performed by Nelson Male Voice Choir including: Ave Maria, Embraceable You, Glorea in Excelsis Deo, Medley from 'Les Miserables', Gwa Hoddiad, We'll Keep a Welcome, My Heart Will Go On and more.

Ticket costs:

General Admission $25.00 Under 18 years $5.00 Under 5 years free.

Additionally to the booking fee, a merchant fee may be charged on credit and debit card transactions.

Cash and eftpos available for Door Sales at Nelson Centre of Musical Arts from 9am - 7pm Monday to Friday and one hour prior to the scheduled performance time.

Please contact Neson Centre of Musical Arts if you require wheelchair seating on 03 548 9477 or music@ncma.nz

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Nelson Guitar Orchestra

The Nelson Guitar orchestra is a group of classical guitar players who meet weekly to play music for pleasure. The programme today will feature a mix of styles both classical and Latin.

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Winter Concert - Let All Men Sing

The Nelson Male Voice Choir' presents "Let All Men Sing"
We're back in our favourite auditorium where the original choir formed in 1932. Today the choir will sing songs from Les Miserable, Vivaldi to Billy Joel with a few of our best-loved songs included.
Our conductor is Andrea Hamilton and she will be accompanied by Pauline Boyd and Susan Stokes on the keyboard.
Special guests will be a choir from Nayland College.

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Motueka Library: Terri Everett - Wedding Planning for Couples

Engaged and wondering where, when and how to next?

Join Terri Everett, an internationally awarded wedding consultant, celebrant and chauffeur for an inspired look into planning this significant life step.

Terri will give you the tools to guide you through the mine field of planning and marriage preparation, and share tips, tricks and recommendations for your wedding planning.

Terri also has an upcoming Fresh FM radio show called Me Next Wedding Show #menextnz which will be live on 25 July.

Free. All welcome.

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British Food Court

Please come and join us during our first British Food Court in Nelson! We are going to present you everything the UK has the best: food, beverages and cuisine accessories. The event is sponsored by UK Area Codes. Participation (including tasting) is free of charge.

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Motueka Library: Art Workshop - Colour Harmony

Artist Nicole Russell will show you how to understand colours to take your painting to the next level.

Learn how colours influence each other, consider the effects of ambient light and how this will improve your painting.

Bring to the workshop:
- A photo or still life you would like to paint.
- Paper/canvas for one small exercise and one small painting.
- Acrylic, oil or watercolour paints: especially cadmium yellow, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue and titanium white (you don't need white if you are working with watercolours though). Any yellow, red or blue will do if you do not have these particular colours available.

While you're in the library, explore our collection of books and magazines on arts and crafts.

Light refreshments available.

Bookings essential. $10.

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Motueka Library: Colour Your Life

In this workshop, author Sandra Quiggan will discuss how colour affects us, how colour reflects our personalities and how we can use colour to achieve our goals.

Janine Gillions will also provide snippets on the history of colour.

Sandra's book Colour Your Life will be available for $20.

While you're at the library, discover library books on all sorts of topics involving colour.

Free.

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Pecha Kucha Night

Pecha Kucha returns to the NCMA with a diverse range of presentations from interesting people around a musical theme.

The fixed format (which takes its name from the Japanese term for 'chit-chat') limits each presenter to a slideshow of 20 images, each shown for only 20 seconds, keeping it concise and fast paced.

Pecha Kucha was devised in Tokyo by Klein Dytham Architects, and has since spread to over 1000 cities worldwide.

Speakers for this event are:

* Stella Chrysostomou
* Ali Boswijk
* Bruce Dyer
* Flower Bradley
* Adrian Secker
* Craig Duffy
* Lisa Allan
* Simon Williams and Gabor Tolnay
* Robbie Burton
* Kimberley Anderson
* Cliff Fell
* Michaela Blackman
* Katie Pascoe

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Takaka Library: HerStory - Joyce Wylie and Minty Henderson

2018 marks the 125th anniversary of the signing of the Electoral Act that gave all New Zealand women the right to vote.

We are celebrating Golden Bay women and their stories as part of our Suffrage 125 celebrations.

In this event, Joyce Wylie and her mum, Minty Henderson, talk about being part of four generations of farming women and the changes they have seen up and won the country from Poverty Bay to Golden Bay.

Koha. All welcome.

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Concert for Nepal

“In Time Trust” will host a wonderful program of music from many genres and cultures. The musicians have generously donated their services. All profits will directly support education of children in NW Nepal

The concert will feature:

The Goya Ensemble are a vibrant new Nelson Based Chamber Music Group that have come together to perform some of the wonderful works that have been composed for Classical Guitar and Strings and are seldom heard in concert. Their repertoire consists of both Contemporary and Classical works Their performances also incorporate Jazz, Folk, Latin and World Music styles.

Steve McGlone, a classical guitarist and lute player, got drawn into folk music in his early varsity years. Playing guitar, bouzouki, banjo and mandolin, his remarkable versatility is reflected in his musical career.
He’s joined by Brendyn Montgomery for whom Irish music is a passion. He is a wonderful wooden flute, whistle and fiddle player.
In Time Trust – helping one of the most remote and impoverished regions in Nepal
Visit www.intimetrust.org
for more details

Concert Bookings to intimetrust@gmail.com

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Local Legends:Tillerman, Lemongrass & Rabbit Hole

Original local Legendary:
Swamp, Rock, Indie, Reggae, Dance, Trance & Funk

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Cycle Chic Film Tour

The Cycle Chic Film Tour showcases a captivating selection of short cycling films to inspire, encourage and celebrate women who love to bike.

Emerging and established independent film-makers form the collection with eleven carefully selected films that are here to make an impact.

The line-up includes a magical journey of colour and creativity by an artistic mountain biker in Canada; a New Zealand female road cyclist who believes in the power of bicycles; an enthralling film set in big city America on two (in their own words) “bad-ass bmxers” following their passion; a bicycle store with a unique point of difference; MAMA AGATHA, a heart-warming story about migrant women in Amsterdam finding their way into a new society under the guidance of ‘Mama Agatha’, a 59-year-old Ghanaian woman with the spirit of a 20-year-old; and MOKSHA, a documentary that focuses on three Nepali women breaking through cultural barriers to spread their love of mountain biking.

Showcasing women who push boundaries, are courageous, and are an advocate for change; all through the power of the humble bike.

It's the 'thinking cyclists’ film collection that ALL genders will connect and enjoy.

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The Bootleg Beach Boys

The Bootleg Beach Boys perform selections of classic hits, & cult favourites, from California’s most famous band. From surf themed anthems such as Surfin’ Safari & Surfer Girl to classic muscle car memorable’s like Shut Down & Fun Fun Fun, the band have gathered an impressive repertoire of west coast, harmony laden songs, that evoke the spirit and essence of the pursuit of the 1960’s American dream.

The Bootleg Beach Boys tackle such classics as In my room, God only knows, Good Vibrations, Help me Rhonda in their hit heavy set, but also pay homage to the genius of Brian Wilson in the form of selections from the seminal Pet Sounds, and cult favourites from the legendary Smile album.

This blend of 5 vocals & infectious sun soaked gems, makes for a memorable night of some of the finest music committed to tape over four decades. You’ll most assuredly have fun fun fun till the bar calls last drinks again! A night not to be missed!

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Family History Month 2018 - Ancestors Attic at Community Corner

Meet members of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists at the Elma Turner Library Community Corner. Discover how they can help you in your family history research.
Tues 7 August: 12 – 1pm
At the Red Wall, Elma Turner Library

Part of Nelson Public Libraries Family History Month celebrations, August 2018. For details of other events, see our website or the attached programme.

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Motueka Library: Opportunities Beyond School - Flatting

Thinking of leaving home? This session is for you.

Cliff Satherley from Ray White will present a session on renting and flatting for school leavers. Find out about flatting - who to flat with, the expenses involved and how to look after your flat.

Note: This session will be held in the Motueka High School Hall.

Students - sign the attendance and feedback form and go in the draw for a smart phone kindly donated by Noel Leeming.

Motueka Library and Motueka High School are collaborating to bring you some talks relevant to young people leaving school and the nest.

Local business people have joined forces with us to bring you all the expertise and information you need. These include Steve and Judy (Jester House), Glyn Lewis (Castle Trust), Nigel Rukuwhai (AMP Insurance), Cliff Satherley (Ray White), Cherie Tawhai and Trina Whiteside (Work and Income NZ).

Free. All welcome.

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Motueka Library: Eating Right for Your Body Type

Come and listen to local nutritionist Sarah La Touche discuss eating right for your body type.

No one size fits all body types. Discover what foods work for your body type, and how to maintain your optimum weight and well being.

While you're in the library, explore our collection of books and magazines on health and well being.

Light refreshments available.

Koha. All welcome.

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Tea & Talk Golden Bay

This is a monthly get together in Golden Bay for people aged over 65. it runs every second Wednesday in the month.
Tea & Talk is a great chance to enjoy morning tea and a chat.It is a great way to get out and about and enjoy good company and wonderful baking. Cost is just $3.
Tea & Talk is organised by Age Concern Nelson Tasman as part of our AgeConnect initiative.

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Quiz Night

Test your brain power at The Mussel Inn Quiz Night!

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Mel Parsons for The Boathouse

Award-winning singer songwriter Mel Parsons is well recognised as one of New Zealand’s established songwriting stars – matched by her equally generous heart.

On the very day of Cyclone Fehi Mel contacted The Boathouse with a heartwarming offer to help with fundraising for repairs, and with the support of the Theatre Royal this we have a benefit concert! Joining Mel on stage are Jed Parsons and Josh Logan.

With her dynamic band Parsons is an engaging performer with a natural emotive voice that allows the listener to become part of the story. Her unique style simmers somewhere between indie/folk and alt/country.

Opening acts:
The Community Choir at The Boathouse – Vibrant singing group with fabulous songs from around the world – exploring harmony, rhythm, sound, breath, unity.

Django Schmango – this highly regarded Hot Club style group of local musicians has its roots are firmly in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli.

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Mel Parsons for The Boathouse

LIVE AT THE THEATRE ROYAL, 9TH OF AUGUST 2018

Award-winning singer songwriter Mel Parsons is well recognised as one of New Zealand's established songwriting stars - matched by her equally generous heart.

On the very day of Cyclone Fehi Mel contacted The Boathouse with a heartwarming offer to help with fundraising for repairs, and with the support of the Theatre Royal this we have a benefit concert! Joining Mel on stage are Jed Parsons and Josh Logan.

Hot off the heels of her American tour Mel brings a wide breadth of material. Her dynamic songs range from gutsy & rhythmic hand-clappers like audience favourite 'Far Away', through to pin-drop ballads like 'Don't Wait', featuring Canadian songwriting royalty Ron Sexsmith.

With her dynamic band Parsons is an engaging performer with a natural emotive voice that allows the listener to become part of the story. Her unique style simmers somewhere between indie/folk and alt/country, and her shows are as memorable for the spine tingling songs as well as for her dry banter delivery.

Opening acts:
The Community Choir at The Boathouse - Vibrant singing group with fabulous songs from around the world - exploring harmony, rhythm, sound, breath, unity.

Django Schmango - this highly regarded Hot Club style group of local musicians has its roots are firmly in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli. It's a style marked by pristine and dexterous string work, the steady pulse of rhythm guitar and an unmistakable swing that delights audiences of all musical sensibilities.

Thank you to the Theatre Royal, Jacquetta Bell, Rockquest Promotions Ltd, MediaWorks, The Copier Company, Phantom Billstickers and Kudos Food Design for your support in this event.

http://www.theboathousenelson.co.nz | http://www.theatreroyalnelson.co.nz

Tickets available from the Theatre Royal, I-SITE and Ticket Direct from the 15th of June, 2018.

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Takaka Library: HerStory - Jane Baird

2018 marks the 125th anniversary of the signing of the Electoral Act that gave all New Zealand women the right to vote.

We are celebrating Golden Bay women and their stories as part of our Suffrage 125 celebrations.

In this event Jane Baird recalls a long and varied life in Golden Bay working at the Cottage Hospital, the telephone exchange, as a guide at Rawhiti Cave, possum skinning, tramping Whitcombe Pass and trips to D'Urville and Puangiangi Islands.

Jane has some wonderful photos to accompany her talk which will be shown on a screen as she talks.

Koha. All welcome.

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Parkinson’s NZ Charity Ball

Silent Auction - Cash or Internet
Live band - Urban
Eftpos Availabe for Bar only
Formal Comfortable Attire

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Dave Upfold - Comedy Stage Hypnotist

Fundraiser show for Electrix Cheerleading

Dave Upfold is a World renowned Comedy Stage Hypnotist, He is one of the busiest Hypnotists, one of the most copied and one of the biggest crowd pulling Hypnotists in the world today, with a vast range of experience, from corporate, conference or club, to school and other fund raisers, to agricultural, City and town shows, to private events. He has entertained in resorts, casinos and theatres, around the world.

Dave Upfold’s show appeals to audiences of all ages, and can be tailor-made to suit the specific requirements of the client.

Dave Upfold on stage, together with his subjects (all volunteers from the audience), will keep the audience in fits of laughter for hours, and have them talking about the event for years to come.

Dave Upfold’s hypnosis shows have been used extensively for fund-raising, having raised millions of dollars for schools and other fund raising organisations.

Dave Upfold and his team, allow Cameras and Videos at his Shows, so the people watching can record the event and show the “Subject” what STARS they have become.

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Pangaea

Pangaea is a unique musical collaboration between three well established international musicians who are currently residing in Delhi, India.
The aim of Pangaea is to provide a fusion of the best of Western and Eastern styles. It does this through its own original song compositions as well as through re-imaginings of popular and classical tunes.

The group combines the singing, compositions and classical guitar skills of New Zealander Mike Hogan with two of Delhi’s finest and most sought after young musicians: Tabla player Saptak Sharma and Flutes and Sitar player Mayank Raina.

The experience of hearing Pangaea is mesmerising and exciting and the group aims to enliven the mind and to make the body move.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWbBNDPc6iA

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Family History Month 2018 - Preserving your photographs

Part of Nelson Public Libraries Family History Month programme, August 2018. Discover places, resources and people who can help you discover your family history, or inspire you to explore the past in which your ancestors lived.

Darryl Gallagher, Nelson Provincial Museum Photographic Curator, will discuss techniques to allow you to preserve your family photographs for posterity. Elma Turner Library. All welcome

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No Holds Bard

Driven to the brink by the infidelity of his wife and a lack of acting opportunities, an aging thespian confronts his demons in what he hopes will be a final ‘dark night of the soul’. The problem is, his demons are as crazy as he is. Arts Laureate Michael Hurst takes audiences on a glorious tour de force in which four of Shakespeare’s greatest creations - a foul-mouthed Macbeth, a confused Hamlet, a know-it-all Othello, and a really hungry Lear – come kicking and screaming into the bursting, deranged brain of a single man. An outrageous and at times profound view into one actor’s attempt at self-destruction. Ticket includes a 30 minutes Q and A with Michael Hurst after the performance. “….a well-crafted, clever, uproariously funny and ultimately moving journey…smart and witty script…belly laughs of sheer delight…there’s so much to enjoy here that it is hard to choose highlights.” - Theatreview

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Motueka Library: Opportunities Beyond School - Lynda.com

Join Janine Gillions from Motueka Library and find out about Lynda.com - a free online database with a huge variety of courses and tutorials on technology, creative and business skills taught by recognised industry experts.

Bring your Tasman District Libraries library card to access Lynda.com.

Note: This session will be held in the Motueka High School Library.

Students - sign the attendance and feedback form and go in the draw for a smart phone kindly donated by Noel Leeming.

Motueka Library and Motueka High School are collaborating to bring you some talks relevant to young people leaving school and the nest.

Free. All welcome.

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CMNZ presents: Ensemble Zefiro

The extraordinary colours of 17th and 18th century woodwind instruments have lent Italy’s Ensemble Zefiro a cult following. Founded by Maestri dei legni, Alfredo Bernadini and Alberto Grazzi, this period-instrument ensemble have won numerous awards including the Grand Prix du Disque and Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice award.

Zefiro offer a programme dedicated exclusively to Mozart’s abundant, delicious divertimenti.

Light, elegant and unapologetically entertaining, these compositions dazzled 18th century nobility with their easy charms. Zefiro’s unique timbres and brilliant virtuosity is no less beguiling today.

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Ensemble Zefiro

This award winning Italian period-instrumental ensemble will delight with two decadent programmes dedicated to Handel, Fasch, Telemann, Haydn and Mozart.

The extraordinary colours of 17th and 18th century woodwind instruments have lent Italy’s Ensemble Zefiro a cult following. Founded by Maestri dei legni, Alfredo Bernadini and Alberto Grazzi, this period-instrument ensemble have won numerous awards including the Grand Prix du Disque and Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice award.

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Vast Dance Festival

Vast Dance Festival celebrates the combined talents of high school students in the “Top of the South” region.

The annual performance showcases students from Waimea College, Nayland College, Garin College, Motueka High School, Marlborough College for Girls, Marlborough College for Boys, Nelson College and Nelson College for Girls.

The objectives of Vast Dance Festival are to:
– Provide opportunities for high school students to perform in a professional environment
– Celebrate the wide range of styles taught in our region
– Provide a platform for student choreographers to share their work
– Give students practical experience with lighting, front of house, design and stage management responsibilities

For more information visit http://www.vast.org.nz or email vastdancenelson@gmail.com

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Quiz Night

Test your brain power at The Mussel Inn Quiz Night!

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Takaka Library: HerStory - Tessa Gillooly

2018 marks the 125th anniversary of the signing of the Electoral Act that gave all New Zealand women the right to vote.

We are celebrating Golden Bay women and their stories as part of our Suffrage 125 celebrations.

In this event Tessa Gillooly reminisces about the trio of midwives who are part of her family's history.

First there was Mary Anne James who in 1856 arrived in Collingwood and began to see to the community's medical needs - including delivering babies. Mary's daughter Emma Louisa also became well known for midwifery, as did Emma's daughter-in-law Cicely.

Tessa is a proud descendant of these three women and looks forward to sharing family stories about them and their work.

Koha. All welcome.

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Fred from Featherston

This is the story of an atypical kiwi bloke. Brought up in small town New Zealand with 18 brothers and sisters (only four of whom survived being cut off his back), life was tough for Fred. He had to work hard to stand out. In his quest to become Featherston’s #1 everything, he’s tried taxidermy, bartending, cheesecake decorating; the stories get weirder the longer you let him run his mouth. As his life starts to unravel, he draws on his incorrigible optimism and self-confidence to get him through. Fred’s been in more than a few “somewhat compromising positions” – this is one old man you don’t want to miss!
More about writer-performer, Alexander Sparrow
Alexander is New Zealand’s most prolific character comic, with six shows and counting under his belt. Fred From Featherston is the latest in a long line of critically acclaimed shows, including the award-winning DJ Trump, and award-nominated ENIGMA and The President. Three more new shows are in the works, and he will be on tour for much of 2019 with his theatre company, Sparrow & Boyle Entertainment.

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Lifestyle Blocker's Skills Day

If you have a lifestyle block and need some help managing the land and animals, Farmlands and the Dovedale community are offering a practical, hands-on farm skills day on Saturday 18th August. Everything from welding basics for gates, coping with lambing, butchering your homekill, animal health, bee keeping, how to build a fence, chainsaw use, organic vege growing, orchard pruning and grafting, to pasture management.
NZ's Farm Consultant of the Year 2016 will be there to answer questions, there will be quality spot prizes and you'll come away with knowledge, skills and inspiration.
Support the small rural school of 42 kids in Dovedale - early bird prices $95 by 18th July. $120 after 18th July. Includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Limited places available (to ensure workshops are hands-on) so don't delay.

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Ramsay to Renoir

"Ramsay to Renoir' is a fundraiser for Life Linc; a charitable organisation that provides very low cost professional counselling to couples and individuals within Nelson and Tasman.

Using live models wearing historically accurate recreations of garments from famous paintings, from Ramsay's portrait of Queen Charlotte to Renoir's portrait of the actress Jeanne Samary, historian Leimomi Oakes will explore the intersection between art and fashion, and the secret messages coded into paintings through the clothing depicted.

Leimomi is an internationally renowned costumer & fashion historian. She specialises in recreating historical fashions using period accurate techniques, and in exploring the way historical events and societal mores influenced, and were influenced by, fashion and textiles.

Leimomi's talks are informative and entertaining, and have been delivered to audiences at Government House in Wellington, Old Government House in Sydney, as well as at numerous museums, including Te Papa.

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Nelson Kitchen Trail '18

From Wakapuaka to Mapua, enjoy a selection of new and renovated, classic and contemporary, chic and funky kitchens to suit every taste and budget. Get your map and choose the kitchens you'd like to visit during this one day trail of installations by some of Nelson's leading kitchen specialists.
Whether you are looking to renovate a tired kitchen or have a blank canvas to design a brand new kitchen space, you'll find all the design inspiration and up to date kitchen fittings, fixtures, appliances, finishes and colour schemes to help plan your dream kitchen.
Tickets $50 (includes refreshments) available from 16 July.
Proceeds to Cancer Society Nelson as part of Daffodil Day fundraising, and the Rotary Club of Whakatu's Rotoiti Outdoor Education Centre kitchen refit and lodge upgrade.

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Family History Month 2018 - Levi's War and the Horowitz saga

Best-selling author Julie Thomas talks about Levi's War ,the latest book in her series about the Horowitz family - heart rending historical saga which follows different members of a Jewish family in WWII Germany.

A Friends of the Library talk.
Elma Turner Library. $2 donation.

Part of Nelson Public Libraries Family History Month celebrations, August 2018. For details of other events, see our website or the attached programme.

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Motueka Library: Art Workshop - Paper Mosaics

Learn some new art skills or rejuvenate your arty side with Marian Painter.

Cover a box in scraps of paper to create your own unique design and learn all about paper mosaics.

Bring:
- a small box with a lid
- a magazine to cut up

Have fun with other creative folk and explore the library's collection of books and magazines on arts and crafts while you're there.

Light refreshments available.

Bookings essential. $10.

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