It’s that time of the year again – most of us are curled up next to a fire/heater or tucked in bed with our electric blankets and hot water bottles. It’s cold at night and once we get home, we are so reluctant to get out again but there’s nothing like a quick blast of polar air to really appreciate the warmth of our homes when we return after a trip to the library (or the supermarket…….or the shops).
The library has put a great little school holiday programme together for the children again and it’s open to all ages both primary and secondary (and even pre-schoolers if they want to). The focus is mainly on the primary age children but all are welcome to enrol.
On Friday 6th July there is a craft programme called “Junk and Disorderly” on at 10am in the Youth Centre as part of the library programme. I saw the amazing birds made at the last workshop this group ran and was really envious. I stopped short of mugging a child and grabbing their work…but I was sorely tempted.
One of our younger volunteers is also happy to provide some instruction on break dancing (a favourite activity of many younger people) in the youth centre in the afternoons but you DO have to come in and note your interest and provide your name, age and contact details if you would like to participate.
What else? Well – next Tuesday in the Events Centre is an amazing opportunity for all our local community and the groups that service our community from the early childhood organisations right through to the older persons to discover what is available right here in the Wairarapa. Organised by REAP (thanks Amelia) there will also be keynote speakers throughout the day in the large meeting room and I am aware that Corrine Edwards, chairperson, TOF (The Oversewn Fashion) Awards will be making a garment from start to finish during the day.
and…..it’s all FREE
So instead of shivering beside your fire next Tuesday come down to the Carterton Events Centre and feel the warmth of our welcome as you find out about all the different organisations within the Wairarapa and maybe register with some of the groups.