Regretfully Omokoroa & Districts Lions Club is cancelling the April market and we will be reviewing government advice monthly and inform if the May market will go ahead. Meanwhile we still have firewood for sale, please phone 07-5480196 if you would be interested in a $150 trailer load of split gum.
Exhibition Opening: Monday 9th March 4pm.
Come along and meet the artists Jan Linklater and Diann Cade at the Carlton Gallery and enjoy browsing their artwork over wine and nibbles.
Exhibition continues at The Carlton Gallery, The Arts Junction, 36 Main Road Katikati from 9th March – 22nd March, Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. Sat-Sun 10am-2pm.
This exhibition was conceived round the dinner table during a very convivial meal when the challenge was posed to have a joint exhibition in which two artists explore their responses to the same subjects, hence the title: DOUBLE VISION.
Both Diann Cade and Jan Linklater have exhibited widely and have sold works internationally as well as to locals.
Diann and Jan are good friends who have always critiqued each other’s paintings along the way; their contrasting styles and palettes make for an interesting juxtaposition of works based on common themes which leave plenty of scope for differing interpretations
The ten subjects are:
• Still life to include the work of another artist
• Portrait of the other
• Two people in a garden
• People interacting with their world and each other: interior
• People interacting with their world and each other: exterior
• A masterpiece interpretation: Titian’s Death of Acteon
• A specific landscape: Buffalo Road cemetery
• Light/dark, joy/sorrow.
Diann Cade qualified in Wellington in Architecture and Industrial Design and then worked in graphics and commercial interior design. She moved to Coromandel in 2003 and since then has painted in acrylic, interpreting the light, bush, landscape and the people that surround her.
Jan Linklater’s initial career was as a research scientist with Shell but in later life she went to a U.K. art school and studied Fine Art. In 2011 she joined her family emigrating from the U.K. to New Zealand and lived firstly on the coast near Gisborne.
Two years ago she moved permanently to Coromandel, attracted by the softer ambience and stimulating company of fellow artists.
Omokoroa Playcentre is excited to host the next intake of Space for new babies and their parents.
The Space programme will begin late February and will be on Wednesday mornings 9.15am-11.15am during school term time at Omokoroa Playcentre.
Space is aimed particularly at first-time parents but many of our parents take the opportunity to bring their second or third baby to Space to be able to have a special activity each week with their wee one. Space promotes a supportive network for parents of new babies, as well as providing informative and interesting topics of discussion such as sleep, neurological development, and changing identities and expectations.
If you would like to know more, email Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org, or to book: https://bookwhen.com/spacebopplaycentres?fbclid=IwAR1raSD9DK6rNYInlJ54rrkda6jAjPudGa3teAX7aGEKqYnQhhwN8YdUlHI#focus=ev-sucs-20200226091500
Omokoroa Playcentre, Omokoroa Toy Library and the WBOP Space Program are hosting a joint open day on Saturday 15 February at 334 Omokoroa Road (behind the Settlers Hall). Aimed at families with new babies and preschoolers. Details below…
We invite you and your whānau to our joint open day on Saturday 15 February 9:30-11:30am held at 334 Omokoroa Road, behind the Settlers Hall.
Omokoroa Playcentre will have a messy play area set up, Space will have a baby area in the Playcentre and the Toy Library will have all their toys ready to play with.
Come along to find out more about these great resources for preschoolers & their families and meet other families in the area.
This is a free event and open to all families in the Omokoroa area who would like to find out more about these great local resources.
Find out more and RSVP on Facebook:
Do you want to get into running but don’t know where to start? Have you tried running only to find it too hard and you give up? Or maybe you haven’t run for a long time and want to start again? The Heart and Sole women’s only run programme is a successful Tauranga based organisation and it is coming to Omokoroa in March! It is $55 for the 13 week programme which includes weekly coached group sessions and all the support you need to get from running 0-5km with confidence. Sessions will be on Wednesday evenings at 6.30pm at Omokoroa Point School starting on March 4th. We start off slow and build up each week so the programme is suitable for everyone – all shapes and sizes and all fitness levels. So join up to have some fun, get fit and meet other women. For all the details and to sign up go to www.heartandsole.nz
Join us for FREE carnival rides, pony rides, animal farm, inflatables, face painting, lollies, under 5’s zone and so much more! Come run away with the circus at our have-a-go circus area or win tickets at the free carnival games to exchange for great prizes at our prize tent. Parents can relax under the trees with the sounds of the local buskers.
Visit our Facebook event page to stay updated on giveaways, prizes and competitions. Food and drinks are available onsite for purchase.
(For those that don’t do Facebook: Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 4 PM – 6 PM
Omokoroa Sport Ground. Ed.)
Come along to our monthly fun family disco. All ages welcome. Entry with skate hire $5 per person. Entry with own skates or roller blades $3 per person. Hot food is available.
The Mount Sports Centre Friday 12th July from 6pm till 8.30
L’Anson Bush Reserve is situated near Te Puna between SH2, Loop Road and Armstrong Road. It was planted in 1987 by Tauranga Forest & Bird, and is managed by WBOP District Council. This lovely bush reserve has a 2 km walking track around a small lake.
In recent years many invasive weeds have taken hold and are spoiling the beauty. Many weeds require manual eradicating. To get on top of this problem, monthly working bees are now being held at I’Anson Reserve on every third Thursday of the month. We invite people to come and help us on Thursday 20th June, from 10 am – 12.30 pm. (Note that future weeding bees will start at 9 am). Please gather at the car park off Loop Road, off SH2. Bring suitable clothing and foot wear, gloves and your own hand tools if you wish.
If you have any creative ideas on how to attract corporates or groups to come along for work days at the reserve to help achieve our weed free goal, please get in touch. Please share this invite with anyone you know who may be interested.
This project is a partnership between Forest and Bird and the QEII trust and the community.
Kate and Rob
021 – 65 73 44, 027 – 56 20 333
It’s the AAAFair’s First Birthday on Sunday. Not only will it be the usual gathering of talented creatives and artisans inside the Black Sheep complex there will be all the fun of a Birthday Party! There are three raffles during the day which runs from 11am to 3pm. Origina, local art and art craft , boutique clothing and homewares, botanicals and container plants – you could find that special Christmas gift and many of the stallholders are our own residents! You can also have some of the Black Sheep’s good food! Live music! No admission charge and sealed parking at the door. We’re inside if it rains! See you on Sunday!
GT Signs are running a fantastic incentive we hope will help motivate you to get you on board and join the race! Visit our Facebook page for more info about how to register and what you could win!
There are some awesome prizes up for grabs but you must be in quick – promotion period ends Sunday 4 Nov 8pm.
(Video below only available to play on Facebook page)