What’s Happening in October

(Apologies for this late posting)

SPEAKERS’ CORNER 2009: Our third installment of Speakers’ Corner evening filled our Main room once again, with curious locals & people from as far as Wellington coming to hear team and leadership coach David Savage.
Our October Speakers’ Corner evening, October 7th, is going to feature Mark Fenwick, one of the crew who worked on the Giant Squid at Te Papa. Come and listen to Mark’s fascinating underwater tales – Molluscs I have met, Sea Monsters, Mussels & more!
Speakers’ Corner, running the 1st Wednesdays of the month at 7.30 from July – December, offers a chance to find out more about the interesting people who live in your Community. Each night has a 20-30 minute presentation followed by a questions period and supper. Gold coin donation greatly appreciated.

CALLING ALL MOUNTAIN BIKERS: Do you live to ride ? XC, DH, or FR?? Looking for some riding buddies? Interested in group rides, trails in the area and the possible formation of a club ? Let’s get together Wednesday October 14th @ 7.30pm for an information & social evening. All ages and abilities welcome. MTB video screening as well ! For more information contact Ewan, 0274 96 00 98.

COME & PAINT !: Do you need a place to create your masterpiece ? Need a place to practice & improve your painting ? Ever wanted to paint but didn’t know where to start ? Come & be inspired Tuesdays 7-9pm in the Community Centre’s Art room. Bring your projects and ideas along. Let Monica help you through the process. Beginners most welcome. Basic materials are supplied, but you are welcome to bring your own. Koha towards the purchase of art supplies. Any donations of test pots, paint & art supplies greatly appreciated.

PARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS?: Keen to brush up on your French ? Join Kartini Mondays @ 7pm. This conversational class is designed for those who have done a bit of French already. However, if you are a total beginner you will be sure to find this useful as well. Classes are by Koha, & feel free to bring along goodies to share!

MEDITATION SERIES: Meditation has a proven record in its ability to improve health, awaken happiness, and to help you become relaxed focused and peaceful. Come try Calm Abiding Meditation with Venerable Ngawang Lhasto. Venerable Lhatso is a western Buddhist nun with many years of practice and training in meditation. This 6-week course will guide you through the common obstacles to meditation, by skillful application of the appropriate antidotes. The course runs Thursdays 8.00-9.15pm, October 29th –November 19th, December 10 & 17th. $70.00 for the course. Contact 027 2798060, or the Community Centre 308 8239 to register.

HARAKEKE/FLAX WEAVING: Need a big workspace or looking for inspiration for your weaving project ? Join Michelle in our Main room, the 2nd Sundays of the month from 2-5pm starting October 11th. All abilities welcome. For more information contact Michelle 308 6553.

PILATES: Bodymind Pilates are set to start a 10 week Beginner/Intermediate series of Pilates on Thursday October 15th at 6.30pm in our Main room. These hour long sessions are a great way to tone up for the sunny season. It is $100 for the 10-week term and entitles you to full membership and access to the Bodymind Pilates studio up in Masterton, which holds over 20 classes per week! To register, contact the Community Centre 308 8239.

YOGA: After a short break, Nora returns October 17th with the very relaxing Saturday morning Hatha Yoga sessions, 10.30-noon. Drop-ins encouraged. $90 for the 10-week term, or $12 drop-in waged/$5 unwaged.

SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: Broadcasting of Featherston recorded content begins October 18th on 92.7 Arrow FM. As part of Southern Exposure the Community Centre will be broadcasting its Speakers’ Corner Series as well as information relating to the Centre. Tune in on October 18th to hear Dr. Troy Baisden & his talk on Easter Island.

RED CROSS 1ST AID COURSE: The October 5th & 9th courses are now full. If you are interested in attending a future course, please register your interest with the Community Centre.

UPDATE ON OUR GROUNDS REDESIGN : We are making good progress updating our building & grounds & there are some great plans under way. At this stage we are on the hunt for donated building supplies, particularly exterior paint & timber. If you or anyone you know may be able to assist the Community Centre in this exciting project, please contact us. It’s our aim to provide the residents of Featherston & beyond with gathering place that will exceed their expectations of a Community space.


November 4th
Speakers’ Corner presents Kate Mead

November TBA
The Reel Earth Film Festival returns to Featherston!

November TBA
Swish, Schwap, Summer Clothing Swap!

December 2nd
Speakers’ Corner presents Warren Maxwell


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