What’s Happening in December

OFF THE WALL! 2009: A spectacular weekend where a great collection
of Wairarapa artwork will not only be on display but is all for sale! The
event is for two days only, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th of December
from 10am 4pm. Come find that last minute Christmas gift or find a
piece of artwork to brighten up your own living space. This is our 3rd year
running this event, and is the main fundraiser for the Featherston
Community Centre. For more information about this fantastic weekend
please contact Heather at 308 8239

Whats On in the Garden December: Beyond Organics: Come learn
what you can be doing in your garden to feed your family healthy,
homegrown food. Join Setha Davenport, B.A. in Human Ecology, minor
in Sustainable Agriculture, who has been growing organically for over
nine years in several different regions, including two years in Wairarapa.
This course will be offered once a month catering to what is happening
seasonally in the garden.

This months session will focus on soil fertility and how this effects the
nutrients available in the food you grow. Setha will be discussing how to
grow Nutrient Dense Food, and how this effects not only the health of the
plants, but in turn, the health of the humans eating the food.

When: Saturday Dec. 12th 3pm or Tuesday Dec. 15th 7.30pm
Cost : $12

Bumper Sticker: Have you seen our Featherston bumper sticker??
Perfect for a stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift! This limited edition
Weve got Wind sticker is $3 and available from the Community Centre
office, 14 Wakefield Street.

Featherston Ukulele Group: Hot on the heels of the October
Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra concert & workshop, a group
of keen musos have started gathering for a jam session on Monday
nights 7.30 at the Community Centre. Beginners most welcome. BYO

Southern Exposure: Tune in to 92.7 Arrow FM at noon on December 20th
& 27th to hear the next edition of the Community Centres Southern
Exposure programme. As part of Southern Exposure the Community Centre
will also be broadcasting its Speakers Corner Series later in the evening

Speakers Corner 2009: Our last Speaker in the series, Warren Maxwell,
may be a big musician, but hes chosen Featherston to call home.
Warren, one of the driving forces behind Trinity Roots, Fat Freddys Drop
and Little Bushman has lived in Featherston for just over 3 years. Warren
spoke on December 2nd, as the final guest in a 6-part lecture series
highlighting the lives of fascinating Featherstonians. It was a fantastic
evening and a perfect way to close out the series, with over 60 people

Speakers Corner, running the 1st Wednesdays of the month at 7.30 from
July December, has offered a chance to find out more about the
interesting people who live in your Community. Each night had a 20-30
minute presentation followed by a question period and supper. The
Community Centre had a great time organising this series & would like to
thank all those who spoke, volunteered and attended these evenings.

Centre Work Bee & BBQ: The Centre is planning a Work Bee & BBQ on
Saturday January 9th from 9 – 4 to spruce up our grounds & prep for our
big Grounds Redesign project. All are invited to come along

Arthritis Clinic: The next FREE Arthritis Clinic is scheduled for Wednesday
February 3rd from 12-4pm. Contact the Community Centre to book your
appointment with Shay the Arthritis Educator.

Red Cross 1st Aid Courses for 2010: We are pleased to announce that
after the successful 1st Aid Course in October, the Red Cross will be
returning to the Featherston Community Centre quarterly to hold their 2-
day basic & refresher courses. The next course is set for Feb. 24th & 26th;
contact the Community Centre to book your spot.

Holiday Hours: The Community Centre office will close for the
Christmas-New Year Holiday season on Wednesday December 23rd 2009
and reopen on Monday January 11th 2010. We wish all Featherstonians
a safe & happy silly season & look forward to seeing you in the new year!

A Big THANK YOU ! The Community Centre and its Committee would
like to extend a huge thank you to many friends and organisations that
have supported the Centre throughout the year. With your assistance
and support we have been able to reach several of our key goals. The
Centre & its Committee have some exciting things planned for 2010 and
we cant wait to continue on our mission to provide Featherston & the
South Wairarapa with a gathering place that will more than satisfy your
expecatations of a Community Centre.


February 24th & 26th Red Cross 1st Aid Course

February 28th BabyTalk Sign language for Babies Course

March TBA : Launch of a Womens Speakers Series in Conjunction
with the Wairarapa Womens Centre


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