Juice up your Saturdays at Featherston Community Centre!

Feldenkrais into Yoga – new moves to take you deeper/higher

Starting 24 November yoga teacher Odette Rowe will team up with resident movement expert Rupert Watson in a new Saturday morning exercise programme at Featherston Community Centre. Drawing on Odette’s extensive experience of yoga, the session will also focus on safe ways to work in traditional yoga poses by utilising Rupert’s background in the Feldenkrais movement field. This will be a great way for people to get started in yoga, or to deepen the practice of those already involved.

Based on a course currently underway at the Feldenkrais Institute in New York, this is quite literally a national first for Featherston. This course will deliberately use one to improve the other.

Time: 10am – 11.30

Cost: $15 per session.

Note: Rupert’s regular Feldenkrais movement class will still happen, but a bit earlier – from 9.15 to 10: smoothly moving into the yoga session for those who want to do both.

Check out our What’s On page for more information on the November timetable: https://featherstoncomcen.wordpress.com/whats-on-2/

 

Seeds of Freedom Workshop and Film Screening

Join us this Saturday 13 October 10.30am-12.30pm for a great Spring workshop and film screening. Claire Bleakley will show us how to make seed balls and plant pots for our spring gardens.

All welcome, children and adults; come and have some fun!  Bring your own favourite seeds….all materials provided. Koha appreciated.

Seeds of Freedom charts the story of seeds, from its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity rich farming systems across the world, to genetically modified (GM) seeds. It highlights the valuable impact that seeds have had since the beginning of agriculture, and the agro-biodiversity evolved by farmers and communities around the world.

Seeds of Freedom is co-produced by The Gaia Foundation and the African Biodiversity Network, in collaboration with GRAIN, Navdanya International and MELCA Ethiopia. Narrated by Jeremy Irons.

October Timetable

  

DAY

TIME/WEEK

ACTIVITY

CONTACT

Monday

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Mah Jong

Pat Hamilton

 06 308 9729

 

6:30pm – 9:30pm

Drop In Knitting & Crafts

Del Bennett

06 308 9418

Tuesday

9:30am – 3:30pm

Work & Income

appointment required

0800 559 009

 

10:00am – 1:00pm

Juesday Art

Gold coin koha

Julia O’Neale

06 308 8977

 

10:00am – 11:00am

4th Tuesday monthly

CCS Disability Action:

South Wairarapa Outreach

Chris MacDonald

021 2115089

 

11:00am – 3:00pm

2nd Tuesday monthly

Wairarapa Community Law Centre: Outreach Clinic

06 377 4134

0800-92-42-52

 

2:00 – 2:45pm

(during school term)

Tai Chi for Health

10 sessions for $40 or $5 per class

Keiko Nojima

06 308 8536

Wednesday

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Painting for Beginners

$20 per class

Tania Williams

06 308 6033

 

7:30pm

3rd Wednesday monthly

Featherston Walkways & Reserves Trust Meeting

Thava Guy

06 308 8205

Thursday

9:30am – 3:30pm

Work & Income

appointment required

0800 559 009

 

10:00am – 2:30pm

Relationship Services

appointment required

06 377 0920

 

10:00am – 2:00pm

Pathways Workwise

appointment required

06 370 3815

 

6:00pm – 7:00pm

 

Feldenkrais: Move with Ease

Rupert Watson

 06 308 9686

 

10:30am – 2:30pm

2nd Thursday Monthly

Southern Exposure

On Arrowfm 92.7:

Recording & broadcast from Centre

Veronica Beall

06 378 0255

Friday

10:00am – 12:00noon

1st & 3rd Friday monthly

Needlework & Craft Drop-in

Gold coin koha

May Brown

06 308 6912

 

12:00noon – 3:00pm

Quilting Drop-in

Gold coin koha

06 308 8239

 

7:00pm-8:00pm

1st Friday Monthly

South Wairarapa Labour Party

Ken Stokes

06 308 9962

Saturday

9:30am – 10:30am

 

Feldenkrais: Move with Ease

Rupert Watson

 06 308 9686

 

1:00noon – 9:00pm

Date tbc – contact Shona

Creative Memories

Shona Pillar

06    307 7714

 

1:00pm – 5:00pm

4th Saturday Monthly

Rimutaka Country Music Club
Gold coin koha

Keith Herbert

06 308 8225

Sunday

1:30pm – 4:30pm

7th & 28 Oct

Drawing Sessions

Tania Williams

06 308 6033

Sunday

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Narcotics Anonymous

0800 628 632

September Timetable

September 2012 Weekly Timetable 

DAY

TIME/WEEK

ACTIVITY

CONTACT

Monday

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Mah Jong

Pat Hamilton

 06 308 9729

 

6:30pm – 9:30pm

Drop In Knitting & Crafts

Del Bennett

06 308 9418

Tuesday

9:30am – 3:30pm

Work & Income

appointment required

0800 559 009

 

10:00am – 1:00pm

Juesday Art

Gold coin koha

06 308 8239

 

10:00am – 11:00am

1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month

CCS Disability Action:

South Wairarapa Outreach

Chris MacDonald

06 378 2426

021 2115089

 

11:00am – 3:00pm

2nd Tuesday monthly

Wairarapa Community Law Centre: Outreach Clinic

06 377 4134

0800-92-42-52

 

2:00 – 2:45pm

(during school term)

Tai Chi for Health

with Keiko

10 sessions for $40 or $5 per class

Keiko Nojima

06 308 8536

Wednesday

7:30pm

3rd Wednesday monthly

Featherston Walkways & Reserves Trust Meeting

Thava Guy

06 308 8205

 

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Painting for Beginners

$20 per class

Tania Williams

06 308 6033

Thursday

9:30am – 3:30pm

Work & Income

appointment required

0800 559 009

 

10:00am – 2:30pm

Relationship Services

appointment required

06 377 0920

 

10:00am – 2:00pm

Pathways Workwise

appointment required

06 370 3815

 

6:30pm – 7:30pm

from September 27th

Feldenkrais: Move with Ease

Rupert Watson

 06 308 9686

 

September 27th

7:30pm

Speakers Corner

From Demonic Possession to Brain Chemistry

Gold coin koha

06 308 8239

 

10:30am – 2:30pm

2nd Thursday Monthly

Southern Exposure

On Arrowfm 92.7:

Recording & rebroadcast from Centre

Veronica Beall

06 378 0255

Friday

10:00am – 12:00noon

1st & 3rd Friday monthly

Needlework & Craft Drop-in

Gold coin koha

May Brown

06 308 6912

 

12:00noon – 3:00pm

Quilting Drop-in

Gold coin koha

06 308 8239

 

7:00pm-8:00pm

1st Friday Monthly

South Wairarapa Labour Party

Ken Stokes

06 308 9962

Saturday

9:30am – 10:30am

from September 29th

Feldenkrais: Move with Ease

Rupert Watson

 06 308 9686

 

September 8th

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Craft Session for Kids

$20/session

Sandie Fletcher

06 308 6652

 

12:00noon – 9:00pm

3rd Saturday Monthly

Creative Memories

Shona Pillar

06    077 7714

 

1:00pm – 5:00pm

4th Saturday Monthly

Rimutaka Country Music Club
Gold coin koha

Keith Herbert

06 308 8225

Sunday

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Narcotics Anonymous

0800 628 632


Featherston Community Centre

If you would like to run a class/workshop, hire a room for an ongoing event or a special occasion, or rent office space, phone (06) 308 8239 and discuss the options we have available for you

Featherston Community Centre Timetable August 2012

Regular Weekly Timetable

 

DAY

TIME/WEEK

ACTIVITY

CONTACT

Monday

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Mah Jong

Pat Hamilton

 06 308 9729

 

6 :30pm – 9 :30pm

Drop In Knitting & Crafts

Del Bennett

06 308 9418

Tuesday

9:30am – 3:30pm

Work & Income

appointment required

0800 559 009

 

10:00am – 1:00pm

Art Expression

Gold coin koha

06 308 8239

 

10:00am – 11:00am

1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month

CCS Disability Action:

South Wairarapa Outreach

Chris MacDonald

06 378 2426

021 2115089

 

11:00am – 3:00pm

2nd Tuesday monthly

Wairarapa Community Law Centre: Outreach Clinic

06 377 4134

0800-92-42-52

 

2:00 – 3:00pm

(during school term)

Tai Chi for Health

with Keiko

gold coin koha

Keiko Nojima

06 308 8239

Wednesday

7 :30pm 3rd Wednesday monthly

Featherston Walkways & Reserves Trust Meeting

Thava Guy

06 308 8205

Thursday

9:30am – 3:30pm

Work & Income

appointment required

0800 559 009

 

10:00am – 2:30pm

Relationship Services

appointment required

06 377 0920

 

10 :00am – 2 :00pm

Pathways Workwise

appointment required

06 370 8315

 

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Feldenkrais: Move with Ease

Rupert Watson

 06 308 9686

 

10:30am – 2:30pm

2nd Thursday Monthly

Southern Exposure

On Arrowfm 92.7:

Recording & rebroadcast from Centre

Veronica Beall

06 378 0255

Friday

10:00am – 12:00noon

1st & 3rd Friday monthly

Needlework & Craft Drop-in

gold coin koha

May Brown

06 308 6912

 

12:00noon – 3:00pm

Quilting Drop-in

Gold coin koha

06 308 8239

 

7:15pm-9:00pm

1st Friday Monthly

South Wairarapa Labour Party

Ken Stokes

06 308 9962

Saturday

9:30am – 10:30am

Feldenkrais: Move with Ease

Rupert Watson

 06 308 9686

 

August 11th

12noon – 4pm

Craft Session for Kids

$20/session

Sandie Fletcher

06 308

 

12:00noon – 9:00pm

3rd Saturday Monthly

Creative Memories

Shona Pillar

06 3077 7714

Sunday

7 :00pm – 9 :00pm

Narcotics Anonymous

0800 628 632

 

Our Mission :

The Featherston Community Centre offers facilities to public and private users who require a meeting place to the on-going or one-off events, activities or classes.  Our goal is to serve as the hub of Featherston’s social, educational, and recreational services – used, valued and supported by the entire community.

Featherston Community Centre AGM

AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Featherston Community Centre Charitable Trust will be held at 7 :30pm Thursday July 26th at the

Community Centre, 14 Wakefield Street, Featherston. 

All welcome.

 Contact us for an Agenda 308 8239 or fsn.comcen@xtra.co.nz 

 If you are interested in standing for the Board or one of our sub-committees, then we’d love to hear from you. 

Questions ? Contact Secretary Sonya Logan 021 302 585

Belly Dancing Cancelled this evening June 26

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Please note that the Belly Dancing class for this evening is cancelled.  Apologies for the short notice.  The instructor is unable to make it.

 

Job Vacancy: Featherston Community Centre Manager

Community Centre Manager – Featherston Community Centre  

Do you love Featherston – gateway to the Wairarapa – as much as we do? Do you want to get more involved  in the community? If so, this is your opportunity. We are looking to appoint a new Featherston Community Centre Manager (part time) and/or a relieving manager for approximately 6 weeks during late July-August period while the new centre manager is being appointed. 

 We need a team player that can manage the Centre day to day and also demonstrate independent decision making.  The core skills for the role include funding grant application and financial management skills, experience in administrative duties and customer service, commitment to community networking and relationship building, experience managing volunteers, as well as having a nose for marketing. Is this you?

 To apply for the Centre Manager position and/or if you are interested in relieving over the late July/August period, please contact The Secretary Sonya Logan via email sonyao1@vodafone.co.nz for an application form and job description.  The closing date for all applications is the July 5th 2012 and should be sent to: Attn: The Secretary, The Featherston Community Centre Charitable Trust, 14 Wakefield Street, Featherston 5710.

Featherston Community Centre April 2012 Newsletter

April Newsletter – Greetings from the Featherston Community Centre

The Featherston Community Centre offers facilities to public and private users who require a meeting place for ongoing or one-off events, activities or classes. Our goal is to serve as the hub of Featherston’s social, educational, and recreational services – used, valued and supported by the entire community.

Ongoing Classes/Groups: Creative Memories, Feldenkrais, Mah Jong, Needlework & Crafts, Quilting, Tai Chi, Tuesday Drop-In Art Sessions

 Ongoing Services: Relationship Services, WINZ, CCS Disability Action, Wairarapa Community Law Centre, Narcotics Anonymous.

What’s new?

New mum, Heather is back and working hard but not full time at this point. Drop in and catch up.

 A new roof at last! We are very excited about the Centre’s new roof and looking forward to our first dry winter in years!  A Huge THANK YOU to all the people and organisations who helped pay for the desperately needed roof.

Tuesday Art: Drop in Art sessions are still on Tuesdays from 10am-2pm but are not run by King Street. The art classes are open to all ages and abilities, gold coin donation. This term’s theme is trees! The latest project is a 4 week series on sponge painting. All materials supplied.

 What’s happening on Thursday’s this Month?

Did You Know… Te Hauora Runanga O Wairarapa have brought Keiko in to run a second Tai Chi Class, Thursday mornings from 11.30-12.30 during the School term. Gold coin donation per session

Understanding Epilepsy : The Epilepsy Association of New Zealand invites you to attend a free seminar on Thursday, May 10 2012 from 12:30. The seminar will cover: what is epilepsy, causes, recognition of seizure types & triggers, first aid for seizures, recording seizures, principles of anti-epileptic medication, lifestyle issues and more. Tea & Coffee provided. To RSVP ring 0800 20 21 22.

Feldenkrais : Rupert Watson’s highly-regarded movement classes have started up again for the year. Thursday at 6.30pm and Saturday at 9.30am sees the Community Centre become a human movement laboratory. Easier than yoga and more fun than Pilates, Rupert’s classes produce nicely postured, refreshed, lengthened, highly functioning people by the score. Come along to see what you are missing. First class free. Down the track he’ll be running some short (2 hour) workshops to give people a taste, with themes of “a healthy back” and “the breath of life” to kick off with. To get on the workshop info list email Rupert on:

 watson@slingshot.co.nz

Relationship Services Appointments: Aim to provide quality counselling and education to enhance relationships for individuals, couples, families and communities. To book your appointment, ring 06 377 0920

Southern Exposure: Tune in to 92.7 Arrow FM at noon on April  26th to hear the next edition of the Community Centre’s Southern Exposure programme. You can also listen via the internet by going to http://www.arrowfm.co.nz

 and then clicking LISTEN LIVE.

The Featherston Community Centre wants to add to its list of ongoing classes and services. If you’ve got a great idea for a class, seminar, workshop, or event then WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU:

Come meet Heather & Visit us : 14 Wakefield Street Office Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs. 10 :30am-3:30pm

Ring us : 06 308 8239 E-mail us : fsn.comcen@xtra.co.nz, To find out more about what’s happening at the Centre sign up for our monthly email newsletters by heading to the blog or popping us an email.

 Blog :  https://featherstoncomcen.wordpress.com

Need something to read for the weekend?

…hot off the ‘press’- the December newsletter from your community centre. Enjoy! And let us know what else you’d like to hear about in this monthly update…
Featherston Community Centre Newsletter – December 2011

What you’ll find in this issue:

  •  Last ‘Speakers Corner’ in this series: Tuesday 13 December, 7.30pm, ‘Summer Grass’ – Robin White
  •  Monster Sunday produce market, Swap and car-boot sale: Sunday 11 December, 1.00pm onwards
  • Sign up now for 2012 course in Kiwi Sign Language…
  • Pictures from the VELVET visit
  • The centre’s Xmas closure dates