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WHANGAREI LEADER, NOVEMBER 30, 2010
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30-Dec 9: Skeletons in the Closet - Tuatara, 29 Bank St.
30-Dec 11: Disco Inferno - Whangarei Theatre Company,
Riverbank Centre. Dinner and show $45, show only $25.
Tickets from Whangarei Suit Hire.
30-Jan 9: Credo and Quest -a selective survey of Religion
and Spirituality in New Zealand Art. Whangarei Art Museum,
30-Dec 24: The Firebirds Northland Potters Group
exhibition, Porcine Gallery, Piggery bookstore, Walton St.
30-Dec 8: Visions of Morocco - Exhibition, Old Library,
Rust Ave. Joy Stockwells 15 year photo essay of journeys to
30: Breast Cancer Support Northland - An evening with
style! 7pm, Forum North. Ticketec $20. 432-2117.
1: Pecha Kucha number 5, 20 x 20 slides -12
presenters. Old Library, Rust Ave, 7.30pm. $5.
2: Old Time Dance, Xmas Tea Dance, Senior Citizens
Hall, Alexander St, 12.45-2.45pm. 438-7524.
2: Kat Brown guitar and vocals. Vinyl Restaurant and
2: Jam night. Revas, Town Basin.
2: Special Olympics Annual Ball. Forum North, Rust Ave.
7.30pm. $35. 430-4244.
3: Christmas Cakes and other home-made baking at a
stall in the Cameron St Mall. From 8.15am. Proceeds to
St Pauls, Kamo.
3: Sailability Demonstration Day. 11am-2pm. 430-3406.
3-4: Alice in Wonderland - Dance Inc Northland. Forum
North. 6.30pm. $16, $12 children.
3-4: Kina Crew (Fri), Gridlock Project (Sat) McMorrisseys,
4-Jan 7: A Story Untold - Exhibition by Jess Foote. Jessie
Rose Gallery, 265 Kamo Rd. 021-212-7019.
4: House of Shem. Tikipunga Tavern, 8pm. R18, $30.
4: Waipu Saturday Market. 9-1pm @ Coronation Hall.
4: Onerahi Markets. 8am-12noon. Onerahi Hall, Church St.
4: Whangarei Growers Market. Water St Carpark, Water
Street. 6.30-10.30am. 435-3161.
4: Dance Inc Northland - Under The Sea. Forum North,
4-5: Whangarei Summer Show. Barge Showgrounds
5: Hikurangi Christmas Parade. 9-1pm. Markets, parade
5: Onerahi Christmas Parade. Markets from 9am, parade
5: Santas on Bikes - Family Fun Day Out in Tutukaka.
Reserve from noon. Proceeds to Project Promise.
5: Movie Music, fundraising concert by Whangarei
Youth Music, 2pm, Capitaine Bougainville Theatre, entry $5
Student, $10 adult, $20 family. 435-3597 or 459-5040.
5: Rackets, Alizarin Lizard, The Porpoise: NZ Tour 2010.
Schnappa Rock Cafe, Tutukaka, 9pm. R18, free.
5: Whangarei Harmony Chorus Christmas Concert. Old
Library, Rust Ave, 2.30-4.30pm. $10.
5: John Street Sunday Markets. Cnr John & Robert
Streets. 9am-1pm. 021-208-5201.
5: Tikipunga Tavern Carpark Market. Wanaka St. 7am-
12pm. Stalls $5. 433-7116.
5, 19: Mangawhai Beach & Country Market @ the
Domain. 9-1pm. 027-458-6144.
6: Neil Diamond Super Hits Show (tribute show),
Forum North. From $41.
8: Mayoral Senior Citizens Christmas Concert. Forum
North, Rust Ave. 1.30pm. Free entry.
9: Pathfnding event - fun walk/run using map, 6-7pm.
Meet Beach Rd Park, Onerahi, (next to sailing club)
registration 5.30pm. $5/map, 021-412-041
9: Whangarei Christmas in the Park. Shane Cortese,
Chet OConnell, Jason Kerrison and Santa. Gates open
4.30pm, Show 6-9.30pm, followed by Fireworks display. 430-
10: Art Coast Tutukaka (Steve Moase and local
artists). Opening for summer season. Oceans Hotel,
Tutukaka. 6pm. 0274-519-600.
10: Mangakahia Sports Complex Country Meal,
Poroti, 8km from Maungatapere. Meals from $6 children,
adults $12-$15. Proceeds shared with Titoki Playcentre.
10: SoundControl. Rynoz, Cameron St, 8.30pm. R18, free.
11: Kamo Christmas Parade.
11: Xmas Concert at St Pauls. A mix of traditional Xmas
carols, some less well-known and Kiwi carols. St Pauls
Church, cnr Station Rd & Boswell St. 7pm with Supper
afterwards. Donation at door to Whangarei Anglican Care
Budgeting Service. 437-0821.
11: Star Watching. Northland Astronomical Society public
viewing night, Heritage Park, SH14, Maunu, at dusk. Weather
permitting $10, student $5. 437-1819 or 435-0818.
11: Hikurangi Country Market. Main St 7am-12noon.
11: Christmas Market. Glenbervie Hall, Ngunguru Hall,
11, 29, Jan 4: Sound Control. Waipu Hotel, 8.30pm. R18,
11: Rock n Roll Christmas Dance. Whangarei Rock n Roll
Club, Riverside Dr, 7pm. R18.
show at library
If you want a fun way
to kick off the festive
season then spend a
Sunday afternoon lis-
tening to great music
from a variety of
artists -- and enjoy a
cup of tea and a scone
before heading home.
mony Chorus is
putting on its
Christmas Show on
December 5, from
2.30pm at The Old
Library in Rust Ave,
and has invited vari-
ous artists to join
The chorus of about
30 women is a well-
group of a capella/bar-
bershop singers whose
repertoire ranges from
pop to golden oldies
and on this occasion
will include some
They are joined by
Joan s Babies -- five
very young students of
Opera North leader
Joan Kennaway -- all
aged under 12.
There will also be a
from The Flaming
Ukuleles of Waipu
plus other Whangarei
Tickets: $10, $5
child/ student -- from
chorus members, The
Old Library or by
phoning Lyn on
432-0252 or Sheryl on
Artistic exposure: Jess
Foote, left, and partner
Sarah Morris hope to
create a full artistic
experience with the new
Jessie Rose Gallery.
By DENISE PIPER
A dedicated art gallery is
a fairytale come true for
an unusual Whangarei
The Jessie Rose Gal-
lery on Kamo Rd will
open December 4 with an
exhibition by Jess Foote
called A Story Untold.
Her oil paintings fea-
ture whimsical figurines
and theatrical, dramatic
canvases showing layers
of stories and feelings.
Jess has no formal
training but has been a
fulltime painter in
Whangarei for three
She has always
wanted to display her
work in her own way,
creating an atmosphere
and experience rather
than just an exhibition.
Jessie Rose Gallery is
a collaboration between
Jess and her partner
The two have rented
the high-stud villa, for-
merly the Christmas
Shop and The French
Hen, to provide the exhi-
bition space using their
own classical furniture to
set the scene.
The exhibition will
also take advantage of
props -- from hanging
birdcages and chains, to
mirrors and candles -- as
the story unfolds in her
paintings throughout the
The opening on
Saturday from 7.30pm
will also include live
music with a string trio
and waitresses in the-
We want to make it a
cool experience for
people when they come
in and something a bit
different. I haven t really
seen anything like this
in Whangarei before and
I ve lived here all my
life, says Jess.
Other artists with
similar styles can also
exhibit in the gallery in
Next year Jess hopes
to expand her work, by
painting her images on
to clothing and doing tat-
Jessie Rose Gallery at
265 Kamo Rd, just up
from the Whau Valley
lights, will be open daily
or by appointment on
A Story Untold will be
on display from Decem-
ber 4 to January 7. Go to
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