NEWS & EVENTS

JUNE 20th   Coffee Club  10.30am

4th Saturday each month
Market day at the Silverdale Hall.  We have a stall at this market selling bric a brac

Friday July 7, 11.am  Special General Meeting and talk by Professor Howe.

Kerry Howe, Emeritus Professor of History at Massey University, will give an illustrated talk in the chapel.  Don’t be scared by his title.  From his days as a schoolboy at Narrow Neck Kerry has loved messing about in boats and has spent much of his time exploring the Hauraki Gulf.  He and his wife now own a kauri yacht built by the legendary Des Townson in 1966.  As well as his deep knowledge of the islands’ history and ecology Kerry will share with us lots of stories about his adventures.  He will also have some of his books available for you to see.
Gold coin donation

There will be a shared lunch in the parsonage afterwards.

Tuesday July 18

Coffee and conversation in the parsonage

Tuesday August 15

Coffee and conversation in the parsonage

Friday September 1
Film and roast dinner at Westwind   $40*

This is a very popular venue you have probably visited before.  For many years the Ryders ran a museum full of the most amazing collections in the garden of their property at Avondale.  This closed some years ago but there is still a boutique movie theatre holding about 60 people, along with an eating area where a homestyle roast dinner cooked in an old wood stove gives you some idea of what the hospitality would have been like in early colonial days.  At present we have no idea what the film is likely to be.  Ngaire should be able to tell you when you book.

Pick up from the Pioneer Village at 9am, Loop Rd 9.10, West Hoe Rd 9,15
Please phone Ngaire (424 8615) before August 25th.

*please note that if we have fewer than 26 people booked on the trip the cost will be a few dollars more.

Advance notice:-
The Pioneer Village will be open for each weekend of the Auckland Heritage Festival (30 Sept & 1 Oct, 7-8 Oct, 14-15 Oct) with a special exhibition devised by Elaine Dickinson and Christine Carlyle of the Hibiscus Coast in the 1930s