Kapiti Observer : September 19th 2011
22 KAPITI OBSERVER, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 ART AND ENTERTAINMENT Paraparaumu Library (04) 296 4889 Waikanae Library (04) 296 4760 Otaki Library (06) 364 9300 www.kapiticoastlibraries.govt.nz 3837745AM Do you want to get your library notices by text, email, or both? With our new library system we have more options for letting you know your reserved item is available to be collected, or that your books are overdue. We can also send you your date slip by email after you issue your books. Come into the library and tell us your preferences! A reminder that your password or PIN will need to be re-set following the arrival of our new library management system in August. You can do this yourself, by following instructions on the home page of our website www.kapiticoastlibraries.govt.nz. If you are in the library, a staff member can do it for you at the desk. Alternatively, give us a call on 296-4700. Your password enables you to check your own record, see whats due when, renew and reserve on-line. Set yours up today by using any of the options above. Rugby fever is upon us! Visitors will be happy to learn they can keep in touch at the library with free internet, skype and Wif. Arts Trail Have fun on the Kapiti Arts Trail, on Saturday 1 October and Sunday 2 October, 9am to 5pm, from Paekakariki through to just north of Otaki. Visit artists in their studios, or explore Art & Artisans Fairs, Trail galleries and cafes. Brochures available at the Libraries. See more information and download brochures and maps on www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/artstrail. Take home real New Zealand art! 4009827AA GIG GUIDE WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21 MINYMO, noon, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, koha. HENPICKED, 7.30pm, Kapiti Live Music Club, Dog and Duck, Lindale, $5. THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 22 CHRISTIAN CULLEN EXHIBITION, Thursdays to Sundays until October 23, 11am till 3pm, Paekakariki Museum, Paekakariki Railway Station. THE HARBOUR UNION, with The Eastern, 8pm, St Peter's Hall, Beach Rd, Paekakariki, $15. SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24 RAUMATI STRAIGHTS, noon, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, koha. HOT CLUB SANDWICH, 7.30pm, Lembas Cafe, Poplar Ave, Raumati South, $15. HARP CONCERT, Natalia Mann, 7pm, St Peter's Hall, Beach Rd, Paekakariki, $10. SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25 PARAPARAUMU COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB, 1pm, Kapiti Community Centre, Ngahina St, Paraparaumu, $3, 902 2595. COAST TO COAST JAZZ, 2pm till 5pm, Kapiti Club, Marine Pde, Paraparaumu Beach, free, 04 210 0338. FIRESIDE SESSIONS, Shayn Wills, 2.30pm, Reikorangi Pottery, Ngatiawa Rd, koha, 293 5146. THE NAUTILUS TRIO, 2.30pm, Waikanae Memorial Hall, $30, Waikanae Music Society members $25, 905 6070. POETS TO THE PEOPLE, 4pm, Lembas Cafe, Poplar Ave, Raumati South, $5. WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28 LUTHER HUNT, noon, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, koha. HARP CONCERT, Natalia Mann, 2.30pm, All Saints Church, Te Rauparaha St, Otaki, $10. THE GREAT DEBATE, 6.30pm, Kapiti College. Tickets $5, children $2, from the Kapiti Primary School office, also Friday. Quake aid grows bigger Musical mix: Members from newly formed The Harbour Union will play in Paekakariki next week. Photo: FAIRFAX Paekakariki will play host to a contin- gent of Lyttelton musicians who have united for a national tour under the moniker The Harbour Union. Musician Jess Shanks said after the February earthquake the musicians came together wanting to help. They recorded an album in one of the musicians' living rooms, with all proceeds from album sales going towards com- munity organisations and individuals needing assistance. Lyttelton was hit hard by the February earthquake and several music venues and cafes were damaged. The plan was just to raise a few hun- dred dollars, or whatever we could. We didn't have any grand plan beyond that, but the publicity was huge and it really got picked up and it kind of caught on fire. We started rolling with it because it seemed like we could sell a lot more albums that way.'' Shanks is a member of The Eastern, a band well known to some in Kapiti that will also be performing at The Harbour Union gig on Thursday night. The Eastern have being coming to Paekakariki for a couple of years now and it's one of our special places. It's a home away from home.'' Shanks said the musicians and differ- ent bands all play their own version of country music. Helen Keivom, who is helping to organise the gig, said The Eastern were practically honorary Paekakarikians''. Thursday, 8pm, St Peter's Hall, Paekakariki, $15, undertheradar.co.nz. Silver screen awards Free movie passes are on offer for high-ach- ieving Kapiti school- children. Downtown Cinemas have teamed up with school principals to offer free movie passes for children awarded the Principal's Award for Downtown Heroes''. Otaki-Kapiti Principals' Association chairman Bruce Mc- Donald said it was a good example of schools and local businesses working together. They are awards to be made at the principal's discretion to children who achieve something special, undertake a project to assist the school or community, or who go that extra mile.'' It may be awarded to children who make an amazing turn-around in their learning, said Mr McDonald. Cinema manager Michelle McConaghty said Downtown wanted to do something to reward positive actions. Downtown Cinemas opens on September 29. Jansen will be headline act Adrienne Jansen is guest poet at this weekend's Poets to the People gig. Organiser Gill Ward said Jan- sen was the main organiser for last year's Eat Your Words poetry competition. Raumati South's Lembas Cafe, which will host Jansen on Sunday, provided the winning poet as well as three other place- getters'' out of 42 Wellington cafes taking part in the contest. Jansen is the author of novels Spirit Writing and Floating the Fish on Bamboo. She also penned poetry collection a stone seat and a shadow tree, as well as the text for The Crescent Moon: The Asian Face of Islam in New Zealand. Also lined up is a poetry col- lection launch of Leaving my arms free to fly around you,by Nicola Easthope on Sunday October 2, 3pm at Paraparaumu Library. Ward said she was still touting'' for candidates to take over or share organising Poets to the People next year after she stands down from five years in the role. Poets to the People, Sunday, 4pm, Lembas Cafe.
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