Kapiti Observer : December 15th 2011
36 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011 ART AND ENTERTAINMENT Understanding Animals Pebbles -- 18 months. An abandoned mum, her kittens have found homes and now it's her turn. Kapiti SPCA Food Drive An enormous Thank You Kapiti pet lovers, for your generous donations. Kitten and puppy tummies are extremely grateful for your kindness. Congratulations to Mrs Voice of Otaki who won the $100 voucher. To adopt any of the pets featured here or to view others at the Kapiti SPCA shelter, phone to make an appointment on 04 293 4292 Maxi -- a heart-melting kitten, found at the dump with her 2 brothers. Dudley -- 5 year old Persian. Arrived in a very bad state, but is looking lovely now. Flower -- 4 years. A unique Scottish Fold. Her owner died and now she needs a loving home. Bess -- 9 years. Tragically lost her owner. A delightful girl who needs a stable home. Mushka -- 18 months -- Awesome, high energy girl, with all the obedience basics. Are you still looking for the perfect gift for your pet or the pet lover in your life? If you have a dog and haven't dis co v e r ed Kongs yet, yo u'll lo v e this hollow, durable rubber chew toy. Stuffed with food it will keep pooch quietly entertained. There are even websites dedicated to stuffing techniques. Rain coats were the best gift I ever gave my dogs, saving multiple soggy towels clogging up the laundry in wet weather. For the budget conscious you really can't beat a walk on the beach or along the river. For the more adventurous walker, how about saddle bags, so pooch can shoulder some of the weight. Taylor Cat's big indulgence last Christmas was a multi-level climber- come-scratch-post, that saved the couch and curtains! Her other super fav is a long, colourful tunnel, complete with pop-up holes. A picture frame, either elegant or novel, is the gift that keeps on giving, holding a precious pet memory. Perhaps my most treasured gift came from a friend -- a lovingly hand- knitted jersey for Izabell Dog, when she became old and needed special pampering. Those are the gifts of my pet Christmases past, but what's hot this year? Lifestyle kids are sure to get a kick out of hatching their own chicks in a very funky 3-egg, auto turning incubator from Dominion Incubators. A brand new range of Animal Planet toys for pets is due to arrive at Kapiti Kritters. And you really can't go past food as the ultimate goodie and they now stock frozen meat and Orijen organic dry food. The Otaki Veterinary Centre is now working with William from Pet Stop Groomers. William has many years grooming experience, being an Afghan hound breeder. So for a summer spruce-up, contact the Otaki Veterinary Centre on 06 364 6941 for more information or to make an appointment. Happy Christmas to you and your fluffy, feathered, finned and fanged friends. CHRISTMAS HOURS: Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day Weekdays 9am - 4pm Weekends and Other Public Holidays 9am - 3pm Gifts of Christmas Past and Present CLASSROOM INCUBATORS (Hassle Free Auto Turning Models Available) Tel: 07 846 5569 • Fax: 07 846 5401 PO Box 566, Hamilton 11 Prospect Place, Dinsdale, Hamilton Does your school have classroom chicken hatching projects yet? Contact our friendly staff for more information www.dominc.net Email: firstname.lastname@example.org YOUR ONE STOP INCUBATION SOURCE 3506095AB Clinic Hours: Mon-Fri8.30-5.00pm Tuesday 8.30 - 6.00 pm Saturday 9 - 12 noon 269 Mill Road, Otaki 06 364 6941 otakivetcentre.com email@example.com Angela Ford BVM&S MRCVS MACVSc Donna and Leanne Veterinary nurses Otaki Veterinary Centre 4040721AA GIG GUIDE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 CAMPGROUND CHAOS, Fuse Circus, daily at 8pm until Sunday, also 2pm Saturday and Sunday, Maclean Park, Paraparaumu Beach, folding koha, fusecircus.co.nz EXHIBITION, Kapiti Arts and Crafts Society, 10am till 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday, until January 22, Kapiti Gallery, Matai Rd, Raumati. EXHIBITION, A Land of Lots of Time -- Looking Back on Main Street, Thursday to Saturday, 10am till 2pm, until January 28, Otaki Museum. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16 THE YOOTS, 7pm, St Peter's Hall, Paekakariki, $15, 027 258 4251. HOT CLUB SANDWICH, with Fiona Pears and Ian Tilly, 8pm, Lembas Cafe, Poplar Ave, Raumati South, $20. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17 CHRISTMAS IN THE SKATEPARK, noon, Maclean Park, Paraparaumu Beach. QUICKFIRE CABARET, 9pm, Valhalla Cafe, Poplar Ave, Raumati South. MONDAY, DECEMBER 19 SOUTHWARDS MUSEUM WURLITZER CHRISTMAS SHOW, with Len Fifield, 2.30pm, Southwards Car Museum, Otaihanga Rd, $12, 297 1221. All welcome to show talent Cabaret stage performers: Cameron Crawford, left, Shaan Singh, Matiu te Huki, Joe Simmonds and Shane Hamill jamming at a fundraiser for Raumati South's community orchard. The outdoor Curbside Cabaret Solar Stage is heading indoors to Valhalla this Saturday. Curbside Cabaret came to Kapiti last month when MOA Music set the stage up at a fundraiser for the community orchard in Jeep Road, Raumati South. The stage is known as the people's stage'' and anyone can get up and play music on it, from five-year-olds through to grandparents, said Moa spokes- man Paul Bognuda. The fundraiser ran from 3pm until midnight and had a variety of acts all day, proving there was no shortage of talent in the area'', said Bognuda. A last-minute band cancel- lation at Valhalla on November 26 saw the cabaret stage idea taken indoors to fill in, he said. It's like an open mic night, but we made it cabaret so we can try and encourage comedy and other things. It was a real suc- cess and a regular monthly one has been organised.'' Organisers hope to create a focus on Raumati South as an entertainment destination, Bognuda said. There is a very high standard of music at Lembas on Fridays and something local on a Saturday is needed. We have been talking for a while about a street festival . . .,'' he said. Quickfire Cabaret, Saturday, 9pm, Valhalla Cafe, Poplar Ave.
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