Friday, August 29, 2014

Churton Park Community Centre - What's On to 7th September

Hi Everyone

The SPCA are in tomorrow from 12 – 3pm. Last week seven fur babies found their forever homes at the Tawa Adopt-a-thon – I wonder if we can beat that! For what’s coming up next week, please click here.

·         ** Art of Interiors ** - There are still spots left for the upcoming Art of Interiors seminar, next Wednesday evening at 7.30pm at Churton Park Community Centre. To register, email Christina: See attached for further details.

·         ** Churton Park Community Association Meeting ** - the monthly meeting of our local community association is Wednesday 3rd September at 7.30pm in the Small Meeting Room.

·         ** Tai Chi with Janet ** - are you looking for a peaceful and relaxed form of fitness, focusing on mindfulness? Why not try Tai Chi with Janet on Thursday mornings between 10.30 – 12pm. Just $2 to participate, and all are welcome.

·         ** No Vinyasa Flow Yoga ** -  please note that Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Romina on Thursday evenings is cancelled for the next month while Romina takes a well-deserved holiday. Classes resume in October.

·         ** Free Legal Seminar: Relationship Property ** - Debbie Dunbar from Rainey Collins will be running a seminar to discuss relationship property issues. Monday September 8th at 7.15pm. Please register with See attached for further details.

·         ** Free CPR Classes ** - Wellington Free Ambulance will be running two free CPR sessions in October to get you up to speed with assisting someone in cardiac arrest, including the use of a defibrillator. This is especially timely as our Community Centre Defibrillator was used just a few weeks ago. Sessions are on Wednesday 22nd October from 11.30 – 1pm or 7.00 – 8.30pm. Register with me – 830 4802 or

·         ** October School Holidays ** - classes are just being finalised now for School Holidays and will be put up on Facebook as they are confirmed. Classes that have been confirmed so far are:
o   ** Khandallah Kids Taekwon-do ** - learn basic self-defence techniques and have fun. For kids aged 5 – 7 years. $9 per child. Sessions run on Tuesday September 30th starting at 11.05am, 12.05pm or 1.05pm. Register through CPCC.
o   ** Fondant Characters ** - learn to make fondant cakes toppers just like an expert cake maker! Make a fairy garden or dinosaur jungle with a range of techniques and take home your creation to display or devour! For children 6+, $30 per child (includes lunch). Monday October 6th 11.30 – 2.30pm. Run by local cake maker, Rachel Williams. Register through the Centre.
o   ** Brain Bunny Creative Writing Class ** - Brain Bunny Creative Writing Holiday Programmes are about tapping into children’s imaginations and helping them craft a story. During the programme, we'll use a range of guided creative writing exercises to stimulate new ideas for characters, stories and poems, and to help develop ideas children may already have. Suitable both for students who are passionate about creative writing, looking for extension and for students who are struggling with writing in a classroom setting, looking to gain confidence. For children aged 8 – 12years. $35 per child. Register with Brain Bunny:

  • ** Social English Sessions ** - Do you have a parent, friend or neighbour who would benefit from learning English via conversation in a relaxed, social and non-pressured environment? We will be starting Social English sessions at CPCC on Friday mornings from mid-October. We would love to get the word out there to people who have English as a second language, are home during the day and who would really benefit this type of session. If this is you, or someone you know please watch this space – more information will be coming closer to the time.
  • ** Ohariu Candidate Meetings: The following is a list of candidate meetings for the Ohariu Electorate in the lead up to the General Election:
§  Monday 1 September Johnsonville Uniting Church, 7:00 pm
§  Tuesday 2 September Ngaio/Crofton Downs Residents, Ngaio Town Hall, 8:00 pm
§  Thursday 4 September, Khandallah, Khandallah Town Hall, 1:00 pm
§  Monday 8 September Wadestown Residents, St Lukes Hall, 7:30 pm
§  Wednesday 10 September Tawa Residents, Tawa Union Church, 7:00 pm
§  Thursday 11 September Ngaio Union Church, 7:30 pm
§  Tuesday 16 September Khandallah Presbyterian Church, 7:30 pm

§  ** Celebrating 10 years of Montessori @ Tawa School ** - Sunday 31 August. Open Day 1 – 2pm, Room 13, Tawa School. Meet the teacher, ask questions, and see the Montessori class environment for 6-12 year olds. 10th Anniversary Celebration 2 – 3:30pm, Tawa School Library. For more information, please visit or phone 232 3787 a/h.

  • ** Northern Suburbs Stroke Club ** - The Northern Suburbs Stroke Club provides a supportive environment for stroke sufferers and their families. The Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month at the Uniting Church on Dr Taylor Terrace, Johnsonville at 12.15pm. In addition to providing a venue for stroke sufferers to socialise, we have an interesting variety of guest speakers drawn from the community and welfare organisations. The Club is open to stroke survivors and their families together with those who have suffered head injuries. In addition, the Club is looking for volunteers who are willing to serve on the Committee and contribute to the running of the Club. Anyone interested in joining the Club can ring John Brooking on 478 9706. 
There will be advanced voting at theTawa Community Centre in the 2 weeks leading up to the NZ elections.  The times are:
Wed 3 Sep - Fri 5 Sep 10am - 4pm
Sat 6 Sep 10am - 3pm
Mon 8 Sep - Wed 10 Sep 10am - 4pm
Thu 11 Sep 10am - 8pm
Fri 12 Sep 10am - 4pm
Sat 13 Sep 10am - 3pm
Mon 15 Sep - Fri 19 Sep 10am - 6pm
Thu 18 Sep (Late night) 6pm - 8pm

To keep up to date with what’s on at CPCC throughout the week, you can follow us on Facebook ( It’s publically available, so you can view it even if you don’t belong to Facebook.

Have a great weekend!

Beckie Duffy Community Centre Advocate
Churton Park Community Centre| 
P 04 830 4802 M 021 247 8741
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