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Saturday 14 December: Acoustic Routes Christmas Party

Acoustic Routes Christmas Party, Sue and Kim Rose’s home, 329a Paekakariki Hill Road Pauatahanui, Saturday 14 December, 3 pm

We warmly invite you, your family and any like-minded and/or musical friends to the Acoustic Routes Christmas Party.

Sue and Kim have once again very kindly offered to host this year’s party at their gorgeous rural retreat nestled in a little valley about 3 km from the Pauatahanui shops. (It’s about the same distance from Wellington as Plimmerton.)

What To Bring

Please bring a plate of food for supper, a bottle of what you like to drink, and of course instruments and songs. We ask that you give a Koha, which will be donated to the Atareira Family Support Trust in time for Christmas. Disposable plates, etc., will be provided but those of you who have picnic sets could bring them too, to help reduce the waste.

Please don’t bring dogs, no matter how musical!

Instructions for Getting There

Sue and Kim’s home is 3.29 kilometres from Pauatahanui village, heading north up the Paekakariki Hill Rd. At the end of a long straight you’ll find the golf club on the right. Turn left into the drive just past that, cross the bridge and take the left-hand fork to the house. There is a lot of bamboo on their roadside boundary. The nearest train stations are Paremata and Plimmerton if you are being picked up by a driver. Cell phone coverage is marginal but if you have any problems finding it, phone 2379029.

Future directions – have your say

Upstairs at “The Office” Bar in Newtown, Sunday 17 November, 3-5 pm

You’re invited to an opportunity to have your say about the Club’s future direction and operation before the Committee comes up with some specific proposals for changing what we do and how we do it. The discussion will cover all aspects of the Club’s operation and our aim is to revitalise Acoustic Routes and reverse declining membership and attendance at concerts. If you aren’t able to come on Sunday and would like to send us your thoughts you can email them to president@acousticroutes.org.nz or secretary@acousticroutes.org.nz

Parodies and P*ss-takes

Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale Road,  Thursday 28 November, 7.30 pm

This will be a singaround night rather than a concert, and it’s all about participation. So, if you feel like having a go at something or someone that’s getting up your nose, find a well-known song or tune and write a new set of words to give us a laugh. It doesn’t have to be a song, you can satirise or lampoon a poem or a piece of prose, too.

Supper (hot drinks and bikkies) provided, and there will be spoofy prizes as well

Ticket Price:  $5 for all.

VicFolk Ceilidh Dance, Saturday 2 November

Vicfolk’s last ceilidh dance of the year!

Spring is sprung, and the end of uni is in sight! To celebrate, Vicfolk is hosting our last ceilidh dance of the year. Fresh off the back of two ceilidhs at the Wellington Folk Festival, our band and callers will be well-primed to bring you hours of fun! We can promise the usual blend of lively music, easy dancing, and friendly people, served with a side of hilarity.

Where: St Andrew’s Centre Hall, 30 The Terrace

When: Saturday 2nd November, 7:30pm

More details https://www.facebook.com/events/475766546605018/

Discounted tickets available from https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/vicfolk-end-of-year-ceilidh-tickets-74647154649
Door sales (cash only): $15 adults/$10 unwaged

Getting there:
St Andrew’s is at 30 The Terrace. The hall is behind the church.

BUS: Stops 4911/5911 are right outside, serviced by the 22. Otherwise Lambton Quay and its myriad of buses are a short stroll away via Mason’s Lane.
TRAIN: ten minutes walk to Wellington Station.
PARKING: There is no parking at the hall. There is a Wilson carpark on Bolton St, and on-street parking on Bowen St (be careful, it’s a busy road!)