What’s On

Thursday 15 April

Wriggle and Rhyme at Waiheke Library: 10am to 10.30am. A fun programme that promotes active movement and brain development for babies and toddlers.

Community pool: 7am to 8am, lane swimming; 6.45pm to 7.45pm Aqua Fit with Nydia. For information and prices go to waihekepool.co.nz or FB waihekepool. Pool closes from Sunday 18 April.

Waiheke RSA: Housie 9.30am. Cards from 2pm.

Upcycle Re-Design Store: For new items locally crafted from discarded materials. Alkaline battery recycling. Drop off at Upcycle Re-Design. Also The Waiheke Room, for local products. Open daily. Pendragon Mall, Oneroa.

Need a free JP? Citizens Advice Bureau, 10am to midday. 

Waiheke Dirt Track Club: Fundraising raffles from 5pm. Woolshed, O’Brien Road. 

Waiheke RSA: Darts Tournament from 6pm.

Club Waiheke: Quiz night, 7pm. 

Malones: Open mic and extended happy hours.

Friday 16 April 

Dollface at Club Waiheke: Popular Americana duo at 6.30pm with songwriters George Gardner and Katy Soljak combining their own originals with favourite covers.

Kingsley Spargo at Casita Miro: See story on page 37. Doors open at 6pm show starts at 7pm. Tickets $95 per person includes Chef Marco Edwardes designed menu. www.casitamiro.co.nz/shop

Waiheke Short Play Festival: See story on page 34. For bookings go to artworkstheatre.org.nz

Kennedy Point Vineyard Artisphere: Autumn exhibition until Sunday 25 April. See Arts column on pages 28-29. 

Rescued Food Available: If you’re in need of support, come pick up rescued food from Waiheke Sustainability Centre’s community fridge and pantry (accessible 24/7). Food is dropped off around midday, and if you have excess food you’re welcome to donate it to the fridge!www.facebook.com/kaiconsciouswaiheke

Kai Conscious Cafe: Do you have excess or unwanted food? Donate it and be part of the community lunches at the Waiheke Sustainability Centre on Mako Street from 1pm to 2pm on Fridays. Donations of fruit, veggies and herbs always welcome. Waiheke Sustainability Centre on Mako Street.

Community Pool:  7am to 8am, lane swimming. 

Need a free JP? Waiheke Community Library, 9.30am to 11.30am. 

Pickleball: 4pm to 6pm at Waiheke Recreational Centre. Contact Jeff on 027 501 9628.  See pac.org.nz/waiheke-island-pickleball/ 

Club Waiheke: Membership, Joker and raffles. Music from 6pm.

Waiheke RSA: Members draw anytime between 6.30pm to 8pm and meat raffles.

Saturday 17 April  

Train with a dressage star: Waiheke Island Pony Club hosts a weekend clinic with Greg Smith today and tomorrow. The clinic with Greg is open to all riders, not just those aspiring to a dressage career. The weekend-long clinic costs $310 and is a fundraiser for Waiheke Island Pony Club. It includes training display sessions with Greg, riding lessons, morning tea on both days and a special one-on-one private lesson with Greg on Sunday for each rider. Spaces are extremely limited. To book visit waihekehorsetours.net.nz/lessons-with-greg-smith/ or for more information contact Secretarywipc@gmail.com. Spectator tickets to watch Greg’s morning training displays are also available. These are approximately one hour long and cost $25 per session, including morning tea afterwards. Email secretarywipc@gmail.com to register your interest. 

Septic system and composting workshop: Sustainability Centre, 9am to 3pm. Register for free info@wrt.org.nz 

Gráinneog at Whittakers: Fresh from their debut album, Laugh While You May, Waiheke folk band Gráinneog performs at Whittakers Musical Museum at 7pm. Tickets cost $20 for adults, children and students $10. For bookings see musicalmuseum.org or email info@musicalmuseum.org.

Fire Cider Workshop: 2pm to 3pm at Greenspace. See story on page 36.

Ostend Saturday Market: Stalls inside the Ostend War Memorial Hall and outside in the reserve from 8.30am to 1pm. Phone Jill on 021 068 6603 or Rose on 027 568 2715. Good to Go supply an upcycled jar system for all hot and cold drinks. 

Community pool: 8am to 9am, lane swimming; midday to 4pm community swimming.

Waiheke RSA: Indoor bowls, 1.30pm start.

Whittakers Musical Museum: 10am to 4pm. With more than 100 working musical instruments. Entry adults $5, children and students free. Artworks complex, Korora Road, Oneroa. Contact 372 5573 or info@musicalmuseum.org

Museum and Historic Village: 11am to 3pm at 165 Onetangi Road. Entry by donation. waihekemuseum.org.nz 

Need a JP free: Citizens Advice Bureau, 10am to midday. 

Rocky Bay Cafe: 9am to 1pm.

The Red Shed Art Gallery Art Exhibition:  On until Friday 23 April on Saturdays/Sundays 10am to 4pm, Ladder With No Rungs features artwork by Leila Lees. Free entry.

Pickleball: 3pm to 5pm at Waiheke Recreational Centre. Contact Jeff 027 501 9628. See pac.org.nz/waiheke-island-pickleball/

Club Waiheke: $20 Steak night.

Malones: Sports on SKY and DJ from 10pm to 2am.

Sunday 18 April 

Omiha Welfare and Recreation Society Annual General Meeting: 3pm at the Rocky Bay Hall. Hear an overview of the past year, vote in your new committee, and stay afterwards for a chat and a cuppa (or BYO favourite beverage). Contact thesecretaryowrs@gmail.com with any queries.

Makerspace Club: Sundays at Waiheke Library offer children between ages five and 13 an opportunity to get creative tinkering, making and building with Makerspace Club from 10.30am to 12pm.

Community pool: 8am to 9am, lane swimming; midday to 4pm, community swimming.

Waka Ama training: 8.30am, Te Huruhi Bay in front of marae carpark, bring suitable clothing.

Whittakers Musical Museum: 10am to 1pm. See Saturday listing.

Museum and Historic Village: 11am to 3pm at 165 Onetangi Road. Entry by donation. waihekemuseum.org.nz 

Club Waiheke: Roll-up bowls, 10am.

Rocky Bay Cafe: 9am to 1pm.

Pickleball: 5pm to 7pm at Waiheke Recreational Centre. Contact Jeff on 027 501 9628. See pac.org.nz/waiheke-island-pickleball/

The Pinter Sunday Sessions at Artworks Theatre: Free family-friendly event feawturing live music and DJs. Cocktails will be flowing, beer on tap and amazing food from Taco y Masa.

Malones: Hospo night, free pool, happy hours for hospo staff and DJ from 9pm.

Monday 19 April

Scrabble: 1.15pm at the library’s reading room.

Tai Chi Waiheke: 9am, Ostend Hall. All levels welcome. Phone Helga 372 2210.

Rescued Food Available: Waiheke Sustainability Centre’s community fridge and pantry (accessible 24/7). See Friday listing www.facebook.com/kaiconsciouswaiheke

Need a free JP?: Citizens Advice Bureau, midday to 2pm. 

Scottish Country Dancing: From midday at Red Cross. Please ring first, 372 9144.

Tuesday 20 April 

Simon McKinney with Improv Performers Quip: Artworks Community Theatre at 7.30pm. See story on page 33. Tickets can be purchased at iticket and more information at www.artworkstheatre.org.nz

Thula Mama: 10am to 11.30am. Learn to sing lullabies from around the world in a capella harmony together with other mums and babies from zero to crawling. Contact Lauren for directions: 027 2637275 @ThulaMamaWaiheke

Tai Chi Waiheke: 5pm, Ostend Hall. All levels welcome. Phone Helga 372 2210.

St John Youth: 5b Belgium Street. Penguin group, 6-8 years, 6pm to 7pm. Cadets, 8-18 years, 6pm to 7.30pm. Visit www.youth.stjohn.org.nz for more information.

Need a free JP? Waiheke Local Board support office, 9.30am  to 11.30am.

Line Dancing: Ostend Hall, 10am to 11am. Contact Jane 027 886 6076.

Club Waiheke: Mahjong, 1.45pm.

Waiheke RSA: Waiheke Quiz Night, 6.30pm. 

Malones: Texas Hold’em poker from 7pm.

Wednesday 21 April

The Piritahi Marae Maara Kai (food garden): Every Wednesday morning from 8.30am to 11am. See story on page 34. 

Turn Yucky into Yummy:  2pm to 3.30pm. See story on page 36.

AA Driver and Vehicle Licensing Unit:  Waiheke Adult Learning, Artworks complex, 2 Korora Road, Oneroa. 9am to 4pm. No bookings required. Enquiries phone 0800 822 422.

Music and Movement: 9.30am. Pre-schoolers and carers,  St Paul’s Presbyterian Church (except school holidays).

Club Waiheke: Roll-up bowls, 1.45pm.

Rescued Food Available: Waiheke Sustainability Centre’s community fridge and pantry (accessible 24/7). See Friday listing www.facebook.com/kaiconsciouswaiheke

Museum and Historic Village: 11am to 3pm at 165 Onetangi Road. Entry by donation. waihekemuseum.org.nz 

Need a free JP? Waiheke Community Library, 9.30am to 11.30am. 

Club Waiheke: Waiheke Waiata from 6pm with Noo’roa.

Malones: Killer pool competition.