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Great Events in December

We have some great events happening in December to get you primed and ready for the festive season!
Following on from the Devonport Lions Santa Parade and Christmas Festival, is Carols at Windsor Reserve on Thursday 13th December, starting at 7:30pm.  Organised by the churches of Devonport, this is an all age community event where people are encouraged to bring a blanket and a picnic while you enjoy a traditional Christmas carol sing-along.
On Saturday 15th December we have another music concert of a slightly different nature, Devonstock is back and this time around it is being held at Windsor Reserve.  Devonport’s youth forum, Youthink.Devo, have organised a great line up of local youth bands: Five Mile Town, Josh Leys & Andy Keys, Petra Bullock and more.  The concert, which kicks off at 3pm and finishes at 7pm, is a free, non-alcoholic event for all the community.
The JETS Run, happening every Thursday until December 20th then starting up again on January 17th, is a great opportunity to step up your fitness routine.  Meet at the Narrow Neck Beach Café at 6pm and take part in a scenic route of either three or five kilometres.  Afterwards, enjoy a soft drink and catch up with fellow runners.  Costs are just $6 for adults and $4 for children.
Get reading this summer with Devonport Library’s ‘Dare to Explore Summer Reading Programme’.  Running throughout the summer holidays, kids can take part in new challenges, library activities, meet friends and come along to the celebration party!  You can take part wherever you are – at home or on holiday.  You can also visit other libraries around Auckland and go to the website to complete online activities.  Register at Devonport Library from 10th December and get involved.
If you’re looking for a reprieve from the sun and surf in January, head along to The Depot’s Group Show ‘CommUnity’.  The exhibition opens in the Main Gallery and Outerspace Gallery on Saturday 19th January at 3pm, and takes account of landmarks, history, people past and present and their relationships with one another and influences on the community. Opportunities will be provided for people to actively engage in ‘community building’ or to create their own community identity through the connections they identify and make with their own sense of place.
Last but not least, a reminder from the Devonport Community House that it’s time to plant your pumpkin seeds for the Devonport Community House Harvest Fair! Be in to win competitions for the largest, brightest orange, smallest, or most unusual shaped pumpkin on 7th April 2013.
Wishing you all a safe and happy festive season! - Maria.

For more info or to sign up for the Devonport Peninsula eNEWS, please contact dportcomm@xtra.co.nz or call 445 9533

by Maria Teape

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