North Shore Times : January 22nd 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 7 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 22, 2013 NEWS buy tickets online nzbreakers.co.nz NEW 1030 E TO BE ENTERTAIN NED NED PREPARE PREP ARE PREPAR PREPAR NTERTAIN ENTERTAIN ENTERTAIN NED NED NED 13.00* Tickets from $ THURSDAY 24TH JANUARY LIVE AT THE NORTH SHORE EVENTS CENTRE TIPOFF 7.30PM * Based on online Junior Ticket. BEACH THEME 00 GAME NIGHT Sponsored by LET'S DO THE RIGHT THING IN 2013. LG LOUNGE NORTH HARBOUR STADIUM WEDNESDAY 30 JAN 9am -- 3pm THURSDAY 31 JAN 1pm -- 7pm Sweet twist to quilt show Happy patching: Bays Patchwork Group president Val Troost with a quilt which will be raffled off during the group's showcase. By KATASHA McCULLOUGH Bays Patchwork Group is hosting a quilt show with a sweet twist to raise money for the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust. The biannual show will be held on a straw- berry farm and visitors are invited to pick their own strawberries while they admire the group s handiwork. The farm belongs to Bays Patchwork Group president Val Troost, who says she loves every- thing about quilting. It s the joy of creating something that s unique to you. Just making something from little scraps of material, she says. The group is always keen to help out charities and regularly sews quilts for Child, Youth and Family. Members gave away more than 70 quilts last year. The quilts mostly go to children in foster homes and Ms Troost says it is something the children will have for years to come. The Browns Bay-based group has about 40 members and meets every fortnight. Some members travel from as far away as Whangaparaoa. Ms Troost says the younger generation is getting more involved. That s the neat thing. It s really amazing how many young people want to quilt. More than 100 quilts will be on display and for sale at the show. Ms Troost hopes to recreate scenes from a small town in the United States called Sisters, where large quilt shows are held outdoors. Previously the Bays Patchwork Group quilt shows have been held in school halls. The Quilts n Berries show is on Sunday, February 3, at 114 Sunnyside Rd, Coates- ville, from 9am to 4pm. Entry is $5 per person and free for children. There will be a sausage sizzle, Devonshire teas, raffles and strawberry picking. Readers need aid The Repeat Reading Aloud programme held at Northcote Library is looking for volunteers. New New Zealanders are being helped to improve their English by reading children s books with volunteers. The group meets Wednesday and Friday mornings 10am till noon for six weeks each school term. People find it an enjoyable way to help out in the community. To volunteer ring Anne on 483 8710 or leave your contact details at the library.
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