Little Day Out – Sat 7.3.2015

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Little Day Out – free family fun, Saturday 7th March 2015, 10am-1pm
You are invited to a free family event at the Mt Eden Village Centre, Mt Eden’s community centre and Methodist church in the heart of the village.

This will be a fun and engaging event including:
a children’s flea market, animal blessing, free pony rides, food stalls, workshops, live music, a children’s art exhibition, pavement painting, face painting, a puppet show and much more…

There will also be delicious food from around the world to enjoy.

This event is organised by the Mt Eden Methodist Church Charitable Trust,  with generous support from Ray White Real Estate, to celebrate our fourth year of operation and the great community that we live in.

This is a Zero Waste event with all stall holders using compostable and biodegradable products from Friendlypak. Used products will be composted by Wecompost and our Hungry bin.

A 2 min walk from the bus stop and with two cycle stands in front of the centre, we can be reached easily without a car.

Free parking: Ngauruhoe St, Essex St, end of Poronui St or top of Grange Rd, 2-5 min walk.

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PROGRAMME ON THE DAY: 

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10.30 -12.30am – Free pony rides
10am -1pm – Historic engine demonstration & talk
10am – Pavement painting competition with local artist Katharine Maude

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10.00 – 10.30am – Yoga for kids with Carolyn
10.45 – 11.30am – Puppet theatre
11.45 – 12.15pm – Music classes for pre-schoolers with Meryl from Lewis Eady Music School
12.30 – 1pm – Sewing seeds with Mandy McMullin, Heritage Landscapes architect

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10 -10.45 am – Animal blessing with Rev Saane Langi
10am – 1pm – Kids Market
10am – 1pm – Face painting

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10.30am – Art competition exhibition & Prize giving
Please contact Sallyann Hingston to register: salders2001@hotmail.com

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10am – 1pm – Community lunch:
Ethnic food stalls serving delicious culinary delights from Burma, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka as well as French Crepes, Japanese Sushi, delicious desserts,
… and live music.

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Little Day Out – Community feast
This is an opportunity to sit down with your friends and neighbours for a lunch in the Village Centre Hall while the children enjoy activities and entertainment.

Food stalls will offer specialities from around the world. Les Crepes de Catherine will provide delicious crepes, Nice Blocks will be sold on the day and WISE collective will be featuring food from Afghanistan, Ethiopia and other exotic places.  Katy from Green Juice Yoga will be making fresh organic juices and providing fresh coconuts to drink.

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Little Day Out – Art competition
Local street artist Sallyann Hingtson is coordinating our art competition and Eden Arts have kindly agreed to provide a well-known local artist to judge the entries.

Children from Auckland primary schools are invited to enter this competition, age group 5-12 yrs old. Selected artwork will be displayed between 10am-1pm, as part of the community celebration. Please contact Sallyann Hingston to register: salders2001@hotmail.com

Theme: 
Paint your vision of Auckland’s future… 

What would you want to see in your streets/city in order to have more fun outside with your friends?” 

Prizes: one price for each group:
5-7 yrs – 2x Amazing Maze in Maize passes
8-10 yrs – Horse Riding lessons
11-12 yrs – 2x Snow Planet day passes
A BIG thank you to our sponsors:

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Little Day Out – Animal blessing, 10am-10.45am
You are invited to bring your beloved pet to our animal blessing hosted by the Methodist Church Minister Saane Langi to celebrate the bond between humans and animals. If you can’t bring your pet, you may wish to bring a picture of an animal you love or an endangered species in the wild. All animals must be on a leash or in a secure pen for the safety of other animals.

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Little Day Out – Pavement painting
Join local artist Katharine Maude in creating an impressive footpath painting to bring some colour to our streets. Katharine will work with children to create an animal mural.

All children will have access to chalk and get a healthy treat from All Good bananas as a thank you for their contribution.

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Little Day Out - Stay in touch and be in to win . . .
We love being connected to our community and are proud to offer a wide range of community activities here at the Mt Eden Village Centre. To keep up to date with what’s happening please sign up for our monthly newsletter and give us your like on our FB page. All new likes and registrations go in to the draw to win some prices from our local shops:

We also would like to thank all our volunteers helping on the day to make this event happen. A BIG thank you goes to the Mt Eden Maungawhau Village Centre Society, the Mt Eden Methodist church, Ray White Mt Eden, the Mt Eden Village People, the Friends of Maungawhau, the Mt Eden Hospice Shop, the Vintage Engine Restorers Auckland (VERA) and many individuals, friends and supporters of the centre and the amazing team from Bodyfx.

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