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Purring into a theatrical weekend

Today’s production of ‘Cats’ kicks off a stellar events line-up – welcome news for parents and kids alike as we roll into the second week of the school holidays. The JDDC Performing Arts School is presenting a ‘youth version’ of the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic in three fast-paced performances this weekend – with tickets under $30 for adults and concessions for younger audience members.

    Wairarapa College, 83 Pownall St, Masterton

    Today 4-5.15pm, 7-8.15pm, and tomorrow 2-3.15pm

    To buy tickets visit: eventfinda.co.nz/2023/cats-young-actors-edition-jddc-performing-arts/masterton

T20 cup cricket

If witnessing sporting prowess is more up your alley, you would be best to park up for some “high action” T20 cricket in Featherston. The Featherston T20 Cup kicks off today at 8am at the Card Reserve. With top teams from Wellington and Auckland showcasing their skill, with the bonus of free entry to the Johnston St pitch.

    T20 Cricket Tournament, Card Reserve, 60 Johnston St, Featherston. Today and tomorrow, 8am-5pm

Art workshops

For those interested in hands-on art workshops, it’s just a short trip around the corner to Featherston’s Fareham Creative Space. Learn the art of decorative knotting with today’s macrame wrapped crystal or stone pendant workshop, or head along tomorrow for an introduction to painting series. Sunday’s painting session will focus on subject matter, colour theory, design elements, and composition. Bookings are essential, email: [email protected]

    Fareham Creative Space, 80 Underhill Rd, Featherston

    Macrame wrapped pendant, $40pp, today, 10am-1pm

    Intro to painting series, $50pp, tomorrow, 1pm-5pm

A fairy tale production

Monday brings another classic theatre production, with a twist. The Pantaloons – Sleeping Beauty promises a fantastical tale full of fairies, bravery, enchantment, and all the “best loved panto shenanigans”. Set in the magical kingdom of Pantoland, the fairies have their work cut out for them with bad Fairy Frightful. Suitable for all ages, tickets range from $15 for children, to $17 for adults, or $70 for a family pass.

    The Pantaloons – Sleeping Beauty, Carterton Events Centre. Monday April 17, 2pm

    Tickets at: eventfinda.co.nz/2023/the-pantaloons-sleeping-beauty/carterton

Pukaha junior rangers

A school holiday programme for 5-11 year-olds is a must for young nature lovers. The junior rangers offer hands-on learning in the reserve at Mt Bruce, with kids spending the day exploring the forests and getting up close and personal with the manu [birds] and tuna [long-fin eels]. Bookings are essential, visit: pukaha.org.nz

    Pukaha Mt Bruce Wildlife Centre, State Highway 2

    Tuesday April 18 and Thursday April 20, 10.30am

Mary Argue
Mary Argue
Mary Argue is a reporter at the Wairarapa Times-Age with an interest in justice and the region’s emergency services, regularly covering Masterton District Court, Fire and Emergency and Police.

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