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Despite our best intentions, we're not great at keeping this blog updated with our latest happenings. We are, however, definitely an active group, meeting at least once each week during term time.

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(Last updated May 2013)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Otago Museum trips for the rest of the year

Here are the rest of the museum trip dates

26th of October Robotech $6.50 per student
23rd of November Starlab ( including high school extension material ) $6.50
7th of December Minibeasts $3.50

These all start at 12.00 and it would be great if people could let me know if they are going to attend

Thanks to Michelle for organising these for us all.

Irish Beat dancing at the Celtic Arts Festival

Irish Beat
Choreography: Kathryn Olcott
Music Arrangement: Sean Manning
Date: Sunday 25th, Thursday 29th September
Time: 2 pm, 7:30 pm respectively
Venue: Community Gallery, Otago Settlers Museum
Cost: $15/$10

A dance and music show that brings together the wealth of Irish talent from Dunedin and beyond. Combining traditional dance and music with contemporary arrangements, the show presents a modern display of Irish step dance accompanied by fresh take on traditional Irish music. Aspiring to preserve the traditions of Irish Step Dancing and Music, Irish Beat unites an accomplished group of musicians, singers and dancers to present a show that is as inspirational as it is entertaining.

Full programme available at

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Museum Trip - NEXT WEEK (21st Sep)

Hi everyone

A late change to next Wednesday's (21 Sept) meet-up - Michelle has organised a workshop at the Otago Museum, on "Defense and Attack"., 12.00 - 1.30.

Please contact Michelle for more details and to book.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

This week: Mosgiel Park

Hi everyone
Just a reminder that our Wednesday meet-up this week will be at Mosgiel Park, from 12.30.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

park meet up today :)

Hi everyone
Just letting you (non ski-ers!) know our family will be at Mornington Park this afternoon from about 12.30, if you'd like to join us. :-)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Trip to Gasworks Museum

Hi everyone
First this week, a reminder there will be no meet-up on Wednesday, due to the ski trip.
And an addition to our diary dates - I have booked us for a trip to he Gasworks museum, in South Dunedin. on 28 September at 12.30. Entry is by a gold coin donation per person. We will see the works in operation, and have a guided tour, lasting around an hour. Please email Kathrin promptly if you wish to attend.

See http://www.gasworksmuseum.org.nz/ for more information.

Dahlia tubers and Raspberry plants for sale

From Tania:

Hi, We are selling Dahlia Tuber's 1 for $3 . 2 for $5 or 10 for $20 don't know what colours or what sort but $7 elsewhere for 1!
Also Raspberry Plants $10 each

Phone Tania for details