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Festival Events 2015

Day by Day Calendar

A festival of yesteryears - join us in costume and bring the young ones.
One day they'll be in charge of our heritage.

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Saturday
14th March
All Day   Thames High School Class of '55 Gathering
In 2015 the Thames High School Class of '55 will celebrate 60 years since starting High School as 3rd Formers. The Class will be joining Thames Classic Car Group in their parade from Rhodes Park along Pollen Street to Victoria Park. There will be stalls and activities happening in the Park where everyone can join in and have fun. The Class will attend a dinner in the evening.

Venue: Thames, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
Contact: Miriam Heberley   Ph: 07.8675069
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Saturday
14th March
to Saturday
21st March
All Day   Window Display Competition

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A chance for Thames retailers to dress up their windows with the finest wares available.

Venue: Thames Town
Contact: Janie Swanston   Ph: To be advised
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Saturday
14th March
All Day   Surf2Firth Marathon

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A challenge for all runners, this marathon begins at Hikuai School on the eastern side of the Coromandel Ranges and finishes at Thames High School on the western side. Estimated time to complete is 1-3 hours. Marathon is 42km, Half Marathon is 22km, and also a 15km run/walk.

Venue: Coromandel Peninsula - Hikuai to Thames
Price: See Website
Contact: www.surf2firth.co.nz   Ph: To be advised
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Saturday
14th March
to Saturday
21st March
All Day   Thames School of Mines

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Tour through the Historic School of Mine; Visit the Rock Shop; Try your luck at gold-panning; Attend a Heritage Paint-Making workshop; Attend an evening presentation on local mining history.

Venue: School of Mines, Mineral Museum, Thames
Price: To be advised
Contact: John Isdale   Ph: To be advised
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Saturday
14th March
to Saturday
21st March
All Day   The Treasury
Lunchtime lectures, heritage films.

Venue: The Treasury, Queen Street, Thames
Contact: Coromandel Heritage Trust   Ph: Marilyn Dodds
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Saturday
14th March
8:30am - 1pm   Totally Thames Trolley Derby
Enjoy the excitement of home-made trolleys racing against the clock down the slopes of Thames town. Visit www.totallythames.co.nz

Venue: Richmond Street, Thames
Contact: Totally Thames - Donna Wells   Ph: To be advised
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Saturday
14th March
All Day   Cars in the Park

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Veteran and Vintage cars will leave Rhodes Park at 10.00 a.m., and travel along Pollen Street to Victoria Park where they will be on display for public viewing. Also included will be Stationary Engines, Charabanc rides, Music, Food Stalls, Games/Activities, and more.

Venue: Victoria Park, Thames
Contact: Mary Thomson   Ph: 07.8685699
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Saturday
14th March
  Old Time Fete

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Held at Thames Museum grounds in Grahamstown, the fete will include displays of old crafts, as well as stalls selling food and beverage.

Venue: 10.00 a.m. at Thames Museum, Pollen Street, Thames
Contact: Frances Burton   Ph: To be advised
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Sunday
15th March
5pm - 6pm   Saint George's Traditional Evensong

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Traditional Choral Service, anthem, psalm hymns, in a 19-20th century style.

Venue: Saint Georges Church, 600 MacKay Street, Thames.
Price: N/A
Contact: Saint Georges Church   Ph: 07 8686 267
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Monday
16th March
7pm - 11pm   "High Tea at The Civic" Fashion Extravaganza

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Tantalize your mind with local models portraying fashion styles from today and our past history. Learn about why and how these trends came about with this year's show featuring: ** History of High Tea ** History of Coats, Jackets & The Suit ** History of Paisley ** History of the Polka Dot to name a few. Doors open at 6.30pm for start of show at 7.00pm. Cash bar for drink sales, and there will be complimentary "High Tea" table platters for supper. Put on your glam gear and get ready for spectacular clothes from throughout history to be modelled for your enjoyment.

Venue: Thames Civic Centre
Price: $35.00
Contact: Wendy Courtney   Ph: 07.8681071 (Thames)
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Saturday
21st March
8am - 12pm   Thames Heritage Market

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Thames Heritage Market will, like every year, have displays of historical pictures, stallholders decked out in olden day garments, and the customary welcoming and fun-filled atmosphere that is a hallmark of this must-see event in Thames.

Venue: Pollen Street, Grahamstown
Price: free
Contact: Thames Market   Ph: 07-8689841
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Saturday
21st March
  William Hall Arboretum Guided Tour
Take a guided walk with John Wakeling (TCDC Senior Arborist)through this significant collection of nationally and internationally recognised trees which were planted in the early 1870's by Thames pharmacist and botanist, William Hall. This is New Zealand's OLDEST ARBORETUM.

Venue: 10.00 a.m. William Hall Arboretum,
Contact: Ken Clark, Thames Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society   Ph: 07.8688307
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