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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
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
to Saturday
21st March
4pm - 8pm   Sunset Trail with Storyteller, Rosalie

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Take a journey into the past where tales of mystery and adventure will be brought to life along the coast

Venue: To be advised
Contact: Rosalie Steward   Ph: To be advised
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Saturday
14th March
All Day   Veteran & Vintage Car Show

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Cars will meet at Rhodes Park at 9.30 a.m., then parade along Pollen Street to Victoria Park where the cars will be on show.

Venue: Victoria Park, Thames
Contact: Mary Thomson   Ph: 07.8685699
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Saturday
14th March
10pm   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: 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   Fashion Extravaganza

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High Tea at the Civic. Tantalize your mind with the history of fashion along with other great creations. Enjoy a wine or beer from the cash bar, together with a complimentary platter.

Venue: Thames Civic Centre
Price: To be advised
Contact: Wendy Courtney   Ph: To be advised
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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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