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Upper Hutt Leader : September 7th 2011
19 UPPER HUTT LEADER, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 4007910AA Enjoy the Upper Hutt Floral Art Clubs magnificent Floral Art displays at St Joseph's Church. Find the "BREEZE" located at Russell Street and compete in the 60 second Hula Hoop challenge. Meet the "BREEZE" personalities and kids come along and try your hand at being a DJ. Come and see the machinery of "Yester-Year" with working displays from the Vintage Machinery Club located in Beaurepaires carpark. The Wellington Vintage Car Club will have a selection of vehicles on display located in Pine Ave. Also come down and see the Army Display located in Wilson Street. OTHER ATTRACTIONS ENTERTAINMENT & ATTRACTIONS Avidiva The TommyGuns Nigel Kennedy Magician Belly Dancers Big Air Bungy Bouncy Castles Paintball Children's Rides Harley Davidson Rides and lots more!!! STALLHOLDERS LOCAL AND AROUND NEW ZEALAND The Spring Festival is always a great family day out, with a street market featuring a variety of arts and crafts stalls, including natural beauty products, flowers, shrubs, garden supplies, tools, books, antiques and collectables, outdoor furniture, sculptures, paintings, toys, clothing, teddy bears, dolls, ceramics, pottery, jewellery, wind chimes, fabric arts, cushions, artworks, greenstone treasures, rugs & mats, handmade cards, home baking, gourmet food, preserves, relishes, fudge, kebabs, curries, sausage sizzles and lots more... 4013199AA Upper Hutt SPRING FESTIVAL Main Street Upper Hutt Great Fun for Everyone SATURDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 9AM 3PM All set for Spring Fest Popular festival: Thousands packed out the city centre for last year's Rimutaka Trust Upper Hutt Spring Festival. Photo: PETER McDONALD WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN The Spring Festival is organised by Upper Hutt Women's centre co- ordinators,Tracy and Michelle. It is the annual fundraiser for the centre, which provides services that are affordable, accessible and available to all women in our community. The centre also provides a wide range of free or low-cost educational and recreational workshops. Girls and women of all ages are welcomed. The centre offers a low-cost counselling service, free legal advice, free pregnancy testing, support groups, advocacy work and a drop-in centre for women and children who may just need a safe environment and a place to have some ''time out''. Upper Hutt's ever-popular Rimutaka Trust Spring Festival is on this Saturday, with a big line-up of stalls and all-day entertainment. All 150 stall sites again sold out, with a waiting list of stallholders keen to attend. A road closure is in place from 6am till 5.30pm along Main St from Royal St to King St, including the side streets. The Spring Festival is always a great family day out, with a street market featuring a variety of arts and crafts stalls including natural beauty products, flowers, shrubs, garden supplies, tools, books, antiques and collectibles, outdoor furniture, sculptures, paintings, toys, clothing (new, secondhand and designer labelled), teddy bears, dolls, ceramics, pottery, jewellery, wind chimes, fabric arts, cushions, artworks, greenstone treasures, rugs and mats, handmade cards, home baking, gourmet food, preserves, relishes, sushi, fudge, kebabs, curries, sausage sizzles and so much more. This year there will be a great line- up of entertainers on the main stage in Wakefield St including The Tommy Guns and all-girl band Avidiva. Throughout the day there will be performers on the roundabout outside the National Bank. Included in the line up are the popular belly dancers, Zumba displays, Sirocco Middle Eastern Dancers and much more. Nigel Kennedy will perform his magic outside the National Bank at 10.30am -- be sure not to miss it. For younger children there will be rides and entertainment in Princes St and also in the carpark by Noel Leemings. The big air bungy will thrill people of all ages. Try your best shot at the paintball alley located on the grass area beside St Joseph's Church. Head south along Main St and you will find the Wellington Vintage Car Club in Pine Ave with vehicles of yesteryear on display. There will also be Harley Davidson trike rides in Pine Ave. Find the army display in Gethings' carpark and then reminisce at the working display provided by the vintage machinery club, who will be located in Beaurepaires' carpark. The Upper Hutt Floral Art Club will exhibit their talents at St Joseph's Church (corner Pine Ave and Main St). Devonshire teas will be served in the church foyer. The Upper Hutt Women's Centre is running its rapid fire raffle and tickets start at $1. Look for the ''Spring Festival Car'' parked on the corner of Main St and Pine Ave. Angus & Burrell Motor Company donated the use of the car, signwritten by Dzine Signs, for the festival. The festival provides a great opportunity to showcase Upper Hutt shops, businesses, arts, crafts and performers. The Rimutaka Trust Upper Hutt Spring Festival runs from 9am till 3pm, in Main St, Upper Hutt. Phone Tracy or Michelle at the Upper Hutt Women's Centre on 527 0017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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