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A week long festival
celebrating the beauty of
the Central Otago landscape.
Workshops, working artists,
demonstrations, walks, talks,
performances and exhibitions
10-18 November, 2012
Working for a Cleaner
Central Otago WasteBusters Inc
Boundary Road, Alexandra
Phone: 448 9948
There are good ways to help you reduce your rubbish
and reliance on your wheelie bin
Join in with a local education and activity programme
like Enviroschools, Sustainable Living Programme or
MAD4CO (Making a Difference for Central Otago)
and learn how to live more sustainably and reduce
Use your recycling kerbside collection and recycling drop
off facilities more.
Keep organic material in your garden, shred, mulch,
compost and worm farm
For more information phone: (03) 440 0056
Alexandra Thyme Festival
Alexandra Thyme Festival Advertising Feature
Saturday 10 November
Sunday 11 November
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Thyme Festival originated from a community desire
to celebrate the beauty of the Central Otago
landscape in November when the wild thyme
Since 2002 the festival has evolved into a week
celebrating the arts and sustainability with the
theme of Cherishing Our Environment. That theme is
reflected in the workshops, working artists,
demonstrations, walks, talks, performances and
Enviroschools Tent Pioneer Park
Each day the tent is hosted by one of our Central
Otago Enviroschools. The children celebrate their
environmental projects with presentations, demon-
strations and interactive activities. Themes include:
environmental art, edible gardens, recycling,
germinating kowhai seeds, beautification projects,
paper making and many more. Come and meet the
children as they share their achievements.
Central Otago WasteBusters Tent Pioneer Park
10.00am - 3.00pm Monday - Friday. There will be a
staff member available to answer any questions
about recycling and waste minimisation within our
community. There will also be a variety of artists
work displayed which has been created and
transformed from everyday items into art pieces
best described as 'thinking outside the square'.
Working Artists Pioneer Park
• Tuesday - Andrew Barr - Oamaru Stone Sculpture
• Wednesday - Andrew Barr
• Thursday - Andrew Barr
• Friday - Roger Browne - Wood Craft Exhibitions
• Children's Art Exhibition - 'Cherishing Our
Environment' Central Stories - opening Sunday 13
November at 4.30pm.
• Children's Competition 'Super Eco Hero' Central
• Spot the Purple Objects of Art - hidden around
town. Entry forms in Central Stories Gallery.
• Check out Central Otago District Arts Trail
www.centralotagoarts.com brochures at i-Site.
• Chalk Art - take note of artwork on street
• Busking in Town - Thursday, Friday, Sunday.
Register at REAP.
• Learning to Paint in Oils & Acrylics - Grace
Dykstra $120 9.30am - 3.30pm Sat/Sun
Understand the skills of observational based
painting, how to paint what you see - for both
beginners and experienced artists. Will give you a
good solid grounding in your painting techniques.
• Growing Fabulous Vegetables- Fred Peyton $10
9.30am - 12.30pm Growing veges in our
• Beginners Screen Printing - Ruth Arnott $35 1.30
- 4.30pm Design and print two of your own designs
on either a T-shirt or fabric for a skirt or bag.
• French Style Effects on Furniture - Jim Robbie
$70 9.30am - 4.30pm Rejuvenate a piece of
furniture with a provence look using milk paint.
• Sewing Workshop - Shona Bain $10 10.00am -
2.00pm Bring your own project and be guided by
• Sustainable House Tour - Clair Higginson $10
9.30am - 12.30pm, max number 20. Visiting
houses which incorporate elements of sustainable
• Bus Trip to Matakanui & St Bathans - Jim
Rutherford $22 Tiki tour of personal history of some
of the gold mining towns including Matakanui, Dry
Bread Cemetary, Cambrian & St Bathans.
• Jolendale Park - 9 Peterson Place, Bridge Hill No
Cost From 6.30pm, 10 - 17 Nov Open each evening,
guided walk with discussions on trees for semiarid
regions and the surrounding landscape.
• 4WD Tour - A Taster of Oteake Conservation Park,
$20 donation per vehicle paid on the day - register at
i-site. Hosted by DOC & Maniototo Lions.
• Teddy Bears Picnic - Molyneux Park 11.00am -
1.00pm Free for Parent Centre members or $5 for
non members, includes entertainment and BBQ.
• Shakespeare Promenade - Jolendale Park $10
family 12.00 noon, 9 Peterson Place. BYO picnic
lunch. Short performances take place around the
park. Follow the balloon trail to the picnic spot. A
Shakespeare character will guide small groups
around the park.
• Thyme Festival Opening - 4.30pm Central Stories
Museum Enjoy a glass of local wine, canapes and
music. View the art exhibition while you mix with
friends. No cost.Wednesday 14 November
• Drawing Historic Buildings - Megan Huffadine
$220/3 days 9.30am - 3.30pm Wed/Thurs/Fri.
This will appeal to everyone who has always wanted
to draw (skill level not an issue). You will learn to
draw buildings in perspective. Visit three sites to
draw historic buildings.
• American Style Floor Rugs - Anne Irwin $60
9.30am - 3.30pm Colourful graded oval rugs made
from strips of fabric which is braided then laced
• Mosaic Mirror - Louise Joyce $10 9.00am -
1.00pm Design & construct your broken china or
tiles into a sylish mirror.
• How to Build a Chook House - Jim Robbie $10
9.00am - 12.00pm Demonstration on building a
chook house - plans available. Model raffled on
• Care, Maintenance and Use of Power Tools $10 -
1.00 - 3.00pm Learn safe use of saws, drop saw,
drills, buzzers and other machines.
• Children's Bucket Garden - Helen Hillis $5 3.15 -
4.30pm Have fun sowing & planting up a container
garden of edibles. All materials supplied. Pre-school
and primary children with parents.
• Bone Carving - Grant Jefcoate $20 6.30 - 9.00pm
Using basic tools you will design and create your
own bone carving.
• Rejuvenate Your Bling - Melissa Larsen $12 7.00
- 9.00pm Remake, restyle, recycle and renew. I bet
you have a box of jewellery that you never wear
hiding in your chest of draws. Well it's time to get it
• Fly Tying & Basic Rod & Reel Maintenance $5 -
7.00 - 9.00pm Stuart & Ellen Middendorf Learn and
practice basic fly tying and maintaining your rod/
reel. Rods and reels supplied.
• 'Rhythm Natural' - Pioneer Park Gold Coin 12.15 -
12.45pm Matt La Hood's guitar students will
perform a variety of work supported by band
members. Students range from 9yrs and up.
• Lunchtime Japanese Cooking - Noriko Stewart
$10 Demonstration, tasting and learn about the
• Food Forum - MAD4CO $5 7.30pm Alexandra
Community Hall, Skird Street Availability & choices.
Issues for today. Threats and opportunities for our
• Tour of the Tailings - 9.30am - 12.30pm Gold Coin
Meet at Marshall Rd carpark off Earnscleugh Rd,
• Walk and Talk About Clyde - 6.00 - 7.00pm $5
Focusing on Clyde's early days and some of the
pioneers in the area. Come along to learn more
about the historic towns interesting and colourful
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