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An Evening with Gilbert & Sullivan

- A selection of your favourite Gilbert & Sullivan numbers from The Mikado and Pirates of Penzance. Session times : Friday 10th March @ 7.30pm, Saturday 11th March @ 7.30pm, Sunday 12th March @ 2.00pm, Tuesday 14th March @ 7.30pm. Venue: Tararu Cultural Centre. Price: Adult $15.00, Senior/Student $12.00, Child $10.00 : Buy tickets @

- Enjoy an informative guided walk around Shortland - the first part of Thames that developed in the search for gold. The price is $5 per person and the walking days will take place on the 11th at 2pm, the 14th at 5:30pm and the 19th at 9:30am.

- For $10 per person, gold prospecting is going to take place at 10:30am on the 11th and 12th of March in The Battery Room. Then at 1pm you'll learn the ancient art of panning for gold. Adult supervision is required for children and booking is essential!

The Kauaeranga Kauri Walk

- Enjoy a guided walk in the Kauaeranga Valley with Dave Wilton on the 12th of March. Meet at the Kauaeranga Visitor Centre at 9am for a short video before venturing out to see historic logging sites in the valley. It's $5 for adults and free for children under 12.

Totally Thames Fashion Extravaganza

- Totally Thames present the 'Golden Years' Fashion Extravaganza! Local ladies will take on the catwalk in six different categories including 'Night at the Opera' and 'Golden Years'. There will be lucky tickets prizes and a light supper provided. Show starts at 7pm with tickets at $40 per person.

School of Mines Presentation

- Come along to the School of Mines for an evening presentation which will include the history of the School complex by Russell Skeet. This will take place on the 14th and 16th of March with a gold coin donation for entry. Doors open at 6:30 and it will take place in The Board Room.

- Experienced genealogists and researchers Marise Morrison and Robyn Revell will help you get started with your family history using resources at The Treasury on Wednesday 15th March from 6.00pm until 7.30pm. This is particularly targeted at the beginner with entry being $10 per person.

- A 1947 JOHN WAYNE WESTERN "Angel and the Badman": will be screening at the Embassy Cinema in Thames on Wednesday 15th March at 11.00am, 4.00pm, and 7.30pm. This was the first film John Wayne produced and starred in. You can grab tickets for $10 per person.

Book Signing and Talk with Kae Lewis

- Kae Lewis will be introducing her new book: Goldrush to the Thames 1867 - 1869 at the Thames Library on the 16th of March between 1 and 2pm. This is a free event and signed books will be available for sale before and after the talk.

- Fashion in Victoria Park is taking place on the 18th of March with the parade, judging and prize giving beginning at 1pm in front of the stage. The four different categories that can be won are Victorian, steam-punk, cultural and children. Late entries can be made on the day.

- The 18th of March will see the Cars in the Park display and gala day. This is a free event that will run from 10.00am until 3.30pm, so dress up in your best heritage or steam-punk clothes and bring your family along for a great afternoon. There will be everything from food stalls to games to music song competitions.

Decorated Bike Competition

- Dress up your bicycle and bring it to the day of fun in Victoria Park on the 18th of March. It's a competition so sections include Child's Bike and Adult's Bike and if you wish you can ride along Pollen Street with the Car Parade at 10.30am. Prize Giving will take place at 1pm and entry is $2.

- Enjoy a ride on the little railway at the Grahamstown Railway Station and relive the past steam engine era during their open weekend. Trains run from 10.00am until 3.00pm over the 18th and 19th. Price is $2 per person.

- Enjoy some local music from 10.45am until 3.00pm for free on the 18th of March. There will be covers from young, to mature, and all the favourites in between. Groups will feature well-known names from the past until now. Heritage competitions results will feature in the middle of these performances.

- Sean Kelly & Friends present "A St Patrick's Ceilidh" on the 18th of March at the St James Hall. This is an event for young and old and in between to come along and dance to live Irish music. NZs best Ceili caller Noel Armstrong will be on hand to help beginners and experienced dancers alike.

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