With yesterday's shift in alert levels, our thoughts are with those event professionals whose events have been cancelled, and those who need to activate contingency plans at short notice. We hope this rise in alert levels is short lived, and the events industry can continue with it's recovery. For now, here is an important link to keep up to date with the current restrictions and what it means for your events. We will be updating our events pages with any postponements or cancellations. Family History Month - Thames Boom Bust and Beyond Tours - Coromandel Town Saturday 15th August, 1pm Guided walking heritage tour Departing from the information centre, 74 Kapanga Road, Coromandel Town Let our local guide give you a glimpse into our past. Cost 20.00 pp (minimum of 2) Tour duration: 90 minutes Microchip Monday As well as registering your dog (which was due 31 July), all dogs must be microchipped. During the month of August, our Council is providing a low cost ‘Microchip Monday’ service for dog owners in our district. Microchipping helps us to promptly identify dogs that are roaming or lost so we can reunite dogs with their owners rather than take to the dog pound. We’ve noticed many dogs on our database don’t have a microchip number. Drop-in to one of our Council Service Centres between 9am-12pm on the following Mondays to have your dog microchipped by one of our compliance officers for $25: - Monday 17 August – 620 Port Road, Whangamata- Monday 24 August – 515 Mackay Street, Thames www.tcdc.govt.nz/microchipping Zirka Circus - Whitianga Buffalo Beach Reserve, Whitianga Friday 21 August 2020 - 7pm Saturday 22 August 2020 - 2pm and 7pm Sunday 23 August 2020 - 1pm and 4pm Mahamudra Centre - Colville Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity is a Buddhist Retreat center, offering visitors opportunities to reflect, meditate, listen to teachings, practice and actualize the un-mistaken teachings of the Buddha. To see the selection of events at the centre see their website. Mind, Body and Soul - Whitianga 3 August - 21 September 2020 For further programme information please phone 027 5643636 Te Puru School Quiz Night - Postponed Whangamata Arts Collective Chorus Ultra Fast Broadband update - Whangamata Zonta Book Fair - Thames Michael Hurst to perform in Thames The Daylight Atheist Wednesday 20 August, 7pm Coghill Theatre, Whitianga Tickets can be purchased at Mercury Bay Pharmacy or Eventbrite and Friday 21 August 2020 Thames War Memorial Civic Centre, Mary Street, Thames Tickets can be purchased by texting 021912993 or email@example.com, or from Lotus Realm 714 Pollen St, Thames. RSA Combined Services Day - Whangamata Jordan Luck Band with Ekko Park - Thames Thursday 17 September 2020 The Rocker Box, Thames Kiwi icon's The Jordan Luck Band are packing all the classic Exponents hits into the van is bringing the party to every corner of Aotearoa this Autumn/Winter. For ticketing information see the Jordan Luck Band website. Coro 200 Illume Festival - Coromandel Town Sailors and Loggers Ball - Coromandel Town Saturday 26 September, 8pm - 11.30pm Coromandel Citizens Hall Tickets can be purchased from Coromandel Town Information Centre. Thames Country Music Festival White Chapel Jak - Coroglen Saturday 24 October 2020 Coroglen Tavern It’s time to celebrate the end of lockdown and the return of White Chapel Jak, who kick-off their “Return of the Jak - Here’s to us Nu Zuland” live music tour this August to December 2020. For ticketing information see the Eventbrite website. Steampunk the Thames 5 - 8 November 2020 The theme for 2020 is "Vision Beyond the Apocalypse". The festival celebrates creativity, an assemblage of costumes, machinery, dramatisations and tom foolery served with delectable sustenance. A real visual feast. For further event details see the Steampunk the Thames website. Beach Hop 2020 - Whangamata 25 - 29 November 2020 Yes, it’s still on, the 20th Anniversary of Repco Beach Hop will be held in Whangamata in November 2020. For full details of the event and to purchase tickets keep an eye on the Repco Beach Hop website for event developments as they come to hand. Pauanui Christmas Home Wander Pauanui Half Marathon 2020 Postponement date: Saturday 5 December 2020 5k, 10k and 21k run or walk event. New registrations are welcome. See Pauanui Half Marathon website for further details. Tairua Food and Wine Festival Thames Wings and Wheels 2021 Saturday 30 January 2021 A static display showcasing a variety of aircraft and vehicles, held in conjunction with Hauraki Aeroclub & Thames Vintage Classic Car Club A full programme of events is currently being developed, to keep up to date with developments check out the Wings and Wheels website for further details. Whitianga Summer Concert It’s time to mark your calendars everyone. The Summer Concert Tour is heading back to Whitianga on Sunday 31 January 2021. The line-up will be announced soon, make sure you are signed up for to the Concert Club to receive advanced information regarding the event. K2 Road Cycle Race 2021 District Markets Thames Market Pollen Street, Thames - The Thames Market will not be operating at level 2 Locally produced plants, organic and others, fruit and vegs, bric-a-brac, second hand goods and books, arts and crafts, fine food, cheeses, speciality oils, health and body care products, flowers, bread, knit wares, and much more. Tairua Main Road Saturday 4 July 2020 9:00am till 1:00pm The first Saturday of every month, you will find this eclectic collection of stalls and produce right by the harbour next to the one-lane bridge on Tairua Main Road. Whiti Village Market 9.30am - 1.30pm, every Sunday Every Sunday on the waterways land by the Mobil Station and the Floating Fig, come along and browse the wears of local stalls at this community farmers market.