What's on in the Coromandel 10 January 2019 You won’t be bored this weekend as anything goes this Friday at Lukes Kitchen, Kuaotunu, with Sonic Delusion’s catchy Latin-infused, pop-laced "funky electroacoustic folk" tunes playing, or a night of comedy at The Lincoln, Whangamata. Keep the kids entertained with New Zealand’s very own circus visiting Thames, Whitianga and Whangamata later this month. Get your creative fix this week with a showcase of exhibitions at the Big Arts Day Out at the Whangamata Memorial Hall. For more information on these events please read below. Sonic Delusion Anything Goes - Single Release Tour Friday 11 January 6pm - 9pm at Lukes Kichen, 20 Blackjack Road, Kuaotunu. For more information on this free event visit Eventfinda. A night of Comedy Friday 11 January, 8pm – 10pm at The Lincoln , 501 Port Road, Whangamata. For tickets and more information visit Eventfinda. Ryan Prebble Friday 11 January, 7:30pm – 9:30pm at Hula, 12 Albert Street Whitianga. For more information visit Eventfinda. Thames – Danby Field Friday 11 January - 7.30pm Saturday 12 January - 11am Saturday 12 January - 7.30pm Sunday 13 January - 2pm Whitianga – Mercury Bay Area School Friday 18 January -7.30pm Saturday 19 January - 11am and 7.30pm Sunday 20 January - 2pm Whangamata - Area School, Port Road Friday 25 January - 7.30pm Saturday 26 January - 11am and 7:30pm Sunday 27 January - 12 Noon and 5pmAnniversary Monday 28 January - 2pm For tickets and more information please visit their website here. Peak to Peak Ultra Race 2019 Saturday 12 January, Tairua Surf Life Saving Club, 38 Paku Drive. The Peak to Peak ultra race is back for 2019. This annual event is an endurance race looking to be bigger and better this year. 2019 will see a similar course to previous years up the two main peaks of Tairua and Pauanui. For entry fees and more information visit their website here. Reducing Our Household Rubbish: The Zero Waste Approach Sunday 13 January, 5pm – 7pm at The Forager's Kitchen, 2314 Colville. For more information on this event visit Eventfinda. Soaked Oats Monday 14 January, at Lukes Kitchen, 20 Blackjack Road, Kuaotunu. For more information please visit Eventfinda. Ruth Wyand and The Tribe of One Fri 18 January, at 7:30pm in the Back Room, 714 Pollen St Thames. For tickets and more information please visit Eventfinda. Luke Hurley Saturday 19 January 2019 7:30pm – 9:30pm at 714 Pollen Street Thames. For tickets and more information visit Eventfinda. Acetones Saturday 19 January 7:30pm at Lukes Kitchen, 20 Blackjack Road, Kuaotunu. For tickets and more information visit Eventfinda. Jenny B and the Band Saturday 19 January 2019, 7pm – 9:30pm at Admirals Arms, 146 Wharf Road, Coromandel Town. For tickets and more information please visit Eventfinda. Thames Acoustic Music Club Sunday 20 January, 1pm - 4pm, at 'The Back Room' at the Lotus Realm, 714 Pollen St, Thames. All welcome, any skill levels, listeners also welcome. For more information on events at the Lotus Realm please visit their Facebook page. Wellington Sea Shanty Society Sunday 20 January, 3pm – 6pm, at Marina Bar & Grill, Level 1, 12-14 The Marina, Tairua. For mor information please visit Eventfinda. Pick It Up Now is hosting another event on Sunday 20 January from 1-3pm. Meeting at Kuranui Bay Thames to walk north or south to pick up rubbish off the beach and on the reserve areas For more information on this event visit their Facebook page. Whitianga Reggae Festival Saturday 26 January 2019 12pm – 6pm at The Whitianga Hotel, 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga. For tickets and more information please Eventfinda. Discover Your Inner Radiance Saturday 26 January 10am – 4pm at Health Groove Yoga, Nutrition and Wellbeing, 424b Pollen St, Thames. For tickets and more information visit Eventfinda. Whitianga Summer Concert Sunday 27 January (Auckland Anniversary Weekend) at Whitianga Waterways Arena. Another sizzling hot summer of music will be hitting our shores in January with Greenstone Entertainment announcing its line-up of four international acts for the annual Summer Concert Tour. See the Greenstone Entertainment website for further details. Lonely Heartstring Band Sunday 27 January starts at 3:30pm, Kauaeranga Hall Thames. The $20 pre-book offer (if you book and pay for two or more tickets before December 25) must be booked at here. Leadfoot Festival 2 and 3 February The Leadfoot Festival is a unique weekend bringing together a mix of classic cars, vintage motorcycles and motorsport legends. Tickets are offered to the general public with an invitation to Rod and Shelly Millen’s private grounds at Leadfoot Ranch. The 150 acre, ocean-front estate in Hahei on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula features a long driveway that winds through the property designed to be the perfect hill climb. For ticketing information see Leadfoot Festival's website. The Topp Twins Heading for The Hills Coromandel Area School, Woollams Ave, Coromandel Town. Saturday 9 February, 5pm - 8pm. For more information visit Eventfinda. Brits on the Bridge Coromandel Area School, Woollams Ave, Coromandel Town. Saturday 9 February, 5pm - 8pm. Click here for more information. Tuia 250 Encounters In 2019, New Zealand will mark 250 years since the first meetings between Māori and Europeans during James Cook and the Endeavour's 1769 voyage to Aotearoa New Zealand. A national commemoration, Tuia – Encounters 250, will acknowledge this pivotal moment in our nation’s history as well as the exceptional feats of Pacific voyagers who reached and settled in Aotearoa many years earlier. For information on how you can be involved see Ministry of Culture and Heritage website or Mercury 250 website Farmers Markets Thames Market - Every Saturday 8am - 12noon - Pollen Street, Grahamstown. Head down to the Thames Market this weekend. Don't forget to bring your own bag, basket or box to the Thames Market, plastic carry bags are no longer allowed. Tairua Market - The first Saturday of every month, you will find a collection of stalls and produce right by the harbour next to the one-lane bridge on the Tairua Main Road from 9am -1pm. Coromandel Town Homegrown Community Market - Every Friday morning on Wharf Road beside the BNZ bank you will find an array of local, homegrown produce and crafts for sale. Whangamata Sunday Market - Held in the heart of the Whangamata township in the Council carpark on Port Rd from 9am - 1pm, selling goods from arts and crafts to produce. See here for further details. Coroglen Market. Every Sunday 9am-1pm. Coroglen Hall Whitianga Art Craft and Farmers Market. Soldiers Memorial Park from 8am.For more information on the Art Market contact Marle Ward on 07 866 0204 or 021 0241 9368 Our Thames-Coromandel District Libraries events Libraries school holiday activites Week 2: Make your very own flying kite - Tuesday 15th January 10.30 am Creative shell art - Thursday 17th January 10.30 am Week 3: Construct and test Origami flying disks - Tuesday 22nd January 10.30 am Create your own musical instruments (Tairua Library only) - Thursday 24th January 10.30 am Create your own bath bombs (Mercury Bay and Thames Libraries only) - Thursday 24th January 10.30 am Our programmes are free, but registrations are essential. Please contact Tairua, Mercury Bay or Thames Library to register. For contact information please visit our Facebook page. Every week: Thames Library Knitting Group Bring whatever you're working on to the Carnegie Room at Thames Library or come along to get started. Everyone is welcome between 10am and 12pm every Tuesday and tea and coffee is provided. The knitting group will take a short break over Christmas. Every month: Book Clubs Meet other book lovers and share what you’re reading. This is the ideal place to pick up some tasty new titles. Meeting in the Carnegie Room at Thames Library, at 10:30 on the first Friday of every month Book Club will take a break in January and resume February.