Tuesday 22nd March 4-5pm at the Central Library:
Get fit for free with Rec Welly and NZ Parkour. Find out about the free and five dollar deals in town and learn how to leap tall buildings in a single bound.
Thursday 24th March 4-5pm at the Central Library:
Afford toys and gadgets : BNZ, CAB and the Community Law Centre are here to show you how you can get the stuff you want, and what to do when that cell phone you just bought breaks down.
STA will be giving away a Lonely Planet guide book to one lucky person at this session.
Wednesday 30th March 4-5pm at the Central Library:
Get your music and art out there: The singer from Poppy Dust and the guys from OOsh Multimedia on how collaboration, thinking outside the square, and following your dreams can get you, your art, your music, and your life where you want them to be.
You get the chance to tell us what you want over some nibbles. Want in…?
Phone or text: 021 227 8637
We’re looking for people aged 13-18 years old to tell us what you want the library to do for you; we’ve got a couple of questions for you too.
4.30pm on Thursday 29th July at the Central Library.
Jacinta Saeki is an experienced chef. For 7 weeks she will be teaching young people to cook cheap, healthy and delicious food at Te Ruru Hou (Evolve). Limited to 12 participants – this is a hands-on class where young people 14-24 years make the food and then eat it – YUM!!
Starts Monday 12 April 4.00-6.30pm
To register please email email@example.com or phone 801 9150
Registrations for the Almost Amazing Race 2.0 are now sadly closed (on account of the race being less than a week away!).
Did you register as an individual saying you’ll register your team later? If you’ve done this then what you need to do now is email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the details of your team (names, ages, email addresses, postal addresses, and your team name). We’ll be checking up on you probably anyway.
Want to find out more about the Almost Amazing Race and how come it’s almost amazing? Have a look at this post.
If you’re a registered racer you’ll be receiving vital information before next Friday, but you can always email us if you’ve got a query.
So, keep up with your training regimes (or not) and have an almost amazing time until we see you on Friday the 16th of April.
… You have only a few short hours left to get a team together for the Almost Amazing Race 2.0, as registration closes at 5pm today. At the time of writing there is less than four hours remaining! So make like an upward pointing sign and sign up here. Or something.
At the end of last week I subtly announced that registrations for this year’s Almost Amazing Race 2.0 are now open. This is the less subtle version:
The Almost Amazing Race 2.0
Friday 16 April 2010
Register your team now!
What is The Almost Amazing Race 2.0?
Teams of max four will race (observing road rules and other laws of the land) around the city, completing challenges that will test them mentally and physically, in order to be the first team to solve the puzzle and be named the winners of The Almost Amazing Race.
So, organise your friends and your wits, make sure you’re free on Friday 16 April, and you could be the almost amazing winners (or failing that, you could have a jolly good time).
You can have a look at last year’s Almost Amazing Race here.
Almost Amazing Racers: the Almost Amazing Race version 2.0 will be wending its almost amazing way to you on Friday April 16th 2010 (last day of school holidays).
Registrations open soon. In the mean time, make a note of the date and start getting your team ready (max. 4 people).
Should be almost amazing!
If you’ve read and enjoyed the Chaos Walking books by Patrick Ness (The Knife of Never Letting Go and The Ask and the Answer) then you might be interested to know that he’s in New Zealand in March: he will be speaking at Scots College on March 11. Visit the Children’s Bookshop website to find out how to book a seat (if you can get time off school or work).
The final book in the trilogy, Monsters of Men, is due out in May.
The Festival of the Arts begins on the 26th of February, and as usual it includes the Writers and Readers Week (starting with the Gala Opening on March the 9th). This year there are a couple of interesting young adult authors attending, namely Neil Gaiman (The Graveyard Book, Coraline etc) and Margo Lanagan (Tender Morsels), including one session together being interviewed by Kate de Goldi in which they discuss what makes a book children’s (or young adults’) literature (and is it not as worthy as ”adults’”?). We might go and report back on what the answer is.
Other interesting writers to be featured:
For the Wellington Phoenix’s next home game, tomorrow Friday 12th Feb, under 16s can get in for free. Free! Just turn up with an adult and three of you can keep your wallets in your pockets as you walk through the turnstiles. Money saved at the gate can be spent on delicious (?) stadium hotdogs. If you’re older but still studying it’s only $20 anyway. Still a bargain then.