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Thursday 8th July to Sunday 31st December   Photographic Exhibition of Thames Borough

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In late 1871 a public meeting in Grahamstown resolved that a Municipal Corporation should be established. The separate townships of Shortland, Grahamstown and Tararu became fused as an entity called "Thames". Following the creation of the Borough of Thames in 1873 a competition was held to design a borough seal. The winning design was used for 100 years, until 1973 when the design was altered to include amorial bearings (coat of arms, crest). A photographic and Memoralilia Exhibition of Thames 1973 to 1976 opens on 8th July and runs throughout the year.

Venue: Thames Museum Te Whare Taonga o te Kauaeranga, 503 Cochrane Street, Thames
Price: Entry fee to Museum
Contact: Althea Barker at The Museum
Phone: 07.8688509
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Sunday 1st January to Sunday 31st December   Forest & Bird 100

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Celebrate NZ Forest & Bird Society's 100th birthday by entering in Thames Heritage Festival "Native Bird Artistry" event.

Venue: Bella Street Pumphouse, Thames
Price: N/a
Contact: Margaret Cropp
Phone: 021 1579343
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Saturday 15th July   Street Requiem

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St George's Church Community Choir presents this performance at 2.30pm                        

Venue: St. Georges Church, Cnr Mary & Mackay Streets
Price: N/a
Contact: Tba


Saturday 29th July   Flax Weaving Workshop for Matariki

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Harakeke mahi raranga - A workshop to learn the art of flax weaving with Colleen Renata and Aunty Chrissy Te Teira. Also other activities for children plus kai. Places limited. Time: 9.30am to 1.00pm

Venue: Thames Museum Te Whare Taonga o te Kauaeranga, 503 Cochrane Street, Thames
Price: N/a
Contact: Carolyn McKenzie
Phone: 027.8686072
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Sunday 20th August   Thames Art Society Exhibition
 
Sunday 20th August sees the opening of Thames High School Exhibition which runs for one week. Time: 2.30pm. Afternoon tea provided. Come and support our High School Students.

Venue: Thames Art Gallery, 604 Tararu Road, Thames Coast
Price: Free
Contact: The Gallery
Phone: 07 8689192
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Sunday 10th September   Battle of Britain
 
Commemmorations will take place at Thames Airfield at 11.00am. All Welcome              

Venue: Sir Keith Park Memorial Airfield, Ngati Maru Highway, Thames
Price: Tba
Contact: Geoff Furkert
Phone: 021.833044


Thursday 9th November to Monday 13th November   Steampunk The Thames
 
The Theme this year is GOLD RUSH harking back to the day when Thames became a Borough

Venue: Thames Town
Price: Tba
Contact: www.steampunkthethames.co.nz


Sunday 10th December   Christmas Fair

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Handcrafted gift, music, food & drink                                                                                                             

Venue: Thames Art Gallery, 604 Tararu Road, Thames Coast
Price: N/a
Contact: Thames Art Society
Phone: tba
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Saturday 16th December to Sunday 17th December   Christmas Cheer

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Come and browse, have a "cuppa and cake", and get into the Christmas Spirit              

Venue: Thames Civic Centre
Price: N/a
Contact: Sharron
Phone: tba
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