Festival of Adult Learning Events

Northland Events

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Marlborough Events

NMIT Budge St, Blenheim

Award Ceremony & Pasifika Performance A celebration for adult learners, tutors and education providers. A Pasifika performance is an extra treat. All welcome. 
When: Monday 3 September
Time: 10:30am-12noon
Presenter: Stuart Smith
Cost: No Charge

REAP House, Blenheim

Introduction to Sign Language An exciting opportunity to start learning NZ Sign Language. A taster course to the full course we run once a year. 
When: Monday 3 September
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Tutor: Debbie Balcombe
Cost: No Charge

Safe with Age Driving This is an opportunity to be updated with any driving changes, rules or requirements. Practical driving tips and advice from Mike, our Defensive Driving tutor.
When: Tuesday 4 September
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Tutor: Mike McCann
Cost: No Charge

Wild Food Cooking Demonstration Wild meats are easy to cook, delicious to eat, and environmentally friendly. Come see how they are cooked and taste some of the dishes Beth will be making.
When: Tuesday 4 September
Time: 10:00am-12noon
Tutor: Beth Barnes
Cost: $10.00

Money Mates – Budget Advice Learn money tips and tricks to stretch your income and deal with debt in a relaxed, fun and non -judgemental environment.
When: Wednesday 5 September
Time: 10:00am-12noon
Tutor: Jac Lockington Maataa Waka
Cost: No Charge

Introduction to Smartphones Learn so much more about your phone in such a short time.
When: Thursday 6 September
Time: 10:00am-12noon
Tutor: Rosemary Coyle
Cost: No Charge

Introduction to Mahjong Mahjong is a Chinese tile-based game using thinking and strategy skills. Come along and learn the basics
When: Thursday 6 September
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Tutor: Rosemary Coyle
Cost: No Charge

Watercolour Demonstration Jan is a fun, inspiring tutor who will demonstrate the very basics of watercolours. You will want to sign up to her regular classes.
When: Friday 7 September
Time: 10:00am-12noon
Tutor: Jan Thomson
Cost: No Charge

Under the Bonnet – Basic Mechanics A qualified mechanic will use a demonstration car to show you basic helpful information to maintaining your vehicle in good running order
When: Saturday 8 September
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Tutor: Debbie Balcombe
Cost: No Charge

Picton Library

Enduring Power of Attorney How Enduring Power of Attorney is “given” and when it comes into effect, choosing an attorney and what powers they have.
When: Tuesday 4 September
Time: 10:00am-12noon
Tutor: Jenni Walker Community Law
Cost: No Charge

Conscious Parenting What happens during childhood has a lifelong effect on children’s happiness and success.
When: Tuesday 4 September
Time: 1.00pm-3.00pm
Tutor: Hazel Shapcott and Lynn DeBoo
Cost: No Charge

Making Face Creams and Balms A hands-on course to show you how to make your own beautiful face creams and balms using all natural ingredients.
When: Wednesday 5 September
Time: 10:00am-12noon
Tutor: Michelle Kietzmann
Cost: No Charge

Family Trusts How to maximize the benefits available to all concerned, division of assets, blended families and rest home care costs.
When: Thursday 6 September
Time: 10:00am-12noon
Tutor: Graeme Nelson Community Law
Cost: No Charge

Flaxbourne Olive Oil

Hot off the Press – Olive tour & Tasting Come with us on a bus tour of this Ward olive grove. A tour, tasting and afternoon tea provided.
When: Wednesday 5 September
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Tutor: Jo and David Gilmore
Cost: $15.00

Richmond View School Car Park

Trailer Backing Bring your own vehicle and trailer and get helpful information for towing and backing. Safety of loads and reversing techniques.
When: Thursday 6 September
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Tutor: Mark Wills Ag Safe Training
Cost: No Charge

Wantwood Room Wairau Valley

Have a Go at Writing Fiction Nikki will inspire you with creative writing tips and techniques. Participate in creative writing exercises. Critique each other’s work in a supportive and friendly environment.
When: Saturday 8 September
Time: 10.00am-3.00pm
Tutor: Niki Morrell
Cost: $20.00


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West Coast Events

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