Western Leader : December 2nd 2010
GUIDELINES To be included, contact us at least two weeks before your event. Call us on 836-9307, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to What's On Guide, PO Box 21167, Henderson. This section is for community groups, charities and non- profit organisations providing free or low-cost events only. NOTICES Family Christmas concert, December 3, 7.30pm. Auckland Town Hall. Free sing-a-long concert. Auckland Symphony Orchestra and massed choir. Last concert with director-conductor Gary Daverne, who is retiring. Carboot and garage sale, December 4, 8am-noon, Scout Hall, Glendale Rd. Buyers and sellers needed. $8 per boot. Indoors if wet. Fundraising for Jamboree 2010. Sausage sizzle, car wash. Call or text Karen 021-468-434. Book sale, December 4, 8am to 4pm, Everything $1. At the Over Fifties Hall, 3063 Great North Rd, New Lynn. Drop off your old books and stock up again. Proceeds to charity. Organised by New Lynn Lions. Christmas Cracker Community Carnival, December 4, Blockhouse Bay Community Church, Dundale Ave, 5pm-9pm. Animals, clowns, jeeps, dancing, drumming, carols, fireworks. Free entry, www.bbcc.org.nz. Christmas parade and fun day, December 4, Te Atatu Peninsula shopping area. Fun day from 9am to 2pm. Parade at 11am. Contact Jenny 836-1512. Show, The Razzlers Christmas Cracker Show, December 4, New Lynn RSA, 2 Veronica St. Dancing to Dynamic Dick Lynn and friends, comedy skits from The Razzlers, music, laughter, prizes. 7.30pm- 11pm. $8. Proceeds to children's charities. Phone Anne 817-5795. Christmas pantomime, December 4, 11am, WestCity. Free family entertainment at the mall with a 30-minute Christmas pantomime. Music appreciation group, December 5, 2pm, at 20 Normandy Place, Henderson. Showing The Three Tenors Xmas. Contact Bob, 838-7361. Market day, December 5, Whenuapai Village hall, Waimarie Rd, 10am-2pm. Local artists and craftspeople selling their wares. An old-fashioned fete with kids' games, entertainment and food. Christmas Concert, December 5, Waitakere Voices family and friends, with guest choir Kumeu Blend. Oratia District School Hall, Shaw Rd, 3pm. Gold coin donation. Contact Barbara 832-3306. Homeschooling, an information session to decide if this educational lifestyle is right for your family, December 6, 7pm-9pm. Greenlane venue advised on booking. Auckland Home Educators, www.ahe. org.nz or 302-2866. Toastmasters, learn public speaking. December 7, Henderson, 7.30pm, phone Tina 027-291-8027. December 9, Kelston Community Centre, 7am- 8.20am, phone Paul 027-291-7989. December 14, Lincoln Green Motor Hotel, 6.50am- 8.20am, phone Ernst 021-140-5415. Christmas Wonderland, at Corban Estate Art Centre, Henderson. December 8 to 24. 6.45pm to 9.30pm. Visit Santa and his elves, walk through Mrs Claus' house and see Rudolph and his mates. Outdoor Christmas celebration, December 11, 1pm, at Rosebank Peninsula Church, corner of Rosebank Rd and Orchard roads. Brass band music, afternoon tea. Phone 828-8559. 26 WESTERN LEADER, DECEMBER 2, 2010 NEWS Friends cook up recipe book Comfort food: Food and wine writer Lauraine Jacobs with a pot- roasted chicken with rice and vegetable stuffing, which features in a new cookbook titled Comfort: Food for Sharing. Proceeds from the book are set to benefit the Starship Foundation. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By RHIANNON HORRELL A chance meeting on the beach between friends has led to the creation of an impressive cookbook which is raising money for the Starship Foundation. New Zealand Guild of Foodwriters president Lau- raine Jacobs was strolling along Omaha Beach earlier this year when she met Jude Turner, who was about to relinquish her role as chairwoman of Friends of Starship. Mrs Turner expressed her only regret was not being able to finish a charity cook- book project she d started. I said to her: I think I can help, why don t we ask members of the guild to con- tribute to the book ? Mrs Jacobs says. I was keen to raise the profile of food writers as New Zealand has so many good ones. As a result, Comfort: Food for Sharing was born and the pair are thrilled with the result. Mrs Jacobs says the con- tributors, who include diet- icians, nutritionists, foodies and chefs, have been incred- ibly generous by sharing their favourite recipes. It s the sort of food you could take to someone who is a bit needy. It s soups, salads, all sorts of savoury main courses, casseroles, lasagnes and pies. Everything is the sort of thing you would make for someone else. She says Nick Tresidder took care of the photography side and had a personal link to the charity project -- with his son having been in and out of Starship Hospital. The book is also filled with pictures of children helping with cooking. It s a lovely generous sort of a project, Mrs Jacobs says. She already has three books under her belt, includ- ing Matakana, The New Zea- land Vegetable Cookbook and A Treasury of NZ Baking. Mrs Turner, who now runs a gift and homeware store, says it has been a huge relief to see the project come to fru- ition. It s turned the dream into a reality. It s everything I d hoped for. Mrs Jacobs adds: It s a good everyday cookbook -- it means no specialty trips to different stores. These are firm favourites cooked quite a lot by chefs. We hope that everyone buys it for Christmas. A Friends of Starship foodie event is also taking place this Sunday to cele- brate the new book with guest speakers Mrs Jacobs and Peta Mathias. See www.starship.org.nz/ events for more information and ticket sales. Comfort: Food for Sharing is $45 and available at book stores. Alternatively visit www.starship.org.nz/cook bookpurchase/ to buy the book online.
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