EVENTS Arts Collective Mid Winter Mingle: Sunday August 7, 1pm-5pm, Whangamata Club Restaurant, Philomel Rd entrance. $25 Tickets from Information Centre. Cycle Skills Courses: Free adult cycle skills courses for bikes and e-bikes. Thames, September 21; Waihi, September 28; Paeroa, October 26; Pauanui, November 16; Whitianga, November 23; Coromandel, December 7; Te Aroha, December 14; Whangamata, December 15. Phone Thames Coromandel District Council to book your space - 07 868 0200. GIGS, CONCERTS Sounds of the Shore Chorus: August 7, 2pm, St George's Church, Thames. Adults $20, Thames Music Group members $15, cash only at the door. Face masks required. MARKETS AND CAR BOOT SALES Paeroa Car Boot Market: First and third Saturdays of each month, Paeroa Information hub carpark from 8am. Call Trevor and Annie, ph 862 7833. Paeroa RSA Building Fund Mini Market: Second Saturday of the month 9am-12pm. Indoor all weather market. Ph Lyn 027 681 8610. All proceeds go to our building fund for building renovations. Tairua Main Road Market: 9am1pm the first Saturday of every month, next to the one-lane bridge on Tairua Main Rd. Thames Crafters Market: Held second Saturday every month. Local crafters and artists. St James Hall, Pahau St. 8am-2pm. Stall occasionally available. Contact 0211 836 885. Thames Market: Every Saturday from 8am-1pm at Pollen St. Turua Hall Market Day: Third Sunday of every month, Hauraki Rd, Turua. 9am-1pm. Stalls, tea, coffee and home baking. Ngaire 021 030 0257. Waihi Market: At Memorial Hall and in Seddon and Haszard Sts. Every third Saturday, from 8.30am1pm. Whangamata Sunday Market: 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, plus school holidays, 9am-1pm, TCDC carpark next to Mini golf, Port Rd. Ph Suzanne 022 651 2250.