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ENTERTAINMENTS

An enjoyable social was held at St, Paul's Schoolroom last evening, when about forty eouplej attended. W.isß J, Walker sang 'Barney O'Hea,'and in response to an encore gave an acceptable rendering of ' Little swectn*&rt, come and kiss me'; Miss Reed sang ' Killarcey,' aud as an encore 'The blue Alsatian mountains'; while the contributions of Messrs M'Nair, Williams (2), and Bills were highly appreciated. The lost-mentioned also acted fts M.O, Misses "Walker, Ledgerwood, aud Reid not only constituted an excellent managing committee, but superintended tho catering department. About forty couples Were present at Girtor. Hall last evening, when tho employe's tf Messrs A. and T. Burt held their annual rdunion. The affair was Very successful, the hall floor being in splendid condition for dancing, tho music Veiy good, and the catering first-class. Messrs Caddie and Perie had charge of the arrangements, and d'd all in their power to promote the comfort of visitors. Mr Wood provided the refreshments, and Mr Briggs's band eupplied the music. The Pdrt Chalmers Quadrille Assembly closed their season with a ball on Friday evening in the Church of England Hall, over thirty couples attending. Mr Marr's string band supplied the music. The , manner in which tho hall was decorated reflected great credit on the Committee. During the evening Mr W. J. Wilson, the M.0., was the recipient of a gold Maltese cros?, which Waß inscribed as follows t—" Presented to Mr W. J. Wilson by tho members of tho Port Chalmers Quadrille Assembly as a mark of esteem. 11th October, 1889." Mr Moore, in rhaking the presentation, referred in ilattering terms to the efficient manner in which Mr Wilson had performed the duties of hiß office as M.O. during the season, and to the esteem in which he was held by tho members of the assembly. The Albion Cricket Club gave a very enjoyable concert and danca in All Saints' Schoolroom l-.st night, Mr James Allen (M.H.R.) presiding. There was a good attendance. Mrs Israel and Miss Jago sang 'On the blue wave' with so much acceptance that they were obliged to reappear; while Miss Joel's two Bongs (' The old and young Marie' and 'Daddy') were heartily applauded. The last-mentioned lady also contributed a p'ano solo, whioh served to show what a finished performer she is. Mrs Evatt sang ' The better land' very nicely. Mr J. Jago greatly pleassd the audience, as besides Singing two favorite numbers he gave a conple of comic songs that were veciferously applauded. Mr E Joel's two songs were also very acceptable. The other vocalists were Messrs Fairbairn, Carolin (two solos), and Hopcraft; wbilo Mr R. Brown gave a humorous reading. Mr Vallis was accompanist. Tho annual social of the Oaversbam Football Club was held in the Civersham Hall on Friday evening, and was attended by about forty-five couples. Messrs J. Gillies and R. Emerson were M.C.s, Mr Yates supplied the, music, and Mr Meyer catered. Tho North-east Valley Baptist Bluo Ribbon Society wound up their season with a concert in tho church last night, Mr Longworth presiding. There was a crowded audionce. A somewhat lengthy programme was gone through, several of the items being lioartily and deservedly applauded. The choir, under Mr Valentine, gave two selcct'ons, and Miss Derbyshire, bosides contributing a piano rolo, ftc'cd an accompanist. A very pkasaut gathering took place at the Y.W.C.A. Rooms last evening, when Miss Annette Wilson's pupils gavo their aunual concert. The relatives and friends of the young people responded liberally to the invitations ipsued, and a large audience was the result. Mr Wishart, in a trief and happy Bpeccb, introtroduc:d the programmo, the first part of which was contributed by tho lojs ad'anced pupi!*, Tho contributors wcro all very young, and considering th ; n, which accounted for the few mistakes made through nervousnofs on the part of tho players, did remarkably violl In the s.'cond part of tho programme the more proficient pupils gave proof of their abilities. The 'Now or never gallop' was played in capital style by Miss Lo Keon?, and the samo commendation can bo given to Misß Belcher's 'Shopherd boy,' and Miss Dale's barcaroK Tho other items iu this portion of the programme wero also well executed, and showed that great pains had been taken in teaching. A very pleasing break was made in tho programme by tho introduction of two songs—'All in a garden fair,' which was well rendered by Miss Marshall, and 'Six o'clock in the bay,' which Mr H. B. Smith sang in his usual good style. _^___^_______

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ENTERTAINMENTS, Evening Star, Issue 8036, 12 October 1889

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ENTERTAINMENTS Evening Star, Issue 8036, 12 October 1889

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