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by Al Williams

It will be a busy couple of days in Timaru for Kiwi comedian Jeremy Elwood this month.
Elwood joins Jeremy Corbett, Paul Ego, Dai Henwood, Urzila Carlson, Ben Hurley and Josh Thomson on stage at the Theatre Royal for 7 Days Live on December 16, then hosts Timaru’s Christmas on the Bay at the Caroline Bay Soundshell on December 17.
In its eighth year, Christmas on the Bay will also feature the InHarmony community choir and a range of South Canterbury talent.
Wellington singer-songwriter Hollie Smith will be part of the family evening out.
Entry is by gold coin donation.
Speaking on the phone from Palmerston North, Elwood said it would be a mixed couple of days in Timaru, with the more adult-themed show on Friday, December 16, and the family-oriented showcase at the Soundshell on December 17.
Elwood said he had fond memories of Timaru, having visited the town many times during his 20-year career in stand-up comedy.
A regular guest on TV3’s 7 Days, Elwood has also appeared on screens on several comedy galas, Aotearoa shows, A Night at the Classic and Funny Roots.
He has also performed around the world, including in Australia, Scotland, England, his native Canada and the United States.
Another festive evening will be held on Saturday, December 17, with the Timaru District Choir Concert at Trinity Church in College Rd.
The show will feature Christmas choral singing, including the Phoenix Singers and St Mary’s Children Choir.

Waimate’s Community Christmas in the Square will be held on December 19 in Seddon Sq.
The community event will include a free barbecue and entertainment plus a fireworks display.
If wet, Waimate’s Community Christmas in the Square will be held on December 20.