Tuesday July 11 2017
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The Friends of Christchurch City Libraries guest speaker at this month’s book talk is Erin Eldridge. She will be talking about her fiction book – The Ivan. Elise lives in occupied Berlin, under Russian rule. Her husband, Erich, is in France with the German army, then becomes a prisoner of war. Divided and alone, each struggles to cope in a dangerous and unfamiliar world. The talk is being held on Tuesday at 12.30pm. The venue is the board room at Fendalton Library and Community Centre, cnr Clyde and Jeffreys Rds. Entry is by gold coin donation. All welcome.
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KidsFest Amazing Atoms Tuesday, 10-11am Television, radio, sonar and telephones – just some of the great inventions we enjoy today thanks to the scientific discoveries made by Lord Ernest Rutherford and his peers. Step inside Rutherford’s Den and enjoy fun, hands-on activities as you learn about science in the actual rooms where Rutherford studied. Limited space so book online. Children $15, The Arts Centre of Christchurch, 2 Worcester Blvd. Storytimes/Wā Kōrerō Tuesday, 10.30–11am Encourage learning through a love for stories. Storytimes is an interactive programme including stories, songs, rhymes and play. This is a free session. Free entry, Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd. Avonhead Exercise Classes Tuesday, 10.45-11.45am Designed for people living with long-term health conditions. Classes generally occur weekly, however, they will not occur on public holidays and also school holiday periods. Phone 0800 663 463 to register. Free entry, Avonhead Baptist Church, 104 Avonhead Rd.
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UR Club Wednesday, 3.30-4.30pm Go and join the fun in an after school club. Open to all school aged children there are stories, crafts, games and more. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd. Late Night Gallery Tour Wednesday, 7.15-8pm Take a free guided tour of the art gallery’s collection highlights with one of the friendly, knowledgeable guides. Late night tours last 45 to 60min and there’s no need to book. Meet at the front desk on the ground floor. Free entry, Christchurch Art Gallery, cnr Worcester Blvd and Montreal St. New Zealand Highland and National Dancing Championships Wednesday to Saturday, from 8.30am. Go along and see New Zealand’s top highland dancers perform all 10 competitive dances and find out who will be overall champion for 2017. July 12 to 13 – all age group events up to 14 years. July 13 to 15 – New Zealand championship events, under 16, under 18 and 18 years and over.
Door sales only, Aurora Centre for Performing Arts, cnr Greers Rd and Memorial Ave. Scrabble Club Wednesday, 1.30– 3.30pm Go along to the Scrabble Club. No obligation, just go along when you can and join the friendly group. Some boards provided, but feel free to bring your own. No fee. Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Knit ’n’ Yarn Thursday, 10am-12.30pm Those who want to have a chat while they construct their favourite woollen creations can, with the weekly Knit ‘n’ Yarn meetings. From crochet to knitting or a craft of your choice, have fun with this social group. There are a variety of books to help inspire ideas for your next
project or even to help a beginner. Everyone is welcome. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd. Go Well Group – Play Rummikub Thursday, 1-3pm Go along to Fendalton Library and play Rummikub. The game is an exciting, interactive strategy game that will test your wits. Free entry, Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd. Musical Instrument Practice Slots Thursday, 3.30 – 7pm Book a time to go solo or have a silent practice with up to four bandmates. There will be electronic drums, a digital piano, a Roland session mixer, mics and headphones available for budding musicians. You can also
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take in your own electric instruments and plug into the session mixer. Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, 341 Main South Rd. Afternoon Euchre Every Friday, 1.15pm-3.30pm An enjoyable afternoon with old and new friends in the new upgraded clubrooms. For more information phone Noel Hopgood on 322 8636. Entry fee is $3 and to enter the raffle is $2. Halswell Bowling Club, 301 Halswell Rd. Super Saturday Storytimes Saturday, 11– 11.30am Encourage learning through a love for stories. Storytimes is an interactive programme including stories, songs, rhymes and play. This is a free session. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd