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Tuesday October 3 2017

SOUTHERN VIEW

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CSO Music Trails Wednesday, 10.30-11.15am This 45min performance provides a fun and interactive way of introducing young people to live music. With elements of dance, song and stories, Music Trails through the Library is a great opportunity for your children to see the instruments up close and join in. Free, caregiver required. Linwood Library, first floor Eastgate Shopping Centre Mid-Week Laughter Club Wednesday, 6-7pm The focus of the club is to get over the stress of the first part of the week and have a positive outlook for the rest. You are encouraged to make yourself laugh at nothing at all for the purpose of relaxing. St Marks Methodist Church, cnr Barrington and Somerfield Sts. Entry $2 Book Discussion Group Wednesday 7.15pm onwards For those who love reading and want to share in discussion with other friendly book lovers. This group subscribes to the Book Discussion Scheme so there is a cost involved.

South Library, 66 Colombo St Game Zone Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm Play favourites like minecraft, charades, connect four, pictionary and more. Learn and develop strategies in new games such as dutch blitz, heads up, hand and foot, and group games. Join in for X-box and PS4 tournaments. All children aged 8-12 welcome. No booking or payment required. Linwood Library, Eastgate Shopping Centre Beckenham Exercise Class Friday, 9.30-10.30am Designed for people living with long-term health conditions. Classes generally occur weekly except on public holidays. For more information or to register, call 0800 663 463. St Marks Methodist Church, cnr Barrington and Somerfield Sts Girls Minecraft Club Saturday, 2.30-3.30pm Get creative, start crafting. Build imaginative worlds and battle nocturnal creatures. A tutor will be in attendance to supervise and assist if necessary.

SCOUTS AND GUIDES: The Christchurch Gang Show begins at 7.30pm today and runs until Saturday. Head along to Cashmere High School’s McCombs Performing Arts Centre on Rose St to see scouts, guides and the Redwood Cub Pack perform. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $12 for children aged 17 and under. Tickets are available at www.christchurchgangshow.org.nz.​

All children aged 8-13 welcome. Cost is $20 per child per term. Contact the library to make a booking. South Library, 66 Colombo St An Evening with Chelsea Winter Saturday, 7-9pm You’re invited to enjoy an evening with Chelsea Winter. Students from Cashmere High School are fundraising for their 2018 music tour to Boston, New York and Washington. Chelsea’s

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book will be available to purchase and she’s happy to sign copies. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased from the Cashmere High School payment centre or Paper Plus Barrington. Doors open at 6.30pm. Christchurch South Intermediate, 204 Selwyn St Contra Dance Saturday, 7.15-9.15pm Want to try dancing for a minimum cost? This event is for you. No experience needed.

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Contra dance is similar to barn dancing – a caller will teach a repeating pattern and prompt you through it. Entry costs between $5 and $10. Opawa School, 30 Ford Rd Opawa Farmers’ Market Sunday, 9am-noon Find some organic and delicious produce from local growers. Enjoy sipping on a coffee while wandering around the market. 275 Fifield Tce, Opawa

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Southern View 03-10-17  

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